Allama Iqbal Open College was arrange underneath an indication of parliament in 1974 as a pioneer in non-formal and separation instruction in Pakistan. It was then the world’s second open school; the primary such school was arrange within the UK in 1969. Presently there are 17 tremendous faculties of the world and Allama Iqbal offers an opportunity to working people to improve their capabilities with out surrendering their occupations or properties. In Pakistan separation coaching is particularly match to the feminine populace because it provides them an opportunity to study at dwelling. Likewise, people residing within the ancestral and distant a good distance from customary instructive institutions, moreover have an opportunity to be taught. On this school, the interval for ending their declarations and levels is related with understudies’ very personal tempo and luxury. The AIOU makes use of each single possible car for steering together with correspondence supplies, radio and TV, satellite tv for pc transmission, net based mostly educating, non-
talk media, educational train steering and gathering getting ready workshops and the sky is the restrict from there.
The AIOU started with 5 programs and an enrolment of underneath 1,000 of each 1975-76, and it has over the earlier years prolonged each which manner. At current absolutely the variety of tasks delivered is 116, and programs, 1,377. Within the 12 months 2007-08, understudy enrolment arrived at 1,031,951 and course enrolment to 2,982,420, out of which the feminine rate of interest has been 51 %. Immediately 4 preparations of workforce in 36 scholarly divisions and an Institute of Mass Schooling provide a large scope of programs from utilitarian non-credit to M.Phil/Ph.D degree. At current the school provides 19 Ph.D programs, 192 at M.Phil/MS, 516 Masters degree, 67 in Academics Schooling, 282 Bachelor/Diploma, 80 Greater Secondary College, 30 Secondary College, 12 Girls’s Center Schooling, and 114 Practical Non-Credit score/Girls’s Primary Schooling programs.
The College talk 264 radio and 382 T.V applications in 2005-06. As of late the school has begun to speak instructive tasks on FM Radio at 91.6 MHz. The College has moreover settled a video-conferencing system in seven choose areas to steer lessons on-line for Laptop Science programs.
The native system, at current, includes of 36 Regional Campuses/Facilities with 82 low upkeep provincial planning workplaces all by way of the nation. The school has at this level arrange 1,274 examination focuses yearly as a group with formal instructive foundations and examine focuses with most up-to-date PC lab workplaces for the understudies concentrating within the fields of science, innovation or probably PC sciences in a joint effort with non-public organizations of excessive notoriety in each single important metropolis of the nation additionally.
Roughly 950 evaluation focuses are arrange yearly at Tehsil and District degree with coordination of provincial system to encourage the understudies. As much as 2007, 1,121,382 levels, recognitions and endorsements have been granted. Immediately the endorsed posts of the school #1,899 together with academicians, authoritative and overhauling/supporting workers. About 1.6 million books apart from different related supplies are printed and supplied to the understudies yearly. The Central Library of the College is furnished with an accumulation of greater than 114,000 books. The yearly repeating spending plan of the school for the 12 months 2007-08 is Rs.1921.848 million, of which the school creates 87 % from its personal belongings. At current the blessing asset of the College is assessed at Rs.2.4000 billion.