Introduction to PAF-KIET and GSSE

PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF-KIET) was established in 1997 with the aim of providing affordable and quality education. Academic programs at KIET are designed to prepare students to meet challenges of the fast-changing and developing world.

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) recognized the Institute in 1998 and PAF-KIET was awarded a degree granting status through a charter from the Government of Sindh in the year 2000. PAF-KIET is also approved by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) for its engineering programs. Sindh Government’s Chartered Inspection & Evaluation Committee (CIEC) has consistently rated the Institute as “outstanding” for academic quality. Also HEC has awarded us the highest category “W” for our top quality infrastructure, facilities and very conducive teaching and learning environment.

KIET’s faculty comprises several members with PhD qualification and vibrant research background. They are actively involved in academically challenging and socially relevant research and in teaching advanced graduate-level courses at our Graduate School of Science and Engineering (GSSE). Graduate programs at KIET include MS and PhD in Electronics, Computer Science and Management Science. It is worthwhile to mention that KIET has been awarded external research funds to the tone of Rs. 30 million since June, 2012. KIET’s last two years’ cumulative impact factor of research publications is 47.9, which is one of the highest among the private institutions of the nation. For more information please visit quick introduction to GSSE and its affiliated research groups can also be obtained from GSSE Brochure, or through the affiliated Research Groups web portals. 


Scholarships for Spring 2015

MS/PhD admissions in Computer Science/Electronics Engineering Program are open at Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering (GSSE), PAF-KIET, Karachi for Spring 2015 semester. Several scholarships and teaching assistantships are also available, which will be awarded on the basis of test/interview result. 

Application Link:

Apply online at or click here
Last date to apply: 
6th November, 2014
Scholarship details:
Following scholarships are available. 
1) Four PhD/’Lecturer’ positions are available in the domain area of “Electronic Devices, Circuits and Systems” and “Embedded Systems”. Scholarship will include full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend of upto Rs 40K, reduced teaching load. Minimum qualification to apply for this scholarship is a relevant MS degree. 
2) Six MS/’Graduate-Teaching Fellow’ positions are available at College of Engineering, PAF-KIET. Scholarship will include full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend of upto Rs 25K, reduced teaching load. Minimum qualification to apply for this scholarship is a relevant B.E. degree. 

Please note that all applicants will be required to appear in an aptitude test which will be held at Karachi. 



Scholarships for Fall 2013 (Closed)

The institute offers following scholarships for the coming semester.  

SNo Scholarship category No of Scholarships Eligible Programs

KIET Education Support Fund – 90% Tuition fee waiver

  • 90% tuition fees waiver for entire MS duration.
  • Student is required to complete the program in 2.5 years.
  • Student is encouraged to re-donate the scholarship amount to GSSE after graduation. 

MS Electronics Engineering

MS Computer Science


KIET Graduate Teaching Fellowship – Tuition fee waiver + stipend

  • 100% tuition fee waiver for entire MS duration. 
  • Monthly stipend of Rs 25K.
  • Teaching load of 10 contact hours per semester will be assigned. 
  • Student is required to complete the program in 2.5 years. 

MS Electronics Engineering

PhD Electronics Engineering


ICTRnD funded project – FPGA-based Multi-scale Face Recognition System 

  • 100% tuition fee waiver for entire MS duration. 
  • Monthly stipend of Rs 10K.
  • Required experience : Algorithm design using Matlab, DSP
  • Required experience : FPGA-based system design, VHDL/Verilog 
  • Student required to complete the program in 2 years. 
4 MS Electronics Engineering

Please use the following link to apply for scholarships. Apply

Minimum requirement for PhD applicant

  • GAT (Subject) – 60% marks
  • 18 years of education from HEC recognized university
  • Masters degree in relevant field with minimum GPA of 3.0/ 60%

Minimum requirement for MS applicant 

  • GAT (General) – 50% marks
  • 16 years of education from HEC recognized university
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7/ 65%



KIET Education Support Fund

KIET Education Support Fund (KESF) provides financial support to academically brilliant and/or financially challenged students of Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology. For more information, visit the following link.


Our donors and contributors

Following is the list of our donors and contributors who have supported our graduate students through fee waiver and on-campus jobs (i.e. TA-ships, and RA-ships)

SNo Name Year Amount  (Ruppees)
1 ICTRnD Fund 2012 800,000
2 KIET – CoE 2012 1800,000
3 Atiya Foundation 2013 125,000
4 Ahmed  2013 250,000
5 ICTRnD Fund 2013 800,000