LIBERAL ARTS
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Overview


A liberal arts education is the best way that students can learn to be independent thinkers. By traveling across disciplines, between the sciences and the arts, students can be liberated from traditional boundaries and reach their full intellectual and professional potentials.

Liberal arts education at Alliance is about the process as much as the result: it is not about what you study but how you think. This philosophy of education prepares students for leadership in any and every field by giving them the ability to think critically, write persuasively, and intervene decisively. Political science and sociology will be taught to understand the civic system and political behavior; history and the visual arts will broaden cultural perspectives, and psychology and geography will help paint the lay of the mental and physical landscapes in which students will make their lives and careers.

Uniquely at Alliance, students in the liberal arts are not funneled into specific streams and classes but given the freedom to explore a vast variety of subjects while plotting their own course to their majors. Students are encouraged to be sure about their passions and goals before settling on a path. During the process, they will be encouraged to master skills in languages, statistics, computing, and even extra-curricular pursuits in sports, drama, debate, and more to give them an edge in the competitive world awaiting them.

With excellence in teaching, research, and pedagogy, Alliance introduces the School of Liberal Arts to further its aim of providing a holistic education—to instill values, skills, and knowledge—to all its budding thinkers, scholars, problem-solvers, and leaders, allowing them to inspire in every walk of life and lead successful and meaningful lives.


Dr.Akshay Dhume


Course Duration

The Liberal Arts Pr​ogramme typically lasts four years. However, the students may choose to exit at different points of the course.

Exit Options:

One YearCertificate
Two YearDiploma
Three YearBachelor's Degree
Four YearBachelor's Degree with Honors or GLA
Five YearBachelor's Degree with Honors and GLA

Foundation

Students are required to successfully complete 8 foundation courses, 4 core courses, 2 GLA courses and 2 languages in the first year of study. It is mandatory that they complete at least one course from each foundation themes.

Foundation Themes

  • Social Science
  • Languages and Humanities
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Fine, Visual and Performing Arts

Core Courses

  • Academic Writing
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Rhetoric

GLA Themes

  • Governance and Citizenship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Welfare and Environment
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Critical Thinking

Programmes Offered

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) | Bachelor of Arts (BA) |
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) | Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)

Majors*

*Indicative list of Majors.

Selected Minors

Any major can be coupled with any minor.

All majors listed above can also act as minors.

Advertising and Communication
Literature and Science
Indian Polity
Digital Humanities
Governance and Grassroots
Visual Design

What is GLA Fellowship?


The Global Leaders' Alliance (GLA) is the flagship (postgraduate diploma) programme in Liberal Arts at Alliance University. It is a multidisciplinary fellowship programme designed to train the brightest young thinkers in the world to be citizens, stateswomen and men, and leaders in all fields of thought and action. The aim of this programme is to prepare fellows for the unique challenges posed by the 21st century, from environmental disasters to unprecedented invasions on privacy to extreme wealth inequality to novel challenges to democracy, and a post-factual political landscape.

The GLA is India's first actual postgraduate fellowship that will be fully funded. The purpose of the programme is only to provide the best possible international education for the most promising minds in Asia and the world.

How do we reach there?
  • Students who meet certain academic and extracurricular criteria during their Bachelor of Arts (BA) will automatically be upgraded to the Global Leader's Alliance in their fourth year
  • Students are also welcome to complete fourth-year honors and move to the GLA in their fifth year
Link to the GLA

This one-of-a-kind opportunity will put you in the same classroom with select participants chosen from across the globe and you will study under renowned faculty members from ivy-league universities. Also, during your 3 year BA, you will be able to choose and attend many classes from the GLA fellowship programme.

Know More

Oxbridge/Ivy League Faculty

Oxford - Faculty

Alliance has teamed up with the best faculty from the most elite universities around the world - Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge - for its fellowship programme. Students will have the opportunity to attend classes taught by these faculties and interact with them at conferences. At the end of three years, students who meet certain criteria will be absorbed into the fully funded international fellowship.

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Heilbronn Fellow, Mathematics
University of Manchester
D.Phil., Mathematics
University of Oxford

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Dr. Adam Jones is a Heilbronn fellow at the University of Manchester, researching non-commutative algebra and representation theory. He completed DPhil from the University of Oxford after a four-year undergraduate master's programme in mathematics from Queen Mary University of London.

