Distance education has achieved its original goal of providing high-quality home learning to students who are unable to attend normal classrooms owing to financial, spatial/geographical, or other reasons, thanks to the rapid growth of technology and the Internet. Students can acquire a degree through distance learning even if they don’t live close to campus. You can finish courses at your own pace with online programs, giving you the freedom to put your profession, family, and other obligations first. The Virtual University of Pakistan is such an institute to provide online education.
Virtual University of Pakistan
The Virtual University of Pakistan is an online public university located in an urban area, head office M.A Jinnah campus, defense road, of Raiwind Road Lahore. It is the first university that is based completely on modern information and communication technologies and was established by the government of Pakistan as a public sector, not-for-profit institution with a clear mission: to provide extremely affordable world-class education to aspiring students all over the country. VU is the first university in Pakistan that is working under the federal ministry of information technology & Telecom (MOITT).
HEC Recognised University
Virtual University was established by the Government of Pakistan. Thus, its degrees are recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Virtual University programs are based on a curriculum developed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The syllabus used in these courses is based on international needs and standards.
ICT Based University
The Virtual University of Pakistan is the first Pakistani university based completely on modern information and communication technology (ICT). Virtual University uses free television to broadcast its courses and communication between students and teachers takes place online. Courses are also available on YouTube and on DVDs at a reasonable cost. Tests are conducted in a proctored area on campuses/facilities designated for this purpose by the University. Virtual University operates its four television channels (VTV1, VTV2, VTV3 & VTV4). Students listen to lectures in the classroom on campuses / educational centers spread across the country. Students are provided with a free online site on these campuses to connect with teachers.
The Virtual University has highly qualified Faculties in Different Departments which are Science, Arts, Accounting & Finance, B.Ed., Computer Science & Information Technology, Banking & Finance, Education, Management, and Science and Technology.
VU allows all students to follow its rigorous programs regardless of their physical location. It thus aims at alleviating the lack of capacity in the existing universities while simultaneously tackling the acute shortage of qualified professors in the country, regardless of their institutional affiliations, and requesting them to develop and deliver hand-crafted courses, the virtual university aims at providing the very best courses to not only its own students but also to the students of all universities in the country.
Virtual University utilizes the services of the best Professors. They belong to the leading universities and institutions in the country and are well-known masters in their fields. Most Professors have Ph.D. degrees and several Vice-Chancellors of major national universities have taught courses at the Virtual University of Pakistan.
The students attend lectures according to a timetable announced through the Virtual University television network program which uses four channels VTV1, VTV2, VTV3, and VTV4. The curriculum is always available on the VU website. In case you miss any lessons, all Virtual University courses are available on YouTube and on DVDs at a reasonable cost. In addition to textbooks, extensive study materials are made available online through the University Learning Management System (LMS).
You do not need to go to any computer center / Compass/study center to learn the basics of computers. Virtual University has launched an exciting and complete set of interactive DVDs that will guide anyone in the basic IT learning process. No teacher is required and all the instructions on these DVDs are delivered in Urdu, making them very easy to understand and follow for all ages.
If you are a full-time student then you should join any of the more than 210 campuses of Virtual University. These are located in more than 100 cities in the country and the list is available on the VU Website. By studying at any of these campuses you will be able to interact with your classmates and gain the free computer and internet resources needed for student-teacher communication. However, if you are an active professional or it is difficult for you to attend campus classes, you can study at home. For this, you will need cable TV and/or a laptop/laptop or at least an Android phone with an internet connection.
VU Examination Centers
Virtual University is setting up testing examination centers across the country. You can choose your nearby Exam Center out of the centers available to you. The exams are conducted under the supervision of examiners who ensure the purity of the process.
Make Your Own Date Sheet
The virtual university offers a great facility to make an exam datasheet of your own choice. It’s a very salient feature provided by VU LMS. A student can make his own date sheet by selecting the available exam dates and picking the start time of his own choice.
Virtual University Admission
There are several undergraduate and graduate courses, programs, and degrees to choose from at Virtual University. Admission at the Virtual University opens in the Fall and Spring semesters i.e., twice a year. Applicant(s) will apply only in the designated city/region and each city will have its own merit. You can apply online for admission by logging on to the VU Official Website.