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Bachelor of Arts : Tribhuvan University

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a three year program of Tribhuvan University. The course was designed with the purpose of giving theoretical and conceptual based knowledge to the students. The Faculty of humanities and Social Science (FOHSS) under the TU is the authentic authority to conduct the administrative business of Bachelor of Arts. The motto of FOHSS is to build up qualified and dedicated human resources in the field of humanities and social science. This faculty is the leading faculty in terms of number of subjects offered and the number of department it has. This faculty consists of more than 30 constituent campus and more than 300 affiliated colleges where millions of students are gaining education and shaping their careers. Wide ranges of course are taught in Bachelors in Arts. Some of the subjects taught in BA are: Major English, Nepali, Mathematics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Culture, Political Science, Economics, Journalism, International Study, crisis management, social work, etc. Examination of BA takes under the annual system. Unlike, management and science stream, it is a still three year program.

List of colleges:

There is large number of colleges offering BA in TU. More than 248 colleges are offering BA of TU. Some of the colleges and their address are given below:

  • Khwopa College, Bhaktapur
  • Kathmandu Model College, Balkumari, Lalitpur
  • Kathmandu BernHardt College, Bafal, Kathmandu
  • Nesfield International College, Lagankhel, Lalitpur
  • Triton International College, Tinkune, Bagmati
  • Welhams College, New Baneshwor and Kumaripati, Kathmandu
  • GoldenGate International College, Battisputali, Kathmandu
  • Padmakanya Campus, Baghazar, Kathmandu
  • Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu
  • Prithvi Narayan Multiple Campus, Pokhara, Kaski
  • Mahendra Morang Campus, Biratnagar


Fee structure:

The fee structure varies depending upon colleges and courses. General courses like Major Nepali, Major English, etc can be studied at low fee however courses like BSW, International development are higher in cost. Courses in private colleges are comparatively high compared to that of public colleges. 

List of Bachelor of Arts Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Arts programs:


The main objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are:

  • The course intends to provide students broad, comprehensive and multi dimensional knowledge and educational foundation in the field of humanities and social science.
  • The course intends to provide extensive knowledge and skill development in the field of humanities and social science that becomes extremely helpful for students to make them successful in getting jobs.
  • The course intends to hone the analytical skills and wisdom of students so that they can be passionate activist in liberating peoples and communities from all kind of bondage that hinders overall human development and freedom.
  • The course intends to prepare students in such a way that they can handle the role of teacher and researcher and also manage social responsibilities in private and public sector.

Admission Requirements


  • He/ She should have passed intermediate level (I.A) or +2 or equivalent degree from TU or board/ institution/ university recognized by TU from any stream.
  • Previously there was provision that students willing to read Major English/ Major Mathematics/ Major Economics  and some other subjects must compulsory pass the same subject in proficiency level(+2) level within given 3 years to get the bachelor certificate. However, TU has removed this provision.
  • Students are free to choose any subjects in BA irrespective of their plus two background.

Entrance exam:

  • In BA, students need not to appear in any entrance exam.They can directly get admissions.
  • There is neither any requirement of minimum marks.


Course of Study

1st Year

  • Comp. English
  • Comp. Nepali
  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. Culture
  • Major Subject (Group A) - M. Economics
  • Major Subject (Group A) - M. English
  • Major Subject (Group A) - M. Nepali
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Mathematics
  • Major Sbject (Group B) - M. Political Science
  • Major Subject (Groupo B) - M. Socology and Anthropology

2nd Year

  • Major Subject (Group B) - M. Mathematics
  • Comp. English
  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. Culture
  • Major Subject (Group A) - M. Economics
  • Major Subject (Group A) - M. English
  • Major Subject (Group A) - M. Nepali
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Mathematics
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Political Science
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Socology and Anthropology

3rd Year

  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. Culture
  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. Economics
  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. Economics
  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. English
  • Major Subjects (Group A) - M. Nepali
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Mathematics
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Political Science
  • Major Subjects (Group B) - M. Socology and Anthropology
  • Functional Subject - Journalism (Except Mathematical Group)

4th Year

Scope and Career Prospects

Bachelor of Arts is the field that is linked with society and human existence. The scope of this field and need of the graduates of this field never decreases. It is evergreen faculty. BA graduates can find jobs in education sector, research institutes, colleges, universities, schools, etc. They can also find jobs in NGO/ INGOs, civil service, private organization, cultural organizations, etc. They can choose to work as free lancer, social activist, writer, editor, supervisor, consultant, director, journalist etc. Not only this, political leader, social leader, religious leader etc are mainly the product of humanities and social. There are numerous work opportunities in various positions for the BA graduates. Graduates also have good opportunities to pursue their further careers in the developed countries because the graduates have highly appreciated in the foreign countries.

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