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|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on October 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM||comments (19)|
IESCO have approved the upgradation of Diploma of Associate Engineers from BPS-17 (Jr Engineer) to BPS-18 (Sr Engineer) on the basis of following terms and conditions.
Approval of BOD is hereby conveyed to conduct departmental examination for up-gradation purpose of Jr. Engineer having qualification of DAE working in BPS-17 (Dead End Cadre Officers) at IESCO Level Subject to the following conditions:
Note: You can download the Offical Order (Letter) on the following link (First you register youself as "Limited Mamber")
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on October 9, 2012 at 1:10 AM||comments (11)|
HEC B.TECH UNIVERSITIES RANKING 2012:
SARHAD UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND IT, PESHAWAR ……….. (Score: 21.00)
UNIVERSITY OF LAHORE ……….. (Score: 21.00)
The Following HEI’s are Excluded from Ranking based on Two Reasons:
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on September 30, 2012 at 2:40 AM||comments (7)|
PSBTE has been informed on 27-08-2012 by BTAC and HEC authorities as a result of Final Meeting on the establishing Pakistan Technology Council which has been approved and Bylaws Notification will be soon reported.
For more Details, Latest updates regarding PTC and Discussion Please Join the B.Tech Professionals Group:
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES REGARDING PTC:
For Press Please follow the links below
DUNYA NEWS (Dated 27-08-2012):
DAILY EXPRESS NEWS ISB (Dated 28-08-2012):
On Metropolitin Page No.9
THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE (Dated 28-08-2012):
THE NATION (Dated 28-08-2012):
BUSINESS RECORDER (Dated 28-08-2012):
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on June 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM||comments (11)|
The HEC has directed to PBAC (Pakistan B.Tech Action Committe) regarding supply of list containing the name of 15 B.Tech Graduates upto Master or PhD Level for selection out of them as Chairman & member of PTC ...(Pakistan Technology Council) after conducting interview. so, PSBTE requested to all B.Tech Graduates, to post your CV's as soon as possible at the address of "email@example.com" and we will forward the selective candidates by Qualifications and Skills with the reference of PSBTE.
Be Cleared to all B.Tech Graduates that It has no major role of PEC, except a member to suggest upon how to register B.Tech Graduates after the establishment of PTC. But steering of PTC will be in hand of B.Tech Graduates.
However, PEC trying for permission to amend the PEC Act to include Engg Technology Graduates which is a dream and Inshallah can't do that, Now after the establishment of PTC, we will more strong at Government and Private Dept. Level to resist such foolish dreams of PEC (Pakistan Engineering Council).
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on January 22, 2012 at 1:15 AM||comments (28)|
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor has set Rabiul Awwal 30, 1433H (Feb. 22, 2012) as the last date for expatriates to change their professions in their resident permits (iqamas).
About 35,000 expatriates have benefited from the service since it was launched on Nov. 29, 2011.
The changes were done electronically without referring to any labor office,” said spokesman of the ministry Hattab Al-Anzi, adding that the service will come to en end on Feb. 22, 2012.
The ministry was providing this service to all expatriate workers disregarding whether they work in companies classified as red or yellow or green. “After this date changes of occupation will be limited to establishments in the excellent and green categories only,” the spokesman said.
He recalled the ministry had put some conditions on the amendment of some occupations including engineering. “Those who want to change their profession to engineers have to come in person to the labor office with documents proving their specialization,” he said.
Al-Anzi also said medical personnel such as doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and others have to show official licenses from the Saudi Medical Specializations Authority before having their occupations changed.
He explained that jobs limited to Saudis only were exempted from amendment. “These include directors of HR and PR, personnel specialists, time keepers, receptionists, cashiers, security guards, pursuers and others specified by the Council of Ministers,” he said.
The spokesman warned the ministry would take punitive measures against any establishment providing incorrect data about the occupations of their foreign employees. “The punishments may include preventing these establishments from foreign recruitment or suspending their licenses for periods of up to five years,” he said.
Human resources expert at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Al-Sharif Awad Al-Hibaili said giving expatriates an opportunity to amend their occupations was an important step toward organizing the Saudi labor market. “The Ministry of Labor has given all the private establishments and companies the opportunity to change the occupations of their foreign workers electronically without referring to the labor offices,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hamad Al-Rajbi, a public service specialist, said the change of occupation is a matter that also involves the Passports Department, which has to approve any change in the official papers of expatriates.
