“The power of choice and liberty is truly immeasurable.” This was reinforced to the 11th graders of CMR National Public School by Ms. Rubina of Ashoka University who spoke to our senior students about Liberal Arts Education.
Ms.Rubina is a graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. Currently, she’s working as a staff member in Ashoka University. Her field of expertise is in ‘International Relations’.
The immense importance and the fabulous courses at Ashoka University and their multidisciplinary Liberal education builds leaders of tomorrow. Ashoka
University is a private research university with a focus on providing Liberal Arts Education to its students. It is located in Sonipat, Haryana (40 kms off north Delhi).
What is Liberal Arts? Liberal Arts includes not only humanity but also commerce and science subjects as well. It is a system of education that combines various streams and gives you the opportunity to study various combinations of humanities, sciences, mathematics, statistics, etc. all together. For example, a student can take up Physics as their major subject and simultaneously, they can also opt for an other subject like Economics, Political Science, History, Creative writing, etc as their minor subject. Ashoka University is one of those few Indian universities which provide their students with this facility.
At Ashoka University, students have the opportunity to learn from the best faculty (Ph.D. degree holders) from Harvard, Oxford, Yale, and other global universities. It has been ranked number two amongst the other universities of Liberal Arts across India.
Ms. Rubina further explained how Ashoka has been founded by 100+ industry leaders and entrepreneurs. The residential campus includes various facilities like Basketball courts, a full-size Olympic swimming pool, cafes, gyms, an in-campus ‘dhaba’ with 24/7 access.
Students were further informed about the renowned Guest lecturers at Ashoka such as Shashi Tharoor, Dalai Lama, and Madeleine Albright.
What makes this university truly ‘liberal’ is the 200+ possible combinations to choose from. It offers Pure Majors in 11 subjects and 9 Interdisciplinary Majors thus offering students a total of 20 options to major in along with a range of minors to choose from. Another attractive option at Ashoka University is their 4th-year Scholar’s programme where one can further pursue their studies or pursue a new Minor or even convert the Minor chosen into an equivalent Major. With the addition of ‘semester abroad programmes’ and ‘summer internships’, Ashoka truly does give importance to a student’s choice, liberty, and future.
We are immensely grateful to Ms Rubina for sharing her valuable knowledge and introducing modern-day educational courses to our senior students.