The Bachelor of Arts programme, offered over 3 years and 6 semesters (4 years and 8 semesters for BA Honours), equips students with the ability to address critical questions concerning contemporary social and political thought, comprehend and challenge established notions of individual and collective identities, deploy literary readings and theoretical concepts in a wide array of careers ranging from creative to technical. A candidate, at the time of admission, will opt for any two core subjects from Journalism, Psychology and English Literature. This Programme provides the necessary skill sets in the three major domains (Journalism, Psychology and English Literature) thus providing the broad base for students to identify their passion and take it forward for further perusal.
This Programme prepares students for a career in Journalism, both print and broadcasting and in allied fields like Advertising, Film, and Public Relations. The Department stresses a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of journalism and mass communication. The curriculum is executed with emphasis on building practical skills sets, thus equipping students for the industry.
This Programme equips the students with an in-depth knowledge on the various aspects of the human mind that includes, child psychology, industrial psychology, counselling, abnormal psychology etc. The theory courses are enhanced with practicals to provide deeper insights and prepare students to identify their area of interest and passion.
English Literature (Optional English)
The study of language is a key to attain an understanding of the history of any age. The three- year English Literature course, also known as Optional English, offers students an opportunity to understand the literary, cultural and social dynamism of England's varied past, European and Non-European writing and integrates Indian writing in English facilitating a transcendence of linguistic nativism.
Programme Specific Outcomes
PSO1: Provide specialised skill orientation for print, television, radio and online journalism, coupled with ethical and professional guidance.
PSO2: Organise workshops, field assignments, internship, etc. to practice journalism.
PSO3: To expose fundamental processes underlying human behaviour from a biological and psychosocial perspective.
PSO4: Develop scientific mind to apply the theoretical knowledge on different disorders and understand the practical application of Psychotherapeutic management during post graduate levels
PSO5: To critique literature from varied cultures, genres and different time periods and understand creative writing.
PSO6: To introduce recent trends and debates in the literary arena.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree have a variety of options for continuing their education and improving their employment prospects. The following are some of the choices open to BA graduates:
MA - Journalism/Psychology/English Literature
MA - Photography/Animation/Film Arts and Film Making
MA - Computational Linguistics
MBA - HR/Event Management
There are many career options available to graduates with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, depending on their skills, interests, and aspirations. Here are some common career paths for BA graduates:
Reporters, editors, writers, and correspondents for newspapers, magazines, online publications, and broadcast media.
Advertising agencies, event management, PR firms, in-house marketing departments as account executives, media planners, copywriters, and marketing researchers.
Teachers, tutors, or education administrators in schools, colleges, and universities.
As outreach coordinators and provide counselling assistance in non-profit organizations, community centers, and government agencies.
In creative industries as writers, artists, actors, designers, and musicians.
Policy Analysts, Lobbyists, and Program Officers.