Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy is an undergraduate degree course in Philosophy. Students who have passed 10+2 examination are eligible for this program.
The program is of 3 years duration. The average tuition fee for BA Philosophy program ranges from 5000 INR to 1.5 Lakh INR for three years.
A BA in Philosophy degree holder can find employment in many sectors as HR executive, Counselors, Journalist, Thinker, Teacher etc. The average entry level salary for BA in Philosophy graduates ranges from 10,000 INR to 20,000 INR per month.
The average duration for BA Philosophy course is 3 years. For correspondence courses, the minimum duration to complete the course is 3 years and maximum duration is between 5-6 years.
Philosophy is a subject for thinkers. A Bachelor degree in Philosophy introduces a student to the various branches of Indian and Western Philosophy. Philosophy is a branch of study which enquires in to the fundamental questions about human life.
It is concerned about human knowledge, moral and scientific reasoning, art and society. Philosophy as a branch of study is vital for the development of a society and is considered useful for professions like law, business and public administration.
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is an apt choice for students who are interested in a course in Arts and often find themselves contemplating about questions of life and existence. A Philosophy degree produces thinkers and help in developing logical and critical thinking skills. In a philosophy degree, a student learns to analyse and frame arguments, write clear and persuasive arguments and understand new ways of thinking.
Students who wish to explore various ideas related to religion, spirituality and ethics and the logic behind them should opt for a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
In recent years there has been a decline in institutes offering BA degree in Philosophy however, there are still more than 400 Colleges in India offering BA in Philosophy course. Some of the top colleges offering Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy are:
After completion of BA in Philosophy, a student can either get in the professional world or continue study for a higher degree. After BA in Philosophy, various higher study options are available in India. An obvious choice is an MA degree in Philosophy which is available at all major Universities offering Postgraduate courses in India.
A Philosophy graduate can also opt for MA in English Literature, which also deals with various branches of philosophy and their contribution to literature. Those looking for a more professional option can opt for an MBA in Human Resource Management or MBA in Marketing. Some off-beat choices could be MA in Arts and Aesthetics, MA in Political Science or MA in Comparative Religion.
For admission to BA in Philosophy course a student must have passed intermediate or 10+2 level examination from any recognized board of education in India. Some colleges prefer students from Arts and Humanities stream in 10+2. However, the program is open to students from all the streams.
The process for admission to BA in Philosophy, like most undergraduate courses, starts after the declaration of results for 10+2 examination by various boards. Students who fulfill the eligibility have to fill an admission form available with the respective universities, which later declare a cut off for admission to the program.
Certain universities like Banaras Hindu University, conduct an Undergraduate Entrance Test for admission to its BA Philosophy program.
For admission to BA Philosophy program in the distance mode, no minimum percentage or cut off is required. However, there are not many universities in India which offer BA Philosophy in distance mode. Two of such universities where BA Philosophy is available in correspondence mode are Mysore Correspondence College, Bangalore and Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati