SU moves further up with its online teaching-learning transaction as it consults US-based IT firms and explores local telecom market for connectivity solutions

As a significant development in virtual academic exchange, SU has gone ahead to exploring options of purchase/franchise of cost-effective internet packages for its students to be better able to maximize their learning experince.

In this connection, a virtual interface was initiated by the Varsity’s Internet Technology Services Centre (ITSC) with Mr. Zafar Bhutto — a representative of Texas-based IT companies and a cosultant to a sizeable number of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited licensed internet providers in the country. The meeting was presided over by Sindh University vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat.

Dr. Burfat said in the meeting that he had taken on a huge challenge of imparting education to SU students at their doorsteps via virtual means during Covid 19, adding that he was convinced of success as he was supported by SU faculty and other stakeholders.

” We are tracing prospects of the success rate of various telecom companies in diverse Sindh districts in terms of stability of internet connectivity and signal system strength and will be entering contracts with them as per quality and standard of their service provision aimed at getting students free accessibility of internet premium space”, the VC said.

Incharge Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof. Dr. Khalil-u-Rehman Khumbhati, Director ITSC Prof. Dr. Yasir Arfat Malkani, Director QEC Dr. Altaf Hussain Nizamani Director STAGS Dr. Sumera Umrani and Director ORIC Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti were also in attendance in the meeting.