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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 for 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: 50

Eligibility
BA (Honours) : The candidate must have passed 10+2 with an aggregate of 40% and above in the subject opting for Honours or passed 10+2 with an aggregate of 45% and above (any discipline), if the student has not opted for the subject of Honours at 10+2.

BA : The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent (any discipline). Final year students are also eligible to 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:

Compulsory Subjects: (for both):
English, Environmental Science, Alternative English/ Foreign Language, and Soft Skills

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

Elective Subjects :

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

Subject combination for Honours course:

It 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 programme needs to complete three elective subjects of his / her choice, in addition to the compulsory Subjects.

Award of Degree:

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

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
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • Environmental Science
  • Major Paper - 3
  • Elective (Major - Paper - 3)
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • Elective - Paper - 3
  • Foreign Language/ Functional English
  • Major paper - 4
  • Elective (Major Paper - 4)
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • CBCS*
Summer Project
Year III Semester - V Semester - VI
  • English (Drama)
  • Major paper -5
  • Elective - (Major Paper -5)
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • CBCS*
  • Soft Skills
  • Major paper -6
  • 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)
The program structure is subject to periodic review.

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
  • Foreign Language / Alternative English
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • Elective - Paper - 4
  • CBCS*
Summer Project
Year III Semester - V Semester - VI
  • English (Drama)
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • Elective - Paper -5
  • CBCS*
  • 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)

Open Courses under Choice Based Credit System Courses (CBCS) **

The following are the list of CBCS courses offered by the departments: 1. Economics: SemesterIV (Rural Development); Semester V (Industrial Economics). 2. Education: Semester IV (Principles Of Education); Semester V (Teacher Education). 3. English: Semester IV (English Speaking and Phonetics); Semester V (English Literature). 4. History: Semester IV (Culture and History of the Nagas till 19th century); Semester V (Foundation of Naga Political History). 5. Philosophy: Semester IV (Popular Culture and Philosophy); Semester V (Philosophical Soft Skills). 6. Political Science: Semester IV (The Basic Study of Indian Polity); Semester V Introduction to Human Rights).

**To be selected by the students from other Undergraduate streams

The program structure is subject to periodic review.