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Friday, March 4, 2011

Admissions Open for Spring 2011

 Admissions Open for Spring 2011
 1. Please fill in the admission application form http://vu.edu.pk/.
 2. Submit the form when you finish. You will receive a Form Number. Please note it carefully.
 3. Download and print following documents;
     a) Admission Application Form
     b) Challan Form
     c) ID Card Development Slip
 4. Deposit the challan to the nearest Bank Branch (as specified in challan) & attach copy of deposited Bank Challan along with
     required documents. Finally, mail the hard copy of your complete admission form at the following address;

 Admission Office,
 Virtual University of Pakistan,
 M.A. Jinnah Campus,
 Defence Road Off Raiwind Road,
 Lahore, Pakistan

 5. Please attach requisite documents as prescribed by Higher Education Commission in case of Foreign/Dual National residing in pakistan or residing abroad.
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Virtual University introduces 4-new BS degree programs

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (4-year) Programs   
The Bachelor of Science (BS) program prepares a student to meet the demanding challenges of the modern workplace. The BS degree comprises more than 130 credits of work. During final 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 the University. The curriculum for various majors is based on the recommendations of the National Curriculum Revision Committees approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. However, the Academic Council of the University may update the curricula from time to time. Please note that 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
Faculty of Management
Duration:
It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants for admission to all Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs must have passed with at least 45% marks, Intermediate (Part I and II, or equivalent examination), or I.Com or ICS or DAE or ‘A’ level examinations. The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) ‘O’ levels and School Certificate (SC) examinations are considered equivalent to Matriculation, and the GCE ‘A’ levels is considered equivalent to the Intermediate examination. For the GCSE (‘O’) and SC examinations, grades in 6 subjects are considered. ‘A’ level candidates must have passed 3 subjects and required to provide equivalence from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.
Admission application forms are same for 2-year and 4-year bachelor degree programs.
Note: candidates having less than 45 % in their intermediate or equivalent examination from a recognized institute are eligible to apply for BS provided they firstly qualify Mathematics, Computer Proficiency, and English courses in a single semester (called “Zero semester”) and achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.00 out of 4. Fee for the Zero semester within Pakistan is Rs 6,000/- payable in two equal installments. Fee (1st fee installment) payable at the time of admission is Rs. 3,000/-. However, fee for the Zero semester for Pakistani students abroad is US $ 250. Such student would be responsible to pay additionally cost of Lecture CDs/DVD’s, Lecture Handouts plus shipment cost.  
Assessment of Study Progress:
The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree:
To be eligible for the award of four-year BS degree, the students are required to complete at least 132 credit hours with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.25 out of 4.00.  

Course of Study:
The scheme of studies for BS program is outlined as under. The courses may be revised from time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.

SEMESTER WISE BREAKUP OF BS PROGRAMS
The Department of Computer Science offers a four-year program leading to either a BS degree in Computer Science or in Information Technology. The specialization is determined by the choice of required and elective courses taken by a student. The programs are designed to meet the growing need for computer science / IT experts in the rapidly evolving 21st century economy. Their mission is to provide graduates with a strong Computer Science / IT base that will enable them to capitalize on the increasing career opportunities in the information technology sector, to expand the limits of their knowledge by pursuing further studies, and to explore innovative approaches to computer or information technology related problems. These specializations provide highly demanded expertise, a great mobility and flexibility, and an impressive range of possible career choices in the IT industry.

Project
Students are required to complete a project of 6 credit hours in the final year of their BS degree program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the project and in some cases may be required to give a presentation.
BS (Business Administration)
The bachelor's degree program offers a progressive curriculum designed to teach business fundamentals and higher level leadership skills. This specialization in business administration helps you develop the management, interpersonal, and professional skills you need to advance your career.

The Bachelor of Science program in Public Administration is designed to meet specific needs of the public sector. Goals of the program include:
  • Providing a liberal arts education through the University's Core Curriculum;
  • Assuring an understanding and appreciation of the political, social, and economic aspects of public services;
  • Preparing students for entry and middle-level professional positions in public service;

BS (Management)
The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Management. The program has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt business as career and like to enhance their management skills. The program is expected to provide opportunities to the students to learn latest management techniques being used in the business world.

Project / Internship Report
Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS in Management program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.
BS (Marketing)
The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Marketing. The program has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt business as career and like to enhance their marketing skills. The program is expected to provide opportunities to the students to learn variety of marketing techniques being used in the challenging business world.
Project / Internship ReportStudents are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS in Marketing program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.Click here  to View Study Scheme of BS Marketing)
BS (Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT))
The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Management. The program has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt business as career and like to enhance their management skills. The program is expected to provide opportunities to the students to learn latest management techniques being used in the business world.

