IT schol­ar­ships

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A lead­ing global tech­nol­ogy in­fra­struc­ture provider and an IT con­sult­ing com­pany TEXPO Group of Com­pa­nies of the UAE, has an­nounced 25 schol­ar­ships for IT students of six state uni­ver­si­ties in Pak­istan un­der a tal­ent hunt pro­gramme.

These students were se­lected from among 371 con­tes­tants rep­re­sent­ing six uni­ver­si­ties com­pris­ing NED and Karachi, Ja­mashoro, Balochis­tan, Peshawar and Karako­ram, uni­ver­si­ties through an on-line coun­try­wide test.

Speak­ing at the schol­ar­ship award cer­e­mony of 7th CON­NECT-2012, Dr. Sar­fraz Alam, Pres­i­dent and CEO, TEXPO, said these one-year schol­ar­ships would be an an­nual fea­ture.

He said that the test was ex­clu­sively de­signed by TEXPO which op­er­ates in six coun­tries, in­clud­ing Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.

Dr. Sar­fraz said that in an ef­fort to high­light Pak­istani IT tal­ent to the out­side world, he had brought vice pres­i­dents of top US IT com­pa­nies in­clud­ing PAN­DUIT, NTEST, and CAN­NON Tech.

Martin Lotzer, Ger­man Con­sul Gen­eral, said that Karachi had a lot of po­ten­tial and was a good place for busi­ness and was much bet­ter than what peo­ple thought of it abroad. D. W. Ji­nadasa, Con­sul Gen­eral of Sri Lanka, said the schol­ar­ships would help the younger gen­er­a­tion to pur­sue higher stud­ies.

Aamer Khan­zada, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Pe­ga­sus Con­sul­tancy said in his wel­come ad­dress that a knowl­edge vil­lage had been or­ga­nized for uni­ver­si­ties at the ex­hi­bi­tion be­sides ex­clu­sive pavil­ions of IT de­part­ments of Sindh and Khy­ber Pakhtoonkhwa.

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