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BA (Hons.) & BA Programs

BA (Hons.) & BA Programs

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program is a three year degree program offered by the University with a view to impart in-depth knowledge and broad understanding of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student can opt for either BA (Honours) or BA program, depending on fulfillment of certain eligibility criteria. The BA program focuses on training the students in the areas of Economics, History, Political Science, Information Science, Languages, Education, Philosophy, and Soft Skills. This course aims to prepare the students in the skills required of a Playwright, Administration Officers, Journalists, Orator, and Creative Writer; and equips them to pursue MA degree program in due course.

Duration : Three (3) Years

The number of seats: 90

Eligibility
BA (Honours) : The candidate must have passed Class XII with an aggregate of 40% and above in the subject opting for Honours or passed Class XII with an aggregate of 45% and above (any discipline), if the student has not opted for the subject of Honours at Class XII.

BA : The candidate must have passed in Class XII or equivalent (any discipline). Final year students awaiting results may also apply.

Upper Age limit
Below 25 years

Program Details:
The BA Program is organized into 6 semesters in 3 years. The University follows a Credit-based semester system of teaching-learning and evaluation, and the components of BA Program are as given below:

Honours Subjects:
Political Science, History, Economics, English, Library & Information Science, and Education

Generic Electives :
Economics, Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science; of which a student needs to choose three subjects.

Ability Enhancing Compulsory Courses (AECC):
English (Prose), English (poetry) and Environmental Science.

Skill Enhancing Courses (CBCS):
Soft Skills, English Drama.

Subject combination for Honours course:
is mandatory for a Student of Honours to opt for the subject of Honours as one of the three electives; in addition to this she/he has the freedom to choose any two elective courses, from the Subjects given under Elective Subjects.

Subject combination for Non-Honours course:
A student opting for BA program needs to chose three electives, in addition to the compulsory subjects..

Award of Degree:

Students who successfully complete the BA (Honours) Program will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree by the University; while a student who successfully completes the BA Program will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree by the University.

Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)**
Course Code Course Title Semester
Economics
RD(O)243 Rural Development IV
IE(O)353 Industrial Economics V
Education
PE(O) 242 Principles Of Education IV
TE(O) 353 Teacher Education V
English
FE (O) 244 Functional English IV
EL(O) 353 English Literature V
History
CH(O)243 Culture and History of the Nagas till 19th century IV
PH(O) 353 Foundation of Naga Political History V
Philosophy
PC(O) 242 Popular Culture and Philosophy IV
PI (O) 353 Philosophical Soft Skills V
Political Science
IP(O)243 The Basic Study of Indian Polity IV
HR(O)353 Introduction to Human Rights V


**To be selected by the students from other Undergraduate streams as a part of CBCS facility. The program structure is subject to periodic review.

BA (Honours) Program Structure
Year I Semester - I Semester - II
  • English - (Poetry)
  • Major Paper -1
  • Elective- (Major Paper - 1)
  • Elective - Paper - 1
  • Elective - Paper -1
  • English - (Prose)
  • Major paper - 2
  • Elective (Major Paper -2)
  • Elective - Paper - 2
  • Elective - Paper - 2
Summer Project (Audit) -- [Summer Internship for BA Honours in Library & Information Science will carry 2 credit - in lieu of Major paper - 6 in fifth semester]
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • Environmental Science
  • Major Paper - 3
  • Elective (Major - Paper - 3)
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • English Drama
  • Major paper - 4
  • Elective (Major Paper - 4)
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
Summer Project (Audit) -- [Summer Internship for BA Honours in Library & Information Science will carry 2 credit - in lieu of Major paper - 6 in fifth semester]
Year III Semester - V Semester - VI
  • Major paper -5
  • Major paper -6
  • Elective - (Major Paper -5)
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
  • Soft Skills
  • Major paper - 7
  • Elective-(the subject of Major) Paper -6
  • Elective - Paper -6
  • Elective - Paper -6
  • Project (Major subject)

*Student needs to opt for a paper from other streams of Undergraduate Studies (BBA/ BCA/ B.Com) as a part of CBCS facility.

The program structure is subject to periodic review.

  • Total Number of Credits to be completed by student of BA Honours Program: 154
  • Total number of credits to be completed in Core Courses of Honours subject: 70
  • Total Number of Core Courses: 13 courses + 1 project (of 6 credits)
  • Total Number of Ability Enhancing Compulsory Courses (AECC): 03
  • Total Number of Skill Enhancing Courses: 02
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental): 02
  • Summer Projects (Audit): 02 -- [Summer Internship for BA Honours in Library & Information Science will carry 2 credit - in lieu of Major paper -6 in fifth semester]
  • Total Number of Generic Electives: 12
BA Program Structure
Year I Semester - I Semester - II
  • English - (Poetry)
  • Elective - Paper - 1
  • Elective - Paper - 1
  • Elective - Paper - 1
  • English - (Prose)
  • Elective - Paper - 2
  • Elective - Paper - 2
  • Elective - Paper - 2
Summer Project
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • Environmental Science
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • English Drama
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
Summer Project
Year III Semester - V Semester - VI
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
  • Soft Skills
  • Elective - Paper - 6
  • Elective - Paper - 6
  • Elective - Paper - 6


*Student needs to opt for a paper from other streams of Undergraduate Studies (BBA/ BCA/ B.Com) as a part of CBCS facility.

The program structure is subject to periodic review.

  • Total Number of Credits to be completed by student of BA program: 114
  • Total Number of Generic Electives: 18
  • Total Number of Ability Enhancing Compulsory Courses (AECC): 03
  • Total Number of Skill Enhancing Courses: 02
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental): 02
  • Summer Projects (Audit): 02