AIOU sets up Graduate Studies coordination office

Islamabad—Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has set up a full-fledged coordination office of Graduates Studies to streamline the admission, examination and mailing process of higher-level academic programmes, including MA, MSc, M. Phil and PhD. The AIOU’s Executive Council has approved the proposal at its meeting held last week, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui. This is a major step forward towards timely and efficient handling of the post-graduate-level degree programmes. It will improve coordination of different graduate programmes’ activities.
A website will be launched soon containing all the required information regarding postgraduate studies. Prof. Dr. Naghmana Rashid, Dean Sciences was appointed as head of this office. There will be some permanent staff to exclusively handle matters relating to post-graduates studies.
Dr. Shahid Sididqui said, the office will monitor timeline for major activities of graduate programmes in consultation with the relevant departments. It has been assigned the task of ensuring timely completion of admissions, declaration of results and mailing of books, he added.—APP

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