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Living up to its brand of academic excellence and innovation, and keeping up with its tradition of offering ground-breaking education, Chitkara University announces the launch of Chitkara School of Liberal Arts (CSLA). First of its kind institute in the region, Chitkara School of Liberal Arts through its exceptionally exciting choice of programs, and even more interesting subject combinations, promises well rounded education to students, as they take part in charting their own course with the able and close guidance of expert mentors who are invested in their success.
Chitkara School of Liberal Arts offers teaching-learning programs that will produce reflective, adaptive, responsible and innovative individuals who are socially and culturally aware, can contribute towards building a humane, just and progressive society and who are capable of partnering in the structuring of sustainable futures. Students, by virtue of an intensive curriculum, develop into intellectually passionate individuals who can be the force of positive change across the globe. Abundant academic and extracurricular activities help our uncommonly curious students to successfully thrive in and impact communities. The course eventually transforms our students into mature individuals who are flexible in their approach to learning, comfortable with experimentation, and ones who are willing to take intellectual risks moving out of their comfort zone.
A degree in the liberal arts prepares students not only to make a living, but also to make a life. Critical thinking, communication, creative problem solving, self-expression, innovative research, and lifelong learning—all skills a liberal arts degree emphasises—are central to a great career and a well-lived life. It is an education that builds on itself throughout a life, not just the four years students spent in college. Indeed, the skills a liberal arts degree develops help students confront their own and others’ humanity, not just earn a pay check.
Education in the liberal arts prepares students to think critically and actively about the sorts of problems and possibilities they will encounter in their lives as employees and employers, as participants in friendships, partnerships, families, and communities, and as citizens of a nation and the world. The broader knowledge and understanding of the world a liberal arts degree cultivates helps students engage in some of the most important issues of today: the environment, foreign policy, social justice, national and international security, ethics, indeed, all of the issues we face as humans in relationship to others.
Education and experience in multiple disciplines creates depth and versatility for success in a highly competitive and changing job market as well as in the essence of the human experience—relationships. Through a liberal arts education, students develop multiple lenses for looking at the human experience. The kind of interdisciplinary thinking a liberal arts education provides makes students better observers not only of phenomena, but also of the very lenses through which they observe. Students become critical readers not only of human experience but also of the lenses through which they themselves interpret or “read” the world. Indeed, a liberal arts education is a vital foundation for both individual flourishing and the well-being of our society.
Mentorship is at the core essence of our liberal arts program. Increased reflection, helping students out with SWOT analysis in exploratory phases and assisting them create themselves are some of the key responsibilities undertaken by the mentors. Along with, they engage and participate in the process with their mentee by providing guidance & support based on personal experience in career, academic and extracurricular pursuits.
By working with a faculty member on research, or an industrial project, students learn important methods, skills, and tips on how to approach common challenges in their subject areas. Open mindedness and sustained commitment are some of the very important qualities gained by liberal arts students. In the process, they also use to learn to use creative solutions and become proactive problem solvers.
An endlessly fascinating opportunities give students the exposure to interact with varied real time situations and look at them with different scientific and literary viewpoints. Students experience an open-ended version of education without any limits and this goes on to help them explore different philosophies, cultures, and human experiences. In addition, they develop critical skills, empathy and creativity – three qualities that are important for survival in today’s corporate world.
We offer unique Integrated Major Degree Programs with interesting combinations. All CSLA Undergraduate 3-year Degrees are awarded on completion of 148 Credits, as per discipline requirements. An optional 4th year (of 36 Credits) is available for students wishing to take an Hons. Degree in any one of the fields of the Integrated Major, or to take courses per choice, as a Minor. All 4th year options comprise of 1 Semester of Course Work + 1 Semester of Research/Internship.
Apart from the above subjects in the first year, students are also required to take certain skill courses in the Foundation Year.
CSLA Integrated Majors are truly global in their approach. Designed along the international patterns, our Majors intend to develop abilities and skills to understand the inter-related fields through critical study and intellectual rigour, and better prepare students for the contemporary needs and job markets.
*These Majors require prerequisite courses in Mathematics/Sciences. Many pre-requisite courses are offered to students in Year 1, as extra classes. Students need to consult Program Manager regarding this.
**To be offered based on student interest.
To take the Minor, students will be required to opt for the optional 4th Year.
Job market is evolving. These days, employers look for creative and empathetic team members who can adapt, contribute, and help solve complex problems. Factually, 3/4 of employers want new hires with the skills that the humanities teach: critical thinking, complex problem solving, and written and oral communications. A liberal arts degree equips students with them, along with the other necessary tools to succeed. With knowledge of different disciplines, a liberal arts graduate with a better world view, exposure, and a fresh approach is way more likely to perform the task better than others.
Minimum 60% in Class 12 in any stream followed by a Personal Interview at the Chitkara University campus.
Fees – 1st Semester – Rs, 1,00,000 + Rs. 20,000 CAS | 2nd Semester onwards – Rs. 1,00,000