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Explore the Power
of Choice through
Multidisciplinary
Learning

The Liberal Arts and Management Studies program provides students with a demanding and engaging learning experience. Students enrolled for this program obtain a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences as well as the core business or business-related courses. The management study program at SLM gives opportunity to students to complete the core including the capstone course in business strategy in their final semester. Students also specialize in one of the functional areas of business.

The Liberal Arts and Management Studies program provides students with a demanding and engaging learning experience.

Admission Procedure

The prospective students are required to take the School of Liberal Arts & Management Studies Entrance Test (SLMET). It is a common test for all the majors.The plan for the SLMET is:

  • Written Test - 80 marks (Part 1- 40 marks, Part 2- 40 marks)
  • The written Test will be conducted in the areas of English Language Proficiency, Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness

  • Personal Interview - 20 marks

Eligibility for Liberal Arts & Management Studies

  • The student should have secured a minimum of 55% marks at 10+2 level in any discipline.

The PPSU Difference Major & Minor

The world is a complex place: choose a degree which embraces that complexity. We help you achieve in-depth knowledge in the field of the chosen major(s). The Six Centres at the SLM, PPSU offer FIFTEEN Majors to the Liberal arts students.

  • The Centres are Centre for Humanities, Centre for Social Sciences, Centre for Behavioural Studies, Centre for Mass Communication, Centre for Economic Studies and Regional Development and Centre for Management and Commerce studies
  • The Majors subject will comprise of 24 highly cutting-edge with core and internal specialisation papers. Some pre-determined papers from the same majors are to be offered as minors
  • The students can choose Major – Minor combination, Major – Double Minor Combination, Double Majors or a Major with no predetermined Minor
  • Instead, it could be a combination of courses from various courses across the semesters and accrue the required credit as eligibility for Degree. These combinations will be across the Centres. In other words, no combination of the specialisation will be possible in the same Centre. The students will have the freedom to choose areas of study, professors and curriculum; small class sizes and close interaction between student and faculty is the norm.

PPS Our Academic Edge

  • Think critically by questioning assumptions, evaluating evidence, and articulating well reasoned arguments.
  • Develop the ability to write and speak confidently and effectively, including artistic forms of expression, and acquire appropriate quantitative and technological capabilities, including information literacy.
  • Build a foundational understanding of themselves and their place in the world that encourages reflection, wonder, growth, empathy, responsibility, resilience, and flexibility.
  • Acquire specialized expertise and understanding in a specific discipline in the arts, humanities or social sciences, as well as intellectual breadth through study across disciplines and different modes of inquiry.
  • Conduct research or fieldwork that engages with diverse perspectives and employs diverse skill sets in order to examine individual and shared assumptions about themselves and the world.

