Humanities and Social Sciences (For earlier batches)
Students may choose any one of the courses on offer:
Art and Architecture: The course takes you on a trip through the ages to look at the masterpieces of paintings and sculptures, of frescos and friezes, of world heritage monuments and sites. Field trips to various sites in the neighborhood add to your experience and enjoyment of the subject.
Music: This is an invitation to listen to and to appreciate rich music traditions the world over, from the sober classical to strident jazz, from the spirited folk song to the doleful soul, from reggae to rap. Trips to concerts and to folk singers in the Himalayan belt add to your experience and understanding of the language of music.
Dance and Drama: It is a celebration of the theatrical spirit in man, of the fusion of body in motion and words in action. Explore the world of dance and drama by taking part in a theater production.
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International Language Competence
Students may choose one of the languages on offer and also the entry level they consider suitable to enhance their skills. Whether students head the West to Berlin or the East to Beijing, it is going to be a heady experience to enter a country with the only real passport, the language of that country.
Note: Our Language Courses follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Presents students three different choices:
Basic Communication Skills: Every word we utter tells others what we really are. The course makes you aware of the need to present yourself to others exactly the way you would like them to perceive you.
Public Speaking and Debating Skills: How can you win over the hearts and minds of others in speech? How do you structure an argument to persuade others to accept it? The course introduces you to the basic principles of the art of effective speaking.
Policy Analysis and Advocacy Skills: Our public life, be it economics or the environment, is influenced by policies made by various advisory and regulatory bodies to the government. In the business world, corporate concerns too have their own policies. How does one examine the deep implications of these policies? How does one go about framing policies, say science and technology policies, for sustainable development?
Here again, you have a choice of three courses.
Principles of Economics: How do nations generate wealth? How does the state regulate its distribution to ensure reasonable standards of living for all? What is the impact of man’s economic pursuit on environment and ecology? Is there a link between the prosperity of the developed nations and the massive poverty elsewhere? The course examines the economic principles that govern daily life; it traces the rise of consumerism from the barter economy of early societies to the casino capitalism of today. Field trips and surveys in the Himachal region shall complement your understanding.
Understanding Society: The course invites students to examine the unfolding forms and modes of human collective living from ancient to modern times. Students will also study the institutional framework as well as living conditions of humans across distinctive historical periods. Besides, they will investigate the impact of modern life in its various forms on the mind, on marriage, on family and its breakdown and of its significance for the future. They will attempt to comprehend diverse levels of stress in modern life and the solutions attempted, also economic factors and their psycho-social impact. Field trips to various tribal communities in Himachal Pradesh complement students’ understanding.
Political Science: Why does Aristotle describe Politics as the Master Science? Just think how difficult it is for us to maintain peace and harmony in our homes! How much more difficult would it then be to keep a country of 1.2 billion to live in peace with one another? How are we to understand Aristotle’s paradoxical assertion that “the evil in man makes society necessary but it is the good in man that makes society function.” Field trips to local communities in the neighborhood make for understanding firsthand key issues in politics, law and governance.
Manage your choice from the three courses here:
Principles of Organizational Management: From the drawing board to the shop floor, from the production lines to the market, every industrial concern is guided by the concern to streamline processes, to speed up production, and to reach the market on time, in order to maximize profits. What are the problems and unique solutions that have made business gurus into legendary figures today?
Principles of Financial Accounting: Nothing matters like facts and figures, whether you are reporting to shareholders or to financial managers. How are standard accounting reports prepared? And for whom? How does Financial Accounting help in decision-making processes in a business concern?
Organizational Behavior: How do individuals and groups work within an organization? How does the organizational structure condition group dynamics? Can psychological and sociological insights help to control and to predict the behavior of the workforce?