Islamabad—Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to introduce some new academic programs for professional up-gradation including LLB, M.Phil Library Science and bachelor degree in fine arts. This was announced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Sididqui while addressing 2nd phase of indigenous on-campus training workshop that was arranged in collaboration with Higher Education Commission. Spadework for launching these degree-level has already been started.
The AIOU being public sector institution is under obligation facilitate the people to upgrade their professional qualification, he said adding “We are negotiating with Pakistan Bar Council to launch the LLB program from next semester according to set standard and the prevailing practices.
Face-to-face classes will be arranged for this program. Initially, this facility will be available for the students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad region. The M.Phil Library Science program will also be launched from next semester to meet the requirement of the librarians to improve their professional skill.