Programme Structure Liberal Arts

SEMESTER I
Sr. No.QuadrimesterPaper Credits
1 A Linguistic Proficiency 2
2Mind & Behaviour2
3Computer and Digital Literacy2
4Critical Thinking and Reasoning2
5Foreign Language3
6Indian Civilization2
7Mathematical Ability2
8Fine and Performing Arts – Instrumental / Vocal2
Total academic credits at the end of the Quadrimester17
9 B Public Speaking & Debating Skills2
10Essentials of Entrepreneurship2
11Ethics2
12Principles of Science and Scientific Temper2
13World Civilization2
14History of Ideas2
15Essentials of Environment2
16Gender Studies (Workshop mode)2
Total academic credits at the end of the Quadrimester16
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester33
SEMESTER II
Sr. No.QuadrimesterPaper Credits
1 C Global Communication Skills2
2Creativity and Technology2
3Wealth Creation and Management2
4Foreign Language3
5Social and Political Formations2
6Peace and Conflict Studies2
7Introduction to Psychology2
8Fine and Performing Arts– Dramatics OR Photography2
Total academic credits at the end of the Quadrimester17
9 D Effective Writing2
10Introduction to Politics and Policy2
11Introduction to Economics2
12Introduction to English2
13Introduction to Mass Communication2
14Introduction to International Relations2
15Introduction to Sociology2
16Introduction to History2
Total academic credits at the end of the Quadrimester16
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester33
SEMESTER III
Sr. No.PaperCredits
1Major 1 (core of the Major)3
2Major 2 3
3Major 3 3
4Major 4 3
5Major 5 3
6Major 6 3
7Major 7 3
8Minor 1 3
9Minor 2 3
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester27
SEMESTER IV
Sr. No.PaperCredits
1Major 8 (core of the Major)3
2Major 9 3
3Major 10 (introduction pertaining to the
internal Specialisation)
3
4Major 11 3
5Major 12 3
6Major 13 3
7Major 14 3
8Minor 3 3
9Minor 4 3
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester27
SEMESTER V
Sr. No.PaperCredits
1Major 15 (introduction pertaining to the
internal Specialisation)
3
2Major 16 3
3Major 17 3
4Major 18 (electives pertaining to the
internal Specialisation )
3
5Major 19 3
6Minor 53
7Minor 6 3
8Open Elective 1 or MOOC3
9Open Elective 2 or MOOC 3
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester27
SEMESTER VI
Sr. No.PaperCredits
1Major 20 (introduction pertaining to the
internal Specialisation)
3
2Major 21 3
3Major 22 3
4Major 23 (electives pertaining to the
internal Specialisation )
3
5Major 24 3
6Minor 73
7Minor 8 3
8Open Elective 3 or MOOC3
9Open Elective 4 or MOOC 3
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester27
SEMESTER VII
Sr. No.PaperCredits
TEACHING
1Quantitative Method 4
2Qualitative Method 4
SELF LEARNING
3paper 1 specifically selected and designed from the list of
interdisciplinary papers and or with combination of
major & minor
4
4paper 2 4
5paper 3 4
RESEARCH PROPOSAL (20 Credits)
6 • Allocation of dissertation mentor
• Finalisation of the proposal
• Preparation for data collection
5
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester25
SEMESTER VIII
Sr. No.PaperCredits
RESEARCH DISSERTATION
1Compilation & analysis of data5
2Writing the dissertation and submission5
3Defence 5
Total academic credits at the end of the Semester15

COLOUR LEGENDS
 From SEPD
Introduced in a Semester, BUT to be offered for the whole Semester, with 3 credits (of 16 weeks) – Assessment at the end of the Semester
To be offered in a particular Quadrimester (8 weeks) – Liberal Arts Courses
Details of the Credits
1Academic Credits182
2Research Credits20
3Experiential Learning 30
Total credits at the end of the Programme232

Programme Structure Management Studies

BBA Hons. (Family Business & Entrepreneurship) – Marketing/Finance/HR

Sr. No. SEMESTER I Credit
1 Foundation Course 2
2 Foundation Course 2
3 Foundation Course 3
4 Core 1 4
5 Core 2 3
6 Core 3 3
7 Core 4 3
Total Credits at the end of the Semester 20
Sr. No. SEMESTER II Credit
8 Foundation Course 2
9 Foundation Course 2
10 Foundation Course 3
11 Core 1 4
12 Core 2 3
13 Core 3 3
14 Core 4 3
15 Exploration of Entrepreneurial Idea (10 Days) 2
Total Credits at the end of the Semester 22
Sr. No. SEMESTER III Credit
16 Foundation Course 2
17 Foundation Course 2
18 Core 1 3
19 Core 2 3
20 Core 3 3
21 Core 4 3
22 Core 5 3
23 Core 6 3
Total Credits at the end of the Semester 22
Sr. No. SEMESTER IV Credit
24 Foundation Course 2
25 Foundation Course 2
26 Core 1 3
27 Core 2 3
28 Core 3 3
29 Core 4 3
30 Core 5 3
31 Core 6 3
32 SIP 6
Total Credits at the end of the Semester 26
Sr. No. SEMESTER V Credit
33 Capstone Course 3
34 Capstone Course 3
35 Major 1 3
36 Major 2 3
37 Major 3 3
38 Major 1 (interdisciplinary papers) 3
39 Major 2 (interdisciplinary papers) 3
Total Credits at the end of the Semester 21
Sr. No. SEMESTER VI Credit
40 Capstone Course 3
41 Capstone Course 3
42 Major 1 3
43 Major 2 3
44 Major 3 3
45 Major 1 (interdisciplinary papers) 3
46 Major 2 (interdisciplinary papers) 3
47 Winter 6
Total Credits at the end of the Semester 27
* SEMESTER VII Credit 25
* SEMESTER VIII Credit 15
Total Credit 180
Note : *Semester 7 and 8 would follow the same structure as the Liberal Arts program.

The School offers a wide range of courses through vertical specialisations and foundation courses. To facilitate this process the undergraduate degrees with internal specialisations are offered under these six Centres.

Sr. No. Center Degree Specialisation
1 Centre for Humanities B.A. (Hons.)-English English as Second Language Studies
Cultural Studies
Language and Society
South Asian Literature
Linguistics and Phonetics
English Language Teaching
B.A. (Hons.)-Hindi Sahitya, Siddhanta and Samalochna
Bhasha Vigyan aur Hindi Bhasha
B.A. (Hons.)-Philosophy Philosophy of Mind
Religion and Metaphysics
Philosophy and Literature
Philosophy and Aesthetics
Science and Religion
B.A. (Hons.)-Fine Arts Art: History & Culture
Multimedia Arts
Pottery and Ceramics
Photography
B.A. (Hons.)-Performing Arts Classical Vocal (ShastriyaSangeet)
Light Classical (SugamSangeet)
Classical Dance (Kathak or Bharatnatyam )
Theatre
2 Centre for Mass Communication B. A. (Hons.) – Mass Communication Journalism
Digital Media
Film Studies
Advertisement and Personnel Relations
3 Centre for Behavioral Studies B. H. (Hons.) – Psychology Clinical Psychology
Social Psychology
Sports Psychology
Organizational Psychology
4 Centre for Economics and Regional Development B. A. (Hons.) – Economics Environmental Economics
Developmental Economics
Behavioral Economics
B. A. (Hons.) – Regional Development Population
Planning
5 Centre for Social Sciences B. A. (Hons.) – Politics and Policy Political Studies
Public Policy and Administration
B. A. (Hons.) – History Public History
World History
B. A. (Hons.) – Sociology Development Sociology – Education and Health
Organizational Sociology
B. A. (Hons.) – International Relations South Asia
South East Asia
Security – Food, Energy, Natural Resources
6 Centre for Management and Commerce Studies BBA (Hons.) Entrepreneurship
Family Business
B.Com + MBA Wealth Management
Computing Accountancy
Marketing / Finance / HR

FOUNDATION COURSES

A Liberal Arts education is based on the idea of acquiring knowledge and understanding worthy of a free, active and engaged global citizen.

At the School of Liberal Arts and Management Studies (SLM), P. P. Savani University, we’ve imagined what a Liberal Arts education means for the 21st century; driven by the core values of critical thinking and the acquisition of adaptable expertise. In this unique system, the students will study a variety of disciplines in the nature of Foundation and Core specialisations. You will learn through problem-solving, by examining issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

The Foundation Courses would be designed to be introductory and exploratory in nature. These would include • Academic Writing
• Critical Reasoning
• Public Speaking and Debate
• IT Literacy
• Ethics and Environmental Studies
From the domain of Social Science • Sociology
• Economics
• Psychology
• Political Science
• International Relations
• Public Policy
• Ethics and Environmental Studies
• History
From the domain of Humanities • English Literature
• Culture Studies
• Mass Communication
• Philosophy
• Journalism
• Theory-based courses in Theatre and Music
• Academic Writing
• Critical Reasoning
• Public Speaking and Debate
The Physical and Natural Science domain would comprise courses in • Mathematical Reasoning
• Principles of Science
• Statistics
From the domain of Physical and Natural Science • Mathematical Reasoning
• Principles of Science
• Statistics
• IT Literacy
From the domain of Fine and Performing Arts • Visual Art
• Design
• Sculpture
• Theatre, Dance and Music
From the domain of Global Studies • German, French, Spanish
• Indian and the World Civilisation
• Social and Political Formations
• Great Books, Mind and Behaviour
• Creativity and Technology
From the domain of Management and Commerce • Entrepreneurship
• Wealth Creation & Management
• History of Family Business
• Finance, Marketing, HR
• International Financial Management
• Supply Chain Management

Programme Offered

Liberal Arts
BA (Hons)
Biotechnology
B.Com. + MBA
Biotechnology
BBA(Hons)