Bachelor Level Course

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About BA

Bachelor of Arts (BA) is an undergraduate arts programme. BA degrees can be obtained in a variety of areas, including English, Hindi, History, Journalism, and Psychology. In India, the course can be started immediately after graduating from high school. Colleges often provide a three-year Arts curriculum in a variety of areas such as Design, Mass Communication, and Hospitality. BA (Hons) or BA courses are available in full-time, part-time, correspondence, or distant education formats. It is essential to study five disciplines in addition to a few electives. The subjects will differ based on the subject chosen.

BA Course Details

BA Full Form

Bachelor of Arts

BA Course Duration

3 Years

BA Eligibility

50% in class 12th

BA Admission

Merit Based and Entrance Exam Based

Bachelor of Arts Courses 

BA History, BA English, BA Hindi, BA economics, BA Sociology etc

BA Course in Open University


Bachelor of Arts Jobs

Psychiatrist, Historian, Sociologist, Author, Writer etc


BA Eligibility Criteria


·       Candidates can examine the qualifying criteria for admission to the BA programme listed below.

·       Aspirants must have a 10+2 diploma from a recognised board.

·       Some universities additionally need students to have a minimum of 50% aggregate grades at the 10+2 level.

·       Some institutions additionally provide a 5% weightage in this factor for SC/ST students.


BA Admission Process 2022

Bachelor of Arts Admission 2022 is primarily based on class 12 merit. Entrance tests are held by a few colleges, including BHU, St. Xaviers, Jadavpur University, and Loyola College.

To be eligible for Bachelor of Arts admission in 2022, a candidate must have a minimum of 50% in class 12. Top BA institutions require a merit score of 90 percent or better.

Registration for Bachelor of Arts admission 2022 typically begins in the months of May and June 2022.

CUCET/CUET will be used for admission to Delhi University and its associated colleges.

Patna Women's College and Christ University have already begun registration for BA admission 2022.

Bachelor of Arts Admission 2022 at IGNOU will commence in June 2022 and will end in December 2022.


BA Vs BA Hons

The BA Programme includes BA or BA (Hons) courses. However, when it comes to specialisations, they are very different. The following is a synopsis of the situation:


BA (Bachelor of Arts General)

BA (Hons) (Bachelor of Arts Honors)

With all of the essential courses covered in the course curriculum, the BA course covers all aspects of the arts generally

BA Hons provides specialisations in any one subject such as English, Political Science, Psychology, History, economics, and so on

BA is of 3 years duration

BA (Hons) is also of 3 years duration course

The eligibility criteria to get admission to BA is 10+2 from any recognised board

Aspirants should have passed 10+2 from any recognised board and must have studied the Hons seeking subject at the qualifying level

No specialisations offered

It offers specialisations

Candidates can get admission to BA courses through merit-based and entrance exam

It is same for admission to BA (Hons)


BA Vs Bsc


BA Vs BSc is a debate that's been going on for decades. While the differences appear to be minor, they are a decisive factor in choosing the course. B.Sc is an undergraduate degree in the sciences that focuses on 10+2 science courses. BA, on the other hand, is an undergraduate degree in the arts stream that emphasises liberal arts, creative thinking, and theoretical studies.


BA (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc(Bachelor of Science)

Full Form

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Course Duration

3 Years

3 Years


50% in 10+2 from any stream of study. For certain specializations, there are some mandatory subjects required.

50% in 10+2 from science stream. Students from either PCB or PCMB are eligible to opt for this course.

Average Course Fees

INR 10,000 - 1 LPA

INR 10,000 - 2 LPA

Entrance Exams



Average Salary


INR 6.04 LPA

Who can opt for this course?

Students who are more inclined to liberal arts and more theoretical studies opt for this course.

Students who are interested in technical studies with little practical work for research and lecturing purposes opt for this course.

