The Center of Excellence for IP Technologies, being jointly managed by PTCL, NUST and Cisco Systems in collaboration, is currently operational at the NUST campus in Islamabad. The center brings to one forum the expertise of global networking market leader Cisco, the top ranked Pakistani engineering university, NUST, and the biggest telecom service provider in Pakistan, PTCL.

The center aims to strengthen industry-academia linkages and promote international collaboration, and has broadly two goals:
  • Providing a world-class research and development (R&D) facility where Pakistani researchers will work, in collaboration with Cisco and PTCL engineers, on significant contemporary IP technology problems;
  • Providing a diagnostic and training facility to PTCL and Cisco, in particular, and to the local networking industry in general.
While the research workforce for the center will be provided by NUST, the thematic directions of research areas would be decided by NUST, PTCL and Cisco in collaboration. By involving the leading market vendor (Cisco), and leading national telecom service providers (PTCL), the center of excellence is well-positioned to tackle significant IP technology problems and to create new products/ services. 

If you are interested in working in (or with) the IP technology center, and/ or its research groups, then please send an email to the Director of IP technology center at