KARACHI: Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) is likely to accredit four new disciplines of Dowood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) Karachi and register 95-96 batch soon, it is learnt.
A DUET official said on anonymity that a PEC team is likely to visit DUET very soon and consider both vital issues of students’ future. He said that four new disciples are Computer System Engineering, Petroleum & Gas Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, and Energy & Environment Engineering.
He said that PEC is also considering to register 114 students of 195-96 batch of this institute so that students could get their jobs in their relevant field. “PEC believes in saving future of students and is hopefully accredit the four new departments of DUET besides registering affected students of 195-96 batch,” the student said.
A student said that DUET administration should expedite efforts for recognising four new disciplines through PEC so that they could get jobs in government sector without any trouble. He said that Vice Chancellor needs to come out with concrete measures and play due role for better future of students.
He urged Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to intervene into the issues of DUET and save students’ future by ensuring accreditation to four new disciplines and registration to 95-96 batch with PEC.
He said that the future of about 114 students of 1995-96 batch is at stake because PEC is reluctant to give them registration which is mandatory for government jobs in engineering sector.
He appealed to PEC to resolve their lingering issue of registration as soon as possible so that they could get government jobs and save their future. The students of 1995-96 batch faced six-year delays in conduction of their examinations during 1997 to 2008 due to their institute’s disaffiliation by the NED University of Engineering and Technology and are still in trouble due to refusal by PEC in granting registration.
PEC was delaying their registration case despite being aware that their age limit for jobs is running out. The students have lost hundreds of job opportunities over the last several years due to non-provision of registration.
A DCET official said on the condition of anonymity that they had filed registration case with PEC and are waiting for the approval.