NUST Geoinformatics Grads Are Facing Discrimination in Jobs


Graduates in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) have been left in limbo after they were denied employments because of their degree. To exacerbate it, the understudies of a similar train have been denied employments in other administrative divisions because of precisely the same. Why? Since they had a science certificate and not a Bachelors in Science (BS).

In what capacity can the policymakers, who set the TORs for government occupations, be ignorant to the point that they can’t figure out which degree programs fit in the criteria and which ones don’t? The understudies endure because of their carelessness and it is about time the experts consider the issue important.

NUST offers a Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) rather than a Bachelors in Science (B.S) in GIS. In spite of the degrees being generally the same, government divisions accept that these are totally unique orders. Understudies are confronting challenges in anchoring government occupations, all since a few authorities aren’t mindful of the program that is offered by Pakistan’s best designing foundation.

Propakistani has gotten itemized data from the influenced understudies and all shortlisted applicants appear to confront comparable issues.

Alumni from Institute of Geographical Information Systems (IGIS), NUST, Muhammad Waleed Aamir and Asad Ali Baig fit the bill for an occupation post titled “GIS Analyst/Data Analyst (BPS-17)” in “Punjab Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department”.

The shortlisted candidates for the job post are given below:


The two were required the gathering through a formal letter like the case with the vocations offered by Pakistan Public Service Commission (PPSC). Here is one of the gathering call letters.

In any case, even before the gathering, in the wake of possessing all the necessary qualities for the created exam driven by PPSC, the two got their expulsion letters by the master communicating that the applicant “Does not have BS (four years) in GIS from an apparent school”.

Surely, one may acknowledge that either NUST isn’t seen or the BE Geoinformatics isn’t approve by PEC and HEC. Regardless, nor is legitimate as the degree is formally approve by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Here are the dismissal letters which were given over before the meeting.


Not just this, Asad Ali was furthermore rejected from Lahore Development Authority (LDA) a few years earlier in view of a comparable reason. Two or three distinct understudies have also persevered through a comparable fate which is the inspiration driving why they can’t grapple occupations in the related field regardless of paying for the application charge and qualifying in the made tests.

Not using any and all means a single GIS/Remote Sensing (RS) related business post in PPSC/FPSC sees Geoinformatics Engineering in the required capacities fragment. This is an essential impediment keeping the geoinformatics plans from getting the positions they justify.

Out of the blue, the overall public having MSc GIS/Space Science degrees are getting decided for GIS-related survey 17 posts while Geoinformatics Engineers, with the appropriate degree for the action and a higher scope of capacities, are not using any and all means fit the bill for these posts and the points of interest are much all the all the more shocking.

Geoinformatics Engineering has 45 courses with a mix of GIS, RS, Surveying and focus building courses while MSc GIS has only 22 courses all related to solely GIS and over that, 85% of the MSc GIS courses are correctly the same as in Geoinformatics Engineering.

BS Space Science from PU has only a solitary essential level GIS course taught in the eighth semester through their whole instructive projects which can be seen here. In case a singular course in GIS all through your 4-year degree can make you fit the bill for the post of BS-17 GIS Analyst as showed up above, by then what is stopping graduated class of Geoinformatics Engineering from being qualified?

At long last, HEC’s instructive projects for BS in GIS and Remote Sensing (open here) sees a total of 40 courses out of which 30 courses have been told at NUST with the plain same substance while two distinct courses under different names yet comparable substance are moreover indicated making the degree pretty much 80% as per HEC’srequirements.

NUST, PEC and the HEC need to make incite move and guarantee that the Geoinformatics Engineers get their due offer in the organization occupations. The nonappearance of care is the establishment of this and it ought to be tended to and no more reliable.


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