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School of Liberal Arts

Contrary to popular belief, liberal art is much beyond fine arts or the performing arts. For the ancient Greeks, mathematics, grammar and music were all arts. Art is something made, something fashioned by man. Going by this definition all of social sciences and humanities are an achievement of human kind and an integral part of Art. What distinguishes a liberal arts program from other ‘traditional’ courses is that students study subjects across a variegated academic spectrum.

 

In a vibrant and dynamic world, the need is for vivacious and self-motivated individuals backed by an education that broadens the scope of the professional’s thought processes and analytical capabilities. A liberal arts education enhances these qualities and helps in developing analytical understanding.

 

The School of Liberal Arts (SLA) is a center for the study of a highly diverse though inter-related range of subjects including English (Literature and Linguistics courses), Psychology, Political Science, Human Rights, Sociology, Public Administration, Geography and History. A liberal arts degree program equips one with all the technical and academic knowledge to excel in one’s chosen field of study, while simultaneously enriching one’s knowledge base with other skills and knowledge sets that no doubt supplement a core domain.

 

SLA is committed to teaching innovative and intellectually stimulating courses to undergraduate and post graduate students, with a focus on high class research in the field of humanities and social sciences. The School offers undergraduate courses, post graduate courses and research programmes namely M.Phil. and Ph.D. Teaching methods of liberal education foster self-knowledge and empower the individual to deal with the complexity of today’s globalized world. These methods include critical thinking, creative problem-solving, community engagement and appreciation of diversity, which are entrenched in the curriculum and enable the students to become citizens of merit.

What is Liberal Arts?

Liberal Arts can be defined as the areas of learning that nurture general intellectual ability rather than professional or technical skills. During the Greco-Roman era, education in the liberal arts was considered necessary for a free individual active in civic life. The emphasis was on the humanities. For them, mathematics, grammar and music were all Arts. The aim was to produce an individual who was not only knowledgeable in many fields and highly articulate but also virtuous and ethical.
In the modern context, a typical

liberal arts degree program is interdisciplinary. It is much beyond the fine arts or performing arts. It covers topics within the humanities as well as the natural, social and formal sciences. What distinguishes a liberal arts program from other ‘traditional’ courses is that students study a range of subjects across the academic spectrum. This leads to the development of well rounded individuals who have general knowledge of a wide range of subjects and the ability to pursue lifelong learning, thereby becoming valuable members of their communities. A liberal arts education broadens the scope of a professional’s thought process and helps in developing analytical skills.

Educational Trip to Rashtrapati Bhavan on 16 March 2018

Students from the School of Liberal Arts visited the  Rastrapati Bhawan – one of the most awe-inspiring places in India – on Friday, 16th March 2018. The visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan was a gift mainly to interntional students from NIU.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, is symbolic of Indian democracy and its secular, plural and inclusive traditions. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and stands on a 330 acre estate and took seventeen years to build this presidential palace which was completed in the year 1929. The famous Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan cover an area of 15 acres and have 159 celebrated varieties of roses, 60 varieties of bougainvillea and many other verities of flowers. The Estate also has a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages showcasing past as well as current presidencies, the regal ceremonies, and the rich flora and fauna of Rashtrapati Bhavan, amongst other things.

Students enjoyed every moment at Rashtrapati Bhawan & the Museum. The trip was organized by Dr. Aparna Srivastava, Head, School of Liberal Arts, along with Dr. Shruti Singh, Faculty, Department of PublIc Administration & Ms Divya Kalia, Faculty, Department of Psychology.

GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY TOUR, JIM CORBETT, RANIKHET & NAINITAL, February 2018

A Geographical study tour was organized to Jim Corbett, Ranikhet & Nainital from 11th to 15th February, by the department of Geography, School of Liberal Arts, Noida International University.

We started our trip the first location for our journey was the Jim Corbett National park. We were divided into group of two each group having 5 people in it. As the journey of Jim Corbett starts we were surrounded by the nature’s beauty. During the Jim Corbett journey we saw many different species of birds and many other animals like deer, fox’s, elephant etc. and we were blessed by nature that we got a chance to see the footprints of the Tiger. After 4 hrs of our journey of Jim Corbett came to an end we came back to the main city.

