School of Liberal Arts, Uttaranchal University, has been set up to provide the hundreds of students from Uttarakhand and adjoining states an institution par excellence to study and do scholarly research work & thereby contribute to the progress of the nation by being able to serve in multiple ways and manners and by being instrumental in resolving various complex problems of the community and society through a multi dimensional learning frame work without having to leave their homes and struggling for admissions in various distant parts of the country.
Liberal Arts Education was initiated to discover the universal principles which fulfill the basic condition of the possibility of the all forms of existence. Liberal Arts Education exists since Classical Age and comprises of those subjects or skills that were and are considered essential for a free person to know in order to take an active part in civic life. By imparting quality Liberal Arts Education SLA aspires to foster social justice and equality & reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world. The course content promotes empathy & enables the student to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, & imperfect information. The student learns to weigh evidence skeptically and consider more than one side of every question and build creative, critical & intuitive thinking skills. The Department strives to develop informed and critical citizens to sustain democracy in society and nation.
We aspire to make SLA a Centre of Excellence for all the students, researchers & the teaching fraternity and become an institution constantly engaged in positively transforming the nation & society in this rapidly changing world.