The coverage of higher education in Pakistan is around 5% which is extremely low
as compared to other countries like Bangladesh (7%), India (13%), Malaysia (29%),
UK (59%), US (82%), and Finland (94%). The Government of Pakistan is working in
different directions to widen the coverage of higher education.
In Pakistan, considerable gap exists between the number of higher secondary level
passed students and the number of students who get enrolled in universities. The
gap exists mainly due to the insufficient number of public sector universities providing
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is rated amongst top ranked universities
of the country and is known for its progressive and innovative learning approach.
Based on the facts and figures presented in the above sections and, it is need of
the time to establish substantial online instructional capabilities.
CIIT has set itself the goal of making quality education available to students in
various parts of Pakistan though its campuses in key cities. The establishment of
a virtual campus is the next logical step for the completion of the goal.
CIIT Virtual campus is started to enhance the coverage of quality higher education
in the country by providing opportunities to those who could not attend universities
because of inflexible timings, cost, or cultural barriers. CIIT Virtual Campus will
reach those people by offering sophisticated Distance Learning education programs
CIIT is a public university to offer the distance learning programs
in Pakistan by using the power of today information technology resources.