The Allam Iqbal Open University (popularize as AIOU), is a public research university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. The university is noted as being one of the world’s largest institution of higher learning with an annual enrollment of 1,121,038 students in the year 2010 whereas Course Enrollment of these students are 3,305,948 in 2011; the majority of the students enrolled with the University are women.
Every semester, the admissions are advertised in the national media throughout the country. The admission notice is also available on this web site. You can have a look on the programs being offered. The university offers a huge variety of its educational programs according to the needs and requirements of the society. There is no limit of age and area for admission in this University. You can select the program of your choice among the list of the programs offered.
AIOU is perhaps the only University where you can continue your education along with your job, business and domestic responsibilities. Women are especially encouraged to get admission to the programs of AIOU. A number of educational programs have especially been structured for female population. We particularly welcome female candidates to get education at AIOU.
As Vice Chancellor AIOU, my priority will be to strengthen the basic and higher education in the nooks and corners of the country, especially the deprived rural areas of Sindh and Balochistan. We have highly qualified and experienced faculty at our main campus and we will strengthen our faculty to provide higher education of international campuses and offices. You can visit the nearest regional campus/office and can purchase prospectus and admission form of your desired program.
I wish a very bright future for all of you. I hope that after getting education at AIOU, you will become an asset for the country and you will be able to play an important role for the development and prosperity of the people of Pakistan.