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This programme was launched in 1989 by EPM. The Department of EPM offers courses of study in the professional areas of educational planning and management which are aimed at producing a cadre of highly skilled professionals for educational institutions and other organizations of the country.


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Azhar Mumtaz Saadi


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for MPhil (EPM) must possess MA (EPM) degree at least with 2nd division.

Students possessing MA ELM are also eligible to apply.

Students having MA Education (in any specialization other than MA EPM) must possess PGD EPM/ELM to apply.

Students having MA in Management Sciences must also possess PGD EPM/ELM to apply..

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University.


Maximum 04 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

Online classes are conducted weekly during the study period in each semester

1. Trends And Issues In Education-3701
2. Trends And Issues In Epm-3702
3. Advanced Course On Educational Research And Statistics-3706
4. Qualitative Research In Education -3748

1. Advance Course On Educational Planning-3707
2. Advance Course On Economics Financing Education-3708
3. Advanced Course On Educational Management-i-3734
4. Advanced Course On Educational Management-ii-3735

Thesis (EPM)-3715

Thesis (EPM)-3715 Continued.

Thesis (EPM)-3715 Continued.

Thesis (EPM)-3715 Continued.

Thesis (EPM)-3715 Continued.

Thesis (EPM)-3715 Continued.






Online classes are conducted for all courses and two weeks workshop is compulsory to attend for synopsis development at Islamabad campus


After completing course work students enroll in research thesis. Synopsis is developed and presented in the Departmental Research Proposal Committee (DRPC) after two-week synopsis workshop at Islamabad. Approved topics and allotted supervisor are notified by BASR on recommendation of DRPC.


After the internal and external evaluations final viva-voce exam is conducted.


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. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.