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Unitedworld School Of Liberal Arts & Mass Communication (USLM)

Unitedworld School Of Liberal Arts & Mass Communication (USLM)

The courses of USLM have been meticulously planned – both for Liberal Arts and for Mass Communications. The first two years (four semesters) prepare the base, while in the third year – which is a trimester – the students choose their areas of specializations – for Liberal Arts, it can be People in Societies, or History and International Relations, or Business Studies, or Economics & Public Policy, or Communication & Aesthetics. For Mass Communications students, they can specialize in Broadcast Journalism & Film Studies, or in Advertising & Public Relations, or in Print & Cyber Journalism. The students have the option of studying the fourth year as an Advanced Diploma to make them eligible to study in foreign universities.

Our Courses

Bachelor of Arts - B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts

Minor Papers / Subjects: (1) Philosophy (2) Psychology (3) Political Studies (4) English Literature (5) History (6) Business Studies

Preeti Das

Additional Director, School of Mass Communication

Ph.D. (pursuing); Masters in Television Studies (Mass Communication) from Manipal Institute of Mass Communication, Manipal B.A. in Economics (St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad)

Dr. Malay Patel

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Business Studies) (SP University), MBA(Bangalore University) M.Sc.(SP University), B.Sc.(SP University) UGC-NET, GSAT

Dr. Sunil Patel

Professor

Ph.D., MBA, B.Pharma

Dr. Debarati Haldar

Professor

Ph.D (Law), NLSIU Banglore, M.L. LL.B

Dr. Himanshu Barot

Professor

Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Bansari Dave

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil., MBA(Finance, HR), B.Com.

Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Associate Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A., Centre for Historical Studies, JNU B.A (Hons.), Presidency College, University of Calcutta

Arvind Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.A. (Mass Communications & Journalism) GJUST, Haryana M.A. (Archaeology) (BHU), PG Diploma in Mass Communication (IIMC) B.A. (Hons) Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology (BHU)

Bhupinder Arora

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), M.Phil.

Ashish Ranjan

Assistant Professor

MBA, IIM-Ahmedabad, B.Tech.

Hardik Gandhi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), M.Com Accounts - AMFI, B.Com.

Chitra Unnithan

Assistant Professor

Masters in Journalism & Mass Communications, Rai University B.Com. (Bachelors in Commerce) Gujarat University

Dr. Kavita Joshi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil., MBA (Finance), B.Com.

Dr. Kishor Bhanushali

Professor

Ph.D. M.A. Economics, B.Com.

Dharmendra Khairajani

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), MBA, PGDIBO

Dr. Divyesh Vyas

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., TAT, B.Ed., MPhil., M.Com., B.Com.

CS. Nitesh Nanavati

Assistant Professor

LL.M. (Gujarat University), LL.B., CS. FCA, B.Com.

Vikas Sharma

Assistant Professor

MBA

Shrut Brahmbhatt

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), LL.M.(IPR), (Gujarat National Law University) B.A. LL.B (Hons.) (Nirma University)

Pratik Pillai

Assistant Professor

MBA (MICA)

Dr. Preeti Nakhat

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., M.A. (Clinical Psychology), B.A. (Psychology)

Purnima Gupta

Assistant Professor

Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology; Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Botany and Zoology

Rashmi Chouhan

Assistant Professor

PG Diploma, English Journalism; MA, Mass Communication; BA (H), English Literature

Srotaswini Bhowmick

Assistant Professor

M.Litt., Cognitive Science, The Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, University of Glasgow, UK MSc., Philosophy, University of Glasgow, UK; Integrated Masters, Philosophy, Jadavpur University

Dr. Sajjan Kumar

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Political Science

Riva Patel

Adjunct Faculty

M.A. (International Relations) (University of Sheffield, UK) B.A. (Hons.) International Relations (PDPU, Gandhinagar)

Cyrus Dastur

Visiting Faculty

Founder, SHAMIANA - The Short Film Club

Note: All Faculty names are in alphabetic chronology and not as per seniority.
USLM follows ‘multidisciplinary learning’ as emphasised in National Education Policy 2020

The Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication’s learning model emphasis on excellence in teaching and learning. From graduation to first professional destinations, from a major to advanced degrees, and from first jobs to long careers with unpredictable twists and turns USLM strives to prepare students  in a multitude of ways throughout their lives.

The department engages in lectures, workshops, talks and seminars, internships, research and mentorship to ensure that the students in collaboration with friends, professors and mentors sharpen their vision and learning.

The students of the Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication are taught to demonstrate the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate information from various sources to create cohesive, persuasive arguments and demonstrate critical thinking skills.

The Liberal Arts department  at USLM offers specialisations a broad range of  areas belonging to humanities, social sciences and natural sciences such as literature, languages,  philosophy, theatre, psychology, and more.
These subjects can also be split into the categories of verbal arts, numerical arts and analytical arts. The students will develop skills like critical thinking and the ability to communicate effectively verbally, as well as in writing. Students will achieve a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong intellectual and practical skills, demonstrating the ability to understand complex problems.
Graduates may find job opportunities in a wide range of areas including: art, education, politics, social work public service, military service, medicine, or law.

The Mass Communication department at USLM offers 4 areas of specialization- Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Film Studies and Digital Media.
Mass Communication as a field is gaining popularity with young job seekers all over the world.
The degree will open up opportunities for the students to seek careers as journalists, digital media planners and experts, advertising and public relation specialists, become movie directors or be involved in various facets of movie making, media planner, copywriter, TV producer, cameraperson, radio jockey, be a part of communication teams in NGOs, hospitals, government agencies , universities and as event managers.

