2nd National Graduate Conference 2018
(28-29 August, 2018)


Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui
Vice Chancellor,AIOU

Our vision of twenty first century’s higher education is to provide an enabling environment at AIOU for research, innovation and creativity. We believe that besides creation of knowledge, dissemination of knowledge is equally important. AIOU is currently publishing seventeen research journals in different fields and have had a series of Workshops, Seminars and Conferences hosted by various departments and faculties. ORIC has already conducted an Expo and National Graduate Conference. It gives me immense satisfaction that students and faculty members from around the country have been participating in these events and sharing their research. Now I personally invite and welcome graduate students from all over Pakistan in all fields and disciplines to come and share their research and creative work in the form of presentations, posters and projects in the Second National Graduate Conference-2018. I am sure that this multidisciplinary conference will provide you a platform to share your work and interact with the graduate students of other universities in related fields of study. We look forward to welcoming you on the greens of AIOU.


Prof. Dr. Naghmana Rashid
Director ORIC

Dear Students

 Assalam-o-alaikum! I’m immensely pleased to invite you to participate in the Second National Graduate Conference (NGC) at AIOU. We are very thankful to the participants of the first NGC at AIOU for making it a huge success. We are also very thankful to our worthy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, for the guidance, encouragement and support to organize such events.

As we all know, Pakistan is blessed with talented people and our young generation is a source of pride for the country. It is our responsibility to provide them opportunities to showcase their talents and share their ideas, and this conference is such an opportunity. I’m sure that besides presenting your own research, you will learn from the work being done by your peers and be stimulated to come up with new ideas. Listening to keynote speakers would also be a wonderful learning opportunity that should not be missed.

Allama Iqbal Open University has its centers throughout Pakistan and we are truly a national university. We are very excited to welcome students from institutions all over Pakistan, besides AIOU students. I hope that this conference will not only help to improve and encourage research and innovation, but will also bring Pakistani students closer to each other. I’m looking forward to welcome you at AIOU In-Sha-Allah!