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Role of Allama Iqbal Open University in Promoting Access and Demoting Gender Disparity in Higher Education in Pakistan Muhammad Safdar PhD Scholar Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad [email protected]

Dr. Irshad Hussain Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Islamia University Bahawalpur [email protected]

Dr. Amtul Hafeez Lecturer Faculty of Education Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, PAKISTAN [email protected] Cell # 0092 321 551 3515 INTRODUCTION Higher education has emerged as a key factor for socio-economic development in the recent decades. Amazingly, more persons are attending colleges and universities in this century than in all of the human history (Goodman, 1999) and it is rightly argued by Manuel Castells, if knowledge and information are electricity of the new world economy, universities are one of the power sources on st which the development process of 21 century has to rely. (Altbach, 1999) About 64 years ago Quaid-i-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Father of the Nation) has expressed the importance of higher education in these words, “Of all the economic growth initiatives available to the Government of Pakistan, perhaps none holds more promise and the possibility of large scale and sustainable returns than the effectiveness and expansion of the Higher Education infrastructure in Pakistan”. (GoP, 2009) Unfortunately, despite of these golden words of our hero at the advent of this millennium the total number of students in higher education was about 2.6% for the age group of 17-23 which was very low and Pakistan ranked amongst the worst in the world in higher education enrolment ratios, as compared to China (13%), Malaysia (26%), Thailand (39%) and Korea (83%). (HEC MTDF, 20052010) Before the inception of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, the total number of students in Pakistan’s higher education system was approximately 475,000. Of these students, only 139,000 have attended universities-representing a less than 0.8% enrollment ratio for higher education, i.e. fewer than 8 of every 1000 Pakistanis between the ages of 17 and 23 have attended university. Enhancing accessibility and participation in higher education is an important goal of Higher Education Commission. (HEC, 2008) Soon after the establishment of HEC this ratio increased drastically and it approached to 5%. HEC aimed to continue this progress to 10% by 2015 and subsequently to 15% by 2020. (HEC MTDF, 2005-2010) SITUATION ANALYSIS In a global gender gap survey of 134 countries, Pakistan is placed at 132 –down from 127 in 2008- even behind Ghana and Ethiopia at 81 and122 respectively. Similarly, in tertiary education Pakistan is ranked at 99 even behind Namibia at 97 (Global Gender Gap Report 2009). Pakistan is spending less than 2.9% of its GDP on education which is very low as compared to its regional partners; Nepal (3.2%), India (3.3%), Indonesia (3.5%), Thailand (4.5%), Malaysia (4.7%), Iran (5.2%) and Vietnam (5.3%). According to COMPENDIUM ON GENDER STATISTICS IN PAKISTAN 2009, “gender discrimination is prevailing in every type of public sector institution as there are 562 female out of 1268 Arts & Science Colleges. Similarly, there are five female universities in 65

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universities and only 23 female professional colleges in the total 428 professional colleges”. Regarding enrollment in the public sector professional colleges and public sector universities, according to the reports of Economic Survey of Pakistan 2009-10 and COMPENDIUM ON GENDER STATISTICS IN PAKISTAN 2009, total number of students in public sector professional colleges was 246757 with 30% female students and 70% male students. In 2007-08 total numbers of students in public sector universities were 311383 with 38% female and 62% male students. It is notable that in all HEIs (both public and private sectors) total number of students was 331745 in 2002-03 which reached to 741092 in 2007-08 with an increase of about 100%. Table 1: Gender Wise Distribution of enrollment in HEIs Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Years

Male%

Female%

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

63.16 61.40 57.77 58.57 59.15 53.91 53.83

36.84 38.60 42.23 41.43 40.85 46.09 46.17

Source: HEC Annual Report (2004-05) and HEC Report 2002-08

It is evident from table: 1 that there was a big gap (63% and 37%) in male and female students in 2001-02 which gradually decreased due to judicious plans and policies of HEC to enhance the women enrollment and remained 54% and 46% in 2008. This is perhaps the most significant of all of HEIs remarkable achievements during the last years. (HEC, 2009) DISTANCE EDUCATION In Pakistan the formal system of education did not expand with the increased growth of population. Moreover the dropout rate and gender disparity have been very high. In order to meet such challenges, The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) was established in 1974. Within a modest period the University has been able to offer courses from literacy to PhD level. The AIOU, a Mega University, is a unique institution in many ways, affording educational facility to all children from ‘nine to ninety’… AIOU has come up as the largest University of Pakistan in terms of course enrolment and course programmes as it is offering more than 135 programmes and imparting education to students exceeding 570,000 in number. (Vice Chancellor’s Report (2004-05) Due to flexible system AIOU is playing vital role in national development by promoting access and demoting gender disparity which can be visualized from the following table.

Table 2: Overall Student Enrollment in 2008 Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Region/Province Punjab Sindh Khyber Pakhtoonkah Balochistan Azad Kashmir Northern Areas Federal Capital Pakistan (Grand Total)

Male N 325129 30435 55204 13632 30521 5571 24492 484984

% 46 67 51 69 39 48 54 48

2008 Female N 384354 14899 52548 6237 47958 6000 20910 532906

Total % 54 33 49 31 61 52 46 52

709483 45334 107752 19869 78479 11571 45402 1017890

Source: Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report 2007-08, Hussain, I. 2009 and Jumani, Chisti and Babar 2010

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Table: 2 depicts that total number of students enrolled in 2008 was 1017890 and majority of them were female students (532906). Ratio of female students exceeded with 52% from their male counterparts which were 48% of the total number of students. However, there is region wise variation i.e. female ratio is higher in Punjab (54), Azad Kashmir (61%) and in Northern Areas (52%) while there are more male students in Sindh (67%), Khyber Pakhtoonkhah (51%), Balochistan (69%) and Federal Capital (54%). Anyhow, overall the ratio of female students is ahead of male students. Table 3: Overall Student Enrollment in 2008 Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Year 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 Total

Male N 484984 481803 328341 272479 217973 172319 161198 429728 2548825

Female N 532906 480417 319036 294120 238578 194668 174867 478084 2712676

% 48 50 51 48 48 47 48 47 48

Total % 52 50 49 52 52 53 52 53 52

1017890 962220 647377 566599 456551 366987 336065 907834 5361523

Source: Vice Chancellor’s Annual Reports 1999-00, 200-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, Hussain 2009 and Jumani, Chisti and Babar 2010

It is evident from the table: 3 that from 1999 to 2008 total number of students were 5361523 with 2712676 female (52%) and 2548825 male (48%) students respectively. In this decade female students’ enrollment remained ahead of their male colleagues except of 2006 where male students (51%) exceeded from female students (49%). Interestingly, in 2007 enrollment, both male and female students were almost equal (Male=481803, Female=480417 with total=962220). Similar situation prevailed in many courses in higher education and female students were more in total as compared to male students.

