B.A. Admissions

Three Year BA Programme in Social Sciences

Location: Guwahati


Intake: 60

Eligibility

Eligibility:

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 2018 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, as on April 30, 2018. Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.

 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English. The students are required to write their assignments, reports and examination in English language.

 

TISS has launched the Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the academic year 2012. Candidates are invited to apply for the 2018-2021 academic year.

Description

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, Polit ical 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:

Programme Structure



  • 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.
  • Those students desiring to pursue a Masters degree at TISS Guwahati or other campuses after Bachelors degree will have to appear for the TISS NET.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the programme is in English. Students are expected to fulfill all the credit requirements in English.

Semesterwise Courses:

 Year 1

COURSE CREDITS

Semester – 1

Sociological and Anthropological Concepts 4
History – Nature and Purpose 4

Indian Language- Hindi/Telugu
2
Introductory Course in Life Sciences 2
English Language-I 2
TOTAL 14
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
TOTAL 18
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
TOTAL 18
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)  
TOTAL 14
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
TOTAL 16
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 12
Total Number of credits over 3 years 92

Fee Structure:

Fees for Indian Students ( in Rs.)*

Particulars

Semester

A.

Fees

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

i)

Tuition Fee

6000

6000

6000

6000

6000

6000

 

ii )

Exam Fee

800

800

800

800

800

800

 

 

iii)

Experiential Learning

0

 

5000

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          

B.

Development Fund

8000

0

8000

0

8000

0

 

C.

Institute's Caut ion Deposit (Refundable)

 

10000

0

0

0

0

0

 

Total Fees for Non- Hostellers

 

27900

 

13000

 

17500

 

8000

 

17500

 

10000

 

D.

Hostel & Dining Hall Expenses

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

i)

 

Hostel & Electricity Charges

15000

15000

15000

15000

15000

15000

 

ii )

Dining Hall Advance

1000

16000

16000

16000

16000

16000

 

Total Fees for Hostellers

58900

44000

48500

39000

48500

41000

*Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to GOI students only at Hyderabad & Guwahati campuses, as per the norms of the Institute.

*TISS Hyderabad & Guwahati will facilitate the hiring of accommodations by students with pre-designated agents.

*Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to all students at Tuljapur

* 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.