Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Annual System, Elective Courses in BA: 1. Economics (English Medium)* 2. Computer Applications (English Medium) 3. Management (English Medium) 4. History (English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium) 5. Political Science (English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium) 6. Sociology (English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium) 7. English 8. Hindi 9. Punjabi *(Study Material may be made available in English medium. However, a student has the option of writing the Exam in English/ Hindi/ Punjabi language.)
Programme Introduction The BA Programme is designed for open and distance learning programmes to help people to develop a dynamic personality for them as this will help them to engage in multiple activities. For those who can’t afford to attend regular classes, and those who wish to pursue their higher studies but do not have the time to do so, this programme is very beneficial. At the same time, after completing this programme, this will increase their job opportunities also.
Academic Objectives The objective of Bachelor of Arts is to strengthen the critical and creative thinking of the learners by offering a broad range of social, political, historical and professional courses of study. These 3 year programme provides students with a broad, flexible education that allows them to develop, understand, and disseminate knowledge, to think critically and to build on these abilities.
Programme Code 4120
Programme Coordinator Ms. Richa Sharma
Duration Min. Duration 3 Years Max. Duration 6 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 10+2 in any stream or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (Economics) (M.A. Economics)

(Annual System, English/ Hindi Medium)* *(Study Material may be made available in English/ Hindi medium. However, a student has the option of writing the Exam in English/ Hindi/ Punjabi language.)
Programme Introduction Economics is applicable in wide range of fields, including business,
finance, administration, law, local and national government and indeed, most aspects of everyday life. The master’s degree in economics strengthens student’s knowledge of economic theory and improves their skills in applying the theory to economic problems. Graduates are qualified to conduct their own research, either individually or as members of government or business teams. They are also prepared to write policy analysis articles.
Academic Objectives

M.A Program is designed for students who aspire to be policy makers and economists of the future. The program aims to impart the necessary knowledge, skills and self confidence to assist in changing and highly competitive national and international business environments. The program has also been sensitized to meet local aspirations. The course structure and curriculum has been designed with an idea to develop independent and creative thinking among students and prepare them for higher studies and research as well as enhance their employability in the corporate sector, banks and financial institutions, NGO & or other sectors.

1. The objective of the course is to give the student grounding in modern industrial organization analysis, including an understanding of both empirical and theoretical methods and some policy issues.

2. To upgrade the practical knowledge of the students as per industry requirements.

3. To make students industrious and rational.

4. To facilitate students for research work.

5. To make students aware of the international issues and issues related with our own economy.

Programme Code 3423
Programme Coordinator Mr. Dilfraz Singh
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (Mathematics) (M.A. Mathematics)

(Annual System, English Medium)
Programme Code 442A
Programme Coordinator Ms.Richa Nandra
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (English) (M.A. English)

(Annual System)
Programme Introduction The domestic and international demand for educators of English related subjects is increasing at a high pace. Keeping in mind the need of the hour, M.A emphasizes the training of educators in such a way which encourages autonomous learning and other independent learning strategies that can empower our students to adapt to the changing and contemporary demands. The professional side of our M.A program enables the learner to avail the opportunity of increasing their proficiency of research and a chance to get acquainted with the literature of all spheres. It ensures that the students can be able to add significant value to the chosen field. The students are also getting foreign jobs, having good prospects. One can also opt for teaching profession.
Academic Objectives The objective is to take University based education beyond the four walls of the University. It fulfills a prime social responsibility of providing education at the door step for those who are unable to access formal education. M.A in English aims to contribute to the professional development of students who want to acquire an understanding of the teaching and learning of English in specific academic and professional contexts. On the completion of the programme, students will have a deeper understanding of the background, practices and research in academic and professional English.
Programme Code 4427
Programme Coordinator Mr. Reshu Singh
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (History) (M.A. History)

(Annual System, English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)
Programme Introduction History is a chronological record of significant past events often including an explanation of their causes. It is a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. All that happens in the world has a cause & events could not have happened differently unless there was a different cause. Learning from other people’s mistake is one significant aspect of studying history, but there are dozen more. Knowing the history of a culture, how it developed, how beliefs were formed, how social structure came to where it is today, help us to understand why that culture is the way they are today. It helps in understanding others prejudice and hatred, and promotes acceptance and peace. It also teaches us how to compare the work of experts and how to evaluate primary and secondary structure of evidence. As a result, it is very important in our day to day life or as a profession because everything has a history.
Academic Objectives The M.A Program is designed to make students analyse the events in history. It is not all memorization but an explanation of their (the events) causes shows that there are additional levels such as comprehension and analysis. Our main stress will be to look at history as a big picture. By this method, we no longer have to measure history, but think of history as a fluid process in which events and trends are inextricably intertwined. So the main objective of M.A Program is to make students analyse and comprehend the events in history in an unbiased and intellectual way.
Programme Code 442B
Programme Coordinator Dr. Munendra Singh
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (Sociology) (M.A. Sociology)

(Annual System, English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)
Programme Introduction The two year master’s degree programme in sociology is designed for open and distance learning to provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of students who are unable to access and also who doesn’t have enough time for the regular course. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic concepts, methods and theories of sociological. Students will be introduced to the sociological perspective and will be presented with a set of core sociological concepts and tools to examine the social world and explore social issues. The course contents focuses on the concepts and theories of sociological, social research methods, social research methods, social stratification and social mobility, rural and urban societies in the contemporary India. In addition, courses at this level are also concerned with the problems relating to globalization, development, mass media and social change.
Academic Objectives

Broadly, three orientations can be described/ defined with reference to the teaching of sociology.

