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
HITEC University Logo.jpg
Motto In Truth I Triumph
Established 2007
Chancellor Mohammad Sarwar (Former Governor of Punjab)
Vice-Chancellor Qamar Zaman SI (M)
Academic staff
80
Students 1850 (Fall 2013)
Undergraduates 1500 (Fall 2012)
Postgraduates 250 (Fall 2012)
Location Taxila Cantonment
Taxila
, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Urban, 101.1acres
Nickname HITONIAN
Affiliations Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council, Asian Institute of Technology, University of Strathclyde, Istanbul Technical University
Website www.hitecuni.edu.pk
Hitec university.jpg

HITEC University, Taxila, more commonly known as HITEC University, is a private-sector university located in Taxila, 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 50 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 strictly based on merit and is open to all persons regardless of their gender, religion, race, creed, colour or domicile. 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 regular duration of BS and MS / M Phil degree programs is 4 and 2 years, respectively.

Discipline Degree Program
BS, MS / M Phil, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Mechanical Engineering Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Computer Sciences Green tickY Green tickY
Computer Engineering Green tickY
Mathematics Green tickY
Islamic Studies Green tickY Green tickY

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 mosque, a separate library for Islamic and religious books is situated.

Student societies[edit]

Please do not try to be a part of Societies & Clubs specially HPC. Engineering and non-technical societies in the university campus include:

  • Literary and Debating Society.
  • Adventure and Social Welfare Society.
  • Science Society.
  • Creative Arts Society.
  • Sports Society.
  • Character Building Society.
  • Girls Society.

The university has the following co-curricular societies:

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

The students are popularly referred to as Hitonians.

MOU with foreign universities[edit]

HITEC University has 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 & Islamabad .

Hostel[edit]

Administration took a step to meet the needs of students by building a new Hostel in Hitec stadium.New Hostel has started its working from 1 March 2017 and soon it will be completed.

Mosque[edit]

The mosque serves as a place where Muslim students can come together for offering prayers under the lead of the imam. It has a capacity of 700 worshipers.

Controversy[edit]

Gas blast incident[edit]

Due to poor maintenance of administration there was a blast in one of the class rooms which resulted in serious and fatal injury of one staff member and a senior faculty member Dr Zubair Farooqui. Both did not survive this incident. Apparently gas from leaking pipes had filled in the room and by mistake turning on electric switch for lighting resulted in a blast that was heard far across the area. Fortunately students were off when this incident occur.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enlightened Pakistan my aim: Musharraf". Dawn. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b "HITEC Location". HITEC Official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  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.com. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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