PM Youth Laptop Scheme: Empowering Students for Digital Education

Introduction:

The Prime Minister Youth program has officially opened applications for the PM Youth Laptop Scheme, as announced on Twitter. This flagship project of the PMLN government, initiated during their tenure from 2013 to 2018, aims to distribute 100,000 laptops among students. After a hiatus from the PTI government, the PMLN government has reinstated the scheme, which has gained popularity among students. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the scheme, discuss the eligibility criteria, and highlight the eligible universities.

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Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for the PM Youth Laptop Scheme, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Possess a valid CNIC/B-Form number
  2. Students from all over Pakistan, including AJ&K, are eligible
  3. Must be a student until the closing date of the application
  4. Students who are currently enrolled in public sector universities or degree-awarding institutes recognized by the HEC are eligible (excluding distance learning programs).
  5. Students enrolled in a 4-year or 5-year bachelor's degree program (offered in morning and evening sessions) are eligible.
  6. Ph.D. program with a duration of 5 years
  7. MS/MPhil or equivalent program with a duration of 2 years.
  8. MBA program with durations of 3.5 years, 2.5 years, and 1.5 years.
  9. Master's program (16 years of education) with a duration of 2 years.

Not Eligible:

Certain categories of students are not eligible for the PM Youth Laptop Scheme, including those who have completed their degree, failed in any subjects, or have already received a laptop through any other scheme. Students enrolled in affiliated colleges, post-graduate colleges, and private sector higher education institutions are also not eligible. Distance learning students are also excluded.

Laptop Distribution Strategy:

The laptop distribution process follows these steps:

  1. Once a student applies, the system verifies their eligibility.
  2. After the system checks the focal person of the relevant department or university will verify the data of the student specifically Name, CNIC, Department, last exam percentage, or CGPA.
  3. The focal person approves or rejects the application based on its nature.
  4. After the verification deadline from HEC, the system generates a merit list.
  5. Each university receives a predetermined share of laptops based on quotas related to enrollment, departments, campuses, and degrees.
  6. HEC shares the merit list with universities for cross-checking.
  7. After cross-checking, the final merit list is shared with the universities.
  8. Each university is responsible for sharing the merit list on its portals and notice boards in its respective departments.

Laptop Distribution Criteria:
  • Laptops will be distributed on a merit basis. According to the PM's office, 14% of the laptops (14,000) will be allocated to Balochistan, while the remaining 86,000 laptops will be distributed among other universities. Each university will receive a share based on enrollment, department quotas, campus quotas, and degree quotas.

Eligible Universities:

To determine the list of eligible universities, refer to the document provided at: eligible_universities_list_by_hec.pdf (pmyp.gov.pk)

Are MMBS students eligible?

Yes, they are eligible but of eligible colleges which are given above.

Is there are charges for applying for the PM laptop Scheme?
No, there are no charges for applying PM laptop Scheme
Is Distance learning students eligible?
No, Distance learning students are not Eligible

Conclusion:

The PM Youth Laptop Scheme is a significant initiative to empower students with digital education resources. By providing laptops on a merit basis, the scheme aims to bridge the technological gap and enable students to excel in their academic pursuits. Students are encouraged to check their eligibility, follow the application process diligently, and seize the opportunity to enhance their educational experience through the PM Youth Laptop Scheme.

How to Apply:

  1. To submit an application for the PM Youth Laptop Scheme, follow these steps:
  2. Visit the official website of the PM Laptop scheme: https://laptop.pmyp.gov.pk/
  3. Fill in your personal information, including CNIC, phone, and email.
  4. Register your account and then log in.
  5. Applicants can check their application status through the website.

Last Date to Apply:

The last date to apply for the PM Youth Laptop Scheme is June 20, 2023.
Please note that this information is based on the provided criteria and may vary depending on the specific eligibility requirements set by the HEC or individual universities. It's always recommended to verify the eligibility criteria with the HEC or the respective institutions for accurate and up-to-date information.
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