STUDENTS of 16th batch of civil engineering department of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Z.A. Bhutto campus, Khairpur Mirs, graduated eight months ago.
However, they have not got their Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) registration. Owing to this reason students are unable to get jobs in any public or private sector organisation.
Some students have qualified the written test of assistant engineer in Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), which was conducted early this year. But they were not able to appear in interview because of PEC registration issue.
The future of the students is dark. Despite being engineering graduates we are still a burden on our parents. This is a cause of depression for students.
When we contacted PEC officials they said that our campus and department administration had not sent the council complete information, which was the reason we faced issues in getting Pakistan Engineering Council registration.
I have no clue why our campus administration has been treating us as if we don’t belong to them. While the campus administration is indifferent, this is great cause of anxiety and depression for the fresh graduates. The authorities concerned and PEC officials should resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Ayaz Gul Soomro
Published in Dawn, July 30th, 2020