Dr. Adam is primarily involved in research on non-commutative algebra, often with application to representation theory. He has taught and supervised groups at Oxford and Manchester, for a variety of subjects such as linear algebra, commutative algebra, representation theory and lie algebras.

GLA Course Title: The history and role of algebra in the development of mathematics

Bernhard Kasberger

Bernhard Kasberger

Postdoctoral Researcher, DICE
Junior Research Fellow, Economics
University of Oxford
Ph.D., Economics, University of Vienna

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Dr. Kasberger is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dusseldorf Institute of Competition Economics. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Vienna, M.Sc. In Economics from Institute for Advanced Studies and TU Wien and a B.Sc. In Economics from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Teaching and research areas of Dr. Kasberger include Game Theory, Auction and Market Design and Industrial Organization.

Dr. Kasberger is a recipient of multiple awards and honors such as NOeG Young Economists Award and Heinz-König-Young-Scholar-Award from ZEW Mannheim. He is an Austrian citizen and actively publishes  in renowned journals.

GLA Course Title: Strategic thinking in practice

Crescente Molina

Crescente Molina

Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Law School
D.Phil., Philosophy of Law
University of Oxford

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Dr. Crescente Molina holds a doctorate (Dphil) in philosophy of law from the University of Oxford and has law degrees from UC Berkeley (LLM) and Catholic University of Chile (LLB).

Dr. Crescente Molina is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Law School’s Project on the Foundations of Private law. His work lies at the intersection of moral, legal, and political philosophy, and private law. He has written mostly about the morality of promises and contracts, He is currently working on a book project on the law’s role in creating and recognizing some of our normative powers.

GLA Course Title: Law and its Moral limits: A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

Liam Saddington

Liam Saddington

ESRC, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Oxford
D.Phil., Geography, and the Environment
University of Oxford

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Dr. Liam completed his DPhil in Geography and the Environment at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, with his thesis "Rising Seas and Sinking Island: The Geopolitics of Climate Change in Tuvalu and Kiribati". Dr. Liam Saddington is currently an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Liam first entered the department to read for a BA in Geography before completing his MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance in 2017. Dr. Liam was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the South Pacific.

GLA Course Title: The Philosophy of Rights: historical and contemporary perspectives

Luke Davies

Luke Davies

Fellow in Political Theory
Department of Government, LSE
D.Phil., Philosophy
University of Oxford

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Dr. Luke Davies is a fellow in political theory in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the LSE, he completed a PhD and MA in philosophy at the University of Oxford and a BA in philosophy at the University of Toronto. His work to date has focused primarily on the political philosophy of Kant, particularly Kant's account of citizenship and rights.

GLA Course Title: The Philosophy of Rights: historical and contemporary perspectives

Maximilian Kiener

Maximilian Kiener

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy
University of Oxford
D.Phil., Philosophy
University of Oxford

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Dr. Maximilian Kiener received a DPhil and BPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford as well as a BA in Philosophy and Public Law from the University of Regensburg in Germany. Dr. Kiener’s work has been published, for instance, in The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, and The Journal of Medical Ethics, and was also awarded the international prizes SOPHIA in 2016 and the CEPE IACAP Best Paper Award in 2021.

Dr. Kiener is a philosopher at the University of Oxford and specialises in moral and legal philosophy. His research, which is supported by a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, focuses on consent, responsibility, and artificial intelligence.

GLA Course Title: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Merve Emre

Merve Emre

Associate Professor of American Literature
University of Oxford
Ph.D., English Literature
Yale University

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Merve Emre is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Para literary: The Making of Bad Readers in Post-war America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), The Ferrante Letters (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019), and The Personality Brokers (Doubleday: New York, 2018), which was selected as one of the best books of 2018 by the New York Times, the Economist, NPR, CBC, and the Spectator, and has been adapted for CNN/HBO Max as the documentary feature film Persona. She is the editor of Once and Future Feminist (Cambridge: MIT, 2018), The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway (New York: Liveright, 2021), and The Norton Modern Library Mrs. Dalloway (New York: Norton, 2021).

