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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 comprised of Lecture Handout/DVD’s of only those course(s) that developed by the University. In case of non-availability of study material of a course(s), student will consult recommended books/material as prescribed in course(s) catalogue/LMS and will not claim for Lecture Handouts/DVDs.

However, 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 program of the University. Course Certificate would be awarded by VU Academic Department ( to the candidate after successful completion of course work requirements.

Fee Structure

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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:


The University is offering Certificate Course(s) from the following categories:

  1. Accounting,Banking&Finance
  2. ComputerScience/InformationTechnology
  3. Economics
  4. English
  5. HumanitiesDistribution
  6. Law
  7. Management
  8. Marketing
  9. MassCommunication
  10. Mathematics
  11. Physics
  12. Probability&Statistics
  13. Psychology
  14. Sociology
1.  Accounting, Banking & Finance
1 ACC311 Fundamentals of Auditing
2 ACC501 Business Finance
3 BNK601 Banking Laws & Practices
4 BNK603 Consumer Banking
5 FIN611 Advanced Financial Accounting
6 FIN621 Financial Statement Analysis
7 FIN622 Corporate Finance
8 FIN623 Taxation Management
9 FIN625 Credit & Risk Management
10 FIN630 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
11 MGT101 Financial Accounting
12 MGT201 Financial Management
13 MGT401 Financial Accounting II
14 MGT402 Cost & Management Accounting
15 MGT404 Managerial Accounting
16 MGT411 Money & Banking
17 MGT604 Management of Financial Institutions (alt. code=BNK604)
18 MGT605 Advanced Cost and Management Accounting

2.  Computer Science/Information Technology
1 CS001 VU-Computer Proficiency License
2 CS101 Introduction to Computing
3 CS201 Introduction to Programming
4 CS202 Fundamentals of Front End Development
5 CS206 Introduction to Network Design & Analysis
6 CS301 Data Structures
7 CS302 Digital Logic Design
8 CS304 Object Oriented Programming
9 CS311 Introduction to Web Services Development
10 CS312 Database Modeling and Design
11 CS315 Network Security
12 CS401 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language Programming
13 CS402 Theory of Automata
14 CS403 Database Management Systems
15 CS405 Database Programming using Oracle 11g
16 CS407 Routing and Switching
17 CS408 Human Computer Interaction
18 CS411 Visual Programming
19 CS432 Network Modeling and Simulation
20 CS501 Advance Computer Architecture
21 CS502 Fundamentals of Algorithms
22 CS504 Software Engineering - I
23 CS506 Web Design and Development
24 CS507 Information Systems
25 CS508 Modern Programming Languages
26 CS601 Data Communication
27 CS602 Computer Graphics
28 CS604 Operating Systems
29 CS605 Software EngineeringII
30 CS606 Compiler Construction
31 CS607 Artificial Intelligence
32 CS609 System Programming
33 CS610 Computer Networks
34 CS614 Data Warehousing
35 CS615 Software Project Management
36 IT430 E-Commerce

3.  Economics
1 ECO401 Economics
2 ECO402 Microeconomics
3 ECO403 Macroeconomics
4 ECO404 Managerial Economics
5 ECO501 Development Economics
6 ECO601 Business Econometrics

4.  English
1 ENG001 Elementary English
2 ENG101 English Comprehension
3 ENG201 Business and Technical English Writing
4 ENG301 Business Communication

5.  Humanities Distribution
1 EDU101 Foundations of Education
2 EDU201 Learning Theories
3 EDU301 General Methods of Teaching
4 EDU303 Child Development
5 EDU304 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
6 EDU305 Classroom Management
7 EDU402 Curriculum Development
8 EDU405 Classroom Assessment
9 EDU406 Critical Thinking and reflective Practice
10 EDU411 Teaching of Urdu
11 EDU501 School, Community and Teacher
12 EDU512 Teaching of Islamic Studies
13 EDU515 Teaching of Geography
14 EDU516 Teaching of English
15 EDU601 Philosophy of Education
16 EDU602 Educational Leadership and Management
17 EDU654 Addressing problems of learning through technology and pedagogy
18 GSC101 General Science
19 GSC201 Teaching of General Science
20 ISL201 Islamic Studies
21 PAK301 Pakistan Studies
22 URD101 Urdu

