DHA Suffa University (DSU)

Overview

DSU is a relatively new university as compared to others in Karachi and in Pakistan. DSU was established in the year 2012 and currently, it doesn’t rank among the top universities because it’s young but, since the beginning, it is performing very well and the best part is that it is improving continuously. DSU follows international standards of education and unlike many big institutions, it doesn’t only focus on your academics but also focuses on the personal development of an individual. You can take my word for this, that “Soon DSU will be in the top universities of Pakistan” I am not saying this because I am studying there but I am saying this after observing the place and through my experience.

Location and Programs offered at DSU Campuses

The main campus -DHA phase VII

Engineering Programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Non-Engineering Program:

  • BS Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Management Science
  • BS Accounting & Finance
  • BS International Relations
  • BS English
  • BS Psychology
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Basic Science

City campus -DHA City

City campus-DCK was constructed in 2020 and these are the programs that are being offered there.

  • Civil Engineering
  • BS Computer science
  • BS Artificial Intelligence 
  • BS Cyber Security 

Accommodation

Hostels are available only for students who live outside Karachi. DSU Main campus doesn’t have its own hostel but DSU’s City campus has and the students of both campuses are eligible for it.

For further queries related to the DSU City campus, you can contact,Muhammad Mansoor Ul Haque

Designation: Office Assistant

Mobile: 0330-2802116

Email: [email protected]

Admissions

DHA Suffa University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in Engineering, Computer Science, Management Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences and newly launched programs BS Software Engineering, BS Data Sciences, BE Civil Engineering, BS International Relations, BS English, BS Psychology. Typically, an Undergraduate degree lasts four years, comprising 8 semesters and totaling from 130 to 140 credit hours. The Master’s programs may last 2 to 3 years with compulsory and elective course credit hours. Furthermore, Ph.D. programs consist of total course work of 18 credit hours, research thesis: 36 credit hours, proposal defense, and thesis defense.

Personal Tip: Getting into DSU is not so hard & the competition is not so much. If you’re an average student who studies fine or I can say If you have scored 60+ in the NEDUET test or 110+ In NET(Nust Entry Test) then DSU’s test will be a piece of cake for you. So you don’t have to worry much about this test if you’re a student like this. Best of luck!

Merit criteria

1

Matric/O-Levels & Intermediate/A-Level

30%

2

Admissions Test

70%

3

TOTAL

100%

Eligibility 

  1. Candidate for admission to a Bachelors’ Degree program must fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by DHA Suffa University and, as applicable, those of Higher Education Commission (HEC)/Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC)/Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and other relevant regulatory bodies, as amended from time to time. Pre-requisites for eligibility of candidates for admission shall be announced through the prospectus/newspapers or website.

It shall be the candidate’s own responsibility to get the equivalence established through Inter Board Committee of Chairmen, Islamabad (IBCC) or its Camp Office at Karachi.

  1. Candidate for admission to a Bachelors’ Degree program must be up to the medical standards which shall allow the student to go through intense studies and training in the University.

Selections

  1. Merit for admissions shall be determined on the basis of the University’s Entrance Test and applicant’s past academic record. If required, an interview along with any other criteria, as laid down from time to time by the University, may also be prescribed.
  2. All admissions shall be recommended by the University Admissions Committee for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. The University Admissions Committee shall comprise of the following:

Dean of the Faculty – President

Heads of all Departments in the Faculty – Members

Registrar – Member/Secretary

  1. The Admissions Committee shall be responsible for ensuring smooth conduct of the admissions process and for ensuring compliance with DSU policies on the subject. It shall ensure that the admissions criteria are strictly followed.
  2. Each selected candidate will be issued an “Admission Offer Letter” by the Admissions Office.

Admission Process

Stage 1: Application Submission Process

Option I

Online Application Submission Process

  • Go to the website
  • Choose your degree program and read admission criteria/eligibility
  • Know the critical dates
  • Fill out your application: http://admissions.dsu.edu.pk/apply/apply_online.php
  • Upload your required documents (scanned) and submit your application online
  • Receive an e-voucher via SMS and email with a unique payment/ transaction ID. By using the ID communicated via SMS and Email, you can easily make the payment through various channels which include:
  1. Online Banking
  2. Over the counter cash payment at TCS / SilkBank / Meezan Bank & Al-Barka Bank
  3. Through mobile app including Easypaisa & Keenu
  • Receive an e-admit card notifying the test date & time

Option II (Not available due to current Covid-19 pandemic situation)

Courier or self-submission to Admissions Office

  • Go to the website
  • Choose your degree program and read admission criteria/eligibility
  • Know the critical dates
  • Fill out your application: http://admissions.dsu.edu.pk/apply/apply_online.php
  • Courier or submit the documents and processing fee (pay order) to the Admissions Office at DSU.
  • Receive the admit card notifying test date & time
Stage 2: Test & Result
  • Appear in computer-based admission test and admission selection interview (if applicable)
  • Receive and print out your Notification of Selection Result
Stage 3: Admission Offer & Submission of Fee
  • Receive an offer letter, supporting documents, and payment voucher
  • Submit the admission acceptance along with the required documents and payment draft/pay order in the name of ‘DHA SUFFA UNIVERSITY’ at the DSU Admissions Office

Note:

It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide all the documents and if at any stage the documents are found to be fake/forged the university will have the right to take disciplinary action which may lead to cancellation of admission.

