GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Masters in Liberal Arts and Humanities
The Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), in association with Chandigarh University, Mohali, launches a Master’s course on Liberal Arts and Humanities. The course aims at convergence of technology with liberal arts. The technology led change is facing a major challenge of realigning the virtual world with the real world.
This is a multi-disciplinary fully residential two year post-graduate degree program with a provision of availing a diploma after completion of one year. The aim is to broaden the professional horizon of prospective leaders. A comprehensive skill set ranging from problem-solving ability, communication and writing proficiency, shall be provided. Experienced global faculty from India and abroad have been drawn for the program. Special interactions with the guest speakers, persons of excellence from diverse fields, have been organically weaved in the course design.
The curriculum is specially designed for participatory learning. The core courses are essential to empower the fellows with the basic analytical tools to understand, analyse and apply in diverse contexts. In addition to the core and elective courses, the programme will offer additional courses that offer opportunity for independent study, an experiential learning program or a series of seminars. On-field training will offer the students an opportunity to apply the skills learned during classroom sessions. Provide students a perspective on their chosen fields and help them compare their abilities and interests with the requirements in the field.
This program will be useful for those aspiring to join civil services, students preparing to join social services stream and who have taken time off from their jobs to make their life more informed and aesthetically enriching.
For more information, please check the Global Fellowship Program Website
What Makes Liberal Education More Important Than Ever?
The world is continuously being shaped by new technological innovations. Technology is finding its way in all spheres of life, leading to a rise in the demand for engineers, software programmers and IT professionals all over the globe. Other than a technical degree, degrees in business, medicine, hospitality, nursing, communications, education and law are equally in high demand. Although these are honourable teams to study and make a living in, the question worth pondering over is whether each of these streams is able to provide a comprehensive set of tools to study and analyze the complexities and richness of human life.
Why Liberal Arts?
Liberal Arts education prepares a student’s mind to freely pursue knowledge for its own sake. It not only provides a multi-faceted view of the
Need to Mainstream Learning on Liberal Arts and Humanities
The subjects studied in liberal arts range from art, history, literature, philosophy, religion, music, theatre, speech, sociology, politics, economics to gender studies, business, biology, archaeology, marketing, logic and mathematics. Liberal Arts education provides a comprehensive understanding of the social sciences, humanities, natural and formal sciences. What is the need to study history, literature, philosophy, theatre and religion? These fields help us to understand ourselves and
At the unveiling of the iPad 2, stressing the importance of liberal arts and humanities, Steve Jobs stated,
It’s in Apple DNA that technology alone is not enough – its technology married with liberal arts, married with humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing, and nowhere is that– Steve Jobs, Former CEO, Apple
more truethan in these post-PC devices.
The heart will sing if
Distinctiveness of Chandigarh University, Mohali and IDC Program
However, the Global FellowshipProgram in Liberal Arts and Humanities, curated by the Chandigarh University, Mohali and Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), an established Research Centre in North-Western India, has four distinct features. First, it offers well researched inter-disciplinary content as it is supported by IDC, which is actively involved in multi-disciplinary research. The courses offered will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the contemporary challenges, dilemmas involving justice, conflict resolution, and sustainability challenges. Second, it has a strong group of scholars who have
Third, the experiential learning flows from the rigorous theoretical insights drawn from
The choice to study liberal arts leads one to enter an ongoing conversation, where scholars from different disciplines examine the meaning of being humane. Chandigarh University, Mohali has created a platform where scholars can interact, discuss and find solutions to the most pressing issues facing humanity.
Technology-driven societies are facing a major challenge of realigning the ‘virtual world’ with the ‘real world’ and also the ability to think critically with a sense of empathy that comes from training in the Liberal Arts and Humanities.– Prof. Pramod Kumar
The program will make an excellent choice for curious minds, people who have taken time off from their jobs to make life more informed and aesthetically enriching; practising civil servants and those aspiring to join the civil services; and students who are preparing to join the social sciences stream to pursue research with inter disciplinary perspective.
Outcome of the GlobalFellowship Program
The program offers rigorous training to improve soft skills and transferable skills of the students. Transferable skills such as critical analysis and evaluation, creativity, communication skills,
There is going to be greater demand for liberal arts majors than programming majors or maybe even engineering because when the data is being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data.– Mark Cuban, Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Nripdeep Kaur, Assistant Program Coordinator, Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh