Unblocking of VULMS Accounts.

 The University has unblocked LMS Accounts of all the students in order to facilitate them in making date sheet for Spring'2020 (Final-Term) Exams and carry out other academic activities. However, It is advised to clear outstanding dues at the earliest to avoid blocking after the examination. Students with blocked accounts will not be able to view the Final-term result for Spring'2020 semester and make course selection for Fall'2020 semester.

Webinar- Biotechnology and Prevailing Pandemic

 The Department of Biotechnology, Virtual University of Pakistan is organizing a one day webinar on the importance of Biotechnology in COVID-19 Pandemic. It will primarily focus on the role of biotechnology in reducing the impact of the current pandemic by either designing vaccines to tackle viral infections or by improving the immune responses of individuals.

Renowned researchers, scientists, and post-doctorate fellows from the USA, Canada, China, and Pakistan will share innovative approaches for the mitigation of the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

Details:

  • Webinar: Biotechnology and Prevailing Pandemic
  • Mode: Online via Zoom
  • Date: August 26, 2020
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time - PKT)
  • Registration:  https://bit.ly/biotechwebinar
  • Certificate: E-Certificates will be provided to the participants. 
  • Contact: sana.zahoor@vu.edu.pk

CPEC Internship Program 2020



CPEC Internship Program

CPEC Authority through its flagship Internship Program is providing opportunities to Pakistan's talented youth to help them develop skills and experience that would allow Pakistan to grow and prosper in the future.
CPEC Internship Program


Public Health Policies and Community response towards Covid19



Virtual University of Pakistan is organizing a Webinar on “Public Health Policies and Community response towards Covid19”. The world has faced one of the greatest pandemics of the century COVID19 that has affected the lives and lifestyles of people significantly. This pandemic has raised serious concerns regarding the community life, community response on disease and associated SOPs, social care and public health policies for the wellbeing of society. Policy decisions of the government are of vital importance in this regard. Moreover,responsible attitude from the community is essential to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Keeping in view the socio-cultural factors and people response to the adoption of measures against the pandemic, there is need to enlighten the people about their responsibilities as responsible citizens.

It is also very important to raise scholarly debate on the mentioned areas and challenges and, to find out how people as part of communities can deal with it. Thus, the purpose of this webinar “Public Health Policies and Community response towards Covid19” is to enlighten the scholars and youth regarding these challenges and responsibilities from the platform of Department of Sociology of Virtual University of Pakistan.



The objectives of the Webinar are:
To elucidate the response of the society/community towards the pandemic and measures taken to prevent it.
To explore the areas of social care and the responsibilities of the community during COVID-19.
To analyze the post covid19social economic challenges and opportunities from sociological perspective



Details:

Date: August 21, 2020

Time: 3:30 PM (Pakistam Standard Time - PKT)

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__FKUV54ZQ-C_6n14BtsFCw

Certificate: E-Certificates will be provided to the participants.

Contact: For more details, please contact at "sadiajabeen@vu.edu.pk"


Public Health Policies and Community response towards Covid19

ATTN. OVERSEAS STUDENTS: GUIDELINES FOR SPRING 2020 FINAL TERM EXAMINATION



EXAMINATION RULES

As an overseas student You must adhere to "Code of Conduct Outside of Pakistan" from the following link:

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

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:

INSTRUCTIONS
Download and install VUTES exam software from following link http://qb.vu.edu.pk.
Download and install only TeamViewer (Version 8 only) on workstation from following link:

http://download.teamviewer.com/download/version_8x/TeamViewer_Setup.exe.

Note: Install the TeamViewer software for Personal/Non-Commercial use.
Uninstall antivirus applications and disable windows firewall before the start of paper.
System default language MUST be English (United States). It can be set from Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Format
No proxy software/remote control software (except TeamViewer) should be installed or configured on the machine (like ultra-surf, hotspot shield, LogMeIn etc.).
Disable Internet Explorer Proxy settings. It can be disabled from Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings and uncheck proxy server settings.
Do not configure external webcam other than exam application (like MSN, Yahoo, Skype etc.); otherwise exam application will not detect the external webcam
After installation, you must go through the “User Manual” for Know-How to attempt your paper.
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
You may test your installation by joining any of the following sessions till September 03, 2020 during the specified session timings as mentioned below:

Session 1: 08:00 A.M to 10:00 A.M (PST)
Session 2: 11:00 A.M to 01:00 P.M (PST)
Session 3: 02:30 P.M to 04:30 P.M (PST)
Session 4: 05:00 P.M to 07:00 P.M (PST)

Please use your student ID as login and password for login into the exam application to check demo test. For example,

Student ID: BC19020XXXX (Your student ID)
Password: BC19020XXXX (Your student ID)

After completing the demo test, you must confirm your installation status by clicking the link “Click here to confirm your installation status” given on http://qb.vu.edu.pk


Note: There are no invigilators present during the demo sessions, so no need to reply the messages during demo. You can send us your feedback at overseasexams@vu.edu.pk or you may also contact “Overseasexams” at Skype or through Whatsapp "+92-3000656908"during demo sessions for support.



