Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology

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The Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences & Technology Nawabshah (Q.U.E.S.T) formerly known as Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Nawabshah is outside the city of Nawabshah and is spread over an area of 457 acres (1.85 km2) on both sides of the main Sakrand road. Q.U.E.S.T is one of the finest engineering institutes in Pakistan as per latest HEC rankings.

It consists of three academic sectors: Sector A houses the departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Institute of Information Technology the Administration Block and Computer Centre. Sector B houses the departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy & Environment Engineering and Basic Sciences & Related Studies. The laboratories of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Workshop are located in Sector C and the Central Library is located between Sector B & C. Two new buildings for Electronics and Energy & Environment Engineering have constructed between sectors A & B. There is a well-planned residential colony consisting of a substantial number of bungalows for the teachers and officers and quarters for other employees.

 

Quaid-e-awam University of Engineering, Sciences & Technology Nawabshah قائد عوام يورسٽي آف انجنيرنگ اينڊ ٽيڪنالاجي

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Motto To provide quality and state-of-the-art education
Established 1974
Type Public University
Chancellor Governor of Sindh
Vice-Chancellor Mr. Ali Bux Soomro
Location Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan
Campus Nawabshah Sindh
Affiliations HEC, PEC

 

History

To provide adequate opportunity of engineering education to the people belonging to the interior of Sindh province, the Sindh University Engineering College Jamshoro was established in 1963 as a constituent college of the University of Sindh. According to the education policy of 1972, it was decided by the government to upgrade the college to the level of University of Engineering & Technology after shifting it to Nawabshah. Consequently, the first year classes were started at Nawabshah in February 1974.

In July 1976, this institution entered the second phase and was declared as additional campus of University of Sindh through amendment in the Sindh University Act, 1972 and was headed by a Pro Vice-Chancellor. The additional campus was eventually upgraded to the level of University on 1 March 1977 through an ordinance. Later on, the provincial Assembly of Sindh also passed an Act in this regard and named the institution “ Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Nawabshah”.

In 1980, the Government decided to shift the seat of University to Jamshoro and the campus at Nawabshah, was declared as constituent college of Mehran University; renamed “ Mehran University College of Engineering and Technology (MUCET), Nawabshah. On 7th August 1996, MUCET was upgraded to the level of University through an Ordinance and latter an Act of Sindh Assembly and named as “Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST), Nawabshah”. QUEST is accredited with Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council.

Academic departments

  • Department Of Electrical Engineering
  • Department Of Electronic Engineering
  • Department Of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department Of Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor Of Science (information Technology) Bs (I.T)
  • Bachelor Of Science (computer Science) Bs (CS)
  • Department Of Mathematics And Statistics
  • Department Of Basic Sciences And Related Studies
  • Department Of Energy & Environment Engineering

Academics

Undergraduate program

The system of education is the term system. An academic year is divided into two terms and the university offers eight terms (four-year) course leading to Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics.

The following disciplines leading to bachelors degrees are offered in Quaid-e-Awam University.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy & Environment Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Postgraduate program

Postgraduate research is offered leading to M.Phil and Ph.D. in the following fields.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy & Environment Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer System Engineering
  • Information Technology

Facilities

Library

The Central Library has in stock more than 8,100 book titles and about 41,000 total books related to engineering, science and technology, which is now being housed in the new building near B Sector. A number of engineering and technology research journals from the U.S.A., UK, and other countries are on subscription. Local periodicals are acquired every month.

There are more than 9,000 textbooks in the Book Bank, which are loaned to students for one term on nominal charges. The collection of books is updated continuously and additional books are acquired on the recommendation of senior and subject teachers, which makes the collection most suited and beneficial to the students.

The facility of digital library is also available where 25,000 research journals and 500 books can be accessed free for research purpose provided by HEC online. Students can use this facility for their thesis projects.

Labs

All departments have their own laboratories with equipment and facilities for each subject.

Hostels and residences

There are eight hostels in the campus: six hostels for male students and two are for female students. Each boys’ hostel accommodates 180 students while the girls’ hostels have accommodation for 108 students. Hostels are within easy walking distance from the academic blocks.

  • Allama I.I. Kazi (Block-A)
  • Shamus-ul-Ulma Daudpota (Block-B)
  • Makhdoom Bilawal (Block-C)
  • Shah Inayat (Block-D)
  • Ubedullah Sindhi (Block-E)
  • Bhittai (Block-F)
  • Bakhtawar (Block-G)
  • Fatima Jinnah (Block-H)

Sports

The university’s offers a comprehensive range of facilities for sport and leisure for almost every student sport and participation at all levels. Student common rooms are annexed to every hostel in which facilities are provided for indoor games such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Carom, etc. Facilities exist for outdoor games such as Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis, Hockey, Basketball, Football, Athletics and Bodybuilding. For all these games a sports complex near the hostels.

Scholarships

The university provides some of the following scholarship opportunities to its brighter and needy students.

  • HEC–JAPANESE NEED BASED MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
  • IEP-SAC SAUDI ARABIA SCHOLARSHIP
  • MORA SCHOLARSHIP
  • MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
    • Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship
    • Merit Scholarships

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