Allama Iqbal International Open University (AIOU) has inaugurated a world-class datacenter today, a statement from the varsity confirmed. Vice Chancellor AIOU Professor Dr. Nasir Mahmood inaugurated the facility.
On the occasion, he said, “The data center will help to provide quality digital-based academic services to the students and promote on-Campus-management services.”
He said the development would prove to be the stepping stone towards turning the virtual university into a paper-less academy with the use of the latest state-of-the-art technology.
“With the help of the data center,” he said, “we will ensure the provision of academic contents to the students in digital form instead of hard copies,” adding that the center will also work as a digital library for the researchers and the students of higher education.
Director IT at AIOU, Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Farooq, said the Datacenter would redefine the concept of ‘virtual classrooms.’
“Not only will it strengthen the on-campus administrative and financial management, but will also help in the provision of relevant academic data to the students at their door-steps,” Dr. Ajmal added.
He further added that the Datacenter had been established with technical support from China to ensure international standards.