Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts at MES was started way back in 1972. This programme basically caters to subjects related to languages , humanities and social sciences.

B.A. PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

After completing the Programme, the student will be able to:
  • PO 1: Inculcate scientific temper and critical thinking in an inter-disciplinary framework
  • PO 2: Apply problem-solving skills to solve real life problems in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • PO 3: Write clearly, effectively, and creatively exhibit good communication skills
  • PO 4: Develop disciplined work habits as an individual
  • PO 5: Become responsible citizens with strong human values, having respect for diversity and committed to sustainable environment
  • Eligibility for Admission to Semester I & II (in the First Year) B.A. Programme:

    (A) To be eligible for admission to semester-I of the Three Year Course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, the candidate should have passed:

    • (i) Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std.XII) Examination conducted by Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in any stream, including vocational stream in the subjects notified by the Goa University from time to time.
    • OR
    • (ii) Std. XII (Arts) or similar examination of another body, equivalent to Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Goa, and recognized as such by Goa University.
    • (B) To be eligible for admission to semester-I of the Three Year Course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science - Not Applicable.
    • (C) A candidate not covered under any of the above categories but desirous of seeking admission to the said course may apply to the College. However, the Registrar along with Dean of concerned Faculty and Chairperson(s) of Board(s) of studies of concerned subjects shall decide the eligibility.
    • (D) A candidate admitted for Semester-I shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester – II.
    • (E) A candidate migrating from another recognized University and desirous of direct admission to Semester–II may be considered for admission provided he/ she has cleared/ passed First Term/ Semester-I examination of that University with those subjects for which admission is sought and undertakes to successfully complete the other compulsory courses of Semester –I.

    Eligibility for admission to Semester – III & IV (in the second year) B.A. Programme:

    • (A) A candidate who has requisite attendance for Semester – I and Semester – II shall be eligible for admission to Semester – III.
    • (B) A candidate migrating from any other recognized University may be considered for admission to Semester – III of the B. A. provided:
    • (a) He/She has passed the First Year B.A. examination in all subjects from that University.
      (b) He/She had offered at the First Year the same subjects as prescribed under Major Category available under the scheme of this University.
      (c) He/She undertakes to successfully complete the required courses and credits prescribed by this University for Semesters – I & II, if he/she has not already done so in the previous University. Result of Semester – IV examination shall be withheld if the candidate fails to fulfil this undertaking.
    • (C) A candidate admitted for Semester – III shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester – IV.
    • (D) A candidate from another recognized University may be considered for direct admission to Semester – IV provided he/she fulfils the conditions in (a), (b) and (c) at (B) above and, in addition, has passed/cleared Semester – III/First Term examination of the Second Year B.A. of that University. However, the result of Semester – IV shall be withheld if the candidate does not fulfil these conditions.

    Eligibility for admission to Semester-V (in the third year) B.A General and Honours Course.

    • (A) A candidate who has been declared passed in Semester-I to Semester-IV examinations shall be eligible for admission to Semester-V.
    • (B) A candidate admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI.
    • (C) A candidate migrating from any other recognized University may be considered for admission to Semester-V of the B.A. Course provided:
    • (a) he/she has passed the Second Year B.A. examination in all subjects from that University, and
      (b) he/she had offered at the Second Year the same subjects as prescribed under Major category available, under the scheme of this University. A candidate fulfilling these conditions shall be eligible for admission to only Semester- V.

    Eligibility for admission to Semester-VI (in the third year) B.A General and Honours Course

    • (A) A candidate already admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI.
    • (B) Direct admission to Semester-VI shall not be permitted.
    (A) For B.A Semester I & II (in First year) : A student seeking admission should duly fill in the prescribed form and meet the Principal / Vice Principal accompanied by the parent / guardian with the following documents and submit the same to the office :
    1. Duly filled Application Form
    2. Identity Card Slip
    3. Anti-Ragging Undertaking Form.
    4. Original marksheet of HSSC / Equivalent examination and two attested photocopies of the same
    5. Original Copy of H. S. S. C. Leaving Certificate
    6. Attested photocopy of Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority (if applicable)
    7. Eligibility Certificate (in original) issued by Goa University (for those students who have passed std XII or any other equivalent examination through any other recognized Board other than Goa Board if applicable)
    8. Six copies of recent passport size photographs
    9. Undertaking for attendance
    10. Students seeking admission are required to enclose photocopies of their Aadhar Card and the first page of their Bank Pass Book consisting the name of Bank and Branch, SB account number, IFSC and MICR Code for the purpose of NEFT transactions.
    11. Students must have email account in gmail.com
    Online Admission details :

    There shall be online admissions and fees payment for Semester III, IV, V and VI. The students are required to visit the college website www.mescollege.org for completing the online admission process. Any service charges for online fees payment will have to be borne by the students. However, online admission and payment of fees will be subject to the implementation of College MIS.

