University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
||It has been suggested that Uet Ksk Campus be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since January 2014.|
|University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore|
|Motto||Read in the name thy Lord who creates!|
|Chancellor||Governor of Punjab|
|Vice-Chancellor||Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Muhammad Akram Khan|
|Registrar||Muhammad Ashiq Kharal|
|Location||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Affiliations||Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission|
The University of Engineering and Technology at Lahore, (popular as UET Lahore), is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 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.
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. In addition, the UET secured its ranking in 300 top institution for science and technology by the QS World University Rankings in 2010. UET also conducts Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT) every year in the province of Punjab. The university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.
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. The university is organized into seven faculties of science with administrating of 23 research departments. Since its establishment, country's most notable scholars and academicians have been affiliated with the university as an alumnus, research, and faculty.
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Campuses
- 4 Academics
- 5 Teaching faculty
- 6 Co-curricular and extracurricular activities
- 7 The National Library of Engineering Science
- 8 Notable alumni
- 9 UET alumni in foreign university faculties
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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. During the 1960s, bachelor's degree courses were started in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Architecture, and City and Regional Planning.
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.
|Faculty||741 (including 122 PhDs)|
|Faculty under PhD training||Foreign 180
|Student enrollment, undergraduate||7005|
|Student enrollment, postgraduate||1860|
|Student hostels||16 (2700 students)|
|Sports facilities||5 play grounds|
|Transport facilities||49 buses|
|Student service centres||2|
The campus is situated on Grand Trunk Road, Begum Pura, Lahore (Coordinates: ) 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.
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
- Faculty of Business and Management
- Faculty of Chemical, Mineral and Metallurgical Engineering
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of Earth Sciences & Engineering 
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Natural Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies
The university consists of 33 departments:
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering 
- Mechatronics & Control Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Architectural & Building Engineering
- Environmental Engineering and Management
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Product and Industrial Design 
- Chemical Engineering
- Polymer and Process Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering 
- Mining Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- School of Architecture and Design 
- City and Regional Planning
- Humanities and Natural Sciences
- Institute of Business and Management (IB&M-UET) 
The university consists of 17 research centers:
- Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
- Huawei – UET Joint TeleComm and IT Center
- Center for Language Engineering
- ZTE – UET Joint TeleComm Center
- Laser and Optronics Center
- Energy Research Technologies Development Center
- Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research
- DSP & Wireless Communication Center
- Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering
- Research Center
- Software Engineering Center
- Manufacturing Technologies Development Center
- Automotive Engineering Center
- Nano Technology Research Center
- Innovation and Technology Development Center
- Engineering Services UET
- Center for Energy Research and Development
- Bio Medical Engineering Center
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.
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.
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
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.
- ASME Student Section
- ICE Student Chapter UET Lahore
- Society of Petroleum Engineers, Lahore Student Chapter
- Blood Donors Society(BDS)
- Environmental & Horticultural Society (EHS)
- Debating Society
- Dramatics Society
- Electronics Club
- IEEE UET Lahore Section
- Literary Society
- IET UET Lahore Section
The 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**
- Adil Najam, Dean Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Previously Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences. Previously Associate Professor of international relations at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and associate professor of International Relations at Tufts University, USA
- Ali Sajid, educationist and a professor of management engineering at UET
- Parvez Butt, nuclear engineer and former chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
- Junaid Khalid,Founder of Mechno Group Private Limited
- Alex (Sikander) Naqvi, Founder SandForce
- Sajjad Masud, CEO Simplicant
- Mohammad Khan, Founder ViVOtech, Inc (acquired by Sequent) 
- Wahaj Al Siraj, CEO NayaTel
- Kashif Ul Haq, CEO Corvit Systems
- Junaid Jamshed, mechanical engineer and former pop singer
- Jawad Ahmad, civil engineer and pop singer
- Najam Sheraz, civil engineer and pop singer
- Faakhir Mehmood, electrical engineer and pop singer
- Sami Khan, Actor, PTV Awards winner best actor 2011
- Azmulhaq, Actor, Mechanical Engineer.
- Nooruddin Mengal, mining engineer, slain leader and former acting president of Balochistan National Party.
UET alumni in foreign university faculties
- Muhammad Moazzam, Professor of Nuclear Physics at University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA and former chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
- Mohammad Sajjad Afridi, professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
- Ali R. Butt, Senior Member of IEEE, Associate Professor at Computer Science Department in Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
- Arif Ghafoor, Fellow of the IEEE, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, graduate from the department of electrical engineering
- Asrar Ul-Haq Sheikh, Fellow of the IEEE, Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, graduate from the department of electrical engineering
- Ashfaq Khokhar, Fellow of the IEEE, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago, graduate from the department of electrical engineering
- Ishfaq Ahmad, Fellow of the IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, graduate from the department of electrical engineering
There is long list actually but only a few of them are mentioned
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- Ranking of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Recognized Universities in Pakistan
- HEC Rankings
- "University Rankings". Top Universities. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "ACU members". ACU members. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Faculties and Departments (UET Main)". Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Naeem, Waqas. "LUMS, NUST and Aga Khan dominate HEC University Rankings 2013 – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "University of Engineering and Technology(UET)Lahore". UET. 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "Ali R. Butt@Virginia Tech". People.cs.vt.edu. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "Arif Ghafoor - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University". Engineering.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "DR. Asrar Ul-haq Sheikh EE Dept KFUPM". Faculty.kfupm.edu.sa. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
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- "(access denied) Html < Faculty/khokhar < Computer Science". Ece.uic.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "Ishfaq Ahmad". Ranger.uta.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- Official website
- Environmental & Horticultural Society, UET Lahore
- HEC - Rankings
- Department of Mechanical Engineering, UET Lahore
- Pakistan Engineering Council PEC
- Department of Computer Science and Engineering