Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will open its SSC to PhD-level admissions for spring semester 2017 from February 1 with nine new academic programmes. About seventy programmes will be available. Vice-Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui has approved the admission plan that includes nine new degree-level programs from BEd to PhD, in order to expand the scope of studies while keeping the latest educational trends and market requirements in view. The fresh PhD programme is in management sciences, besides post-graduate diploma of one year- duration in Criminology and population and development. Two Master-level programs in environment science and botany are also being introduced. There will also be BS-level programs in statistics, mathematics and physics.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 16th, 2017.