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Top Universities for BA History in India - Entrance Exams, Admission Process

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: August 12, 2022 08:38 pm IST

If you are not sure of which University to go to pursue BA History (Hons), here is a list of some top Universities offering the same. Also, check out the admission process in each of these Universities.

Universities in India Offering B.A History

BA History (Hons) is a very popular course that attracts lakhs of students to various Universities from every nook and corner of the country. Those students who are interested in things and events in the past which shaped human beings opt for the BA History (Hons) programme. After completing their study, History graduates easily make a career in Archaeology, Civil Services etc.

Well, everyone must be pretty well aware of the aforementioned facts. So, today we are going to focus on which are those Universities where students can aspire to get their BA History (Hons) degree from. Along with the list of Universities, we will also provide you with detailed information regarding the admission process in this BA History (Hons) offering Universities. If any University conducts an entrance exam for the purpose of intake of students for the BA (Hons) History programme, it will also be mentioned.

Before checking out anything else, let us give you a glimpse of the programme which will give a fair bit of idea as to why it is so popular amongst the youth.

BA History (Hons) - A Quick Glimpse

Through the given table, the History Hons aspirants will get a good look at the programme -

Duration of Programme

Three Years


10+2 Qualified from any Stream

Gist of the entire Programme

Evolution of Human Civilization

Division of Programme

Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

Programme Cost (Course Fee)

INR 8,000 to 2 Lakhs (Variable Factor)

Career Prospects

Archaeologists, Historian, Archivist, Museum Curators, Civil Servants etc

Top Universities in India Offering BA History (Hons)

The following table consists of all the top Universities in India which offers BA History (Hons). The students will also find out the direct links to the Universities whose names are mentioned on the table -

University of Delhi

Christ University, Bangalore

Calcutta University

Presidency University, Kolkata

Patna University

Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneshwar

Visva Bharati University, West Bengal

Jamia Milia Islamia University

BA History (Hons) Offering Universities Admission Process

In this section, we will specifically deal with the admission process of various top Indian Universities through which the vacant seats in the BA History (Hons) programme are filled -

University of Delhi BA History (Hons) Admission Process

  • BA History (Hons) aspirants can get admission in Delhi University with the help of the scores earned in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)

  • In the entrance-based admission process, the applicants have to fill out the online application form of CUET through the official website of Delhi University

  • The candidates have to appear in the CUET exam and 

  • The authorities will release cutoff marks as per the scores obtained by the students across the nation. 

  • The candidates will be offered admission based on the CUET score. 

The detailed merit-based admission process for BA History (Hons) in Delhi University is given below -

Christ University Bangalore BA History (Hons) Admission Process

BA History (Hons) admission at Christ University Bangalore is done on the basis of the performance of the candidates/applicants in the All-India level entrance exam called CUET or Christ University Entrance Test. A set cutoff limit will be laid down by the Christ University authorities upon qualifying the same, the candidates will be granted admission into the BA (Hons) History programme offered at the Christ University. After qualifying the entrance exam, the candidates have to follow these simple steps -

  • Choose date and time to complete the entire admission process

  • Check the admission letter and visit the campus mentioned on it

  • Deposit admission fee (according to UGC guidelines)

  • Submit all the documents asked for

  • Participate in the final selection process comprising of four steps - Audition, Skill Test, Personal Interview and Past Performance/s Review

Calcutta University BA History (Hons) Admission Process

The BA History (Hons) admission process at Calcutta University is also a merit-based process where the applicants’ qualifying exam marks are taken into consideration. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their class XIIth exam marks which will be the merit list. Based on the merit list, final admission into BA History (Hons) at Calcutta University will take place.

Presidency University BA History (Hons) Admission Process

For admission into the BA History (Hons) programme offered at Presidency University, the aspirants have to appear in an entrance exam called PUBDET or Presidency University Bachelor Degree Entrance Test after appearing and qualifying the class XIIth examination. After the conduct of the entrance exam, the authorities will release the result in the form of a rank card. On the basis of the rank card, the deserving candidates will be asked to participate in the counselling/seat allotment process.

The detailed admission process after the release of rank card is given below -

Presidency University Admission Process

Patna University BA History (Hons) Admission Process

Students who are looking to get admission into the BA History (Hons) programme offered at Patna University must do so by applying directly for it. The eligible candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their Class XIIth score and availability of seats in the programme. However, it is important that the applicants fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria laid down by the University officials to be able to secure a seat in the BA History (Hons) course of Patna University.

Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneshwar BA History (Hons) Admission Process

It is a Women’s University where the marks obtained by the applicants are considered for admission into the BA History (Hons) programme. A merit list will be prepared as per the scores obtained by the applicants in their qualifying level exam and based on the merit list, admission is given into the BA (Hons) History programme.

Visva Bharati University BA History (Hons) Admission Process

Admission to BA History (Hons.) in Visva Bharati University is offered based on the Common University Entrance Test or CUET. After the completion of this entrance exam and result declaration, the university releases a merit list. Those who are selected on the merit list appear on the university campus on a stipulated date for document verification. Apart from that, to confirm the admission, candidates also pay the fees within the due date. 

Jamia Millia Islamia University BA History (Hons) Admission process

The candidates seeking admission to BA History (Hons.) of Jamia Millia University need to appear in the entrance test. The university prepares a rank list based on the scores earned on the entrance test. The names of the candidates who are provisionally selected are published on the official website of the university The selected candidates must complete the admission process on or before the scheduled date. On the day of the admission candidates bring the admit card of the entrance test and the other required documents as specified by the university. University sometimes conducts spot registration for admission strictly based on merit. The selected and waitlisted candidates are offered the spot registration. 

So, this was the list of some top recognized Universities in India where BA History (Hons) programme is offered along with their admission process. CollegeDekho wishes all the History aspirants all the best!!


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