Network Administration and Research Center (NARC)

Khurram Mahmood
UET Taxila, Pakistan

Director Networks University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Pakistan
Email: [email protected]

NARC Research Facilities

Network Administration and Research Center (NARC) was founded to provide better support and services to the University. NARC is an outcome of University Computerization and Network Enhancement Program (UCNEP) project. Under UCNEP project, state of the art equipment was procured and latest technology was introduced to enhance the quality of communication infrastructure, existing Lab facilities and processes of the University.

NARC is responsible for design and development of networking infrastructure within University campus and sub campuses. It also provides 24 hour internet facilities for the university. Wireless hotspots are available in campus of the of the university to use internet and Intranet services for students and researchers. NARC staff comprises of highly skilled, well qualified and technically competent workers who perform their tasks as a passion of their life. NARC is not only limited to provide services to the University and its sub campuses, it also helps in providing technical assistance to other projects of national interest. NARC staff is actively involved in providing consultancy services to other universities and educational institutes, thus contributing towards the development of IT infrastructure of Pakistan.

NARC provides 24 hours research facilities to PhD scholars and researchers. All facilities provided by NARC are available round the clock. This includes Digital Library which provides free access to research papers and technical material from leading international forums and organizations around the world. It also provides High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities for students and researchers. Necessary equipment required to complete the students in their semester and final year projects is provided free of cost to the students. Moreover technical guidance is also provided to them. NARC hosted the 17th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM'05) held in December 2005 and ICOCN-07(International Conference on Optical Communication and Networks)

NARC is currently providing support in the following areas:

• Wireless Adhoc Networks
• Wireless Mesh Networks
• Network Routing
• Network Simulation
• Stateful inspection Firewalls

• Optical Fiber
• Secure VoIP communication
• Clusters and Grid Computing
• WiFi

• Blade Server
• Students Email Service using Google Apps
• Central Storage System for Faculty and Students
• Online Course Management System

NARC is working in collaboration with national and international technological leaders to provide state of the art equipment and cutting edge technology to the University. NARC is also working as Cisco Local academy for CCNA & IT Essential certification courses.

About UET Taxila

With phenomenal increase in students' enrollment in 1970's, a plan to establish additional campuses of the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore was conceived. As a result of that, the University College of Engineering Taxila was established.

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