University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

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Coordinates: 33°45′58″N 72°49′30″E / 33.766°N 72.825°E / 33.766; 72.825

University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
جامعہ ہندسیہ و تکنیکیہ ٹیکسلا
UET Taxila logo.svg
Motto Nation needs professionals with knowledge, skill, innovation and commitment.
TypePublic
Established1975 − Sahiwal
1978 − Relocated in Taxila
ChancellorGovernor of the Punjab
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Mohammad Inayat Ullah Babar[1]
Location, ,
CampusRural
ColoursWhite and grey         
NicknameUET Taxila
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council, Washington Accord[2]
MascotTaxilians
Websiteuettaxila.edu.pk

The University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (UET Taxila) is a public university located in Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan. It was established in 1975 as a campus of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and chartered as an independent university in 1993. It offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering and applied sciences.

Overview[edit]

University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila is located near the historical site of Jaulian University, an ancient Buddhist site. There are some remnants of the ancient civilization of Taxila around the main campus. These include the Jandial Temple, the city of Sirkap, Bhir Mound, the ruins of the Dharmarajika Stupa, the monastery at Jaulian and the monastery at Mohra Muradu. Taxila Museum is 3 km (1.9 mi) from the campus.[3]

History[edit]

With the increase in student enrollment in the 1970s in University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, a constituent college of the university named University College of Engineering and Technology was built in Sahiwal in 1975. For three years it functioned at Sahiwal and in 1978, it was shifted to its permanent location at Taxila. The college continued under the administrative control of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore until October 1993 when it received a charter as an independent university under the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Ordinance of 1993. Enrollment of undergraduate and postgraduate students is about 3000.[4]

Location[edit]

Main gate, UET Taxila

The campus is located on the outskirts of Taxila, 5 km (3.1 mi) from the city. It is situated near the railway station Mohra Shah Wali Shah on the Taxila-Havelian branch line. The city of Taxila is 35 km (22 mi) from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and 6 km (3.7 mi) from the Rawalpindi–Peshawar highway. The campus covers an area of 109 acres (0.44 km2) and houses the teaching departments, residential colony for teachers and employees, students' hostels, guest house, post office, dispensary and bank.

Sub campuses[edit]

Campus Location Established
UET Taxila Chakwal Campus Chakwal 2005

Another campus is planned in Pind Dadan Khan, Jhelum District.[5]

Library[edit]

Central Digital Library

Central Library[edit]

The central library has a web-based library automation system named UET LIBAS.[6] The Central Library has a seating capacity for 400 readers. The library remains open in 2 shifts from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm on all working days with usual break. The library has 63,501 volumes of books and 45000 volumes of bound serials. Besides engineering subjects, there is material on humanities, social sciences and Islamic Studies. The library houses a Book Bank, which lends textbooks to undergraduates for long periods on a nominal rent. Books which are in excess of the requirements of the Book Bank, are sold to the students on a no-profit no-loss basis through its Co-operative Bookstore.[7]

Digital Library[edit]

The university belongs to Pakistan Educational Research Network (PERN) which connects universities and research institutes in Pakistan through the internet. The Higher Education Commission has given online access to journals and research papers through PERN, so that they will have digital access to quality research materials. Access to all of these resources is free for students and researchers within the university intranet.[7]

Taxila Institute of Transportation Engineering[edit]

Taxila Institute of Transportation

The Taxila Institute of Transportation Engineering (TITE) was established by the Department of Electrical Engineering to develop innovative methods, materials and technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety and reliability.[8] TITE has launched short courses called highway material engineer and highway material technician for highway engineers, material engineers and laboratory technicians. These courses are designed to increase the competency of these professions.

Faculties and departments[edit]

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The university consists of following faculties and departments:[9]

Faculty of Electronic and Electrical Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Energy Engineering
  • Department of Electronics Engineering (Chakwal campus)[10]
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mechatronics Engineering (Chakwal campus)[11]
  • Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Department of Computer & Software Engineering

Faculty of Telecommunication and Information Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Telecommunication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Industrial Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Engineering Management

Faculty of Basic Sciences and Humanities[edit]

  • Department of Basic Sciences

Support services[edit]

Network Administration and Research Center (NARC)[edit]

It provides and maintains the internet on campus and connects the Chakwal campus to the main campus. NARC is CISCO Networking Academy.[12]

Video and Image Processing Laboratory[edit]

It was established with funding by the Higher Education Commission to facilitate research in the area of image and video processing.

Center of Excellence for ASIC Design and DSP[edit]

The Center of Excellence for ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) design and DSP (digital signal processor) is equipped with more than US$7,000,000 in software tools for chip design, simulation and PCB (printed circuit board) design. The center provides design and research facilities to Ph.D., M.Sc and undergrad students. Workshops and training courses are available.[13]

Sports[edit]

A student common room is provided in each of the hostels with facilities for indoor games such as basketball, shooting ball, squash, table tennis, badminton and carrom. Outdoor games include cricket, hockey, volleyball and football. Other sports available are boxing, karate, athletics and bodybuilding. University holds a sports gala week every year.

Student societies[edit]

Alumni Association[edit]

Alumni association is a link between the alumni and institute.

Health Facilities[edit]

University provides medical facilities to its employees and students.

Transport[edit]

Buses of UET Taxila

Transport service is provided for students with buses traveling between Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Hassan Abdal, Wah Cantt and the campus.

Hostels[edit]

Quaid-e-Azam Hall
  • Quad-e-Azam Hall
  • Iqbal Hall
  • Ali Hall
  • Umar Hall
  • Usman Hall
  • Ayesha Hall
  • Abubakkar Hall
  • Jabar Bin Hayan Hall

Central masjid[edit]

Central Masjid

There is a central masjid, also known as Masjid Bilal, that has a capacity for 700 worshipers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uettaxila.edu.pk/VCOffice.aspx
  2. ^ "Accredited Engg. Programmes in Pakistan(First Schedule)". pec.org.pk.
  3. ^ http://www.uettaxila.edu.pk/AboutUs.asp
  4. ^ "About - University of Engineering and Technology Taxila". Uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ PD Khan Campus Archive index at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Central Library, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila catalog". Library.uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b "University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan". Uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  8. ^ "University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan". Uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Undergraduate Prospectus - Entry 2010 - page 16".
  10. ^ "Electronics - University of Engineering and Technology Taxila". Web.uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Mechatronics - University of Engineering and Technology Taxila". Web.uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Network Administration and Research Center". Web.uettaxila.edu.pk. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  13. ^ "ASIC UET Taxila". Web.uettaxila.edu.pk. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  14. ^ "Student Counselling & Guidance Bureau UET Taxila". www.facebook.com.
  15. ^ "ASSP Home". www.assp.org.
  16. ^ "TRAC". www.facebook.com.

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