Bachelor of Arts in Nepal

Bachelor of Arts in Nepal

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Kanti KhadkaMon Sep 20 2021

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is an interdisciplinary course introduced by Tribhuvan University under the Humanities and Social Science faculty.

Bachelor of Arts in Nepal is an art degree that basically focuses on learning human culture, history, literature, philosophy, the study of society, linguistics, psychology and more. 

This undergraduate program is taught in more than 30 constituent campuses and over 300 affiliate colleges in Nepal. This provides you with an opportunity to choose from your desired colleges and enrol for the course easily. 

Some of the popular courses under Bachelor of Arts in Nepal include B. A in Journalism and Mass Communication), B.A. in Psychology, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor in Sociology and more. 

B.A. graduates can pursue a career in a multitude of areas which include the education sector, colleges, research institutes, civil service, private organisations, cultural organisations and more.

For further details on Bachelor of Arts, major subjects in B.A, colleges, admission requirements and more, stick with us till the end. 

Why study Bachelor of Arts?

Along with flexibility and a wide range of subject options, here are a few reasons why you should opt for a Bachelor of Arts as an undergraduate degree course:

  • BA allows students to pursue careers in fields of their interests ranging from painting, literature, journalism to anthropology and more. 
  • This course provides an option to focus on two majors ( a double-major) in case you have several subjects you are passionate about. 
  • It provides well-rounded experience in a wide variety of subject matter along with the practical ability to apply the acquired skills.
  •  It offers students extensive skill sets to excel in a multitude of professions such as teaching, research, and other social responsibilities in the private and public sectors. 

Major Subjects in Bachelors of Arts in Nepal

BA comprises a multitude of subjects specialising in different sectors. Some of the major subjects in Bachelors of Arts in Nepal are as follows: 

Anthropology: 

Anthropology is a scientific study of what makes us human. It includes human behaviour, human biology, societies and cultures and their meanings in the past and present.

Suppose you are into studying cultures and societies across the world and enjoy understanding issues in our own society, such as multiculturalism, religion and human rights. In that case, this course is your best bet. 

Syllabus of Anthropology as per TU

Law:

If you are determined to make a career in a legal profession, be it legal advisor, advocate, or solicitor, then look no further than the Bachelor of Law (BA LLB) course. 

Syllabus of Law as per TU

Public Administration:

The core focus of the Public Administration course is to produce mid-level administrators in the public sector of the country. 

To enrol for the BPA programme, you must appear and pass a written and oral test conducted by the Faculty of Management (FOM) before admission. 

 Syllabus of Public Administration as per TU

Sociology:

Are you intrigued by society? Do you often contemplate society, its formation, social problems and consequences of human behaviour?

If yes then, Sociology is the course for you. Examining the dynamics of societies, social life, social change and its continuous evolution, Sociology seeks to understand how humans create these fundamental societal structures in the first place.   

Syllabus of Sociology as per TU

Economics:

 If you want to pursue commerce in college but misses out on B.Com., this course can cover it. It covers qualitative and quantitative courses like microeconomics, econometrics, history of economics, economic statistics and more. 

English:

This offers a course in the English language which covers language and literature together.

Fine arts:

If you are passionate about art and love to pursue a career in applied arts, you can take this course. It covers many performing arts like acting, dancing, singing, fine arts like painting, sculpture, and so on.

Journalism and Mass Communication:

Taking news headlines and searching for ones is indeed very interesting. If you are fond of news and current affairs, then this course is sure to intrigue you.

Psychology:

If you seek a greater understanding of the human mind, emotions and behaviours, then Psychology offers comprehensive courses on cognitive, social, developmental, clinical and other psychology-related topics. 

Political science:

For those interested in politics or who often find themselves contemplating why countries wage war, why some countries are rich and others poor, what is ethical in politics, and so on, this subject addresses all your queries.

Bachelor of Arts in political science helps you gain a holistic perspective from a domestic, international and comparative viewpoint on politics and power.  

Other major subjects include:

Religious studies

Art History

Cognitive Science

Comparative literature

Environmental and sustainability studies

Filmography

Gender studies

Geography

Geological sciences

History 

Mathematics

Media Studies

Philosophy

Studio Art

B.A Course duration 

Bachelor of Arts course duration depends entirely upon the majors you choose and the affiliated university. 

Go through the table below for detailed information on the Bachelor of Arts subject list, course duration, colleges along with associated universities in Nepal. 

Course

Duration as per TU (Years) 

Colleges

University

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

4

Prithvi Narayan Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Thames International College 

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

3

College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC)

Purbanchal University(PU)

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

4

Sagarmatha College for Higher Studies

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Population Study

4

Patan Multiple Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

3

Kathmandu University- School of Arts

Kathmandu University (KU)

Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development

3

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

4

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts(BFA)

4

Kathmandu University- School of Arts
Lalit Kala campus
Sirjana College of Fine Arts

Kathmandu University (KU)


Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in English

4

Dibyabhumi Multiple College

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Geology 

4

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration(BPA)

4

Public Administration Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

4

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Law(B.A.LL.B)

5

Nepal Law Campus

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Filmography/Film Studies

3

Nepal Film Campus

Oscar International College

Tribhuvan University(TU)

Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist studies

4

Rangjung Yeshe Institute

Kathmandu University (KU)

Marking and Evaluation metrics

This interdisciplinary undergraduate course comprises 2000 marks (500 each year). For detailed information on the marking metrics of Bachelor of Arts in Nepal, check the table below.

Particulars

Number of subjects

Total Marks

Major subjects

2

700 each

Electives

2

100 each

Compulsory subjects

 

Nepali ( Applicable for the second year only)

100


English (Applicable for a first and third year only)

200


Nepal Studies

100

Evaluation metrics

Students are evaluated based on both written examinations and internal assessments. 

Written examination constitutes 70 marks, while internal assessment is equal to 30 marks. Internal assessment is provided by the respective institution based on projects, classroom presentation and other factors. 

B.A. Courses Fee Structure 

The fee structure is entirely dependent upon colleges and courses. 

General courses like Major Nepali, Major English, etc., are known for low fees. Meanwhile, courses like BSW, International development, psychology, geology are comparatively expensive. 

Courses in private colleges cost comparatively higher than the Government colleges. 

Admission requirements for Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Nepal

Please find the admission criteria for the BA course – eligibility, entrance examination, and required documents below.  

Eligibility

To enrol for a Bachelor of Arts in Nepal, students must fulfil the following criteria.

  • Students must secure at least D+ in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12.
  • Students must have completed a 10+2 level or equivalent in Humanities or Science or Management Stream from any University or Board recognised by Tribhuvan University.
  • Students with +2 or equivalent qualification in any subject are eligible to apply for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Work, Rural Development, and Sociology.
  • To study Journalism and Mass Communication as a major subject in the BA program, students must study Journalism/Mass Communication at +2 or PCL. 

Entrance examination

The entrance examination is not required to enrol for a B.A. course in Nepal. However, you might be required to appear in entrance examinations held internally by different private institutions irrespective of affiliated universities.

Documents Required (During Admission) 

  • Transcript of SLC & +2 Level (2 copies each) 
  • 3 PP size and 2 Auto size Photographs
  • Proof of date of birth (required 2 copies of either valid passport or your citizenship)
  • Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Caste certificates
  • Proof of disability (if any)

Bachelor of Arts in Nepal: Further Studies

Upon studying BA, if you want to opt for a double degree instead of your major subject, then you can opt for the following subjects:

  • Nepalese History
  • Culture and Archaeology
  • Rural Development
  • Political Science
  •  Library Science
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Maithili
  •  History
  •  Nepal Bhasa
  •  Strategies Studies
  •  Geography
  •  Conflict
  • Peace and Development Studies
  • Population Studies
  •  Buddhist Studies

In the case of Masters of Arts (MA) in English, Nepali and Sanskrit, students who have majored in the respective subjects from other faculties can only apply for admissions.

Job Opportunities After Bachelor of Arts in Nepal

With a Bachelor in Arts degree, graduates can start their career in a multitude of professions such as teaching, journalism, consultancy, social work activism, NGO, INGO and Government Organization services. 

Some other popular career options among the Arts graduates include 

  • Content Writer
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Designer
  • Artists
  • Foreign Language Expert
  • Lawyer
  • Psychologist
  • Social Activist
  • Archeologist
  • Historian
  • Museum curator and many more.

Job Prospect in Government sectors

If you aspire to be a Government officer, there are numerous options available with a degree in Bachelor in Arts.

The essential requirement to appear in the Government examination is graduation from a recognised university. The requirements vary depending upon the position applied for. 

Interested students can apply for different available positions by appearing for examinations conducted by the Lok Sewa Aayog (Public Service Commission).

The examination involves evaluation through written, practical  (Performance test, Presentation, Psychometric test) and interview.

Some of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Colleges in Nepal under Tribhuvan University (TU)

College

Location

Available BA courses

Scholarship

Nepal Rastriya College

Nepaltar, Kathmandu

Bachelor of Rural Development

Bachelor of Sociology

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Tribhuvan University Need-Based Scholarship for Government School Students

       

Thames International College 

Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Rural Development

Bachelor of Sociology

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Bachelor of Psychology

Chairman’s Merit Scholarship

The Thames Need-Based Scholarship Award

Tribhuvan University Need-Based Scholarship for Government School Students

       

Bagiswori College

Chyamhasing, Bhaktapur

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Rural Development

Bachelor of Sociology

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

100% Monthly Fee waiver for the distinction holder in +2 or PCL Board Examination

Monthly fee (25-100%) off for deserving candidates with a weak financial background

100% Monthly Fee waived for the first topper, and 50% Monthly Fee waived for the second and the third topper from each faculty of Bagiswori College

       

Bhaktapur Multiple Campus

Doodhpati, Bhaktapur

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Rural Development

Bachelor of Sociology

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication


Bachelor of Economics



Bachelor of Population Study




Information not available

       

Khwopa College

Dekocha, Bhaktapur

Bachelor in Humanities and Social science

Monthly fee (25-100%) off for deserving candidates with a weak financial background


4 months fee waiver to toppers securing at least 60% in all Bachelor faculties


Other scholarship provisions as per academic scores in +2

 

Sirjana College of Fine Arts

Uttardhoka, Kathmandu

Bachelor in Media Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA in Classical Dance

BFA in Classical Music

 



Various scholarship schemes and awards for deserving students.

       

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus

Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu

Bachelor of Arts-BA in all major subjects

 
       

Bhairahawa Multiple(Bahumukhi) Campus

Shanti nagar, Bhairahawa

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) 

Scholarship for Meritorious Students Awarded to needy and intelligent students

       

Barun Multiple Campus

Khandbari, Sankhuwasava

Bachelor of Arts-BA in all major subjects

Information not available

       

Bageshwori Campus 

Kohalpur, Banke

Bachelor of Arts in English


Bachelor of Arts in Nepali

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development


Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


Bachelor of Arts in Culture

Available for the deserving candidates

       

Aadikavi BhanuBhakta Campus

Bigyan Chaur, Damauli, Tanahau

 

Merit basis scholarships


Scholarships for the differently-able students


Scholarships for nationally recognised students in different sectors of arts and sports 


Scholarships for students from marginalised and oppressed communities

Some of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Colleges in Nepal Under Kathmandu University (KU) 

College

Location

Available BA courses

Scholarship

National College

Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu

Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies)
Bachelor of Arts (Development Finance)

Merit-based (MB):
Awarded to the students securing the highest score during the entrance examination.


Needy and Diligent (ND)
Awarded to selected needy and diligent students


Meritorious (MT)
Awarded to students securing 4.00 GPA in all subjects in a semester


Topper (TP)

Awarded to Bachelor level students securing highest grade in each semester

Some of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Colleges in Nepal Under Pokhara University (PoU)

College

Location

Available BA courses

Scholarship

School of Development and Social Engineering

Kaski, Pokhara

Bachelor of Development Studies (BDEVS)


Bachelor of English and Communication Studies(BECS)


Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Development (BED)

Information not available

Camad College

Sukedhara, Kathmandu

Bachelor of Development Studies (BDEVS)

Information not available

 

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