The annual exams of MS, MPhil and PhD disciplines for the spring semester 2013 of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start from Oct 21 all over the Pakistan. The examination controller Dr Hamid Khan Niazi briefed that roll number slips have been sent to all the respective students at their mentioned addresses through post.
Those who will not receive the slips till Oct 14 must contact the nearest regional office of the University of Directly Contact to Deputy Controller Abid Hussain Satti at phone number 051-9250051 and 9057648.
The duplicate roll number slips will be provided after submitting the two passport size photographs attested by a gazetted officer to the regional office or the main campus, he added. Dr Niazi further said that roll number slips and date sheet can also be seen at the university website www.aiou.edu.pk.
AIOU has a vast network of regional centers across the country which is providing educational services in Pakistan in the Middle East. AIOU is a Distance Education institution which is offering multi-disciplinary education from basic to doctoral level programs.
The university has established 36 regional campuses and centers across the country to manage and facilitate efficient system of education of the university. The qualified teachers and experts of several fields of study in their area and the university hire them as part-time tutors. Each group of students is assigned to a tutor for guidance.
AIOU already has 36 to 40 campuses all over the country, the number of these campuses will be increased to 39 within this year, the VC added. He appreciated the gesture of some public representatives and well-to-do people who had offered land to the university free of cost for building new campuses and study centers in various regions.