Our Correspondent Bahawalpur
The Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China has awarded scholarships to 20 students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) who had applied for PhD studies at SAU.
According to IUB spokesman Shahzad Ahmad Khalid, Sichuan Agricultural University China announce 20 scholarships yearly for the students of the IUB through a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by both universities.
Sichuan Agricultural University announced the award of scholarship to all 20 students who applied through this joint academic program of both universities.
These scholarships are worth Rs 80 million which will be provided by the Sichuan Agricultural University to the students of the IUB.
IUB Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob has termed this development a historic achievement paving the wasy for brilliant students to pursue higher studies in a top-ranked foreign University.
He also offered special thanks to the management of the Sichuan Agricultural University for showing great benevolence and announcing 20 scholarships on yearly basis for students of the IUB on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Sino-Pak diplomatic ties further strengthening the relations between the two great neighbouring nations.
The vice chancellor also praised the efforts of Dr Muhammad Ali Raza who worked hard to materialize scholarships program, faculty.