BA full form | Course | Eligibility

BA full form: B.A is an undergraduate course and its full form is Bachelor of Arts which deals with the study of Arts or Humanities subjects which are English, Social Science, Elementary Math, Hindi, Sanskrit etc. B.A takes three years for its completion and this course is very common among the understudies. 

If we talk about BA.LLB it is an integrated course in which the confluence of BA(Bachelor of Arts) and LLB(Bachelor of Laws, Latin: Legum Baccalaureus; LL.B). 

BA full form

This course has two courses integrated in it. One is B.A in which there is study of Arts or Humanities subjects and second is LLb in which study related to laws is taught. 

Though this course is a merger of two streams or programmes thus it takes 5 years in completion. 

Subjects in BA and BA.LLB 

Subjects in BA and BA.LLB are given below in table:-

Years Semesters


BA First Year Semester 1 English Communication, Development of Psychological Thoughts, Social Psychology, Language
Semester 2 Youth Gender and Identity, Psychological Research, Emotional Intelligence, Professional Communication
BA Second Year Semester 3 Western Philosophy :Descartes to Kant, Texts of Western Philosophy, Life Skills, American Literature, Culture Education-I
Semester 4 Social and Political Philosophy: Indian & Western, Continental Philosophy, Writing Skills, Canadian Literature, Elective 
BA Third Year Semester 5 Social welfare and Administration , NGO movement, Elements of Literary Criticism, Elective-IV
Semesters 6 Social Actions and Movements, Spiritual Literature, Research Proposal, Research Project. 

 BA.LLB Subjects

Years Semesters Subjects
First Year Semester 1 Legal Methods, Law of Contract-I, Legal English and Communication Skills, History-I, Sociology-I, Comprehensive Viva
Semester 2 Law of Contract-2, Law of Torts and Consumer Protection, History-II ,Sociology-II, Political Science-I, Comprehensive Viva
Second Year Semester 3 Family Law-I, Constitutional Law-I, Law Of Crimes-I, Economics-I, Political Science-II, Comprehensive Viva
Semester 4 Family Law-II, Constitutional Law-II, Law of Crimes-II, Administrative Law, Economics-II, Comprehensive Viva
Third Year Semester 5 Environmental Studies and Environmental Law, Law of Evidence, Corporate Law, Code of Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Summer Internship
Semester 6 Jurisprudence, International Law, Property Law, Investment and Competition Law, Code of Criminal Procedure, Comprehensive Viva
Fourth Year Semester 7 Labour Law-I, Tax Law, Law and Emerging Technologies, Human Rights,Seminar Paper-I, Summer Internships
Semester 8 Intellectual Property Rights, Labour Law-II, Interpretation Of Statues, Seminar Paper-II, Comprehensive Viva
Fifth Year(Final Year)  Semester 9 Legal Ethics and Court Crafts, Drafting, pleading and conveyancing, Land And Real E-State laws, Seminar Paper-III, IV, Summer Internship Assessments 
Semester 10 Dissertation, Internships/ Lawyers/ Law Forms 

This is the general Syllabus for most of the universities and colleges, it may vary also. 

In some Colleges and Universities semester system is not followed in those cases Year wise Syllabus is considered and two semesters combined to get one year syllabus. 

Admission Criteria for Both

Admission Criteria for admission in B.A and B.A.LLB is almost the same. 

  • Candidates must be intermediate or 12th passed from any recognized board. 
  • Candidates need to fill the form via online or offline basis for admissions 
  • Candidates can go through entrance exams in which colleges will be allocated according to the marks secured in exam
  • Candidates can directly take admission without giving any entrance exam
  • Candidates must have scored 45%+ in their 12th but this criteria fluctuates from colleges to colleges while some colleges demand only pass students irrespective of percentage 

Career Options after BA and BA.LLB 

B.A:- There are many career options in both private and government sectors after BA like teaching, general manager, and other government job vacancies which demand only graduates irrespective of particular stream or field. 

One can also Go for further studies like M.A and other Post Graduate Programs 

  1. LLB:– It is a combination of two streams thus there is an awesome scope of job in both the government and private sector. Jobs after BA.LLB are :-Legal Advisors, Notary, Law Reporter, Lawyer, Public Prosecutor, Munsifs etc. Law Lectures, Attorney General, District and Session Judges, Magistrate etc are some posts which require experience.



If someone is interested in BA and LLB both he/she can go with BA.LLB because it will get completed in 5 years only. An entire process will run in a single channel while pursuing B.A and LLB separately will give the burden of choosing colleges and it will take 3+3 years to complete which means there will be a loss of 1 year at the end. 

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