Sushant School of Liberal Arts offers a B. A. (Hons) - Liberal Arts degree with flexibility and imagination that students can actually use in the workplace. We believe that a strong general education is critical and must foster opportunities for study in the humanities, enriching design, art & architecture, economics and business practice. The undergraduate programme will be delivered by outstanding faculty, is backed with excellent resources, international relationships and deep industry networks. The Sushant School of Liberal Arts is an excellently located, progressive, career-ready undergraduate opportunity for school students in India.
However, each student will be required to focus and specialise in a MAJOR discipline. Initially, the Majors will be selected from:
Further Majors will be added over time.
Students will be required to take a minimum of 60 Credits in their Major discipline. They can take a further 30 credits in the same discipline, in case they wish for a narrow specialisation in their programme of study.
Students will have the option to have a specialisation in a MINOR discipline. In case students want to offer a Minor, they would need a minimum of 20 Credits in their Minor discipline. They can take a further 10 credits in the same discipline, in case they wish for a narrow specialisation in their programme of study.
CORE COURSES will be mandatory requirements to be taken by all students, regardless of their future specialisation. These Core Courses will be taken in the first three semesters, and will be for a total of 60 credits. The Core Courses will cover:
SEMINARS will follow a Socratic tradition of learning and will be a mandatory requirement to be taken by all students, regardless of their future specialisation. These Seminars will be taken in every semester, and will be for a total of 24 credits (4 credits per semester). Seminar modules will include:
The SURROUND PROGRAMME will be a mandatory requirement to be taken by all students, regardless of their future specialisation. Students will be free to choose from a range of extra-mural, practical and creative programmes. Students will be required to take a minimum of 6 Surround Credits (one in each semester) and can supplement their learning by taking up to a maximum of 18 such course credits across the programme. Surround programme options will include:
Overall: 60 credits
Applications are now being accepted for admissions to the 2017-18 academic session for the B. A. (Hons) - Liberal Arts programme at the Sushant School of Liberal Arts. The academic year commences in August 2017.
We welcome applications from students with a flair for the Liberal Arts, who have either completed their school leaving qualifications or who are completing their board examinations/qualification requirements in the current academic year (2016-17).
Sushant School of Liberal Arts accepts the following school leaving qualifications as acceptable for entry to B. A. (Hons) - Liberal Arts programme:
No specific subject(s) or combination of subjects is required. Students may be required to demonstrate competence in a subject to follow some specialist Major options.
Students who have not received their final school-leaving examination results at the time their application to the Sushant School of Liberal Arts is considered, may be offered a CONDITIONAL OFFER OF ADMISSION. Only those applicants who have made available their final school-leaving examination results will be considered for a FIRM OFFER OF ADMISSION..
Application for admission to the Sushant School of Liberal Arts consists of the following parts:
The application process seeks to identify students with a record of academic performance in school, with the academic potential for a challenging programme, with wide interests beyond academics, and for students interested in inter-disciplinary studies in the liberal arts.
A degree in the Liberal Arts help students prepare for a broad range of career options, or to continue their studies at a higher level in a more specific area of education. In India, most students opt for higher studies after graduation. A degree in Liberal Arts provides the foundational ground and prepares students for the competitive exams that are required to proceed for post graduate studies. Most MBA colleges look for students who have broad academic backgrounds. A Liberal Arts student, being able to bring to the table the knowledge of various fields, would naturally have an edge over graduates with more specialised degrees.
Students are encouraged to choose an emphasis while studying for their degrees in order to develop a specific set of skills. Liberal Arts cover a wide-ranging field that often encompasses many disciplines. Those who earn a degree in Liberal Arts often appeal to employers who seek job candidates with analytical and communications skills. Given the inter-disciplinary character of the programme, Liberal Arts graduates would be eligible for almost any career. Journalism, business, advertising, civil services, writing, research, NGOs, policy making and financial analysis, banking and public relations are just some of the careers that students can opt for, right after their graduation.
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The Dean of the School, Professor Giles Tillotson was educated at Trinity College Cambridge, where he read Philosophy, History of Art and Oriental Studies. After completing his PhD, he was elected a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge (1986-90). He then taught for fourteen years at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he became Reader in History of Art, and Chair of Art & Archaeology. He is also a Fellow (and former Director) of the Royal Asiatic Society, London.
An expert on the art history of India, he is the author of numerous books on architecture, history and landscape. He has extensive experience in managing research and publication projects and has worked in that capacity for the City Palace, Jaipur for the last six years. His areas of special expertise include the history and architecture of the Rajput courts of Rajasthan, and of the Mughal cities of Delhi and Agra; Indian architecture in the period of British rule and after Independence; and landscape painting in India. He first visited India in 1979 (as a year-off student on a teaching assignment) and returned frequently before settling in India in 2004. He now lives in Gurgaon.
