Announcement For Course Selection – FALL 2020 Semester

Lahore, October 20, 2020 (PPI-OT):The link for “Course Selection” will be active/ available w.e.f. Thursday, October 22, 2020 under “Student Services” tab in VULMS. The students are advised to log-in to their VULMS account and select their course(s) immediately or before the semester commencement date. However, last date to add/drop course(s) will be Thursday, November 12, 2020. Tuition fee voucher issued after this date shall not be revised.

Important Notes:

Existing/ continuing students must make their course selection as mentioned above. Failing to enroll any course(s) he/she will be treated as “INACTIVE STUDENT” during the semester according to “Semester Freeze Rules”. Such students may continue their studies after ‘Readmission” as per the University policy.

Newly admitted students, enrolled in the 1st semester of their respective study program, are given pre-selected courses.

Course/ workload (Credit Hours) limits have been prescribed and published separately for each study program in “Course Selection Rules” in given “Student Handbook”. Students must read the rules carefully before making their course selection.


Students are expected to follow the “semester wise study scheme” of their respective study program so that their scholarship eligibility may not effect (See Scholarship Rules).

Continuously enrolling maximum course/work load in each semester does not mean that a study program can be completed earlier than its minimum prescribed residential requirement.

Course Pre-requisite rule requires enrollment and qualifying of Basic/Introductory courses before enrolling an advanced level course. Therefore, said rule must be followed and given due care while making course selection.

Students with blocked VULMS (due to non-payment of fee) will not be allowed to make their course selection, unless they deposit their outstanding dues and get their LMS accounts active from Accounts Department.

Project/Internship students are to select and qualify Project/Internship as per eligibility criteria according to the study scheme for the award of degree. (Note: Internship and research project is mandatory to qualify for all students of BS Mass Communication and BS Psychology programs w.e.f. spring 2019 batch)

Thesis course will only be available for selection, if a student qualifies its eligibility criteria mentioned at Course Selection Rules. MSCS/MSBA students will opt only one track either Thesis or Course Work.

Grade Improvement Policy encourages the students to repeat ‘F’ or ‘D’ grade courses, if any, on priority basis in subsequent semester(s); within maximum credit hours limit for the respective semester has to be followed. However, for all MS/ MPhil programs, ‘F’, ‘D’, ‘C’ and even ‘B-’ grade courses can be enrolled for improvement of grade.


Qualified “D” grade course(s) can be repeated for improvement only once during the entire study program. In case of MS/ MPhil program, the same rule applies on courses qualified with ‘D’, ‘C’ and ‘B-’ grades.

Failed course(s) can be repeated until qualified.

Improved/better grade of a course will substitute/replace the previous/lower grade and eventually increase the CGPA. However, in case of non-improvement of grade, the previous better grade will stand and counted towards CGPA calculation.


I hereby acknowledge that I have read and completely understood the above rules and guidelines including course selection, scholarship and Semester Freeze rules etc. I understand that I shall be responsible for the consequence of violation of said rules and thus promise to abide by the rules framed by the University time to time.

For more information, contact:
Virtual University of Pakistan (VU)
M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road,
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-880-880
Fax: +92-42-99200604, +92-42-99202174