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Introduction :

Al Hamdolellah! Allam Iqbal Open University has recently entered in high excellence of education through digital transformation successfully. Examinations Department has a key role in the organizational structure of Allama Iqbal Open University. Since Examinations are a part of growth of students and play essential role in knowledge and capability testing, it develops a sense of responsibility among students to learn and present the learned concepts. In order to make the students of AIOU to attain the same level of knowledge and capability, the Examinations department of Allama Iqbal Open University is performing its role in Conduct of exams, evaluation of answer scripts, compilation and declaration of results to issuance of certificates & degrees and their verifications, from SSC to PhD level, since 1974. The department is maintaining its sanctity through strict and transparent procedures to maintain the secrecy and enhance the efficiency. The department is headed by Controller of Examinations, further divided into different sub sections, each headed by respective Additional Controller of Exams. The examinations department of AIOU has now become an integral part of digital transformation of integrated projects comprised of CMS, LMS and ERP, which enabled the AIOU to achieve high excellence of education, delivery of content to students and transformation of knowledge and learning with technological aids and supports as per the demands of todays changed world.
The main sections of examinations department are as following:

Secrecy Section:
Secrecy Section is one of the most sensitive section of the examinations department. The Secrecy section includes Question Paper Section (Setting, Printing and Dispatch of Question Papers to all the Exam Centers), Answer Scripts Section (Keeping the record of blank and used Answer Scripts, Issuance, and reception of solved answer books and the arrangement of the evaluation process). The section is secured with all prerequisites in terms of secrecy and security as per the demand of the section.

Conduct Section:

The conduct section has manifolds duties and responsibilities to performs its functions. The Conduct Section conducts the examinations with the help of Regional Officers and Academic Department. It prepares the data sheets, appoints the supervisory staff in addition to performing other activities i.e., allocates exam centers to the students and issues Roll No. slips. It is further divided into two Sub-sections including Material and Billing Sections. The Section is performing its inward and outward responsibilities diligently.

Objectives : Result Section:
The result section is one of the most sensitive and important section amongst the rest. The Result Section compiles the programme wise results, scrutinize/checks the results as per AIOU rules in the light of IBCC/HEC guidelines, announces the Results of all level of programmes. This section also updates the necessary changes when and where it is required as per rules and regulations of AIOU.

Certificate & Degree Section:
The Certificate and Degree is working very diligently to issue the students their transcripts and degrees on timely manner.
The Certificate & Degree Section coordinates with the National Security Printing Company (NSPC) Pvt. Limited for printing of the credentials as per guidelines of HEC. It maintains the Blank Degrees and Transcripts of Awards, prepares the Transcripts /DMC/ Provisional/Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees, issues the Transcripts/DMC/Provisional/ Certificates/Diplomas/ Degrees to the students after getting approval from the authorities and dispatches the same to the students on their respective addresses. The undelivered educational credentials are kept in the safe custody and dealt as per policy & procedures.

Verification Section:
The verification section carries out verification process of original documents from the academic records. This section verifies the credentials i.e. Certificates/Degrees/Diplomas or any document issued by the Examinations Department time to time. The different modes of verifications are available like one window verification i.e. same day verifications, departmental verifications by Postal Mail and international verifications by third party or via e-mail. Different fee for verification is applicable as per rules.

Face to Face Education Section:
The face-to-face education section has a collaborative role.
The section performs duties in collaboration with Conduct Section, Faculties and help the Face-to-Face Educational programmes and their Examinations in the University timely manner.
Evaluation Section: Evaluation section mostly carries out centralized evaluation at main campus of AIOU. The Evaluation section performs centralized evaluation process through evaluator (selected from E-portal) and arranges the evaluation/marking of Answer scripts of all ODL Mode Programmes. Process the remuneration bills of the examiners, deputed for the assignment of evaluation of different courses.

Unfair Means Cases (UMC) Section:
All unfair means cases reported are dealt by UMC. This Section deals with Unfair Means Cases (UMC) registered in Regions/Centralized Evaluation against the accused students. After a fair trial and hearing to accused students, decisions are taken as per rules.

Exams Lab Section:
Exams Lab is the last section where the result is finalized after going through all prior AND prerequisites processes. This section deals with printing and dispatch of cut lists/attendance/memo, printing of award lists of all courses, punching of Final Marks & Verification of Punched data and punching of results/award list etc. From this section, the entire cycle of examination and assessment process gets the end, and the result is declared.

Billing Section:
Supervisory staff and evaluations have an important role in the entire process of examinations from conduct to evaluations. Billing Section processes all kinds of bills including supervisory staff and evaluators received through Regional Offices/Secrecy Section. The remuneration of exam canters is processing upon receipt of Clearance Certificate/NOC from Material Section. Payment of remuneration is paid to supervisory staff and evaluators as per rate approved by the AIOU.

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Postal Address : Examinations Department, Block No.3, Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad
Phone : 051-9250012, Fax 051-9250013
Email : exam@aiou.edu.pk
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