After that we all were set to move to the next location of our journey which was Ranikhet. In Ranikhet we saw actual beauty of nature. Ranikhet is a place related with the legends of Himalayas. The day was cloudy. We had to do the survey this day. We started scattering in groups in nearby places in order to do our survey. We visited rural village areas with few houses and interacted with local people. It was a great experience to interact with local people and to know about them and their opinions regarding the Uttrakhand and its Agricultural sector and got a golden opportunity to known about the natural medicine or hurbs which are available on the hills. After finishing the survey we left for our next location.

In Nainital firstly we saw the Natural beauty of the Town Nainital. Commonly known as the “Lake District of India”, Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India.

In Nainital firstly we saw the Natural beauty of the Town Nainital. Commonly known as the “Lake District of India”, Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India.

GOLF COURSE (RANIKHET)

VILLAGE SURVEY IN RANIKHET

Social Outreach Program SLA

30th January 2018

Through Social Outreach Programme, the students were asked to come up with any kind of help for the poor, marginalized and underprivileged people of the society. Student and faculty brought some unused items, clothes, toys, eatables and day to day needs to help. The students were touched by the plight of the underprivileged and people belong to the marginalized sections of the society. Through the Programme students have realized how fortunate they are with the necessities and comforts of life. The awareness and realization of the students from the outreach programme is evident.The students have expressed gratitude to the programme coordinator Dr. Seema Kumari, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, SLA and Dr. Shruti Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, SLA, and thanked to Dr. Anshu Mathur, Head, SLA   and all faculty members of SLA for having conducted such a programme for them.

Report of the SLA Historical Educational Trip cum Picnic to Humayun’s Tomb,
15th November, 2017

School of Liberal Arts organized a one day educational trip to an Indian Historical Monument cum picnic to Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin on 15th November, 2017. The trip was arranged by Dr. Malini Prava Sethi and Dr. Samana Asghar along with the coordination of all the faculty members of SLA under the guidance and initiative of the head of the department of SLA, Dr. Anshu Mathur.  The trip was supported by the NIU management by providing a bus to pick and drop the SLA team to the venue.

 

Eighty one students of SLA and nine faculty members went for the trip. The students of SLA who went for the trip constituted various Indian and foreign students (Nigerian & Afghani students). The entire team had an enthralling and tremendous experience of visiting the Tomb as it is not just a place for tourism but also an essential part and symbol of our rich cultural heritage. It also provided us an opportunity to provide foreign students with the live experience of the monument.

 

Finally, the picnic was quite enriching and a rejuvenating experience for the entire team of SLA.

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*An additional INR 1000 to be paid per semester as per Activity Fee
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FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Aparna Srivastava

Dr. Aparna Srivastava

HEAD OF SCHOOL
Associate Professor (Political Science & Human Rights)

Ph.D (Political Science), University of Allahabad
Doctoral Fellow - Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI.
MBA (HRM) IGNOU, MA – Political Science, University of Allahabad
Primary research interests - Criminal Justice System & Human Rights (in particular Policing, Civil Political rights and Gender Studies)

Faculty Name Designation Qualification
Dr. Neelam Rana Assistant Professor Ph.D (Political Science)
Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi
M.A. - Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi.
Dr. Shruti Singh Assistant Professor Course In Charge- Department of Public Administration
Ph.D (Public Administration), University of Lucknow.
MPA (Masters in Public Administration), University of Lucknow.
B.Ed – Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University.
Ms. Sonia Tyagi Assistant Professor Course In charge-Department of English
M.A (English& Education), Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut
B.Ed- Chaudhary Charan Singh University
M.Ed Chaudhary Charan Singh University
MBA (HR) Shobhit University, Meerut
Dr. Samana Asaghar Assistant Professor Ph.D (Linguistics) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
M.A. (Linguistics) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Pratibha Anand Singh Assistant Professor M. Phil (Clinical Psychology), Institute of Human Behaviour& Allied Sciences, Delhi University. M.A. (Psychology).
Divya kalia Assistant Professor M.A. (Psychology) Delhi University
Malini Prava Sethi Assistant Professor M.Phil (International Relation in inner Asian Studies), JNU.
M.A. (Geography), Utkal University, Orissa.
Mr. Vineet Chandan Assistant Professor M.Tech (Remote Sensing), BIT Mesra, Ranchi
M.A. (Geography), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra.