In the blossoming world today, education has become the most imperative and crucial part of any individual’s life. Where it is quite significant to go to the university every day, there are countless people who prefer studying virtually. Reasons for opting for such option may vary but the purpose is same for all.

What seems a sorry sight to me is that virtual education is not regarded as credible as the regular education is deemed. Nevertheless, nowadays mostly people work and study at the same time and virtual education seems to be the pre-eminent options possible for such people.

So, with the growing age the importance of virtual education is also ascending making it a piece of cake for the people who cannot afford to go to the university daily because they have already started a job. To be honest, what’s better than to earn and learn at the same time? I’d say this is ideal.

Consequently, when it comes to Pakistan, Virtual University is one of the most influential and poplar virtual educational institutes. The good news is that the whole admission process, programs offered and educational guide available in the university is superbly formulated. The point is to provide ease and comfort to the pupil who virtually intend to uplift their educational journey.

Virtual university logo

Now that we are talking about Virtual education, it seems unequivocal for me to discuss all that there is about Virtual University, located in Lahore. The university was established as a public university with an aim to offer assistance to all those who thrive to learn through electronic media in hopes to promote distance education. Many under-graduates, graduate, post-graduate courses are offered under this marvelous platform  belonging to various subjects relating fields like; Business Administration, Economics, Computer sciences and Information Technology.

However, First and foremost, it’s evidently essential to put the Virtual University courses and programs under limelight.

Virtual University Courses – The Extensive Opportunity

As mentioned, the university offers many programs related to Business Administration, Economics, Computer sciences and Information Technology. Nonetheless, based on five faculties there are plenty of programs offered under them for best interest of students;

Virtual University Faculty – The List

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Computer Sciences & Information Technology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Science & Technology

Extensively, these faculties have many under-graduates, graduate and post graduate programs under them. Let’s have a look at them;

Virtual University Programs – Here’s all You Want!

The programs offered are, definitely, a treat to witness. Here is the list of various degree programs that the university provides based on the extensive faculties available in the university. (Source : Virtual University)

FACULTY OF ARTS

The subjects under this faculty are, surely, the most opted for in our country. All the psychology related subjects along with economics, sociology and communications courses are included in it. Have the detailed look at them;

Masters (2-Year) Programs
M.Sc. in:

  • Economics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Mass Communication

Bachelor of Science (4–Year) Programs
BS in:

  • Economics
  • Mass Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Bachelors (2-Year) Programs
BA in:

  • BA (Bachelor of Arts)
  • BA (Mass Communication)
  • BA (Psychology)

Post Graduate Diploma (1-Year) Programs
PGD in:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Television Production

FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

One of the most popular and technical degrees are offered under this faculty. As far as the world today is concerned have a string hand over computers is a right thing to do so lets see what degrees are there under his faculty;

Ph.D Program

  • Computer Science

Master of Science (2–Year) Program
MS in:

  • Computer Science

Masters (2-Year) Programs
Master of:

  • Computer Science (MCS)
  • Information Technology (MIT)
  • Computer Science (MCS) Only for VU Graduates
  • Information Technology (MIT) Only for VU Graduates

Bachelor of Science (4–Year) Programs
BS in:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering

Bachelors (2-Year) Program
B.Sc. in:

  • Computer Science

Associate Degree (2-Year) Programs
ADP in:

  • Computer Networking
  • Database Management System
  • Web Design and Development

Post Graduate Diploma (1-Year) Programs
PGD in:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

A very important faculty indeed, for the teaching enthusiast. Faculty of Education is he center of attention for the future teachers or also for those who want to polish their teaching skills. The degrees here offered are as follows;

  • M.Phil. in Education (Educational Leadership & Management)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) (1-Year) Program
  • B.Ed. (Hons.) Elementary (4-Year) Program
  • B.Ed. Secondary (1.5-Year) Program
  • B.Ed. Elementary (2-Year) Program
  • B.Ed. Elementary (2.5-Year) Program
  • Associate Degree (1 & 2–Year) Program in Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma (1-Year) Program in Education

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT

Well, if you are business student then this is the right place for yo to be. Assess and select whichever course best suited to you and go for it.

Master of Science (2–Year) Program

  • MS (Business Administration)

MBA Program

  • MBA For VU Graduates holding MBA (3.5/ 2.5/ 1.5) year Course-Work Degrees

Masters (2-Year) Programs
Master of:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Administration (MBA)-Executive
  • Business Economics (MB Econ)
  • Business Studies (MBS) Equivalent to BBS – MSBA
  • Commerce (M.Com)
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Public Administration (MPA)

Bachelor of Science (4–Year) Programs

  • BS (Accounting and Finance)
  • BS (Banking & Finance)
  • BS (Business Administration)
  • BS (Commerce)
  • BS (Commerce) for B.com degree holders
  • BS (Management)
  • BS (Marketing)
  • BS (Public Administration)
  • Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT)

Bachelors (2-Year) Program

  • BA (Business Administration)
  • Com
  • Sc. (Mathematics, Statistics & Economics)

Associate Degree (2-Year) Programs

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Islamic Banking
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Post Graduate Diploma (1-Year) Programs
PGD in:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship & SME Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Administration

FACULTY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Science and technology is considered one of the most difficult and technical of all degrees as far as Virtual University is concerned. The options under this faculty are immense but surely deep and extensive. Let’s have a glance at them;

Ph.D Program

  • Biotechnology

Master of Science (2–Year) Program
MS in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Zoology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology

Masters (2-Year) Program
M.Sc. in:

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Zoology

Bachelor of Science (4–Year) Programs
BS in:

  • Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
Virtual university building
Source: Virtual University Official Site

I was, truly, impressed by the depth of programs that are available at the Virtual University. It, surely, makes the whole process of virtual education as easy as eating a cake; however to make your journey more worthwhile, the university launches online lectures for all its students for which a schedule is formed. All you need is a student ID and there you go! You will be able to access the lectures related to your program.

I say Virtual University is, categorically, paving an enlightening way for its students, breaking barriers between quality education and the physical effort of going to universities. So, the importance of distance education needs no more validation.

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