ITU & edX FIRST CERTIFICATE AWARD CEREMONY ON MONDAY (May 29th,2017)
Information Technology University (ITU) of the Punjab, Lahore and the global education platform, edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on February 27, 2017 to integrate edX courses in the existing ITU degree programs, are holding its first edX Certificate Ceremony on Monday May 29, 2017 at 1200 noon at Arfa Software Technology Park, Auditorium 3rd floor, Lahore. Dr. Umar Saif Vice Chancellor ITU will award certificates among the successful students.
The successful collaboration between ITU and edX is leading to the formation of the first “Digital University” in Pakistan. The collaboration with edX has enabled Pakistani students to take courses from top universities in the world in their classrooms at ITU under the supervision of the ITU faculty members.
This is the first of its kind partnership of edX with any university, in which online courses on edX are integrated into classrooms and supervised exams. Students earn a course completion certificate from a university such as MIT or Harvard and course credits from ITU. Currently ITU’s first year Electrical Engineering students were enrolled into the Circuits and Electronics course at MIT through this partnership.