islamabad-Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has expedited process of mailing books and other study material to its around 700,000 enrolled students from various parts of country for the autumn 2016 semester.

As per he instructions of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui, the employees of the Mailing Department were working in two shifts to ensure timely receipt of the books by the students, said a press release here on Sunday.

The effort would provide enough study-time to the students and enabling  them to submit their course-assignments within stipulated time.

Books along with allied material to thirty-thousand students of Matric, forty thousand students of FA and thirty thousand students of BA programs have already been dispatched.

Efforts are being made to complete the mailing process by the end of  December, the official added. The process has been undertaken in collaboration with Pakistan Post, which has set up its permanent office at the University’s main campus.   

The Post office will ensure books-delivery to students within 36-hours.

A new computerized tracking system has been introduced to facilitate  thousands of students to check books mailing status. A new website (mailing.aiou.edu.pk) has been launched for this purpose.

A student can easily find out the books mailing position by entering his roll number or admissions challan number in the mail box. In order to transform the mailing system, it was also decided to send text message to students on their cell phone as soon as books are dispatched to given postal address.

As per current practices, all books are sent to the students postal services. For facilitating the students, postage registry number and roll numbers have been kept same.

The students have been advised to contact their relevant post offices case of delay in the books’ delivery.

The relevant staff has also been advised to ensure accuracy in the mailing system to avoid any inconvenience at the students’ level.

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