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B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.)

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B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.)

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Programme Overview

B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) The four year programme includes education in both arts and sciences. The programme prepares the students to undertake independent research in their chosen area of specialisation. On completion of this programme students will be eligible for undertaking PhD directly and also have enhanced opportunities to work in their area of specialisation. During the programme the students will get wide ranging opportunities to develop generic skills, internship exposure and in-depth knowledge in their specialism preparing them to face contemporary work and life challenges.



Students opting for BLA can choose Minors from any of the above listed Majors in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Additional Minors are also offered in Performing Arts, New Media, Sociology, Literature and Languages, Applied Mathematics, Economics from School of Economics, and Design-based Minors [from School of Design and Innovation].

The offering of majors and minors will be subject to enrolment of a minimum quorum of students.

Course Categories and Credits

Course Categories Essential Total Credits
Foundation 42
Major 72 (60+12)
Minor/University Electives 36
Experiential Projects 04
Total 154


Co-Curricular/ Centre/ School Projects/ Sports

What is ‘The Liberal Teaching Model’ followed by the best B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) college in Bangalore?

  • Inter-disciplinary knowledge quests and multi-disciplinary lecture linkages are integral to the Liberal Education pedagogy across disciplines, along with accounting for training in essential 21st century skills like – creative writing, critical thinking, effective listening, cross-cultural understanding and empathetic communicating.

  • Complexity in teaching increases with every passing year from Level-100 [Foundation] to Level-300 [Core Specialisation]

  • Pedagogies will vary across Subject Majors and within courses/electives. Some Level-100 courses can be predominantly lectures led, while some Level-300 courses can only be case study discussions. For e.g. some Film and Performing Arts courses will be all performance/activity-led studio classes [acting, editing, etc.], while Environmental Science and India studies will have field work, site visits and report writing.

  • Courses will vary between 2-4 Credits. Each Credit = 15 Hours. All 4 credit courses will span across 18 weeks and will feature 14-15 teaching weeks, and one mid-semester break.

  • Evaluation will be based on continuous classroom assessment, mid-term assignments and a summative end-term examination.

  • Practical output is integral to all teaching, involving hands-on immersive activities leading to the creation of signature student works in knowledge creation for evaluation. At the end of three years, every student along with their transcripts, will graduate with a signature portfolio / thesis work in their respective field for showcase, publication, industry review, and employment.

B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) Admission Requirements and Important Dates

RVU does not discriminate based on ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, or any factors other than academic matters. The University considers the past academic performance/ merit and equity as the guiding principles for admission in the various programmes of the University.

Indian & International Students



10+2 or equivalent (CBSE, ISC, IB, Cambridge, State Boards and other Govt. recognized boards)


Selection Criteria

Based on the performance in RVSAT and RVU’s
Selection Process


Important Dates of RVU Selection Process

March 31st, 2021


Career Options after B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) Course

A Liberal Arts and Sciences education from the best B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) college in Bangalore gives flexibility and the opportunity to use your reasoning skills and creative abilities to pursue a wide range of career options.

A career in Liberal Arts and Sciences is indeed very lucrative as it nurtures the ability to think differently and have a better understanding of global issues, through multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills, thereby enabling a student to excel in their chosen field.

  • Public Policy Maker
  • Professor
  • Social Scientist
  • Environmentalist
  • Social Worker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Writer
  • Civil Servant

How To Apply


Register for RVSAT 2023*

(RV Scholastic Admission Test (RVSAT) is the national-level entrance exam for all UG and PG programmes of RV University).

Apply Online to RVSAT here: https://admissions.rvu.edu.in/


RV University Selection Process

Applicants will undergo the RVU Selection Process depending on the course they have applied for and will be selected accordingly.


Selection letter

Subject to fulfilment of eligibility and admission criteria, applicants shall be issued a selection letter.


Programme Registration

Successful applicants in the above selection procedure shall be registered to the programme after receipt of registration fees as specified in the selection letter.


Provisional Admission Letter

Upon completion of the selection procedure for B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) admissions, applicants shall be notified about the admission and a Provisional Admission Letter shall be issued.

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