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Why BA (Hons) at SBUP?

BA (Hons) Psychology / Political Science / Economics - 3/4 YEAR PROGRAM

About BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) Program at SBUP offers Core Specialization in Psychology, Political science, and Economics. It provides a focused curriculum meticulously designed to equip students with a deep understanding of the core areas. Major emphasis is on Experiential Learning, where theory meets practice. Students engage in hands-on training, participate in mandatory internships, and apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Whether it is analysing policy implications, conducting field research, or simulating diplomatic negotiations, BA (Hons) programs focuses on career readiness & prepares graduates to navigate through complexities of the dynamic global landscape.

BA (Hons) Program fosters global perspective and provides diverse certifications to enhance their skills and employability across domains. It follows the participative curriculum with lively discussions encouraging critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving. It emphasizes skill-based education, community engagement, social service and research ensuring that our graduates are not only knowledgeable but also adaptable and ready to thrive in any professional setting. This enriching experience broadens the horizon and connect students to real-world practitioners.

Career Scope

BA (Hons) Psychology :

  • Counselling
  • Human Resources Management
  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counsellor or Therapist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Social Worker

BA (Hons) Political Science :

  • Civil Services
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Political Analyst
  • Social Work
  • Journalism
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Teaching and Academia
  • Policy Research and Think Tanks
  • Human Rights Activist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Political Journalism
  • Political Consulting
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Service
  • Conflict Resolution Specialist
  • International Development
  • Research Analyst
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • International Business and Trade

BA (Hons) Economics :

  • Financial Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Service Manager
  • Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Administrator
  • Securities Analyst Trainee
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Economist
  • Cost Estimator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sales Analyst
  • Customer Profit Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Writer
  • Professor/Lecturer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Market Analyst

Program Highlights

  • Specialised Curriculum
  • Experiential Learning
  • Hands-on Training, Mandatory Internships, Real-world application
  • Career Readiness
  • Global Perspective
  • Diverse Certifications enhancing student’s skills & employability
  • Community Engagement
  • Academic Enrichment : Webinars, Conferences, & Guest Lectures by Industry Experts
  • Participative Curriculum
  • Skill-based Education
  • Industry Exposure
  • Emphasis on Research
  • Competitive Fee Structure

Why BA (Hons) at SBUP?

Experience and Excellance

Sri Balaji Society’s “Sri Balaji University, Pune”, is the University for Opportunities, and excellent centre for Management Education in Pune. Under the able guidance and leadership of its founding father and Chancellor, Professor Dr. (Col) A. Balasubramanian, it was developed and established a unique educational culture. Over the period of more than two decades of experience, Sri Balaji Society, Pune was given the opportunity to establish the University, Sri Balaji University, by the Maharashtra Government, by the Act, Maharashtra Act No. XII of 2019, in August 2019.

Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) is one huge campus with four constituent management institutes. Today, SBUP offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programmes through its four constituent management institutions - Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Balaji Institute of Technology & Management (BITM), Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB), and Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resources Development (BIMHRD). Our four constituent management institutes have excelled in terms of education, global placement of our students, and rankings. We are one of the top B Schools in India.

SBUP offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programmes and Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) in various domain areas of management science. The specializations offered are Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Technology, Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Business Analytics.

One more feather in our hat, we have started a few more undergraduate Schools/colleges on our campus. Admissions are now open for the academic year 2024-2025 for the undergraduate colleges - School of Computer Studies - BCA & MCA Programmes (Faculty of Science & Technology), School of Actuarial Science - B.Sc. Actuarial Science (Faculty of Science & Technology), School of Humanities & Social Sciences - BA (Faculty of Humanities), School of Liberal Arts - BA- Liberal Arts (Faculty of Liberal Arts), School of Commerce & Management - BBA, BBA+MBA Programmes (Faculty of Commerce & Management), Balaji School Law - BBA+LLB, BA+LLB, LLB Programmes (Faculty of Law).

Apart from these above institutions Sri Balaji society also has a law college – Balaji Law College (BLC) and an Undergraduate and Graduate level college namely – Balaji College of Arts Commerce and Science (BCACS) and Balaji Junior College of Arts Commerce and Science (BCACS). BLC and BCACS are affiliated with the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

SBUP is the breeding ground for a different breed of management think tanks. It is here you will realize your dreams. Come and become part of Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP).

