A team of engineers visited the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Monday to assess if its electrical engineering department meets accreditation criteria.
The three-member team of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) assessed the curricular and extra-curricular activities of the faculty in line with the stipulated criteria for granting the reaccreditation of the four-year BSc Electrical Engineering programme at the university.
Headed by Dr Mansoor Ahmed from Islamabad, the team comprised Mujeebur Rehman (from Islamabad) and Prof Mahmood Ahmed from University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila.
They inspected all blocks of the faculty and expressed satisfaction over the facilities being provided to the students.
They also met MUST Vice-Chancellor Prof Naib Hussain Chaudhry and Dean Dr Muhammad Sawar and discussed matters relating to the proposed grant of re-accreditation.
Furthermore, they evaluated the postgraduate programme of the faculty.
The council had granted accreditation to the four-year degree programmes of BSc Electrical and Mechanical Engineering when the two programmes were launched at the varsity about a decade back.
About the quality of education at the varsity, two final year students of BSc Electrical Engineering, Muhammad Abdullah and Taimur Khan, told The Express Tribune that with the passage of time, the university was progressing in imparting quality higher technical education in a remote area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. However, they emphasised the need for adding more facilities in line with the modern age as determined by the.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2012.