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Planwel Academic and Research Network - R&D will take virtual interactivity to a new plateau

The intention of PLANWEL is to promote as well as organize research contributions towards addressing the comprehensive regional development through the use of Information and Communication Technology, and there by ultimately improving the prospects of "Technology Based Communities" for the underserved regions of the world.

The pursuit of this broad objective comprises of the following specific categories:

Application of the rational and scientifically researched principles in the form of projects of strictly professional nature, towards the achievement of holistic improvements in the quality of life of underserved masses.

Promotion and organization of educational and research facilities at under developed regions for producing professionals who are appropriately equipped to handle future developmental activities of "Technology Based Communities".

Promote research and development and provide a base for developed nations to get specialized professional software developers catering to the needs of clients as a solution provider for software development, business process re-engineering, debugging, testing, Quality assurance, research and development in a wide variety of areas. Locate appropriate software houses/individual programmers in developing countries for recruitment and sub contracting assignments and ensuring quality assurance, packaging and timely delivery of work products. Assuming total responsibility on behalf of clients to identify, price, source, execute and deliver software projects through sub contracting in developing countries.


PLANWEL has started a model to evolve a solution by testing and perfecting it, which however, then could easily reach the masses not only in Pakistan but also extending over the region to neighboring and Central Asian countries. This has been achieved with the assistance of research institutions and institutions of higher learning in developed countries. To facilitate this, PLANWEL has established such a virtual site with necessary infrastructure, which will be available for the globalization of this educational system. This virtual site for distance learning is located at A-1, L.C.H.S, Block-20, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi-75290, Pakistan. PLANWEL has established the concept of first PoP -Site for the Virtual University with its links to various other institutes of higher learning.

Research Collaborations

PLANWEL has been working with various leading international institutions of higher learning for delivering quality education to the masses. Here are a few links for more on PLANWEL’s research endeavors.


Asia City Online Navigational Project - The project ASIA_CITY: "On-line Navigational Environmental City Information / ASIA-CITY", falls under the framework of the European Programme "Liaise with European IT&C initiatives and programmes". It was implemented by a consortium of organizations belonging to 5 Asian – Pakistan, India, Nepal, Brunei, Vietnam and two European countries- Greece and Germany to prepare a, GIS based Software know as Asia_City. The lead partner being the National Technical University of Athens. PLANWEL, represented Pakistan. The results of the project were presented in a series of seminars in Pakistan organized by the EC delegation in Pakistan and the Pakistan Software Export Board, the focal point in Pakistan


In order to assure quality education, research and development, PLANWEL University has partnered with Utah State University, USA to establish the first Utah State University and PLANWEL (POP - Point of Presence). It is the first instance that a leading Carnegie Foundation For Education Classified Research University-I is opening up its International Center in the region; which is a major step towards quality education, research and development in the region.

PLANWEL has signed an agreement with the Utah State University for offering Bachelors and Master level courses in various disciplines e.g Agriculture; Business; Education; Engineering; Family Life; Humanities, Arts, and Social Science; Natural Resources and Information Technology etc and have also agreed to set up a R&D center for Software development to train young Pakistani n graduates in software projects.

We are waiting for the legislation on Distance learning to be enacted by the government to commence the program.

Utah State University has a national and international reputation for teaching, research, and service and takes seriously its land-grant mission of extending its educational resources to the populous of the state of Utah and throughout the world. USU is a Carnegie Foundation I Research University ranking in the top 5% of universities in the United States Utah State University has over 20,000 students served by eight academic colleges To help facilitate this delivery, USU utilizes a digital satellite-based, electronic distance education network, which supports five graduate and five undergraduate degree programs, with approximately 194 courses generating 23,970 credit hours per year. Live programming is delivered to 60 different electronic classrooms at remote sites throughout Utah and surrounding states. USU is now using this capability to deliver programs throughout the world. Utah State University has an experienced international faculty with the instructional expertise to design and deliver most educational programs and custom fit training needs.


PLANWEL has signed an MOU with the KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, USA to run distance education programs in Pakistan. We are waiting for the enactment of legislation for distance education by the Government to commence our programs.


PLANWEL has duly entered into an agreement with ADEC a consortium of about 100 top Universities of USA to assist PLANWEL for education and research in PAKISTAN

ADEC, American Distance Education Consortium (, is a foremost leader in providing and creating access to customer driven distance education in its mission areas. ADEC is a non-profit international consortium of state and land grant institutions providing high quality and economic distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information technologies. Primary emphasis is on programs relating to: Food and Agriculture; children, youth and families; community/economic development; distance education and technology; environment and natural resources; nutrition and health.


Pakistan Library Network is a research initiative of Planwel Academic and Research Network to build electronic access network of all the regional libraries for furthering research and development; as per the mission statement of PLANWEL for Bringing Technology to the People. It is an effort to ensure that all underserved communities in the region have equal access to information.

PLANWEL is also mirroring a database of world libraries maintained by University of California Berkley and Sun Microsystems, Inc. LIBweb

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Pakistan Library Network

LIBweb - A database of world libraries maintained by University of California Berkley and Sun Microsystems, Inc. and is being mirrored by PLANWEL.


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