Bachelor of Arts (BA course) Jobs, Salary, Career Options & Scope

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Content Curator | Updated on - Nov 8, 2021

Bachelor of Arts or BA, also called BA General or BA Pass, is a common undergraduate degree that includes common Arts, Humanities and Liberal Arts subjects. 

In India, a lot of students pursue this 3 years programme in the hope to learn and excel in a variety of subjects such as English, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, History, etc. 

Popular and widely pursued BA specializations are: BA English, BA Psychology, BA Economics, BA History, BA Sociology, BA Political Science, BA Journalism, BA Philosophy, etc.

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There is a huge scope for BA graduates, and they can easily find employment in one of the following sectors:

Job Sectors
Journalism and Mass Communication History Archaeology Religious Studies
Civil Services Policing Public Administration Event Planning
Social Work BPOs International Relations Office Administration
Economics and Finance Psychology Manufacturing and Printing Industry Any Government sector

Common Jobs after BA are:

  • Content Writer
  • Book Author
  • Journalist
  • Social Activist
  • Psychologist
  • Foreign Language Expert (German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, etc.)
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Associate
  • Historian
  • Archaeologist

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Jobs for Freshers

BA students with less than 1 year of experience can expect a minimum salary of around INR 18,000- 25,000. The range varies in different locations.

In metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, etc., you can expect a minimum salary of INR 22,000- 28,000. In other cities, the minimum salary can start from INR 15,000- 18,000 but it largely depends upon the job profile and the company. 

Following are few of the jobs for BA graduates after pursuing BA Pass course:

Job Positions Average Salary
Content Writing INR 2.89 LPA
Event Management INR 4.77 LPA
Associate INR 2.45 LPA
Executive INR 2.84 LPA
Assistant Jobs INR 3 LPA
Historian INR 5 LPA

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Government Jobs

Many BA graduates prepare for various government examinations like UPSC, SSC CGL, Railway exam, SBI PO, LIC etc. and get employed in the government sector.

Following list shows few of the government jobs preferred by BA students with average salary.

Job Profile Average Salary
Executive Assistant INR 3.5 LPA
Office Assistant INR 5.6 LPA
Project Technical Officer INR 6.6 LPA
Trained Graduate Teacher INR 3.5 LPA
SBI Relationship Manager INR 3.1 LPA
Government Lecturer INR 4.2 LPA
Government Editor INR 4 LPA
Civil Servant INR 6.7 LPA
Government Economist INR 8.1 LPA

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Bachelor of Arts Top Recruiters:

Apart from government jobs, many private companies prefer BA graduates because they possess essential skills that helps them to perform efficiently in a workplace. 

Below mentioned are few of the top recruiters after BA programme with their average salary:

Company Name Salary Range
Accenture INR 3.39 LPA
TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) INR 2.02 LPA
HCL Technologies INR 2.1 LPA
Genpact INR 2.28 LPA
HDFC Bank INR 2 LPA
Cognizant INR 3 LPA
Deloitte INR 2.9 LPA

Salary Trend for Jobs after BA:

The following graph shows the average salary of Bachelor of Arts graduates after having some experience in different common job profiles:

Bachelor of Arts Salary Trend

Bachelor of Arts Professionals Gender Breakdown

According to payscale.com, the percentage of male Bachelor of Arts job professionals are 63.6% and female are 36.4%.

Gender ratio in Bachelor of Arts (BA course)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Higher Education

There is a huge scope for higher education after doing BA course.

Some of them are: 

  • MBA in any specialization
  • MA in any specialization
  • B.Ed to enter the teaching field

Bachelor of Arts [BA] : 10 answered questions

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Ques. Can I study a BCA from Swami Vivekanand Subharti University and simultaneously a B.A. from SOL?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 08 Nov 21

Ans. Yes, as per the UGC guidelines you can pursue two or more degrees simultaneously but from different universities. Swami Vivekanand Subharti University has all the mandatory recognitions for distance learning so you will get a globally valid degree.  But before enrolling in any institution for distance learning, make sure you go through the authorized enrollment partner so that you can get all the services properly.Read more
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Ques. Which college is better, JMC or DCAC for a BA programme?

● Top Answer By Neha Rani on 29 Oct 21

Ans. I have friends from both JMC and DCAC. Based on their experience, I will say DCAC is a better option.  The student crowd at the institute is diverse. Facilities at DCAC are well-experienced and helpful. It got high ratings from NAAC and India Today Magazine. The institute offers add-on certificates and diplomas in foreign language courses.  DCAC has great infrastructural facilities. There is a library with a great collection of books. There is also a gym and table tennis room on campus. The auditorium is equipped with special lights and sound effects.  DCAC campus has a basketball court, a volleyball court. DCAC is not that strict about attendance. JMC is definitely a reputed college, however, in comparison, DCAC is better.Read more
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Ques. Should I do BA programme from St. Stephens or English honours from JMC?

● Top Answer By Admin on 29 Oct 21

Ans. I have friends from both St. Stephens and JMC. Here are a few of the information that I got from them.  St. Stephens is a prestigious college with its own sets of rules and code of conduct. It has a good campus. If you want to explore ideas, places and have a decent campus life then St. Stephens is a great option. JMC is an off-campus college. So, you won’t have access to campus. It is a girl’s college with strict rules.  Now coming to the courses, in English honors, you will learn about a myriad of texts from different countries and different time periods. However, you will have to spend your three years around poetry and prose. You won’t get to experience much diversity when it comes to subjects. For the BA program, however, you can choose all subjects from Social Science. There are many combinations that you can opt for.  So, I will suggest that you choose the program which will keep you interested for the next three years. College life will be similar irrespective of the institute. Also, gone are the days when students with honors degrees were treated superior to the students who pursued programs. Read more
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Ques. What are the ATKT rules of Mumbai University 2021 BA?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 16 Oct 21

Ans. The rules for ATKT at Mumbai University are simple and easy to follow.  If you have more than 2 KT in each semester, then you will not be promoted to the next year. You will have to drop a year from college and appear for the exams again. Keep a close eye on the notifications related to the exam and fill the form accordingly. If you have 2 or less KT in each semester, then you will be promoted to the next year. To appear for 3rd year examination, you must clear either your 1st or 2nd year. You would not be allowed to continue your term in the third year if you fail in any of the subjects of the first year and second year (cross ATKT). Read more
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Ques. How is DAV College Chandigarh for doing a B.A.?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 13 Oct 21

Ans. One of my friends is an alumnus of Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College (DAVC), who studied B.Sc. Here is his experience in brief.  The teaching approach of the faculty members is impressive. The admission in the B.A. program, based on merit and seat availability. The infrastructure of the college is also decent.  As a BA student, you will have the opportunities to prove yourself in academics and co-curricular activities.  The competitions, parties, etc. will make you more comfortable speaking in public.  The library is great and so is the overall environment on campus.  Doing BA from DAV college can be a great option if you are interested in the Civil Service examination.  DAVC is an ordinary college, but it is an excellent institute for pursuing an undergraduate degree. Read more
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