The Oxford & Cambridge Society, Karachi Educational Trust (OCSKET) was registered in September 2000. The main objective of the OCSKET is to award scholarships to undergraduate students who have already secured places at either (a) Oxford or Cambridge University or (b) reputed institutions in Pakistan. The paramount consideration for award of scholarships is clearly established and demonstrated financial need.

The current Trustees are Dr. Masuma Hasan, Mrs. Mariyah Mazari, Mr. Zahid Majeed,
Mr. Naveed Javeri and Mr. Mohammed Rajpar (Chairman).

The Annual Blues’ Ball has been the traditional OCSKET fundraiser event, being held at Acton House, Runnymede with the kind cooperation of the British Deputy High Commission. Unfortunately, this annual event has not been held for the past several years due to Covid-19 as well as the inactivity of the Society.

Funds raised have been invested in an endowment and profits disbursed as scholarships.
The OCSKET’s is tax exempted by the Federal Board of Revenue and the Accounts are audited annually.

The Society formed OCSKET with the following objectives:

a) To provide a social forum where alumni of the Oxford and Cambridge universities could      meet interact, and raise funds for the Trust.

b) To maintain under all circumstances our ties with our Alma Mater particularly at the    undergraduate level, by providing scholarships, part/scholarships to suitably qualified      entrants to both universities.

c) To avoid implications of elitism by also funding scholarships at local universities for      persons aspiring to a higher level of education.

OCSKET currently provides bursaries and scholarships at Oxbridge. Students proceeding to Oxford or Cambridge are subsidized, in collaboration with the Noon Foundation in England, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and associated Trusts. We have funded 18 scholars to date at Oxford and Cambridge.

The students at local universities are funded entirely by OCSKET. 50%of the current students are women. All students are assessed to ensure that financial aid goes to those who need it most, once they have met the requirements for academic merit.

Apart from this, OCSKET also provide scholarships to students at local institutions namely NED and IBA. Till now we have funded over 175 scholars at local universities.

Apart from these OCSKET has supported vocational training programmes during summer 2010; since then we have awarded scholarships at St. Patrick's Institute of Science & Technology and The Citizens Foundation.

OCSKET believes high level of education is a necessary condition for economic growth and no country can make significant economic progress if majority of its citizens are illiterate. Without education and the right type of education, we cannot overcome extremism and poverty prevailing in Pakistani society. If we are to make real, speedy and substantial progress, we must earnestly tackle this issue with regard to the modern conditions and vast developments that have taken place all over the world.