IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Online Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Online Admission

About BA Programme : BA stands for Bachelor of Arts. It comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS), IGNOU. It is a 3 Year Degree Programme. A learner has to earn 96 credits in minimum three years with 32 credits per year. This discipline comes under the category of Bachelor Degre Programmes (BDP). This discipline is offered in both medium i.e English and Hindi.

The distance university offers admission to its Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in both admission cycle i.e January and July. Students can apply for admission for this course via both mode i.e Online Mode only. Students can fill admission form online, enclosed documents and fees can be submitted via netbanking / credit card / debit card etc. The university provides Student Handbook & Prospectus 2020-21 for BA (Bachelor of Arts) in both English and Hindi medium. By reading prospectus, students can easily know about eligibility criteria, medium, fee structure, duration, age limit, programme coordinator etc. The soft copy of ba prospectus can be easily downloaded by visiting university web portal while students can also get the hard copy by paying Rs 200/- in cash at the nearest IGNOU Regional Centre.

This discipline, like other Bachelor’s Degree Programmes can be completed in minimum(3 years) and maximum(6 Years). All learners need to complete 96 credits in order to qualify for the BA degree. Below are important features of BA (Bachelor of Arts) programme :

  • Name of Programme : BA – Bachelor of Arts
  • Medium : English & Hindi
  • Eligibility Criteria : All applicants who wants to take admission in BA course, must have 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • Duration : Minimum : 3 Years, Maximum : 6 Years. If not completed on time, students needs to take re-admission and re-submit fees again.
  • Age Bar : No minimum and maximum age bar
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 6,000/- which has to be paid year wise @Rs 2,000/ per year. Be remember that fees structure vary from year to year. So, we asked you to contact Study Centre/Regional Centre.
  • Programme Coordinator : Sh. Ajay Mahurkar, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572726

IGNOU BA Courses & Syllabus : The total credits is 96 which needed to obtain the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in minimum three years with 32 credits per year. For earning 96 credits, a student has to opt for courses from three categories. 1) Foundation Course (2) Elective Courses and (3) Application-Oriented Courses as given here under :

1) Foundation Courses (24 Credits)
2) Elective Courses (56 Credits or 64 Credits)
3) Application Oriented Courses (16 or 8 Credits)

In addition to these courses, all BDP students have to study an awareness course on environment entitled -‘An Introduction to the Environment’ (NEV1).

How to Choose Courses for Bachelor of Arts (B.A) : In the first year of study, you should take 16 credits in Foundation Courses (BSHF101, BEGF101 or FHD2 and FEG2 or any one of MILs), and the remaining 16 credits in Elective Courses. In the second year you should take the remaining 8 credits of Foundation Course (FST1) and Elective Courses. In the 3rd year, you should take 16 or 24 credits in Elective courses and 16 or 8 credits in Application-Oriented Courses. There are two ways in which students can pursue the Ignou BA programme. First one is BA (Major) and second one is BA(General).

1) BA (Major) : If learners want to study one particular discipline in depth to obtain B.A. Major or you want to pursue the same discipline for your postgraduate studies, you can select courses worth 48 credits from that discipline except for Mathematics. In B.A., the option is available in English, Hindi, Urdu, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy and Mathematics.

2) B.A. (General) : If you do not intend to specialize in one discipline you can choose courses from various disciplines. Here you will have to be careful. If you choose from many disciplines you might end up doing one course from each discipline which might not give you enough knowledge in any of the disciplines. Below are details of course code, course name and credits :