    (B) For B.A. Semester III and IV (in second year) :
    A student seeking admission should duly fill in the prescribed form and meet the Principal / Vice Principal accompanied by the parent / guardian with the following documents and submit the same to the office :
    1. Duly filled Application Form
    2. Identity Card Slip
    3. Anti-Ragging Undertaking Form
    4. Students from other colleges (affiliated to Goa University) should submit N. O. C. from their respective college
    5. Attested photocopy of Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority (if applicable)
    6. Students from other colleges (not affiliated to Goa University) should submit provisional Eligibility Certificate issued by Goa University and Migration Certificate and Transfer Certificate from their respective universities
    7. A photocopy of mark sheet of Semester I and Semester II in First Year
    8. Six copies of recent passport size photographs
    9. Undertaking for attendance
    10. Students seeking admission are required to enclose photocopies of their Aadhar Card and the first page of their Bank Pass Book consisting the name of Bank and Branch, SB account number, IFSC and MICR Code for the purpose of NEFT transactions.
    11. Students must have email account in gmail.com.
    (C) For B.A. Semester V and VI
    A student seeking admission should duly fill in the prescribed form and meet the Principal / Vice-Principal accompanied by the parent / guardian with the following documents and submit the same to the office :
    1. Duly filled Application Form
    2. Identity Card Slip
    3. Anti-Ragging Undertaking Form
    4. A photocopy of marksheet of Semester I and semester II in the first year and Semester III and semester IV in second year along with originals for verification.
    5. Students of other colleges affiliated to Goa university should submit N. O. C. from their respective college.
    6. Attested photocopy of Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority (if applicable)
    7. Students from other colleges not affiliated to Goa University should submit provisional Eligibility Certificate issued by Goa University and Migration Certificate and Transfer Certificate from their respective college.
    8. Five copies of recent passport size photographs
    9. Undertaking for attendance
    Examination Plan 2019-20

    Sem I-III-V


    Sem II-IV-VI
    **ADMISSION FEES FOR THE YEAR 2019-20

    **Note: The above fees are subject to change, as per the Notifications received from Goa University / Govt. of Goa from time to time.

    EXAMINATION FEES ++
    Examination Fees in B.A classes will be as follows:
    EXAM FEES AS PER GOA UNIVERSITY NOTIFICATION NO.: GU/EXAM/FEE/20/2018/12/594 DTD. 25.05.2018


    OTHER FEES AS PER NOTIFICATION:


    Note:
    1. Wherever applicable (such as Computer Science Laboratory Fees/Generic Elective/Skill Enhancement Courses etc.) *
    2. Students opting for Psychology Subject**
    3. For those students opting for e-Accounting subject during Semester IV will have to pay additional fees of Rs.500/- ***
    4. Students opting for the courses under Computer Science subject will have to pay additional fees of Rs.340/-++
    5. Students opting for the courses under Psychology subject will have to pay additional fees of Rs.340/-++
    6. The above fees are subject to change, as per the Notifications received from Goa University/Govt. of Goa from time to time.
    The college will reopen on 17th June 2019 for the new academic year 2019– 2020. The details of the academic terms will be as follows:

    First Semester/Term


    Second Semester/Term


    Vacation / Break


    The students who pass their Higher Secondary Examination of Goa Board with vocational subjects are granted vertical mobility to the following courses :

    Faculty of English


    Faculty of Marathi


    Faculty of Hindi


    Faculty of Konkani


    Faculty of Tourism and Travel


    Faculty of Economics


    Faculty of Sociology


    Faculty of Psychology


    Faculty of Political Science


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      Click to view Hindi Syllabus
      Click to view Konkani Syllabus
      Click to view Tourism & Travel Syllabus
      Click to view Economics Syllabus
      Click to view Sociology Syllabus
      Click to view Psychology Syllabus
      Click to view Political Science Syllabus

