Ict status in higher education sector of pakistan june 2011


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Ict status in higher education sector of pakistan june 2011

  1. 1. ICT Status in Higher Education Sector of Pakistan <br />Initiatives, Achievements and Future Roadmap<br />Higher Education Commission<br />Islamabad – Pakistan<br />
  2. 2. Higher Education Commission, Pakistan<br />Serving as Engine to Socio-Economic Development of PAKISTAN<br />Technology for Rapid and Sustainable Growth<br />Technology to Leap-Frog<br />Technology Driving the Knowledge Economy<br />
  3. 3. HEC Strategic Aims<br />ICT helping overcoming Challenges<br />Unified Communication<br />Faculty<br />Development<br />Improving Access & Learning <br />Excellence in Research<br />Relevance to National Priorities<br />HEC Scholars Publication<br />National Internship Program<br />Outreaching<br />Core<br />National Digital Library<br />National Video Conferencing Program<br />Teaching & Learning<br />Pakistan Research Repository<br />Turnitin/ iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Tool<br />PERN 2<br />Services<br />Quality Assurance: Standards, Assessment, Accreditation<br />University Ranking & Statistical System<br />Reservation System for Degree Attestation <br />National Higher Education Web Portal<br />Information System<br />Support<br />Good Governance & Management<br />Higher Education Management Information System<br />(ERP & Campus Management Solution)<br />National Higher Education Job Portal<br />Education Management <br />National Data Center<br />Computerization & Networking Projects<br />Network Operation Center<br />Infrastructure Development: Physical, Technology<br />Infrastructure<br />National Research & Education Network: PERN<br />
  4. 4. The ICT Strategy… <br />Service to the Citizens<br />High capacity, reliable and accessible communications <br />Enabling environment<br />Laws and enabling environment<br />IT Education<br /><ul><li>And an environment that stimulates creativity and welcomes advances in the use of Information Technology</li></ul>4<br />
  5. 5. HEIs’ ICT Status (Yesterday and Today)<br />
  6. 6. HEIs’ ICT Status (Yesterday and Today)<br />
  7. 7. e-Services & Applications<br />Progress & Achievements<br />
  8. 8. e-HEC Information Portal <br />
  9. 9. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution (SAP)<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Higher Education Job Portal<br />Posting of positions advertised by HEC<br />Universities are also provided this facility to post their positions as well<br />National Job Portal for job seekers in higher education sector<br />More than 20,000 registered users<br />
  11. 11. Reservation Systems for Degree<br />
  12. 12. Common Profile <br />
  13. 13. 13<br />National Higher Education Web Portal<br />
  14. 14. Features of HE Web Portal<br />Business<br />Intelligence<br />Collaboration<br />MOSS <br />Platform<br />Services<br />BusinessForms<br />Portal<br />Content<br />Management<br />Search<br />
  15. 15. Support to National Internship Program<br />
  16. 16. National Digital Library Program<br />Digital Resources: Journals, Articles, Books, Thesis, etc.<br />
  17. 17. Digital Archives<br />E-Journals<br />23,000+ Journals<br />Major Publishers/ Repositories<br />IEEE ACME<br />EBSCO Nature<br />APS Emerald<br />ACS Elsevier<br />CUP JSTOR<br />Blackwell Synergy<br />
  18. 18. Digital Archives<br />E-Books Scheme<br />45,000 books downloadable & printable<br />
  19. 19. Pakistan Research Repository<br />2200+ PhD theses digitized <br />19<br />Digital Archives<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />Mirroring of MIT’s Open Course Ware<br />
  21. 21. HEC Monograph & Book Writing<br />
  22. 22. Pakistan Research Repository <br />
  23. 23. Bibliography of PhD Theses<br />
