Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts is the first Liberal Arts College in India, with over a decade’s worth of experience in bringing innovation to education. The B.A. (Liberal Arts) or B.Sc. (Liberal Arts) Degrees offered at SSLA adapts the well-established international ideology of Liberal Arts education tailored to the Indian scenario. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students are equipped with the technical, academic and practical knowledge to excel at their future careers.

The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts offers students the opportunity to study either a four-year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts Degree) or a Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts Degree) programme spanning eight semesters. The liberal arts programme offers students a wide range of courses across all disciplines with the freedom to pick and choose major and minor areas of specialization from areas conventionally considered to be academically incompatible.

Vision and Mission

School of Liberal Arts

SIU Vision

  • Promoting international understanding through quality education.

SIU Mission

  • To inculcate the spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family)
  • To contribute towards knowledge generation and dissemination
  • To impart ethical and value-based learning
  • To foster the spirit of national development
  • To cultivate cross-cultural sensitivities
  • To develop global competencies amongst students
  • To nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship
  • To enhance employability and contribute to human resource development
  • To promote health and wellness amongst students, staff & community
  • To instil sensitivity towards community and environmental concerns
  • To produce thought-provoking leaders for society

INFRASTRUCTURE

LIBRARY

SSLA’s library is growing rapidly and contains books providing information and reference material in all the different disciplines in the programme. A well-equppied Reading Room provides access to the students to journals and magazines– both online and print. Additionally, students and staff have membership to the British Council Library and the library of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. They also have access to the libraries of all the other institutes of Symbiosis.

SPORTS AND FITNESS

Students have the opportunity to use the sports and fitness facilities available at the various Symbiosis Campuses around Pune. These include a fully equipped fitness gym and a swimming pool in addition to other shared sporting grounds and facilities. There is a fully equipped Symbiosis gym and health care centre at SSLA.

WIFI

The SSLA campus is Wi-Fi enabled and students can access the Internet any time during college hours for educational purposes, research and communication.

Computer Lab

The Computer Labs at SSLA are fully equipped with the latest hardware, LAN internet access, and printers.

Classrooms

Classes at SSLA usually require dyamic seating arrangement and therefore sports modular furniture. All Classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors and audio systems. We also have a Newsroom and Studio for students.

Hostel

Limited hostel facility for girls is available on campus. Additionally, the institute provides a list of approved Paying Guest Accommodation and third party-hostels nearby.

Cafeteria and Mess

Within our campus, students have access to a full-fledged canteen/cafeteria. Most students staying on residence use the mess facility at the Symbiosis hostel. The canteen within the campus serves a variety of snacks, drinks and meals.

OUR PROGRAMMES

SSLA’s programme is modelled on internationally valued models, carefully adapted to suit Indian academic and Industry requirements. Our programme offers students a wide range of coursework with the freedom to choose Majors and Minors across disciplines. Unique combinations like Biology and Economics will help students excel in fields like Health Economics, Policy Making, Pharmacare etc.

Guided by this philosophy, SSLA offers students the opportunity to study a 4-year fulltime Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts Degree) or Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts Degree) programme covered over eight semesters (i.e., 4 years).

BACHELOR OF ARTS (LIBERAL ARTS)

Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, English, Psychology, Political Science & Public Policy, Anthropology, Philosophy or International Relations

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (LIBERAL ARTS): BIOLOGY, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS, OR COMPUTER STUDIES

Along with the student’s chosen field of Major and Minor, the programme includes compulsory courses dedicated to develop the student’s core competencies and a basket of electives to choose from.

Over the four years, students earn over 200+ credits with: 19 core (compulsory) courses + 8 general (electives) + 1 Minor specialization subject (6 papers) + 1 Major specialization subject (10 papers). The programme also builds in 1 research dissertation + 1 final year seminar paper + 1 internship + 1 community outreach programme.

This comprehensive approach to undergraduate education ensures that students not only specialize in their field of study, but garner additional skills in areas like research, interpersonal communication, analytical and critical skills, which will mould them into socially-conscious citizens who are successful in their respective fields.

PLACEMENT

a. Career cell

SSLA has a career cell to carry out programmes which will facilitate the easy progress of SSLA students into a career path of their choice. The Career Cell facilitates the internship, placements and higher education requirements of the students. It also conducts workshops and career-counselling sessions to help the students choose their major/minor areas of specialization.

b. Alumni

The alumni of SSLA are pursuing their Masters in prestigious universities in India and abroad. Some of our students are at – Australian National University, Johns Hopkins University, King’s College London, London School of Economics, Los Angeles Film School, National School of Journalism Bangalore, Indian Institute of Psychology and Research, OP Jindal Global University, Mumbai University.

A number of them have been placed in firms like Uber, Gateway House, The Times Group, Global Educations Solutions, Red Ice Film Productions, Teach for India, Mullen Lowe Lintas to name a few.Some of our Alumni have also set up their entrepreneurial ventures.

ELIGIBILITY

Standard XII (10+2) or equivalent examination passed from any recognized board with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).

*Foreign Nationals (FN), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) & NRIs must apply through the Symbiosis Center for International Education (SCIE) – www.scie.ac.in

INTAKE

The intake per academic year is 100, which is subject to reservation policies of SIU. The intake of International Students and Kashmiri Migrants is over and above the sanctioned intake, as per SIU policy.

Important Dates

Details Date
Online Registration for SET commences January 29, 2018, Monday
SET Test Registration closes 14 April 2018, Saturday
SSLA Registration Closes 16 April 2018, Monday
SET Admit Card Generation 21 April 2018, Saturday
SET Test (General) 2018 5 May 2018, Saturday
SET Test Result 14 May 2018, Monday
Declaration of Short Listing for PI-WAT 18 May 2018, Friday
SSLA PI-WAT (Tentative) 25 May 2018, Friday - 29 May 2018, Tuesday
Declaration of Merit List - 1 07 June 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment for Merit List - 1 13 June 2018, Wednesday,11:59 pm
Declaration of Merit List - 2 14 June 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment for Merit List - 2 20 June 2018, Wednesday,11:59 pm
Declaration of Merit List - 3 (If required) 21 June 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment for Merit List - 3 27 June 2018, Wednesday,11:59 pm
Session Begins for First Years 15 July 2018, Friday,10:00 am

CONTACT DETAILS

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts
Symbiosis Campus, S No. 227, Plot 11, 3rd Floor, 
Opp. Pune International Airport, New Airport Road,
Viman Nagar, Pune. 411014
: 020-6686-1200 / 22 / 23
: www.ssla.edu.in

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS, E-MAIL IDS, AND WEBSITE.

: 020-66861222/23/00,
: admissions@ssla.edu.in,
: www.ssla.edu.in