AIOU plans digital transformation

Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University, the most important public quarter distance gaining knowledge of college inside the country, has planned its virtual transformation with the aid of the quit of the next year to conform to the digital age.

“After sporting out a rigorous evaluation of our operation for 4 to 5 months, we’ve developed a virtual transformation policy to roll out era-enabled answers for academics, management, and price range. This initiative guarantees the university’s entire instructional restructuring inside 15-18 months as required within the digital technology to grow the first-class, efficiency and effectiveness of all strategies from the imparting of admissions to the award of tiers,” AIOU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia informed ‘The News’.

Prof Dr. Zia, who had assumed the VC’s rate in November last 12 months after appointment by means of the president for a time period of 4 years, said the college had finalized a roadmap for open mastering consistent with the current educational needs and cutting-edge tendencies.

He added that the administrative restructuring changed into at the anvil, even as means and techniques were being developed to ensure higher economic discipline, specifically while the university met around ninety consistent with cent of its costs from very own resources.

The VC stated no longer only had the AIOU fulfilled its primary goal of offering formal schooling to a large quantity of human beings on their doorstep and selling community training over time however it changed into striving to grow the exceptional of its schooling as properly.

“We can’t ignore the want for steady development in our educational standards in modern times of growing competitiveness. Besides using current ways and approach, especially era, to improve the students’ getting to know, we also communicate approximately the relevance of schooling. There will honestly be a marked exchange in matters at our university after digitization,” he stated.

Innovative pedagogy for higher employability:

As the competitive activity enterprise looks for professional paintings-force, students with industry-applicable expertise about the subjects they’ve studied, have a brighter chance to land in the right process. Industry – orientated training through modern-day route modules, with right stability among sensible and educational training, make a distance learning direction more applicable inside the modern-day-day scenario. For instance, SMU-DE’s online platform EduNxt functions many avenues for all-spherical studying and development of its college students and has an enormous pupil base.

Placement offerings

Universities along with IGNOU and SMU-DE provide placement services to its college students. SMU-DE has a devoted placement cell, which is networked with the major employment exchanges of the united states.

In addition, Job fair initiatives taken up Distance Learning Universities will guarantee potential students of the career potentialities submit a distance learning course.