HERE IS A GLIMPSE OF ITS RANKINGS

LIBRARY FACILITIES

University is having centralised library.Our library possesses more than 2,10,000 books comprising textbooks, reference books, books related to business and management, and many more. To promote learning and encourage students to develop an inclination towards the latest management research, each library has subscribed to about 185 journals and magazines comprising international and national editions along with subscriptions to 26 local and national newspapers

The libraries have also made arrangements for sharing information and knowledge from several national and international online libraries and databases such as NDL- National Digital Library, EBSCO- EBSCO Management Collection & eBook Business Collection and has online subscriptions and editions to journals such as Human Resource Development Review, Global Journal of Emerging Market Economics and so on. 14 online journals and databases are made available for the students and faculty for study and research.

Each library possesses more than 345 CDs related to various subjects like, Psychometric test, IQ Test, ET in Class Room, aptitude test and CDs on Faculty Seminar Series published by Harvard Business School are also available.

The reading rooms of the libraries have comfortable chairs and desk facilities offering opportunities for serious research and study along with light reading and general reference with a seating capacity of approximately 120 to 180. It possesses a reprographic facility for the students and faculty members. Each library is equipped with 10 computer systems catering to the e-library and reference needs of its members and visitors.

PLACEMENTS

We have consistent record of nearly 100% placements year after year, because of the Sri Balaji University's grooming system and campus culture. In addition to good academic inputs during these three years, student managers are trained to fit themselves in to the requirements of the fast-changing Industries.

CAMPUS LIFE

Winston Churchill, once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”. At Sri Balaji University, we firmly believe that the Campus infrastructure which is one of the most important inputs for the budding managers. The Campus facilities are the enablers in achieving the larger objective of giving a comfortable stay and a positive learning environment to student managers. The overall objective of creating great professionals, academicians, cannot be achieved unless the University is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technology. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Sri Balaji University Campus is one of the best B-school campuses in Pune.

Eligibility

  • A candidate from any stream, should have passed 12th Std. Examination (H.S.C.10+2) with minimum 50% of marks and English as a passing subject. OR
  • Three Years Diploma Course from Board of Technical Education, conducted by Government of Maharashtra or its equivalent, after S.S.C. i.e. 10thStandard. OR
  • Two Years Diploma Course in Pharmacy from Board of Technical Education, conducted by Government of Maharashtra or its equivalent, after H.S.C. i.e. 12th Standard. OR
  • Completed MCVC program.(Minimum Competency Vocational Courses)
  • A candidate should have scored minimum 50 % marks in qualifying examination.(Minimum 45% for SC/ST candidates)

How to Apply

Eligible students can apply online. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Admission Process

  • Eligible students can apply online. After scrutiny of the applications, eligible candidates will be informed the schedule of Brief Interactive Session & Personal Interview (PI)
  • Brief Interactive Session - Student will have an opportunity to interact with senior faculty/Director to clear their doubts regarding the program.
  • Personal Interview - Experts will interview and assess the candidates on various parameters including the suitability of the candidates for offered specialisations.
  • Weightage - Marks obtained in HSC/qualifying exam will carry 50% weightage and Personal Interview will carry 50% weightage for preparation of finale merit list for admission.
  • University reserves the right to make changes in this admission process as and when required.

PI Centres

We have expertise in conducting admission process online. We have conducted online admission process of thousands of UG & PG aspirants in last three years.

Fee Structure - BA 2024-28

BA 1st Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment 3rd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 30,000 Rs. 16,375 Rs. 6,375
(Refundable Deposit) - Rs. 10,000 -
Total Rs. 30,000
(Within a week from the date of result declaration)
Rs. 16,375
(At the time of commencement of course)
Rs. 16,375
(Before 18 December-2024)
Rs. 62,750
BA 2nd Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 23,875
(Before the commencement of third semester)
Rs. 23,875
(Before 18 December-2025)
Rs. 47,750
BA 3rd Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 26,375
(Before the commencement of fifth semester)
Rs. 26,375
(Before 18 December-2026)
Rs. 52,750
BA 4th Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 23,875
(Before the commencement of seventh semester)
Rs. 23,875
(Before 18 December-2027)
Rs. 47,750
Hostel Fees* (Optional) Rs. 91,500

Note : Uniform fee not included in the fee structure.

Refund Rules

Sr. No. % of refund of fees * Point of time when notice of withdrawal of admission is received in the Schools of the University
1. 100%** 15 days or more before the formally-notified Commencement of Courses.
2. 90% Less than 15 days before the formally notified Commencement of Courses.
3. 80% 15 days or less after the formally- notified Commencement of Courses.
4. 50% 30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after formally-notified Commencement of Courses.
3. 00% More than 30 days after formally-notified Commencement of Courses.