He noted many of the occupations that were amended involved simple labor. “Very few professionals were able to amend their occupations. They included a medical doctor who came to the Kingdom as a laborer,” he said.
PROCEDURE OF CHANGE OF PROFESSION (IQAMMA STATUS):
1. If you are already present in Saudi Arabia, You need a letter from your Company/Sponsor to Saudi Consulate Islamabad/Karachi. It should state that you are having an Iqama and working in Saudi Arabia and company has no objection if Saudi Embassy will attest your degree, then attest this letter from chamber of commerce in Jeddah. (If you don’t have this letter you got to pay additional 10,000+ pak rupee to agents in Pakistan to get your degree attested.)
2. Copy of your Iqama
3. Copy of your passport.
4. Your Degree or Diploma
2. Attestations Required from your Home Country:
Before submitting it for attestation from Saudi Embassy / Consulate get your degree attested by yourself from following offices.
§ Higher Education Commission of your home country
§ Foreign Office of your home country
Once degree/diploma is get attested from above, then contact any recruting agency, travel agency or agent who is speciallized for Saudi Arabia. Almost all the agents who provide Umrah Visa can help you in attesting your documents. You need to attest degree from following.
§ Saudi Culture Center in home country
§ Saudi Consulate in home country
In Pakistan all these offices are located in Islamabad. Please note that you can’t go to embassy yourself for this work, you should find an agent who is approved by Saudi Consulate to do this. This is the website of one of the agents doing this.
3. Next Steps Required in Saudi Arabia:
Once you have done these attestation, bring your documents in Saudi Arabia and attest again from.
§ Consulate of your home countery
§ Saudi Foreign Office (located in Jeddah or any other city called خارجیہ
4. Submit an Application for Change of Profession:
Your company / sponsor must issue a letter that you are working with us, doing same kind of work which you are intended to change your profession. Now translate your degree into Arabic and find a good General Service Agency/Agent. These agencies and agents have their offices at Jawazat Street in Jeddah and you can find by yourself in other cities. Discuss necessary details with them. They will tell their requirements and fees. Settle a suitable amount that is acceptable for both parties. Also make sure your new profession will be eligible for Istikdam (family visa issuing authority).
Then submit your application for change of profession. Once you completed change of your profession to a profession that is eligible for family visa, further process is very simple.
After this every B.Tech Engineer can apply to SCE for registeration as Professional Engineer. for more details plz visit the following link tab:
For More Details Contact:
Engr WASEEM RAJA
(Contact Timing 7 PM to 10 PM)
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on January 15, 2012 at 10:45 PM||comments (17)|
Now our dreams comes true Very Soon (Inshallah)...
The GOVT of Punjab Said:
The Scheme of studies and different level programs will be on building block concept. To provide students the exit at all levels with certain skills and certificate / Degrees for their well absorption in the market. Ministery of Science and Technology will be requested to establish a "PTC - Pakistan Technology Council" like PEC - Pakistan Engineering Council to register and regulate the practice of the graduate of University of Technology. The Public Sector hiring authorities will be requested to prefer these technologies graduates at par or batter than respective engineering graduates. This will eliminate the difference / biasness in Technical and Engineering Education. The deprivation in the Graduate of Technologies will be eliminated by bringing them at par in the knowledge and better in the skills than Engineering Graduates. This will provide future path to the progressive students, wishing to continue their studies at specialized in their respective Engineering Technologies.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa begins work on technical education promotion plan:
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Wednesday launched work on preparation of action plan for promotion of technical and vocational education under 'National Skills Strategy 2009-13'.
The National Skills Strategy 2009-13 was prepared by the federal government in collaboration with the provincial governments and was given the name of 'Vision 2030'.
Similar programs will also be held in other provinces.
German Technical Assistance (GIZ) is providing assistance under technical & vocational education training (TVET) reforms support.
Addressing the participants of the workshop, KP Minister for Technical and Vocational Education, Mehmood Zeb Khan said that the purpose and objectives of the workshop were to identify weaknesses in technical and vocational education and prepare an action plan for their redressal.
