Announcement for Need Based Scholarships for Spring, 2020



Students are informed that the need-based scholarship link for Spring - 2020 semester has been opened for deserving students. If you are a deserving student and you are eligible to apply for a need-based scholarship, please apply at your earliest. The last date to apply for a need-based scholarship is April 10, 2020.

The procedure to apply for the need-based scholarship is as follows;

1. From within the LMS, click the "Student Services" button

2. Click on the "Need Based Scholarship" link, under "Accounts" Section

3. A form will be displayed.

4. Fill in the required information

5. Click the Submit Request button.

Fall 2019 Semester Result Declared and Published.



Fall 2019 semester result has been declared and published. The students are advised to check their LMS Grade Books.

NOTE:

1. A student who wishes to get his/her paper(s) rechecked is advised to visit the Student Services section and request for Paper Rechecking on VULMS within the prescribed period. For details about Paper Rechecking rules and procedure, please visit

http://handbook.vu.edu.pk/HandBook_Pages/RecheckingofPapers.htm

In case of any result related query, you may contact us by sending email to result@vu.edu.pk

Notice Regarding Closing of Campuses as Precautionary Measures Against Corona virus



Dear Campus Managers/ In-charges/ Administrators

In compliance with the orders of the Government of Pakistan and respective Provincial Governments, campuses of the Virtual University of Pakistan both (VU Owned and PVCs) all over the country, shall remain closed with immediate effect till Sunday, 5th April 2020.

During the said period, strict compliance with the following instructions is mandatory:
Notice shall be displayed at the prominent place(s) outside the campus for the general public regarding the closure of campus on directives of the Government.
Contact details of the Campus Manager/Administrator shall be clearly mentioned in the notice.
In case, any documents including transcripts and degrees are received at concerned campuses, necessary arrangements for handing over of the documents to relevant student/ person shall be made.
Admission related enquires shall be dealt on phone and where necessary, adequate arrangements may be done to facilitate the individuals.
Security staff shall remain highly vigilant and present on duty at all times under close observation of the concerned campus in-charge.
Campus staff shall remain available on call and keep in contact through official e-mails as well.

In case of need, concerned Regional Campus Managers (RCMs) should be contacted on their respective phone numbers or official e-mails.

Further instructions may be issued, when necessary.



Directorate of Campuses

Virtual University of Pakistan

Postponement of HEC - ANF National Youth Convention about Drug Abuse



Postponement of HEC - ANF National Youth Convention about Drug Abuse



Youth Convention on 17 March 2020 has been postponed as mutually agreed by HEC and ANF due to Corona Virus scare. The new date for the Convention will be communicated later on.

SOLUTION CHALLENGE by GOOGLE

SOLUTION CHALLENGE by GOOGLE


Developer Student Clubs is launching an annual contest called the Solution Challenge which invites students to develop solutions for local community problems using one or more Google products or platforms. Top 10 Winning teams from across the world will be flown to Sunnyvale, California to demo their solutions to Googlers!



Students of Virtual University of Pakistan can avail the opportunity to register for Solution Challenge. After registration, students will be invited to Parthean, an online community where 80+ Google Developer Experts will provide support and mentorship.



REGISTRATION DETAILS:

- Submissions Opening Date: March 15, 2020, *

- Submissions Closing Date: March 30, 2020, *

- Registration: https://events.withgoogle.com/dsc-solution-challenge/



Google wants to see DSC Leads & Team as participants, but also leading project building activities on campus to help other students build and submit solutions.


IDENTIFYING A PROBLEM (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65jliGmA5iU
IDENTIFYING A SOLUTION (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JahM0IihcPQ
DESIGNING THE INTERFACE (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F4CqIHFg64
DESIGNING THE TECHNOLOGY (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckBWsrBNfrU





ABOUT SOLUTION CHALLENGE:



What is it? An annual contest that Google invites students from DSC communities to develop solutions for local community problems using one or more Google products or platforms.



Why do it? Enable hands-on learning and inspire student developers to come together as a global community, learn, and build real solutions for real problems.



Prize Update! Top 10 Winning teams from across the world will be flown to Sunnyvale, California to demo their solutions to Googlers! T&C have been updated.

Imperative maintenance activity on VU Main website, VULMS and related Online Services (Friday, March 13, 2020 From 0800 PM TO 1000 PM)

Imperative maintenance activity on VU Main website, VULMS and related Online Services (Friday, March 13, 2020 From 0800 PM TO 1000 PM)


Dear Students,

Due to some imperative maintenance activity, Virtual University online websites including VU Main Website, VULMS, Bookshop, Alumni, OCW, etc. may not be available during the following hours.

We regret any inconvenience caused by this.



Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Timings (PST): From 08:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

Blocking of VULMS 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 Fall'19 (Final Term) result and make course selection for Spring, 2020 semester. It is therefore advised to clear outstanding dues at the earliest and get LMS accounts unblocked.

Induction of 11th Batch in VU-Software House (Lawrence Road, Lahore)

Induction of 11th Batch in VU-Software House (Lawrence Road, Lahore)


Virtual University Software House is inviting applications from VU students enrolled in Faculty of Computer Science.

VU intends to Bridge Industry-Academia Gap by equipping students with state of the art technology and engaging them to work toward Minimal Viable Product (MVP) under the supervision of Professionals from Industry. Students who are enrolled in Final Year Project will be given vigorous training through Workshops on in-demand cutting edge Technology primarily PHP / Laravel / Drupal /.Net / Android and iOS and Software Engineering (Requirement Engineering, Software Design and Architecture) related topics. Standard Project Management Practices including Sprint and Retrospective sessions, Multiple vigorous Reviews of SRS and Design Artifacts; are followed to monitor student work on weekly basis and appropriate feedback is given accordingly. This initiative will help students’ transition from Academic to Professional life in smooth way. After completion of Final Year Projects, students are trained for Jobs but can also pursue career towards Entrepreneurship.



Final Year Project.



Shortlist criteria

All the application received against the above mentioned announcement is shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria. Students who fulfill the criteria are called for interview.



Eligibility Criteria:
BSCS, BSIT, BS (Software Engineering) or MCS/M.Sc. in Computer Science students
Student should be in a 7th semester of Bachelor Degree or 3rd semester of Master Degree or eligible to enroll in CS619.
Effective CGPA is 2.75
At least B grade in Introduction to Programming, Database Management System, Object Oriented Programming, Data Structure, Analysis and Design of Algorithm
Student should have minimum number of courses along with final year project.

Call for interview

A call for interview to the shortlisted students will be sent on their email ids. Students are requested to use VU email address for communication.

Interview SOP

Each panel member grades the student individually by considering its various technical skills like:
Programming Concepts
OOP
DBMS
Data Structure
Analysis and Design of Algorithm
Software Engineering



Coding Session:

After this interview coding session will be conducted of 45 minutes. The purpose of this session is to analyze the students’ analytical, programming/coding skills.

Average grade of interview and coding session will be considered for final selection of the students. A formal invitation will be sent to the selected students to join VU software house.

Note:
There will be no stipend during stay in Software House for two semester
Selected students will have to work from 9:00 AM to 9:00PM (5 Days a Week) in VU-Software House
This is not an Internship Opportunity.
After successful completion of Final Year Project, official letter of completion will be issue to Project Group Members.



Interested students should send an email at Saad.chaudhry@vu.edu.pk

Last Date to Apply: 02-April-2020

Registration open for workshop on ‘Business Idea Development’



Registration open for workshop on ‘Business Idea Development’



Student Startup Business Center, Virtual University of Pakistan, is organizing a workshop on “Business Idea Development”

Who can participate?
Any student of Virtual University having interest in entrepreneurship or business creation or student who:
has a business idea and wanted to refine it
is planning to start his/her own business
is currently running a business
had started a business in past but failed to conduct it successfully and wanted to look at the idea with different perspective


Student can be from any field (Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Business Administration, Social Sciences and Arts etc.)
Student of any Semester can participate

Registrations open till March 20, 2020

What will Students learn from this workshop?
Students will learn about Business Idea Generation with the help of practical examples
Students will learn to develop or refine their business Idea with the help of mentors

When will this workshop be conducted?
Workshop will be conducted in the 2nd week of April
Workshop will be of two hours (10:00 am to 12:00pm)

Where will this workshop be conducted?

This workshop will be conducted in Lahore while students from following cities will be connected through video conferencing:
Karachi
Multan
Islamabad
Peshawar
Hyderabad
Sahiwal
Gujranwala
Quetta
Muzaffargarh
Ghotki

How to register?

Interested students are required to register on the following link:

https://forms.gle/w4vHY7Fm4hviVzVx7

Note: There are only limited seats available, students will be facilitated on first come first serve basis.

11th Convocation (Peshawar) is planned on March 12, 2020 at 01:30 PM



11th Convocation of Virtual University of Pakistan (Peshawar) is planned to be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 01:30 PM at Pearl Continental Hotel, Khyber Road, Peshawar. For this, invitation letters are being dispatched to all registered graduates of Peshawar event.

