Bachelor of Engineering vs Bachelor of Arts

Have you completed your 12th Grade and looking forward to joining an undergraduate degree. Here’s where everyone is stuck in a maze and it feels like we’re in a haze. Believe me, that's completely normal being stuck with so many thoughts because is completely normal when you have to make a decision which sets track for the rest of your life. You have a lot of courses to choose from and to make it easy for you, let's break it down into this comparison that follows.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (BA) is an undergraduate degree awarded to a student who completes three years full time/part time course in an Institution offering BA course. The study period depends upon the country, which in India and Nepal it is 3 years. It is mandatory that the student has to pursue at least one major area of study along with all the electives, although this field is very flexible to the interests of a student. A student holding a Bachelor's degree can apply for a Postgraduate degree and can also apply for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, after his Post Graduation.

Figure 1 : BA - Bachelor of Arts

It has been a never-ending trend that the students who pursue CA tend to pursue a BA course as a part-time course. This enables them to get an overall knowledge in fields like Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology etc. also this provides them to take up jobs which fall into this criteria if they could not crack CA Final.

A bachelor's degree encompasses the understanding and awareness about the Arts and Humanities in a society in addition to enhancing analytical, writing and communication skills. There are a lot of jobs for a BA graduate to choose from as he would’ve learned a wide variety of BA courses in three years of his study, but we all know for the fact that Bachelor's degree alone is not always considered to fetch students the right job they want. As discussed previously a BA degree will weigh when there is a Masters degree added to it, i.e Master in Arts (MA).

Bachelor of Technology

Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate degree awarded to a student who completes four years of B.Tech course, i.e 8 Semesters which have various subjects with reference to science and technology. Engineering is a platform where a student gets to indulges himself in different fields of science. Engineering also creates possibilities for the students to Research on materials, algorithms, etc. Engineering makes a collective sense when associated with computers, electronics, innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance, machines, materials, etc.

Figure 2: Engineering - More than a Gold Rush nowadays

In INDIA there are around 10,000 engineering colleges registered under AICTE, among which the maximum number of colleges are in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh i.e, 1564, 1339 & 1165. There is a huge demand for science courses which are offered in almost all the Engineering Colleges in Lucknow, with an estimated intake of more than forty thousand students every year. Engineering has a wide variety of courses to choose from and it all boils down to the student’s interest.

The Final Showdown!

BA Graduates can think about the Masters where they go on to pursue a Master of Arts degree and increase their career prospects. And the same goes for an engineer as well, after completing the 4-year course, if one is interested in pursuing further studies can specialize in any particular M.Tech Course. Nowadays many talented graduates from engineering colleges in Lucknow are working on their own startup’s. Lucknow which is the capital of Uttar Pradesh is known for its rich culture and tradition where all religions collectively build a diversity. It is home to one of the best Engineering Colleges in the country.

Whether you like it or not, there is a huge demand for engineers. But our society functions as a society because of every single entity working towards helping each other and trading things. Let's take an example if you are good at making Bricks and assuming that I am good at making Glass. We can each make our own products which we are good at and later we can trade. It is way better off than a single person making both Glass and Bricks of low quality which is going nowhere. So it all depends on the impact we make on our society. And it is obvious that if you are interested in any Course, rain or shine you will break the boundaries.

“Consent Can Be Anyone’s But Decision Should Be Your’s”


Deepak Tomar

I'm Deepak Tomar. I have completed my M.Tech in Computer Science and now i am working as a Govt. Employee in UP Police, I Love to help others and making friends, you can connect to me on facebook for any help- I will be happy to help you .

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