The Minister of KPK said that the provincial government is making sincere efforts for the promotion of technical and vocational education and has included 40 development schemes in this regard in annual development program (ADP) for financial year 2011-12 and had sanctioned a hefty amount of Rs 2 billion for them.
He dispelled the impression that the establishment of TVETA would affect the service structure of the employees of the technical education institutes and said that it would rather accelerate the process of the initiation of schemes.
He said that the provincial government has already passed law for the educational sector.
The minister said that more than 400 vacancies exist in the department of Technical Education, which would be filled through recruitment of qualified B Sc Engineering and B-Tech degree holders.
He added that the government had also upgraded 11 technical colleges and is constructing the buildings of eight technical colleges in which the classes of B-Tech level would start.
He said that the GIZ would also support the provincial government in the rehabilitation of the vocational colleges and introduction of reforms in the Board of Technical Education so their degrees will be recognised every where in the world.
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on December 19, 2011 at 11:00 PM||comments (7)|
"BTAC-B.Tech Action Committee” post the following letter to all concern GOVT Department for Development of B.Tech Engg/ BSc Engg Technology
GOVT of the Punjab,
Subject: DEVELOPMENT OF B.TECH (ENGG)/BSC (TECHNOLOGY) DEGREE AS PER POLICY OF GOVERNMENT.
I would like to invite your kind attention towards certain issues, relating to the subject cited above and want to meet your good honor if certain moments, be allowed/spared. The main issues are highlighted. In accordance to the Honorable Chief Minister policy to produce Technical Manpower.
1. GOVT. College of Technology producing 4 years degree of B.Tech (Hons)/B.Tech (Engg)/BSc (Technology) Graduates getting degree from university of engineering and Technology under your kind control.
2. But the controller/staff relates to a class of Engineering Stream (BSc Engineers) therefore they are dominating over technology stream and does not accept B.Tech Graduates.
3. So, the following steps should be seriously considered by your honour:-
Kindly, manage the meeting and inform the time and venue, to solve these issues please.
1. The Chief Minister Punjab Lahore
2. The Secretary Punjab Technical Education, Lahore.
3. The Voice Chancellor, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.
4. The Director (R&D) TEVTA Secretariat, Lahore
5. Chairman Higher Education Commission Islamabad
6. The Secretary Minister of Science and Technology, Islamabad
For information and necessary action please.
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on August 10, 2011 at 1:15 AM||comments (10)|
The response received from the Washington Accord in reply of BTAC Query It is quite obvious that we have to make establish our own separate Pakistan Technology Council (PTC) so that we could pursue with the washington Accord for the recognition of our B.Tech degree internationally because PTC is the only forum which will effectively project our true image, contribution in progress and prosperity of pakistan.
BTAC (B.Tech Action Committe) Query:
The B.Tech Hons (4-years) degree is being offered by the 22 public and private sector chartered Universities and Degree Awarding Institutes at their main campuses, sub campuses and affiliated colleges.
The Technology and Engineering Education Routes in Pakistan can be viewed in the attached file please.
The IEA defines the education (no. of years) against each Accord which is quoted and reproduced below:
Agreements covering tertiary qualifications in engineering:
There are three agreements covering mutual recognition in respect of tertiary-level qualifications in engineering:
It is requested to clarify please that the B.Tech Hons (4-year) degree lies in which Accord either in Washington Accord or Sydney Accord?
Thank you very much.
Response from IEA Accords:
Thanks for your e mail.
Firstly Pakistan (Pakistan Engineering Council) has provisional status of the Washington Accord (WA). Once they gain full Washington Accord status it is up to them (the PEC) to determine which programs in Pakistan will be accredited as having WA equivalence.
As to the Sydney and Dublin Accord, at this point of time there is no engineering council / body in Pakistan that has provisional or full status of these; so no programs in Pakistan will be recognised under the Sydney or Dublin Accords.
A point of clarification; for a body within a country to be a recognised as a full member of the Washington Accord (or any of the other accords), there is a process that the country goes through. They must apply and the systems and processes that are in place in that country (for example in the academic learning institutions) are examined by a review panel. The process continues with regular reviews being made of member nations who have been granted WA status.
