Peek Into DU Course: B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences)

DU, CIC, cluster innovation centre

B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences) is a one-of-a-kind course offered by the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), Delhi University. CIC was born out of the need to launch programmes that are in tandem with the innovative schemes of MHRD and National Innovation Council. In a bid to have an innovative curriculum that is more project oriented and tailored to the need of society and industry, the course was introduced along with B.Tech. (Information Technology & Mathematical Innovations).

Here are all your questions, answered:

“What did you say the course was?”

B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences) seeks to enable students to draw upon the resources, talent and expertise available in different colleges across streams and disciplines. In a simpler term, it is the multidisciplinary approach to studies in actual application.

“Quickly run me through the details about admission”


A student, currently appearing or passed with minimum aggregate marks at 10+2 level as mentioned below (category wise):

General Category: 60% in any four subjects (including English / MIL).
OBC Category: 54% in any four subjects (including English / MIL).
PwD / CW Category: 57% in any four subjects (including English / MIL).
SC/ST Category: Passing marks (including English / MIL).

More Details

Number of Seats: 40 (Reservation as per University Rules)
Course Duration: 6 Semesters (3 Years)
Admission: Through a written MCQ based entrance test conducted at Delhi, Bangaluru, Kolkata, Jammu, Varanasi, Nagpur.
Course Fee: As notified by the university from time to time.

The student must consult the assigned mentors and the final decision of allocation of courses and colleges shall rest with CIC.

“What is the course structure like?”

The course is 3 year-long, with 6 semesters and a combination of compulsory and electives. FInd more details on the website here.

“So how do I decide what I will do across the disciplines?”

There are 4 streams to choose from:

  1. Journalism
  2. Art & Design
  3. Historical Tourism
  4. Counselling

“What about exposure? Will it be at par with other courses?”

The CIC holds discussions, seminars and workshops from time to time and being a part of DU, all opportunities for exposure are available!

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