The Virtual University has introduced Certificate Course(s) for professionals working in the industry as well as for the public at large. The purpose of these is to retrain professionals in new emerging areas of Science & Technology as well as provide the public with an opportunity to learn basic subjects which may be of general interest. Certificate Courses are offered in five disciplines: Computer Science, General Science, Humanities, Management and Mathematics.


Each Certificate Course comprised of one semester duration (18 weeks).


Candidate can read, write and understand English language and there is no restriction on age, sex and educational qualifications. Candidate can apply for admission to maximum four (04) courses during a semester. However, students already enrolled in a Virtual University degree/diploma program are ineligible for admission towards certificate course(s).


The University mail a package of educational material comprised of VU Info pack, Lecture handout, Lecture DVD’s to the admitted candidate. A student is allowed to change his/her enrolled certificate course within fifteen days after the commencement of semester by providing  application (signed hard copy ) to Registrar, Virtual University of Pakistan, M.A Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore, Pakistan or at  ( Such student is required to replace the received package (if already received) by mailing Lecture Handouts & Lecture DVD’s of the course along with payment of Rs.100/- as shipment charges to VU Bookshop ( in order to receive new opted course material. However, overseas students are required to pay actual additional shipment charges for newly opted course.


 The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, online quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final term examinations.


Each Certificate Course is of three credit hours (except Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies). The earned course credit hours are transferable towards degree/diploma program of the University. Course Certificate would be awarded by VU Academic Department ( to the candidate after successful completion of course work requirements.




Fee for Student Within Pakistan

Fee for Student Outside Pakistan †

Registration Fee

Rs. 500 one time

Admission & Registration Fee

US $25    one time

Admission processing fee

Rs. 200 for Online or Rs. 50 (for VU purchased admission form).

Admission processing fee


Course fee including shipment charges

Rs. 2,500 per course      

Tuition fee

US $105  per course

Shipment Charges

US $40    per course

Fee payable at the Time of Admission

Rs.3,000 for fresh student;

Rs. 2500/- for VU Registered student.

Fee payable at the Time of Admission

US $170 x  (Number of Courses Registered)



Telegraphic Transfer (Virtual University A/C No 3464-12, Habib Bank Ltd, Stock Exchange Branch, Lahore, Pakistan). A student should deposit his/her fee through FTT (Foreign Telegraph Transfer) or bank draft inclusive of Bank charges that is minimum up to US $15 per transaction.

NOTE:  In case a student leaves the university or apply for admission cancellation then university shall not refund any paid amount. However, fee to drop/freeze certificate courses is as under:

Drop/Freeze of Short Certificate Course:

University fee shall be charged upon enrollment in next semester in order to activate dropped course (s) or to continue next semester.



Local student (Rs.)

Overseas student (US $)

Before mid-term Examination



During Or After mid-term examination



Note: University is not liable to provide Lecture Handouts & Lecture DVD’s to such students upon continuation of their Certificate Course (s) or semester.   




The University has offered the following Certificate Courses in five disciplines for Spring 2010.

