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NTC initiates registration of graduate, professional engineering technologists.

ISLAMABAD: The National Technology Council (NTC) has started the registration of graduate and professional engineering technologists.NTC is a newly established accreditation council established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) to monitor and accredit diversified technologies degree programmes at bachelor's level.

NTC has announced that it will maintain a national register of technologists (NRT) and registration will be carried for graduate technologists holding four-year technology degree from HEC recognised higher education institutions and technology programmes consisting of 130-140 credit hours with 16 years of academic learning through FSc pre-engineering or equivalent/ICS/ DAE.The registration will only be open to engineering technology degree programmes which come under the scope of NTC.

The registration for a nominal fee will be open to categories including 'Graduate Engineering Technologists' and 'Professional Engineering Technologist'. The graduates holding BSc Engineering Technology/ BTech (Hons)/ BTech/ BS Technology/ BE Technology/ BSc Technology degrees will be registered on the production of a photocopy of HEC attested degree and transcript.

However, the cut-off date for their registration will be December 31, 2021, after which only the graduates passing through NTC-accredited programmes will be eligible for registration by NTC.For registration as a professional engineering technologist, the candidate will require five years of experience in the relevant technical discipline and will have to produce a photocopy of HEC attested degree and transcript along with experience certificates.

Foreign degree holders will also be required to produce HEC's equivalence certificates.Under this process, a registration number will be allocated to each eligible technologist and registration certificate will also be issued.

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Publication:Pakistan Today (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 30, 2018
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