Online Registration for PM Laptop Scheme 2023 Starts

Online Registration for PM Laptop Scheme 2023

The registration schedule for the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme 2023 has been released. Applications have to be submitted online by June 20, 2023. Students can apply online through the PM Youth Program’s official website,

The Government of Pakistan has announced the re-launch of the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme as part of the Prime Minister Youth Program. Under this initiative, 1 lac laptops would be handed to youngsters. Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, made the announcement.

Ms. Shaza Fatima emphasized that Laptop Scheme will enable students to continue their studies online as well as find online career opportunities accessible all over the world.

PM Laptop Scheme eligible institutions

Students enrolled in public sector universities, degree-granting institutions, and affiliate institutions have received proper HEC recognition. The list will be shown, or a link will be provided.

PM Laptop Scheme Eligibility Requirements 2023

Students must enrol no earlier than the start of each program, as shown in the table below:

  • The candidate must possess a current CNIC or B-Form number.
  • Must be enrolled at an institution as of the application deadline, which is December 31, 2022.

Students who are enrolled in public sector universities or degree-awarding institutes, duly recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), are eligible to study until December 31, 2022. However, their admission dates should not be earlier than the respective program duration mentioned in the table below:

Degree Name DurationAdmission DateEnd Date
PhD5 YearsDecember 31, 2017 December 31, 2022
MS/ MPhil or Equivalent2 YearsDecember 31, 2020 December 31, 2022
MBA3.5 YearsJune 30, 2019 December 31, 2022
MBA 2.5 YearsJune 30, 2020December 31, 2022
MBA1.5 YearsJune 30, 2021December 31, 2022
Masters (16 years)2 Years December 31, 2022December 31, 2022
Undergraduate5 YearsDecember 31, 2022December 31, 2022
Undergraduate 4 YearsDecember 31, 2018December 31, 2022

Students enrolled in public sector universities or degree-awarding institutes authorized by HEC (excluding distance learning).

  • Students enrolled in a Ph.D./ MS/ MPhil or equivalent 18-year program.
  • Students enrolled in a 4-year or 5-year bachelor’s degree program, both in morning and evening sessions.
  • Students enrolled in the MBA program, with durations of 3.5 years, 2.5 years, and 1.5 years.

The following categories of students are ineligible for laptop awards:

  • Students enrolling in any private higher education institution (HEI).
  • Students enrolling in any of the government’s degree or postgraduate colleges, as well as affiliated colleges.
  • Students who have previously acquired a laptop through a Federal or Provincial Government program.
  • Except for AJK students, and foreign nationals.
  • Any other students who are not specified in the eligibility criteria, or who are recognized and decided upon by the Steering/Technical Committee.
  • Students who did not apply online or whose applications were not received via the online portal.
  • The eligibility for the laptop reward will be determined throughout the distribution procedure.
  •  If a student fails to present all the required documentation and proof of academic performance that qualified them for the laptop, they will not be given one.

The laptop distribution strategy and selection criteria are as follows:

  1. Online Application: Students are required to apply online through the HEC online portal before the deadline. The system will filter eligible and ineligible students based on the provided information.
  2. Verification by Focal Person: The Focal Person of the relevant department will verify the student’s data using their online focal person account. This includes verifying the student’s name, CNIC, department, degree level, last exam percentage/CGPA, etc. The University Focal Person holds responsibility for the verification process.
  3. Data Amendment: In case of any discrepancies found in the student’s data, necessary amendments will be made by updating/editing the student’s records obtained from the institute or the students themselves.
  4. Focal Person’s Decision: The Focal Person has the authority to disapprove, verify, or make corrections to the student’s application within the given timeline, depending on the nature of the application.
  5. Laptop Distribution: Each institute will receive a share of laptops based on a specified quota outlined in the eligibility and merit criteria.
  6. Merit List Generation: Once the verification deadline from HEC has passed, an automated process will run to generate merit lists for each university by HEC.
  7. Cross-Checking and Reply: HEC will share the provisional merit list with the institutes for cross-checking. The institutes will have 15 days to review and reply, addressing any discrepancies found.
  8. Final Merit List: After resolving any discrepancies from the provisional merit list, HEC will share the final merit list with the institutes accordingly.
  9. Display of Merit List: Each institute must display the final merit list on its notice board, website, or social media page, along with a specified timeline for the distribution process.
  10. Online Merit Status: The final merit lists will also be published on an online portal, accessible to students and the general public, providing the merit status of each individual.

The criteria for laptop distribution are as follows

Merit-based Distribution

Laptops will be distributed purely on a merit basis in each degree program, including Ph.D., MS/M. Phil., and 16 Years of education.

Quota Allocation

The share of laptops will be determined based on the enrollment of each university. Quotas will be established for various levels, including University Quota, Campus Quota, Degree Program Quota, Department Quota, and Years-wise distribution.

Balochistan Quota

As per the directives of the Prime Minister’s office, a specific quota of 14% (14,000 laptops) has been allocated for HEIs in Balochistan. This quota is intended to accommodate students from accredited universities in Balochistan.

Allocation for Other HEIs

The remaining 86,000 laptops will be distributed among public sector HEIs in accordance with their enrollment preferences. This ensures a fair distribution of laptops across various institutions.

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10 thoughts on “Online Registration for PM Laptop Scheme 2023 Starts

  1. Asslam alekum
    Basically I am back area of Balochistan
    Where I am belonged there is no any facilities which I can avail easily

    1. PM is requested give laptop the person who wants to have work online and can’t afford to buy.
      Govt offering free online courses but how to continue work and enhance skills.

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