6.  Law
1 MGT611 Business & Labor Law
2 MGT612 Corporate Law
3 PSC401 Public International Law

7.  Management
1 HRM613 Performance Management
2 HRM617 Training and Development
3 HRM624 Conflict Management
4 HRM627 Human Resource Development
5 MGMT611 Human Relations (alt. code=HRM611)
6 MGMT614 Supply Chain Management
7 MGMT622 Management Skills
8 MGMT623 Leadership & Team Management - MGMT623 (alt. code=HRM623)
9 MGMT625 Change Management
10 MGMT627 Project Management
11 MGMT628 Organizational Development (alt. code=HRM628)
12 MGMT629 Crisis Management
13 MGMT630 Knowledge Management
14 MGT111 Introduction to Public Administration
15 MGT211 Introduction To Business
16 MGT501 Human Resource Management
17 MGT502 Organizational Behaviour
18 MGT503 Principles of Management
19 MGT504 Organization Theory & Design
20 MGT510 Total Quality Management (alt. code=MGMT510)
21 MGT520 International Business
22 MGT601 SME Management
23 MGT602 Entrepreneurship
24 MGT603 Strategic Management
25 MGT610 Business Ethics
26 MGT613 Production / Operations Management
27 MGT621 Administrative Law and Accountability
28 PSC201 International Relations

8.  Marketing
1 MGT301 Principles of Marketing
2 MKT501 Marketing Management
3 MKT530 Consumer Behaviour
4 MKT610 Customer Relationship Management
5 MKT611 Marketing Research
6 MKT621 Advertising & Promotion
7 MKT624 Brand Management
8 MKT625 Services Marketing
9 MKT630 International Marketing

9.  Mass Communication
1 MCM101 Introduction to Mass Communication
2 MCM301 Communication skills
3 MCM304 Mass Media in Pakistan
4 MCM310 Journalistic Writing
5 MCM311 Reporting and Sub-Editing
6 MCM401 Fundamentals of Public Relations
7 MCM411 Introduction to Broadcasting
8 MCM501 Advertising for Print and Electronic Media
9 MCM511 Theories of Communication
10 MCM514 Feature & Column Writing
11 MCM515 Radio News Reporting & Production
12 MCM516 TV News Reporting & Production
13 MCM604 International Communication
14 MCM610 Mass Communication Law & Ethics

10.  Mathematics
1 MTH100 General Mathematics
2 MTH101 Calculus And Analytical Geometry
3 MTH202 Discrete Mathematics
4 MTH301 Calculus II
5 MTH302 Business Mathematics & Statistics
6 MTH401 Differential Equations
7 MTH501 Linear Algebra
8 MTH601 Operations Research
9 MTH603 Numerical Analysis

11.  Physics
1 PHY101 Physics
2 PHY301 Circuit Theory

12.  Probability & Statistics
1 STA301 Statistics and Probability
2 STA630 Research Methods

13.  Psychology
1 PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
2 PSY401 Clinical Psychology
3 PSY403 Social Psychology
4 PSY404 Abnormal Psychology
5 PSY405 Personality Psychology
6 PSY406 Educational Psychology
7 PSY407 Sport Psychology
8 PSY408 Health Psychology
9 PSY409 Positive Psychology
10 PSY502 History & Systems of Psychology
11 PSY504 Cognitive Psychology
12 PSY510 Organizational Psychology
13 PSY511 Environmental Psychology
14 PSY512 Gender Issues in Psychology
15 PSY513 Forensic Psychology
16 PSY514 Consumer Psychology
17 PSY610 Neurological Bases of Behavior
18 PSY631 Psychological Testing & Measurements
19 PSY632 Theory & Practice of Counseling

14.  Sociology
1 SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
2 SOC401 Cultural Anthropology

Molecular Biology

Eligibility Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/ institute in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Forensic Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Wildlife, Fisheries, Zoology or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

Course Code Title Pre-requisite Credit Hours
BIO302 Molecular Biology   4
BIO201 Cell Biology   4
BIO203 Methods in Molecular Biology BIO302-Molecular Biology 3
BIO731 Advanced Molecular Biology BIO302-Molecular Biology 3
BIO732 Gene Manipulation and Genetic Engineering BIO302-Molecular Biology   BIO203-Methods in Molecular Biology 3
BIO734 Advances in Cell Biology BIO201-Cell Biology 3


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