Country to have seven more Information Technology (IT) universities -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Country to have seven more Information Technology (IT) universities

LAHORE- The government has decided to open seven (IT) universities matching the international standards of Information Technology in the country.

The ministry of science of technology will be establishing five universities, while FAST and COMSAT, two private institutions, will set up the other two.

Advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology Salman Ansari told that an Old Age Foundation building lying vacant in Raiwind would be used for the purpose.

The Punjab labour department has handed over this building to the ministry of science and technology for establishing virtual and IT universities. The virtual university will train students for Internet and TV, while the IT university will offer education in information technology.

An IT park is also being developed in the area to house the offices of certain multinational IT companies.

In Karachi, The Sindh government has provided a piece of land for the university in Korangi. Minister of science and technology would construct the building and provide the equipment as well.

President General Pervez Musharraf during his recent visit to Balochistan approved an IT university for Quetta.

In Abbotabad, the army has provided land for the university and “huts” constructed on this land have been renovated for the purpose.

The advisor said the universities would be handed over to the respective provinces after two years. All the universities would start working within the next months, he added.

Source: The News
Date:8/28/2001