B.A. Hindi Literature is a 3- year long undergraduate course in Hindi literature. The eligibility for this course is qualifiying 10+2 with minimum aggregate marks from a recognized board or institute.
Top Colleges offering B.A. Hindi Literature are:
- Presidency College, Chennai
- National Post Graduate College, Lucknow
- DAV College, Kanpur
- Islamia Karimia College, Indore
- Kanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jaipur
Hindi also comprises components of Sanskrit language, and sparsely, of the Urdu language. Hindi is the official language of India. The undergraduate program in Hindi Language and Literature follows a semester system of 3-year duration, with 6 semesters. The program consists of 10 basic courses, 14 center courses, 8 complimentary courses, 2 decision-based courses, and venture work.
Supplementary curses include 6 courses in English and 4 in Hindi. A total of 14 core courses are dedicated to Hindi Language and Literature. The 8 correlative courses are designed to supplement the center courses and some of them are professionally arranged. The choice-based courses are purely profession-oriented so that not only the students of Hindi Program but also of other programs get an opportunity to take advantage of them.
Successful graduates of the course in India are offered an average monthly salary ranging between INR 15,000 and 25,000.
B.A. Hindi Literature: Course Highlights
Given here are the basic highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||B.A. In Hindi Literature|
|Duration||3 years, full- time/ Distance learning|
|Eligibility||10+2 qualification or Diploma in Hindi Literature or equivalent qualification|
|Admission Process||Merit basis/ Entrance exam + Group Discussion/Personal Interview|
|Average Course Fee||INR 1K to 1 Lakh|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 9 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Colleges and universities, private organizations, temples, private academic institutions, translation service providers, tourism sector, print media organizations, TV channels, etc.|
Listed here are some of the principle objectives of the course.
- To broaden the outlook of enrolled students and raise in them the efficiency to perform competently in professional spheres related to the discipline.
- To instill in an eligible candidate a better understanding of the society.
- To develop in students’ creative writing abilities, so as to enable them to contribute to Indian Literature.
- To train them to serve adequately in the fields of journalism and media writing so that they can choose them even as professional pursuits.
B.A. Hindi Literature: Admission Process
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in 2 stages:
- Institutional Test.
- Personal Interview- involving assessment of fitness, work experience, publications and Statement of Purpose.
Most institutes shortlist students for the course on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process may vary from college to college.
Some institutes in the country also offer admission on the basis of the candidate’s obtained merit at the 10+2 level.
B.A. Hindi Literature: Eligibility
Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.
- 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board.
- Preferably Hindi as the main subject at the Higher Secondary level.
- Qualification of a relevant entrance test in the case of some institutes.
B.A. Hindi Literature: Syllabus and Course Description
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Communicative skills in English||Reading literature in English|
|Critical reasoning, writing and presentation||Readings on Indian constitution, Secularism and sustainable environment|
|Communication skills in other languages||Translation and communication in Hindi|
|Prose and One-act Plays||Translation-Theory and Practice|
|History of Hindi Literature (Adikal and Madhyakal)||History of Hindi Literature (Adhunik kal-Gadya)|
|Hindi Literature in Kerala||Literature of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam (Hindi Translations)|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Literature and contemporary issues||History and philosophy of science|
|Literature in other languages||Culture and civilization|
|General Informatics and Computer Application in Hindi||Drama and Theatre in Hindi|
|Applied Grammar||Perspectives of Humanities and Languages and Methodology|
|History of Hindi Literature (Adhunik kal-Padya)||Correspondence and Secretarial Practice in Hindi|
|Comparative Literature||Environmental Studies|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Linguistics||Modern Poetry in Hindi|
|Contemporary Hindi Literature||Novel and Short stories in Hindi|
|Indian Literary Thoughts||History of Hindi Language|
|Poetry (Ancient and Medieval); Prosody and Poetics||Western Literary Thoughts|
|Open course : Spoken Hindi/Business Hindi/Interpretation||Elective course Journalism and Mass Communication/Folk Literature/Radio Broadcasting|
|Project - Literary Translation||Project-Literary Translation|
B.A. Hindi Literature: Academic Options
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates interested in further studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M.A. in Hindi Literature or Master’s in Mass Communication and Journalism with specialization in Hindi Patrakarita.