Giles Tillotson’s many books include Taj Mahal (published in 2008 by Profile UK, Penguin India and Harvard). A cultural history of the famous monument and an account of both Indian and foreign responses to it, this book has been hailed as ‘a delightful and fascinating excavation of the Taj Mahal’s many layers of meaning’. An earlier book Jaipur Nama (Penguin India, 2006) is a study of that celebrated city, also based on local and foreign perceptions through history, creating what India Today called ‘a kaleidoscopic picture of Jaipur over the centuries from the most varied points of view’. Another book (co-authored with Vibhuti Sachdev) is Jaipur City Palace (Roli Books, 2008), an illustrated history of one of India’s most popular tourist attractions, described by the Hindustan Times as a ‘must read’.
These three books – and his novel, Return to Bhanupur (Penguin Books New Delhi, 2012) – are all aimed at the general reader. Dr Tillotson is also the author of a number of specialist scholarly works, including The Rajput Palaces (1987) and The Tradition of Indian Architecture (1989), both published by Yale University Press and OUP Delhi; The Artificial Empire (Curzon Press, 2000) and Building Jaipur (co-authored with Vibhuti Sachdev, Reaktion UK and OUP Delhi 2002). Early in his career he also wrote a study of art on the South China Coast, Fan Kwae Pictures (HSBC/Spink, 1987), and a handbook to Mughal architecture, Mughal India (Penguin, 1990).
Dr Kamlesh Misra is an economist with a PhD from Northeastern University, Boston. He did his advanced Training in Financial Management from HIID, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. He has previously taught at the Northeastern University and University of Pittsburgh before returning to India. He has written over 60 research papers in fields of economics and management and has written/edited six books. He is passionate teacher and an inspiration to his students. He enjoys painting, photography, travelling and music. He was recently appointed Vice Chancellor of Ansal University.
Mr Shashank Vira is an entrepreneur and educator, with 25 years of experience in academics, education policy & management, commercial business operations and infrastructure financing. He is a physicist, having studied at St. Stephen’s College, Brown University and researched for an M. Phil. at the University of Cambridge. He is the Managing Partner of the Hearth Education Advisors, an entrepreneurial, research and consulting business that works internationally in the Education & Skills, Incubation of Technology and Innovative Start-up segments.
Dr Vibhuti Sachdev qualified as an architect (SPA, Delhi) and has a PhD in VastuVidya (University of London). She works as a conservation consultant, writer and designer, and is interested in issues of Indian modernity, urbanism, and the craft and cultural traditions. She has taught at the University of Sussex, and written four books and several articles on the subjects of Jaipur, VastuVidya, Indian cities and Indian modernities. She is currently Dean and Professor at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University.
Prof Mike Knowles has forty years’ experience in professional practice and education. Believing in the value of design and craft skills for society, he moved to India to develop job creation through export projects and helped establish the In Group. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and up until recently, headed the India Fellowship.In 2008 he established a Skills Academy for the University of the Arts in London, and was conferred a Visiting Professorship.In 2010 he was given responsibility for developing the Sushant School of Design at Ansal University, where he is now Director of the creative Hub and Director International
Yashaswini Chandra is a historian specialising in the art and culture of Northern India, with special interest in the Western Himalayas and Rajasthan. She has a PhD from the Department of the History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She was a Teaching Fellow inthe department at SOAS, and Guest Faculty in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She recently managed the Multi-Volume Documentation (book series) Project of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (on behalf of Sahapedia), and was the Editorial Consultant for the Supreme Court of India’sCourts of India.
Dr. Mridula Dwivedi did her Ph.D from IIT Kanpur. She has 13 years of work experience in teaching. She is a reviewer with the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Her research interest focuses on use of social media in tourism. She is a travel blogger and visited 22 countries till date.
Revati Laul is an independent journalist and film maker based out of Delhi. She has spent fifteen of her twenty year career as a television reporter, mainly at NDTV. She then focused more on long format storytelling which took her out of TV and into print. She wrote on politics for Tehelka and more recently for Scroll.in, The Daily O and Quint. Her primary area of interest has been conflict and violence which includes stories from Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and a couple of stints in Afghanistan. She is currently working on her first book.
Dr Yaaminey Mubayi is a historian and Social Development Professional with nearly twenty years of research and field experience in the sector of Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development.With a Bachelors’ degree in South Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College, USA, she completed her Masters and PhD in History from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2000. In addition, she has an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, UK.