GLA Course Title: Abuses of psychometry in the marketplace

Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald

Professor of English
University of Oxford
D.Phil., English
University of Oxford

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For most of his professional life Peter has been thinking about the idea of culture as it has been shaped and reshaped over the past two hundred years, and about the processes and perils of literary guardianship, especially in the complex, mobile, and interconnected world that emerged in the course of the long twentieth century. This guiding preoccupation has informed his work on censorship, the rise of mass culture, media history and questions of the book, the public value of literature, critical theory, and interculturalism. It has also led Peter to write on an eclectic range of authors, including Arnold, Beckett, Bennett, Blanchot, Bourdieu, Brink, Breytenbach, Amit Chaudhuri, Coetzee, Conan Doyle, Conrad, Derrida, T.S. Eliot, Gordimer, Kirsty Gunn, Sarah Howe, Jensma, Joyce, Krog, Lawrence, Matthews, Mehrotra, Mphahlele, Ndebele, Pound, Rushdie, Serote, Tagore, Woolf, and Yeats.

Peter teaches literatures in English from around 1830 to the present and critical theory.

GLA Course Title: The Experience of Art

Théo LEBRET

Théo LEBRET

Msci, Astrophysics
University College London
D.Phil., Astrophysics
University of Oxford

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Dr. Théo holds a Dphil from University of Oxford. Prior to his doctoral work, Dr. Théo studied for an Msci in Astrophysics at University College London and has a Baccalaureate in France. His research work has been on areas such as ‘the dynamics of Dark Matter halos in galaxies like the Milky Way’ or ‘comparing numerical methods to simulate the formation of stellar halos’.

Dr. Théo is currently in France working towards obtaining the Agregation de Physique, a French higher education teaching certification.

GLA Course Title: From Chaos to Complexity: studying dynamical systems in physics and elsewhere

Tedd Moya

Tedd Moya

Oxford Martin Fellow
University of Oxford
Ph.D., Energy and Natural Resources
Queen Mary University of London

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Dr. Tedd is a qualified lawyer, academic, and consultant in energy, environment, climate change, technology, sustainable development and finance. Dr. Tedd holds a Ph.D. from Queen Mary University of London. He is also a board member and strategist in conservation, education, philanthropy, and technology ventures in sub-Saharan Africa, the UK, and the Middle East. He is currently an Oxford Martin Fellow at the Oxford University Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy.

Dr. Tedd has research affiliations with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London and has also taught and held various multi-disciplinary positions at the Universities of St. Andrews, Cape Town, Michigan, Dundee, and LSE.

GLA Course Title: The Philosophy of Rights: historical and contemporary perspectives

Meghanne Barker

Meghanne Barker

LSE Fellow
Department of Media and Communications
Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology
University of Michigan

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Dr. Barker works on animation, childhood, and film culture in post socialist Eastern Europe and Eurasia. She has been especially keen to foster greater dialogue between linguistic anthropologists and interdisciplinary scholars of visual culture.

Dr. Barker has published her research in Anthropological Quarterly and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. She has been a guest co-editor for two special issues in Semiotic Review, one on "Blank Faces" (2019) and another, in preparation, on the "Semiotics of the Image". Ongoing research projects include transmediality in early Soviet children's culture, World Expositions as media events, generic conventions of online personals ads, and the politics of amateurism among postsocialist film clubs. Before arriving at the LSE, Dr Barker was a Collegiate Assistant Professor in Social Sciences and Harper-Schmidt Fellow, with an affiliation in the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Chicago. She finished her PhD in linguistic anthropology at the University of Michigan.

GLA Course Title: Eastern european film cultures

Derek Attridge

Derek Attridge

Professor, English
University of York
Ph.D., English
Cambridge University

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Prof. Attridge holds a Ph.D. and BA in English from Cambridge University. He has also done his B.A. Hons. in English and B.A. in English and Psychology from University of Natal, South Africa.

Prof. Attridge has received multiple awards and fellowships through his career such as Marie Curie Fellowship from Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies; M.H. Abrams Fellowship, National Humanities Center, North Carolina; A.W. Mellon Visiting Fellowship, University of Cape Town; Solomon Katz Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle; to name a few.

Prof. Attridge publishes extensively in the areas of literature and literary history.

