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, Lahore, (abbreviated as UET Lahore), is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The university is noted as being highly selective in terms of admissions as around 1800 students, out of 42500 applicants, were selected in 2013 for undergrad studies.
Established in 1921, it is one of the best institutions of higher learning in the country and ranks among one of the top ten universities in "engineering technology category" by HEC. In addition, the university continuously secures its ranking amongst top 300 Asian institutions of science and technology by QS World University Rankings. The university 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.
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 in 7 science faculties with administration of 24 research departments Since its establishment, country's most notable scholars and academicians have been affiliated with UET.
- 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 Mughalpura, a suburban area of Lahore, as Mughalpura Technical College. In 1923, the name was changed to Maclagan Engineering College to honor Sir Edward Maclagan, the then Governor of the Punjab, who laid the foundation stone of the building.
In 1932 the institution became affiliated with the University of the Punjab for award of bachelor's degree in Engineering. At the time of independence of Pakistan in 1947, it offered Bachelor of Science courses in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.
In 1954, bachelor's degree program in Mining Engineering was started. In 1961, it was again renamed as 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.
|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||51 buses|
|Student service centres||2|
The campus is situated on Grand Trunk Road (GT Road), Begum Pura, Lahore (Coordinates: ) and is within few kilometers from the Shalimar Gardens. It has eleven gates, seven are numbered from zero to six; normal daily traffic is restricted to use only gate number three and five.
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.
The Narowal campus, located in Narowal started in the year 2012, its building is under construction therefore Govt. of Punjab has Rented a building of Degree College, until the completion. The campus will be built on Lahore Road, Narowal. It is located near Govt. Degree Post Graduate College, College Road, Narowal, Punjab
Recently, Vice Chancellor has announced that UET will establish new campus in Sambrial, Sialkot and an IT Campus of UET Lahore by the name University of Engineering and Information Technology in Rahim Yar Khan in a few years.
- 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
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechatronics & Control Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Architectural & Building Engineering
- Environmental Engineering and Management
- Metallurgical and Materials 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
More than 650 students are foreign students and more than 1000 are female students.
The UET faculty consists of 741 people including 14 international faculty members; around 122 have doctoral degrees. 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, inaugurated by Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is the central library of the university with a seating capacity for 400 readers and more than 125,000 volumes of books, 22,000 volumes of bound serials and 600 issues of scientific and technical serials on diverse fields. The Library has the honour of having recently been chosen by the Higher Education Commission to serve as the primary resource center for engineering & technical education. It is a three story building in front of Allah Hu Chowk.
- 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 Lahore
- Parvez Butt, nuclear engineer and former chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
- Junaid Jamshed, electrical engineer and former pop singer
- Jawad Ahmad, mechanical 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
- 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)
- 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
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- "ACU members". ACU members. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
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- "Arif Ghafoor - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University". Engineering.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
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- 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
- University of Engineering & Technology Jobs