The new generation is in need of educational standards that meet high ranking demands that are growing each passing day. Walking into the world of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, business acumen, social responsibility every informed citizen needs to acquire skills that helps him prosper. Such skills require innovative teaching methodologies, dynamic faculty and curriculums that engage students in analyses, critical thinking, and sensitivity, something that is being strived for by Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts. The institute aspires to be a catalyst of change with the ability to hold dynamic thoughts, ideas, ways of being, opinions, and values that are nurtured through academic rigor, excellence, research, innovation, freedom and responsibility.
SSLA's participatory learning experiences are fostered through unique student- faculty interactions, inventive learning methods, and the experiential co-construction of the classroom environment. The curriculum offered at the institution may be described as comprehensive study of three main branches of knowledge; the humanities (e.g., literature, language, philosophy, the fine arts, and history), the physical and biological sciences andmathematics, and the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology). Students are also exposed to a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with a strong foundation of knowledge, with transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Thus, students are able to demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings, with a stronger sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement.
As a leading university in India, Symbiosis International University (SIU) through the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) offers a 4-year degree program in
-- Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts): Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, English, Psychology, Biology, or Political Science & Public Policy
-- Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts):Biology, Mathematics & Statistics or Computer Science
At SSLA, educators extend their roles beyond teaching in the classrooms they prepare students, not just for their future careers, but also for lives of responsibility and societal leadership. SSLA aims to nurture students into sensitive, ethical and critically conscious citizens who will contribute responsibly to their communities and society. The Liberal Arts program is styled closely on internationally valued models and aims at offering students a wide range of course work with the freedom to choose a Major and Minors from areas previously considered to be 'academically incompatible'.
At SSLA, they believe that they facilitate the development of young adults into productive members of the community, regardless of their choice of career paths. At its very foundation, a Liberal Arts education therefore, is holistic. It is designed to bring innovative teaching pedagogies into the classroom so that students are able to deal with complexity and diversity of the world. This provides students with three branches of knowledge (e.g. science, culture, and society) with a specialization in an area of interest.
Mrs. Anita Patankar, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, +91 9823275963,[email protected]