Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (BAG)

The University offers Bachelor of Arts Degree with the following Disciplines:
1) Anthropology
2) Economics
3) History
4) Political science
5) Psychology
6) Public administration
7) Sociology
8) Mathematics
9) Hindi
10) Urdu
11) English, and
12) Sanskrit

Objectives: The Bachelors of Arts programme is a broad based programme with a mix of disciplinary,
interdisciplinary and skill based courses. It has the following objectives:
1. Introduce the learners to the main themes and topics of disciplines in humanities, social sciences and
sciences,
2. Provide the learners with the information and skills necessary to understand and analyse their world,
3. Enable the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
4. Impart reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises of such kind at an undergraduate level.
5. Expose the learner to the importance of interdisciplinariy.

Eligibility : 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction : English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: For B.A. Rs. 8,100/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 2,700/- per year. Fee
to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.2,900/-

Learners opting B.A. Psychology courses with Practicum component are required to pay an extra
fee of Rs.600/- each in the first and second year.

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of
learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to complete 132 credits in minimum six semesters(three years) with 22 credits per semester. The 132 credits of the programme have to be earned by completing
the following categories of courses:
a) Core Courses(CC)
b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)
c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
e) Generic Electives (GE)
A learner can choose any two disciplines from the above twelve disciplines for completing BA programme. Once
the two disciplines are chosen in the first semester, he/she has to take Core Courses and Discipline Specific
Elective Courses from those two Disciplines ONLY in all the subsequent semesters as per the following Programme
Structure Template:

Programme Structure Template for BA Programme

Semester Core Courses (CC) (12)* Discipline Specific Electives (DSE) (4)* Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) (2) (4 Cr ) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) (4)(4 Cr ) Generic Elective (GE) (2)* Total Credits per Semester Download
I English/Hindi /MIL-1

DCC- 1 A

DCC- 2 A

Environmental Studies 22 Credits
II Hindi/English 2

DCC- 1 B

DCC- 2 B

English/Hindi/Communication 22 Credits
III English/Hindi 3 DCC- 1 C

DCC- 2 C

SEC -1 22 Credits
IV Hindi/English 4

DCC- 1 D

DCC- 2 D

SEC -2 22 Credits
V DSE-1 A

DSE-2 A

SEC -3 GE-1 22 Credits
VI DSE-1 B

DSE-2 B

SEC -4 GE-2 22 Credits
Total 72 credits 24 credits 8 credits 16 credits 12 credits 132 Credits

* All Core Courses of Psychology have either practicum component worth 2 credits (4 Credits Theory and 2 Credits
Practicals) or tutorials worth 2 credits (4 Credits theory and 2 Credits tutorials). Wherever there is a practical,
there will be no tutorial and vice-versa.
** Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level is required for opting for courses from Mathematics discipline.

Discipline-wise List of Courses for BAG

The lists of courses from different Disciplines available under each of the five categories [Core Courses (CC),
Discipline Specific Electives (DSE), Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), Skill Enhancement Courses
(SEC), and Generic Electives (GE)] are given in the following tables:

CORE COURSES

Anthropology

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BANC 131 Anthropology and Research Methods 6
BANC 132 Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology 6
BANC 133 Fundamentals of Social and Cultural Anthropology 6
BANC 134 Fundamentals of Archaeological Anthropology 6

Economics

BECC 131 Principles of Microeconomics-I 6
BECC 132 Principles of Microeconomics-II 6
BECC 133 Principles of Macroeconomics-I 6
BECC 134 Principles of Macroeconomics-II 6

History

BHIC 131 History of India from the Earliest Times upto 300 CE 6
BHIC 132 History of India from C.300 to 1206 6
BHIC 133 History of India from C.1206 to 1707 6
BPSC 134 History of India from C 1707 to 1950 6

Political Science

BPSC 131 Introduction to Political Theory 6
BPSC 132 Indian Government and Politics 6
BPSC 133 Comparative Government and Politics 6
BPSC 134 Introduction to International Relations 6

Psychology

BPCC 131 Foundations of Psychology 6
BPCC 132 Introduction to Social Psychology 6
BPCC 133 Psychological Disorders 6
BPCC 134 Statistical Methods and Psychological Research 6

Public Administration

BPAC 131 Perspectives on Public Administration 6
BPAC 132 Administrative Thinkers 6
BPAC 133 Administrative system at Union Level 6
BPAC 134 Administrative system at State and District Levels 6

Sociology

BSOC 131 Introduction to Sociology 6
BSOC 132 Sociology of India 6
BSOC 133 Sociological Theories 6
BSOC 134 Methods of Sociological Enquiry 6

