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Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU): Pakistan’s Largest Distance Learning Institute

Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) is one of the leading universities in Pakistan. It is Asia’s first institution that provides specialized distance learning experiences to students. The prestigious institute has been performing with full zeal since its establishment in 1974.
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AIOU Expanding Educational Access Nationwide

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) was established in May 1974 in Pakistan. AIOU was the second open university in the world and the first in Asia and Africa at that time. It is a public university that offers a hands-on learning experience with a wide variety of programmes and courses to approximately one million people without obstacles of space and locality. Technical and vocational training courses are also included in the scheme of programmes offered at the university. Currently, 1,027,000 students have been enrolled in AIOU, with 487,044 having graduated.

The main campus of AIOU is in Islamabad and there are a total of 54 regional offices throughout Pakistan including Kalat, Zhob, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Mithi, Rawalakot, Gilgit, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Skardu, etc. Hence, it has been made accessible for students all over Pakistan to enroll and acquire education without any difficulty.

Aims and Objectives of Allama Iqbal Open University

Open universities are the institutes that provide the facility for distance education. The main objective of setting up AIOU was to provide education for all in Pakistan. The distance learning mode allowed students to continue their education in the comfort of their homes.

It was evident that people were reluctant to acquire education due to several reasons. Many cities do not have well-established universities and students lack the resources to travel and reside in bigger cities. Due to jobs or other responsibilities, the masses are unable to continue education. When it comes to females, many girls have to leave their studies incomplete because of family restrictions or societal constraints. Hence, AIOU presented an affordable platform for students’ academic cravings.

Accreditation and Academic Recognition

AIOU is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, meaning that it is recognized as an official institution for awarding degrees. Looking at the increasing competitiveness in the field of academics and the job market, it has become vital to focus on the accreditation of programmes from the concerned national departments.

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The institute has worked to achieve accreditation for its agriculture programme from the Agriculture Council of Pakistan, and environmental design from the Pakistan Engineering Council. The accreditation process for community health and nutrition, computer programs, and education programs is ongoing from the appropriate councils.

Quality Education at an Affordable Cost

AIOU has provided an affordable platform for the population of Pakistan to acquire knowledge without any discrimination. People willing to learn can initiate their journey at any age regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, and financial condition. It is cheaper for students as compared to the other private universities which require tuition fees along with a separate budget for residence and commute.

AIOU is funded by the government and requires a minimum tuition fee, because of the open distance learning mode. It also assists its students with facilities of libraries and technology to carry out their academic activities.


AIOU is composed of four distinguished faculties which have further departments as well as a Centre for Languages and Translation Studies (CeLTS). Each department offers multiple courses for Bachelor, Master, MPhil, PhD and other technical and vocational training programmes.

  • Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies: Quran and Tafseer, Arabic language & literature, Shari’ah (Islamic law & jurisprudence), Islamic Thought, History and Culture, Interfaith studies, Hadith & Hadith sciences, and Seerat Studies.
  • Faculty of Education: Educational Planning, Policy Studies And Leadership (EPPSL), Distance, Non-Formal and Continuing Education, Early Childhood Education and Elementary Teacher Education, Science Education, Special Education, Secondary Teacher Education, Center For Social Reconstruction, and Center for Lifelong Learning.
  • Faculty of Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Agricultural Sciences, Statistics, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology, and Nutritional Sciences & Environmental Design.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities: Urdu, Commerce, Iqbal Studies, Mass Communication, Library and Information Science, Gender and Women’s Studies, Pakistani Language, English, Business Administration, Sociology, Social Work & Pop. Studies, Economics, French, History, Pakistan Studies.

