Pakistan Educational Research Network (PERN) (January, 2010)
PERN – Pakistan Education and Research Network is a national research and education network of Pakistan which connects premiere educational and research institutions of the country. PERN focuses on collaborative research, knowledge sharing, resource sharing, and distance learning by connecting people through the use of Intranet and Internet resources. Looking into the importance of internet a request was generated to HEC on 25th of June, 2009 for the provision of PERN link by Vice Chancellor, of Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur. After a thorough and continual effort by the Director of Network and Telecommunication Centre department of MUST, Mirpur, (Mr. Imtaiz Ahmad Bhat), an 8 Mbps PERN network link was provided to MUST, Mirpur on January 2010. With growing number of users at the university, a proposal has been initiated to increase the bandwidth of the PERN up to 20 Mbps so that bandwidth requirement for all the departments at the university can be met.
Digital Library Access ( April, 2010)
HEC National Digital Library (DL) is a program to provide researchers within public and private universities in Pakistan and non-profit research and development organizations with access to international scholarly literature based on electronic (online) delivery, providing access to high quality, peer-reviewed journals, databases, articles and e-Books across a wide range of disciplines. The e-books support program will allow researchers to access most of the important text and reference books electronically in a variety of subject areas. Around 75,000 number of electronic content has been made available through the Digital Library Program. It is the policy of HEC that the digital library can be access from the university’s network only. The NTC team has conducted some workshops to train the university faculty and students regarding how to access and utilize the digital library on different occasions. Below is the procedure in steps how to access digital library from the university network:
Step 1: Go to the link http://www.digitallibrary.edu.pk/
Step 2: On the top navigation bar, please click on the link “INSTITUTES”
Step 3: Under the heading “Participants of Digital Library”, please click on link the “Public Sector Universities”
Step 4: Under the heading “Public Universities”, please click on the link “Azad Jammu Kashmir”
Step 5: Under the heading “Azad Jammu Kashmir”, please click on the link “Mirpur University of Science & Technology, Mirpur”
Step 6: Under the heading “Mirpur University of Science & Technology, Mirpur”, you will find available resources, please visit any of the link listed below to find the journal/article or e-Book you are looking for. E.g. SPRINGERLINK, TAYLOR & FRANCIS Journals, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS.
Video Conferencing Deployment (January, 2011)
The primary objective of Video Conferencing facility is to enhance students teachers interaction through distance learning, bridge the gap of good faculty, meet the shortage of faculty members at the universities located at far-flung areas and ultimately to uplift the standard of education in Pakistan. HEC aims to give Pakistan a bright future through a young, qualified and energetic generation.
Microsoft Education Alliance Agreement ( January 2011)
Information and Communications Technology (ICT), combined with education, provides the path to individuals, communities and nations to achieve their potential. A well-educated population is vital to ensure a successful future. To achieve these objectives, Higher Education Commission and Microsoft have entered into a Strategic Education Alliance in Pakistan.
MAIN FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
- e-Academy License Management System
- Unified Communication
- Faculty Connection
- Course Lab Integration
- Microsoft .Net Club
- Microsoft Students to Business Program
- Microsoft Student Partner
- Imagine Cup and DreamSpark
- MSDN Academic Alliance