Admission to Arts Colleges in India

Humanities or arts are one of the well known conventional streams pursued in India. The arts stream can be categorized under multiple heads including Psychology, Sociology, archaeology, English, Public Administration, economics, Political Science, creative writing and fine arts. Admission to arts colleges varies depending on the norms set for that particular college. In addition, some colleges also follow the guidelines of the university that they are affiliated to.

In general, all candidates admit students who have cleared their 10+2 board examination from a recognized board. However, the aggregate percent or the cut off marks on the basis of which admission is granted to students depends as per the norms of the college or university. Similarly, the cut off marks for one subject varies from the other. For instance, the cut off marks set for admission to English honors programme may be different from the cut off marks set for admission to Political honors programme.

The past academic performance of the students is also taken into consideration prior to admission. In addition, there are also some arts colleges in India that conduct entrance examinations and the scores obtained in the same are considered for admission.

Let us now take a look at some of the top arts colleges in India:

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Christ College, Bangalore
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Presidency College, Chennai