Bennett University is launching Liberal Arts program from the academic year 2020. Now Indian students need not go to western countries to do a programme in Liberal Art. This programme will be of three years duration and will allow the students to pace their learnings and gives them space to decide the courses of their choice. It also offers them the opportunity to do an extra one year and earn a Post- Graduate Diploma in their chosen area of study after finishing their degree.
The BA Liberal Arts programme has been designed in such a way that will be providing all-round holistic development to students. It will help develop skills, improve perspectives and prepare the students to deal with everyday challenges of life in a balanced and responsible manner.
The main feature of this course is that students do not have to choose their Major at
the time of admission. They can take admission, and dedicate the entire first year to explore their area of interest.
From the second year, they can pursue their major by deciding their interest area. Students will have 10 major domains to choose a major from. These include Psychology, Philosophy, Business Studies, Marketing, Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, Economics, Political Science, English Literature, and Finance.
The Finance, Business Studies, and Marketing Majors will also impart leadership skills and help students climb the corporate ladder faster. These three Majors are not offered by other Liberal Arts programs in the country and are quite unique to Bennett University’s Liberal Arts programme.
Further, each major has a specialized basket of electives, courses which have been hand-picked to help students further their knowledge and allow them to explore new areas of interest. The students are also exposed to a wide range of Foundation courses in the first year to broaden their knowledge and build all-round skills such as oral and writing skills, critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
This programme is not limited to classroom learning alone. The students will earn credits for playing physical sports or going to the gym. They will be given classics and bestsellers from various fields to read, analyse, and discuss. This will help improve their conversational skills and perspectives and challenge dogmas. They will also get an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the leading lights of the media and the industry.
Such all-round learning will improve the worldview, self-esteem, and confidence of students, and open a wide range of career options. These include journalism, public relations, content creation, advertising, marketing, finance, management, counselling, analytics, consultancy, economic services, civil services, and many more.
Educationists believe that Liberal Arts programmes will change the course of higher education in India. They will lead to the emergence of a new generation of youngsters who are more confident, more skilled, and better able to deal with the challenges of life.