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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURE

School of Humanities and Culture covers a broad range of courses

Overview

The School of Humanities and Culture nurtures excellence in arts, culture and social sciences. The school aims to provide the foundation for intellectual and creative experiences for youth. Social Sciences are that field of academics that explores various aspects of human society.
It is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a dynamic field outside of the natural sciences. The aim of the school to offer various courses is to provide a unique blend for students to understand society holistically and prepare them to become better individuals and professionals in due course.
At the School of Humanities and Culture emphasis is laid not only on nurturing upcoming professionals but also on moulding them into world-class citizens who are capable of making judicious decisions when put in responsible positions. Students from all walks of life and hailing from different parts of the world get a chance to interact among themselves and work together thus making them sensitive to each other’s ethos and cultural value systems. This will be made possible by rigorous classroom teaching and practical training/activities, like Field visits, Rural Camps, Program Media Sessions, Art &Craft competitions and Expert talks. Students will be taught both the abstractions necessary for scientific enquiry and the skills needed to solve immediate and local problems. The students will, therefore, be adept at whatever career they choose, be it in business, government, or research. The Humanities and Culture help the students to enrich their lives, solve their problems, extend opportunities and create a better world. The school applies innovative teaching methods to understand societal needs.

Pedagogy

The Humanities and Culture currently offer courses B.A., BBE, MA and PhD.

These subjects vary in their curriculum and the methodology which is required to teach these subjects to the students. The teaching aids and activities which are to be followed are different. Still, the School decided to house all these under one roof. The school decided to adopt a flexible credit system for assessment purposes. The school allows the students to select which subjects they would like to study. The students will be given the choice to even select subjects from a different discipline.
The course material has been prepared with an innovative approach enabling students to enjoy the freedom to choose from various options available and explore their talent to apply it in achieving the set targets. The school will be organising regular seminars, workshops, field projects, internships and educational visits for the benefit of the students. Another important area where the students will be trained is on inculcating research orientation among them. Real learning could be done by developing the habit of research. The school will be using a research-led education system to teach the students.

Program Offered
SNoProgramsSpecializationDurationEligibility Criteria
01.Under GraduateBachelor of Arts (B.A. General)3 Years10+2 examination in any stream or equivalent examination.
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Bachelor of Business EconomicsMin 60% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination from recognized board.
02.Post-GraduateMaster in English2 YearsGraduation or any other equivalent examination in any stream from recognized board.
Master in Hindi
Master in Economics
Master in Business Economics
Master in Political Science
Master in History
Master in Public Administration
Master in Education
Master in Sanskrit
Master in Geography
Master in Home Science
Master in Psychology
Master in Rural Development
Master in Social WorkGraduation or any other equivalent examination in any stream from recognized board.
03.Ph.D.PhD. available in all streamsAs per UGC PhD Regulations

Career Prospects

For example, after doing M.A. – English the students could opt for teaching jobs in schools or they could work as content writers or they have the option to impart accent training in BPOs and any similar jobs are available for them. Similarly, BBE-Economics students could opt for Indian Economic Service, Economist, Economic Advisor, Analyst, Researcher Financial services or could go for teaching. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work could work with NGOs or open their own NGO. The area where they could contribute varies from poverty alleviation, education, gender issues, with physically or mentally challenged people, for environmental awareness, such as pollution, waste management and wildlife.

Initiatives of the School:

Academic Writing Courses

    • The School of Humanities and Culture offers courses that train students in evidence-based reading and writing. These courses consist of modules in academic reading and writing such as identifying arguments and their corresponding evidence, independently evaluating and assembling relevant evidence, assessing the strength and appropriateness of logical connections in an argument, and evaluating the coherence and compositional aspects of argumentative writing.

Writers’ Workshop

  • Writers’ Workshop is a consultancy service planned to be offered to students and faculty to get their term papers, theses and research papers improved in terms of presentation, brevity and readability. This service will be offered free of cost to students and teachers of Vikrant University. Rather than offer a complete text-editing service, the Writers’ Workshop will engage with students to improve the quality of their written output.

Ethnography of Learning

  • This is a project to document a wide range of pedagogic experiments at Vikrant University and elsewhere that focus on innovative and novel forms of learning. Along with providing a description of such experiments, the project also aims to create a repository of effective pedagogic experiments that can enrich the educational experiences of both students and instructors. The School of Humanities and Culture is planning to create an online Handbook of Learning containing digital tools to visualize and recreate the pedagogic experiments.

Learning Initiatives

Learning Initiatives are the outcome of the University’s belief that learning takes root in an environment where students can appreciate the context of what they are being taught, understands critical concepts of their disciplines, and develops the ability to apply them to real-world situations.

  • Independent Study Period
    Independent Study Period is a two-week period in December where students have a chance to explore their passion. The University offers a range of learning opportunities rooted in disciplines like literature, design, science, language, heritage and humanities. These cut across specialisations and include studio-inspired experiential learning for skill building and innovative experiments in education.
  • Project-Based Learning
    Vikrant University has evolved a unique framework to facilitate learning by devising solutions to real-world problems. This framework, Engagement and Application Based Learning and Education, or ‘ENABLE’, where students learn theory through application. Elements of ENABLE include self-learning, experimentation, peer learning and group-based implementation etc. with faculty act as guides and facilitators.
  • Learning Coalition (Faculty-driven workshops in curricular alignment)
    The Learning Coalition is a faculty-driven activity to reflect on and design standards for outcome-based education, ensuring alignment between course objectives, outcomes, pedagogy and assessment. It is also an opportunity for faculty to develop new courses collaboratively and seek feedback on the curricula they have developed.
  • Learning Management System
    Vikrant University uses Moodle – the open-source learning programme – to enhance learning amongst students. It is a web-based learning management system which can be accessed from anywhere via an internet connection. At Vikrant University, students and faculty use LMS to download course materials, learn and participate in the class discussion via forums; submit assignments, take in-class or remote location quizzes, view current grades and comments from faculty as the course progresses, submit feedback, and much more. Students can use any internet-enabled device to access the LMS.