Programmes/Courses Offered by Allama Iqbal Open University 2023


In order to enroll in AIOU’s program of matriculation, a minimum of 13 years is the essential age limit. 36 credit hours are compulsory from the required 48 credit hours. These 48 credit hours are divided into four semesters. In the fourth semester, there are three options for students to opt from: one is to choose any two courses of 6 credit hours, the second is to opt for any 1 course of 6 credit hours and two courses of 3 credit hours, and the third option is to select any four courses of 3 credit hours. Below are the names of courses offered in the elective category:

  • Selling of Home-Made Products
  • Arabic
  • Family Health and Care
  • Garment Making-1
  • General Home Economics
  • Garment Making II
  • Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • First Aid-I
  • Home and Farm Operation Management
  • Applied Food & Nutrition
  • Seerat-e-Tayyaba
  • Lab Techniques in Physics
  • Fruit Production
  • Lab Techniques in Chemistry
  • Lab Techniques in Biology
  • Information Technology Basics
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The intermediate is a two-year programme conducted through an open-distance learning method. At this level, AIOU Pakistan offers three groups:

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Dars-e-Nizami Group)

The criteria for induction in this programme are SSC Dars-e-Nizami from AIOU or Matric General or Equivalent Certificate from IBCC. The mode of communication acquired in HSSC (Dars-e-Nizami Group) is Urdu. This is also divided into four semesters.

The division of courses among the four semesters is in this manner: Quran-e-Hakeem and Hadith are taught in the first semester; Fiqh and Usull ul Fiqh are offered in the second; the third comprises Arabic, Urdu-1 or Sindhi and Easy Urdu-1, Compulsory English-1; and Islamiat, Health and Nutrition, Urdu-2 or Sindhi and Easy Urdu-2 and Compulsory English-2 in the fourth.

The inclusion of the courses of Sindhi and Easy Urdu 1 and 2 shows the intent to promote inclusivity and commitment to make basic education available for all, without any discrimination.

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Commerce Group)

The Intermediate in Commerce programme was introduced in 1978. The scheme of courses was designed, taking into account the academic and job requirements. The motivation behind this programme is to deliver basic knowledge of banking services, trade, aids to trade, and accounting. The enrolling candidate must have a matriculation or equivalent qualification to become eligible.

Intermediate in Commerce is also dispersed into four semesters. Semester one offers Islamiyat or Ethic (For Non-Muslim students only), Pakistan Studies, and Compulsory English-1; the second holds Basics of Accounting, Principles of Commerce, Commercial Geography, and Introduction to Business Math; the third is composed of Compulsory English-2, Urdu-2, Sindhi + Easy Urdu-2 (Only for Sindhi students), Business Accounting, Essentials of Commerce; and the fourth is of Secretarial Practice, Banking, Introduction to Economics, and Introduction to Business Statistics.

Higher Secondary School Certificate (General Group)

In comparison with the Dars-e-Nizami Group and commerce group, the HSSC-General group programme has a bit of a different structure. In this, 18 credit hours are compulsory and 30 credit hours are elective. This programme is also divided into four semesters, with the division of 18 compulsory credit hours in this manner: 12 credit hours in the first semester and 6 in the second. The eligibility criteria for enrolment in this programme is to possess an SSC pass certificate with compulsory subjects being English, Pakistan Studies, and Islamiat.

The inducted students can choose the medium of communication as Urdu or English, as per their will. In the first semester, Islamiyat or Ethics (For Non-Muslim students only), Pakistan Studies, Urdu-I, and Compulsory English-I are offered; the second offers Urdu-2, Compulsory English-2 and Education; while the third and fourth semesters present three categories for students to opt from the elective/ major courses. Option one is to go for any 2 courses of 6 credit hours, two is any 1 course of 6 credit hours and 2 courses of 3 credit hours, while three is any 4 courses for 3 credit hours. The list of electives/major courses from which students can choose is mentioned below:

  • Daftri Urdu
  • Iqbaliyat
  • Rural Development
  • General Science
  • Arabic
  • Book-keeping and Accountancy
  • Muslim History of Sub-Continent    
  • Secretarial Practice
  • Child Care & Development
  • Islamiyat (E)
  • Home Management and Home Furnishing
  • Principles of Commerce
  • Banking
  • Plant Protection
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Information Technology Applications
  • Persian
  • Human Rights
  • Quran-e-Hakeem (Translation)
  • Statistics-I
  • Statistics-II
  • Sindhi + Easy Urdu-I
  • Sindhi + Easy Urdu-II
  • Mathematics-I
  • Mathematics-II
  • Mathematics-III


