BA through Distance Learning

Bachelor of Arts, commonly known as BA, is a degree awarded to every student who has passed the undergraduate course of study from a college or university. The BA certificate is given to graduates from the streams of humanities or science. The duration of a Bachelor of Arts course is three to four years. The duration of course depends on the institution and the subject in which the course is pursued.

With the growing popularity of distance education courses today, several candidates around the world are opting to pursue BA through distance learning. Listed below are the best colleges in India that provide this course.

List of Universities Offering BA Degree Through Distance Learning

Name Address Courses Eligibility
Alagappa University Alagappapuram, Karaikudi,India. Tamil Nadu-630003 Phone: 91-04565-35205,35206,35207 Email: alagappa@md3.vsnl.net.in Website : www.auce.8m.com/AU.htm Fax : 91-04565-35202 B.A. ****
Annamalai University Annamalai University. Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu-608002 Phone: 04144-38610 Fax : 04144-38987 B.A.( Population Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Tamil, English, Economics, History) ****
Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna nagar-522510 A.P Phone: 0863-2293299,2293356 Fax: 0863-2293223 Web Site: http://www.anucde.com/ B.A. (Economics, History, Politics, Public Administration, Sociology, Maths, English, Telugu, Statistics) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Bangalore University Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education Central College Campus, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore Karnataka-560001 Phone : 2211232/2272787 Email: vcccvs@blr.vsnl.net.in Website : www.bangaloreuniversity.net B.A.( History, Sociology, Political Science, English, Economics, Kannada, Philosophy) ****
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal-26, Madhya Pradesh (India) Phone: 2677700(700), 4287028(728) Email: buregistrar@yahoo.co.in Web Site: http://www.bubhopal.nic.in/odl.htm B.A. 3 Years / (10+2)/H.Sc.
Berhampur University Berhampur University Berhampur 760007 Orissa, India Phone: +91-680-2242172, 2242173, 2242174 Fax: +91-680-2243322 Web Site: http://bamu.nic.in/ B.A.(Hons.) 3 Years / Must have secured 40% in the 12th, conducted by CHSE, Orissa or any other examination recognised as equivalent thereto.
Bharathiar University Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046. Phone: (91) 422-2422222, 2422223 Fax: (91) 422-2422387 Email: regr@b-u.ac.in Web Site: http://www.b-u.ac.in/sde/default.asp B.A. (Tamil Literature, Public Administration) 3 Years / HSC passed, Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University Dr.B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg, Road No. 46 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Andhrapradesh-500003 Phone : 040-3546271/3546272/ 3546616/3544771 Email: info@braou.ac.in Website : www.braou.ac.in B.A. ****
Himachal Pradesh University SUMMER HILL, SHIMLA Himachal Pradesh-171005 Phone : 230445, 230635, 230709, 230741, 231637, 231727, 231742, 231998 Email: webhpu@hp.nic.in Website : www.hpuniv.nic.in/ B.A. (Economics, Hindi, History, Political Science, Public Admin. Sociology, Sanskrit, Mathematics ****
H.P. University Director, ICDEOL, H.P. University, Shimla-171 005 Phone: 0177-2831327 Web Site: http://hpuniv.nic.in/icdeol.htm B.A. 3 Years / 12th Passed or equilavent dgree
Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU Regional Centre 52, Tughlakabad Institutional Area Near Batra Hospital New Delhi-110 062 Ph.Off 011-6082715 / 6089078 / 6078354 Email: ignourcd@nda.vsnl.net.in Website : www.ignou.ac.in B.A. ****
Institute of Correspondance Education University Of Madras Chepauk, Chennai. Email: Icedirector@universityofmadras.ice.ac.in Tamil Nadu-600000 Email: Ice123@vsnl.net.in Website : www.universityofmadras.Ice.ac.in B.A. (Economics, Public Admin., Urdu, History, Vaishnavism, Co-operation, Tamil, Engish LiteratureL ****
Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Dak Bunglow Road, Chapra – 841301, Bihar Phone: [06152] – 243898 Fax:- [06152] – 232607 Web Site: http://jpv.bih.nic.in/index.htm B.A. (Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Urdu, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, History, Psychology, Geography) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Kakatiya University Distance Education Director, SDLCE, KU Andhrapradesh-506009 Phone # 439992, 439993 Email: asadanandam@yahoo.com Website : www.kuwarangal.com/ B.A. (Human Resources Management, Sociology,Tourism and Travel Management, Mathematics, Adertisement and Sales Mgt. Computers for non-mathematics, Computer with Mathematics) ****
Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra University Campus Kurukshetra, Haryana, India Phone: +91-1744-238518 Fax: +91-1744-238628 Web Site: http://kukinfo.com/ B.A. 3 Years / 12th Passed or equilavent dgree
KOTA Open University Rawatbhata Road, Kota, INDIA Rajasthan-324010 Phone : 91 – 744 – 470971, 421947, 430572 Email: ambarish@jp1.dot.net.in Website: www.koukota.com Fax : 91 – 744 – 425913 B.A. ****
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (1990) Abishekapatti, Thirunelveli – 12 Tamil Nadu Phone : 0462-33741, 338721 Email: tvl_regismsu@sancharnet.in Website : www.msuniversitytvl.org B.A.( English, History, Economics) ****
Madurai Kamaraj University Directorate of Distance Education Madurai Kamaraj University Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625 021, +91-452-2458471 Fax : +91-452-2458265 Email: mkudde@mkudde.org,director@mkudde.org Web Site: www.mkuniversity.org B.A. (History, Political Science, Social Science, Economics, Tamil Literature, English Literature) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Mother Teresa Women’s University Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikanal-624 101 Phone: (04542) 41122, 41685 Fax: (04542) 41122 Email: mtwuni@md2.vsnl.net.in Web Site: http://www.tnuniv.ac.in/mteresa/ B.A. (Music, Psychology, Sociology) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Punjabi University Patiala Punjab Phone : 282461 – 65 Email: ucc@pbi.ac.in Website : www.universitypunjabi.org/ B.A. ****
Periyar University Salem, Tamil Nadu-636011 Email: periyaru@md3.vsnl.net.in Phone : (0427) 345766 ,345565 ,345833 Fax : (0427) 345565 Website : www.periyaruniversity.org B.A. (History, Tamil, Economic) ****
Punjabi University Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab Phone : 282461 – 65 Email: ucc@pbi.ac.in Website : www.universitypunjabi.org/ B.A. ****
