Dean's Message

Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) at LUMS is the first private research school of science and engineering in Pakistan. In higher education, the term research school refers to a model of teaching and scholarship practiced by some of the best institutions in the world where the primary function of the university is to create and disseminate new knowledge. SBASSE has consciously modelled itself along the lines of the world’s top research schools and has a highly qualified faculty to accomplish its mission. The hallmark of SBASSE is its no-boundaries philosophy, which encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations not only between various disciplines at SBASSE but also those offered by other Schools at LUMS.

Currently, SBASSE offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in six disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Our multifaceted 21st century curriculum provides SBASSE students adequate breadth and depth in their education, and positions them to pursue rapidly evolving areas that interface with other disciplines. The fact that our graduates are much sought after by leading academic institutions as well as organizations in engineering and IT sector serves as a solid indicator of the high quality of our different programs. This year, living up to the tradition, a significant number of SBASSE graduates were accepted in MS and PhD programs on full-scholarships in top-tier international universities while others were recruited by well-reputed corporations in Pakistan and abroad.

All students at SBASSE are involved in the quest to probe some of the deepest and most pertinent issues and questions facing humanity, from the structure of matter to problems of water, energy, environment, sustainability and health care. The overarching objective of SBASSE is to produce professionals who are knowledgeable and technically-savvy in their respective areas of expertise and who are not afraid to tackle challenging problems. With our resolute vision, excellent research-active faculty, outstanding students and modern infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, SBASSE is poised to become a globally competitive leader in science and engineering research and education. 

Shahid Masud, PhD
Dean, Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering