Usman Institute of Technology

I was talking to a friend today who completed her BCS from Usman Institute of Technology (opposite Safari Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal) last May. She joined UIT right after her matric and did her inter and BCS from UIT, which is affiliated from Hamdard University.

Once she graduated she applied to several universities but ended up getting rejected from all of them. She was confused and checked why her applications got rejected and it turned out that the intermediate certificate that UIT had given her was not valid and not acceptable by the Board of Education, Karachi.

She and all of he classmates went to UIT and all UIT had to say on the subject was that we will give you admission in Hamdard University. All the students protested but it had no effect on UIT whatsoever so they decided to go to Karachi University to get an inter equivalency certificate. But KU was not willing to give them an equivalency certificate unless the heads of UIT and Hamdard University talked directly to them. So all these students went to the chairperson of Hamdard University but he would not budge and he said the only thing I can do for you is give you all admission in Hamdard University.

Another such batch of students graduated from UIT this May and they are all facing the same problems due to which UIT has now discontinued their Intermediate + BCS programs and will only offer Bachelor’s degrees from now on… But they have done nothing for the over 200 students of these two batches who are stranded with no option but to go and do Masters from Hamdard University, which, we must all admit is certainly NOT one of the best universities of Karachi.

It saddens me to think of how irresponsible some educational institutes can be.

13 Comments so far

  1. Mars (unregistered) on August 4th, 2005 @ 2:45 am

    That is horrific, and not the only instance of irresponsible/selfish acts by educational institutions nowadays. The question comes back to the higher-ups, where were they when UIT was offering these courses without the small print?

    Good post!


  2. Tariq (unregistered) on August 4th, 2005 @ 9:59 am

    My cousin was trapped in the same situation around 3 years back, but in his case the culprit was the Hamdard University itself, since they had started this concept of inter+BCS themselves. Now the Hamdard people must have known from that experience about the uselessness of their inter certificate, yet as you say they are offering the same through UIT. Seems they hook in students in these ways, otherwise no one would go there. Sad state of affairs for an institution whose founder was a sound and selfless individual.


  3. Saba (unregistered) on August 4th, 2005 @ 11:25 am

    Its unfortunate when things like these happen. If we know anyone who is planning to take admission to a university here, we should ask them to research whether the university actually has degree granting status or not. There’s a list up on the Higher Education Commission website – http://www.hec.gov.pk/htmls/HEIRecg_main.htm


  4. Fawad Lateef (unregistered) on August 5th, 2005 @ 2:02 pm

    Its a bad thing done by UIT, but I think the main responsibility is of the students which studied there and during studies havn’t thought about what they are going to get !!!! And I know one thing that those unable to got admissions in good colleges due to their bad grads in metric chose to take addmission in UIT and got their BCS degree (AFAIK BCS of UIT is far better than most of the other institute offering BCS) with inter certificate.

    So I would say that UIT is not completely responsible for this …..


  5. USAMA BIN RAZI (unregistered) on August 5th, 2005 @ 6:08 pm

    This is not the question of validity of BCS degree from UIT, rather the validity of the students’ eligibility theirselves.

    As far as I understand, UIT offered five years BCS and eligibility criteria was matric. Now the BCS degree is still valid, but they have their HSC missing. They are not rejected bcz their degree is not valid but bcz they dont have HSC certificate.

    Same was the case, when few students got admission in UIT in B.E program. They had taken computer instead of chemistry in their HSC. When their B.E was half way, they got to know, according to PEC regulations, they must have chemistry in their HSC markssheet. The inter board had a provision so they appeared in chemistry paper and became recognized engineer (as per as PEC regulations).

    Bottom line is that, their degree is still valid. Instead of approaching to universities, they should turn up to the board / provincial govt / federal govt. authorities so as to have an equivalent certificate (as cambridge students get).


  6. Aay Dee (unregistered) on August 5th, 2005 @ 7:02 pm

    Usama has a very valid point. This is my humble request to writer that please mention this thing in the post as well, coz it may work as a good suggestion for those who are suffering.

    thanks,

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  7. Kiran (unregistered) on August 5th, 2005 @ 7:50 pm

    Kindly read the entry above carefully, the whole issue IS about the equvalency certificate form the Karachi Board of Education. In order to get an equivalency certificate, the concerned institute needs to come forward and UIT and Hamdard were unwilling to do so.


  8. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on August 6th, 2005 @ 1:55 am

    Astonishing story – I can fully imagine how frustrated the students must be at having wasted 5 precious years. Its sad – and wish them all the best to talk some sense into the burecrats of Pakistan education system


  9. ali (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 6:54 pm

    The whole education system is a indutry now, there are traps and falls, you have to be very careful what you are sepping in,nothing is regulated and government obviously can’t control this boom. Lot of one room universities are poping out like mushrooms and it’s hard to point finger at someone if you can’t verify the status of these frauds.
    They show you the fireworks of the future and people easily fall in the trap.But then where are all the students going to get admissions if the places are limited and they don’t have good grades either.
    I do feel sorry for the students who don’t get good independent advice before steping in the s..t, and don’t relise that they will be wasting their familys income and time over the next few years.( jalishah@yahoo.com)


  10. zaib (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 11:31 pm

    i dont think,my university is a waistage of time,its totally wrong.in 2005 there are so many students taking admission.if uit has no value,so why these all studends taking admission in uit.


  11. Ali (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2005 @ 3:37 pm

    Sorry Friends, if anyone was offended by my comments, but you have to face the facts,…. Number of students getting admission in an institution is in no way a criteria to judge the standard…….it might be the easy way out for them…….or a degrees on sale.


  12. shoaib (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 11:03 am

    i want to that did hamdard cancel the afflition on uit??????????

    do uit refund the tution fees

    waiting for reply


  13. john hasan (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 2:20 am

    i feel for all the students of uit i am a student of MBBS going through the same situation . now im stranded after five years doing nothing and now im going through a tedious legal process to fight university of karachi and the pakistan medical and dental council to legalise the 5 years that i have wasted in medical colleges.



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