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IGNOU BA Syllabus, IGNOU BA Courses, IGNOU Bachelor of Arts Syllabus, IGNOU Bachelor Degree Programme (BA) Courses & Syllabus:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in both January and July academic sessions. It is a three year degree programme which includes the courses worth 96 credits Where each credit is equivalent to 30 study hours which consist of all the learning activities. Therefore, the students who are pursuing the IGNOU BA programme has to pass out all the courses (96 credits) within the maximum programme duration to make themselves eligible for this bachelor degree.

While pursuing the IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme, the students has to choose the subjects in all three years from three different types of courses which has been mentioned below:

  • Foundation Courses (24 Credits)
  • Elective Courses (56 Credits or 64 Credits)
  • Application Oriented Courses (16 or 8 Credits)

Apart from these courses, the students also need to study an awareness course on environment ‘An Introduction to the Environment’ (NEV1). But there will be no examination conducted for this programme.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in various streams. These are mentioned below :

  • BA English
  • BA Hindi
  • BA Urdu
  • BA Economics
  • BA History
  • BA Political Science
  • BA Public Administration
  • BA Sociology
  • BA Psychology
  • BA Philosophy
  • BA Mathematics

To pursue all the above mentioned programmes, you have to choose from the below mentioned IGNOU BA Courses. The complete detail about how to choose the BA courses are available in the prospectus. We have provided below all the courses for your reference. These are as follows :

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 FEG-01  Foundation Course in English-1 Or Foundation Course in Hindi-2  4
 FST-01  Foundation Course in Science and Technology  8
 BHDF-01  Foundation Course in Hindi  4
 FHS-1  Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences  4
 Any one of the following Courses:  4
 FGB-01  Foundation Course in Bengali  4
 FKD-1  Foundation Course in Kannada  4
 FML-1  Foundation Course in Malayalam  4
 FMT-1  Foundation Course in Marathi  4
 FOR-1  Foundation Course in Oriya  4
 FOR-1  Foundation Course in Oriya  4
 FPB-1  Foundation Course in Punjabi  4
 FTM-1  Foundation Course in Tamil  4
 FTG-1  Foundation Course in Telugu  4
 FUD-1  Foundation Course in Urdu  4
 BEGE-101  From Language to Literature  8
 EEG-02  The Structure of Modern English  8
 EEG-03  Communication Skills in English  8
 EEG-04  English for Practical Purposes  8
 EEG-05  Understanding Prose  8
 EEG-06  Understanding Poetry  8
 EEG-07  Understanding Drama  8
 EEG-08  Reading the Novel  8
 AFW-(E)  Feature Writing  4
 AWR-(E)  Writing for Radio  4
 AWR-(H)  Radio Lekhan (Hindi)  4
 EHD-01  Hindi Gadya  8
 EHD-02  Hindi Kavya  8
 EHD-03  Hindi Sahitya ka Itihas evam Sahitya Parichay  8
 EHD-04  Madhyakaleen Bharatiya Sahitya: Samaj aur Sanskriti  8
 EHD-05  Adhunik Bharatiya Sahitya: Navjagaran aur Rashtriya Chetna  8
 EHD-06  Hindi Bhasha: Itihas aur Vartman  8
 EHD-07  Hindi Samrachna  8
 CTE-03  Teaching Strategies  4
 CTE-04  Teaching English (Elementary School)  4
 CTE-05  Teaching English (Secondary School)  4
 FAS-01  Foundation Course in Assamese  8
 FEG-1  Foundation Course in English-1  4
 AOM-1  Office Organisation Management  4
 ASP-1  Secretarial Practice  4
 AHE-1  Human Environment  8
 EHI-1  Modern India, 1857-1964`  8
 EHI-2  India: Earliest Times to 8th Century A.D.  8
 EHI-3  India From 8th to 15th Century A.D.  8
 EHI-4  India From 16th to Mid 18th Century A.D.  8
 ESO-15  Society and Religion  8
 BPVI-028  Entrepreneurship and Marketing  4
 DECE-1  Organising Child Care Services  8
 MPA-012  Administrative Theory  8
 AED-1  Export Procedures and Documentation  4
 ATR-1  Translation  8
 ACS-1  Consumer Studies -ACS-1  8
 BCOA-001  Business Communication and Entrepreneurship  1
 DNHE- 01  Nutrition for the Community  8
 MS-51  Operations Research  4
 EU-1  History of Urdu Language  8
 EU-2  History of Urdu Literature  8
 EU-3  Urdu Poetry  8
 EU-4  Urdu Fiction  8
 EU-5  Urdu Non-Fictional Prose  8
 EU-6  Elements of Urdu Literature  8
 EU-7  Diasprestic Urdu Literature  4
 EU-8  Women in Urdu Literature  4
 EU-9  Socio-Cultural Forms in Urdu  8
 EPS-11  Political Ideas and Ideologies  8
 EPS-12  Government & Politics in India  8
 EPS-03  Modern Indian Political Thought  8
 EPS-15  South Asia: Economy, Society  8
 EPS-06  Government and Politics in East  8
 EPS-07  International Relations  8
 EPS-07  International Relations  8
 EPS-08  Government and Politics in Australia  8
 EPS-09  Comparative Government and Politics  8
 EHI-05  India from Mid 18th to Mid 19th Century  8
 EHI-06  History of China and Japan 1840-1949  8
 EHI-07  Modern Europe: Mid 18th to Mid 20th Century  8
 BECE-015  Elementary Mathematical Methods in Economic Development  8
 BECE-016  Economic Development: Comparative  8
 EEC-07  Industrial Development in In  8
 EEC-10  National Income Accounting  8
 EEC-11  Fundamentals of Economics  8
 BECE-002  Indian Economic Development:Issues and Perspectives  8
 EEC-13  Elementary Statistical Methods and Survey Techniques  8
 EEC-14  Agricultural Development in India  8
 EPA-3  Development Administration  8
 EPA-4  Personnel Administration  8
 EPA-5  Financial Administration  8
 EPA-6  Public Policy  8
 APM-1  Integrated Pest Management  8
 AEC-1  Environmental Chemistry  8
 AST-01  Statistical techniques  4
 AMT-1  Teaching of Primary School Mathematics  8
 BHDA-101  Samachar Lekhan aur Feature Lekhan  4
 ESO-11  The Study of Society  8
 ESO-12  Society in India  8
 ESO-13  Sociological Thought  8
 ESO-14  Society and Stratification  8
 ESO-16  Social Problems in India  8
 BPY-001  Indian Philosophy: Part I  4
 BPY-002  Logic: Classical and Symbolic  4
 BPY-003  Ancient and Medieval Philosophy  4
 BPY-004  Religions of the World  4
 BPY-005  Indian Philosophy: Part II  4
 BPY-006  Metaphysics  4
 BPY-007  Ethics  4
 BPY-008  Modern Western Philosophy  4
 BPY-009  Contemporary Western Philosophy  4
 BPY-010  Epistemology  4
 BPY-011  Philosophy of Human Persons  4
 BPY-012  Philosophy of Science and Cosmology  4

