The public interest in UET is at historic high this year. The university has received 14624 applications for admission to its various Bachelors programs at all campuses, compared to 4682 last year. The previous high was around 8023 in 2011 when admissions were also open to technology programs. A whopping 86.3% of the applicants are interested in admission to various undergraduate programs at the Main Campus in Lahore as their first choice. The top-10 choices of candidates are in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Bio-medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, and Architecture Engineering. They are followed by Architecture, Business Administration, Petroleum Engineering, Automotive Engineering, and Business and IT. This year, the university has offered admission in new Bachelors programs in Software Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Environment Science. The first merit list has been displayed. Classes for the new session are scheduled to start on October 1.Vice Chancellor, Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, attributed the renewed students and parents in UET due to its excellent and caring faculty, Outcome Based Education (OBE), and lowest fee structure among all engineering and technology institutions in the province and federal capital. These elements combined with generous need- and merit-based financial aid through government’s Ehsaas program, HEC funds, university’s own resources, and alumni funds make UET an institution of choice for undergraduate education in engineering and allied disciplines. “More than 50% undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid every year,” Sarwar added. “UET has the commitment that no student should leave the university because of lack of financial resources. We fulfilled this commitment even during the most trying financial circumstances,” he continued.