The Virtual University of Pakistan 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. Using free-to-air satellite television broadcasts and the Internet, the Virtual University allows students to follow its rigorous programs regardless of their physical locations. Virtual University aims at providing the very best courses to not only its own students but also to students of all other universities in the country.
The Virtual University of Pakistan holds a Federal Charter, making its degrees recognized and accepted all over the country as well as overseas.
The University opened its virtual doors in 2002 and in a short span of time its outreach has reached over sixty cities of the country with more than a hundred associated institutions providing infrastructure support to the students.
How VU Works?
The Virtual University of Pakistan delivers education through a judicious combination of broadcast television and the Internet.
VU courses are hand-crafted in meticulous detail by acknowledged experts in the field. Lectures are then recorded in a professional studio environment and after insertion of slides, movie clips and other material, become ready for broadcast. Course lectures are broadcast over free-to-air television and are also made available in the form of multimedia CDs.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Comprehensive reading material / lecture notes in the form of web-enabled content are provided through a comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS) hosted on the VU Web Servers and accessible over the Internet. The LMS also provides an e-mail facility to each and every student as well as discussion boards for interaction within the VU community.
Important feature of the LMS is a Question/Answer board where VU faculty provides answers to questions posed by students on the subject matter covered in the lectures. The Question/Answer board (also known as MDB) is extremely fine grained, providing separate sessions for each lecture of each course.
Assignments are handed out through the LMS and also submitted by the students through the same mechanism. Pop-quizzes and practice tests are also conducted through the LMS.
Midterm and Final Examinations for every semester are conducted in a formal proctored environment at exam centers designated for the purpose throughout the country. Invigilator's appointed by the University conduct the exams. The formal examination atmosphere assists in critical quality assurance of the student assessment system.
Students Says About VU
Introduction to VU
Education at its best
First Convocation of VU 2010