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  • About
    Seats
    44
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    The BA Honours programme in History is designed to stimulate students’ interest in India’s varied pasts in relation to wider global trends. The programme aims to introduce students to different ways of accessing the past that make the study of history exciting and rewarding. The programme focuses on five important areas that is Indian history, world history, Delhi as an area of study, history and its methodology, and a wide range of themes drawn from Indian and world history like race, caste, wars, revolutions, decolonisation, art, architecture etc. The History programme strives to inculcate in its students, the basic question of study of history that is, ‘how do we know what we know’. Along with studying chronology, events and personalities, the programme lays an emphasis on the study of long term processes in history. Various courses taught in the BA History programme introduce students to sources like archaeological evidences, inscriptions, coins, maps, historical biographies and autobiographies, paintings, historical monuments etc. and their role in history-writing. 

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    44
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    The programme is delivered through a total number of 96 credits over six semesters. In order to receive a BA (Hons) degree in History, these credits must be earned in the following manner:

    CoursesMinimum Credits
    Compulsory Foundation Courses
    (Languages and Environmental Issues)
    12
    Foundation Optional Courses04
    Core Economics Courses48
    Others (Electives, Foundation, other discipline courses)32

     

    Total seats
    44 seats (offered at Kashmere Gate campus)

    Medium of instruction
    English

    Eligibility:

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any recognised Board. (Relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/PwBD/D-OBC (NCL)/Defence/KM).

    Selection Procedure

    The selection will be based on merit on the basis of the marks obtained in class XII. Merit will be calculated on the basis of the best four subjects and will not include any vocational subjects as listed by CBSE

  • Programme Outcomes
    Seats
    44
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    AUD caters primarily to the study of the humanities and the social sciences. It aims to bridge academic excellence with concerns of social justice and equity and aspires to make teaching and learning processes liberating undertakings that carry transformative potentials across diverse strata of society. The BA programmes housed in SUS are central to the University’s vision and offer students a unique liberal arts education that acquaints them with diverse approaches to knowledge. It aims to achieve a good balance between the range and depth of the subjects studied. The programmes aim at developing students’ critical awareness of relationship between self and society, and at questioning common sense assumptions of their everyday world. This is done through innovative pedagogies involving theoretical, methodological and transformative aspects of teaching-learning processes.

    The seven programmes in the School offer courses which respond to societal questions at local, national, global levels. These are related to understanding of historical and contemporary perspectives on caste, class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, language, disability, and the interactions between these factors. Study of these factors orients students towards a nuanced, humanistic and holistic understanding of the local, the national and the global perspectives. The interdisciplinary structure of the School enables the students to credit and audit courses across disciplines, and therefore develop cross-disciplinary perspective to the understanding of society.

    The School not only aims at providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary education to students but at imparting a critical understanding of their own role as local, national and global citizens. The emergence of this understanding is also premised on the way in which the student is envisaged not merely as recipient of knowledge but as an active participant in production of the university itself as a space of emergence of critical understanding.

  • FAQ
    Seats
    44
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    The teaching method in AUD is interactive and learner centric. The pedagogy comprises lectures, tutorials, lab classes, field work, workshops and seminars.

    The School of Undergraduate Studies follows a mandatory attendance policy. Students are expected to attend all learning situations. The penalties for low attendance are applied in the form of ‘grade cuts’ based on a sliding scale of attendance shortfall.

    Assessment is continuous, with regular feedback. The aim of continuous assessment is to ensure that the work done during the semester carries more weight than a single end-semester examination.

    The medium of instruction at AUD is English. The university provides a range of support systems for English language education through its Centre for English Language Education. Mentoring is an important feature of all programmes in AUD. 

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    Seats
    44
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

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