Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (Asia)

Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (Asia)

Infobox Organization
name = COMSATS
Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South

type=International organization
headquarters=Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2 Islamabad, Pakistan
founder=Dr. Abdus Salam
membership=21 countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America
leader_title= Chairman
leader_name= flagicon|PAK President of Pakistan
formation=4 October 1994
The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is an international organization. It aims to reduce the ever-growing gap between the developed and developing world through useful applications of science and technology.

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) initiated the proposal for the formation of COMSATS under the leadership of Nobel Laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam.The foundation-conference of COMSATS was held at Islamabad, Pakistan on 4th and 5th October 1994.

Representatives from thirty-six countries attended. The participants included twenty-two Ministers, members of the diplomatic community of Islamabad and representatives of international organizations, like UNESCO, UNIDO, UNEP and the World Bank.

The conference decided that the Headquarters / Secretariat of the Commission would be based permanently at Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Head of State of Pakistan would act as the first Chairperson of the forum. It was agreed that the host Government, Pakistan, would provide for the operational and administrative expenses of the Secretariat, while the development programs of the Commission would be supported and financed through a Technical Assistance Fund. This fund would be established by contribution from member countries, income from services provided to member countries, grants from international agencies and project funds, if under taken under contract.

Member Countries of COMSATS

*flag|North Korea (DPRK)
*flag|Sri Lanka

COMSATS Projects

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

CIIT is one of the leading institution in Pakistan which is working under the umbrella of COMSATS, with a well-established reputation and a wide range of interests and facilities. Most importantly, it has faculty of international distinctions.

COMSATS Network Training

Today's organizaions increasingly rely on the Internet and complex internal networks to compete in the new global economy. They need skilled professionals to keep networks working smoothly and expanding seamlessly.Recognizing this COMSATS has started internetworking training program which is being supported by IT Division Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.COMSATS will provide Certified Internet Training based on Cisco Certification which is industry recognized multilayer program and offers both in-depth theoretical background and intensive hands on experience. Currently Comsats Network Training (CST) is offering following short courses:
*ICND– Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices
*BSCI– Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks
*BCMSN-Building Cisco Multilayer Switching Networks
*BCRAN-Building Cisco Remote Access Network
*CIT-Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting
*ISP Setup
*MCNS – Managing Cisco Network Security
*NE-Networking Essentials
*Graphic Animation

Apart from all these courses CST is also offering diploma in Telecommunications and wireless Telecommunication. For more details regarding their courses, fee structure or admission requirements visit their weibsite.

COMSATS Internet Services

COMSATS internet services (CIS) is an Internet service provider also administered by COMSATS. It started its services in 1994 and is currently providing its services in the following cities of Pakistan:
*Gujar Khan
*Wah Cantt

External links

* [ COMSATS Headquarters]
* [ CIIT Islamabad Campus]
* [ CIIT Lahore Campus]
* [ CIIT Abbotabad Campus]
* [ CIIT Wah Campus]
* [ CIIT Attock Campus]
* [ COMSATS Network Training]
* [ COMSATS Internet Services]
* [ COMSATS Internet Services - Sialkot]
* [ COMSATS Internet Services - Lahore]
* [ COMSATS Internet Services - Abbottabad]

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