The Punjab Tianjin University of Technical and Vocational Education will be starting its operations from March, next year. The decision was taken in a joint press conference at the TEVTA Secretariat Lahore on Thursday.
The first-ever technical and vocational training university of Pakistan is being established with the cooperation of Chinese government. Apart from getting top-quality education, the students enrolled at this university will receive a dual degree.
The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman, Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, signed the formal agreement with three Chinese universities in November.
Mr. Sheikh termed that day as ‘historic’ for Pakistan. Sheikh told the media that initially, the campus was being constructed at TEVTA’s Institute in Lahore with the cooperation of Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA).
“After two years, a purpose-built campus with Chinese structural design will be established at Government Technology College Raiwind Road which has 157 kanals of land,” he disclosed.
The Chairman told the media that the university’s faculty will be hired strictly on merit bases and according to the rules of Higher Education Commission (HEC). He revealed that the experts from Chinese universities will help the management to set-up modern labs and syllabus to bring superior facilities in the institute.
The Tianjin University of Technical Education (TUTE) China’s Vice President Yan Bing said that the university will be a true example of Pak-China Friendship. He added that the TUTE will be providing all required facilities to make sure that the university meets all quality standards.
Initially, the university will be offering around 9 degree programs including BSc Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automobile, Architecture and Textile Designing to 2,200 students.