Virtual University of Pakistan

Virtual University of Pakistan
ورچوئل یونیورسٹی
Motto Leaders in Education Technology
Type Public
Established 2002 (2002)
Chancellor President of Pakistan
Rector Dr. Naveed A Malik
Students 100000+
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Main Campus: M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
Language English
Colors Blue, White
Nickname VU
Affiliations HEC

Virtual University of Pakistan (Urdu: ورچوئل یونیورسٹی), is a public university located in urban area of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[1] Virtual University is Pakistan’s first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies, was established by the Government 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.

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.[2] 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.[2]


Virtual University holds a federal charter from the Government of Pakistan and gets a federal recognition from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.[3]

Bachelor's programs

A four-year full-time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations. All programs listed below are Bachelor of Science except for the Bachelor of Education in Elementary.

Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering


Arts & Commerce

MS programs

MSCS (2 year/4 semester, 30 credit hours) study program for candidates having 16 years of education.

MSBA/MBA(Equivalent to MS) (2 year/4 semester) study program for candidate having 16 years of education.

Masters Programs For VU graduates

Master's degree programs

Students who have completed their bachelor's degree (with at least 45% marks) from a recognized university or institution can apply for admission to:

Msc Applied Psychology

Eligibility : 45% marks in bachelor's degree & psychology subject must be pass as an elective subject.

Computer Science and Information Technology

Management Sciences

(These programs comprise seventy-two credit hours each, spread over 2 years / four semesters).

Students completing their 16-year education in computer science, information technology & Management Sciences field are given admission to advanced level degree program. According to HEC criteria, these advance level degrees are equivalent to an MS/MPhil program offered by any other university in the country.

PhD programs

Students who have completed 18-year education i.e., MS/M.Phil in Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering or equivalent with minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or 1st Division (in the Annual System) and Each candidate is required to pass the VU Entry Test with minimum 70% marks along with interview and presentation.


Virtual University was founded in 2002 since which it has expanded operations to reach more than one hundred cities throughout the country with more than two hundred associated institutions providing infrastructure support to students. In addition, Pakistani students residing in several other countries in the region are also enrolled in the University's programs.

Virtual University has two types of campuses, its own, and those that are run by other organizations with modern computer lab and Internet access facilities.

Distant teaching

VU is one of two Pakistani universities which provide distance learning. The first one is Allama Iqbal Open University, and second is Virtual University. The students can get lectures without going to the campuses of VU. VU lectures can be seen on VU's cable channels (VTV1, VTV2, VTV3 & VTV4) on Tune and YouTube.[4]

Milestones and achievements


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