B.A. Philosophy

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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is an undergraduate Philosophy course. Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The Bachelor of Philosophy programme helps students develop critical thinking skills, linguistic ability and the ability to defend a reasoned point of view. Students also learn to critique world-views and come to their own ideas on what is true and how to live. B.A. is generally three academic year degree course and it may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes. The B.A. (Philosophy) programme is offered online via distance learning as well.

How is B.A. Philosophy Course Beneficial?

  • This degree course enables the students to go for various Philosophy language and other related jobs such as advertising, marketing and public relations agencies, investment banks, law firms, charities, publishing firms, recruitment agencies.
  • Second, one can go for higher degree programmes in respective subjects and then join schools and colleges as a teacher and lecturer.
  • Third, other areas are government and public administration where they have a huge range of opportunities within the civil service and local government.


  • Minimum requirement is 12th or its equivalent exam in Arts stream from a recognised school board in the country.
  • The cut-offs to apply for admission may vary from college to college.


Syllabus of Philosophy as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Part I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Indian Philosophy


Psychology & Social-Political Philosophy

Part II


History of Western Philosophy



Part III


Indian Logic and Epistemology


Philosophy of Language, Epistemology and Metaphysics (Western)


Ethics and Philosophy of Religion


Optional Paper (any of the following)


A: Vedtasra – Sadandayogndra (Entire Text)
B: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: David Hume
C: The Problems of Philosophy: Bertrand Russell
D: Western Logic
E: Ethics
F: Contemporary Indian Philosophy


B.A. Philosophy Colleges

  • Kamala Nehru College, Delhi
  • Maharshi Dayanand University - MDU, Rohtak
  • Fergusson College, Pune

B.A. Philosophy Course Suitability

  • Students those who interested in Philosophy and have good critical and analytical skills, interpretative skills and listening skills are most suitable for this course.
  • Second, those who distinguish fine differences between views and find common ground, present ideas convincingly through well-constructed, systematic arguments, write clearly and persuasively, generate ideas and come up with solutions to problems, be open to new ideas and new ways of thinking are good match for it.
  • Third, who have the quality of clear communication and presentation, the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines, flexibility and creativity, the ability to identify, absorb and sift complex information and working in a team also are suitable for the course.

 Employment Areas

  • Teaching
  • Creative Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Mediation
  • Public Relations and Journalism
  • Philosophical Counselling/Philosophical Practice

 Job Types

  • Teacher & Lecturer
  • Novelist, Non-fiction Writer or Poet
  • Technical Writer
  • Mediator (to settle disputes between unions and corporations)
  • Public Relation Journalist
  • Customer Support Associate - Domestic

Advance Course in B.A. Philosophy

  • M.A. (Philosophy)

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