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BS – Mass Communications Program

The mass communications program in the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE prepares students to succeed in careers in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic areas: the mass media. The Department of Mass Communications at SIUE is accredited by the highly-selective Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). This means our students get one-on-one attention from their instructors due to small class sizes and curriculum that keeps with changes in the media industry. Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and faculty members who dedicate themselves to serving the professional and intellectual needs of the students.

The Department of Mass Communications offers four sequences: print/electronic journalism, TV-radio production, advertising, and corporate communications. While most of the curriculum is a shared experience by all majors, students take advanced courses specific to their chosen sequence. This approach is in keeping with the converged nature of today’s media industries. At its heart, our department is all about teaching students how to tell stories, whether in the form of advertising campaigns, news stories, documentaries, or any of an almost limitless use of this major. Students who major in mass communications but choose not to enter the media industry will be well-prepared, thoughtful and effective communicators.


Corporate and Institutional Media

Media Advertising

Print/Electronic Journalism


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Department of Mass Communications choose various career paths. Our graduates have become reporters, editors and photojournalists for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Others work in radio and television, for advertising agencies, and in marketing and communications positions at major corporations and non-profits; many become the social media experts in their positions. Some graduates take an entrepreneurial approach and create careers as independent videographers, event planners, graphic designers, web developers and freelance communications specialists.

Program Details

Program Structure

  • The BS Mass Communication course is a 4 year Bachelors Program. Students who have successfully completed the first 2 years of the Mumbai University BMM program at VSIT can opt to transfer to University of SIUE Edwardsville . Such students are accepted by Southern llinois University, Edwardsville , directly into the 3rd year of BS Mass Communication program . These students will then have an option to major in
  • Corporate and Institutional Media
  • Media Advertising
  • Print/ Electronic Journalism
  • Television/ Radio


  1. Std. XII – HSC / CBSE / A – levels / IB-Diploma or its equivalent in Science / commerce and arts.
  2. Proficiency in English

Transfer Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete four semesters of the BMS programme in VSIT with 64.5 credit hours of coursework and a minimum average of 55% or cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  • Students must satisfy the requirements of the General Education Courses.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 or equivalent.


2 years with Vidyalankar, India and 2 years with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Finance Options 

Vidyalankar works very closely with finance institutions to help you manage your funds.

Assured Scholarship

Vidyalankar Students have been given scholarship of 40% and hence will pay $ 14000 as tuition fees instead 28000$ applicable for International Students

Tuition Fees

1st YearRs. 3,00,000
2nd YearRs. 3,00,000
3rd Year$ 14,500*
Living Expenses$ 7,000*
4th Year$ 14,500*
Living Expenses$ 7,000*

*The fees specified for 3rd and 4th year are indicative and may change as per university directive

Other Expenses

ItemTentative Expense
TOEFL Registration$170
Service Fees$ 200
Visa Fees$ 160
Airfare$ 850

Contact Us

For Admissions Contact 

Ms. Shweta Apte

Call : (022) 4232 1068 / +91 (9167787715)

Email : Shweta.apte@vidyalankar.org

Visiting Hrs : Monday to Sat ( 3pm to 5 pm)

Address : Corporate office – Pearl Center Building, Senapati Bapat Marg , Dadar (W) Mumbai 400028

Mr. Ranjit Anand

Call : (022) 24161126 extn. 3102/3103

Email : ranjit.anand@vsit.edu.in

Visiting Hrs : Monday to Sat ( 3pm to 5 pm)

Address : Vidyalankar Campus – Vidyalankar College Mard, Wadala (E) Mumbai 400037

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