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B.A. Bengali: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Scope & Jobs, Syllabus

Updated By Kumari Neha on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
5 K-15 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About B.A. Bengali

Bachelor of Arts in Bengali or B.A Bengali is a three-year undergraduate programme, which deals comprehensively with Bangla Literature and Language. B. A Bengali, in short, is the study of Bengali Literature, poetry and grammar. Bengali or Bangla is a language, which is predominantly spoken in the eastern parts of the Indian Union like West Bengal, Assam, Tripura etc and in the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. 

B.A. Bengali Course Highlights

The table below contains all the major highlights of the B.A Bengali programme - 



Level of Programme


Duration of Programme

3 Years

Mode of Learning

Regular and Distance Both

Examination Type 



10+2 from a recognised Board

Admission Process

Both Entrance-Based and Merit-Based

Average Course Fee 

INR 1 to 1.5 Lakhs

Average Starting Salary

INR 3 to 9 LPA

Employment Fields

Newspapers, Television Channels, Schools, Colleges etc

B.A. Bengali Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognised Board are eligible for admission into the B.A Bengali programme. Some Institutes, however, require the B.A Bengali applicants to have studied Bengali at the qualifying exam level to be eligible for admission.

B.A. Bengali Admission Process

Admission into the B.A Bengali programme is both a merit-based and entrance test-based process. Some institutes/colleges conduct an entrance exam followed by a personal interview round to determine the suitability of the candidates in joining the B.A Bengali programme. Institutes offering direct admission into the B.A Bengali programme consider the 10+2 exam scores of the applicants for admission.

B.A Bengali Course Fee

The course fee of B.A Bengali differs from institute to institute. The B.A Bengali course fee also depends on the fact that the Institution is Government-aided or un-aided. On average, the candidates have to shell out something between INR 1 lakh and 1.5 lakhs in total to pursue B.A Bengali from a recognised institution or college. In private institutions, this fee can be much higher. 

B.A. Bengali Syllabus

The semester-wise B.A Bengali syllabus is given in the table below - 



Semester - I

  • History of Literature (Ancient & Medieval)
  • Ancient and Medieval Literature
  • Socio-Cultural Background of Bengali
  • Concurrent Qualifying Language

Semester - II

  • 19th Century Fiction & Rhetoric
  • 19th Century Play
  • 19th Century Poetry
  • Concurrent Credit Language

Semester - III

  • 20th Century Literature (Novels)
  • Indian Literature in Translation
  • Tagore - I (Novel, Criticism & Autobiography)
  • Concurrent Interdisciplinary

Semester - IV

  • 20th Century Literature (Short Stories)
  • Tagore - II (Novel, Criticism & Autobiography)
  • Concurrent Disciplined Centred I

Semester - V

  • Post Tagore Poetry
  • Bengali Linguistics & Prosody
  • History of Literature (19th & 20th Century)

Semester - VI

  • Literary Theory & Criticism
  • Prose (Non-Fiction)
  • Concurrent Discipline Centred II

B.A. Bengali Career Options and Job Prospects

With a Bachelor’s degree in Bengali, a candidate can perform the duties of - 

  • Content Editor
  • Account Manager
  • Bengali Interpreter
  • Customer Service Officer in a Bank

FAQs about B.A. Bengali

I want admission in B.A. Bengali. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Entrance Exam , English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Andhra Pradesh Residential Degree Colleges Common Entranc Test , Delhi University Science , Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.A. Bengali courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.A. Bengali courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Kishinchand Chellaram Law College (Mumbai) , Maharaja Agrasen College (Delhi) , Miranda House University College for Women (Delhi) , Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore) , Fergusson College (Pune). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.A. Bengali or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.A. Bengali ?

The average fee for B.A. Bengali is INR 5000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.A. Bengali ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) are : Military Science , Natural Science , Bharathnatyam , Bengali , Animation 2D/3D.

What is the duration of the course B.A. Bengali ?

B.A. Bengali is a 3 year course.

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