B.A. Hindi or Bachelor of Arts in Hindi is an under-graduate course in Hindi which aims to study fundamental aspects of Hindi language and literature.
For admission to this program a student must have passed 10+2 examination with Hindi as one of the subjects.
The duration of the program is 3 years in which there are six semesters .i.e. two semesters in each year. The tuition fee for BA Hindi course generally falls in the bracket of 8000 INR to 25,000 INR.
Subjects studied under this course are Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History etc.
After completion of the program one can find employment in a variety of sectors such as education, media, foreign embassies etc.
The average salary for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching foreign languages can start earning in the range of Rs.10, 000 to Rs.20, 000 per month. Candidates working with embassies can receive a compensation of Rs.8, 000 per month to 10,000 per month. Translators are paid between Rs 50 to 100 per page. Interpreters generally earn around Rs 300 to 500 per hour.
A Bachelor of Arts course in Hindi aims to educate students in the rich heritage of Hindi language and literature. In this course a student learns how the modern form of Hindi language developed from Sanskrit, Urdu, Khadi Boli and other early vernacular forms of Hindi.
BA Hindi is a course, perfect for students who have studied Hindi at Higher Secondary level. Since it is a course which investigates the aspect of Hindi as a language and studies various literary works written in the language, it is perfect for students who wish to understand the language and literature written in it.
There are generally two type of Bachelor degrees offered in Hindi – BA Honors in Hindi and BA Pass in Hindi. There is one significant difference between the two courses is that BA Honors in Hindi allows a student to specialize in any of the various aspects of Hindi Language and Literature. A BA Honors in Hindi provides an in-depth knowledge of the subject.
A Bachelor of Arts course in Hindi is of 3 years duration. Colleges which follow Semester system of assessment have two semesters in each year, while colleges which follow annual system have one term per year. For BA in Hindi through distance or correspondence mode, the minimum duration to complete the course is 3 years and maximum duration is from 5 to 6 years.
There are more than 700 Colleges in India which offer BA Hindi course. Some of the top colleges for BA Hindi in India are:
Name of Institution
Lady Shri Ram College for Women
K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce
St. Xavier’s College
Kamla Nehru College for Women
After completion of the course, BA Hindi graduates can opt for further studies. An obvious choice is an MA in Hindi Literature. There are other good options such as MA in Journalism (Hindi) or MA in Mass Communication and Journalism with a specialization in Hindi Patrakarita. They can also pursue a Post-Graduate Diploma in Functional Hindi and Translation or a Post-Graduate Diploma in Hindi Journalism. A lot of students also pursue a Bachelor of Education degree after the course for a career in education.
The basic eligibility for admission to the program is a pass in 10+2 examination with Hindi as one of the five subjects. Students from any stream of education can apply for admission to this course.
The general process for admission to the program is through a merit based cut off list. However, there are a few universities like Banaras Hindu University, which conduct an entrance test for admission to the program.
The selection for admission to the program is merit based. For direct admission, student must have scored the percentage declared in the cut off list. In case of entrance test, the shortlist of candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in entrance test and some weightage is also given to the marks scored in 10+2 examination.