Karachi University (KU) becomes First varsity with complete internet -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Karachi University (KU) becomes First varsity with complete internet

KARACHI- The Karachi University has emerged as the first public-sector university in the country with full Internet facility. This was stated by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Zafar H. Zaidi.

He said Karachi University had taken a lead in becoming the first public sector university in the country installed its own line with the University to have installed its own server.

It is in line with the University’s policy of extending all modern facilities to the faculty and the students. Prof. Zaidi said that the facility is being provided under an agreement reached recently between Ministry of Science and Technology and the Association of Internet Service Providers.

Under the agreement Karachi University had already established link with the PAKNET of Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL), he added. Vice-Chancellor stated that the PTCL had given radio link to the university towards the end of last month.

He said the Internet service is a part of greater project of a campus wide network of Karachi University through which all the teaching, departments, central library and other facilities of the University will be linked together in an internet.

Prof. Zaidi said that in the first phase E-mail facility and internet will be provided to the teachers at
the departments and in the second phase it will be extended to their residences. In the third phase non-teaching staff and students also be allowed this facility free of charge.

He stated that the university is in the process of acquiring 200 lines for extending this facility. The University is also acquiring 100 more computers for the institution. Karachi University is planning to set up an information technology centre and it is expected that the foundation stone of the project would be laid by next month. Under this project, about 400 computers would be made available under one roof by December this year.

Source: Dawn
Date:8/16/2000