The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program is a regular 2-year degree program in which students are offered with a combination of any two of areas from the available electives: Business, Journalism, Psychology, Computer Science and Education. After successful completion of two-year BA, student has an option to continue 4-Year BS Commerce/ BS Psychology/ BS Mass Communication or BS Computer Science by taking remaining credit hours in at least 4-semesters.
Note: Candidates holding 2-year Bachelor’s Degree will only be allowed to continue seamlessly towards their respective 4–year BS Degree Program at a later stage in life.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree program are:
To provide students a broad base and academic foundation of multidisciplinary programs;
To give students comprehensive knowledge in Arts subjects that is fairly sufficient to expose to different disciplines;
To reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of the study thus providing students an opportunity to decide the specialization fields for making professional choices;
Admission Eligibility Criteria
Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.
Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/
Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero Semester
Course exemption is not allowed.
It is two-year full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Courses of Study
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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 Discussion Boards (GDBs), 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 Bachelor of Arts Degree, a student is required to earn prescribed number of credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.
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The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.