Please do not forget to print your invitation card and your guest’s entry card (which is mandatory for entrance) from the following link:

https://www.vu.edu.pk/convocation/

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Entry into the venue is restricted to card holder only.

2. One card is valid for one person only

3. To avoid any embarrassment, please do not bring your children.

4. You must bring your original CNIC which is mandatory for entrance

5. Please bring two copies of your CNIC. One copy will be required for Registration and 2nd copy for degree collection.

6. Mobile phones & electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside hall

In case of any query, students may contact at:

042-99204760, 99203899

Whatsapp: 03000656903, 03000656901

convocation@vu.edu.pk

Announcement - Blocking of VULMS Accounts

It is informed that LMS accounts of all such students who have not paid their outstanding dues shall be blocked on March 12, 2020. Students with blocked accounts will not be able to view Fall’19 (final-term) results and carry out other academic activities. It is therefore advised to clear all outstanding dues at the earliest, in order to avoid any inconvenience.

11th Convocation (Islamabad) is planned on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.


11th Convocation (Islamabad) is planned to be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 9:45 am at Jinnah Convention Centre, Club Road, Islamabad. For this, invitation letters are being dispatched to all registered graduates of the Islamabad event.

Please do not forget to print your invitation card and your guest’s entry card (which is mandatory for entrance) from the following link:

https://www.vu.edu.pk/convocation/

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Entry into the venue is restricted to card holder only.

2. One card is valid for one person only

3. To avoid any embarrassment, please do not bring your children.

4. You must bring your original CNIC which is mandatory for entrance

5. Please bring two copies of your CNIC. One copy will be required for Registration and 2nd copy for degree collection.

6. Mobile phones & electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside hall

In case of any query, students may contact at:

042-99204760, 99203899

Whatsapp: 03000656903, 03000656901

convocation@vu.edu.pk

Developer Student Clubs annual contest "Solution Challenge"

Hi Everyone!

TLDR: Developer Student Clubs is launching an annual contest called the Solution Challenge which invites students to develop solutions for local community problems using one or more Google products or platforms.

What is it? An annual contest that Google invites students from DSC communities to develop solutions for local community problems using one or more Google products or platforms.


Why do it? Enable hands-on learning and inspire student developers to come together as a global community, learn, and build real solutions for real problems.

Prize Update! Top 10 Winning teams from across the world will be flown to Sunnyvale, California to demo their solutions to Googlers! T&C have been updated.

What you need to know!

The contest site is Live! Check out: goo.gle/solutionchallenge
Google wants to see DSC Leads & Team as participants, but also leading project building activities on campus to help other students build and submit solutions.
Use #developerstudentclubs #dscvu and tag @dscvu @googledevs in all posts
UPDATE: Any Student from Virtual University of Pakistan can register here for Solution Challenge. By registering you are invited to Parthean, an online community where we have 80+ Google Developer Experts ready to provide support and mentorship.



Here is a four-part framework focused on solving for a specified problem you can leverage.


IDENTIFYING A PROBLEM (Video)
IDENTIFYING A SOLUTION (Video)
DESIGNING THE INTERFACE (Video)
DESIGNING THE TECHNOLOGY (Video)
Happy Building!


Cisco Academy at Virtual University of Pakistan



Get Certified with Cisco for Brighter Future



VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY OF PAKISTAN with its aim to equip its students with the latest ICT technologies has joined hands with Cisco Academy to enhance ICT skills of VU students. It will also help to get discounts on other courses.



About the Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries over 20 years by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship. You can also become part of it by joining the vanguard of Cisco Networking Academy, which is bringing opportunities to tomorrow’s tech talent.



Enrollments in courses will start soon.



Course 1: Get Connected (for CS students)

In this course you will:
Understand the basics of computers and communications using electronic and social media.
Manage files and documents on a Windows-based computer.
Navigate the Internet, use search engines and webmail.

And, once you have these skills there are many more possibilities opened to you as far as career advancement is concerned. Enjoy user-friendly and interactive course content with lots of illustrations! No previous computer knowledge is needed for this introductory course.
Certification and Career Pathways

Students who complete feedback and assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.



Course 2: Be Your Own Boss (for Management Sciences students)



In this course you will:
Understand and Identify the elements of technopreneurship.
Learn how to convert your ideas into opportunities.
Learn from the experiences of notable technopreneurs.

Those who want to start their own technology business have an entrepreneurial streak and are drawn to the sense of freedom it affords. You might have a bold new idea that can impact and disrupt a market, or you might want greater fulfillment personally by being the boss. This course will share the skills, habits, and insights most needed to launch and grow a successful technology business.
Certification and Career Pathways

Students who complete feedback and assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.