Alumni Profiles

Muhammad Farhan

Organization Information

The Virtual University, Pakistan’s first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies, was established by the Government as a public sector, not-for-profit institution with a clear mission: to provide extremely affordable world class education to aspiring students all over the country. Using free-to-air satellite television broadcasts and the Internet, the Virtual University allows students to follow its rigorous programs regardless of their physical locations. It thus aims at alleviating the lack of capacity in the existing universities while simultaneously tackling the acute shortage of qualified professors in the country. By identifying the top Professors of the country, regardless of their institutional affiliations, and requesting them to develop and deliver hand-crafted courses, the Virtual University aims at providing the very best courses to not only its own students but also to students of all other universities in the country.

The Virtual University of Pakistan holds a Federal Charter, making its degrees recognized and accepted all over the country as well as overseas.

The University opened its virtual doors in 2002 and in a short span of time its outreach has reached over sixty cities of the country with more than a hundred associated institutions providing infrastructure support to the students. Pakistani students residing overseas in several other countries of the region are also enrolled in the University's programs.

Describe the work that you do in your role

To mentor the students in a distance learning environment; to develop student
assignments and evaluate the same; to formulate questions along with grading schemes for the University’s Question Bank; grade examinations and conduct viva-voce; and to perform any other duties as may be required by the university to the employee.

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Describe your success in your professional life and achievements

It was a nice time while studying in UMT. I have learnt a lot and now excited much to start my PhD studies. The teachers were so nice and kind and they inspired me for the research and higher studies. UMT is too good and rich in management disciplines and I saw the real management there.

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What do you remember about your time in ILM / IMT /UMT?

It was a nice time while studying in UMT. I have learnt a lot and now excited much to start my PhD studies. I’m really thankful to Mr. Maqsood in Information Processing Center UMT. He was much cooperative while doing our operating system assignments related to Linux. He installed and configured the related flavors of Linux and its packages to compile and run C and C++ programs and also told me how to mount and use the new operating system.