GLA Course Title: The Experience of Art

Core Faculty

Dr. Anirudh Sridhar

Dr. Anirudh Sridhar

D.Phil. in English
University of Oxford
Interim Associate Dean - Alliance School of Liberal Arts
Dr. Pravin Rameshwarji Bhansali

Dr. Pravin Rameshwarji Bhansali

Post Doc. in Medicinal Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Professor
Dr. Anupam Tyagi

Dr. Anupam Tyagi

Ph.D. in Economics
University of Utah, USA
Professor
Dr. Shamik Chakravarty

Dr. Shamik Chakravarty

Ph.D. in Philosophy
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Assistant Professor
Dr. Mukta Mukherjee

Dr. Mukta Mukherjee

Ph.D. in Economics
Syracuse University, USA
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sumita Datta

Dr. Sumita Datta

Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Associate Professor
Dr. Andrea Lorenzo Baldini

Dr. Andrea Lorenzo Baldini

Ph.D. in Philosophy
Temple University, Philadelphia (USA)
Professor
Dr. Siva Satya Srinivasa Murthy Chavali

Dr. Siva Satya Srinivasa Murthy Chavali

Ph.D. in Technical Sciences
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dean - Research
Dr. Anik Nandi

Dr. Anik Nandi

Ph.D. in Languages and Intercultural Studies
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Assistant Professor
Dr. Neetu Talreja

Dr. Neetu Talreja

Post Doc in Chemistry
Gachon University, South Korea
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sarit Maitra

Dr. Sarit Maitra

Ph.D. in Information Technology
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
Professor
Dr. Julien Paret

Dr. Julien Paret

Ph.D. in Post-Soviet Studies
National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris, France
Assistant Professor
Dr. Srashti Dwivedi

Dr. Srashti Dwivedi

Ph.D. in Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Assistant Professor
Dr. Rajiv Ranjan

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan

Ph.D. in Management
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Assistant Professor
Dr. Chandni Pathak

Dr. Chandni Pathak

Ph.D. in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Assistant Professor
Dr. Rima Namhata

Dr. Rima Namhata

Ph.D. in Fiction Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Assistant Professor
Dr. Jineesh AG

Dr. Jineesh AG

Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Assistant Professor
Dr. Avanish Bhai Patel

Dr. Avanish Bhai Patel

Ph.D. in Sociology
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vivek Mishra

Dr. Vivek Mishra

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
Associate Professor
Dr. Vipin Prasad

Dr. Vipin Prasad

Ph.D. in Physics
Banaras Hindu University
Professor & HOD
Dr. Vivekanand Mishra

Dr. Vivekanand Mishra

Ph.D. in Physics
Banaras Hindu University
Professor
Dr. Sumant Kumar

Dr. Sumant Kumar

Ph.D. in West Asian Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Assistant Professor
Dr. Abdul Raoof Mir

Dr. Abdul Raoof Mir

Ph.D. in Media Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Assistant Professor
Dr. Chitrakara Hegde

Dr. Chitrakara Hegde

Ph.D. in Chemistry
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Associate Professor
Dr. Liju Jacob Kuriakose

Dr. Liju Jacob Kuriakose

Ph.D. in English
National Institute of Technology Puducherry
Assistant Professor
Dr. Rashmi

Dr. Rashmi

Ph.D. in Physics
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
Assistant Professor
Dr. Lalrinpuia Tlau

Dr. Lalrinpuia Tlau

Ph.D. in Mathematics
National Institute of Technology Mizoram
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vineetha Sivakumar

Dr. Vineetha Sivakumar

Ph.D. in Social Sciences
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
Dr. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Dr. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Post Doc. in Chemistry
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Germany
Associate Professor
Dr. Vijay Bahadur

Dr. Vijay Bahadur

Ph.D. in Chemistry
University of Delhi
Assistant Professor
Dr. Usha Arcot

Dr. Usha Arcot

Ph.D. in Mathematics
Visvesvaraya Technological University
Associate Professor
Dr. Govardhana Reddy H. G.

Dr. Govardhana Reddy H. G.