Table 4: Course wise Student Enrollment in 2008 Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Course PhD Islamiat PhD Urdu M.Phil Education(TE) M.Phil Special Education MSc Chemistry M.Sc. Pak Studies M.Sc. Gender

Male N 7 4 36

% 50 50 43

Female N 7 4 47

% 50 50 47

Total 14 8 83

13

36

23

44

36

35

36

61

44

96

1721

49

1821

51

3542

464

33

938

67

1402

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8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

and Women Studies MLIS 75 46 89 54 164 MA Arabic 103 50 101 50 204 MA Urdu 827 48 914 52 1741 MA Islamic 2407 35 4388 65 6795 Studies MA Teacher 3285 24 10660 76 13945 Education MA Special 940 34 1859 66 2799 Education MA Education 326 26 948 74 1274 DNFCE MA Education 315 50 321 50 636 EPM MEd. Science 858 44 1084 56 1942 Education MEd. DNFCE 199 36 349 64 548 MEd. Teacher 7953 32 16913 68 24866 Education MEd. Special 651 37 1107 63 1758 Education PGD Engilish 490 45 605 55 1095 TEFL BLIS 4477 50 4562 50 9039 BA 132812 47 149096 53 281908 Total 157998 45 195897 55 353895 Source: Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report 2007-08

It is evident from the above table that overall ratio of female is 55% while males are rather less than females (45%) and out of 353895 female are 195897 while 157998 are male students. In the above listed 22 courses in only two courses male and female are equal while in the course of MA Arabic male student are slightly ahead (only 2) from the female students. Except of these three courses in all remaining nineteen courses female students are more as compared to male students.

MAIN PURPOSE Main purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of AIOU in promoting access and demoting gender disparity in higher education in Pakistan. Factors affecting female access to higher education were also assessed in this study. METHODOLOGY This study was descriptive in nature therefore; survey approach was adopted for data collection. The study was conducted in rural areas of Sargodha Region and 100 female students of BA and MA courses were taken randomly. A questionnaire (on five point Likert Scale) was administered for data collection. Collected data were analyzed through SPSS XIV by running descriptive statistics (mean score and standard deviation). Table 5: Factors Affecting Female Enrollment in Higher Education S.No.

Statement

SA

A

UNC

DA

SDA

Mean

StD

4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10

11 12 13 14 15

Restricted culture is a hindrance in female higher education (HE) Poverty is an obstacle in female HE Parents give priority to male children for getting HE Many people are unaware about AIOU Insecurity is a problem in female HE Study center is at long distance from your home Domestic engagements are an obstacle in female HE Misconception of religion is a hindrance in female HE There is lack of highly qualified female teachers in your area who can guide in HE Early marriage is an obstacle in female HE Role of AIOU towards female HE AIOU is engendering female disparity in HE Student Support services help in solving learners’ problems Teachers attitude towards female learners is positive Please specify any other barrier in female HE Kindly provide some suggestions for the promotion of female HE

25

38

6

5

2

30 26

35 37

4 6

4 5

29 28 33

35 40 34

5 4 5

30

36

27 23

4.03

.96

3 2

4.12

1.00

4.05

.96

4 3 4

3 1 -

4.09 4.14

1.01 .89

4.25

.80

6

3

1

4.20

.85

39

5

3

1

4.17

.82

33

8

7

5 3.8

1.16

3.83

1.16

4.20

.88

3.89

1.15

4.05

.99

24

31

10

6

5

31

35

5

4

1

24

37

3

7

5

27

36

5

6

2

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Scale value for this table is SA (Strongly Agreed) =5, A (Agreed) =4, UNC (Uncertain) =3, DA (Disagreed) =2 and SDA (Strongly Disagreed) =1

Majority of the Pakistanis are living in rural areas while rural culture is unsupportive regarding female education especially in higher education (HE) sector. Adult female learners are considered niche in their household work instead of going out for getting HE. Poverty is another influencing factor in female disparity in HE in the rural areas of Pakistan. Fee in HE sector is rather lofty as compared to the financial conditions of the commonality. Parents extend priority to male children while females are neglected to pursue HE. Males’ income is considered increase in family income which ultimately provides stability while females’ income will go to their in-laws. In rural areas a lot of people are unaware about AIOU and its flexible education system. Insecurity is the prevailing phenomenon in the whole Pakistan as the terrorists and miscreants have created uncertainty everywhere in the country. Parents feel leisure and pleasure to see their children safe and sound at home at the cost of their education. Study centers are situated at a long distance from students’ homes. In the rural areas transport system and infrastructure is either very poor or unreliable and after attempting paper, return to home is a big panic for female learners. Besides domestic tasks like cooking, sewing, stitching and embroidery etc. females have to shoulder equal share in the males’ activities of livelihood. Religious misconception about female HE is a dilemma experienced by rural areas population. Early marriage is another obstacle in promotion of female HE. AIOU is playing significant role in engendering female disparity in education especially in HE sector. Lack of highly qualified female teachers who can guide adult females in HE is another important hindrance in the promotion of female HE in rural areas. Learners were satisfied with student support services (SSS). Teachers’ attitude towards female HE was positive. CONCLUSION

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Role of AIOU in promoting access and demoting gender disparity in higher education is remarkable and surely, it seems to be a blessing for culturally restricted and discriminatively treated females. Government may launch uninterrupted media campaign about the importance of female education until the gender disparity and the religious misconception about female HE is eliminated from the whole country. Female institutions as well as the staff may be leveled with male institutions and staff on priority basis. Government may launch sincere and judicious policies for poverty alleviation instead of poverty elevation as is the customary. For the enhancement of female enrollment in higher education through extending awareness about AIOU emphasis may be given on the media campaign about AIOU. Study and examination centers may be established nearest to the learners’ homes. All female students may be offered especial fee concession without any discrimination. Due to factor like pregnancy in some cases female students may be granted relaxation in the submission of their assignments. Women’s studies courses may be increased and revamped according to the society’s needs so that these courses may boost up their socio economic status. Further, continue efforts to reduce and eliminate these barriers from HE may be carried on.

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i. PROSPECTUS. OF. M.Phil, M.A/M.Sc Programmes. For. SEMESTER: SPRING, 2010. Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities. Allama Iqbal Open University, ...

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES ................................................................................................................. DEPARTMENTS/PROGRAMMES OFFERED Department of Mass Communication ............................................................................................................................................... M. Sc. Mass Communication ............................................................................................................................................................... PGD....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Department of Economics ................................................................................................................................................................. M Phil Economics ...............................................................................................................................................................................

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Department of Library and Information Sciences ........................................................................................................................... MLIS ..................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics ............................................................................................................. Diploma and MA in Teaching of English a Foreign Language (TEFL) ................................................................................................

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Department of Sociology ................................................................................................................................................................... M. Sc. Sociology .................................................................................................................................................................................

