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The Jindal School of
Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH) is
India’s first transnational humanities school.

Founded in 2013, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) is the fifth school of O. P. Jindal Global University and is at the center of its vibrant intellectual life. The school provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts education of a global standard. The aim is to educate young adults to become informed citizens of the world who are best equipped to solve the complex problems of our times, approaching them from multiple perspectives and with creativity. Faculty chosen from some of the best institutions across the world facilitate rigorous classroom study combined with experiential learning. JSLH students graduate and go into the world ready for its diverse challenges. Read more…

What is Liberal Arts?

Liberal Arts is an innovative pedagogy focused on small classes, close faculty student engagement, and a strong interdisciplinary foundation with specializations in specific subjects. Liberal Arts is about the cultivation of the whole person though rigorous reading and writing, along with active, experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. Liberal Arts graduates leave their educations with a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge, a flexible range of skills and aptitudes, and a life-long curiosity and love of learning.

Programmes

B.A. (Hons.)

Liberal Arts & Humanities

A three-year BA (Hons.) in Liberal Arts and Humanities, where students study different foundational courses in the liberal arts and humanities before concentrating on a subject of their choice from eleven possible options. They also have the option of an interdisciplinary major.

Bachelor of

Fine Arts (Hons.)

The aim of the 4-year BFA (Hons.) programme is to educate visual thinkers, who can critically address this new imagery landscape and the social challenges that it yields.

Jindal

Fellowship Programme

The Jindal Fellowship Programme (JFP) is a one-year certificate course that is tailor made for each student’s advancement of their research interests in their specified disciplinary domain. Students study cutting-edge research-centric courses, while being closely mentored by a faculty advisor of their choice.

Liberal Arts at JSLH

The mission of JSLH is to establish a beachhead for interdisciplinary learning in India that will produce successful professionals who will lead society out of the morass it finds itself in. JSLH will seek to bring to life for students the underlying commonality which lies buried beneath the illusion of intractable differences. What is needed and what JSLH will promote are the spirit of enquiry, introspection, and critical engagement with the world at large.

Interdisciplinary Courses

We believe that the best way to learn is to learn from multiple perspectives. Through nineteen core courses, students engage in a variety of social science and humanities subjects such as literature, history, environmental studies, political science, expressive arts, and philosophy. These courses serve as the foundation of our programme and the jumping off point for further study.

Experiential Learning

We believe in learning by doing. Our classes place an emphasis on discussion, debate, and hands-on activities. Many of our courses feature sizable field work to locations around Delhi / NCR and beyond. Past site visits include Sonipat, Chandni Chowk, the Lodi Art Colony, Nizamuddin East, the Jaipur Literary Festival, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow, Dharamshala, etc….

Faculty – Student Mentorship

We believe in a strong and vibrant community. In JSLH, faculty and students work together closely. Every student is assigned a faculty mentor that serves as a guide through their time in the program. Our faculty are accessible and place primary importance on teaching and mentoring students.

International Opportunities

JSLH has numerous international arrangements for summer schools, semester exchanges, and study abroad opportunities. Some of our students have studies abroad at University of Granada (Spain), University of Columbia (Canada), Oxford University (UK), Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), Harvard University (USA), among others.

Dean's Message

Dean's Message

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH).
As a student in a liberal arts programme you become an intellectual explorer. The dictionary definition of “explorer” is “…somebody who travels to distant or unfamiliar places to find out more about them.” This is a fairly accurate description of a liberal arts education. As a student in this school of liberal arts and humanities, you can now embark on that journey and ask challenging questions, find out what really matters to you, learn about the world as it is and imagine the world as you think it ought to be.

Prof. Kathleen A. Modrowski
Professor & Dean,
Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities

Foundational courses, such as mathematics, history, sociology, expressive and creative arts, literature, languages and writing, are firmly anchored in the liberal arts tradition. Each of these courses will engage you in the practices of inquiry and contemplation, which are the tools necessary for the creation of new knowledge and learning.