Other options include pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Functional Hindi and Translation, Post-Graduate Diploma in Hindi Journalism, or Bachelor’s degree in Education for a career in education.
Top Institutes offering B.A. in Hindi Literature
The average tuition fee charged in India for B.A. in Hindi Literature ranges between INR 1,000 (government institutes) and 1 lakh (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer B.A. in Hindi Literature.
|INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR|
|Miranda House College||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||12,160|
|MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE||CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU||18,719|
|FERGUSSON COLLEGE,||PUNE, MAHARASHTRA||2,687|
|K J SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ARTS & COMMERCE||MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA||8,345|
|ST XAVIER'S COLLEGE, AHMEDABAD||AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT||4,740|
|ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE - [SXC], KOLKATA||KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL||25,700|
|Scottish Church College||Kolkata, West Bengal||10,200|
|KISHINCHAND CHELLARAM COLLEGE -||MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA||5,118|
|Asutosh College||Kolkata, West Bengal||9,400|
|Maulana Azad College||Kolkata, West Bengal||1,194|
|Arya Vidyapeeth College||Guwahati, Assam||1,500|
|Ranchi University||Ranchi, Jharkhand||2,370|
|KELKAR EDUCATION TRUST'S V.G. VAZE COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND COMMERCE,||MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA||5,191|
|M.E.S. ABASAHEB GARWARE COLLEGE, PUNE||PUNE, MAHARASHTRA||925|
|CU SHAH ARTS COLLEGE, AHMEDABAD||AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT||985|
|Ranchi Women's College||Ranchi, Jharkhand||5,311|
|JYOTI NIVAS COLLEGE - [JNC], BANGALORE||BANGALORE, KARNATAKA||40,000|
|INDRAPRASTHA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN - [IP], NEW DELHI||NEW DELHI, DELHI NCR||6,663|
|LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATA||KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL||11,217|
|Patna College||Patna, Bihar||1,858|
B.A. Hindi Literature: Career Prospects
Such graduates can pursue the subject professionally in positions such as Teacher, Translator, Freelancer, or Interpreters (Consecutive Interpreter, General Interpreter or Liaison Interpreter).
Translators also work in scientific, technical or business-related fields. Freelancing is the new trend in the field of language. Freelancers join research firms, translation bureaus, publishing houses, international organizations, hotel industry, travel and tourism sectors, among other areas.
Such professionals are hired in capacities such as Consultant - Hindi Proof Reading, Teacher, Customer Service Associate, Sales Coordinator (with Hindi), Interpreter (from one language to other), Content Writer - Editor (Hindi), Hindi Translator, Part Time Trainer – Hindi, Assistant Professor - Hindi Journalism, Data Entry Operator, Tele-caller – Hindi, and the like.
Colleges and universities, private organizations, temples, private academic institutions, translation service providers, tourism sector, print media organizations, TV channels etc. hire qualified Hindi graduates.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Teacher||Teachers teach and instruct lessons to the whole class, or individuals separately, asses students’ performance, and grade tests.||1,24,868 – 9,30,797|
|Professor||Professors teach courses to students at advanced levels and impart lessons aimed at enhancing pupils’ aptitude in the subject.||2,62,426 - 1,390,567|
|Content Editor (Hindi)||Content Editors are in charge of all areas of a language specialization, incorporating content improvement, outline, creation, introduction, assessment, and investigation, to name a few. They utilize information and criticism from clients to help assess and improve the quality of written/printed content in the language.||1,56,216 – 6,14,451|