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Chairman / Associate Professor
Dr Muhammad Ajmal
Being HEC approved supervisor, it is a privilege for supervising Postgraduate students and present research at national & international forums. Member UNESCO Institute of Literacy enhanced capabilities to participate in social and community work.
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PhD ( 2005)

M Phil




  1. Associate Professor
  2. Chairman, Department of Distance & Non-Formal Education
  3. Director Adult Literacy Centre
  4. Controller of Examinations
  5. Director Centre of Instructional Design
  6. Director Bureau of University Extension and Special Projects
  7. Regional Director



More than 50 articles in HEC recognized Journals.


Dr. Muhammad Ajmal is presently working as Associate Professor/Chairman in the department of Distance, Non-Formal & Continuing Education in the Faculty of Education. He is a part of research and teaching at the postgraduate level and supervisor of MPhil and Ph.D. thesis. He has also published many research articles, book chapters and units in the field of Distance Learning System. Meanwhile, his major expertise are Open Distance Learning, Literacy, Technology, and associated teacher education programs. He has worked on numerous research projects with different national and international organizations. He is an approved HEC supervisor and received many research awards. He also participates in social and community development work and has established literacy centers to educate people free of cost. He developed the first teacher training program of literacy and non-formal education. In addition, he arranged significant number of training seminars for University employees for their professional development in the field of open and distance learning system. He visited China, Malaysia, and United Kingdom for different fellowships in the field of Open Distance Learning. He has also worked as  the Controller of Examinations, Director Bureau of University Extension and Special Projects, and Director Center of Instructional Design. He welcomes all the organizations working in the field of open and distance learning for collaboration.

