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Best BA & MA Courses in 2022, List of Arts Courses, Honours Subjects & Specializations

Pratyush Roy
Pratyush RoyUpdated On: July 13, 2022 08:03 pm IST

The list of top B.A. & M.A. courses at the topmost colleges of  Arts and Humanities Universities in India.  Check out the detailed information regarding the fees structure, eligibility criteria, and admission process here.

Best BA & MA Courses in 2022, List of Arts Courses, Honours Subjects & Specializations

Degree in Arts is a very popular degree in India. There is a galaxy of art courses in India that are offered in and by different colleges and universities all over. The range of arts courses is the biggest in terms of specializations. The ‘Arts’ course largely comprises the social, visual, fine arts, and more. There are many degrees that comprise the Arts and Humanities courses at a different level.

There are Under-Graduate and Post- Graduate level courses in the Arts stream as well as doctorate courses. Literature courses in various Indian and foreign languages are a popular specialization among the Arts and Humanities courses along with the courses such as Social Science, History, Geography, Enocomics, and many more. Following is a tentative list of art courses in India.

List of UG Arts Courses in India

The Undergraduate level courses in Arts and Humanities stream is known as B A or the Bachelors of Arts. The UG level B A courses are conducted for 3 years across the country. There are various specializations under B A degree which are, B A General Programmes, B A Honours and B A Major. But the tentative list of B A courses in India are as follows -

Bachelors of Arts (B A) in EducationBachelors of Arts (B A) in English
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in Film StudiesBachelors of Arts (B A) in Comparative Literature
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in AstrologyBachelors of Arts (B A) in Media Science
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in Social WorkBachelors of Arts (B A) in Urdu
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in TourismBachelors of Arts (B A) in Telugu
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in TamilBachelors of Arts (B A) in Sociology
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in Social StudiesBachelors of Arts (B A) in Rural Development
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in PunjabiBachelors of Arts (B A) in Philosophy
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in Home ScienceBachelors of Arts (B A) in Fashion Designing
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in DanceBachelors of Arts (B A) in Acting
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in Business EconomicsBachelors of Arts (B A) in History
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in HindiBachelors of Arts (B A) in Public Relations
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in PhysiologyBachelors of Arts (B A) in Political Science
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in Physical EducationBachelors of Arts (B A) in Gujarati
Bachelors of Arts (B A) in GeographyBachelors of Arts (B A) in Functional English
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in FrenchBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Fine Arts
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in PersianBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Odia
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in MathematicsBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Music
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in MarathiBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Economics
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Drawing and PaintingBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Arabic
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Ancient HistoryBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in MalayalamBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Kannada
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in DefenceBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Communicative English
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in BengaliBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Assamese
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in JournalismBachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Islamic Studies

The above is a list of the popular Bachelor of Arts or B.A. courses in India. There are also many specializations Under B.A. degrees. In the above list mentioned, a B.A. candidate can do a B.A. programme or can also do a B.A. Honours course for more in-depth knowledge about the specialized subject.

List of PG Arts Courses in India

The PG Arts course in India is generally referred to as the M.A. or the Master of Arts degree. The Master of Arts is a Post Graduate level art course in India that the students can choose for higher studies in arts and humanities. This is a popular Masters course which ranges for 2 years. There are Several Master of arts courses of which, some are as follows -

Master of Arts (M A) in UrduMaster of Arts (M A) in Sociology
Master of Arts (M A) in PersianMaster of Arts (M A) in Malayalam
Master of Arts (M A) in GeologyMaster of Arts (M A) in Social Work
Master of Arts (M A) in SanskritMaster of Arts (M A) in Japanese
Master of Arts (M A) in Hindi (General and literature)Master of Arts (M A) in Gujarati

