The Faculty of Sciences at AIOU was first established in 1982 only with five departments and limited number of undergraduate and basic functional courses. Over last three to four years, five new departments and a range of higher degree programmes have been added to the portfolio of Faculty of Sciences. Most of the departments, in the Faculty, are now engaged in the offering highly technical, scientific and professional courses.
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.