islamabad - Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded 687 scholarships for Ph.D students during last year and granted Rs558.315 million as stipend to said scholarship holders.

Of the total, 415 scholarships were awarded for foreign and 272 for local universities during the period (2015-16).

Official sources on Thursday said these scholarships were awarded in disciplines including engineering & technology, biological & medical sciences, social sciences and others.

business education, physical sciences, agriculture & veterinary sciences and arts & humanities.