Bachelor of Arts

This online Bachelor of Arts (BA) with combination in English, Sociology, and Political Science from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is designed for learners looking to gain expertise in multiple areas & disciplines to excel in the dynamic world. Through this program, learners will gain in-depth knowledge and skills across English literature, Political Science & Sociology and can explore job opportunities that are aligned with their interests & fields of study. Become job-ready while learning at your own pace and writing online proctored exams, all from the comfort of your homes.

Program Fee

USD 930

USD 155 per semester

Duration

36 months

15-20 hours/ week

Eligibility

Successful completion of 10+2
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    Rankings & accreditations

    Accredited in A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
    Accredited in A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
    UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
    UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
    Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities in 2023
    Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities in 2023
    Top Private University in North East
    Top Private University in North East
    Amongst Top 10 Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone
    Amongst Top 10 Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone
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    Program benefits

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    Become future-ready

    Gain extensive knowledge in specialized subjects, become future-ready, and boost your earning potential through this online BA degree.

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    Master career-focused domains

    Master key concepts across industry-relevant domains such as English, Sociology, and Political Science, and equip yourself to face diverse scenarios and challenges in the dynamic business world.

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    Diverse career options

    Pursue exciting career paths across sectors and diverse jobs roles like public administrator, content manager, public relations specialist, HR executive, and many more.

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    Robust alumni network

    Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.

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    Fully online experience

    Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and placement. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

    Job roles to explore

    Public Administrator
    Public Administrator
    Campaign Manager
    Campaign Manager
    Content Manager
    Content Manager
    Public Relations Specialist
    Public Relations Specialist
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Policy Analyst
    Policy Analyst
    Human Resources Specialist
    Human Resources Specialist
    Urban Planner
    Urban Planner
    Research Assistant
    Research Assistant
    Teacher
    Teacher

    Program curriculum

    Semester 1
    Natural Science - 1 Communicative English Indian English Literature Foundations of Political Science Introduction to Sociology
    Semester 2
    Functional English Environmental Studies World Literature Political Theory Sociology in India
    Semester 3
    Digital Fluency Academic Writing Essays and Poetry Comparative Political Analysis Rural Sociology
    Semester 4
    New Literature in English Literary Terms, Forms, and Movements Classical Indian Political Thought Theories of International Relations Urban Sociology Methods in Social Research
    Semester 5
    One Act Plays Poetry: Evolution, Elements and Genres Human Rights Political Processes in India Sociology of Change and Development Social Problems in India
    Semester 6
    American Literature Novels and Short Stories Public Policy and Administration in India United Nations and Global Conflicts Social Movement in India Sociology of Change and Development

    Get a prestigious degree

    Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.

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    Fee & scholarships

    Total course fee (six semesters)

    INR 75000

    Each semester

    INR 12500

    Total course fee (six semesters)

    USD 930

    Each semester

    USD 155
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    Easy financing options

    With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

    Additional fee concessions

    A 10% fee concession will be provided upon upfront payment of the full program fee and a 5% fee concession upon upfront payment of the annual fee.

    Who can apply

    Educational qualification

    Candidates must have completed 10+2 / intermediate / senior secondary from a recognized board or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities in any discipline.

     

    Candidates who have completed 10+2 education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.

     

    Other requirements

    Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

    Admission process

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    Choose a program
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    Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.

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    Provide
    educational details

    Fill in your educational & work experience-related details.

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    Pay
    program fee

    Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.

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    Upload documents &
    submit application

    Upload supporting documents & submit your application to complete the process.

    Meet our faculty

    Dr. Anmol Mukhia

    Dr. Anmol Mukhia

    Assistant Professor
    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha

    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang

    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang

    Assistant Professor
    Ms. Anushka Chhetri

    Ms. Anushka Chhetri

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Pawan Rai

    Mr. Pawan Rai

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia

    Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia

    Assistant Professor
    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Adjunct Faculty
    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Adjunct Faculty
    Arkapriya Gangopadhyay

    Arkapriya Gangopadhyay

    Adjunct Faculty
    Lakshmi Priya K.S

    Lakshmi Priya K.S

    Adjunct Faculty
    Sudhamshu Narayan

    Sudhamshu Narayan

    Adjunct Faculty
    Veena S

    Veena S

    Adjunct Faculty
    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Adjunct Faculty
    Dr. Anmol Mukhia Assistant Professor

    Dr. Anmol Mukhia is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Forum for Global Affairs, New Delhi. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Higher School of Economics University, Moscow, Russian Federation and completed his PhD from Jilin University, China, under Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Scholarship. In 2013, he was a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) delegation from the Government of India to Taiwan. Formally he was an Assistant Professor at Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat. He has also worked as a Consultant at the Department of Trade & Commerce, Government of Arunachal Pradesh (2023) and was an invited lecturer for Indo-Tibetan Border Police Officers (ITBP) Academy (2022). He is an author of “Chasing the Blazing Fire in the Himalayas” (2021) and has published more than 23 journal (Scopus/SSCI Indexed).

