BA Honours with a Major in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)

Programme Description

The BA Hons. Programme in Social Sciences and Humanities (‘SSH’) can best be described as an immersion in interdisciplinary humanities. It allows students to explore three disciplines/ disciplinary areas of the School in some depth over three years while obtaining the wider benefits of a liberal arts education.

To a greater extent than other SUS programmes, BA Honours SSH provides a training in ‘perspectives’ as well as skills. By developing their abilities in reading, writing, analysis and critical thinking, SSH students will be equipped for various jobs and well as for admission to a range of postgraduate and professional academic programmes.

Students completing the SSH Major will be eligible to apply for MA programmes at AUD and other institutions. Many of the same employment opportunities available to single-subject BA Honours graduates would be available to them as well. SSH students converting their degrees to BA Honours with Dual Major will have a complete Honours degree with an unusually strong subsidiary component that would make them attractive candidates for postgraduate/professional study programmes and for employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

The programme is delivered through a total number o 96 credits over six semesters. Students opting for SSH must complete the Foundation courses and fulfil other general requirements of BA Honours degree. In addition, they must also complete 16 or more credits in each of the three disciplines of their choice which fall in the domain of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. Students opting for this programme may be expected to do special additional classes, seminars and workshops, field trips and other activities.


10 + 2 with 50% marks from a recognised board. Relaxation of 5% will be given to candidates belonging to SC, ST and Physically Disabled (PD) Categories. Meeting the eligibility criteria will not ensure a seat. The admission will be strictly on the basis of merit as per rules. However, eligibility is a must for consideration of admission.


The faculty members involved are those contributing to other BA Honours programmes.

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