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PostSubject: The E-Magazine of Virtual University of Pakistan   Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:49 am

The E-Magazine of Virtual University of Pakistan

Dear Virtulians,

We are pleased to inform you that the students of Virtual University Of Pakistan have initiated the creation of e-Magazine “VU-Bytes”. Here are few FAQ’s for your understanding about what “VU-Bytes” is going to do exactly:

1. What is an e-magazine?

A magazine is a periodical publication containing a wide variety of articles on various subjects

We know a magazine is a monthly, fortnightly or weekly published journal containing articles, pictures, information that promotes some events, functions that are being run by an educational institute or any organization for the purposes mentioned earlier. It’ a printed material which is meant for mass communication or in other words, it is an element of mass media.

But an e-magazine is the same with a difference that it is not about papers and printing process. It is electronic like an e-mail. We are going to publish this magazine online. This magazine is a non-profitable project.

2. How can I view or download the magazine?

The magazine will be downloadable by using Save option since the magazine will be in PDF format. Use the SAVE AS option and save the document at the path where you intend to.

3. Cool!! Now how can the students help in running the so called e-Magazine proje

As mentioned earlier, the arrangements are perfectly made for publishing the magazine. All we need now is, Human Resource. This e-magazine is to be fully run by students of Virtual University of Pakistan along with the co-ordination of the University’s management.

4. What will be the content of this magazine?

With Virtual University being like a big giant octopus who has nation wide coverage as well as international students in various parts of the world, it is impossible to present every piece of activity, event or information in a single document. However, the e-magazine will try to provide students with the latest information about the University’s progress, plans, developments, future visions & goals. The magazine will also give an opportunity to students to test their skills by being a part of this project. Articles, journals, photography, poetry, short stories, virtually anything and everything can be part of this e-magazine.

5. What should be the nature of articles?

The articles should be original, precise, relevant and genuinely authored. But in case, you just cut –copy-paste them from Wikipedia pages or millions of available websites, or forge with an already published articles from other magazines like ours either electronic or print media, it will be strongly discouraged. There would be the best possible cross check for copied material and plagiarism so such immoral acts should be avoided to keep the process of the magazine smooth. One should be sincere to one’s alma mater.

FAQ for Ensuring That Your Content is Genuine

Write down everything in your own words.

If you are using content from any other source, please mention the source at the end of your article / journal in APA style
format for referencing.

Please avoid sending us content taken from internet with modification or re-arrangement of words.

Use search engines only to get information. Do not copy the idea / concept.

Please respect copyrights laws accepted internationally.

If we receive similar content from 2 different sources, we will ignore both.

You can use software to find out if your content is not copied.

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All you need to do now is write a sample article in your area of interest with a note expression your special qualifications and submit to us on
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Description of Areas of Interests

You can contribute your best by choosing any of the multiple options mentioned below:

Short Story: Stories that come out of your imagination or from the events that you witness giving you moral lessons.

Essay / Articles / Journals: It is all about inner personal skills. Authors should write their own essays, articles, journals on various topics including university related and global field coverage. It could be virtually anything which they feel can add value to anything existing.

Poetry: Share your own poetries in any language. Let others find out about your talent.

Events / Developments: Articles about the happenings in other colleges around us. Intimations for technical symposiums, cultural programs, sports, exhibitions, workshops, personality development programs, placement opportunities and so on.

Research and discovery / New developments in Technology: Articles about latest happenings in the world as well as internet stuff for every issue. You must write latest trends in computing, new software applications in your field, discoveries and developments in other fields of sciences.

Profile / Interviews: This segment is talking about personal interviews from the talented students from any field.

Academic activities / Cyberian News? Update of new systems and elements of our university. This includes events that take too much time to update in our university website. Remember! “VU-Bytes” must be an instant solution for everyone with queries. Get along with your old mates!! Be part of “Cyberians”

Travelogues: In this segment our students can share the experience they got by travelling in and around their cities. Importance will be given to the places which are not usually covered by other print media.

Chef’s Book: Got skills in making specialties? Put down your exclusive recipes and cooking tips for any and every kind of food.

Fashion Corner: It's all about styles and looks. World is dominated by brands and emerging trends. Are you creative? Share the latest trends or one’s created by you.

If there is anything not covered by above areas, feel free to write down about it and send us. We will incorporate the same without hesitation provided it meets the merit to be part of VU-Bytes.

Description of Posts

Supervisor / Coordinator: Team of individuals representing university and students for overall supervision and moderating the operations of VU-Bytes.

Editor: Edits the collected articles suitably for publishing, moderates the content, give back reviews to the authors.

Sub-Editor: Assists the editor in tasks of moderation and review of the content submitted by students.

Campus Representative: Acts as representative for a particular campus.

Proof Readers: Will be responsible for proof reading the content submitted by students to ensure that linguistic accuracy.

Page Designer: Designs the e-Magazine’s pages and produces in PDF format and further forwards the documents to Web Content Management Team.

Web content manager: processes the digital content online, sends e-Mail notifications to students, manages social networking sites; uploads e-Magazines.

Note: Here “Editor” refers to the person who edits the articles and moderates the content suitably for publishing. It does not mean the author. Any number of students and any one can write articles for the magazine. The editor’s job is to short list the articles from all the students and give preference to the best articles, which are to be included in the e-Magazine.

All individuals who become part of this team will be assigned specific e-mail ID’s for future communication.

Interested candidates should send the following information to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


VU Registration ID

Study Program


Current Location

Date of Birth

Mobile Number

Current E-mail ID



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