VU Data Center Inauguration at Virtual University

VU Data Center Inauguration at Virtual University

Virtual University of Pakistan inaugurated a new Data Center in Lahore. The inauguration ceremony was held at Virtual University, M.A Jinnah Campus (Head Office), Lahore. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Naeem Tariq, Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan, Mr. Ehsen Puri, Director ICT, Principal Officers, Deans, Directors, and Staff of Virtual University.

Focal person of this data center Engr. Syed Naushad, Deputy Network Executive briefed about the project and said that massive storage needs of the University are served through SAN and NAS deployment. This data center complies with security and threat advisories received from time to time from HEC and other Government security agencies. The Data Center has been established indigenously, saving millions of Rupees for the University.

Mr. Ehsen Puri, Director ICT said that keeping in mind the imperative needs of technological advancement, Virtual University has launched a state-of-the-art Data Center. VUP has campuses all across Pakistan and all campuses are connected securely with Data Center for voice, video and Data communication.

Speaking at the occasion, the Rector, Virtual University congratulated the Networking department on the timely completion of this project.
In the end, souvenirs were awarded to the chief guest and all team members of the Networking Department.

ATTN. OVERSEAS STUDENTS: GUIDELINES FOR FALL 2019 FINAL TERM EXAMINATION

EXAMINATION RULES
As an overseas student you must adhere to "Code of Conduct for Examination Outside of Pakistan" from the following link:
INSTRUCTIONS
Overseas Exam Software and related materials have been made available for download. Please make sure to install latest exam application available on the link given below. You must follow the sequence of instructions given below for smooth and error free installation:
1.      Download and install VUTES exam software from following link http://qb.vu.edu.pk.
2.      Download and install only TeamViewer (Version 8 only) on workstation from following link:
Note: Install the TeamViewer software for Personal/Non-Commercial use.
3.      Uninstall antivirus applications and disable windows firewall before the start of paper.
4.      System default language MUST be English (United States). It can be set from Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Format
5.      No proxy software/remote control software (except TeamViewer) should be installed or configured on the machine (like ultra-surf, hotspot shield, LogMeIn etc.).
6.      Disable Internet Explorer Proxy settings. It can be disabled from Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings and uncheck proxy server settings.
7.      Do not configure external webcam other than exam application (like MSN, Yahoo, Skype etc.); otherwise exam application will not detect the external webcam
8.      After installation, you must go through the “User Manual” for Know-How to attempt your paper.
9.      An icon will be visible on your desktop after installation of VUTES exam application. Please double click the icon to run the demo test.
DEMO TEST
  1. You may test your installation by joining any of the following sessions till February 13, 2020 during the specified session timings as mentioned below:

Blocking of LMS Accounts

The University has blocked LMS accounts of all those students who have payable dues. Students with blocked accounts will not be able to view Midterm result and other academic activities. It is therefore advised to clear outstanding dues at the earliest and get LMS accounts unblocked.

Student Week 2020

Dear Campus Managers,

As you all know that activities of Student Week 2020, are about to start at the regional level. Students have already registered in the various events. We are anticipating an active participation from all the campuses around the country.
The role of campus managers is very important in encouraging the students. I would like to inform you that a tab of ‘Society Manager’ has been added on the campus portal. You are requested to check the registered students and conduct the initial screening and nominate 1 student or 1 team (in team events) of each competition to compete at sub-regional level, so that the talented students of your campuses may represent their campus at Regional and National level.

Please note that to participate in team events, a campus needs to have the required number of team members. In team events, campus having less number of members (as required in a team) will be considered ineligible.
Campus Managers can register students from ‘Society Manager’ till January 21, 2020. After that no change in teams will be accepted

All the information about the events is available on the society page at:

Volunteers Required for 11th Convocation- 2020

Volunteers Required for 11th Convocation
Virtual University of Pakistan intends to hold its 11th Convocation ceremonies in various cities i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Sialkot. For this, we are looking for highly committed, responsible and self-disciplined students as volunteers to be part of the organizing team. Interested students who are willing to participate as volunteer must give their consent as the following link:
https://forms.gle/zV4soLmABQYFTEF66
The deadline for giving consent is until Jan 31,2020. In case of any further details, please send your query at volunteer@vu.edu.pk
Note: You must Sign In with your student Email and select the city nearest to you. Only regular students shall be considered for the role of Volunteer.

FALL 2019 MID TERM EXAMINATIONS RESULT ANNOUNCED

FALL 2019 MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS RESULT ANNOUNCED

The result of Fall 2019 Mid Term Examinations has been declared. The students are advised to check their LMS grade books.

NOTE: 
Fall 2019 Final Term Examinations shall commence on Saturday, Feb 15, 2020, for which the date sheet interface has already been launched.

FALL 2019 FINAL TERM EXAMINATIONS: MAKE YOUR DATE SHEET NOW!