1.Job orientation (as in vocational courses).

2.Knowledge orientation (as in personality and skill development).

3.Social orientation (as in responsible citizenship education). Keeping this orientation in mind, the programme emphasized on the following

Objectives: 1.To equip the students to critically understand and interpret social institutions, social issues and changes.

2.To generate in students the importance of understanding how gender, ethnic, racial and religion differences, among others, influence social structure and social processes in human societies.

3. To help students broaden their view of society beyond their own immediate experience and understand how and why their own experiences may be similar or different to the experiences of others.

4.To help students acquire skills that will be useful to them in their personal and professional life.

Programme Code 442C
Programme Coordinator Mr. Abdul Rasak Kunnathodi
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (Political Science) (M.A. Political Science)

(Annual System, English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)
Programme Introduction The objective of Master of Arts in Political Science designed for open and distance learning programme is to provide the students an advanced level of understanding of political systems, decision making processes and procedures, institutions and policies at all levels of government. In terms of its contents, it focuses on political ideas of Indian and western thinkers, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, social movements and state politics in India, peace and conflict in international politics etc. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analyti
cal abilities. Thus, the programme would help the students in acquiring the necessary skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities. This M.A programme consists of 9 compulsory courses, which will be taught over 2 years.
Academic Objectives The main objective of M.A in Political Science is to provide the students a sound base in political studies by an in depth investigation into broad range of political phenomena at the regional, national and international levels.
Programme Code 442D
Programme Coordinator Mr. Satyabrata Kar
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Master of Arts (Hindi) (M.A. Hindi)

(Annual System)
Programme Introduction In the current area of modernization and westernization, we are turning apart from our own roots. One of the best examples is our deviation from national language Hindi. Overemphasis on the technical subjects has resulted in dearth of qualified people in the field of Hindi language. Nowadays there is a excessive demand of manpower with the expertise in Hindi especially in the field of translation as well as in teaching. So the current course caters to this need. The aim of M.A Hindi is to upgrade the student’s knowledge in Hindi language and to enable them to use this deep knowledge practically in daily life.
Academic Objectives

M.A Hindi programme has been formulated especially for those students who want to go for teaching or translation work. The programme mainly aims to develop deep knowledge of Hindi among students. Through this programme, students will be able to know about the origin of Hindi language out of ancient language, scientific bases of Devnagri script, linguistics and ancient, medieval and current form of poetry as well as prose etc. Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired a firm understanding of the major areas of knowledge including:

1. Origin and development of Hindi language

2. Development of prose through ages

3. Development of poetry through ages

4. Concepts of linguistics

5. Application of Hindi in journalism

6. History of Hindi literature

Programme Code 442G
Programme Coordinator Dr. Hardeep Kaur
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years

Master of Arts (Education) (M.A. Education)

(Annual System, English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)
Programme Introduction The teaching profession encompasses both arts and sciences. To excel in teaching, the teacher should possess practical knowledge of the language as well the ability to teach students in an understandable way. A M.A in Education is a degree program designed to inculcate the required knowledge and skills. It is important to note that there is a rapid expansion of knowledge due to IT boom. Professionals in teaching are expected to take up active role in upgrading their skills and knowledge. It helps them in efficient and effective transaction of the content. The importance for teachers and other professionals to develop their careers to the highest level can’t be underestimated. Education is one of the upcoming industries in many countries of the world and there is a need of skilled manpower. This programme will play a very important role in bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled personnel’s.
Academic Objectives

Master of Arts (Education) is aimed at developing professionals for effective participation in educational actions in different areas of education. The programme is innovative. It emphasis both disciplinary and professional dimensions of education as an area of study. The target group is a graduate with or without a degree in education. M.A Education programme is designed for students who aspire to be educational administrators, trainers and researchers. The programme aims to impart the necessary knowledge and skills, which is a prerequisite to manage dynamic education system and knowledge based society in contemporary situation. Upon completion of this course, students will acquire sound knowledge and in depth understanding of the educational system and its pivotal role in social transformation.The thrust areas on which the programme attempts to focus could be listed as:

1.Philosophical Foundations of Education: The coursework will enable the learner to understand and analyse the philosophical framework and its implications for educational practices.

2.Sociological foundations of Education: The coursework will develop an understanding in the learner about the impact of social cohesion, national and international understanding on educational institution and society.

3.Psychological Foundation of Education: The coursework will acquaint the learner with aspects of growth and development, relevance of learning theories in education and measurement of various mental abilities and traits.

4.Research and Development: The coursework will acquaint the learners with an in depth understanding of educational research as a process with its implications for further research and strengthening of educational practices.

5.Educational Technology and ICT: The coursework will develop the skills in learner to use different modes of communication and instructional material with effectiveness.

6.Leadership and Educational Entrepreneurship: The coursework will inculcate the need of entrepreneurship in the learner & to promote the students to become future entrepreneurs.

7.Management of Education: The coursework will acquaint the learners with the broad framework of the organisational structure of educational institutions and conflict management.

8.Guidance and counselling: The coursework will develop understanding and skills among the learners to respond and manage the aspects of career pattern and career maturity through educational, vocational, personal and social guidance.

Programme Code 6421
Programme Coordinator Mr. Dinesh Kumar
Duration Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 1 Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
1Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.