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Our three-year and four-year undergraduate curriculum equips students with intensive disciplinary training while preparing them to think and communicate effectively with diverse audiences. The table below offers an overview of our credit structure.

Programme Outcomes for BA in Liberal Arts

PO1: Disciplinary Competency

PO2: Interdisciplinary Perspective

PO3: Experiential Learning

PO4: Ethical Research

PO5: Professionalisation and Social Entrepreneurship

PO6: Future Pathways

PO7: Empathy and Self-Knowledge




Minimum Credit Requirement

3-year UG

4-year UG


Foundation Courses

32-34 credits

32-34 credits



60 credits

80 credits



24 credits

32 credits


Summer Internship







Total Credits

120 credits

160 credits

Students can also choose to do a double major degree. A student has to secure a minimum of 40% credits from the second major discipline for the 3-year/4-year UG degree to be awarded a double major.


During their first three semesters, students will complete the required foundational courses while exploring their intellectual interests through electives. The second and third years will be devoted to major and minor coursework, while the fourth and final year will focus on individual research, internships, and vocational training. 

Our Foundation Courses at a Glance

The foundation courses aim to provide students with a firm beginning in the liberal arts. They cover a broad range of topics, from understanding the self to knowing how the world around them was shaped. The capabilities students learn from these foundation courses will be further used and developed in their major and minor courses. At BMU, the BA(H) in Liberal Arts is anchored in our Foundational Courses (FCs).

The FCs provide students with a firm beginning in the liberal arts. We start adult life with a way of looking at the world that we inherited from the society around us; a framework for understanding the world that can be so familiar to us that it’s hard to notice its existence. The FCs will show students how to uncover their assumptions about the world and challenge them. Students will also add to their understanding of the world, and their understanding of themselves. The courses span from the nature of the self to how India came to be a modern nation state. Along the way, students will pick up the abilities to thrive in their major and minor courses, and far beyond, thus viewing learning as a lifelong venture.

  • Writing Seminar I and II
  • Reason and Logic
  • South Asia in Global History
  • Self and Identity
  • Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative
  • India and its Environs
  • Paradigms in Science
  • Introduction to Majors (offered in 1st and 2nd Semester)
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During your fourth semester, you will work closely with your faculty mentor to choose a major or a double major from the following disciplines:

  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Majors & Minors

  • Majors offered: Economics, Psychology, Political Science, History, Literature and Philosophy.
  • Minors offered: Economics, Psychology, Political Science, History, Literature and Philosophy
  • Electives: Students of SoLS can opt for elective courses offered by all other Schools at BMU


  • Faculty at the School of Liberal Studies bring diverse national, international, and interdisciplinary backgrounds to the school. They share an equal commitment to holistic education and the prospects for liberal studies students in a South Asian context. As with the curriculum at the school, our faculty brings valuable disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional learning to the programme to weave together a liberal studies programme that is simultaneously deep-rooted, reflective, and pragmatic.
  • Anirban Chakraborty
  • Anusree Paul
  • Ashley Rockenbach
  • Manu Mathew
  • Pritam Baruah
  • Sangita Duttagupta
  • Shyam Menon