UAN: +9242111880880 Ext: 352
Direct #: +92-42-99204760, +92-42-99203899
Mobile #/WhatsApp: +92-3000656908


SPRING 2020 FINAL TERM EXAMINATIONS: MAKE YOUR DATE SHEET NOW!



The web interface for making date sheet has been launched on the following link:

http://datesheet.vu.edu.pk/

You are advised to make your date sheet by Sunday, August 23, 2020. Seats will be available on a 'First come First served' basis. All mentioned timings are as per PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

Schedule of Late Signup Fee:
No fee will be charged up to Monday, August 24, 2020
Late fee @ Rs.500 /- (Local Student)/$ 20 (Overseas Student) will be charged from Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020
Double Late fee @ Rs.1000 /- (Local Student)/$ 25 (Overseas Student) will be charged from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 to Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Special Late fee @ Rs.2000 /- (Local Student)/$ 100 (Overseas Student) will be charged from Thursday, September 03, 2020 to Friday, September 04, 2020

Note:
After Wednesday, September 02, 2020, date sheet interface will be closed.
During Exams, Overseas students traveling to Pakistan or vice versa shall reschedule their remaining papers with prescribed rescheduling fee.
In case of any query, you may contact:
Generate Ticket: Contact Us--->Support System--->Examinations--->Conduct--->Date sheet Related Queries
Email: datesheet@vu.edu.pk
Telephone: 042-99204760, 042-99203899
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.


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 make date sheet for Spring'2020 (Final-Term) Exams and carry out other academic activities. It is therefore advised to clear outstanding dues at the earliest and get LMS accounts unblocked.

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 August 13, 2020. Students with blocked accounts will not be able to make date sheet for Spring'2020 (Final-Term) Exams and carry out other academic activities. It is therefore advised to clear all outstanding dues at the earliest, in order to avoid any inconvenience.

National Symposium on Hepatitis - Find the Missing Million



The Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science & Technology in the Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore is going to host a National Symposium on "Hepatitis - Find the Missing Million" on 6th August 2020 in collaboration with Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, University of Agriculture D.I. Khan and National Academy of Young Scientists, Pakistan.

Zoom Registration:
http://bit.ly/vu-h-day

For more information:
Dr. Tanveer Hussain,
Head, Department of Molecular Biology, Virtual University of Pakistan,
tanveer.hussain@vu.edu.pk


National Symposium on Hepatitis - Find the Missing Million

Announcement - Blocking of VU-LMS Accounts

It is informed that LMS accounts of all such students who have not paid their outstanding dues shall be blocked on August 07, 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.

Intl. Conference on Post Pandemic Ecological Sustainability



The Virtual University of Pakistan is organizing an International Conference on Post Pandemic Research Trends in Ecological Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for IT. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ecological sustainability and role of IT for improving the environment, conservation, and ecological sustainability. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, educators, ecologists, environmentalists, conservationists, botanists, zoologists, entomologists, oceanographers and IT professionals who are actively engaged in this field to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Ecological Sustainability.
The conference will be held on October 06-07, 2020.

The objectives of the conference include
• Share challenges and opportunities in the Post-COVID-19 World
• Share knowledge, experience, and research work on emerging trends in ecology, ecosystems, ecological sustainability in botany, zoology, and all related fields
• Share knowledge and experience of academic and research activities performed during special circumstances of COVID-19
• Share role of IT and IT-based solutions for improving the ecological sustainability


Important Dates:
Abstract submission: September 01, 2020
Registration deadline: October 01, 2020
Abstract acceptance notification: September 10, 2020
Full-Length Paper submission: September 25, 2020
Program Announcement: October 01, 2020
Conference Book Issuing Date: October 12, 2020
Conference Dates: October 06-07, 2020

Registration link for the participants

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oVkZWVHRR6-GjYVPLdl9kg?fbclid=IwAR1mFynJ6RKw6n6ERkXgo8-TkHuUkUSkTlz40Wzjz6AdWiiPlVouS2Aydao


