Allama Iqbal Open University is a public research university in Islamabad, Pakistan. AIOU offers extensive undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in academic disciplines. It is noted for its cost-effective policy to provide higher education at a minimum cost through a specialized fund managed by the government. This university is only a single open university in Asia which gives admission to its all students of Pakistan. All students who wants to get admission in this university get complete detail online free from here. Students of Balochistan and Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) will get free education from spring 2018 through the distance learning system of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
AIOU is an oldest university of Pakistan and known as top university. The announcement was made by AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the National Conference on English language and Literature. This is first-time that AIOU is offering free education at secondary-level for the people of marginalised or less-developed areas of the country. Providing free education to Balochistan and FATA’s students is meant to supplement the government’s efforts in upgrading educational facilities in the country & bringing the maximum number of people in the educational net. To ease the access to education for all segments of society, accessibility centres were specially set up at their 44 regional offices for visually impaired students, the vice-chancellor added.