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BS (Mass Communication)

BS (Mass Communication)

Bachelor of Science

(4-year Programs)

The Bachelor of Science (BS) and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary program prepares a student to meet the demanding challenges of the modern workplace. The BS and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary degree comprises more than 130 credits of work. During final year, student will be required to spend a good deal of time in completing a project. This project will usually be done in collaboration with industry, under the guidance of a professional nominated by the University. However, student of B.Ed (Hons) Elementary is required to submit Research Project (Professional). The curriculum for various majors is based on the recommendations of the National Curriculum Revision Committees approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. However, the Academic Council of the University may update the curricula from time to time. Please note that all courses detailed in the BS and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary programs below may not be offered in a given academic session. The specific courses being offered will be notified in the semester schedule on the University Learning Management System web site.


It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for admission to all Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs and B.Ed (Hons) Elementary program must have passed with at least 45% marks, Intermediate (Part I and II, or equivalent examination), or I.Com or ICS or DAE or ‘A’ level examinations. The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) ‘O’ levels and School Certificate (SC) examinations are considered equivalent to Matriculation, and the GCE ‘A’ levels is considered equivalent to the Intermediate examination. For the GCSE (‘O’) and SC examinations, grades in 6 subjects are considered. ‘A’ level candidates must have passed 3 subjects and required to provide equivalence from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.

Note: The B.Ed. (Hons) Elementary Program is available for applicants residing within Pakistan only and is not available for overseas students. If any student wishes to move overseas after gaining admission, he/she will be required to withdraw from the program.

Admission application forms are same for 2-year and 4-year bachelor degree programs.

However, candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero Semester”. Zero Semester is not applicable for admission towards B. Ed (Hons) Elementary program.

Assessment of Study Progress:

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final term exams including teaching practices etc. for B.Ed (Hons) Elementary. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree:

To be eligible for the award of four-year BS degree, the students are required to complete at least 132 credit hours {at least 135-Credit hours are required for B.Ed (Hons) Elementary} with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.25 out of 4.00.

BS (Mass Communication)

The Mass Communication Program strives to provide students with a creative, diverse, and challenging academic environment that encourages risk-taking and promotes an examination of human values, cultural differences, and social questions and to prepare students for areas in the print and telecommunications media sectors.

Study Scheme of BS Mass Communication

BS (Mass Communication)
Semester NO 1
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
CS101 Introduction to Computing Required 3
ENG101 English Comprehension Required 3
MCM101 Introduction to Mass Communication Required 3
MCM401 Fundamentals of Public Relations Required 3
PAK301 Pakistan Studies Required 2
ETH201 Ethics (for Non-Muslims) Elective 1
ISL201 Islamic Studies Elective 1
Semester NO 2
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
ECO401 Economics Required 3
ENG201 Business and Technical English Writing Required 3
MCM411 Introduction to Broadcasting Required 3
MGT211 Introduction To Business Required 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology Required 3
Semester NO 3
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
MCM301 Communication skills Required 3
MCM311 Reporting and Sub-Editing Required 3
MCM511 Theories of Communication Required 3
MCM515 Radio News Reporting & Production Required 3
MGT301 Principles of Marketing Required 3
Semester NO 4
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
MCM304 Mass Media in Pakistan Required 3
MCM310 Journalistic Writing Required 3
MCM431 Development Communication Required 3
MCM501 Advertising for Print and Electronic Media Required 3
MCM516 TV News Reporting & Production Required 3
Semester NO 5
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
MGT101 Financial Accounting Required 3
MGT111 Introduction to Public Administration Required 3
MGT201 Financial Management Required 3
MGT503 Principles of Management Required 3
MTH302 Business Mathematics & Statistics Required 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology Required 3
Semester NO 6
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
MCM404 Globalization of Media Required 3
MCM514 Feature & Column Writing Required 3
MCM532 Magazine Journalism Required 3
MGT502 Organizational Behavior Required 3
STA301 Statistics and Probability Required 3
STA630 Research Methods Required 3
Semester NO 7
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
IT430 E-Commerce Required 3
MCM520 Contemporary Mass Media Required 3
MCM531 Community Journalism Required 3
MCM604 International Communication Required 3
MGMT611 Human Relations (alt. code=HRM611) Required 3
MGT501 Human Resource Management Required 3
Semester NO 8
Course Code Title Type Credit Hours
MCM517 Online Journalism Required 3
MCM601 Media Management Required 3
MCM610 Mass Communication Law & Ethics Required 3
PSC201 International Relations Required 3
SOC401 Cultural Anthropology Required 3
MCM619 Final Project-Mass Communication Elective 3
MCMI619 Internship Report-Mass Communication Elective 3

(a) Fee structure for student within Pakistan:

Tuition fee rates are fixed and are independent of the number of courses being taught in one semester. Security, Admission and Registration fee are charged once at the start of the first semester. The remaining charges are payable monthly. Security fee is refundable on completion of degree or in case of withdrawal from the University under rules.

Admission Fee

Rs. 1,500 one time

Registration Fee

Rs. 2,000 one time


Rs. 2,000 (one time, refundable)

Tuition Fee/credit hour

Rs. 500

Enrollment Fee/Semester

Rs. 1,000

Admission Processing Fee

Rs. 200 (online admission form)/ Rs.50 (on VU purchased admission form)

NOTE: Fee payable at the time of admission is Rs. 5,500 (includes admission fee, registration fee, security deposit and enrollment fee) plus admission processing fee.

(b) Fee structure for Student outside Pakistan:

Student outside Pakistan should deposit fee through FTT (Foreign Telegraph Transfer) or bank draft inclusive of Bank charges that is minimum up to $15 per transaction.

Admission Fee & Registration Fee

US $110 one time

Enrollment Fee/Semester US $15

Tuition Fee/credit hour

US $25

NOTE: Fee payable at the time of admission is US $110 (includes admission fee, registration fee, and enrollment fee).

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