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UoL students oppose degrees name change

Inclusion of the department of electronics in faculty of information technology (IT) at the University of Lahore (UoL) has sparked anger among students of the department, which might affect their future plans, Pakistan Today has learnt. The name of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication degree has been changed into Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Electrical Systems (BEES). Students fear that the step taken by the varsity administration would be a disaster for their future, as no varsity will allow them further education in electronics engineering while industries will also hesitate to recruit UoL graduates. It has been learnt that educational programmes under the department of electronics, including BEES and Masters of Science in Electronics and Electrical Systems (MEES) are not recognised by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), a body which regulates engineering programmes.
Students claim that the varsity administration deliberately did not recognise its electronics engineering programme from the PEC because it was not willing to fulfill conditions of the PEC. PEC demands 60 percent marks in Intermediate or A Levels for admission in an engineering programme but the varsity’s programme was only affiliated with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), which demands only 45 percent marks for admission, a UoL student, seeking anonymity, told Pakistan Today. He said that the varsity wanted to admit maximum students, therefore, the electronics engineering programme was not recognised. The student criticised the varsity administration saying that the administration was charging more than Rs 0.5 million from each student and normally 200 students enrolled in the electronics engineering programme but only 40 or 50 students remain to compete the degree while others migrate to other varsities.
UoL Controller Examinations Malik Aslam said that he did not receive any official notification that the name of the degree has been changed. He said that faculty of the department of electronics has not been changed, as the varsity recently divided departments into respective faculties and before that the administration used to mention only the department’s name instead of the faculty. On being contacted, UoL Registrar Karam Elahi said that he was unaware of the issue.
The UoL administration is denying that the name of the degree has been changed but the latest prospectus revealed that the name of the degree is Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Electrical Systems instead of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication. All other UoL engineering programmes are under faculty of engineering, including Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Another UoL student, seeking anonymity, said that since start of the BEES programme, students got admission in order to pursue engineering education. He said that having an electronics degree under the faculty of IT would be equivalent to a simple computer science degree. He asked the varsity administration to end the prevailing confusion.
Talking to Pakistan Today, a PEC official said that the body could not accept the degrees of those students who pursued their engineering education in an unauthorised programme. He asked students to confirm authorisation of the programme by visiting the PEC’s website. UoL students claim that they might launch a full-fledged protest because ultimately, students would suffer in agitation against the varsity. Students have started to protest on social networking website Facebook. A UoL student shared on Facebook, “Why university officials are not paying any attention on the ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION department? Why the degree title name is changing? With the fact that students of electronics department of UoL are better than students of many other departments. Why owner & high officials are changing its degree title?” According to owner of the Facebook page, which might not be an UoL official, said, “Faculty doesn’t matters just your subjects and grades will”.



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16 Comments

  1. guesswot said:

    It is not just a University, but merely a business with 400 students intake and only 20 to 30 students graduating each year!
    After spending a lot of time in Uol , i wont suggest anyone to go for this university
    No rules, no pilicies what so ever!
    The biggest mistake i ever made studying in Uol

    • Hatter of Uni of lhr said:

      ya bro u are 100 % correct and i'm with u….This uni destroy our future and His Owners Mr. Nasir Mahmood Director, Mr. M.A. Raoof Chairman, and every one are the money suckers….they only make money and they are the biggest greediest personalities in Pakistan…….They do not give any facilities to the students and can't support in the extra curriculum and also in the curriculum activities…..They Ordered to the Faculties that they have the responsibilities to fail the students and they don't give any chance to survive for their future…….for all that i also quite this uni and migrate to other uni….I personally suggest to the students those who are in 2nd r 3rd sem they should have transfer their degree otherwise u will also be make feel guilty….Think abt it….

      • usmanmustafa said:

        i luv u bro u hav just stole my words
        specialy me
        Mr.Nasir Mahmood dont have the manners to whome he is lahore. . . .

  2. Hattersof Uni of lhr said:

    This uni destroy our future and His Owners Mr. Nasir Mahmood Director, Mr. M.A. Raoof Chairman, and every one are the money suckers….they only make money and they are the biggest greediest personalities in Pakistan…….They do not give any facilities to the students and can't support in the extra curriculum and also in the curriculum activities…..They Ordered to the Faculties that they have the responsibilities to fail the students and they don't give any chance to survive for their future…….for all that i also quite this uni and migrate to other uni….I personally suggest to the students those who are in 2nd r 3rd sem they should have transfer their degree otherwise u will also be make feel guilty….Think abt it….

