Message by Vice Chancellor

A warm welcome to Qarshi University, a project of Qarshi Foundation Trust, a welfare organization sponsored by Qarshi Industries Ltd. and Qarshi family. Our mission is to produce managers of change in the society based on Islamic values and ethics. Thus, in addition to a providing an environment that encourages academic excellence and creativity, we also focus on character building of our students based on our socio-cultural values and traditions grounded in Islamic ideals. We believe in producing well-rounded quality graduates who are passionate about their profession and have empathy for fellow humans.

Currently, our students can choose to build expertise in computer science, software engineering, business administration, accounting and finance, commerce, and eastern medicine & surgery. In the near future, we plan to expand these academic and professional areas from natural sciences to engineering, life sciences to medicine, humanities, and social sciences. Qarshi University’s ambitious plan of investment in modern infrastructure and facilities, upcoming contemporary and futuristic academic programs, co-curricular activism, and competent and caring faculty and staff testify to its high standards and a clear vision for future. With an eco-friendly campus, we are located on the bank of Lahore Canal in country’s cultural and academic hub.

Besides academic excellence, co-curricular activities are given due importance. A number of clubs and societies have been formed to hone and develop leadership abilities in students through debates, seminars, sports, and community service. We encourage student participation in national competitions in order to boost their self-confidence and cultivate their confidence and natural talents in innovation, team-work, and communication.

Join us to serve Pakistan and fellow humans for a better world tomorrow.

Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Vice-Chancellor, Qarshi University.


Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar

VC, Qarshi University

Ph.D Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Dr. Sarwar has rich international and national experience of interacting with and managing faculty members from a number of varied disciplines including Computer Science and Information Technology, Engineering, Natural and Life Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Business & Management Sciences through headship and committees. He is well known in the academic community and IT industry for building and revitalizing institutions for enhanced efficiency and performance. He transformed Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT), University of the Punjab, from a sub-par undergraduate college in computing and IT to one of the finest in the nation in education and research.


Dr. Sarwar has 32 years of post-PhD teaching and administrative experience at institutions of higher education, including 11 years as a tenured Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, USA. He left that position in December 2001 to join Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as Professor of Computer Science. He served as Head of Computer Science Department from June 2003 to September 2004. From January 2005 to April 2006, he served University of Management of Technology (UMT) as Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Science and Technology. He took over as Principal of Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT), University of the Punjab, in April 2006. He served as Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Kuwait University from September 1988 to August 1990.  He started his professional career as Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, in April 1982 before proceeding to USA for higher studies. He has recently joined Qarshi University as Vice Chancellor after serving as Principal of PUCIT for over twelve and a half years.


Dr. Sarwar received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University under the tutelage of Distinguished Professor Arthur Pohm and Professor James A. Davis. Dr. Sarwar has over 40 international journal and conference publications, mostly in Impact Factor journals. He is also the first author of six textbooks on UNIX and Linux, published by Addison-Wesley (Pearson Education—top publisher in the world), Boston, USA and CRC Press/Taylor & Francis (Inform—a top-25 publisher in the world), Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He has also authored several popular articles that have been published in Kuwait Times, DAWN, Daily Times, and Pakdestiny blog.


UNIX: The Textbook (copyright 2001), LINUX: The Textbook (copyright 2002), LINUX and UNIX Programming Tools: A Primer for Software Developers (copyright 2003), and UNIX: The Textbook, 2nd Edition (copyright 2005) were published by Addison-Wesley, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Spanish language edition of UNIX: The Textbook, El Libro de UNIX, was published in April 2002. The Spanish language edition of LINUX: The Textbook, El Libro de LINUX, was published in January 2003. Pearson Education, Madrid, Spain, published the Spanish translations. Two Chinese translations of UNIX: The Textbook, UNIX操作系统教程 and UNIX教程, came out in August 2002 and June 2003. A Chinese translation of LINUX and UNIX Programming Tools: A Primer for Software Developers, LINUX & UNIX程序开发基础教程, was published in February 2004. The second edition of UNIX: The Textbook was published in July 2004. Chinese translation of this book came out in December 2005.


Dr. Sarwar’s books have been used in over 200 US colleges and universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Arizona, Stevens Tech, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Syracuse University. These books are also being taught in several other countries, including Canada, UK, and Australia. The Chinese and Spanish translations of these books are being used in China, Hong Kong, Spain, and Mexico. More than 50,000 copies of these books have been sold throughout the world.


The US Navy has been using UNIX: The Textbook, Third Edition for one of its training programs. Recently, BookAuthority has ranked Linux: The Textbook, Second Edition, among seven best new Linux Mint books to read in 2019 (bookauthority.org/books/new-linux-mint-books) as well as one of the best Linux Mint books of all time (bookauthority.org/books/best-linux-mint-books).