NUMS Launches “Ehsaas” Institutional Scholarship Award For Undergraduate Students

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to award direct, individual scholarships to academically qualified Pakistani students who, without financial assistance, are not able to obtain a university education. The scholarships are managed at the institutional level and provide full tuition fee plus a stipend to competitively chosen individuals for a bachelors at an HEC approved Pakistani universitythroughout the course of studies of the respective program.

Government of Pakistan has launched Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program which is a sizable project of 6 Billion under the umbrella of Benazir Income Support Program that aims to provide 50,000 undergraduate scholarships annually and 200,000 scholarships in four years. The Scholarship will benefit the students from all fields of education including, agriculture, arts and humanities, business education engineering, medical, physical sciences and social sciences.

As a regulatory body, Higher Education Commission (HEC) formalized certain SOPs and Parameters in order to access the eligibility of the desirous candidate. These SOPs actas a yardstick in order to reveal the financial position of prospective candidates.

HEC also shortlisted NUMS for the award of undergraduate scholarship program and advised to formulate Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC). 

On 22nd January 2020, 1st Meeting of ISAC was arranged at NUMS Secretariat.

The last date for application submission was 24th December 2019 by the candidates and NUMS managed to hold the ISAC interviews within One month of time.

A large number of students applied for the scholarship out which 30 students were shortlisted and called for interview at ISAC. The shortlisted candidates belonged to MBBS, BDS, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Social sciences Programs being run at NUMS Secretariat and its constituent colleges.

The ISAC was chaired by the Worthy Vice Chancellor NUMS. The Committee also constituted Pro VC NUMS, Advisor HRD Higher Education commission, Provost QA & RD NUMS, Principal Army Medical College, Commandant AFPGMI, Director Research, Professor Social Sciences and Mr Sajid Mansoor Qaiserani as a representative of the community. Students from NUMS, Army Medical College and AFPGMI were interviewed for the Award of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship during the ISAC meeting. The recommendations of the committee of eligible candidates from all over Pakistan will be compiled by HEC to finalize the awardees for the scholarships.