University of Engineering and Technology - UET Lahore

Guest Post by: Aisha Anwer

I was asked to write about my university, that is, University of Engineering and Technology (U.E.T.), Lahore, where I had graduated from. I said okay to it, but when I sat down to start writing, I thought to start with the history of the university, to kind of take a tour from past to present and probably talk about what promises for future does it make. So I decided to consult U.E.T’s website for that, and while I was going through it, I thought when they have all the information about the university, and even I am consulting the university’s website to write for this blog, then why bother writing in this blog? My answer to my own question was kind of the definition of this blog: as the name suggests, this blog is the Education Inn, a house for all the educational information, coming to this one place the reader can find most of the basic and a lot more information about many institutes in Pakistan, besides other educational information. So, I thought it is okay even if I consult U.E.T.’s website for writing this post, the purpose is to provide the information ‘under one roof’.

Here is an
outline of what you will get to read in this post, about U.E.T. Lahore

  • My Personal Experience
  • History of the university
  • Admission Procedure
  • Number of Faculties and Departments*
  • Research Institutes

*I will explain the difference between the two as well, so please hold your thoughts, if any, on that

My Personal Experience: My personal experience of the university has been great ! I will not say that U.E.T. is the perfect place to be, but yes it is one of the best ! One of the things I noticed about U.E.T. after paying some visits to FAST and LUMS, (this is my personal observation, and you are free to disagree) that U.E.T. is for everyone ! Whether you are the preseident’s son, or a farmer’s. Besides the moderate fee structure, the environment is such that nobody will fall prey to any complexes ; superiority or inferiority. I simply love this fact about U.E.T. As far as my educational experience is concerned, U.E.T. is good educationally, that we know from its entering the compitition in world’s best universities. But I cannot say that everyone of the faculty is the best ! There are people of all kinds in every group ! But we were taught by teachers who were nothing but the source of all knowledge you could ever imagine ! (for the most part during the four years stay at university)

History: The main campus of UET is located in the northern part of Lahore on the GT road, near the Shalimar Gardens. The institution was established in 1921 as the ‘Mughalpura Technical College’. Later it became the ‘Maclagan Engineering College’, a name given to it in 1923 when Sir Edwards Maclagan, the then Governor of the Punjab who laid the foundation stone of the main building, now called the Main Block. At that stage the institution offered courses of study in only two disciplines; Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In the year 1932, the institution was affiliated with the Punjab University for award of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. In 1947 the institution was offering well-established B.Sc. degree courses in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

In 1954 it started a Bachelor's Degree course in Mining Engineering, the first-ever of its kind in the country. However, the real expansion and development of the institution commenced in 1961 on its transformation into the ‘West Pakistan University of Engineering & Technology’, and within a few years Bachelor's Degree courses were started in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum & Gas Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Architecture, and City & Regional Planning. Later, the University started to develop its postgraduate programs, and by 1970's it was offering Master's Degree Courses in various specializations of engineering, architecture, planning and allied disciplines. Later, Ph.D. Degree Program was also instituted in a number of disciplines.

Today, U.E.T. stands among the top 600 universities of the world, according to the THES & QS World University Ranking

Admission Procedure: The admission procedure in the university is almost the same as any other engineering institute in Pakistan. For the undergraduate admissions, U.E.T. conducts the entry test usually somewhere in July-September . Newspaper advertisement is given to call for applications, wherein the interested candidates, who have atleast 60% marks in F.Sc. or equivalent examinations, apply.

This year, i.e. 2009, U.E.T. introduced an online facility to apply, to make the application procedure simple and easier for the students from outside Lahore. For this purpose laboratories with guidance on application procedure, in some of university ’s departments were allocated, to help the students who do not have computer or Internet facility at their homes. After the students have applied, they are issued a kind of roll number slip, with the test date, time and centre mentioned on it. The entry test carries a total of 400 marks, with negative marking rules of minus 1 for each wrong answer. U.E.T.’s entry test is valid for all the engineering universities of Punjab, as well as some reciprocal seats in other provinces. The final result is calculated by using the formula 70% F.Sc/equivalent marks + 30% entry test marks.

