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DCET allowed to award degrees

KARACHI, July 3: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman, Dr Attaur Rehman, has approved the status of Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) as a degree-awarding institution.

This was stated by DCET Principal Dr Mohammad Nasim in an interview with PPI on Tuesday.

He said that after the approval of DCET as a federal government chartered engineering college with degree-awarding status, the HEC had also sent its recommendations in this regard to the education secretary.

Dr Nasim said that President Musharraf was expected to promulgate an ordinance in this regard very soon. The principal said that the future of 142 students of the college belonging to the batches of 1991-92, 93-94 and 95-96 would now be saved.

Observers recall that due to an administrative dispute between the DCET administration and the NED University, the college was disaffiliated and examination of students could not be held.

The principal said that the college would now hold special classes for the affected students and later their examination would be conducted. He said that the NED University had refused to conduct examinations of these batches but he was determined to save the future of these students.

Dr Nasim said that in order to help students in their studies, he was considering holding of 15-day refresh classes for them on the pattern of the University of Karachi.

He accused the past DCET administrations of negligence that made the students suffer who according to him deserved one more chance.

The DCET principal said that admission to BE first year 2006-07, would now begin soon. He said that recently an HEC team also inspected education activities of the college and expressed its satisfaction. Besides this, the Pakistan Engineering Council was also satisfied with the education standard of the college, he added.

The college students particularly those affected by the NEDís decision expressed their gratitude to the HEC chairman and the new college administration. They were of the view that the HECís decision would bring an end to the monopoly of NED Universityís administration over the DCET affairs. Dawn

Your Comments
"Great achivement for DCET."
Name: Khalid Mahmood
City, Country: pakistan

"yes it is great achievement for dcet and it reserve or atleast better than Mehran degree but still alot of things are to be done especially teaching staff should be very competent.t c"
Name: nasr
City, Country: lahore, Pakistan

Name: Engr Abdul Jabbar Shaikh
City, Country: quetta, Pakistan

"obviously that wud end the monopoly of NED inshallah. Now tell me one is it the only right of students who got 76+ % ages in govt enng. universities? wats wrong with students with less than 70%"
Name: ali salman
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan

"congratulations to all DCETIANS the principal DR nasim and the concerns who made their best effords to bring this institute up up....... but this is not the end ahead are other challenges to face..... to cope with the great deficience of teaching staff..... STILL CONGRATUES"
Name: aftabahmed
City, Country: gilgit, Pakistan
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