B.Tech graduates & Pakistan Technology Council

B.Tech graduates to have Pakistan Technology Council soon
Islamabad, Apr 18: More than 50,000 B.Tech graduates, after years-long struggle, received a green signal from National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology to establish a separate Pakistan Technology Council (PTC) for registering them and safeguarding their interests and rights.

B.Tech graduates have been deprived of access to higher studies, job opportunities in public departments and promotions due to undefined status of their degree and it was their longstanding demand to establish PTC.

Chairman Pakistan Council of Technologists, Sheikh Javed said that after strenuous efforts of B.Tech community, Chairman NA Standing Committee on Science and Technology Dr. Abdul Qadir Khanzada in a meeting with Pakistan Council of Technologists (PCT) announced to establish the PTC.

The council has handed over the draft of PTC Act to Ministerof Science and Technology, Changez Khan Jamali so that the work on establishing a separate council can be started as early as possible.

Now, Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) as well as Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) have also recommended to establish PTC, he said.

B.Tech graduates have been suffering from the last 35 years due to undefined status of their degree.

Earlier, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) refused to recognize and register B.Tech graduates, restraining their access to employment opportunities as well as due promotions in the public departments.

Only private organizations and few government departments were acknowledging the status of B.Tech graduates, giving them jobs, Javed said.

Now the B.Tech graduates hope that their problems will be resolved during the tenure of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led government.

Over 10,000 B.Tech graduates complete their degrees from different institutes annually and start their struggle in the market for jobs and most of them have to go abroad for jobs, he observed.

Pakistan Technology Council, if established, will help register technology graduates, control technology institution and eliminate discrimination regarding higher education, job opportunities and scale promotion.

About the history of their struggle, Sheikh Javed informed that a draft bill for the establishment of PTC was dispatched in February 2010 which was forwarded to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on March 3, 2010 for furnishing their comments but is still pending.

Earlier, PEC refused to control, register and promote the technologists and in its Act passed on December 29 from the Parliament excluded the terms 'technicians or technologists' which meant that the council was not ready to accept their status.

B.Tech programme was formally launched in 1973 and the then Ministry of Education directed to give status of B.Tech (Hons) degree at par with B.Sc Engineering/B.E degree, according to the letter No. 15-29/73-Tech.

According to the letter no PEC/4-P/QEC, PEC stated that B.Tech degree will be considered equivalent to B.Sc/BE and the same decision was taken in 9th inter-provincial ministers conference at Quetta in 1986, 39th HEC meeting on 12-2-98, FPSC in its letter no F4-89/2002-R but now PEC is not ready to accept their status.

The B.Tech holders study the same courses like engineers and are equally competent but they have to struggle and file cases individually to recognize their degree status, Sheikh Javed said.

After PEC refusal to register B.tech graduates, different public departments denied to recognize their degree, not giving them jobs. While those who were appointed already remained deprived of promotion above Grade 16, he said.

Sheikh Javed said Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is also not appointing the B.Tech degree holders directly.

The technologists holding B.Tech qualification have filed several cases in courts and got 17 decisions in their favour, declaring their degree equivalent to B.Sc/BE but no decision could not be implemented so far.

The full bench of Supreme Court in Suo Motu Review Petition No. 52 of 1993 given its verdict on June 05, 1995 in favour of B.Tech (Hons) (PLD 1995 SC 701), thrashing out the role of PEC. But, PEC in 2004-05 managed the amendments by adding new clausesand definition of professional engineering work and section 5A of Section 27 only to null and void the decision of full bench of Supreme Court thus to interfere in the service matters and blocking promotion channels of employees possessing B.Tech (Hons) degrees.

HEC through a letter accepted the status of B.Tech (Hons) equivalent to BS.c/BE and started issuing equivalence certificate to the graduates but the public departments refused to employ them, he said.app

Your Comments
"I want to become the part of the Councils Struggle for B.Tech Holders"
Name: MUHAMMAD RIYAZ UDDIN SAJID
Email: engrriyazsajid@gmail.com
City, Country:Karachi, Pakistan

"when this problem will solve? Right now what is the status of B-Tech honor? I am in KSA and here the student who have B-tech pass degree from India can works as an Engineer therefore I have B-tech honor degree from Pakistan but I cant work as an Engineer. Please tell me why?"
Name: Muhammad Farhan
Email: mfarhan016@gmail.com
City, Country:karachi, Pakistan

"HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION PAKISTAN to make equal the B.Tech Hons degree to BSc Eng and the students should be given admission in MS Engineering."
Name: Muhammad Shamim Khan
Email: shamimtech10@gmail.com
City, Country:karachi, Pakistan

"b tech degree holders are facing lot of problem in the country and abroad due to devil pec. it is duty of all b tech degree holders to come out from their homes and start struggle against devil pec for our rights.GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES."
Name: khan
Email: kirn_kirn71@hotmail.com
City, Country: toronto

"Just yesterday ,I hear a news for the establishment of PTC (Pakistan Technology council). Alhamdolillah ,after all sun rises to support the truth. the B.Tech Engineers are back bone of engineering. I appreciate the decision of present government and salam Zulfiqar Ali Bhuto who support to start B.Tech education. engrfaiz@hotmail.com B.Tech (Hons) pioneer group UET Lahore"
Name: Faiz ur Rehman
Email: engrfaiz@hotmail.com
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"I have listen from some friends of mine that B-tech council is approved by the HEC in a meeting held on 27-8-2012 and the case was recommended to the government for final approval.please comment on the news above, Is it true?"
Name: jamal Nasir
Email: jans2010@hotmail.com
City, Country: hyderabad pakistan

"HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION PAKISTAN to make equal the B.Tech Hons degree to BSc Eng and the students should be given admission in MS Engineering."
Name: Tanveer Khan
Email: tanveer_khan1858@yahoo.com
City, Country: Sargodha Pakistan

"Its good if PPP government is doing well for B-Tech engineers and we are part of the movement and struggle"
Name: Iftikhar Ahmed Leghari
Email:iftikhar.leghari@gmail.com
City, Country:Dera Ghazi Khan,Pakistan

"Just yesterday ,I hear a news for the establishment of PTC (Pakistan Technology council). Alhamdolillah ,after all sun rises to support the truth. the B.Tech Engineers are back bone of engineering. I appreciate the decision of present government and salam Zulfiqar Ali Bhuto who support to start B.Tech education."
Name: Tariq Sohail
Email:sohailchaudhari@gmail.com
City, Country:Islamabad

"B_Tech. Degree holder are imparting more share in development of country than other professonals, so the must be consider and register as professonal engineer."
Name: ATTA MUHAMMAD
Email:malikatif_009@yahoo.com
City, Country:SARGODHA PAKISTAN

"I have listen from some friends of mine that Higher Education Commission approved Pakistan Technology Council (PTC)in its 27th session.Please comment what will be status/scope who is seeking admission in BSc Technology in UET on the basis of FSC"
Name: Muhammad Khalid Hafeez
Email:khalidhafeez85@yahoo.com
City, Country: Sargodha,Pakistan

"B.Tech. Engineers are also got degrees from the same UETs where BSc Engineers obtained,,,so why this step mother treat with B Tech Engineers... ? Congratulate to all B Tech Engineers,,,,as Establishment of PAKiSTAN TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL,,,,, Tell all your Friends aboutMembership and Points of B Tech Pass and B Tech Hons. with Experience basis. Be cause many friends fed up and left after passing B Tech Pass,, and they have 15-20 years experience on huge Projects"
Name: khadim Hussain
Email: khadimirza@yahoo.com
City, Country: Faisalabad Pakistan

"My promotion is due. But Tevta does not recognized the degree of PIMSAT even it is certified by HEC."
Name: abdul waheed
Email: waheed67lhr@yahoo.com
City, Country: lahore pakistan

"i am very glad to know that the PTC is estabiling in pakistan for the technologists. is it true?"
Name: muhammad shabbir
Email: scorpio_exotic27@yahoo.com
City, Country: gujranwala pakistan

"main B.TECH hons krney k bad kea MS Engineering main admission ley sakoun ga kea? or ye PTC kub tak establish ho gi please reply"
Name: Imran Khan
Email: lucky.soneher@gmail.com
City, Country: Multan

"THIS IS A GOOD INITIATIVE . BUT IT LOOKS THAT IT TAKES YEARS TO TURN THIS DREAM INTO REALITY . PLEASE ESTABLISH THE PTC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE . NOV 23 , 2012"
Name: ZEESHAN AHMED
Email: zeeshanahmedned@yahoo.com
City, Country: KARACHI , PAKISTAN

