BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES


3.1 Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)

School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM)

BTS is a 3-year Degree Programme. The programme is of 96 credits. The BTS Programme is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in travel and tourism sector at different level. The Programme is aimed at familiarizing you with varied aspects of Tourism, creating awareness about tourism, imparting basic training in organizing Tourism services and opening career opportunities. The programme will be of use to those, who are already employed (direct or indirect in Tourism Industry), intend to make career in Tourism Industry, are providing tourism related services through own enterprises or planning to become such entrepreneur. The programme is also useful for those who are associated with tourism awareness programmes/research and would like to update their knowledge and skills in the field of travel and tourism.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 3,400/- per year


3.2 Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)

The basic objective of the programme is to open a channel of admission for computing courses for students, who have done the 10+2 and are interested in taking computing/IT as a career. After acquiring the Bachelor’s Degree (BCA) at IGNOU, there is further educational opportunity to go for an MCA at IGNOU or Master’s Programme at any other University/Institute. Also after completing BCA Programme, a student should be able to get entry level job in the field of Information Technology or ITES.

Eligibility: 10+2or itsequivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 40,200/- for full programme to be paid Semester wise @Rs. 6,700/- per semester


3.3 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

The Bachelor Degree Programme in Social Work (BSW) is meant for people who are interested in providing professional assistance to people in need. Persons with professional training/degree in Social Work generally work in socially relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counselling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc. With globalization, market economy and liberalization, new concerns and human problems are emerging which needs to be addressed. This programme will be particularly useful to people employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs. It will also be useful to fresh candidates who may like to work in social and social welfare sectors.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.5,400/- per year.


3.4 Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (BLIS) (Revised)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

The programme comprises of 9 courses of which five courses (BLI 224, BLIE225, BLIE 227, BLIE 228 and BLIE 229) are having practical component and four courses (BLI 221, BLI 222, BLI 223 and BLI 226) are theory based courses. The programme is currently being offered in English medium only. However, the students can write their assignments and term-end examination in Hindi medium also.

Eligibility:

i) Bachelor’s Degree with 50% marks and 45% for General and for the SC/ST/OBC/PH category respectively. OR

ii) Bachelor’s Degree with Diploma (one year) in Library Science OR

iii) Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of working experience in Library and Information Centre

Medium of Instruction: English. Students can write assignments and TEE in Hindi language also.

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 7,200/- for full programme


3.5 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBARL)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

The Programme is of 96 credits comprisingof all compulsory courses with an Internship and On the Job Training in the first, second and third year respectively. The programme is offered with modular approach as given below:

a) First Year—Diploma in Retailing (DIR)

b) Second Year—Advanced Diploma in Retailing (ADIR)

c) Third Year— Bachelor of Business Administration (Retailing) (BBARL)

d) Three months internship in the first year and OJT subsequently in the 2nd and 3rd year.

e) A Viva Voce after submission of the Work-Book for BRLT5, BRLT9 and BRLT16

f) DIR &ADIR are only exit points.

g) Programme will be offered once in July every year.

Eligibility:

(i)Category A–Direct Entry

(a) 10+2 /equivalent. The student shall submit a demand draft in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi along with the duly filled in application form.

(b) University provides reservation of seats as per Government of India rules.

(ii) Category B – Sponsored Admission

The sponsor is allowed to nominate employees, who have passed 10+2/equivalent, from their Retail Organization. The sponsor will submit a letter on the company’s letter head issued by the competent authority along with an individual application form of the candidate nominated with the Programme fee through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered only July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 27,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.9,000/- per year


3.6 Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)^^ **(On Hold)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) – Non-Formal Channel to B.A./B.Com/BSW Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme is offered by the University to those students who wish to do Bachelor’s Degree of IGNOU but do not have the essential qualifications of having passed 10+2 and attained the age of 18 years/as on 1st April and 1st October for January & July session respectively. In the absence of such a qualifying certificate these students are deprived of higher education. To enable such students to enter higher education stream, IGNOU has designed this preparatory programme. BPP is, however, not equivalent to 10+2 and has no credit weightage. It is valid for admission to IGNOU’s non-formal stream of BA/ B.Com. etc.

