How Arts and Science co-exist in Education

An article published in online coding school, Skillcrush’s magazine last year made a startling claim. If you want to succeed in the Tech industry, don’t major in Computer science, its headline read. That is contrary to traditional belief that if you want to make it big in a career, you master the specific field.

But today’s workplaces are anything but conventional. Tech companies now believe that creative problem solvers come from areas outside of Computer Science. Hence, it’s not unheard of for them to hire professionals with a background in Philosophy or History. In fact, it seems to be the way ahead, and the phenomenon is not related to IT alone.

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From Sabarimala to LA, we as people are compelled to question gender roles and divides in our society. How much of the divide is due to lack of awareness, our conditioning or even Science, which is supposed to be neutral and objective? Dr. Malavika Binny, Assistant Professor, Department of History, SRM University AP, Amaravati takes a closer look at the latter with her research ‘From the status of anokha to lesser humans – a study on Ayurveda and transgenders’.

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Aaditya of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at SRM University, AP- Amaravati would be seen at the SRM University- AP, Amaravati’s Cloud Computing classes hosted by Python- engrossed and visibly interested. The reduced cost, refined usage of personnel and robust scalability of Cloud Computing made Aaditya grow curious with each day.

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If you have scored 60% in your boards and your family income is less than Rs. 4 lakh per annum, SRM University, AP- Amaravati’s socio-economic scholarship is here to help! Designed with the singular agenda of making sound education accessible to deserving candidates across the country, the scholarship is available for ones meaning to pursue successful careers in B.Sc., B.A., B.Com and BBA.

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The School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) at SRM University- AP, Amaravati focuses on providing a fully rounded, multi-disciplinary undergraduate education. This education equips our students with skills to deal with increasingly complex issues and challenges using a multi-dimensional thought process and problem-solving skills.

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Sourav Sanyal from Bangalore who is a B.Sc Computer Science student from the  2018-2022 batch began his journey at the University early in the year of 2018. He was motivated to take up the Computer Science course since he felt this field would provide him the opportunity to give form to his imagination.

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Oklahoma. Cambodia. Hawaii. Russia. Republic of Korea. Australia. And of course, India! SRM University, AP- Amaravati faculty comes from varied countries, bringing vast academic and varied industry experiences along with them.

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To study Liberal Arts is like possessing a power- a power that has the ability to change the world, one action at a time. Therefore, SRM University- AP, Amaravati is leaving no stone unturned to create the School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) as a place for students to push themselves beyond the given- question the norms, go against the tide, improvise, ideate and innovate.

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“No subject can be mastered in isolation to other subjects,” explains Prof. Janaki Bakhle, the author of Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition. Often described as the writer of brave history, Prof. Bakhle’s work touches the cultural and intellectual roots of modern tensions between India’s religious and ethnic communities. She currently teaches in the University of California, Berkeley and is one of the team members designing the path-breaking, innovative curriculum of School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) of SRM University, AP- Amaravati.

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at SRM-AP is envisaged as a one-of-a-kind in terms of providing learning experience to its students. The School endeavors to provide its students with unique integrated components such as research-intensive education and training, multidisciplinary projects, entrepreneurial activities, enrichment of design experiences, experiential learning through industry collaboration, professional skill development, and extensive study abroad opportunities. Even more uniquely, Engineering students will also have the option of pursuing minors in disciplines related to Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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