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Liberal Arts in Ashoka and Other Universities


Liberal Arts degree program is an interdisciplinary covering topic within the humanities as well as social, natural and formal sciences. Liberal Arts is a multidisciplinary system of education that includes a diverse mix of subjects from various disciplines including humanities, sciences, commerce, and technology.

It helps to develop well rounded individuals with general knowledge with a wide range of subjects and with mastery of a range of transferable skills.

Course Structure of Liberal Arts Program

Liberal Arts program is typically spread across 3 verticals: Major, Minor, and Foundation

A Major is the field in which a student focuses during his/her degree. Majors can either be Pure Majors (Computer Science, English, History, Biology, and more) or Interdisciplinary Majors (Politics, Philosophy & Economics; Computer Science & Entrepreneurial Leadership; English & Creative Writing; Politics & Society; History & International Relations; English & Media Studies).

A Minor is a secondary concentration of courses that often complements the Major. Few choices when it comes to a Minor subject are:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental studies
  • International Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Creative Writing

Foundation Courses are distinctive courses that introduce students to  various styles of thinking, but also to inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.

Some of the choices are:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Great Books
  • Indian Civilization
  • Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Literature & the World
  • Mind & Behaviour
  • Principles of Science
  • Social & Political Formation

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Archaeologist
  • Sociologist
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Graphic Designer or Artist
  • Writer
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Institutions
  • Colleges Location
  • Jindal School Of Liberal Arts and
  • Humanities


Colleges Location
Jindal School Of Liberal Arts and Humanities Sonipat
Ashoka University Sonipat
Symbiosis School For Liberal Arts Pune
NMIMS School of Liberal Arts Mumbai
Amity University Gurgaon/Lucknow/Jaipur
Flames University Pune


College Details

1) Jindal School Of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Sonipat

  •  Course Offered: B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility criteria: 10+2 Level
  • Selection process: Entrance Test-JAT 
  • Duration of the exam – 2 hours
  • Type of Questions- MCQ
  • Syllabus: Mathematics, Reasoning and Analytical Ability


2) Ashoka University, Sonipat

  •  Course: B.A. (Hons) , B.Sc. (Hons) 
  • Eligibility: 10+2 level

 Selection  process:

  • Entrance Test – Ashoka Aptitude Test  
  • On-the-spot essay
  • Interview with a panel


3) Symbiosis School For Liberal Arts, Pune

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility criteria: (10+2) pass from any branch with minimum 50% marks for the general category
  • Selection  process: Entrance Exam-SET + Personal Interaction & Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT)


4) NMIMS School of Liberal Arts, Mumbai

  •  Course Offered: B. A. (Hons) – Liberal Arts
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility criteria: 10+2 with 60%
  • Selection  process: Entrance+ Interview

 5) Amity University , Gurgaon/Lucknow/Jaipur

  •  Course Offered: LIBERAL ARTS
  •  B.A. (Hons) – History/ Philosophy/ Political Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Selection  process: English Essay + Interview

6) Flames University, Pune 

  • Course Offered: Flame Diploma in Liberal Education (BA /BBA)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility criteria: 10+2 with minimum 40 %
  • Selection  process: Entrance Exam-FEAT (Flame Entrance Aptitude Test) or SAT + GD+ Interview+ (10+2) Marks + ECA+SOP


  • Analytical thinking.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Effective with ambiguity.
  • Listening Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Reading Comprehensive Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Research
  • Practice humility, tolerance and self-criticism
  • Foreign languages and cross-cultural knowledge
  • Learning and synthesizing new ideas



  • Clear 10+2 / equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Some of the universities and institutes conduct an entrance examination for admission.



  • Environmental sciences
  • Great Books
  • International Relations
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Indian Civilization
  • Literature and The world
  • Mind and Behaviour
  • Computer Science
  • Principles of Science
  • Public Affairs and Policies
  • Film studies



  • Analysis of data and information to find facts ,trends, reason behind situations
  • Communicating with people in writing ,verbally with co workers
  • Developing new ideas, concepts, innovative solutions to problems, newer ways of getting things done, designing products and services, creating work of arts and crafts etc.
  • Updated with the latest knowledge relevant to the fields of work and use of the relevant knowledge  in getting things done
  • Using Computer software for  various applications in day to day professional work entering data and process information
  • Developing Team ,maintaining professional relationships among Team members


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