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GENERAL INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................................................... Regulations for Refund of Admission Fee ........................................................................................................................................... Important Telephone Numbers ............................................................................................................................................................ AIOU Regional Coordinating Office Addresses ..................................................................................................................................

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Department of Pakistani Languages (See Urdu Section) .................................................................................................................. M. Phil in Pakistani Languages and Literature .....................................................................................................................................

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Department of Urdu (See Urdu Section)............................................................................................................................................ M Phil Urdu ........................................................................................................................................................................................

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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (AIOU)

established study centres across the country, where distance education students are provided necessary guidance by their respective tutors. Moreover, the university has established full time study centres, wherein the students of MBA (IT), MBA (Banking and finance, BS (CS), BE (Engineering) and MS. are being provided instruction, guidance and counseling through face-to-face education. AIOU is offering four year under- graduate degree programmes. In some courses teaching is provided by radio and TV programmes also.

The Allama Iqbal Open University (with its main campus in Islamabad) was established in 1974 under an Act of parliament. It is the second open university of the world and the first of its kind in Asia and Africa. Now more than 60 such universities are providing distance education and it is among the four top mega universities of the world. The aim of establishing AIOU is to provide affordable and accessible education through distance learning at the doorsteps to those people who can not continue their studies through formal system of education. The University (AIOU) operates on semester system and admits students to Autumn and Spring semesters. Under-graduate admissions are offered in both the semesters whereas post-graduates courses are offered once a year. The enrolled students are given course books, audio video cassettes specially prepared by the university on self instructional principles. At the post-graduate level reprints of foreign books, allied material with university study guides are also provided to the students to polish their skills.

Apart from curricular and extra-curricular activities during the academic year, the AIOU and its regional centres actively participate in the co-curricular activities by arranging educational and literary seminars, workshops and conferences, attended not only by the students and faculty of the university but also by renowned dignitaries and scholars. For science students and research scholars, a science complex has been built where they use latest equipment of international standard for conducting their research. To meet the present day challenges internet facility is also available in the students hostel and the central library, where computers have been provided to enable students to access latest information available through open source databases.

At present, the AIOU is offering programs from matric to Ph.D levels in diverse disciplines. The University has 1

Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations in the University‟s Short Term Educational Programmes (STEPs).

DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION Introduction

M.Sc. Mass Communication

The Department of Mass Communication was established in 1986 for the educational needs of students at various levels ranging from bachelor‟s programme to research-based social science-focused advanced-level Ph.D programmes of Mass Communication studies. The Department offered its specialized B.A cluster programme in Mass Communication in 1988 for the first time in the country. A large number of students across the country take admission to the program. Admissions to Master‟s programme were announced in 1997. This program is primarily a social science focused involving courses on media theories, process and effects of media, development support communication, advertising, public relations, media sociology, mass media and society, print media and students‟ research projects. Each year thousands of applicants apply for admission to M.Sc. Mass Communication. However, admission is granted on purely merit basis on a limited number. Keeping in view the fast growing trend of students in studying Mass Communication phenomenon, the Department launched advanced studies of M.Phil in Mass Communication in its Autumn Semester 2000. M.Phil in Mass Communication involves 24-credit hours course work and 6-credit hours thesis. The course work includes evolution and advances in mass communication theory and research, sociology of mass media, and methods of behavioral research in social sciences. The Department is planning to offer Ph.D programme in near future. In addition to the above degree programmes, the Department also offers three certificate level courses in

The M.Sc. Programme consists of 60 credit hour courses to be completed in a minimum period of two years. The programme provides a broad overview of mass communication theories and methods. Since the programme is being offered through distance education mode, the main emphasis is on text material. However, students are also required to attend fortnightly tutorials, participate in workshops which are mandatory for each course, and to do internship in an accredited media organization. Besides, research activity is also open for outstanding students to be carried out at the end of the course work on mass communication related issues.

Objectives The M.Sc. Mass Communication programme has been designed to achieve the following objectives:  To cater for the educational needs of those who are involved in education, research and profession of mass communication and who do not an opportunity to follow conventional studies and now intend to improve and enhance the academic qualifications for elevation in their jobs.  To prepare and guide interested students for pursuing higher studies and research in Mass Communication.

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Duration

Scheme of Studies

Duration of M.Sc. Degree in Mass Communication is two years, comprising four semesters. A student shall have to successfully complete 60 credit hour courses and research work.

Ist Semester Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6

Eligibility for Admission (i) The minimum entry requirement for admission to M.Sc. Mass Communication is at least second division Bachelors Degree with Journalism/ Mass Communication as elective optional subject, from a recognized university. (ii) Applicants having at least second division BA (General) degree from AIOU with any course of Mass Communication are also eligible.

Course Title

Code

Print Media Part-I Print Media Part-II Electronic Media Part-I Electronic Media Part-II Research Methods in Mass Comm. Research Methods in Mass Comm.

5625 5626 5627 5628 5629 5630

Credit Hours 3 3 3 3 3 3

2nd Semester Sr. Course Title No. 7 Mass Communication Part-I 8 Mass Communication Part-II 9 Language Skills & Communicative Abilities 10 Development Support Communication 11 National & International Current Affairs Part-I 12 National & International Current Affairs Part-II

Only selected candidates will be informed by the Admission Department to deposit the fee. The continuing students will have to apply for admission in the ongoing semester on the computerized admission form to be provided by the university without waiting for their examination or result. If a student does not receive the computerized form, he/she is advised to use new general admission form or download the same from AIOU‟s website (www.aiou.edu.pk) and submit it within due date on the address given in the form. The Department grants admission to a limited number of students purely on merit basis, however some seats are reserved for media professionals associated with well reputed national leading media organizations.

5631 5632

Credit Hours 3 3

964

3

965

3

5633

3

5634

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Code

3rd Semester Sr. No. 13 14 15 16

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Course Title Theories of Mass Communication Theories of Mass Communication Basic Concepts in Social Sciences Basic Concepts in Social Sciences

Code Part-I Part-II Part-I Part-II

5635 5636 5637 5638

Credit Hours 3 3 3 3

award of degree. The student will be responsible for finding an internship for himself/herself and immediately reporting it to the department about the commencement and expiry dates of the internship period. He will be required to submit an internship report detailing with proof, the work done during the two months internship period and duly signed by the competent authority of organization where the student is employed or working as an internee. The student‟s work as an internee shall be judged by the department on the basis of report of the organization. The full time working journalists employed in some organization seeking exemption from internship and internship report shall have to conclusively satisfy the department of his/her job status etc. Upon satisfaction, department can allow exemption to the currently employed journalists and professionals.

4th Semester Sr. No. 17 18 19 20 21

Course Title Advertising Public Relations Social Psychology Part-I Social Psychology Part-II OR Thesis

967 968 5639 5640

Credit Hours 3 3 3 3

970

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Code

Thesis The students will be required to perform research work of twelve credit hours under supervision of an advisor. There will be an intensive workshop for discussion of research proposal of the students in the beginning of 4th semester. After evaluation of the thesis by the external expert, the students will appear before a viva voce committee to defend his/her thesis.

