Issuance of 1st Voucher to Continuing Students (Spring, 2020)



Students are informed that the University has issued the first voucher (Semester Enrollment fee + One Course fee) for Spring, 2020 semester to continuing students, who have made course selection from April 14, 2020, to April 27, 2020. Furthermore, the University has already issued said fee voucher to those who made course selection prior to April 14, 2020.

You are directed to deposit a payable voucher as per the given schedule.

Notice for Submission of Admission Dues in Installments (Spring – 2020 Semester)



Keeping in view the current situation arising out of Coronavirus, the University has deferred Security Fee and Semester Enrollment Fee from admission Voucher of eligible applicants of different degree programs (Spring’2020 admission session), as a special favor.

All applicants (who have not paid admission fee yet) are advised to take fresh print of admission vouchers and pay the same at panel Banks / Financial institutions mentioned on the voucher.

Admission Date extended

Admission Date extended






Virtual University has extended its admissions till April 27, 2020, for Spring 2020 in order to facilitate the candidates who could not submit applications due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Please note Admissions are closed for BS Bioinformatics, BS Biotechnology, BS Zoology, and MSc. Zoology.

Unblocking of VULMS Accounts


Published On: Wednesday, April 22, 2020


The University has unblocked LMS Accounts of all those students having outstanding dues up to Rs. 10,000/-, in order to facilitate them in making course selection for Spring – 2020 semester. However, It is advised to clear outstanding dues at the earliest to avoid blocking in the future.

Journal of distance education and Research


Journal of distance education and Research



Journal of Distance Education & Research (JDER) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by Virtual University of Pakistan. It provides a platform for the publication of researches in the field of education and distance education.
JDER welcomes research papers from academicians, practitioners, and scholars from all over the world. The articles sent to the journal may include, but not be limited to the following themes in the field of education:

»Innovations in Teaching-Learning

»Online and Distance Education

»Distributed Learning

»Blended Learning

»School and Classroom Culture

»Teacher Education

»Education for Peace and Sustainable Development

»Diversity in Educational Opportunities: Impact and Issues

»Quality of Education

For registration please follow this link
http://journal.vu.edu.pk/Pages/Register.aspx

Call of papers
http://journal.vu.edu.pk/Pages/login.aspx

DSC solution challenge with Special offer for VU students

DSC solution challenge with Special offer for VU students




Developer Student Clubs is launching an annual contest called the "DSC-VU Hackathon" which is actually the "Developer Student Club Solution Challenge" which invites students to develop solutions for local community problems using one or more Google products or platforms.


This is 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.

It enables hands-on learning and inspires 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.
Terms and conditions have been updated.

As a special offer for Virtual University Students, they will be having the following prizes
1st position: Cash Prize (Rs. 15000) + Shield + Certificate.
2nd position: Cash Prize (Rs. 10,000) + Shield + Certificate.
3rd position: Cash Prize (Rs. 5000) + Shield + Certificate
4-10: Shield + Certificate.
11-100: participation Certificate.

The contest site can check out at:
goo.gle/solution challenge

You have to Submit both form DSCVU Hackathon Submission Form and Solution Challange Submission Form as well. Both forms are mandatory to fill, Question of both forms are the same but you have to fill both forms with the same answers.

Last Date to Submit your Solution: April 30, 2020.

DSC at VU's mission is to help bridge the gap b/w theory and practice of student developers. For any query, please contact DSC student club dsc@vu.edu.pk

#dscvu #dschackathon #developerstudentclubs #virtualuniversity


VUSSBC Call for Business Ideas



Call for Business Ideas Batch-V

Student Startup Business Center

Virtual University of Pakistan

Be an Entrepreneur!!

Transform your Ideas in to successful business



Apply for SSBC Incubation Services, Batch-V

An opportunity to get seed money up to Rs. 300,000

Business Idea Submission Deadline: May 20, 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 entrepreneurial spirit in the students and to provide them conducive environment to nurture their business ideas into successful business ventures. This initiative is supported by 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 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).



Special announcement:

The extension in the due date of Idea submission has been given to facilitate the students who have any business idea to tackle the current pandemic caused by Covid-19.

If you have any idea that can help Pakistan or the world to lessen the effects of Covid-19 on the environment, humans or even on the economies, you are encouraged to apply and play your role as a responsible citizen.

Students having general business ideas who missed the previous deadline can also apply.

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 May 20, 2020, at http://ssbc.vu.edu.pk/Pages/Events.aspx

Developer Student Club Solution Challenge

Developer Student Club Solution Challenge


Dear Student,
We hope each of you is staying safe and we send our warmest regards your way.
TLDR: Developer Student Clubs is launching an annual contest called the "DSC-VU Hackathon" which is actually the "Developer Student Club 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 does 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 has been updated.

