ISLAMABAD – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will open its SSC to PhD-level admissions for spring semester 2017 in various disciplines from 1st February.
In all, about seventy programs will be offered. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui has approved the admission plan that includes nine new degree-level programs from BEd to PhD, in order to expand the scope of studies keeping in view latest educational trends and market requirements.
The fresh PhD program is being offered in Management Sciences, in addition to one year post-graduate diploma in criminology and Population and Development.
Two Master-level programs in Environment Science and Botany are also being introduced. There will also be BS-level programs in Statistics, Mathematics and Physics.
About five professional and functional certificate courses will also be offered for the coming semester in various disciplines including Librarianship, Agriculture, French Online and short-term educational programs.
Master-level courses are being offered in 19 disciplines that include Mass Communication, MA TV production, MEd (one year), Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, History and Sociology.
The University will also introduce a fresh B.Ed program from the coming semester, in accordance with the roadmap given by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The study duration of the B.Ed is now one and a half year, and aspiring students will need to have at least sixteen years of education to be eligible for admission.
Dr Shahid Siddiqui has directed the Admission Department to provide maximum facilities to the applicants in taking the admission in their desired discipline as well as ensuring availability of admission forms at convenient locations.
He also advised all regional directors to set up a special desk at their offices for the guidance of the students.