The Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) of Sindh University (SU) has launched an E-portal system for 60 affiliate government degree colleges. The new portal will facilitate approximately 100,000 students to apply for associate degree programs (ADPs) at SU-affiliated colleges each year.
Director ITSC, Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti, briefed the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, at the launching ceremony held at the VC Camp Office. Details and various components of the E-portal were discussed and shared at the ceremony, as per reports.
The VC hailed the importance of creating a digital ecosystem for future AD students. He called it a ‘blessing in disguise’ for off-campus students who, instead of submitting Xerox copies of documents, would now be able to file their admission applications through the new E-portal. This also includes exam forms and required document uploads.
Director ITSC, Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti, explained that students seeking admissions in the 60 Sindh University affiliate colleges can now upload required documents and testimonials by logging onto the new E-portal. Focal persons will be nominated at these colleges to facilitate all applicants throughout the registration process. The Director added that the new portal is linked to the offices of the registrar, controller of annual examinations, and general branch for assisting students with their online admission forms.
Meanwhile, the Director remarked on the importance of establishing an online portal for education in this day and age. He added,
This new online e-portal will immensely benefit our students of degree colleges and university’s concerned offices to manage all operations digitally. It will save a huge amount of resources, time, and money.
According to the ITSC, the main features of the E-portal include digital on-boarding of affiliate colleges with enrolled student records, downloadable fee challans, digital enrollment cards, filling exam forms, and seeking exam slips without visiting concerned colleges.
Dr. Burfat lauded the efforts of ITSC for creating the educational portal. He later voiced his commitment to serving the province’s educational backdrop, adding that his office is working to raise the standard of education in the province.