Allama Iqbal Open university (AIOU) is located in the capital of Pakistan. It has a large campus and a network of regional centers all over the country.
AIOU provides education from grass-root level to PhD in technical, Scientific and Professional fields. It generally uses distance education mode for instuction and also utilizes face-to-face methodology for professional and skill-oriented courses and programs. AIOU is also offering many programs in different fields in collaboration with International Universities.
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science is newly established department in the Faculty of Science .The Department has received recognition nationwide in very short span of time as the largest number of Computer Science/Information Technology students are currently enrolled in different academic programs. Department is offering PhD(CS), MS(CS), BS(CS) and PGD(CS) Online programs.
History of Online Education at AIOU
DCS initiated E-learning activities in 1999 and the idea of Open Learning Institute of Virtual Education(OLIVE) was approved in 2001. this was first milestone towards E-learning.The work was started to establish infrastructure and facilities required for E-learning. Initially course materials and Learning Managment System(LMS) were developed for E-education. Online classes were conducted at AIOU main campus, lahore region and from other palces during four semesters from spring,2002 to autumn 2003. Based on the experiences, DCS decided to offer PGD(CS)in online mode from spring, 2005 smester due to effectiveness of E-learning low cost, fast communication methods and automated performance measurement mechanisms that enhance the quality of learning.
PGD (CS) Online Program
PGD(cs) program is especially designed for professionals who would like to convert thir career into Computer Science. This programme is unique since into Computer Science. This programme is unique since it is suitable for all disciplines.It essential practical skills in key areas of Computer Science. The programme can be completed in one year and successful candidates could start a professional carrier