Registration link for the Speakers (who intend to deliver a talk at the conference).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxtB3EIJ20nu7bml0tF_A6I9cxPrgvRx0hsDj38IQoMoHLeg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3ttA7zgS4ERTOGNMJ-fw470265qRoTG-66nleTEqX2e1vOFpZPMv40Tt8



Intl. Conference on Post Pandemic Ecological Sustainability

VU to hold UET Entry Test (ECAT)



The Virtual University of Pakistan is conducting an admission test (#ECAT) for 34,000 applicants of the University of Engineering and Technology at VU designated campuses across Punjab from August 03- August 06, 2020.

The applicants can check their Exam Schedule and Center location through the available Android App.

To download the app, please click: https://www.vu.edu.pk/downloads/ExamSchedule.apk


 
VU to hold UET Entry Test (ECAT)

International Online Conference on Digitalization and Cyber Security



The Virtual University of Pakistan is organizing "International Conference on Digitalization and Cyber Security: Challenges, Opportunities, and Way Forward" during August 10-11-12, 2020.

The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi will grace the occasion as Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony of the Conference. Federal Minister for IT & Telecommunication, Syed Amin ul Haque will be the Chief Guest and Federal Secretary for IT & Telecommunication, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui will be the Guest of Honor of the Closing Ceremony of the Conference.

As IT has assumed a central and enabling role in the emerging dynamics of a knowledge society, the conference will provide an opportunity for highlighting the challenges and solutions for the way forward in the field of Digitalization and Cyber Security and its role in shaping the Digital ecosystem in the country. Talks and discussions by various stakeholders including policymakers, industrial experts, and academicians will help to figure out the essential components to achieve this gigantic goal coupled with the vision of the Government of Pakistan. It’s the time to come up with innovative ideas and solutions for Digital Transformation but with more secure Cyber Space. The conference is a pertinent step towards achieving the same.

ZOOM Registration Link: https://bit.ly/intlconfDCS
Conference Dates: August 10-11-12, 2020

Hurry up and reserve your seat now.

International Online Conference on Digitalization and Cyber Security

Congo Virus Public Awareness Message by Virtual University of Pakisran



Congo Virus-Public Awareness Message:
The Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP) and Institute of Public Health Lahore (IPH) jointly developed a public awareness message on “Congo Hemorrhagic Fever” caused by Congo Virus especially under the context of Eid-ul-Azha, as during these days people go out to purchase sacrificial animals and thus chances of spreading zoonotic diseases from animals is increased.
Animals infected with Hyalomma ticks are responsible for the transmission of the virus to both the animals and the humans. Health authorities have therefore issued a public warning about the potential spread of Congo Fever. IPH and VUP recorded this public service message for community awareness. Both institutions have been working jointly on many other aspects of public health and safety as well including the COVID-19 Pandemic situation as well.



For video follow the following link.



https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1499799416888865&id=167017563500397

Microsoft Technology Associate MSIA 2020



A great opportunity for Virtual University Students. Microsoft is launching a Certification Program that will be available to all the students in Pakistan from the platform of the Higher Education Commission. You can now not only prepare for these Certifications at home but can also schedule your own exam from your laptop/desktop and take the exam from home as well. HEC has taken up this initiative to ensure that the gap between education and employability is bridged and students learn skills to ensure better performance and capability in terms of output and contribution to the Economy of Pakistan. Achieving a Microsoft Certification enables students to confidently enter the workforce with proven technical skills and an internationally recognized certification, both of which can significantly increase their chances of finding employment.

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-focused certification paths, such as Cloud Fundamental courses covering Azure Fundamentals, Dynamics 365 Fundamentals and Microsoft 365 Fundamentals.

MSIA (Microsoft Imagine Academy) along with the Microsoft Specialist Exam has been available to the students and faculty of the public sector universities for the last three years. Higher Education Commission has been successful in getting over 63,000 students Certify in Microsoft Office Specialist in an effort to bridge a gap between Academia and Employability.

Higher Education Commission has announced the first 2000 exams for FREE* and this exam facility is on first come first served basis and as per the HEC’s policy and quota defined for the regions. After that, each exam will be charged @ PKR 2000. Register at the earliest to benefit from the offer.

You can register on the HEC Events Portal for the Certifications at the following link.

https://events.hec.gov.pk/event/microsoft-certifications-msia-2020-microsoft-certifications-from-home-platform/

*T&C apply by HEC.

Good Luck and Happy Learning