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 (OC-66.2)

    Eligibility for admission leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Honours) shall be as follows:-

    Eligibility for admission to Semester I & II (in the first year) B. A. /B. A. (Hon.) Programme:

    (A) To be eligible for admission to the Semester I of the Three Years Programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) 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/Science/Commerce 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) 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.
    • (C) A candidate admitted for Semester-I shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester – II.
    • (D) 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. /B.A. (Hon.) 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. /B.A. (Hon.) provided:
    • (a) He/She has passed the First Year B.A. /B.A. (Hon.) 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./ B. A. (Hon.) Programme:.

    • (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. / B.A. (Hon.) examination in all subjects from that University, and
      (b) He/She had offered at the Second Year the required courses and credits under the scheme of this University. A candidate fulfilling these conditions shall be eligible for admission to Semester-V only.

    Eligibility for admission to Semester-VI (in the third year) B.A./ B.A. (Hon.) Programme:

    • (A) A candidate already admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI. Direct admission to Semester-VI shall not be permitted.

    Classstrength:

    • Number of students in a class/division shall not ordinarily exceed sixty.
    (A) For B.A Semester I & II
    1. The application form shall be filled online at www.mescollege.org
    2. Gmail ID is mandatory to begin the admission process.
    3. A passport size photo (not exceeding 1 MB) should be uploaded.
    4. The admission form shall be uploaded along with the following documents (each document not exceeding 1 MB).
    • a) Scanned copy of original marksheet of HSSC/ Equivalent examination.
    • b) Original HSSC leaving certificate.
    • c) Eligibility Certificate (in original) issued by Goa University (for those students who have passed standard XII or any other equivalent examination through any other recognized Board other than Goa Board if applicable).
    • d) Scanned copy of original Aadhar card and first page of the bank pass book.
    • e) Scanned copy of original Caste Certificate.
    • f) Undertaking by the student.
    • g) Undertaking by the parent.
    • h) Undertaking for discipline and attendance.
    1. Once the admission form is filled and the relevant documents are uploaded, the student will be taken to the online payment gateway for payment of fees.
    2. The student will receive an email on successful payment of fees confirming his/her admission.
    (B) For B.A Semester III, IV, V and VI
    1. The application form shall be filled online at www.mescollege.org
    2. The PR number is mandatory to begin the admission process.
    3. A passport size photo (not exceeding 1 MB) should be uploaded.
    4. The admission form shall be uploaded along with the following documents(each document not exceeding 1 MB).
    • a) Scanned copy of original marksheet of previous semester examination.
    • b) Scanned copy of original Aadhar card and first page of the bank pass book.
    • c) Scanned copy of original Caste Certificate.
    • d) Undertaking by the student.
    • e) Undertaking by the parent.
    • f) Undertaking for discipline and attendance.
    1. Students should have a Gmail account .
    2. Once the admission form is filled and the relevant documents are uploaded, the student will be taken to the online payment gateway for payment of fees.
    3. The student will receive an email on successful payment of fees confirming his/her admission.

    Note: No Student shall be given admission after the date specified by Goa University.
    * Subject to change

    TENTATIVE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 - 21

    SEMESTER I, III & V


    SEMESTER II, IV & VI
    Admission Fees for the Year 2020-21**

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

    Other Fees as per Notification
    Note:
    1. * Wherever applicable (Computer Science Laboratory Fees - Generic Elective/Skill Enhancement Courses etc.)
    2. ** Students opting for Psychology Subject will have to pay additional fees of Rs. 240/-
    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 exam fees of Rs.340/-
    5. ++ Students opting for the courses under Psychology subject will have to pay additional exam 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.

    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

    Fees for Registration / Enrolment Fee/Eligibility & Migration Certificate
    Fees as per Goa University Notification GU/Colg/Fees/2018.
    Note: The above fees may be revised by the Goa University/Government of Goa from time to time.
    The college will reopen on 3rd August 2020 for the new academic year 2020– 21. The details of the academic terms will be as follows:

    First Semester/Term
    Note : Date's are subject to change

    Second Semester/Term
    Note : Date's are subject to change

    Vacation / Break
    Note : Date's are subject to change

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


    Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction and examination will be English as directed by Goa University vide OA-9 Ordinance regarding Medium of Instruction (under Section 24(1) of the Goa University Act 1984. “However, languages other than English will be taught and examined at all levels in the medium of the language concerned.”

    Department’s

    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%.

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    Marathi

    Hindi

    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.

