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Information Technology Resource Center (ITRC)

Beaconhouse National University has a state-of-the-art Information Technology Resource Center (ITRC) that provides computing facilities across the campus. The Center is responsible for maintaining technical facilities in the academic as well as administrative blocks at the Tarogil Campus.

The ITRC team at BNU comprises of some of the most competent IT professionals who are always ready to address any computer or technical concerns that the students, faculty members and other staff might have. Some of the major functions of Information Technology Resource Center include:

  • Implementing innovative and efficient technology infrastructures.
  • Setting up and maintaining computer and multimedia labs.
  • Providing high speed internet connection across the campus including the library, cafeteria, and central courtyard.
  • Developing customized software to ensure smooth flow of University's day-to-day tasks.
  • Facilitating the students, faculty and staff at BNU by providing them tech support.
  • Achievements

    • Information Technology Resource Center has successfully established a Data Center at BNU Tarogil Campus that comprises of high-end equipment and hardware.
    • The Center has launched a web based service for BNU employees called HRIS (Human Resource Information System).
    • ITRC has launched an Online Admission System to enhance the admissions process at the University.
    • The Center is providing backend support for all the web based properties owned by BNU.
  • Services

    ITRC offers top of the line IT services to facilitate the students, faculty and staff at Beaconhouse National University. These are comparable to the best IT services a university can offer. New features and services are continuously developed to further the University's academic and research missions.

    The ITRC team develops and maintains services that not only support the academic departments but also enhance the performance and productivity of administrative units of the University. Students and Faculty are provided with useful software for course management and research, library is equipped with Integrated Library System, and HR, Administration and Registrar office are facilitated with custom solutions that help them in boosting their performance. Some of the major products and services that ITRC is offering at BNU are listed below:

    Online Admission System

    Information Technology and Resource Center (ITRC) at Beaconhouse National University has developed an Online Admission System to enhance the admissions process at the University. Through this system, aspiring students can apply for any program at BNU through an online application form. Some of the main features of this Online Admission System include:

    • This is a real time, web based application that will allow students to apply for admission online.
    • This application will provide applicants a self-portal. From this portal, applicants can view their application status, at any time, from anywhere. Test and interview dates, academic scores and final admission status will be updated here.
    • All processes on student application will be real time and upon any change, applicants will receive an email and SMS alert.

    Registrar Office Database (RODB)

    RODB is in-house developed comprehensive software which includes modules for student admission, enrollment and transcript generation.

    Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

    HRIS is in-house developed ERP system which is designed to fulfill the requirements of HR department. It has web based interface which has self service module available. With this module BNU faculty, staff and the students can perform all HR related tasks from anywhere on their desktop.

    Centralized Service Desk

    BNU has centralized service desk solution implemented in both campuses of the university. This solution is managed by web-based in-house developed software. Staff, Faculty and students can raise tickets and track status of their queries anytime.

    Pinnacle ERP System

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System which provided services in: GL, Budget, Procurement, Fixed Assets, HR (Payroll), Provident Fund, EOBI, Stores, Email Salary, Fee Module and various Reports.

    MOODLE

    Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS) used by Students and Faculty for Course Management and Course Content Management.

    EVERGREEN

    Evergreen is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS) used by Students and Faculty for Acquisitions, Serial, Cataloging, Booking and various Reports for BNU Library.

    Hi-Speed Internet Service

    BNU IT department is committed to provide best internet services at both campuses of the university. Currently, 32MBps CIR internet bandwidth is available at Tarogil Campus and 4MBps CIR internet bandwidth is available at City Campus.

    Campus Wi-Fi

    All blocks of the university is almost fully covered with Wi-Fi facility for staff, faculty and the students.

    FILESERVER / DATASERVER

    Every student, faculty and staff has their own secured Home Drives to save their university related data. Faculty and staff members can share their data within their department colleagues using this service.

    CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

    ITRC is providing Classroom Technology Support requested by Faculty during their class.

    Off-Campus Access of Digital Libraries

    Faculty and Students can access Digital Libraries for their research work off-campus using SSL-VPN and Dial-in VPN.

    For more information regarding IT services offered at Beaconhouse National University, contact ITRC atitrc@bnu.edu.pk

  • IT Infrastructure at BNU

    BNU Data Center

    Information Technology & Resource Center has successfully activated BNU Datacenter at its New Campus dated 21st of August, 2013. BNU datacenter consist of state of the art IT equipments. Details are mentioned below.

    • Raised Floor (Bergvik, Wibe)
    • Racks (with Redundant APC PDU's)
    • UPS (APC 40KVA SUVT Series, N+1)
    • CRAC (6-Ton STULZ, N+1)
    • Access Control System (Keri System NXT-2D)
    • Fire Suppression (HCA FM-200)
    • Network Backbone
      • Cisco 6506-E Core switch
      • Cisco 3845 Router
      • Cisco 3750
      • Cisco 3650
      • Cisco 2960 PoE
      • OSPF
      • HSRP
      • Fortinet-Fortigate 310-B UTM

    This success is a milestone toward ITRC aim of providing best IT services to students, faculty and staff at University.

