Bachelor of Arts (General) (BAG)

 Bachelor of Arts (General) (BAG)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 7,200
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


The University admits students to its Bachelors programmes from both formal and non-formal scheme. The non-formal stream consists of those students who have not cleared 10+2 or equivalent exam. To take admission to IGNOU’s degree programme they have to pass its Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) first.

There is no entrance test for seeking admission.

With the academic session of July 2019, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has adopted the Choice Based Credit System introduced by the University Grants Commission.

The Bachelor of Arts programme has a number of disciplines and courses from different Schools of Studies. At present, the following twelve Disciplines are part of the programme:

1)  Anthropology
2)  English
3)  Economics
4)  Hindi
5)  History
6)  Mathematics
7)  Political Science
8)  Psychology
9)  Public Administration
10) Sanskrit
11) Sociology
12) Urdu

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Arts is a 132 credit programme consisting of the different categories of courses: i) Twelve Core courses, four from each of the two disciplines and four language core courses ii) Two Discipline specific electives from each of the two disciplines, iii) Two Ability Enhancement compulsory courses, iv) Four Skill Enhancement courses and v) Two Generic electives.

The mix of these courses varies in each of the six semesters. However, total number of credits to study in each semester is 22 credits.

Medium of Instruction

The BA programme is on offered in English and Hindi. The student has to opt for a particular medium of study while applying for admission to the programme.


The programme can be completed by earning the required number of credits under each category in a minimum period of three years (six semesters) or in the maximum period of six years.

Fee Structure

A total of Rs. 7200/- is to be paid for the Bachelor of Arts Programme @ Rs. 2400/year. In the First year, in addition to Rs. 2400/-, a Registration fee of Rs. 200/- also has to be paid. The programme fee should be paid only by means of Debit Card/Credit Card through online mode only. Fee once paid is not refundable.
Psychology courses have a Practicum component. Learners opting for Psychology are required to pay an extra fee of Rs. 600/-

Click here for Courses for the Programme.
Click here for Programme Guide.


Student Handbook and Prospectus is also available on university’s website Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive. i.e. The institution would be offering other course than those mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the institution for the latest information in regard to the course.

Those seeking admission can apply through the IGNOU Online admission portal within the stipulated time.

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