KARACHI, Jan 27: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the summary for granting university status to the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET), Karachi.

A DCET statement issued here on Sunday said that the summary was moved to the chief minister of Sindh for approval on Nov 1, 2011, which was approved by the chief executive of the province on last Friday.

However, the bill to this effect would be presented in the coming session of the Sindh Assembly.

The Dawood College had been devolved to the Sindh government after the passage of 18th Amendment through a government of Pakistan notification dated 5th April, 2011.

The summary for the university status for the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology was for a degree awarding institution and as it was granted the charter through the Senate Secretariat on Dec 11, 2010. Therefore, the Sindh chief minister was requested to give it a university status.

The DCET would be second public sector engineering university in the city after the NED.

The statement said that efforts behind this cause were undertaken by the vice chancellor of the Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Dr Mohammed Ali Sheikh, who is also incharge principal of the DCET. Dr Sheikh had also succeeded in getting the university status for the Sindh Madressatul Islam on 16 Feb, 2012.

Beside, the efforts of Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq and Mohammad Siddique Memon, the then secretary of the Sindh education department, made for the elevation of the DCET to the university level were also praiseworthy, the statement added. —APP

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