NED University of Engineering and Technology

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NED University of Engineering and Technology
NEDUET logo.svg
Motto Building a Better World for Tomorrow
Established 1921 (1921)
Type Public
Chancellor Dahio
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Afzal Haque
Registrar Ghazanfar Hussain
Academic staff
Students 8458
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Blue, Maroon,, Amber            
Nickname NEDUET
Affiliations PEC, HEC
NED is located in Karachi
Location in Karachi

The NED University of Engineering and Technology, is a public research university located in the urban area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] It is one of the oldest institution of higher learning in Pakistan and is noted for its strong emphasis on higher learning in science and technology.[2]

Founded in 1922 as a technical project to provide training to civil engineers working in building the Sukkur Barrage, the university came to its modern form after being established by the British government.[2] The university is named for its benefactor, donor, and philanthropist, Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw by the government.[2] Besides its focus on science and engineering programmes, the university also offers wide range of academic programmes in philosophy, humanities, and fine arts for undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies.[2] The university is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[3]

Primarily, its financial endowment and the scientific research is directed towards the development of the engineering, management, natural, and medical sciences.[2] Organized into six science faculties as well as various associated research institutions affiliated with the university in Karachi.

Faculties and Departments[edit]

The university offers graduate and post-graduate degrees in engineering and science disciplines under the following faculties:

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)[edit]

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Construction Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Architecture and Planning
  5. Urban and Infrastructure Engineering
  6. Petroleum Engineering
  7. Earthquake Engineering
  8. Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME)[edit]

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Textile Engineering
  3. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  4. Automotive and Marine Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)[edit]

  1. Electrical Engineering
  2. Computer and Information System Engineering technology.
  3. Electronic Engineering
  4. Telecommunications Engineerng

Faculty of Information Sciences and Humanities (ISH)[edit]

  1. Computer Science and Information Technology
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Humanities

Faculty of Chemical & Process Engineering (CPE)[edit]

  1. Materials Engineering
  2. Metallurgical Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering

Faculty of Bio-Medical Engineering (BME)[edit]

  1. Bio Engineering
  2. Medical Engineering
  3. Food Engineering


Ned University aerial view

The NED University of Engineering & Technology, was established in March 1977 under an act of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh after upgrading of the former NED Government Engineering College, which was set up in 1922. The NED University is thus one of the oldest institution in Pakistan for teaching and producing Engineering graduates. Prior to this, the D.J.Sindh College, used to run classes to train subordinates for the Sindh P.W.D., the Municipalities and Local Boards.On August 29, 1921 College Principal C.S Shahani made a concerted effort to get Engineering Degree classes started to meet demands of Civil Engineers on the project for completion of the Sukkur Barrage. Application to this effect was made to the University of Bombay through the Commissioner of Sindh, who was ex-officio president of Sindh Collegiate Association (a registered society of subscribers for providing higher education in Sindh). The Bombay University however rejected the application on the grounds of insufficient finance and insisted on entirely separate buildings, laboratories for the engineering college as a separate institution.

After collection of donations from the Puribai and Becharbai Trust, Vishandas Fatehchand Brothers and one huge donation (for that time) of Rs.150,000 from Mr. Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw, the new college buildings and laboratories were constructed on separate land. The new college was originally the Prince of Wales Engineering College but later renamed in memory of Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw. The NED College was provisionally granted affiliation on 23-05-1923 by the University of Bombay for the first and second year courses in Civil Engineering and 78 students were provisionally admitted into first year classes in 1922. Permanent affiliation followed in February 1927.The first-full-time Principal of NED Engineering College was Mr. G.N.Gokhale who joined on 1 July 1923. Prior to this, Rai Sahib Bhupatrai had acted as Honorary Principal. The first professor (and Vice Principal) was Mr. S.B. Jannarkar who, along with Mr. Gokhale, did all the spadework in organizing and equipping the various departments and ordering the equipment for the Power House, Boiler Room, Hydraulics Laboratory, Engine Room and Machine Shops.The original NED Engineering College was housed in four blocks of buildings and two sheds. The main block was named as Seth Fatehchand Dewandas Khilnani Hall. The block housing the Power House, Electrical and Hydraulics Laboratories, and Workshops was named after Bai Puribai and Bacharbai.

