Our interdisciplinary learning environment is designed to broaden your horizons. We encourage our staff and students to work across traditional academic boundaries, so when you leave us you have the breadth and depth of knowledge needed for your chosen career.
When we say interdisciplinary, we mean it. Our students have the option to chose the program of their study before the second year. At the time of admission, you just indicate your interest and then explore a vast variety of courses to get a unique exposure. This enables you to make an informed decision.
Integrated with the first-year courses are language and computing skills that are basic in today’s work environment. Students are trained in skills such as the latest software and tools in today’s industry and are also trained in communication skills.
How You Learn
Learning at a university is very different from school. Here, students need to be increasingly independent in their work. Here are some of the ways we introduce you to topics and eventually excel in the field:
Lectures enable a whole group to be taught together. You will be expected to build on the information you gain from your lectures through your independent study. To make the best use of the lecture time, students read the resources that the instructor has listed before coming to class.
Seminars allow a large group of students to listen to and interact with a guest speaker, a panel, or faculty members from a joint class.
Group Discussions allow smaller groups of students and their tutors to discuss ideas and consider a topic in depth. If you find something fascinating during a lecture, group discussion is the best way to take it forward.
Tutorials give you the chance to ask questions, check your understanding and discuss assignments, either individually with a tutor or in a small group.
Laboratory and practical workshops provide the opportunity to test concepts and methods introduced in lectures and tutorials.
In-person mentorship is a way you interact with your seniors and teachers. It gives you the space to raise fundamental and personal doubts, providing the required mentorship.
Fieldwork makes you test the knowledge on the ground and take feedback to learnings in the class. It is integrated into many of the programs and a critical component in others.
Group work and peer learning enable you to collaborate with other students on a project so that you learn to work as part of the team, and also learn from each other’s’ understanding of the topic.
Library and Learning Centre
The LLC is an all-day resource for the students. It gives you access to electronic, print and multimedia resources with staff on hand for support. As well as computers, Wi-Fi for laptops and mobile devices, we have technologically advanced learning space to make group work easier, more involving and much more interactive. We have quiet study zones too, to allow you to concentrate on peace and support.
Our large collection of e-books and e-journals together with printed collections means that you have extensive access to the resources that you need for your assignments.
The Opportunity Lab, or the O-Lab, is an interdisciplinary lab to engage students with existing social problems and the role that they can play in solving them. Here, students work together to deliberate and design solutions for the challenges around them and apply their subject learning to real-life problems.