Hindi

BHDC 131 6
BHDC 132 6
BHDC 133 6
BHDC 134 6
BHDLA 135 6
BHDLA 136 6
BHDLA 137 6
BHDLA 138 6

Urdu

BUDC 131 Study of Prose & Poetic Form in Urdu 6
BUDC 132 Study of Urdu Classical Ghazal 6
BUDC 133 Origin & Development of Urdu Language 6
BUDC 134 Study of Urdu Nazm 6
BUDLA 135 Study of Modern Urdu Prose & Poetry 6

English

BEGC 131 Individual & Society 6
BEGC 132 Selections From Indian Writing: Cultural Diversity 6
BEGC 133 British Literature 6
BEGC 134 Reading The Novel 6
BEGLA 135 English In Daily Life 6
BEGLA 136 English At The Work Place 6
BEGLA 137 Language Through Literature 6
BEGLA 138 Reading And Speaking Skills 6

Sanskrit

BSKC 131 6
BSKC 132 6
BSKC 133 6
BSKC 134 6
BSKLA 135 6

Mathematics

BMTC 131 Calculus 6
BMTC 132 Differential Equations 6
BMTC 133 Real Analysis 6
BMTC 134 Algebra 6

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

Anthropology

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BANS 183 Tourism Anthropology 4
BANS 184 Public Health and Epidemiology 4

Economics

BECE 145 Indian Economy – I 6
BECE 146 Indian Economy – II 6

History

BHIE 141 History of China : C. 1840-1978 6
BHIE 142 History of Environment 6
BHIE 143 History of Modern East Asia : Japan (1868-1945) 6
BHIE 144 Traditions of History Writing in India 6
BHIE 145 Some aspects of European History : C. 1789 – 1945 6

Political Science

BPSE 141 Gandhi and the Contemporary World 6
BPSE 142 India’s Foreign Policy in a Changing World 6
BPSE 143 State Politics in India 6
BPSE 144 Introduction to South Asia 6
BPSE 145 Democracy and Development in Northeast India 6
BPSE 146 Conflict Resolution and Peace building 6

Psychology

BPCE 145 Counselling Psychology 6
BPCE 146 Industrial/ Organisational Psychology 6

Public Administration

BPAE 141 Right to Information 6
BPAE 142 Organisational Behaviour 6
BPAE 143 Administrative System in BRICS 6
BPAE 144 Social Policies and Administration 6

Sociology

BSOE 145 Religion and Society 6
BSOE 146 Marriage, Family and Kinship 6
BSOE 148 Social Stratification 6

Hindi

BHDE 141 6
BHDE 142 6
BHDE 143 6
BHDE 144 6
BHDE 145 6
BHDE 146 6

Urdu

BUDE 141 Study of Poet Mirza Ghalib 6
BUDE 142 Study of Prose Writer Meer Amman Dehlawi 6

English

BEGE 141 Understanding Prose 6
BEGE 142 Understanding Drama 6
BEGE 143 Understanding Poetry 6
BEGE 145 Soft Skills 6

Sanskrit

BSKE 141 6
BSKE 142 6

Mathematics

BMTE 141 Linear Algebra 6
BMTE 144 Numerical Analysis 6

ABILITY ENHANCEMENT COMPULSORY COURSE

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BEVAE 181 Environmental Studies 4
BEGAE 182 English Communication Skills 4
BHDAE 182 4

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSES

Economics

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BECS 184 Data Analysis 4

Psychology

BPCS 184 School Psychology 4
BPCS 185 Developing Emotional Competence 4
BPCS 186 Managing Stress 4
BPCS 187 Managing Human Resources 4
BPCS 188 Application of Social Psychology 4

Public Administration

BPAS 184 Logistics Management 4
BPAS 186 Stress and Time Management 4

Sociology

BSOS 184 Techniques of Ethnographic Film Making 4
BSOS 185 Society through the Visual 4

Hindi

BHDS 183 4
BHDS 184 4
BHDS 185 4
BHDS 186 4

English

BEGS 183 Writing And Study Skills 4
BEGS 185 English Language Teaching 4
BEGS 186 Business Communication 4

GENERIC ELECTIVES

Gender and Development

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BGDG 172 Gender Sensitization: Society and Culture 6

Psychology

BPCG 171 General Psychology 6
BPCG 172 Youth, Gender and Identity 6
BPCG 173 Psychology for Health and Well-being 6
BPCG 174 Psychology and Media 6
BPCG 175 Psychology for Living 6
BPCG 176 Psychology of Gender 6

Public Administration

BPAG 171 Disaster Management 6
BPAG 172 Governance: Issues and Challenges 6
BPAG 173 E-Governance 6
BPAG 174 Sustainable Development 6

