About Us

 AIOU is the world’s first Open University and it was established in May, 1974. It is a unique institution in Pakistan because of its philosophy, system, approach, functions and overall structure. AIOU is a distance learning education institution and its main aim is to provide educational opportunities to those who cannot afford or access regular campus-based universities.Allama Iqbal Open University was established with a vision to provide educational opportunities to all segments of society and it has now become one of the largest universities in Asia. The university has more than 1.6 million students enrolled in various programs and it offers over 500 different programs at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.