HITEC University

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Coordinates: 33°43′30″N 72°49′11″E / 33.725089°N 72.819829°E / 33.725089; 72.819829

HITEC University
ہای ٹیک یونیورسٹی
HITEC University Logo.jpg
MottoIn Truth I Triumph
Established2007
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Muhammad Younus Javed, SI(M).
DeanProf. Dr. S. Kamran Afaq, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tauseef
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 20 Acres
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission of Pakistan
Pakistan Engineering Council
Washington Accord
University of Strathclyde
Istanbul Technical University
Websitehttp://www.hitecuni.edu.pk

Heavy Industries Taxila Education City University (HITEC University) is a private university located in Taxila Cantonment, Punjab, Pakistan.

Taxila, a historic seat of learning and an important archeological site, is about 30 km north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

HITEC University commenced classes in November 2007 with an intake of 250 students, in affiliation with University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. The university was granted its own charter in November 2009 by the government of Punjab. The university is sponsored by the Heavy Industries Taxila Education Welfare Trust (HITEWT).

History[edit]

HITEC University was conceived as a part of Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (HITEC). The premises were already having educational institutes of nursery, school and college level. In 2007, in affiliation with UET Taxila, a university was established for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in engineering, management sciences, mathematics and Islamic Shari'a. the inauguration was presided by then president General Pervez Musharraf.[1] Five years later, the university opened a new department for computer science and closed further admissions for management department.

Location[edit]

Taxila is an ancient city, about 30 km west of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi. It is on the border of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, just off the Grand Trunk Road.[2] Spread over an area of more than 20 acres, the campus is located at the foot of Margella Hills only 2 km from Taxila city. Apart from Taxila Museum, a number of important industries including Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POFs), Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Telephone Industry Pakistan (TIP) and FECTO Cement are near the university.[2]

Admissions[edit]

On the basis of eligibility criteria of the university, the admission is based on merit. Applicants who have appeared in prerequisite examination prescribed for admission in a program and are awaiting results are provisionally admitted with the condition that they will pass their examination as per admission criteria. Undergraduate students take the full load of the courses prescribed for the semester whereas the postgraduate students have options to register for fewer courses.

Degree programs[edit]

The disciplines and the degree programs offered by HITEC have been tabulated below. The minimum duration of BS and MS / M Phil degree programs is 4 and 1.5 years, respectively.

Discipline Degree Program
BS MS / M Phil PhD
Electrical Engineering Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Mechanical Engineering Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Computer Sciences Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Computer Engineering Green tickY Green tickY
Mathematics Green tickY Green tickY
Islamic Studies Green tickY Green tickY

Student societies[edit]

Engineering and non-technical societies in the university campus include:

  • Adventure and Social Welfare Society. (Headed By Engr. Anza Aqeel)
  • Literary and Debating Society. (Headed By Engr. Sajid Raza Zaidi)
  • Science Society. (Headed By Engr. Mamoom Riaz)
  • Creative Arts Society. (Headed By Engr. Zeeshan Habib)
  • Sports Society. (Headed By Engr. Ayaz Mahmood Khan)
  • Character Building Society. (Headed By Dr. Rabnawaz)
  • Girls Society. (Headed By Engr. Attiya Sadiq)
  • HITEC Robotic Society. (Headed By Engr. Shahbaz Khan)

The university has the following co-curricular societies:

  • ASME Student Chapter HITEC University.
  • ASHRAE Student Chapter HITEC University.
  • IEEE Student Chapter HITEC University.

The students are popularly referred to as Hitonians

Press Clubs

  • HITEC University Media Club (HMC)
  • HITEC University Press Club (HPC)

MOU with foreign universities[edit]

HITEC University has a memorandum of understanding with some universities and institutions worldwide. The list is as follows:

  • University of Strathclyde.[3]
  • İstanbul Technical University.[4]

Transport[edit]

A transport facility of buses is provided to students from Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Hostel[edit]

Administration took a step to meet the needs of students by building a new hostel with all facilities which has become a success.Now the university has two internal hostel buildings.

Masjid[edit]

There is a masjid in HITEC premises where students can offer prayers. It has a capacity of 700 worshipers.

Library[edit]

General collection[edit]

The general collection is organized according to Dewey Decimal Classification and shelved subject-wise according to call numbers (100-999) pasted on the spine of each item.

Reference collection[edit]

A significant number of current reference sources are available on reference shelves. Electronic databases including, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, yearbooks, atlases, bibliographies are distinct feature of this collection. The reference books can only be consulted within the library.

Journals and magazines[edit]

The library has a good collection of periodicals and all leading newspapers: seven daily national newspapers (three Urdu and four English) including Dawn Business Recorder, etc. The library has national magazines of computers, general and current affairs.

Digital Library[edit]

To meet the information requirements of students and researchers with the provision of quality scholarly there is an information-based electronic Digital Library. Access to all these resources is free from within the HITEC University Digital Library.

Islamic Library[edit]

Adjacent to the university masjid, a separate library for Islamic and religious books is situated.

Controversy[edit]

NO blast incident[edit]

There was a blast in one of the class rooms which resulted in serious injuries of one staff member and a senior faculty member Dr Zubair Farooqui. Gas from leaking pipes had filled in the room and turning on electric switch for lighting resulted in a blast and fire.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enlightened Pakistan my aim: Musharraf". Dawn. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "HITEC Location". HITEC Official Website. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Signing of MOU with Strathclyde University.
  4. ^ MOU between ITU and HITEC University.
  5. ^ The Newspaper's Correspondent. "Two injured in gas blast". Dawn. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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