    Departments Of Arts

    English

    Although The Department of ENGLISH came into existence with the founding of the College in 1972, it was refurbished with the introduction of the three-year integrated BA ENGLISH program in June 2007.Our very First Batch with only three units of LITERAURE IN ENGLISH passed out in April 2010 with 100% Results and 02 Distinction Students and since then we have struck at 100% Results, our Benchmarking. We introduced BA with Entire Six Units of English in 2015. By the end of The Decennial Year in June 2017, we introduced the Post Graduation Course MA in ENGLISH. Indeed we are extremely proud that we are the last of the only four Colleges in Goa to introduce the LITERAURE IN ENGLISH ENTIRE PROGRAM and the FIRST to introduce the MA in ENGLISH, the PG Program.

    From the workload of one and a half faculty in 2007, we are as many as Seven Full Time Faculty Members in 2019, emerging to be the largest Department in the ARTS STREAM with the PG PROGRAM. Until 2010, the ENGLISH Teachers from various parts of Goa commuted to the port town of Vasco-Da-Gama to teach ENGLISH in various Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools. Today the town boasts of offering several Good English Teachers to its Educational Institutions and to the surrounding places like Sancoale, Pilar, Taleigao, Verna, Margao, Sanguem and to the other States like Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka. One feather in our cap is that one student of our very First Batch Ms Poorwa Naik has been appointed as the faculty member of The Department of English, Goa University. The other student Mr William D’Souza holds a regular post in our own College. The third student Ms Ruvina Khan is an upcoming Journalist working for The Times of India.The fourth Outstanding student of MA in English Ms Cinderella Bhandare Sequeira is a Philosophy faculty (NET cleared) in Parvatibai Chowgule Autonomous College, Margao. Several others teach in the Higher Secondary and Secondary Schools. Some are event Managers, Lawyers, Press Reporters, and so on. The Placement is indeed 100%.

