DIPLOMAS
The Virtual University of Pakistan is offering following diploma programs:

(a) Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
(b) Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology


(a) PGD Business Admin (POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION)
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration equips the students and in-service employees to meet the challenges and opportunities of the corporate world. The main focus of the program is to provide management-cum-computer education to in-service employees and interested students. It strengthens the management and leadership capabilities of students. The program provides balanced coverage of the various aspects of Business and Management that will allow the diploma holders to meet the challenge of today's technology. Candidates after obtaining diploma can continue Master of Business Administration Program of the university.

DURATION:
It is a one-year duration program that comprises of two semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors’ degree from a recognized university/institute in any discipline with at least 45 percent marks. Candidate having less than 45 percent marks is firstly required to qualify Zero semester.
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 DIPLOMA:
To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration students are required to complete course work program (minimum two semesters) of at least 36 credit hour’s course work with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.


Course Exemption: No course exemption is allowed.

COURSES OF STUDY:
The candidates are required to complete the following scheme of study of Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration within the duration of at least two semesters.

Semester 1

Code
Course Title
Type
Cr. hrs
CS101
Introduction to Computing
Required
3
MGT101
Financial Accounting
Required
3
MGT301
Principles of Marketing
Required
3
MGT501
Human Resource Management
Required
3
MGT503
Principles of Management
Required
3
MTH302
Business Mathematics & Statistics
Required
3


Semester 2

Code
Course Title
Type
Cr hrs
ECO401
Economics
Required
3
ENG301
Business Communication
Required
3
MKT501
Marketing Management
Required
3
MGT411
Money & Banking
Required
3
IT430
E-Commerce
Required
3
CS507
Information Systems
Required
3


Conversion of PGD-Business Admin towards MBA:
Postgraduate Diploma holders would have the choice to complete MBA Program of the University by additionally qualifying at least 39 credit hours with minimum period of two semesters.
FEE STRUCTURE:
Fee for student within Pakistan
Fee for student outside Pakistan†
Admission Fee
Rs. 2,500 one time
Admission & Registration Fee
US $110 one time
Registration Fee
Rs. 2000 one time
Security
Rs. 2,000 (one time, refundable)
Security
NIL
Tuition fee
Rs. 1,850 per month
Tuition fee
US $400 for six months
Admission Processing Fee


Rs. 200 (Online admission form) / Rs. 50 (on VU purchased admission form)

Fee payable at the time of admission: US $510/-(includes admission, registration and Tuition fee for six months).



Fee payable at the time of admission:
Rs. 6,500/- (includes security, admission and registration fee) plus admission processing fee.

Telegraphic Transfer (Virtual University A/C No 3464-12, Habib Bank Ltd, Stock Exchange Branch, Lahore, Pakistan). A student should deposit his/her fee through FTT (Foreign Telegraph Transfer) or bank draft inclusive of Bank charges that is minimum up to US $15 per transaction.
NOTE:In case a student leaves the university or apply for admission cancellation then University shall not refund any paid amount except deposited Security under rules.

(b) DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Computer Science offers Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology. This program has been designed to develop skills in information acquisition, processing, handling, retrieval and presentation. It provides balanced coverage of the various aspects of Computer Science and Information Technology and covers theory and practical experience that will allow the diploma holders to meet the challenge of today's technology. It acts as a conversion course and is intended for those who want to become computer professionals.
DURATION:
It is a one year duration program that comprises of two semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants for admission to Diploma in Computer Science & Information Technology 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 or a valid Bachelor’s degree. Candidate having less than 45 percent marks is firstly required to qualify Zero semester.
“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 06 subjects are considered. ‘A’ level candidates must have passed 3 subjects and required to provide equivalence from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad”.

MATHEMATICS DEFICIENCY COURSE:
Candidates without knowledge of Mathematics will be considered for admission but are required to take an additional ‘Deficiency Course’ during their first semester. However, candidates already qualified Mathematics at Intermediate or Bachelor level would be exempted from Mathematics Deficiency Course.
ASSESSMENT OF STUDY PROGRESS:

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.
AWARD OF DIPLOMA:
For the award of Diploma in Computer Science & Information Technology, a student is required to complete at least 36-credit hour’s course work requirements with minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00
COURSES OF STUDY:
Diploma in Computer Science & Information Technology program comprised of following courses meant to study within the duration of at least two semesters.
Semester I
Course Code
Course Title
Credits
ENG101
English Comprehension
3
ENG201
Technical & Business English Writing
3
CS101
Introduction to Computing
3
CS201
Introduction to Programming
3
CS601
Data Communication
3
MTH302
Mathematics Deficiency course (if applicable)
3

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Semester II
Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CS301
Data Structures
3
CS304
Object Oriented Programming
3
CS403
Database Management Systems
3
CS410
Visual Programming
3
CS506
Web Design and Development
3
CS610
Computer Networks
3


Conversion of Diploma Courses towards 4-year BS in Computer Science/BS in Information Technology:
Diploma holders would have the choice to complete 4-year BS in Computer Science or BS in Information Technology by additionally qualifying at least 100 credit hours with minimum period of 6-semesters.
FEE STRUCTURE:
Fee for student within Pakistan
Fee for student outside Pakistan†
Admission Fee
Rs. 2,500 one time
Admission & Registration Fee
US $110 one time
Registration Fee
Rs. 2,000 one time
Security
Rs. 2,000 (one time, refundable)
Security
NIL
Tuition fee
Rs. 1,850 per month
Tuition fee
US $400 for six months
Admission Processing Fee


Rs. 200 (Online admission form) / Rs. 50 (on VU purchased admission form)

Fee payable at the time of admission:
US $510/-(includes admission, registration and Tuition fee for six months).

Fee payable at the time of admission:
Rs. 6,500/- (includes security, admission and registration fee) plus admission processing fee.



Telegraphic Transfer (Virtual University A/C No 3464-12, Habib Bank Ltd, Stock Exchange Branch, Lahore, Pakistan). A student should deposit his/her fee through FTT (Foreign Telegraph Transfer) or bank draft inclusive of Bank charges that is minimum up to US $15 per transaction.
NOTE:In case a student leaves the university or apply for admission cancellation then University shall not refund any paid amount except Security under rules.