Visit University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

It was established in 1975 as a campus of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and chartered as an independent university in 1993, offering Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in disciplines in Engineering. UET is a state university and the Governor of Punjab is the Chancellor of the university. The Vice-Chancellor is the executive head and manages the university functions. It offers degrees in nine engineering studies: Computer, Telecom, Software, Electrical, Electronics, Civil,Environmental and Mechanical at the main campus, and Mechatronics and Electronics at the subcampus of Chakwal. It is located near the historical site of Julian University, an ancient Buddhist university. There are some remnants of the ancient civilization of Taxila around the main campus. This includes the Jandial tempal, The city of sirkap, Bhir Mound, the ruins of the stupa at Dharmarajika, the monastery at Jaulian, the monastery at Mohra Muradu in addition to a number of stupas.

With the increase in student enrollment in the 1970s, additional campuses of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore were built, including the University College of Engineering Taxila, in 1975. For three years it functioned at Sahiwal. In 1978 it was shifted to its permanent location at Taxila. The college continued its working under the administrative control of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore till October 1993. During this month it received its charter as an independent university under the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Ordinance 1993. Enrollment of undergraduate and postgraduate students is about 3000. The university has gone through construction and development. This includes the construction of the computer and software department, central library, a bypass road that leads to museum road, girls hostel, foreign faculty house, Ali hall, vice chancellor's house, extensions of the academic blocks, construction of central mosque, abubakkar hall, cafeteria, and construction of stands for the sports stadium and a multi purpose hall.Almost thirty years after the establishment of the main campus, the first campus of UET Taxila at Chakwal started functioning in 2005.

UET Taxila is planning a campus at Pind Dadan Khan in Jhelum District.The Central Library UET Taxila has launched its newly developed web-based Library Automation System named as UET LIBAS which can be accessed using the following address: UET LIBAS The Central Library has a seating capacity for 100 readers in its halls. The reading halls remain open (two shifts) from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on all working days, with a break for Jumma prayer 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm. The library is stocked with encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, standard specifications, yearbooks, almanacs, abstracts, indexes and a big reserve collection of text and general technical books. The library has 40000 volumes of books and 45000 volumes of bound serials. Besides engineering subjects there is reading material on humanities, social sciences and Islamic Studies.

The library houses a Book Bank, which lends textbooks to the undergraduates for long periods on a nominal rent. Books, which are in excess of the requirements of the Book Bank, are sold to the students on a no-profit no-loss basis through its Co-operative Bookstore.To meet the information requirements of students and researchers with the provision of quality scholarly information-based electronic delivery through the Pakistan Educational Research Network (PERN), HEC has given online access of journals and research papers to UET Taxila. Access to all these resources is free from within the UET Taxila intranet for students and researchers of the University.The NARC Research section provides information about the research areas in NARC. Student Projects link will show the student projects and Collaborations will give information about industry linkages and training programmes.

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