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The Associate Degree in Mass Communication is a regular 2-year degree program which has been designed to equip the students with requisite knowledge and skills which would help them taking an early start of their professional career so that they can earn their livings and support their families too.

Note: Candidates holding Associate Degree can continue towards respective BS 4-year degree program. Or the student can apply for new admission towards any BS 4-Year degree program (Subject to admission eligibility with exemption/transfer of relevant qualified courses) as per policy.

Program Objectives

After completing the Associate Degree in Mass Communication, the students will:

  • Develop an understanding of the latest trends in the domain of Mass Communication;
  • Develop communication skills to excel in professional life;
  • Develop critical thinking towards media development;
  • Be able to write features and articles;
  • Be able to critically analyze media contents and their implications;

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.


  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (
  • Candidates having 33% ~44% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is not allowed.


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

Courses of Study

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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 Discussion Board (GDB), mid-term and final term exams. 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 Associate Degree in Mass Communication, a student is required to earn prescribed number of credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised from time to time after a careful review to incorporate latest developments and trends in the domain of Mass Communication. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.