ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) announced that the admission forms of MS/MPhil and PhD programmes for the autumn semester, 2013 would be received until July 26 with late fee charges of Rs 500.
This was announced by Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR) Director Dr Hamid Khan Niazi. He said the admission forms could be downloaded from the university’s website: www.aiou.edu.pk.
He said the admissions to PhD programmes (on MS/MPhil basis) were being offered in Islamic studies (general), Islamic studies (Quran and Tafseer), chemistry (offered in Islamabad only), Iqbal studies, Pakistani languages and literature with specialisation in Pashto, Balochi, Brahul, Sindhi, Saraiki, Punjabi and Urdu, while the admissions to MPhil programmes were being offered in Islamic studies (general), Islamic studies (Quran and Tafseer), Arabic, chemistry (offered in Islamabad only), Iqbal studies and mass communication.
He said the admission to MS was being offered in community health and nutrition only.
“The eligibility for PhD admissions is MPhil 1st Division/3GPA in the relevant subject, and the candidate must have passed the Graduate Assessment Test (subject) test with at least 60 percent marks, while MSc with 2nd division and must have passed the GAT (general) test with 50 percent marks is the eligibility for admissions in MS and MPhil programmes,” the BASR director added.
Niazi said the results of these tests were valid for 2 years and the students who had passed the said test within this period, could also apply.
AIOU Admissions Director Syed Ziaul Hasnain said the admissions from Matric to master level programmes for the autumn semester, 2013 would start from July 22.
According to the controller of exams, the results of ATTC, PTC, CT, BEd, MPhil (economics, Arabic, Iqbalyat, Pakistani languages) and PhD in Islamic studies, Pakistani languages and Iqbalyat for the autumn semester, 2012 had already been declared and placed on the website of the university.
He further said the remaining results for the autumn semester, 2012 would be declared before the commencement of new admissions, which is going to be started from July 22.