Fee Tariff Registration Fee: Admission Fee: Course Fee: Thesis Fee: Technology Fee

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) If a student wants to discontinue his master‟s programme somewhere along the line, he/she may become eligible for the award of a postgraduate diploma in mass communication on successfully completing the following courses out of the above given master‟s scheme 5625, 5626, 5627, 5628, 5631, 5632, 964, 965, 5633, 5634 and a two months internship. The diploma so achieved will have to be surrendered to the university, if the student wants to complete his master‟s program.

Rs.200/- Requisition Fee once at the time of Rs.700/- Admission Fee first admission. Rs.1300/- (per 3 credit hour course) Rs.5220/- (12 credit hour course) Rs. 100/- (per semester)

Fee Depositing Procedure Only on receipt of admission offer, the candidate would pay dues in accordance with the fee tariff as directed by the admission office. Note: a) No fee is required at the time of submission of the admission form. b) Course „Language skills and communicative abilities‟, Code No. 964 can only be attempted in English language.

Internship A two months internship in a professionally relevant organization; e.g. mass media organizations, advertising agencies, PR firms, news agencies etc. is a prerequisite for the

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Admission Procedure Candidates are required to send complete admission forms alongwith attested copies of all educational certificates, marks sheet at the following address before the closing date. Incomplete admission forms will not be accepted. (Please note that a candidate passing Bachelor‟s from AIOU, is required to submit a copy of the transcript and not semester result cards) No need to attach unnecessary and irrelevant documents/papers with the admission form.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS Introduction The Department of Economics is one of the thirteen departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Allama Iqbal Open University. It was established in 1984 with few introductory courses at intermediate and bachelor‟s level. The department has, over the years, established itself as a reputable academic department in the country for higher studies and research in Economics. At present the department offers M.Sc. and M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes in different field of economics. The department currently has well qualified teaching faculty possessing Ph.D degree from forign as well as local well reputed institutions. Further, the department continuously collaborates with economists, academicians and researchers of other academic institutions for student supervision, resource persons and as part-time teaching to the students at all levels.

Send your admission form alongiwth required documents on the following address. Chairman Department of Mass Communication Allama Iqbal Open University Sector H/8, Islamabad. Faculty Members 1. Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj Chairman Ph: 9250076, 9057824

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Dr. Saqib Riaz Assistant Professor Ph: 9057828

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Dr. Bakht Rawan Assistant Professor Ph: 9057263

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Mrs Saadia Anwar Pasha Lecturer Ph: 9057283

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Mr. Shahid Hussain Lecturer, Ph: 9057245

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Staff Ph: 9057823

Objectives The main objective of post-graduate degree programs is to provide students a broad based understanding of the subject, solid grasp of economic theory, analytical tools, applied economics and statistical techniques. The M.Phil./Ph.D. program emphasizes advanced methods of theoretical and quantitative analysis. The goal of the program is to provide students with the training needed to pursue academically oriented research careers in economics and is to familiar with other emerging needs in economics. Programmes The main programmes offered by the department are:  MSc Economics  M. Phil Economics

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Eligibility The candidates having Second Class Master Degree in Economics will be considered eligible to apply for admission in M.Phil Economics.

M. Phil Economics Introduction Economics is a study to know how individuals and societies choose to use the scarce resources, the nature and previous generation have provided. Economics explains how we can achieve a high level of growth and employment, price stability, efficiency, an equitable distribution of income, reduction in pollution, economic freedom, sustainable development, macroeconomic stability and reduction in poverty. All these goals can be achieved if we understand the theoretical concepts on one hand and their application on the other. There is a positive correlation between research and development. Research is the collection and use of data to test economic theories.

Duration The minimum period for completion of course work is two semesters and the maximum period is four semesters. The minimum period for completing research work is one semester and the maximum period is two semesters (one year) provided that the condition of three (3) years shall not be affected. Medium of Instruction The medium of instruction and examination is English. Scheme of Studies The M.Phil programme will be of 30 credit hours in total: 24 credit hours course work and 06 credit hours of research work. Semester wise offering of courses will be as under:

Objectives  To prepare professionals who have a grasp of the discipline in general and a command over the area of specialization in particular.  To establish a cadre of specialists and professionals in different fields of economics, who could provide effective leadership in guiding and conducting high level research in various fields.  To provide opportunities to the professionals‟ growth and development regarding upgrading their knowledge and research.  To provide opportunities for higher education and research in a discipline and to develop research potential and promote research activities among the professionals.  To enhance the professional capacity of working teachers in the area of economics.

1st Semester: Spring 2010 Sr. Course No. 1 Advanced Microeconomics 2 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 Development Economics 4 International Trade Theory & Policies 2nd Semester: Autumn 2010 Sr. Course No. 1 Applied Econometrics 2 Environmental Economics 3 Monetary Economics 4 Research Methods

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Code 2700 2701 2704 2705

Code 2703 2706 2708 2702

Credit Hours 3 3 3 3 Credit Hours 3 3 3 3

Note: Soon after the closing date the list of selected candidates fulfilling the admission criteria will be forwarded to the NTS for the conduct of GAT test. After the receipt of GAT/NTS results, a subject based test/interview will be conducted by the department. Only GAT/NTS qualifying candidates (50% marks) will be called for the said test/interview. The test will be held at the main campus, Islamabad only. Test and Interview will be based on the contents like Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Issues in Pakistan Economy, etc. For further information please contact the academic staff of the department.

Semester III and IV Research Project After the completion of twenty four credit hours of course work a student will embark upon research project of 06 credit hours. After the receipt of admission list in the III semester, the department will hold a two-weeks Synopsis Orientation Workshop (SOW). The purpose of the SOW is to help the researchers in finalizing their topics of research/synopses. Participation in the SOW will be mandatory Researchers are supposed to prepare and present their synopses before the Departmental Synopsis Committee. Finally, topic of research/synopsis will be forwarded to the concerned body for approval as per M.Phil rules and regulations of the university.

Methods of Instruction The following methodology will be adopted for running the M.Phil. programme in Economics. The outline of courses along with the required reading material and assignments will be provided to the students.

Admission Procedure a. There shall be a departmental admission committee responsible to finalize the admission. b. Admission in M.Phil programme will be made once a year (i.e. Spring Semester). Applications will be invited through the daily newspapers. c. Preliminary selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/University. d. A test equivalent to GRE/ GAT by NTS as per HEC policy and AIOU subject based test will be essential for admission to this programme. e. Only selected candidates will be informed about their admission and for depositing the fee. Fee depositing procedure will be mentioned in the intimation letter. f. The prevailing University rules/ regulations regarding M.Phil enforced from time to time shall strictly be followed for the M.Phil programme in Economics.

