Islamabad - Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the last date for submission of admissions’ forms for its Matric to PhD-level programmes till September 30 without late fee.

This was decided by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui on the demand of prospective applicants and to facilitate the students. It was noted that retention rate of continuing students has increased to over 90 per cent in the recent years.

He hoped that the maximum number of people will take benefit of the extension to continue their study. The students were being provided maximum facilities in the admission process.

Admissions forms and prospectuses could also be obtained from the University’s main campus, 44-Regional Campuses and more than 100- coordinating offices across the country. Moreover prospectus and admission forms of all programmes could also be obtained from the University’s official website.

Admission forms along with the required fee can be submitted at the nation-wide designated Banks’ branches.

Applicants of the merit based programmes are required to send their admission forms directly to the concerned department without admission fee as per procedure given in the prospectus.

The programmes have been offered on merit based includes PhD, MSc/PGD Mass Communication, MS/MPhil, MSc Statistics and

COL MBA/MPA programmes.