|Admission to BA / B.Com / BSW : Entry to Bachelor's Degree Programme is through two streams:
(i) Non-formal and (ii) Formal
The non-formal stream is for those students who have not passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination. They have to pass Bachelor's Preparoatory Programme of IGNOU to qualify for admission to BA, B.Com and BSW.
Eligibility for B.Sc : 10+2 with Science
The University offers a Bachelor Degree Programme leading to BA/B.Com/BSW/B.Sc Degree. Medium of instruction can be either English or Hindi. A learner can complete the Bachelor's Degree Programme in a minimum period of three years and a maximum period of six years. The University follows the credit system. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learner's study time. A learner will be eligible to get a BA/B.Com/BSW/B.Sc. Degree when he/she earns 96 credits from three categories of courses - Foundation Courses, Elective Courses and Application - Oriented Courses as given under:
||56 Credits to 64 Credits
||8 to 16 Credits
||56 Credits (not less than
48 Credits from Commerce)
to 64 Credits
|8 to 16 Credits
||56 Credits to 64 Credits
(At least 25% of the total
credits in Physics,
Chemistry and Life
Sciences have to be obtained
from Laboratory Courses)
|8 to 16 Credits
In addition to these courses, all BDP students have to study an awareness course on environment entitled - 'An Introdution to the Environment' (NEV-001). The course aims to improve the understanding and enrich knowledge about the prevalent environmental concerns and issues; and management of various environmental problems. There will be no examination for this course.
How to Choose Courses for - BA / B.Com / B.Sc / BSW
Foundation Courses : In this category of courses, you have to choose from the following:
FEG-1 or FHD-2
FEG-2 or BHDF-1 or any one of the listed Modem Indian Languages. FHS-1 (Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences), and FST-1 (Foundation Courses in Science and Technology) are compulsory in the first and second year of study respectively.
Elective Courses : The main task is to select elective courses. Please remember that as a learner in an Open University you have this unique opportunity of free choice of courses. you must have noticed that the list of elective courses is very big and you have to choose courses worth 56 to 64 credits from this group. However, if you want to choose mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level. if you want elective courses in a particular discipline you must take a minimum of 8 credits and a maximum of 48 credits in that discipline.
BA (Major) : if you want to go for in-depth study of one particular discipline to obtain B.A. Major or you want to pursue the same discipline for your postraduate studies you can select sourses worth 48 credits from that discipline. In B.A. option to do Major is available in English, Hindi, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Philosophy and Mathematics.
BA (General) : if you do not intend to specialise in one discipline you can choose courses from various disciplines. Here you will have to be careful. If you choose from each discipline which might not give you enough knowledge in any of the disciplines. You should try to select courses of your choice from 2 or 3 disciplines. These courses would be available in the first year, a few more would be available in the second year and the remaining in the third year. This phasing has been done for the convenience of counseling and examination. In this scheme all the elective courses have been divided into 6 groups:
Only Group 1 and 2 courses are available in the first year. In first year you have to choose courses worth 16 credits only from elective courses. Select 8 credits from each group. The rest of the Elective Courses would be offered in second and third year.
You should offer elective courses in such a way that overlapping is avoided i.e. you should offer courses of 8 credits from Group 1 and 8 credits from Group 2.
Application-Oriented Courses: In the third year you have to take courses worth 8 to 16 credits from this group. While selecting these courses make sure that they are of use to you in the profession, you are working in or intend to take up in future.
B.Com : In order to enable you to complete B.Com. Programme within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take 32 credits worth of courses in each year. In the first year you should take 16 credits of Foundation Courses (BSHF-101, FEG-1 OR FHD-2 and FEG-2 or any one of the MILs). Eight credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO-1 and ECO-2) and 8 credits of Elective Courses in Other Disciplines either from Group 1 or 2. In the second year you should take 8 credits of Foundation Courses (FST-01) and 24 credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO-3, ECO-5, ECO-6 or ECO-13, ECO-7, ECO-12 and ECO-14). In the third year you should take 16 credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO-8, ECO-10 AND ECO-11), And 8 to 16 credits in Application-Oriented Courses. You should take 8 credits in elective courses in other discipline. It shall be boted that the Commerce based Application-Oriented course are AMK-1, AED-1, AOM-1 and ASP-1.