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Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Hindi)




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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.

What is the Course about?

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.

Who should opt for the course?

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.

What is B.A. (Hons) Hindi?

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.

Top Colleges for BA Hindi

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

New Delhi

Loyola College


Christ University


Presidency College


Hindu College

New Delhi

Fergusson College


K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce


Presidency University


St. Xavier’s College


Kamla Nehru College for Women


Academic Career after BA Hindi

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.

Eligibility Of the Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Hindi)

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.

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Hindi)

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.

Selection Process

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.

Distance mode admission

B.A. Hindi is also available in distance mode of education at universities such as Indira Gandhi National University and Nalanda Open University, Patna