The Ali Institute of Education (AIE) was established in 1992 by a distinguished family trust, with the primary objective of providing effective teachers to the schools of Pakistan. The UNDP and SIDA (Sweden) also supported this endeavour initially, to improve the quality of education in our country. At the Ali Institute of Education we believe that teachers are agents of change and they can bring about a meaningful transformation to the education scenario of Pakistan. To develop teachers into their purported role, the AIE offers pre-service and in-service programmes.

Since 1992, the Ali Institute has grown in prestige and has developed a wider focus on improving the quality of education in Pakistan. At the Ali Institute, we believe that teachers are agents of change, able to transform education in Pakistan. To realise this vision, the Ali Institute offers programmes of study, short courses and workshops in initial teacher education and continuing professional development, consultancy and development services, promotes research, dialogue and advocacy, regularly publishes a research journal, and supports community links and outreach for the education community.

The Ali Institute of Education is a Teacher-Education Institute committed to improving education in Pakistan and promoting professionalism among teachers.

We provide quality pre-service and in-service teacher education and offer advisory services for school management, school development and curriculum practices. The Institute is also committed to dissemination of information and advocacy of appropriate policies and practices in education through indigenous research and publications.

AIE seeks to especially address the educational needs of rural and female teachers and to promote education to under-privileged and marginalised sections of society.

The daughters of Syed Ahsan Ali (1880 – 1942), and the sons and daughters of Syed Maratib Ali (1883 – 1961), donated nine acres of land situated on Ferozepur Road, Lahore to the Industrial, Technical and Educational Institute (ITEI), a non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, to establish a vocational training school, which started working in 1972 under the name of Ali Industrial Technical Institute(AITI). In 1992 the trustees of the ITEI decided to phase-out the technical school and replace it with a teacher training institution under the name of Ali Institute of Education (AIE).

As Chairman of its Management Committee, I pledge my continuing support to the educational programme of the AIE and wish its organisation the best of luck in its endeavors to perpetually improve the standard of education being imparted.

I am privileged to have been associated with the setting up of the original school, the AITI and its successor, the Ali Institute of Education.

The primary objective of both these institutes has been the dissemination of knowledge at a level where it matters the most for the uplift of our country. While setting up the AIE, I was informed by many educationists that the maximum damage to the learning process of our students takes place in primary education. It was, therefore, decided that we must address ourselves to the primary education of our country if we really want to bring about any positive changes in the current educational impasse. Hence, the declared mission of the Ali Institute of Education that specifies “a commitment to improving the quality of primary-school level education in Pakistan through raising the status of teaching to a profession.”

-Chairman Board of Governors

I take the pleasure in welcoming you to Ali Institute of Education (AIE); a Teachers’ Training Institute dedicated to the learning of new and existing teachers to acquaint them with better teaching and learning opportunities. Founded in 1992, the Ali Institute of Education (AIE) has grown in prestige and has developed a wider focus on improving the quality of education in Pakistan.

The institute provides full support to improve the capacity building of teachers by offering trainings, certifications, diplomas through its on campus and online programs. All programs are centered around developing critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, moral values and sense of responsibility so that the teachers can contribute their best in the educational environments.

We pride ourselves in offering and delivering diverse training programs, all across Pakistan, customized to every schools’ own requirements and needs. Our community outreach programs having a combined flavor of both theory and practice have actively engaged local communities and strengthened the school systems by empowering the teachers and students in different capacities.

Keeping in mind we aim to do more in serving at a broader perspective towards enhancing educational development in Pakistan.


Director, Ali Institute of Education

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