Eligibility: No Formal Qualification, Minimum age – 18 years. The applicant should complete 18 years of age by 1 st April for the preceding January session and 1st October for preceding July session of the year. BPP is a Bridge Course (non-credit course) of six months duration for those who do not have 10+2, but attained the age of 18 years as on 1st April and 1st October and seeking admission in the preceding January and July sessions respectively. BPP is valid for seeking admission only to IGNOU’s first degree B.A./B.Com etc. under non-formal stream (non 10+2 stream).

At no stage BPP is treated as equivalent to 10+2. It is also not equivalent to Matric. No Certificate is issued on successful completion of BPP.

UGC Regulations, 1985 (Notification No.F.1-117/83(CP) dated 25th Nov.1985) published in the Gazette of India regarding minimum standards of instructions for the grant of first degree through non-formal / distance education in the faculties of Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts, Music, Social Sciences, Commerce and Sciences, prescribed the minimum age limit of 21 years. The age limit has been brought down to 18 years for admission to the First Degree under non-formal/distance education in the said faculties through another Notification No.F.1-117/83(CPP-II) dated 18th Oct.1995 published in the Gazette of India by University Grants Commission.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 1,200/- for full programme


CBCS Based Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

The University has launched three Bachelor’s Degree Programmes- Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science- under the Choice Based Credit System. These are broad based prorammes with a mix of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and skill-based courses. Each programme has 24 courses totalling 132 credits.

3.7 Bachelor of Arts (BAG)

School of Social Sciences:

The University offers Bachelor of Arts Degree with the following Disciplines:

  • 1) Anthropology
  • 2) Economics
  • 3) History
  • 4) Political science
  • 5) Psychology
  • 6) Public administration
  • 7) Sociology
  • 8) Mathematics
  • 9) Hindi
  • 10) Urdu
  • 11) English, and
  • 12) Sanskrit

Objectives: The Bachelors of Arts programme is a broad based programme with a mix of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and skill based courses. It has the following objectives:

1. Introduce the learners to the main themes and topics of disciplines in humanities, social sciences and sciences,

2. Provide the learners with the information and skills necessary to understand and analyse their world,

3. Enable the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.

4. Impart reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises of such kind at an undergraduate level.

5. Expose the learner to the importance of interdisciplinariy.

Eligibility : 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction : English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: For B.A. Rs. 8,100/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 2,700/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.2,900/-

Learners opting B.A. Psychology courses with Practicum component are required to pay an extra fee of Rs.600/-

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to complete 132 credits in minimum six semesters 54 IGNOU Common Prospectus (three years) with 22 credits per semester. The 132 credits of the programme have to be earned by completing the following categories of courses:

a) Core Courses(CC)

b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)

c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

e) Generic Electives (GE)


3.8 Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMG)

School of Managenment Studies:

The University offers Bachelor of Commerce Degree with the following Structure:

Objective of B.Com Programme:

  • The main objective of the programme is to inculcate knowledge, skills and attitude amongst the learners to meet the challenges of various dimensions of business and commerce.
  • The programme focuses on the development of skills in the commerce domain areas and facilitates the employability as well as self-employability of the learners.
  • The programme aims at providing commerce education to the large number of learners located at different parts of the country including the far-flung areas and selected abroad centres. Commerce education is provided to the masses as well as the disadvantaged and marginal groups of the society.
  • The multimedia and interactive teaching-learning system provides opportunity to acquire education at the door step, flexible time and space of the learner. Accessibility and flexibility are very important features of the programme which provide opportunity to large number of heterogeneous groups to acquire education through open and distance mode.
  • The programme aims at the development of analytical skills, financial and accounting skills as well as managerial skills.

Eligibility:10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 8,100/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 2,700/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.2,900/-.

