What is the Full-Form of BA?

The full form of BA is Bachelor of Arts. BA course is an undergraduate course in arts or humanities. In India it is usually a three-year course offered by institutes and is part of the “senior college”.

Students today have a wide range of choices to choose from. They can opt for various courses of their choices at the best of institutes. One course that is in great demand is the BA course. Various esteemed institutes offer BA as a course to their students. Here is some information about the full form of BA and other information about studying BA in India.


Students studying BA in India have a variety of courses to choose from. The courses offered by institutes in BA include-

  • History
  • Economics
  • Political Science  
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Statistics
  • Ancient Indian Culture
  • English
  • Other Languages like Hindi, French, etc.

Colleges offering courses in BA may not offer all the subjects mentioned above.

Colleges may also offer single or double majors in the above subjects. Single majors are those wherein the student studies and majors in one subject only (example – Economics, Psychology, History, etc.) Double majors are those wherein the student studies and majors in two subjects at a time (example – Economics and Psychology, History and Sociology, etc.)


Bachelor of Arts is a general degree in arts while Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional degree. BA is more involved in academics while BFA. involves more participation in arts. BA being much more flexible and hence opens more job opportunities.

Colleges Offering BA

Various top colleges in India offer this course to students. Some of them are

  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Saint Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Saint Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • Delhi University
  • Mumbai University
  • Chandigarh University
  • Amity University, Noida

Courses after BA

After completing a course in BA, a student can also do his masters in various courses like –

  • B.Ed. (Bachelor of education)
  • M.A. (Master of Arts)
  • MBA (Master of Business Application)
  • L.L.B. (Bachelor of Laws)
  • M.C.A (Master of Computer Application)
  • Diploma Courses
  • Hotel Management
  • Fashion Design

Career Opportunities

After completing ones BA, one has a wide range of career options available to them. The career opportunities include-

  • Psychologist
  • Journalist
  • Economist
  • Historian
  • Archaeologist
  • IAS/IPS officer
  • Jobs in government companies
  • Sociologist
  • Author
  • Museum curator
  • Content Writer  
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Hospitality

About the author

I am a student of Saint Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
I like playing and watching sports. I also like to read crime novels and mythological stories.