Karachi: The Sindh government has announced that Rs 40 million will be distributed among students of both public and private universities in the province in the current financial year.
The announcement was made by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while chairing a meeting of Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC). The vice-chancellors of public universities in the province also attended the meeting.
The students of public universities in the province enrolled in BS, MS, MPhil, and PhD programmes of the public universities will get this scholarship. The same facility will be for students of MS, MPhil, and PhD programmes of the private universities.
The scholarship will be disbursed on need-cum-merit basis by theSindh HEC.
The Sindh CM on the occasion gave cheques of Rs 21 milllion to seven universities for establishing “Smart classrooms”. Each of these universities will get Rs 3 million for the purpose.
These universities include Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur; Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur; Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology and Skill Development, Khairpur; Government College University, Hyderabad; and Shaheed Allah Buksh Soomro Arts and Design University, Jamshoro.
Sindh HEC Chairman, Dr Asim Hussain, informed the CM that a programme had been launched to provide funds to all the public universities in the province to establish smart classrooms.
He said the smart classrooms would ensure provision of higher education through the modern concept of E-learning.
The CM emphasised that the concept of the smart classrooms should be implemented at the earliest in all the universities in view of the modern-day requirements of higher education.
The CM also gave cheques of Rs 25 million to five universities in the rural districts of the province to establish Information Technology labs. Each university will get Rs 5 million for the purpose on the recommendation of the provincial HEC.