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to earn 132 credits in minimum six semesters (three years) with 22 credits per semester. For earning 132 credits, a student has to study all the courses from the following categories of courses:

a) Core Courses (CC)

b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)

c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

e) Generic Electives (GE)

In each Semester, the students have to study 4 courses in all from different categories of courses. While the courses unde CC, DSE and GE Categories are of 6 credits each, the courses under AEC and SEC are of 4 credits each. The study loa ineach semesterwill come out to 22 credits. The followingTable presents the CODES ofCoursesavailable for study for B Com studentsin each semesterfrom different categoriesof courseswith credit load.


3.9 Bachelor of Science (BSCG)

School of Sciences:

Objective of B.Sc Programme:

To provide higher education required for a B.Sc. degree in conformity with the UGC-CBCS to aspirants (including learners from the deprived sections and those living in remote and rural areas) seeking the degree for employment, further higher education, promotion in career and professional development. The University offers Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:

  • 1) Botany
  • 2) Chemistry
  • 3) Geography
  • 4) Geology
  • 5) Mathematics
  • 6) Physics, and
  • 7) Zoology

Eligibility:10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent qualification

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 13,500/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.4,500/- per year. Fee to be paid in first year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/- is Rs.4,700/-

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to earn 132 credits in minimum six Semester (three years) with 22 credits per Semester. For earning 132 credits, a student has to opt for courses from the following categories of courses:

a) Core Courses (CC)

b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)

c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)


3.10 B.A. (Vocational Studies) Tourism Management (BAVTM)

School of Tourism and Travel Management (SOTHSM)

The University offers Bachelor Degree Programme in Vocational Studies in Tourism Management. The Programme has been developed by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management.

Objectives: The Programme seeks to provide an opportunity to large segment of the population including the disadvantaged to pursue a programme on tourism and travel. The programme is for creating a dedicated and skilled workforce in the Travel and Tourism Sector. The people working in the tourism sector, self-employed, other adults who wish to upgrade their educational qualification and knowledge in the tourism sector will be benefitted with this programme. The programme will provide University level education in new fields of knowledge and niche areas which fulfil the demands of employment and economy of the country.

Eligibility: 10+2

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years, Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12000/- for full programme to be paid Rs.4000/- per year

The B.A. (Voc) Tourism Management Programme is of 132 credits spread over six semesters (Three years) with study load worth 22 credits in each semester. .


CBCS BASED BACHELOR’S (HONOURS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Programmes

The School of Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Programme in the following Disciplines:

  • 1) Economics
  • 2) History
  • 3) Political science
  • 4) Psychology
  • 5) Public administration
  • 6) Sociology

Objectives: With a substantial number of courses drawn from a single discipline, and a few interdisciplinary and skill-based elective courses, the Bachelors Honours programmes are designed to give an in-depth knowledge in a discipline while allowing for exposure to subjects beyond the discipline. The Honours programmes have the following objectives:

  • 1. Introduce the learner to the main themes and topics in a discipline of humanities, social sciences and sciences with core and elective courses.
  • 2. Facilitate the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
  • 3. Introduce learners to reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises of such kind at an undergraduate level.
  • 4. Expose the learners to the importance of interdisciplinary by enabling them to offer courses outside their disciplines.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 Years, Maximum 6 Years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 3,200/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.3,400/

Learners opting B.A. Psychology Honours programme are required to pay an additional fee of Rs.600/ -per year.

To earn BA (Honours) Degree in a Discipline, a learner has to complete courses worth148 credits in minimum six semesters (three years). The Honours programmes have a mix of following categories of courses:

  • a) Core Courses (CC)
  • b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)
  • c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
  • d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
  • e) Generic Electives (GE)

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Honours Degree, a learner has to complete 148 credits in minimum six semesters. The study load of the Honours programmes vary from semester to semester.


