BA - Specialisations, Syllabus, Scope

Discover all the information you need about BA including the list of the top Colleges offering Arts Degrees and Courses in India

What is B.A?

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is a three-year undergraduate course that offers a variety of career options post-completion of the degree. This degree is ideal for candidates who wish to explore their creative potential to the full extent. 


Specialisations for Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

Here is the list of Specialisations that students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree can opt for:

  • Drama
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Studies 
  • Theatre Studies, English, and Psychology
  • Music Hons 
  • Music Western Classical 
  • Psychology and English
  • Rabindra Sangeet
  • Rabindra Sangeet Hons
  • Music (Vocal)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Psychology Hons
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology Hons
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Behaviour
  • Psychology and Behaviour Hons
  • Psychology and Economics
  • Psychology and English
  • Psychology Hons
  • Psychology, Sociology, and English
  • Psychology, Sociology, Economics
  • Social Sciences Hons
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Hons
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Sociology Hons
  • Sociology, Economics, Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Politics, Economy, and Society
  • Politics, Economy, and Society Hons
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Governance
  • Public Administration Hons
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Hons
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Civics
  • Performing Arts 
  • Performing Arts Hons 
  • Performing Arts, English, and Psychology 
  • Performing Arts, Psychology, and English
  • English Literature 
  • Turkish Literature 
  • Tamil Literature 
  • Tibetan Literature 
  • Comparative Literature
  • Education 
  • Elementary Education 
  • Pre-School Education
  • Special Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Lalit Kala 
  • Painting 
  • Painting Hons
  • Sculpture 
  • Sculpture Hons
  • International Relations 
  • International Studies 
  • Defense and Strategic Studies 
  • Defense and National Security Studies Hons 
  • Physical Education    
  • Physical Education, Health Education, and Sports 
  • Yoga
  • Yoga Hons
  • Women's Studies
  • Women's Studies Hons
  • History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • English
  • Comparative English 
  • Culinary Arts 
  • Food Production and Bakery 
  • International Culinary Arts 
  • English, Political Science, History
  • English and Communication Skills 
  • Green Energy and Sustainability 
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Home Science
  • Mass Media Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Forestry Hons
  • Applied Geography 
  • Geography
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mural
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bodo
  • Chinese
  • French 
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Islamic
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Marathi
  • Odia
  • Sanskrit
  • Punjabi
  • Quranic Studies
  • Russian
  • Santhali
  • Spanish
  • Tibetan
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Also Read : Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India

Eligibility Criteria for B.A

The following are the eligibility criteria for pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree: 

  • The candidate is expected to secure a 50%+ aggregate in their 12th standard state board exam.
  • The candidate doesn't need to have chosen the Arts stream in their 10+2. They can come from any stream.
  • The expected cut-off is lower for students from backward classes, Scheduled Castes, or Scheduled Tribes.


Entrance Exams for B.A

Mentioned below are some reputed entrance-level exams that students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree can sit for:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE)
  • Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU UET)
  • Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET)
  • Tata Institute of Social Science Bachelor's Admission Test (TISS NET) 


Aptitude for studying B.A

Here are some skill sets that students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree are expected to possess: 

  • Creativity 
  • Good listening skills 
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good command of language
  • Output visualisations skills 


Read More about Top Arts Colleges in Metro cities:

Top Arts Colleges in Kolkata Top Arts Colleges in Delhi NCR

Syllabus for B.A

These are some of the subjects that a Bachelor of Arts degree covers: 

  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Current Affairs 
  • Geography
  • Governance
  • Physical Education 
  • Linguistics 


Job Prospects for B.A students 

Here are some jobs that students with a Bachelor of Arts degree land post their degree: 

  • Journalist 
  • Fashion Designer
  • Art Designer
  • Counsellor 
  • Curator 
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher 
  • Lawyer
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer 


Read More about Top Arts Colleges in major States of India:

Top Arts Colleges in West Bengal

Top Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Starting Salaries for students who study Bachelor of Arts 

The starting salary of a student with a B.A. degree is estimated to be around 3-7LPA.