We all have our desires to chase and passions to pursue yet it all gets lost in the midst of sticking to a college's curriculum. Hitting the right chord? Even if you are allowed by your parents and society to live your dreams and follow that unconventional path, problems like finance and bearing the expenses of living in another city are bound to occur. Well, one thing is for sure, 2018 holds great job opportunities for you, along with academics and world-class infrastructure, to become an entrepreneur.
We're talking about SRM's new initiative School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) at their Amaravati campus which will be focusing on promoting critical thinking. The School intends to enable students in developing an analytical mind for addressing the problems faced by today's world and embrace multiple perspectives.
You can even register for a course while you are still pursuing your engineering. Sounds amazing, right? Let's look at what all SRM SLABS has to offer, where is it located and of course, semester fees. Shall we then:
You want to be different, smart, and stand out in a crowd of thousands of students graduating every year? SRM SLABS offers you B.A., B.B.A., B.Com and B.Sc programmes across 12 departments of Economics, English, History, Journalism, Psychology, Business Studies, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Computer Science.
Worried about college life and missing out on the admission dates to enroll? I've got good news.
A 5-month-old campus inaugurated in July has already completed with the construction of administrative and academic blocks spread over 3 lakh square feet. For the first academic year starting in 2018, SLABS plans to take over 400 students as the initial intake. Students will be able to opt for diploma or certificate programmes too, apart from the regular courses.
As far as the eligibility criteria and tuition fees are concerned, we'll get to it later. For now, the President of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM University earlier) P. Sathyanarayanan has bigger plans for the future.
When Sathyanarayanan announced about SLABS on December 13, he said, "Today, we face increasingly complex issues and challenges and tackling these calls for multi-dimensional thought processes and problem-solving skills. Education needs to focus on this and much more. We aim to help students develop such skills through the Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences education offered at SRM SLABS. SLABS will be home for fundamental research, where a free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines.".
The announcement was made in the presence of Prof Nicholas Dirks, Honorary Pro-Chancellor of SRM, Amaravati (and, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkley), and Pro-Vice Chancellor D. Narayana Rao.
Also, they aim to attract more than 35,000 students in the coming 10 years.
Prof Dirks said, "The school will make SRM a comprehensive Institute. Students will learn the skills of critical thinking and knowledge creation in a range of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. They will have an innovative multi-disciplinary education, in close proximity as well to breaking new teaching and research in areas ranging from machine learning and data science to public policy and social analysis".
Cannot wait to be a part of SLABS, SRM? All you require is a good score in 12th grade for qualifying into courses with a nominal semester fee of Rs.75,000.