Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has granted No Objection Certificate (NOC) through which University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Mardan has got the status of recognized degree awarding university. According to a press release issued from the Office of Registrar, UET Mardan was functioning as a satellite campus of UET Peshawar since 2002. On basis of the available resources and public interest, the previous Provincial Government upgraded it to full-fledge public sector engineering university through an Act passed in March 2018. To get it recognized by HEC, the university submitted feasibility report in last week of May, 2018 which was evaluated and physically verified by the team of experts on 29th June, 2018. Based on the available facilities, HEC granted provisional NOC to UET Mardan to operate as an independent degree awarding university.