  • as Student) will be charged from Tuesday, February 04, 2020, to Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
  • Special Late fee @ Rs.2000 /- (Local Student)/$ 100 (Overseas Student) will be charged from Thursday, February 13, 2020, to Friday, February 14, 2020 
Note:  
  1. After February 12, 2020 date sheet interface will be closed.
  2. During Exams, Overseas students traveling to Pakistan or vice versa shall reschedule their remaining papers with prescribed rescheduling fee.
  3. In case of any query, you may contact:
    1. Generate Ticket: Contact Us--->Support System--->Examinations--->Conduct--->Date sheet Related Queries
    2. Email: datesheet@vu.edu.pk
    3. Telephone: 042-99204760, 042-99203899
    4. WhatsApp: 03000656906, 03000656908(Overseas queries only)  
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Log in using your VULMS ID and Password
(In case of any password related problem you may visit http://lms1.vu.edu.pk/ForgotPassword/ForgotPassword.aspx OR you may contact password@vu.edu.pk
2. Choose your Exam City in which you want to appear for Exam (optional). Overseas students shall select 'OVERSEAS'
3. Choose your Exam Center from the given centers
(Once selected, you can’t change your Exam Center)
4. Select the available exam date and start time of your own choice for each of your courses, then click the “Confirm” button to confirm your selection.
5. Repeat the Step-4 for all your remaining courses one by one.
6. Finally, click the button at the bottom of the page to get Examination Password and print your Examination Slip which you MUST keep with you for entry in Examination Center on each of the Exam Dates.

Final Merit List for 11th Convocation (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Graduating Semesters)


Top of Form

Final Merit Position List for 11th Convocation
(Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Semesters) 

Fall 2018 Graduating Semester

Batch: 1704 (1.5 Years Program)

Position 
Student ID
Name
CGPA
City (Virtual Campus)
B.Ed. Secondary (1.5-Year Program)

st 
BC170406293
KAMIL SHEHZAD BAKHSH
 3.98
 LAHORE (PLHR43)
nd
BC170400037
MASUOODA KHANAM
 3.95
 PESHAWAR (VPSW01)
rd
BC170403263
SARA
 3.95
 FAISALABAD (VFSD01)
Batch: 1702 (2 Years Programs)

Associate Degree in Accounting & Finance

st 
BC170200792
Muhammad Asim
 3.53
 RAWALPINDI (VRWP01)
Associate Degree in Computer Networking

st
BC170202625
Mudassar Ashraf
 3.81
  KALLAR SYEDAN (PKSY01)
Associate Degree in Islamic Banking

st
BC170202818
Humaira hasan
 3.73
ISLAMABAD (VIBD01)
Associate Degree in Sales and Marketing

st
BC170201153
Hamza Arshad Nagra
 3.73
DASKA (PDSK02)
Associate Degree in Web Design and Development

st 
BC170201377
Nisa ashraf
 3.94
 OVERSEAS (OPKST)
nd
BC170201718
Hasan ali
 3.78
 MIRPUR (AKMP01)
Batch: 1702 (2 Years Bachelor Programs)

B.Ed Elementary (2-Year Program)

st 
BC170203035
Nazneen murtaza
 3.84
 LAHORE (VLHR02)
nd
BC170203131
Shabana Ghulam Hussain
 3.82
 LAHORE (PLHR02)
B Com

st 
BC170201151
Muhammad Bilal Saleem
 4.00
 LAHORE (PLHR46)
nd
BC170200234
Muhammad Sohaib
 3.84
 SIALKOT (PSKT01)
rd
BC170201480
Arslan ahmed
 3.79
 KARACHI (VKHI01)
B.Sc. (Math. Stat. Eco.)

Announcement for blocking of LMS Accounts

It is informed that LMS accounts of all such students who have not paid their outstanding dues shall be blocked on January 20, 2020. Students with blocked accounts will not be able to carry out academic activities. It is therefore advised to clear all outstanding dues at the earliest, in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Extension in the due date of Business Plan Submission 2020

Extension in the due date of Business Plan Submission

Call for Business Ideas Batch-V
Student Startup Business Center
Virtual University of Pakistan
Be an Entrepreneur!!
Transform your Ideas into successful business
Apply for SSBC Incubation Services, Batch-V
An opportunity to get seed money up to Rs. 300,000
Business Idea Submission Deadline: January 30, 2020
Submit at SSBC website at: http://ssbc.vu.edu.pk/Pages/Events.aspx
For more details, please contact at: ssbc@vu.edu.pk


Details:
Student Start-Up Business Center is a platform at VU to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the students and to provide them a conducive environment to nurture their business ideas into successful business ventures. This initiative is supported by the Virtual University of Pakistan in collaboration with HEC-Pakistan, and PEP Foundation, USA. SSBC is envisioned to promote entrepreneurship among the students by encouraging them through business ideas competitions, providing them seed money, free office working space, free training facilities and provision of complete ongoing support and guidance to the successful incubates and counseling from the veteran entrepreneurs.
SSBC at the Virtual University of Pakistan is inviting business ideas for SSBC Batch-V. The student or group of students (maximum two) can submit their viable business ideas on the website of SSBC (http://ssbc.vu.edu.pk/Pages/Events.aspx).  
Who can participate?
  • Only currently enrolled active students of the Virtual University of Pakistan are eligible to apply for business ideas as per the below-given eligibility criteria. Students enrolled in short courses cannot apply.

