School of Liberal Arts and Sciences – RV University


The school of Liberal Arts and Sciences at RV University offers dynamic programmes for students to gain a comprehensive knowledge base and develop the necessary skills to become future leaders. We encourage students to embark on an academic path based on their interests by integrating subjects from B.A. and B.Sc. courses. The modern curriculum of Liberal Arts courses is designed for young learners to develop a research-based, multidisciplinary thinking ability that would help contribute to the development of society as a whole.

Liberating Education


  • High quality global education at an affordable cost
  • A 21st century skills-imparting curriculum with equal focus on disciplines from the Arts (Performing and Visual), Humanities and the Sciences (Physical, Social and Behavioural)

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

  • International university collaborations with semester long exchange opportunities and the opportunity to assist faculty on ongoing research and creative projects
  • A vibrant campus that encourages establishment of thematic student-led societies for personal expression in various arts, hobbies, talents to build career networks and friendships for life

Student Choices

Student Choices

  • Students will be introduced to a diversity of subject clusters
  • Students can choose and design their own major-minor combinations leading to a B.A./B.Sc. degree in their preferred subject Major

Inspiring Infrastructure

Inspiring Infrastructure

  • Creative spaces for exploring co-curricular activities, sports, yoga, mindfulness and personal fitness
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure that inspires imagination and self-reflection

Global Faculty

Global Faculty

  • World class faculty with global connect, research and influence footprint
  • Personalised mentorship and a high faculty: student ratio of 1:15

India Focused

India Focused

  • A  dynamic curriculum with necessary focus on India, where classroom knowledge is tested and reviewed across disciplines in the relevance of student designed outputs to their immediate and larger context
  • Experience practice-based learning opportunities through ‘Explore India’ work and travel expeditions

The future of education is creative and visual, and the processes of skill acquisition, performative and experiential, with a skew towards learner mindsets that are explorative and liberal. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at RV University addresses the above needs through curriculums designed with a ‘touch of life’ by practicing academics with global experience, to mentor students towards contributions that are relevant, responsible, moral and entrepreneurial.

Of all tested and available higher education templates prevalent in India today, the Liberal Arts and Sciences study model comes closest to achieving the above goals by aligning the plural, all-encompassing spirit of the Indian civilisation, with cherished European renaissance worldviews of ‘humanism, individualism, secularism, scepticism, classicism and well-roundedness’ towards the nurturing of free-thinking, responsible global citizens in a fast changing world with increasing connectivity, dependence and influence.


Explore the B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons.) programme offered by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences that fulfil all academic and industrial requirements. Students are facilitated with classroom education along with projects, research work, seminars, educational tours, workshops, and more to enhance their career prospects right from the beginning.

B.L.A. (Hons.)

Undergraduate Programme

B.A. / B.Sc

Undergraduate Programme

Majors and Minors offered

Environmental Science | Film Making/Film Studies | India Studies | Literature and Languages | Performing Arts | Philosophy and Ethics | Physics | Politics and International Relations | Psychology and Mind Sciences | New Media

Your Learning Journey
in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Build a career you desire in a knowledge discipline of your choice.

A Unique 360° Foundation

The core differential of ‘Liberal Education’ is a multi-skill enhancing, multi-disciplinary foundation. We at SOLAS have designed and developed an immersive, imaginative and interactive experiential foundation of over 10 compulsory courses accounting for nearly 50 credits. These offer students a holistic and introductory overview to all the major streams of knowledge from the arts and the sciences. This will enable them to make an informed choice on their subject Major for graduation, balancing individual passion with ability. As one of the best Liberal Art colleges in Bangalore, we offer courses that are designed, delivered and evaluated in a way that accounts for continuous practice and consistent honing of essential 21st century skills like creative and critical thinking, reading, writing, effective and empathetic communication, and developing a global, cross cultural understanding.

  • Empires, Civilizations and Ideas of India
  • The Art and Language of Numbers
  • Philosophy of Science and Epistemology
  • Environment, Development and Climate Change
  • Critical Thinking and Logic
  • Introduction to South Asia: Religions, People and Culture
  • Theatre of Emotions
  • Research Methodology (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Great Books of the World
  • Creative and Academic Writing
  • The Aesthetics of Appreciation
  • Post-Colonial South Asia: History, Politics and Economics
  • Principles and Practices of Self Awareness and Happiness
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Prof. (Dr.) Piyush Roy

Professor and Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dean’s Message

Dear students, parents and friends,

I am pleased to welcome you to the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the RV University, Bengaluru. The invitation is part of a transformative journey that will impart essential life skills and knowledge to the graduates of tomorrow to successfully navigate through the professional world.

In our rapidly changing era, education is witnessing a churn where no longer the conventional approach to learning and careers hold relevance.

The tectonic shifts have led to the evolution of a new thinking around education, employment and employability. The constant evolving of professional opportunities – existing and emerging, technical and artistic – is rather going to be the norm. This will be propelled by pursuits for personal fulfilment in neo-millennial job-life trajectories. Hence, higher education has to become preparatory for life based on students’ ability and passion.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences will facilitate this process through an eclectic and essential curriculum of majors, minors and foundation courses, led and designed by academics with global experience and ongoing contributions to research, industry and practice.

Our faculty:student ratio of 1:15, is envisioned to lend a mentor-learner dynamism to the traditional teacher-student model, through a pedagogy of participatory learning, where students will be introduced to a range of subjects from the Humanities, Arts (visual and performing), and the Sciences (physical, social and behavioural), before making an informed choice for aptitude-driven majors and minors.

Aligned to our vision of preparing responsible global citizens, the curriculum is cognisant of building an India-centric awareness towards making learning relevant to the context of its unfolding.

Being located in one of India’s truly global cities that has produced some of the country’s best scientists, artists, scholars and entrepreneurs, will further enrich student experience through opportunities of interaction and mentoring by the accomplished.

The ‘liberal education’ model has produced notable global leaders, thinkers, scientists, writers, poets, teachers and philosophers, both in ancient civilisations and the modern world.

Today, many successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, filmmakers, data scientists, digital artists, social media influencers, motivational speakers, content creators, consultants, policy makers, actors, media editors, bloggers, environmentalists, administrators, communicators, managers and educators have had an educational background that’s been liberal and interdisciplinary in its learning opportunities.

In a billion plus nation of trillion plus dreams, the possibilities to shine forth are aplenty. Once students settle into the campus life, the courses are designed to create a strong foundation in intellectual and emotional growth through critical learning, creative thinking and the nurturing of empathetic communication skills. Laying of this well-curated foundation will significantly enrich their quality of life and relationships, at home and the world outside, along with the nature of their engagement with leisure and public service.

Come and join us to build a life that you desire and a career that’s desirous of you.

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