  24. 24. Zero Tolerance against PlagiarismAnti-plagiarism Software (iThenticate)<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Facilitating Universities to Combat Plagiarism: Access to Turnitin<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Unified Communication – Convergence of Technologies<br />Triple Play Services (Voice, Video & Data)<br />
  27. 27. Unified Communication @ HEC<br />
  28. 28. <ul><li>Enhanced Presence Awareness
  29. 29. Instant Messaging (including groups)
  30. 30. Directory List of all users
  31. 31. Video Calls
  32. 32. Enterprise Voice Call Control
  33. 33. Multiparty Calls
  34. 34. Call Hold
  35. 35. Call Transfers
  36. 36. Call Forwarding
  37. 37. Simultaneous Ring with Phone
  38. 38. Audio/Video Conferencing
  39. 39. File Transfers
  40. 40. Desktop Sharing and control delegation
  41. 41. Call to phone extensions
  42. 42. Call forwarding to communicator</li></ul>Rich Client Feature Set<br /><ul><li>Voice Mail
  43. 43. Conversation History
  44. 44. Launch Instant Messaging from outlook
  45. 45. “Call all” Message Recipients
  46. 46. Directly contact using outlook
  47. 47. Miss conversation notification
  48. 48. Schedule Conferences</li></li></ul><li><br />IP-TELEPHONY<br />GSM NETWORK<br />Public Telephone Network/NTC<br />Wireless<br />Link<br />Wireless Link<br />Router<br />Universities/Regional Centers <br />Across the Country<br />GSM-Router<br />Analog User<br />PABX -UOK<br />BDS<br />OFFICE COMMUNICATOR<br />IP-Link<br />IP-Link<br />HEC-Exchange<br />Router<br />Local-User<br />Core Switch<br />Analog user<br />IP-User<br />PABX-NUST<br />IP-Link<br />Router<br />IP-Link<br />Router<br />IP-Link<br />IP-Link<br />VOICE / EMAIL<br />PERN/ Internet<br />VC-SETUP<br />TMS<br />TCS<br />MCU<br />
  49. 49. Initiatives to Empower Higher Education Sector<br />Progress & Achievements<br />
  50. 50. Major Projects/ Programs<br />Infrastructure<br />National Digital Library<br />E-Journals<br />E-Books<br />Pakistan Research Repository<br />HEC Scholars Publication<br />Higher Education MIS<br />Campus Management Solution<br />e-HEC Public Services<br />HEC Web Portal<br />Higher Education Job Portal<br />Degree Attestation<br />University Ranking System<br />Graduates Repository<br />Turnitin: Anitplagirism Software<br />Mirror Site(s)<br />Services Provisioning<br />ICT Reforms (Computerization & Networking in Universities)<br />Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN/PERN2)<br />R&E links to other NRENs<br />Video Conferencing Systems<br />National Data Centers<br />Nationwide IP Telephony (VoIP)<br />PAKSAT-1<br />31<br />
  51. 51. Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN)<br />The National Research & Education Network of Pakistan<br />
  52. 52. A project to fulfill the overall vision and objectives of IT Action Plan of the Government of Pakistan, <br />A dedicated digital communication network interlinking all public/private sector chartered universities/ degree awarding institutes.<br />Provides integration of data banks, collaboration for research and development activities and up-gradation of teaching and learning skills.<br />Connectivity with Other Education and Research Networks worldwide.<br />PERN Overview<br />
  53. 53. PERN @ Inception<br />Disputed Territory<br />
  54. 54. PERN Evolution<br />
  55. 55. Current Status<br />
  56. 56. PERN2 project<br />A multi-gigabit network for the education and research community of Pakistan<br />
  57. 57. Proposed as to upgrade the PERN network with respect to;<br />Last Mile Connectivity of universities to Fiber Optic System<br />Increase the number of PoPs from three (03) to thirteen (13) across the country<br />Start-up Phase<br />
  58. 58. A high speed multi-gigabit dedicated network for universities/institutes/research centers of Pakistan.<br />Achieving following for the nation<br />NREN as per International norms and standard<br />High level of data/information security<br />Resource and information sharing both centralized and distributed<br />Objectives<br />
