About Us

The Jindal School of Liberal Arts and 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.

We offer:

Two different undergraduate degree options:

  1. 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.
  2. A unique four-year dual degree program with Rollins College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. Students pursuing this liberal arts study option would spend two years at JSLH and the next two years at Rollins College. At the end of their studies, they would receive a B.A. (Hons.) in a Liberal Arts from JSLH and a B.A. from Rollins College in a subject of their choice.

One postgraduate 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.

B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts And Humanities

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 students graduate with knowledge, a flexible range of skills, aptitudes and a life-long curiosity and love of learning.

JSLH Books

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.)

Our world is saturated with images. We are exposed to pictures through signboards, news channels and smartphones, and we communicate through emojis, photos and icons. Some compare this visual turn to the printing revolution of the 15th century, as both transformed the way we experience the world. Arguably, the global spread of printing led to the expansion of literacy, and to the democratisation and secularisation of modern societies.

Jindal Fellowship Programme

Jindal Fellowship Programme is designed to take your undergraduate education to the next level by allowing you to achieve in-depth understanding of the domains you have begun to explore. This will be a year of pure learning with application of innovative concepts and research tools. As a JFP scholar you will be engaged in active research within a professional space. 

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.

Vision

An education in the liberal arts and humanities programme at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) in collaboration with Rollins College, Florida, is the ideal preparation for an intellect in action. JSLH offers a space for the expansion of young minds in a polyvalent education that mixes the classical and the contemporary in a new framework – the first of its kind in India. Our aim is to break down disciplinary boundaries and redefine what it means to study arts and humanities in an international context.

Mission

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.