Vice Chancellor’s Message

Prof.Dr.Zia Ul Qayum
Vice Chancellor

I welcome you to the English Department of Allama Iqbal Open University. The department of English is one of the most vibrant and active departments with thousands of students enrolled and receiving quality education in language,literature and linguistics. In this era of enhanced communication and softening ofborders, a degree in the English language is most preferred by students and professionals alike.

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Keeping in mind the needs of our students, the department of English with its team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members are adopting innovative teaching methods and utilizing modern resources to equip students to operate in the current scenario.Moreover, the English department has to its credit a massive enrollment of students in its English Language Teacher Training Program of both diploma and MA TEFL. The newly launched BS English program has been received with great aplomb by young students who could not otherwise find themselves an opportunity to improve their studies. Moreover, the department plans to offer MPhil and PhD programs in both literature and linguistics in the near future. Following the mission of AIOU of ‘Education For All’, the department of English boasts of its ingress even in the remote areas of Pakistan. If you are looking for a degree in English literature and/or linguistics then the department of English at AIOU is the place for you.[/read]

Chairman’s Message

Dr. Malik Ajmal Gulzar

With an excellent team of highly qualified and dedicated faculty we strive to provide optimal motivation to students for building a collective consciousness through fostering responsible, intellectual, creative individuals and critical thinkers with an enhanced awareness of not only the academic realm but also towards a positive contribution to society.

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We are now forging new associations with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to team up in research enhancement at national and international level. I welcome you all to the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics for an enriched experience in professional studies in English language and linguistics in order to carve a better future for yourself.


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Welcome to the
Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics 

Nested in the heart of Islamabad, Allama Iqbal Open University is a great place to work and study. With students coming from all across the country, it is one of the most diverse and culturally rich universities in Pakistan and the only one offering an open mode of learning.
Part of Allama Iqbal Open University, the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, established in 1974, aspires to lead in academic and research fields in the critically vital, twin streams of English Literature and Applied Linguistics. In line with the overall academic style of AIOU, it stands unique amongst other Institutions in the distance learning facilities it provides to scholars at all levels. In a contemporary era of increased media use, online courses not only make learning stress-free but accessible by successfully providing education at the doorsteps for students living in far flung areas, thus translating the AIOU philosophy of “Education for All” into a sure reality.