University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET Lahore) is a public university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan specializing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.[1][2][3] It is the oldest and one of the most selective engineering institutions in Pakistan.

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
جامعہ ہندسیہ و تکنیکیہ لاہور
Other name
Former names
Mughalpura Technical College, Maclagan Engineering College, Punjab College of Engineering and Technology,East Punjab college of Engineering
MottoRead in the name of thy Lord who created!
Established1921 (1921)
Academic affiliations
Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)
Pakistan Engineering Council
Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners
Washington Accord
ChancellorGovernor of the Punjab
Vice-ChancellorHabib Ur Rehman
RegistrarMuhammad Asif

31°34′48″N 74°21′22″E / 31.57993°N 74.3561°E / 31.57993; 74.3561
Campus300 Acres

History and overview edit

Founded in 1 January 1921 in Mughalpura, a suburban area of Lahore, as Mughalpura Technical College, it later became the 'MacLagan Engineering College', a name given to it in 1923 after Sir Edward Douglas MacLagan, the then Governor of Punjab, who laid the foundation stone of the main building, now called the Main Block. In 1929, it was affiliated with the University of Punjab for the award of Bachelor's Degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In 1939, the name was again changed to Punjab College of Engineering and Technology, and a Civil Engineering degree was also started in the college. At the time of partition, part of the college relocated to India, called East Punjab College of Engineering.[4] In 1954, a bachelor's degree program in mining engineering was started. In 1962, it was granted charter and was named the West Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.[5] During the 1960s, bachelor's degree programs were started in chemical engineering, petroleum and gas engineering, metallurgical engineering, architecture and city and regional planning. In 1972, it was officially renamed the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. By the 1970s, it had established a score of master's degree programs in engineering, architecture, city and regional planning and allied disciplines. Several Ph.D. degree programs were also started. A second campus of the university was established in 1975 in Sahiwal which was relocated to Taxila in 1978 and became an independent university in 1993 called the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila.[6]

Today, it is widely considered one of the best and most prestigious engineering universities in Pakistan where more than 50,000 students apply for admission every year.[7]

The university, as of 2016, had a faculty of 881 people of which 257 had doctorates. It has a total of 9,385 undergraduate and 1,708 postgraduate students studying.[8] It has a strong collaboration with the University of South Carolina, University of Manchester and the Queen Mary University of London and has conducted research funded by Huawei, Cavium Networks, Microsoft and MontaVista.[9][10] It is one of the highest ranked universities in Pakistan with domestic rankings placing it as the third best engineering school in Pakistan while QS World University Ranking put it as 279th in world in the category of Engineeing & Technology in the year 2023. It is also ranked 51-100 in the category of Petroleum Engineering, 251-300 in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 251-300 in Mechanical Engineering, 301-350 in Chemical Engineering and 401-450 in Computer Science & Information Systems in the world by the same publication in 2023.[2][1] Meanwhile, in Asia the university ranking is currently ranked at No. 165th.[11] As of 2023, Computer Science is the highest-merit and most sought after discipline at UET Lahore (at Undergraduate Level).

Aerial Panorama of UET Lahore and its surrounding

The government of Punjab commemorated the 100th anniversary of UET by issuing a Commemorative coin and a Postage stamp in January 2022.[12]

Location edit

Khayaban e Fazal, the newly constructed entrance of UET Lahore

The campus is situated on the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road), a few kilometers from the Mughal era Shalimar Gardens.

Sub campuses and constituent colleges edit

Sub-campus/Constituent college name Location Establishment
Rachna College of Engineering and Technology Wazirabad 2003
UET Faisalabad Campus Faisalabad 2004
UET New Campus Kala Shah Kaku (Sheikhupura District) 2006
UET Narowal Campus Narowal 2012
UET Narowal Campus (Temporary Building)
UET Lahore City Campus, Main Block

Faculties and departments edit

Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering

The university consists of following faculties and departments:[13]

Faculty of Architecture and Planning edit

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Department of Product and Industrial Design

Faculty of Chemical, Metallurgical and Polymer engineering edit

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Department of Polymer and Process Engineering

Faculty of Civil Engineering edit

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Transportation Engineering and Management
  • Department of Architectural Engineering and Design
  • Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research
  • Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering

