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B.Tech Engg Appreciated the Combined struggle of PSBTE & PCT "News report of TECHNOLOGY TIMES in favor of B.Techs"

Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on February 16, 2011 at 9:38 AM

PEC puts future of over 50,000 B.Techs future at stake:


The future of about 50,000 Bachelors of Technologists in Pakistan is at stake as the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has refused to treat them as equivalent to the B.E./BSc engineers, by brazenly flouting the Supreme Court B.Techs and B.E/B.Sc engineers complete their studies in equal four years.


The PEC prepares syllabus, conducts exams and issues degrees to B.Techs, but it does not recognize them equivalent to the B.E/B.Sc Engineers, which is extremely injustice to the B.Techs.

Taking a suo moto notice of the issue, the SC in its October 1995 had instructed the PEC to treat the B.Techs equivalent to the B.E./B.Sc engineers on all fronts and give them equal rights in terms of getting employments.


According to documents available with the newspaper, the Higher Education Commission and FPSC also recognize the B.Techs at par with the B.E/B.Sc engineers. The PEC had accepted the court decision, however, after few years it started ignoring the court instructions and resorted to its old stance.


The PEC has a mala fide intension in treating the B.Techs, which has put the future of over 50,000 B.Techs at stake as they are experiencing discrimination in getting employments, Chairman Pakistan Council of Technologists (PCT) Sheikh Javed told this scribe.

He said that B.Tech programme was formally launched in 1973 and the then Ministry of Education was directed to give status of B.Tech (Hons) degree at par with B.Sc Engineering/B.E degree, according to the letter No. 15-29/73-Tech.


The B.Tech holders study the same courses like engineers and are equally competent but they have to struggle and file cases individually to recognize their degree status, It is to be mentioned here that the National Assembly in 2008 had passed an amended bill on the issue, however, the word B.Tech was intentionally omitted from it and sent it to Senate. The Upper House pointed out the omission of "B.Tech" word in the bill and sent it back to the National Assembly. However, the assembly over-ruled this objection and again passed it with the same status and now the bill is pending before the Senate seeking passage.


Experts say that in Pakistan B.Techs are considered more important in handling technical issues as they have two-year practical experience of internship before starting their jobs while B.E/B.Sc engineers have skills emphasized of design which has very little scope here.


They said that issue is of vital importance as it involves the future of over 50,000 B.Techs in the country and suggested that the government should constitute a separate council that would make a policy about their future status and handle other related issues.


The government has now allowed the private sector colleges to conduct this course for B.Techs, and about 10,000 B.Techs are being produced every year in Pakistan.


This is complete injustice with the B.Techs on the part of PEC as all UETs of the country not only kept the standard of these courses up to that of B.E/B.Sc Engineering but also announced this degree equivalent to B.E/B.Sc Engineering, revealed "WASEEM RAJA", Chairman "Pakistan Society of B-Tech Engineers (PSBTE)" while quoting a letter (No 3688 dated 15-10-1980) issued in order to define the status of B.Techs.


The experts said that the government needs to intervene and take some remedial steps in order to save the fature of the B.Techs who are currently facing discriminatino at the hands of a clique running the PEC.


For more details follow the link below:


PEC puts future of over 50,000 B.Techs future at stake - TTECHNOLOGY TIMES


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Reply yasir
10:08 AM on February 16, 2011 
good struggle ..... you adopt the best way to conway the major problems of b.tech engg and raise the voice in favour of his ligt future.
Reply ali
4:30 AM on February 27, 2011 
There is only way to take rights in Pakistan " Strong fight on every platform and strikes against PEC to clarify the high authorities " there Baseless drama and politics against B-Tech Graduates" Because there roots are empty and they are playing all this game because of there strong hold in the GOVT setup.
We request from all to please realize our problem and help us, we want to play more dynamic part in the development of our country PAKISTAN.
For this we want equal job / higher education .. . .
11:39 AM on March 24, 2011 
Reply Noor un Nabi Khan
10:33 AM on March 30, 2011 
EC Uk Reconized pak B-tech Degree and offer membership why not pec?
10:47 PM on April 19, 2011 
I acquired the Degree of B.Tech(Hons) from UET lahore in 1982 and working with irrigation Department Lahore as XEN further promotion is know due but BSc. engineers makig hinderance being not the nenber po PEC Please suggest
Reply Shahid
1:58 PM on June 5, 2011 
I think we should not go for any contradiction with PEC As we have equal rights and we should work in this angle that any registered engineer in PEC should not be accepted by PCT until unless he is also not registered in PCT. I assure you people this is very good plateform as we have also strong support about our status here now just need to create the unity and i request for it , in the end i would also like to say that we should struggle about the quality and high merit of this degree as the opponents are trying to degrade it. Aslamu Alaikum
Reply adaa sian
4:48 AM on June 30, 2011 
i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee b -tech
Reply Irfan Saadi
8:50 AM on September 21, 2011 
Reply usama
3:45 AM on June 17, 2013 
ALLAH bless you for your efforts.& i hope your efforts comes true early InshaALLAH.& a seperate bill will pass in senate for b.tech engineers & in favour of b.tech engineers.we should fight always for our favour to make our dreams true.keep it up sir we all with you ALLAH give you consistency in you efforts.ALLAH bless you