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.
 

Affiliations

  • 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.

Scholarship

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.

Publications

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.

Ranking

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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Matric Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

Secondary School Certificate (General Group)

2 years

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Secondary School Certificate (Dars-e-Nizami Group)

2 years

N/A

Intermediate Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

ICom

2 years

N/A

ICs Computer Science

2 years

N/A

FSc Pre Engineering

2 years

N/A

FSc Pre Medical

2 years

N/A

FA

2 years

N/A

Bachelors Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

B.A

N/A

N/A

B.com

N/A

N/A

BSc Computer Science

2 years

N/A

BS Mass Communication

2 years

N/A

BCom

2 years

N/A

BEd Arabic

2 years

N/A

BEd Arts

2 years

N/A

BS Chemistry

2 years

N/A

Bachelor in Mass Communication

2 years

N/A

BBA Bachelor of Business Administration

4 years

N/A

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

2 years

N/A

Bachelor of Dars-e-Nazami

2 years

N/A

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

2 years

N/A

Bachelor of Arts General Group

2 years

N/A

BS Microbiology

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Commerce

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Tourism Management

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Hotel Management

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Hospital Management

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in IT Management

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Accounting & Finance

N/A

N/A

Associate Degree in Banking & Finance

N/A

N/A

Associate Degree in Human Resource Management

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Marketing Management

2 years

N/A

Associate Degree in Education

N/A

N/A

Masters Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

MA Arabic

N/A

N/A

MA Urdu

2 years

N/A

MBA Management

2 years

N/A

MCom

2 years

N/A

MS Mass Communication

2 years

N/A

MS Chemistry

2 years

N/A

MSc Economics

2 years

N/A

MSc Pak Study

2 years

N/A

Master in Public Administration MPA

2 Year years

N/A

MSc Physics

2 years

N/A

MSc Forestry Education

N/A

N/A

MSc Sociology

2 years

N/A

MSc Agricultural Extension

2 years

N/A

MSc Gender & Women Studies

2 years

N/A

MSc Community Health & Nutrition

2 years

N/A

MSc Mass Communication

2 years

N/A

MSc Chemistry

2 years

N/A

MSc Environmental Design

2 years

N/A

MSc Livestock

2 years

N/A

MSc Rural Development

2 years

N/A

MBA Executive (Col.MBA/MPA)

2 years

N/A

MBA Banking & Finance

2 years

N/A

MBA Marketing & Human Resource Management

2 years

N/A

MA Islamic Studies

2 years

N/A

MA Special Education

2 years

N/A

MA Teaching English Foreign Language TOFEL

N/A

N/A

MA History

2 years

N/A

MA Education

2 years

N/A

MA Teacher Education

2 years

N/A

MEd

2 years

N/A

MEd Special Education

2 years

N/A

MEd Teacher Education

2 years

N/A

Master in Library & Information Sciences MLIS

2 years

N/A

MS Computer Science (MSCS)

2 years

N/A

MS Community Health & Nutrition

2 years

N/A

LLM

N/A

N/A

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Scinece

3 years

N/A

Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics for Dieticians

2 years

N/A

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition

3 years

N/A

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition

3 years

N/A

M. Phil Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

MPhil Islamic

2 years

N/A

MPhil Arabic

2 years

N/A

MPhil Chemistry

2 years

N/A

MPhil Iqbal Studies

2 years

N/A

MPhil Educational Planning & Management EPM

2 years

N/A

MPhil Physics

2 years

N/A

MPhil Mass Communication

2 years

N/A

MPhil Statistics

2 years

N/A

MPhil Economics

2 years

N/A

MPhil Food & Nutrition

2 years

N/A

MPhil Pakistan Languages & Literature

2 years

N/A

MPhil Teacher Education

2 years

N/A

Ph. D Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

PhD Mass Communication

3 years

N/A

PhD Urdu

3 years

N/A

PhD Chemistry

3 years

N/A

PhD Iqbal Studies

3 years

N/A

PhD Education in Distance & Non Formal Education DNFE

3 years

N/A

PhD Statistics

3 years

N/A

PhD Physics

3 years

N/A

PhD Food & Nutrition

3 years

N/A

PhD Educational Planning & Management EPM

3 years

N/A

PhD Shariah

3 years

N/A

PhD Islamic Studies

3 years

N/A

Post Graduate Diploma in Gender & Women Studies

3 years

N/A

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English Foreign Language TOFEL

3 years

N/A

Others Level Program at aiou

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

Diploma in Education

2 year

N/A

Certificate of Teaching

N/A

N/A

Certificate of Arabic Teacher Training Course ATTC

N/A

N/A

Certificate in French Online

N/A

N/A

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