Further additions were made to this block to provide accommodation for the Machine Shop on the ground floor and a (Mechanical) Drawing Hall on the first floor. The fourth block, completed in 1945, contained a Classroom and Clerk’s Office on the ground floor and another (Civil) Drawing Hall on the first floor. Two sheds were also built, one to house the Carpentry and Smithy Shops, and the other, alongside the Electrical Laboratory and Engine Room, to train technicians. The total cost of the buildings was just over Rs. 265,000 and the cost of equipment (including machinery, electrical instruments; models, steam, gas and oil engines; surveying and leveling instruments), books and furniture was just under Rs. 400,000. The college remained affiliated to the University of Bombay from its inception in 1922 to 1947, after which it was taken over by the Government of Sindh; renamed as NED Government Engineering College and affiliated to the University of Sindh.

After establishment of the University of Karachi in 1951, the affiliation of the College was transferred to this University. In 1964 a comprehensive plan was prepared to shift the college from its location in the congested downtown area (where no expansion was possible) to a new site adjoining the University of Karachi. The project was carried out with the assistance of the World Bank which provided Rs.118 millions in two phases and the College was shifted to its new 40 hectare Main Campus in 1975. On 1 March 1977 the NED Government Engineering College became the NED University of Engineering and Technology. From an enrolment of 50 students in 1923, the student population, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, has now gone up to nearly 7000. The faculty of Bio-Medical Engineering is located at NED LEJ Campus for which the land and building - estimated value Rs. 350 million - was donated by (Late) Latif Ebrahim Jamal, a well known philanthropist. The first Vice Chancellor of the University was Mr. A. M. Akhoond who was succeeded in sequential order by Prof. Dr. A. T. Khan, Prof. Dr. Jameel Ahmed Khan, Prof. Dr. M. Munir Hasan and Prof, Dr. A. Q. Qazi. Engr. Abul Kalam, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque is the present Vice Chancellor, whose tenure as VC began in year 2013.

The University has seen an unprecedented growth in all areas - buildings, laboratories, etc. The number of undergraduate disciplines have gone from 4 to 22.


NED University White House

The main campus at present has adequate teaching and laboratory facilities for undergraduate programs leading to the degree of the Bachelor of Engineering in various disciplines viz. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer & Information Systems and Textile Engineering under the Faculty of Engineering. It also offers Master of Science Degree in Computer Science to graduates in Engineering as well as in the relevant sciences.

Facilities available in the main campus include the Central Library with over 95,000 books, one auditorium of 552 seating capacity, one boys' hostel for 200 students and one girls' hostel for 50 students, medical centre, mosque, five student cafeterias, separate boys and girls gymnasia, squash court, tennis court, football/hockey ground and cricket ground.

The NED University has also its own internet facility along with its own internal Network so that all students can access it from their own departments. The University intends holding online Courses in collaboration with other Universities both local and foreign. These courses could be on subjects in which required expertise is not available . Interactive desktop video conferencing for discussions on research topics can also be one of the possible future developments.

The Information Technology Department focuses on delivering state-of-the-art software using agile methodology with faster development time and uncompromising integrity. This will help various administrative as well as academic departments to switch over to paperless environment. Some of them are Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students Management System, Human Resource Management System, Attendance Information System, Security Operations Management System, and Academic Performance Monitoring System, etc. In addition to these systems, journal and research databanks have also been established. This comprehensive and sophisticated development effort as a whole is termed as NEDUET Campus Management System (NEDUET-CMS). To access information contained within CMS, every employee and student on Intranet uses a front end interface known as NEDUET Campus Portal. The 24/7 service portal works on the principle of single signon for multiple applications with personalised, secure, robust and role based access management. An online subsequent semester registration application for students admitted in undergraduate and post graduate programs is also one of the application software developed by the IT Department.

By developing Systems integrating all essential functions of an information network, NEDNIC (NED Network Information System) can be the catalyst for the next generation infrastructure for Engineering, Communications, Science and Research.

