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AIOU introduces five new degree programmes
Islamabad, Sep 13: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has introduced five new degree programmes from its ongoing admissions for the autumn semester that includes MPhil (Mass Communication), PhD (Mass Communication), LLM (Shari'ah), MS (Shari'ah), and PhD (Shari'ah).

The admission forms and prospectuses can be obtained from the university's main campus at Sector H8, and from its countrywide campuses and coordinating offices. Director Admissions Syed Ziaul Hasnain announced this. Eligibility, detail of the courses and fee structure has been mentioned in the prospectuses of these new programmes.

The candidates who are interested in seeking admission in any of these programmes should fill the admission form carefully and affix all the required certificates/degrees/documents as mentioned in the prospectuses and send to department concerned of the university. In addition, the AIOU would launch two-years face-to-face master degree programme in TV production from the next semester to meet the requirements of the working journalists and to help them further strengthening the professional skills of the electronic media. The program would provide blinded-mode of teaching, both in practical and theory in the field of TV production. Daily times

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AIOU extends admission date till Sept 19
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the date for submission of the admission forms till September 19 owing to prevailing political crisis in the country.

The students seeking admission in SSC to Ph.D level programmes could now submit their admission forms till September 19 without any late fee charges.

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Special Task Group (STG) held here on Thursday under the Chairmanship of Professor Dr. Abdul Hafeez. Those who attended the meeting includes, Director of Admissions Syed Zia-ul-Hasnain, Controller of Examinations Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi, Chairman of Iqbal Studies Department, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Kamran, Director of Academic Planning & Course Production, Arifa Salman and Computer In-charge, Shabnam N. Shahid.

The admission forms along-with prescribed fee could 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. He said that fee in shape of bank draft/pay order will not be accepted at any case.

According to director admissions, AIOU has set-up points for sale of admission forms at its main campus in Islamabad and at its 44 regional campuses and 122 coordinating offices across the country in order to facilitate the students at their doorsteps while the admission forms for M.Phil and Ph.D admissions can be downloaded from the university's website www.aiou.edu.pk.

Ph.D, MS/M.Phil, M.Sc (Statistics), COL (MBA/MPA) and LLM/MS Shari'ah have been offered on merit basis, all those interested for admissions in these programmes should send their admission form directly to their concerned departments without admission fee according to the procedures laid down in the prospectus, he added.

There will be no requirement of NTS-GAT (General/Subject) for admission in Ph.D and MS/M.Phil programmes, however entry test will be conducted by the concerned department.

According to director admissions, 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.

Further detail about admissions for the Semester Autumn, 2014 can be obtained from Information Management Unit, Admission Department at phone number 051-9057151, information about Teacher Training Programmes on 051-9057426, Secondary programmes on 051-9057431, Higher Secondary on 051-9057432, Bachelor programmes on 051-9057435 while for further information of the Postgraduate programmes on 051-9057422. The news

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AIOU opens admissions for Pakistanis in Middle East
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has opened admissions of Arabic course, SSC (matric), HSSC (Intermediate), and bachelor's (BA) level programmes for the Pakistanis in the Middle East. The Pakistanis in the Middle East countries can download the admission forms from the university's website del.aiou.edu.pk. Admissions director Syed Ziaul Hasnain announced this. For further details, the applicants have been advised to contact the Directorate of Overseas Education and E-Learning, ICT building, AIOU Islamabad or at their phone no 051-9057165, 051-9250175. In addition, the admission form and prospectuses for the autumn semester from matric to PhD level programmes can be obtained from the sale points at the main campus in the capital and at its regional campuses and coordinating offices across the country in order to facilitate the students at their doorsteps.

The admission forms along with the prescribed fee could 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. PhD, MS/MPhil, MSc (statistics), COL (MBA/MPA), and LLM/MS Shari'ah have been offered on merit basis, and all those interested for the admissions in these programmes should send their admission forms directly to their departments concerned without admission fee according to the procedures laid down in the prospectus, he added.

There would be no requirement of GAT test for admission in PhD and MS/Mphil programmes; however the department concerned would conduct the entry test. According to Admissions director, the continuing admission forms have already been dispatched to all the continuing students, however, if somehow any of the student has not received the said admission form, he/she can download the same from the AIOU's website www.aiou.edu.pk.

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AIOU declares results of MPhil, PhD programmes
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the final results of MPhil, economics, physics, chemistry, statistics, Urdu, mass communication, Arabic, management sciences, Pakistani languages, and special education. The results of PhD have also been announced. According to Controller of Exams Hamid Khan Niazi, the results of these programmes have been placed at the university's website www.aiou.edu.pk. In addition, the result cards are being sent by post to all the concerned students at the given addresses.

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Bahria University offers scholarships
Islamabad: The Bahria University is offering scholarships to all prospective students to provide them with opportunities for higher education regardless of their financial backgrounds.

"Every year, our university allocates sufficient funds in its budget plan from the university's own resources, exclusively for awarding a variety of scholarships to deserving and meritorious students. Around 12 per cent of the enrolled students benefit from the university's scholarship policy (FY 2013-2014)," Mahwish Kamran, spokesperson for the Bahria University, told reporters here on Tuesday.

According to Mahwish, scholarships, which allow deserving students to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and succeed to their fullest ability, include advance merit scholarships, merit scholarships, financial assistance and indigent scholarships for deserving students.

She said for the Fiscal Year 2013-14, Bahria University had awarded scholarships to 1,254 students through an allocated budget of Rs26 million under various categories.

The spokesperson also said the university also facilitated its students by providing student study loan or revolving fund.

"The Student Study Loan Policy has been introduced from Spring 2014 to encourage brilliant admission seeking students, who may not have enough financial resources to get admission at Bahria University. The study loan is the money that students borrow to cover the cost associated with their studies." She said the university also provided the need-based scholarships funded by the Higher Education Commission with an aim to improve the socio-economic position of the needy and deserving students by providing them with access to quality education.

"The government of Pakistan has also duly acknowledged the financial constraints barring students from acquiring higher education and has thus earmarked substantial funds for the improvement of education sector," she said. The news

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Charging of certificate fee by BISE protested
Rawalpindi: The charging of certificate fee by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi to the students since 2010 has caused embarrassment among them and the heads of the schools.

The BISER has issued a circular to all the schools of the Rawalpindi division wherein it has been directed that all the students who have appeared in the examination under board since 2010 should deposit the certificate fee amounting to Rs 450. The management of the schools are worried over it as the students who had appeared in the exams in 2010 and onwards have got admissions in different colleges in different cities and it has become impossible for them to trace them and collect the certificate fee from them.

The schools' management have appealed the BISER, not to shift the burden of the extra fee to them, review its decision, and withdraw the circular because the board had not issued these directives earlier for the collection from the students. Moreover, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi would announce the result of Inter part two on the 12th. The sources of the board have revealed that the Board would announce the result of Intermediate Part two on the 12th. Daily times

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