"why not b tech programe equal to Bsc engineering"
Name: aamir saeed
Email: AAMIRSAEEDNUST@hotmail.com
City, Country: islamabad pakistan

"Its very better for all of us B-Tech graduates to fights at all forums for our rights without further dely .Thanks ! and pray. I am also want to be a member please provide me membership procedure ."
Name: Mirza Muhammed Umer Draz
Email: umermirza9910@gmail.com
City, Country: Multan,Pakistan

"hi and salam to all, i totally agree with this news given above. B-tech degree is not recognised in Pakistan. it is my golden advice for oyuth dont do b-tech. however if you are diploma holder take admission in B.E program ( u may get admission in private universities easily). after B.E you will get ur bright future. B.E is un defined degree so again dont waste ur time in B-TECH. Our goverment would be provide relief for b-tech till last day of world. hahahhahhahaha. i have done b-tech, i was un lucky. Some people are giving u rong hopes that one day P.T.C (pakistan techonology concil )will me estabilished). it is just paying lips. My eldest brother told me he had been hearing this news of P.T.C since 1990.well guyz dont play with your future. bye and think about my suggestion bcz i am ur sincere. one day you people will agree with me."
Name: syed saifullah
Email: saiff95@yahoo.com
City, Country: karachi

"I appreciate to all concerns directly or indirectly engauge in the efforts of "PTC"
Name: Muhammad Atif Iqbal
Email: atifiqbal@hinopak.com
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan

"The efforts duly done by B.Tech Council memebrs to get approval for forming PTC is realy appreciated. Let us struggle more to get its equvilancy to B.Sc Engineering degree.In any case B.Tech ( Hon) degree is not less than B.Sc/ B.E degree . A day will come that we will get success in Pakistan as well as abroad. Indian Govtt. is helping their B.Tec graduates by writing B.Tech(Pass) in Civil or Elect Engineering , which is considered in arabian countries as an Engineer but regret to inform that due to PEC suppermacy Pakistan Govtt. is not allowing to write even this word in degree. Its our genuine right and we will fight for it.
Name: Chaudhary Akhtar Ali
Email: ch_aakhan@hotmail.com
City, Country: Kuwait

"Engineering k lye 45000(Forty Five Thousands ) students entry test dyty hai....BUT B.Sc(Engg)/B.E ki total seats PUNJAB Province mae 6000(Private+Government Sector Institiutes) seats hoti hai...my question is baqi 38 Thousand students kaha jae....This is competition........and almost in every engg university, DAE walo k lye some seats fix hoti hai....Anyone who work hard will enter in those engg universities...... AND......B.Tech(Honors) SHOULD NOT be equated to BSc.Engg Degree."
Name: Safeer
Email: safeer@hotmail.com
City, Country: karachi

"hi guys. i think there should be a test after b.tech(hons) to get PEC registration. . what do you think??"
Name: muhammad atif
Email: m.atif009@yahoo.com
City, Country:multan, pakistan

"b,tech issue and Kashmir problem is same in their nature both could not solved but we have to continoue our struggle."
Name: imran khan
Email: engrimrankhan21@gmail.com
City, Country:swat,pakistan

"I have listen from some friends of mine that B-tech HONS. degree is equal to B.S..... approval be PEC.please comment on the news above, Is it true?"
Name: sabir rahman
Email: sabir_rahman220@yahoo.com
City, Country:islamabad.

"kya admi Fsc preeng ma 57 percent marks k bad b tech kar skta ha, koi job ma problem to nai"
Name: Habib ur Rehman
Email: habib.raja31@yahoo.com
City, Country: Rwp

"Dear all we are suffering from a lot duration of time the reason of this is only that we do not work on it together so please keep continue ur together and pass out ur comments powerfully."
Name:Saqib mukhtar
Email:mukhtar.saqib@yahoo.com
City, Country: faisalabad pakistan

"dear friends its totally fake.now it is 2014 after 2 year nothing special.pray all,,,"
Name:rao abid
Email:abidrana929@yahoo.com
City, Country: krk kasur pak

