B.A. Hons. Oriya is a 3 year Under Graduate program in Oriya language and literature. Students who have passed their class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central board can make an application for the course provided that they satisfy other eligibility criteria listed by the respective college or university.
Some of the colleges that offer BA (Hons.) in Oriya through the above-mentioned criteria are listed below for your reference:
The average fee for the course in colleges across India is somewhat around INR 10,000 to 75,000 with certain variations based on college to college and city to city basis.
The course follows a semester-wise system of examination with six semesters distributed over a span of 3 years. Each year comprises of two semesters with End Semester Exam (ESE) being conducted at the end of each semester. In order to pass the year and advance to next year of the UG program students have to pass in both the semester exams by securing minimum qualifying marks.
Certain Colleges/Universities list out minimum qualifying percentage (In class 12th or equivalent exams) required for admission and candidates who satisfy the minimum cut-off percentage criteria for admission can make an application for admission to the course. B.A. Hons. Oriya graduate student can find jobs in the domain of content development, teaching, journalism, translation, book writing etc after successful completion of their UG program. They can earn a starting salary of INR 10,000 to 15,000 per month.
B.A. Hons. Oriya is a language based course which is generally perused by students who have studied the language in class 10th/12th or equivalent level.
|Course Type||Under Graduate (UG)|
|Area Concerned||Language (Oriya)|
|Duration of Course||3 Years|
|Admission process||Entrance exam based/Merit-based (Based on class 12th board or equivalent percentage)|
|Structure of Course||Semester-Wise|
|Eligibility||50% marks at 10+2 or equivalent|
|Top recruiting areas||Content development, Teaching, Journalism, Translation, Book writing etc.|
|Job Profiles||Translator, Content developer, Journalist, Teacher, Author, language trainer etc.|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 75,000|
|Average starting salary||INR 10,000 to 15,000|
Oriya apart from being one of the oldest languages in Indian linguistic context happens to be the part of the Eighth schedule of the constitution. As a part of Indo-european group of languages Oriya traces its existence from other ancient languages like Sanskrit. Its rich literature and culture have promoted its uptake and studies among scholars from quite sometimes.
A three-year graduation program in Oriya in face of BA (Hons.) focuses on providing an overall outlook of this Indian origin language to the students through the vast coverage of its’ syllabus. The study of Oriya is divided into following parts
The syllabus of the course is divided in such a manner that a student pursuing the course learns these various parts of the language in a sequential manner under the semester-wise division of the course curriculum.
A significant number of colleges across the country offer the BA (Hons.) in Oriya course to candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized state board or central board.
For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.
|Institute/College||City||Average Fee (Per annum basis)|
|BJB Autonomous College||Bhubaneswar||INR 6,300|
|Birmaharajpur College||Birmanharajpur||INR 9,625|
|Boudh Panchayat College||Boudh||INR 7,400|
|Fakir Mohan College||Balasore||INR 120|
|Joda Women’s college||Joda||INR 5, 340|
|Khaira College||Khaira||INR 125|
|Ranchi University||Ranchi||INR 2, 437|
|SVM Autonomous College||Jagatsinghpur||INR 4, 225|
|Utkal University||Bhubaneswar||INR 9, 033|
|Nayagarh Autonomous College||Nayagarh||INR 1, 600|
Candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination with at least 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) of the marks from a recognized state board or central board
The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.
The admission process for the course involves a merit-based selection procedure as well as a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country).
However, in most of the colleges, the admission process would be a uniform process which would involve college displaying cut-off for the course two to three times (or more till the seats are filled) and candidates satisfying the cut-off percentage visiting the college and getting admissions.
The syllabus of the course is divided into 6 semesters spread over a span of three years with each year comprising of two semesters. Candidates would have to pass both the semester exam in order to proceed for next year of course.
The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below for the reference to the candidates.
|Year I||Year II||Year III|
|Poetry||Fiction, and Satire||Literary criticism|
|Introduction to grammar in Oriya||Writing Skills 2||Philosophy of the language|
|History of the language||Rhetoric||Writing tradition in Oriya|
|Writing Skills 1||Development of Oriya Language||Modern Usage of the language|
|Short stories||Drama||Research and Presentation|
Oriya language graduate candidates have a variety of options to choose from in terms of his/her career. One can choose to work as Translator, Content developer, Journalist, Teacher, Author, language trainer etc.
To provide you with a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where Oriya graduates can look for in terms of their career.
|Job Profile||Role||Average Salary for Fresher’s|
|Translator||A translator is entrusted with responsibilities of communicating Oriya in English, Hindi or any other language to the correspondents or the thirds person.||INR 1.66-1.98 Lacs|
|Content Developer||Working in this domain requires one to indulge in developing content in the Oriya language for the viewers as well as preparing news item for the newspapers or journals.||INR 1.38-1.68 Lacs|
|Language expert||The work of a language expert can range from a teaching task to a translation based work. Oriya graduates can also look for opportunities in various government sectors||INR 1.78-2 Lacs|
|Journalist||Work in this domain involves working with various news channels or newspaper producing content for Oriya language audience.||INR 2.24-2.40 Lacs|
|Tutor/Teacher/Lecturer||This would involve regular teaching job of teaching the language to school or college level students.||INR 1.42-1.64 Lacs|