ISTBS Program – Penn State University 2021-12-21T08:14:44+00:00

Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS) Program

The Information Sciences and Technology Bachelor of Science (ISTBS) degree program helps organizations 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 offer a specific skill and knowledge area in the information technology field.


Design and Development

Students learn how to design software and integrate information technologies to meet a group of people’s specific need. They work on projects such as developing applications for iPhones and other devices.

Integration and Application

Students examine how IT can enable and support how work is accomplished within and between businesses. They work on projects such as designing a software application to store genetic information used by scientists.

People, Organizations and Society

Students explore how technology impacts organizations and society. They will study how businesses and other organizations use technology in their processes.

Program Details

Program Structure

  • The B.S. (IST) course is a 4 year Bachelors Program.
  • During the First two years students will be a part of Mumbai University Bsc(IT) Program
  • Students will be taught all ( Sem 1 to Sem 4) courses of Penn State
  • Students who have successfully completed the first 2 years of the Mumbai University B.Sc. (IT) program at VSIT can opt to transfer to any one PENNSTATE commonwealth campuses. Such students are accepted by PENNSTATE, directly into the 3rd year of Bachelors of Science in IST.
  • These students will then have an option to major in Information Technology (Integration and Applications) or Information Systems (Design and Development). On successful completion of the program the student are awarded the Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology (Integration and Applications) or Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (Design and Development) by PENNSTATE University.


  1. Std. XII – HSC / CBSE / A – levels / IB-Diploma or its equivalent in Science with Mathematics as one of the subjects
  2. Proficiency in English

Transfer Requirements

  1. Students must successfully complete four semesters of the Bachelor of Science in IT programme in VSIT with 64.5 credit hours of coursework and a minimum average of 55% or cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  2. Students must satisfy the requirements of the General Education Courses.
  3. A minimum TOEFL score of 80 or equivalent.
  4. Student Visa Clearance


2 Years with Vidyalankar, India & 2 Years with Penn State

Finance Options 

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


Students after transfer can apply for scholarships and financial aid available for International Students

Tuition Fees

1st YearRs. 3,75,000
2nd YearRs. 3,75,000
3rd Year$ 27,000*
Living Expenses$ 7,000*
4th Year$ 27,000*
Living Expenses$ 7,000*

*The Fees specified for the 1st and 2nd year are inclusive of the GST

Other Expenses

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

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

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. Shajil Kumar

Call : (022) 24161126 extn. 3102/3103

Email : Shajil.kumar@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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