Hiring Program Officers in Srinagar

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:07

We are looking for Program Officers for our Srinagar office. These officers will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of our programs such as High School Scholarships; a day's work may include interacting with and collecting information from scholars, screening application forms, coordinating volunteer activities, etc. Successful candidates will be motivated, responsible individuals who want to do meaningful work and can get things done independently. A graduate degree is required. Prior experience working in non-profit and/or education sectors is desirable. Proficiency in Internet and Office software is expected.  Good communication skills are essential. 

We strive to provide a healthy work environment with opportunities to learn and grow. Competitive compensation will be offered as per ability and experience. You can email your resume (and any additional related documents) by 25 May 2014 to  ProgramOfficerMay14@kashmirei.org.

We invite applications for PGS 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:00
We are accepting applications for Post Graduate Scholarships from students currently registered in any of the following Universities/ Institutes:
University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, SK University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Islamic University of Science and Technology, and NIT Srinagar.

This scholarship is comprised of:

1)   Financial aid of Rs 20,000/ anum. This will be given in two installments, as per the semester system.

2)   Mentorship: The selected students will be offered mentorship sessions through out the year and attendance is required. There will be interactions between the selected students and experts.


In the first round of selection, a short-list will be created. In the second round, more detailed applications will be requested which will be reviewed by an expert committee. Based on these reviews, the final selection will be made.


Verification of reported family income will be done independently by KEI.

Application form and detailed advertisement are available on our downloads page.

Applications invited for the 2014 KEI High School Scholarships

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 09:57

We invite applications for the 2014 KEI High School Scholarships from students who are currently in the 9th grade. The application form and full advertisement are available in our downloads section. 

KEI Scholar is a citizen journalist

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 09:20

In the first recording from Kashmir to be added to the 1947 partition archive,  Mr Salaamuddin Banday tells his story to KEI Scholar Mahpara Muzafer Banday. Mahpara participated in a training workshop conducted by Kashmir Education Initiative in partnership with the archive, and is now a citizen journalist who interviews people to record oral histories. Details at https://www.facebook.com/kashmirei.org/posts/610804412305750


Mahparas work was also featured in an article appearing in print and online editions of news magazine The Week. 

Post Graduate Scholarships awarded to 20 students

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 00:28

KEI has awarded the 2013 Post Graduate Scholarships to 20 students from seven different faculties of the University of Kashmir. The provisional list is available on our downloads page. Successful candidates are requested to contact the KEI office in Srinagar.


School Scholarships awarded to 300 students

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 00:22

KEI congratulates the 300 students who have been selected to receive the 2013 KEI School Scholarships. The scholars will get financial awards as well as the opportunity to participate in mentorship and other programs provided by KEI. You can read more about the scholarship program here.

2013 Postgraduate Scholarship Applications Invited

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:12

KEI is inviting applications for the 2013 Postgraduate Scholarships from students currently enrolled in any of the following Universities/ Institutes: University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, SK University of Agricultural science and Technology, Islamic University of Science and Technology, and NIT Srinagar. Forms must be submitted via email before the 15th of May 2013.

Greater Kashmir features KEI

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:31

Greater Kashmir, a leading news paper printed in Srinagar, published a piece about KEI. They interviewed Tahir Qazi, the director of KEI in the United States, and talked about the work done by KEI in enabling access to quality education. They also featured the KEI website as Editor Recommended Website of the Week.


You can read the interview in the December 10th issue of the daily: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2012/Dec/10/-allow-kids-to-think-critically--63.asp


2013 School Scholarship Applications Invited

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 20:59

Request for applications for the 2013 School Scholarship awards has officially gone out.

We will start accepting applications  on the 12th of December 2012 and conclude on the 22nd of January 2013. The advertisement and application form are available in our downloads section.

Sponsor 1 Child (S1C) Pilot Launched

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:53

We have launched a new pilot project called Sponsor One Child or S1C, where donors sponsor full or portions of educational expenses of a child in KEI’s High School focus group. These are academically brilliant children who may lack financial means to continue quality education. These scholars are selected after a well defined screening process whereby academic performance, student's unique abilities, and individual financial needs are taken into consideration. Read more about the program here

KEISS results announced

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 18:23

KEI announced the results of the KEISS program. This is the first batch of scholars selected via a rigorous process.  KEI received 23 applications from prospective candidates currently in basic sciences, medicine, engineering and agriculture fields. 19 applications were shortlisted folowing the initial screening of which 14 were called for interviews. Five of these were recommended for selection.

KEI welcomes new staff

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 02:50

KEI welcomes new coordinator Shabina Miraj and operations manager Malik Abrar who recently joined us. Both Shabina and Abrar bring extensive experience in non-profit sector along with them. Read more about them here.

KEISS candidate interview

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 12:09

On Jul. 6, interviews for the prospective 2012 KEI Excellence in Science Scholarship candidates were held at University of Kashmir. Thirteen candidates shortlisted on the basis of academic performance and research potential were interviewed by a panel of experts in various fields. The succesful candidates will receive financial support for all standardized examinations required by different programs in US universities in addition to expenses incurred in applying to these programs. The results of these interviews are expected to be announced within one week.

5 KEI Scholars Pass Highly Competitive Entrance Exam

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 02:43

Five KEI Scholars have passed the extremely competitive state level Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test (JKCET) conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), the results of which were declared on June 30 2012 . Around 24,000 candidates from across the state had appeared in the test, competing for only 400 positions in various medical, engineering and agricultural science schools. Five of these 400 successful are our own KEI Scholars. These candidates include Ruby Gulzar who recently received the KEI Award for Academic Excellence; She will now attend medical school - her cherished aspiration.


KEI wishes these scholars continued success in their professional ambitions and is honored to be a part of their story.

KEI announces recipient of 2012 Award for Academic Excellence

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 22:44

Kashmir Education Initiative announced the 2012 recipient of its Award for Academic Excellence. Ms. Ruby Gulzar Shah was awarded the certificate and the award check  for her sustained outstanding achievements amongst the KEI Scholars. She was felicitated at KEI's 4th annual event held in the University of Kashmir.

2012 KEI High School Scholarships awarded

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 22:30

Kashmir Education Initiative announced the recipients of its High School Scholarships for 2012. The 163 awardees, who will receive mentorship and financial assistance under this program, were honored at the 4th KEI annual day held at the University of Kashmir.

KEI holds its 4th Annual Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 16:21

Kashmir Education Initiative held its 4th Annual Day event at the University of Kashmir in which scholarships to 163 scholars were distributed. The university vice chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmad was the chief guest and the event was heavily attended. Besides receiving scholarships, the students also interacted with experts from various fields such as medicine, egineering, civil administration, finance etc. and had lots of their queries aswered. The event was covered by the local newspaper and media.

KEI Scholarship Applications for 2012 Available

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 09:12

Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), USA in collaboration with Iqbal Memorial Trust (IMT), Srinagar is inviting applications for merit-cum-means based scholarships from meritorious students presently in their 9th or 11th classes. Students from these classes who have secured more than 70% marks in their 8th or 10th class final exam respectively and have a total annual family income of less than Rs. 2 lac are eligible to apply only. Awards will be made purely on the basis of a combination of merit and financial need. Forms can be downloaded from our website.

KEI announces an Excellence in Science Award for Ph.D. students

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 09:11

In 2010, KEI instituted an Excellence in Science Scholarship award (KEISS) to encourage meritorious and needy students at an undergraduate/graduate level to pursue higher education in reputed programs in US. KEI shall award scholarships to students aspiring for higher education like PhD in US universities. This will include exam (e.g. GRE, TOEFL etc.) and university application expenses.