IGNOU BAG Course Structure and Credit System

IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (General) also known as BAG is of three years at Indira Gandhi National Open University. This wide and flexible undergraduate degree course is of three years with in-depth training in one particular subject. This Degree gives you exceptional knowledge to apply for an appreciative job in the future and provides you a wide variety of careers to choose from. This Degree provides all the students with a career option in Insurance, social services, travel and tourism, sports coordinating, administration, etc. BAG degree is highly preferred now as it provides fundamental knowledge of the humanities and science and various issues that influence our society. This course’s main focus is to develop skills in students like analytical abilities, verbal communication skills, and research sophistication.

Details of B.A.G IGNOU Programme

Before we talk about the course structure of BAG Course, you should be aware of the eligibility criteria along with duration and fee structure for the BA programme. So here are the details of B.A. IGNOU Programme –

  • Eligibility: For B.A. – 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • The medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
  • Fee Structure: IGNOU BAG Fees is Rs. 7,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 2,400/- per year.

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IGNOU BAG Credit System

The IGNOU Bachelor of Arts (General) BAG programme can be completed by earning the required number of credits under each category in a minimum period of three years (six semesters) or in the maximum period of six years.

Required number of credits under each category:

  • 72 credits of Core Courses,
  • 24 credits of Discipline Specific Electives,
  • 8 credits of Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses,
  • 16 credits of Skill Enhancement courses, and
  • 12 credits of Generic Electives.

IGNOU BAG Credit System

IGNOU BAG Course Structure in Detail

The IGNOU BAG Course structure follows the Choice Based Credit System launched by the University of Higher Authorities in 2019. The BAG is a 132 credit degree comprise of two different listings of courses.

  1. Twelve Core courses, four from each of the two disciplines and four language core courses
  2. Two Discipline-specific electives from each of the two disciplines.
  3. Two Ability Enhancement compulsory courses 
  4. Four Skill Enhancement courses 
  5. Two Generic electives

This course varies in different semesters out of six semesters. 22 credits are added for completing each semester. The BAG degree is offered in two languages English, and Hindi student has to select which language will suitable for him while applying for admission in the Degree.

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Core Courses

The BAG programme has twelve core courses, four in languages and four each in the two disciplines you have opted to study. Each core course is of six credits. 72 credits (12 courses * 6 credits).

Core Courses are of two types

  1. Language Courses


    First Semester

    Second Semester


    BHDLA 135 हिंदी भाषा : विविध प्रयोग

    BHDLA 136
    हिंदी भाषा : लेखन कौशल


    BEGLA 135 English in Daily Life

    BEGLA 136 English at the Workplace


    BSKLA 135 संस्कृत भाषा और साहित्य


    BUDLA 135 Study of Modern Urdu Prose and Poetry


    Third Semester

    Fourth Semester


    BHDLA 137 हिंदी भाषा : सम्प्रेषण कौशल

    BHDLA 138 हिंदी भाषा: विविध विधाए


    BEGLA 137 Language Through Literature

    BEGLA 138 Reading And Speaking Skills

        2. Discipline Courses
The BA programme gives you an option to study any two disciplines of your choice.


IGNOU BAG Core Courses (Discipline)

Discipline Specific Elective Courses

Discipline Specific Elective Courses are only on offer in the fifth and sixth semesters of the programme. They carry 24 credits (2+2 courses * 6 credits).


Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses

IGNOU’s BAG Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses are of four credits each. As the name suggests, the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECCs) are compulsory for all learners. There are two AECCs on offer, one each in the first and second semesters.
1. Awareness Course (Environmental issues and Environmental Course)
2. BEGAE 182- English Communication Skills and BHDAE 182-हिंदी भाषा : सम्प्रेषण कौशल

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Skill Enhancement Courses

Skill Enhancement courses are offered from 3rd Semester of IGNOU BAG. Each Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) is of four credits. You will have to opt for only one SEC each semester. Following table is showing common pool of Skill Enhancement courses, In which you have to choose one for each semester. 

Third Semester Fourth Semester
BANS 183 Tourism Anthropology BANS 184 Public Health and Epidemiology
BPCS 183 Emotional Intelligence BECS 184 Data Analysis
BPCS 185 Developing Emotional Competence BPAS 184 Logistics Management
BEGS 183 Writing and Study SkillsBPCS 184 School Psychology
BHDS 183 अनुवाद सिद्धांत और प्राविधिBPCS 186 Managing Stress
____________BSOS 184 Techniques of Ethnographic Film Making
____________BHDS 184 रेडियो लेखन
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
BPCS 187 Managing Human Resources BPAS 186 Stress and Time Management
BSOS 185 Society through the Visual BPCS 188 Application of Social Psychology
BEGS 185 English Language Teaching BEGS 186 Business Communication
BHDS 185 टेलीविजन लेखनBHDS 186 समाचार संकलन और लेखन

Generic Electives

General Elective courses are on offer in fifth and sixth semester of your BAG course study. They are designed to provide exposer other courses. So, they are often called as inter disciplinary courses. You can choose any course from the common pool.


FAQs related to IGNOU BAG Course

How many semesters are in IGNOU BAG Course?

IGNOU BAG consists 6 semesters in 3 years.

Skill Enhancement course is of how many credits?

Each Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) is of four credits. and you have to opt 1 SEC course per semester from 3rd semester.

That’s all for our article IGNOU BAG course structure. If you want to find any other detail about this topic you should comment below. We will try to resolve your query as soon as possible. 

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