Bachelor of Arts, B.A from IGNOU

Bachelor of Arts, B.A from IGNOU

Bachelor of Arts, B.A from IGNOU

Bachelor of Arts is one of the most popular and widely pursued degrees in India and B.A from IGNOU can be the best choice for a student who is not able to pursue this degree as a regular course. Being regarded as a non-scientific subject matter it is considered as an easy course (compared to engineering and other similar programs) still, students pursuing this degree avails maximum employment chances as compared to any other stream. One, who is going for this course needs to study 5 subjects and will be given the option to choose from a group of subjects like Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sociology, English, French, Education etc. This is a regular degree course but students who are practising another course or individuals engaged in a job can’t pursue it

As stated above, IGNOU that is Indira Gandhi National Open University could be an option for those individuals. Open Universities provide learning facility to individuals through various means other than regular academic sessions and IGNOU is among the top most Universities of India which offers various UG and PG programs. B.A from IGNOU

Eligibility and Details for B.A from IGNOU:

There are certain conditions which have to be satisfied in order to pursue BA from IGNOU:

  • The candidates must have completed their senior secondary or any equivalent course from a recognised institute

  • The individuals who are somehow not able to complete their 10+2 can also take admission in this course if they have pursued BPP that is Bachelor’s Preparatory Program from IGNOU.

  • It is a non-formal degree which is a substitute for those students who were not able to complete their senior secondary and want to pursue Bachelor of Arts from IGNOU.

  • Candidates must note that this program is not equivalent to senior secondary and is a 6-month course.

  • There is no such age bar in order to pursue the course (neither maximum nor minimum)

Other details regarding the program are as follows:

  • The medium available for instruction is both Hindi and English.

  • The duration of the course is 3 years (maximum time one can take is 6 years)

 Pattern and Syllabus Structure:

Credit system works if you want to take a degree of B.A from IGNOU. One needs to score 32 credits in each year of the program that is overall 96 credits in order to acquire the degree. Here 1 credit equals to 30 hours of the study period. There are 3 categories from which the students have to choose the courses in order to complete 96 credits and they have been stated below:

  • Foundation courses                     -  24 credits

  • Elective courses                            - 56 or 64 credits

  • Application Oriented courses     - 8 or 16 credits

Here is the list of compulsory courses that is Foundation courses (which are similar to, BA and

Foundation course name


Science and Technology


Humanities and Social Sciences


English or Hindi


Students need to choose one more course under this category. From several languages such as Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Sanskrit, etc. one subject of choice has to be chosen. Overall Foundation courses combine to form 24 credits.

How to Get Admission and Study Material:

The aspirant can apply for the course in any of the 2 admission cycles that is in January or July. The authority for this degree or program comes under the School of Social Sciences (IGNOU). The aspirant can apply through both online that is on the official website and offline mode for admission that is by collecting the form from any regional centre of IGNOU. Thus, the procedure for admission is a simple walk-in process.

Fee structure

The fee to take admission in Indira Gandhi National Open University for an undergraduate program in Arts is 6000 Rs. for the whole course

Career in B.A:

After this degree, the individuals have unlimited options to go for. There are various courses they can choose like:

  • Master of Arts

  • Master of Science in Information Technology

  • Diploma courses in management, painting, etc.

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Bachelor in Education

  • Bachelor of Labour Law

Overall Art’s career lays down various choices in front of the students. A Career in Arts field has numerous scopes as there are various job types to go for like Human Resource manager, Finance manager, Social Worker, etc. Also after the completion of higher studies, there are various employment areas such as Banking Industry, Export companies, Financial organisations, Tourism, Law firms, Consultancies, etc.

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0 # Prem Prakash 2017-04-12
Madam I want complete my B A can I do, and we want to fee stretcher and subjects.
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0 # debu 2017-04-08
what courses to select in 2nd year
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0 # ANUJ KUMAR MISHRA Older than three months
[quote name=" "]Sir, madem
Sir mai BA single subject se karna chah raha hu. Sir mughe mere email par inform kare.[/quot
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+1 # nishant pareek Older than three months
Dear Anuj
for Details regarding B.A courses please visit the below link
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+1 # Kalpana Rajpurohit Older than three months
I am sending you the list of BA colleges. visit this link
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0 # Pradeep solanki 2017-01-27
Madam i have completed my BA in 2010 but. now i want to do BA with political science may i do it?
please help me if you can.
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+2 # Older than three months
Sir, madem
Sir mai BA single subject se karna chah raha hu. Sir mughe mere email par inform kare.
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-3 # Older than three months
Sir, Madam
Mai single subject se b.a. karna chahta hau. Please mujhe iske bare mai kuchh jankaree dain.agar eske phorm bhare ja rahe haun to kripya meree mail id par ek mail kar dain aapkee ati kripa hogee
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0 # Older than three months
respected sir/mam i have'nt copmlete my 12th yet .. i have got compartment in 1 main subject out of 5 can i take addmision in ignou with this.
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-1 # Older than three months
please sir , madam
please request me mujhe BA distance se karni hai. distance ke form kab niklege , please jab bhi form nikle toh mujhe meri mail ID per information de dena ji
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