Many people may know little about WES and HEC’s recognition of Virtual University Programs. A Virtual University provides higher education programs via electronic media, especially the internet. Virtual Universities are recognized and located all over the world.
Ahmed plans on doing a one-year postgraduate diploma from Virtual University in his country. He knows that it is recognized by the HEC (Higher Education Council) and WES. But he is unsure if PGD from a VU. is equivalent to a 1-year PGD by Canadian standards. “Yes!” we replied Ahmed. So it is confirmed that PGD will be accepted as “two or more degrees” for the CRS score.
Also, Umar graduated as an Industrial Engineer from NED University in Karachi. He went for a 4-month diploma in Supply Chain Management from the Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM), but WES didn’t recognize four months diploma from PIM. However, WES recognized his NED Bachelor in Engineering degree as equivalent to a Canadian 4-year bachelor’s degree.
Umar is considering getting a 1-year diploma from the Virtual University of Pakistan in Business Administration to boost his score further. According to the WES Canada website in the Documents Required Section, WES recognizes the Virtual University of Pakistan as an authentic institute. However, he is unsure if the postgraduate diploma is equivalent to a diploma in Canada.
Should anyone be in a similar situation, VU is accredited by HEC. However, AIOU is distant learning, and VU is not distant learning. Its mode of teaching is different. That is through the computer. You will need a master’s or a diploma to boost your scores. If anyone is planning on taking admission to boost the CRS score, please do so. We are sure it will help you to gain marks.