What Special for Virtual University Students only!  
1st position: Cash Prize (Rs. 15000/-) + Shield + Certificate.
2nd position: Cash Prize (Rs. 10,000/-) + Shield + Certificate.
3rd position: Cash Prize (Rs. 5000/-) + Shield + Certificate
4-10: Shield + Certificate.
11-100: participation Certificate.

What you need to know! 
  • The contest site is Live! Check out: goo.gle/solutionchallenge 
  • You have to Submit both form DSCVU Hackathon Submission Form  and  Solution Challange Submission Form as well). Both forms are mandatory to fill, Question of both forms are the same but you have to fill both forms with the same answers. 
  • Last Date for Submit your Solution is 30th April 2020.
  • Use #dscvu #dscvuhackathon #developerstudentclubs and tag @dscvu @googledevs in all posts  
Lastly.  DSCs mission is to “help bridge the gap between theory and practice for student developers." So we are here to provide personal support to you to ensure your success in this challenge. Here in the Developer Student Club, We believe in the value of community. We can't wait to see what you build.
That’s all for now  -- keep working hard and having fun! Happy Building!

Warm Wishes,

MOU Signing Ceremony With Kajaani University Finland



Virtual university of Pakistan and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train one million students on disruptive technologies. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative, Mr. Asad Umar was the chief guest of the ceremony. MoU was signed by Mr. Naeem Tariq, the Rector Virtual University of Pakistan and Mr. Matti Saren, CEO, Kajaani University.
Former Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also participated in the ceremony. Secretary Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Director of International Education Cooperation, Kajaani University, Anas Al Natsheh, and other high officials joined the ceremony.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative, Mr. Asad Umar said that Finland has gained great repute in the last decade in the world. He said, “The entire education system has now been touted in the last 10 years that the entire world acknowledges Finland for developing the kind of citizens and workers which are required to solve the problems of the 21st century. And this MoU will provide lots of opportunities for Pakistani students to learn quality education with the support of Kajaani University, Finland”.
Mr. Matti Saren, CEO, Kajaani University in his address said, “the Economist Intelligence report had declared Finland as the best countries in the world for future skills education while the Program for International Student Assessment also ranked Finland as the best higher education and training systems in the world. Finland has become one of the best places for higher education in the world. We hope to have collaborated in research, innovation, and commercialization by offering European standard education to Pakistani students with the support of Virtual University. We believe that working together we can create the future. I am hoping that this MoU will take a long term collaboration between the government of Finland and Pakistan and together we will build a foundation for research, innovation, and commercialization by offering European academic programs.

Issuance of First Voucher to Continuing Students (Spring, 2020)



Students are informed that the University has issued the first voucher (Semester Enrollment fee + One Course fee) for Spring, 2020 semester to continuing students, who have made course selection from April 06, 2020, to April 13, 2020. Furthermore, the University has already issued said fee voucher to those who made course selection prior to April 06, 2020.

You are directed to deposit a payable voucher as per the given schedule.

Students course selection guide for Spring 2020

Dear students
    Due to COVID-19 issue, the courses with practical will not be offered during Spring 2020. To facilitate the students following course selection is proposed.

BS BIOINFORMATICS STUDENTS GUIDE FOR COURSE SELECTION SPRING 2020
BS BIOINFORMATICS
Courses
Suggested Course Selection in Spring 2020
(to be eligible for Merit/ Scholarship)
SEMESTER 1
No change
No change
SEMESTER 2
No change
No change
SEMESTER 3
ENG3013(3+0)
BIO201 4(3+1)
BIO202 4(3+1)
BIO301 3(2+1)
BIO302 4(3+1)

Yellow highlighted, Four courses with practical (15 credit hours) are Not Offered due to COVID-19
ENG301 3(3+0)
BIF401  3(3+0)
BIO5023(3+0)
CS3013(3+0)
CS3043(3+0)
CS411    3(3+0)
Students are advised to take Green highlighted, Five Theory courses (15 credit hours) from their 4thsemester
SEMESTER 4
No change
No change
SEMESTER 5
BIF501   3(3+0)
CS403     3(3+0)
MGT501 3(3+0)
MTH202 3(3+0)
BIF402   3(3+0)
BIO303    4(3+1)

Yellow highlighted, One course with practical (4 credit hours) is Not Offered due to COVID-19
BIF501   3(3+0)
CS403     3(3+0)
MGT501 3(3+0)
MTH202 3(3+0)
BIF402   3(3+0)
BIF601     3(3+0)

Students are advised to take  Green highlighted, One Theory course (3 credit hours) from their 6th semester
SEMESTER 6
No change
No change
SEMESTER 7
No change
No change
SEMESTER 8
No change

No change
However, The students in their last semester can send request to (sana.zahoor@vu.edu.pk) if anyone has “F” grade in course(s) with Practical and he/she wants to take it.
 

