Ambedkar University Delhi’s Undergraduate Studies programmes at Karampura Campus aims to offer its students a unique liberal arts education that acquaints them with diverse approaches to knowledge. The undergraduate programmes at AUD encourage students to think critically and creatively, to analyse and reason, to communicate effectively, and to draw evidence-based conclusions. It aims to achieve a balance between the range and depth of the subjects studied.
The unique aspect of Undergraduate programmes at AUD is that there are common courses for foundational skills comprising language, writing skills, communication skills, analytical reasoning as well as introductory orientation to the social sciences. This is done through a blend of common foundational courses, languages, Major courses and a wide range of elective courses. Students experience the flexibility of choosing courses from more than one interdisciplinary area in order to develop a broader perspective on social sciences and humanities. They also have the opportunity to transfer from one programme to another, provided they meet certain criteria. The AUD Karampura Campus undergraduate programmes are delivered through a total of 96 credits over six semesters to be earned in the following manner:
The BA programme in Law and Politics at AUD introduces students to the dynamism of the legal and political field, which extends beyond the study of formal institutions. It will explicate the productive entanglement of law and politics and the manner in which they co-constitute and generate each other. The undergraduate programmes at AUD offer students a wide choice of courses.
The BA Programme in Law and Politics (BA-LP) can best be described as understanding the relationship between these two domains and not thinking of law and politics as discrete domains. The concept of citizenship mediates this relationship and the BA-LP will foreground how citizenship in India continues to be arbitrated through legal processes, with these processes impelled by the political. It is the continuous movement between the legal and the political, where one needs the other for its articulation, which forms the foundation of BA-LP. The programme’s inclination will be to delineate how law impresses upon life outside the structuring space of the courtroom and how in our political sensibilities, too, we draw upon law’s syntax—citizenship, rights, duties, state, democracy, justice, order—to make our everyday comprehensible. Politics is a quintessential aspect of our public, and also private, life; indeed the public/private distinction is itself historically produced. The emphasis of the programme will be on a conceptual introduction to core areas of public law as well as private law, which will provide a foundation that is needed to conduct interdisciplinary conversations. Within this eclectic framework, the BA in Law and Politics aspires to enlarge the formal structure of law, where we will scrutinize its immanent principles, its expression as the resolution of a political community that is envisioned to be upheld by institutions of the State and as an enunciation of rights of the citizens, which then shapes the relationship between a State and its citizens. What propels this framework forward is an understanding of politics premised on a sense of mutability and amorphousness, which may nevertheless be innovating and full of democratic possibilities.
Students admitted to BA in Law and Politics will complete their Major course requirement by pursuing six major courses from the following two streams: a) Law b) Politics. The BA-LP programme offers students courses focused on the following themes:
Electives on offer will be of two kinds: those in the areas within the two domains and those collaboratively developed with other BA programmes at Karampura and with AUD’s Centres in crossover areas. An indicative list of electives offered by the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship will be:-
Anticolonialism and Postcolonial Futures
Introduction to Money and Finance
Nationalism and the Struggle for Independence in India
Citizenship: Theories and Contemporary Concerns
Medium of instruction: English
The candidate must have passed the class XII or an equivalent examination from a recognised Board and secured the minimum cut-off marks prescribed by the University.
Reservations norms of Government of NCT of Delhi will apply.