University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
|Mughalpura Technical College, and the Maclagan Engineering College.|
|Motto||Read in the name of thy Lord who creates!|
|Chancellor||Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid|
|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 48000 applicants, were selected in 2015 for undergrad studies.
Established in 1921, it is one of the finest institution of higher learning in the country and ranks 3rd in Engineering and Technology by HEC in their latest ranking. In addition, the university ranks at 281 among world engineering universities.The university is one of the oldest universities in South Asia to offer engineering degrees. UET's computer science department was established as a computer center in the year 1968. UET is also the first university to start a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Pakistan. UET also has the honour of being one of the first university in Asia to start a Master's degree in computer science in 1978. 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 and Institutes of UET Lahore
- 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 awarding a bachelor's degree in Engineering. By the time of independence of Pakistan in 1947, it offered Bachelor of Science courses in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.
In 1954, a 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.
By the 1970s it had established over a score of master's degree courses in engineering, architecture, planning and allied disciplines. PhD degree programs were also started.
|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 five for both Entry and Exit.
Campuses and Institutes of UET Lahore
These Campuses are also Awarding Degree of UET Lahore.
|UET KSK Campus||Kala Shah Kaku||2006||UET||Engineering & Technology||Public|
|RCET-UET Gujranwala Campus||Gujranwala||2002||UET||Engineering & Technology||Public|
|UET Faisalabad Campus||Faisalabad||2004||UET||Engineering & Technology||Public|
|UET Narowal Campus||Narowal||2012||UET||Engineering & Technology||Public|
|UET MNS-UET Campus||Multan||2012||UET||Engineering & Technology||Public|
These institutes are also Awarding Degree of UET Lahore.
|Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research||Faisalabad||2006||http://www.iefr.edu.pk||Engineering & Technology||Semi Govt|
|Quaid-e-Azam College of Engineering and Technology, Sahiwal||Sahiwal & Pattoki||2013||http://www.quaideazam.edu.pk||Engineering & Technology||Private|
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.
The campus of Rachna College of Engineering and Technology, Gujranwala is spread over an area of about 74 acres (30 ha), surrounded by a canal on the south and lush agricultural land on the remaining three sides.
Another Campus was established in Narowal City with cooperation of Ahsan Iqbal MNA of District Narowal. The Campus was inaugurated on 1 March 2012 by CM Shahbaz Sharif. The original campus is still under construction on a 200 acres while the classes are temporary being held in Govt. PG Degree College, Narowal.
The worthy Vice-Chancellor is also managing the activities of the following newly established engineering universities:
- Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Established in 2014.
- Muhammad shehbaz sharif University of Engineering & Technology, Multan, (MNS-UET, Multan), Established in 2012.
- University of Engineering & Technology, Rasul at Mandi Bahauddin District, Established in 2014.
- 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
- Business Management
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.IEEE UET is the oldest technical Society of UET Lahore, has won several technical competitions on the national level, including IEEE Xtreme Programming Competition and IEEE Day Contest, which is a worldwide contest, in 2015 alone. 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 500 blood donors and more than 25 members. UET's Debating Society holds several national titles.
- IEEE UET Student Branch.
- ASME Student Section
- ICE Student Chapter UET Lahore
- Society of Petroleum Engineers, UET Lahore Student Chapter
- Blood Donors Society(BDS)
- Environmental & Horticultural Society (EHS)
- Debating Society
- Dramatics Society
- Literary Society
- IET UET Lahore Section
- Society of Mining Engineers
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers' Club
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
- Ahsan Iqbal, politician, member of Pakistan Muslim League, mechanical engineer
- Nooruddin Mengal, mining engineer, slain leader and former acting president of Balochistan National Party
- Fazal Ahmad Khalid, metallurgical engineer, Vice Chancellor of UET, Lahore
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, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at 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 and Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, 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
Shamim Ahmed Sheikh, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, graduate from the Department of Civil Engineering
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