An agreement was signed between the University of Education, Lahore (UE) and the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (UET) to enhance the online and blended pedagogical skills of teachers and bring the teaching system in line with modern requirements.

The IIOE program launched in Pakistan in collaboration with UNESCO is initiated by the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE). The agreement was formally signed by the Vice-Chancellor University of Education, Lahore Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) and the Vice-Chancellor University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar at a ceremony held at the Township Campus of the University.
Under the agreement, teachers serving in higher education institutions will be trained in online and blended teaching so that they can provide education and training to students keeping in view the requirements of the time. In addition, the main objective of the IIOE is to make developing countries like Pakistan realize the achievement of the educational targets set for 2030, and to increase international cooperation in higher education, quality education and educational trends.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor University of Education, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) said that humanity is facing complex challenges at present but modern technology as an effective tool can be used to combat them. Emerging Educational technology has gained a special place in the field of education as well as in various spheres of life, because through it the teaching system can continue uninterrupted, a glimpse of which we saw in the days of Corona epidemic. “During the Corona epidemic, online education saved the world from a major educational catastrophe, so there is a great need for our teachers to enhance their teaching skills through modern technology,” he added. This program is of great importance under the supervision of the University of Education and UET, Lahore.

On the occasion, Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar said that under the IIOE program this agreement is of great importance. The University of Education has a special place in the country in terms of teacher education and training. “So, I strongly hope that the very positive results of this program will be achieved through the University of Education and its dynamic leadership Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I)” he added. It should be noted that under the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE) program, there was an Online Courses Competition-Courseware, in which more than 200 teachers from 45 countries of Asia Pacific participated. According to the results of this competition, under the supervision of Dr. Aisha Mahmood, Faculty Member, University of Education, M.Phil Scholars Sadia Nawaz and Qaratulain Sarwat won “first” and “special” positions respectively.

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Is it that time of the year again, when students must choose a university for their further education? Choosing universities for higher education has always been a difficult task as there are so many options but students get confused as to which university falls in the best category. But don’t worry, we have got your back. In this article, we have listed 6 of the top best universities in Pakistan for you.

1. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

National University of Sciences and Technology also known as NUST, was established in 1991 and since then it has been ranked among the top emerging universities of Pakistan. It is in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. The university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees which also include professional and doctoral degrees. NUST entry test is extremely difficult, and the competition is also very high as students from all over Pakistan apply here. The acceptance rate at NUST is 4%.

2. University of the Punjab (PU)

University of the Punjab was established in 1882 in Lahore, it is the largest and oldest university in Pakistan. The university has over 5 campuses, 13 faculties, over 83 departments and research centers. Punjab university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. They offer a vast variety of programs for their students that include Law, Commerce, Arts and Humanities, Islamic studies, Engineering and Technology, Economics and Management Sciences etc. It is the most selective institution with an acceptance rate of 20%.

3. University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

University of Engineering and Technology also known as UET, was established in 1921, it is one of the oldest engineering universities of Pakistan. It is situated in Lahore. The student population at UET is over 11,000 across undergraduate and master’s disciplines. UET offers a variety of 92 STEM courses within the facilities of civil engineering, architecture, business planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and the list goes on. UET is also linked to 42 international institutes including a few universities in the UK which include: University of Manchester and Queen Mary University.

4. COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)

COMSATS University Islamabad, also known as COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is a public university which was established in 1998. When this university was established, it was the first exclusive institute of Information Technology. Comsats is a multi-campus university, the main campus is in Islamabad, but the sub-campuses are found in Lahore, Sahiwal, Abbottabad and Attock. The institute offers various undergraduate programs such as Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Geology, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering and much more.

5. Aga Khan University (AKU)

Aga Khan University is one of the most prestigious universities, it was founded in 1983. In 2000, the university expanded its operations to Afghanistan, Kenya, Uganda and the United Kingdom. Aga Khan University is one of the largest private health-care providers in Pakistan as well as East Africa. The university in Karachi, Pakistan, is an 84-acre campus which also includes a hospital and hostels for their students. Aga Khan University provides all kinds of facilities for its students, they have a huge sports center, cricket and football grounds with an indoor gymnasium, squash courts and much more. The acceptance rate at Aga Khan is 80%.

6. University of Management and Technology (UMT)

University of Management and Technology (UMT) is a private university located in Lahore, it was established in 1990 and recognized by HEC, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. UMT comes in the W4 category of HEC which is the highest attainable HEC ranking for Pakistani universities. UMT offers more than 100+ bachelor’s, doctoral and master’s degrees. They have a diverse range of programs and fields which include media and communication, textile design, banking, computer science, aviation, management, technology, liberal arts, engineering etc. Their acceptance rate is 100%.

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LAHORE: Al- Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore launched the 14th ICOSST (Intel Conference On Open-Source Systems & Tech), a flagship event initiated in 2006.

This year’s conference inspired researchers, academics, industry  experts and public sector and private organizations from within and outside the country, the UET Spokesperson said.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar graced the opening ceremony  as a Chief Guest. Minister for Higher Education, Government of Punjab, H.E. Raja Yasir Humayon Sarfraz and Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid also present. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar welcomed the guests, invited speakers, industrial experts and public and private institutes.

The virtual conference featured 176 research papers  from various countries including Pakistan, India, China, Italy, Lebanon, USA, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Philippine and Nigeria. The Technical Evaluation Committee accepted 35 papers qualifying the merit-based criteria, the UET Spokesperson informed.