"Technologists are more efficient. So give them their rights."
Name:Hafiz Ihsan Ullah Nadeem
Email:ihsanullahnadeem@gmail.com
City, Country: Layyah,Pakistan

"In real sense b-tech engineers are in touch with studies more than BS or BE engineers, i m wonder that why pakistan is not admitting this reality,why.. what is the problem with this country. same books , same course same everything but pakistan..???? i request all B-tech engineers to come out from their homes and ask for their rights.. please if v dont do so , v will be considered always a LOOOOZERS"
Name:ghufran
Email:ghufran_technologist@yahoo.com
City, Country: karak,pakistan

"I M STUDYING IN BS TECHNOLOGY (HONS) IN ELECTRICAL. WHT IS THE DIFF B/W B.TEC, BS.TEC,BSC, OR B.E PLZ TELL ME PLZ?"
Name:SAAD KAMAL
Email:sad041091@gmail.com
City, Country: LAHORE,pakistan

"B.tech issue and Kashmir issue is same in their nature both could not solved but we have to continue our struggle."
Name:Muhammad Imran
Email:mimrandik@yahoo.com
City, Country: Islamabad Pakistan

"I am really disappointed that i had complete my B.Tech (hons) but i have no status and i am struggling for better job, so its my opinion for to establish PTC or PEC gave us some status otherwise make a bin where we dump our B.Tech(Hons) degrees"
Name: Gulraiz Saeed
Email: gulraiz86@yahoo.com
City, Country: Sialkot, Pakistan

"I have acquired M.Phil in Electrical Engineering (UMT) after completing BTech Honors (UET, Lhr). It is my strong desire that Pakistan Technology Council Act be approved by the National Assembly and pass outs be registered as Engineering Technologists as in all over the globe."
Name: Engr. Muhammad Abdullah Khalid Seyal
Email: mak.seyal@yahoo.com
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"Sir, Assalam-u-Alikum Sir, Mera ap sa 3 sawal hn ap un ka jawab da dain ma ap ka bht mashkoor hun ga. (1) Sir ap mujhay yeh bataen k FSc k baad B.Tech / B.Tech(Honors) ho sakta ha kya? (2) aur B.Tech PEC sa manzoor shuda ha kya? (3) Sir mujhay chand colleges aur universities k nam bta dain jo B.Tech offer karta hun. Thank u."
Name: Umair Mansoor
Email: umairmansoor123@yahoo.com
City, Country: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

"How and when i can get registration?"
Name: Zahid Nawaz
Email: zahidain297@gmail.com
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan

"I want to get equivalency b-tech (hons) degree, pls you explain process and attached documents enclose for further process?"
Name: Shahid sajjad
Email: shahidsajjad2010@yahoo.com
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan

"B-tech (Hons)degree holders need to get their right to get registration?"
Name: Hafiz Muhammad Atif Jamil
Email: atifjamil88@gmail.com
City, Country: Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan

"I severly anger with our govt & MoST which are not taking interest to give the right of B.Tech (Hons)?"
Name: Khurram shahzad
Email: engrmech1@gmail.com
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"I want to become the part of the Councils Struggle for B.Tech Holders"
Name: Manzoor hussain
Email: manzoorhussain009@gmail.com.pk
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan

"we appeal from govt of pakistan for ptc for the seperate regiteration of b tech digrees"
Name: M fayyaz khan kundi
Email: fayyazkundi786@gmail.com
City, Country: D I khan

"How and when i can get registration"
Name: Engr IHSAN
Email: kihsan268@gmail.com
City, Country: peshawar

"kia ye such he? wow thats great announce from gvt pk"
Name: Noor hassan
Email: noorhassan815@gmail.com
City, Country: ghotki

"We need unity to resolve this issue, there is a big gap even among the B.Tech Graduates, which is the main resistance in our success"
Name: Muhammad Yousuf Mirza
Email: mym15562@gmail.com
City, Country: Lahore

"ASLAMULLAKUM TO ALL: DEAR meny b.tech pass(civil) clear kya hy 1st division m lakin mujhy kam ka tajrba etc nhie hy to me ab me kya kero our kesy apply kero ya as digree ki bass py koi our unviersty m apply kerskta ho ya nie plz plz mery help kro jo meny apni email di hy?"
Name: Asad ali
Email: asadali_l@yahoo.com
City, Country: Hyd, Pakistan

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