|Sir Syed University Of Engineering & Technology|
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) is a private sector engineering university in Karachi, Pakistan. It was named after the 19th-century Muslim education reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology was founded by the current chancellor, Z.A. Nizami. Nizami is the former director general of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) as well as the current president of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys.
SSUET was created on 8 October 1993 as the first private technical education institute in Pakistan, receiving its charter from the Sindh Assembly on 17 September 1995. It is recognized by Pakistan's Higher Education Commission as a degree-granting institute, and its engineering programs are accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council. It has over 4,350 students in Bachelor of Science programs, over 200 students in its Master of Science programs, and 210 faculty members. Its graduates today lead most of the top-related departments of PAF, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, PIA and other civilian sectors.
A second campus of SSUET (200 acres) is under construction in the suburbs of Karachi.
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is based on the heritage of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and of the Aligarh Movement. An education and social reformer, Sir Syed emerged on the scene in the sub-continent towards the middle of the 19th century. In the spirit of the Aligarh Movement, AMUOBA (Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association) focused attention on furthering education in Pakistan, especially science and technology. An achievement in this field has been the establishment of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). SSUET came into being on 8 October 1993, and its Charter formalities were completed by an Act passed by the Sindh Assembly on 17 September 1995.
Recognition and reputation
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan of Pakistan (HEC) places Sir Syed university at No. 14 in its rankings in the engineering category.