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BS and B.Ed (Hons) Programs

Bachelor of Science and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary

(4-year Programs)

The Bachelor of Science (BS) and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary program prepares a student to meet the demanding challenges of the modern workplace. The BS and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary degree comprises more than 130 credits of work. During final year, student will be required to spend a good deal of time in completing a project. This project will usually be done in collaboration with industry, under the guidance of a professional nominated by the University. However, student of B.Ed (Hons) Elementary is required to submit Research Project (Professional). The curriculum for various majors is based on the recommendations of the National Curriculum Revision Committees approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. However, the Academic Council of the University may update the curricula from time to time. Please note that all courses detailed in the BS and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary programs below may not be offered in a given academic session. The specific courses being offered will be notified in the semester schedule on the University Learning Management System web site.

Programs by Faculty

Faculty of Education

B.Ed (Hons) Elementary

 

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

BS (Computer Science)
BS (Information Technology)

Faculty of Management

BS (Business Administration)
BS (Public Administration)
BS (Management)
BS (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT)

Faculty of Arts

BS (Accounting and Finance)
BS (Commerce)
BS (Commerce) for B.com degree holders
BS (Mass Communication)
BS (Psychology)
BS (Banking & Finance)

Duration:

It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for admission to all Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary program must have passed with at least 45% marks, Intermediate (Part I and II, or equivalent examination), or I.Com or ICS or DAE or ‘A’ level examinations. The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) ‘O’ levels and School Certificate (SC) examinations are considered equivalent to Matriculation, and the GCE ‘A’ levels is considered equivalent to the Intermediate examination. For the GCSE (‘O’) and SC examinations, grades in 6 subjects are considered. ‘A’ level candidates must have passed 3 subjects and required to provide equivalence from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC),Islamabad.

Note: The B.Ed. (Hons) Elementary Program is available for applicants residing within Pakistan only and is not available for overseas students. If any student wishes to move overseas after gaining admission, he/she will be required to withdraw from the program.

Admission application forms are same for 2-year and 4-year bachelor degree programs.

However, candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero Semester”. Zero Semester is not applicable for admission towards B. Ed (Hons) Elementary program.

Assessment of Study Progress:

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final term exams including teaching practices etc. for B.Ed (Hons) Elementary. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree:

To be eligible for the award of four-year BS degree, the students are required to complete at least 132 credit hours {at least 135-Credit hours are required for B.Ed (Hons) Elementary} with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.25 out of 4.00.

Course of Study:

The scheme of studies for BS and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary program is outlined as under. The courses may be revised from time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.

SEMESTER WISE BREAKUP OF B.Ed (Hons) Elementary PROGRAM

B.Ed (Hons) Elementary

Education is a growing sector which requires dealing and educating students with different learning capabilities, and offers an exciting career with its own challenges and rewards. Elementary education is the first phase of education usually preceded by nursery or primary school education and followed by middle and secondary school education.
In Elementary education, Children are usually engaged in classes with one teacher who becomes responsible for their education and well-being for an entire academic year. The continuity with a single teacher and the opportunity to build a close relationship within the class is a distinguishing characteristic of the Elementary educational system. The mentor guides students with his/her abilities, competency and knowledge and becomes an ideal role model for the students. The basic objective of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Elementary) program is to equip students with basic teaching tools and in-depth knowledge about tomorrow’s educational challenges. Virtual University of Pakistan aims at developing dynamic and skilled elementary school teachers fluent in the use of the latest technologies and well-versed with the latest advancements in the techniques, knowledge and methods of teaching.

Research Project (Professional):

Students are required to complete a Project of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their B.Ed. (Hons) Elementary program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Note: Course exemption/ transfer of credits are not allowed for this program.

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SEMESTER WISE BREAKUP OF BS PROGRAMS

BS (Computer Science), BS (Information Technology)

The Department of Computer Science offers a four-year program leading to either a BS degree in Computer Science or in Information Technology. The specialization is determined by the choice of required and elective courses taken by a student. The programs are designed to meet the growing need for computer science / IT experts in the rapidly evolving 21st century economy. Their mission is to provide graduates with a strong Computer Science / IT base that will enable them to capitalize on the increasing career opportunities in the information technology sector, to expand the limits of their knowledge by pursuing further studies, and to explore innovative approaches to computer or information technology related problems. These specializations provide highly demanded expertise, a great mobility and flexibility, and an impressive range of possible career choices in the IT industry.

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Project

Students are required to complete a project of 6 credit hours in the final year of their BS degree program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the project and in some cases may be required to give a presentation.

BS (Business Administration)

The bachelor’s degree program offers a progressive curriculum designed to teach business fundamentals and higher level leadership skills. This specialization in business administration helps you develop the management, interpersonal, and professional skills you need to advance your career.

