NED Academy – Coming Up With New Courses To Upgrade Skills


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 basically a public research-based university situated 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 as NED-Government Engineering College and was affiliated with the University of Sindh. Nowadays it is also known as NEDUET and is a recognized, degree rewarding, and a high ranked university which has been 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 from all over the world. Thereby, tremendous efforts have been put into collaborating with different governing and regulating bodies in order to make every possible effort to equip the incumbents with concurrent skill needs as well. Currently, NED showcases a plethora of courses at different levels in order to accommodate all.

Programs Offered

NED provides not just knowledge but strives to instil the utmost level of Skillman ship in its disciples. This is done by imparting education and skills at different levels. For this matter, NED has partnered with the Centre for Continuing Engineering Education (CCEE) which makes sure that its partners regularly conduct short courses to update engineers, and professionals with recent development in engineering, management, IT, and Sciences for their ongoing development and upskill training.

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)

This category is a mix of 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, there are some more popular PGCC courses that you might want to have a look at.

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 not at all rigid, as it requires one to be a graduate; that is completing 14-16 years of education. Since all courses are creditable to the Masters, therefore it is somewhat like an easy installment if you are planning 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, from textile engineering to civil engineering programs, and engineering management to functional management programs. 

iv) IT Certification Courses

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 layman should get an advantage out of it. 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 leave a positive impact on 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 to represent 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 make use of technology to earn their living. Striking two birds with a stone. How? Pakistan has an ever-growing population with more than 65% of youth ranging from 17 – 29 years. There are no jobs to accommodate all the graduates. Most professions have reached a saturation point. So this gives 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 very nominal charges for registration and the three-month duration courses are all free to avail. There are three courses offered in this program; namely:

Technical Course in which knowledge about web development, HTML & CSS, MYSQL & PHP WordPress are included

Content Marketing & Advertising teaches A-Z about content. How to create content for a particular platform or reason. From the tone to vocabulary, from social media postings to the optimization of the content. In a three-month period, this course leads you to create your profile till you get hired. This is an awesome deal!

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

Skills Upgradation Of Teaching Staff

The above said program aims at the training of faculty; who are the building blocks for any institution. Either the staff is not sophisticated enough to be given entitlement of the tasks that they are given mostly due to lack of implication of laws and policies. This is also the reason why teaching staff is underpaid. So free pieces of training are given to the teachers by replacing them and also by 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 keep in mind 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 basically 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, all of them starting from the 9th of January 2022. All the classes are scheduled from 4 pm onwards, having 2 to 3 classes per week. Keeping in mind the overall scenario of what is already available in the market, my favorite pick will be the Chinese Language Course as in 8 weeks I believe this is the best deal in town. There are not many places where Chinese is taught in specific, those who are charge way more than this.

Second, the best pick would be Certified Practioner of industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour which is an extensively planned curriculum for professional enhancement. On completion, the incumbents will be rewarded with a certification from LAMDA, in 8-week duration, 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 and how to convert those weak points into strengths practically, and how to avoid peer constraints is a wonderful takeaway you can have at the of this course.

The next favorite is again an industrial-based upgrading plan that will assist to monitor 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 funnel down to the ones most feasible to your requirements. Not only that but how to monitor any changes, what kind of changes to take notice of, and when are minute details that only experience can teach. That experienced knowledge is worth setting your time forth.

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

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