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Bachelor of Arts [BA] (History)




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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History is an Undergraduate program offered by Universities at college level in India. The course is open for students who have successfully qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university.

The program is of 3 years duration. The tuition fee for Bachelor of Arts in History varies from 1000 INR to 25000 INR.

A Bachelor of Arts degree opens up job prospects in various fields like Public Administration, Social Work, Historian, Archaeology, Numismatics, Research, and Teaching etc.

Average Starting Salary for a BA History degree holder ranges from 8000 INR to 20000 INR per month.  

What is the importance of BA History?

History is the study of past events and occurrences which have helped in shaping up a civilization. The study of history helps an individual to understand culture and society, and gives an in-depth view of the world. This eventually helps in understanding the factors which affect the development of a civilization like culture, economy, religion, power etc.

Who should opt for BA History?

BA History course is an apt course for history enthusiast and for those who have an affinity to learn about the culture and civilization of a bygone era. This course is also ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in fields like anthropology, archeology, public administration etc.

Although BA students do not have to spend time in laboratories like their counterparts in the science stream, BA students need to devote extensive time in studying reading materials and have to spend considerable time in the library r visiting historical sites for references. So students who have the zeal and vigor to learn history should opt for this course.

Where to Study?

Bachelor of Arts in History is one of top Arts courses in the milieu of undergraduate courses in India. Some of the Top Colleges for BA History in India are listed below:


The duration for BA in history is 3 years. The whole program is divided in three years with two semesters in each year in most of the colleges. Some colleges follow annual system of assessment.

Course Delivery Methods

The course delivery methods for Bachelor of Arts in History include Classroom Lecture, Discussion, Group Presentation, Assignments and Project reports.

Careers and Prospects  

Candidates after graduating in BA History are majorly employed in Education sector. But there are other sectors too in which a BA history degree holder can apply:

  • Archeaology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • PSBs
  • BPO/KPOs

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

(10+2) or High School Senior Secondary exam by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any equivalent exam conducted by any State Board or Equivalent. He/She should have secured a minimum 50% Aggregate with English as a subject. All SC/ST candidates have a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate.

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

The Admission Process to Bachelor of Arts in History course begins after the declaration of the results for Intermediate or 10+2 examination. Students have to fill application forms for respective universities. Once the application process is over, universities release cut off marks or percentage for admission to BA History program. Students with the required percentage can then apply to the respective colleges.

  • Application Process
  • Cut off Declaration
  • Admission

Certain universities also conduct Entrance Test for admission to the program. Banaras Hindu University conducts Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET) for admission to its Bachelor of Arts program in History.

BA History through Distance Mode

Students who for some reason are not able to get admission in a regular course have many options available when it comes to education through distance mode. Apart from the Indira Gandhi National Open University there are several other institutions which offer Bachelor of Arts in History. Some of these institutions are:

  • School of Open Learning, Delhi University
  • Tamil Nadu Open University
  • Nalanda Open University
  • Annamalai University
  • Karnataka Open University
  • Mumbai University
  • Maharishi Dayanand University
  • Osmania University