    Marathi

    Hindi

    Konkani

    Department of Konkani
      The Department of Konkani was established in the year 1977. The College Offered Three Units at TYBA Level since 2001-2002 While six units at TYBA level from academic year 2002-2003. So far more than two hundred students graduated in Konkani from our College. The graduates of Konkani employed in different fields. Some proceeded for higher education while some employed as teachers, lecturers, linguists, officers, etc.
      Konkani being the people’s language as well as the official language of the state of Goa, there is adequate potential for teaching, creative writing, translation, mass media as well as in administrative services. Konkani language has the potential for use at the national level in view of translation mission and other cultural organizations which deals with Konkani.
      Dr. Cosma Fernandes is the Head of the Department of Konkani. He is an Associate Professor. He has 23 years of teaching experience. He has to his credit Ph.D in Konkani on Konkani Tiatr – A form of Drama. He is Academic Court Member of Goa University and Executive Board Member of Kala Akademy, Goa. He is the recipient of several Awards. He has published Research Papers, Short Stories, and Poetry. He has acted in Tiatr too. He is also a Folk artist.
      Prof. Satyawan Naik is an Assistant Professor. He has 17 years of teaching experience in the Department. He has published a book on street plays entitled Janjag. He has published research papers, short stories, and Poetry. He has served on All India Radio as a news reader. He also worked in Goan news papers as a staff reporter. Presently he is pursuing Ph.D in Konkani.
      Prof. Gorak Sirsat is as Assitant Professor in the Department. He has teaching experience of 10 years. He has written and published short stories, poetry, research articles, and book reviews. He has presented street plays at state level and recited poetry at National level Prof. Tulsi Bhomkar is a Assitant Professor in the department. She has four years of teaching experience.She has received twice research scholarship on the project ‘Lagna Gitanchem Sankalan’ and ‘Lok Kannyanchem Sankalan’ of Goa Konkani akademi. She has published poems and also worked at Goa Doordarshan in news section.
    The Department of Konkani Secured 100% result with one distinction at the BA semester VI Examination of Goa University held in April 2018. Prizes won
      Won First Prize in All Goa Street play competition organized by Vidya Prabodhini College of Commerce, Education, Computer and Management Vidya nagar Alto-pavari on 7th March 2019.
      Won first prize at first All Goa traditional Mando Competition organized by Government College of Commerce and Economics- Borda Margao- Goa on 13th February 2019.
      Mr. Jude Fernandes won Consolation prize at 16th All Goa Late Shankar Ramani Konkani Poetry recitation competition organized Department Of Konkani Goa University. All to gather four students participated in the competition.
    Activities organized
      The Department of Konkani observed 141st birth anniversary of ShanoiGoembab on 23rd June 2018. Dr.ChandralekhaD’souza former Head, Dept. Konkani, Goa University was the Chief Guest and also the key note speaker for the said function.
      The Department of Konkani organized a Guest lecture on the topic ‘Career Opportunities in Konkani’ on 9th September 2018 in the seminar hall. Dr.Bhushan Bhave, Associate Professor of R.S.N’s P.E.S College of Arts &Science,FarmagudiPonda was the resource person. A wall paper ‘Messiah’ was also released on this occasion at the hands of Dr.Bhave.
      The Department of Konkani organised Konkani Poetry competition on 15th January 2019 in the Seminar hall. Mr Jude Fernandes secured 1st prize while Ms. Damini Mane and Mr. Balaram Talkar secured second and third prize respectively. Kavita Kandolkar and Sonam Gupta were awarded consolation prizes.
    Participation
      Our three students namely Krutika halankar, Juwelcy D’sa and Vishnu Narvekar participated in National Seminar on ‘Mahabaleshwar Sail hanche Kathanatmak Sahitya-Swarup ani Samiksha’ organized by Parvatibai Chougule College Margao Goa in Collaboration with Goa Konkani Akademi on 27th February 2019.
      Our students namely Ramiya Chari, Shreya Naik, Shradha Morajkar, Priti Parab, Pranita Narvekar and Minakxi Honnawarkar participated in a National Seminar on ‘Konkanintle Adi Sahitya ani Samaz Darpann’ organised by CES College of Arts & Commerce, Cuncolim-Goa on 12h & 13th December 2018.
      Our five students Ms.Rutusha Naik, Ms. Pearl Chodankar, Ms.Ankita Borkar, Ms.Joselyn Coloco and Ms.Jenish Monteiro participated in one day symposium on ‘ Goenche Paramparik Loknach ani Gitam’ organized by Thomas Stephens Konkani kendra, Porvorim Goa on 28 September 2018.
      Our four students KrutikaHalarnkar, Damini Mane, Jude Fernandes, Vaishali Mishra attended one day workshop for upcoming writers organized by institute Menezes Braganza,Panaji on 27th July 2018.
      Our students Ms.Krutika Halankar participated in the poetry recitation competition organized by Carmel College, Nuvem- Goa.

    Tourism & Travel

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    Economics

    Certificate Course on ‘Quantitative Techniques and Basics of Econometrics: The inauguration of the Certificate Course on ‘Quantitative Techniques and Basics of Econometrics was held on Monday 10th August 2015. Dr. P.K. Sudarsan, Professor, Department of Economics, Goa University, was the chief guest and resource person. Dr. Sudarsan delivered a lecture on the development and importance of quantitative techniques and econometrics in economic analysis.

