The University of Karachi (KU) will replace its current manual system with an online enterprise resource planning (ERP) and campus-wide administration system.
In terms of infrastructure, academics, and administrative functions, KU is one of the country’s largest public institutions.
During the previous decade, the number of on-campus and off-campus students at the university has expanded dramatically. On-campus enrolment in 73 departments, research centers, and institutions under eight faculties reached 45,000 students in 2021, while off-campus enrollment at various degree colleges and allied institutes surpassed 150,000.
Since 2000, the significant increase in the number of admissions per year has presented numerous obstacles for faculty and administrative staff in performing their assigned jobs effectively.
To meet these problems, previous interim Vice-Chancellor Dr. Khalid Iraqi decided in April 2021 to move administrative operations to a computerized system capable of reducing red tape and automating and integrating all of the university’s academic and administrative functions.