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.