NR College, Nepaltar, Kathmandu

Bachelor degree of Social Science (BA Four Year)

Tribhuvan University has launched four-year bachelor’s course in BA from the academic year 2076/077 under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

It is the inter-disciplinary subjects where students can study Compulsory English, Anthropology, Geography, History Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Nepal Bhasa, Culture, Rural Development, Social Work, Film Studies, Hindi, Nepali Linguistics and Population Studies within the same stream.

The four-year course is of 2,000 marks (500 marks each year) and students can choose two subjects of 700 marks each as their majors and two subjects of 100 marks each as elective subjects.

There will be three compulsory subjects — English, Nepali and Nepal Studies. English will be of 200 marks, Nepali 100 marks and Nepal Studies 100 marks. English has been made compulsory in the first and third years, while Nepali will be compulsory in the second year.

The students will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations of 70 marks, while 30 marks will be for internal assessment, including mini project, classroom presentation and teamwork for each subject.

Why study Bachelor of Arts?

Along with flexibility and a wide range of subject options, here are a few reasons why you should opt for a Bachelor of Arts as an undergraduate degree course:

  • BA allows students to pursue careers in fields of interest ranging from painting, literature, and journalism to anthropology.
  • This course allows you to focus on two majors (a double major) if you have several subjects, you are passionate about.
  • It provides well-rounded experience in a wide variety of subject matter along with the practical ability to apply the acquired skills.
  • It offers students extensive skill sets to excel in many professions, such as teaching, research, and other social responsibilities in the private and public sectors.

Admission requirements for Bachelor of Arts (BA) in NR College

  1. Students should have secured at least D+ in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12.


  1. Must have completed the intermediate, Proficiency Certificate or 10+2 level, in Humanities or Science or Management Stream from Tribhuvan University or from any other University or Board recognized by Tribhuvan University.
  2. Students desirous of studying Major English/Economics in the BA Program may do so, but are required to pass the Major English Subject within three years at +2 or PCL recognized by TU if they have not already studied this course at +2 or PCL Level
  3. Students who have studied any other subject at +2 or PCL level can apply for admission to Major subjects like Rural Development, Social Work and Sociology in the BA Program.
  4. Students desirous of studying Journalism and Mass Communication as a Major subject in BA program must have studied Journalism/Mass Communication at +2 or PCL can apply for Journalism subject.

Marking and Evaluation metrics

This interdisciplinary undergraduate course comprises 2000 marks (500 each year). For detailed information on the marking metrics of Bachelor of Arts in Nepal, check the table below.

Particulars Number of subjects Total Marks
Major subjects 2 700 each
Electives 2 100 each
Compulsory subjects
Nepali (Applicable for the second year only) 100
English (Applicable for a first and third year only) 200
Nepal Studies 100

Evaluation metrics

Students are evaluated based on both written examinations and internal assessments. Written examination constitutes 70 marks, while internal assessment equals 30 marks. Internal assessment is provided by the respective institution based on projects, classroom presentations and other factors.

Entrance examination

The entrance examination is not required to enroll for a B.A. course in Nepal. However, you might be required to appear in entrance examinations held internally by different private institutions, irrespective of affiliated universities.

Documents Required (During Admission)

  • Transcript of SLC & +2 Level (2 copies each)
  • 3 PP size and 2 Auto size Photographs
  • Proof of date of birth (required 2 copies of either a valid passport or your citizenship)
  • Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Caste certificates
  • Proof of disability (if any)


BA 1st year

Compulsory Subject

  1. Com English (401)

Mejor Subject

  1. Mass Communication and Journalism (421/422)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication (JMC 421)
  • Principle and Practices of Journalism (JMC 422)
  1. Sociology (421/422)
  2. M. English (421/422)
  3. Rural Development (421/422)

BA 2nd year

Compulsory Subject

  1. Com Nepali (402)

Mejor Subject

  1. Journalism
  • Media Law and History (JMC 423)
  • Media Research (JMC 424)
  1. Sociology
  2. Rural Development
  3. M. English

BA 3rd year

Compulsory Subject

  1. Com English (403)
  2. Elective I (Social Work-410)
  3. Elective II (नेपाली पत्रकारिता -410)

Mejor Subject

  1. Journalism
  • Public relation and Advertising (JMC 425)
  1. Sociology
  2. Rural Development
  3. M. English

BA 4th year

Compulsory Subject

  1. Nepal studies

Mejor Subject

  1. Journalism
  • Journalistic Writing (JMC 427)
  • Online Journalism (JMC 426)
  1. Sociology
  2. Rural Development
  3. M. English