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AIOU removes condition of GAT test for MPhil and PhD
Islamabad, July 15: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to remove
the compulsory condition of GAT test for the admissions of MPhil and
PhD in line with the recent judgment of the Lahore High Court and the
HEC notification. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held
on Thursday under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Ali Asghar
Chishti. The decision would be effective from autumn semester, 2014.
students seeking admissions in the higher education (MPhil and PhD)
would not be required to pass the GAT (General and Subject) test,
conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS). The entry test for the
admissions in these programmes would now be conducted by the relevant
departments, as per the requirement of the HEC and rules and conditions
laid down under the university's charter, said admissions Director Syed
Ziaul Hasnain Naqvi.It may be mentioned here that the AIOU is holding
its PhD programmes in Islamic studies (Gen), Islamic studies (Quran and
Tafseer), chemistry, Iqbal studies, Pakistani languages and literature,
Shariah, Urdu, and mass communication.
The MPhil programme is being
conducted in the different subjects, including Islamic studies, Quran
and Tafseer, Arabic, chemistry, community health and nutrition, gender
and women studies, MCom (accounting and finance). The admissions for the
next semester in these programmes would be started from August 1. The
AIOU is introducing PhD in mass communication from the upcoming
semester, keeping in view the demand of the working journalists and
media persons. Similarly, the AIOU has decided to introduce Master of
Law (LLM) programme from the next semester, mainly to facilitate the
practicing lawyers who intend to improve their academic qualifications. Daily times
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AIOU to launch PhD, LLM and MS Shariah
Islamabad: The Department of Shariah and Law Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to launch PhD (Shariah),
LLM (Shariah) and MS (Shariah) from Autumn 2014 semester to facilitate
the working lawyers who have an aim to improve their academic
In this connection all administrative and
academic homework have been finalised, this was announced by the Vice
Chancellor Dean Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies Professor Dr. Ali
The admissions in these programmes, he
said, would be offered in the Semester next. The university will
introduce a Bachelor of Laws degree at a later stage after obtaining the
consent of the Bar associates.
Islamic Law and Jurisprudence was established in
1999 to teach Islamic Law
Shariah from Matric to PhD levels as per contemporary requirements and
to provide opportunity of professional growth and development to the
scholars of Islamic law in general and in service personals in
particular, he added.
For further detail the interested candidates can contact on 051-9250087 051-9057224 and 051-9057270.
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AIOU admissions to start on August 1
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start admissions to its
various disciplines from SSC to PhD for the semester autumn 2014 season
from August 1 across the country simultaneously.
and admission forms can be obtained from the sale points at main
campus, Regional Campuses and Coordinating Offices across the country.
The admission forms along-with prescribed fee can be submitted in
countrywide branches of Bank Al-Falah, Habib Bank Ltd, First Women Bank
and Allied Bank and at the nominated branches of National Bank of
Pakistan and Muslim Commercial Bank.
The detail of
designated branches is available in the prospectuses as well as in the
Regional Offices. Last date for submission of the admission form is 5
September. This was announced by AIOU Director Admissions Syed
According to the AIOU director
(admissions), the admission forms and prospectus of Matric, FA and BA
level programmes for Pakistanis in the Middle-East can be obtained or
downloaded from website del.aiou.edu.pk of the university. Continuing
admission forms have already been dispatched to all the continuing
students, however, if somehow any of student has not received the said
admission form, he/she can download the same from the AIOU website
www.aiou.edu.pk and deposit in any designated bank branch with fee till
due date to avoid late fee charges.
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AIOU announces PTC result
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the
final result of its PCT programme for the autumn semester, 2013 and has
placed the results on its website www.aiou.edu.pk.According to the
controller of exams, results of the ATTC and CT programmes were declared
some days before, while today the results of the PTC programme have
He said that these results have been provided on the
website www.aiou.edu.pk of the university and the result cards are being
sent to all the students by post. The controller of exams assured the
vice chancellor that the results of the SSC toThe postgraduate level
programmes for the autumn semester would be declared within the
stipulated time. He said that the results of the SSC and BEd programmes
would be announced in the next 10-days.While speaking on the occasion,
AIOU Vice Chancellor Ali Asghar Chishti, and STG Chairman Abdul Hafeez
congratulated the employees and the officers of the exams and computer
section on timely declaration of the results.
They assured them that all
possible and needed facilities would be provided, both to the workers
of the computer and the exams department. They said that the matters
related to the admissions, printing, and mailing of books, holding of
workshops, seminars, assignments, dates, and conducting the exams would
be made more systematic to facilitate the students and to improve the
image building of the university. On the occasion, Controller of Exams
Hamid Khan Niazi, computer section incharge Shabnum N Shahid, ICT
Director Asif Qazi, Haji Abdul Shakoor, and others senior officials were
also present. Daily times
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AIOU to launch degree programme in TV production
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch two-year
face-to-face master degree programme in TV production from Spring
Semester to meet the professional requirement of working journalists and
help further strengthen electronic media.
decision to this effect was formally approved at a meeting held here
under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Ali Asghar
Chishti. Necessary arrangements for introducing the programme have been
completed. The programme will provide teaching both in practical and
theory in the field of TV production.
