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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.

REVISED - ADMISSION SCHEDULE – FALL 2022

Description Day Date
Admission Open – Fall 2022 Monday August 22, 2022
Last Date to apply for Merit Based Programs’ Admission for MSCS, BS Bioinformatics, BS Biotechnology, BS Zoology, Diploma in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Programs. Friday September 30, 2022
Last Date to apply for Course Exemption for Merit Based Programs Friday September 30, 2022
Last Date to apply for Admission all Programs [Except merit-based Program] Monday October 31, 2022
Last Date to apply for Course Exemption [Other than merit-based programs] Monday October 31, 2022
Last Date to deposit Admission Processing Fee other than merit-based programs Monday October 31,2022
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
Last 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(s) in the admission schedule.

Note: Applicants who will be admitted based on a Hope Certificate/ Undertaking are required to submit their Result Card within fifteen (15) days after the announcement of their respective BISE Result; otherwise, such applicants' admission will be marked canceled.

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 NAROWAL
HYDERABAD      

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

Admission Eligibility Criteria for Students having 12-Years Education

  1.  At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) or equivalent qualification certified by IBCC.
  2.  Must have passed Mathematics in combination with following subject(s): Physics, Computer Science/Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, General Mathematics

Deficiency: Students who have not passed Mathematics at intermediate or at an equivalent level, as required in point b above, are also eligible to apply. However, they must take two extra courses of Mathematics of 6 credit hours in the first two semesters.

Admission Eligibility Criteria (Entry Route) for Students having 14-Years Education

  1.  45% marks in 14 years education obtained from HEC recognized university/institute.
  2.  Must have studied any of the following subject(s) as major: Mathematics, Physics, Computing, Commerce, Statistics, Economics, Engineering
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 ]
  1. WHO CAN APPLY FOR ADMISSION
    1. The applicants fulfills the basic admission requirements of a degree / diploma programs must possess the following documents:
      1. Valid CNIC / B Form number.
      2. Valid Email address (Preferably applicant’s own)
      3. Cell Phone number (Preferably applicant’s own)
      4. Photographs of applicant (Passport Size with Blue Background)
      5. Scanned documents with clear readability
      6. Equivalence Certificate from IBCC and HEC in case the applicant having A / O Level Certificates and Foreign Degrees as applicable.
      7. HOPE CERTIFICATE or UNDERTAKING as per SPECIMEN available at the VU website link https:// www.vu.edu.pk/Apply/Login.aspx along with Intermediate Part I (Passed with at-least 45% OR 50 % as per admission eligibility) & Roll No. Slip of Intermediate Part-II. (Only for Intermediate result awaiting students).
      8. Course Contents, NOC from Previous Institute and Incomplete Result Card (Only for the applicants who are seeking admission on the basis of credit transfer/course exemption through General Route based on the Incomplete Bachelor Result Card).
    2. Overseas Pakistani students residing abroad may apply for admission through online admission link/portal. After successful submission, the applicant will dispatch hard copy of admission form through postal/course services to the Admission Office, the Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore for further processing and confirmation of admission.
    3. Admissions to the Foreign or Dual National students will be offered after completing necessary codal formalities / confirmation from the respective offices (HEC, vetting agencies). Such applicants may visit VU website link https://www.vu.edu.pk/pages/AdmissionForeign.aspx for detailed information and necessary documentations to be provided to the University.
    4. Virtual University Result awaiting students enrolled in Zero Semester, Associate Degree Program, Diploma, BS program and Master Program may apply for subsequent program’s admission, however, their admission will be confirmed upon result declaration and mark pass out.
  2. INFORMATION FOR MERIT BASED DEGREE PROGRAM
    1. The applicants seeking admission towards Biological Programs i.e. BS Bioinformatics, BS Biotechnology & BS Zoology Programs will submit their admission application forms with Lab preferences as merit will be determined LAB Wise.
    2. The merit list of successful candidates of MSCS and Biological Programs will be published on website.
    3. Admission tests will be held on-campus followed by an interview.
    4. Successful candidate will deposit fee within due date published in the Admission Schedule – Fall 2022
  3. GENERAL INFORMATION
    1. The applicants having completed 14-years of qualification e.g. BA/B.Sc./B.Com, Associate Degree may apply for admission through BS Entry Route. However, such applicants shall meet the basic admission eligibility criteria of the BS Program.
    2. The Equivalence Committee of University will evaluate the course exemptions cases based on the previous 14-years of qualification.
    3. Credit Hours Transfer / Course Exemption details are available in the following link visit https://www.vu.edu.pk/Admissions/TransferStudents.aspx
    4. The cases of credit transfer/ courses exemption will be presented before the Equivalence Committee of the University for decision. Then, the decision of the Equivalence Committee will be communicated to applicants via email
    5. It is the responsibility of the applicants to make a print of admission form and attach 3 sets of the documents at his/her selected campus.
    6. The University will process admissions of those applicants who will submit Admission Forms along with required documents in HARD COPY (03 sets ) at the selected Campus of University till the prescribed date in the Admission Schedule.
    7. The candidates intend to apply for admission on the basis of Course Exemption / Entry Route or Need-Based Scholarships Forms are required to fill the respective form(s) which is the part of admission form. Unfilled incomplete admission form(s) will be treated as a normal and will not be considered for Course Exemption or Need-Based Scholarships Forms.
    8. In case candidate is already enrolled at VU and his /her admission status is regular, he / she is required to firstly cancel the old admission before applying for new admission.
NOTE:
  • To avoid any inconvenience the candidates are required to upload all the required documents in Online Admission Portal/Form within due date.
  • Admission Forms received after due date will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete Admission Forms will be rejected, so carefully upload and dispatch readable complete sets of documents to avoid any inconvenience.
  • MSCS, BS Psychology BS Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Zoology, Diploma in Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics Programs are not available for overseas applicant.
  • Admissions will be opened as per the schedule given as above.
  • CNIC mismatching will result in rejection of admission form.
  • 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)