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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 2022 SESSION

Description Day Date
Admission Open – Fall 2022 Monday August 22, 2022
Last Date to apply for Admissions Friday September 30, 2022
Last Date to apply for Course Exemption Friday September 30, 2022
Last Date to deposit Admission Processing Fee Wednesday October 5,2022
Biological Programs [ Display of Merit Lists & Fee Payment]
Display of 1st Merit List for Biological Sciences Programs Friday October 14, 2022
Interview for the 1st Merit List candidates of the Biological Sciences Programs Monday October 17, 2022
ILast date for Fee submission for 1st Merit List Biological Sciences Programs Wednesday October 19, 2022
Display of 2nd Merit List for Biological Sciences Programs (subject to the availability of seats) Friday October 21, 2022
Fee submission deadline for 2nd Merit List Biological Sciences Programs Friday October 21, 2022
MSCS [Entry Test, Entry Result, Display of Merit Lists & Fee Payment]
VU Entry Test for MSCS Tuesday October 11, 2022
Declaration of MSCS VU Entry Test Result Thursday October 13, 2022
Display of 1st Merit List for MSCS Program Wednesday October 19, 2022
Interview of the 1st Merit List candidates of MSCS Program Friday October 21, 2022
Fee submission deadline for successful applicants for MSCS of 1st Merit List Tuesday October 25, 2022
Display of 2nd Merit List for MSCS Program (subject to the availability of seats) Thursday October 27, 2022
Interview for the MSCS selected candidates - 2nd Merit List Friday October 28, 2022
Last Date for Fee submission in all circumstances Monday October 31, 2022
Commencement of Class – Fall 2022 Tuesday November 1, 2022



Note: The University reserves the right to make any change in the admission schedule.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - FALL 2022

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. 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. B.Ed. (Hons.) Elementary
  2. B.Ed. (Hons.) Early Childhood Care and Education
  3. B.Ed. Elementary 2.5-Year
  4. B.Ed. Secondary 1.5-Year
  5. Associate Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education
  6. Associate Degree in Education
  7. Associate Degree (in service) Education 1 Year
  8. 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*
Note:
*Limited Seats on Merit Basis - Only within Pakistan:
** Only within Pakistan (Students can apply only in designated city/region. Each city will have its own merit. If any student wants to apply for more than one city, he/she must apply separately. They will not allow to go for practical other than merit city after admission.

LAB CITIES (For Biological Sciences 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 NAROWAL

QUICK OVERVIEW
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WITH ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - FALL 2022

Name of Program Minimum Program Duration Eligibility Criteria
MS Computer Science 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.
BS
  • Mass Communication
  • BS Economics
  • BS English (Applied Linguistics)
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Sociology
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Commerce
  • BBIT
4-Year/8-Semester Minimum Intermediate (12 years) or equivalent qualification with at least 45% marks.
BS
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
4-Year/8-Semester
  1. At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Mathematics or equivalent qualification with Mathematics certified by IBCC.
  2. Or
  3. At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Pre-Medical or equivalent qualification, certified by IBCC.
Deficiency: Students with pre-medical must have to pass deficiency courses of Mathematics of 6 credit hours in first two semesters.
Bachelor of Education (4-Year)
  • 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.
Bachelor of Education (2.5-Year)
  • B. Ed Elementary
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.
Bachelor of Education (1.5-Year)
  • B. Ed Secondary
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.
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.
Associate Degree in:
  • Mass Communication
  • Psychology
  • 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 in:
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Networking
  • Database Management system
  • Web Design and Development
2-Year/4-Semester Applicants for admission to Associate Degree Program must have passed with at least 50% marks, Intermediate (Part I and II, or equivalent examination), or I. Com or ICS or DAE or ‘A’ level examinations. The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) ‘O’ levels and School Certificate (SC) examinations are considered equivalent to Matriculation, and the GCE ‘A’ levels is considered equivalent to the Intermediate examination. For the GCSE (‘O’) and SC examinations, grades in 6 subjects are considered. ‘A’ level candidates must have passed 3 subjects and are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.
Associate Degree in Education (in-service students) 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 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.
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.
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.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
[ FALL 2022 ]
  • WHO CAN APPLY FOR ADMISSION?
  • The applicants who are meeting with the prescribed admission eligibility criteria of the Program may apply for admission.
  • Admissions will be opened as per the admission schedule.
  • CNIC/B Form number is mandatory for the registration. CNIC mismatching will result in rejection of admission form.
  • Admissions will not be processed on the basis of HOPE CERTIFICATE / RESULT AWAITING for session FALL 2022.
  • Attachment/uploading of documents in the admission portal/system should be clear complete and readable. (i.e., scanned and uploaded as per given instructions).
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to get print of Admission Form, deposit admission fee voucher and attachment of 3 sets of the documents (attested copies). Hard copy of the Admission Form along with requisite documents shall submit/courier directly to The Registrar, Virtual University of Pakistan, M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road off Raiwind Road, Lahore.
  • The University will process admissions of applicants who will submit 03 sets of Admission Forms along with attested copies of the academic documents in HARD COPY at the University till the prescribed date given in the Admission Schedule.
  • The candidates intend to apply for Course Exemption/Entry Route/Disability or need-based scholarships, are required to fill the respective form(s) and attached with the part of admission form. Unfilled form(s) will be treated as normal and will not be considered for course exemption or need-based scholarships.
  • Candidates applying on the basis of having ‘A’ levels or foreign diplomas/degrees are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/) and HEC.
  • Applicant having foreign or dual national may apply for admission as per prescribed procedure published on website.
  • In case candidate is already enrolled at VU and his admission status is regular, he is required to cancel the old admission before applying for new admission.
  • Zero Semester is not applicable on the following programs: -
    • MS Computer Science
    • BS English (Applied Linguistics), Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Zoology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering.
    • ADP Computer Networking, Database Management System, Web Design and Development, Computer Science, Education, Early Childhood Care and Education
    • English (Applied Linguistics), Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Zoology & Mathematics
    • Diploma in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Linguistics & English Language Teaching (ELT)