Sunday, June 30, 2013

IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (BA) Course details

IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (BA)  Course details 
  • Programme overview

The University admits students to its Bachelors Degree Programme from both formal and non-formal scheme. The non-formal stream consists of those students who have not cleared 10+2 or equivalent exam. To take admission to IGNOU’s degree programme they have to pass its Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) first.

A learner will get a BA./BSc./BCom./BSW degree when he/she earns 96 credit points from three categories of courses – Foundation courses, Elective Courses and Application-Oriented Courses. Learners who successfully complete 48 credits in any one discipline will be given a BA Major Degree, whereas others will be awarded BA General Degree. Students have to select at least 8 credits from Application-Oriented Courses group.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,000
Minimum Age: No bar 
Maximum Age: No bar 

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.

CourseCode    Course NameCredits
 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-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

Regional Centres:

 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology

Related Information


Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.

The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.


The Programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.


Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, they will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component


Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies).

The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme.

In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.



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