Starting this academic session, Bennett University’s School of Liberal Arts will offer more options for its BA Liberal Arts programme.
In line with the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) and University Grants Commission, students can now choose from three variants of the degree — four-year BA Liberal Arts (honours) with research, four-year BA Liberal Arts (H) and three-year BA Liberal Arts.
“The programme is designed to offer a comprehensive education, fostering critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving abilities,” the university stated.
Students opting for BA Liberal Arts (H) will have access to an enhanced range of courses, allowing them to delve deeper into their chosen field of study. “For those aspiring to develop their research skills, the honours course with research will be the right choice. This programme will provide ideal platform as students will be able to engage with in-depth research projects and gain experience by conducting independent studies. The programme nurtures intellectual curiosity and encourages students to question existing paradigms,” added the statement.
The degree with honours is an advanced and specialised course and gives freedom to pursue any one of the 12 majors being offered by the school. BA Liberal Arts (H) with research allows graduates to gain direct admission to a PhD programme as per NEP.
“The BA Liberal Arts programme aims to provide students with a holistic and multidisciplinary education, offering a wide range of 12 majors, enhancing students’ reading, writing and communication skills, along with focussed experiential learning through internships,” the university said.
The BA degree requires each student to study 14 foundation courses, including introduction to liberal arts, psychology, sociology, finance, history of India, bibliophiles 101, bibliophiles 102, business communication, philosophy, economics, sports, marketing and advanced English.
Launched in 2020, School of Liberal Arts promotes multidisciplinary learning with a focus on industry proficiency and employability skills.