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All about BA History Course


All about BA History Course

Last updated: 09 Sep 2020

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A few lines about History

History is the study of the past-specifically of the people, societies, events and problems of the past- as well as our attempts to understand them. It is a pursuit common to all human societies. History can take the form of a tremendous story, a rolling narrative filled with great personalities and finding new things in those chapters already written.

History provides us with a sense of identity. By understanding where we have come from, we can better understand who we are. History provides a sense of context for our lives and our existence. It helps us understand the way things are and how we might approach the future.

Brief Description of BA History Course

BA History is a 3-years undergraduate course that is divided into 6-semesters. The course curriculum basically focuses on teaching all aspects of history which includes Indian history, modern history, ancient world European history, contemporary history, etc.

Combinations for BA History

BA History is studied in combinations in Bangalore, some of the combinations available are:

  • BA History, Economics, Sociology
  • BA English, Political Science, History
  • BA History, Journalism, Travel & Tourism

Eligibility for BA History

The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 in any stream from recognised board are eligible to apply for BA History course.

Admission Procedures

The eligible students can take admission to BA History course by two modes of admission. The first one is merit-based admission and second one is direct admission.

1. Merit-Based Admission

There are many reputed colleges and universities that conduct institution-based entrance exams for admission to BA History course, such mode of admission is called merit-based admission. The colleges have limited number of merit-seats and entrance exams are conducted for these merit-seats to select the deserving students. The main idea for institution-based entrance exams is to select the serious candidates from the non-serious ones. The successfully qualified students are then allotted merit-seats. The fees are also nominal for merit-seats.

2. Direct Admission

The students can also take admission to BA History by another mode called as direct admission. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges through direct admission under management quota. The main advantage of this mode is that the students are not required to appear for any institution-based entrance exams. Another advantage is that the students can get admission to their desired colleges by booking their seats in advance even before the colleges start. The students interested in direct admission can contact the educational advisory centres like Galaxy Educational Services to know more about direct admission procedures.

Course Curriculum

The students of BA History will be studying the following subjects during their course duration

Sl No Subjects of Study
1 History of Ancient India to 600 CE
2 History of India: 600 CE to 1500 CE
3 History of India: 1500 CE to 1800 CE
4 History of India: 1800 CE to Modern India
5 Ancient World History
6 Transformation of Europe
7 European History
8 World Politics
9 History of East Asia
10 History of the USA
11 History of Africa
12 History of Latin America

Career and Scope

The BA history students are basically hired in both government and private sectors. They are hired in museums, historical places, archaeological spots, historical parks, research centres, radio channels, survey offices, etc. They can even join MA History to take up higher studies, they can join PhD after their master’s to take up research. They can even join as lecturers in colleges to take up teaching of history subjects.

Job Roles

Some of the important job roles are:

  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Auctioneer
  • Historical Tour Guide
  • Archivist
  • Heritage Manager
  • Museum Curator

Salary and Emoluments

The fresh BA History students will be earning around 2 lakhs to 4 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiter.

Top organisations hiring BA History students

Some of the organisations hiring BA history students are:

  • Archaeological Survey of India
  • Museums
  • Survey Department
  • Historical Centres
  • Historical Tourist spots

Final Lines

History is the basis for the existence of humanity. It’s the sacrifice of our ancestors that has made us survive. It is a core responsibility to remember the sacrifices made by them. The BA history students will be learning in-depth about the humanity and culture that has its origin in our history records. The BA History students are hired in many public and private organisations. They are also well paid. The students with passion towards history can join the BA History course.

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