Arts and Humanities

Humanities is an academic principle that is concerned with the study of the condition of human beings. It can also be considered as another division of Social sciences. Almost all topics on humanities are offered at both the graduate and postgraduate level in universities and colleges in India. It is also possible for students to carry out research in the said area.

List of Entrance Exams

Students will be required to write an entrance exam to gain admission into the courses offered. A list of some of the entrance exams in humanities are given below:

HSEE – Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination →
TISS – TATA Institute of Social Sciences Entrance Exam →
DUHEE – Delhi University Entrance Exam for Humanities →
DU-CATE – Delhi University Common Entrance Test for English →
AUCET – Andhra University Common Entrance Test →
JJSA – Sir JJ School of Arts →
JMIU HEE – JMI University Entrance Exam for Humanities →
National Institute Of Design and Development Entrance Exam →
IIT Madras HSEE →


  • Graduate Programme
    • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Eligibility criteria: A pass in class 12 is the qualification required to join this course. Also a minimum of 17 years is a must.

  • Postgraduate Programme
    • Master of Arts in Humanities
    • Mater of Philosophy in Humanities
    • PhD in Humanities

Eligibility criteria

A graduate degree in the related field will enable students to pursue this course. They will also need to pass an entrance exam to get admitted into the course. Some of the institutes insist a minimum of 19 years of age.

Career Prospects

There are a lot of career opportunities available for candidates who have completed their studies in this field. There are also options abroad for the candidates in this profile. A career could be built in fields like teaching, Civil service, journalism, public relations and program planning. A few other fields where jobs are available are with NGO, liberal arts, anthropology and library science. It is also possible for students of humanities to get employed with museums, movie studios, galleries, magazines and newspapers. The remuneration of graduates will be based on the nature of their work and the field. The salary will also differ according to the university or college where the students have graduated. With experience the salary too will increase.