Engr. Abul Kalam Library:
From its humble beginning in 1921 in a room in the City Campus, the library has grown to become one of Pakistan's leading academic libraries particularly focusing the engineering sciences and technology. The NED University Library devotes considerable efforts and resources to the development of an outstanding library collection to meet the needs of the students, teachers and researchers and serves as the regional reference library of engineering and technology.
The library collection includes:
|General circulation books which include text books.|
|Reference books including encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, manuals etc.|
|Periodicals on current lists of subscription as well as volumes of previous issues of journals.|
|Government documents & Archive material including Acts and Ordinances, Services Rules, Statistical reports, Census report|
|Survey report, Planning reports and Budgets etc.|
|Audio Visual content, CDROMs, DVDs etc.|
|Digital content including EBooks and Journals.|
The library reference collection is secured against theft using state of the art security system based on RFID.
Department libraries have also been set up in the two remote campuses, City Campus and LEJ Campus as well as in the main campus. A library at the NED Academy has also been established for students registered at the CCEE and CMPP.
The library provides book bank services to undergraduate students. Text Books are provided at 10% of the cost of books for the entire semester.
Lending Library / Duty Society provides services to undergraduate students. Text Books are provided free of cost for the entire semester.
The library keeping pace with new technologies has its own Computerised Library Management Systems, Website, OPAC and Portal Services.
The Library has recently established a computer facility comprising 65 latest configuration computers. This section is dedicated to providing digital services to its users such as access to E-Books and E-Journals through the National Digital Library Program of HEC, Internal facilities, Laser Printing, Scanning and CD / DVD Writing and Copying of reference material.
The library is committed to providing a pleasant, user-oriented learning environment for its users. Its mission is to make its resources available and useful to its users and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge for future generations.
Information Technology (IT) Services:
The University has its own Internet facility managed by its Information Technology (IT) Department (formerly Internet Centre) established in 1998-99. The Information Technology (IT) Department since its establishment has played a pivotal role in developing the University's I.T. infrastructure by providing robust Internet facility to its users within and outside of its campuses.
The Information Technology Department offers a broad spectrum of diversified services provided by its various sections, with continual enhancement as and when required.
NEDUET- Campus Management System:
The Information Technology Department focuses on delivering state-of-the-art software using agile methodology with faster development time and uncompromising integrity. This will help various administrative as well as academic departments to switch over to paperless environment. Some of them are Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students Management System, Human Resource Management System, Attendance Information System, Security Operations Management System, and Academic Performance Monitoring System, etc. In addition to these systems, journal and research databanks have also been established. This comprehensive and sophisticated development effort as a whole is termed as NEDUET Campus Management System (NEDUET-CMS). To access information contained within CMS, every employee and student on Intranet uses a front end interface known as NEDUET Campus Portal. The 24/7 service portal works on the principle of single signon for multiple applications with personalised, secure, robust and role based access management. An online subsequent semester registration application for students admitted in undergraduate and post graduate programs is also one of the application software developed by the IT Department.
The Information Technology Department's dedicated Web Development Team maintains the varsity’s main website as well as provides support in developing departmental websites in addition to request based active content management.
The first ever in educational public sector, a 37 km Optical Fibre Metro Area Network (MAN), “The NEDUET Metro-LAN” currently connects NEDUET’s Main, LEJ & City Campuses, thus creating a massive learning network.
NEDUET - ISP
The Information Technology Department provides 24 x 7 high-speed Internet access to its LAN users. Further, a traditional dial up service is also available for internet usage. ITD’s Network Operation Centre (NOC), is built on state-of-the-art equipment comprising of enterprise level routers, security & traffic management appliances and a variety of servers running customised applications.
Keeping pace with the modern technology, NEDUET offers WiFi connectivity to its users with Campus-wide coverage powered by captive portal, the iAccess. Thus providing its user accessibility to LAN and WAN services on all their WiFi enabled mobile devices along with authentication, accounting services and other useful information.
A centrally-located Video Conferencing Facility Centre connects NEDUET, locally and internationally for the arrangement of virtual classes, conferences, seminars, Internet meetings (video conferences) among multiple locations, as and when required. This facility is available round the clock.
The Information Technology Department is providing a centralised high performance parallel computing facility to the entire University in particular, and to the universities of Pakistan in general, for Research and Development in any of the disciplines offered by the University. The University has the distinction of being the first Public Sector University that configured and developed its own clusters with the technical assistance of its own IT force. Two separate HPC clusters consists of 50 nodes based on 32-bit architecture and 32 virtualised nodes 64-bit architecture with latest core processors technologies, large memory banks, and Gigabit technology are capable of executing complex problems efficiently and with great accuracy. The virtualisation technology implemented on the cluster has now further enabled the researchers and creative professionals, to exploit heavy computational and bandwidthconscious software and perform heavy simulations and modelling exercises with ease. This facility can not only be accessed from all the existing campuses of the University but as well as from remote location over the internet using varsity’s network system.
