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S H A S UN COL L E GE SCHOOL OF LIBERAL EDUCATION

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM


“The purpose of Liberal Education is not to fill up the mind of students with facts but to teach them to think.�

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INTRODUCTION

Values to Govern Life

Philosophy of Life

There are millions of dreams in the universe which are waiting for their dreamers to transform the dreams into reality. History is witness to the reality that what the minds of human beings can imagine, when they conceive an idea, a concept and believe in it they have indeed achieved it.

THE TENETS OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION INSTITUTION

India as a nation waits for its citizens, to create new institutes of learning and revolutionize education where relevant theories & theoretical framework are fostered. Where creativity flourishes and innovations blossom. At Shasun’s School of Liberal Education, we have come together, to transform this dream as well as the dreams and aspirations of our students into reality.

Search for Truth Knowledge & Wisdom for Growth and Unfolding Human Existence

It is our endeavor to weave these motifs of education into the vast fabric of learning and see them flow into the world so our students can become sensitive human beings in the family, community, nation and global citizens. 3

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WHY FOR WOMEN Exploration and innovation has become the keys to success for young women students. They pave their own path based on their calling. As contributors of nations and preparing the next generations, the women anchor and perform multiple roles in their homes, institutions, work- places, organizations and within the society. Women students need to discover in themselves self worth and self esteem and own their intelligence, capabilities and competencies. Education for women at SSLE has been designed to foster independent thinking and self-reliance among women. Liberal education at SSLE has been designed for the women, whose intelligence and curiosity across multiple streams of knowledge and disciplines of study. The structure, process and pedagogy of Liberal Education seeks to empower women by inculcating qualities of critical thinking, independent decision-making, effective communication and varied knowledge. 5

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INSTITUTION LEADERSHIP The leadership team at Shasun College, School of Liberal Education, consists of eminent industrialists and academicians who actively participate in overall strategy direction, policy making, school's overall activities and decisionmaking assistance for the dean.

ABHAYA KUMAR SRISRIMAL Chairman, School of Liberal Education

A College education that will stay with you for a lifetime. An education that makes you a learner for life. That’s our ambitious goal to create an opportunity for young women to experience and be a part of a learning process that prepares them for multifaceted roles that they shoulder in our society. For we strongly believe in the adage “Education is the passport for the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

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VIMAL KUMAR SRISRIMAL

DR. SHYAMALA MUTHUSUBRAMANIAN

Secretary, Shasun Jain College

Dean, School of Liberal Education

Shasun School of Liberal Education is the realization of our ambition towards empowering and enabling women of next generation to be leaders in all spheres of life. The learning at SLE will enlighten them to walk out with their head held high and, eventually, grow into different kinds of daughters, wives and mothers and most importantly as anchors of social and multiple institutions.

Our learner oriented approach aims at providing the best of humanistic education with excellent links to science, business, arts and entrepreneurship. There is great freedom for students to pursue multiple courses of their interest. They get ample opportunities to explore the world from new perspectives whereby thinking emanates, creativity prospers, and innovations blossom. Our teaching methodology facilitates purposeful learning aimed at nurturing the development of transferable skills.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Shri Gyan Jain (Srisrimal), Associate Secreatary Dr B Poorna, Principal Shri Mohanchand Dadha, Member Shri B C Bohra, Member Smt Manju Dugar, Member Smt Usha Abhaya, Member Shri Udhan Kumar Chordia, Member Dr Aranga Ramalingam, University Nominee

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ADVISORY COUNCIL DR. INDIRA J. PARIKH Founder President, FLAME Former Dean, IIM Ahmedabad

“Young Generation requires qualitatively a different education. An Education System which is relevant for the times, relevant for the society and culture and meaningful for the young generation of today. More so for the young women of today.”

