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VU Admission Schedule – Fall 2021 & PROCEDURE

ADMISSION SCHEDULE & PROCEDURE

Admission Schedule

Virtual University of Pakistan offers admission twice in an academic year namely spring in the month of January/February and fall in the month of August/September each year.

Admission Schedule – Fall 2021

Description Day Date
Admission opening Sunday August 29, 2021
Last Date to apply for Admission Thursday September 30, 2021
Last Date to apply for Admission through Course Exemption route Thursday September 30, 2021
VU Entry Test for: -
  • MS (Computer Science), BS (Bioinformatics), BS (Biotechnology), BS (Zoology)
  • Diploma in Bioinformatics, Diploma in Molecular Biology
Sunday October 10, 2021
Declaration of VU Entry Test Result Thursday October 14, 2021
Display of 1st Merit List for MSCS and Merit based Biological Sciences Programs Monday October 18, 2021
Last Date for fee submission in all Programs (except MSCS and Merit based Biological Sciences Programs) Monday October 18, 2021
Fee submission deadline for successful applicants of 1st Merit List Friday October 22, 2021
Display of 2nd Merit List for MSCS and Merit based Biological Sciences Programs Monday October 25, 2021
Last Date for Fee submission - 2nd Merit List Friday October 29, 2021
Commencement of Class – Fall 2021 Monday November 01, 2021




Academic Programs (for Fall 2021 Session)

1. Faculty of Arts
  1. BS Mass Communication
  2. BS Economics
  3. BS English (Applied Linguistics)
  4. BS Psychology
  5. BS Sociology
  6. Associate Degree in Mass Communication
  7. Associate Degree in Psychology
  8. Diploma in Applied Psychology
  9. Diploma in Television Production
  10. Diploma in English Language Teaching (ELT)
  11. Diploma in Linguistics
2. Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
  1. Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
  2. BS Computer Science
  3. BS Information Technology
  4. BS Software Engineering
  5. Associate Degree in Computer Science
  6. Associate Degree in Computer Networking
  7. Associate Degree in Database Management system
  8. Associate Degree in Web Design and Development
  9. Diploma in Computer Science
  10. Diploma in Information Technology
3. Faculty of Education
  1. Master of Education (M.Ed.) [For candidates having 1-year B.Ed. degree)
  2. B.Ed. (Hons.) Elementary
  3. B.Ed. (Hons.) Early Childhood Care and Education
  4. B.Ed. Elementary 2.5-Year
  5. B.Ed. Secondary 1.5-Year
  6. Associate Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education
  7. Associate Degree in Education
  8. Associate Degree (in service) Education 1 Year
  9. Diploma in Education
4. Faculty of Management
  1. BS Business Administration
  2. Bachelor in Business & Information Technology (BBIT)
  3. BS Commerce
  4. BS Public Administration
  5. Associate Degree in Commerce
  6. Associate Degree in Business Administration
  7. Associate Degree in Accounting & Finance
  8. Associate Degree in Islamic Banking
  9. Associate Degree in Human Resource Management
  10. Associate Degree in Operations Management
  11. Associate Degree in Sales and Marketing
  12. Associate Degree in Supply Chain Management
  13. Diploma in Accounting
  14. Diploma in Accounting & Finance
  15. Diploma in Business Administration
  16. Diploma in Banking & Finance
  17. Diploma in Finance
  18. Diploma in Public Administration
  19. Diploma in Marketing Management
  20. Diploma in Entrepreneurship & SME Management
  21. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  22. Specialization Certificate (areas; Banking, Finance, HRM, Management, and Marketing)
5. Faculty of Science & Technology
  1. BS (Bioinformatics)
  2. BS (Biotechnology)
  3. BS (Zoology)
  4. BS (Mathematics)
  5. Diploma in Molecular Biology
  6. Diploma in Bioinformatics
6. Zero Semester (only for 2-Year Associate & BS degree Programs)

7. Short Certificate Courses ( Short certificate courses are also available in different areas e.g. Computer Science, Economics, General Science, Humanities, Management, Statistics, Mathematics etc.)

Lab/Merit Cities
[For BS (Bioinformatics), BS (Biotechnology), BS (Zoology), Diploma in Molecular Biology and Diploma in Bioinformatics Programs ]

 
LAHORE FAISALABAD MULTAN RAWALPINDI
PESHAWAR KARACHI GUJRANWALA GUJAR KHAN
ABBOTTABAD SAHIWAL JALALPUR PIRWALA BAHAWALNAGAR
BAHAWALPUR JHELUM MUZAFFARGARH NANKANA SAHIB
D.G. KHAN PATTOKI QUETTA GILGIT
SKARDU MUZAFFARABAD LASBELA  

