About Us

The Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) is
India’s first transnational humanities school

Founded in 2013, JSLH is the fifth school of the University and is at the center of the vibrant intellectual life of JGU. We offer two different degree options:

  • A three-year BA (Hons.) in Liberal Arts and Humanities with a possible specialization in eleven areas of the student’s choice and an optional semester study abroad facilitated by JSLH
  • A unique four-year dual degree program with Rollins College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. Students perusing this option would study two years at JSLH and the next two years at Rollins College. At the end of their studies, they would receive a B.A. (Hons.) in a Liberal Arts from JSLH and a B.A. from Rollins College in a subject of their choice

B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts And Humanities

Our graduates-to-be will become effective communicators and critical thinkers, the degree equips them with the ability to pursue professional and academic opportunities of their interest. The holistic nature of the program empowers students to take up a wide range of internships, projects and field work.

What is Liberal Arts?

Liberal Arts is an innovative pedagogy focused on small classes, close faculty student engagement, and a strong interdisciplinary foundation with specializations in specific subjects. Liberal Arts is about the cultivation of the whole person though rigorous reading and writing, along with active, experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. Liberal Arts graduates leave their educations with a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge, a flexible range of skills and aptitudes, and a life-long curiosity and love of learning.

Vision

An education in the liberal arts and humanities programme at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) in collaboration with Rollins College, Florida, is the ideal preparation for an intellect in action. JSLH offers a space for the expansion of young minds in a polyvalent education that mixes the classical and the contemporary in a new framework – the first of its kind in India. Our aim is to break down disciplinary boundaries and redefine what it means to study arts and humanities in an international context.

Mission

The mission of JSLH is to establish a beachhead for interdisciplinary learning in India that will produce successful professionals who will lead society out of the morass it finds itself in. JSLH will seek to bring to life for students the underlying commonality which lies buried beneath the illusion of intractable differences. What is needed and what JSLH will promote are the spirit of enquiry, introspection, and critical engagement with the world at large.

Interdisciplinary Courses

We believe that the best way to learn is to learn from multiple perspectives. Through nineteen core courses, students engage in a variety of social science and humanities subjects such as literature, history, environmental studies, political science, expressive arts, and philosophy. These courses serve as the foundation of our programme and the jumping off point for further study.

Experiential Learning

We believe in learning by doing. Our classes place an emphasis on discussion, debate, and hands-on activities. Many of our courses feature sizable field work to locations around Delhi / NCR and beyond. Past site visits include Sonipat, Chandni Chowk, the Lodi Art Colony, Nizamuddin East, the Jaipur Literary Festival, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow, Dharamshala, etc….

Faculty - Student Mentorship

We believe in a strong and vibrant community. In JSLH, faculty and students work together closely. Every student is assigned a faculty mentor that serves as a guide through their time in the program. Our faculty are accessible and place primary importance on teaching and mentoring students.

International Opportunities

JSLH has numerous international arrangements for summer schools, semester exchanges, and study abroad opportunities. Some of our students have studies abroad at University of Granada (Spain), University of Columbia (Canada), Oxford University (UK), Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), Harvard University (USA) etc...