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BS (Public Administration)

The Bachelor of Science program in Public Administration is designed to meet specific needs of the public sector. Goals of the program include:

  • Providing a liberal arts education through the University’s Core Curriculum;
  • Assuring an understanding and appreciation of the political, social, and economic aspects of public services;
  • Preparing students for entry and middle-level professional positions in public service;

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BS (Management)

The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Management. The program has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt business as career and like to enhance their management skills. The program is expected to provide opportunities to the students to learn latest management techniques being used in the business world.

Project / Internship Report

Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS in Management program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

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BS (Marketing)

The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Marketing. The program has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt business as career and like to enhance their marketing skills. The program is expected to provide opportunities to the students to learn variety of marketing techniques being used in the challenging business world.

Project / Internship Report
Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS in Marketing program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

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Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT)

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BS (Accounting and Finance)

The bachelors degree program in accounting and finance prepares students for entry-level positions in accounting and financial management. The program is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enable a student to cope successfully with the challenges of a rapidly evolving, global business and financial environment. The degree provides a strong foundation for a successful career in accounting and finance, and prepares highly motivated students for future graduate-level study.

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BS (Commerce)

The BS in Commerce is a well-rounded program, challenging students to become critical thinkers for strong leadership in business. A focus on the “why” beyond the “how” in the curriculum helps students prepare for highly gratifying professional careers.

Like business itself, management education is a living, breathing discipline. The Virtual University curriculum prepares students to solve practical problems, while building basic skill sets.

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BS (Commerce) for B.Com degree holders

Candidates holding 2-year B.Com degree from a recognized University / institute with at least 45% marks are eligible for admission to BS in Commerce (in accordance to HEC, Islamabad, 4-year BS in Commerce is equivalent to existing M.Com) with followings conditions and required to qualify at least 72 credit hours with minimum 4-semester to achieve CGPA 2.25 out of 4

1.First Four semester courses (60 credit hours) of the VU BS in Commerce will be considered as exempted and such students have to qualify remaining 72 credit hours with no further course exemption claim.

2.Student will not be allowed to change his/her study program.

3.In case student withdrawn its admission and continue any other VU program its course exemption will be marked cancelled.

Duration: It is a 2-year full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations.

Eligibility Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is B.Com qualification from a recognized institution with at least 45% marks / 2.0 CGPA out of 4.0.

Assessment of Study Progress: The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree: To be eligible for the award of degree of 4-year BS in Commerce candidates are required to complete course work program by attending minimum four semesters, at least 72 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.25 out of 4

Scheme of study: The courses may be revised from time to time as a result of continuous review conducted every term to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.

Click here to View Study Scheme of BS Commerce

Project / Internship Report:

Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

 

BS (Mass Communication)

The Mass Communication Program strives to provide students with a creative, diverse, and challenging academic environment that encourages risk-taking and promotes an examination of human values, cultural differences, and social questions and to prepare students for areas in the print and telecommunications media sectors.

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BS (Psychology)

Psychology is the science of behavior and the mind. In the B.S. program, the study of psychology provides an understanding of basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development, and personality along with principles of social psychology, clinical psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Knowledge of psychological principles and of scientific methods for evaluating theories and research in the social sciences is essential in our rapidly changing society.

The basic goal of the B.S. program is to integrate the scientific foundation of psychology with a strong humanities background along with basic science to better prepare students for advanced training in psychology, medicine, cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related disciplines. The B.S. degree program is explicitly aimed at helping to prepare students for advanced graduate study in the sciences and science-based professions.

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BS (Banking & Finance)

The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Banking & Finance. The program is designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt banking profession as career and enhance their banking skills. The program is expected to equip the students with latest banking techniques being used in the banking world.

Project / Internship Report

Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of 3-credit hours in the final semester of their BS in Banking & Finance program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

Click here to View Study Scheme of BS Banking & Finance)

(a) Fee structure for student within Pakistan:

Tuition fee rates are fixed and are independent of the number of courses being taught in one semester. Security, Admission and Registration fee are charged once at the start of the first semester. The remaining chargesare payable monthly. Security fee is refundable on completion of degree or in case of withdrawal from the University under rules.

Admission Fee Rs. 1,500 one time
Registration Fee Rs. 2,000 one time
Security Rs. 2,000 (one time, refundable)
Tuition Fee/credit hour Rs. 500
Enrollment Fee/Semester Rs. 1,000
Admission Processing Fee Rs. 200 (online admission form)/ Rs.50 (on VU purchased admission form)

NOTE: Fee payable at the time of admission is Rs. 5,500 (includes admission fee, registration fee, security deposit and enrollment fee) plus admission processing fee.

(b) Fee structure for Student outside Pakistan:

Student outside Pakistan should deposit fee through FTT (Foreign Telegraph Transfer) or bank draft inclusive of Bank charges that is minimum up to $15 per transaction.

Admission Fee & Registration Fee US $110 one time
Enrollment Fee/Semester US $15
Tuition Fee/credit hour US $25

NOTE: Fee payable at the time of admission is US $110 (includes admission fee, registration fee, and enrollment fee).