National Graduate Conference (March 15-16, 2017)


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. In past two years we published eight research journals in different fields and have had a series of workshops, seminars and conferences hosted by various departments and faculties. 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 welcome graduate students from all over Pakistan of all fields and disciplines to come and share their research and creative work in the form of presentations, posters and projects. I am sure that this multidisciplinary conference will not only provide you a platform to share your work but also to interact and network 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 first AIOU Graduate Conference. The idea of this conference came from our worthy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, who always encourages us to provide opportunities and create forums, for students all over Pakistan.

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!