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Introduction

This is an advance research program in the field of educational planning and management. It enables the students to study and research in the current and significant areas of their interest and of local, national, and global significance.

Eligibility Criteria

The approved criteria for eligibility to apply for admissions in PhD EPM is as following:

  1. Candidates who have passed MS/MPhil in EPM/ELM with 3.00 GPA or above are eligible to apply.
  2. Candidates who have passed MS/MPhil in Education; with at least 9 credit hours courses of educational planning, policy studies, leadership and management; with 3.00 GPA or above are eligible to apply.
  3. Candidates who have passed MS/MPhil in policy studies, project management or business management, must have MA Education to stand eligible for PhD EPM.

Selection Process

All eligible candidates as per criteria mentioned above, have to appear in entry test and interview. Their previous degrees, research and experience in the relevant field are also given points.

Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University. All eligible candidates as per criteria mentioned above, have to appear in entry test and interview. Their previous degrees, research and experience in the relevant field are also given points.

 

Duration

Three to five years

Medium of Instruction

English

Teaching Methodology

Weekly classes are held (online) during the coursework. Readings and multiple media content are delivered through LMS. Assignments are to be submitted online Orientation
workshop and thesis submission, proposal defense, advisory meetings, seminars and viva voce are held on campus

AIOU Credits Required

42 credits. In 2nd semester Students will be required to opt 01 course from course codes 4776 and 4777 and two courses from course codes 4782,4783 and 4791.

4802

Qualitative Research Methods

4792

Quantitative Research Methods in Education

4793

Critique in Educational Research

Any two of following:                                                       

1.

4782

Human Resource Management

2.

4783

Educational Leadership and Management

3.

4791

Policy Analysis

Any one collateral area courses:    

      (Subject to offering)                                                   

1.

4776

Discourse Analysis

2.

4777

Emerging Trends in Pedagogy

3.

4771

Adult and Life Long Education

4.

4774

Comparative Education

4788- Research Thesis 

4788- Research Thesis 

4788- Research Thesis 

4788- Research Thesis 

4788- Research Thesis 

4788- Research Thesis 

Elective / Major Courses:

Mentioned above (See the Semester 2)

2

Semesters

06-10

Workshop

Research thesis workshop is compulsory

Thesis

36 credit hours research thesis

Practical

Research

Viva

Final evaluation of thesis after all internal and external reviews

About

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.