Assignments Assignments are those written exercises which students complete while being at their homes and places of work after studying their reading material after attending the course workshop organized by the department. These are designed in a way that students are able to relate their readings with their own objective judgments. The students will send two compulsory assignments for each 3 credit hours course to their tutors who return the same after marking and providing necessary academic guidance. Workshop In lieu of tutorials, a workshop component (equivalent to 40-50 hours) is adopted in M.Phil. Economics programmes of

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AIOU. This provides the students a face to face teaching opportunity and enable them to discuss their academic and research related problems. Intensive lectures, group discussion and other activities will be performed during the workshop. The participation of students in the workshop will be compulsory. No relaxation on any ground will be provided to the student in this regard. The workshop component will be arranged at the AIOU main campus, Islamabad only. The programme of the workshop will be chalked out by the department and intimated to the students well in time.

Technology Fee: Admission Fee:

Course Fee: Admission Procedure Candidates are required to send complete admission forms alongwith the attested copies of all certificates, marks sheet at the following address before the closing date. This programme is merit based, therefore any fee/dues may not be deposit until you receive the offer letter from Admission Department of the University.

Assessment Assessment will be done as under: (1) Assignments (continuous assessment). Two assignments are compulsory for each 3 Credit Hours Course. (2) Final Examination (three hours written examination will take place at the end of the semester). The weightage of each component is as follows. (a) Assignments 20% (b) Course Workshop 10% (c) Final Examination 70% (3) For successful completion of each course the student will be required to qualify in each component. (4) To take final examination the student has to pass in assignments and 75% attendance in the workshops. (5) The conditions to qualify each component are given below: (a) A minimum of 50% passing marks in each assignment. (b) A minimum of 50% passing marks in the final written examination. (c) 75% attendance in the workshops.

Chairman Department of Economics Allama Iqbal Open University Sector H-8, Islamabad.

Faculty Members 1.

Dr. Rashid A. Naeem Chairman, Phone: 051-9250075 – 9057838, E-mail: [email protected]

2.

Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Lecturer Phone: 051-90577199, E-mail: [email protected] Ms. Fouzia Jamshaid Lecturer Phone: 051-9057228 E-mail: [email protected] Dr. M. Tariq Mahmood Lecturer, E-mail: [email protected] Mr. Muhammad Rizwan Satti Lecturer, E-mail: [email protected]

3.

4. Fee Tariff Registration Fee:

Rs100/- per student per semester. Rs.1000/- (Payable at the time of first admission in the program) Rs.4100/- (per 3 credit hour course)

Rs.200/-(Payable once at the time of admission)

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DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) Objectives This programme intends to provide an opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills as well as qualifications in the field of library and information sciences. It is designed to enhance the student‟s abilities to identify opportunities, make firm and clear-cut decisions, plan and control library functions. The programme seeks to promote a high degree of professionalism and a deep sense of integrity and social responsibility in students.

Introduction Postgraduate library education in Pakistan started in 1956 by the University of Karachi. In the mid eighties there were six library science departments all over the country. But they were not producing the required number of trained professional graduates as per demand. Moreover, the rate of technological change created by television, computer and other mass media was so stunning that many librarians had been unable to assess clearly its far reaching effects on the sphere of their services and operation. Thus keeping in view the demand of professional staff and mission of AIOU, the Department of Library and Information Sciences was established in 1985 within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities to cope with this shortage and change. It contributes to meeting the professional requirements of the existing libraries and training skilled manpower scattered all over the country in accordance with the emerging need. Presently the Department offers three programmes i.e. Certificate in Librarianship, B.A (Library and Information Science) and Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS). The certificate and B.A programmes, particularly relate to the jobs of paraprofessionals to assist the professional librarians.

Eligibility An applicant having bachelor‟s degree with any subject(s) in second division (at least 45% marks) from any HEC recognized university is eligible to apply for admission. There is no age limit. If the number of applicants is too large the University has the right to shortlist the candidates according to merit against available seats. Note: Students all over the country may apply for admission. But the tutorial classes and workshops would only be held at AIOU main campus, Islamabad. Scheme of Studies (MLIS) Duration The duration of MLIS degree is four semesters, i.e. two years.

Objectives The main objective of these programmes is to produce highly skilled professional and paraprofassional human resource to serve the libraries for the organization and diffusion of knowledge.

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3rd Semester

Courses A student will have to complete 20 courses (17 courses in case of thesis) comprising 60 credit hours. Sixteen compulsory courses are offered in the first three semesters, whereas four courses or thesis has to be opted in the 4th semester.

Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5

Assessment Written examination = 70% weight Assignments = 30% weight Note:

The AIOU has uniform criteria for grading, examination pass marks, etc.

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1st Semester Sr. Course No. 1 Foundation of Librarianship 2 Introduction to Library & Information Sciences 3 Information Sources and Services 4 Classification: Theory and Practice 5 Cataloguing: Theory and Practice

5500

Credit Hours 3

5501

3

5502 5503 5504

3 3 3

Code

5505

Credit Hours 3

5641

3

5642

3

Code

5643

3

5644

3

Resource Sharing and Networking-I Resource Sharing and Networking-II Advanced Technical Operations-I Advanced Technical Operations-II Research Methods & techniques for Librarians-I Research Methods & techniques for Librarians-II

5645 5646 5647 5648 5649

Credit Hours 3 3 3 3 3

5650

3

Code

4th Semester Sr. Course No. 1 Public Records, Rare Material & Their Conservation-I 2 Public Records, Rare Material & Their Conservation-II 3 Management of Serial Publications-I 4 Management of Serial Publications-II OR Thesis

2nd Semester Sr. Course No. 1 Collection Development 2 Management of Libraries & Information Centres-I 3 Management of Libraries & Information Centres-II 4 Library Automation, Information Storage & Retrieval-I 5 Library Automation, Information Storage & Retrieval-II

Course

Credit Hours 5651 3

Code

5652

3

5653 5654

3 3

5520

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The university reserves the right to introduce changes, additions, withdrawal or restructuring of courses without any prior notice. Thesis The topic of the thesis will be approved by the Department. It is to be carried out by the student under the supervision of research guide/supervisor. Thesis will preferably deal with a problem in Pakistani context. Compilations of

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bibliographies, histories of individuals or organizations, narration of event of descriptive accounts will not be accepted as research topic. The student has to complete the thesis within a stipulated period according to prescribed rules.

Fee Tariff Since the MLIS admission is merit based, therefore, do not deposit fee/dues in advance until you receive admission offer letter along with prescribed payable fee tariff from the Admission Department of AIOU.

Internship During the final semester, student has to undergo a 45 days internship in any of the designated libraries in the country. The student will have to produce an internship certificate from the concerned library. It would be the duty of the student to identify the library in consultation with LIS Department. He/She will immediately inform the Head of Department of Library and Information Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, giving full address of the organization/library with the starting and the expiry dates of the internship. The student will also submit the report of his/her internship duly signed by the competent authority of that library prior to comprehensive viva voce. Students are advised to contact the LIS Department for complete guidance in this regard.

