of ICT Directorate
With a view to provide efficient
services for its Students, Tutors & Faculty, AIOU has established new
departments and “Directorate of
Information & Communication Technology” is one important new department
among those. This department has been established with following objectives.
Technological transformation of AIOU into a 21st
century Open Distance Learning
Development of TV channel & FM Radio Networking.
Electronic media development to support Open Distance
Online support services for Academic &
The department has established
MIS, Internet, LAN, Wireless Network, VSAT Networking and Video Conferencing
along with Data Center to achieve the above objectives.
This is being done through a phased program under the sponsorship of HEC.
The heart of the
ICT functions is collection, storage, management, distribute and secure all
information required by various operational elements of the university. The
function of this department is to establish a data center and data
applications developed locally, or out sourced. The department shall engage
both in developmental and O&M activities for smooth operations. The aim is
to provide timely and accurate information for decision making by the
respective authorities of AIOU.
has to provide three major functions namely; internet access to and from AIOU,
Web Portal and Email facility for all authorized users of the university.
Department shall be responsible for installation and operation of necessary
network servers. Additionally the department is required to liaison with
appropriate authorities that provide Internet services to AIOU.
This unit is responsible
to install, operate, and maintain a robust local area network (LAN) at the main
campus in Islamabad.
It shall utilize all available technologies both wired and wireless to achieve
WAN (VSAT) Department:
This unit will
be responsible for provision of necessary communication links between AIOU main
campus and its offices/centers located all around the country as well as
outside country. These links have to be used for information exchange, Internet
access, and online teaching and learning purposes.
Maintenance and Repair Unit:
This unit shall
keep all hardware and software used by ICT organization as well as by all
officials of AIOU at main campus, in operational condition all the time. In
particular, it is essential to keep all the equipment in good working condition
when it is out of warranty coverage.
will be responsible maintain all equipment and service related to online
delivery of learning contents and provision of video conferencing systems at
various locations for live telecast of lectures. In addition it shall be
responsible for online operation of E-learning management system.