Sociology

BSOG 171 Indian Society: Images and Realities 6
BSOG 173 Rethinking Development 6
BSOG 176 Economy and Society 6

Hindi

BHDG 173 6
BHDG 174 6

English

BEGG 171 Media and Communication Skills 6
BEGG 172 Language and Linguistics 6
BEGG 173 Academic Writing & Composition 6
BEGG 173 Academic Writing & Composition 6
BEGG 174 Creative Writing 6

SEMESTER-WISE COURSE OPTIONS FOR BAG

The 132 credits of this Bachelor’s Degree programme are spread over six semesters of 22 credits each. In each
semester, the learners have to choose 4 courses in all from different categories of courses. While the courses
under CC, DSE and GE categories are of 6 credits each, the courses under AECC and SEC are of 4 credits each.
While the detailed nomenclature and number of credits for different courses have been presented earlier, the
following Table presents the CODES of Courses available as option in each semester from different categories
of courses with credit load.

Semester/Credits Core Courses Discipline Specific Electives Ability Enhancement Courses Skill Enhancement Courses Generic/InterdisciplinaryElective
I Any One:BHDLA 135
BEGLA 135
BUDLA 135
BSKLA 135Any two from
theseBANC 131
BECC 131
BHIC 131
BPCC 131*
BPSC 131
BPAC 131
BSOC 131BEGC 131
BHDC 131
BUDC 131
BSKC 131
BMTC 131**
None BEVAE 181 None None
II Any One:

BHDLA 136 BEGAE 182 or
BEGLA 136

Repeat the
same two
disciplines

BANC 132
BECC 132
BHIC 132
BPCC 132
BPSC 132
BPAC 132
BSOC 132
BEGC 132
BHDC 132
BUDC 132
BSKC 132
BMTC 132

None Any one:

BEGAE 182 or
BEGLA 136 BHDAE 182

None None
III Any one:

BHDLA 137 of these
BEGLA 137

Repeat the same two disciplines:

BANC 133
BECC 133 BHIC 133
BPCC 133
BPSC 133
BPAC 133
BSOC 133
BEGC 133
BHDC 133
BUDC 133
BSKC 133
BMTC 133

None None Any one of these

BANS 183 BPCS 185 BHDS 183 BEGS 183

None
IV Any One:

BHDLA 138 BEGLA 138

Repeat the same two disciplines:

BANC 134 BECC 134 BHIC 134 BPCC 134
BPSC 134
BPAC 134 BSOC 134
BEGC 134
BHDC 134
BULC 134
BSKC 134
BMTC 134

None None Any one of these:

BANS 184 BECS 184 BPAS 184

None
V None Repeat the same two disciplines.Choose one from each discipline Anthropology

BANS 183

Economics

BECE 145

History

BHIE 141 BHIE 143
BHIE 145

Public Admin

BPAE 141 BPAE 143

Psychology

BPCE 145

Pol Science

BPSE 141
BPSE 143
BPSE 145

Sociology

BSOE 141
BSOE 143
BSOE 145

English
BEGE 141
BEGE 143
BEGE 145
Hindi

BHDE 141
BHDE 143
BHDE 145

Urdu
BUDE 141
Sanskrit
BSKE 141
Maths
BMTE 141

None Any one of these:

BPCS 187 BSOS 185 BEGS 185 BHDS 185

Any one of these:

BEGG 171 BEGG 173 BHDG 173 BPAG 171 BPAG 173 BPCG 171 BPCG 173 BPCG 175 BSOG 171 BSOG 173

VI None Repeat the same two disciplines. Choose one from each discipline Anthropology

BANS 184

Economics

BECE 146

History

BHIE 142 BHIE 144

Public Admin

BPAE 142
BPAE 144
Psychology
BPCE 146
Pol Science
BPSE 142
BPSE 144
BPSE 146
Sociology

BSOE 142
BSOE 144
BSOE 146
BSOE 148
English
BEGE 142
Hindi
BHDE 142
BHDE 144
BHDE 146
Urdu
BUDE 142
Sanskrit
BSKE 142
Maths
BMTE 144

None Any one of these:

BPAS 186 BPCS 188 BEGS 186 BHDS 186

Any one of these:

BGDG 172 BEGG 172 BHDG 174 BEGG 174 BPAG 172 BPAG 174 BPCG 172 BPCG 174 BPCG 176 BSOG 176

Total 6×12=72 6×4=24 4×2=8 4×4=16 6×2=12

* All Core courses of Psychology will either have a practicum component worth 2 credits (4 Credits Theory
and 2 Credits Practicals) or tutorials worth 2 credits (4 Credits theory and 2 Credits tutorial). Wherever there
is a practical, there will be no tutorial and vice-versa.
* * Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level is required for opting for courses from Mathematics discipline.

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