Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HEC grants highest “W4” category to SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has made a big leap forward with the grant of highest “W-4” category by Higher Education Commission.
This highest category of HEC was granted consequent upon the Inspection of this university by a HEC Committee on January 24, 2012.
Based on the information provided on Quantitative Assessment Form (QAF) and recommendation by the Committee, the Chairman HEC approved the categorization of the University in Category “W4”.
Earlier in 2008, the SSUET was granted the then highest “W” Category for fulfilling the HEC’s criteria.
It may be pointed out that earlier the categories designed by HEC were A, B, C and D which at a later stage got transformed into W, X, Y, and Z categories with “W” being the highest. Of late the HEC further transformed this categorization as W1, W2, W3 and W4 with “W5” being the highest.
It may be mentioned here that SSUET was established in 1994 under an Act passed by Sindh Assembly and was granted Charter by the Governor in 1995.
In 1994, the University had started with only 200 students admitted to the disciplines of Computer and Electronics Engineering and Computer Science and subsequently new disciplines of Bio-Medical, Civil and Telecommunication engineering were added. Today SSUET has over 5000 students on its roll.