The Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Microsoft Pakistan has launched National Student Software Accessibility (NSSA) Portal to provide genuine software availability to higher education sector.
The service will streamline software distribution to all faculty members and students of public sector universities in the country. All public sector universities recognized by HEC have been provided a customizable Portal for licensed software distribution. The portal consisting of around 150 software applications will enable over one million students and about 40,000 faculty members to download genuine Microsoft software.
For more information please visit HEC official website:
Main Features of the Program
Licenses, through School Agreement each university/ DAI will be provided with the desktops/ laptops licenses for Windows7, MS Office 2010, Forefront Client Security, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010, etc.
e-Academy License Management System, a software distribution portal for students, faculty and staff of universities/ institutes while providing access to masses for around 150 licensed Microsoft software applications. This portal provides easy to register and have access to the listed software to every individual for personal and home use.
Unified Communication, provides integration of email services with voice and video conferencing setup already in place at all universities for strong internal as well as external communication.
Faculty Connection, a community site to support technical faculty who are using Microsoft technology or are considering using it in the future. Microsoft provides Academic Resource Centre which includes customizable curriculums and valuable in-class programs, and Connection (Forums and Events) which creates a network of peers to share knowledge and find experts.
Course Lab Integration, offers universities training materials on “.NET Framework 3.5” and “SQL Server 2008” and trains One (01) faculty member per technology from each university.
Microsoft .Net Club, a community of up to 5 members who can initiate activities and programs inside the university.
Microsoft Students to Business Program, connects Microsoft partners with universities to enhance employability of students.
Microsoft Student Partner, an annual award recognizing students who demonstrate strong technical knowledge of Microsoft technologies and willingly to share that knowledge.
Imagine Cup, the world’s premiere student competition encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations.
MSDNAA, Free availability of All Microsoft products and contents to each university/ DAI for academic purpose.
Trainings, Customized scenario based hands-on training at Microsoft Certified Training Center for One (01) resource person from each university, and Two (02) faculty members as Master trainers for IT faculty for curriculum and classes program.