Information Technology Department also serves as a software repository for the whole University. Numerous generic as well as applicationoriented, licensed software, related to sciences and various engineering disciplines are available for use. Stand-alone software can only be used at the HPC Centre while Network - based software can be used throughout the University.
Information Technology Department also has a training facility where trainings, seminars and workshops are conducted throughout the year
for the staff, faculty and students of the University.
End-user satisfaction remains the prime focus of Information Technology Department and is considered to be the main performance indicator. ITD,
therefore has a dedicated HELP DESK, which provides centralised customer facilitation for all IT services apart from providing the following support;
|Software and Desktop Support|
|NEDUET-Campus Management System (Portal)|
|High Performance Computing (HPC)|
These services are not confined to the main campus but are also extended to the other two campuses of the University.
A state of the art Instrumentation Centre is functioning at the University which was established under a grant provided by the Higher Education Commission (H.E.C.). At present, it provides testing and calibration services for in-house users only. Its capabilities include calibration of multi meters, energy meters, pressure/ temperature gauges, water quality and flow, etc. The Centre has well equipped facilities and the necessary expertise for performing calibration activities not only for departments within but for organisations outside the University as well. It also provides training to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and assists Undergraduate students in undertaking final year projects of various disciplines. It also assists other University Departments in their R&D activities.
The Centre comprises of various well equipped Laboratories such Electronics and Signals Lab, Pressure and Temperature Lab, Equipment Testing Lab, Water Quality and Flow Testing Lab and a Virtual Instrumentation Lab. In particular, the Virtual Instrumentation Lab is equipped with world renowned National Instruments’ (NI) Labview system which helps engineers in basic data acquisition and signal processing as well as more complex embedded monitoring and control applications. For formal classroom lectures, a small but well equipped Training Facility also exists.
The Centre aims at becominng a regional leader in the field of test and calibration. The first step towards that is the ISO 17025 accreditation. The process of accredition has already begun and will be completed soon. Once accredited, the Cenre will be at par with any international testing lab. After accreditation, the Instrumentation Centre will start providing testing and calibration services to industries and organisations in and around Karachi. It will also start serving as a training centre for instrument engineers.
The NED University lays emphasis on efforts in contribution towards research and improvement in quality of its human resource by providing good and up-to-dated facilities for utilisation by its student, academicians and researchers. The Instrumentation Centre is one such significatn effort.
The Vice Chancellor, NED University established Centre for Continuing Engineering Education in 1998. Later on the NED Academy came into existence on 1st July, 2008 as recommended by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The main objectives of NED Academy are:
· To update Engineers with recent developments in Engineering Science / Engineering Management / IT.
· To provide opportunities for working Engineers to enhance their skills with the objective of improving their employability.
· To provide opportunities for the lower tier in the Engineering / IT Profession to improve their qualification to meet Professional Body’s registration level.
· To offer structured programmes in conventional disciplines for engineers who are unable to find time to seek admission in formal Masters Degree programme but can accquire necessary credit hours over longer periods by attending several such programmes in service.
· To offer postgraduate diplomas in specific technologies such as sugar, plastics, rubber, cement etc., which could subsequently be improved and structured to the level of post-graduate degrees.
The Academy consists of two sections:
· Centre for Continuing Engineering Education (CCEE)
· Centre for Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes (CMPP)
Centre for Continuing Engineering Education (CCEE)
The CCEE brings University and Industry together with successful models of Industry-University partnerships. Continuing Education transfers know-how in a timely manner and to the right people. The CCEE, since its inception has offered numerous courses which are widely welcomed by the Engineering community.
Centre for Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes (CMPP)
CMPP offers long duration Certificate Courses including Postgraduate Certificate Courses.
FERROCEMENT INTERNATIONAL NETWORK:
Department of Civil Engineering also has the honour of being the country’s Information Node on FERROCEMENT. Ferrocement International Network (FINPAKISTAN) was established in the Department through International funding in 1990, and since then has been serving as National Node for disbursing research material, disseminating related knowledge and imparting know-how in ferrocement. The National node working under INTERNATIONAL NODE at IFIC-AIT-BANGKOK, has access related to the research endeavors in Ferro cement, and has links with researchers, and resource persons in this field.
COWASJEE EARTHQUAKE STUDY CENTRE:
Cowasjee Earthquake Study Centre (CESNED) was established in 2001 after the devastating Bhuj earthquake. The Centre is currently administered by the Department of Earthquake Engineering. The objectives of this centre include (a) housing national and global data pertaining to earthquake; (b) to act as acentre for disseminating accumulated knolwedge; (c) to respond to the emergency needs; and (d) be able to provideing guiding principles for pre and post disaster earthquake mitigation. It has become a hub of the earthquake related activities with time. The vital role played by CESNED after 8th October, 2005 Kashmir earthquake led to its recognition as one of the two earthquake study centres in the Country.
SHAKE TABLE TESTING FACILITY:
The Shake Table laboratory is a state of the art facility which is available in the Department of Earthquake Engineering. The facility is used to simulate real time earthquake ground motion to record the dynamic response of a given strcuture placed on the table.
ADVANCED MATERIAL TESTING FACILITY:
The Advace Material Testing laboratory is a state of the art facility which is administered by the Department of Earthquake Engineering. The facility is used to conduct full scale static and pseudo dynamic testing of various structural components of buildings and bridges. PCB FABRICATION LABORATORY A PCB fabrication Laboratory is available in the Department of Electronic Engineering. This is primarily for training undergraduate students in PCB fabrication technology. The laboratory is supported by PCB layout design software and auto routing software. The graduating students with this experience are expected to benefit in their professional field. The Laboratory is being used for fabrication of PCB for local requirement and possibilities of taking orders for external agencies is being examined.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE:
With the emerging new technologies and shorter product life cycle with high quality demand, the manufacturing industry in Pakistan stands at a position where they are expecting tough challenges ahead. Higher educational institutions in Pakistan are there to share these challenges NED University has been facilitated with Product Development Centre (PDC). This centre is fully equipped with complete range of sophisticated equipment and software to be used for re-engineering.
DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRIAL LIAISON:
The Directorate of Industrial Liaison was established at NED University in 1997. It has been able to create and enhance the required university-industry linkage in the form of a number of activities, e.g. arranging internship opportunities for students in different industries/ organizations, collecting suggestions about the topics of Final Year Design Projects and arranging technical/practical help from the industries related with the projects. In a number of cases the industries have assigned projects to the university students with competent advisors from their organizations to help the students. In addition to that, study visits are arranged for the students and faculty at various industries and organizations.
The Medical Department is located near Department of Humanities of this University. There are six Doctors in total including three at Main Campus (two in morning & one in the evening), one at LEJ Campus and one lady doctor at City Campus. The department is headed by Principal Medical Officer, besides that, paramedical staff, including one Female and other Male Nurse, assists the doctors in each shift.
There are numerous evoluational & therapeutic facilities available free of charges to the students in the Main Campus, including Emergency and Outpatient Medical services, pathological, Radiological and electrocardiographic apparatus for laboratory.
Similary prohylactic and therapeutic support in the form of Airway, breathing and circulatory intervention are also available. Outpatient facilities are also available at peripheral Medical Sub-Centers, i.e. City and LEJ Campus. However, X-Ray, Pathological Laboratory and Ambulance facilities are restricted to Main Campus only.
OTHER STUDENTS FACILITIES:
The Society gives interest free loans to the students in need of financial help. The terms of such loans and application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Society.
Text books are issued at nominal charges to the needy students for one academic year on their enrolling as member of the Book Bank. The books are required to be returned to the Library Book Bank at the end of the academic year.
Plain Paper Copiers
Copies of documents can be obtained from PPC at nominal cost.
There is a University General Store on the Campus for meeting the general stationary requirements of the students. It works on a noprofit basis and is managed by a committee of members from the teaching staff.
University Sports complex headed by Manager Sports provides facilities for athletics, badminton, cricket, football, table tennis, hockey, physical fitness & basket ball.
The University has one residential hall situated adjacent to the Campus named: Muhammad Bin Qasim Hostel. The hostel has the following common facilities: Common Room, Prayer Hall, Warden’s Office and Room. The accommodation in the residential hall is mainly for non-residents of Karachi and is allocated by the Committee appointed by the ViceChancellor. Every applicant for accommodation in the hall is required to apply on the prescribed form, obtainable from the National Bank of Pakistan and Habib Metropolitan Bank, NED Branch, well before the commencement of the academic session each year except for the fresh entrants who shall apply as soon as they are selected for admission. Resident students are required to comply with all conditions of residence as prescribed by the University.
Boys’ Common Room
The Boys’ Common Room is provided with the facilities of indoor games, telephone and necessary reading material.
Girls’ Common Room
A Girls’ Common Room is also available. It is properly furnished with necessary comforts such as attached bath / powder room. A maid servant is also provided to the girls’ common room.
Shuttle Bus transport may be provided by the University from convenient points. The places and charges are determined by the University and notified as such.