Taxila, a historical seat of learning and an important archeological site, is situated about 30-kilometers North-West of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Taxila has been a home of the Buddhist civilization and is well known for its exquisite craftsmanship in pottery and stone carvings.
A comparatively new addition to the hallmarks of Taxila is the establishment of Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (HITEC). Located at the foothills of Margalla, it is an integrated and purpose-specific complex, housing educational institutions, catering for pre-school to University level education.
HITEC University commenced classes in November, 2007 with an intake of 250 students, in affiliation with UET Taxila. The University was granted its own charter in November, 2009 by the Government of the Punjab. Its Engineering Programs are accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) .The University is sponsored by Heavy Industries Taxila Education Welfare Trust (HITEWT).
By the grace of Allah Almighty, in a very short span of time, HITEC University has emerged as a modern, well equipped and vibrant place of learning and a citadel of knowledge. It hosts state of the art facilities and takes pride in offering highly conducive environment and unmatched safety and security of the premises. The University has splendid infrastructure. Besides imparting quality education, it aims to groom, nurture and develop individuals of balanced personality and sound morals.
Currently, the University offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level programs in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. It also offers Bachelor in Business Administration and Islamic Studies, and Master in Business Administration and Mathematics. The University has a dynamic, industrious an highly committed full-time faculty which keeps abreast with the latest developments in teaching methodologies
The University takes pride in having spacious, air-conditioned and very well equipped Classrooms, Laboratories Library, Auditorium and excellent allied facilities i.e. high speed internet, cafeteria and sports stadium etc. A hostel, for a limited number of students, is also available at the campus. Plans are already in hand to build a state-of-the art new hostel complex for housing 500 students.
Being in close proximity to Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF), Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) and FECTO Cement etc. the HITEC University affords excellent opportunities for Industry-Academia linkages.