Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (T.I)
Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (T.I or Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) is the Rector of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad. CIIT is the Pakistan’s first exclusive institute for Information Technology.The CIIT was awarded Charter by the Government of Pakistan in the year 2000 and in less than a decade, it has grown into a quality institution of higher learning under his able leadership. CIIT now has eight campuses in seven cities, a student population of more than 35,000 and faculty base of 2,887. In addition to Information Technology, the Institute offers several bachelor, master and doctoral programs in engineering, basic sciences, management sciences and architecture.
Previously, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar served as a Tenured Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Department of Biosciences and the Dean of Research Innovation & Commercialization, CIIT. His research interests include searching for the genetic causes of inherited diseases. He has published extensively in ophthalmogenetics and population genetics. He has several international collaborations including with the Radboud University, McGill etc. With the former he has initiated a joint degree program for PhD students.