B.A. Admissions

Three Year BA Programme in Social Sciences

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development

Intake: 30


Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognised Board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2020 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. Final pass result should be produced at the time of joining the programme, if selected.

Age Limit

Candidate should be less than 23 years of age at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test (BAT), as on April 24, 2020. Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.


Programme Features

  • This three-year undergraduate liberal arts programme is one of its kinds in India with an all rounded understanding of education and particularly social sciences education.
  • The programme provides foundational understanding in five key Social Sciences subjects – Sociology, Economics, Political Science, History and Psychology during the first two years and then introduces the students to interdisciplinary subjects like Environment, Development and Gender in the third year.
  • Students are given a choice of specialisations to study and engage with through field-based research during the last semester of the three years programme.
  • The curriculum framework focuses on the humanistic aspects of Social Sciences blended with Science to nurture imagination, creativity and rigourous critical thought.
  • Students study Mathematics and take foundational courses in biological, physical and chemical sciences and languages, literature in addition to learning applied statistics and research methodology.
  • Students are exposed to multiple pedagogies of teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on group learning, working on projects and presentations.
  • Experiential Learning sessions are spread across the three years, with each session taking the student incrementally from exposure to engagement  with guided mentoring by the faculty and field-based organisations.

Programme Objectives

The B.A. in Social Sciences aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To be integrative in the treatment of topics by interlinking knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to action
  • To be value-based by providing an arena for reflective thinking, and development of concern for the common good and application of social values
  • To encourage recognition of opposing points of view, respect for different positions, sensitivity to cultural similarities and differences, and a commitment to social responsibility and
  • To make deliberate efforts to enhance students’ understanding of the connections of natural, physical and chemical sciences with the social sciences.

It is expected that through this programme, students will acquire analytical skills as well as learn how to develop a critical understanding of social, political economic and cultural processes, to present materials and ideas effectively, and to make connection between the global and the local.

Distribution of Credit Hours:


  • BA degree: A student who successfully completes the credited and non-credited requirements of the three-year (six semesters) programme will be awarded a B.A. Social Sciences degree.
  • Distribution of Credit Hours:

Semesterwise Courses:


 Year 1


Semester – 1

Sociological and Anthropological Concepts 4
History – Nature and Purpose 4

Indian Language- Hindi/Telugu
Introductory Course in Life Sciences 2
English Language-I 2
Semester – 2 Political Science and its Concerns 4
Conceptual Groundings in Economics 4
Human Behaviour:Biopsycho-Sociol Perspectives 4
Indian Language – Hindi /Telugu 2
English Language-II 2
Experiential Learning 2
Year 2 Students to choose 3 disciplinary courses out of the 5 courses in year 2-Sem 3&4 totalling to 12 credits in each semester  
Semester – 3 Politics and Governance in India 4
Theories of Economic Development 4
Theories of Socila Anthropology and Sociology 4
Social Psychology 4
The State and the People 4
Literature 2
Mathematics – Basic /Advanced I 2
Semester – 4 International Relations and Indian Foriegn Policy 4
Classical Political Economy 4
Indian Society 4
Understanding Mental Health 4
Insights from Indian History 4
Mathematics – Basic /Advanced II 2
Internship (non – credited)  
Year -  3 Interdisciplinary Courses  
Semester – 5 Environment 4
Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 4
Development 4
Writing Workshops (non- credited)  
Statistics for Social Sciecnes -I 2
Statistics for Social Sciecnes -II 2
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods 2
Semester – 6 One Optional Thematic Course to be choosen by Students out of a pool of courses  
Taught Course 4
Self- Study 2
Guided Experiential Work with a ReSEARCH Report 6
Seminar (Ungarded)  
Total Number of credits over 3 years 92

Fee Structure:

Fees for Indian Students ( in Rs.)*





  i) Tuition Fee 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000
  ii) Examination Fee 800 800 800 800 800 800
  iii) Experiential Learning Co-ordination Fee
(Not Reimbursable)
0 1000 0 0 0 0
  iv) Medical Insurance Premium 1500 0 1500 0 1500 0
  v) Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
  vi) Convocation Charges 0 0 0 0 0 2000
  vii) Students' Union 200 200 200 200 200 200
  viii) ID Card 300 0 0 0 0 0
  ix) Medical Examination fee 100 0 0 0 0 0
B. Development Fund 8000 0 8000 0 8000 0
C. Institute's Caution Deposit (Refundable) 10000 0 0 0 0 0

Total Fees for Non- Hostellers

27900 9000 17500 8000 17500 10000

Hostel & Dining Hall Expenses

  i) Hostel & Electricity Charges 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
  ii) Dining Hall Advance 16000 16000 16000 16000 16000 16000

Total Fees for Hostellers

58900 40000 48500 39000 48500 41000
*Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to GOI students only at Tuljapur campus, as per the norms of the Institute.
* Dining Hall Advance is only an advance and the amount will be adjusted as per actuals.
*Hostel and Dining Charges are subject to revision with changing costs of rents, electricity charges, provisions & fuel.

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.