UET stands 1st, ITU 2nd and LCWU 3rd
By Aadarsh Muzaffar
LAHORE: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) has the best Student-Teacher Ratio (STR) of 17:1 amongst public sector universities of provincial capital, followed by the Information Technology University with 19:1 ratio and Lahore College for Women University with 23:1.
UET has 12,000 enrolled students and total number of teachers is 688 making the ratio 17:1, said its public relations officer Adnan Khaliq Bhatti. LCWU’s 12,000 students and 510 teachers make its ratio 23:1. PU has 40,000 students and 1081 teachers showing 38:1 ratio, Govt College University has 12,000 students and 300 teachers with a ratio 40:1 while University of Education has so far the worst ratio at 42:1 with total number of students 21,000 and teachers 500. HEC guides standard 12:1 for lab research studies and 20:1 for other disciplines.
According to the Times Higher Education (THE), Medical College of Wisconsin (US) was placed at the top with the ratio 0.6 as it has the more faculty than students. The Oregon Health and Science University (US) stood 2nd with 1.1, Rush University (US) 3rd with 2.1 , Showa University (Japan) has 2.5 and University of Nebrasaka Medical Center (US) is at 2.6.
NOTE: Only permanent and contract teachers have been included and visiting faculty is not included while calculating Lahore universities STR. g