By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Nearly four thousand candidates aspiring for admission in the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, appeared in the pre-admission entry test for bachelor’s degree programmes held at the Karachi Expo Centre on October 2.
Besides the areas of four provinces, a good number of candidates from far flung areas like Gilgit, Baltistan and Azad Kashmir also appeared in the entry test for the academic year 2017.
The SSUET, a centre of excellence since 1994, offers admissions in 11 disciplines which include electronic, computer, civil, bio-medical, telecommunication, electrical engineering and architecture besides computer science, software engineering, bio-infomatics and information technology.
As per required criteria the eligibility for admission in first seven disciplines is minimum 60 percent marks in HSC and 55 percent for rest four disciplines.
The Chancellor SSUET, Jawaid Anwar, besides Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawaid H Rizvi and Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali who were present on the occasion, visited the test centre and reviewed the arrangements.
In his brief remarks on the occasion Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said it would be ensured that admissions to all disciplines are made strictly on merit basis and he has issued firm directions in this respect.
The university, he pointed out, prepared future leaders able to compete the ever growing challenges in the fields of engineering and technology.
"With career focussed education, the SSUET prides itself for having a highly qualified and experienced faculty committed in meeting the international standards,” the Chancellor stated.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H Rizvi, remarked that in keeping with the emerging trends, the university has introduced new technologies to meeting the ever-increasing market demands.
The university is equipped with air-conditioned laboratories with 1,500 plus Nodes Computer Network and high speed internet connectivity and enjoys highest HEC's W4 category and is graded as 5-star University by Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC).
Chartered in 1993, the SSUET is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and International Association of Universities (IAU), UNESCO, Paris.