IGNOU BA Elective Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
IGNOU BA Hindi Courses
BHDE-101Hindi Gadya (Revised couse of EHD-1)8
EHD-2Hindi Kavya8
EHD-3Hindi Sahitya ka Itihas evam Sahitya Parichaya8
EHD-4Madhya Kaleen Bhartiya Sahitya: Samaj aur Sanskriti8
EHD-5Adhunik Bhartiya Sahitya: Rashtriya Chetna aur Navjagran (Revised Course)8
BHDE-106Hindi Bhasha : Itihas aur Vartman (Revised Course EHD-6)8
BHDE-107Hindi Sanrachna (Revised Course EHD-7)8
BHDE-108Prayojanmoolak Hindi (Revised Course EHD-8 )8
IGNOU BA English Courses
BEGE-101From Language to Literature8
BEGE-102The Structure of Modern English8
BEGE-103Communication Skills in English8
BEGE-104English for Business Communication8
BEGE-105Understanding Prose8
BEGE-106Understanding Poetry8
BEGE-107Understanding Drama8
BEGE-108Reading the Novel8
IGNOU BA Urdu Courses
BULE-1Elements of Urdu Structure8
BULE-2History of Urdu Language8
BULE-3Urdu Poetry8
BULE-4Urdu Fiction8
BULE-5Urdu Non-Fiction Prose8
BULE-6History of Urdu Literature8
IGNOU BA Political Science Courses
EPS-11Political Ideas and Ideologies8
BPSE-212Government and Politics in India8
EPS-3Modern Indian Political Thought8
EPS-15South Asia: Economy, Society and Politics8
EPS-6Government and Political in East and South East Asia8
EPS-7International Relations8
EPS-8Government and Politics in Australia8
EPS-9Comparative Government and Politics8
IGNOU BA History Courses
EHI-1Modern India: 1857-19648
EHI-2India: Earliest Times to the 8th Century A.D.8
EHI-3India: From 8th Century to 15th Century A.D.8
EHI-4India: From 16th to Mid 18th Century8
EHI-5India: From Mid 18th to Mid 19th Century8
EHI-6History of China and Japan : 1840-19498
EHI-7Modern Europe: Mid Eighteenth to Mid Twentieth Century8
IGNOU BA Economics Courses
BECE-15Elementary Mathematical Methods in Economics8
BECE-16Economic Development: Comparative Analysis & Contemporary Issues8
BECE-107Industrial Development in India8
EEC-10National Income Accounting8
EEC-11Fundamentals of Economics8
BECE-2Indian Economic Development: Issues and Perspectives8
EEC-13Elementary Statistical Methods and Survey Techniques8
BECE-214Agricultural Development in India8
IGNOU BA Public Administration Courses
EPA-1Administrative Theory8
BPAE-102Indian Administration8
EPA-3Development Administration8
EPA-4Personnel Administration8
EPA-5Financial Administration8
EPA-6Public Policy8
IGNOU BA Sociology Courses
ESO-11The Study of Society8
ESO-12Society in India8
ESO-13Sociological Thought8
ESO-14Society and Stratification8
ESO-15Society and Religion8
ESO-16Social Problems in India8
IGNOU BA Philosophy Courses
BPY-1Indian Philosophy: Part I4
BPY-2Logic: Classical and Symbolic4
BPY-3Ancient and Medieval Philosophy4
BPY-4Religions of the World4
BPY-5Indian Philosophy: Part II4
BPY-8Modern Western Philosophy4
BPY-9Contemporary Western Philosophy4
BPY-11Philosophy of Human Person4
BPY-12Philosophy of Science and Cosmology4
BPYE-1Philosophy of Religion4
BPYE-2Tribal and Dalit Philosophy4
IGNOU BA Psychology Courses (Psychology courses are available in English medium only)
BPC-1General Psychology
BPC-2Developmental Psychology
BPC-3Research Methods in Psychology
BPC-4Statistics in Psychology
BPC-5Theories of Personality
BPC-6Social Psychology
BPCL-7Practicals in Psychological Testing ( It is compulsory for B.A. (Psychology) major students. These courses would not be offered to B.A. General Students.)
BPCL-8Practical in Experimental Psychology ( It is compulsory for B.A. (Psychology) major students. These courses would not be offered to B.A. General Students.)
BPCE-11School Psychology
BPCE-13Motivation and Emotion
BPCE-15Industrial and Organisational Psychology
BPCE-17Introduction to Counselling Psychology
BPCE-19Environmental Psychology
BPCE-21Forensic Psychology
BPCE-22*Practicals in Clinical Psychology OR
Practicals in Industrial & 4
Orgnisational Psychology OR Practicals in Counselling
BPCE-23*Internship in Psychology4

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