Directorate of Information and Communication Technology

Brief on the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology

The DICT came into being in 2010 following the merger of the three IT Service Centres of the University, namely, the ICTC ( Information and Communication Technology Centre), the MIS (Management and Information System Unit ) and the UCC ( University Computer Centre). The Directorate has seven digital centers and provides facilities for the conduct of high quality research of national and sub-regional significance, development activities, demonstration programmes, trainings and assessment of technologies for information technology and related disciplines for sustainable national development. The Center also provide maintain and regulate the on-campus internet access, which is beneficial to the teaching and learning processes of both staff and students. This Directorate provides the examination-hosting centre for the CISCO programme that the University is running. Training workshops, special classes, and a number of IT-related services are routinely being hosted and provided by the Directorate. Apart from the central cyber cafes to which the various Schools are assigned, each School (Faculty) also has its own café exclusive to its staff. Beside the Administrative Unit, headed by a director, the re-organized directorate has four other units.

Professor Abdulsalam Yau Gital

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Welcome Address by the Director

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Public

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend my warmest welcome to each and every one of you as the new Director of the Information and Communications Directorate at our esteemed university. I am honoured to have been chosen for this role and I am eager to embark on this incredible journey alongside all of you.

As the Director of Information and Communications, my vision is to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement within our university community. In this digital age, information and communication technologies play a crucial role in shaping the future of education, research, and administration. It is my firm belief that by harnessing the power of technology, we can create an environment that empowers our students, enables our faculty to excel in their research endeavours, and supports our staff in their administrative duties.

In the coming years, we will focus on several key areas. First and foremost, we will strive to enhance the digital infrastructure of our university, ensuring that it remains robust, secure, and reliable. This will enable us to provide seamless access to information, resources, and services for our entire community.

Secondly, we will work towards the development and implementation of cutting-edge technological solutions that facilitate teaching, learning, and research. From state-of-the-art learning management systems to virtual and augmented reality tools, we will explore innovative ways to engage our students and enhance their educational experience.

Furthermore, we will foster a culture of digital literacy and provide training opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to enhance their technological skills. By equipping our community with the necessary knowledge and competencies, we can fully leverage the potential of digital tools and platforms.

Collaboration will be at the heart of our efforts. We will actively seek partnerships with industry leaders, research institutions, and other universities to foster knowledge exchange and leverage the latest advancements in information and communication technologies. Through these collaborations, we will create a vibrant ecosystem that promotes innovation and pushes the boundaries of knowledge.

I firmly believe that our university has the potential to be a trailblazer in the digital era, and together, we can shape the future of education and research. I invite each and every one of you to join me on this transformative journey. Let us work hand in hand to build a university that not only embraces change but also leads it.

I am thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community, and I look forward to meeting and collaborating with all of you. Your ideas, feedback, and contributions will be invaluable as we navigate the evolving landscape of information and communication technologies.

Once again, welcome to the Information and Communications Directorate. Together, let us pave the way for a future that is digital, connected, and inspiring.



Professor Abdulsalam Yau Gital
Director, Information and Communications Directorate