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July 10, 2015

AIOU dispatches books to 7 million students


July 10, 2015

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has dispatched books to its about seven millions students for the current semester, completing 95 per cent mailing process.
According to Mailing Department, the rest of mailing of books, mostly relating to postgraduate programmes will be completed by the third week of this month. All process has been undertaken on fast-track basis on the advice of Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddique, who attached top priority to students’ support system.
The mailing process was being completed within stipulated deadline, set by the vice chancellor, said Mailing Department In-charge Syed Qammaruddin. The relevant staff has also been advised to ensure accuracy in the mailing system to avoid any inconvenience at the students’ level.
Automation mailing process has also been introduced from this semester for the quick delivery of the books. In case of delay in receipt of books, students have been advised to contact university’s complaint numbers: 051-9250158 and 051-9057611. They can also contact on email address: [email protected]
The AIOU has introduced a new computerised tracking system, facilitating its thousands of students to check books’ mailing status.
A new website ( has been launched for this purpose. A student could easily find out the books’ mailing position by entering his roll number or admission’s challan number in the mail box.
In order to transform the mailing system, it was also decided to send text message to students on their cell phone as soon as books are dispatched on given postal address.
As per current practices, all books are sent to the students through postal services. For facilitating the students, postage registry number and roll numbers have been kept same.
The students have been advised to contact their relevant post offices in case of delay in the books’ delivery.

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