PEC Challenges HEC Notification on BSc Engineering & B.Tech Equivalence

Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has challenged the Higher Education Commission (HEC) notification on the status of graduate engineers and B.Tech graduates in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

On behalf of PEC, Barrister Raheel has filed a writ petition, adopting a stance that the HEC notification is illegal. The plea demands declaring the HEC notification null and void.

The petitioner further said HEC had issued an illegal notification and declared BSc Engineering and B.Tech equivalent. He added that the matter of equivalence had been resolved with clarity years ago, but HEC issued a notification on 8 December 2021 in violation of laws. The PEC representatives showed concerns with regard to the HEC equivalence committee meeting, but the PEC stance was not reflected in minutes.

The petition contends that the notification issued by HEC has caused enormous confusion for the engineering fraternity and the stakeholders. It says that the HEC notification violates the PEC Act and is against the judgment of the apex court.

In his application, Barrister Raheel stated that in the PEC Act 1976, non-engineers including technologists were not allowed to perform any engineering work or to perform on the post of engineers.

Engineering and technology are two different streams of the engineering profession and cannot be considered equivalent, he added. He observed that on the basis of HEC notification, government institutions had started entertaining B.Tech degree holder applications for the posts of engineers. If B-Tech technologists are allowed to perform on the posts of engineers, very little space will be left for engineers, who are already jobless in large numbers, he argued.

HEC issued, on 8 December 2021, a notification declaring bachelor’s degrees in engineering (16 years of education) equivalent to bachelor’s degree (16 years of education) in equivalent technology.

HEC issued the notification after the decision of the 10th meeting of its accreditation and equivalence committee. HEC is of the view that the committee approved this modification after due deliberation and the PEC representative was present in the meeting.


  • HEC stance:

    A+ = B
    NUST = Govt College of Technology

    Most easy way to end corruption is to legalize it since it will be difficult to remove non-engineers from key positions in both Government and Private Sectors.

    • I can confirm that there mostly B.tech graduates are better than BS engineering graduates even if they are from nust
      I am a nust eme graduate myself

        • 3 year DAE in engineering and 4 years BTECH, 7 years engineering education not 2 years. How 7years engineering education cannot be equal to 4years engineering program. “Agar kisi haqdar ka haq ussy nai do gy to uski pursish ho ge”.

          • 7 years of technology should be compared with 6 years of engineering. DAE is equivalent to FSc.

            DAE (3) + B-Tech (4) = 7
            FSc (2) + B-Engineering (4) = 6

            I am Engineer myself and have been teaching technology graduates.

            There is no comparison between these two. Technology people are good in practical stuff, making hands dirty with the actual gadgets, etc. But have no clue what is going on? No offense to B-tech, but it’s like comparing the electrician with Electrical Engineers.

    • PEC is just k governing body…!
      PEC k jo Acts hai wo sirf Engineers pr hi lago hoty hai n k technologist pr …..🤔
      Agr HEC ny dono ko equal kr bhi dia hai to kia ….
      Agr bsc engineering b.tech sy ziada achi hai to PEC ko issy koi masla nhi hona chaye q kissi bhi post k liye wahi select hoga jo test qualify kary ga……
      PEC just aik mafiya hai is ny abhi tk engineers k liye bhi kia kia hai🧐

  • A=A+
    Bsc=B.tech hons
    Fsc(2 years) =DAE (3years)
    Bsc/BE(4years)=B.tech/Bsc tech (4years)
    16 years=17 years.
    Logon ko bewqoof samjh rakha ha kya?

    • u are comparing a no. Of year not a level of difficulty
      Mostly your 99%of your btech students will not complete education if they face a level of difficulty or professional behaviour same with engineer’s

      • Aoa Mr. Umair

        I am surprised that Which level of study you are talking about? Your level of study demands R&D from you people. But you are doing your jobs with copy pasting of western technologies.
        And which type of difficulty you are talking about? You are going to compare the both of level with difficulty only. Nothing else in this world is easy to obtain without any difficulty….
        As far as our rights are concerned, you people aren’t performing as required in your field and have captured our field posts as well.
        In the end why are you being afraid of Technologists. If you think that we aren’t capable of any certain post then how can we compete you superior people.
        So, try to defeat us in tests/examinations not by feudalistic approach.
        Plz don’t think biased and don’t mind my words.

      • Many times practice shows that a BS Engineer is a student of BS Tech Engineer in field work

  • It will crush the standard of professional education mbbs may be then made equivalent to B’s technology in the relivent field

  • A very good decision from HEC, I appreciate the decision, PEC is a local body & it is good for the students.

  • A great decision from HEC,I also appreciate this decision.B Tech honor education is not only 16 years education but also 17 years.
    DAE 3years + 4 years B Tech honor=17
    HEC is a good decision …..

  • Bsc is like a person who lives in Afghanistan and his study is about shipping and B.Tech is a person who live in a ship. but the rights have only afghani. At first he will come at ship as a captain direct from Afghanistan and start learning about shipping by the person who lives on the ship. It’s a true observation in industry.

  • A very good decision from HEC, I appreciate the decision, PEC is a local body & it is good for the students.

  • Who can’t complete the intermediate easily complete DAE and same as B-Tech through burglar door.

  • Is The Nurse or dispenser could claim that he is a doctor while most of time he caters the patients.
    Please don’t confuse the experience with education.

  • A great decision from HEC,I also appreciate this decision.B Tech honor education is not only 16 years education but also 17 years.
    DAE 3years + 4 years B Tech honor=17
    HEC is a good decision.

  • Standards of DAE education are too far lower than F.Sc. and the standards of B.Tech. are too much lower than the professional Engineering Degree.
    If those people are so brilliant, why didn’t they fall into merit of F.Sc. and Engineering.
    Equivalency is ridiculous….

  • Good decision by HEC .we all appreciate it.For kind information in all Gulf countries Bsc Engineer are equivalent to Btech Engineer..In our neighbors country Bsc Engineer are equivalent to Btech Engineer.. Even in Europe is also following same law.
    Good and fare decision by HEC…

  • AoA
    Mai ne DAE kia os k bad BE kia
    Bath time k nhi study ki hai B. Tec Mai 24 to 28 subject hute hai our Engineering Mai 48 to 54 tak subject hute ye thu bhai itne zyada subject paro ge thu Engineering our b. Tec Mai difference thu huga
    Ye koi mazzaq hai kia B. Tech ko Engineer k sath compare 😄😄

    • Bhai tm kahan sy parh k aye ho jo 48 prh liye ,, BTech or bsc subjects are same and equal ,and Total marks are also same,out of 4000

  • انجینیئرنگ والے کونسا تیر مار رہے ہیں جو ٹیکنالوجی والے نہیں مار رہے۔۔۔ پی ای سی ناموں کے ساتھ کھیل رہی ہے اور اپنی مونوپالی بنانے کی کوشش کر رہی ہے۔۔۔ بھئ جس بھی ڈگری پروگرام میں پریکٹیکل کرواۓ جائیں وہ انجینیئرنگ میں آنا چاہیے۔۔ انجینیئر کونسا مارس کی پیداوار ہوتا ہے۔۔۔ ادھر ایلون مسک نے کتابیں پڑھ کر راکٹ انجینیئرنگ پر عبور حاصل کرلیا ، اور یہاں لائسنس والی پیداگیری بچانے میں لگے ہیں

  • PEC is just k governing body…!
    PEC k jo Acts hai wo sirf Engineers pr hi lago hoty hai n k technologist pr …..🤔
    Agr HEC ny dono ko equal kr bhi dia hai to kia ….
    Agr bsc engineering b.tech sy ziada achi hai to PEC ko issy koi masla nhi hona chaye q kissi bhi post k liye wahi select hoga jo test qualify kary ga……
    PEC just aik mafiya hai is ny abhi tk engineers k liye bhi kia kia hai🧐

  • HEC decision is discrimination of engineer who study day and night IN MATRIC THEN FSC THEN IN UNIVERSITIES and ultimately do not get the jobs…

    Comparison and making them equivalent to B tech is unlawfull by side of HEC.

    actualy there there very less designing in Pakistan due to which engineers do not get the opportunity of what they can do….


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