The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a four-year course at Tribhuvan University. The program was designed with the purpose of providing theoretical and conceptual-based knowledge to students. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FOHSS) at Tribhuvan University (TU) is the authoritative body responsible for administering the Bachelor of Arts program. The motto of FOHSS is to develop qualified and dedicated human resources in the field of humanities and social sciences.

The BA course is the largest faculty in terms of the number of subjects offered and the number of departments it has. This program consists of over 30 constituent campuses and more than 300 affiliated colleges where millions of students are pursuing education and shaping their careers. There are many top-listed colleges in Kathmandu and outside the valley for pursuing a BA or Bachelor of Arts. A wide range of subjects are taught in the Bachelor of Arts program. Some of the subjects taught in BA include Major English, Nepali, Mathematics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Culture, Political Science, Economics, Journalism, International Studies, Crisis Management, and Social Work, among others. Examinations for the BA course are conducted annually.

B.A. 1st
Compulsory Subjects
Ceng 201 - Comp. English 100
Cnep 301 - Comp. Nepali 100
Major Subjects
Eng 311 - Western Intell. Tradi. , Literacy Th 100
So 401 - Introduction to Sociology Th+Pr 80+20
RD 311 - Rural Dev. Theories and Approaches Th+Pr80+20
Jmc 311 - Intro. to Jour . & mass comm. Th+Pr. 70+30
SW 311 - Concepts & Principles of Social Work 60+40
B.A. 2
CENG 202 - Comp. English II 100
English Goup Eng 312 - Prose Essays and Short
stories 100
Eng 313 - Drama and Film 100
R.D. Group :
RD 312 - Rural Economy 80+20
RD 313 - Rural Resource, Enviro. & Mgmt. 80+20
JMC Group
JMC 312 - Media Research (Th.+Pr.) 70+30
JMC 313 - History, Law & Mgmt Of Media (Th.+Pr.) 70+30
Social Work
SW 312 - Methods of Social Work 60+40
SW 313 - Integrated Social Work Practice 60+40
Sociology Group
So 402 - Sociological Theory 80+20
So 403 - Dynamics of Nepali Society 80+20
B.A. 3rd YEAR

English Goup
English 314 - Poetry 100
English 315 - Critical Thinking & Practical Criticism 100
R.D. Group :
R.D. 314 - Rural Sociology 80+20
R.D. 315 - Government, Institution & Local Governance 80+20
MCJ Group :
JMC 314 - Public Relation & Adv. & Media Issues (Th.+Pr.) 70+30
JMC 315 - Television Journalism (Th.+Pr.) 70+30
Social Work Group
SW 314 - Social Welfare Administration 60+40
SW 315 - Research Methods in Social Work 60+40
Sociology Group :
So 404 - Research Methods in Sociology 80+20
So 405 - Sociology of Democracy,

Diversity and Inequality 80+20

Functional Paper :
Nep 316 - Nepali Patrakarita Th+Pr 50+50
RD 316 - Rural Development Practices 50+50

Fee structure:

The fee structure varies depending on the college and the courses. General programs like Major Nepali and Major English can be studied at a lower fee, while programs like BSW and International Development have higher costs. Courses in private colleges are comparatively more expensive compared to those in public colleges.

Objectives of Bachelor of Arts

The main objectives of the BA course are asfollows:

  • The BA course or Bachelor of Arts program aims to provide students with broad, comprehensive, and multidimensional knowledge and an educational foundation in the field of humanities and social science.
  • The program aims to provide extensive knowledge and skill development in the field of humanities and social science, which is extremely helpful for students in securing successful job placements.
  • Moreover, the program aims to enhance students' analytical skills and wisdom, enabling them to become passionate activists in liberating people and communities from various forms of bondage that hinder overall human development and freedom.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (BA) also aims to prepare students to assume roles as teachers and researchers, as well as to fulfill social responsibilities in both private and public sectors.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Arts

Eligibility for BA Course:

The eligibility criteria for BA or Bachelor of Arts course are as follows:

  • The candidate must have successfully completed the intermediate level (I.A) or +2 or an equivalent degree from Tribhuvan University (TU) or a board/institution/university recognized by TU, regardless of the chosen stream.
  • Previously, there was a provision that students who wished to pursue majors in English, Mathematics, Economics, and certain other subjects were required to pass the respective subjects at the proficiency level (+2) within a four-year period to obtain the bachelor's certificate.

However, Tribhuvan University (TU) has removed this requirement. Now, students have the freedom to choose any subjects they desire in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) course, irrespective of their background in the plus two level.

Entrance exam:

In BA course, students do not need to appear in any entrance exam, they can directly get admissions. Also, there is no requirement for minimum marks.

Career and Scope

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a field that is closely linked with society and human existence. The scope of this field and the demand for graduates in this field never decrease; it remains evergreen. The scope of BA course are as follows:

  • Employment opportunities in the Education Sector, Research Institutes, Colleges, Universities, Schools, and more.
  • Pursue careers in NGOs/INGOs, Civil Service, Private Organizations, Cultural Organizations, and other fields.
  • BA Graduates have the option to work as Freelancers, Social Activists, Writers, Editors, Supervisors, Consultants, Directors, Journalists, and in various other roles.
  • Numerous Job Opportunities in various positions like Political, Social, and Religious leaders often emerge from the humanities and social sciences.

Moreover, Bachelor of Arts graduates also have excellent prospects for furthering their careers in developed countries as they are highly valued and appreciated abroad.

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