The 22nd Science Faculty Board of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Monday met and worked out a scheme of study for launching Associate Degree in Agriculture technology.
The Board while approving the proposed degree in principally said, it meant to provide academic support to the agriculture community to enhance per acre yields of various crops.
Since, Pakistan is agriculture-based country, such a degree will be highly valuable, said Dean Sciences Prof. Dr. Syed Zafar Ilyas while presiding over the meeting.
The proposed degree is in line with vision of the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum launching market-based academic programs that enable the students to play their productive role in socio-economic development of the country.
It was proposed in the meeting that the Associate Degree in Agriculture will be launched from next Autumn, after meeting its necessary technical and professional requirements, keeping in view the guideline of the Higher Education Commission.
It was agreed that the aspiring students will be imparted theoretical and practical knowledge during two-year course, initially through face-to-face mode of studies.