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  1. I want take admision in ba

  2. Sir/Madam

    I may kindly be supplied the previous question papers and syllabus of BA Ist year of the following subjects
    1. BSHF-101 (Foundation course in Humanities and Social science)
    2. FHD2 (foundation course Hindi-2
    3. BHDF-101 (Hindi)
    4. EFS11 (Political Ideas and Ideology)
    5.EPA1 (Administrative Theory)
    6. ES011(The study of Society

    1. Hi Narender, You can download the IGNOU Previous year question papers for all the above said programmes from the following url: http://www.ignouadmission.in/ignou-previous-year-question-papers/

  3. Dear sir/mam, how can I know the syllabus for my ba course for July 2015?

  4. good afternoon sir/madam i have already took admission in b.sc. from ignou in 2012 session july but i couldn’t complete the course due to some reasons so i want to change my subjects from b.sc to b.a so can u please guide me that how can i change my course. please suggest me.

    1. Respected sir
      I have already taken admission in bca in this year. But I want to change bca to ba programme . Till I have not got admission card. Can I change the course. And my admission fees can be change into ba course? Plz reply as soon as possible.

  5. How many subjects are required for B.A. degree?

    1. To Complete IGNOU BA degree, the students has to pass out 96 credits @ 32 credits per year in a minimum duration of three years and maximum duration of six years respectively.

  6. Dear sir/mam
    which subjects should i choose for BA in ignou if anyone know plz suggest me

  7. MOHAMMAD SHARIQUE KHAN

    RESPECTED SIR/MAM
    CAN I COMPLETE BA PROGRAMME WITHIN 2 YEARS………… WHEN POSSIBLE TO DO
    PLZZZZZZ REPLY WITH PROCESS……..
    THANKS

  8. Can anyone tell me how many subjects we have to study in all 3 years?

  9. I want to do B.A english honours nd in frst year my subject is BSHF101 , FHD02 BEGE101 , BEGE 102 and FEG 02 nd now i dont no what subject code i should take for english honurs in 2nd year .
    Can you help me out .. plz plz….

  10. Dear sir/madam i want to do BA .Can you please tell me ,which subjects should i choose.

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