Speakers were invited from prestigious universities of Pakistan and other countries like Italy, United states, Amsterdam, Germany and China to deliver talks on Network Security and IOT, Software and System, Cloud Computing and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and COVID’19 pandemic.

A virtual exposition was designed in a 3D environment where products from different research labs of KICS were displayed for the visitors to have a live demo experience in a virtual reality-based environment.

Representatives from various resource centres in agriculture, agro based industries, pharmaceuticals, information and communication technologies (ICTs) participated in the sessions.


The Government College University Lahore (GCU) and University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET) joined hands for teaching and research collaboration in the fields of science, engineering, social sciences, humanities and language.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and UET Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar signed the accord at a formal ceremony at the engineering university.

A combined entry test for admissions in B.Sc. Engineering and B.Sc. Engineering Technology in UET Lahore, its constituent campuses, and all government engineering institutes across Punjab, are scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th of June, 2020 in the test centers allotted by the Virtual University. The online registration process, for the combined entry test for admission to UET, will end on the first of June, 2020.

Entry Test tokens are available on the designated HBL branches on payment of Rs. 1200/- till June 01, 2020. The last date for printing of admission cards is 02 June 2020. A Mock test to guide the candidates on attempting computer-based tests will also be conducted on Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th of June, 2020 in the assigned Virtual University Centers at the allotted time. However, the final test will be conducted on June 13 and 14, 2020.

Similarly, the results of the entry test will be declared on June 15, 2020 (Midnight) and will be available on the web portal. Students can get all the information related to the entrance test from the UET Lahore website.

Candidates may use computer and printer facility in computer laboratories made available by UET Lahore campus, UET Taxila, Engineering College Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology Multan, Engineering College Islamia University Bahawalpur, University of Gujrat and Fatima Jinnah Women University (for ladies only) Rawalpindi from May 6 to June 01, 2020 between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with a break for prayer during working days.

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The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore on Tuesday donated cash and other essential equipment to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19.

During a meeting with Punjab Governor/Chancellor UET Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar and UET Faisalabad Campus Textile Engineering Department Chairman Dr Mohsin presented a cheque worth Rs 2,556,167/- from faculty, officers and staff as a donation towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19.

LETTER The Times Higher Education (THE) has released its Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020, with 14 Pakistani universities making an appearance on the highly credible and respected ranking table. Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, was named the top university in Pakistan. It was placed 85th spot in the international ranking list, the only Pakistani university to make it to the top 100 among emerging economies. Over the years, THE has become a world leader in university rankings. Besides QS and Shanghai ranking tables, THE is the only other internationally esteemed rankings model. Each university claiming a spot in the ranking undergoes much scrutiny to be placed in the league with other institutions. Various indicators including research, international outlook, teaching prowess, etc. are taken into account when preparing the approved table of university rankings. Since 2014, THE, has without fail released an emerging economies university ranking, highlighting universities from parts of the world that are aiming toward economic growth. Pakistan has been a constant presence on the list since 2015 when NUST made its way to the 95th spot.

Rising Number in Emerging Economies University Ranking

This year is especially celebratory because for the first time over ten Pakistani institutions have made a place for themselves in the list. The second-best Pakistani university after Quaid-i-Azam University was COMSATS, Islamabad, at 159th position. This isn’t the first time COMSATS is appearing in THE ranking, however, it is slightly unfortunate to note that the university slipped 22 spots from its last year’s position, when it was on the 137th position. Interestingly, the overall performance of COMSATS has notably improved. From the number of citations to international outlook, the varsity’s scores have moved upwards with the varsity securing 29.2 points overall. Nonetheless, it is clear that other universities have shown improved performance as well, leading to COMSATS’ slip in the table. Following COMSATS, was Islamic International University Islamabad, which was placed in the 201-250 band. Overall, IIU secured 25.0-27.2 points, and received 46.8 for its international outlook, beating both Quaid-i-Azam and COMSATS. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad were all placed in the 251-300 band. 

14 Pakistani universities get featured in latest rankings released by Times Higher Education

All three universities scored between 22.7 to 24.9 points overall. Albeit, there isn’t a wide gap amongst the number of citations for each of the three universities, however, it is clear from the numbers that LUMS was the top university in Pakistan in terms of international outlook, scoring 49.4, the bets among Pakistani varsities. The University of Punjab was placed in the 301-350 band with an overall score of 20.9-22.6. As Pakistan’s oldest and biggest university, it is rather disheartening to note that the varsity only obtained a score of 10.4 in the research category. However, the University of Punjab rivals LUMS for teaching, both scoring 19.5 for the category. 

Next on the list were the University of Engineering & Technology Lahore and University of Peshawar, both making it to the 351-400 band. Even though the two institutes share an overall score of 19.1-20.8, their international outlook differs by over ten points. UET received a score of 44.9 for international outlook, while University of Peshawar got 34.4. Three more Pakistani universities were placed in the 401-500 band: Bahauddin Zakariya University, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. All three varsities received an overall score of 15.8-19.0. There wasn’t a stark difference amongst scores received in most categories including industry income, the score for which was close to 10 for all three. Nonetheless, there was a marked difference between the scores received by UVAS in the citations category. The Lahore-based university received a meager 8.5, while the other two secured numbers above 19. Of the total 533 entries on THE’s emerging economics ranking list, Government College University, Lahore and University of Sargodha also found a place in the 501+ band. Both universities received an overall score of 13.3-15.7. However, the most startling revelation has to be the 5.7 points bestowed upon GCU in the citations category.

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