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Message From The

Vice Chancellor

Welcome to Allama Iqbal Open University, the university which is playing a pivotal role in imparting quality education and increasing literacy rate of the country with easy access to the students of remote and rural areas. The varsity has its presence from the mountains of Gilgit Baltistan to the shore of Gwadar, the facilitation is extended by the University to its students with an elaborate network of 54 regional centres. Currently, the university offers unique educational opportunities to a huge proportion of  one million students in a diverse and dynamic range of programs starting from Matric to PhD level.


 The University exclusively focuses on enhancing female literacy ratio in the country so that women can perform their vital role in the process of national progress and development. The university focuses on taking special initiatives for the underprivileged and marginalized segments of the society not only for their economic empowerment but also for poverty alleviation in the country.


 It is a great achievement that Allama Iqbal Open University has taken a lead by formulating a "Digital Transformation Policy" which is a flagship initiative aimed at digitizing the learning material for improving the learning experience of the learner and along with involves carrying out an end-to-end automation of all university processes. AIOU is the first university in the public sector to have this integrated automated suite of applications to automate all academic, administrative, and financial processes. 


The University’s academic staff is constantly engaged in the process of curriculum revision to meet the challenges of ever changing dynamics of higher education while administration is committed to provide state of the art facilities to our students by opening up new avenues of academic and professional excellence.


I wish you a successful and promising educational journey with AIOU.


Professor Dr Nasir Mahmood


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.