Ph.D. in Mathematics
Visvesvaraya Technological University
Assistant Professor
Dr. Manisha Dixit

Dr. Manisha Dixit

Ph.D. in Humanities & Management
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Professor
Dr. Subhradev Sen

Dr. Subhradev Sen

Ph.D. in Statistics
Pondicherry University
Assistant Professor
Dr. Gaana Jayagopalan

Dr. Gaana Jayagopalan

Ph.D. in English
University of Madras
Associate Professor
Dr. Akshay Pramod Dhume

Dr. Akshay Pramod Dhume

Ph.D. in Economics
Pune University
Professor
Dr. Anupama Tiwari

Dr. Anupama Tiwari

Ph.D. in Hindi
Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sunil Kumar

Dr. Sunil Kumar

Ph.D. in Economics
Sambalpur University
Head of Department of Economics
Dr. Arindam Das

Dr. Arindam Das

Ph.D. in English
Vidyasagar University
Associate Professor
Dr. Ekta Sawhney

Dr. Ekta Sawhney

Ph.D. in English
Babu Banarasi Das University
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vivekanand Jagannath Sajjan

Dr. Vivekanand Jagannath Sajjan

Ph.D. in Kannada
Central University of Karnataka
Assistant Professor
Prof. Ravi Chakraborty

Prof. Ravi Chakraborty

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Humanities & Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Assistant Professor
Dr. Benu Verma

Dr. Benu Verma

Ph.D. in Sociology
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Assistant Professor
Prof. Elizabeth Thomas

Prof. Elizabeth Thomas

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Social Justice
University of Humanistic Studies (UvH), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor
Prof. Barsa Priyadarsinee Sahoo

Prof. Barsa Priyadarsinee Sahoo

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Sociology
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Assistant Professor
Prof. Puja Raj

Prof. Puja Raj

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Philosophy
University of Delhi
Assistant Professor
Prof. Suman Kalyan Ghosh

Prof. Suman Kalyan Ghosh

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Statistics
Mysore University
Assistant Professor
Prof. Keerthiraj

Prof. Keerthiraj

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Political Science
Kuvempu University
Assistant Professor
Prof. Mihir Dash

Prof. Mihir Dash

Ph.D. (Pursuing) in Statistics
Periyar University
Interim Associate Dean - Alliance School of Applied Mathematics
Prof. Voothaluru Seshu

Prof. Voothaluru Seshu

MFA in Applied Arts
Banaras Hindu University
Assistant Professor
Prof. Sangita Das

Prof. Sangita Das

MFA in Sculpture
Visva-Bharati University
Assistant Professor
Prof. Subhankar Saha

Prof. Subhankar Saha

MFA in Painting
Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya
Assistant Professor

International Faculty

Dr. Youngkwon Chung

Dr. Youngkwon Chung

D.Phil. in Modern History
University of Oxford
Dr. Anthony Archdeacon

Dr. Anthony Archdeacon

Ph.D. in English Literature
University of Southampton, UK
Dr. David H. Glass

Dr. David H. Glass

Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics
Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Dr. Paul Carmichael

Dr. Paul Carmichael

Ph.D. in Public Administration
University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Dr. David F L Jenkins

Dr. David F L Jenkins

Ph.D. in Physics
Cranfield University, UK
Dr. Soheila Farhani Nejad

Dr. Soheila Farhani Nejad

Ph.D. in Literature
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Georgi Kalchev

Dr. Georgi Kalchev

Ph.D. in Economics
Southern Methodist University, USA
Dr. Alexander Jordan

Dr. Alexander Jordan

Ph.D. in History and Civilization
European University Institute, Italy
Dr-Akshay-Dhume

