Every new student needs clarity on the Ignou BAG Syllabus after taking admission. As you all are aware that recently Ignou changed the BA syllabus to new BA General CBCS. Therefore you should read this article to have a clear idea about your Ignou Syllabus for BA General course.
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Since this is a new program and there are a lot of electives, it is obvious to have doubts and concerns. And to clear all your doubts and concern about Ignou BAG Syllabus you need to read this article properly.
First of all, you should know some key points about Ignou BAG Course.
- Bachelor of Arts General is a Minimum 3 year’s undergraduate degree.
- The student will get Maximum 6 years to complete this course.
- This course in under Credit Based Choice System (CBCS).
- In order to complete Ignou BA Course, a student needs to have a total of 132 Credits.
- You will earn 22 credits after the completion of each semester.
- One credit is equal to 30 hours of study credit.
Now we will discuss the main topic of Ignou BAG Syllabus.
We will explain the complete Ignou Syllabus for BA General course in a very simple way. Hope there will be no doubt after reading this. Because we are going to explain the syllabus semester-wise.
First of all please look at this picture and then we will go to the semester-wise subject chart.
This chart shows you, how you will get 132 credits out of 24 subjects. So there are a total of 24 Ignou BAG Books, 4 subjects in every semester. You will get 22 Credits from 4 subjects in the First Semester.
First Year Ignou BAG Syllabus: Semester 1 & 2
First-year of Ignou BA General course will include semester 1 and semester 2. Each semester will make you earn 22 credits. Hence the first year = 44 credits.
You will study 4 subjects in the first semester and 4 subjects in the second semester. You will choose the subjects from the following three elective categories in each semester respectively.
- One Subject from Language Elective- Core Course
- Two subjects from two different discipline- core course.
- One subject from Ability enhancement Course (AECC)
Check out the following chart for semester 1 & semester 2 subject list.
Language Elective Core Course:
Choose any one subject from the following semester list. In the first semester, you have 4 language elective options but in 2nd semester only two options are there. You can take any one subject in each semester.
|for Semester 1||for Semester 2|
Discipline Core Course:
There are 12 different discipline available in Ignou BAG syllabus. You can select any two discipline in the first semester. And you will choose two subjects from the same discipline in the all upcoming semesters.
Note: You cannot change the discipline in the 2nd Semester. So you have to select the two subjects in the 2nd semester under the same discipline.
For the example- if you choose Anthropology and Public Administration in the first semester, then you will repeat the same discipline Anthropology and Public admin in all semesters.
Here is the list of subjects available in 1st & 2nd Semester for Ignou BAG Course.
|For Semester 1||For Semester 2|
|Anthropology||BANC 131 Anthropology and Research Methods||BANC 132 Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology|
|Economics||BECC 131 Principles of Microeconomics-I||BECC 132 Principles of Microeconomics-II|
|History||BHIC 131 History of India from the Earliest Times Up To C. 300 CE||BHIC 132 History of India from c.300 to 1206|
|Public Admin||BPAC 131 Perspectives on Public Administration||BPAC 132 Administrative Thinkers|
|Psychology||BPCC 131 Foundations of Psychology||BPCC 132 Introduction to Social Psychology|
|Pol. Science||BPSC 131 Introduction to Political Theory||BPSC 132 Indian Government and Politics|
|Sociology||BSOC 131 Introduction to Sociology||BSOC 132 Sociology of India|
|English||BEGC 131 Individual and Society||BEGC 132 Selections from Indian Writing: Cultural Diversity|
|Hindi||BHDC 131 हिंदी साहित्य का इतिहास||BHDC 132 मध्यकालीन हिंदी कविता|
|Urdu||BUDC 131 Study of Prose and Poetic Forms in Urdu Literature||BUDC 132 Study of Urdu Classical Ghazal|
|Sanskrit||BSKC-131 संस्कृत पद्य साहित्य||BSKC 132 संस्कृत गद्य साहित्य|
|Mathematics||BMTC 131 Calculus||BMTC 132 Differential Equations|
Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC)
from AECC category you can choose one subject in Semester 1 and one subject in semester 2. Each subject in this section carries 4 credits.
|for Semester 1||for Semester 2 (Choose anyone)|
|BEVAE-181 Environmental Studies|
Second Year: Semester 3 & 4 of Ignou BA General
So’ first-year subjects are clear now. Henceforth we will see which 8 subjects of third & fourth Semester Ignou BAG Syllabus.
likewise in 1st and 2nd semester, you will study 1 Language Course, 2 Discipline core course and one Skill enhancement subject in each sem 3rd and 4th. Hence You will get a total of 22 Credits from each semester and a total of 44 credits from the Second year of BAG.
