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BML Munjal University adds School of Liberal Studies

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Manesar (Haryana)-based BML Munjal University (BMU), a Hero Group Initiative this September, has added its 5th school this year with the launch of the School of Liberal Studies (SoLS). The new school   will offer multi-disciplinary graduate programs from this year.

The university said that SoLS offers a four-year B.A. (Hons) degree with an optional exit point in the third year. Initial semesters involve foundational courses (FCs) and electives, followed by focused major and minor coursework in the second and third year. The final year emphasizes individual research, internships, and vocational training. Elective options are open across BMU’s other four schools.

This programme centres on interdisciplinary FCs, introducing students to Liberal Arts principles and fostering lifelong learning. Notable FCs include Writing Seminar, South Asia in Global History, Reason and Logic, Self and Identity, Sociology, Economics, Data Literacy, and History of Science. Major courses commence in the third semester, with a capstone research course in the third year and an extensive research dissertation in the fourth year.

“The inception of SoLS is rooted in the BMU’s commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals, equipped not only with inter-disciplinary training but also with the skills to navigate complex societal issues. The four-year undergraduate programme is designed to train students to think critically, creatively, and compassionately,” it said.

Prof. Arindam Banerjee, Vice Dean, has extensive expertise in the areas of agrarian development and the global food crisis. Other notable faculty members include Dr. Anandini Dar, who has focused on children’s rights and migration, Dr. Kit Patrick, a philosopher with a keen interest in ancient Indian history, and Dr. Idrees Kanth, an expert in Modern South Asian History.

Prof. Arindam Banerjee, Professor and Vice Dean, SoLS said, “Apart from imparting critical knowledge and skills, the School of Liberal Studies aims to transform students into lifelong learners so that they wholesomely comprehend complex challenges in the contemporary world and can build just and empathetic solutions for the society. The programme is designed to address multifaceted challenges such as climate change, artificial intelligence, social inequality, and more, through an innovative and integrated curriculum.”

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