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|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on August 10, 2011 at 1:15 AM|
The response received from the Washington Accord in reply of BTAC Query It is quite obvious that we have to make establish our own separate Pakistan Technology Council (PTC) so that we could pursue with the washington Accord for the recognition of our B.Tech degree internationally because PTC is the only forum which will effectively project our true image, contribution in progress and prosperity of pakistan.
BTAC (B.Tech Action Committe) Query:
The B.Tech Hons (4-years) degree is being offered by the 22 public and private sector chartered Universities and Degree Awarding Institutes at their main campuses, sub campuses and affiliated colleges.
The Technology and Engineering Education Routes in Pakistan can be viewed in the attached file please.
The IEA defines the education (no. of years) against each Accord which is quoted and reproduced below:
Agreements covering tertiary qualifications in engineering:
There are three agreements covering mutual recognition in respect of tertiary-level qualifications in engineering:
It is requested to clarify please that the B.Tech Hons (4-year) degree lies in which Accord either in Washington Accord or Sydney Accord?
Thank you very much.
Response from IEA Accords:
Thanks for your e mail.
Firstly Pakistan (Pakistan Engineering Council) has provisional status of the Washington Accord (WA). Once they gain full Washington Accord status it is up to them (the PEC) to determine which programs in Pakistan will be accredited as having WA equivalence.
As to the Sydney and Dublin Accord, at this point of time there is no engineering council / body in Pakistan that has provisional or full status of these; so no programs in Pakistan will be recognised under the Sydney or Dublin Accords.
A point of clarification; for a body within a country to be a recognised as a full member of the Washington Accord (or any of the other accords), there is a process that the country goes through. They must apply and the systems and processes that are in place in that country (for example in the academic learning institutions) are examined by a review panel. The process continues with regular reviews being made of member nations who have been granted WA status.
In simple PEC recognised from WA (Washington Accord) whose registered only professional Engineers (BE/BSc Engineers) and they dont have authority to registeration of Engineering Technologists (DAE, B.Tech, BS.Tech, BSc Technology & M.Tech). For the registeration of Engineering Technologists, they also required recognition through "The Sydney Accord" then PEC have permission to registered the Engineering Technologists now we have two option of registeration.
PETC (Pakistan Engineering & Technologists Council):
PEC make a seperate department for Engineering Technology and also changed his name like PETC whose also recognised through "The Sydeny Accord" then PETC have permission to registered the Engineering Technologists but on the other hand PEC degrade the Engineering Technologits from last 28 years then hows this possible that PEC will give the equal rights to Engineering Technologists in future like BE/BSc Engineers after the upgradation of PEC to PETC.
PTC (Pakistan Technology Council):
MOST (Ministery of Science and Technology) must make a seperate platform for all Engineering Technologists (DAE, B.Tech, BS.Tech, BSc Technology & M.Tech) named PTC whose recognised through "The Sydney Accord" according to the suggestion of IEA Accords, Because PTC is the only forum which will effectively project our true image, contribution in progress and prosperity of pakistan. This forum will eliminate all disparities whose facing the Engineering Technologists.