Good news for IT students around the world, because Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Syed Aminul Haq announced 45,000 Google scholarships for Pakistani students. He further revealed that this count will be increased to 450,000 next year.
40% Of Google Scholarships Will Be For Women, Reports claim that at least 40% of Google’s scholarships will be for women. According to the Minister, Google Strong provided only 15,000 Scholarships last year, however, they were raised following consultation. It would not be wrong to say that IT Ministry has been working quite hard on a 2050 vision. Pakistan received $ 75 million in funding until 2020, which further grew to $373 million by 2021. A $1.6 million building for gaming and animation has also been created at NED University to encourage and strengthen this industry according to the Federal IT Minister.
When Syed Amin ul Haq took over the ministry, he established a mobile phone policy to launch a mobile phone manufacturing industry in the country, and therefore smartphone production began within a few months. According to him, the research and development play a vital role in information technology. No doubt, currently startups are performing an excellent job that is desperately required in the sector. The startups that exist now were only projects last year that were successfully launched.