Publications in Higher Education Recognized Journals 

  1.  Foreign Funding in Promotion of Literacy in Punjab, learning community. International Journal of Education and Social Development, vol.1,No.1,June,2010
  2.  A Critical Review of Instructional Design process of Distance learning system. Turkish online Journal of Distance Education, vol.11,No.3, ,july.2010
  3.  Effectiveness of quality Assurance Programs of Higher Education commission in teacher Training SectorInternational Journal of Academic Research, Vol.2,No.5,September,2010
  4. Behavioral Problems of Secondary School Students- A Pakistani Scene. Language in India, vol.10,No.9,sep,2010
  5.  Let the teacher Manage the challenge of classroom Management.  International Journal of Business and Social Sciences ,Vol. 1,No(1),oct,2010
  6. Education as an indicator for Human Resource Development. Language in India, vol.10,No.(10) oct,2010
  7.   Impact of Metacognitive Awareness on performance of students in chemistry. Contemporary Issues in Educational Research, Vol. 3,No.(10) ,October,2010
  8.   Teacher’s Perception regarding examination Based on Solo-Taxonomy. International journal of Academic Research, Vol.2,No.(6) Nov,2010
  9.  Relationship between Multiple Intelligence Categories and learning styles of students in Pakistan. Language in India, Vol.10,No(11),Nov,2010
  10.  Food sold in and around the school: is it worth the student’s pocket money? International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 1No.(3),Dec,2010
  11. Impact of Participative Management on Employee job satisfaction and performance in Pakistan. Language in India, Vol.10 No.(12),Dec,2010
  12.  A comparative study on vocational training structure of Pakistan with British and German Model. International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol.2,No.(1),jan,2011
  13.  Course Book Evaluation Through Instructional Design Parameters in the system of Distance Education, International Journal of Academic Research, Vol.3No.(1)Jan,2011
  14.  Situation Analysis of Technical Education and vocational Training: A case study from Pakistan. . Vol.3,No.(1),Jan,2011
  15. State of citizenship education: a case study from Pakistan. International Journal of Humanities and social sciences,Vol.1,No.2,Feb,2011
  16. Impact of Project Based Method on Performance of Students. Language in India, Vol.11,No.(1),Feb,2011
  17. Relationship between training of teachers and effective teaching. International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 2,No.(4),March,2011
  18. Effects of students Related factors on Their Meta cognitive Awareness. Language in India, Vol.11,No.(4),April,2011
  19. Impact of Discussion Method on students’ performance, International Journal of Business and social science,Vol.2,No.7,Special issue,April,2011
  20.  Effectiveness of Remedial Techniques on the Performance of Special students in the subject of English. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol.2,No.(3),May,2011
  21.  Teaching in Multicultural classroom- Assessing current programs of teachers training in Pakistan. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.1,No.(6),June,2011
  22. Anxiety Level of Students at Entry Level: A case study from Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary research in Business,Vol.3,No.2 ,June,2011.
  23.  Effects of shyness on the self Esteem of 9th Grade Female students. International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 2,No.(12),July,2011
  24. Collaborative Learning: Myth for Distance Learning? International Journal of Academic Research,Vol.3,No.4,July 2011
  25.  Evaluation of Curriculum of vocational subjects for hearing impaired children ,Interdisciplinary journal of Contemporary research in Business,Vol.3,No.5,September,2011.
  26. Assessment and Usage of Information and communication technology among graduates of Allama Iqbal Open University, International Journal of Humanities and social sciences,Vol.1,No.12,September,2011
  27.  Implementation of Total Quality Management: A case study of Allama Iqbal Open University.  Journal of Research in social sciences, Vol.3,No(2) June,2015
  28.  Instructional Design for Blended Teaching Learning process .problem and Prospects :A case study of AIOU,  Pakistan Journal of Distance and online learning, Vol.1,No.(1).June,2015
  29. Quality Assurance and Enhancement Mechanism in tertiary Education of Pakistan: Recent Status, Issues and Expectation.  Pakistan journal of Education, Vol.33,No.(1),june,2016
  30. A Comparison of Social Training Patterns of boarding versus Non-boarding institutions in perspectives of Non-Formal Education in Pakistan. Journal of Research in Social Science, Vol. 4,No.(2) ,june,2016
  31. Impact of Internet Utilization on University Student.  Pakistan journal of Distance and Online Learning, Vol.2, No.(1).
  32.  Instructional Design System: The Door of Opportunities for Distance Learners?  The Dialogue, Vol.XI  No.(4) ,December, 2016.
  33.  Environmental Awareness among Trainee Teachers at Tertiary Level in Pakistan: Need, Scope, Challenges and Opportunities.   Bulletin of Education and Research, vol.38,No.(2),Dec,2016
  34.  Peace Education in War Affected Areas of Pakistan: Role of Distance Education.   Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Vol.5,No.(2,June,2017
  35.  A Compact Instructional Design Solves Learning Problems and Creates Learning Opportunities. Bulletin of Education and Research, Vol.39,No.(3)Dec,2017
  36. Relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement of distance learners. Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning, Vol. 4,No,(2),Dec,2018
  37. Peace Education in War Affected Areas of Pakistan: Role of Distance Education,Journal of Research in Social Sciences Vol.5,No.2,June,2017.
  38. A Compact Instructional Design Solves Learning Problems and Creates Learning Opportunities, Bulletin of Education and Research, December,2017.
  39. System Assessment Mechanism in Open Distance Learning: A case study of AIOU, JRSS,June,2019
  40. Exploration of Anxiety Factors among students of Distance Learning : A case study of AIOU, Bulletin of Education and Research ,2019
  41. Impact of Authentic Learning on Satisfaction, Knowledge, and skills of Distance Learning in Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environment. Global Regional Review.June,2019
  42. Instructional design in open Distance Learning: Present scenario in Pakistan PJDOL,2019
  43.  A comparison of Social Training Patterns of Boarding v/s non-Boarding institutions in perspectives of Non formal Education in Pakistan, JRSS, 2016
  44. Implementation of Total Quality Management: A case study of AIOU,JRSS June,2015
  45. Perception of Tutors about Tutorials on ODL ( A case study of AIOU)IJDEEL,Dec,2016
  46. Comparative study of Facilities and Practices of ODL Directorates working in conventional universities in ICT, IJDEEL, Dec,2015
  47. Quality Assurance and Enhancement Mechanism in Tertiary Education in Pakistan: Recent status, Issues and Expectations, Pakistan Journal of Education, June,2016
  48. Effectiveness of Early Childhood Education: A case study from remote District of central Punjab, Journal of Early Childhood care and Education, December,2018
  49. Impact of infrastructure and facilities on quality of research in Public sector Universities of Pakistan, Punjab Educational Research Journal,June,2018
  50. A comparative study of Public and private university students utilization and skills of ICT in social sciences, Bannu University research Journal of Education,June,2018
  51. Are Course books for Distance Learners different from Conventional Learners? A case study based on student and faculty perceptions, Haripur Journal of Educational Research, June 2017
  52. Implementation of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Policy in ODL Teacher Education Programs in Pakistan, Journal of Contemporary Teacher Education, June 2017.
  53. Investigating the Practices and hurdles about guidance services in Govt Girls High and Higher secondary schools in KPK, Journal of Educational Science and Research, Vol.7,No.2,2020.
  54. Tele schooling on Distance Learning Approach in schools of Pakistan during  Pandemic-Covid-19,IJDEEL,December,2020
  55. An Analysis of students Perception about instructional practices at postgraduate level of AIOU, IJDEEL,June,2021.
  56. Religious Education in Pakistan: Status of Non Formal Education in Teaching and Learning Process of Madaris, The Dialogue,March,2022.


Project, Research Interests


  • Principal Investigator of HEC project #5228 (NRPU-2016)
  • Unesco
  • JICA


  • Distance Education/Blended Learning
  1. Educational Technology/ICT
  2. Literacy/ Lifelong Learning & Family Literacy/ Adult Education
  3. Professional Development and Teacher Training
  4. Curriculum/Instructional Designing
  5. Assessment and Evaluation
  6. Educational Research
  7. Social/ Community work


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.