  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Arabic
  • BS Islamic Studies (Quran And Tafseer)
  • BS Islamic Studies (Shariah)
  • BS Islamic Studies (General)
  • BS Islamic Studies (Hadith & Hadith Sciences)
  • Bachelor of Dars-e-Nizami
  • Associate Degree in Education
  • Associate degree in Education ADE (2 years)
  • BS Instructional Design and Technology Program
  • Bachelor in Mass Communication
  • BS Accounting & Finance
  • Associate Degree in Commerce
  • BS Library and Information Sciences
  • BS English
  • Associate Degree in Arts (BA)
  • BS Microbiology
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Physics
  • BS in Statistics
  • BS Environmental Sciences
  • BS Math
  • BS Gender & Women Studies
  • BS Urdu
  • BS Mass Communication
  • BS Economics
  • BS Biochemistry
  • BS Islamic Studies (Specialisation in Seerat Studies)
  • BS Islamic Studies (Specialisation in Dars-e-Nizami)
  • Associate Degree in Pakistan Studies
  • BS (4 years) Pakistan Studies
  • BS Islamic Studies (Specialisation in Dars-e-Nizami) for International Students
  • BS Accounting & Finance (2.5 Years)


  • MA Arabic
  • MA Islamic Studies (Quran & Tafseer)
  • MA Islamic Studies
  • MA Hadith & Seerah
  • MEd Distance, Non-formal And Continuing Education (DFNE)
  • MA Education (DNFE)
  • MEd In Science Education
  • MEd Education
  • MA Education
  • Master of Arts (MA) Special Education
  • MEd in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE)
  • MEd In Special Education
  • MSc Television Production Program
  • MSc Mass Communication
  • Master in Commerce (MCom)
  • MA Urdu
  • Master in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)
  • MSc Gender & Women Studies
  • MA Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • MBA 3-1/2- Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • MBA 3-1/2 Banking and Finance (B&F)
  • MBA 3-1/2 Marketing
  • MBA 2-1/2 Information Technology (IT)
  • MBA 2-1/2 Banking and Finance (B&F)
  • MBA 2-1/2 Marketing
  • MBA 3-1/2 Information Technology (IT)
  • MBA Executive (Commonwealth Col. MBA/MPA)
  • MBA 3-1/2 Rural Management
  • MBA 2-1/2- Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • MSc Sociology
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Microbiology
  • MSc Botany
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Forestry Extension
  • MSc (Hons) Agricultural Extension
  • MSc (Hons) Livestock Management
  • MSc (Hons) Rural Development
  • MA History
  • MSc Pakistan Studies
  • MSc Statistics
  • MSc Sustainable Environmental Design
  • MSc Public Nutrition
  • MSc Environmental Sciences
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MEd with Specialization in Elementary Teacher Education


  • MPhil Arabic
  • MPhil Islamic Studies (Quran & Tafseer)
  • MS Shariah
  • MPhil Islamic Studies (General)
  • MPhil Education (Specialisation in Distance and Non-formal Education-DNFE)
  • MPhil Science Education
  • MPhil Educational Planning & Management (EPM)
  • MPhil (Education) ETE
  • MPhil Teacher Education
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Special Education
  • MPhil Mass Communication
  • MPhil Iqbal Studies
  • MPhil Urdu
  • MPhil in Pakistani Languages and Literature
  • MPhil English
  • MS Management Sciences
  • MPhil Economics
  • MPhil Chemistry
  • MS (Computer Science)
  • MPhil Physics
  • MPhil History
  • MPhil Pakistan Studies
  • MPhil Statistics
  • MS Environmental Design (Old Scheme For Continuing Students)
  • MS Environmental Design (Revised Scheme For Fresh Admissions)
  • MS Community Health & Nutrition (Revised Scheme)
  • MS Community Health & Nutrition
  • MPhil Math
  • MPhil Education (Specialisation In Elementary Teacher Education)
  • M.Phil. Islamic Studies (Specialisation in Seerat Studies)
  • MPhil Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)
  • MS Commerce
  • MPhil (Library and Information Sciences)
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PhD Programmes