*Caution money or security deposit, which are not part of the fees chargeable, shall be refunded in full.

** In case of (1) in the table above, the entire fee after the deduction of the processing fee of not more than Rs. 1000/- shall be refunded to the student by the University/concerned Institution

Education Loan

All MBA programs run under the aegis of the Sri Balaji University are specially approved for education loan from AVANSE, AXIS BANK, HDFC Credila, Bank of Baroda, CREDENC, Punjab National Bank, IDFC FIRST Bank & Propelld. Sri Balaji University, Pune has signed MoUs with these banks. An education loan can be availed from any of the mentioned banks/NBFCs. However, students have the liberty to approach any other bank as per their convenience.

Apply Online

Important Contacts

08069591888

Important Dates

Application Form Available from 20th December, 2023
Last Date to Apply 18th July, 2024
Admission Process Starts 18th January, 2024
Commencement Date 18th July, 2024

Specialisations Offered

Following specialisations shall be offered from third semester onwards. Students can opt for any one of the following specialisations.

a. Psychology

BA (Hons) Psychology programme focuses on the study of various facets of human behavioural patterns and functioning of the mind. It guides students through various approaches to understand the complexities and processes of the human mind. This programme prepares students for graduate study in any of the specialized fields of Psychology. It enables students to develop a critical understanding of the major concepts, themes, theoretical frameworks and methodology of the discipline.This programme majorly covers a wide range of topics that enable students to develop a critical understanding of basic concepts and theories of the subject, leading to the study of specialized areas such as Personality, Social, Clinical, Industrial, Developmental, Educational and Experimental Psychology. Students are trained in the Methods of Psychological Testing and Counselling; as well as experimental techniques and research methods.

b. Economics

BA (Hons) Economics Programme aims to expose students to the theoretical, analytical frameworks and policy within the discipline of Economics. This program enables students to rationalize through analytical frameworks, evaluate empirical evidence and develop a critical approach to understanding interactions between theory and policy. Through this program students will examine a range of questions: How businesses compete and manage to survive in a globalized economy? What are the main drivers of the economy and how are policies formulated to promote growth and development with minimum degree of inequality across the country? What is the importance of taxation and government expenditure, and its impact on the growth of the economy? How mathematical models are used to explain economic phenomenon? The Bachelor's degree programme in Economics provides theoretical and practical knowledge that makes accurate analysis of the economic situation possible. Economics graduates must be able to understand the interrelation between the economy and society; to consider economic problems from a global perspective and take a local approach to solve them; to make connections between an economic system's different components; to gauge the implications of decisions related to economic policy; and to respond to the economic problems arising from society in general and the different units that interact therein (e.g. institutions, private companies and sectors of the economy).

c. Political Science

BA (Hons) Political Science programme expose students to theory and practice of politics and description and analysis of political system and political behaviour. The B.A. (Political Science) degree course involves study of both national and international political systems. It covers a very broad field which incorporates the study of historical and modern political systems, public administration, governmental policies and procedures, international relations and public affairs. This programme will equip students with deep understanding of Indian political system, different ideologies and practical aspects.

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BA (Hons) : FAQ’s

  • Specialized curriculum designed for in-detail understanding of Core specialization
  • Hands-on training through Internships and Workshops
  • Enabling graduates to navigate through complexities of a dynamic global landscape
  • Diverse certifications to enhance skills and employability across domains
  • Webinars, conferences, and guest lectures by industry experts
  • Participative curriculum, lively discussions, critical thinking, & problem-solving
  • Skill-based education & competitive fee structure
  • BA (Hons) Program at SBUP is a Semester-based Four Years full-time undergraduate program with Choice Based Credit System
  • The program offers Core Specialization right from the first year
  • Students will also be offered core specific choice-based subjects in the form of various electives- Languages, Co-Curricular, AEC, VES, SEC, Internship and Project, etc.
  • BA (Hons) Program at SBUP provides three Core Specializations
  • Psychology, Political Science, & Economics
  • Students should indicate their preference at the time of Admission Process
  • A candidate from any stream, should have passed 12th Std. Examination (H.S.C.10+2) with minimum 50% of marks and English as a passing subject
  • OR
  • Three Years Diploma Course from Board of Technical Education, conducted by Government of Maharashtra or its equivalent, after S.S.C. i.e. 10th Standard
  • OR
  • Two Years Diploma Course in Pharmacy from Board of Technical Education, conducted by Government of Maharashtra or its equivalent, after H.S.C. i.e. 12th Standard
  • OR
  • Completed MCVC program. (Minimum Competency Vocational Courses)
  • The Medium of Instruction will be English for BA (Hons) at SBUP
  • BA (Hons) at SBUP is inspired by NEP 2020 & adheres to UGC guidelines
  • The Programs and Courses are approved by the Board of Studies and Academic Council
  • The University is appearing for NAAC and soon to be accredited
  • As per NEP 2020, the BA (Hons) at SBUP has spanned over 4 years
  • Students successfully completing 3rd year will receive BA with major specialization
  • For 4th year, students can choose their track between - Internship & Research*
  • After successful completion of 4th year, students will receive BA (Hons) or BA (Hons) with Research respectively, based on their chosen track**
  • *Students choosing Research track for 4th year need to satisfy required CGPA eligibility
    **Nomenclature subject to approval
  • Students are required to submit self-attested photocopies of following documents along with application form :

