What is B.A (Bachelor of Arts)?

Full form of BA is Bachelor of Arts. BA is an extremely popular undergraduate course that students puruse right
after their class 12th. Here are some important facts to konw about Bachelor or Arts:

BA is most popular among students of Humanities and there are various specialisations under BA Humanities.
The list of the most popular specialisations in BA Humanities and the colleges that offfer those specialisations is
mentioned in the table below

Different languages (English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese/ Mandarin, Greek, Japanese, Latin) Economics
Political Science History
Political Science Communication Studies
Philosophy Archaeology
Sociology Religious Studies
Candidates who want to pursue a BA course need to have interest in the subjects that they choose to pursue in the course. Some of the key skills that aspirants should have in order to pursue a BA course are as mentioned below:  
Organised Good writer
Fluent in language Logical
Intellectually curious Inquisitive

The eligibility criteria for a BA course specifies that candidates should have completed their
10+2 from a recognised board. Apart from this, some colleges also specify that aspirants
should have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks at their Class 12 level in order to be
eligible to pursue a BA course offered by them. Some colleges also offer 5% marks
relaxation in this criteria for SC/ ST candidates.

The subjects taught in a BA course varies on the basis of the discipline selected by the student. Apart from this, slight variation in the syllabus is also there from one college to the other.

After completing a BA course candidates can pursue a MA course in the same discipline in which they pursued
their graduation. Candidates who want to make a career as a teacher can opt for a BEd course after completing
their BA degree.
Apart from these options candidates are informed that after completing their BA course they become eligible to
appear for government exams.
However, aspirants can also opt to pursue a job right after completing their BA course. Some popular job profiles
that candidates can pursue after a BA course are:

  • Content Writer: In this job profile one needs to research for information on the internet or even through offline
    sources and create original content for the medium and firm that they are employed at.
  • Social Worker: In such a job profile one needs to identify and thereafter help people cope with the problems
    at hand.
  • Airhostess/ Flight Steward: In this job profile, one joins the aviation industry and is responsible for ensuring
    the safety and security of passengers on board an aircraft. Apart from this, an airhostess/ flight steward also
    serves refreshment to passengers on an aircraft.