University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

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University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
UET Lahore Logo I.png
Motto Read in the name thy Lord who creates!
Established 1921 (1921)
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Muhammad Akram Khan
Registrar Muhammad Ashiq Kharal
Students 10,738
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Colours Blue, Periwinkle        
Nickname UET Lahore
Mascot UETian
Affiliations Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission
UET Lahore Logo II.jpg

The University of Engineering and Technology at Lahore, (popular as UET Lahore), is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[1] The UET is noted as being one of the oldest institution of higher learning in Pakistan with a strong emphasis and focus on the development of science and engineering.[2]

Established in 1921 with an efforts led by Edward McLagan and the British government, it is one of the top institution of higher learning in the country and ranked among one of the top ten universities in "engineering technology" category by the HEC, as of 2013.[3][4] In addition, the UET secured its ranking in 300 top institution for science and technology by the QS World University Rankings in 2010.[5] UET also conducts Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT) every year in the province of Punjab.[6] The university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[7]

The university offers academic programmes in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies in the disciplines of engineering, business management, law, philosophy, natural and social sciences.[8] The university is organized into seven faculties of science with administrating of 23 research departments.[8] Since its establishment, country's most notable scholars and academicians have been affiliated with the university as an alumnus, research, and faculty.[2]


Main Block
Auditorium Complex UET Lahore

UET was established in 1921 in the area of Mughalpura as the Mughalpura Technical College. Its more familiar name of the pre-University era, the Maclagan Engineering College, was adopted in 1923 when Sir Edward Maclagan, the Governor of the Punjab, laid the foundation stone of the building, now called the Main Block.

In 1932 the institution became affiliated with the University of the Punjab for award of a bachelor's degree in Engineering. At the time of the independence of Pakistan in 1947, it had Bachelor of Science courses in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.

In 1954 it started a bachelor's degree program in Mining Engineering. In 1961 it was renamed the West Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology.[citation needed] During the 1960s, bachelor's degree courses were started in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Architecture, and City and Regional Planning.

By the 1970s it had established over a score of master's degree courses in engineering, architecture, planning and allied disciplines. PhD degree programs were also started.

In 2010, UET Lahore was ranked the 281st engineering and technology university in the world by QS World University Rankings. Nowadays UET is on 4th position according to the HEC University ranking 2012

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the ranking of Pakistani universities 2013 on the basis of quality and research. University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore has been ranked second in the Engineering and Technology category.[5]


Student enrollment 8865
PhD enrollment 188
Campuses 4
Colleges 1
Departments 33
Research centres 17
Faculty 741 (including 122 PhDs)
Faculty under PhD training Foreign 180

Local 37

Undergraduate programs 29
Postgraduate programs 55
Supporting staff 1707
Student enrollment, undergraduate 7005
Student enrollment, postgraduate 1860
Total enrollment 8865
Student hostels 16 (2700 students)
Cafeteria 5
Sports facilities 5 play grounds
Transport facilities 49 buses
Student service centres 2

Source: [2]


GT Road Lahore, In front of UET

The campus is situated on Grand Trunk Road, Begum Pura, Lahore (31°34′42.34″N 74°21′31.90″E / 31.5784278°N 74.3588611°E / 31.5784278; 74.3588611Coordinates: 31°34′42.34″N 74°21′31.90″E / 31.5784278°N 74.3588611°E / 31.5784278; 74.3588611) and is within a few kilometers of the Shalimar Gardens. It has eleven gates, only seven are numbered from zero to six; only gate number three and five is used for daily traffic.


UET Lahore City Campus, Main Block

Besides the main campus in Lahore, a sub-campus known as Uet Ksk campus (also in Lahore) was established at Kala Shah Kaku. It is called UET Lahore Ksk campus. Besides City campus, other campuses includes RCET (Rachna College of Engnieering and Technology) which is a constituent college of UET Lahore. Rachna College derives its name from the lands stretching between the rivers Ravi and Chenab.

The campus of Rachna College of Engineering and Technology, Gujranwala is spread over an area of about 74 acres (300,000 m2), surrounded by a canal on the south and lush agricultural land on the remaining three sides. The college is on the left bank of Nokhar Branch Canal about seven kilometers off (East) G.T. Road, between Gakhar and Wazirabad. It was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Maqbool Governor of Punjab on 15 January 2003, with the induction of the first batch of 105 students for B.Sc. in Electrical, Mechanical, and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. The college started a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Computer Science Department in October 2008. Major of the faculty is from main campus and highly qualified.

The Faisalabad campus, located in Khuryanwala, has been converted into a university sub-campus of UET Lahore. Established in 2004, it has now grown in a campus with full faculty of Mechatronics and Control, Chemical and Electrical Engineering. Coming programs include Computer and Software Engineering.

Recently, Vice Chancellor has announced that UET will establish new campus in Sambrial, Sialkot.



Faculty of Architecture and Planning

UET Lahore offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, under the following faculties:


Department of Electrical Engineering

The university consists of 33 departments:

Research centers[edit]

Laser and Optronics Center

The university consists of 17 research centers:

UET is known for its undergraduate studies and is the top priority of higher secondary school graduates of the province. From a total enrollment of 447 in 1961, the figure has now gone up to about 8865, of which 640 are overseas students. The number of female students is more than 1000. Foreign students, mostly from South Asian, Middle-Eastern and African countries like Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iran, Nepal and Indian occupied Kashmir come to UET for undergraduate studies.

Teaching faculty[edit]

The UET faculty consists of 741 people including 14 international faculty members; around 122 have doctoral degrees from institutions in U.S., UK and elsewhere. Its faculty holds one Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, one Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one Izaz-e-Kamal Presidential Award and nine HEC Best Teacher Awards.[10]

The university has established a Directorate of Research, Extension and Advisory Services which strives for the promotion and organization of research activities. The Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Sciences is a notable name in research activity in computer sciences in Pakistan.

Co-curricular and extracurricular activities[edit]

The university has a sports complex, consisting of a swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis court, squash court and a cricket stadium that is also used for athletics. The university has several football grounds.

Apart from sports-related facilities, there are societies to promote co-curricular activities. The Environmental and Horticultural Society (EHS) works for the betterment of the environment. UET's Blood Donor Society is among the newest societies of UET and now has more than 4000 blood donors and more than 25 members. UET's Debating Society holds several national titles.

Officially-constituted societies

The National Library of Engineering Science[edit]

National Library of Engineering Science

The National Library of Engineering Science is the central library for the university with a seating capacity for 400 readers and more than 125,000 volumes of books, 22,000 volumes of bound serials and more than 600 scattered issues of scientific and technical serials on diverse fields. Besides Engineering Subjects, considerable reading materials on Basic Sciences, Social Science, Literature and Islamic Studies are also available. Most of the collection covers Pure Science, Applied Sciences & Technology.

The central Library of the University has the honour of having recently been chosen by the Higher Education Commission to serve as the primary resource center for engineering & technical education in Pakistan.

It is a three story building in front of the Allah Hu Chowk in UET Lahore. It was inaugurated by Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. **Citation Needed**

Notable alumni[edit]



  • Alex (Sikander) Naqvi, Founder SandForce
  • Sajjad Masud, CEO Simplicant
  • Mohammad Khan, Founder ViVOtech, Inc (acquired by Sequent) [13]
  • Wahaj Al Siraj, CEO NayaTel
  • Kashif Ul Haq, CEO Corvit Systems



UET alumni in foreign university faculties[edit]

There is long list actually but only a few of them are mentioned


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