By Our Staff Reporter
Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme has proved a boon to postgraduate students as over 80,936 Masters, MS and MPhil students had been benefited from the scheme during last three years.
Sources in Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training said that the incumbent government had launched this scheme through Higher Education Commission (HEC) to waive off the fee for Masters, MS, MPhil and PhD students belonging to under developed areas and 3,142 PhD students have been benefited, so far, from the scheme.
According to sources, out of these students, 1,068 students are enrolled in universities outside their domiciled province in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), 5,125 students are enrolled in public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) for Masters, MS and MPhil and anywhere in Pakistan for PhD.
Elaborating, they said that the distribution of these students included 3,550 students for Masters, 1,353 students for MS and MPhil and 222 students for PhD, while the students of approved areas enrolled in the PhD programme in any public sector university of Pakistan are eligible under the scheme.
Under the scheme, students with valid domicile or local certificate of approved areas enrolled in Masters, MS and MPhil programmes in public sector universities located in their respective division or adjoining division only if there is no public sector university in their respective district or division are eligible except for students of Fata who are eligible if studying in any public sector university of KPK.