    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha Assistant Professor

    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. She has completed her Masters in English from the University of North Bengal and has been the department topper in graduation from North Bengal St. Xavier’s College. Her research interest spans across identity, culture and ethnicity. Being an avid reader of stories and poems, she enjoys writing her own and has independently organized numerous events on spoken word poetry in her hometown, Kalimpong. She is also the community editor of The Pomelo, an e-magazine aimed at exploring Himalayan voices helmed by young women researchers of India and Nepal.

    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang Assistant Professor

    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He completed his Master of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has previously worked as a full-time faculty at Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata, India, and Salesian College, Siliguri. His research interests include Conflict and Borders, Early Modern European Literature, Queer Studies, Himalayan Studies, and Translation studies. His articles and book chapters have been published in reputed and indexed journals like Himalaya, Postcolonial Interventions, and so one, and in edited volumes published by Routledge, Cambridge Scholars, and so on. He has also been actively involved in translation projects on literature written in South Asian languages.

    Ms. Anushka Chhetri Assistant Professor

    Ms. Anushka Chhetri is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. She has completed her graduation from St Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, and her master's degree in political science from the University of North Bengal. She has a major in Public Administration, and her research interest includes Indian Politics and State and Sub-state Politics in India. She is a silver medalist in her graduation. 

    Mr. Pawan Rai Assistant Professor

    Mr. Pawan Rai is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He has cleared NET, SET examination and is pursuing a PhD. Mr. Rai has obtained a degree in Tourism and Travelling Management (Advanced Diploma). He has more than seven years of teaching experience in various colleges in Darjeeling Hills. He specializes in Political Theory and the Theories of International Relations. He is inspired by thinkers such as Hegel, Marx, Frankfurt School, Foucault and Zizek. 

    Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia Assistant Professor

    Mr Pema Gyamptso Bhutia is working as an Assistant Professor specializing in sociology, currently serving in Sikkim Manipal University, India. He holds a Master's degree (M.A.) in Sociology and has successfully cleared UGC-NET (National Eligibility Test). Pema is committed to fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment for students. Utilizing innovative and interactive teaching methods, He ensures students' comprehensive understanding of sociological concepts while nurturing their critical thinking and analytical skills. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia actively contributes to the academic community through dedicated mentorship, research initiatives, and a keen interest in the evolving landscape of online education, thereby enhancing the educational experience at Sikkim Manipal University.

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Adjunct Faculty

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor Adjunct Faculty

    Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.

    Arkapriya Gangopadhyay Adjunct Faculty

    Arkapriya is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She has done master's in sociology and has achieved the prestigious First Class First (Gold Medalist) distinction. She is a highly regarded educator with extensive expertise in education and a broad background across various academic disciplinesHer contributions include shaping the STEM curriculum at Deeksha STEM Schools in Bengaluru, in adherence to the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020, and providing training to educators. Prior to this, Arkapriya held positions as an assistant teacher in sociology at an esteemed ISC affiliated School in Kolkata, as well as a lecturer at the College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, and Jogamaya Devi College under the University of Calcutta. Utilizing various platforms and technologies, Arkapriya seamlessly integrates theoretical and practical aspects of sociology.

    Lakshmi Priya K.S Adjunct Faculty

    Lakshmi Priya KS is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds a master's degree and MPhil in political science from the University of Hyderabad. She is a seasoned academician and researcher with over 5 years of experience in education and research and has academic expertise in Gender Studies, Indian Political Process, Public Policy, and International Relations. Previously, she worked as a faculty member at prestigious universities like Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College, Bangalore and University College Mangalore. She has also worked on research projects with reputed institutes like the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Her areas of expertise include Political Theory, International Relations, Public Administration, and Gender Studies.

    Sudhamshu Narayan Adjunct Faculty

    Sudhamshu Narayan is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. He has completed his post-graduation (MA) from Delhi University and was qualified in the bi-annual UGC-NET examination thrice. Previously, he worked as an Asst. Professor of English at Christ Academy, Bangalore. He was associated with USDC Global, an ed-tech platform that offers educational services to various online colleges. At USDC Global, he held responsibilities such as teaching , engaging and monitoring learner progress for students of JAIN Online and also perform operational duties such as creating content, designing learning materials and coordinating with instructors and content developers for composing and updating curriculums.

    Veena S Adjunct Faculty

    Veena is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds a BE degree in civil. She has over 15 years of experience across learning and development in IT sector, academic management in medical education, program management for online degree courses, project management for exports, and teaching of soft skills and communicative English.

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar Adjunct Faculty

    Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.

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