Project
Students are required to complete a Project of 6-credit hours in the 7th & 8th semester of their BBIT program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

The BS in Commerce is a well-rounded program, challenging students to become critical thinkers for strong leadership in business. A focus on the "why" beyond the "how" in the curriculum helps students prepare for highly gratifying professional careers.

Like business itself, management education is a living, breathing discipline. The Virtual University curriculum prepares students to solve practical problems, while building basic skill sets.














The Mass Communication Program strives to provide students with a creative, diverse, and challenging academic environment that encourages risk-taking and promotes an examination of human values, cultural differences, and social questions and to prepare students for areas in the print and telecommunications media sectors.
Click here  to View Study Scheme of BS Mass Communication


Psychology is the science of behavior and the mind. In the B.S. program, the study of psychology provides an understanding of basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development, and personality along with principles of social psychology, clinical psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Knowledge of psychological principles and of scientific methods for evaluating theories and research in the social sciences is essential in our rapidly changing society.

The basic goal of the B.S. program is to integrate the scientific foundation of psychology with a strong humanities background along with basic science to better prepare students for advanced training in psychology, medicine, cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related disciplines. The B.S. degree program is explicitly aimed at helping to prepare students for advanced graduate study in the sciences and science-based professions. 

BS (Banking & Finance)
The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Banking & Finance. The program is designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt banking profession as career and enhance their banking skills. The program is expected to equip the students with latest banking techniques being used in the banking world.
Project / Internship Report
Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS in Banking & Finance program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

(a) Fee structure for student within Pakistan:
Tuition fee rates are fixed and are independent of the number of courses being taught in one semester. Security, Admission and Registration fee are charged once at the start of the first semester. The remaining charges are payable monthly. Security fee is refundable on completion of degree or in case of withdrawal from the University under rules.
Admission Fee
Rs. 1,500 one time
Registration Fee
Rs. 2,000   one time
Security 
Rs. 2,000 (one time, refundable)
Tuition Fee/credit hour
Rs. 500
Enrollment Fee/Semester
Rs. 1,000
Admission Processing Fee
Rs. 200 (online admission form)/ Rs.50 (on VU purchased admission form)
NOTE: Fee payable at the time of admission is Rs. 6,500 (includes admission fee, registration fee, security deposit and enrollment fee) plus admission processing fee.

(b) Fee structure for Student outside Pakistan:
Student outside Pakistan should deposit fee through FTT (Foreign Telegraph Transfer) or bank draft inclusive of Bank charges that is minimum up to $15 per transaction. 
Admission Fee & Registration Fee
US $110  one time
Enrollment Fee/Semester US $15
Tuition Fee/credit hour
US $25 
NOTE: Fee payable at the time of admission is US $125 (includes admission fee, registration fee, and enrollment fee).










     

Conversion / Study Program Change towards MBA (3½ year/ 96 Cr. Hrs.)


Published On:  Friday, March 04, 2011
All existing and previous VU MBA students/graduates are allowed to continue/ to take admission towards MBA (3½ year). Interested students should submit their Application along with Bank draft/pay order for the change of degree program/ continuation to Registrar’s Office (studyprogramchange@vu.edu.pk), Virtual University of Pakistan M.A Jinnah Campus, Defence Road off Raiwind Road, Lahore on or before March 15, 2011.

Existing MBA students will be required to complete their MBA scheme of studies (minimum 4-semester, 2-year, 72 credit hours) and the following remaining courses (minimum 3-semester, 24 credit hours) with at least CGPA 2.30 for the award of MBA (7-semester, 96 credit hours).

However, MBA Graduates of the university will be required to complete the following remaining courses (minimum 3-semester, 24 credit hours) with at least CGPA 2.30 for the award of MBA (7-semester, 96 credit hours) & liable to return already issued transcript/and degree. Moreover such students are not eligible to improve previous D grade course(s) if any.  

Tuition fee and other university dues will be charged as per MBA (3½ year/ 96 credit hours) program (Detailed as under).  

Semester wise courses detail is as under:
  

Semester No. 5


Course  code & Title
  Cr. Hrs.

MGT211: Introduction To Business
3

MCM301: Communication skills
3

STA301: Statistics and Probability
3




Semester No. 6


ACC501: Business Finance
3

MGT401: Financial Accounting II
3

MGT610: Business Ethics
3




Semester No. 7


MGT601: SME Management
3

MGMT629: Crisis Management
(for Management Specialization)
OR
MGT510: Total Quality Management
(for all others)                                                            
3


3




FEE STRUCTURE:


Details
Graduate
Students
Existing MBA students
Security Fee
5000
Nil
Admission Fee
3500
3500
Remaining Registration Fee
1000
1000
Fee Payable at admission*
9500
4500
Note: After admission, Accounts Department will issue fee voucher showing Semester enrolment fee Rs. 1000 and Rs. 750/- per credit hour fee.
*Bank draft/pay order in favour of ‘Virtual University of Pakistan’ is acceptable.













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