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.
The SSLA campus is Wi-Fi enabled and students can access the Internet any time during
college hours for educational purposes, research and communication.
The Computer Labs at SSLA are fully equipped with the latest hardware, LAN internet
access, and printers.
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.
Limited hostel facility for girls is available on campus. Additionally, the institute
provides a list of approved Paying Guest Accommodation and third party-hostels
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
SSLA’s programme is modelled on internationally valued models, whereby students have
the opportunity to study a four-year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts)
Honours Degree and Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) Honours Degree programme,
across eight semesters. The awarding of the Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) Honours
or Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) Honours degree is dependent on the student’s
major area of specialization.
BACHELOR OF ARTS (LIBERAL ARTS) HONOURS DEGREE
Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, English, Psychology, Political
Science & Public Policy, Anthropology, Philosophy, International Relations, and
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (LIBERAL ARTS) HONOURS DEGREE
Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer Studies
There are 3 pathways to acquiring the honours degree at SSLA -
- 1 major specialisation + 2 minor specialisations
- 1 major specialisation + 1 minor specialisation + 6 electives
- 2 major specialisations + 0 minor specialisation + 2 additional electives
All the three pathways, leading to either the Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) Honours
or a Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) Honours degree can be acquired with a
minimum of 198 Credits.
As certain forms of knowledge are essential for every student, therefore, there are
20 Core compulsory courses spread across eight semesters and
ensure a holistic and practical knowledge applicable across professions. Some of
these skill-oriented courses include Creative Writing, Computer Fundamentals,
Quantitative Reasoning with Mathematics, Statistics & Finance, Legal Awareness among
The need for an in-depth subject specialization is pursued through the
Major (ten papers, a two month long Internship and a Dissertation/
Research Project) and Minor specializations (6 papers), which
offers the student twin knowledge foundations that may often be applied in
complementing roles suited to the professional needs. Specialization courses (which
are in the form of Majors and Minors) are chosen in the 2nd semester and are taught
from the 3rd semester.
SSLA also offers a basket of over 150 Elective Courses to choose
from, which students opt for, not only based on their interest but these electives
are unique, as they are all inter, multi and transdisciplinary in nature. These
lenses provide the subjects studied, a fresh new perspective.
Also incorporated within the programme structure are the four
pillars of Community Outreach, Internship, Seminar Paper and Research
Dissertation, which all students have to complete as part of the programme
In order to ensure that the students avail themselves of the many academic
opportunities at SSLA, Extra courses and Audit
courses are also offered across specializations (with specific minimum
academic prerequisites/requirements). With an inter-multi and transdisciplinary
approach, SSLA offers an education that weaves together various disciplines that are
not traditionally or typically offered at the undergraduate level. SSLA thus
provides a complete liberal arts education.
Following the Liberal Arts tradition, SSLA believes that intellectual freedom and
growth is the result of a balance of theory, practice and experiential knowledge;
open-minded scrutiny and logical arguments. The programme offers a learning
environment that allows for personal growth of the students through research and
analytical thinking, to develop competencies and values required for employability,
leadership and social justice in a dynamic global community.
PLACEMENT SUPPORT/LIFE AFTER SSLA
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.
The alumni of SSLA are performing well both in the industry as well as academics.
Some of them are pursuing their Masters and PhD programmes in prestigious
universities both in India and abroad. Some of our students are at Johns Hopkins
University, Australian National University, King’s College London, London School of
Economics, Los Angeles Film School, National School of Journalism Bangalore, Indian
Institute of Psychology and Research, IIT – Gandhinagar and Manipal University. A
number of our alumni have also been placed in organizations such as The World Bank,
United Nations, Amazon, Ernest and Young, Citi Group, American Express, HDFC Bank,
Uber, Gateway House, The Times Group, Global Educations Solutions, Red Ice Film
Productions, Teach for India National Centre for Advocacy, and Mullen Lowe Lintas to
name a few. Some of our alumni have also set up entrepreneurial ventures.
All the students seeking admissions to SSLA should write SET( Symbiosis entrance
test) and can also add SAT score if they wish to.
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
*Foreign Nationals (FN), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) & NRIs must apply through
the Symbiosis Center for International Education (SCIE) – www.scie.ac.in
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
thesanctioned intake, as per SIU policy.
SET Registration and Payment closes
April 16, 2023 (Sunday)
Admit card live on
April 22, 2023 (Saturday) for SET Test 01
April 28, 2023 (Friday) for SET Test 02
SET Test 2022 (CBT Mode)
May 6, 2023 (Saturday) SET Test 01
May 14, 2023 (Sunday) SET Test 02
Announcement of Result
May 24, 2023 (Wednesday)
Last date to apply for Institute
May 27, 2023 (Saturday)
Declaration of shortlist for PIWAT
June 2, 2023 (Friday)
June 2, 2023 (Friday) to
June 3, 2023 (Saturday)
PIWAT Call Letter Release
June 6, 2023 (Tuesday)
Online WAT Exam
June 9, 2023 (Friday)
Dates for PI Process
June 12, 2023 (Monday) to
June 21, 2023 (Wednesday)
Declaration of First Merit List
June 30, 2023 (Friday)
Payment closes for the First Merit List
July 6, 2023 (Thursday)
Declaration of Second Merit List
July 7, 2023 (Friday)
Last Date of Payment for the Second Merit List
July 13, 2023 (Thursday)
Declaration of Third Merit List (if required)
July 14, 2023 (Friday)
Last Date of Payment for the Third Merit List
July 20, 2023 (Thursday)
Programme Commencement (Induction/Orientation)
July 15, 2023 (Saturday)
Note - Depending on the prevailing pandemic situation of COVID-19, the
schedules as well as the nature/structure of the exams can change, and all
can be conducted entirely online or entirely offline or in a combination of
modes at the discretion of SIU.
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts
Symbiosis Campus, S No.
227, Plot 11, 3rd Floor,
Opp. Pune International Airport, Symbiosis
Viman Nagar, Pune. 411014
020-6686-1200 / 22 / 23
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