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Rector's Message

Rector's Message

Welcome to the digital world of virtual education through self-learning. I must congratulate you for choosing the Virtual University of Pakistan as your institution for higher qualications. I must inform you that self-learning is a skill, which will be a key component of your skillset whether for employment or entrepreneurship. Virtual University inculcates this skill in you by offering you all tools needed to learn at your own pace. You will have access to video lectures developed by the best teachers in the country and delivered to you through TV and the internet. The unique learning management system (LMS) offers you the liberty to go through lectures time and again, hold discussions with your teachers and fellow students, and perform routine academic activities. All your work is monitored in the same manner as in the classroom. Virtual University is like any other university except that the educational content is available round the clock. In short, Virtual University is “The University that never sleeps.” You can go through lectures, reading material, exams, quizzes, assignments anytime you like and from anywhere you like. You don't have to be restricted to one location while taking courses or even taking exams.

Virtual University was established almost two decades ago by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom (MoITT) with a futuristic view of bringing quality education to the doorsteps of each and every deserving student, irrespective of geographic constraints using modern ICT infrastructure. The education paradigm is shifting fast, and the present situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed the World into thinking of innovative ways of teaching and training young generations. While most of the Universities across the globe have gone online only very recently, Virtual University has mastered online education over its last 20, acquiring rich experience and developing state of the art online Virtual University Learning Management System (VULMS), online examination system, and many other functions performed by traditional Universities.

Be ready to experience something new and unique as the virtual mode of education is going to make you an independent and mature learner and this is what education is all about. VULMS is the key component of virtual learning and the sooner you get used to it, the better it will be as it has all the functions, which you would need during the course of your studies. Please learn all the functions of LMS as it will ease your way and develop your pace of learning. University will reach you through the LMS, so never go a day without logging into the LMS. Keep the track of your progress as it will help you in overcoming any weaknesses you may have. Although the University is delivering education virtually, it has a faculty, which will assist you in learning. If you have questions or misconceptions, do use the tools given in the LMS to speak to your teachers, have discussions, and schedule meetings with them. Please do not hesitate in contacting them yet do keep in mind that it may take some time for them to get back to you.

The student body of Virtual University is spread all over Pakistan and it organises extra-curricular activities quite regularly as any other University. Sports activities, debates, social events like blood donation, green Pakistan, raising charity, etc., are key parts for the development of a student's character and we at VU put a special emphasis on activities that help in developing attributes in students that enable them in becoming a useful citizen of Pakistan. You will feel that you are contributing to society in one or another way. In the end, I once again welcome you and wish best in your pursuit of higher education. Please remember that “passion” is the key to success. Good Luck and Pakistan Zindabad.

Prof. Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti, SI. TI