Penn State – BS(IT)

Penn State – BS(IT)


BS(Information Sciences and Technology) in Penn State - 2 Years in India + 2 Years in USA

About Penn State

Located in the beautiful countryside of south-central Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or PSU) is a public state-related land-grant research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855 Penn State today is a major research university that conducts teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery.


Twenty-four campuses; 17,000 faculty and staff; 100,000 students; a teaching hospital with 1 million patient visits a year; over one-half million active alumni; an online World Campus that empowers anyone to pursue an education—anytime, anywhere; and the largest student-run philanthropic organisation on the planet.

City Conditions

A rich and long history is what awaits you on your trip to Penn State. Southern Pennsylvania city has many exciting historical attractions for you to visit, like museums, old houses, and more. It's also well-known for its beautiful natural areas with slithering trails and stunning parks scattered around town.
Weather generally is humid continental characterised by wide fluctuations in seasonal temperatures, with prevailing winds from the west. The average temperature in July is about 70 °F (21 °C) and in January about 28 °F (−2 °C).


Penn State has multiple campuses and a lot of options with respect for housing. Penn state has on campus housing please visit the link below for on campus housing
Off Campus housing is also very popular among students studying at Penn State

International Students Association

Penn State receives high volume of international students and to cater to their various needs Penn State has an International Student association, for more details refer to the link below

Why choose Penn State?

The Pennsylvania State University is one of the most respected and prestigious American Universities and ranks among the top ten publicly funded institutions of higher education in the US. Founded in 1855 as a state college, Pennsylvania, the university now has 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania with a total enrollment of 90,000 students pursuing more than 200 undergraduate majors and graduate degrees in the masters and doctoral level programs in more than 130 fields.

Top Ranking

Penn State has always in ranked in TOP 15 Universities in the US.

Practical Learning

The course offers hands-on training on how IT is used in Business.

Great Career Outcomes

Almost all our students have been placed in renowned MNCs.

Internship Opportunities

After completing 3rd year students get opportunity to take up internship in renowned companies

Excellent Support

International Office is very efficient to handhold all International Students

Great Campus Life

Various clubs and committees help students nurture their personality in a holistic way

About Bachelor of Information Science & Technology

The Information Sciences and Technology Bachelor of Science (ISTBS) degree program helps organisations achieve strategic goals by bridging technology solutions with user requirements. This includes skill sets in project management, programming, entrepreneurial thinking, social understanding and application development
Within the ISTBS major, students choose one of three unique options and take an additional 9-12 credits of prescribed coursework for that option, which offers a specific skill and knowledge area in the information technology field.
2 Years with Vidyalankar, India & 2 Years with Penn State

Program Structure


Transfer Requirements

Career opportunities

The Information Sciences and Technology Bachelor of Science (ISTBS) degree program helps prepare you for a variety of career paths by developing knowledge and skills in these areas: IT professionals often work as associate systems designers, network managers, application programmers, web designers, and web administrators. Robert Half Technologies, leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis, cites the following four industries in which IT growth is expected:
Health care: In an aging population, the need for constant technology upgrades and government funding should result in continuing rapid growth for IT in healthcare and related industries.
Government: U.S. stimulus funding is likely to fuel IT hiring, both in government agencies and in firms that rely on government contracts.
Financial services: Technology investments and hiring may increase as firms strive to meet reform and compliance requirements.
Education: Technology investments and hiring should remain strong, thanks to stimulus funding, rising student enrollments at all levels, and the growth of e-learning.

BS [Information Sciences and Technology]

Semester Course Name Type
Semester 1 Imperative Programming Core
Digital Electronics Core
Operating Systems Core
Discrete Mathematics Core
Communication Skills Ability Enhancement Skill Course
Imperative Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Digital Electronics Practical Core Subject Practical
Operating Systems Practical Core Subject Practical
Discrete Mathematics Practical Core Subject Practical
Communication Skills Practical Ability Enhancement Skill Course Practical
Semester 2 Object Oriented Programming Core
Microprocessor Architecture Core
Web Programming Core
Numerical and Statistical Method Core
Green Computing Ability Enhancement Skill Course
Object Oriented Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Microprocessor Architecture Practical Core Subject Practical
Web Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Numerical and Statistical Method Practical Core Subject Practical
Green Computing Practical Core Subject Practical
Semester 3 Python Programming Skill Enhancement Course
Data Structures Core
Computer Networks Core
Database Management Systems Core
Applied Mathematics II Core
Python Programming Practical Skill Enhancement Course Practical
Data Structures Practical Core Subject Practical
Computer Networks Practical Core Subject Practical
Database Management Systems Practical Core Subject Practical
Mobile Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Semester 4 Core Java Skill Enhancement Course
Introduction to Embedded Systems Core
Computer Oriented Statistical Techniques Core
Software Engineering Core
Computer Graphics and Animation Core
Core Java Practical Skill Enhancement Course Practical
Introduction to Embedded Systems Practical Core Subject Practical
Computer Oriented Statistical Techniques Practical Core Subject Practical
Software Engineering Practical Core Subject Practical
Computer Graphics and Animation Practical Core Subject Practical
Semester 5 - 8
Prescribed Courses
  • Introduction to Programming OR Introduction to Application Development
  • Information, People, and Technology
  • Organisation of Data
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Language, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics
  • Information and Organisations
  • Foundations of Human-Centred Designs
  • Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving
  • Internship
  • Elementary Statistics
Additional Courses
  • Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy OR Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Effective Writing: Technical Writing OR Effective Writing: Business Writing
  • Techniques of Calculus I
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
  • Emerging Issues and Technologies
  • Foreign Language
  • International Courses in Foreign Cultures
General Education
  • Arts – GA
  • Humanities – GH
  • Health and Wellness – GHW
  • Natural Sciences – GN
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences – GS
  • Writing and Speaking – GWS*
  • Quantification – GQ*
  • Integrative Studies
Integration and Application Option
  • IT Project Management
  • Fundamentals of Systems and Enterprise Integration
  • Advanced Enterprise Integration: Technologies and Applications
Additional Courses
  • Introduction to Computer Languages
  • Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development
Design and Development Option
  • Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Design and Software Applications
Additional Courses
  • Application Development Design Studio I
  • Application Development Design Studio II
  • Distributed-Object Computing
  • The Engineering of Complex Software Systems
  • Usability Engineering


Students can choose the elective from the set of courses given below with the help of advisor at Penn State considering the career goals.


Year Fees
1st Year ₹1500 Application fees
₹3,75,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
2nd Year ₹3,75,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
3rd Year USD 27,100 (₹21,68,000 ) Estimated Tuition fee
USD 7,000 (₹ 5,60,000 ) Living Expenses
4th Year USD 27,100 (₹21,68,000 ) Estimated Tuition fee
USD 7,000 (₹ 5,60,000 ) Living Expenses

Other Fees

Item Tentative Expense
Health Insurance
IELTS Registration USD 160 (₹ 14,700)
Sevis Fees $ 200
Visa Fees USD 160 (₹ 12,000 )
Airfare USD 850 ( ₹ 63,750 )

Course Co-Ordinator

Shajil Kumar P A

Assistant Professor

Information Technology

My Teaching Profession began when I was in 11th Standard. Till my SSC, I studied in Govt. Boys High School, Palloor, Mahe which is a small town in the Malabar Cost of Indian peninsula. During my school days, my hobbies were swimming and cycling that was common amongst most of my friends. During monsoons, almost half a year, we enjoyed swimming and cycling.

Teaching came in my mind when I started 11th standard at Panoor Higher Sec. School, Kannur Kerala. It was the first day of my life, sitting at a co-ed school where a middle-aged professor came in my class with Kerala style attire (lungi and shirt). He introduced himself as Mr. Kunnikanan. Most of us thought he might be our Hindi Professor as my second language was Hindi. But to my surprise, he started teaching us English. It was such an unexpected and spectacular day in my life that his lecture still resonates in my ears. That was the day I learned not to be judgmental towards people. I started following his path and started taking tuition classes at home for school kids till 8th standard.

Happiness of teaching, learning, and earning continued till my B.Sc. Computer Science at Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Arts College, Mahe (UT). Those were the most memorable days of my life. Combined studies, parties, and no worries that made many memories to be cherished. During the same time, I met the most intelligent twenty-three classmates of my life. Most of my college expenses like going for educational tour were borne by me that gave a sense of independence and satisfaction. In addition to this, a different passion knocked into my life which was farming. The reason being strange as Computer Science department was just adjacent to the Botany department at Mahe College. I used to farm Okra, brinjal, tomato and many other vegetables in my kitchen garden. During those times, Govt. of Kerala was also promoting kitchen farming.

Teacher in me got fine-tuned and polished while I was doing my M.Sc. at K.M. Centre, Pondicherry. Entirely a different life began. Hostel, different food, away from home, daily seminars, internal marks, projects, and project presentations. Those days our entire class of twenty students used to stand and deliver seminars as compared to sitting and listening to our professors.

Now as a professional, I like to make applications that will ease our work, to work with NGOs and develop websites. I had conducted shadow-teaching for summer students at Sheffield Hallam University and Aston University, UK. I enjoy my duties as the Year In-charge of SYBSc IT students, PSU Champion, and various administrative role like organizing Degree distribution Ceremony and interacting with other departmental teachers with technical assistance as an IT expert. Occasionally, I enjoy playing badminton and table tennis with my students and sports In-charges.





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