NED Academy[edit]

Inauguration of first formula SAE car in Pakistan by NED Students

To provide cheap educational and professional in training to existing professionals, NED University established NED Academy.[4] The academy has two sections:

  • Centre for Continuing Engineering Education (CCEE),
  • Centre for Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes (CMPP).


CCEE offers courses for Engineering, Information Technology, Management and Conversion Programs. Short and long duration courses are offered in these subjects.

Industrial liaison[edit]

The Directorate of Industrial Liaison works to securing internship and job opportunities for NED students and graduates. Almost all students get the opportunity of doing an industrial internship in their summer and winter breaks during their third year of undergraduate studies. Recently in 2015 DIL has started a new procedure for getting their fresh graduates employed. They are sending the list of students to different organizations in order to arrange their tests and interviews.


Although the main focus of the university had been on its teaching programs, the university has started M.Eng. by Research and PhD programs. The university publishes a research journal – NED University Journal of Research.[5] As of now university is lacking in scientific research and this is one of the main reasons for universities low ranking. However University is moving forward and making all efforts to develop an innovative team of researchers so to meet and fulfill the demand of industry. At the end of 2020 University is aiming that more than half of its faculty will be Phd qualified funded by HEC and other international donors.

In the university's Computer Systems department, a research lab has been developed known as Koshish Foundation Research Lab.

Project Activities[edit]

2nd Student Formula Car of Pakistan by Automotive Engineering Students
First Pakistan Ethanol Powered vehicle by Automotive Engineering Students for Shell eco Marathon 2012

Undergraduate students of various department undertake several international Project competitions. Some notable participating projects as in Pictures


The university offers Need cum Merit scholarships, and distinguished student scholarships for students securing top three positions in class.[6] Most of these are provided by private foundations, NGOs, and Alumni.

Admission criteria[edit]

Like other professional institutes, NED administers an entrance test of 100 multiple choice questions in four sections. The passing cutoff is 50%, however the marks obtained in the test have no effect on the field of engineering the student is admitted to study. One major issue is the test for color blinded people which is not an admission criteria for any engineering university in the world. Disciplines like electrical engineer or electronics engineering are not offered to them. However they can choose other fields that are available to colorblind people e.g. Civil Engineering.

Affiliated Colleges[edit]

Pakistan Marine Academy Karachi Institute of Industrial Electronics Engg. (IIEE) Government College of Technology(GCT) (PAF-IAT)PAF Base, Korangi Creek, Karachi PCSIR Pak Swiss Training Centre Karachi Tools, Dies & Moulds Centre

Notable alumni[edit]

• Mirza Shahid Baig, BE (Civil), MS, MBA, Kuwait Airways.

  • Syed Asif Rizvi BE (Civil) Director Sindh Building Control Authority.


The University also hosts events such as Musical events, Sports Events and IT events. Its famous IT event of Pakistan is ITEC (Information Technology Exhibition & Competition), it is an annual mega IT event organised by the students of university's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. It is an all Pakistan competition with the participation of almost all the major universities, sending their skilled students with IT niche.[18] Recently in December, NEDUET hosted DICE Energy 2014. Around 41 projects were registered in the exhibition.[19] Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan was the chief guest.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google maps, Google maps. "Location and address of NED University". Google maps (Public domain). Google maps. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e NED Press. "University introduction". NED Press. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "ACU Members". ACU Members. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
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  6. ^ "List of Scholarships" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
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  8. ^ International Business Times, Saudi Arabia: Pakistan's controversial Zaid Hamid faces 1,000 lashes and 8 years in jail for criticising kingdom, by Ludovica Iaccino, 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Search Results for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, Ashraf Habibullah". Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. California Department of Consumer Affairs. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "ETABS receives "Top Seismic Product of the 20th Century" Award" (PDF). Press Release. Structure Magazine. 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Key Note Speaker Ashraf Habibullah, Biography (PDF). NEDAASC 2009 International Convention. Embassy Suites, Anaheim, California: NED Alumni Association of Southern California. 18 July 2009. p. 6. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
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  18. ^ "ITEC | Information Technology Exhibition and Competition - National Grand IT Event". 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
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Coordinates: 24°55′54″N 67°06′46″E / 24.931792°N 67.112646°E / 24.931792; 67.112646