Dr Uma Narain
The Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts was established in 2016 with the vision of creating an educational institution that provides excellent holistic education at the undergraduate level. While liberal arts has been a popular choice in the West for decades now, we are seeing a great surge in interest towards liberal education in India today. Parents and children are moving away from conventional education and looking for courses that are able to prepare students capable of contributing to the twenty first century.
Liberal arts education is broad based and inculcates intellectual ability in students so that they can begin to understand ideas and beliefs and know ‘why the world is the way it is today’. Such an approach to learning is not new at all and we find it echoed in the writings of India’s luminaries such as Rabindranath Tagore when he writes ‘where the mind is without fear’ and in the works of J.Krishnamurti when he says “the true purpose of education is the cultivation of the total human being…to help students flower naturally…otherwise education becomes merely a mechanical process, oriented to a career…(where) the freedom to flower will gradually wither”. The school has been set up with this vision of providing holistic education.
Our vision is translated into learning goals, curriculum, pedagogy and evaluation. Accordingly, the learning goals of the school are:
The program at JDSoLA distinguishes itself by following design:
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