B. A. (Hons.) – Scheme 1


The school offers a 4-year undergraduate program (B.A.) with the option to choose Majors and Minors from the following subjects (core disciplines):

  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Journalism and Media
  • English
  • Political Science
  • International Relations


  • To provide a comprehensive and integrated education that combines the depth of knowledge in the chosen discipline of study with a broader understanding of society, culture, and the world.
  • To develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, as well as creativity, imagination, and innovation, which are essential for success in the rapidly changing world.
  • To foster an appreciation of Indic knowledge systems, including traditional and contemporary practices, and to develop a holistic understanding of Indian culture, history, and philosophy.
  • To promote interdisciplinary learning and research, which encourages students to explore connections and intersections between different fields of study, including science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
  • To encourage active learning, experiential education, and project-based learning, which provides students with practical skills, hands-on experience, and the ability to apply theoretical concepts to real-world problems.
  • To promote social responsibility and civic engagement, by encouraging students to become responsible citizens who are committed to the betterment of their communities and society at large.
  • To develop effective communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, which are essential for success in professional and personal life.
  • Civil Services
  • Teaching and Education:
  • Journalism and Media
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Social Work and NGOs
  • Law and Legal Services
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Entrepreneurship: Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Content Creation
  • Market Research
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • International Relations
  • Indic Knowledge Systems: Students will develop an understanding of Indic Knowledge Systems, including traditional and contemporary practices, and be able to apply this knowledge to contemporary issues.
  • Holistic Learning: Students will engage in holistic learning that integrates cognitive, emotional, and physical development, as well as the development of ethical, moral, and social values.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will develop critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information, and to use evidence-based reasoning to make informed decisions.
  • Interdisciplinary Learning: Students will be able to make connections between different fields of study and apply knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines to solve complex problems.
  • Creative Thinking: Students will be able to think creatively and innovatively and apply these skills to generate new ideas and solutions.
  • Effective Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively in various formats, including written, oral, and visual, and be able to tailor their communication to different audiences.
  • Civic Engagement: Students will demonstrate an understanding of their role as responsible citizens and be able to contribute to the betterment of their communities and society at large.
  • Employability Skills: Students will develop employability skills, such as teamwork, leadership, project management, and research methods, that are relevant to their chosen career path.

Academic Curriculum is based on the Liberal Education model allowing students to take courses from diverse fields with multiple Entry and Exit points in the program. Some of the highlights of the school are:

  • Liberal education with multiple Majors, Minors, and Open Electives and multiple Entry and Exit points in the four-year BA program.
  • Foundation and Competence courses for skill development and basic knowledge of social sciences, languages and Indian knowledge tradition
  • Lectures and workshops by professionals in the discipline
  • Opportunity for internship in the final year
  • Research methodology courses and the option to write a dissertation for meritorious students.
  • Sankalp

Academic Calendar 

September 2023- June 2024

Course Structure

To get a Major, the student must complete 48 credits in the subject, and for a Minor, 24 credits must be completed. A total of 96 credits in core disciplines must be done at the end of four years. Besides the core disciplines, the students must study foundation and competence courses worth 20 and 32 credits respectively. They also have the option of Open Electives of 12 credits.

The students who complete one year of the program and have completed 40 credits would be eligible for a Certificate in Arts; who complete two years and 80 credits for Diploma in Arts; who complete three years and 120 credits for B.A.; and four years and 160 credits for B.A. (Hons.). Similarly, students with Certificate in Arts may take admission in the second year of the B.A. program; with Diploma in Arts in the third year; and with a B.A. degree may gain a Hons. in the fourth year. Thus, the School has multiple Exit and Entry policies.

The school focuses on Foundation and Competence courses in the first year, followed by the core disciplines (Majors and Minors) and Open Electives in the next two to three years. Meritorious students become eligible for research methodology courses and submission of dissertations in the lieu of courses in the final year. There is also an option for a semester internship with credits in the final year.

SemDiscipline Core (DC) (Major/Minor)Open Elective (OE)Foundation Course (FC)Competence Course (CC)Total Credits
I–          10 CreditsCritical Thinking (2)Language 1 (3)20
Self-Awareness (2)Language 2 (3)
II–          10 CreditsEthical Reasoning (4)Language 1 (3)20
Language 2 (3)
III–          14 CreditsOE-1 (3)Intellectual Heritage of India (4)Language/ Skills/ Research (3)24
(Majors 6/ Minors 8)
IV–          14 CreditsOE-2 (3)Understanding Itihaas (4)Technical Skills24
(Majors 6/ Minors 8)Thinking Skills
Research Skills (3)
V–          12 CreditsOE – (3)Appreciating Aesthetics (4)Personal Skills24
(Majors 8/ Minors 4)Leadership Skills
Project Management
 Research Skills (5)
VI–          12 CreditsOE-4 (3)Social Skills24
(Majors 8/ Minors 4)Citizenship Skills
Life Skills
SEVA/ Bharatheeyam
 Research Skills (9)
VII–          12 Credits12
(Majors/Minors/ Research)
VIII–          12 Credits12
(Majors/ Minors/ Resaerch)