AIOU welcomes Dr. Nasser Mahmood as the new AIOU Vice-Chancellor

AIOU welcomes Dr. Nasser Mahmood as the new AIOU Vice-Chancellor


In an important development, President Dr. Arif Alvi has given his approval to the appointment of Dr. Nasir Mahmood as the Vice Chancellor of AIOU. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), This decision, taken under Section 11 of the AIOU Act 1974, is an important moment for the Institute as it ushers in a new era of academic leadership and foresight.

Dr. Nasir Mahmood: A visionary teacher with rich experience

Dr. Nasir Mahmood brings with him a wealth of experience 25 years At various levels in the education sector. His expertise extends to teaching research methods, educational psychology and quantitative data analysis to a wide variety of students including undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD candidates in public and private sector universities.

A proven track record in research and scholarship

One of the hallmarks of Dr. Nasir Mahmood’s career is his extensive contribution to research. have successfully completed more than 60 Research Projects/Grants In roles ranging from principal investigator to team member. Furthermore, his intellectual ability is evident in the publications 57 research papers In both national and international peer-reviewed journals.

Hiring Process: An Intensive Selection

President Dr. Arif Alvi, who also serves as Chancellor of AIOU, began a careful selection process for the next Vice-Chancellor. Three eminent candidates – Dr. Nasir Mahmood, Dr. Suleman Tahir and Dr. Mohammad Ali were called for interview at Rashtrapati Bhavan. After rigorous assessment, Dr. Nasir Mahmood emerged as the selected candidate, demonstrating not only his academic skills but also his commitment to the ethos of AIOU.

Future of AIOU under the leadership of Dr. Nasir Mahmood

The appointment of Dr. Nasir Mahmood as Vice-Chancellor of AIOU is likely to have a far-reaching impact on the future of the institute. His vast experience, coupled with a strong academic background, positions him as a transformational leader capable of leading AIOU to new heights of excellence.

Spring 2023 Final Exams: Dates Announced

As AIOU embraces this change in leadership, students and stakeholders eagerly await the upcoming events. The date sheet for AIOU Spring 2023 final examinations has been released, providing a clear roadmap for academic activities under the leadership of Dr. Nasir Mahmood.

Integral role of President Dr. Arif Alvi

The integral role of President Dr. Arif Alvi in ​​the selection process symbolizes the commitment of AIOU to ensure the highest standards of leadership. Their involvement, from calling candidates for interview to final selection, underlines the seriousness of this decision for the University and its stakeholders.

Solution of Previous Questions: A Transparent Process

It is noteworthy that President Dr. Arif Alvi had earlier also raised questions on the Vice Chancellor appointment process. However, the subsequent transparent and thorough assessment, including an interview at Rashtrapati Bhavan, speaks volumes about due diligence and a commitment to adhering to the principles of fairness and merit.


Finally, the appointment of Dr. Nasir Mahmood as Vice Chancellor of AIOU marks the beginning of a new chapter for the institute. His proven track record, combined with the transparent selection process, instills confidence in the future of AIOU under his leadership. As the University prepares for the Spring 2023 final examinations, there is a palpable sense of anticipation and optimism for the transformative journey ahead.