KITE – An Act of Sindh Parliament
On September 29, 2016, the Sindh Provincial Assembly passed KITE – Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship Act, 2015. This Act of Sindh parliament, customized and precisely according to KITE’s mission requirements, establishes KITE as an autonomous, perpetual, degree granting, higher education academic institution with an explicit mission of promoting an ecosystem of interdisciplinary education, applied knowledge and entrepreneurship. KITE is the first and only degree awarding institution in the entire country wholly dedicated to the mission of crafting entrepreneurs and building the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the city. Many more unique features of KITE, enabled by this act of parliament, will be revealed in due time.
Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad Recognition
Since 2013 up until 2016, KITE has been an affiliate college of Karachi University and an HEC recognized Institution. Please check page 76 of HEC’s official list: PDF
However, as of September 29, 2016, with KITE’s charter granted by an Act of Sindh Parliament, KITE’s management team has applied for an upgrade and hence display of KITE’s name on the main list on HEC’s website; essentially, asking HEC for an independent recognition without Karachi University’s supervision. We expect this process to be completed by the end of 2017.
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
For all our Engineering programs, we expect to finalize PEC Accreditation formalities within 2017.
KITE’s management team is continuously looking at various other program accreditation bodies to ensure the highest quality of education for all its students. We do this to provides comfort to the parents and to the students, and to ensure smooth entrepreneurial, graduate school and/or career options for our graduates.