Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology

Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, commonly known as SSUET, is a private sector engineering university located in Karachi, Pakistan. SSUET was named after the 19th-century Muslim education reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.

SSUET was created on 8 October 1993 as the first private technical education institute in Pakistan, and it received 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 program, and 210 faculty.

"'Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology is regarded as one of the best engineering institutes for Electronics, Computer and Bio Medical studies in the world and ranks first in Asia."'At SSUET, the students go through a system of education on the lines of United States Institute of Technology. The University is known not only for its excellent Academic training but also for its well-designed leadership training programmes. Its graduates today lead most of the top related departments of PAF, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, PIA and other civilian sectors.

Programs offered

SSUET provides degrees in six disciplines :
*Bachelor's degree:
** Telecom Engineering
** Electronic Engineering
** Biomedical Engineering
** Civil Engineering
** Computer Engineering
*Master's degree:
** Computer Networks
** Software Engineering
*Doctoral degree:
** Computer Engineering
** Electronics Engineering

SSUET also has an Institute of Human Settlement and Environment specializing in Environmental Management Science.

Historical perspective

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is based on the heritage of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and of the Aligarh Movement. A great educational and social reformer, Sir Syed emerged on the scene in the Sub-Continent towards the middle of the 19th century. At a critical juncture of history, he came up with more education as the centerpiece of a framework of hope and action for the Muslims of the area. A monument to Sir Syed’s approach making mission was the well-known Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh (AMUOBA) that later become the Muslim University there. Following Sir Syed's basic mission and in the spirit of the Aligarh Movement, AMUOBA has focused attention from the very beginning on furthering education in the country, especially that of science and technology. A significant 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 finally completed by an Act passed by the Sindh Assembly on 17 September 1995.

As the first technical university in the country in the private sector, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has maintained a self-reliant and non-political profile. Consistent with the underlying principles of the Aligarh Movement, SSUET lays special emphasis on quality of education, discipline and the feeling of brotherhood among the students.

About the university

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has been sponsored by Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys' Association of Pakistan, Karachi. It was set up through Sindh Government Ordinance No. XII of 1993 dated 6 October 1993 and the Charter granted by Governor of Sindh on 8 October 1993. The Act was passed by the provincial Assembly of Sindh on 17 September 1995 and assented by Governor of Sindh on 16 October 1995, and published in the Gazette as "Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Act 1995 - Sindh Act No. X of 1995." The Association decided to establish a high class University of Engineering and Technology as a Center of Excellence offering instructions of International Standard with integrated programmes dealing with the fast growing technologies of the world with courses designed to produce qualified personnel of high caliber specializing in new technologies needed in developing countries.Great researchers and industralist have been students of Sirsyed University. A renowned scientist Muhammad Danish Amin is a graduate of this university.


The University is a member of "International Association of Universities" and "Association of Common Wealth Universities". It is represented on the "Governing Board" of "International Association of Universities" (IAU) through its Vice Chancellor All the engineering programs of the University are accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

University graduates have been accepted for admission into postgraduate programs in many reputable universities in the world including Imperial College (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), California State University at Sacramento (USA), University of Windsor (CANADA), University of Texas at Dallas (USA), to name just a few


Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology has been included in a number of Pakistan university rankings, and maintain as a catagary (A+) university by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) and registered with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) . Such studies must necessarily make subjective judgements as to criteria and methodology.

Computer engineering department

The Computer Engineering Department is the largest department in the University and currently has almost 1700 undergraduate students in its BS program and more than 100 graduate students in its MS program. The department is also the largest Computer Department of any university, private or public, in the country. The department maintains the most well equipped and biggest computing facilities in the country and students have access to a large array of equipment, software and services.

Research publications & journals

This year, the following international publications were produced by post graduate students from their thesis under the supervision of their respective advisor's: [ Research journals of SSUET]

University Associations

* [ Association of Universities]
* [ Pakistan Engineering Council]
* [ Higher Education Commission of Pakistan]
* [ Association of Commonwealth Universities]
* [ United States H1 Visa Certified]

tudent affairs


The Sports Activities in Sir Syed University are integral part of the schedule of working of the University. The University has a sports ground in front of its main gate, and has been taking speedy steps to develop this ground in to the sports complex. This includes a basketball court, volleyball ground and cricket pitch for net practice. Steps for developing Hockey and Football grounds are in progress. A newly developed Gymnasium contains all necessary equipment for Gymnasium activities and Body Building. The majority of the students are showing their interest in gymnasium and a number of students taking part in event pertaining the gymnasium is much more than in other sports activities.Specially in table tennis the students of Sir Syed University are much more interested as compare to other sports.

Following In-door games are available:
* Table Tennis
* Badminton

Following Out-door games are available:
* Cricket
* Athletic Track
* Soccer Field
* Hockey
* Basket Ball


There are various (Sir Syed University & privately funded) Scholarships awarded to undergraduate students of Sir Syed University each year, of available Scholarships as enumerated below:

a) Merit Scholarships The merit scholarships are awarded to 18 students on their outstanding exam result the list of which is provided by the Examination Department. Each batch is awarded 6 scholarships.

Technology Scholarships

Computer Science Department: 2Electronics Department: 2Biomedical Department: 2Civil-engineering Department: 2

Each scholarship is of Rs. 26,000/- to the position holders of all the technologies.

b) University Scholarship The criteria of awarding the university scholarship is:

GPA should be at least 2.70 per semester. Student should be regular with at least 80% attendance. Income of the deserving students should be less than Rs.2, 50,000/- per anum. Priority will be given to those students who are from low-income group or their parents are jobless.

Each scholarship is of Rs 17,000/- to the deserving students of all the technologies. The scholarships are not given in cash; they are adjusted in the tuition fees of the student. The number of scholarships includes the merit scholarships, the university scholarships, and the renewal of scholarships.

Future campus

A second large campus of SSUET (200 Acres) is under construction at the suburbs of Karachi . This campus is slated to be open by 2015.

External links

* [ Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology]
* [ Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology Professionals Group]
* [ Computer Engineering Department]
* [ Group of Students of Electronic Department 2004 Batch]
* [ UMER'S SSUET Computer Engineering Student GRE FORUM]

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