> REMOVAL OF THESIS FROM ALTERNATIVE STREAMS’ GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
REMOVAL OF THESIS FROM ALTERNATIVE STREAMS’ GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
IOU Policy # ST/014/2016
This policy sanctions the removal of thesis from the curriculum and graduation requirement of the Advance Diploma and Audit streams at the Islamic Online University.
Date of Approval
August 29, 2016.
The Open Education Program allows students without formal education to join university level degree programs under Advance Diploma stream at IOU. The basic difference of studying the same undergraduate programs of the IOU as a mainstream degree student and under the Open Education Program is that the credits earned do not carry the equivalent of the university credits nor count toward the admission requirement of any of the accredited degree, diploma or certificate program at the IOU.
The Audit stream allows students who wish to audit courses without taking exams at IOU supervised exam centers to study the courses to enhance their skills and knowledge. The students are not evaluated for credits in audit stream. Upon successful completion of the program requirements in an Audit program, the student becomes eligible to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The curriculum and graduation requirement of Advance Diploma and Audit streams of all departments* at IOU hereby excludes Thesis as a required course with effect from August 29, 2016.
*Departments at the Islamic Online University:
Benefits of the Policy
This policy is helpful to standardize the curriculum and graduation requirement of the alternative streams of study at IOU.