NED Academy – Introducing New Courses for Online Earning and Skill Enhancement


One important parameter considering an institute is its span of establishment and how it has surpassed the challenges as time takes its wing. The NED Academy, formerly known as the “Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw Engineering College” (NED), is a public research-based university in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. 

The establishment dates back to 1921, pre-partition when initially it was under the command of the University of Bombay. However, later in 1947, with the new boundaries being set apart, this institute was acquired by the Government of Sindh. It was renamed NED-Government Engineering College and affiliated with the University of Sindh. Nowadays, it is also known as NEDUET- NED University of Engineering & Technology. It is a recognized, degree-rewarding, and highly ranked university affiliated with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, a government-appointed body, and has an academic affiliation with the Pakistan Engineering Council Higher Education Commission Washington Accord.

The vice-chancellor, Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, ensures that the students graduating from the institute should be capable enough to stand out in the competition worldwide. Thereby, tremendous efforts have been put into collaborating with different governing and regulating bodies to make every possible effort to equip the incumbents with concurrent skill needs as well. Currently, NED showcases many courses at different levels to accommodate all.

Programs Offered

NED, in partnership with the Centre for Continuing Engineering Education (CCEE), offers a wide range of programs to impart knowledge and foster skill manship among its students. Through these programs, NED aims to provide education and develop skills at various levels, ensuring professionals and engineers are equipped with the latest advancements in engineering, management, IT, and sciences. CCEE and NED regularly organize short courses to facilitate ongoing development and up-skill training for engineers and professionals. Stay updated with the latest CCEE NED courses to enhance your expertise in the field of your choice.

i) Academic Programs

At large, NED has gained fame as an engineering university; hence they offer a large spectrum of industry options in which engineering can be acquired. Some of the main areas of competence are Structural Engineering (many sub Categories/Niches available in Eng.), Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Coastal and Water Resources Engineering, and Construction Engineering Law, to name a few.

ii) Post Graduate Certificate Courses (PGCC)

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This category combines engineering with IT, management, and technology. A comprehensive list of all the courses offered can be viewed here. These courses are carefully designed to inundate the necessary wisdom that could help them in future practical life. Apart from the above-said courses, you can look at some more popular PGCC courses.

This program is ideal for professionals as the classes are mostly conducted in the evenings or at the weekends. The eligibility criteria for the same is flexible, as it requires one to be a graduate, completing 14-16 years of education. Since all courses are creditable to the Master, it is somewhat like an easy installment if you plan to do your Masters. 

iii) Diploma Programs:

Diploma programs are characterized into two categories; Undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas. These curricula are modified according to the understanding level of the respective group of people. These listings include a busy mix of disciplines corresponding to high potential demands. Like IT and computer science to language courses, textile engineering to civil engineering programs, and engineering management to functional management programs. 

iv) IT Certification Courses

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Currently, there are seven courses in this program that are listed as under:

Course TitleDays & TimeInvestment
Certified Software Engineering Professional Only Sundays 12:00 pm  - 03:00 pm PKR. 5000/=
Certified Web Engineering Professional Only Sundays 12:00 pm  - 03:00 pm PKR. 5000/=
Software Engineering & Java Programming Only Sundays 09:00 am  - 12:00 pm (3-month duration) PKR. 5000/=
Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA) Only Sundays 10:00 am  - 01:00 pm Registration Fee: PKR.500/=Professionals: PKR. 15000=Students: PKR. 7500/=
Graphics And Web Design Only Sundays 10:30 am  - 02:30 pm(3-month duration) PKR. 18000/=
Mobile App Development Only Saturdays 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm PKR. 5000/=
Digital Marketing Only Saturdays 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm PKR 20,000/=Discounts available

v)  Vocational Courses

Under the category of vocational courses are those offered and designed specially to meet the needs of the unprivileged. The skills, knowledge, and even incentives in certain situations are authorized such that the layperson should benefit from them. These schemes come under various hierarchies. To date, NED is a partner with three vocational training programs; that are stated as under.

NAVTTC – Prime Minister’s Hunarmand Pakistan Program, High-TECH-Cohort-B (2021)

NAVTCC is the flagship of Prime Minister’s Hunarmand Pakistan program in which the organization takes up almost all responsibility to train and upskill the labor force who are either not literate or not literate enough and educate them, not only to work better but to better their overall living experience by educating their basic safety, HR, and professional upgrading protocols that will surely make a difference in their lives. Whenever needed, workshops are conducted with the best faculty and facilities. This program aims to positively impact hard workers and daily wagers by providing them with a chance to excel.