Faculty of Earth Sciences and Engineering edit

  • Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering edit

  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering edit

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Automotive Engineering
  • Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Department of Mechatronics and Control Engineering

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies edit

  • Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Modern Languages
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Institute of Business and Management (IBM)[14]
Sports Complex, aka Old Auditorium, UET Lahore

Research centers edit

Laser and Optronics Center

The university consists of the following research centers:

  • Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS)
  • Huawei – UET Joint TeleComm and IT Center[15]
  • Center for Language Engineering[16]
  • ZTE – UET Joint TeleComm Center[17]
  • Laser and Optronics Center[18]
  • Energy Research Technologies Development Center[19]
  • Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research[20]
  • DSP and Wireless Communication Center[21]
  • Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering[22]
  • Research Center[23]
  • Software Engineering Center[24]
  • Manufacturing Technologies Development Center[25]
  • Automotive Engineering Center[26]
  • Nano Technology Research Center[27]
  • Innovation and Technology Development Center
  • Engineering Services UET Pakistan (Pvt) Limited (ESUPAK)[28]
  • Center for Energy Research and Development
  • BioMedical Engineering Center

More than 870 students are foreign students and more than 1000 are female students.[29]

Academics edit

University rankings
Global – Overall
QS World[30]801-1000 (2023)
Regional – Overall
QS Asia[31]183 (2022)

Teaching faculty edit

The faculty consists of 741 people including 14 international faculty members; around 122 have doctoral degrees.[32] 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 Pakistan's research activity in computer sciences.

Seats Distribution edit

Following is the number of seats for Main Campus (A1 Category):

Main Campus - Lahore A1 (Open Merit - Punjab) Subsidized A2 (Open Merit) Partially Subsidized Total
Department No. of Seats No. of Seats No. of Seats
Computer Science 159 44 203
BBA 150 - 150
BBIT 100 - 100
Civil Engineering 86 41 127
Electrical Engineering 84 49 133
Mechanical Engineering 84 49 133
Mechatronics & Control Engineering 58 19 77
Chemical Engineering 49 17 66
Mathematics 40 5
Environmental Engineering 36 12 48
Product & Industrial Design 34 16 50
Computer Engineering 33 12 45
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 33 11 44
Geological Engineering 33 9 42
Mining Engineering 30 6 36
Polymer Engineering 30 7 37
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 29 10 39
Automotive Engineering 26 24 50
Environmental Science 23 2 25
Transportation Engineering 23 14 37
Architectural Engineering 23 14 37
City & Regional Planning 23 10 33
Architecture 21 14 35
Physics 21 2 23
Chemistry 21 2 23
Petroleum & Gas Engineering 18 11 29
Total 1267 400 1667

Co-curricular, extracurricular activities and student societies edit

The university has a sports complex, consisting of a swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis court, squash court and a cricket stadium used for athletics. The university has several football grounds. Apart from sports-related facilities, there are societies to promote co-curricular activities and seminars.[33] These include:

  • Islami Jamiat Talba UET Lahore[34]
  • AIChE
  • Aks UET Photography Society
  • ASME Student Section
  • Blood Donors Society (BDS)
  • CESA ACI Student Chapter
  • Environmental and Horticultural Society (EHS)[35]
  • ICE Student Chapter UET Lahore
  • IEEE UET Student Branch
  • IET UET Lahore Section
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers' Club
  • Literary Society
  • Mechatronics Club
  • Society of Geoscientists and Engineers (SGE)
  • Society of Mining Engineers (SOME)
  • Society of Product and Industrial Design (SPID)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), UET Lahore Student Chapter
  • UET Photography Club (UPC)
  • UET Science Society (SS)
  • SPACE Student Chapter
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • UET Debating Society
  • UET Dramatics Society
  • UET Media Society (UMS)
  • UET Tribune[36]

The National Library of Engineering Science edit

National Library of Engineering Sciences

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.[37] The Library has the honor of having recently been chosen by the Higher Education Commission to serve as the primary resource center for engineering and technical education. It is a three-story building in front of Allah Hu Chowk.

Notable alumni edit

References edit

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