Prime Minister's National ICT Scholarship Program

Details of the organization
Ignite-National Technology Fund
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Prime Minister's National ICT Scholarship Program
Prime Minister’s National ICT Scholarship Program has been offering scholarships to students of marginalized areas for undergraduate level studies in the field of ICT across all provinces of Pakistan. The program has been executed under the ambit of Ministry of IT & Telecom initially with the partial funding from the Government of Pakistan through public service development projects (PSDP) since February 2008. The project was initially approved with total budget of PKR 2,414.84 for five (05) years i.e. FY 2007-2011. The project concept was inherited from the Outreach Scholarship Program (OSP) of MoITT. Later on the project has been continued FY 2012-14 and approved through funds from Ignite -National Technology Fund(formerly National ICT R&D Fund Company). About 4,761 fully-funded 4 year ICT-related undergraduate degree scholarships have been offered to the talented and deserving students of Pakistan under this program in top universities of the country. More than 2100 students have successfully graduated from top universities in various ICT related disciplines. 1580 scholars were studying under the program during FY 2016-17. Out of these, more than 1000 scholars have successfully graduated during the 2016-17 and contributing in the economy or pursuing their higher qualification in national and international universities. 22 students of 2011 intake have graduated with distinctions.
National implementation: Pakistan
Ongoing from 08/02/2008 to 31/12/2018
Public and private recognized universities of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Programme