Vice Chancellor Message
Welcome to Allama Iqbal Open University, the First Distance Education University in South Asia, that caters to the educational needs of 1.3 million students to enable them to study at their own place, at their own pace and at their own convenience. The University goes to the doorsteps of the students, irrespective of the distance and location of students. One can become a student of this university at any age as we consider education a life-long and continuous process.
The University has a vast menu of educational programmes at different levels, starting from basic literacy programmes to the PhD programmes. The courses are regularly revised in order to keep them contemporary, relevant, and internationally compatible. Self explanatory course material helps the students to comprehend the course concepts without physical presence of the teacher. The self-assessment activities, included in the books, help ensure the acquisition of learning outcomes.
At AIOU, we believe that female literacy needs to have a special focus, especially in the far flung areas of the country where girls do not have educational institutions close to their homes, and offers a number of programmes to facilitate female literacy.
I wish you the best of luck in your learning expedition.