About School

Our world today is undeniably digital. New technologies are creating opportunities to break free from the shackles of the past and act boldly to seize opportunities of the future. The digital world is, by definition, a borderless one. The impact of digital technology extends far beyond the digital sector itself; it offers us cost-effective and efficient ways to address societal problems.

Given the scenario, it becomes incumbent upon educational institutions to move away from the conventional, one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Institutions of higher education ought to open the minds of young learners to infinite possibilities, go beyond the prescribed curriculum, cultivate a problem-solving mindset and promote learner autonomy that enables continued and learner-driven learning.

Education must meet the demands of a global digital economy and help students become well-rounded, aware citizens who can participate fully in a dynamic society. It needs to equip students to grow holistically, cultivate respect for diverse perspectives, communicate effectively and become empathetic leaders with a deep commitment to public service.

The School of Liberal Studies (SLS), through its transdisciplinary approach, aims to create a unique pedagogical model and break the silos of conventional learning. It seeks to train young minds to tackle the upcoming challenges as we transition towards a society that is both just and sustainable.

SLS is a giant step forward in making UPES truly diverse and being counted among the few universities in the country that offer such an eclectic curriculum. SLS offer courses across multiple domains, including Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Literature, Applied Mathematics and Data Science.

Why Liberal Studies?

For the skills required to solve the problems the society faces, we look to the social and physical sciences that lend themselves to policymaking and the creation of techniques and technologies. Liberal Studies will teach students to draw upon history, literature, arts, cinema and other cognate branches of human knowledge and creativity to bring some clarity to the moral issues a society may face in making its policy and technological choices. While being exposed to the literary, philosophical, and creative heritage of their own regions, students must cultivate respect for the larger humanity. The teaching of Liberal Studies should help students develop a cosmopolitan outlook on their own lives and toward fellow humans, without in any way diluting their sense of commitment to the part of the world in which they find themselves.

 

Highlights

  • Integration of Smart Technology with Liberal Arts
  • Renowned Academicians as faculty
  • Experiential learning (application of theory to solve real-world problems) 
  • Peer learning across domains, ensuring continuum of student engagement 
  • Labs to promote transdisciplinary learning 
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities

PROGRAMS

UNDERGRADUATE

Programs

  • Book icon B.Sc. Economics with Data Science 

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  • Book icon B.Sc. Applied Mathematics & Statistics 

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  • Book icon B.Sc. Psychology & Behaviour 

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  • Book icon B.Sc. Politics, Economics & Society 

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  • Book icon B.A Literature 

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Admissions open

Last Date to Apply 10 June, 2022

Exam Dates 12 July, 2022

UPES PLACEMENTS

2200+ Overall Students placed in 2018-19*

94% Placements in 2018-19*

560+ Recruiters in 2018-19*

* Placement statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements

INDUSTRY EXPOSURE

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Industry Connect

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Masterclasses by Industry Experts

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Immersive Industrial Tours

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ADVISORY

BOARD

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

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Dipankar Gupta

Co-Editor of Contributions to Indian Sociology for over 15 years.

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Nandini Chatterjee Singh

Senior Project Office at UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, in New Delhi, India.

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Dr. Narayanan Srinivasan

Professor and Head at the Department of Cognitive Science, IIT Kanpur.

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Vijay Mahajan

Founder of PRADAN, an NGO which has promoted livelihoods of over a million poor households since 1983.

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Sanjay Mitra

Professor of Practice, School of Public Policy, IIT Delhi.

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Nawtej Dosanjh

President and CEO of MirraU, a start-up university in Florida, USAPresident and CEO of MirraU, a start-up university in Florida, USA

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Robert Lensink

Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of Groningen University

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Sugata Marjit

First Distinguished Professor of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

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Facilities

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Domain specific Labs

100+ laboratories at UPES for domain specific practical learning as well as research and development activities

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Design Labs

Digital labs with powerful systems for 2D/3D simulation

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Computing Centre

Advanced Computing Centre at UPES with world class facilities with  network of more than 9000 computers

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Classroom

Advanced Classrooms for effective learning 

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Hostel

Fully-equipped accommodation facilities

Events

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11 Feb, 2022

School Of Liberal Studies Launch

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CERTIFICATES & ACCREDITATIONS