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The School of Liberal Arts and Culture Studies at Adamas University offers an insightful, research focused, modern curriculum that aims to inculcate within students ideas ranging from classical to post-human studies. The curriculum is designed to educate students who will contribute to the holistic development of the society, with a special emphasis on critical thinking, empathy and global awareness.

The School of Liberal Arts and Culture Studies takes pride in offering a curriculum fulfilling the requirements of both academia and industry. It seeks to establish a multidisciplinary research driven mentality within the students from an early stage of their career.

Regular dialogue between eminent professors of the academia and leading thinkers with students is facilitated through career enhancing seminars, conferences, workshops, internships, projects, educational tours, entrepreneurial and skill development platforms. Our school follows an advanced course curriculum (guided by UGC CBCS policy & outcome-based education) specially designed to be one of the pioneers in the field of liberal studies in India.

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Prof. Santosh Kumar

Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Culture Studies

Dr. Santosh Kumar is a Professor of Politics, Public Policy and Administration. He was awarded a Doctorate in Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. An awardee of UGC JRF and SRF, he visited IREES, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow on Commonwealth Fellowship.

Prof. Kumar has been practicing Liberal Arts pedagogy and framework since 2009, and has incubated and initiated the Liberal Arts courses at the Savani University, Auro University, Surat; FLAME University, PUNE; School of Liberal Studies-PDPU, Gandhinagar, the School of Rural Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur and Mumbai Campus, and E D I, Ahmedabad, with total teaching experience spanning to 25 years. He specializes in Public Policy, Public Administration and Development Politics, and has wide-ranging experience in teaching, training, monitoring and evaluations from the grass roots to policy advocacy.

He was on employment with the World Bank during 2004-07. As part of the team, he worked with the various state governments of India, and entire South Asia. He has also been associated with multilateral and international development organizations such as UNDP, UNICEF, Asian Development Bank (ADB), etc.

He has contributions in about several books, referred papers published in reputed journals, and research and field action project reports to his credit. He is on Editorial board to three international Journals, and also on the research advisory board of a number of academic institutions and professional bodies.

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