Arts or Humanities are major disciplines that fall in this category.The humanities can be described as the study of the myriad ways in which people, from every period of history and from every corner of the globe, process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world. These modes of expression have become some of the subjects that traditionally fall under the humanities umbrella. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries. Humanities courses offer you the opportunity to study subjects that can make important contributions to your general education. The courses aim to give you practice in ways of thinking about human affairs and creative activity that are not always amenable to the quantitative techniques of science and technology.
Humanities in India is taught at the school level as intermediate (10+2), College level as Bachelors and at the universities it’s taught to award Master degree and PhD. Apart from universities India has various institutes catering to any specific area of Humanities as well.
School Level: Humanities in Intermediate level (10+2) is studied under Arts as a stream. Major subjects taught during intermediate are , political science, Hindi ( depending upon the board ), history, geography, English, sociology, etc.
Graduation: You can pursue your graduation in any subject in Humanities and complete your Bachelor's degree like BA in English, BA in History and BA in Political Science.
Post graduate level: You can pursue your Masters in Arts in any Humanities subject that you have completed your graduation. You can pursue your post-graduation in MA in English Literature, MA in Linguistics, MA in Political Science or MA in Economics.
Research (M Phil &PhD) level: There are several Universities across India which offers several specialization.
Basic Eligibility: UG: For getting admission in under graduate programme candidates are required to pass 10+2 from an recognized educational board in any stream (Arts, Commerce or Science).
PG: The candidate applying for Post Graduate Degree should have completed bachelor’s degree in respective subject with Honors. There are some entrance exams conducted by the Colleges and Universities for admission. The candidate should clear the exam with good marks. The candidate also faces personal interview. After clearing these criteria successfully, the candidate can get admission to respective university or college.