Allama Iqbal Open University Introduces New Academic Programs

The Academic Council of Allama Iqbal Open University has approved the introduction of several new programs, including BS programs, PGD programs, certificate courses, and short courses.

The decision was made during the 67th meeting of the Academic Council and the 51st meeting of the Academic Planning and Development/Research and Educational Technology Committee (APD/RET).

Chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood and organized by Registrar Raja Umer Younis, the meeting was attended by department heads, principal officers, and external members. The council approved changes in the titles and content of various courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and Faculty of Sciences.

Newly approved programs include BS programs in Political Science, International Relations, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Environmental Studies, as well as a short IELTS course and a PGD in Clinical Nutrition. Agenda items from service departments, including the Examination Department, Directorate of Regional Services, and Directorate of Academic Planning and Course Production, were also approved.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood emphasized the importance of adhering to university and Higher Education Commission policies when designing courses and preparing teaching materials. He also introduced new members and expressed commitment to enhancing the quality of education.

These decisions will be subject to approval by the University’s Supreme Body (Executive Council) in the next meeting.

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