    Sociology

    Department activities
      Commemoration of Bastille Day/French Revolution Day (229 Years). Students made presentations on the theme. Videos and a documentary film were shown on the theme.
      Bridge course for FYBA Sociology students from 16 to 23 July 2018. A total of 10 students benefitted from this course.
      Five students namely; Ms. Shweta Singh. Ms. Bhageshree Parate, Ms. Sudiksha Naik, Ms. Harshali Naik and Mr, Akshay Bhandari of TYBA participated in a State-level Seminar for Students ‘Saving the Lifeline of Goa - Mhadei ‘, at Carmel College of Arts, Science & Commerce for Women, Nuvem, on 31 August, 2018.
      TYBA Sociology students participated in ‘Purple Campaign’, Workshop on Gender Sensitization organised by the Gender Champions Cell and Department of Sociology in collaboration with Department of Women’s Studies on 08 September, 2018.
      Annual Intercollegiate event of “Socio-Expressions” was held on 22 September, 2018. The theme for the State level Student’s Seminar was ‘Vulnerable Sections in India: Socio-legal Issues and Concerns’. The chief guest was Dr. Badruddin, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Political Science, PES College, Ponda. There were ten paper presenters from various colleges of Goa.
    Dr. Sonal Thakker (Associate Professor & Head)
      Felicitated by JCI Vasco for her contribution in the field of education on 9th March, 2019.
      Participated in a National Workshop on ‘Learning Differently – Enabling the Learning Disabled’ organized by Goa College of Home Science’, in collaboration with DHE, Goa at Panaji, on 7-8 March, 2019.
      Participated in a Workshop ‘Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Awareness Programme organised by ASSOCHAM, Goa University on 11 December, 2018.
      Participated in celebration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, 2018, organised by Sangath and Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd., Verna in association with Ramnath Kare College of Law, Margao, held on 1st December, 2018 at Sanskruti Bhavan, Panaji.
      Participated in a workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights: Ethics in Academic Writing/Avoiding Plagiarism and Use of MS Word in Academic Writing’ organised by the Research Cell of M. E. S. College of Arts & Commerce, Zuarinagar on 16 October, 2018.
      Presented a paper ‘Migration of Spouses and Coping Strategies of Stay Behind Women’, which was also selected as best paper at the XII Karnataka Sociology Conference at Hampi, Karnataka from 31 August to 1 September, 2018.
      presented a research paper ‘Colonial Rule and Displacement of Goan population’ at a national Seminar ‘Population, Displacement: Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions’ organised by Department of Political Science, P.E.S’s RSN College of Arts & Science, Farmagudi, Ponda from 27-28 July, 2018.
      Published a paper ‘Trajectory of Goan Diaspora through the Ages’ in a book ‘Goan Diaspora through the Ages and Gramdevta Worship in Goa’ by the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology, Government of Goa.
      Ms. Raisa Cardoso and Ms. Elizabeth Bara participated in CBCS Syllabus Workshop for Semester III, organised by St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa on July, 2018.

    Psychology

    Dept._activitiesDr. Rajendra Hegde, for the Inaugural function of the Psychology Club and Diploma Course in Counseling Techniques

    Political Science

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    Information Technology Arts dept.

    The subject Computer Awareness was introduced in the year 1994 as a compulsory paper(only theory) at first year of B.A./B.Com. and also practical component without any marks weightage. In the year 2000 the paper was renamed as Information Technology(theory only) with 40 hours of compulsory practical component. From the Academic Year 2007-08 the paper continued as Information Technology I at Semester I level and Information Technology II at Semester II level of B. A./B.Com. with 40 hours of compulsory practical component, as the Goa University introduced Semester system to all its undergraduate Courses. From the Academic Year 2017-18, Goa University has introduced Choice Based Credit System and under this system the dept. of IT has introduced the following Courses in the subject of Computer Science.


    At present the dept. has two full time faculty, one regular and the other on contract basis. The dept. has well established IT Laboratory with 30 computer systems including a Server and high speed broad band Fiber Optic connectivity with 100 Mbps speed. The Internet service is extended to the College Office and to the Staff room through Wi-Fi. The lab facilities are offered to all the students of B.A., B.Com., M.A. and M.Com. and also to the Staff members. The department makes the arrangement to conduct online faculty feedback by the students of B.A. and B.Com. for all the semesters and also ensures the generation and dissemination of feedback report to the faculty. The department also offers the service of IT Laboratory to conduct various activities such as student registration under GUMS, provide information of staff to Goa University under GUMS, activate and upgrade the laptops given to the students under Cyberage Scheme of Govt. of Goa, conduct interviews of various posts for teaching and non-teaching staff including MES HSS, carry out project work of final year students including M.A. and M.Com., conduct orientation on SWAYAM courses and LMS tool such as Google Class room for the staff members.

    Programme : B.A. Sem : I Course Title: Computer Fundamentals & Emerging Technologies Course Code: CSG101
      Learning Outcomes:
    • Describe basic concept of Computer System.
    • Understand and apply basic Office Tools such as Word Processor and PPTs.
    • Understand basic concept of Internet and application of Data Capture Tools.
    • Understand latest technologies and their applications in real life.
    Programme : B.A. Sem : II Course Title: Cyber Space & Cyber Security Course Code: CSG102
      Learning Outcomes:
    • Understand basic concept of Computer Networks.
    • Understand basic concept of E-Commerce and its applications.
    • Understand various Cyber Threats & Cyber Crimes.
    • Understand Privacy issues, Social media Safety and Security measures.
    • Understand IT Act, Cyber Laws, their Implementation issues and also Cyber Forensic.

    Environmental Studies & Geography Arts Dept