Medium of Instruction & Examination English/Urdu Admission Procedure The MLIS admission is open merit based against limited seats on the basis of bachelor/graduation marks only. In case of tie, marks obtained in intermediate (and matriculation, if needed) would be compared. Candidates are required to send attested copies of detailed mark sheets, certificates, degrees of matriculation, intermediate, graduation and NIC and/or domicile along with complete admission form (without fee) directly at the following address before the closing date:

Comprehensive Viva Voce i) The student will have to present the internship certificate along with the report and pass result of four semesters for Comprehensive Viva Voce, within a week after the final result to the Head of Department of Library and Information Sciences, AIOU, Islamabad. ii) The Department will arrange the Viva Voce at the Main Campus, Islamabad. iii) Qualifying the Viva Voce would be a compulsory condition for earning MLIS degree. iv) Maximum three chances will be given to a student to pass Viva Voce. If a student fails in the third chance, he/she would be issued only a transcript of courses passed and MLIS degree will not be awarded.

Head Department of Library and Information Sciences Allama Iqbal Open University, H/8, Islamabad. Note: After merit determination, the University sends postal letters to all those candidates whose names would come on merit. That letter would contain admission offer along with information of depositing prescribed fee, etc. Candidates are advised to keep on watching AIOU website www.aiou.edu.pk and/or www.aioulis.weebly.com for LIS updates regarding system of education, admission FAQs, merit list, tutors information, tutorial and workshop schedule, etc.

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Faculty Members 1. Pervaiz Ahmad Assistant Professor/Incharge Ph. 051-9250179, 9057819 Email: [email protected], [email protected], 2.

Muhammad Arif Lecturer Ph. 051-9057235 Email: [email protected]

3.

Muhammad Jawwad Lecturer Ph. 051-9250179 Email: [email protected]

4.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS Introduction The Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics was established with the inception of Allama Iqbal Open University in 1974. Animated to the present dynamics of English language learning and teaching in Pakistan, the Department offers programmes with the following objectives:

Objectives 



Quratulain Amber Lecturer Ph. 051-9250179 Email: [email protected]







To bring education to the students‟ doorsteps through distance learning mechanisms combining the print and multimedia support. To offer English language courses at SSC, HSSC and Bachelor‟s levels. To train in-service and aspiring school, college and university teachers who wish to further enhance their professional competence and skills. To develop understanding among the teachers about the theoretical and practical implications of English language teaching. To facilitate research in English language teaching.

Diploma and MA in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Programmes Both the programmes are aimed at preparing teachers for teaching English as a foreign language and improving the English language teaching situation in the country.

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the NTS Office. The candidates must secure at least 50 per cent marks in order to compete for admission.

Diploma in TEFL The Diploma in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Dip TEFL) is the first stage towards the MA TEFL degree which aims at creating awareness about approaches, methods and techniques of learning and teaching of English in the classroom. The Dip TEFL offers a range of courses which covers different aspects of English language teaching.

Note: All candidates must appear in this entry test. The candidates having passed GAT or any other test conducted by NTS will not be considered for admission. Medium of Instruction: English

Eligibility Candidates with the qualifications as given below are eligible for admission: i) Bachelor‟s degree or equivalent qualification in 2nd division with English as a subject carrying 150 or 200 marks. ii)

iii)

Teaching Methodology Students have to attend the required number of classes. They have to write two assignments for each of the courses they study. The second assignment is based on practical work as a project on which they have to give presentations. At the end of each semester, the students have to appear in the final examination for each of the courses.

Bachelor‟s degree or equivalent qualification with MA English

AIOU Credits Required It is a 30 credit hour study programme. Duration One year (two semesters)

Candidates with Bachelor‟s degree or equivalent qualification with 2nd division who have not studied English carrying 150 or 200 marks will be considered eligible if they have studied AIOU BA Compulsory English courses or graduate level English language course(s) of 6 Credit Hours

COURSES OFFERED Semester: Spring 2010 Sr. Course Titles No. 1 Psycholinguistics & Language Teaching Methodology 2 Sociolinguistics 3 Grammar 4 Phonology

Admissions are awarded on merit. The candidates will have to appear in the “Entry Test” conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) for the purpose of admission to this programme. This test will be arranged in different centres in the country as decided by the NTS. The schedule of the test will be communicated ONLY TO THE ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES by

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New Codes 5655 5656 5657 5658

Credit Hours 3 3 3 2+1=3

voce examination based on their work in the thesis. At the end of each semester, the students have to appear in the final examination for each of the courses.

Semester: Autumn 2010 Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5

Course Titles The Language Skills-1 The Language Skills-2 EFL in the Classroom-1 EFL in the Classroom-2 Workshop

New Codes 5659 5660 5661 5662 5663

Credit Hours 3 3 3 3 3+2+1

AIOU Credits Required Students have to complete 30 credit hours. Duration: One year (two semesters)

COURSES

MA in TEFL The MA TEFL is a one year programme i.e. it spreads over two semesters. It deals with different subjects of English language teaching.

Semester: Spring 2010 (12 credit hours) Sr. Course Titles No. 1 Educational Psychology & the Management of Learning

Eligibility Diploma in TEFL with 30 credit hours from AIOU or equivalent qualification. Candidates with 24 credit hour (4 credits) Diploma TEFL or equivalent qualification will be offered admission with the condition to complete a 6 credit hour workshop component as a make up course. Medium of Instruction: English Teaching Methodology Students have to attend the required number of classes. They have to write two assignments for each of the courses they study. The 2nd assignment of each course is based on practical work as a project on which they have to give presentations. In the beginning of the second semester, students have to attend the thesis workshop in which they are given intensive training in writing research proposals and thesis on the selected topics. After submission of the thesis, they have to appear in the viva

Credit Hours

5664

3

2

Language Variation & Stylistics

5665

3

3

Semantics & Discourse Analysis

5666

3

4 5

Research Methodology Workshop (make up course; to be offered only if sizable group is formed)

5669

3

5663

3+2+1

New Codes 5667 5668 5670

Credit Hours 3 3 12

Semester: Autumn 2010 (18 credit hours) Sr. Course Titles No. 1 English for Specific Purposes 2 Modern Grammatical Theory 3 Thesis

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New Codes

Notes: i) The students have to attend at least 7 out of 10 classes in each course except Phonology in which they have to attend at least 13 out of 18 classes. The students failing to attend the compulsory number of classes are declared fail even if they have fulfilled all other requirement. It will be the responsibility of the students to make sure that they have attended the required number of classes before appearing in the examination. Also presentation of the 2nd assignment of each course is compulsory. The students have to pass both the written report and the presentation failing which they will be declared fail. The University will arrange classes in the cities where there is a sizeable group of students. ii) The University also reserves the right to make any change in the scheme of studies and/or implementing it. Note: Fee Tarif of PGD/MA TEFL may be mentioned in the prospectus for information

Note: Continuing Students enrolled under the old scheme may contact the Department for guidance/details. Director Admission, Block No.4, Allama Iqbal Open University Sector H/8, Islamabad

Faculty Members

Admission Procedure for Dip/MA TEFL Programme Only the selected candidates will be informed by the Admission Section of the University about their selection for admission to the programme. They will deposit the required fee and send the proforma (duly filled in) to the University as directed by the Admission Section. The proforma will be provided with the admission intimation letter. Applicants are advised not to pay/send fee until they are informed by the admission section about their selection for admission. Candidates are required to send complete admission forms along with the attested copies of certificates/degrees, domicile certificates (may be needed), detailed marks sheets and other documents/ testimonials as required at the following address.

