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BA, Bachelor of Arts


BA or Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate degree in India conferred for a study program in either social sciences or liberal arts or both. The duration of BA or Bachelor of Arts courses is normally three years. However, it is dependent on the type of educational institute or college and particular minors or majors.

The Bachelor of Arts or BA is a baccalaureate study program which normally has a duration of three years and this course can be broadly categorized into pass and honors courses. BA has been traditionally the most favorite bachelor's degree courses among the students of India who like to study arts in the higher level. After deciding to study B.A. at the pass or honors level, students can select from a big variety of study areas from the different options available before them. With regard to the earlier educational qualification of the candidate and the individual preference and skills of the student en route for a particular course of study, there is a suitable curriculum for nearly every student choosing this course.

Bangalore University, Annamalai University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Jamia Millia Islamia Institute of Post Graduate Studies and Research, Mother Teresa Women's University, Maharishi Dayananad University, SNDT Women's University, Patna University, Institute of Distance Education University of Madras, and University of Kerala are some of the top universities that offer B.Ed degrees in India via the distance education mode.

Current Scenario of BA in India

In order to be eligible for studying BA in India, students have to successfully pass their 10+2 level or Higher Secondary Examination in Arts, Science, or Commerce. It is a noteworthy feature that students with Commerce or Science at their higher secondary level can also study BA or Bachelor of Arts. A number of colleges across the length and breadth of the country also conduct entrance tests for offering admission to the BA course for the students. Other than how the students fare in the entrance exam, the previous educational performance of the student is taken into consideration as well. The subject areas of BA or Bachelor of Arts include Philosophy, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Literature, History, Psychology, Anthropology, Library Science, Archaeology, Education, and so on. Following the successful accomplishment of BA, students can look for jobs or go for higher education such as postgraduate degree in any of the areas where BA has been completed.

Students can go for a career option in various areas following successful accomplishment of their Bachelor of Arts degree. Employment opportunities include Historian, Economist, Educationist, Archaeologist, Political Scientist, Philosopher, Social Activist, Personnel Manager, Psychologist, Sociologist, Philosopher, Public Relation Executive, Journalist and so on. Some of the most famous colleges in the country offering BA courses include Ramnarain Ruia College, St. Xaviers College, Jai Hind College, Mithibai College, Bethune College, K.C. College in Mumbai, Loreto House, Scottish Church College, Presidency College, Lady Brabourne College in Kolkata, Lady Shriram College for Women, St. Stephen`s College, Miranda House College in Delhi, St. Joseph's College in Bengaluru and many more.

List of Bachelor of Arts Courses in India:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Vedic Astrology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Malayalam
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Musicology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Oriental Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Rural Industry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Vocational Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Yoga
  • Bachelor in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Divinity
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicative English
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Brand Management
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Agro Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Arabic
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Welfare and Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biostatistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Photography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music

Top BA Colleges in India

  • Presidency College, Kolkata
  • St. Xavier's College Mumbai
  • Lady Shree Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St. Xavier's College, Calcutta
  • St. Stephen's College, Delhi
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Presidency College, Chennai
  • Hindu College, Delhi
  • Hans Raj College, Delhi
  • Christ College, Bangalore
  • Symbiosis College, Pune
  • Sophia College, Mumbai
  • St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai
  • St. Joseph's College, Bangalore
  • Jesus & Mary College, Delhi
  • Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • Queen Mary's College, Chennai
  • Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Vivekananda College, Chennai
  • Ramjas College, Delhi
  • Mithibai College, Mumbai
  • St. Teresa's College, Kochi
  • Nizam College, Hyderabad
  • Sacred Heart College, Kochi
  • Maulana Azad College, Kolkata
  • Elphinstone College, Mumbai
  • Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore
  • Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
  • Maharani Arts College, Bangalore
  • Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
  • D.G. Vaishnav College, Chennai
  • Scottish Church College, Kolkata
  • St. Mira's College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune
  • NMKRV College for Women, Bangalore
  • Women's Christian College Chennai
  • Jai Hind College Mumbai
  • Loyola Academy Degree & PG College Hyderabad
  • National College, Basavangudi Bangalore
  • Isabella Thoburn College Lucknow
  • Bethune College Kolkata
  • MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai
  • Gokhale Memorial Girls College, Kolkata
  • Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore
  • D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai
  • Wilson College, Mumbai
  • M.S. Ramaiah Junior and Degree College, Bangalore
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar
  • JSS Institute of Education, Bangalore
  • A.G. Teachers College, Ahmedabad
  • Indira Gandhi B.Ed College, Karnataka
  • College of Teacher Education, Agartala
  • College Of Teacher Education, Kozhikode
  • National Council of Teacher Education, New Delhi
  • K. J. Somaiya College of Education, Mumbai


Last Updated on : January 19, 2016


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