Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – BMM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – BMM

BS (Communication)

BMM in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - (2 years in India + 2 years in USA)

About Southern Illinois University

SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides high-quality and affordable education and prepares them for successful careers and purposeful lives. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research combined with real-world experiences, the academic preparation that the students receive, equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland, atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River and only a short drive from St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to more than 14,000 diversified students.


SIUE has recorded its third-highest all-time enrollment with 14,142 students registered for fall 2018. This represents a less than one percent drop from its all-time high of 14,265 students for the fall 2017 semester.

Rendleman Hall
Rendleman Hall (1) is SIUE’s main administration building.
It’s where students go to add or drop classes, receive help with financial aid, pay bills, purchase a parking permit, and access a variety of other administrative needs. The Office of
Admissions is located on the second floor.Before moving to the next tour stop:

Rendleman Hall faces the Builders of the University
Plaza (A), which honours employees who have worked at
SIUE for 15+ years. Located across the Plaza, Peck Hall (B) is a general classroom building and houses many of the College of Arts and Sciences academic departments.Madison County Transit buses (C) take students across campus, to Edwardsville/Glen Carbon and neighbouring towns.

Vadalabene Centre
The Vadalabene Centre (4) is home to Intercollegiate
Athletics. SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), as well as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as affiliate members in the sports of men’s soccer and wrestling. The Departments of Accounting and Computer Management and Information Systems are housed here, as well.
The primary hub for Campus Recreation, the Student Fitness Centre (I) is connected to the

Vadalabene Centre.
Student memberships are free. Would you like a tour? Stop at the front desk and ask for a tour of the facility.Also in or near the Student Fitness Centre:
Students can grab a smoothie from Freshëns, located near the main entrance.
The outdoor RecPlex (J) with lighted turf fields and pavilion hosts various intramural and club sports such as flag football, soccer, Quidditch and ultimate Frisbee, to Name a few.

Science Complex
The Science Complex (5) consists of the new Science West and completely renovated Science East Buildings. You’re welcome to walk through Science West which houses more than 80 research and teaching labs, as well as classrooms for biological sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, mathematics and statistics. Students have access to the same types of high-tech equipment found in the research labs of future employers.

Engineering Building
The Engineering Building (6) features 34 labs that replicate industry standards:
mechatronics and robotics,environmental testing, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, vibration analysis, to name a few. The new Fowler Student
Design Centre (O) includes competition team workspaces,3D printing, project prototyping and more.

Art and Design Buildings
The Art and Design Buildings (7) feature a spacious art gallery, studios and critique spaces. Students study drawing,painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, graphic design, photography and metals, as well as art history, art therapy and art education. Fun fact: Our unique Sculpture on Campus program gives students the opportunity to design and install large-scale outdoor sculpture throughout campus.

Student Success Centre
The Student Success Centre (8) is all about includes Kaldi’s Coffee, a large student lounge, a computer lab and group meeting space. It is a central location for critical student resources, including Student Academic Success Services, Accessible Campus Community and Equitable Student Support, Career Development Centre, Counselling Services, Health Service, and International Student and Scholar Services. The Student Success Centre is connected to the next stop on your tour…

Morris University Centre
The Morris University Centre (MUC) (9) is the hub of student life. There are multiple restaurants throughout the building that offer selections which meet the diverse needs of the SIUE population, including Starbucks®, Chick-Fil-A Express® and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels®. You’ll also find a bowling alley,bookstore, bank and Union Station.
The “e” Sculpture
As you prepare to leave campus, we invite you to take a selfie at the “e” sculpture (10). Be sure to tag us when you post it to social media! The “e” sculpture was conceived by Heather Kniffel, BFA ’95, MFA ’13, and produced by Dave Thomas, BA Art and Design ’72.

Stratton Quadrangle
Stratton Quadrangle (2) is designed without a direct pathway between two buildings, ensuring students have some exposure to nature as they walk across campus. The
Quad is home to many SIUE traditions, including Welcome Week, Springfest and Homecoming. Painting “the Rock” is a popular campus tradition.
Before moving to the next tour stop:
Dunham Hall (D) is named after Katherine Dunham who was world-renowned for her contributions to dance,and was a professor at SIUE. Dunham Hall houses the Departments of Theatre and Dance, Music, and Mass Communications.
he Cougar Statue (E) is a popular meeting place and selfie spot for students. Fun fact: A live cougar lived on campus until 1985!

