MLIS program launched by AIOU

In wake of pandemic COVID-19, the entire world has taken the online route and in order to manage that, there is a need of few specialists. Hence, there has been a high need of managing online resources and e-library so for that particular reason, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched Master in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS). The entire world remains in a position of strict or relaxed lockdown, therefore, now interested individuals can study it using an online platform as provided by AIOU.

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The program was announced on the website of the university prior to Eid holidays and now has been publicized in the leading newspaper too. The last date for applying in this program is 5th June, 2020. AIOU said in their policy statement that MLIS will be launched under the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities with an aim to develop the knowledge, skills and qualification of the ones that are already working in the related field.

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It is to be noted that Bachelor degree is already being offered by AIOU but now Master degree has also been initiated. There is a high number of Library and Information Sciences graduates that have shown their desire to take admission into Master degree. Number of opportunities for such students are quite less as there are hardly any university which provides a Master degree in related field. Lastly, AIOU has ensured all the interested students that they will receive quality education using the state of the art learning management system of the university.