Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Linguistics

Departments and Partners

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Linguistics is offered by the Department of Linguistics in the K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics of the University.

Motivation and Objectives

The purpose of this programme is to introduce the students to the extremely fascinating field of Linguistics and train them for research in this field. This course outline is prepared keeping in view that the students should have a sound background in different areas and sub-fields of Linguistics and its applied areas. At the same time, Linguistics being a strongly applied and empirical field, students should be well-equipped in such basic skills as data analysis and description. The broader aim of the program is to prepare the students for more higher education and possibly research in Linguistics.

Course Structure, Credit Requirements and Duration

B.A. (Hons.) is a 3-year programme spread over 6 semesters. In order to earn the B.A. (Hons.), the students will be required to complete a minimum of 112 credits over a period of 6 semesters. The detailed break-up is given below in Section 3. In general, the program gives a lot of flexibility to the students to explore courses from other departments; at the same time, it also gives them flexibility in the choice of courses within the department as well. At the same time, the course structure adheres to the UGC guidelines on CBCS-based undergraduate programs both in terms of the total credits as well as the overall structure of the program.

The detailed course outline for each course may be decided by the course instructor in consultation with the departmental committee at the beginning of the semester.

Evaluation Pattern

The normal evaluation pattern of all the core and elective theoretical courses will be as follows (based on the CBCS systems adopted by the University) -

• Continuous Assessment: 40%

• End-Sem Exam: 60% (written / practical exam of minimum 3 hours)

In general, for continuous assessment, sessionals (say, on an average 3 sessionals per course), quizzes and exercises / assignments (including readings) or other innovative ways of student participation, involvement and learning may be given. Since there is a separate report course in each semester, things like term papers and presentations may be avoided for individual courses. However, if the instructor feels that these might be the most appropriate modes of evaluating students then term papers or short projects may also be included for assessment. In such cases, group work may be encouraged and utilised. Things like class participation and attendance may be completely avoided or, if included, the weightage should not be more than 5% for such activities.

For each of the survey / report courses, the students will be required to produce a written report of the field-based / application-based task that they carried out, followed by an optional presentation. There will be no end-sem examinations for these courses; however, faculty members are free to devise some mid-term assessments / presentations / partial assignments to ensure that students are making steady progress in these courses as well.

If the student opts for internship in the final semester then it has to be of minimum 45 – 90 days and it could be done with an organisation from industry or any academic institution of repute (outside of the University).

Admission Requirements

Minimum Eligibility: Intermediate / +2 in any discipline

Number of Seats: 25

Mode of Admission: Entrance Exam / Interview / Merit (as decided by the admission committee)

Fee Structure

Semester Fees**: Rs. 5,000 per semester

Examination Fees**: Rs. 2,070 per semester

Dissertation Fees (if applicable)**: Rs. 1,000 (one time)

**Subject to revision and updation by the relevant bodies of the University / state government / any other competent body