List of Required Documents

Applicants are required to bring a set of copied documents for application processing:

  • Matriculation / O-Level / Equivalent Marks Sheet / Statements and Certificates
  • Intermediate / Equivalent / A-Level Marks Sheet / Statements and Certificates
  • Applicants with O-Level / A-Level and Technical studies must submit equivalence from IBCC
  • College Provisional Certificate / Promotion Certificate by the respective Board
  • A copy of CNIC and B-Form
  • 3 passport-sized photographs with white background
  • Admit Card / Statement of Entry is required, if awaiting result

OPTIONAL

  • Valid test scores of NEDUET (current year), NTS NAT (IE/ICS) (current year), or SAT II (within two years) if appeared. Applicants Submitting NEDUET, NTS NAT (IE/ICS), or SAT II test scores shall be exempted from taking DSU’s entrance test. However, candidates who do not have good enough NEDUET, NTS NAT (IE/ICS), or SAT II scores will be advised to appear in the DSU Admissions Test for better chances of securing admission.
  • Valid test scores of NTS (current year) or SAT I (within two years) if appeared. Applicants Submitting NTS or SAT I test scores shall be exempted from taking DSU’s entrance test. However, candidates who do not have good enough NTS or SAT I scores will be advised to appear in the DSU Admissions Test for better chances of securing admission.

Regulations

  1. Admissions will be conducted twice a year.
  2. At the time of granting new admissions, University will invite applications through advertisement in major national newspapers, University websites, social networking websites, etc.
  3. Candidates applying for admission to University are required to submit an application complete in all respects. Admission/enrollment in any program will be limited to the number of students who can be accommodated.
  4. Applicants for admission must meet the relevant academic qualifications required for the program being applied for. These qualifications will be determined by the Academic Council and will be notified from time to time.
  5. Admission will be granted subject to the following conditions:
  6. Applicants who are waiting for the announcement of the results will be granted admission, provisionally and conditionally, based on the result of parts already completed successfully;
  7. Applicants admitted conditionally, will have to submit their marks sheet within one month of declaration of the results and upon declaration of the result, if the applicant fails to achieve the basic eligibility criteria, he/she will stand automatically disqualified and his/her admission shall stand canceled;
  8. Supplementary in any subject will be considered as failing the examination even if the candidate has obtained the minimum requirement of division/grade and therefore an admission of such students will be canceled immediately on the declaration of result; and
  9. All admissions will remain provisional till the successful verification of the original academic documents submitted by the applicant with his/her admission application.

Migration and Transfer

  1. Migration of a student will only be allowed from the HEC recognized institutions/ universities with a minimum CGPA 2.50 / 4.0 subject to the approval of the University. No migration will be allowed in one-year programs. Students desiring to migrate to the University are required to produce a NOC from their previous institute/university.
  2. Transfer of Credits for courses taken at other institutions will be considered on the basis of course contents, Credit Hours, and basic eligibility criteria. The Equivalence Committee will make a recommendation on the case to the Dean of the Faculty. Credits will be transferred subject to the following conditions:
  3. A maximum of 50% of the total credits in the program to which transfer is sought can be transferred;
  4. Only those courses will be transferred where the original earned grade is ‘C’ or better for undergraduate programs and ‘B’ or better for graduate programs;
  5. Transferred courses are not to be used in calculating students’ CGPA at DSU.
  6. Students with transferred courses will not be eligible for the award of medals except were exempted as per rules.
  7. The migration and transfer of credits policy shall not violate the regulations of HEC/PEC or any other accreditation body.
  8. Cases for Migration will require approval of the Vice-Chancellor and Transfer of Credits will require the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. In both cases, the Registrar will issue a notification of approval.