Lovejoy Library
Lovejoy Library (3) is a great place to study for an exam or gather research for an assignment. Information Technology Services are located in the lower level.Would you like to “check it out?” Feel free to enter the library from the main entrance off of the Quad, walk through and exit via the north doors to get to the next stop.Before proceeding to the next tour stop, take a minute to refer to your map. Founders Hall and Alumni Hall are two additional classroom buildings: Founders Hall (F) houses the School of Business; the Army ROTC; and the School of Education, Health and Human Behaviour. The School of Business features the Cougar Business Resource Centre, a central place for students to access new technology and collaborate on projects. Alumni Hall (G) is home to the School of Nursing,which features the Simulated Learning Centre for Health Sciences where nursing students use advanced technology to model the patient experience in a safe and a realistic environment. Alumni Hall also houses the Air Force ROTC and the Departments of Applied Communication Studies, Geography, and Public Administration and Policy Analysis. On your way to the next stop, you will walk across a red bridge. This bridge crosses over one of the many biking/running/walking trails (H) which connect to the Madison County Trails. Another fun fact! Students can check out bikes through our popular Bike Share Program.As you’re walking to the next stop, take a moment to locate Bluff Hall on the map, one of three first-year residence halls. All feature suite-style living with private and shared bedrooms. Deluxe suite bedrooms are available on a limited basis. Please note: Visitors are only allowed in the residence halls during an organised daily campus tour hosted by the Office of Admissions.Bluff Hall (K) features a fitness room, sand volleyball court, easy access to the trails, and a new Esports Arena,which is open to all students.Prairie Hall (L) also has a fitness room and a disc golf course.The outdoor area near Woodland Hall (M) is host to outdoor movies, bonfires and more.Evergreen Hall (N) and Cougar Village are available for upper class students, graduate students and families

City Condition

Edwardsville is usually cloudy all year round. The summers there are warm and muggy, while the winters are frigid and snowy. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 88°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 95°F.


Whispering Heights: 1010 Enclave Blvd, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Cherry Hills Properties, LLC 11 S Cherry Hills, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Parkview Ridge: Edwardsville (2 miles to campus) Parkview Ct. Homestead Ct. Esic Dr Robin Hill
Edwardsville (3 miles to campus) 421 & 425 Quince Street

Indian student association:

"Indian student association: Group of students dedicated to sharing the diversity and culture of India with our fellow students. We hope to invite many students, staff and faculty to join us in grand events that will display such richness and the talents of our students.
Please refer to the group details:-

Why Choose Southern Illinois University ?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is home to 14,000 students coming from different countries and cultures

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges of 2018 lists SIUE among the Best Regional Universities Midwest for the 14th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category.

The National Science Foundation ranks SIUE second for federal research and development expenditures among all Carnegie master’s large, primarily residential universities.

Commitment to Diversity

SIUE received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

High Ranking

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges of 2018 lists SIUE among the Best Regional Universities Midwest for the 14th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category

Quality Education

SIUE offers nationally accredited academic programs of study with one of the lowest tuition and required fees of all four-year institutions in Illinois.

Academic Excellence

The National Science Foundation ranks SIUE second for federal research and development expenditures among all Carnegie master’s large, primarily residential universities.


SIUE is recognized as a STARS Silver Institution for accomplishments in campus sustainability. The rating is based on the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System for campus-wide sustainable practices from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Continuous Campus Growth

SIUE has recorded its third-highest all-time enrollment, with 14,142 students registered for fall 2018. This represents a less than one per cent drop from its all-time high of 14,265 students for the fall 2017 semester.

About Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication

At SIUE, the Mass communications program aims at preparing students to make a successful career in one of the fastest-growing and dynamic fields: 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, that due to small class sizes our students get one-on-one attention from their instructors and their curriculum keeps up with changes in the media industry. SIUE 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 benefits them in keeping up with the converged nature of today’s media industries. At its heart, our department is all about teaching students how to communicate effectively, whether in advertising campaigns, news stories, documentaries, or any other form. Students who major in Mass communications but choose not to enter the media industry will be well-prepared as thoughtful and effective communicators.

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 the University of SIUE Edwardsville. Such students are accepted by Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, directly into the 3rd year of the 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


Transfer Requirements

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 nonprofits; 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.