Language Core Course for semester 3 & Semester 4 BA General:
You can choose any two from the following two options each semester.
|For Semester 3||For Semester 4|
Discipline Core Course for third & 4th Semester Ignou Syllabys BA General:
Choose two discipline likewise in semester 1st and 2nd. Choose from the same discipline as per the first semester. You have to choose two subjects from two different discipline but it should be same as in the first semester.
|For Semester 3||For Semester 4|
|Anthropology||BANC 133 Fundamentals of Social and Cultural Anthropology||BANC 134 Fundamentals of Archaeological Anthropology|
|Economics||BECC 133 Principles of Macroeconomics-I||BECC 134 Principles of Macroeconomics-II|
|History||BHIC 133 History of India from c.1206 to 1707||BHIC 134 History of India from 1707 to 1950|
|Public Admin||BPAC 133 Administrative System at Union Level||BPAC 134 Administrative system at State and District Levels|
|Psychology||BPCC 133 Psychological Disorders||BPCC 134 Statistical Methods and Psychological Research|
|Pol. Science||BPSC 133 Comparative Government and Politics||BPSC 134 Introduction to International Relations|
|Sociology||BSOC 133 Sociological Theories||BSOC 134 Methods of Sociological Enquiry|
|English||BEGC 133 British Literature||BEGC 134 Reading the Novel|
|Hindi||BHDC 133 आधुनिक हिंदी कविता||BHDC 134 हिंदी गद्य साहित्य|
|Urdu||BUDC 133 Origin and Development of Urdu Language||BUDC 134 Study of Urdu Nazm|
|Sanskrit||BSKC 133 संस्कृत नाटक||BSKC 134 संस्कृत व्याकरण|
|Mathematics||BMTC 133 Real Analysis||BMTC 134 Algebra|
Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) for Semester 3rd and 4th:
These are skill enhance course subjects. You can any one subject from the common pool each semester. SEC subjects are applicable 3rd semester onward in Ignou BAG Syllabus.
|For Semester 3||For Semester 4|
Third Year Ignou Syllabus BA General: 5th & 6th Semester
3rd year means the final year of Ignou BAG Syllabus has 8 subjects like the first year and second year. 3rd year means 5th semester and 6th semester.
In the 5th Semester, you will study 4 subjects out of the following three elective categories.
- 2 Discipline-Specific Electives (DSEs) : 12 Credits
- 1 Skill Enhancement Course (SEC): 4 Credit
- 1 Generic Elective (GE): 6 Credit
Similarly in 6th Semester, you will study the 4 subjects from the above elective categories. Now let’s see what are the subject options available in each elective category for 5th & 6th Semester.
Discipline-Specific Elective Subjects: 5th & 6th Semester
You have multiple choices in this section. But remember:
- Choose the one subject from two Discipline.
- And choose the same discipline category which you have taken at the beginning of the course.
- Suppose you have taken Anthropology and History Discipline, you can choose one subject from Anthropology and one from history.
|For Semester 5||For Semester 6|
|Anthropology||BANE 145 Applied Anthropology||BANE 146 Anthropology of Indigenous|
|Economics||BECE 145 Indian Economy-I||BECE 146 Indian Economy-II|
|Psychology||BPCE 145 Counseling Psychology||BPCE 146 Industrial/ Organisational|
|English||BEGE142 Understanding Drama|
|Urdu||BUDE 141 Study of Poet Mirza Ghalib||BUDE 142 Study of Prose Writer Meer|
|Sanskrit||BSKE 141 आयुर्वेद के मूलाधार||BSKE 142 रंगमंच और नाट्यकला|
|Mathematics||BMTE 141 Linear Algebra||BMTE 144 Numerical Analysis|
Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) for Semester 5th and 6th:
Select one subject from this SEC section. You will have 4 options in semester 5 & four options in semester 6. You are going to get 4 credit for one subject.
|For Semester 5||For Semester 6|
Generic Electives (GE) for 5th & 6th Sem
Generic Electives is the fifth category of Ignou BAG Syllabus. There are many subjects in this category but you have to choose one subject in semester 5 and one subject in semester 6.
Each subject is equal to 6 credit. you may choose any one out of the following. Choose the same nature’s subject in 5th and 6th semester.
|for Semester 5||for Semester 6|
|BEGG171 Media & Communication Skills||BEGG172 Language and Linguistics|
|BEGG173 Academic Writing And Composition||BEGG174 Creative Writing|
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|BPAG171 Disaster Management||BPAG172 Governance: Issues and Challenges|
|BPAG173 E-governance||BPAG174 Sustainable Development|
|BPCG171 General Psychology||BPCG 172 Youth, Gender and Identity|
|BPCG 173 Psychology for Health and Well Being||BPCG174 Psychology and Media|
|BPCG175 Psychology for Living||BPCG176 Psychology of Gender|
|BSOG171 Indian Society: Images and Realities||BSOG176 Economy and Society|
|BSOG173 Rethinking Development||BGDG172 Gender Sensitisation: Society|
This was all about Ignou Syllabus BA General, we hope this will help you find your subjects easily. You can plan your study accordingly by downloading Ignou BAG Books here.
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