  59. 59. Network up gradation through<br />Eight (8) Regional Access (RA) PoPs in major cities<br />Three (3) Core Regional Access (cRA-PoPs)<br />Five (5) Sub Regional Access (sRA-PoPs)<br />Twelve (12) Local Access (LA) PoPs with in these cities<br />1 Gbps connectivity to universities/ institutes<br />10 Gbps fiber rings in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad<br />10x Gbps nationwide fiber link<br />2.5 Gbps Commodity Internet<br />155x Mbps R&E link to other NRENs of the world<br />Scope & Targets<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. Islamabad/ Rawalpindi<br />
  62. 62. Services Offered through PERN<br />
  63. 63. The New International R&E Link<br />Internet2 & TEIN2/3<br />TEIN2 and our colleagues from Japan will provide transit from the TEIN2 PoP in Singapore to the TransPac node in Japan, and from there TranPac will provide transit to the Pacific Wave exchange to finally take the circuit terminating to Internet2.<br />
  64. 64. Initiations<br />APAN 2006 in Taipei<br />IU/TEIN2/HEC is bridged together in July 2006<br />MoU signed between PERN/HEC & Internet2 in December 2006<br />Idea floated<br />Proposal of a dedicated link between PERN and Internet2 on cost sharing basis is floated in the Joint Committee Meeting on Science & Technology between Pakistan & USA in February 2007<br />Follow-up<br />Co-PI follows up with NSF in April 2007<br />PI visits Pakistan in April 2008<br />History<br />
  65. 65. Proposal submission/ approval<br />A Joint Proposal is submitted by James Williams to NSF in July 2007<br />Proposal gets approval in September 2007<br />Materialization<br />Request for Proposal document for bidding process get prepared in December 2007<br />Tender Process<br />Advertisement goes public in January 2008<br />Tender is awarded in April 2008<br />Trilateral Agreement between HEC, IU/NSF and PTCL is signed on July 2008<br />Progress<br />
  66. 66. Circuit Commissioned<br />August 15, 2008<br />TEIN2 and our colleagues from Japan provided transit from the TEIN2 PoP in Singapore to the TransPac node in Japan, and from there TransPac provides transit to the Pacific Wave exchange to finally take the circuit terminating to Internet2<br />Inaugural Session<br />The official launch of this connectivity was in 2008.<br />Updates/ Status<br />
  67. 67. PERN – Internet2 Connectivity<br />
  68. 68. Second Initiative<br />PERN participation in TEIN3 Project for Connectivity to GEANT2<br />
  69. 69. PERN is in close coordination with people at Dante, GEANT2, and EC<br />PERN has been taking part in TEIN2 meetings and was advised for its inclusion in TEIN3 project<br />PERN is participating in the Feasibility Study being conducted by Dante<br />Feasibility Study report is expected to be finalized by early next year<br />Circuit commissioning is expected to be materialized somewhere in December 2009 (subject to PERN acceptance in TEIN3 project)<br />Progress and Status<br />
  70. 70. PERN – GEANT2 Proposed Connectivity<br />
  71. 71. Collaborative Projects<br />PERN- Providing necessary infrastructure and connectivity for collaborative research and activities<br />6/10/2011<br />52<br />
  72. 72. EVO Panda Server<br />Collaborative and Interactive communication<br />PingER Monitoring<br />Network health monitoring<br />Bio-Informatics Node<br />Part of Asia-Pacific Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN) program<br />Tele-Medicine<br />Bridging the HealthNet with PERN/PERN2<br />High Energy Physics<br />The largest project on the planet, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is going to be operational, providing real data to the scientists.<br />Few Major Research Activities<br />
  73. 73. PERN2: Network Operation Center<br />