    Future Plan

    ITRC team is seriously working to add some more advance services which facilitate BNU students, Faculty and Staff. These services includes:

    • Video Conferencing
    • Campus Management Solution
    • Internet Multiple links etc
    • Disaster Recovery Site
  • ITRC News

    • Inauguration of BNU Data Center:

      Chairperson, Board of Governors, Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri inaugurated the Data Center at BNU New Campus on Tuesday 29, 2013. Vice Chancellor Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Registrar Farzana Shahid, Deans and Faculty members of all schools were also present on the occasion. The inauguration was followed by a briefing with Manager ITRC, Mr. Salman Zafar, who guided the guests about latest equipment at the Data Center.

      The Data Center has been established by ITRC team and it is located at the Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The establishment of the Data Center is another step towards the state of the art IT services for students, faculty and staff at Beaconhouse National University. The Data Center features best equipment that will be used to provide high speed internet across the New Campus. It will also provide computing services.

    • Launch of Online Admission Portal:

      Information Technology and Resource Center (ITRC) at Beaconhouse National University has developed an Online Admission System to enhance the admissions process at the University. Through this system, aspiring students can apply for any program at BNU through an online application form. Some of the main features of this Online Admission System include:

      • Online student Application Processing

        This is a real time, web based application that will allow students to apply for admission online

      • Student Self-service Portal

        This application will provide applicants a self-portal. From this portal, applicants can view their application status, at any time, from anywhere. Test and interview dates, academic scores and final admission status will be updated here.

      • Real time Application Status

        All processes on student application will be real time and upon any change, applicants will receive an email and SMS alert.

      It is to be noted here that if the applicant is selected and gets admission at BNU, he/she can use the same portal ( Student Information System) during his/her tenure in the university.

  • ITRC Staff

    Name Salman Zafar
    Designation Senior Manager IT
    Qualifications MS Computer Sciences, OCP (8i, 10g), ITIL
    Email Address salman@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number (+92) 42-35975704 to 11
    Ext 110
    Name Abdul Rauf Zafar
    Designation Deputy Manager Infrastructure
    Qualifications
    Email Address admin@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number
    Ext 113
    Name Rizwan Asgher
    Designation Senior Network Administrator
    Qualifications BS(Computer Science)
    Email Address rizwan@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0321-8841615
    Ext 111
    Name Ahsan-ul-Haq
    Designation Network Administrator
    Qualifications B-Tech (Electronic) , D.A.E(Ccmputer Engineering),MCSE, CCNA, PSDM
    Email Address ahsan@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number (+92) 0322-4690773
    Ext 112
    Name Syed Hassan Ali
    Designation Assistant Network Administrator
    Qualifications B-Tech (Electronic) , D.A.E(Ccmputer Engineering), ECS, ARM
    Email Address hassan.ali@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0321-4057376
    Ext 817
    Name Tayyab Rashid
    Designation Assistant Network Administrator
    Qualifications BA, CSIT,MCSE, CCNA
    Email Address tayyab.rashid@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0308-7323394
    Ext 112
    Name Muhammad Mohsin Javeed
    Designation Software Engineer
    Qualifications Bcs, Mcs
    Email Address mohsin.javeed@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0321-4349228
    Ext 114
    Name Muhammad Nabeel Akram
    Designation Software Engineer
    Qualifications MSc IT University of Education, MSCS university of Lahore (cont)
    Email Address muhammad.nabeel@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0301-7169678
    Ext 115
    Name Awais Ahmad Khan
    Designation Assistant Software Engineer
    Qualifications BS Software Engineering
    Email Address awais.akhan@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0324-4653559
    Ext 116
    Name Naveed Idrees
    Designation IT Support Coordinator
    Qualifications
    Email Address naveed_idrees@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0300-4169621
    Ext 123
    Name Shahid Rasheed
    Designation IT Support Engineer
    Qualifications B.A, MCSE
    Email Address shahid.rasheed@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 03214524882
    Ext 845
    Name Asad javed
    Designation IT Support Engineer
    Qualifications BS Software Engineering
    Email Address asad.javed@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0333-4350114
    Ext
    Name Asif Hanif
    Designation IT Support Engineer
    Qualifications B.A, Computer Hardware Diploma
    Email Address asif.hanif@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0301-4801700
    Ext
    Name Bilal Abdullah Khan
    Designation IT Support Engineer
    Qualifications B.A , M.S I.T (in progress),
    Email Address bilal.abdullah@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0301-4801700
    Ext
    Name Umer Hayat Shahid
    Designation IT Support Engineer
    Qualifications B.A, Computer Hardware Diploma
    Email Address umar.shahid@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0332-4375430
    Ext 103
    Name Muhammad Nasir Iqbal
    Designation IT Support Engineer
    Qualifications BS Software Engineering
    Email Address nasir.iqbal@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0344-4222152
    Ext 101
    Name Wasif Arshad Butt
    Designation Lab Assistant
    Qualifications F.A, MCSE,
    Email Address wasif.arshad@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0313-4576776
    Ext
    Name Muhammad Zeeshan Iqbal
    Designation Lab Assistant
    Qualifications BA, MSIT, CCNA, MCSE, RHCSA, Multimedia Engineering Diploma (MED)
    Email Address zeeshan.iqbal@bnu.edu.pk
    Contact Number 0301-4117377
    Ext