HOW TO APPLY for Prime Ministers Youth Laptop Scheme 2023-24
Students are encouraged to apply online by registering or updating their profiles on the Students’ Service Portal. You can access the portal through the provided link. Alternatively, students also have the option to apply through the web portal or the dedicated mobile app.
ELIGIBLE UNIVERSITIES for Prime Ministers Youth Laptop Scheme 2023-24
Students enrolled in universities and degree-awarding institutes, including their sub-campuses, are officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The list is given below:
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA in Prime Ministers Youth Laptop Scheme 2023-24
Students enrolled not earlier than their respective program duration as per the table below:
- The applicant must have a valid CNIC/ B-Form number.
- Must be a valid student as of the closing date for application submission i.e., 30th Jun 20
|Date of Admission ( Greater then or After )
|MS/ MPhil or Equivalent
|Masters (16 years)
Students studying in public sector Universities/ Degree Awarding Institutes duly recognized by HEC (Except Distance learning).
- Students enrolled in Ph.D./ MS/ MPhil or equivalent 18-year program.
- Students enrolled in a 4-year or 5-year bachelor’s degree program (morning and evening).
- Students enrolled in MBA Program (3.5 years, 2.5 years, and 1.5 years).
Who are Ineligible in Prime Ministers Youth Laptop Scheme 2023-24
The following categories of students will not be eligible for laptops under this scheme:
- Students enrolled at private sector higher education institutes (HEIs).
- Students who have already received a laptop under any Federal or Provincial Government scheme.
- Foreign nationals, with the exception of students from AJK.
- Students who have not applied online or whose applications have not been received through the online portal.
- The eligibility for receiving a laptop will also be verified at the time of distribution. If a student fails to provide the required documents and proof of academic performance that qualified them for the laptop, they will not be awarded one.
- Students who have completed their degree program prior to the distribution of laptops.
Distribution Strategy/Selection Criteria for PM Laptop Scheme
- Once the student has applied online (before the deadline) through the HEC online portal, the system will filter eligible and ineligible students accordingly.
- The Focal Person of the relevant department will verify the student’s data through their online focal person account, including Name, CNIC, Department, Degree Level, Last exam percentage/ CGPA, etc.
- The sole responsibility of the verification rests with the University Focal Person.
- Any discrepancy found in student data will be amended accordingly by updating/editing student data after obtaining student records from the Institute or from the student themselves.
- The focal person, upon the nature of the application, can disapprove or verify the student or make the correction within the given timeline.
- Each Institute will be given its share of laptops based on a predefined quote as outlined in eligibility and merit criteria.
- Once the deadline for verification from HEC has expired, the automated process will run on the System to generate merit lists for each University by HEC.
- Then HEC will share the provisional merit list among the institutes for their cross-checking, and institutes will cross-check and reply within 15 days.
- After the removal of the discrepancies from the provisional merit list, if any, HEC will share the final merit list among the Institutes accordingly.
- Every Institute must display the final merit list on its Notice board, Website, or Social Media page with a timeline for the distribution.
- Similarly, Final Merit Lists will be published on an online portal, where every student and the general public can view the merit status of each individual.
- Laptops will be purely distributed on a merit basis in each degree program, including Ph.D., MS/M. Phil., and 16 years of education.
- The share of laptops will be determined based on university enrollment, and a quota will be established for each degree program. This includes University Quota, Campus Quota, Degree Program Quota, Department Quota, and Years-wise distribution.
- As per directives from the Prime Minister’s office, Balochistan HEIs (Higher Education Institutes) have been allocated a fixed quota of 14%, which amounts to 14,000 laptops. This allocation is specifically for students from accredited universities in Balochistan.
- The remaining 86,000 laptops will be allocated among public sector HEIs based on their enrollment preferences.
How can COMPLAINTS be registered for Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme?
- If students have feedback or complaints regarding the program or their eligibility, they can register their grievances with the Grievance Redressal Committees (GRCs) specifically established for this purpose. Alternatively, they can contact the University Super Focal persons.
- For further information or queries, please use the following contact details:
- Email: [email protected]
- Online Complaint: [Insert online complaint link]
- Contact Numbers: 051-111-119-432 / 0334 111 9432
- Address: Higher Education Commission, Sector H9 Building, Islamabad, Pakistan
Which laptops are given in Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme?
In the initial phase of the program, the laptops given to students were typically mid-range models with specifications that were considered suitable for educational purposes. These laptops were selected to meet the requirements of students in various fields of study.
Some of the common laptop brands that were distributed under the scheme included HP (Hewlett-Packard), Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba. The specific models and configurations varied, but the laptops generally had the following specifications:
- Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher (depending on the year)
- RAM: 4GB or higher
- Storage: 500GB or higher hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD)
- Display: 14-inch or 15.6-inch screen size
- Operating System: Windows (specific version varied)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Ethernet ports
- Additional Features: DVD drive (in some models), built-in webcam, USB ports, and multimedia capabilities
What percentage of students own a laptop?
No specific Percentage is required. Students must be enrolled in the program as discussed above.
Do we get a laptop for EMI?
Who is eligible for the PM laptop scheme?
The eligibility is discussed above. To read click >>>> HERE.
What is the prime minister laptop scholarship?
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has implemented two schemes in the past, namely PM National Laptop Scheme Phase-I and II. Under PMNLS scheme II, the HEC distributed approximately 500,000 laptops through a transparent online system to public sector universities, technical colleges, Federal colleges, and FATA colleges. To ensure transparency, the HEC publicly published information about the scheme on its website.
Pakistan’s economic development is closely tied to its intellectual capital, and with nearly 63% of its population below the age of 30, the country has a significant youth population. The appropriate investment in the youth, including quality education, employment opportunities, and meaningful engagement, is crucial for Pakistan’s future. Recognizing this, the government has initiated programs to tap into the potential of the youth, reduce unemployment through skill development, and foster a culture of entrepreneurship. These efforts aim to harness the country’s youth bulge for the overall progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
How many lakh laptops are to be distributed amongst students through pm laptop schemes?
100,000 laptops would be awarded to talented students on merit through an online transparent system.
How many laptops we can take?
Only one and once. As in the prime minister laptop scheme the laptop is awarded on the CNIC of the student.