SRM University Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, launched School of Liberal Arts & Basic Sciences (SLABS). The course aims to help students tackle complex issues and will grow multi-dimensional thought process among students. The school provides programs like B.A., B.B.A., B.Com and B.Sc. in 12 disciplines History, Economics, Commerce, English, Journalism, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Business Studies, Biology and Computer Science. The course duration will be 3 years and 1 year additional (optional) for Diploma/Certificate.
Prof. Nicholas Dirks, the Honorary Pro-Chancellor of SRM University, Amaravati said, “As we launch SLABS, we are working to ensure that our undergraduate students will be the full beneficiaries of the best set of undergraduate experiences available anywhere, in the larger context of building a leading research university with aspirations to become world-class in every possible sense,” in the inauguration ceremony. He added, “In our program, students will learn the skills of critical thinking and knowledge creation in a range of fields in the humanities, social sciences and sciences”.
“Today, we face increasingly complex issues and challenges and tackling these calls for multi-dimensional thought processes and problem-solving skills. We aim to help students develop such skills through the liberal arts and basic sciences education offered at SRM SLABS” said by Dr. P Sathyanarayanan, who was also there on the inauguration ceremony.
The programs will be multidisciplinary in nature, structured in a manner that students will be able to take courses from a diverse range of disciplines. Students will pursue foundation courses from across 6-7 disciplines, departmental core courses, departmental electives and general electives. In addition to pursuing a Major, students also have the option to Minor in a discipline outside of their area of Major.