  3. uolsucks said:

    Totally! the uni sucks!! they took in 330 students in PharmD this year while the seats that have been aloted to them by PCP are around 100!! so they filter students each year!! They play with our lives!! i transferred in my 2nd semester to another university!! but i pity the students who dint! they failed 75% of the students in at least one subject! so tht they'd repeat the courses in summer and pay for them all over again! it's not only a waste of time! but also a waste of money! the faculty sucks! u dont get to learn much!they just give away notes and u have to learn from them! if u dont then you dont get the marks! somethin like this happened to me in my viva! the organic teacher went lasked me a defination! i told the correct one n he asked me to get out cuz it wasnt the way he had dictated it!!! i would ask everyone to never step foot in this fuckin university if they can avoid it!! not many uniz in pak offer pharmD but this is the worst option of them all!!! i chose it cuz someone guided me wrong but i am soo happy to be out of this crappy money makin good for nothin uni!

  4. iqra hussain said:

    And the most amizing thing i want to tel evry body kind of this uni .in my class there are 2 girls .one teacher from electronics department of "Business Manegment " named shahzad (doing PHD even) take her number from uni's facalty or some where else and send SMSs of frendship to her .NOt only msgs even he gave her "A" grade and "failed "rest of her group fellows just because thay were with her .And sends it mssgs until she herself was sicked . and when she refuse him he gave him F grad.that is the extreame of cheapness. and now he left the university . . this is not only one example there are many related to electrical department .Teachr of subject "semiconductor devices" perposed his student when she refused he gave him F grade. 3rd a girl from electronics dept dont study not even attend the class got A grade when i asked her she said that i use to go to the teachers room 2 or 4 days before the paper and keep going till result anounced .i asked wt u do in his room?she told evrything so that teacher pleased (1st cryied then he cme close to take the sympithy and then romance .iwud like 2 do evry thing except sex coz i kow what the teachers of UNIVERSTY OF LAHORE want)
    and how i know all that because i my self is a girl and i hav got transferd from this bullshit universty just because of this cheapness .u can even ask seniours from electronics dept about these stories

  5. iqra hussain said:

    one thing more how fake and lie thay are . . . they written tha name of head of department of electronics
    Lt. Col. (R) Salamat Ullah
    Head of Department
    MS EE(University Of Engineering & Technology, Lahore)
    but actualy Mr WaseemNazar is the head of that department .
    u can ask any student of electronics dept http://www.uol.edu.pk/faculty/electronics/index.h
    this is the link where thay lie
    thare are many othere things that thay have written abt this uni just for the sake of money
    last time 2.5 lake thay have genrated from fining the students of BBA only
    about 6 students only have given the registration fee in the fall admission 2011 out of about 60 applied

  6. uknow said:

    @ iqra hussain :> huh! this is bullshit propaganda against UOL.. If u r so innocent then u should have to complain this in the administration office. They will take care of these kind of teachers. Those who are failures and do not want to study they always have lame excuses for their failures..

  7. Raja Nouman said:

    Agr uni ko acha nai keh sakte to bura b na kaho…..ku k uni walo ne apko nai bhulaya ap hud ae ho……agr sare university k students esi batain kre ga to yr sab esa kahen ga k jahan khatee ho udr hi thokthe ho…..ab is se bri sharmindagi wali kia bt hogi…..agr kisi ko koi masla ha to dean k pas jao apni problem btao na salove ho to un per pressure daloo k wo majbore ho jae problem salove krne k liye……….

  8. sheraz waris said:

    stop saying bull shits about my uni it iis one of the finest uni of pakistan u should come here and study here the environment is very frankly and it allows u to study with full determination it has beenn making its mark in almost every prospective field so if any one do have problem than u should overcome it y r u defaming our uni

  9. ali said:

    lol uol managment is like
    risky bikers with no rules 😀

  10. sana said:

    How is the microbiology department in UOL???

  11. mehak said:

    i want to do llb but nt gt 50% markxx 🙁 is it posssible to gt admsssn ova here????????? plzz do reply

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