Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has set a record of highest enrollment in Autumn 2018 semester, as more than seven lakh students registered themselves for their future study, while yet the last date for admission is October 15.

However, the same number of students had also been enrolled in Spring 2018, total crossing more than 1.4 million students so far across the country.

The spokesman of the university, while talking to media on Thursday said that this was the result of some new initiatives, bringing qualitative improvement in the university’s overall working.

During the last four years, an enabling environment was created that motivated and encouraged the university’s staff and officers to provide the best possible services to the university, he added.

He said that major focus was laid on the maximum use of new technology to facilitate the students in the enrollment process and timely receiving books. Besides this, he said 26 brand new academic programs were introduced and the University was developed as a research-based educational institution.

The university’s image was reconstructed by carrying out all-round development work, particularly in fields of research, professional development and revision of curriculum, besides strengthening the students’ support system, the spokesman informed.

It made headway towards publishing accredited research journals, holding national and international conferences that provided a platform to young researchers to showcase their research work, he said.

Director Admissions AIOU, Syed Ziaul Hasnain Naqvi said that October 15 will be the last date for admissions for Autumn 2018 session, with a nominal late fee.

The interested ones could take benefit of the opportunity for continuing their future study. The admissions programs are opened for the academic programmes, published earlier, he added.

He further said that late fee charges of the SSC programme are Rs100/, FA/BA Rs200 while B.Ed and all the postgraduate programs Rs500/-.

Admissions forms and prospectuses could be obtained from the Sale points at the University’s main campus, 44-Regional Campuses and around 100- Coordinating Offices in various parts of the country, including Azad Kashmir and Northern areas, he informed.

Addresses and phone numbers of Regional Campuses and Coordinating offices of the University could be downloaded from the University’s website www.aiou.edu.pk. In addition, admissions’ details both in Urdu and English have also been placed at the said website.