First merit list is displayed usually one week after the entry test. Minimum three and at times 4-5 merit lists are displayed. So, even if some candidate did not get into the faculty of his choice, he still has a chance of being upgraded (provided they gave the option in the form they filled) and have secured admission in the university. Few years back there were separate self-finance seats, but now they have been merged in the open merit seats, but other special seats like over-seas etc. still exist.

Faculties and Departments: Now coming to the faculties and departments, faculty can be thought of as a container of departments, departments are sub-divisions/parts of faculties.

1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
» Department of Electrical Engineering
» Department of Computer Science & Engineering
2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
» Department of Mechanical Engineering
» Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
» Department of Mechatronics & Control Engineering
3. Faculty of Civil Engineering
» Department of Civil Engineering
» Department of Transportation Engineering & Management
» Institute of Environmental Engineering & Research
» Department of Architectural Engineering & Design
4. Faculty of Chemical, Mineral & Metallurgical Engineering
» Department of Chemical Engineering
» Department of Polymer & Process Engineering
» Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
» Department of Mining Engineering
» Department of Geological Engineering
» Department of Petroleum & Gas Engineering
5. Faculty of Architecture & Planning
» Department of City & Regional Planning
» School of Architecture & Design
» Department of Architecture
» Department of Product & Industrial Design
6. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Humanities & Islamic Studies
» Department of Chemistry
» Department of Mathematics
» Department of Physics
» Department of Humanities, Management & Social Sciences
» Department of Islamic Studies

Moreover, U.E.T. has recently started Business Management under the Institute of Business Management. Information on which, is already there on this blog, you can get it here .

Research Institutes: U.E.T. is not only about teaching, it provides platform for new research as well. Besides the creative and innovative work done by students in their respective departments, U.E.T. has research centers as well, to facilitate research. Here is a list of them, (source)

» Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (Weblink)
» Central of Excellence in Water & Engineering (Weblink)
» Inter-Disciplinary Research Center
» Laser & Optronics Center
» Nano Technology Research Center
» Automotive Engineering Center
» Energy & Power Research Center
» Bio-Medical Engineering Research Center
» Manufacturing Technologies Development Center
» Software Engineering Center
» ZTE-UET Training Center
» Vehicle Examination Center
» Innovation Technology Development Center
» HUAWEI-UET Joint Telecom IT Center (Weblink)

PS: I have tried to share with you what I know, trying to make it as simple to remember/understand as I could, and have given references to the resources (mostly university’s website links) where needed, any omissions in the information are not deliberate, if any.
For further information you can reach university’s website


Unknown said...

can i get details of fee structure??

Unknown said...

plz can you send me about admission in any uviversity for engneering ...i have a big problem because i have my number in fsc is less then 60%.plz send me about that at my personal e-mail adress which is

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Anonymous said...

ADEEN i gravely regret the delay in response, well you can find the fee structure at this link from university's website, i hope it has what you were looking for

Anonymous said...

Bilal i am sorry i didn't get your question, i mean what exactly do you need to know? if you can please elaborate your question; i may be of some help

Hamza zafeer said...

in fsc my marks are less than how i take admission .plz send me detail on my

Shahzaib Siddiq said...

@Hamza minimum admission requirement is 60% marks so I'm afraid you can't.

Unknown said...

EXCUSE ME!i need to know IS NED KARACHI BETTER THEN FAST I WANT TO GET ADDMIN. IN ENGINEERING I HAVE DoNE FSC WITH THE % of 75..actually i am quite not sure where should i go pls help me out can email me at this ..

maria said...

Thanks for giving such information to us.
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Unknown said...

dear all
can i apply to bs.c petroleum engineering after DAE civil?
what is best and perfect university for petroleum engineering?

Anonymous said...

Hi, what are the admission procedures and all tuition for international student?!

Unknown said...

sir i want suggestion one should go uet in gujranwala for electrical... or in p.u for chemical...??

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