Bachelor of Arts Degree or B.A. Degree is an Undergraduate Academic Degree awarded for a course or program usually in a branch of the Liberal Arts, the Sciences, or both. The Bachelor of Arts degree is one of the oldest and best-known degrees in the world. It is popularly known as B.A. which is an abbreviated form of the Arts Degree. A Degree holder in Arts is simply known as Bachelor of Art / Arts.
Bachelor of Arts degree programs generally lasts 3 to 4 years depending on the country. In India, the duration of Bachelor of Arts Degree spans over a period of 3 years. A person seeking the Arts Degree needs to study 5 subjects. There are a number of combinations of subjects one can opt for depending upon the availability of choices in various Institutes. Arts students have the option to choose to major and minor in English, French, any other linguistics course, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies and much more subject areas. The course covers all the related topics for the field and gives rigorous training to the students. The students go through a well-defined study program for their all round development. It is generally considered the most easiest stream according to the larger populace and generally looked down upon as compared to Science and Engineering Streams. The reason behind this is that a person who graduates in Arts holds a degree in a general non-scientific subject area. But Arts Degree’s worth can be gauged from the fact that it offers more avenues of employment opportunities than any other stream. This is primarily because students seeking Engineering and Science are limited to their respective fields whereas students pursuing Arts are not limited to their specific fields, their scope of specialization is vast. With respect to the previous academic background and the personal choice and an ability of the student towards a specific program, there exists an appropriate program for almost each and every candidate opting for this degree. Though it is a full-time degree course but it can also be pursued via Distance Learning. Jobs and salaries of BA graduates may vary depending on the specialization chosen by them and also the education body in which they have pursued their degree.
Eligibility for B.A. Degree
Students passing successfully out of their H.S.C. examinations (10 + 2) from a recognized Education Board with Science, Arts or Commerce stream can opt for Bachelor of Arts.
The candidate has to fulfill the minimum percentage decided by the college