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Date : 2018-01-16



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Virtual University of Pakistan World-Class Education at Your Doorstep


The Virtual University is Pakistan's first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies IICT). The University was established by the Government as a public-sector, not-for-profit institution with an objective to leverage ICT to provide extremely affordable world class education all over the country. The University accomplishes all aspects of education delivery and management through the use of its IT based systems. It has a footprint in over 100 cities and towns of Pakistan with enrollment exceeding 200,000 students.

The University is in the process of searching for an individual to lead the institution as Rector. According to the Virtual University Ordinance, the Rector shall bean eminent scholar and an educationist of distinction and shall hold office for four years. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position. Distinguished scholars and administrators are also encouraged to nominate potential candidates for the position, explaining the basis for the nomination in writing.

Tice ideal candidate should have a strong ICT background. Experience in distance/e-learning and the management of a distributed learning environment would be additional assets. A holistic understanding of issues of pedagogy, quality assurance, instructional systems design, etc. will be a major asset.

Information about the University is available at  

Qualification and Experience

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate degree preferably In Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Education or related fields. Candidates with a doctorate in other fields may be considered provided they have a strong background or extensive work experience in provision or management of modern distance education.

Candidates should be outstanding academicians of international stature. They should have attained distinguished leadership in education, academic administration and financial management with a proven track record of initiating and managing change, strategic planning and overseeing the implementation of plans through to outcomes. Candidates should have the ability to represent the university effectively, nationally and internationally, especially with government, business and the wider community. They should also have in-depth knowledge of the major developments in higher education’s learning and teaching with ability to create linkages and networks.

Candidates must be less than 65 years of age on the last date of application as specified below.


As prescribed by the HEC for Vice-Chancellors of Federal universities or commensurate with the candidate's profile.

General Instructions

Applications along with all supporting documents including two recent passport sized photographs, names with contact details of three referees and current curriculum-vitae must reach Virtual University by February 14, 2018 at the address given below. Applicants must provide their postal and e-mail addresses as well as telephone and fax numbers. Those already in Government service should apply through proper channel. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Virtual University is all equal opportunity employer.

Secretary, Board of Governors

Virtual University of Pakistan, Defense Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore.

Tel: 92 42 9920 3897 Fax: 92 42 9920 0604 Email:      

Contact : Secretary, Board of Governors Virtual University of Pakistan, Defense Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore. Tel: +92 42 9920 3897 Fax: +92 42 9920 0604 Email:
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