Virtual university of pakistan

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The Virtual University of Pakistan, its first online university in Pakistan. Pakistan’s first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies, was established by the Government of Pakistan as a public sector, not-for-profit institution with a clear mission: to provide extremely affordable world class education to aspiring students all over the country and abroad. Using free-to-air satellite television broadcasts and the Internet, the Virtual University allows students to follow its rigorous programs regardless of their physical locations. It thus aims at alleviating the lack of capacity in the existing universities while simultaneously tackling the acute shortage of qualified professors in the country. By identifying the top Professors of the country, regardless of their institutional affiliations, and requesting them to develop and deliver hand-crafted courses, the Virtual University aims at providing the very best courses to not only its own students but also to students of all other universities in the country.

The Virtual University of Pakistan holds a Federal Charter, making its degrees recognized and accepted all over the country as well as overseas.

The University opened its virtual doors in 2002 and in a short span of time its outreach has reached over more than sixty cities of the country with more than a hundred associated institutions providing infrastructure support to the students. Pakistani students residing overseas in several other countries of the region are also enrolled in the University's high quality academic programs.

The Board of Governors is the apex body of the University, responsible for the general supervision and control of administrative, academic and financial affairs and the power to lay down the policies of the University. The Rector is the Chief Executive and academic officer of the University whose responsibility is to ensure that the provisions of the Virtual University Ordinance, the Statutes, the Regulations and Rules are faithfully observed in order to promote teaching, research, administration, general efficiency and good order of the University. Authorities of the University include: Executive Council Academic Council Boards of Studies Advanced Studies and Research Board Selection Board Finance and Planning Council and Affiliation Committee.

Officers of the University include the Registrar, the Director Finance, the Director Administration, the Controller of Examinations and the University Auditor.

BS Programs

The BS program prepares a student to meet the demanding challenges of the modern workplace. The BS degree comprises more than 130 credits of work. In the senior year, student will be required to spend a good deal of time in completing a project. This project will usually be done in collaboration with industry, under the guidance of a professional nominated by VU. The curriculum for various majors is based on the recommendations of the National Curriculum Revision Committees approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). However, the Academic Council of VU may update the curricula from time to time. Please note: All courses detailed in the BS programs below may not be offered in a given academic session. The specific courses being offered will be notified in the semester schedule on the University Learning Management System web site.

Programs by Faculty

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

Virtual University of Pakistan offers two types of BS 132 Credit Hours Programs:

1 - BS Programs for Intermediate or Equivalent Certificate Holder 2 - BS Programs for Bachelor Degree Holders / FAST TRACK Program

[BS (Computer Science)(]

[BS (Information Technology)(]

Faculty of Management

[BS (Business Administration)(]

[BS (Public Administration)(]

Faculty of Arts

[BS (Accounting & Finance)(]

[BS (Commerce)(]

[BS (Mass Communication)(] [BS (Psychology) (]

Masters Programs

Students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree (with at least 45% marks) from a recognized university or institution can apply for admission to Master of Computer Science (MCS), Master of Information Technology (MIT) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. These programs comprise 72 credit hours each, spread over 4 semesters and allow graduates to upgrade their skill sets into the requirements of the modern knowledge era. Strong rigorous curricula allow graduates of these programs to compete effectively with their counterparts who have graduated from the corresponding 4-year BS programs.

Students completing their 16-year education in computer science and information technology field are provided the opportunity to take admission this advanced level degree program. The degree is equivalent to MPhil program offered by anyother university in the country according to HEC criteria.

Programs by Faculty

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

[MS (Computer Science) (]

[MCS(Master of Computer Science)(]

[MIT (Master of Information Technology)(]

Faculty of Management

[MBA ( (Master of Business Administration)(]

'2 Year Bachelor program'

From Fall 2007 VU has introduced two-year BA program (for those who want to enter job market early ) offering B,Com.(Bachelor in commerce)BBA. (Bachelor in Business Administration) computor science and BA in Mass Communication and Psychology.After two year Bachelors the option of seamless continuety for 4 year BS program exists immediately or at later stage.

VU has also introduced a

'FOUR SEMESTER MS in Computor Science'

to produce world class Research oriented professionals and Academia.

VU has many sub campuses in different areas of Pakistan. The one & Its first sub campus is in SUKKUR, SINDH, PAKISTAN established on September 24, 2002.


Vu have two types of campuses: Private Campuses Own Campuses

Private Campuses

VU Hires buildings of good private institutes in cities. It requires them to have a good computer lab and access to internet.

Virtual University will never closed

References University official Site