  • PhD Islamic Studies (Quran & Tafseer)
  • PhD Shariah
  • PhD Islamic Studies (General)
  • PhD Islamic Studies
  • PhD Education (Specialisation in Distance and Non-formal Education-DNFE)
  • PhD (Education) with specialization in Science Education
  • PhD EPM
  • PhD Teacher Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Special Education
  • PhD Mass Communication
  • PhD Iqbal Studies
  • PhD Urdu
  • PhD in Pakistani Languages and Literature (MPhil Based)
  • PhD English (Linguistics)
  • PhD (Business Administration)
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD in Agricultural Extension
  • PhD Statistics
  • PhD Food & Nut (Department of Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Design)
  • PhD History
  • PhD Education (Specialisation Elementary Teacher Education)
  • PhD Islamic Studies (Specialisation in Seerat Studies)
  • PhD Arabic (MPhil/MS Based)
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Library and Information Sciences
  • PhD (Computer Science)

STEP/Certificate Programmes

In addition to the above-mentioned undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees, AIOU also offers STEP (Skills Training and Enhancement Programme)/certificate programmes under the supervision of relevant departments. It is a vocational training programme offered by AIOU, intended to equip its students with basic technical knowledge about various fields.

  • Al Lisan Ur Arabi
  • Arabi Bol Chal
  • Lughatul Quran
  • Arabic Teacher Training Course (ATTC)
  • STEP (Management Science)
  • STEP (Social Science)
  • STEP (Community Education)
  • STEP (Agricultural Sciences)
  • STEP (Hotel Services)
  • Certificate in Librarianship (CLS)
  • Agricultural Courses
  • “Study of Seerat Al-Nabi ﷺ” (Seerat Diploma Course)
  • Certificate Course “Study of Seerat Al-Nabi ﷺ”

AIOU Admissions 2023-2024

Allama Iqbal Open University offers distance learning education, ranging from SSC programs at the Matriculation level to PhD programs. Currently, admissions for ADE, BEd, BS, BBA, and Post Graduate Diploma programs are open for both national and international students.

Last Date for Admissions

The final date for admissions for national students in ADE, BEd, BS, BBA, and Post Graduate Diploma programs is October 17, 2023, while for international students, the deadline for these programs is September 30, 2023.

Detail List of Programmes & Courses Open for Admissions in Autumn 2023 (National Students)

BS Programmes Based on HSSC: Duration 4 Years

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Arabic
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Economics
  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Gender & Women Studies
  • History
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Sociology
  • Urdu
  • Islamic Finance
  • Islamic Studies with specialisation in:
    • Dars-e-Nizami
    • General
    • Hadith & Hadith Science Interfaith Studies
    • Quran and Tafseer
    • Seerat Studies
    • Shariah

BS Programmes Based on BA & BSc: Duration 2.5 Years

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Arabic
  • Urdu
  • Economics
  • Gender & Women Studies
  • English
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Islamic Studies with specialisation in:
    • Dars-e-Nizami
    • General
    • Hadith & Hadith Science Interfaith Studies
    • Quran and Tafseer
    • Seerat Studies 
    • Shariah

BS Programmes Based on AD: Duration 2 Years

(For the applicants having AD in relevant discipline with a minimum of 60 Credit Hours)

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Arabic
  • Gender & Women Studies 
  • English
  • Library and Information Sciences 
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Economics
  • Urdu
  • Islamic Studies with specialisation in:
    • Dars-e-Nizami 
    • General
    • Hadith & Hadith Science Interfaith Studies
    • Quran and Tafseer
    • Seerat Studies
    • Shariah

