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1.  MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE  

 

 

Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science is a research based degree program being offered by Department of Computer Science at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar,Multan,Gujranwala,Faisalabad and Sialkot. The program is designed to produce academicians and professionals of high quality throughout the country. Course work designed for MS in Computer Science provides a breadth based knowledge of the field whereas the specialization equips the students with in-depth knowledge of a specific area of computer science. Admission is offered during fall session every year.  

Duration

 

It is a two-year duration program spread over four semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

16-year education i.e., BS in Computer Science/ BS in Information Technology/ Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)/ Master of Computer Science/ Master of Information Technology/ M.Sc. (Computer Science) from a recognized institution. Computer Engineering (16-year education) candidates are also eligible from a recognized institution but have to cover deficiency courses. Candidate must have at least CGPA 2.50 out of 4 or first division wherein GPA system not implemented (Note: Limited seats are available on merit basis).
 
Each candidate is required to pass the NTS – GAT-General test (with minimum 50% marks). Candidate already qualified NTS-GAT-General has to attach attested photocopy of valid NTS result with their admission form. 
 
For detailed information about NTS Test (GAT-General) visit NTS website
http://www.nts.org.pk/GAT/GAT.asp . Virtual University of Pakistan arranges NTS Test (GAT-General) at the time of MS (CS) admission every Fall semester.

Note: The MSCS 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.

 

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 Degree

 

For the award of the Master of Science in Computer Science degree, a student is required to complete the 24-credit hours course work program and six-credit hour thesis research with minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.

 

 

 

Courses of Study

 

Following are the courses of MS (CS) program. 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, need of local industry and job market is also given full consideration. MS (CS) program is 30-credit hours program comprised of followings:

 

Click here  to View Study Scheme of MS in Computer Science

 

(Note: If the schedule of courses pursued by a candidate does not provide adequate background for the degree course, which he/she intends to take up, he/she may be required to make up the deficiency by taking one or more additional course (s) of deficiency level as may be prescribed by the University).

 

Fee Structure


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Admissions schedule for MSCS Program is as under: -

 

Last date to submit MSCS admission application Forms:   August 15, 2012

 

NTS Test Date:                                                       September 2, 2012

 

Display of Merit List:                                                 September 17, 2012

 

Orientation:                                                             September 17~21, 2012

 

Commencement of Classes:                                        September 24, 2012

 

 

1.   Master of Business Administration (equivalent to MS), MS in Business Administration

 

The Faculty of Management offers MBA/MSBA (1.5-year / 3-semesters) program leading to Ph.D degree in Business Administration. The program has been designed for candidates who intend to pursue their professional career as teaching faculty member in an educational institution or serve the industry at senior management position. The program provides opportunities to learn special business techniques required to excel in the challenging and rapidly changing world.  The students will have an option to select any one of the areas of specialization offered that is ‘Banking’, ‘Finance’, ‘Human Resource Management’, ‘Information Technology’, ‘Management’, and ‘Marketing’. Admission eligibility criteria:

Candidates having 16-year education [BS in Business Administration, BS in Commerce, Old MBA, M.Com, MBS, ACMA, ACA and other relevant equivalent qualification] with at least Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 2.50 out of 4 / 1st division, wherein GPA system is not implemented, are eligible to apply. The candidates will be required to qualify GAT General Test (with minimum 50% marks).

Award of Degree:

MBA-Master of Business Administration (1.5-year / 3-semester) degree (Equivalent to MS):

Candidates are required to complete prescribed course work (at least 37-credit hours) by attending minimum 3-semesters with at least CGPA 3.00 out of 4.

Note: Research Thesis will not be offered to students taking MBA track.

MSBA-Master of Science in Business Administration (1.5-year / 3-semester) degree:

Candidates are required to complete prescribed course work (at least 31-credit hours) plus Research Thesis (6-credit hours) by attending minimum 3-semesters with at least CGPA 3.00 out of 4.

COURSES OF STUDY:

The scheme of studies for MBA (equivalent to MS) / MSBA programs are outlined as under. 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:

 • Advanced Financial Accounting • Production & Operation Management • Corporate Finance • Project Management • Crises Management • Strategic Management • Leadership & Team Management • Strategic Marketing • Special Topic • Area of Specialization (4 Courses) Click here  to View Fee Structure

For MBA (equivalent to MS)

For MSBA
 • Advanced Financial Accounting  • Strategic Marketing
 • Corporate Finance  • Area of Specialization (4 Courses)
 • Leadership & Team Management  • Advanced Research Methodology
 • Production & Operation Management  • Research Thesis (6 Credit Hours)
 • Strategic Management  

Areas of Specialization:

A student must qualify at least four courses from an area of selected specialization. However, Graduates of Virtual University of Pakistan having specialization in their previous degree program will not be allowed to select the same area of specialization. Following are the areas of specialization:

 • BANKING  • FINANCE
 • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  • MANAGEMENT
 • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  • MARKETING


Research Thesis:

In order to enroll for research thesis for MSBA degree, students must have achieved at least CGPA 3.25 out of 4 upon completion of 2nd semester’s courses comprising 24 credit hours course work.