YearsProgramTotal Credit HoursEligible Criteria in Credit Hours
2 years degree programBA6036
BSc6636
MSc7236
MS/MPhil3018
4 years degree programBS13299

  • Oversees students and VU employees who are enrolled as VU students are not eligible to apply for SSBC.

How to participate:

Click Here to watch the video to learn about the submission process.

Terms & Conditions: 
  • One student will be allowed to submit only one business idea; either individually or in a team.
  • A team should not be comprised of more than two members.
  • Each individual/team needs to submit an innovative business idea and must not copy from any source.
  • Shortlisted business ideas will be invited for the submission of full business plans.
  • Only practical and financially viable business plans will be shortlisted for presentation. 
  • The business idea’s financial worth should not exceed more than Rs. 300,000.
Business Ideas Submission Deadline:
Submit your business idea before January 30, 2020, at http://ssbc.vu.edu.pk/Pages/Events.aspx

Plantation Activity and Foundation Stone Ceremony (VU Genomic Centre) held at VU 2020

Plantation Activity and Foundation Stone Ceremony (VU Genomic Centre) held at VU

Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) & Telecom Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddique laid the foundation stone of Pakistan's first-ever Centre for Genomics and Proteomics (VUP) and inaugurated Plantation Activity of Clean Green Pakistan at Virtual University of Pakistan, Kala Shah Kaku Campus.
He was received by the Rector, Virtual University, Naeem Tariq along with Director ICT, Ehsan Zafar Puri, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar, Registrar, Dr. Mohsin Javaid, Director Administration VU, Ahmer Sayeed Qazi, General Manager VUTV, Babar Ali, Director Campuses, Farhan Sadiq and Project Director DigiSkills, Zafar Alvi.
The Federal Minister in his speech said that this ceremony is far more than just the literal foundation stone ceremony, In fact, it is equivalent to laying the foundation of research on a national scale from the platform of Virtual University of Pakistan. This is investment for future that is otherwise difficult to predict, and the manifestation of the efforts of Professor Dr Masroor Ellahi Babar and his team who had the vision and wisdom to foresee the needs of research in the decade to come and plan the direction of their future.
He said the Research and Development sector within industries and academia in Pakistan is very weak. Strengthening this sector can contribute to the development of skilled labor, better products and a contribution to the economy. Within life sciences, techniques have been advanced to the stage where genes are the key factors in the treatment of diseases, specialized medicine, and healthcare. Therefore, it is the need of the hour to channelize our resources towards research in this segment.
Later, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui inaugurated the “Memorial Garden for APS Shuhada" in the light of Prime Minister Clean Green Pakistan initiative. A total of 250 saplings were planted including 147 saplings planted for each APS Shaheed. Ms. Arifa Qazi, daughter of Ms. Tahira Qazi (Shaheed - Principal of APS) was the guest of honor and she planted a sapling for her mother name who embraced Shahadat in APS incident.
In the end, souvenir was awarded to the Chief Guest, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui by the Rector Naeem Tariq and Dr Masroor Ellahi Babar.

Plantation Activity and Foundation Stone Ceremony (VU Genomic Centre) held at VU

Plantation Activity and Foundation Stone Ceremony (VU Genomic Centre) held at VU

Issuance of Tuition Fee Voucher (2nd Installment) to Zero Semester Students (Fall, 2019)

Published On:  Friday, January 3, 2020
Zero Semester students are informed that the University has issued tuition fee voucher (2nd installment) for Fall, 2019 semester to enrolled students with due date January 17, 2020.

Pakistan Academy of Science awards Gold Medal to Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar

Professor Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Prof. Dr. Qasim Jan, President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), during a prestigious ceremony organized by the Pakistan Academy of Science (PAS) in Islamabad.
Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar is currently serving as Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology at Virtual University of Pakistan. He is also the Group Leader of Food Security under Prime Minister’s Task Force on Knowledge Economy. Previously, he served as Chairman, Department of Livestock Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
Professor Dr Masroor Ellahi Babar has been honored with several awards in addition to medal for outstanding achievements in the field of research. He was awarded "Excellence Award" by Prime Minister of the Pakistan in 2009, he won Best University Teacher Award from Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan in 2010 and was awarded "Tamgha-e-Imtiaz" by the Government of the Pakistan on 23rd March 2013.
Pakistan Academy of Science awards Gold Medal to Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar


Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest

Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest
'The 4th edition of the Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest is scheduled for January 11-12, 2020 at the Alhamra on the Mall in Lahore. The keynotes for the year are Sir Mark Lyall Grant, formerly the UK High Commissioner to Pakistan and lately the UK National Security Advisor, and Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, the President of the Royal Society in the UK, and the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.
Forty international and fifty national speakers will feature at the ThinkFest with over nearly fifty panels, a specially curated exhibition on travel, and a concert by acclaimed singer Ali Sethi. All events, including the concert, are free and open to the public.
Daewoo Pakistan had kindly agreed to provide return tickets free of cost to university and college students from anywhere in Pakistan who wish to attend the ThinkFest.

Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest