The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has been set up with a vision to equip youngsters with modern scientific education.
This was stated by the Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Z.A. Nizami.
He said that University’s vision entailed development of research centres having facilities for conducting quality research and making breakthroughs that reflect originality; development of meaningful inter-action with industry and world level research centres to evolve and update courses of study and to ensure their compatibility with industrial needs as well as with the standards prevailing in the main stream of technical education, undertake and encourage all activities that aimed at fostering the technological education of society and providing quality products and services to the country.
Nizami stated that the overall objective was to produce Engineers and Technicians who should be able to form a vibrant and thriving society.
He pointed out that courses of the University are accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council while the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has given “w” category to the University. “w” is the highest ranking in the HEC’s system of ranking.
Similarly, the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee has awarded it 5 Stars, which was another feather to the cap of the University.
Chancellor said we have research centres working on projects under the guidance of researchers based in USA and our final year projects are highly attractive for the industry and can be used to enhance efficiency of existing set up in the industrial units, which in turn will result in the increase in their output.
He said the university has collaboration with foreign universities. It is the member of Association of Commonwealth Universities and UNESCO sponsored International Association of Universities.
Nizami referred to SSUET’s Career Planning & Placement Bureau and said it helps the graduates in getting jobs, trainings and facilities for further education.
According to the Bureau record some 5,555 graduates are employed out of the total 7,659 graduates produced by the University since 1998, while 838 are acquiring higher education and 914 are engaged in their own business.
Nizami said the University has many projects in pipeline that envisage inter-action of academia with industry to give leverage to industrial growth and impetus to national economy.
One such project is the establishment of an IT park, planning work for which has mostly completed, he said adding that the park will benefit multiple sectors, which include Industry, Technical Education, Research, Communication and Marketing and will serve as a source for earning foreign exchange for the country.
He explained that this project will have cluster of offices equipped with best plug and play facilities, uninterrupted power supply, perfect security arrangements and high class telephonic and internet facilities.
Nizami said the main stay of this park will be research and development laboratories that will solve technical problems of the industry and also develop new product for it.