The 37th meeting of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore. Governor Punjab and Chancellor UET Lahore Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar chaired the meeting of the Senate.
The meeting was held online in which the Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Deans, Chairpersons, senior faculty, and other members of the Senate participated. During the meeting, the budget estimates and action taken by the Vice chancellor regarding the implementation of the budget estimates (Recurring and non-Recurring) for the financial year 2021 and 2022 were approved.
The Senate approved the nomination of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz, Campus Coordinator UET Narowal Campus, as member of senate on the Finance and Planning Committee (F&PC). The house reviewed and approved the recommendations of the Syndicate regarding sustainability of UET Pension Fund and utilization of profit to be earned on the investment of fund. The Senate also endorsed the Regularization of Service Statues 2021.
The Vice-Chancellor acknowledged the patronage, guidance and support of the Chancellor / Governor Punjab for the university. While presenting the progress report of the university, the Vice-Chancellor intimated the house that university has fully implemented the teaching of Translation of Holy Quran across all undergraduate degree programs.
He also updated that UET is continues to improve in international rankings. Most recently, UET Lahore is ranked 376th in the world Engineering and Technology universities. The degree program in Petroleum and Gas Engineering is ranked in the top 100 whereas three other programs are ranked in top 500 program of the world. In the most recent Graduate Employability Ranking 2022, only five Pakistani universities have been ranked out of a total of 786 who are evaluated. UET
Lahore stands at 351-500 and is ranked highest in the public sector universities in Punjab and second in the country.
He further updated the house that in 2022 Subject Rankings the UET is ranked 801-1000 in Physical Sciences. The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the role and contributions of the UET faculty in the continuous improvement in university ranking and winning the competitive research grants, many of them in collaboration with local and international academic institutions and industry.
UET has recently signs meaningful MoUs with local and international academic institutions and industry like Sunder Industries, Schlumberger, Pelosi etc. The local collaborations are focused on creating opportunities for internships and employment as well as involving students in R&D through final year projects and postgraduate theses. HE thanked the UET teachers who have exhibited great responsibility during online education due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vice-Chancellor thanked the Registrar and his staff for their administrative support in the affairs of the university and their contribution in organizing a historic high frequency of meetings of statutory bodies. The Chancellor showed his satisfaction on the overall performance of the university and appreciated the services of the Vice-Chancellor and his team.