Employment Areas

Fine Arts, Journalism and Mass Media, Literature, Civil Services, Advertising and Marketing, Public Administration, Civil Services, and much more

Research, Pharmacology, Information Technology, Software Development, Healthcare, and much more

Job Designations

Graphics Designer, Content Writer, Theatre Artist, Teacher or Lecturer, Journalist, Area Sales Manager, Advertising Head, Reporter, Business Development Manager, and much more.

Research Scholar, Software Developer, Operations Manager, Physicist, Analytical Chemist, Technology Consultant, Risk Analyst, Microbiologist, etc.



Given the history of the job market, both BA and BBA degrees have high value in current trends, frequently opening up a plethora of opportunities for graduates of the courses. The true challenge for prospective students is deciding whether to pursue a BA or a BBA.

Some of the differences between these courses are mentioned below which help the candidate to make a better carrier decision.

Basis of difference

BA(Bachelor of Arts)

BBA(Bachelor of Business Administration)


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration


3 Years

3 Years


10+2 or Intermediate in any stream

10+2 or Intermediate in any stream

Average Fee

INR 1- 2 LPA

INR 2- 5 LPA


Humanities and Arts


Average Salary

INR 4 - 6 LPA

INR 3.5 - 6 LPA


BA English/Political Science/history/Psychology/Geography/Economics/Sociology etc.

BBA Marketing/Finance/Aviation/Airport Management etc.


Operations Manager, Executive Assistant , Operations Team Leader , Human Resource Manager , Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager,

Asset Manager, Banking , Fund Management, Corporate Finance, Trading, Investment Banking

Average Salary


INR 2.1 LPA – 7.1 LPA


What majors are in a Bachelor of Arts?

·       Anthropology

·       Classical Studies

·       Communication Studies

·       Economics

·       English

·       Fine Arts

·       French

·       Gender and Social Justice

·       German

·       History

·       Legal Studies

·       Medieval Studies

·       Music

·       Peace and Conflict Studies

·       Philosophy

·       Political Science

·       Psychology

·       Recreation and Leisure Studies

·       Recreation and Sport Business

·       Religious Studies

·       Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies

·       Social Development Studies

·       Sociology

·       Spanish

·       Theatre and Performance

·       Therapeutic Recreation


BA Entrance Exams

Admission to BA courses are usually based on merit, but there are few colleges that conduct entrance exams as well. Given below is the list of popular BA entrance exams that candidates can give for admission to various colleges:








Azim Premji University National Entrance Test



Types of Bachelor of Arts


Types of BA

BA Eligibility

BA Course Duration

BA Average Fees

Full-time BA 

10+2 from a recognised board with 50% marks

3 years

INR 10,000 - 80,000

Distance BA

10+2 qualifying degree from a recognized board.

3-6 Years

INR 6,000 - 20,000

Online BA

10+2 degree from a recognized board.

3 years 

INR 40 000 to 1,00, 000




BA Syllabus


BA Subjects & Syllabus

BA English Subjects

English Literature

Twentieth-Century Indian Writing

Concurrent – Qualifying Language

Nineteenth-Century European Realism/ Classical Literature/ Forms of Popular Fiction

Concurrent – Discipline Centered

Contemporary Literature

Anglo-American Writing from 1930/ Literary Theory/ Women's Writing of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries/ Modern European Drama


BA Political Science Subjects

Language - MIL/ English Environmental Science

Understanding Political Theory

Constitutional Government and Democracy in India

Generic Elective

Environmental Science Language - MIL/ English

Political Theory-Concepts and Debates

Political Process in India

Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics

Perspectives on Public Administration

Perspectives on International Relations

Ability Enhancement Course

Pol. Process & Inst. in Comparative Perspective

Public Policy and Administration in India

Global Politics

Generic Elective

Ability Enhancement Course

Classical Political Philosophy

Modern Indian Political Thought

Modern Political Philosophy

Indian Political Thought

BA History Subjects

History of India

Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World

Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval World

Rise of Modern West

History of Modern Europe

History Of Southeast Asia: 19th Century

History of Modern East Asia

Generic Elective (Interdisciplinary Any Four): Environmental Issues In India, Research Methodology in History, Making of Contemporary India, Delhi: Ancient, Delhi: Medieval, Delhi: Modern or Issues in the Contemporary World
Any Two: Understanding Heritage/ Art Appreciation: An Introduction to Indian Art/ Archives and museums/ Understanding Popular Culture

