It is my honor to be entrusted by the Government of Punjab to be the first Vice Chancellor of this auspicious institution named Punjab University of Technology Rasul.
The Punjab University of Technology Rasul (PUT Rasul) had been established through an Act of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab in 2018 (Act XXIII of 2018) by upgrading the historical institution named “Government College of Technology Rasul”, more commonly known as “GCT Rasul”. GCT Rasul, in turn, had its roots in the Government School of Engineering Rasul (GSE Rasul) which was established in 1912 as one of the first such institutions in the region. So, the PUT Rasul despite being established very recently has a rich history and enviable legacy of producing engineering professionals for more than a century (since 1912 AD).
The establishment of Punjab University of Technology Raul in 2018, along with two other universities of technology established in the same year, is a consequence of the thought, prevailing among many stakeholders of training/education in the disciplines of Engineering & Technology, that the traditional institutions were providing education with a greater focus on the theoretical knowledge in engineering paying lesser or no attention to the hands-on technical competencies, therefore, there was a need to have a new breed of technology focused institutions.
With this vision, guided by the Government and other key stakeholders, we are determined to design, develop and implement programs with more focus on technology and hands-on technical competencies. In this respect we aim to develop and offer a comprehensive portfolio of training & education programs in the traditional as well as emerging Technologies. PUT Rasul plans to work in close coordination and collaboration with all the stakeholders to promote and raise standards of education, training, research and entrepreneurship in the arena of technology.
I encourage all the young boys and girls planning to pursue their further education in the fields of technology to consider PUT Rasul, with confidence, as one of their preferred choices and keep an eye on the university website for updates on the available pathways as well as the schedules.
I would also like to urge both the young and experienced professionals seeking career in teaching/training within the domains pursued by the university to consider PUT Rasul as their career destination.
We, at PUT Rasul, are determined to develop this university into a center of excellence and to provide enriching experience of personal development to everyone associated.