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  FACULTY OF ARTS
  DEPARTMENTS

Ancient Indian History
Culture and Archaeology
Indian Philosophy and
Religion
History of Arts
TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Philosophy
Foreign Languages
Journalism & Mass
Communication
Physical Education

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Arts Faculty Building Ancient Terracota Findings
 
 
 

 

Known as the mother Faculty, the Faculty of Arts has a unique place in the history of Banaras Hindu University. It lays stress on the teaching of cultural values and heritage of India through subjects like Indian History, Philosophy, Culture, Archeology, Sanskrit, etc. It offers B.A. (Hons.), M.A. courses and Ph.D. programmes. Admissions are done through entrance test. It has 22 Departments that include all the major Indian and Foreign Languages both Asian and European. Keeping pace with the times, it has introduced new departments and courses, specially vocational courses in Tourism and Travel Management, Advertising and Public Relation, Archeology, Museology and Functional English. It offers professional courses like Library Science, Physical Education, Journalism and Mass Communication. The Faculty of Arts provides a wide range of subjects to its students in conjunction with Faculties of Science and Social Sciences.
The Faculty has introduced two self-financing courses at the M.A. level in Anthropology and Tourism Management, and that of Asian Studies is in the offing.
There are a number of Chairs in the Faculty. The Museum of the Dept. of AIHC has precious collection of tools and pre-historic antiquities. During the last four decades the Dept. of AIHC has made acquisition of a large number of archeological pieces and ancient coins which have added new chapters in the story of human civilization. The Departments of Philosophy and AIHC have Special Assistance Programme. The Faculty has adequate infrastructural facilities. It has a 20 booth Language Laboratory, an Auditorium, a Museum and a Library.
The members of the Faculty are actively engaged in research. Research journals are brought out annually by a number of Depts. like AIHC, English, Journalism, etc. Every year Faculty Research journal is also published. The Departments of the Faculty regularly organise National and International Conferences, Seminars, Workshops. A good number of Endowment Lecture Series exist in the Faculty named after eminent scholars. Some members of the Faculty are well-known creative writers and some teachers have received national and international Honours/Awards. It has an appreciable number of publications of international standard.
 
CERTIFICATE COURSE   
                                  1-Year
 1. Hindi
2.  English
3.  Bengali
4   Italian
5.  Japanese
6.  Urdu
7.  Arabic
8.  Persian

ADVANCED P.G. DIPLOMA IN -
 1.  Archaeology------1-year
 2.  Numismatics----   2-year
 3.  History of Art---  1-year
 4.  Indian History 
  and Culture--         1-year

UNDER-GRADUATE
DIPLOMA IN -
1. Sinhalese        2-years
2. Hindi              2-years
3. Tamil             2-years
4. Telugu             2-years
5. Russian           2-years
6. Chinese           2-years
7. Marathi           2-years
8.French Studies  2-years
9. Arabic             2 -years
10.Persian           2-years
11.German Studies2-years
12.Archaeology    2-years
13. English           2-years
14.Kannad            1-year
15.Urdu                2-years
16. Applied Statistics2-years
17. Nepali 	        2-years

 

 
COURSES OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts - Hons
 (B.A. Hons.)      3-years
  Master of Arts
 (M.A.) in              2-years
1.   English
2.   Hindi
3.   Sanskrit
4.   Telugu
5.   German
6.   French
7.   Nepali
8.   Russian
9.   Bengali
10. Urdu
11. Persian
12. Arabic
13. Pali and Buddhist Studies
14. Marathi
15. Geography
16. Ancient Indian History
  Culture and Archaeology 
17. Indian Philosophy and
  Religion
18. Mathematics
19. Statistics
20. Museology
21. History of Art
22. Linguistics
23. Philosophy
24.Home Science
25.Chinese
26 Kannada

Bachelor of Journalism
(B.J.)- --- -1-year

 Master of Journalism
 (MJ) ---------1-year
 Bachelor of Physical
 Education (B.P.E.)----3-years
 Master of Physical Education
 (M.P.E.)------2-years
 Master of Functional
 Hindi-------------------2-years
 Bachelor of Library
 and Information 
 Science(B.Lib. & I.Sc.) 1-year
 Master of Library and
Information Science
 (M.Lib. & I.Sc.)         1-year
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