Panjab University Department of Correspondence Studies Panjab University Chandigarh – 160 014, India Phone: 53 4314 Web Site: http://www.puchd.ac.in/ B.A. (English, Economics, Geography, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Punjabi, Sociology & Defence Studies, Public Adminis) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University,CG, Bilaspur Vyapar Vihar, Near Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park Bilaspur 495001, Chattisgarh, India Phone : +91-07752-414225, 261051 Fax: +91-07752-414245 Email: registrar@pssou.ac.in Web Site: http://www.pssou.ac.in/index.htm B.A.(Political Science, History, Economics, English Literature, Public Administration, Hindi Literature, Sociology, Rural Development in India) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati, Andhrapradesh Phone : 49666 Email: svuni@ap.nic.in Website : www.svuni.ap.nic.in/ Fax : 29101 B.A. ****
University of Delhi Delhi (India) Phone : +91-11-7667725 Email: webmaster@du.ac.in Website:www.du.ac.in/ B.A. ****
University of Kashmir (Est: 1976) University Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar-6, J & K Email: info@kashmiruniversity.net Website: www.kashmiruniversity.net/ B.A. ****
University of Kerala (Est: 1937) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695034 Phone : +91-471-306422 Email: keralauniversity@vsnl.com Website : www.keralauniversity.edu/ Fax : +91-471-307158 B.A. (Political Science, Economics, History, English, Malayalam,) ****
University of Mumbai University of Mumbai, Maharashtra (India) Phone : +91 22 2677356 Website : www.mu.ac.in/ Fax : +91 22 2677356 B.A. ****
University of Madras Institute of Distance Education, IDE University of Madras Chepauk, Chennai – 600005 Phone: 25385539; 25393347 Extn: 413 Email: vcoffice@unom.ac.in Web Site: http://www.unom.ac.in/ice.html B.A. (History, Economics, Co-operation, Tamil Literature, English Literature, Urudu (Urudu), Vaishnavism, Public Administration ) 3 Years / (10+2)/H.Sc.
University of Calicut University of Calicut, Calicut University P.O., Kerala, India. Pin 673 635. Phone: +91 494 2401144 – 48, 50-52 Fax : 2400269 Web Site: http://www.universityofcalicut.info/sde/start.htm B.A. (Histroy , Economics , Politics , Sociology , Malayalam , English) 3 Years / 12th Passed or equilavent dgree
University of Jammu Directorate Distance Education University of Jammu Jammu & Kashmir Phone: 0191- 2430828 Email: directordde@jammuuniversity.in Web Site: http://www.jammuuniversity.in/dd_facilities.asp B.A. 3 Years / 12th Passed or equilavent dgree
Utkal University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education (D.D.C.E) Utkal University, Vanivihar,Bhubaneswar-751007, Orissa, India Phone: +91-674-2585312 Fax: +91-674-2581106 Email: Director@Ddceutkal.Org Web Site: http://www.ddceutkal.org/ B.A. Honours (History, Political, Science, Education, Oriya) 3 Years / A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination in 10+2 pattern of education or any other equivalent examination. Students who have passed Three Years Diploma from Orissa State Technical Education Council are also eligible
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Nashik, Maharashtra Website: www.ycmou.com/ B.A. ****
University of Calicut University of Calicut, Calicut University P.O., Kerala, India. Pin 673 635. Phone: +91 494 2401144 – 48, 50-52 Fax : 2400269 Web Site: http://www.universityofcalicut.info/sde/start.htm B.A. (Histroy, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Malayalam, English) 3 Years / 12th Passed or equilavent dgree
University of Jammu Directorate Distance Education University of Jammu Jammu & Kashmir Phone: 0191- 2430828 Email: directordde@jammuuniversity.in Web Site: http://www.jammuuniversity.in/dd_facilities.asp B.A. 3 Years / 12th Passed or equilavent dgree
Utkal University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education (D.D.C.E) Utkal University, Vanivihar,Bhubaneswar-751007, Orissa, India Phone: +91-674-2585312 Fax: +91-674-2581106 Email: Director@Ddceutkal.Org Web Site: http://www.ddceutkal.org/ B.A. Honours (History, Political, Science, Education, Oriya) 3 Years / A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination in 10+2 pattern of education or any other equivalent examination. Students who have passed Three Years Diploma from Orissa State Technical Education Council are also eligible
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Nashik, Maharashtra Website: www.ycmou.com/ B.A. ****
Madurai Kamaraj University Directorate of Distance Education Madurai Kamaraj University Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625 021, +91-452-2458471 Fax : +91-452-2458265 Email: mkudde@mkudde.org, director@mkudde.org Web: www.mkuniversity.org B.A. (History, Political Science, Social Science, Economics, Tamil Literature, English Literature) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Mother Teresa Women’s University Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikanal-624 101 Phone: (04542) 41122, 41685 Fax: (04542) 41122 Email: mtwuni@md2.vsnl.net.in Web: http://www.tnuniv.ac.in/mteresa/ B.A. (Music, Psychology, Sociology) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna nagar-522510 A.P Phone: 0863-2293299,2293356 Fax: 0863-2293223 Web: http://www.anucde.com/ B.A. (Economics, History, Politics, Public Administration, Sociology, Maths, English, Telugu, Statistics) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Panjab University Department of Correspondence Studies Panjab University Chandigarh – 160 014, India Phone: 53 4314 Web: http://www.puchd.ac.in/ B.A. (English, Economics, Geography, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Punjabi, Sociology & Defence Studies, Public Adminis) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Utkal University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education (D.D.C.E) Utkal University, Vanivihar,Bhubaneswar-751007, Orissa, India Phone: +91-674-2585312 Fax: +91-674-2581106 Email: Director@Ddceutkal.Org Web: http://www.ddceutkal.org/ B.A. Honours (History, Political, Science, Education, Oriya) 3 Years / A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination in 10+2 pattern of education or any other equivalent examination. Students who have passed Three Years Diploma from Orissa State Technical Education Council are also eligible
Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Dak Bunglow Road, Chapra – 841301, Bihar Phone: [06152] – 243898 Fax:- [06152] – 232607 Web: http://jpv.bih.nic.in/index.htm B.A. (Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Urdu, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, History, Psychology, Geography) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass
Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University,CG, Bilaspur Vyapar Vihar, Near Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park Bilaspur 495001, Chattisgarh, India Phone : +91-07752-414225, 261051 Fax: +91-07752-414245 Email: registrar@pssou.ac.in Web: http://www.pssou.ac.in/index.htm B.A.(Political Science, History, Economics, English Literature, Public Administration, Hindi Literature, Sociology, Rural Development in India) 3 Years / Higher Secondary (+2) pass

