ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) opens its first phase of admissions for the Semester Spring, 2020 in allover Pakistan from Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
According to the Director Admissions on Tuesday, academic programmes which are offered in the first phase include Matric, FA, MS/MPh, PhD and BS (face-to-face). Contrary to previous practice, the AIOU now holds admissions for each semester in two phases. The second phase will begin from March 1, through which applications will be invited for Master, BEd (Associate degree) and teachers’ training programs. The two-phase admission’s plan made the process more efficient and facilitating for the aspiring students. It is also aimed at streamlining the academic sessions for the timely mailing of books and conducting examinations.
The applications for the admissions of Matric, FA programmes will be received till February 20, while admission forms for the MS/MPhil/PhD/BS (face-to-face) will be received till February 14.
As per the new schedule, admissions of BA/BS/BEd/MA and MSc programmes will take place from March 1 and would be continued till April 15. The AIOU will help interested students to apply for the admissions online.
REGULATIONS FOR REFUND OF ADMISSION FEE
Admission fee once deposited by the candidates/ students in the university account will neither be refunded nor converted/adjusted as a matter of right. However, the fee paid by the candidates/students will be settled in the following cases:
i) The candidates/ students who deposit the fee for a programme and later on change their mind to apply in another programme and communicate their decision in black and white to the admission section before dispatch of study material in such cases, the fee will be refunded to them after deduction of 10% of the total amount deposited.
ii) The candidates/ students who discontinue the programme/ courses(s) after dispatch of books, neither their admission will be cancelled nor fee will be refunded to them.
iii) The candidates/ students who are not allowed admission to a programme offered by the university due to less enrolment/non-formation of viable group/non-offering of courses, the full fee will be refunded to them.
iv) The candidates/ students who know that they are ineligible for admission to a programme, and even then they deposit the fee, in such cases, the fee will be refunded after the deduction of 5% as services charges from the total amount.
v) The amount deposited by the candidates/ student in excess (more than the prescribed fee) will be refunded/ adjusted within a year.
vi) Cases of refund of the admission fee will be processed after finalization/completion of admission of the semester and only on the production of original Bank Challan/Receipt
No. 3 & 4.
vii) If candidates/students deceive the university and get admission in two different programmes simultaneously in a semester admission will be cancelled in both the programmes and the fee deposited for both the programmes will be forfeited.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Sr. No. Name Telephone Nos
Director Admissions 051-9250043 051-9250162 (Fax)
Assistant Registrar (Mailing) 051-925018
Controller of Examinations 051-9250012
Director Students Affairs 051-9250174
Assistant Registrar (Postgraduate) 051-9057422
Directorate of BASR 051-9057794 051-9057689