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About SFAO

SFAO History and Scope

Mehran Univeristy of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro by realizing the continuous rise in educational expenses, took the initiatives and established the "Student Financial Aid Office" (SFAO) in August 2006, with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.The theme of establishment of this office was to elevate the socio-economic position of the needy & deserving undergraduate students by providing access to quality education through Need-based and Merit Scholarships/ Financial Assistances and interest free educational loans (Qarz-e-Hasna). The scope of Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) has been extended, and as per directives of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, the Mehran University of Engineering & Technology has also established the "Student Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE) / Student Advancement Fund (SEF)" with the collaboration of Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEF) Foundation, USA.

This office is dedicated to elevate the socio-economic position of the needy & deserving undergraduate students by providing access to quality education through need-based and merit-based Scholarships / Financial Assistances and interest free educational Loans.

The Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is participating in various national and international student financial assistance programs. Thus, all Scholarships / Financial Aid Cases are routed through this Office. A centralized record of all undergraduate students getting any financial aid is kept in the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO).

Initially, the Office took the start in the Office of the Dean Faculty of Engineering. (Late) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Pathan, Ex-Dean Faculty of Engineering was assigned the Charge of Focal Person and Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali as Deputy Focal Person. A Case Analyst was also hired under the directives of HEC. After the bereavement Death of Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Pathan, the responsibility of Focal Person was shifted to the Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Abro, Ex-Dean FEECE.

Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali was given the full-fledged Charge of Focal Person after the retirement of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Abro.

At present, the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) exists in the New Admin Block of the University and working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university as the Focal Person of SFAO.

Mission Statement

Through a sincere commitment to all deserving students and their families, we strive to eliminate financial and other barriers to higher education. We make a conscious effort to reach out to those needy students with exceptional economic and educational needs.

The objective of the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is to provide assistance through Grants, Scholarships, Zakat and educational Loans (Qarz-e-Hasna) to students who are unable to pursue their higher education due to the barriers for those families who cannot afford the cost of education beyond higher education.

The objective of the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is to provide assistance through Grants, Scholarships, Zakat and educational Loans (Qarz-e-Hasna) to students who are unable to pursue their higher education due to the barriers for those families who cannot afford the cost of education beyond higher education.

To accomplish the mission, the SFAO also establishes the following program objectives:

  • Provide financial relief to the meritorious and needy students.
  • Provide quality advising services by addressing individual student needs, responding to student inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Provide career counselling to the students.
  • Arranging Talent grooming workshops and training for students.
  • Arranging awareness lectures and seminars for students.
  • Use effective procedure to ensure limited, funds are provided to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need.
  • Comply with all prescribed rules, regulations, and policies of financial aid and scholarship programs as set by the Donor Agency and the University.

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