By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, is witnessing an ever growing desire of students seeking to take admission in this university ever since the process for admissions had started with November 11 being the last date for submitting application forms and the aptitude test to be held on November 24.
Over 2,200 prospective applicants have obtained prospectus while about 2,000 had purchased model test papers. The number of candidates obtaining prospectus was estimated to be higher by about 20 to 25 percent as compared to the same period last year.
The process started for admissions in engineering disciplines of Electronics, Civil, Computer, Telecommunication and Bio-Medical besides Computer Science
The University is all set to introduce new programs of Architecture, Software Engineering and Bio-Informatics from academic year 2014.
The university is also exploring the possibility of introducing BS program at its Institute of Environment and Human Settlements. It has allocated limited seats on merit for the wards of overseas Pakistanis.
The SSUET has over 5500 students on its roll studying in the engineering disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Bio-Medical, Civil and Telecommunication besides computer science. The university is already offering post-graduate programs and at Master and Ph.D levels besides robust continuous education program in the evening.
According to Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Jawaid H Rizvi, the introduction of new programs from new academic year would open up doors for those who want to enter the fields having greater potential to cope with the growing market demands.
It may be mentioned here that Higher Education Commission has granted highest W4 ranking to the University while graded as 5-star University by the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee of Sindh Government.
The ISO 9001 certified, SSUET is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and International Association of Universities (IAU), UNESCO, Paris.
According to the university announcement, the admissions will be strictly on merit giving weightage to marks obtained in Matric (SSC), Intermediate (HSC) and Aptitude test.