Maktab.pk: An Urdu Educational Portal for College Students

These days, it is not surprising to see a large number of students requiring additional help to understand their course content. This extra mentoring might be in the form of private academies or tutors and many students don’t possess the financial means to use them. Lack of qualified teachers only exacerbates the issue and this trend is specially noticeable in rural areas. Students from these areas, particularly those who wish to study science subjects, are at a disadvantage when they compete at the university level. Access to good education is a basic right for every Pakistani and that is why it is heartening to see Maktab.pk.

It is a venture quite similar to Khan Academy but focused for the Pakistani market. By providing an online and self paced alternative, Maktab.pk is helping students from all over Pakistan with just an internet connection to get access to quality content. The best thing is that all content is in Urdu so there is no language barrier. Of course the technical terms would still be English but the explanations are in Urdu.

Right now, Maktab.pk is in phase 1 in which they are producing content videos for F.Sc students (Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology). They use books that are commonly used in classrooms but board specific content might come later when there are more resources available. After comprehensively covering F.Sc content (over 1100 videos already available), phase 2 kicks in and that includes producing videos for Matric students.

The eventual long term goals for Maktab.pk are to provide educational videos for every level from first grade to bachelors. The focus will be on offering content for scientific subjects.

The venture is off to a great start. Within a year of being established, they have built up a user base that consists of more than 100,000 people. They also got the runners up award in E-Learning category at the recent Pasha ICT awards 2014 so it is good to see their efforts being appreciated. We think Maktab.pk is a superb initiative that will help students all across Pakistan overcome any handicaps to a good education and we wish them the best of luck for the future.

Link: http://www.maktab.pk/

Talal is a Director and the Editor in Chief at ProPakistani.


  • munnu

    Nice and good

  • Shoaib

    Excellent effort.On line activities are gaining momentum day by day with data revolution almost complete with more than 30 million people are accessing data through internet by all means of Broadband(DSL,EVO,3G,4G,FTTH,WiMAX etc)

  • Ansab Majeed

    As a student of FSc Pre-Engineering, Year 2, this is very helpful to me. Contrary to popular belief, the average student definitely needs coaching from a source other than college. The Maktab.pk team is doing a wonderful job and their lectures are worth watching and listening to. I will spread this website as best I can. Kudos!

  • Amna

    I passed my exam because of Maktab.pk . Nice effort may Allah give them ajar.

  • Wise Nayab Khan

    hy um bsc pt2 student i really need zbc lectures as you show like fsc lectures bcz its deficult to me to learn more sallabus of iub can you do this plz it is request from all bsc students thank u

  • Huma Erum

    I am in love with this web site thumbs up maktab
    who ever have initiated may god bless that person forever