Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will offer admissions to its M.Sc. (Hons), MS/M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes simultaneously throughout the nation. Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi, Director of the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR), of the AIOU.
According to Director BASR, admittance to Ph.D. programmes (on an MS/M.Phil basis) would be available in agricultural extension, distance education, non-formal education, secondary teacher preparation, education planning and management (EPM), and special education. The secondary teacher education, educational planning and management (EPM), special education, science education, computer science, statistics, physics, environmental design, urdu, economics, management sciences, and Pakistani languages and literature, he said, would all offer admission to MS/M.Phil programmes via distance, non-formal, and continuing education.
There would be M.Sc (Hons) programmes in agricultural extension, live stock management, and rural development. He stated that the prospectus and admission forms may be obtained from the university website for a processing fee of Rs 500. According to him, admission to Ph.D. programmes requires an M.Phil 1st division with a 3.0 GPA in the relevant subject as well as passing the NTSGAT (Subject) test with 60% of the possible points, while admission to M.Sc. (Hons), MS, and M.Phil. programmes requires an M.Sc. 2nd division as well as passing the NTS GAT (General) test with 50% of the possible points.The results of the NTS,GAT (General/Subject) are valid for two years, according to Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi. He stated that students who passed the exam within this time frame but were not admitted might still apply.