Ms. Ashima Jain

Mr. Joe Gareri

Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao

MD, PricewaterHouseCoopers National Professional Services Group

Director, Sony Image Works India

Secretary, Music Academy, Chennai

Mr. R. Natarajan

Mr. Raghu Ananthnarayan

Dr Srikant M Datar

MD and CFO, Helion Advisors Pvt Ltd

Co-Founder, The Barefoot Academy of Govenance

Arthur Lowes Dickinson Prof of Accounting, Harvard Business School

Mr. Sudeep Jain (IAS)

Ms. Trupti Singh

Dr Uma Ganesh

Managing Director, Standard Radiators Pvt Ltd

CEO, Global Talent Track

DR. JAGDISH SHETH Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing Goizueta Business School, Emory University “This initiative is energizing and refreshing.”

H. E. MIKE NITHAVRIANIKIS, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai

“India can't be used as a pipeline for Higher Education elsewhere. It is heart warming to witness the introduction of Liberal Education Program by Shasun College in Chennai.”

R. THYAGARAJAN Chairman, Shriram Groups

“This institution is different. It provides the flexibilities that a women certainly needs.”

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Chairman, Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency

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FOUNDATION YEARS LITERATURE & LANGUAGES

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Entrance Test, Group Discussions, Personal Interview

SCI ENVENCE, TEC IRONM HNO ENT LOG & Y

Degree Options: Bachelor of Business Administration B. Sc - Psychology B. Sc - Visual Communications

General Admission Requirement:

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SPECIALIZATION YEARS In the final two years, students get an opportunity to select the subjects they want to study and can opt to do specialization in them. All combined, core and electives, the students need to learn 11 subjects during these two years.

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The first two years at the Shasun School of Liberal Education are the foundation years. During their foundation years, students take 30 courses – 4 Core Courses and 26 Courses from the Five Worlds of Knowledge.

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STUDENT LIFE Students of School of Liberal Education enjoy the benefits of learning inside and outside the classroom. As an integral part of curriculum, the students are encouraged to initiate, organize and participate in a number of activities. It is common for classroom discussions to turn into lively luncheon debates; "What's your Question?" can be as pressing as "What's happening this weekend." Outside the classroom, students enjoy the countless activities (some planned, some improvised) that comprise life in the campus. 3 13

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INFRASTRUCTURE & FACILITIES A new academic wing, exclusively for School of Liberal Education, measuring 80,000 Sq Ft, is being built in the existing T Nagar campus. The new wing has been planned keeping in mind the intricacies of a Liberal Education Institution. Once fully operational, the wing will host some of the most modern and state-of-art facilities. 15

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CAMPUS FACILITIES This new academic wing will house facilities like Classrooms, Library, Faculty Rooms, Syndicate Room, Dance Studios, Performing Arts Studio, Library, Auditorium among other facilities. These facilities are modern and have been planned to enable student-student, student-faculty and faculty-faculty interaction within and outside the classroom spaces.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING INDIA UNBOUND This unique program is designed to enable students to learn about the heritage and the culture of the country. It is meant to inculcate the principles of research methodology and encourage the students to scientifically analyze their own history and heritage.

PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

SOCIAL CONNECT Social Connect Activities provide a framework to the students to understand the importance of Social Work and NGO’s in our society. It also focuses on pressing issues in the country and the entire world which a student needs to understand for his/her holistic development.

SELF DISCOVERY & GROWTH Self Discovery & Growth Lab facilitates exploration of experiences of an individual’s life – from childhood to present, and discovery of multiple meanings and learning at each stage. It aims to discover freedom from the bondage of past experiences, identify their relevance and relate it to the present world. 19

With a desire to promote Education, Training, Research & Development and sharing of knowledge on a long term basis, we have collaborated with University of Missouri, USA under the ‘Global Scholar Program’. The primary focus for this collaboration will be on Cooperation for Dissemination of Knowledge, Joint Research Projects, Exchange of Faculty and Students.

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“Education is similar to the light on the harbour which directs a ship towards the shore.�

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SHASUN COLLEGE S C H O O L O F L I B ER A L ED U C ATI O N

Shasun School of Liberal Education 3, Madley Road, T Nagar, Chennai - 600 017 P: 044 2432 8506 / 07 | E: sle@shasun.edu.in | W: sle.shasun.edu.in


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