2.   Master of Business Administration (equivalent to MS)/ MS in Business Administration Program for candidates with non-business education

The candidates with 16-year non-business education [BE, MBBS, MA, M.Sc., and other equivalent qualifications from a recognized university/institution] will be required to qualify at least 37-credit hours of deficiency business courses before they could become eligible for admission towards MBA (equivalent to MS)/MS in Business Administration program.

NOTE: After completion of prescribed deficiency courses (2-semesters) with at least CGPA 2.00 out of 4, candidates would be eligible to apply for award of Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies against the payment of prescribed diploma fee. However, Candidates intend to continue MBA/MSBA would be required to maintain CGPA 2.00 out of 4 upon completion of prescribed deficiency courses and will be required to qualify GAT General Test (with minimum 50% marks).

For complete details, please visit Deficiency Semester Page for MBA (Eq. to MS)/MSBA.

Admission Eligibility Criteria:

Candidate having 16-year non-business education [BE, MBBS, MA, M.Sc., and other equivalent qualifications from a recognized university/institution] with at least Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 2.50 out of 4 / 1st division, wherein GPA system is not implemented, are eligible to apply.

Courses of Study:

The deficiency business courses towards MBA (equivalent to MS)/MS in Business Administration are outlined as under:

Deficiency Courses
 • Business Finance  • Introduction to Business
 • Business Mathematics & Statistics  • Introduction to Computing
 • Economics  • Marketing Management
 • Financial Accounting  • Principles of Management
 • Financial Accounting-II  • Principles of Marketing
 • Human Resource Management  • Research Methods
 • Special Topic  


Assessment of Study Progress:

The evaluation of students’ study progress for deficiency courses is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards, mid-term and final-term examinations. The mid-term and final-term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count 80 to 85% of the total marks of a course.

Continuation to MBA (equivalent to MS)/MS in Business Administration Program:

Candidates intend to continue to MBA/MSBA program would be required to maintain CGPA 2.00 out of 4 upon completion of prescribed deficiency courses and will be required to qualify GAT General Test (with minimum 50% marks).

Award of Degree:

MBA-Master of Business Administration (1.5-year / 3-semester) degree (Equivalent to MS):

Candidates are required to complete prescribed course work (at least 37-credit hours) by attending minimum 3-semesters with at least CGPA 3.00 out of 4.

Note: Research Thesis will not be offered to students taking MBA track.

MSBA-Master of Science in Business Administration (1.5-year / 3-semester) degree: 

Candidates are required to complete prescribed course work (at least 31-credit hours) plus Research Thesis (6-credit hours) by attending minimum 3-semesters with at least CGPA 3.00 out of 4.COURSES OF STUDY:

The scheme of studies for MBA (equivalent to MS)/MSBA programs are outlined as under. 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:

 • Advanced Financial Accounting • Production & Operation Management • Corporate Finance • Project Management • Crises Management • Strategic Management • Leadership & Team Management • Strategic Marketing • Special Topic • Area of Specialization (4 Courses) Fee Structure Click here  to View Fee StructureAreas of Specialization:  A student must qualify at least four courses from an area of selected specialization. However, Graduates of Virtual University of Pakistan having specialization in their previous degree program will not be allowed to select the same area of specialization. Following are the areas of specialization:  Research Thesis:In order to enroll for research thesis for MS in Business Administration degree, students must have achieved at least CGPA 3.25 out of 4 upon completion of 2nd semester’s courses comprising 24 credit hours course workHEC revised Business Education Roadmap 2012:  

For MBA (equivalent to MS)

For MSBA
 • Advanced Financial Accounting  • Strategic Marketing
 • Corporate Finance  • Area of Specialization (4 Courses)
 • Leadership & Team Management  • Advanced Research Methodology
 • Production & Operation Management  • Research Thesis (6 Credit Hours)
 • Strategic Management  
 • BANKING  • FINANCE
 • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  • MANAGEMENT
 • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  • MARKETING