Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History is an undergraduate course in History, provided by many colleges of Delhi University. These colleges are:-
- Stephen’s College
- Miranda House
- Ramjas College
- Lady Shri Ram College for Women
- Indraprastha College for Women
- Sri Venkateswara College
- Jesus and Mary College
- Hindu College
- Hansraj College
- Daulat Ram College
Course Details: It’s a 3-year full-time programme consisting 6 semesters i.e. 2 semesters/year.
Eligibility: 10+2 in any discipline, from a recognized college or Board with min. 50% marks or equivalent.
There are many future scopes/aspects that you can choose from, after having a B.A. (Hons.) degree in History. Some are:
Academics (you can opt for higher studies to get depth knowledge such as
- MA in History
- Phil. in History
- PhD. in History etc
After these, you can choose a career in teaching/lectureship or can go for research work in History, Historical monuments, scripts, languages and many antiques).
Also, if you aspire to be a civil servant after clearing UPSC Civil Services Examination, this course would be very beneficial to you as History is relevant to both PRE as well as Mains category of this Exam.
Salary around 3.5 lakh per annum but can go up to 6.5 lakh per annum.
Jobs and Career Opportunities
You can work in/as:
Various educational Institutions, colleges, Research organizations, Museums, art galleries, historical places, Newspaper article writer, as a Human activist, as a content writer or as a record manager in various institutions.
ACI (Archaeological Survey of India:- if you are keen to learn and know about History more and more while doing your job and getting paid for the same.
Subjects / Syllabus
Semester 1- History of India-I, Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World, Concurrent – Qualifying Language
Semester 2- History of India-II, Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval World, Concurrent – Credit Language
Semester 3- Rise of Modern West-I, History Of United States Of America (C. 1776 – 1945) or History Of Africa (c. 1500 – 1960s), History Of The USSR (c. 1917- 1964) or History Of Southeast Asia – The 19th Century, History of India-III (c. 750-1206), Concurrent – Interdisciplinary
Semester 4- History of India-IV (c. 1206-1550), Rise of Modern West-II, History Of The United States Of History Of The USSR (c. 1917 – 1964s) or America (C. 1776 – 1945) or History Of Southeast Asia – The 20th Century or History Of Latin America (c. 1500 – 1960s), Concurrent – Discipline Centered I
Semester 5- History of India-V (c. 1550-1605), History of Modern Europe I (c. 1780-1939), History of India-VI (c. 1750-1857), History of China & Japan – I (c. 1840-1949)
Semester 6- History of India-VII (c. 1605-1750), History of India-VIII (c. 1857-1950), History of China & Japan – II (c. 1840-1949), History of Modern Europe –II (1780-1939), Concurrent – Discipline Centered II
It may vary from 13000/- per course to 1 lakh per course, depending on the college that you opt for.