Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (or DCET) is a Public Federal Degree-Awarding Institution located in Karachi, Pakistan. Established in 1962, the College is one of Pakistan's finest Engineering Institutes, and is one of the country's pioneers in the disciplines of Chemical, Electronics, Industrial and Metallurgical Engineering.
The foundation stone of the college was laid on 4 August 1962 by former former President of Pakistan Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan. The institution was established by the Dawood Foundation as Dawood College of Engineering and Technology. The college houses two purpose-built campuses. The institution was established to provide top-quality engineering education to students from every walk of life regardless of their sex and ethnic background, and the institute still thrives on this policy.Before 2007, Dawood College of Engineering functioned as an affiliated institute, initially with University of Karachi, then NED University of Engineering and Technology and then with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. After this period, the decision was made by the government to upgrade the college to an autonomous institution and as a a result the College was granted a Degree-Awarding status by a Presidential Ordinance on 31 October 2007. Later on, the Degree-Awarding status was approved by the National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan on 3 November 2010.