OGDL 260 Need-Cum-Merit Basis Scholarships in Pakistan


On Wednesday, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in order to provide 260 need-cum-based scholarships to students of various universities.

The MOU signing ceremony was witnessed by Federal minister for petroleum & natural resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, ED HEC Dr. Arshad Ali and MD OGDCL Zahid Mir.

Under this MOU, Engineering students will get 130 scholarships while other scholarships will be granted to students of other disciplines.

The minister said during the occasion that funds of Rs. 141 million worth will be given for these scholarships while he added that another MOU will be signed soon between OGDCL and Hunar Foundation in order to grant 70 scholarships for vocational training of poor students.

Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed briefed on the occasion that promoting education is the only way to solve problems of the country. He told that over 200,000 scholarships have been awarded since the start of HEC in 2002.

The details of scholarship program were provided by Zahid Mir. He told that he is hopeful about getting good results from this program as the result of last year’s scholarship program was also up to expectations.

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