By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
With less than a week left for the deadline of submission of applications for admission to various engineering disciplines being offered at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), there is greater rush at the counters set up for the purpose.
The university has fixed November 11 as the last date for submission of admission forms while the aptitude test will be held on November 24.
This year there has been an all time high number of students seeking to get admission in engineering disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical, Telecommunication besides Computer Science and already there has been a 25-30 percent increase in the number of admission seekers as compared to last year.
From the new academic session 2014, the University is offering new programmes of Architecture, Software Engineering and Bio-Informatics. However, this will be subject to approval from accreditation bodies.
Keeping the ever growing number of admission seekers and seats limitations in view, the university has chalked out an expansion program whereby a new block to provide more class rooms and laboratories is being constructed to fulfill the PEC laid criteria.
The university is also exploring the possibility of introducing some more BS program and research institutes. The university 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 at Master and Ph.D levels besides robust continuous education program in the evening.
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. The university has announced that the admissions will be strictly on merit giving weightage to marks obtained in Matric (SSC), Intermediate (HSC) and Aptitude test.