Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts-

Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts

11th Floor, Vishwabhavan Building, Symbiosis Campus, Senapati Bapat Road , Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India- 411004


Interaction with faculty and experts from all walks of life. A place where we all can think about...

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) , Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) ,

About College

  • Interaction with faculty and experts from all walks of life.
  • A place where we all can think about and discuss the big and old.leading to a critically appreciative perspective on life and society.
  • Revolutionary systems of assessment and evaluation that will ensure you actually learn!

Infrastructure / Teaching Facilities


Being students of a Symbiosis institute, students of SSLA have access to the libraries of all Symbiosis Institutes  in addition to SSLAs own organically growing collection. Students are given ID cards at the beginning of the academic year, granting them access to these facilities. Symbiosis has a number of different colleges within its umbrella and thus the books available to the students is vast in number and scope.

Apart from the Symbiosis Library facilities itself, students at SSLA have institutional access to the libraries of the British Council in Pune and also Gokhale Institute of Economics & Politics. Offering our students access to these collections of books helps keep the liberal arts spirit alive. This is because students are exposed to a number of different academic subjects and areas of research.

SIU Libraries

Sports & Fitness

Students at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts have the opportunity to use the sports and fitness facilities available at the various Symbiosis Campuses around Pune. These include a fully equiped fitness gym and a swimming pool in addition to other sporting grounds and facilities. Some of these are free to students of Symbiosis, while others are paid services that they can take advantage of.

Those who wish to use any of these facilities are asked to get in touch with the sports coordinator, Viren Noronha, who will help them with all the formalities involved in booking, paying for and using the same. Viren is an SSLA student and can be contacted at  +91 9920713893

Wi-Fi & Reprography Centre

Here at SSLA, students have access to wi-fi internet throughout the core campus, located on the 11th floor of the Vishwabhavan Building. They are each provided with a unique username and password which is used to access the internet. This facility can be used for various academic purposes, including research and communication.

The Ground Floor of the Vishwabhavan building is home to a print and photocopy shop, which the students have direct access to. This is easily accessed within the Symbiosis campus at Senapati Bapat road.  

Canteen & Mess

Within our campus, students have access to a canteen and a mess. Most students staying on residence use the mess facility on a daily basis. The food here is a simple but delicious veg thali and is light on the pocket. The canteen within the campus serves a variety of snacks, drinks and meals. Students can get lunch, dinner and everything in between. The usual Indian cuilinary favourites are of course supplemented with some extremely popular chinese food. Whether you're looking for a cup of coffee, a simple sandwich, or a complete meal, you don't have to leave campus.

Institute Description

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts offers students the opportunity to study a 4- year fulltime Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts Degree) and Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts Degree) program covered over eight semesters.

The Liberal Arts program is styled very closely on internationally valued models and aims at offering students a wide range of course work with the freedom to choose a Major and Minors from areas previously considered to be 'academically incompatible'. SSLA will help students inculcate values and habits which will assist them to become productive and effective citizens making a positive difference in the lives of their families, communities, organizations and countries. SSLA will intellectually challenge faculty and students and inspire them to lead and to serve their communities. Within a few years the School hopes to shift to its own residential campusbut that is in the future!!

Career Prospects

A new world needs a different educational insight: A new world with dynamic challenges requires young adults enthusiastic and capable of playing positive and fruitful leadership roles in organizations and communities. Symbiosis has felt for years that we should be preparing students, not just for their future careers, but also for lives of responsibility and societal leadership.

Business and government leaders the world over, have been vocal about the importance of a more comprehensive education as preparation for career advancement and for the exercise of leadership. They have always felt the need for creative individuals who will readily learn on the job, after having been more broadly prepared by a comprehensive educational background. Effective leaders display the following attributes that we believe can be the direct results of a liberal arts education:

  • Ability to think critically and develop innovative solutions to problems.
  • Ability to view major decisions in a broader social and historical perspective.
  • A critical appreciation of one's cultural and personal values.
  • Capacity for cross-cultural understanding and communication.
  • Skills in problem solving in an increasingly complex, dynamic and often ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to work in teams and bring about a consensus.
  • Adaptability.


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