Feb 2020


IHSAS Meeting

First meeting of Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) was held at the conference hall, University of Engineering and Technology Mardan on February 6, 2020. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Imran Khan chaired the meeting whereas members from HEC, district council Mardan, educational institutes and UET Mardan attended the meeting. 

This committee consists of the honorable Vice Chancellor, UET Mardan, Incharge Scholarship Program HEC (Tariq Wadood Khan, Project Manager), Prof. Dr. Sadaqat Jan, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Computing, UET Mardan, Engr. Imran Maqsood, Assistant Professor, Computer Software Engineering Department, UET Mardan, Mrs. Shazia Habib, Lecturer, UET Mardan, Dr. Akhtar Nawaz, UET Peshawar, Dr. Waqar-Un-Nisa, Professor, Govt. Post Graduate College for Women Mardan, Mr. Ali Khan, Ex District Member, District Council, Mardan and Ms. Alia Nawab, Ex-District Member, District Council, Mardan This committee interviewed 60 Open merit based candidates for HEC’s undergraduate EHSAAS Program. 

According to the National Human Development Report 2017, Pakistan is one of the youngest country in the world. Realizing its demographic reality which has a population of around 220 million out of which more than half are of university age cohort, the priority of Government of Pakistan is to work on such programs which give drive to provide access to financially deserving and also encourages gender equity. The strategy is to create opportunities for a sizeable segment of youth to bring them under the net of higher education and create equal education opportunities for all. Adding, EHSAAS Scholarship is one of the sizeable project funding under Government of Pakistan's EHSAAS social safety net program which aims to provide 50,000 undergraduate scholarships with an average budget of Rs.6 billion annually. Over a period of next four to five years these scholarships will be increased to around 200,000.