Download IGNOU BA Syllabus PDF 2023-2024 [Subjects Wise]

Download IGNOU BA Syllabus PDF 2023-24 [Subjects Wise]



IGNOU founded the Social Science School in various disciplines where the university offers this course. The course is intended to educate and analyse the world of learners by introducing them to the key themes and topics in the disciplines of science, humanity, and science. IGNOU offers distance and online BA course in various specializations like BA in English, BA in History, BA in Economics, BA in Anthropology and so forth. The students have the option of choosing specialization according to their interest. The detailed syllabus of all specializations is mentioned at the bottom of this page.

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IGNOU BA Syllabus 2023: Detailed

Indira Gandhi National Open University is well-known for offering a wide variety of courses through open learning and providing students with the best curriculum. The IGNOU BA curriculum is also designed to allow students to gain in-depth knowledge about the art and culture of our country. Under the guidance of the industry experts and business leaders, IGNOU's internal staff developed the course program with a team of expert faculties from different universities.

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IGNOU Distance BA Course Structure (2023-24)


IGNOU follows the credit system for BA Program. To successfully complete the distance and online BA program, you will have to earn 96 credits over a period of 3 to 6 years depending on your convenience. However, you will not be allowed to earn more than 32 credits in a year.

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme has three major components:

Foundation Subjects 24 credits
Elective Subjects 64 or 56 credits
Application Oriented Subjects 8 or 16 credits
Total 96 credits


Specializations of IGNOU Distance BA


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) course in various specializations. These are mentioned below:

IGNOU Distance BA Specializations
BA English BA Hindi BA Urdu
BA Economics BA History BA Mathematics
BA Political Science BA Public Administration BA Sociology
BA Psychology BA Philosophy --


List of the IGNOU Distance BA subjects


To pursue the IGNOU BA course you have to choose from the below-mentioned subjects. The complete detail about the BA courses is available in the prospectus which you can find on the official website of IGNOU. We have provided below all the subjects of the course for your reference:

11 General Subjects from MS-1 to MS-11
Course Code Course Name Credits
FEG-01 Foundation Course in English-1 Or Foundation Course in Hindi-2 4
FST-01 Foundation Course in Science and Technology 8
BHDF-01 Foundation Course in Hindi 4
FHS-1 Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences 4
Any one of the following Courses:
FGB-01 Foundation Course in Bengali 4
FML-1 Foundation Course in Malayalam Management
FMT-1 Foundation Course in Marathi 4
FOR-1 Foundation Course in Oriya 4
FPB-1 Foundation Course in Punjabi 4
FTM-1 Foundation Course in Tamil 4
FTG-1 Foundation Course in Telugu 4
FUD-1 Foundation Course in Urdu 4
BEGE-101 From Language to Literature 8
EEG-02 The Structure of Modern English 8
EEG-03 Communication Skills in English 8
EEG-04 English for Practical Purposes 8
EEG-05 Understanding Prose 8
EEG-06 Understanding Poetry 8
EEG-07 Understanding Drama 8
EEG-08 Reading the Novel 8
AFW-(E) Feature Writing 4
AWR-(E) Writing for Radio 4
AWR-(H) Radio Lekhan (Hindi) 4
EHD-01 Hindi Gadya 8
EHD-02 Hindi Kavya 8
EHD-03 Hindi Sahitya ka Itihas evam Sahitya Parichay 8
EHD-04 Madhyakaleen Bhartiya Sahitya: Samaj aur Sanskriti 8
EHD-05 Adhunik Bhartiya Sahitya: Navjagran aur Rashtriya Chetna 8
EHD-06 Hindi Bhasha: Itihas aur Vartman 8
EHD-07 Hindi Sanrachna 8
CTE-03 Teaching Strategies 4
CTE-04 Teaching English (Elementary School) 4
CTE-05 Teaching English (Secondary School) 4
FAS-01 Foundation Course in Assamese 8
FEG-1 Foundation Course in English-1 4
AOM-1 Office Organisation Management 4
ASP-1 Secretarial Practice 4
AHE-1 Human Environment 8
EHI-1 Modern India, 1857-1964 8
EHI-2 India: Earliest Times to 8th Century A.D. 8
EHI-3 India From 8th to 15th Century A.D. 8
EHI-4 India From 16th to Mid 18th Century A.D. 8
ESO-15 Society and Religion 8
BPVI-028 Entrepreneurship and Marketing 4
DECE-1 Organising Child Care Services 8
MPA-012 Administrative Theory 8
AED-1 Export Procedures and Documentation 4
ATR-1 Translation 8
ACS-1 Consumer Studies -ACS-1 8
BCOA-001 Business Communication and Entrepreneurship 1
DNHE- 01 Nutrition for the Community 8
MS-51 Operations Research 4
EU-1 History of Urdu Language 8
EU-2 History of Urdu Literature 8
EU-3 Urdu Poetry 8
EU-4 Urdu Fiction 8
EU-5 Urdu Non-Fictional Prose 8
EU-6 Elements of Urdu Literature 8
EU-7 Diasprestic Urdu Literature 4
EU-8 Women in Urdu Literature 4
EU-9 Socio-Cultural Forms in Urdu 8
EPS-11 Political Ideas and Ideologies 8
EPS-12 Government & Politics in India 8
EPS-03 Modern Indian Political Thought 8
EPS-15 South Asia: Economy, Society 8
EPS-06 Government and Politics in East 8
EPS-07 International Relations 8
EPS-08 Government and Politics in Australia 8
EPS-09 Comparative Government and Politics 8
EHI-05 India from Mid 18th to Mid 19th Century 8
EHI-06 History of China and Japan 1840-1949 8
EHI-07 Modern Europe: Mid 18th to Mid 20th Century 8
BECE-015 Elementary Mathematical Methods in Economic Development 8
BECE-016 Economic Development: Comparative 8
EEC-07 Industrial Development in India 8
EEC-10 National Income Accounting 8
EEC-11 Fundamentals of Economics 8
BECE-002 Indian Economic Development:Issues and Perspectives 8
EEC-13 Elementary Statistical Methods and Survey Techniques 8
EEC-14 Agricultural Development in India 8
EPA-3 Development Administration 8
EPA-4 Personnel Administration 8
EPA-5 Financial Administration 8
EPA-6 Public Policy 8
APM-1 Integrated Pest Management 8
AEC-1 Environmental Chemistry 8
AST-01 Statistical techniques 4
AMT-1 Teaching of Primary School Mathematics 8
BHDA-101 Samachar Lekhan aur Feature Lekhan 8
ESO-11 The Study of Society 8
ESO-12 Society in India 8
ESO-13 Sociological Thought 8
ESO-14 Society and Stratification 8
ESO-16 Social Problems in India 8
BPY-001 Indian Philosophy: Part I 4
BPY-002 Logic: Classical and Symbolic 4
BPY-003 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 4
BPY-004 Religions of the World 4
BPY-005 Indian Philosophy: Part II 4
BPY-006 Metaphysics 4
BPY-007 Ethics 4
BPY-008 Modern Western Philosophy 4
BPY-009 Contemporary Western Philosophy 4
BPY-010 Epistemology 4
BPY-011 Philosophy of Human Persons 4
BPY-012 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology 4

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