Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU is a public research university in Islamabad, Pakistan. This university is an oldest university of Pakistan and known in top universities of Pakistan. You get complete detail about this university online free from here. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced that it will continue its policy to provide financial assistance to the needy and deserving students, enabling them to continue their future study. The university is the world’s fourth largest institution of higher learning, with an annual enrollment of 1,121,038 students . There are about nine financial assistance/scholarships’ schemes which support such students, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said adding “We want to ensure that fee-payment should not be a hurdle in educational pursuits. AIOU as mega university in the public sector fulfils its responsibility ensuring education for All and bring the educational facility at their door-step of the students through the distance education system, he added. Nobody should be left without education because of financial constraints,” he said in his statement on the occasion of ‘Open Day’ held at the university’s main campus to project students’ support schemes.
Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Starts General Admissions of spring 2018. This is only a single open university in Asia which gives all type of facilities to its all students. AIOU Admissions in M.sc, B.com, BS Post Graduate diploma, Bachelor in Science and Arts, 4 years Program, MBA, MA, M.ed, Teaching Training Programs, Secondary school certificate, Higher secondary school certificate, Certificate courses, technical courses & many other programs offered by AIOU. Deserving and needy students who fell in these categories of scheme had been advised to contact the nearest regional campus of university for the assistance in accordance with the prescribed rules. AIOU offers extensive undergraduate, post-graduate, & 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. Nobody should be left without education due to the financial restraints, he added. Aiou also provide free books to its all students. The scholarship being offered in nine schemes are; Earn to learn scheme, Final Year Project Grant Scheme, Scholarship for Communities, Outreach Scholarship Scheme, Scholarship for Women, Fee Installment Scheme & Alumni-Sponsored Scholarship. It may be mentioned here that the AIOU was also providing free education to disabled students as well as the prisoners, as a special case as per its policy of taking care disadvantage groups.