Department Humanities was established in 2006 to teach the undergraduate engineering students of B.Tech. The Department was responsible for Professional Communication, Technical Communication, Engineering Economics and Principles of Management. This was a constituent department of Uttaranchal Institute of Technology. As the University expanded Department of Humanities functioned as an inter-disciplinary Department and undertook subjects in Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal College of Applied & Life Sciences, School of Agriculture, University Polytechnic, School of Media and Communication Studies and School Of Hospitality Management. From Academic Session 2018-19 the Department redesigned the modules of Personality Development Program and focused on development of communication skills, soft skills, logical reasoning skills and quantitative analysis skills in the students. From the same session the Department introduced two Value Added Courses, namely, Human Values and Professional Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Incubation & Start-Up for B.Tech. students. In the year 2019, the department was reconstituted as Department of Liberal Arts and became an integral part of School of Liberal Arts (SLA) of Uttaranchal University. Besides having an individual entity it still retains its inter-disciplinary status and fulfills its prior existing responsibilities.
Department of Liberal Arts aims to impart quality Liberal Arts Education which inculcates in the student’s an ability to think critically & communicate effectively, become aware of the vast extent & variety of our accumulated experience & knowledge and master the opted subjects well enough to appreciate its subtlety & complexity. The Course Content empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest.
The Department of Liberal Arts is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and all the modern amenities to impart a holistic learning to the students. It has access to the well stocked Central Library and Computer Centre of the University including Language Laboratory.