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Directorate of Information Technology

Mission & Statement

To Provide leadership in the use of information technology, communications technology, and system services in support of all academic, research and administrative areas efforts to carry out the University's mission in an effective and efficient manner; provide software, hardware, technical support and technical expertise to address the diverse educational needs of students; provide technical guidance, assistance, operational support and coordination of information management, processing, access and distribution services required by academic, research, and administrative areas; manage and operate the University's data communications networks, including the campus-wide fiber optic based cabling system; provide service to faculty, staff, and students; and provide all services using the most appropriate technology permitted by University resources.

Major Goals & AccomplishmentS

Imagination, innovation, transformation and change; you will find that these words and their synonyms describe every aspect of our department. We, at the Department of Information Technology, have been striving to improve our service and facilities over the past years. Our young and dynamic team is constantly on the lookout for new discoveries and new ways to improve the overall performance in terms of service and facilities. The major goals and accomplishments for the year 2009-10 are as under:

Network infrastructure and its Usage
The University has established state of the art Fiber optic Gigabit Network which connects Administrative Departments, Academic Blocks and the Hospital with more than 600 active nodes.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) along-with PTCL as their service provider has initiated project "PERN2" through which high speed connectivity will be ensured. Presently, under PERN2 the available Internet bandwidth is 30Mbps as the number of Internet/Network users has increased significantly.

Establishment of Campus-wide WiFi Network
LUMHS Campus-wide WiFi Network is one of its kind in any public sector medical university which provides mobility to the users to access resources from anywhere in the campus with the integration of all forms of communications including voice, video and data. There are 135 registered WiFi users and as per connectivity statistics, 50 users use this facility on daily basis. Nuclear Institute of Medicine & Radiotherapy (NIMRA) Jamshoro, Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBT), LUMHS and Peoples Nursing School (PNS) LUMHS Jamshoro has been provided WiFi connectivity in order to use campus resources.
This state-of-art Campus wide WiFi network and WiFi hotspot on "BB square" was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday, October 07, 2009.

Laptop for All
The project "Laptop for All" was initiated with an objective to provide laptops on interest free installments to postgraduate students, faculty members and administrative staff in order to empower them with technology and to boost research and development activities at all levels. The phase - I of this project was successfully completed with the distribution of over 100 laptops. Phase - II of this project is underway and its proceedings will be finalized in the first quarter of 2011.

Establishment of Campus-wide Security and Surveillance System
The project campus-wide security and surveillance system was originated to provide maximum surveillance to manage security in order to control vandalism and to deal with the prevailing law and order situation which also coincide with the security guidelines provided by Higher Education Commission and Government of Sindh. The execution of this project has been started and technical survey prior to equipment installation and deployment is in its final stage.

Establishment of Access Control, Queue Management and Time Attendance System
The idea of establishing Access Control, Queue Management and Time Attendance System was initiated to register proper attendance and track access pertaining to students, faculty and administrative staff in order to ensure productivity and compliance with quality standards. Moreover, the said system is of prime importance when personnel seek to secure important, confidential, or sensitive information and equipment. The technical evaluation has been completed while the financial evaluation is in its final stage. The execution of this project will be finalized soon.

Official Website
The entire look and feel of the website has been changed and it is accessible 24x7x365. The new website include Web Mail, Web Search of the entire site, Latest News and Events, important Circulars, Tenders and Advertisements, University Telephone Directory, Admission Information, Examination Schedule and Results, Virtual Tour of University, Digital Resource Centre, Complete Information of Administration and Faculty with their brief profile, JLUMHS, LUMHS Alumni, Student's Testimonial, Complete Information of Ongoing and Completed Projects, History and Future Vision of LUMHS.
The website also include Quicklinks to External Resources such as Higher Education Commission (HEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Educational Research Network (PERN), National Digital Library, National Testing Services (NTS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):OpenCourseWare (OCW).

Staff

Mr. Azar Akbar Memon Director I.T
Mr. Abdul Rahim Shaikh Manager Networks
Mr. Muhammad Usman Butt Manager System
Ms. Shazma Tahseen Program Co-Ordinator
Ms. Humera Shams Mahar I.T Trainer
Ms. Asma Raza Memon I.T Trainer
Mr. Faheem Ahmed I.T Trainer
Mr. Samiullah Soomro Software Engineer
Mr. Shahzeem Memon Software Engineer
Mr. Saqib Husssain Baloch Support Engineer
Muhammad Aslam Memon Support Engineer
Mr. Minatullah Web & Graphic designer
Mr. Zia Ahmed Shaikh. Web Developer

Contacts

Postgraduate Medical Centre
Directorate of Information Technology
Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Sindh - Pakistan
Email: it@lumhs.edu.pk
Phone: +92.22.921.3326 (EXT:137), +92.22.921.3325 , +92.22.2772.665
Fax: +92.22.3878.032