The University of Lahore Rector, Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran, attended the 38th Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Vice Chancellors Committee (VCC) Meeting on March 9, 2018 at PEC Headquarter in Islamabad. He was as a special invitee due to his vast experience in Higher Education Institutional matters.
Speaking to The Spectacle Newsletter March 12, 2018, Dr. Kamran said the meeting deliberated on many crucial quality assurance matters as pertains to the teaching of engineering in academic institutions. Prominent among resolutions was the minimum qualifications and experience requirement for appointment in engineering universities/colleges/institutions. He pointed out that the meeting unanimously agreed that for one to qualify for a teaching post in engineering, must have 1st class Division Master’s degree in the relevant field of engineering. Still under discussion is the introduction of nationwide pre-entry exam for all engineering training programmes.
The Pakistan Engineering Council is a statutory body, constituted under the PEC Act 1976 (V of 1976) and amended January 2011, to regulate the engineering profession in the country. It functions as a key driving force for achieving rapid and sustainable growth in all national, economic, and social fields.