With phenomenal increase in students’ enrollment in 1970’s,
a plan to establish additional campuses of the University of Engineering
and Technology Lahore was conceived. As a result of that, the University
College of Engineering Taxila was established in 1975. For three
years it functioned at Sahiwal. In 1978 it was shifted to its permanent
location at Taxila. The College continued its working under the
administrative control of the University of Engineering and Technology,
Lahore till October 1993. During this month it received its charter
as an independent university under the University of Engineering
and Technology Taxila Ordinance 1993. At present total enrollment
of undergraduate and postgraduate students is above 2000.
The Governor of Punjab is the Chancellor and the
Education Minister of Punjab is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.
The Syndicate is the governing/legislative body and the Academic
Council is the highest academic body of the University. The Vice-Chancellor
is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University. He
is assisted by Deans of Faculties, Chairmen of Departments, Directors
and Principal Officers of the University – the Registrar,
the Treasurer, the Controller of Examinations and the Project Director,
to ensure that the provisions of the University Act, the Statutes
and the Regulations are faithfully observed and implemented.
The University campus is located on the outskirts of Taxila at a
distance of 5 km from the city. It is situated near railway station
Mohra Shah Wali Shah on Taxila-Havelian branch line. The city of
Taxila is 35 km from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi
on the main Rawalpindi-Peshawar highway. The University buses commute
daily between the campus and the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi
and Wah Cantt. The campus covers an area of 163 acres. All the teaching
departments, residential colony for teachers/ employees, student
hostels, guesthouse, post office and bank are housed on campus.