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Allama Iqbal Open University Review

Allama Iqbal Open University is the first Open University in Asia. Allama Iqbal Open University is a single institution in Pakistan because of its philosophy, come close to, functions and taken as a whole organization. The University with its main campus at Islamabad and vast network of provincial centers increase all over the country is helping its clients all over Pakistan and in the Middle East. Allama Iqbal Open University is a Distance Education institution, which provides multi corrective education from basic to doctoral level programs.


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. In the last 34 years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.
It has opened up educational opportunities for the working people and has provided access to the females on their door steps. It has also done revolutionary work in the field of Mass Education. It is now breaking new grounds in the fields of professional, scientific, and technical education. It is attempting to reach out to the remotest areas of Pakistan. It is also attempting to harness modern information Technology for spreading education in Pakistan.


The academic year is divided into two semesters namely Spring and Autumn. General education and functional courses are offered in each semester. Ph. D, M.Phil, M.Sc/MA and Teacher Education Programmes i.e. PTC, CT, B.Ed., M. Ed. are announced once a year. Study period for each semester generally lasts 18 weeks, plus Two weeks for preparation for examination. Admissions are offered twice a year as given below:

Opening Date
Semester Date
Spring February 6
Autumn August 2
Closing Date
Semester Date
Spring March 10
Autumn August 31


The Allama Iqbal Open University has introduced a broad variety of undergraduate, graduate, Master’s, M.Phil and Doctoral programs. The University also offers essential useful courses for illiterates and semi-literates. These programs have given difference to the University in relative to other educational institutions of Pakistan. Outlines of the offered Programs are as follows:


  • Ph.D Programmes
  • M. Phil Programmes
  • Master’s Programmes
  • B.Ed Programme
  • Bachelor Programmes
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (Intermediate)
  • Secondary School Certificate (Matric)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
  • Diploma in Education
  • Primary Teaching Certificate (PTC)
  • Certificate of Teaching (CT, ATTC, French Online)

For details of these programmes please visit:


Allama Iqbal Open University provides a wide range of faculty of almost all degrees existing in Pakistan’s education sector.

  • Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Contact Information:

Director (Student Affairs)

Postal Address: Directorate of Students Advisory & Counseling Services, Gateway Block, First Floor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad-44000

Email: [email protected] Phone Number: 051-9057816


One Comment

  1. AIOU people are so stupid. They are not providing me course outlines for B-Ed
    every time I try to contact them they come up with another stupid lame excuse.
    I guess they don’t know what is course outline. they Claim that they provide quality education and the level of their service is so poor.


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