ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has successfully implemented a new model of telecommuting internship for under-privilege students, in collaboration with the USA San Jose State University.
It facilitates the students of far-flung regions to develop intentionally competitive academic projects through online or E-learning system. First-batch of successfully students was awarded certificates by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui at a ceremony held here, that was also attended by the visiting professors from San Jose State University. The students also gave presentation of their work on the occasion.
Dr. Siddiqui hoped that the new model, developed by the University’s department of Computer Sciences will provide strong academic support to the students of less-developed regions. The University, he added adopted futuristic approach in its academic pursuits to meet new challenges.
The US State-Funded telecommuting internship was part of Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement’ project that was undertaken by the two Universities in cooperation of BEL Pakistan Ltd. Project’s director Prof. Mark Adams appreciated students’ keen interest in their research-based study.
The successfully students were awarded cash prizes, besides the certificates. Earlier, chairman department of Computer Departments Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi explained various features of the new telecommuting Internship model. DNA