 

Name of Institute Contact Details
Gujarat Vidyapith Near Income Tax Office, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014, Gujarat, IndiaPh. No. – 079-40016207

Fax No. – 079-27542547

Email – registrar@gujaratvidyapith.org

Website – www.gujaratvidyapith.org

University of Mumbai Registrar, University of Mumbai, M G Road, Fort Mumbai – 400032, Maharashtra, IndiaPh. No. – 022-22708700

Email – webmaster@ucc.mu.ac.in

Website – www.mu.ac.in

School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, University of Delhi Campus of Open Learning, University of Delhi, 5 Cavalry Lane, New Delhi – 110007, IndiaPh. No. – 011-27667645

Fax No. – 011-27667242

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Faculty – in – Charge, Placement Unit, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad – 500078, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPh. No. – 9140-66303531

Email – webmaster@bits-pilani.ac.in

Website – www. universe.bits-pilani.ac.in

Jamia Milia Islamia Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110025, IndiaPh. No. – 011-26981717

Fax No. – 011-26980229

Website – www.jmi.ac.in

Eligibility Criteria

  • The minimum academic qualification for admission is successful completion of 10+2 board examination.
  • The applicant must have studied in the arts or science stream in 10+2 level.

Admission Procedure

  • Admission is based on marks of 10+2 board results.
  • However, there are institutes that conduct written tests for admission to some subjects of study. The candidates successful in the test may need to attend a group discussion and a personal interview.
  • Every applicant must submit photocopies of original mark sheets of school examinations passed and identity verifications like valid passport or voter id card.
  • Also to be submitted during admission are passport size photographs, the completed application form and registration fees.

Duration of Study

The BA course in any subject is a three-year program. Few institutes may extend duration of study to four years based on the discretion of the administration of the institution. Distance learning candidates can however extend their period of study to more than four years.

Career Prospects

The career opportunities of students having completed the BA degree vary according to their choice of subject in the graduation level. The arts stream comprises a variety of subjects which open up different career prospects for the students. There are public and private firms in India and worldwide that employ BA graduates.

Further research in the subject that the student is pursuing will help him to start a career in academics.

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