It was decided that
eminent resource persons of national and international repute would be
involved in imparting skill-based training and technical know-how to the
students of electronic media. The AIOU's faculty team will be headed by
Department of Mass Communication Chairman Professor Dr. Syed Abdul
The enrolment for admission will be started from
the Spring Semester 2015. Initially 40 students will be enrolled for
which entry test will be conducted in line with the HEC prescribed
criteria. It will be Islamabad-based programme. Later, the programme
would be extended to other cities in the light of the initial feedback.
university will provide necessary technical support, including
practical training and internship facility. It has already equipped with
'state-of-the art' TV studio. The internship will be arranged in
collaboration with the national level TV channels. The programme will be
offered to the graduate-level students. However, preference will be
given to the working journalists and those who have done their Master in
The AIOU being the public sector
university will charge comparatively low free for the programme, as
compared to other universities. The programme will also help meet the
needs of fresh graduates, who wish to adopt professional career in TV
The qualified students will be in a position
to handle any type of visual communication including news,
documentaries, drams, music videos, interviews, talks shows and
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Admissions open at FJWU
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) has announced admissions for MPhil leading to PhD in various disciplines.
last date for admission form submission is August 4, 2014. Candidates
waiting for the results may also submit their admission forms within the
due date. For further information, visit the university website:
www.fjwu.edu.pk The news
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Admissions at IIU to close on 15th
Islamabad: The International Islamic University has fixed July 15 as the
last date for the submission of applications for getting admission in
the university. The university would remain open today (Sunday) to
facilitate the students in their admission process. The IIU has offered
129 academic programmes of its nine faculties. The students who have not
passed the GAT test are also encouraged to apply, says a press release.
Information regarding the eligibility in any programme or any other
extra information is available at the university's website
www.iiu.edu.pk. The candidates awaiting result may also apply however;
they are required to submit an undertaking that they would submit their
overall pass result of the required degree by September 2014. Daily tmes
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VCs of KP varsities unhappy with HEC's 'biased attitude'
Islamabad: There are around 14 public sector universities in the
federal capital that consume a major chunk of the budget allocated for
the public sector universities. However, only one of them – Quaid-i-Azam
University (QAU) – has been observing the quotas of the federal
government, when it comes to admissions and appointments.
This was noted in a meeting of the vice chancellors (VCs) of universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
participants of the meeting further alleged that the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) was biased in allocating the funds to public sector
universities and degree awarding institutions of certain provinces.
They went on to request representation of all federating units in the HEC's governing body, known as 'the commission'.
The meeting was held at Peshawar and was presided over by
vice-chancellor Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) Dr
The minutes of the meeting, circulated on Tuesday,
revealed that the VCs believe that although 14 public sector degree
awarding institutions of the federal capital have been getting
government funds for being federal universities, none of them, apart
from QAU, have been observing quota of provinces while appointing staff
and faculty members or giving admissions to students.
further noted that the HEC was a federal agency, thus it is imperative
that the quotas for provinces and regions were followed for appointments
in all grades.
HEC's governing body, must, according to the law, have a proportionate representation of all federating units.
Since nine members of the body have to be directly appointed by the prime minister, this principle must be upheld strictly.
meeting urged that since the federal and provincial governments enhance
the salaries of their employees in the BPS system, along with upgrading
their posts, similar policies must also be adopted by the universities.
Most of the employees of these institutions are from the BPS cadre and
are hence entitled to salary increments and additional funds.
universities in remote areas face difficulty in acquiring or retaining
good faculty. It is important, the VCs decided, that HEC should provide
additional funds to these universities to maintain their quality and
standards at par with those located in large urban centres.
minutes reveal that while Pakistan has suffered tremendously from the
strife and terrorism over the last 10 years, the major brunt has been
borne by KP. From killed or kidnapped VCs, to explosions on campus,
apart from the constant fear of threats, the security alone is eating
into the already paltry funds that most KP universities are working
Participants strongly urged the HEC to provide additional
grants to universities and put them back on an even keel. VC KUST Dr
Nasir Jamal said that there are a number of public sector
universities in Islamabad which are getting funds as federal
universities, but they are not implementing quotas for appointments and
"Allama Iqbal Open University, Air University, Bahria
University, International Islamic University, National Defence
University, National University of Modern Languages, National University
of Sciences and Technology, and others should not get funds if they are
not following policies of the federal government," he said.
replying to a question, Dr Jamal said because of the security threats
faculty members do not wish to work in universities of KP, since they
are getting salaries similar to that of the university teachers in
"Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal is
located near the Afghan border. Similarly, Malakand and Swat
universities are also facing severe security problems. In fact, the
Taliban occupied the Malakand University campus a few years ago. There
is a tribal region on three sides of KUST.
The former KUST VC,
Lutfullah Kakakhel, was kidnapped by Taliban and remained in their
custody for nine months," he said. "Dr Farooq, VC of Swat University,
was killed by the Taliban while VC of Islamia College Peshawar, Ajmal
Khan, is in the custody of Taliban since four years. However, there is
still no incentive for the teachers working in this treacherous
environment," he added. Dawn
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