Dr. Akshay Dhume

Alliance School of Liberal Arts
Dr. Anik Nandi

Dr. Anik Nandi

Department of Language and Literature
Dr-Anirudh-Sridhar

Dr. Anirudh Sridhar

Department of Language and Literature
Dr. Arindam Das

Dr. Arindam Das

Department of Language and Literature
Dr. Gaana Jayagopalan

Dr. Gaana Jayagopalan

Department of Language and Literature
Dr. Julien Paret

Dr. Julian Paret

Department of Language and Literature
Dr. Liju Jacob Kuriakose

Dr. Liju Jacob Kuriakose

Department of Language & Literature
Dr-Manisha-Dixit

Dr. Manisha Dixit

Department of Media and Journalism
Prof. Mihir Dash

Prof. Mihir Dash

Alliance School of Applied Mathematics
Prof. Apurva

Prof. Apurva

Department of Language and Literature
Prof. Benu Verma

Prof. Benu Verma

Alliance School of Liberal Arts
Prof. Keerthiraj

Prof. Keerthi Raj

Alliance School of Liberal Arts
Dr-Raoof-Mir

Dr. Raoof Mir

Department of Media and Journalism
Prof-Ravi-Chakraborty

Prof. Ravi Chakraborty

Department of Language and Literature
Dr. Shamik Chakravarty

Dr. Shamik Chakravarty

Alliance School of Liberal Arts
Dr. Sumant Kumar

Dr. Sumant Kumar

Alliance School of Liberal Arts
Dr-Sumita-Datta

Dr. Sumita Datta

Alliance School of Applied Mathematics
Dr-Sunil-Kumar

Dr. Sunil Kumar

Department of Economics
Dr. Vipin Prasad

Dr. Vipin Prasad

Department of Sciences

Experiential Learning


Be a part of the movement to make Alliance the nerve center of all things literary in India. Organize and participate in what will become one of Asia's most significant literary festivals where academics, writers, publishers, translators, journalists, and other public intellectuals come together for a confluence of conversations that take stock of the newest literary currents while also reviving forgotten and obscure pieces of literature.

Experience the collective ecstasy of watching and analyzing world cinema. Expand your artistic vision and sharpen your critical eye as we watch films throughout the year, culminating in a film festival that congregates filmmakers and curates the most exciting collection of old and new films to be screened.

Use the excellent facilities of the media lab to get hands-on experience in filmmaking and editing, camera-handling and production. Along with the film club, the media lab is a place for tinkering and experimentation through various media as well as the hub generating content for the Alliance public sphere.

Set up podcasts with luminaries from different fields and be part of the movement to make Alliance the hub of Bangalore's intellectual public sphere.

To inculcate literary values and aesthetic sensibility, the department of language and literature envisions to promote academic discourses and literary compositions through its various publications. At present, the department publishes a multi-lingual literary magazine titled Anukarsh. As one among the very few multilingual literary magazines in the country, Anukarsh works to explore the multitudinous ways in which India's diverse languages and cultures have worked to form a rich and composite literary oeuvre.

Be enthralled and inspired by distinguished speakers including scientists, filmmakers, writers, Nobel Laureates, parliamentarians, media personalities-all invited from the world over in occasional lecture series. Well-known pioneers from different fields shall be called upon to share their infectious wisdom with the budding thought-leaders of tomorrow.

Organize and participate in an annual conference where the leading academic luminaries are called upon to deliberate on the state of the humanities with focus on a special theme.

Admissions

The philosophy of liberal arts education focuses on the interlinkages across different fields. The foundation year provides students an opportunity to explore various fields of studies that will not only give them exposure to allied fields but will also build a basis to enhance their understanding of combining concepts across different areas to arrive at a significantly improved product. The ideal applicant will be one who is a curious risk-taker and prepared to explore new fields of study, who is creative, empathetic and has a socio-cultural and environmental conscience (responsibility) and has varied interests.

Eligibility
  • Pre-University/Higher Secondary/10+2 Examinations or equivalent from any recognized Board or Council in any discipline
  • Obtained at least 50% marks in the subjects taken in standard 12 or equivalent
Entrance Test

AUSAT/SAT/ACT/Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam

Key Date

Program Commencement Date: July 11, 2022

Admissions Process

Online Application

Admissions Test

Personal Interaction

Feedback

Application Status

Career Opportunities

With automation changing the essential nature of work, the liberal arts are uniquely placed to enable individuals with both the skill set and vision to confront unforeseen challenges. Equipped with technical acumen in the chosen specialization as well as the versatility to freely adapt to multi-disciplinary contexts, students are prepared for positions which demand leadership, innovation, and critical thinking.

Therefore, a liberal arts degree from Alliance University makes one competent for excelling within corporate, governmental, and non-governmental set-ups as well as confident to chart their own paths in entrepreneurship and community intervention.

A brief glimpse of the many possible careers that await a liberal arts graduate:

  1. Corporate Governance
  2. Scientists and Technical Consultants
  3. Market Research and Advertising
  4. Public Administration and Policymaking
  5. Think Tanks and Lobbying Organizations
  6. Media and Publishing
  7. Social Work and Philanthropy
  8. Urban Planning and Rural Management
  1. Higher Education and Research
  2. Politics and Political Management
  3. Legislation and Legislative Assistance
  4. Legal Consultancy and Judicial Clerkship
  5. Public Relations and Communications Strategy
  6. Archivist and Curators
  7. Diplomats, Interpreters and Translators

FAQs

The undergraduate programme offers the following degrees of varied duration:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science – 3 years
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science (Honours) – 4 years
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – 4 years
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts – 4 years
B.A. B. Sc.
Economics Applied Mathematics
English Computer Science
Literary and Cultural Studies Data Science
Media Studies Psychology
Political Science Statistics
Public Policy  
Sociology  
BFA BVA
Painting and Sculpture Visual Arts

Please visit Liberal Arts Undergraduate Programme, Alliance School of Liberal Ats, Alliance University for details

The annual fee is Rs. 5 lakhs, and it includes tuition and residence fees.

Relevant weblinks:

Alliance School of Liberal Arts follows a holistic admissions process. In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, you should be a curious risk-taker and prepared to explore new fields of study, creative, empathetic and have a socio-cultural and environmental conscience (responsibility). You should have varied interests.

Eligibility:

  • Pre-University/Higher Secondary/10+2 Examinations or equivalent from any recognized Board or Council in any discipline
  • Obtained at least 50% marks in the subjects taken in standard 12 or equivalent
  • Valid entrance test score. The tests accepted are AUSAT, SAT, ACT and Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam

You may visit our website for more information: Liberal Arts Undergraduate Programme, Alliance School of Liberal Ats, Alliance University.

Classes commence on 14 July 2022.

Yes, Alliance School of Liberal Arts offers a four-year undergraduate degree in fine arts – Bachelor of Fine Arts. For more details, please visit our website: Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting and Sculpture

Alliance School of Liberal Arts offers the general undergraduate programme (3 years) and honours degree (4 years). Please refer to our website for details of the four year honours degree.

Alliance School of Liberal Arts offers a B.A. in Media Studies. The programme covers journalism, OTT and mass communication. Some of the subjects offered are media and cultural studies, newspaper design, reporting and editing for print, broadcast and the web, editing and production, advertising and consumer society, public relations and media psychology, communication and public policy. BA Media Studies (Journalism, OTT, Mass Communication) - Liberal Arts Undergraduate Programme

Campus residence is not mandatory, but the most exciting parts of the Alliance experience require one to stay on campus. Beginning from sports, film-making clubs, debate, and literary clubs, organizing podcasts and student festivals and many other activities, the rich student life can only be enjoyed when one stays on campus. Living in campus also facilitates friendships within the eclectic student community which is made up of youngsters from around the country and the world.

The Alliance Office of Careers and Networking provides experiential learning for all its students through training, internships and immersion programmes. By the time you graduate, you will have experience and other skills like communication, critical thinking, innovation, collaborative work etc that will help you navigate your career path.

There are a variety of career opportunities that are tailor-made for liberal arts graduates. Please follow this link: Liberal Arts Undergraduate Programme, Alliance School of Liberal Ats, Alliance University

Yes, the Alliance School of Liberal Arts was launched in February 2022. However, Alliance education is 25 years, and Alliance was established as a university in 2010. Alliance University is a Private University established in Karnataka State by Act No.34 of year 2010 and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.

With excellence in teaching, research, and pedagogy, Alliance introduced the School of Liberal Arts to further its aim of providing a holistic education—to instil values, skills, and knowledge—to all its budding thinkers, scholars, problem-solvers, and leaders, allowing them to inspire in every walk of life and lead successful and meaningful lives.

Please visit the liberal arts website to learn more about the programme, faculty, curriculum, majors and minors and admissions: Alliance School of Liberal Arts.

The international faculty (drawn mainly from the University of Oxford) helming the Global Leaders' Alliance program will be offering a variety of foundation courses in the very first year. GLA fellows will consistently mentor the undergraduates in their academic and extra-curricular work. Apart from this, the best Alliance undergraduates in their third and fourth year will be directly nominated as full-time fellows.

The last date for applying for refund of the registration fee, that is paid towards the Learners Value Proposition, is 30 May, 2022. The Learner’s Value Proposition – Online commences on 1 June, 2022.