BS BIOTECHNOLOGY STUDENTS GUIDE FOR COURSE SELECTION SPRING 2020
BS BIOTECHNOLOGY
Courses
Suggested Course Selection in Spring 2020
(to be eligible for Merit/ Scholarship)
SEMESTER 1
No change
No change
SEMESTER 2
SOC101 3(3+0)
BIO201 4(3+1)
BIO202 4(3+1)
BIO301 3(2+1)
BIO302 4(3+1)

Yellow highlighted, Four courses with practical (15 credit hours) are Not Offered due to COVID-19
SOC101  3(3+0)
BT101     3(3+0)
BT301     3(3+0)
CHE201  3(3+0)
ENG201  3(3+0)
MTH101 3(3+0)
Students are advised to take Green highlighted, Five Theory courses (15 credit hours) from their 3rd semester
SEMESTER 3
No change
No change



SEMESTER 4
BT605    2(2+0)
BIO303 4(3+1)
BIO203 3(1+2)
BIO204 3(2+1)
BT102  3(2+1)
CHE301 3(2+1)
Yellow highlighted, Five courses with practical (16 credit hours) are Not Offered due to COVID-19
BT605   2(2+0)
BIF401  3(3+0)
BIO503 3(3+0)
BT201   3(3+0)
BT302   3(3+0)
STA301 3(3+0)
Students are advised to take  Green highlighted, Five Theory courses (15 credit hours) from their 5th semester
SEMESTER 5
No change
No change
SEMESTER 6
No change
No change
SEMESTER 7
No change
No change
SEMESTER 8
No change

No change.
However, The students in their last semester can send request to (sana.zahoor@vu.edu.pk) if anyone has “F” grade in course(s) with Practical and he/she wants to take it.
 

BS ZOOLOGY STUDENTS GUIDE FOR COURSE SELECTION SPRING 2020
BS ZOOLOGY
Suggested Course Selection in Spring 2020
(to be eligible for Merit/ Scholarship)
SEMESTER 2
ENG201 3(3+0)
 PAK301 2(2+0)
BIO401 3(3+0)
BT401   3(3+0)
BT403   3(3+0)
CHE201 3(3+0)

 

M.SC. ZOOLOGY STUDENTS GUIDE FOR COURSE SELECTION SPRING 2020
M.SC. ZOOLOGY
Courses
Suggested Course Selection in Spring 2020
(to be eligible for Merit/ Scholarship)
SEMESTER 1
ZOO5073(3+0)
BIO202 4(3+1)
BIO301 3(2+1)
ZOO505 4(3+1)
ZOO506 4(3+1)

Yellow highlighted, Four courses with practical (15 credit hours) are Not Offered due to COVID-19
ZOO5073(3+0)
BIF4013(3+0)
BT3013(3+0)
CS1013(3+0)
STA1003(3+0)
ZOO5033(3+0)
Students are advised to take Green highlighted, Five Theory courses (15 credit hours) from their 2nd semester
SEMESTER 2
No change
No change
SEMESTER 3
BIF5013(3+0)
ZOO5043(3+0)
ZOO5024(3+1)
BT1023(3+0)
ZOO5013(3+0)

Yellow highlighted, Three courses with practical (10 credit hours) are Not Offered due to COVID-19
BIF5013(3+0)
ZOO5043(3+0)
BT1013(3+0)
BT4063(3+0)
BT5033(3+0)

Students are advised to take Green highlighted, ThreeTheory courses (9 credit hours) from their 4thsemester


SEMESTER 4


No change
No change
However, The students in their last semester can send request to (sana.zahoor@vu.edu.pk) if anyone has “F” grade in course(s) with Practical and he/she wants to take it.
 

NOTE: Students who have already selected any practical course MUST revise their course selection accordingly.

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.

Issuance of First Voucher to Continuing Students (Spring, 2020)


Published On: Monday, April 6, 2020


Students are informed that the University has issued the first voucher (Semester enrollment fee + One-course fee) for Spring, 2020 semester to continuing students, who have made course selection from April 01, 2020, to April 06, 2020.

You are directed to deposit a payable voucher as per the given schedule.

Attention: Issuance of Final Documents to Pass-out Students



You must be aware that due to prevailing circumstances amid the COVID19 outbreak, normal office operations of the Virtual University of Pakistan are currently suspended. Therefore, terminal documents of pass-out students (who have no RL/UMC/Rechecking case/ outstanding dues) shall be issued after the resumption of routine office operations.

In case of any emergent issue, you may send your queries to final_transcript@vu.edu.pk