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.