Admission Eligibility and Program Duration


Name of Program Program Duration Eligibility Criteria Remarks
MS Computer Science*
* Limited seats on merit basis. Merit will be determined based on the percentage marks of entry test and academic qualification.
2-Year/ 4-Semester
  • 16-year of education, i.e., BS in Computer Science / BS in Information Technology/ Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.)/ Master of Computer Science/ Master of Information Technology/ M.Sc. (Computer Science) from a recognized institution. However, candidates having Computer Engineering / Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering / Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology/Bachelor of Engineering (Computer & Information System) / B.Sc. Computer System Engineering (16-year education) from a recognized institution are also eligible but have to qualify deficiency course(s).
  • Candidate must have at least CGPA 2.00 out of 4 or first division wherein GPA system is not implemented.
  • Each candidate is required to pass the University’s Entry Test (with minimum 50% marks).
    Limited seats on merit basis.
-----
Master of Education (M.Ed.) 1-Year/2-Semester B.Ed./ B.S.Ed. (3-year) with at least 45% marks in annual system or CGPA 2.0 out of 4 from a recognized university/institution. -----
BS of Science
  • Mass Communication
  • BS Economics
  • BS English (Applied Linguistics)
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Sociology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Commerce
  • BBIT
Bachelor of Education
  • B.Ed. (Hons) Elementary
  • B.Ed. (Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education
4-Year/8-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) or equivalent qualification with at least 45% marks. Entry option is available for the candidates who have already passed 14-Year of education or above. Subjected to the followings;
  • Such candidates must apply for admission in BS programs through Course Exemption/Credit Transfer Route.
  • Equivalence Committee will decide their minimum and maximum duration of their study on case to case basis.
BS Bioinformatics* 4-Year/8-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) qualification with Pre-engineering/Pre-medical/Computer Sciences with at least 45% marks.
BS Biotechnology *
BS Zoology *
4-Year/8-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) qualification with Pre-medical with at least 45% marks.
BS Mathematics 4-Year/8-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) qualification with Mathematics with at least 45% marks.
B.Ed. Elementary (2.5-Year) 2.5-Year/5-Semester Minimum BA/ B.Sc. (equivalent to 14 years of education) with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.0 out of 4 from a recognized university/institution. ----
B.Ed. Secondary (1.5-Year) 1.5-Year/3-Semester Minimum MA/M.Sc. (Equivalent to 16 years of education) with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.0 out of 4. ----
Associate Degree in:
  • Mass Communication
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Networking
  • Database Management system
  • Web Design and Development
  • Education
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Human Resource Management
  • Islamic Banking
  • Operations Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
2-Year/4-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) or equivalent qualification with at least 45% marks. ------
Associate Degree (For in-Service Teachers) 1-Year/2-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) or equivalent qualification with at least 45% marks along profession qualification: CT or Diploma in Education and Minimum 3 Years teaching experience in recognized school are eligible for admission. -----
Diploma in:
  • Applied Psychology
  • Television Production
  • English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • Linguistics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Finance
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship & SME Management
  • Human Resource Management
1-Year/2-Semester Minimum Bachelor’s/Associate degree from a recognized university/institute in any discipline with at-least 45% marks or CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 are eligible for admission. -----
Diploma in Bioinformatics* 1-Year/2-Semester Minimum bachelor’s degree (14 years) from a recognized university/ institute in relevant fields of Biological/ Life Sciences with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4. No additional prerequisite will be required. -----
Diploma in Molecular Biology* 1-Year/2-Semester Bachelor’s degree (14 years) from a recognized University/ Institute in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Forensic Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Wildlife, Fisheries, Zoology or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4. -----
Additional Specialization Certificates Area of Specialization:
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
6-Month/1-Semester Minimum 16-Year of Education in any discipline a recognized university/institute in any discipline with at-least 45% marks or CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 are eligible for admission. ----
Note:
  • Candidates having O/A levels/Deeni Asnaad/professional or foreign qualification etc. are required to provide equivalence from IBCC.
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks in their last certificate/degree will be eligible for admission after successful completion of zero semester (wherein applicable).
*Limited Seats on Merit Basis - Only within Pakistan:
Applicant(s) will apply only in the designated city/region according to their choice and each city will have its own merit. Admitted students shall only be allowed to perform practical(s) in allocated/merit wise labs.


General Instructions
    • Admissions will be offered as per the published schedule.
    • The following applicants may apply:
      1. Those, who fulfill the admission eligibility criteria published under respective program.
      2. Entry option is available for the candidates who have already passed 14-Year of education or above. Subjected to the followings;
        1. Such candidates must apply for admission in BS programs through Course Exemption/Credit Transfer Route.
        2. Equivalence Committee will decide their minimum and maximum duration of their study on case to case basis.
      3. Result awaiting students may also apply for admission by providing Hope Certificate and declaration on Affidavit [Private candidate should submit undertaking on Affidavit, whereas college student shall provide Hope Certificate from respective college and Affidavit].
      4. VU result awaiting students may also apply by providing Hope Certificate (email at certificates@vu.edu.pk ).
    • CNIC/B-Form/NICOP number is mandatory for the registration. CNIC mismatching will result in rejection of admission form.
    • Uploaded documents in the Registration Interface and it must be readable/complete. (i.e., scanned and uploaded as per given instructions).
    • Applicant must get print of Admission Form from Registration Interface and attach with 3 sets of the documents [write admission form no on each document]. Hard copy of the admission form along with requisite documents shall submit at the nearest Virtual Campus or dispatch through courier directly to following address:

Admission Office
Virtual University of Pakistan,
M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road off Raiwind Road,
Lahore - Pakistan.

    • The University will issue Student ID cards only to those students who submit documents to the University / Admission Office. After admission if any student fails to submit the three sets of documents will not be allowed to sit in semester mid Exam.
    • The candidates who intend to apply on the basis of course exemption/transfer of courses or Entry Route (based on 14-year or above education) are required to fill the respective course exemption form(s). (Note. Rs 1000/- fee will be charged for this option)
    • Candidates applying based on Deeni Asnaad or ‘A’ or ‘O’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/)
    • VU student already enrolled in ay program and intend to apply for new admission, he/she is required to cancel his/her existing /old admission before applying for new admission. Otherwise, such students may apply for the change of study program as per policy.
    • Fee must be deposited at designated Bank or through Channel (mentioned on fee voucher) with due date.
    • VU Entry test will be conducted for Merit Based Programs.
    • Candidates who have qualified zero semester may apply for admission towards any study program (upon fulfilment of eligibility requirements) except the following programs wherein zero semester is not applicable:
o MS Computer Science M.Ed. BS Bioinformatics
o BS Biotechnology BS Zoology BS Mathematics
o Diploma in Molecular Biology Diploma in Bioinformatics BS English (Applied Linguistics)

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