KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the summary for the University status for Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) Karachi.
However, the bill to this effect will be presented in the coming session of the Sindh Assembly.
The Dawood College had been devolved to the Sindh government under the 18th Amendment vide government of Pakistan’s notification dated 5th April 2011. The summary for the university status for the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology was for a degree awarding institution and as it was granted the charter through the Senate Secretariat on December 11, 2010. Therefore, the Chief Minister of Sindh was requested to give it university status.
The DCET would be second public sector engineering university in the city after NED. The statement said that the efforts behind this cause were undertaken by Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, who is also incharge Principal of the DCET.
Dr. Shaikh had also succeeded to get university status for Sindh Madressatul Islam on February 16, 2012.
Beside, the efforts of Sindh Education Minister, Pir Mazhar-ul- Haq and Muhammad Siddique Memon, the then Secretary of Sindh Education Department, taken for the elevation DCET to the university level are also praiseworthy, the statement added.