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January 21, 2016

AIOU claims record registration


January 21, 2016


The registration of students at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) went all-time high in almost all academic programmes during recent admissions (Autumn 2015).

The total admissions during the semester were 65,700. As the university opens the admission twice a year, the annual admissions had been over 1.3 million.

This was result of some far-reaching academic and administrative steps taken during last one year under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui. This reflected the trust and confidence, the university enjoyed among students of all ages.

In the efforts of reconstructing the soft-image of this mega university, greater focus was laid in strengthening delivery system, ensuring timely availability of books to the students. Transparency and efficiency were brought about in the admissions, examination, announcement of results and issuance of degrees, through technology-based automation system. Special attention was also paid to strengthening of students’ support system.

A number of scholarships schemes were announced to accommodate the students who were unable to carry on their education due to financial constraints.

Some new academic programmes were also introduced to meet the requirements of all segments of society in their educational pursuits. To build the AIOU as a first-class global university under distance learning system, academic interaction and cooperative partnership was built with national and intentional universities.

It is hoped that the university will maintain its upward trend in the new admissions, beginning from 1st of February, as well. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui has directed the regional offices to facilitate the students in the admission process. Meanwhile, the university has also introduced ‘fee installment scheme’. Under the scheme, the poor and deserving students around the country who are unable to deposit the whole fee of the semester could take benefit from this scheme. To know the details and get benefited from the scheme, the needy students have been advised to contact the nearest Regional Campus of the AIOU.

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