Unitedworld School Of Liberal Arts & Mass Communications

The Unitedworld School Of Liberal Arts And Mass Communications (USLM) is a departure from conventional arts colleges in India offering a bachelors of arts as it has curated the curriculum to suit the international standards offering knowledge in the most extensive range of subjects that even the top BA college in India would find hard to compete with. This arts and mass communication college in India is brilliant in academics and comprehensive in extracurriculars for the complete development of students. For a mass communication college in India, USLM offers the exposure akin to art colleges in a Foreign University due to its industry connections that even the best BA colleges in India lack. This top BA college in India only seeks to create the intellectuals of tomorrow for a better world.

Liberal - Arts

B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts
3+1 years, Bachelor Degree Course

For a successful completion of Liberal Arts undergraduate degree, a candidate has to complete 14 core courses from the major s/he elects, 8 major-specific interdisciplinary courses and 8 courses from the minor s/he elects. The projection of courses, credits and hours are attached. This applies for the first three years. Upon completion of third year sixth semester, a liberal arts candidate is eligible to get her undergraduate degree. However the department offers a fourth year Advanced Diploma year that requires the candidate to write a thesis, take up an internship and opt for a semester abroad.

History and geography no longer limits the ambition and world-view of Young India. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, the world is their oyster and they have the right and the freedom to prise it open to win the pearl inside.</p>

The BA (Liberal Arts) Honours programme is designed for such talented and ambitious young people. It provides them with practical and intellectual tools, skills and abilities to probe and respond to the challenges of the new world in an holistic manner. Based on the principles of critical and analytical thinking, the programme draws from a wide variety of disciplines across the huge palette of human knowledge and experience, in order to give the students the widest possible opportunity to become a well-rounded global citizen of the 21st century.

Programme Structure

The BA (Hons.) Liberal Arts and Mass Communications programme at the Unitedworld Institute of Liberal Arts & Mass Communications is a structured combination of the arts, communication, media studies, social sciences and humanities. As part of the programme, the student will study all aspects of the society - from past events and achievements, human behaviour, technology, relationships among groups, culture, art, digital media, traditional media, the aesthetics of marketing and communication. Students will also learn how to develop core skills in reading, writing, researching, reporting and thinking their way through problems.

The curriculum strives to deliver an academic experience that fosters intellectual curiosity, a critical thinking process, leadership, teamwork, curiosity, dedication, a sense of commitment, observation and a heightened sensitivity to one's socio-cultural environment. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS (LIBERAL ARTS)

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

 

Number of Papers

Academic Modules

7

Skill Modules

2

Ability Enhancement Modules

2

TOTAL

10

Second Semester

 

Number of Papers

Academic Modules

7

Skill Modules

3

TOTAL

10

 

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester

 

Number of Papers

Major Modules

2

Discipline Specific Modules

3

Minor Modules

2

Skill Modules

2

TOTAL

9

Fourth Semester

 

Number of Papers

Major Modules

3

Major Specific Interdisciplinary Modules

2

Minor Modules

2

Skill Modules

2

TOTAL

9

 

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester

 

Number of Papers

Major Modules

5

Major Specific Interdisciplinary Modules

1

Minor Modules

2

TOTAL

8

Sixth Semester

 

Number of Papers

Major Modules

5

Major Specific Interdisciplinary

1

Project Work / Dissertation

-

Major Specific Interdisciplinary

2

TOTAL

8

 

Faculty
Dr. Biswaroop Das
Mentor, School of Liberal Arts

Ph.D. (Social Sciences), TISS, Mumbai
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Dr. Jhuma Basak
Adjunct Professor

Subject: Psychology
Ph.D. (Psychology), Kyushu University, Japan

Ashish Ranjan
Assistant Professor

Subject: Leadership Skills, Team Management
MBA, IIM-Ahmedabad, B.Tech.

Dr. Debarati Haldar
Professor

Subject: Intellectual Property Rights, Legal Studies
Ph.D. (Law) (National Law School of India University, Bangalore), M.L.LL.B.

Dr. Kishor Bhanushali
Professor

Subject: Economics, Research Methodology
Ph.D. (Economic) (Gujarat University), MBA (Finance)MA (Economics) (MSU)

Dr. Rakhi Ghoshal
Acting In-charge

Subject: 
Ph.D., M.A. (University of Calcutta), B.A. (University of Calcutta)

Srotaswini Bhowmick
Assistant Professor

Subject: Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Science
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
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Dr. Udayprakash Sharma
Assistant Professor

Subject: Indian Constitution, Indian Polity, Indian Political Thought, Political Philosophy, International Relations
Ph.D.M.A.B.A. (Hons) Political Science (The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda)
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Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor

Subject: History, International Relations
Ph.D.M.PhilM.A., Centre for Historical Studies, JNU. 
B.A (Hons.), Presidency College, University of Calcutta
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