• Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • CIIT

  • Faisal H. Roshan

ISLAMABAD, September 19: Impressed by the achievement of an A-level student from Sindh, who recently made headlines by winning a global Microsoft (MS Office) competition and beating 600,000 participants, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) offers to fully fund his education at the Institute.

Waqas Ali, who hails from Mirpur Mathelo in Ghotki district, participated in the “PowerPoint 2013” competition at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) and won the bronze medal. In the final round, held in Dallas, Texas (USA), 145 students from 47 countries participated.

CIIT has offered Ali a fully-funded scholarship from its Endowment Fund to pursue a four-year bachelor degree in Computer Science, at the Institute, after successfully completing his A-levels, in pursuit of its policy to attract outstanding talent.

On receiving news of CIIT’s scholarship offer, Ali was delighted and said, “I am very honoured to be offered a fully paid scholarship at COMSATS (Institute of Information Technology). Learning computer science is my dream and COMSATS is no doubt one of the best places to study it in Pakistan.”

Since its inception, CIIT has disbursed and amount in excess of Rs.2 Billion in various forms of financial aid, mostly in the form for full or partial scholarships, to its students. According to the latest figures (FY 2014-15), CIIT disbursed an amount of Rs.800 million among 6,500 students. Thus, one out of every five students enrolled received some kind of financial assistance, as the Institute believes no student should be deprived of the right to quality higher education due to their inability to pay the fees.