Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad

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+92 51 111-112-468 www.aiou.edu.pk Sector H-8, Islamabad-44000 HEC Recognized adms@aiou.edu.pk 1915959

This eminent public research university is situated in Islamabad, Pakistan. It has the honor of being the fourth world's largest university of higher education with a record-breaking annual enrollment of about 1.2 million students. The university has a substantial number of notable and distinguished alumni. A significant ratio of these students is of women. It attracts a large number of students due to the distant learning program offered in the fields of law, philosophy, engineering, social and natural sciences. The university also takes attraction of the students because of its affordable fee structure for all study programmes. AIOU follows a cost-effective policy according to which quality higher education is provided at minimum cost. The university receives special funds and donations from the government.

It's one of oldest and well-known university of Pakistan that has the privilege of being the second Open University of the world and Asia's first ever open university.

In 1974, the foundations of Allama Iqbal University were laid with the prospect of providing education that is accessible and widespread. Their main ideology behind an open or virtual university was to cater the educational needs of the masses who cannot conveniently leave their homes and jobs.

It is one of the pioneer universities in Pakistan to be established on the concept of virtual or distant learning.AIOU is a blessing in disguise for working people, females and people with other responsibilities who find it hard to complete their education.

The goal of the university is to deliver illustrious education to even the remotest areas of Pakistan, for which the university is utilizing and harnessing technology in the most effective ways.

The main campus of the University is situated such that, it is in reach of to the students from the twin cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi).

More than 40 regional Campuses and educational centers have been constructed in different parts of the country. The regional campuses function to compensate for the decentralized system of education of the university.

All campuses hire trained, well qualified and experienced staff in each field of study. The roster
of teachers employed at the regional campuses are identified as part-time tutors of the AIOU.

Special attention is paid on building a strong teacher and student relationship. AIOU provides its students:

  1. Practical Training and demonstration
  2. Teaching Practice
  3. Workshops
  4. Seminars
  5. Exam sessions

Allama Iqbal Open University has facilitated their students with a very well-stocked library. The library ha rich resources from which the students can benefit from. The university is famous for its biggest publishing house in Pakistan which publishes over 1.8 million books annually.

AIOU has established sophisticated labs in collaboration with Pakistan Atomic Energy books annually.

Programs Offered in Following Categories

Matric Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • O level
  • Secondary School Certificate (Matric - Dars-e-Nizami Group)
  • Secondary School Certificate (Matric - General Group)

Intermediate Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • ICom
  • FSc Pre Engineering
  • FSc Pre Medical
  • ICs Computer Science
  • FA
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate ( FA - Dars-E-Nazami Group)
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate ( FA - General Group)

Diploma & Certificates Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • Certificate/Diploma in Forensic Sciences
  • Certificate in Web Application Development

Bachelors Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • BSc Computer Science
  • BS Mass Communication
  • BCom
  • BA
  • BEd Arabic
  • BEd Arts
  • BS Chemistry
  • Bachelor in Mass Communication
  • BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Library & Information Science
  • Bachelor of Dars-e-Nazami
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts General Group
  • BS Microbiology
  • Associate Degree in Commerce
  • Associate Degree in Tourism Management
  • Associate Degree in Hotel Management
  • Associate Degree in Hospital Management
  • Associate Degree in IT Management
  • Associate Degree in Accounting & Finance
  • Associate Degree in Banking & Finance
  • Associate Degree in Human Resource Management
  • Associate Degree in Marketing Management
  • Associate Degree in Education
  • BS Physics
  • BS Botany
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Statistics
  • BS Environment Science
  • BEd Elementary Teacher Education
  • BEd Secondary Teacher Education
  • BS Computer Science (BSCS)
  • BS Accounting & Finance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • BS Library and Information Sciences
  • BS Gender Women Studies
  • BS Islamic Studies
  • BS Arabic
  • BS Urdu
  • BS English
  • BS Pakistan Studis
  • BS Mass Communication
  • BS Accounting & Finance
  • BS Instructional Design and Technology

Masters Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • MA Arabic
  • MA Urdu
  • MBA Management
  • MCom
  • MS Mass Communication
  • MS Chemistry
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Pak Study
  • Master in Public Administration MPA
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Forestry Extension
  • MSc Sociology
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Agricultural Extension
  • MSc Gender & Women Studies
  • MSc Community Health & Nutrition
  • MSc Mass Communication
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Statistics
  • MSc Rural Development
  • MBA Information Technology (MBA-IT)
  • MBA Executive (Col.MBA/MPA)
  • MBA Banking & Finance
  • MBA Marketing & Human Resource Management
  • MA Islamic Studies
  • MA Special Education
  • MA Teaching English Foreign Language TEFL
  • MA History
  • MA Education
  • MA Teacher Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Scinece
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gender & Women Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English Foreign Language TOFEL
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics for Dieticians
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition
  • MEd
  • MEd Special Education
  • MEd Teacher Education
  • Master in Library & Information Sciences MLIS
  • MS Computer Science (MSCS)
  • MS Community Health & Nutrition
  • LLM
  • MSc Live Stock Management (Hon)
  • MS Economics
  • MSc Botany
  • MSc Microbiology
  • MSc Sustainable Environment Design
  • MA Distance & Non Formal Education
  • MA Education Planning and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology
  • MEd in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE)
  • MEd in Distance and Non Formal Education (DNFE)
  • MEd in Science Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gender & Women Studies
  • MSc Agriculture
  • MSc Management science
  • MS Finance & HRM
  • MSc Television Productional
  • MSc Forestry Extentiona
  • MA Educational Planing & Management
  • MSc Public Nutrition
  • MSc Administrative Sciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • PGD Educational Leadership and Management
  • Educational Planning and Management

M. Phil Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • MPhil Islamic
  • MPhil Arabic
  • MPhil Chemistry
  • MPhil Iqbal Studies
  • MPhil Urdu
  • MPhil Educational Planning & Management EPM
  • MPhil Physics
  • MPhil Mass Communication
  • MPhil Statistics
  • MPhil Economics
  • MPhil Food & Nutrition
  • MPhil Pakistan Languages & Literature
  • MPhil Teacher Education
  • MPhil Distance & Non Formal Education
  • MPhil Secondary Teacher Education
  • MPhil Special Education
  • MPhil Elementary Teaching Education
  • MPhil Science Education
  • MPhil Mathematics
  • MS Computer Science (MSCS)
  • MS Environment Design
  • MPhil History

Ph. D Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • PhD Mass Communication
  • PhD Urdu
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Iqbal Studies
  • PhD Education in Distance & Non Formal Education DNFE
  • PhD Statistics
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Food & Nutrition
  • PhD Teacher Education
  • PhD Educational Planning & Management EPM
  • PhD Special Education
  • PhD Shariah
  • PhD Islamic Studies
  • PhD Business Administrate
  • PhD Science Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Population & Development
  • PhD Agriculture
  • PhD Computer Science
  • PhD History

Others Programs/Courses at Allama Iqbal Open University (Aiou) Islamabad


  • Certificate in Gender & Women Studies
  • Diploma in Education
  • Certificate of Technical
  • Certificate of Arabic Teacher Training Course ATTC
  • Certificate in French Online
  • Certificate in Librarianship
  • Certificate in Agricultural
  • Certificate in Short term Education
  • Certificate in Al Lisan Ur Arabi
  • Certificate in Arbi Bol Chal
  • Certificate in Lughatul Quran
  • Certificate in STEP (Agricultural Sciences)
  • Certificate in STEP (Community Education)
  • Certificate in STEP (Hotel Services)
  • Certificate in STEP (Management Science)
  • Certificate in STEP (Social Science)
  • Certificate in Plumping
  • Certificate in Steel Fixer
  • Certificate in Electric Welding
  • Certificate in Electrical Wiring
  • Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Certificate in Electrician
  • Certificate in Motor Winding
  • Certificate in Civil Surveyor
  • Certificate in Civil Draftsman
  • Certificate in Computer Software & Hardware

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    Ureej Fatima

    27 Sep 2020

    Sir mra second samester chal rha h to university ki traf sy books abi tk ni i hai plz ap bta skty h k books kab tak a jay gi r assignments ka kya kary hm B.A ki student hn

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    27 Sep 2020

    Fsc pre medical admission kab hon gy?

  • U


    23 Jan 2020

    Sir b.a k admission kb sy ho ray hain or in last date kya ho gee?

  • M

    Maham Fatima

    11 Jan 2020

    Sir open uni sy b.a kr k kia punjab uni m admisn mil sakta h kia

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    25 Dec 2019

    Sir g mery pass meri books ka massege 10 days sy aa Chuka hai likn mujhy meri books abhi tk mili please is ka koch sochin

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    25 Dec 2019

    Meri books mujhy nhi mil rahi

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    M.Fahad Rehman

    23 Nov 2019

    Sir b.a ki books kab tak aye gi

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    Ubaid Ur Rehman

    19 Nov 2019

    Sir kya b.a kay admission ho rhy hy

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    10 Nov 2019


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    16 Oct 2019

    Sir kindly tell me b.ed 1.5 spring 2019 k papr kb hngy... and autm 2018 ka rzlt kb ayga

    Like (2)
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    Atta Ur Rehman

    27 Aug 2021

    Assalam u alakum call me plz I am admission to university plz help me please

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