LAHORE: The Punjab Information Technology University is holding its first convocation next month .

According to a spokesman, the ITU started its operations in three rooms on a parking floor of Arfa Software Technology Park in Lahore in 2012.It has 10 academic programmes, close to 900 students and 85 research-focused PhD faculty members, who have 465 publications.

As many as 68% students are on scholarship  while acceptance ratio is 2.28 percent. He informed ITU was recently awarded `W' category by the National Computing Accreditation Council and an endorsement from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the highest ranking.  A university can achieve this ranking with regards to academic and research prowess and is awarded only to those institutions which meet the requirements as proposed by the governing bodies, he added.–APP