Scholarships worth Rs. 30 million were distributed among the students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur by the British Council (BC) on Thursday. In a special ceremony held at the Main Auditorium Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, the Director of British Council Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab Michael Houlgate along with Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and Director Financial Assistance Prof. Dr. Ghulam Hassan Abbasi distributed scholarships.
In his address on the occasion, the Director British Council said that the administration and students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur had shown great enthusiasm for the scholarships that is why 81 out of 296 scholarships across Pakistan were given to the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
This year, a total of 21,000 applications were received from all over Pakistan. The performance of female students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur is commendable. The British Council gives great importance to the role of education in the social and economic development of Pakistan. In this regard, disadvantaged sections of the society, women.