Associate Degree Programmes

  • Associate Degree in Arts (BA General)
  • BA Open Courses
  • Associate Degree in Commerce (BCom)
  • Associate Degree in Education

BEd Programmes Based on HSSC: Duration 4 Years

  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Science Education
  • School Leadership & Management
  • Secondary Teacher Education
  • Special Education

BEd Programmes Based BA & BSc: Duration 2.5 Years

  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Science Education

BEd Programmes Based on ADE: Duration 2 Years

  • Elementary Teacher Education 
  • Science Education
  • School Leadership & Management
  • Secondary Teacher Education
  • Special Education

BEd Programmes Based on BS, MA & MSc: Duration 1.5 Year

Eligibility: 18 Years of education (Academic disciplines other than education)

  • Elementary Teacher Education

BBA Programmes

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (HSSC Based)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BA/BSc Based)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (AD Based)

Post Graduate Diplomas

  • Criminology
  • EPM
  • Educational Leadership and Management
  • Environmental Health & Safety 
  • Gender & Women Studies 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Population and Development
  • Supply Chain Management

Certificate Courses

  • Al Lisanul Arabi 
  • Arabi Bol Chall 
  • Lughat ul Quran
  • Certificate in Literacy & Non-Formal Education
  • Certificate in Librarianship
  • Organic Kitchen Gardening
  • E-Commerce Skills Online Courses

Procedure for Applying (National Students)

Access the prospectuses for all programs on the University’s website to download them and review eligibility criteria and program details. Complete the online application at; for ADA, ADC, and BEd programs, you can find manual forms at Regional offices and Swift Centers. Continuing students can register for Autumn 2023 courses until October 25, 2023, without late fees through the CMS at For fee payments, use any branch of ABL, MCB, FWBL, and UBL banks, or opt for mobile financial services like Upaisa, Easypaisa, and JazzCash. These steps will guide you through the application process and ensure compliance with the necessary formalities.

Detail List of Programmes & Courses Open for Admissions in Autumn 2023 (International Students)

B.Ed Teacher Training Programs Based on Intermediate (4 Years)

  • BEd School Leadership & Management 
  • BEd Science Education
  • BEd Secondary Teacher Education
  • BEd Special Education
  • Bed ETE

B.Ed Teacher Training Programs Based on BA, BSc & AD (2.5 Years)

  • BEd Elementary Teacher Education
  • BEd Science Education

BS Programs Based on Intermediate (4 Years)

  • BS Islamic Studies International Student
  • BS Arabic
  • BS Accounting & Finance
  • BS Pakistan Studies 
  • BBA
  • BS Sociology
  • BS History
  • BS Economics
  • BS Mass Communication
  • BS Urdu
  • BS English (Language & Literature)
  • BS Gender & Women Studies
  • BS Library and Information Sciences

Associate Degree Programs Based on Intermediate

  • Associate Degree in Arts (BA General) 
  • Associate Degree in Commerce (B.Com)
  • BA Open Courses

BBA & BS Programs Based on BA, BSc & AD (2.5 Years)

  • BBA
  • BS Urdu
  • BS English
  • BS Economics
  • BS Arabic
  • BS Accounting & Finance

PGD Programs (1 Year)

  • PGD Early Childhood Education (ECE) 
  • PGD Educational Leadership and Management
  • PGD Human Resource Management 
  • PGD Supply Chain Management
  • PGD Entrepreneurship

Procedure for Applying (International Students)

The AIOU’s Directorate of International Collaboration & Exchange is now accepting online admissions for international and overseas students. This opportunity is available for the following programs: ADE, BEd, BS, BBA, and post-graduate diploma programmes.

For further information please CLICK HERE.

