PM's Scheme for Provision of Laptop

Brief description

Aimed at spreading the use of computers amongst the college/university level students.

Eligibility criteria

All students registered in an HEC approved educational institution. All masters/doctoral students and 50% under-graduate students will get the laptop.

Geographical spread

All Pakistan.

Cost per laptop

Rs.40,000 approx.

Total number

100,000 students

Budget Allocation FY 2013-14

Rs.4.0 billion

Executing agency

Higher Education Commission (HEC)/Ministry of Education and Trainings. To be designed and implemented based on the same pattern and parameters as adopted in the Punjab.

Local manufacturing

HEC is negotiating a deal from manufacturers for local assembly of laptop computers, which will become feasible in the face of such high demand from the present scheme as well that from Punjab.