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Message from Director PSTC Karachi

Pak-Swiss Training Centre (PSTC) was established in the year 1965. It was a joint collaboration of Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Govt. of Pakistan and the Swiss Foundation for Technical Assistance (SWISS CONTACT), Govt. of Switzerland. Initially Diploma of 03 Years in Precision Mechanics and Instrumentation Technology started in the year 1965.

Since 1965 the Centre is progressing and expanding its activities slowly. Considering the demand, the intake of the students was extended from 24 to 48 students per year in Diploma.

In the year 1980 Diploma of Associate Engineer in Dies & Mould Technology was started again with collaboration of SWISS COTNACT, Govt. of Switzerland. This Diploma course remain very successful and met the demand of Local and multinational industries.

The Instrumentation & Process Control Technology Centre (IPCT) initiated by PSTC-PCSIR, and completed with the collaboration of Spanish Government. The program commenced in the year 2005 to train students in Instrumentation and Process Control Technology for 30 students. This is the latest technology having skilled manpower for most significant industries e.g. Automobile OEM and venders, Fertilizer Plants, Refineries, Power Plants, Cement Plants etc.

PSTC is now serving the nation by providing highly skilled manpower in 03 disciplines with 96 students in morning session and 66 students in the evening session in a year. These students are capable enough to serve local and multination industries. Apart from DAE Programs, PSTC has also initiated B.Tech. (Pass) Degree Program in Mechanical Technology with the affiliation of NED University of Engineering & Technology.

Beside these regular courses PSTC is also focusing to facilitate local & multinational Industries by offering different Professional Short courses & Tailored Courses in evening session. These courses have been appreciated by the industries.

We are maintaining high ranking status due to very experienced and highly qualified faculty. The qualified students are working in the local industries and abroad.

I welcome the new entrants of the PSTC family; it is much more than a traditional gesture. Students are welcome with the trust of exploring and benefiting from opportunities available in PSTC. There is no alternative to punctuality, regularity and discipline. May you thrive in your study and career pursuit Aameen.

Engr. Syed Farhan Hamid
Director, PSTC, Karachi