Master of Arts (M A) in Telugu

Master of Arts (M A) in Tamil
Master of Arts (M A) in SpanishMaster of Arts (M A) in Punjabi
Master of Arts (M A) in Linguistics (Applied and General)Master of Arts (M A) in Philosophy
Master of Arts (M A) in AnthropologyMaster of Arts (M A ) in Ancient History
Master of Arts (M A) in Fashion DesignMaster of Arts (M A) in Painting
Master of Arts (M A) in Disaster ManagementMaster of Arts (M A) in Music
Master of Arts (M A) in MathematicsMaster of Arts (M A) in Marathi
Master of Arts (M A) in Gender StudiesMaster of Arts (M A) in Geography
Master of Arts (M A) in AssameseMaster of Arts (M A) in Kannada
Master of Arts (M A) in International StudiesMaster of Arts (M A) in History
Master of Arts (M A) in Development StudiesMaster of Arts (M A) in Cultural Studies
Master of Arts (M A) in Comparative Literature (Indian and International)Master of Arts (M A) in Chinese
Master of Arts (M A) in FrenchMaster of Arts (M A) in Fine Arts
Master of Arts (M A) in ArchaeologyMaster of Arts (M A) in Arabic
Master of Arts (M A) in Psychology (Applied and General)Master of Arts (M A) in Career Counselling
Master of Arts (M A) in BengaliMaster of Arts (M A) in English (General, Language and Literature)
Master of Arts (M A) in EducationMaster of Arts (M A) in Economics

Eligibility Criteria of B A Courses

To take up B.A. courses in India, the general eligibility criteria is one of the most flexibles. If one has studied science or commerce, He/She can also take up B.A. courses if his/her best of four aggregate matches with the minimum percentile prescribed by the university. However, for some courses, the university requires that the Candidate has studied the subject earlier. For example, English Honours is open for all, as English is a generalized subject but to take up other languages B.A. courses such as Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, the university requires some basic knowledge of the languages and their literature to take admissions in them. The same goes for honours courses in Economics, Geography, History, etc. courses. Also, there are some courses that the applicant learns from scratch. The courses include Journalism, Film Studies, Fashion Designing, Media Science, Fine Arts, etc.

The eligibility criteria for admissions in B.A. courses also require the candidate to complete 10+2 level or similar level studies.

Eligibility Criteria of M.A. Courses

Taking up Masters's courses in any stream requires the candidate to have completed at least a Bachelors's level course.

Taking up a Master's course in arts mostly requires the candidate to sit for an entrance examination in which the candidate’s aptitude and basic knowledge on the course are checked. The candidate can take admission in any same, similar, or related course in Masters M.A. level. The candidate can choose the courses according to his/her B.Tech specializations. For example, to take up M.A. in Geology, the candidate can apply even if he studied Geography at B.A. level or vice versa. The same applies to Journalism Courses. The candidate who has a B.A. degree in any Language/Literature course or even commerce students can take up M.A. Course in Mass Communication courses depending on her performance in the Entrance Examination.

Best Universities in India to Study Arts/Humanities (B A & M A)

Most of the multidisciplinary universities in India offer art courses. The central and state government colleges/institutions offer the most number of Arts courses mostly. Institutes like Delhi University, JNU, Jadavpur University, Biswa Bharati University is popular for their B.A. and M.A. courses. Some popular universities for Arts courses are,

Best Private Colleges in India to Study B.A. & M.A.

Here is the list of best private colleges in India for pursuing BA & MA:

Jagaran Lake City University - BhopalBirla Global University - Bhubaneswar
Dr. KN Modi University - JaipurMody University - Sikar
SRM University - SonepatDeepshikha College of Technical Education
JECRC UniversityQuantum University
NIMS UniversityBML Munjal University

B A and M A Course Fees in India for Central and State Government Colleges

The fees for studying Arts courses in the Best Central and State government Universities and their affiliated colleges (if available) is comparatively very cost-efficient. The course fees for B.A. and M.A. courses in these colleges generally start as low as 5 thousand rupees per year can go up to 20 thousand rupees per year only. However, studying B.A. and M.A. courses from private universities may cost at least 2 to 3 times higher than government colleges.

The point to be noted is only a handful number of self-financed universities could make it into the top NIRF list that offers arts and humanities courses. Students generally prefer to study B.A. and M.A. courses from Public/Government Universities.

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