Academics

Shaping future leaders with experiential education

Overview

An undergraduate education should provide a broad foundation rather than a narrowly focused perspective. In today’s fast-paced world, the jobs of today will not be the jobs of tomorrow. Top companies are looking for graduates who can think and converse knowledgeably across a range of topics and with a range of people. This is achieved by taking courses in multiple fields, and interacting with fellow students pursuing a wide range of interests.

Our students will receive a BA or BSc degree (3 years, 4 years with Honours or a Minor) in the School of Arts & Sciences or a BS degree (4 years, 5 years with an integrated MS) in the School of Computing & Data Sciences. Students will be able to switch schools mid-stream, contingent upon their progress. Students in one school can take courses in the other, as long as they have the prerequisites.

Broaden your horizons

Broaden your horizons

Top companies are looking for graduates who can think and converse knowledgeably across a range of topics and with a range of people. This is achieved by taking courses in multiple fields, and interacting with fellow students pursuing a wide range of interests.

Find your passion, forge your path

Find your passion, forge your path

Our education model exposes undergraduates to a richly textured curriculum that may stimulate new interests or confirm earlier interests.

Explore interdisciplinary studies

Explore interdisciplinary studies

Students may have more than one interest, and an interdisciplinary education provides avenues to pursue them in tandem, either with a minor or an interdisciplinary major.

Nurture your cognitive powers

Nurture your cognitive powers

While traditional models of higher education have been focused on accumulating information and narrow skills, our liberal model nurtures fundamental cognitive skills that propel you in whatever direction you take.

Pedagogy based on cognitive neuroscience

Pedagogy based on cognitive neuroscience

The pedagogy at SaiU is adapted to how the brain learns, as opposed to how traditional modes of learning. Instead of relying only on interminable lectures and mugging for final examinations, we emphasize participation, discussion, creativity, experiential learning, oral and written communication -- the flipped classroom concept. And instead of basing the course grade on a high stakes final examination, we use multiple forms of assessment throughout the semester.

Cutting edge majors and elective courses

Cutting edge majors and elective courses

In addition to standard subjects (computer science, economics, history, literature, physics, psychology), we are among the first multi-stream universities in India to offer undergraduate majors and elective courses in Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Child Development, International Relations, Women’s/Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, and Astronomy/Space Science.

Unique International Immersion

Unique International Immersion

We offer a range of interactions with students and faculty from abroad, taking advantage of hybrid modes of learning. These include programs abroad as well as international collaborations in India. With our unmatched international connections, we bring world leaders to campus, physically and virtually.

Academics
Broaden your horizons

Top companies are looking for graduates who can think and converse knowledgeably across a range of topics and with a range of people. This is achieved by taking courses in multiple fields and interacting with fellow students pursuing a wide range of interests.

Broaden your horizons

Top companies are looking for graduates who can think and converse knowledgeably across a range of topics and with a range of people. This is achieved by taking courses in multiple fields and interacting with fellow students pursuing a wide range of interests.

Broaden your horizons

Top companies are looking for graduates who can think and converse knowledgeably across a range of topics and with a range of people. This is achieved by taking courses in multiple fields and interacting with fellow students pursuing a wide range of interests.

Broaden your horizons

Top companies are looking for graduates who can think and converse knowledgeably across a range of topics and with a range of people. This is achieved by taking courses in multiple fields and interacting with fellow students pursuing a wide range of interests.