Higher Education Commission in partnership with Oil & Gas Development Company limited (OGDCL) offers scholarships for destitute students to study undergraduate and graduate courses in Engineering, Business administration, Law, Archaeology, Defense and Strategic studies, Gender studies, History, Sociology, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Electronics, Physics, Math, IT, and Pak Studies. The program is consistent with the HEC’s goals to support financially deserving students, widen access to quality education, and encourage academic interest in fields that are vital to Pakistan’s Economic Development. The program has specially been designed to benefit the students belonging from OGDCL’s operational/concessional districts
The OGDCL-HEC Need-Based Scholarship Program is focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education, especially to destitute candidates belonging to underprivileged background from operational & concessional areas of OGDCL who, despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The scholarship covers tuition fee, lodging and boarding.
The OGDCL management has approved the program at a total cost of Rs.141 million in its meeting held on 21st December 2016. The Project is funded by Oil and Gas Development Company limited as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
In first year of the program, total number of students as beneficiaries are 130.
To enable the academically qualified and financially needy students of operational & concessional areas of OGDCL to pursue higher education at selected public sectors universities of Pakistan in the fields of Engineering, Business administration, Law, Archaeology, Defense and Strategic studies, Gender studies, History, Sociology, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Electronics, Physics, Math, IT, and Pak Studies. Offered discipline among proposed disciplines may vary in each semester as per OGDCL management decision.