Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology

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Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
SSUET LOGO.jpg
Motto The Centre of Excellence
Established 1993 (1993)
Type Private
Chancellor Mohammad Adil Usman
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. S. Jawaid Hassan Rizvi
Founder Z.A.Nizami
Students ~4,550
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Olive, Gold, Olive Green            
Nickname SSUET
Affiliations HEC, PEC
Website www.ssuet.edu.pk

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (known as SSUET), is a private research university located in the urban area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university is honored in the name of notable 19th century Muslim reformer and philosopher, Syed Ahmad Khan.[2]

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology was founded by the late chancellor, Z.A. Nizami. Nizami is the former director general of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) as well as the president of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys. the university is noted for its strong emphasis on the development on history, philosophy, modern science and engineering.[3] The university offers academic programmes for undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies in science and engineering.[4] It is one of the leading and listed among in country's top universities in "engineering and technology" category by the HEC, as of 2013.[5] In addition, the university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom as well as the member of the International Association of Universities.[6][7]

The university holds a unique reputation for conducting and engaging research in science, energy, and engineering to meet its international standards.[2] Furthermore, the university's admission policy also won praise from the public circles for offering world-class science programmes to the students despite their insufficient number of examination seats required for the admission in the engineering universities of the country. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is the only University that offers scholarships to every student who perform well in any semester with a Scholarship grant of 48-54%, which enable many students to perform well continuously in their curriculum years.[2]

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Academics[edit]

SSUET provides degrees in nine disciplines.

Bachelor's degree[edit]

Master's degree[edit]

Doctoral degree[edit]

SSUET has an Institute of Human Settlement and Environment specializing in Environmental Management Science.

History[edit]

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is based on the heritage of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and of the Aligarh Movement. An education and social reformer, Sir Syed emerged on the scene in the sub-continent towards the middle of the 19th century. In the spirit of the Aligarh Movement, AMUOBA (Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association) focused attention on furthering education in Pakistan, especially science and technology. An achievement in this field has been the establishment of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). SSUET came into being on 8 October 1993, and its Charter formalities were completed by an Act passed by the Sindh Assembly on 17 September 1995. Founder of this University is Z.A.Nizami

Recognition and reputation[edit]

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) places Sir Syed university at No. 12 in its rankings in the engineering category.[8]

Affiliated institution[edit]

Associations[edit]

Student affairs[edit]

Sport[edit]

The university has a sports ground in front of its main gate. This includes a basketball court, volleyball ground and cricket pitch for net practice. Steps for developing hockey and football grounds are in progress. A gymnasium contains equipment for gymnasium activities and body building.

Indoor games available are table tennis and badminton.

Outdoor games available are cricket, athletic track, soccer field, hockey, basketball, volleyball, basketball, baseball and rugby.

Mr Ahmad Ali Rafi Ahmad s/o Major Rafi uddin Ahmad was awarded as the best sportsman of 2004-2007. He graduated in electronics with distinction in academics as well as the best sportman of SSUET.

Music[edit]

The university has always promoted extra curricular activities and Musical events are arranged yearly in which opportunities are given to the students who are good in Singing and Music.

Syed Muhammad Umer S/O Major Syed Basith is one of the prominent names in Pakistan's Music Industry who has graduated from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology and throughout his tenure in University he was famous for his Musical/Guitars and Singing Skills.

Career planning and placement[edit]

The Career Planning and Placement Bureau establishes liaison between the engineers/graduates and employers, and provides internships and jobs with organizations. The objective is to provide job opportunities for students and employees for the firms. Its responsibilities include:

  • Counseling and guidance
  • Career planning of students
  • Placement services
  • Arrangements for visits of delegates/prospective employers
  • Projects collaboration
  • Research collaboration
  • Higher education of counseling
  • Collaboration with professional bodies
  • Industrial tours
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Internship
  • Higher education of counseling

Future campus[edit]

A second campus of SSUET (200 acres) is under construction in the suburbs of Karachi. This campus is planned to be open by 2015.

Alumini[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Address and location of the Sir Syed University". Google maps. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "History of SSUET". History of SSUET. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "History". History. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Programmes offered". Programmes offered. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Govt. Pakistan. "HEC ranking". Govt. Pakistan. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "ACU Members". ACU Members. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Collaboration". Collaboration. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Ranking of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Recognized Universities in Pakistan

1. http://beta.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/QALI/Others/RankingofUniversities/Pages/CategoryWise.aspx

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°55′N 67°05′E / 24.917°N 67.083°E / 24.917; 67.083