Free Microsoft Certifications from Home



Higher Education Commission announces Certification from Home Platform across Pakistan

making first 2,000 Exams of Microsoft MOS and MTA free for students

Bridging the gap between Education and Employability



Recently - Pakistan has joined the league of some of the top countries of the world by providing a Certification from Home Platform for Microsoft Certifications for its students. An agreement was reached between the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and Microsoft to provide this Certification free of cost to the first 2000 students who register for the opportunity. It’s a major step not only for bridging the gap between education and employability but also for helping students acquire professional skills while they have more time during this COVID period.

Microsoft and HEC have been working together in a strategic partnership over the last decade to promote the use of information technology in the Higher Education sector. The partnership covers all public and private sector universities in the country, with multiple programs aimed at upskilling the youth and providing them with multiple platforms that can be used to help build up their capacity and showcase their technical potential at a global level.

Under this strategic partnership, a certification platform has been launched to provide students with a prescribed curriculum roadmap, a kind of blueprint for technical skill development and certification. Specific areas of study include Productivity, Computer Science, Data Science, and IT Infrastructure. The offered Certifications of MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) and MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) provide useful credentials for individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers. The exams covered include all the productivity tools under Office 365, but also cover tech-intensive certification paths, such as Cloud Fundamental courses covering Azure Fundamentals, Dynamics 365 Fundamentals and Microsoft 365 Fundamentals.

Many students have found that they have more time at hand during the long COVID-19 break, which can give them the space to focus on developing marketable skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. To support such students, HEC plans to introduce the Certification from Home Platform initiative for students across Pakistan. Under this initiative, the first 2,000 students who register for certification would get a free certification offer on their choice of available MOS or MTA offerings. The students can conveniently select the technology area of their choice and not only learn at home with in-depth tutorials and self-study videos but also take the Exam online from the comfort of their home.



How to register for the exam:

Registration Opens: Tuesday 28th July 2020



Register at https://events.hec.gov.pk/event/microsoft-certifications-msia-2020-microsoft-certifications-from-home-platform/ and book your appointment for the FREE* exam today.

Webinar Post Budget analysis and Economic Impact of Covid-19



The Department of Economics, Virtual University of Pakistan, is going to conduct a Webinar entitled ‘Post Budget analysis and Economic Impact of Covid-19’. The webinar aims to share deep insights into the government’s budget 2020, a holistic view, and analysis of COVID-19 impacts and implications. Renowned speakers from the concerned field will share their views. With the intention of joint sharing and learning, VU would like to invite you to this event.

The details are as under:

Webinar: “Post Budget Analysis 2020 and Economic Impact of Covid-19”
Mode: Online via Zoom
Date: July 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81899056746?pwd=NVRlUXkzbUp0bjFHVjA1MS8wOER0UT09
Password: 6iz8.9t$



Webinar Post Budget analysis and Economic Impact of Covid-19

VU Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on Pakistan’s Economy

Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization in collaboration with the Department of Management Sciences, Virtual University of Pakistan have organized a Webinar on "Impact of COVID-19 on Pakistan’s Economy: Current & Future Implications".
Covid-19 harmed the global economy because the world experienced the most difficult economic situation since World War-II. Also, many experts on economic and financial matters have warned about the worsening condition of global economic and financial structure. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of International Monitory Fund (IMF), explained that “a recession at least as bad as during the Global Financial Crisis or worse”. Most of the nations are going through recession and collapse of their economic structure that points out the staggering conditions for them in this regard almost 80 countries have already requested the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial help.
Main Objectives of the Webinar are:
1. How Covid-19 has affected the global economy?
2. What are the Covid-19’s current and future implications for Pakistan’s economy?
3. Economic measures are taken by the Government so far are enough?
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_CTb0d3BoS3umIwQQd8usHQ
Date: Jul 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM (PKT)

VU Webinar Impact of COVID-19 on Pakistan’s Economy

VU Two Days Training Workshop

Two Days Training Workshop on Developing Theoretical Framework in Research Studies & Systematic Literature Review (Citations Based Bibliometrics Analysis) Using R-Studio Biblioshiny and VOS-Viewer Software


The Department of Management Sciences, Virtual University of Pakistan has organized a "2-day Training Workshop on Developing Theoretical Framework in Research Studies & Systematic Literature Review (Citations Based Bibliometrics Analysis) Using R-Studio Biblioshiny and VOS-Viewer Software". The development of a theoretical framework for a research study is a skill that researchers need to learn and develop. In addition, Literature Review (LR) in any field provides an overview, arguments, knowledge, research methodologies, and gaps from the current literature. In the field of Literature review, systematic literature review (SLR) is an emerging trend and every field of knowledge is now directed towards SLR.
Systematic literature review (SLR) classifies, selects, and critically evaluates the current literature to find the answers to clearly formulated research questions. The faculty from all fields and research students essentially need to learn the skill of SLR as the leading journals are accepting papers based on SLR. R-Studio Biblioshiny and VOS-Viewer Software are also skill additions for participants.
This workshop aims at sharing the significance of SLR and protocols related to conducting SLR. After attempting this workshop the participants will be able to write SLR that may result in publication.

Mode: Online via Zoom
Date: July 16-17, 2020
Contact: noreen.zahra@vu.edu.pk 

Who Should Attend:
- Scholars from multiple fields related to social science, education, business, and economics field
- Faculty Members teaching research at universities
- MS and Ph.D. Students
Hurry up and get yourself registered for a training workshop. Fill the following link and join the collective learning opportunity.

Two Days Training Workshop


Zong Offer for Students, Staff & Faculty Of Virtual University

Zong Offer for Students, Staff & Faculty Of Virtual University
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The 50GB offer can also be availed without a device is Rs.4000 only (In case the user already has a device in use)
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The offer can only be availed after proper verification and providing identity proof showing a connection with the university. A request on the university letterhead or an email from the concerned authority/POC shall also suffice.
Please email the following information to zong@vu.edu.pk in order to avail of this offer.
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Prime Minister Electric Wheelchair Scheme Phase -II (Extension in Deadline)


Prime Minister Electric Wheelchair Scheme Phase -II (Extension in Deadline for Submission of Online Application)

Extension in Deadline for Online Submission of Applications for Prime Minister's Electric Wheelchair Scheme Phase-II for University Students, by HEC till July 10, 2020.

Prime Minister Electric Wheelchair Scheme Phase -II (Extension in Deadline)

Issuance of Tuition Fee Voucher (2nd Installment) to Zero Semester Students (Spring, 2020)

Zero Semester students are informed that the University has issued a tuition fee voucher (2nd installment) for Spring, 2020 semester to enrolled students with the due date July 17, 2020.