Department of Liberal Arts | SRM University-AP

How do we make sense of the society around us? Where does common sense end and academic ‘wisdom’ begin? Are they disparate categories, or do they flow un/comfortably into each other? An academic programme in Liberal Arts helps students begin their scholarly journey with these inquisitions before foraying into deeper and more extensive questions. Towards this end, a BA degree in Liberal Arts from SRM University-AP takes a dynamic learning approach enabling one to think from diverse disciplinary perspectives from Anthropology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology, amongst others. It has invariably encouraged scholars to think critically to understand the complex society around us- through the intermeshes of the intricate patterns of Indian society. It is with this lens that global phenomena such as nationalism, geopolitics, globalisation, climate change and environmental conservation are looked at and understood.

Message From Head of the Department

The department has an interdisciplinary approach in its pedagogy. We are committed to cultivating a healthy and vibrant academic culture among students, scholars, and faculty members. The Liberal Arts curriculum helps students develop co-learning, rational and critical thinking skills, scholarly growth, communication of thoughts, and effective decision-making.


To become a leading centre for excellence committed to fostering comprehensive learning, cultivating expertise and nurturing a global perspective to effectively serve society.



Enable multi-disciplinary knowledge that enhances the understanding of human experiences.

Provide a conducive environment to develop future leaders.

Develop academic research methods and relevant practical skills for generating new knowledge.

Why Liberal Arts @ SRM University-AP !

Research-oriented Learning

Encouraging faculty and students to collaborate in different areas of research.

Skill and Project-based Courses

Making students to get exposed to the industry by taking internships in different organisations

Expert Faculty

Faculty with PhD from the country's premier institutes, employing new-age pedagogical techniques

Optional 4th Year

3-year Honours degree in Liberal Arts with the option of an additional year for research training and academic writing.

Multidisciplinary approach

Helps students understand the specificity and importance of individual disciplines and benefit from the intersection between different disciplines.

Applied Courses

The approach to learning is not only conceptual and abstract, but the emphasis is to encourage students to employ these concepts in the real world.

Current Happenings

Courses Offered

  • B.A. Liberal Arts (Hons.)