The Undergraduate Programme at Ahmedabad University provides skills, promotes citizenship, builds courage, and inculcates responsibility. It is aimed at providing broad and deep education that will equip the student to navigate the world in which she lives and become an agent of change in the betterment of her own life and that of the society. The undergraduate education is premised on the fact that it is broad enough for the student to discover her passion in life and prepare her to pursue the passion and yet build deep expertise in her chosen field. It is the ambition of the University to facilitate crossover of disciplinary learning. A transdisciplinary problem definition and solving, critical thinking and analytical skills, intellectual and emotional depth, and an exposure to the world of disciplines from humanities to life sciences is the foundation of an Ahmedabad education. Undergraduate education, for many, is also a terminal degree hence, it must provide a pathway to livelihood.
Empathy for others who are less endowed and a sense of duty towards contributing to the society whether through their own discipline or their engagement with social organizations is an important ethos that must be reflected by the university environment. Universities are also safe places where students and faculty can use scholarship to address conflicting ideas and diverse opinions and beliefs. Respect for and protection of other’s ideas and beliefs and their right to express it even when they are different from ours should be a foremost object of the undergraduate experience.
The Undergraduate curriculum at Ahmedabad University provides immense flexibility to help students discover their own passion and their own areas of engagement. The programme will particularly help students develop capabilities to synthesize ideas and information while creating an ability to cogently develop an argument and express themselves, verbally and in writing.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
BA (Honours) programme offers a suite of majors for students to choose from. The curriculum of the Majors has been carefully designed so as to impart to students excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to understand and critically analyse behavioral, social and political issues globally, and the ability to work in teams.
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
The programme helps develop a sound foundation of management principles, provides an opportunity to learn abouts its interface with technology & data, and helps build a decision making mindset and ability. It builds critical thinking, analytical, communication, an integrative ability (an ability to connect disciplines and the context).
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
The BCom (Honours) programme provides an education in commerce with focus on accounting within the context of an interdisciplinary education. The programme is designed to develop a holistic perspective on commerce and thus equip students with an understanding of modern, sustainable business milieus.
Bachelor of Commerce (Professional)
The BCom Professional programme, is the first of its kind in India which is specifically designed for students who are pursuing or intending to pursue, concurrently, professional qualifications like Chartered Accountant (CA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Company Secretary (CS), Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) along with a BCom Honours degree.
Integrated Master of Business Administration
Ahmedabad University offers a five-year Integrated Master in Business Administration programme with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Business. It provides training in foundations of management so as to enable students to take up leadership roles in managing, scaling-up, turnaround of family business or craft a business plan to start an enterprise within or outside a family business.
The BxMx Programme (Dual Degree)
The BxMx Programme allows a student of Ahmedabad University to pursue a bachelor’s and a master’s programme in a five year period. Unlike the Five Year Integrated Master’s Programmes in one discipline at the University, The BxMx is a Dual Degree Programme that allows an undergraduate student to study a bachelor’s programme in one discipline while completing a master’s in another. This allows a Bachelor’s student from one programme and one School to seamlessly move into a Master’s programme in the same school or another school provided they get admitted to the programme and meet the prescribed requirements. A student can enter into a BxMx Programme at the time of joining the University or they can apply at the beginning of their third year at the University.