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All the Campuses and Centers of AIOU & Their Purposes

The university’s network is spread across all the provinces, encompassing 53 regions to facilitate students through a distributed system of education. There are 19 regional campuses, each equipped with purpose-built buildings. Additionally, there are over 300 study centers available for student-tutor meetings. These resources are spread across the country to ensure accessibility, with approximately 575 examination centers and 30 jail centers in place to cater to students nationwide, making education accessible at their doorstep. Furthermore, there are 13 approved study centers that facilitate face-to-face classes. Part-Time Regional Coordinators (PTRC) are also deployed at the tehsil/district levels where needed to support the educational process.

List of Regions with Addresses Where the University Operates


  • Multan: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Cf-7, Shah Rukn-e-alam Colony, Near Thana Stop Multan

(061) 9220202-3, 6772499

  • Faisalabad: Postal Address

Regional Campus, F-block, Near Stn Tower, Millat Town, Faisalabad

(041) 9330790-3

  • Lahore: Postal Address

Regional Campus, 346 Raza Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore

042-99333578, 042-99333579, 042-99333580

  • Bahawalnagar: Postal Address

Regional Campus, 46 A Block Z Main Road Model Town Bahawalnagar


  • Bahawalpur: Postal Address

Regional Center, Chak No.12-a/bc, Near Airport Hasilpur By Pass Road, Bahawalpur


  • Chakwal: Postal Address

Regional Center, Opposite Allied Park, Near Food Godam Railway, By-Pass Road, Chakwal.

0543-553566, 553577 Fax: 0543-553577

  • Dera Ghazi Khan: Postal Address

Regional Center, Railway Road, Near Veterinary Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan

(064) 9260386 Fax: (064) 9260387

  • Gujranwala: Postal Address

Regional Center, 10-x Block, Peoples Colony, Gujranwala

(055) 9230251-3

  • Jhang: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Toba Road opposite Officers Colony Jhang

047-7630953, 7631166

  • Jhelum: Postal Address

Regional Office, Mujahid Abad Near Jada Main G.T. Road, Jhelum


  • Kasur: Postal Address

Regional Centre, Ghaffar Chowk (Bhatta Corianwal), Main Road, Kasur City


  • Mandi Bahauddin: Postal Address

Regional Centre, Ghaffar Chowk (Bhatta Corianwal), Main Road, Kasur City


  • Mianwali: Postal Address

Regional Center, Near UnderPass, Mianwali

(0459) 920024-6

  • Narowal: Postal Address

Regional Centre, Main Ransiwal Phatak (Chowk), Near Standard College, Lahore Road Narowal.

(0542)413122, 413232

  • Rahim Yar Khan: Postal Address

Regional Center, Near Sheikh Zaid AirPort Rahim Yar Khan

068-9239046, 9239166

  • Rawalpindi: Postal Address

Regional Office, House No. CB / 190-A Lane No. 4 St.No. 1 Near Maryam Memorial Hospital / Wings Bakers Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi

051-9334265, 0519334264, 051 111 112 468

  • Sahiwal: Postal Address

Regional Center, House No.268, Street No.3, Saeed Moakal Colony,Near Imtiaz Hospital Opp. Mall Mandi, Sahiwal.

040-9330456, 040-9330457

  • Sargodha: Postal Address

Regional Center, House # 145, Moradabad Colony Near Daewoo Terminal, University Road, Sargodha

048-3211217, 048-3211218

  • Sheikhupura: Postal Address

Regional Centre, Street No 1 Jamil Town, Lahore Road Near Superior College Sheikhupura


  • Sialkot: Postal Address

Regional Center, Mohallah Mumtaz pura, Hajipura, Daska road, Sialkot

052-3241300, 3241400

  • Vehari: Postal Address

Regional Campus, House No. 166, Faisal Town, Opposite Govt. Boys Post Graduate College, Vehari


  • Attock: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Street No 5, Al-Hamra Rd, Darul Islam Colony Attock, Punjab

057-9316418, 057-2610610


  • Quetta: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Eastern ByPass, Takhtani Road, Quetta.

