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To acquire the degree of MA (History) 20 courses are to be completed. First two semesters (5 subjects each) are reserved for compulsory courses and 3rd & 4th semesters (5 subjects each) are for elective courses.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate having bachelor degree with any subject(s) in 2nd division from any HEC recognized university is eligible for the admission.

Selection Process

Direct admission


2 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

The university allots study centre and tutors for the students to get guideline accordingly. A student has to secure passing marks in assignments as well as in final exams to successfully complete concerned educational programme.

AIOU Credits Required

60 credit hours


  1. Research Methods (5671)
  2. Ancient Cultures and Civilization in India (5672)
  3. Muslims in India(712-1526) (5673)
  4. Early Islamic History(570-661) (5674)
  5. Constitutional Development and Response in India (1900 -47) (5675)
  1. Historical Research Methods (5676)
  2. Mughal Rule in India 1526-1707 (5677)
  3. Decline of Mughal Rule in India (5678)
  4. Historicgraphy-5679
  5. Rise of the British and Muslim Rule in India 1707-1858 (5680)
  1. Pakistan and the World Affairs (5681)
  2. History of Punjab (5682)
  3. History of Pakistan I (1947-71) (5683)
  4. History of Sindh (5684)5.
  5. British Admin. & Const. India (1858-1947) (5685)
  6. History of Saudi Arabia (5686)
  1. History of KPK (NWFP) (5687)
  2.  Afghanistan a Synoptic History (1747 -2006) (5688)
  3.  History of Modern Indian (1947 -2006) (5689)
  4.  History of Pakistan - Ii (1971 -2008) (5690)
  5.  History of Balochistan (5691)
  6.  Muslim Political Thought in Indian (5692)






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HEC Pakistan and University of St. Andrews, UK


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.