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University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
یونیورسٹی آف انجینیئرنگ اینڈ ٹیکنالوجی ، ٹیکسلا
UET Taxila logo.svg
Motto Nation needs professionals with knowledge, skill, innovation and commitment.
Established1975 in Sahiwal, Relocated in 1978
ChancellorGovernor of the Punjab
Vice-ChancellorDr. Hashim Nisar Hashmi[1]
LocationTaxila, Punjab, Pakistan
ColoursWhite and grey         
NicknameUET Taxila
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council

The University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (UET Taxila) (Urdu: یونیورسٹی آف انجینیئرنگ اینڈ ٹیکنالوجی ، ٹیکسلا‎) is a public university located in Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan. It was established in 1975 as a campus of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and chartered as an independent university in 1993. It offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering and applied sciences.


UET Taxila is located near the historical site of Julian University, an ancient Buddhist site. There are some remnants of the ancient civilization of Taxila around the main campus. These include the Jandial Temple, the city of sirkap, Bhir Mound, the ruins of the stupa at Dharmarajika, the monastery at Jaulian and the monastery at Mohra Muradu. Taxila Museum is 3 km (1.9 mi) from the campus.[2]


With the increase in student enrollment in the 1970s in University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, a constituent college of the UET Lahore, University College of Engineering and Technology, was built in Sahiwal in 1975. For three years it functioned at Sahiwal and in 1978, it was shifted to its permanent location at Taxila. The college continued under the administrative control of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore until October 1993 when it received its charter as an independent university under the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Ordinance of 1993. Enrollment of undergraduate and postgraduate students is about 3000.[3]


Main gate, UET Taxila

The university campus is located on the outskirts of Taxila, 5 km (3.1 mi) from the city. It is situated near the railway station Mohra Shah Wali Shah on the Taxila-Havelian branch line. The city of Taxila is 35 km (22 mi) from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and 6 km (3.7 mi) from the RawalpindiPeshawar highway. The university buses commute daily between the campus and the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Wah and Hasan Abdal. The campus covers an area of 109 acres (0.44 km2) and houses the teaching departments, residential colony for teachers and employees, students' hostels, guest house, post office, dispensary and bank.

Sub campuses

Campus Location Established
UET Chakwal Campus Chakwal 2005

A second campus is planned in Pind Dadan Khan, Jhelum District.[4]


Central Digital Library

Central Library

The Central Library UET Taxila has launched its newly developed, web-based, library automation system, named UET LIBAS.[5] The Central Library has a seating capacity for 100 readers. The reading halls remain open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on all working days, with a break for Jumma prayer from noon to 2:30 pm. The library has 40000 volumes of books and 45000 volumes of bound serials. Besides engineering subjects, there is material on humanities, social sciences and Islamic Studies. The library houses a Book Bank, which lends textbooks to 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.[6]

Digital Library

UET Taxila belongs to the Pakistan Educational Research Network (PERN) which connects universities and research institutes in Pakistan through the internet. The Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC) has given online access to journals and research papers through PERN, so that they will have digital access to quality research materials. Access to all of these resources is free for students and researchers within the UET Taxila intranet.[6]

Taxila Institute of Transportation Engineering

Taxila Institute of Transportation

The Taxila Institute of Transportation Engineering (TITE) was established by the Department of Electrical Engineering to develop innovative methods, materials and technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety and reliability.[7] TITE has launched short courses called highway material engineer and highway material technician for highway engineers, material engineers and laboratory technicians. These courses are designed to increase the competency of these professions.

Faculties and departments

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

UET Taxila consists of the following faculties and departments:[8]

Faculty of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Department of Computer & Software Engineering

Faculty of Telecommunication and Information Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Basic Sciences and Humanities

Department of Basic Sciences

Support services

Network Administration and Research Center (NARC)

NARC provides and maintains the internet on campus and connects the Chakwal campus to the main campus. NARC is CISCO Networking Academy.[11]

Video and Image Processing Laboratory

This laboratory was established, with funding by HEC, to facilitate research in the area of image and video processing.

Center of Excellence for ASIC Design and DSP

The Center of Excellence for ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) design and DSP (digital signal processor) is equipped with more than US$7,000,000 in software tools for chip design, simulation and PCB (printed circuit board) design. The center provides design and research facilities to Ph.D., M.Sc and undergrad students. Workshops and training courses are available.[12]


A student common room is provided in each of the hostels with facilities for indoor games such as basketball, shooting ball, squash, table tennis, badminton and carrum. Outdoor games include cricket, hockey, volleyball and football. Other sports available are boxing, karate, athletics and bodybuilding.

The university holds a sports gala week every year. Other student sports events are held every year and the department of software engineering also conducts an annual cricket tournament.

Student societies

Engineering and Non-Technical societies in the campus include:

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association of UET Taxila is a link between UET Taxila graduates and the University.

Health Facilities

The university provides medical facilities to its employees and students.


Buses of University

A transport service is provided for students, with buses traveling between Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Hassan Abdal, Wah Cantt and the campus. The university has a fleet of 22 buses.


Quaid-e-Azam Hall

The university campus has the following hostels:

  • Quad-e-Azam Hall
  • Iqbal Hall
  • Ali Hall
  • Umar Hall
  • Usman Hall
  • Ayesha Hall
  • Abubakkar Hall
  • Jabar Bin Hayan Hall

Central masjid

Central Masjid

There is a central masjid, also known as Masjid Bilal, that has a capacity for 700 worshipers. In addition, there are many small masjids throughout the campus.

See also


  1. ^ []
  2. ^ []
  3. ^ "About - University of Engineering and Technology Taxila". Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  4. ^ PD Khan Campus Archive index at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Central Library, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila catalog". Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan". Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan". Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  8. ^ Undergraduate Prospectus - Entry 2010 - page 16
  9. ^ "Electronics - University of Engineering and Technology Taxila". Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  10. ^ "Mechatronics - University of Engineering and Technology Taxila". Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  11. ^ "Network Administration and Research Center". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  12. ^ "ASIC UET Taxila". Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  13. ^ []
  14. ^ []
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