Outstanding Pakistani students to be trained in field of ICT

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City Reporter

Higher Education Commission and The Huawei Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. Pakistan have planned to organize a six day long online training for 30 outstanding Pakistani students in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), scheduled to be held from August 9-16.

According to an official of HEC, the applications have been invited from potential Pakistani undergraduate students under the ‘Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme 2021’.

The selected students will be able to obtain valuable cutting-edge ICT knowledge developed by Huawei’s Headquarters and experience a cross-cultural communication virtually, like the last year due to the COVID-19.

According to the eligibility criteria, Pakistani/Azad Jammu and Kashmir national and permanent resident of Pakistan/AJK are eligible to apply for this programme.

Those majoring in disciplines/subjects such as Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Informatics, Multimedia and Digital Arts, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electrical Communication Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Electronics Engineering etc can apply for programme, the official said.

The students who are currently enrolled in final year of ICT related Undergraduate degrees (four years program only with 7th Semester and 8th Semester) with minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4 are eligible to
apply.

While those Students who have completed their four years Undergraduate ICT related degrees with minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4 since summer 2020 can also apply.

They must be less than 24 years old on closing date of application, enable to demonstrate excellent academic acumen, speak English fluently and have a strong interest n Information Communication and Technology and related fields can apply.

While those students who have already got this training in previous years are not eligible to apply, the official informed.

The students should have personal computer equipment and strong internet connection and be available during online training sessions.

The students can apply through HEC online application portal seedsprogramme.hec.gov.pk till the deadline of July 27.

It is pertinent to mention here that under the subject program, in the last six years, 87 students were selected from varsities across Pakistan by HEC and sent by Huawei to China for two weeks training on culture and advance ICT skills.

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