(081) 2674429-2674398 Fax: (081) 2674429

  • Kalat: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Near B & R Rest House, Kalat


  • Dera Murad Jamali: Postal Address 

Regional Center, Bus Stand Road, Near Ghazali Public School, Gola Chowk, Dera Murad Jamali

(0838) 710375

  • Gwadar: Postal Address

Regional Campus Gwadar, Pishkan Avenue Road near Bahria College, Gwadar

0864-410300, 03342233559

  • Zhob: Postal Address

Regional Center, Khuda e dad Road Zhob


  • Kharan: Postal Address

The full address of this region is not mentioned anywhere.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Peshawar: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Plot No. 14, Sector A-3, Phase-V Hayatabad Peshawar


  • Abbottabad: Postal Address

Regional Office, Adjacent B.I.S.E, Murree Road, Abbottabad


  • Mardan: Postal Address

Regional Centre, Bungalow No. 237, Sector-E, Sadberge Road, Sheikh Maltoon Township, Mardan 

0937841030, 0937841020

  • Chitral: Postal Address

Regional Center, Governor Cottage Road Goldoor, Chitral Town, District Lower

0943-413811, 413419

  • Dera Ismail Khan: Postal Address

Regional Center, Neli Kothi, Behind District Auditorium, District Courts, Dera Ismail Khan

(0966) 9280168-9280178 Fax: (0966) 9260386

  • Kohat: Postal Address

Regional Center, House No. 43, Sector A/2, Phase No.2, Opposite to Passport Office Double Road, KDA, Kohat

0922-513881, 0922-513882

  • Swat: Postal Address

Regional Center, College Colony, Opposite Shahuda Park, Saidu Sharif (Swat)


  • Timergara: Postal Address

Regional Center Allama Iqbal Open University, Balambat Road Timergara



  • Karachi: Postal Address

Regional Campus, St # 6, D-1, Block No. 14, Federal ‘B’ Area Karachi 75950

(021) 99246099 – 101 Fax: (021) 99246098

  • Hyderabad: Postal Address

Regional Campus, Bungalow No. 46, B1-8 Unit No.02, Latifabad, Railway Employee Housing Society Near Lal Qila Restaurant, Behind RT Hotel Autobahn Road

(022)9330052 & (022) 9330053

  • Larkana: Postal Address

Regional Center, Allama Iqbal Open University, Sachal Colony, Banglow No.67, Near City Hospital (Bakhtawar Park), Larkana City

(074) 9239044 (074) 4752263

  • Kandhkot: Postal Address

Model Study Center District Complex, Goli Maar Road, KandhKot District Kashmore.


  • Mithi: Postal Address

Regional Center, Near Session Court, Mai Bhagi Chowk Mithi


  • Moro: Postal Address

Regional Center Moro A Little Ahead of Dars Bus Stop Near Feroze Jamali Sahib’s Bungalow on National Highway N.5 Moro

025-4550506, Khalid Hussain (LDC RC Moro) 03400350180 or Aftab Hisbani (LDC RC Moro) 03321782346, or Sachal Gujar (Assistant) student counselor 03003267170

  • Sukkur: Postal Address

Regional Campus Sukkur Main National Highway Rohri, Opposite Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Arore Taluka Rohri, District Sukkur

(071)5807213 (071)5807214

  • Thatta: Postal Address

Regional Center, Allama Iqbal Open University, Banglow No. 74, Main Ghulamullah Road Near City School Makli, District Thatta

0298-920201, 920202.

  • Umerkot: Postal Address

Noor Model Study Centre, Old Girls College Hostel, Opp: DCO Office, UmerKot.

0238-920016, 920010

  • Malir: Postal Address

Model Study Center, House No. 240, Block “C” Bagh E Malir near Malir Halt Karachi.



Allama Iqbal Open University is a viable option for students to continue their academic journey cost-effectively and without any disruptions. Online lectures and academic activities, as per the feasibility of students, make them perform efficiently. Hence, AIOU is an opportunity for the masses to acquire education and be contributing citizens of Pakistan.

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