    Poetry recitation

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    Konkani Department Quiz Competition

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    Tourism & Travel

    The Department of Tourism & Travel was established in the year 1993 and has been running fruitfully for the past 26 years. Initially a vocational course and is allied to other subjects

    Economics

    The Department of Economics has been a very dynamic one since its inception in 1972. The faculty is committed to undergraduate education in Economics. The faculty and students have taken keen interest and have always strived towards achieving excellence in both curricular and extracurricular activities. The establishment of the Economics Club (formerly called Economics Association) in 2006-07 has been a major initiative towards building the overall personality of our students. There are, at present, eight teachers in the Department. The faculty of the Department of Economics is actively involved in research. The faculties have presented papers at various state, national and international seminars/conferences and have research publications and books to their credit. Two of the faculty have been awarded Ph.D. and three of them have registered for Ph.D..

    Sociology

    The Department of Sociology was established as a full-fledged department in the year 1981. However, a single paper had been taught since the inception of the college in 1972. The department has five faculty members (three regular, one contract and one lecture basis). We have a total strength of about 250 students. In the year 2016, our college has been recognised as a Research Centre to pursue Ph.D. in the subjects of Sociology. Our Principal Dr. R. B. Patil is a recognised teacher to guide the Ph.D. students in the subjects of Sociology. Our department established the Sociology Study Circle in the year 1988. The mission of the study club is to provide up-to-date, useful and marketable knowledge and to expose the students to the world of experience and to imbibe high ethical values among them.

  • To expose the students to the leading sociologists by organising lectures, debates and seminars
  • To relate classroom teaching to the practical realities of society through visits to institutions and organising educational tours.
  • To build self confidence among the students among the students by providing leadership opportunities and a platform to actively participate in inter-class and inter-collegiate activities.
  • Our study club has a small managing committee of office-bearers to plan, co-ordinate and execute the activities of the club.

    The department of sociology has been organising State-level student’s seminar for the last four consecutive years.

    1. ‘Combating Terrorism in India: Issues and Challenges’ (2015-2016).
    2. ‘Britain’s Exit from the European Union – Impact on Goans in the UK’ (2016-2017).
    3. ‘Status and Role of Women in Post-Liberation Goa – Issues and Challenges’ (2017-2018).
    4. ‘Vulnerable Sections in India: Socio-legal Issues and Concerns’ (2018-2019).

    Psychology

    The department of psychology was established in the year 1973 with 3 papers in Psychology. The department is devoted to training young minds who will work to create knowledge that will help them address real world problems. Accomplishing this mission requires a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds. We strive to cultivate an inclusive community that values diverse questions, viewpoints, approaches and participant samples to foster ingenuity, challenged bias and promote intellectual growth,besides students are trained with professional counselling skills so that they can help the community at large.The department of psychology started its 6 papers in psychology in the year 2011 with an aim of providing a holistic approach in Psychology and develop professional intervention skills.This course will help in achieving admissions for higher courses pertaining to the subject.

    Political Science

    The Political Science department is one of the oldest Social Science departments of M.E.S. College Arts and Commerce. It was established in the year 1973 under Mr E. Braganza who resigned to join his family business in the year 1975. Dr. Maria Rodrigues joined the department as a lecturer in 1975.

    Since its inception until 1988 the subject of Political Science was taught to F.Y.B.A and S.Y.B.A classes only. In the year 1988 Mr. Ashok M. Sambargi joined as a faculty member. Since 1988 college introduced three units (three papers) of political science at T.Y.B.A. level. This subject has become more popular at T.Y.B.A. level. At present in current academic year (2018-19), 60 and 57 have enrolled to F.Y.B.A and S.Y.B.A political science subject respectively. Presently 32 students have opted for political science at third year level.

    In the year 2014 Dr. Maria Rodrigues retired as a faculty member and officiating principal and Mr. Dattaprasad D. Shirgurkar joined the department as an Assistant Professor. Ms. Vibha Mote is working in the department in the year as 2017 as Assistant Professor on lecture basis. Apart from Discipline specific courses (papers) in political science the faculty members are engaged in teaching Generic elective papers like Contemporary issues in India, Contemporary Global Affairs, Gandhian studies, Human rights and skill enhancement courses like Democracy and Legal Literacy and Leadership Skills in Politics.

    Apart from teaching-learning activity, students and staff of the department actively engaged in research activity. Our students are actively participating in extra-curricular activities conducted by the college and department of Political Science, Goa University.

    The performance of the students in the examination is also very good where in the department has given 100% result in TYBA in the academic year 2017-18. The student’s progression has been satisfying as many students passing out from the department are either in the government service on reputed positions, faculty members in colleges and universities and even journalists.

    The department every year takes the students within and outside the state for the study tour to have a better understanding of the subject. The recent tour was taken to Hampi, Hospet, Badami, Aihole and Padattakal.

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    Information_Technology

    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.

    Best out of E-Waste Competition 2019-20

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    Environmental Studies and Geography

    The Department offers one compulsory Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) in Environmental Studies and two Generic Elective (GE) papers in Geography. The department has one full time contract basis faculty and one lecture basis faculty.

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