1.

Professor Dr Abdul Hafeez , Chairman Ph: 9250068 Fax: 9250108, Email: [email protected]

2.

Miss Farzana Ursani, Assistant Professor Ph: 9057764, Email: [email protected]

3.

Mrs. Shagufta Siraj, Assistant Professor Ph: 9057763, Email: [email protected]

4.

Mr. Ajmal Gulzar, Lecturer Ph: 9057766, Email: [email protected]

5.

Mr. Umar Farooq, Lecturer 9057766, Email: [email protected]

6.

Mr Ubaidullah Khan, Lecturer Ph: 9057766, Email: [email protected] Ms Attiya Ijaz, Lecturer 9057765, Email: [email protected]

7.

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8.

Mr. Muhammad Naveed Anwar Ph: 051-9057766, [email protected]

9.

Ms Iffat Jahan, Lecturer 9057765, [email protected]

has made sociology a unique and one of the most comprehensive academic disciplines.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY Introduction The department of Sociology, Social work and Population studies is a part of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. It was established in 1985. The department offers MSc Sociology and various graduate and undergraduate level courses of Sociology, Anthropology, Population Studies, Community and Rural Development.

Objectives The major objectives of the programme are:  To provide students historical understanding of the discipline through the study of various approaches and traditions of sociological theories  To introduce students to recent and contemporary debates and frameworks for social analysis to enable them to understand, evaluate and compare arguments  To provide students an understanding of different social problems of society and highlight them for broader national interest

Aims and Objectives The major objectives are:  To introduce the students with the recent and contemporary debates and frameworks for social analysis to enable them to understand, evaluate and compare arguments.  To provide students an understanding of different social problems of society and highlight them for broader national interest.  To prepare students for scholarly and applied research and for teaching in Sociology.

Duration Two years or a minimum of four semesters. Eligibility to Apply 1. At least/Minimum, second division Bachelor‟s Degree with Sociology as a subject. 2. Merit will be determined on the basis of previous results degrees/certificates and subject based admission test. 3. Term/Semester result cards will not be accepted (Without P.C‟s/ Degrees/ Certificates).

M.Sc. Sociology Programme Keeping in view the rising demand for Sociology, both by public and private sectors, the department started M.Sc. Sociology programme in 2001. The program combines an emphasis on competence in social theory and research methods. Students are trained in several sub fields of sociology in which the faculty has concentrations of expertise. Among these are population dynamics, social Statistics, Gender Issues, Development issue, Deviance etc. It is this broad perspective that

Determination of Merit The merit will be determined on the basis of following two components: 1. Admission test 2. Marks obtained in B.A

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2nd Semester Assessment will be done by giving both the components ratio of 60:40 in calculating final score for selection. The following components will be considered in determination of merit: 1. Marks obtained in graduation 2. Admission test

Sr. Course No. 6 Introduction to Sociology: Social Change and Social Institutions 7 Sociological Theory-II 8 Methods of Social Research-II

Admission Test The test will be based on B.A level Sociology. Following will be the pattern of the admission test:  Multiple choice questions (20 marks)  Two short notes on some basic sociological concepts/ issues (5 marks each= 10 marks)  One descriptive question (10 marks)

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Sr. Course No. 11 Sociology of Deviance: Theoretical Explanation 12 Deviance, Social Control and Issue of Delinquency 13 Sociology of Development: Meanings and Explanation 14 Issues in Development 15 Sociology of Child Rights and Child Development 16 Population dynamics

Students Enrolled under old scheme may opt for the subjects under previous scheme of study. 1st Semester Code

Credit Hours

4681

3

4682 4683 4684 4685

3 3 3 3

Credit Hours

4686

3

4687

3

4688

3

4689

3

4690

3

Code

Credit Hours

4691

3

4692

3

4693

3

4694

3

4695

3

4698

3

3rd Semester

Scheme of Studies

Sr. Course No. 1 Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Society 2 Sociological Theory-I 3 Methods of Social Research-I R 4 Population Studies 5 Sociology of Gender Issues

Social Statistics Sociology of Gender Issues: Gender Dynamics

Code

4th Semester Sr. Course No. 17 Introduction to Social Works: Methods in Social Work 18 Fields of Social Work

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Code

Credit Hours

4696

3

4697

3

19 20

Social Psychology-I Social Psychology-II

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Thesis  Synopsis  Mid-term Seminar  Thesis report

Instructional Methodology Assessment For each course the registered student will be assessed as following:

3 3 OR



5561

12 Credit hours

Assignments Assignments are those written exercises which student are required to complete while being at homes or places of work after having studied their required material prescribed in the study guide/reader. They are designed in a way to motivate the students in studying the required readings and enabling them to relate their reading with their own objective. For each 3 credit hours course, you will receive two assignments. After completion, you will send these assignments to your tutors within a time schedule for assessment and necessary guidance. The tutor is supposed to return the same after marking and providing necessary academic guidance. The successful completion of assignments will make you eligible to take final examination to be held at the end of the semester. To qualify each assignment, you have to obtain minimum 40% marks. Workshops: Workshops for the MSc. Courses will be held at university main campus, Islamabad Final Examination Final Examination (a three hours written examination will take place at the end of the semester). The two components contribute with ratio of 30:70 to the student‟s final course grade. The requirements to qualify each component are given below: * A minimum of 40% in each assignment.

Viva-Voce

Thesis The students are given choice to opt either for course work or research work/Thesis in their last semester. They will be required to submit the research proposal for their thesis if opted. Thesis will preferably deal with Pakistani context. There will be an intensive workshop in the start of the semester for thesis. Research will be conducted under the supervision of research supervisor/advisor. The student will be required to present his/her data/preliminary findings in a mid-term seminar. After submission of thesis by the student and its evaluation by the external experts, the students will appear before a viva voce committee to defend their thesis. University regulations pertaining to thesis are available with the department. Students can get a copy of the same on request/payment. The above order of the course offering may change as per university requirement. Medium of Instruction Medium of instruction is English

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* *

A minimum of 40% in the final written examination. An aggregate of 40% in both the components i.e. assignments and final examination. To take final examination the student has to pass assignment component.

