HEC IIUI Coursera
The Digital Learning & Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) with collaboration of Coursera International intends to enhance online learning and skills development among passionate students and faculty members of HEIs. This program will provide an opportunity to access the online courses and certifications from top universities of the world and get a chance to enroll themselves in the highest-ranked and most expensive online courses. This program will enhance students’ skills & abilities, and further equip them in a better way for practical life challenges, self-development, etc.
Eligibility criteria for the DLSEI program
  1. All students currently enrolled in 16-year education programs and above are eligible.
  2. Faculty members of are also eligible.
  3. The applicant must have a valid CNIC/ B-form number.
  4. Alumni who have graduated within the past 2 years of the launch date (September 9, 2021) of this Coursera Program.
Unlimited courses on a single license
Learners can attempt/register as many courses as possible within the 1 year of license activation.
Fee Structure:
  1. Each learner will have to submit Rs.4000 to the University bank account mentioned in registration procedure. This will be reimbursed (100%) to the learner, subject to successful completion/ certification of at least three (03) courses.
  2. If the learner fails to complete at least three courses, then his/her fee will be forfeited and deposited in the HEC account.

Note: Coursera License is available free of cost for eligible physically challenged/ differently-abled students (of Public Sector Universities only) at a 2% quota for each University. (Government-issued disability certificate is required to be eligible)

Registration Procedure (Students & Faculty):
  • Students should download a Fee Challan form through Student portal https://sis.iiu.edu.pk/ available under Miscellaneous Challans section for Digital Learning Course (DLSEI).
  • IIU employees are required to submit the fee of Rs. 4,000/- directly in the bank account given below:

Al Baraka Bank Pak Limited

In case of fee related queries, please contact Mr. Arif Saleem Cheema at 051-9019744 ([email protected] ) in fee section.

  • After depositing the fee and signing the DISCLAIMER FORM (Click here to download), all eligible students and faculty members should fill details on this link https://forms.gle/5sdWNeNfC17QrYQm8 to confirm their application for DLSEI. Applicants will be sent an email containing the invitation link for the program from Coursera. They will be required to create an account on Coursera to join the Program and to start enrolling in courses. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.
Last Date to Apply is 29th September 2021
Registration Procedure (For Alumni):
  • Alumni (open merit) can register directly in the DLSEI program by simply visiting the webpage https://dlsei.hec.gov.pk  on a first come first served basis where they will be required to pay the full amount of Rs. 8000 for the license. After completing the registration process and payment of the fee (proof of payment and transcripts to be uploaded to complete registration), will be sent an invitation email to join the HEC<>Coursera program.

Focal Person:
Mr. Juanid Azhar
Deputy Director (Software)
Phone: 051-9019799
Email: [email protected]
Address: Office # 236, 2nd Floor, IT Center, Admin Block, IIU