Teaching methods of liberal education foster self-knowledge and empower the individual to deal with the complexity of our globalized world. These methods include critical thinking, creative problem-solving, community engagement and appreciation of diversity, which are embedded in the curriculum and will allow you to become engaged global citizens.

Your years of studies at JSLH will go by very quickly and you will soon find yourself progressing in JSLH, or pursuing a study abroad programme with Rollins College, one of the top ranking liberal arts colleges in United States. At Rollins College you will be able to pursue your majors further and explore career possibilities in real-world settings through internships and service leaning. While still in India you will have numerous opportunities to meet Rollins faculty, staff and students when they visitour Sonipat campus in the coming months. Our exciting third-year syllabi for students completing their degree in JSLH offers much room to develop your interests and aptitudes.

Beyond the obligations to family and self, you are entrusted with setting the stage for subsequent classes of entering JSLH students. You will engage with the vibrant learning community of students, faculty and staff at the four schools on the JGU campus. You will establish a rapport with the genial JSLH faculty, who hope to learn from you as you learn from them. And you will explore the campus and the surrounding area for places of relaxation, creativity and amusement. The experiences you will have and paths of learning you walk will be a legacy to the next class of students.

Good luck and safe travels in this voyage of mind, heart and spirit.

Dean's Message

Prof. Kathleen A. Modrowski
Professor & Dean,
Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities

Dean's Message

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH).
As a student in a liberal arts programme you become an intellectual explorer. The dictionary definition of “explorer” is “…somebody who travels to distant or unfamiliar places to find out more about them.” This is a fairly accurate description of a liberal arts education. As a student in this school of liberal arts and humanities, you can now embark on that journey and ask challenging questions, find out what really matters to you, learn about the world as it is and imagine the world as you think it ought to be.

Foundational courses, such as mathematics, history, sociology, expressive and creative arts, literature, languages and writing, are firmly anchored in the liberal arts tradition. Each of these courses will engage you in the practices of inquiry and contemplation, which are the tools necessary for the creation of new knowledge and learning.

Teaching methods of liberal education foster self-knowledge and empower the individual to deal with the complexity of our globalized world. These methods include critical thinking, creative problem-solving, community engagement and appreciation of diversity, which are embedded in the curriculum and will allow you to become engaged global citizens.

Your years of studies at JSLH will go by very quickly and you will soon find yourself progressing in JSLH, or pursuing a study abroad programme with Rollins College, one of the top ranking liberal arts colleges in United States. At Rollins College you will be able to pursue your majors further and explore career possibilities in real-world settings through internships and service leaning. While still in India you will have numerous opportunities to meet Rollins faculty, staff and students when they visitour Sonipat campus in the coming months. Our exciting third-year syllabi for students completing their degree in JSLH offers much room to develop your interests and aptitudes.

Beyond the obligations to family and self, you are entrusted with setting the stage for subsequent classes of entering JSLH students. You will engage with the vibrant learning community of students, faculty and staff at the four schools on the JGU campus. You will establish a rapport with the genial JSLH faculty, who hope to learn from you as you learn from them. And you will explore the campus and the surrounding area for places of relaxation, creativity and amusement. The experiences you will have and paths of learning you walk will be a legacy to the next class of students.

Good luck and safe travels in this voyage of mind, heart and spirit.

Graduate Attributes

The principal outcome of the University’s efforts and the core of its activity are the attributes of its graduates who are expected to reach their full potential whether as global citizens or as leaders in an internationally competitive environment. The University’s Academic Council has therefore adopted a clear statement of Graduate Attributes aimed at: providing an anchor to the students by clarifying the essence of their programme of study and also providing lasting impact of their JGU experience and informing potential employers and other stakeholders of the qualities to be expected of a JGU graduate.
JGU graduates are expected to have the following attributes:

Videos

Founding Chancellor Mr. Naveen Jindal speaks on occasion of JGU breaking into QS ASIA University Rankings

Liberal arts and humanities are the critical values associated with a democratic way of life.