I.                 Computer Science

II.                General Science

III.               Mathematics

IV.              Humanities

V.                 Management



1 CS001 Computer Proficiency License (CPL) 
2 CS101 Introduction to Computing 
3 CS201 Introduction to Programming 
4 CS301 Data Structures 
5 CS302 Digital Logic & Design 
6 CS304 Object Oriented Programming 
7 CS401 Assembly language Programming 
8 CS402 Theory of Automata 
9 CS403 Database Management 
10 CS408 Human Computer Interaction 
11 CS410 Visual Programming 
12 CS501 Advance Computer Architecture 
13 CS502 Fundamentals of Algorithms 
14 CS504 Software Engineering - I 
15 CS506 Web Design & Development 
16 CS507 Management Information system 
17 CS508 Modern Programming Languages 
18 CS601 Data Communication 
19 CS602 Computer Graphics 
20 CS604 Operating System 
21 CS605 Software Engineering - II 
22 CS606 Compiler Construction 
23 CS607 Artificial Intelligence 
24 CS609 System Programming 
25 CS610 Computer Networks 
26 CS614 Dataware Housing 
27 CS615 Software Project Management 
28 IT430 E-Commerce 
1 ECO401 Economics 
2 ECO402 Micro Economics 
3 ECO403 Macro Economics 
4 PHY101 Physics 
5 PHY301 Circuit Theory 
6 PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 
7 PSY401 Clinical Psychology 
8 PSY403 Social Psychology 
9 PSY404 Abnormal Psychology 
10 PSY405 Personality Psychology 
11 PSY407 Sport Psychology 
12 PSY408 Health Psychology 
13 PSY409 Positive Psychology 
14 PSY502 History & Systems of Psychology 
15 PSY504 Cognitive Psychology 
16 PSY510 Organizational Psychology 
17 PSY512 Gender Issues in Psychology 
18 PSY513 Forensic Psychology 
19 PSY514 Consumer Psychology 
20 PSY610 Neurological Basis of Behaviour 
21 PSY632 Theory & Practice of Counseling 
22 SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 
23 SOC401 Cultural Anthropology 






1 MTH001 Elementary Mathematics 
2 MTH101 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 
3 MTH202 Discrete Mathematics 
4 MTH301 Calculus of Multi Variable 
5 MTH302 Business Mathematics & Statistics 
6 MTH401 Differential Equations 
7 MTH601 Operational Research 
8 MTH603 Numerical Analysis 






1 ENG001 Elementary English 
2 ENG101 English Comprehension 
3 ENG201 Technical & Business English Writing 
4 ENG301 Business communication 
5 ISL201 Islamic Studies 
6 MCM101 Introduction to Mass communication 
7 MCM301 Communication Skill 
8 MCM304 Mass Media in Pakistan 
9 MCM310 Journalistic Writing 
10 MCM401 Fundamentals of Public Relations 
11 MCM404 Globalization of Media 
12 MCM411 Introduction to Broadcasting 
13 MCM511 Theory of Communication 
14 MCM514 Feature & Column Writing 
15 MCM515 Radio News Reporting & Production 
16 MCM516 TV News Reporting & Production 
17 PAK301 Pakistan Studies 
18 PSC201 International Relations 






1 ACC311 Fundamentals of Auditing 
2 ACC501 Business Finance 
3 BNK601 Banking Laws & Practice 
4 FIN611 Advance Financial Accounting 
5 FIN621 Financial Statement Analysis 
6 FIN622 Corporate Finance 
7 FIN623 Taxation Management 
8 FIN625 Credit & Risk Management (BNK625) 
9 FIN630 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management 
10 HRM624 Conflict Management 
11 HRM627 Human Resource Development 
12 MGMT611 Human Relations (HRM611) 
13 MGMT623 Leadership & Team Management (HRM623) 
14 MGMT625 Change Management (HRM625) 
15 MGMT627 Project Management 
16 MGMT628 Organization Development (HRM628) 
17 MGMT629 Crisis Management 
18 MGMT630 Knowledge Management 
19 MGT101 Financial Accounting 
20 MGT111 Introduction to Public Administration 
21 MGT201 Financial Management 
22 MGT211 Introduction to Business 
23 MGT301 Principles of Marketing 
24 MGT401 Financial Accounting II 
25 MGT402 Cost & Management Accounting 
26 MGT411 Money & Banking 
27 MGT501 Human Resource Management 
28 MGT502 Organizational Behaviour 
29 MGT503 Principles of Management 
30 MGT504 Organization Theory and Design 
31 MGT510 Total Quality Management (MGMT510) 
32 MGT520 International Business Management 
33 MGT601 SME Management 
34 MGT602 Entrepreneurship 
35 MGT603 Strategic Management 
36 MGT604 Management of Financial Institutions (BNK604) 
37 MGT610 Business Ethics 
38 MGT611 Business & Labor Law 
39 MGT613 Production / Operations Management 
40 MKT501 Marketing Management 
41 MKT610 Customer Relationship Management 
42 MKT611 Marketing Research 
43 MKT621 Advertising & Promotion 
44 MKT624 Brand Management 
45 MKT630 International Marketing 
46 STA301 Statistics & Probability 
47 STA630 Research Methods