BA Psychology Subjects

Introduction to Psychology

Statistical Methods for Psychological Research-I

Environmental Science

General Psychology

Bio psychology

Psychology of Individual Differences

English Communication

Youth, Gender and Identity

Development of Psychological

Psychological Research

Social Psychology

Emotional Intelligence

Psychology for Health and Well-being

Understanding Psychological Disorders

Statistical Methods for Psychological Research-II

Applied Social Psychology

Stress Management

Psychology at Work

Dealing with Psychological Disorders

Developmental Psychology

Positive Psychology

Human Resource Management

Organizational Behavior

Counselling Psychology

Health Psychology

Community Psychology

BA Philosophy Subjects

Indian Philosophy


Greek Philosophy


Western Philosophy: Descartes to Kant

Social & Political Philosophy: Indian and Western

Applied Ethics

Text of Indian Philosophy

Text of Western Philosophy

Truth Functional Logic

Analytic Philosophy

Continental Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion (Indian & Western)

Philosophy of Language (Indian & Western)

BA Social Work Subjects

Beginnings of Social Work

Fundamental of Social Work

Sociology for Social Work

Concurrent Field Work

Concurrent- Qualifying Language

Basic Concepts in Psychology

Contemporary Social Concerns

Social Psychology

Concurrent- credit Language

Working with Individuals

Working with Groups

Social Deviance and Social Problems

Community Organisation

Communication and Development

Physical, Mental and Community Health

Social Policy and Social Development 

Social Legislation and Human Rights

Social Action and Movements

Social Welfare and Administration

Research in Social Work

Areas of Social Work Practice II

NGO Movement

BA Economics Subjects

Introductory Microeconomics

Mathematical Methods for Economics

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course

Generic Elective

Introductory Macroeconomics

Mathematical Methods for Economics

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course

Intermediate Microeconomics

Statistical Methods for Economics

Skill Enhancement Course

Intermediate Microeconomics & Macroeconomics

Introductory Econometrics

Skill Enhancement Course 

Indian Economy

Development Economics

Discipline-Specific Elective

Indian Economy

Development Economics

BA Archaeology Subjects

Methodology and Perspectives of Social Science

History of Art and Architecture in India

Basics of Archaeology

Introduction to Sociology

Cultural Transition in Pre-Modern Kerala

Methods of Archaeology

History of Folklore

Development of Sociological Theory

Making of Modern Kerala


BA Sociology Subjects

Methodology and Perspectives of Social Science

History of Art and Architecture in India

Basics of Archaeology

Introduction to Sociology

Cultural Transition in Pre-Modern Kerala

Methods of Archaeology

History of Folklore

Development of Sociological Theory

Making of Modern Kerala


Basics of Indian Numismatics

Introduction to Political Science

Understanding the Past

Early Societies in India

Development of Numismatics in India

Governmental Machinery and Processes

Growth of Indian Archaeology

Introduction to Archives and Records

Archaeological Sites and Monuments in India

Archival Conservation and Reprography

BA Geography Subjects



Cartographic Techniques

Geography of Population

Concurrent – Qualifying Language

Analytical Physical Geography


Thematic Cartography (Practical)

Geography of Settlements

Concurrent – Credit Language

Economic Geography

Environmental Geography

Remote Sensing (Practical)

Urban Geography

Concurrent – Interdisciplinary

Geography of Natural Resources

Spatial Dimensions of Development

Statistical Methods in Geography

Geography of India

Evolution of Geographical Thought

Social Geography

Regional Planning: Case Studies

Field Techniques

Disaster Management

Geographical Information System

Optional: Agricultural Geography, Bio Geography, Political Geography, Geography of Tourism, Contemporary Environmental Issues and Rural Development

