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58 Higher Education Commission, USAID Needs-based Scholarships Recommended for Sindh Agriculture University Students

Islamabad: The Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) has recommended 58 students of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU), Tandojam for award of HEC, USAID Needs-based scholarships.

The meeting of the Committee was presided over by Dr. A. Q. Mughal, Vice Chancellor, SAU. Other members of the Committee include Dr. Shamsuddin Tunio, Dean, Faculty of Crop Production, Dr. Amir Bukhsh Kalhoro, community representative and other senior members from University as well as Higher Education Commission.

The Vice Chancellor admired USAID’s commitment in supporting the higher education sector in Pakistan. He said that these scholarships provide an excellent opportunity to the under privileged students from remote areas, especially female students who are otherwise unable to pursue higher education in the fields of Agriculture Sciences and Business Administration. He also appreciated the transparency of mechanism used for the award process.

HEC officials along with the Panel members interviewed 389 students and approved 58 scholarships for needy but talented students. These scholarships will be referred to the Scholarship Management Committee (SMC), chaired by Executive Director HEC, for final approval.

Since Programme’s inception in 2004, 1598 needy students have received scholarships in the fields of Business Administration and Agriculture, while 827 students have completed their education under the programme. The goal of the programme is to award a total of 1807 during six-year life of the project.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk

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