BS [Bachelor of Mass Communication]

Semester Course Name Type
Semester 1 Effective Communication-1 Core
Foundation Course Core
Visual Communication Core
Fundamentals of Mass Communication Core
Current Affairs Core
History Of Media Core
Semester 2 Effective Communication-2 Core
Foundation Course-2 Core
Content Writing Core
Introduction Of Advertising Core
Introduction To Journalism Core
Media, Gender and Culture Core
Semester 3 Electronic Media- I Ability Enhancement Elective Course (Any one)
Theatre And Mass Communication- I
Radio Program Production- Is
Motion Graphic And Visual Effects- I
Corporate Communication and Public Relations Discipline Specific Course
Media Studies
Introduction To Photography
Film Communication-I
Computers and Multimedia-I Practical
Semester 4 Electronic Media- II
Theatre and Mass Communication-II
Radio Program Production-II
Motion Graphics and Visual Effects-II
Ability Enhancement Elective Course (Any one)
Writing and Editing Media
Media Laws And Ethics
Mass Media Research
Film Communications-II
Computers and Multimedia-II
Discipline Specific Core
Semester 5 Media Management Core
Statistics Course (STAT 244 or 380, ACS 329, or MC 451) Core
Minor Core
Life,Physical or Social Science with a lab Core
Social Science with a lab Core
Semester 6 MC Professional Option Core
Interdisciplinary Studies Core
Life, Physical or Social Science Core
Minor Core
Semester 7 Media Law & Policy Core
Media Ethics Core
Life, Physical or Social Science Core
Health Experience (EH) Core
Semester 7 Cultural Studies in Media Core
Internship/Senior Portfolio Core
Minor/Elective Elective
Life, Physical Core
Social Science Core
Experience Global Cultures (EGC) Core


Tuition & Living Expense

Year Fees Type
1st Year ₹ 1,500 Application fees
₹2,25,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
2nd Year ₹2,25,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
3rd Year USD $14,500 Estimated Tuition fee
USD $7,000 Estimated Living expense
4th Year USD $14,500 Estimated Tuition fee
USD $7,000 Estimated Living expense

Addition expenses

Particulars Tentative Expense
Health Insurance
IELTS Registration ₹ 14,700
VISA fees AUD $160
Airfare AUD $850

Course Co-Ordinator

Rumeli Sharma

Commerce & Management

Assistant Professor

Commerce & Management

I was sitting idly in my balcony when my mom brought me a plate full of mango slices with the seed separated which took me back to the summer holidays. Summers were always a gateway to a world which was full of love and togetherness. As a family, we always travelled to different places as my father served the nation and I, as a small girl had big dreams and travelling gave a vision to these dreams.

As contrary to now, I was a shy and quiet child. I never initiated any conversation which was a surprise to my parents as I am from a family of strong and independent women. Even though I was an introvert, I was never scared to going behind things that appealed to me. Family always played a crucial role during my growing years especially my mother who always encouraged me to attempt things rather than regretting them later. If I learnt courage from my mother, my father gave me an open sky to fly. Like any little girl, my dreams kept on changing but I always liked reading books which was an escape for me to enter a world full of imaginations. I believe I understood the meaning of creativity through books and that was a huge turning point of my life. Belonging from a background of engineers, it was quite a challenging job to convince my family to take up English Literature as my major subject. A new phase of my life started when I studied Literature as I imbibed an interest in me to communicate about an endless journey experiences with people about my observations.

Therefore, I thought of entering a field which encourages exchange of ideas and creativity with young minds. I started my career as a teacher in 2008 and it was one of the best decisions of my life. I had never learnt so many different facets of a teacher that goes behind teaching in the classrooms. In 2015, when I joined Vidyalankar School of Information Technology, I took subjects of Communication and Management that helped me to broaden my horizon as a teacher. It is being said that “Teaching is an Art” and very rightly it applies to my job profile. As a Communication faculty, I realised that language and communication played a pivotal role to enhance one’s personality. Hence, as a team member of Communication and Media department, I was part of many trainings and lectures that had been arranged for both students and faculty. I also enjoyed anchoring events and drafting articles for different publications. In VSIT I learnt that online education is significantly enhancing and diversifying opportunities to drive our own learning. These trends in online education are creating new opportunities for learning and new models for success and hence breaking ties with traditional methods of teaching.

Vidyalankar School of Information Technology is amongst the most popular colleges of the city offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in IT, Commerce, Management and Mass Media. Vidyalankar School of Information Technology is a college affiliated to the University of Mumbai and approved by the Government of Maharashtra.




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