The Higher Education Commission (HEC) was established by the Government of Pakistan in 2002. Since then, the HEC has undertaken a five‐year reform process to turn Pakistan’s universities into world-class centers of education and research and development. Today, the HEC is investing in the development of 100+ private and public institutions across Pakistan.
A key part of this reform process was the deployment of computers and high-speed networks across all these universities. However, despite the introduction of new technology, managing student information was a manual and time‐consuming process. Everything related to student administration, including enrollments, fee records, and exam results, was handled by different departments at each university.
In June 2007, the University of Engineering & Technology in Peshawar and the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in Karachi were selected to participate in a pilot project to automate their Student administration and management processes using Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions.