PIEAS is the acronym of the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a public sector and research oriented University which is nestled in the beautiful and peaceful setting of countryside, Islamabad. PIEAS is a preeminent federal University that is disseminating premium higher education in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and formal sciences. Although PIEAS offers education in a wide array of fields, the preliminary focus of the University is on the study and research of Science, Technology and Engineering. A long list of HEC recognized and undergraduate, postgraduate, diplomas and short courses are offered by the PIEAS.PIEAS has strong affiliations with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PIEAS is ranked 4th among the top most Universities of Pakistan. The University has been placed at the 106th rank by the highest accrediting body ‘QS Asia University Rankings’.
The History of PIEAS dates back to 1967, when there was an exponential increase in the industrial activities of Pakistan. In response to the increased industrialization of Pakistan, the institute was founded as a Reactor School in affiliation with the Quaid-e-Azam University based in Islamabad. By the year 1976 the Institute became Centre of Nuclear Studies. The Institute attained the status of a full-fledge University registered with the name of Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the year 1997. The University is currently an independent, autonomous degree awarding body.
The well designed, state of the art campus of the PIEAS sprawls over 150 acres and is equipped with numerous facilities that foster the intellectual, physical and mental development of the students. The multi-faceted PIEAS, consists of 9 academic blocks, 8 workshops, production-plants for liquid nitrogen and oxygen, 30 laboratories, lecture halls and conference rooms with the facility of video conferencing. The campus house well-equipped resource centers, well-stocked libraries, spacious 400-seat auditorium and well-designed classrooms.
The computer center is equipped with latest hardware and software. The computer lab is accessible to the students 7 days a week. The students of PIEAS have the facility of accessing HEC Digital Library. Hostel service is also provided to the students of PIEAS.The hostel facilities are available for both male and female students. Most of the students prefer to stay in the hostel. There are a total of 8 hostel blocks. The hostels are comfortable and well-designed. The facilities of subsidized mess and canteen is available for the students where fresh and hygienic meals are served. Tuck-shops, photo copy shops, common rooms, prayer rooms and masjid can also be found on the campus.
Numerous scholarships, and financial aids are offered to the students. The financial aid is a way to make sure no deserving and needy student is deprived of the right to education.