Sector H/8, Islamabad. Note: Please do not submit fee directly before formal intimation of your selection by the department. Please do not send your forms through bank, otherwise fee will not be retained.

The grade will be determined as follow: Percentage Marks Letter Grade 80 and above A+ 70–79 A 60–69 B 50–59 C 40-49 D Fee Tariff Registration Fee: Rs.200 (Payable once at the time of admission)

After closing date, candidates will be informed by the department about the date and place of their admission test. Test Venues The admission test will be conducted in the following cities subject to the availability of atleast 25 applicants in each city: 1. Islamabad 2. Lahore 3. Multan 4. Karachi 5. Peshawar

Admission Fee:

Rs.700 Payable at the time of first admission in the programme.

Faculty Members 1. Mrs. Farhana Khattak, Assistant Professor, Ph. 051-9057806, 9250083

Course Fee

Rs.2600 For one 6 Credit hours course. Rs.1300 For one 3 Credit hours course.

2.

Syed Imran Haider Lecturer, Ph. 051-9057801, 9250083

Thesis:

Rs.5220 (12 credit hours)

Viva Voce Fee:

Rs.1100.

3.

Ms. Nasim Khan Mahsud Lecturer Ph, 051-9057807

Technology Fee Rs. 100/- (per semester)

Admission Procedure Candidates are required to send complete admission forms along with attested copies of all educations certificates, marks sheet at the following address before the closing date to: Chairperson Department of Sociology Allama Iqbal Open University

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GENERAL INFORMATION i.

The certificates/degrees of AIOU are equivalent to any other recognized Board/University.

ii.

A candidate is required to send complete admission form along with attested copies of all educational and experience certificates to Department as mentioned in the prospectus before or on the closing date.

iii.

iv.

If an applicant of post-graduate/research level programme does not receive any information regarding admission even after three months of submission of application, he/she should presume himself/herself non-selected. The student cannot change the specialization at postgraduate research level during the programme after once being admitted to a specific field.

v.

A course taken by any student cannot be change during the semester.

vi.

The address of a student will not be changed during the semester. However in real hardship cases change of courses will be allowed within fifteen days after receipt of books and deposit of prescribed fee.

vii.

said form, he/she may purchase admission form from any Regional Office of the university or download from AIOU website and send it to the University within due date.

Admission to courses for both the Spring and Autumn semesters are generally offered in the months of February and August, respectively, where as examinations commenced in November and May respectively. The continuing students are sent computerized admission forms. However if for any reason, the student could not get the

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viii.

Fee can not be refunded once paid for admission nor can it be adjusted for any other programme

ix.

On payment of the registration fee, each student will be issued a registration number. This number must be quoted in all the future correspondence along with the roll number, course(s), code numbers and semester.

x.

Study material shall be mailed to the students at their given addresses.

xi.

After receipt of the study package, students are usually intimated by the part time tutors appointed for each course for tutorial guidance, within fifteen days. If you do not get information about tutors, you are required to send your assignment by registered post to the concerned Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director without delay; you are also required to retain a photocopy of all your assignments.

xii.

Rules and regulations framed, enhanced and changed from time to time by the authorities, bodies of the university will be effective as deemed necessary. The student will have to abide by all such rules and regulations from the date of their implementation.

xiii.

A student who fails in continuous assessment component is not eligible to reappear but will be allowed to re-register for

the same course at its next offering semester by the university. xiv.

It is the responsibility of the student to remain in touch with the department regarding the selected programme.

xv.

A student already admitted to a programme or a specialization of a programme shall not be allowed to transfer or to get admission to another programme unless he/she formally postpones it till the completion of the new programme or withdraws from the previous programme.

xvi.

After completion of a programme successfully, a student has to the apply to Controller of Examinations for issuance of certificate/degree.

xix.

Check the books and tally with the course codes mentioned on the address label pasted on the registered packet. If there is any discrepancy, write immediately to Admission Department for correction/ supply of requisite books.

xx.

Admission forms incomplete in any respect will not be entertained and will be returned after close of semester to the students indicating the deficiency in clear terms with advise to request for refund of fee.

xxi.

Admission form received without prescribed fee less fee or fee deposited after due date will not be considered.

xvii. The university reserves the right to change the contents of this prospectus without any prior notice as per university policy.

xxii. In case of discrepancies in the name of student/ Father‟s name of the student or difference in name mentioned in his/her other educational certificates, the name on the Matric certificate of the student will be considered as correct name. The Examination Department shall also issue certificate/ degree on the said name.

xviii. The student must inform the Admission Department in writing within the period of 15 days after receipt of study material parcel, If found any wrong/short of material/ books which is not according to the admission form/ check list or mistake in name and address. No request for any change will be entertained after the stipulated period.

xxiii. In case provision of forged documents for admission, not only the admission will be refused to the applicant but the fee deposited by him/her will also be forfeited. The university may proceed further in the matter.

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REGULATIONS FOR REFUND OF ADMISSION FEE Admission fee once deposited by the candidates/ students in the university account will neither be refunded nor converted/adjusted as a matter of right. However fee paid by the candidates/students will be settled in the following cases: i)

ii)

iii)

iv)

v)

The candidates/ students who deposit the fee for a programme and later on change their mind to apply in another programme and communicate their decision in black and white to the admission section before dispatch of study material in such cases, fee will be refunded to them after deduction of 10% of the total amount deposited.

vi)

Cases of refund of admission fee will be processed after finalization/ completion of admission of the semester and only on the production of original Bank Challan/Receipt No. 3 & 4.

vii)

If candidates/ students deceive the university and get admission in two different programmes simultaneously in a semester admission will be cancelled in both the programmes and the fee deposited for both the programmes will be forfeited.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Sr. No.

The candidates/ students who discontinue the programme/ courses(s) after dispatch of books, neither their admission will be cancelled nor fee will be refunded to them. The candidates/ students who are not allowed admission to a programme offered by the university due to less enrolment/ non formation of viable group/ non offering of courses, full fee will be refunded to them. The candidates/ students who know that they are ineligible for admission to a programme, and even then they deposit the fee, in such cases, the fee will be refunded after the deduction of 5% as services charges from the total amount. The amount deposited by the candidates/ student in excess (more than the prescribed fee) will be refunded/ adjusted within a year.

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Name

Telephone Nos.

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Mr. Sohail Nazir Rana Director Admissions

051-9250043 051-9250162 (Fax)

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Ch. Muhammad Hussain Deputy Registrar (Mailing)

051-9250185

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Mr. Hafeezullah Controller of Examination

051-9250012

4.

Director Students Affairs

051-9250174

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Sheikh Irshad Qadir Assistant Registrar (Postgraduate)

051-9057422

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