Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Persian Eligibility, Top Colleges, Syllabus, Duration, Salary

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Persian is a 3 years’ graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is 12th class from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to (B.A.) in Persian are as follows:

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1,000 to 2 lacs, for a span of 3 years.

B.A. in Persian Studies furnishes candidates with a strong background in literary, linguistic, and cultural aspects Persian language. This incorporates the cultures of Iran, Persian-speaking Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the Persian Diaspora. Candidates work toward competence in speaking, writing, reading, and listening of Persian language.  

Admission in this course depend upon candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test, and subsequent round of counselling. There are various colleges and universities offering Persian language courses across the nation. Universities like JNU and DU provides scholarship facilities also.

This degree course helps the candidates to go for various Persian language related employments as it being used in business in Persian communities. BA in Persian degree holders can go for teaching in schools and colleges. The candidates can also be made the member of the delegation going in other nations for different political, economic and other strategic purposes form India.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Linguist, Cryptologic Language Instructor, Foreign Language/Analyst, Language Instructional Developer, Instructional Developer, Teacher Content Writer etc. Average starting salary of these graduates ranges between INR 2 to 8 Lacs.

B.A. in Persian: Course Highlights

Given below are some of the main highlights of the course.

Course Level Graduate
Duration of the Course 3 years
Examination Type Semester and Annual
Eligibility 10+2 with any discipline
Admission Process Entrance exam and Merit Based
Average Course Fee INR 1000 to 2 lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 2 lacs to 8 lacs
Top Recruiting Companies NALCO, Persian Bank, Iran Insurance Company, IMIDRO Group, SAPCO, BBC World, CNN, Hotel Atlantis,, Clear trip, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Emirates etc.
Top Job Areas Educational Institutes Cultural Studies Embassies Translation Centers MNCs (Arab Countries).
Top Job Positions Linguist, Cryptologic Language Instructor, Foreign Language/Analyst, Language Instructional Developer, Instructional Developer, Teacher Content Writer etc.

B.A. in Persian: What is it all about?

This Persian dialect course covers the territories with respect to Arabic literature: poetry, society, prose, novels, drama, grammar etc.

This three-year degree course aims to provide a decent establishing in the standard written and spoken language of contemporary Iran and to give an introduction to the major forms of modern and classical Persian literature. The program helps students to take one non-Persian unit a year, giving them a chance to browse a wide assortment of options dealing with the cultural, historical and religious background of Iran and the Middle East, or to learn different regional language, such as Arabic or Turkish.

Students will invest around a large portion of energy understanding Persian dialect and writing, and around half concentration on the other dialect and related writing.

Candidates who interested in Persian language and need to participate in its development are most suitable for this program. Those candidates who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level both in private and government universities also can go for this program.

The best preferred standpoint of seeking after a Bachelor of Arts degree course is

B.A. in Persian: Top Institutes

Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Lady Brabourne College Kolkata INR 3,510
Nizam College Hyderabad INR 10,400
Magadh Mahila College Patna INR 1,980
Maulana Azad College Kolkata INR 1,190
Government M L B Girls Pg College Bhopal INR 2,340
University of Lucknow Lucknow INR 5,050
Patna University Patna INR 2,520
Jawaharlal Nehru University New delhi INR 366
Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda Baroda INR 20,000
Jamia Millia Islamia University New delhi INR 7,030
Osmania University Hyderabad INR 2,000
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh INR 7,630

Eligibility for (B.A.) in Persian

For joining a BA program in Persian, the candidate must have passed the 10+2 from a recognized board.

B.A. in Persian: Admission Process

Students can get admission to B.A. Persian course on the basis of merit list or 10+2 marks followed by counselling process.

Some Institutes also conduct their own entrance exam for admission to this course.

Students have to fill application form, available offline/online from college. Those who are called for counselling must carry the downloaded print out of the Application form for admission to BA in Persian course.

Candidates must bring the original and attested copy of mark sheet of the last examination and Admit card of the 10+2 or equivalent examination.

Candidates must have to carry attested copy of SC/ST Certificate (if applicable)

The Original certificate should be delivered at the time of admission. For physically handicapped students original certificate must be produced and attested copy of certificate should be submitted at the time of admission.

Candidates should have to bring at least two passport size photograph and attested by the Head of the Institution last attended/Gazetted Officer.

Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the Bachelor of Arts in Persian colleges in India:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Test 2020
  • Saraighat College Entrance Exam 2020
  • Government Degree College Entrance Exam 2020
  • Haji Saeed Ahmad Sardar Arts & Science College Entrance Exam 2020
  • University Of Delhi Entrance Exam 2020

B.A. in Persian: Syllabus and Course Description

A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester I Semester II
Grammar and Translation Concurrent – Credit Language
Modern Prose (a) Modern Poetry (a)
Concurrent – Qualifying Language Classical Prose (a)
Essay and Translation Semester IV
Modern Prose (b) Modern Poetry (b)
Semester III Classical Poetry (b)
Sufistic Literature (Prose) Classical Poetry (a)
Concurrent – Interdisciplinary Concurrent – Discipline Centered I
Semester V Indo- Persian Literature (Prose)
Sufistic Literature (Poetry) An Outline of History of Persian Literature
Classical Poetry (b) Semester VI
Indo-Persian Literature (Poetry) Interdisciplinary Course
Lexicography: Dictionary and Encyclopedia Concurrent – Discipline Centered II
Language and its use in Computer  -
Editing and Compiling (General)  -
Language Use and Registers  -

B.A. in Persian: Career Prospects

Candidates have a wide verity of career options available for graduates in this field, for example one can become a translator, teacher or a freelancer as well. Academic qualification and proficiency in Persian languages opens the gate for career in sectors likewise tourism, diplomatic service, embassies, public relations, entertainment and international organisations, mass communication, interpretation, publishing and translation, etc. Also, some of MNCs require candidates possessing excellent language skills in Persian. Some new platform such as technical translators, online content writers or decoders too has come up in a big way.

International companies or organizations for example the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Organization (UNO) and various Indian national organisations likewise Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Ministry of External Affairs, etc too need experts who have specialisation in Persian.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Persian annual salary
Teacher Teachers make lesson and projects and teaches those lessons and projects in the class. INR 301,462
Professor Professor Teach courses in their specialized branch, providing deep knowledge to the students. They help students to improve their skills by their expertise in the relevant subject. INR 913,657
Content Editor Content Editor is responsible for edit, write and proofread the content and upload on the web for acquiring visitors and clients. INR 372,593
Linguist Linguist is responsible for all works related to language, including vocabulary, grammar, the sound of language, and how words evolve over time. INR 3,50,000
Foreign Language/Analyst They are responsible for developing and evaluating issues and initiatives through the study of international policy and standards, overseas developments, and reports. INR 530,143

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Persian) Fee Structure in India

2.63 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES29.95 K  (Maximum Fee)
13.77 K (Average Fee)
7.54 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES25.50 K (Maximum Fee)
16.97 K (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Persian) Fee Structure By state

14.32 K
25.20 KPrivate COLLEGES25.20 K
25.20 K


20.72 K
7.54 KPrivate COLLEGES16.43 K
11.99 K


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