Pre-Medical Students Can Now Apply for BS Computing Programs

National Computing Education and Accreditation Council (NCEAC) has officially decided to allow students with pre-medical background (FSc or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) to enroll in BS Computing Programs across the country.

Till now, students with at least 50% marks with mathematics in their intermediate education were able to enroll in BS Computing Programs.

Dr. Qasim Sheikh of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University raised this issue before NCEAC a few months ago.

According to Dr. Qasim Sheikh, computing education has an extended scope in medicine and other related disciplines in today’s world. Dr. Sheikh argued that the current system does not allow a considerable number of highly talented students, who do not get admission in MBBS or DBS, to enroll in any computing program.

After deliberating for weeks, NCEAC recently allowed students with a pre-medical background to get admission in BS Computing Programs.

NCEAC has decided to introduce 2 additional pre-qualification courses in mathematics for these students. They will be able to take these courses along with other computing courses during their regular studies. The results of these special courses will be recorded on their transcripts.

Chairperson NCEAC, Dr. Ayub Alvi said that the decision will allow more intellect to join the field of computing, enabling Pakistan to progress as a knowledge economy and become the next IT destination of the world.

Dr. Ayub Alvi also completed his tenure as the Chairperson NCEAC on the same day on which this decision was taken. NCEAC council lauded Dr. Alvi’s efforts in improving the quality of computing education in Pakistan.

NCEAC will officially apprise all universities with the decision in the coming days.


  • I think its not a good decision. The top intelligent students will prefer a medical college degree(mbbsbdms).
    agr kisi student ka medical college aur let’ say fast uni do no jaga admission ho giya hy toh woh lazmi medical college ko chose kare ga for better future. aur koi ager fast chose kar bi lyta hy toh us ke chases 0.1% hy.
    let’s say medical ka merit 87% hy( i know exact merit nahi hy change toh rahta hy.) baqi jo students bache woh kisi aur bio programs me admission ly ly ge. phir wohi 80% se less wale bache. faida????

    i think so only ics students should be allowed to apply for cs programs.the top students only. so only those students get the admission whose passion is computer scienceIT.
    now lets wait and watch the merit of computer science increases or not?/.

  • I think its not a good decision. The top intelligent students will prefer a medical college degree(mbbsbdms).

  • agr kisi student ka medical college aur let’ say fast uni do no jaga admission ho giya hy toh woh lazmi medical college ko chose kare ga for better future. aur koi ager fast chose kar bi lyta hy toh us ke chases 0.1% hy.

  • let’s say medical ka merit 87% hy( i know exact merit nahi hy change toh rahta hy.) baqi jo students bache woh kisi aur bio programs me admission ly ly ge. phir wohi 80% se less wale bache. faida????

  • i think so only ics students should be allowed to apply for cs programs.the top students only. so only those students get the admission whose passion is computer scienceIT.
    now lets wait and watch the merit of computer science increases or not?/

  • i think so only ics students should be allowed to apply for cs programs.the top students only. so only those students get the admission whose passion is computer scienceIT.

  • Such a good decision because medical students are so hard working and when they can’t get admission in mbbs or bds they go for fields which have no scope basically not in pakistan. And if there is scope only few get chance because seats are very less. Hope all universities adopt because ad maths exams are delayed and i have been working whole year for that and i know many students.

    • aoa do you know any universities which are allowing admission according to this? i have searched website of all major uni but they do not show eligibility of pre med students.

      • Comsats isb,ITU,Fast peshawar are allowing this policy i recieved emailfrom comsats and also they confirmed on call.


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