BA Course

BA Course: Salary, Jobs, Eligibility Criteria, Colleges, Fees, Duration

BA or Bachelor of Arts is one of the most pursue degrees by Indian youth. The most common degrees that youth of India pursue are B.Sc., BBA,, BCA, etc.

But you can put BA on top of all. Honestly, this degree doesn’t have that much reputation in India as compared to other degrees.

The main reason behind all this is that people who want to fight government examinations pursue a BA course to get a piece of paper that they can saw.

But if someone really acquires the knowledge that the degree has, they can build a bright future.

Even some institutes or colleges are somewhere responsible for the underratedness of a BA degree.

Now the BA is 3 to 4 years of the course. The time or duration will depend on the country you are pursuing.

Cause the duration is 4 years in countries like Nepal, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Kenya, Greece, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Serbia, Spain, and more.

But if you pursue it from UK, India, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, etc., it takes 3 years to be completed.

If I assume that you are doing a BA from India, it will take you 3 years or 6 semesters to complete this course. The BA course’s basic eligibility is that you should have completed your 10+2 or 12th class with any stream.

If you want to increase the chances of a successful career from BA, then you can go for specializations in BA.

There are many specializations like Anthropology, Psychology, Journalism, Theology, Philosophy, etc. that you can do.

Now the big question is should I pursue this course or should I pursue something else.

If you feel that you are creative, want to go in-depth on arts, and explore some different art forms, you should pursue this course.

But if you are not choosing it because you don’t see job opportunities in this. Then you may get a shock by knowing that there are so many sectors that are open for a BA graduate.

What is the BA course?

BA or Bachelor of Arts is a 3 to 4 years bachelor’s degree. The years will depend upon the country. If you pursue it from countries like Nepal, Japan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Kenya, Greece, etc., it will take you 4 years or 8 semesters to complete a BA course.

But if you pursue it from countries like UK, India, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, etc., it takes 3 years or 6 semesters to be completed. Pursuing a BA can help you to boost up your research, analytical, and communication skills.

BA curriculum includes a lot of subjects like English, Psychology, History, Sociology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Philosophy, etc.

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Admission Process

There two ways that you can use for B.A. admission. The first one is direct admission or merit-based admission. The second one is admission through entrance exams like JSAT, Delhi University JAT, TISS NET, IPU CET, BHU UET. 

If you don’t want to fight any entrance exam for your admission, you can take direct admission. The eligibility criteria for this, mentioned below, have a look:- 

  • Candidates must have cleared their 10+2 or 12th class from a recognized education board with any stream.
  • A Candidate who is willing to apply for a BA degree must have scored at least 50% in the 12th class.

Now for those people who don’t want a direct or merit admission. They want to fight for their seat, can take the entrance exam way. There are many entrance exams like JSAT, Delhi University JAT, TISS NET, IPU CET, and BHU UET.

You can apply and fight the entrance exam. But remember, whether you take the direct way or entrance exam way, the eligibility criteria are the same, which I mentioned for the direct way.

BA Subjects

Pursuing a BA course can open up the door to a lot of subjects. Now, as I said that there are so many subjects to choose from. So the question arises here, which one should you choose.

The simple answer for this is, choose according to your interest and strength. I have mentioned below all the subjects of BA, have a look:- 

  1. Education
  2. German
  3. Library Science
  4. Archaeology
  5. French
  6. Geography
  7. Philosophy
  8. Sociology
  9. English
  10. Anthropology
  11. Economics
  12. Psychology
  13. Public Administration
  14. Mathematics
  15. Literature
  16. Hindi
  17. History
  18. Sanskrit
  19. Political Science

BA Syllabus

The syllabus of BA is quite huge, and it is hard to show all BA subjects syllabus in one article, so below I have mentioned the syllabus of only very important subjects, have a look:-


Political Science


Social Work




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There are more than 45 specializations that you do in BA. Now you may be thinking, why should I do a specialization in BA. Doing a specialization can enhance or increase the chances of your successful career through BA. Below I have mentioned all the specializations that you can do in Bachelor of Arts:-




Agro Sciences

Airlines, Hospitality and Customer Care

Ancient History

Ancient Indian Culture






Corporate Secretaryship

Comparative Religion


Culinary Art

Defense and Strategic Studies

Drawing and Painting




















Political Science






Rural Studies


Social Work




Duration and Fees

Talking about the BA duration, then it can take from 3 to 4 years. But it depends on the country from which you are pursuing it. Cause in some countries BA course can take 4 years or 8 semesters to be completed. Whereas in some countries, including India, it takes 3 years or 6 semesters to be completed.

Now talking about the Fees or how much money you have to spend on your degree. First of all, it depends on which country you are do it and second the college. If I assume that you are doing a BA from India. The fees can then go from a minimum of 7,000 per year to a maximum of 60k-75k per year.

Best BA Colleges in India

  • A J Kalasala ( Machilipatnam )
  • Christ University ( Bangalore )
  • Elphinstone College ( Mumbai )
  • Gargi College ( New Delhi )
  • Hans Raj College ( Delhi University )
  • Hindu College ( Delhi University )
  • Isabella Thoburn College ( Lucknow )
  • Loyola College ( Chennai )
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women ( New Delhi )
  • Maulana Azad College ( Kolkata )
  • Miranda House ( Delhi University )
  • Madras Christian College ( Chennai )
  • Nizam College ( Hyderabad )
  • Presidency University ( Kolkata )
  • Ramjas College ( Delhi University )
  • St. Teresa’s College ( Kochi )
  • Sacred Heart College ( Kochi )
  • ST. Xavier’s College ( Mumbai )
  • Shri Venkateshwara College ( New Delhi )
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce ( New Delhi )


After completing your BA degree, you can continue your PG or Post Graduation, but if you want to do a job right after completing your Bachelor of Arts degree, then you can do it. Below I have mentioned all the jobs and sectors that you can go for:-

  • Business Development Manager
  • Banks
  • Content Writer
  • Employment Areas
  • Executive Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Research Firms
  • Multinational Companies
  • News Media
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Team Leader
  • Political Organizations
  • Police
  • Tourism

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The salary of a BA graduate depends on many factors such as from which candidate completed the degree, you got a job in government or a private company, your experience and skills, your job is in India or abroad, etc.

But if we talk about the salary of a BA graduate in India, then it can go from a minimum of 10k-15k rupees per month to a maximum of 50k-70k rupees per month.

As you gain experience, acquire new skills & knowledge. Your salary will also increase, so have patience and work on yourself.