Fee Structure

 

Programs

1st Semester Fee Amount

Sem Fee (Without Adm & C/ Money)

Credit Hours 1st Semester

BE(Mechanical)

151,300

126,300

13 + 4

BE(Civil)

129,450

104,450

11 + 4

BE(Electrical)

115,250

90,250

15 + 3

BS(Computer Science) Main Campus

125,500

100,500

15 + 2

BS(Computer Science) DCK Campus

108,250

83,250

15 + 2

BS(Data Science) to be offered at Main Campus

108,250

83,250

15 + 2

BS(Software Engineering)

130,100

105,100

16 + 2

BS(International Relations)

77,500 (with 25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

62,500

17 + 0

BS(English)

77,500 (with 25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

62,500

17 + 0

BS(Psychology)

71,500 (with 25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

56,500

17 + 0

BBA

110,100

85,100

16 + 0

BS(Accounting and Finance)

110,100

85,100

16 + 0

Program

One Time Charges (ONLY IN 1st SEMESTER FEES)

Per Semester

Admission Fee

Caution Money(Refundable)

IT Charges

Misc. Charges

Lab Charges(Per Credit Hour)

Tution Fee (Per Credit Hour)

BE(Mechanical)

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

13,750

4,600

BE(Civil)

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

13,750

4,600 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

BE(Electrical)

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

9,000

4,600 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

BS(Computer Science)

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

10,000

4,600 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for DCK Campus Only)

BS(Data Science)* to be offered at Main Campus

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

10,000

4,600 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

BS(Software Engineering)

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

10,000

4,600

BS(International Relations)

10,000

5,000

5,000

6,500

4,000 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

BS(English)

10,000

5,000

5,000

6,500

4,000 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

BS(Psychology)

10,000

5,000

5,000

6,500

4,000 (25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students)

BBA

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

4,600

BS(Accounting and Finance)

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

4,600

MBA

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

4,600

MS/ME

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

4,600

PhD

15,000

10,000

5,000

6,500

4,600

Notes 

  • 25% scholarship in Tuition Fee for all students of BE Electrical, BS Data Science, BS Psychology, BS English, BS International Relations offered at DSU Main Campus besides BE Civil Engineering and BS CS being offered at DSU DCK Campus only
  • * 80% and above marks in Intermediate 50% discount (subject to maintaining 3 CGPA) in BS Data Science
  • * 70% to 79.99% marks in Intermediate 40% discount (subject to maintaining 3 CGPA) in BS Data Science
  • * 50% and above marks in Intermediate 25% discount (subject to maintaining 3 CGPA) for all Computer Science Department programs offered at DCK Campus
  • The University reserves the right to change fees/charges on yearly basis.
  • MS/Ph.D. Research Fee will be charged as per credit hour Tuition Fee.
  • Ph.D. comprehensive Examination Fee is RS. 5000/-
  • There will be an additional fee for Ph.D. Thesis evaluation by foreign evaluators.
  • Advance Tax (under section 236-I) shall be collected @ 5% on the entire amount of fee (if the student’s payable fee exceeds Rs. 200,000/- per annum, excluding the amount refundable).

http://download1.fbr.gov.pk/Docs/201372214742171992013CIRCULAR06.pdf

Personal Note From The Author

I am Omer and currently, I am doing my Major in Mechanical Engineering from DHA Suffa, This note is from my side for any aspirant who is applying for admission in DHA Suffa. 

I am writing this note for those students who are so worried about their admission and are struggling to find the right institute for them. I am assuming that if you are keeping DSU on your list then, you are able to afford a private university, so as a senior I think I have to guide you with some things that I didn’t know much when I was at your place. Let’s start with the first thing; I think you probably know it but I should reiterate it in case you don’t know, so the thing is that if you’re applying for universities in the private sector then go for the good universities first, by good I mean one’s with the better ranking & reviews, of course, new universities like DSU don’t have many reviews but I am here giving you one. Let me simplify what I said, so if you’re a student from FSC who wants to opt for Software Engineering as his/her major then you should first give the entry tests for the finest institutes that are offering SE nationwide like NUST, FAST, COMSATS, DSU, etc 

Secondly, do apply for every university that offers your field of interest and don’t settle if you get your admission to the university that you don’t like or that doesn’t have what you want. Let’s assume that you like “university” and got admission to DSU and you’re more of a person who likes campus life then do apply for “universityA” and get in there by working hard, don’t just settle for DSU. It was just an example, yes DSU doesn’t have much to offer in terms of campus life but it is better than many.

If you have decided to come to DSU then let me tell you some stuff that could be beneficial for you.

  • Fields merit at DSU has this trend:  Mechanical Engineering > Software Engineering > Computer Science > BBA > BS English. These are the finest Programs at DSU.
  • Campus life is not much but there are numerous events that are held by the university and the student societies working here.
  • The staff is very cooperative & so are the seniors.

I hope you will end up where you want to be. “Set your aims high up to the skies”

If you guys have any queries related to admission or anything, then feel free to contact me.

Warm Regards,

Omer Ansari

https://www.linkedin.com/in/omer001/

Compiled By Omer Ansari

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