Staff consisting of eminent national and international academics.
UPES Dehradun, a NAAC ‘A’ accredited university, has announced the launch of its School of Liberal Studies and has deliberately brought together eminent academics from various fields on the need to redefine liberal studies.
Joining the launch and discussion were Robert Lensink, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen; Nowtej Dosanj, President and CEO, MirraU, a start-up university in Florida, USA; Dipankar Gupta, Retired Professor, Center for the Study of Social Systems, JNU; Nandini Chatterjee Singh, Cognitive Neurologist and currently Senior Project Officer at UNESCO MGIEP; Narayanan Srinivasan, Professor and Head, Department of Cognitive Science, IIT Kanpur; Sanjay Mitra, Practice Professor, School of Public Policy, IIT Delhi; Vijay Mahajan, CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, and Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi and Sugat Marjit, Distinguished Professor, IIFT, and former Vice-Chancellor, Calcutta University. These prominent people are also on the school’s advisory board. The discussion was moderated by Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Dean of UPES School of Liberal Studies, a prominent economist and well-known researcher in various fields including patent law and digital preparation.
To redefine liberal studies for the 21st century and to disrupt conventional education, the pedagogy and curriculum of the UPES School of Liberal Studies is based on a trans-disciplinary approach. It offers courses across multiple domains, including economics, political science, psychology, literature, applied mathematics and data science. Students can design their own degrees by combining the School of Liberal Studies programs with a variety of options from other UPES schools such as engineering, computer science, business, law, design, modern media, health sciences, and elective, juvenile, signature, and life skills courses. School for technology and life. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning through the application of theoretical knowledge to solve real-world problems.
The UPES School of Liberal Studies is now inviting applications from interested candidates for its five undergraduate degree programs – B.Sc. Economics with Data Science, B.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, B.Sc. Psychology and Behavior, B.Sc. Politics, Economics and Society and BA Literature.