Yes, in order to get into Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) you will have to appear for the SET General paper.
The paper has a total of 150 quetsions for 150 marks. It is divided into four sections:
- General English: It tests basic english and has questions testing your knowledge about synonyms, antonyms, grammar, vocabulary, prepositions, analogy etc. It has 40 questions for 40 marks.
- Quantitative Ability: It tests your quantitative reasoning and has questions about percentage, profit and loss, discount, time and work, algebra, Speed and distance, number system, permutation and combination, probabilty etc. It has 40 questions for 40 marks.
- Analytical and Logical Reasoning: It tests basic logic through questions in the areas of situation based decision making, mixtures, verbal reasoning ie. cause and effect, clocks and calendar, number series, arrangement, coding-decoding, syllogism, assumptions, cubes, blood relationship, series, venn diagram etc. It has 30 questions for 30 marks.
- General Awareness: It tests you awareness about things happening around you including questions regarding companies and founders, awards, science, sports, books and authors, current affairs, basic legal awareness. It has 40 questions for 40 marks.
The next batch i.e. batch of 2019-2023 can also apply to SSLA through SAT.
- Students applying need to have scored a minimum of 50% marks in their 12th grade examinations from any of the recognized boards.
- Students need to secure a minimum of 50% in the SET examination in order to qualify for the next round i.e. the PI-WAT round.
Highlights of SSLA:
- SSLA offers a four year B.A/B.Sc (Honors) programme in liberal arts.
- In the second year (ie. third semester) you choose your major and minor. In such a course you have the freedom to experiment with majors and minors. You will study you major and minor subject in detail for three years.
- Majors have 10 papers spread over three years and minors have 6 papers.
- Along with majors and minors you have multiple core and elective subjects you can study. These subjects are very interdisciplinary, you will study subjects such as mathematics, legal awareness, philosophy, history of man, research methodology etc.
- The course holistically develops you into an individual fit for the society. In the end of your first year you will have to do a Community Outreach Programme (COP) where you will have to work with an NGO, in the end of your second year you will have to do an internship reflective of major and/or minor.
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hello anitalosang ,
The scope for a liberal arts education in India is very high. I can say this from personal experience, since I graduated from School of Liberal Studies (SLS), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. I graduated from the 4 year course with a major in Business Administration and opted for a Economics minor. I earned the title “Bachelor of Business Administration Honours in Marketing” alongwith a Diploma in Liberal Studies in 2013. The first ever batch of liberal arts graduates in India are from FLAME, Pune and they graduated in 2012.
The 4 year bachelor’s program at SLS, PDPU is divided into 8 semesters. In the first 4 semesters, the students are exposed to subjects in all the liberal arts areas:
- Public Administration
- International relations
- Business Administration
- Mass Communication
- English Literature