Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Symbiosis International University to bring out liberal U-G course from June

A new course is going to be launched by the Symbiosis International University (SIU) in June this year. It is an under graduate programme in liberal education. It is expected to bring more flexibility in the teaching and learning process. The duration of the course would of four years.

The vice-chancellor of SIU said that the liberal education course would permit students to have a combination of unrelated subjects from science and arts streams while doing graduation.

A student could major in mathematics along with studying languages or theatre, or even music by choosing them as elective subjects. 60 are to be admitted in the first batch after a personal interview and group discussion by Symbiosis.

Symbiosis is known for collaborating with Indian institutes and foreign universities in the interest of students. Now the course is structured in such a way that there will be collaboration between intra- and inter-disciplinary departments.

Commenting on research activities, the Vice Chancellor said, “Research should start from under-graduate level itself and should not be restricted to just an activity, but should be spread as a culture.”

Source: DNA

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