At USLM the student who chooses Mass Communication learns technical aspects like learning how to use a camera, edit video images or audio tape, build a website, create a billboard, etc .

The  strategic aspect  that a student will learn includes deals with understanding how mass communication affects our daily lives, understanding how people react to mass communication, knowing the essential components of a mass communication strategy, and building an understanding of how mass media outlets operate as economic and political institutions.

The Bachelor of Commerce offered at USLM is a unique degree in which the student other than exploring options for further studies, career in banking, insurance, charter accountancy can also explore careers in the field of Mass Communication and various discipline of  Liberal Arts .
The commerce students at USLM will learn critical thinking, digital media and how the social media can be used in their respective fields, effective communication skills and basic of human psychology and theatre. The interdisciplinary nature of the department will ensure that the student is armed with various skills other than his/her commerce degree.

Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication (USLM) strives to provide industry-exposure to its students by regularly conducting direct interaction with industry stalwarts through its Master Classes.

  • Former President, Delhi University Students’ Union
  • Former National President, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI)
  • Former Member of Legislative Assembly, Delhi Legislative Assembly
  • Avni Sethi
  • Author and Columnist
  • Featured on Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People of 2010 in the Artists category
 
  • Inventor of #hashtag
  • Actor and filmmaker
  • Writer
  • Academician
  • Psychoanalyst
 
  • Director & Psychiatrist, GIPS Psychiatric Clinic & De-Addiction Center
  • Visiting Psychiatrist, B.M. Institute, Ahmedabad and Talod
 
  • Head - Bollywood Content, 9x Media
  • Host of 9XM SoundcastE
  • Actor
 
  • Established in 2006 at Banda District of Uttar Pradesh by Sampat Pal Devi, Gulabi Gang is a vigilant group of women to fight various forms of social injustice to women
  • Sampat Pal Devi was honoured with
    • Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards
    • The Kelvinator 11th GR8! Women Awards
    • Nari Shakti Samman 2010
 
  • Writer and Director
  • Recipient of National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Films, Amdavad Ma Famous
  • Writer of the popular web-series, Paatal Lok
  
  • Historian and Journalist
  • Author
  • In 2018, he became the only Indian to win the Wilbur Award given by the Religion Communicators Council of America for his book "Being Hindu"
    
  • Director and Producer
  • Recipient of National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati, Wrong Side Raju
  • Co-Founder, CineMan Productions
    
  • Scientist and Systems Engineer, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • She was part of the Mangalyaan project - India's first Mars Orbiter
  
 
  • Established around 125 years ago, Bombay Dabbawala are the famous tiffin service providers who have received global acclaim for their near-flawless system of administration and operations
    
  • Film Producer
   
  • Filmmaker
  • Born as Nalin Kumar Pandya, he is more famously known as Pan Nalin
  • He has directed award-winning movies like Samsara, Valley of Flowers and Angry Indian Goddess
     
 
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Documentary maker
 
 
  • Ad Filmmaker
  • Founder & Director, Genesis Film Productions
   
  • Actor and Theatre artist
  • Recipient of Indian Television Academy Award and Critics Choice Award
 
 
  • Journalist and Author
  • Senior Executive Editor, NDTV India
  • Recipient of  Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award
 
 
  • Radio Jockey
 
 
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified: Weight Management Specialist
  • Nominated by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India as 'Fit India Icon'
 
 
  • Actor
 
 
  • Former Co-Founder, Real Kashmir FC (Football Club)
 
 
  • Iranian-American Poet, Playwright and Literary Translator
 
 
  • Director, Actor, Playwright, Writer
  • Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award
 
 
  • Journalist
   
  • Actor
 
   
  • Journalist, Author
  • Recipient of Donner Prize and The Helen & Stan Vine Canadian Book Award
 
   
  • Playback Singer
  • Recipient of Padma Shri
 
 
  • Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • Columnist, Poet
 
       
  • Singer and Songwriter
 
       
  • Voice of Big Boss
  • Artist
 
     
  • Storyteller
 
     
  • Television Presenter
  • Artist
  • VJ
 

FAQs

The course of liberal arts is a structured combination of social sciences, arts, and humanities. Students get to study all the aspects of society as a part of this curriculum, from human behaviour and psychology to history, philosophy, and creative art.
A major in liberal arts simply means that while pursuing a general degree program, students can specialise in subjects like political studies, psychology, philosophy and English. It offers a broad overview of the social sciences, arts and humanities.
Pursuing a degree in liberal arts opens up a host of opportunities for students. Some of the popular career options are: public administration, advertising, corporate communications, public relations, journalism, social work and copywriting.
The main subjects for mass communication include advertising and public relations, digital media, film studies, journalism and basics of photography. The aspirants are exposed to hands-on training through internships with industry experts and skills certification courses.
The salary of mass communication depends on the experience and performance of the candidates. It varies from industry to industry and company to company. It is a good career option that offers you a number of career opportunities in print, electronic and digital media.
The duration of B.A. (Hons.) Journalism is 3 years (6 semesters). After completion of the course, students can either opt for higher education or start working in different fields like advertising, news agencies, print or electronic media.
No, for pursuing B.A. (Hons.) Journalism, maths is not compulsory. After successful completion of 10+2 from any recognised higher secondary board, students can apply for the course.
Students from any stream - arts, commerce, or science can apply for this course. Students must pass 10+2, the minimum education qualification required to pursue the course. Entrance examination will be conducted followed by group discussion and personal interview.
The subjects of B.A. (Hons.) Journalism includes core courses in reporting, writing, and video production to communication design. The theory classes comprise contemporary issues of Indian society and politics.
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