University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

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University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
MottoRead in the name thy Lord who creates!
Academic staff741
LocationLahore, Punjab, Pakistan

The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, or UET Lahore, is the oldest engineering university in Pakistan. It is located in Lahore, Punjab. It offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the disciplines of Engineering, Management and Sciences. UET is a public university and the governor of Punjab is the chancellor of the university. The vice-chancellor is the executive head and manages university functions. UET Lahore has six faculties, containing a total of 23 academic departments with a strong emphasis on engineering, business, scientific and technological education and research.

According to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, UET is one of the top ranked engineering universities in Pakistan.[1][2] In 2010, UET Lahore was ranked the 281st engineering and technology university in the world by QS World University Rankings.[3] UET also conducts Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT) every year in the province of Punjab.[4]



Main Block
Auditorium Complex UET Lahore

UET was established in 1921 in the area of Mughalpura as the Mughalpura Technical College. Its more familiar name of the pre-University era, the Maclagan Engineering College, was adopted in 1923 when Sir Edward Maclagan, the Governor of the Punjab, laid the foundation stone of the building, now called the Main Block.

In 1932 the institution became affiliated with the University of the Punjab for award of a bachelor's degree in Engineering. At the time of the partition of British India, in 1947, it had Bachelor of Science courses in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.

In 1954 it started a bachelor's degree program in Mining Engineering. In 1961 it was renamed the 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.

In 2010, UET Lahore was ranked the 281st engineering and technology university in the world by QS World University Rankings. Now adays UET is on 4th position according to the HEC University ranking 2012 [3]

Student enrollment8865
PhD enrollment188
Research centres14
Faculty741 (including 122 PhDs)
Faculty under PhD trainingForeign 180

Local 37

Undergraduate programs29
Postgraduate programs55
Supporting staff1707
Student enrollment, undergraduate7005
Student enrollment, postgraduate1860
Total enrollment8865
Student hostels16 (2700 students)
Sports facilities5 play grounds
Transport facilities49 buses
Student service centres2

Source: [1]


The campus is situated on Grand Trunk Road, Begum Pura, Lahore (31°34′42.34″N 74°21′31.90″E / 31.5784278°N 74.358861°E / 31.5784278; 74.358861Coordinates: 31°34′42.34″N 74°21′31.90″E / 31.5784278°N 74.358861°E / 31.5784278; 74.358861) and is within a few kilometers of the Shalimar Gardens. It has eleven gates, only seven are numbered from zero to six; gate number three is used for daily traffic.


Besides the main campus in Lahore, a sub-campus known as University City campus (also in Lahore) was established at Kala Shah Kaku. It is called UET Lahore City campus. Besides Kala Shah Kaku campus, other campuses includes RCET (Rachna College of Engnieering and Technology) which is a constituent college of UET Lahore. Rachna College derives its name from the lands stretching between the rivers Ravi and Chenab.

The campus of Rachna College of Engineering and Technology, Gujranwala is spread over an area of about 74 acres (300,000 m2), surrounded by a canal on the south and lush agricultural land on the remaining three sides. The college is on the left bank of Nokhar Branch Canal about seven kilometers off (East) G.T. Road, between Gakhar and Wazirabad. It was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Maqbool Governor of Punjab on 15 January 2003, with the induction of the first batch of 105 students for B.Sc. in Electrical, Mechanical, and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. The college started a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Computer Science Department in October 2008.

The Faisalabad campus, located in Khuryanwala, has been converted into a university sub-campus of UET Lahore. Established in 2004, it has now grown in a campus with full faculty of Mechatronics and Control, Chemical and Electrical Engineering. Coming programs include Computer and Software Engineering.



UET Lahore offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, under the following faculties:


The university consists of 33 departments:

Research centers

The university consists of 16 research centers:

UET is known for its undergraduate studies and is the top priority of higher secondary school graduates of the province. From a total enrollment of 447 in 1961, the figure has now gone up to about 8865, of which 640 are overseas students. The number of female students is more than 1000. Foreign students, mostly from South Asian, Middle-Eastern and African countries like Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iran, Nepal and Indian occupied Kashmir come to UET for undergraduate studies.

Teaching faculty

The UET faculty consists of 741 people including 14 international faculty members; around 122 have doctoral degrees from institutions in U.S., UK and elsewhere. Its faculty holds one Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, one Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one Izaz-e-Kamal Presidential Award and nine HEC Best Teacher Awards.[5]

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. 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 4000 blood donors and more than 25 members. UET's Debating Society holds several national titles.

Officially-constituted societies

The National Library of Engineering Science

The National Library of Engineering Science is the central library for the university with a seating capacity for 400 readers and more than 125,000 volumes of books, 22,000 volumes of bound serials and more than 600 scattered issues of scientific and technical serials on diverse fields. Besides Engineering Subjects, considerable reading materials on Basic Sciences, Social Science, Literature and Islamic Studies are also available. Most of the collection covers Pure Science, Applied Sciences & Technology.

The central Library of the University has the honour of having recently been chosen by the Higher Education Commission to serve as the primary resource center for engineering & technical education in Pakistan.

It is a three story building in front of the Allah Hu Chowk in UET Lahore. It was inaugurated by Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (Not Confirmed)

Notable alumni

UET alumni in foreign university faculties


External links

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