Compulsory : Photograph

Other :

  • Statement of Marks for SSC (Tenth Standard)
  • Passing Certificate for SSC (Tenth Standard)
  • Statement of Marks for HSC (Twelfth Standard)
  • Passing Certificate for HSC (Twelfth Standard)
  • Statement of Marks for Diploma (If applicable)
  • Passing Certificate for Diploma (If applicable)
  • Graduation Mark sheet (If applicable)
  • Degree Certificate (Graduation) (If applicable)
  • Post Graduation Mark sheet (if applicable)
  • Degree Certificate (Post Graduation) (if applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate (Issued by College of Graduation)
  • Migration Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Aadhar Card Copy
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (For OBC, SEBC, SBC, VJDT, NT-B, NT-C, NT-D Category candidates belonging to state of Maharashtra) valid for the current year
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate valid for the current year (If applicable)
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  • Entrance Exam Score Card (s) (If applicable)
  • Work Experience Certificate (If applicable)
  • Co-Curricular Activities Certificate (If applicable)

Note :

  • Only images (.png, .jpeg, .jpg) for uploading your photograph
  • For other documents only .pdf format will be allowed
  • The name of the upload file / document should be short and easy to Identify
  • Each file must be smaller than 2 MB
  • The Induction Program is proposed in the month of July 2022 and the classes begin after the Induction Program
  • The Mark Sheet and the Degree Certificate are awarded under the seal of SBUP
  • After successfully submitting the application online, eligible candidates will be informed the schedule of Brief Interactive Session & Personal Interview (PI)
  • Brief Interactive Session - Student will have an opportunity to interact with a Senior Faculty/Director to clear their doubts regarding the program
  • Personal Interview – Experts will interview and assess the candidates on various parameters including the suitability of the candidates for offered specializations
  • Marks obtained in HSC/qualifying exam: 50% & Personal Interview: 50%
  • Finale merit list for admission will be prepared accordingly and selected candidates will be notified formally over registered email
  • Note : University reserves the right to change admission process as and when required
  • Continuous Internal Assessment 30%
  • Term-end Examination 70%
  • Both segments require individual passing

Yes, at SBUP assistance for Internship & Pre-placement activity is offered

Fee Structure - BA 2024-28
BA 1st Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment 3rd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 30,000 Rs. 16,375 Rs. 6,375
(Refundable Deposit) - Rs. 10,000 -
Total Rs. 30,000
(Within a week from the date of result declaration)
Rs. 16,375
(At the time of commencement of course)
Rs. 16,375
(Before 18 December-2024)
Rs. 62,750
BA 2nd Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 23,875
(Before the commencement of third semester)
Rs. 23,875
(Before 18 December-2025)
Rs. 47,750
BA 3rd Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 26,375
(Before the commencement of fifth semester)
Rs. 26,375
(Before 18 December-2026)
Rs. 52,750
BA 4th Year 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 23,875
(Before the commencement of seventh semester)
Rs. 23,875
(Before 18 December-2027)
Rs. 47,750
Hostel Fees* (Optional) Rs. 91,500

Note : Uniform fee not included in the fee structure.

  • 100%** 15 days or more before the formally-notified Commencement of Courses
  • 90% Less than 15 days before the formally notified Commencement of Courses
  • 80% 15 days or less after the formally- notified Commencement of Courses
  • 50% 30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after formally-notified Commencement of Courses
  • 00% More than 30 days after formally-notified Commencement of Courses

Caution : money or security deposit, which are not part of the fees chargeable, shall be refunded in full

** In case of (1) in the table above, the entire fee after the deduction of the processing fee of not more than Rs. 1000/- shall be refunded to the student by the University/concerned Institution