Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities is India’s first transnational humanities school. It’s B.A. Hons. Liberal Arts and Humanities programme adopts an innovative pedagogy and focuses on a strong interdisciplinary foundation in arts, social sciences and humanities subjects, with specialisations in specific areas.
The study of liberal arts inspires the development of the whole person through rigorous reading and writing, along with active experiential learning inside and outside the classroom, in an atmosphere of academic and intellectual freedom, a close faculty-student engagement, and small classes. B.A. Liberal Arts students graduate with the knowledge, flexible range of skills, aptitudes, and a life-long curiosity and love of learning. They will be prepared for a world of possibilities to explore future opportunities in the field of arts and humanities.
Over the first two years of the Bachelor of Arts degree, students train in the foundational aspects of the liberal arts through core courses in humanities and social sciences. They also study electives at JSLH and across the 12 different schools at JGU. To get first hand industry experience, liberal arts students also undertake one-month internships between every semester. In the final year of the programme they choose a major – one subject – as an area for concentrated study and also write a thesis. The thesis is a detailed work of substantial length and depth over a subject specialism chosen from the liberal arts courses covered during the programme.
A three-year B.A. (Hons.) in Liberal Arts and Humanities with a possible specialisation in eleven areas of the student’s choice and an optional semester study abroad facilitated by JSLH.
A unique four-year dual-degree programme with Rollins College, the United States or Deakin University, Australia. Students pursuing this option would study first two years at JSLH and the next two years at leading partner universities.
We believe that the best way to learn is to learn from multiple perspectives. Through 19 core courses and hundreds of optional electives, liberal arts students engage in a variety of social science and humanities subjects such as Literature, History, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Expressive Arts, and Philosophy. These liberal arts subjects serve as the foundation of our programme and the jumping off point for further study.
We believe in learning by doing. Our curriculum places an emphasis on discussion, debate, and hands-on activities. Many of our liberal arts courses feature sizable fieldwork to locations around Delhi/NCR and beyond. Past site visits include Sonipat, Chandni Chowk, Lodi Art Colony, Nizamuddin East, Jaipur Literary Festival, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow and Dharamshala.
While most of the students at JSLH are bilingual, speaking a third language is a tool which is often undervalued. In addition to liberal arts subjects, students are also required to take a course in Spanish in their first year and have the option to opt for other languages such as French, Mandarin and German in the following years.
Students who have a strong academic record and feel that their desired course of study does not fit into these majors may opt for a Self-Designed Major. This major is designed by the student in consultation with two faculty directors of Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities.
JSLH offers a unique four-year dual-degree programme with Rollins College in the United States or Deakin University in Australia, two top liberal arts and humanities colleges. Students pursuing this option would study two years at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities and the next two years at Rollins College or Deakin University. At the end of their studies, they would receive a B.A. Honours degree in Liberal Arts from JSLH and a Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College/Deakin University in a subject of their choice.
Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities has numerous international arrangements for summer schools, semester exchanges, joint publication and research, joint teaching, double degree programme and study abroad opportunities with leading liberal arts universities around the world. At these partner institutions, students will also be able to pursue their majors in humanities further and explore career possibilities in real-world setting through internships and service learning.