Virtual University of Pakistan – Should or Should not Join!

Posted by 28 January, 2009
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Virtual University of Pakistan

Today, a friend of mine drew my attention to something that I was ignoring intentionally – Education System of Pakistan. Well… I am not going to discuss this topic here but rather I have chosen a university to discuss about. We have around 124 Universities in Pakistan recognized by Higher Education Commission. The university system I have selected for discussion is Virtual University of Pakistan (VU). I am not really interested in discussing the methodology of VU, rather I will talk about who should and should not apply, scope, and what are the problems exisitng students are facing.

Let me just give you a brief introduction of Virtual University of Pakistan.  VU is the first University of Pakistan which is based 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.

Lets start with Who Should NOT Apply:

  • Who have not enough time to study
  • Who are not self-sufficient

Who Should Apply:

Well I am not going to discuss the eligibility of candidates.

  • Who can give enough time to studies. (VU education methodology is not that easy as it is thought)
  • Who are pro-active and can take initiatives
  • Who can complete their assignments on time.
  • Who want to learn something and avail the distance education facility.
  • Who are Hard Working

Problems Faced by Students:

  • Timings
  • Affiliated Institutions Parking Area
  • Problems During Examinations in Exam Centers (NO ACs/ Heaters etc.)

Scope:

Virtual University, Lahore is recognized by HEC, Pakistan and also by many International Commissions but if you are looking for a job in Pakistan with VU degree, that might lead you for a slight trouble. VU is not very successful in positioning itself as a standard institution rather it is perceived like a sub-standard university which in fact is not truth.

These are my opinions and visitors may or may not agree with me.

Recommendations for Virtual University Pakistan:

  • Students of far far long areas are not yet being targeted.
  • Facilities like ACs, Heaters etc should be provided to all students by making one or two centers in each district.
  • VU is making study tougher and tougher which indeed is not a good policy.

More information can be found here: www.vu.edu.pk

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Comments
January 8, 2010

Hey every one above has stated all in favour of VU.but no body has even bothered to elaborate the importance and worth of Pakistan’s 2nd large open university which is AIOU?

which one should i choose between AIOU and VU for my MBA degree in Pakistan?

Please advise as early as possible….

Posted by Majid Ali
January 29, 2010

Hello Everyone! I am residing in Saudi Arab. I am intrested in doing MBA from Vu, Can i do MBA from VU while residing in Saudi. Do i have to come in Pakistan for examinations ? or I can give Examinations from Saudi ? What is the procedure ? Because of my Busy routine I dont want to attend classes online, I just want to buy study material and give semester exams ? Is it Possible.

Please PLease Guide me.

Posted by Yasir
February 8, 2010

Well some arguements are true 4m Mr. Zaheer but there are some points i might disagree with a little. As far as the concept that getting job after having a VU degree is concerned i would rather say its doesn’t seem a trouble to me yet. I’ve personally come across many students of VU who are at a respective designations in different firms and companies. Infact i think a VU graduate student has a clear benefit over other students that he/she has a vast knowledge and command over different fields much more comparatively to other institutional students, just because they are taught in their study time period to enhance their mind and other skills all by themselves.

Posted by Khawar Sani
February 23, 2010

Simply there is no place for dump and dull minds in VU.Its not just a distant learning university but a modern university of 21st century. old concepts of class room studies are obsolete in this modernistic world. Knowledge is not gain in class but is gained by effective ways and no doubt VU has a lead in that over national universities.

Posted by Najm Ul Hassan
March 2, 2010

Can anyone please tell me last date of submission of admission forms at VU? I have filled out the form, but I want to know the last date of submission, please help

Thanks

Posted by Zayd Majok
March 27, 2010

VU Studies are free of cost for everyone. If you want to do self study, you can download lecture handouts and related material from VU content library at http://vulms.vu.edu.pk/Library/library.aspx
All VU lectures are available at youtube.
To get a degree you have to follow VU schedule after getting admission. This includes completing lectures, reading recommended books, taking quizzes, preparing assignment, participating in graded discussion boards and taking mid/final term exams.
I am student of MIT (3rd Semester) at VU from Baltimore, USA. I can hardly imagine if any Pakistani university can provide education compared to the level VU has accomplished.
As for getting low grades, I choose to differ from few folks complaining about tougher marking. It is called fair marking. Hard works is always rewarded at VU. I got 3.7 in first and 3.8 GPA in second semester. Its the hard work that pays. You have to put your soul into studies. Sense of accomplishment is only obtained when you reap the real fruits of your sincere effort that you put into your studies with full dedication. This is the general guiding principal that applies to every aspect of human life.
Beside studies, I am a father and a full time Software Engineer. I am proud of my decision to complete education from VU.

Posted by Muhammad Shahzad Saleem
April 4, 2010

in future VU will be the leadin uni in pakistan

Posted by hussain
December 31, 2010

@Yasir

Originally Posted By Khawar SaniWell some arguements are true 4m Mr. Zaheer but there are some points i might disagree with a little. As far as the concept that getting job after having a VU degree is concerned i would rather say its doesn’t seem a trouble to me yet. I’ve personally come across many students of VU who are at a respective designations in different firms and companies. Infact i think a VU graduate student has a clear benefit over other students that he/she has a vast knowledge and command over different fields much more comparatively to other institutional students, just because they are taught in their study time period to enhance their mind and other skills all by themselves.

Originally Posted By hussainin future VU will be the leadin uni in pakistan

@VICKY

Posted by majid
April 25, 2011

i want to Do MBA and need information about this so can any one giude me

Posted by Abdul Ali

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