Virtual University of Pakistan

The Virtual University of Pakistan (Template:Lang-ur'''جامعہ مجازی پاکستان'''}}), also known as VU, is a public university located in the urban area Head Office M.A Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road Lahore Punjab, Pakistan.[4] University Encourage on modern Information and Communication Technologies.

Virtual University of Pakistan
جامعہ مجازی پاکستان
Other name
معیاری تعلیم آپ کے دروازے پر
Motto in English
"World Class Education at Your Doorstep"
TypePublic university
Distance education
Established2002 (2002)
AffiliationHEC, MoITT
ChancellorPresident of Pakistan
RectorMr.Naeem Tariq [1][2]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students25,000 Admission in 2019
72,000 Current Studying [3]
Head Office M.A Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road Lahore
Punjab, All State
CampusUrban 175 Campuses Across Pakistan
LanguageUrdu, English
ColorsDuke blue, White
Sporting affiliations
Pakistan Sports Board, PCB, PFF, PHF
SportsCricket, Badminton, Hockey
Distance learning on vu lms


Virtual University is Pakistan's first university based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies. Established in 2002 by the Government of Pakistan to promote distance education in modern information and communication technologies as its primary objectives, the university is noted for its online lectures and broadcasting rigorous programs regardless of their students' physical locations.[5] It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan).[6] The university offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in business administration, economics, computer science and information technology. Due to its heavy reliance on serving lectures through the internet, Pakistani students residing overseas in several other countries of the region are also enrolled in the university's programs.[5]

Academic degrees

VU offers following degree programs:[7]

Bachelor's programs (4 years)

  • BS Sociology
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Software Engineering
  • BS Business Administration
  • BS Public Administration
  • BS Management
  • BS Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business and Information Technology (BBIT)
  • BS Mass Communication
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Commerce
  • BS Accounting and Finance
  • BS Banking and Finance
  • B.Ed. (Hons.) Elementary
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Economics
  • BS Bioinformatics
  • BS Biotechnology
  • BS Economics

Bachelor's programs (2 years)

  • BA
  • BA (Mass Communication)
  • BA (Psychology)
  • B.Sc. (Computer Science)
  • B.Com
  • B.Ed. (Elementary)
  • BA (Business Administration)
  • BA (Mathematics, Statistics and Economics)
  • BA (Supply Chain Management)

Associate Degree Program (ADP 2 years)

  • Computer Networking
  • Database Management System
  • Web Design and Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Master's programs (MA/MSc 2 years)

  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
  • Master of Information Technology (MIT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Executive
  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology
  • M.Sc. Economics
  • M.Sc. Organizational Psychology
  • M.Sc. Mass Communication
  • M.A. English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Business Economics (MBEcon)
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Banking and Finance
  • Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
  • Master of Operation and Supply Chain Management

Master's programs (MS/MPhil 2 years)

  • MS Mathematics
  • MS Bioinformatics
  • MS Biotechnology
  • MS Genetics
  • MS Molecular Biology
  • M.Phil.Education (Educational Leadership and Management)
  • MS Computer
  • MS Zoology

Doctoral programs

  • Ph.D Computer Science
  • Ph.D Biotechnology


Since its foundation in 2002, VU has expanded operations to reach more than one hundred cities throughout the country with more than 190 associated institutions providing infrastructure support to students.

Virtual University has two types of campuses. First ones are its own campuses which are called its offices. Its head office is located in Lahore.[8] Second ones are called private virtual campuses (PVC)[9] and run by the private organizations (more commonly known as affiliated campuses).[10]

Distant teaching method

VU is one of two Pakistani universities which provide distance education (the first one is Allama Iqbal Open University). The students can get lectures y |access-date=2008-08-17 |archive-url= |archive-date=2008-10-03 |url-status=dead |df= }}</ref>

  • First batch of 500 students starts classes. March 26, 2002
  • Federal Charter granted by Government of Pakistan. September 1, 2002
  • VU start broadcasts over its own TV channels VTV1 and VTV2. June 15, 2004
  • VU selected as coordinating institute of multi-country IDRC funded project. March 1, 2005[11]
  • VU puts is lectures on YouTube November, 2005[12]
  • Launch of MCS, MIT and MBA programs. March 6, 2006
  • Launch of two new TV channels VTV3, & VTV4. September 26, 2006
  • VU becomes an Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) member. November 7, 2006
  • VU agreement with Ujala TV Dubai to telecast VU programs. November 30, 2006.
  • VU agreement with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences to offer joint BS Bio-informatics program. May 25, 2007
  • Launch of MS program in Computer Science. Fall 2007
  • Launch of B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. (2-year programs). Fall 2009"
  • VU launch its in-house developed LMS (Learning Management System)and other MIS(s) by IT Department. Spring 2009
  • Virtual University of Pakistan held its first Convocation on Tuesday 18 May 2010 simultaneously at Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Jamshoro, Karachi and Quetta.
  • Virtual University of Pakistan holds Highest Category 'W' By HEC.
  • HEC on May 28, 2013 has clarified the ambiguity created by some newspapers amongst VU students and general public. HEC has, therefore, reconfirmed the status of the University as on-line & distance education institution of the country.


  2. "VU Rector passes away". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  3. Teachers Training Workshop: “Learning the Jolly Ways of Teaching”, retrieved 2019-11-15
  4. VU. "Address and map location of Virtual University". Google Inc. Google Inc. Lahore. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. VU. "About VU". VU Press release. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-11-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-09-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. "vu". YouTube.

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