In simple PEC recognised from WA (Washington Accord) whose registered only professional Engineers (BE/BSc Engineers) and they dont have authority to registeration of Engineering Technologists (DAE, B.Tech, BS.Tech, BSc Technology & M.Tech). For the registeration of Engineering Technologists, they also required recognition through "The Sydney Accord" then PEC have permission to registered the Engineering Technologists now we have two option of registeration.
PETC (Pakistan Engineering & Technologists Council):
PEC make a seperate department for Engineering Technology and also changed his name like PETC whose also recognised through "The Sydeny Accord" then PETC have permission to registered the Engineering Technologists but on the other hand PEC degrade the Engineering Technologits from last 28 years then hows this possible that PEC will give the equal rights to Engineering Technologists in future like BE/BSc Engineers after the upgradation of PEC to PETC.
PTC (Pakistan Technology Council):
MOST (Ministery of Science and Technology) must make a seperate platform for all Engineering Technologists (DAE, B.Tech, BS.Tech, BSc Technology & M.Tech) named PTC whose recognised through "The Sydney Accord" according to the suggestion of IEA Accords, Because PTC is the only forum which will effectively project our true image, contribution in progress and prosperity of pakistan. This forum will eliminate all disparities whose facing the Engineering Technologists.
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on July 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM||comments (23)|
Now "Saudi Council of Engineers" are registered the Engineering Technologists (B.Tech, BSc Tech & M.Tech) of Pakistan as "Engineer" in Saudi Arabia (Only KSA Job Holders are elligible for Engineering registeration).
Saudi Council of Engineers Terms and Requirements of Professional Registration in the Saudi Council of Engineers:
• Filling-up of a new membership application form ( in case no previous membership exists) available on the website of the Council by following the link below:
• Filling-up the professional degree attainment application form and the letter of attorney form of the Council available on the website of the Council by following the link below:
• Enclosing the following data:
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent degree) in Engineering along with the following attachments: CAV certificate for degrees obtained from Universities in the Philippines; back portion of degrees issued from Universities in Egypt and Pakistan; academic register along with the roll number for degree issued by Indian Universities or those Universities that do not specify the specialization.
Civil Identification Card for Saudis, and Iqama for expatriates (Internationals).
Passport copy for applicants who have graduated from outside the Kingdom (Saudis as well as expatriate applicants).
Introduction letter from the current employer, stating therein the field of work and date of appointment.
Statement of work experience in a letter from the employer (for applicants who are government employees).
Statement of work experience in a letter from the employer attested by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (for applicants from the private sector).
Work experience certificates attested and endorsed by competent authorities (for applicants who have gained outside the Kingdom).
Certificates of participating in training sessions, symposiums and seminars etc.
One recent (5x5cm) photograph with white background.
Payment voucher for the fees amounting to SR750* in favor of the Saudi Council of Engineers in of the following banks:
Arab National Bank(01008021903300), IBAN:61304001080021;
SAMBA Financial Group(990703875), IBAN: 8440000000009907003875(9907003875)
• Submission of the application to the Council or any of its Chapters in Jeddah or Dammam via email( firstname.lastname@example.org); or by post on the following address: PO Box 85041, Riyadh 11691); Fax no. (014027532).
• Payment of fees as per the level of professional degree (upon assessment).
SR250 membership fee ( in case previous membership does not exist).
SR500 File assessment fee.
|Posted by Engr Waseem Raja on April 27, 2011 at 8:30 AM||comments (4)|
DEAR MEMBERS & Engineering Technologists (DAE, B.Tech,BSC Tech & M.Tech)
First of all thx to all members for the gr8 support and promotion of PSBTE platform. Now with the great participation of all, PSBTE is the one of the Largest network of Engineering Technologists (DAE,B.Tech,M.Tech) of Pakistan. Please stay in touch with us by Online Membership of PSBTE.
Due to expanding of PSBTE Network we need co-owners/Co-workers from different Countries, Cities, Districts and Universities for raising the voice of Engineering Technologists. If you are interested in our cause of establishment of PTC (Pakistan Technology Councile) then come to join us as a PSBTE Team Member like (Voice Chairman, District President, President of Universty Chapter, President from any international city, or Student Organiser). Our requirments for joining is only your passion and struggle with full of hope Now come to join us for fight against your rights yes we can, yes we will.
For joining PSBTE Team plz mail us yr C.V at:
For More Detail Plz Contact:
Engr WASEEM RAJA