  74. 74. Operations Facility<br />Independent Network Connectivity<br />Phones on the Desk<br />Dial in # +92 (51) 9040 PERN (7376)<br />Office Communicator<br />UAN – 111 11 PERN<br />Wall mounted display for PERN2 nodes monitoring<br />Seating space of Three (03) level support<br />Space for Two (2) persons for PERN2 Help desk<br />Space for Four (4) persons for 1st level support<br />Three offices for Senior Staff<br />Workstations for all staff and Servers for network monitoring<br />Glass partitioned space for PERN2 facilities<br />NOC Components<br />
  75. 75. Network Monitoring Software<br />Orion Solarwind<br />Huawei Datacomm Monitoring System (DMS)<br />Service Communication <br />Trouble ticketing facility to the member institutes<br />Dedicated servers with SAN storage<br />Email notifications of alerts/ alarms of various levels<br />PERN2 public interface<br />http://www.pern.edu.pk/<br />Management Software<br />
  76. 76. Future Roadmap<br />Outreaching with Infrastructure<br />College Network of Pakistan (CNP)(Extending PERN2 to PERN3)<br />Education Management Plan<br />Setting up Higher Education Management Information System at all universities<br />Educational Alliance<br />Microsoft<br />Oracle<br />Learning Tools<br />Development & Management<br />
  77. 77. Wireless Coverage (WiMax)<br />Wireless Coverage (WiMax)<br />Wireless Coverage (WiMax)<br />Wireless Coverage (WiMax)<br />Wireless Coverage (WiMax)<br />Wireless Coverage (WiMax)<br />College Network of Pakistan<br />
  78. 78. Video Conferencing<br />Project and Program<br />
  79. 79. Footprints of Video Conferencing Facilities in Pakistan under PERN<br />
  80. 80. Video Conferencing Setup @ HEC<br />
  81. 81. Video Conf. Facility Versatile Utilization<br />62<br />
  82. 82. <ul><li>Voice communication solution that meets today's and tomorrow needs of HEC
  83. 83. De-centralized architecture but centralized management and administration
  84. 84. Integration of various telephone exchanges across the offices of HEC</li></ul>6/10/2011<br />63<br />Nationwide IP Telephony<br />
  85. 85. More Targeted Services<br />
  86. 86. Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS)<br />
  87. 87. Campus Self Service<br />24/7 access to information and services<br />Analysis & Reporting<br />Improve decision making; enhance governmental reporting <br />Status (Operational at following Universities/ Institutes)<br /><ul><li>NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
  88. 88. Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
  89. 89. University of Punjab, Lahore
  90. 90. Islamia University, Bahawalpur
  91. 91. Sukkur Instituted of Business Administration, Sukkur
  92. 92. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  93. 93. Balochistan University of IT, Engg. & Management Sciences, Quetta
  94. 94. Institute of Business Administration, Karachi*</li></li></ul><li>HEMIS across Pakistan<br />Launching of 2nd Phase of the project<br />A plan spanning over Five (05) years<br />Ten to twelve universities/ DAIs every year<br />Centralized decision support system based on individual repositories of data at each university/ DAI <br />Proposals include comprehensive solution covering<br />Students Lifecycle Management System<br />Financial Management System<br />Human Resource Management System<br />Few other ERP Systems<br />
  95. 95. Physical Targets & Achievement<br />
  96. 96. PERN Services extended to Higher Education Institutions in Country(Commencement year 2002)<br />
  97. 97. Video Conferencing facility provided to higher education institutions Nationwide (Commencement year 2007)<br />
  98. 98. IP Telephony services provided to higher education institutions Nationwide (Commencement year 2009)<br />
  99. 99. Unified Communication Services to higher education institutions across the country (Commencement year 2010)<br />
  100. 100. CMS Implementation in higher education institutions in Country(Commencement year 2007)<br />
  101. 101. Licensed software access to the higher education institutions in the country(Commencement year 2010)<br />
  102. 102. Support to the National Internship Program for applicants from the Country(Commencement year 2007)<br />