PITB – National Freelance Training Program (NFTP)

PITB (Punjab Information Technology Board) was founded in 1999 as a self-governing body representing the Department of Industries. However, later in 2001, its administration was transferred to the Department of Information Technology. NFTP is the seed of PITB that was sowed with the thought to provide the youth of this country with the opportunity to use technology to earn their living. Striking two birds with a stone. How? Pakistan has an ever-growing population, with more than 65% of youth aged 17 – 29. There are no jobs to accommodate all the graduates. Most professions have reached a saturation point. So this gives you a fantastic opportunity to become your own boss. Online work is already something we all have adjusted to. 

Moreover, these courses are available to any resident of Pakistan with a basic 14 years of education. There are nominal registration charges, and the three-month courses are free. There are three courses offered in this program, namely:

Technical Course: Includes knowledge about web development, HTML & CSS, MYSQL & PHP WordPress.

Content Marketing & Advertising: Provides a dynamic blend of essential skills and strategies to boost your online presence and business growth. With a focus on SEO, social media marketing, content marketing, website development overview, and freelancing platforms, this course equips you with the tools and knowledge to excel in the digital marketing landscape.  

Creative design: Gives a complete road map of the creative side of the hustle. Here the emphasis is given to securing a little niche where competition is comparatively low; hence one can secure a spot for oneself. Therefore, you can learn a step-by-step process of creating a logo design, designing a corporate brand kit, and using Adobe Suite.

Skills Upgradation Of Teaching Staff

The above-said program aims to train faculty, the building blocks for any institution. Either the staff needs to be more sophisticated to be given entitlement to the tasks they are given mostly due to lack of implication of laws and policies. This is also the reason why teaching staff should be paid more. So free training is given to the teachers by replacing them and offering them a stipend.

Upcoming  Programs

Now, the above listings are those courses that are already being conducted. Let us check out the upcoming courses that will be onboard either onsite or online. That is a matter that will depend on the course itself. These courses are planned to consider the emerging demands of various needs. There are many language courses to choose from, scheduled at different timings for per course. 

Course TitleStarting Date & DurationDays & Timings
Arabic Language  9-Jan-2023 (10 weeks) (2 days a week) 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chinese Language 9-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) (3 days a week) 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
French Language 9-Jan-2023 (10 weeks) (2 days a week) 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
German Language 9-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) (2 days a week) 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Turkish Language 9-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) (3 days a week) 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
GRE Preparation 9-Jan-2023 (10 weeks) (2 days a week) 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
IELTS Preparation 9-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) (2 days a week) 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
English Language Extensive Speaking  9-Jan-2023 (10 Weeks) Sat & Sun 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Chatbot Development 18-Dec-2022 (6 Months) Sundays only 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Communication Skills For Professionals 7-Jan-2023 (2 Months) Saturdays & Sundays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Islamic Banking & Practical Aspects 14-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) Sundays & Sundays Sat: 6-9 pm Sun: 2-5 pm
Condition Monitoring & Maintenance Strategies 4-Feb-2023 (6 week) Saturdays only 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) 20-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) Fridays only 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Certified Professional Safety Practioner (CPSP) 8-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) Sundays only 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Certified Labour Laws Practioner & Industrial Relations Analyst 8-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) Sundays only 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Certified Practioner of industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour 8-Jan-2023 (8 weeks) Sundays only 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Popular Picks

To sum it up, there are four sub-categories; languages, language preparation for tests, skill enhancement, and certifications that require to be updated regarding the laws with proper practical training where necessary.

There are five language courses starting from the 9th of January 2022. All the classes are scheduled from 4 pm onwards, having 2 to 3 classes per week. Considering the overall scenario of what is already available in the market, my favorite pick will be the Chinese Language Course as in 8 weeks this is the best deal in town. There are few places where Chinese is taught specifically, and those who are charge way more than this.

Second, the best pick would be Certified Practioner of Industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour, an extensively planned curriculum for professional enhancement. On completion, the incumbents will be rewarded with a certification from LAMDA in an 8-week duration, and it is a profitable transaction for value. Highly recommended, it signifies the working mechanisms of human beings, knowledge of which is substantial when it comes to organizational heads leading their teams. Knowing their strengths and weaknesses, how to practically convert those weak points into strengths, and how to avoid peer constraints is a great takeaway from this course.

The next favorite is again an industrial-based upgrading plan that will assist in monitoring the smooth sailing of the operative side of the business. Condition Monitoring & Maintenance Strategies focus on the maintenance factor of the equipment. Equipment can be any machine, mechanical or electrical. This course will help you scrutinize various maintenance philosophies to determine the most feasible to your requirements. Not only that, but how to monitor any changes, what kind of changes to notice, and when are minute details that only experience can teach. That professional knowledge is worth setting your time forth.

There is so much knowledge to be learned, and even if we want to, we all face time limitations. Thus, the above three courses are merely those that I would like to get enrolled in. Every individual’s needs and wants differ; hence I encourage everyone to visit the links and make clear decisions to upgrade their careers. 

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