BA Anthropology Subjects

Introduction to Social Anthropology

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Archaeological Anthropology-I & II

Technical Writing & Communication in English/ Computational Skills

Anthropology of Kinship

Biostatistics and Data Analysis

Theories of Culture and Society

Human Genetics

Primate Biology / Cell Biology-I

Molecular Biology-I & II

Tribes and Peasants in India

Anthropology of religion, politics & economy

Biodiversity & Indigenous Knowledge / Cell Biology II

Anthropology of India

Human Ecology: Biological Dimensions

Biological Diversity in Human Populations

Human Ecology: Social and Cultural Dimensions

Genetics & Genomics

Field work dissertation

Fundamental of Human Origins and Evolution

Genomic Diversity in Human Populations

Anthropology In Practice

BA Rural Studies Subjects

Elements of Rural Development

Rural Development Policies and Programmes

Indian Rural Economic Scene

Indian Rural Social Scene

                                                                                                                             BA French Subjects

Communicative Grammar

Language of writing

Oral Expression

Concurrent Qualifying Language

Language in Writing and Oral Expression

Introduction to Literature

Introduction to Literature


Language for Specific Purposes

French Typo

                                                                                                                          Theatre of Performance

 The basics of drama and theatre

Critical apparatus to ‘read' and appreciate the dramatic performance

Importance of dramatic arts in both aesthetic and non-aesthetic contexts

Theories of Drama: Performance theory and role-play, aesthetic and anthropological theories

Drama and its relation to education

Text and its interpretation-Mother Courage and Aadhe Adhure

Scenic arrangement-blocking and mise-en-scene

Back-stage work-management, planning, execution

Role play-developing character, developing relations with other characters

Writing Projects: reviewing any current production



Top Arts Colleges in India

Top BA colleges in India are centered around major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, etc. The tables below will discuss the top BA colleges across 5 metropolitan cities in India,


Arts Colleges in Mumbai


Arts Colleges in Delhi



Arts Colleges in Kolkata



BA Colleges in Bangalore



Arts Colleges in Pune



Top BA Job Profiles


Job Profile

BA Average Salary (INR)


Average Salary After 5 Years

Content Creator

3.5 LPA



Academic Writing and Editing



9 - 10 LPA

Air Hostess/ Flight Attendant



 12 LPA

Political Consultant

7.5 LPA


11 LPA

Author/ Writer

4.5 LPA


6-12 LPA


4.5 LPA




4.2 LPA


7.5 LPA

Executive Assistant



8-10 LPA


3.5 LPA


6-7 LPA

Foreign Language Expert




Social Worker

2.9 LPA




3.5 LPA


 7 LPA


BA Course: Top Recruiters


Company Name



INR 3.39 LPA

TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)

INR 2.02 LPA

HCL Technologies



INR 2.28 LPA








What after BA(Bachelor of Arts)


  1. Best Job Oriented Courses After BA
  2. Master of Arts (MA)
  3. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  4. Bachelor of Education Courses After BA
  5. Postgraduate Diploma Courses After BA
  6. Designing & Fine Arts Courses After BA
  7. Law Courses After BA
  8. Careers After BA
  9. High-Paying Jobs after BA
  10. MBA after BA
  11. Government Jobs After BA


1) After BA(Bachelor of Arts) there are various attractive career possibilities and job-related courses available in a variety of specialities and areas. After BA, you can pursue a variety of degrees ranging from Fine Arts, Business Management, Analytics, and IT to Fine Arts, Graphic Designing, Interior Designing, Fashion Designing, Content Writing, and Advertising, among others. So, if you're wondering what to do after BA, we've compiled a list of top high-paying professions and courses.


