B.A. in Psychology is a 3-years course offered by Indira Gandhi National University (IGNOU). To achieve a degree in BA psychology, students have to complete 96 credits spread across 3 years. Each credit corresponds to 20 hours.
Even though the course is designed for 3 years duration, students can opt to complete within a maximum of 6 years. For a Major in Psychology, students have to select 1 elective each from Group I and II, 3 practical papers and Internship in Psychology.
IGNOU BA Psychology: Key Highlights
|Course Name||Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BAPC)|
|Course Duration||3 Years (Minimum) 6 Years (Maximum for Completion)|
|University||Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)|
|Course Fee||Rs. 5,250|
|Eligibility Criteria||Students completed 10+2 schooling|
|Admission Criteria||No Admission Test Applicable|
The general principles of IGNOU rely on openness, and flexibility that apply to its eligibility criteria as well. Students who have successfully completed 10+2 are eligible for admission in BAPC. No admission test is required, students will get admission on applying for the course.
IGNOU BA Psychology Admissions 2020
IGNOU begins admissions into various courses, letting out announcements through its official portal. For BA Psychology admissions 2020 in ODL (Open and Distance Learning) mode, processes have begun.
Admission 2020: How to apply?
The step for online applications for admission in BA Psychology is as follows:
IGNOU BA Psychology Fee Structure
The BAPC course is designed in a way that can be completed within 3 years. However, IGNOU allows learners to complete the course within a maximum of 6 years, failing which a new admission will be required.
The university follows a credit system, contributing 36 credits to each year. Students need to obtain 96 credits in all to attain the degree of BA in Psychology.
Each credit is equivalent to 30 hours, thus entailing a learner has to devote 24 hours to complete an 8 credits-course.
IGNOU BA Psychology Syllabus
The course structure for BA in Psychology is as follows:
|BPC 001 General Psychology||4|
|BPC 002 Developmental Psychology||4|
|BPC 003 Research Methods||4|
|BPC 004 Statistics Psychology||4|
|Total Credits for Year-1||32 Credits|
|BPC 005 Theories of Personality||4|
|BPC 006 Social Psychology||4|
|BPCL 007 Practicals in Psychological Testing||4|
|1 Course (Group-1)||4|
|BPCL 008 Practicals in Psychology||4|
|1 Course (Group-2)||4|
|Total Credits in Year 2||32 Credits|
|Year III||BPCE 022 Practicals in Clinical Psychology||4|
|BPCE 023 Internship in Psychology||4|
|Other Discipline Course||8|
|Total Credits in Year 3||32 Credits|
IGNOU BA Psychology Term-End Examination
Term-end examination is the core of the evaluation system carrying 70% weightage in final results. To be eligible for appearing in term-end exams, students are required to:
To appear for the term-end exam, students have to fill an online exam form available on the official website of IGNOU and pay the exam fee for each subject through credit or debit card.
Term-End Exam Form 2020: How to apply?
To apply for Term-End examinations, follow these steps:
After the results are announced on the official website of IGNOU, for any unsatisfactory results, students can apply for revaluation of each course. At present both, offline and online mode for revaluation application is available.
IGNOU BA Psychology Assignments
Assignment is a part of continuous assessment for IGNOU programmes. Assignments carry 30% weightage.
As of now, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about gradual disruption in the process. Leading to which, IGNOU has for the first time provided an online assignment submission link.