Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Abbottabad.

  • Contact 0992-390927
  • Address House No. CB 301, Adj. United Bank Ltd, Main Building Branch, Mansehra

The Allama Iqbal Open University is an old establishment that has 44 regional campuses and centers throughout Pakistan including in Faisalabad Millat Road, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan. This institution was first formulated in 1976 and it was more beneficial for those who’re doing a job and people who wanted to continue their education from home.

Along the years the university has been rapidly progressing and amplifying their work with eligible assistance. The AIOU was the second Open University in the world and first in all of Asia. This university has been proven most beneficial for females and its existence has increased the literacy rate for women. The initial name for this institute was called People’s Open University and later on it was changed with ‘Allama Iqbal Open University based on our national poet and philosopher.

AIOU in Islamabad has been a successful project because it has been providing education to those who’re unable to attend university and it has improved the basic education advances.


  • AIOU is recognized by Higher Education Commission (Pakistan).
  • It is also affiliated with the Pakistan Engineering Council.
  • AIOU is also recognized as a member of Asia Pacific Quality Assurance Network (APQN)

Study Programs and Facility

AIOU has introduced a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, Master’s, M.Phil, and Doctoral programs. AIOU is offering these following faculty programs:

  • Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Admission Requirements

You can buy the prospectus from any Regional office of AIOU, fill the form according to the prospectus instructions, and submit your form in your nearest bank while saving receipt from that bank. The admission criteria is not strict as passing in your previous session is required and even second division base students can get the admission. All the humanities subjects are available and you can choose from those subjects.


Allama Iqbal Open University offers scholarship and free education while free education is granted to those who come from unprivileged areas and scholarship to the ones in need.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be an AIOU continuing student.
  • Scholarship will be granted to those who’re enrolled in 2nd semester onward.
  • Student’s annual income should be less than 400,000/- PKR.
  • Students must have an annual income certificate and showing the annual income as Performa designed and attached is required.
  • Documents like National Identity Card, “B” form and income certificate should be submitted

Research Facility

Although AIOU is an open university, it never fails to compete with other universities because it embellishes all the existential qualities and the research facility is an embodiment. There are 3 basic establishment from the research facility:

  • Research Journal
  • Research Conferences
  • Center of Excellence for CEPC.


Research Journals

The research journals consist of several journals that cover all the social science subjects and many other entities. These are the following journal topics:

  • Global Media Journal
  • Journal of Arabic Research (JAR)
  • Journal of Contemporary Management Sciences
  • Journal of Contemporary Research in Chemistry
  • Journal of Contemporary Teacher Education Call for Paper!
  • Journal of Inclusive Education
  • Journal of Librarianship & Information Sciences
  • Journal of Maarif-E-Islami
  • Journal of Pure and Applied Agriculture

Research Conferences

Research conferences are based on in depth research and information from certain conferences. Here are some recent research conferences

  • Climate Resilient Agriculture for Sustainable Development & Food Security (05-07 September 2022)
  • International Conference on Interfaith Relations (17-19 October 2022)
  • International Conference on Early Childhood Development in Pakistan (16-17 November 2022).

Career Opportunity

The main aim of AIOU was to bring education to those who’re in need. So far, AIOU has fulfilled its purpose and has provided education to everyone either belonging from unprivileged areas or females who’re not able to attend university. AIOU can clear out many career opportunities.

Some clear career opportunities are Educational journalist, B.Ed. jobs, Lecturers, Study abroad consultant, Freelance writer, subject specialist and many more. There are wide range of careers and many AIOU graduates are already linked in eligible careers.


Allama Iqbal University is the world's second biggest establishment of higher learning, with a yearly enlistment of 1,121,038 understudies, the larger part are ladies and course enlistment of 3,305,948. AIOU is a public sector university and a successful project.

  • AIOU world ranking is 2363.
  • AIOU stands at 689 as per continental ranking.
  • AIOU is on 24 as per country rank.

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AIOU Contact Information

  • House No. CB 301, Adj. United Bank Ltd, Main Building Branch, Mansehra

  • Contact #0992-390927



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Course & Programs Offered

  • Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Abbottabad. offers more than 101 course and programs in folowing disciplines and study levels.

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    Ph. D


  • Above list of programs is created based on data with us. More details on these programs can be found at the institution’s own website.

  • Some of the programs Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Abbottabad. offers include courses like

    Secondary School Certificate (General Group) Secondary School Certificate (Dars-e-Nizami Group) ICom ICs Computer Science B.A MA Arabic MA Urdu MPhil Islamic MPhil Arabic PhD Mass Communication PhD Urdu Diploma in Education Certificate of Teaching

    & more.

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