Following is a list of the finest career opportunities and job-related courses for those with a BA:

  1. Master of Arts (MA)
  2. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  3. Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)
  4. Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  5. Masters/PG Diploma in Digital Marketing
  6. LLB
  7. Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  8. Creative Writing Courses
  9. Graphic Design Courses
  10. Fashion Design Courses
  11. Visual Arts Courses
  12. Foreign Language Certifications
  13. Photography Courses
  14. Event Management Courses
  15. PG Diploma Courses
    • PG Diploma in Management (PGDM)
    • PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
    • PG Diploma in Marketing
    • PG Diploma in Fashion Designing
    • PG Diploma in Finance
    • PG Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
    • PG Diploma in Development Studies
    • PG Diploma in Social Work
    • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

2) MA (Master of Arts)

MA is one of the most popular postgraduate degrees pursued by students after  BA. The Master of Arts degree is a two-year programme that is available in a variety of disciplines including English, Hindi, Political Science, Journalism, Mass Communication, Regional and Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, Media, History, Philosophy, and others. A master's degree is designed to provide students with advanced academic knowledge and exposure to their chosen area. After completing MA, you are eligible for M.Phil and doctorate programmes.


MBA (Master of Business Administration)

After BA one can even go for an MBA. A MBA trains students to manage complicated business issues and to operate in the fast-paced corporate environment. It also helps you to find job opportunities in both the public and commercial sectors throughout the world. In addition, for students who want to be entrepreneurs, an MBA may provide them with the required skills and information.


B.ed ( Bachelor of Education)

Bachelor of Education [BEd] is a great option for individuals who wish to start a career as a teacher. It is also one of the courses available following BA. ICT, Pedagogy of a School Subject, Different Learning Methods, and other subjects will be covered over the course of 3-4 years. After completing a BEd course, you can sit for teaching aptitude exams such as TET, CTET, and others, and if you pass, you can explore teaching jobs in elementary and secondary schools.


Post-graduate Courses after BA

It is a full-time postgraduate study that lasts 6-12 months and is regarded equal to MA degree programmes since it provides appropriate information and abilities in your chosen subject in a shorter length of time. The main advantage of pursuing a postgraduate diploma is that you may study a wide range of disciplines in a shorter period of time. Some of the primary disciplines from which to pick are:

  • Digital Marketing
  • International Business
  • Hotel Management
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Fashion Designing
  • Interior Designing, etc.

Design and Fine Arts Courses

These programmes are ideal for students who wish to go further into a certain sector of Arts and Design and build expertise in it. Some of the notable specialisations available in master's level design programmes include:

  • Industrial Design
  • Design Computing
  • Architectural Design
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Shoe Designing
  • Leather Designing
  • Graphic Designing
  • House Design


Law Courses after BA

Bachelor of Laws, or LLB, is a popular option for people looking to continue their education after completing their BA. The three-year programme provides thorough information on areas such as Jurisprudence, Environmental Law, Arbitration, Insurance Law, Consumer Protection Act, and so on. After finishing the course, you can pursue an LLM, begin practising after registering with the appropriate authorities, or work in the government or commercial sectors.

High-Paying Jobs Following a BA

Bachelor of Arts degrees offers a wide range of job options in both the public and private sectors. Here is a list of the finest high-paying occupations available after completing a bachelor's degree:

  • Executive Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Government Jobs in Civil Services, Indian Railways, Defence Services, Indian Foreign Services
  • Bank PO/Clerk Jobs
  • Content Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • News Journalist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Filmmaker
  • Interior Designer


Government Jobs after BA

The government sector is another excellent option for students seeking job after completing their BA. After BA, you can apply for jobs in the Civil Services, Defense Services, Indian Foreign Services, Indian Railways, and other administrative sectors. Following your BA, you can take the following important government examinations to secure a lucrative government job:

  • Civil Services
  • Indian Railways (RRB exams)
  • SSC exams
  • Defence Services like Indian Army 
  • State Public Services 
  • Indian Foreign Services

BA Course Eligibility, Admission Process



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Education Loans

The following banks provide loan for this course

Allahabad Bank

Andhra Bank

Bank of Baroda

Axis Bank

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Why not BA?

  • Nowadays a plain BA degree does not promise bright prospects in terms of employability.


  • Only if one pursues BA Hons degree, the curriculum revolves around a specialization. A degree with specialization in a particular subject is considered better when it comes to pursuing masters.

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