The seeds for this institution were sown in 1967, when a small training facility called 'Reactor School' was established at the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (PINSTECH), to conduct some courses in nuclear technology for the young engineers and scientists of PAEC. Reactor School was formally affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University (then called the University of Islamabad) for the award of a Masters' degree in nuclear technology through its Physics Department. Fellowship programme was instituted in 1972, under which science and engineering graduates were invited to compete for the award of attractive fellowships for the duration of the course.
The Reactor School was upgraded administratively to the level of a Division of PINSTECH and was renamed the 'Centre for Nuclear Studies'. With its expanding activities, additional space became of paramount importance and therefore a separate building, located close to PINSTECH, was constructed, and CNS shifted to it in 1978. CNS introduced several new degree programmes which included M.Sc. (Systems Engineering) in 1988; M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine) in 1989; and Ph.D. (Nuclear Engineering) in 1990. Due to enhancements in its infra-structure that created the capability for offering programmes in many different fields, its name was changed to “Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences”, (PIEAS), in 1997.
In April 2000, PIEAS was granted the status of a degree awarding institute by the Government of Pakistan to promote education and research at its highest standards in Pakistan. Today, PIEAS is a multi-faceted, degree-awarding university level educational institution, with academic and training programmes being conducted at the highest level in a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Last Updated: 23 April 2014