ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - APP -22nd Augst,2016) : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced admissions schedule of its merit-based programs, offered in the current semester autumn, 2016. The programs include: Ph.D, MS/M.Phil, COL (Commonwealth of Learning) MBA/MPA and M.Sc Statistics. All those interested for admission in these programs have been advised to send their application forms directly to the concerned departments without admission fee.
Admission forms/prospectus of these programs can also be downloaded from the University's website www.aiou.edu.pk. The merit scheme is in line with the ongoing efforts to keep up quality education, as per the guideline, provided by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, a University's official said. Last date for submission of forms is 5th September. Admission Test/interview would be conducted on 15 to 20 October.
Merit list would be displayed at the University's website on 31st October. Furthermore, the University has introduced "fee installment scheme" in order to accommodate the poor and needy students. Under the scheme, the poor and deserving students who are unable to deposit the whole fee of the semester could take benefit from this scheme. Sufficient amount has already been allocated to support its poor and needy students through scholarships and fee-concession.
The maximum number of continuing and fresh students will take benefit of it. The University has recently taken various initiatives to expand and improve its academic network bringing maximum number of students in its educational net. AIOU also provides fee concession to natural disaster's affected and fee exemption for the students of flood-hit regions, They are given relief in their annual fee as well as in shape of scholarships, enabling them to continue their study. Under Financial Support Scheme, the poor students are given fee concession by 50%. The beneficiaries of these include all those who are unable to meet educational expenses.