3.17 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Anthropology) (BSCANH)

School of Social Sciences

The University offers Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in the Anthropology Discipline. Objectives: With a substantial number of courses from the discipline of Anthropology and a few interdisciplinary and skill enhancing courses, this Bachelor of Science Honours programmes is designed to give an in depth knowledge in Anthropology while giving the learner an opportunity to explore subjects beyond the discipline. The Honours programme has the following objectives:

  • 1.Introduce the students to main themes and topics in Anthropology.
  • 2. Expose the students to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
  • 3. Introduce students to reading and writing skills through assignments and dissertation project appropriate for undergraduate study.
  • 4. Expose the students to the importance of interdisciplinary by enabling them to offer courses outside their disciplines.

Eligibility: 10+ 2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 Years, Maximum 6 Years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 5,200/- per year. Fee to be paid in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.5,400/


3.18 Bachelor of Arts English (Honours) (BAEGH)

School of Humanities (SOH)

The University offers a Bachelor’s Honours Degree Programme in English (BAEGH) in addition to a number of other disciplines. Information pertaining to the Programme is given below:

Objectives (BAEGH): With a substantial number of courses drawn from a single discipline (English), and a few interdisciplinary and skill-based elective courses, the Bachelors Honours programme (English) is designed to give an in-depth knowledge in that discipline while allowing for exposure to subjects beyond the discipline as well. The Honours programme has the following general objectives:

  • 1. To introduce the learner to main themes and topics in the discipline of English through core, discipline-centric electives, ability/skill enhancement and generic courses.
  • 2. To facilitate the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses in humanities and social sciences.
  • 3. Introduce learners to reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises at an undergraduate level.
  • 4. Expose the learners to the importance of interdisciplinary study by enabling them to offer courses outside their disciplines.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: A total of Rs. 9,600/- is to be paid year-wise for the full programme, @ Rs.3,200/year. Fee to be paid in the first year including a registration fee of 200/- is Rs.3,400/-.

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to30 hours of learners’ study time. To earn BA (Honours) Degree in a discipline, a learner has to complete courses worth 148 credits in a minimum of six semesters (three years). The students have to complete 22 credits each in first and second semesters; 28 credits each in third and fourth semesters; and 24 credits each in fifth and sixth semesters.

The Honours programmes have a mix of courses. For earning 148 credits, a student has to study the following categories of courses:

  • a) Core Courses (CC)
  • b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)
  • c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
  • d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
  • e) Generic Electives (GE)

A learner can choose BA Honours programme in any ONE of the following Disciplines: Economics, English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and Sociology. The study load of the Honours programmes varies from semester to semester. Once the Discipline is chosen, the learner has to take the courses under categories

(a) Core Courses and

(b) Discipline Specific Elective Courses from that Discipline ONLY in all the semesters.

Core Courses (CC)

The programme has 14 core courses. Each core course is of six credits. These courses cover more than half of the programme, 84 credits (14 courses x 6 credits) out of 148 credits of the programme.

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSE)

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSEs) are on offer in the fifth and sixth semesters of the programme. The 4 DSEs are specific (or specialized or advanced or supportive) to the discipline or subject of study and provide an extended scope. They are of 6 credits each (6 courses x 4 credits) and will thus be 24 credits in all.

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses are of four credits each. As the name suggests, the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECCs) are compulsory for all learners. There are two AECCs on offer, one each in the first and second semesters. With one course in the first two semesters each, (2 courses x 4 credits), the AECC courses will add up to 8 credits in all.

Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

Skill Enhancement Courses (SECs) are also ability enhancement courses. These are value-based and/or skill-based courses and are designed to develop competencies and skills. Each Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) is of four credits. These courses are on offer in the third and fourth semesters with a number of SECs on offer in each semester. Choose any one Skill Enhancement Course from the common pool that is available. One SEC in each semester (2 courses x 4 credits) will add up to 8 credits.

Generic Electives (GE)

Generic Electives (GEs) are the other type of electives that are on offer in the first, second, third and fourth semesters of the programme and are of 6 credits each. These courses are inter-disciplinary in nature and provide an exposure to other disciplines/subjects. Choose any one Generic Elective from the common pool of GEs that is available in each semester in which they are offered.


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