The main objectives of the Centre are to:
a) Conduct institutional research on all aspects of the distance learning system of Allama Iqbal Open University;
b) Collect statistical data and prepare a statistical profile of AIOU;
c) Conduct academic research in collaboration with academic departments;
d) Work as clearing house for the dissemination of research findings and statistical data.
Major Research Studies/Reports Completed by the REC.
Ø Effectiveness of Media, Radio and T.V, in AIOU Published Nov: 1984.
Ø Evaluation of 42 courses launched in 1982-83. Published Nov: 1984.
Ø Pricing of Admission Form and its affect on enrolment in Allama Iqbal Open University, 1984.
Ø A Case Study of "Pakistan Studies" course, B.A level, 1986.
Ø Report on Enrolment and Examination Results, 1980-81. Published Dec: 1984
Ø AIOU Prospectus, 1984. (1984)
Ø Yearly Reports 1982-83, 1983-84 and 1984-85 (Published June 1985)
Ø Statistical Handbook of AIOU, 1975-84. (Published 1985)
Ø Statistical Profile of AIOU 1982-84 (Published 1985)
Ø New Statistical Handbook of AIOU 1975-85.
Ø A Feasibility Study on “Photography” a new functional course in distance education (1986)
Ø Statistical Digest 1985-86 of AIOU, (1987).
Ø Pre-Qualification/aptitude for M.Sc Programme "Pakistan Studies" (1988).
Ø Pilot Study on Drop-outs in AIOU, (1988).
Ø Report on Enrolment and Examination Results 1981-82, and 1982-83 published in 1988.
Ø Evaluation on the Basic Functional Education Programme, AIOU (1988)
Ø Drop-outs in AIOU courses (Dec: 1989).
Ø Pre-testing of the course material for New PTOC programmes (1989).
Ø Financial Study of AIOU (1990)
Ø Aided Projects of AIOU (1990)
Ø Vital Statistics (1975-76 to 1989-90)
Ø Improvement of Assignments for Distance Learning Students (Unpublished)
Ø A case study of Electrical Wiring: (Functional Course).
Ø Effectiveness of TV Programmes in AIOU (Unpublished).
Ø Pre-Qualification / Aptitude of the students seeking admission for MBA Programme.
Ø A study on Ratio of graduates in distance learning and graduates in the formal system (Unpublished)
Ø Attitude of University Teachers towards Distance Learning System (Unpublished)
Ø Effectiveness of Library Science courses 422 and 423
Ø A short-term study on "Conduct & Control of Examinations in AIOU", Aug. 1990.
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: An Introduction 1991.
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University Digest (1991)
Ø Evaluation of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Women's SSC Project through distance learning. (June 1992)
Ø Budget Evaluation of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Women's Matric Project through distance learning.(August 1992)
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: an Introduction, 1992.
Ø AIOU's Four Year Report 1989-92.
Ø An annotated bibliography on Research Publications.
Ø An annotated bibliography on Statistical Publications.
Ø Effectiveness of Distance Learning System of AIOU.1994-1996
Ø Pocket Guide to AIOU Figures: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Ø Study of problems faced by women in distance learning. (1998)
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: a profile (1999)
Ø Triennial Report of AIOU: 1997-1999
Ø 25 years of AIOU 1975-1999. (1999)
Ø Basic Statistics of AIOU (1999)
Ø Cumulative Statistics of AIOU (1999)
Ø Who is Who in AIOU (2000)
Ø Annual Report of AIOU: 1999 -2000
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: A Profile 2000
Ø Survey for the Performance of the Approved Study Centres for BCS Programme: 2000
Ø A Study of Programme Effectiveness on Computer Science/Information Technology: 2001
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: A Profile 2001,2002
Ø Achievements of AIOU: 2001
Ø Statistical Bulletin of AIOU: 2000-2001 (Dec. 2001)
Ø Enrollment Statistics of AIOU: Autumn 2001 semester (April 2002)
Ø Future Five Years Plan of AIOU: 2001-2005 (unpublished)
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU): a brief year 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and the year 2006.
Ø Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report: 2001-2002, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Ø Executive Summary of Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05.
Ø Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report 2005-06.
Ø Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report 2006-07
Ø Survey Study to Launch M.Sc Developmental Studies.
Ø Survey for Need Assessment/Feasibility of Proposed Programme in M. Phil. Chemistry.
Ø Evaluation of BE. Telecommunication Programme