Bachelors of Arts (Honors) Degree at the Symbiosis School

The Symbiosis School for Liberal arts is one of the established and well renowned educational institutes in the country. The school has spent a decade providing valuable knowledge and lesson through its degree courses for over a decade since its inception. The institute is known for its ability to provide innovative learning techniques to students who at the end of the course come out as more than just mere book mongers.

Such an institute boasting much of its laurels, the institute is known of its B.A (Liberal Arts) honours degree – otherwise known as B.Sc (Liberal Arts) Honors. The degree offered at the campus is an abstract of the International ideology of liberal arts which has been tailor-made to suit the Indian system. With such a customised course provided, the students are guaranteed to be provided with the necessary technical, academic, and practical knowledge to excel in their respective careers.

The degree provides the students with a window to explore and study either a four year regular (full time) or a programme spanning 8 semesters which the students can opt to finish them at any time convenient. The liberal arts degree provides utmost freedom to its students from all verticals to pick and chose their major and minor areas of specialization without having to worry about it deemed unconventional.

Over the four years of the course, students would be given an objective to earn a minimum of 200 credits which can be spread across 19 core compulsory courses, 8 general electives, 1 minor specialization (6 papers), and from 1 major specialization (10 papers).  Apart from the aforementioned theoretical studies, students would also be put through 1 final year semester paper, 1 internship and 1 community outreach program.

This particular scheme in the course makes sure that the students not only gather educational book knowledge but also gather additional and valuable experience in areas like research, interpersonal communication, analytical and critical skills,  which is proven to help them gain social stature and presence in their respective careers.

Regarding placements, students can be assured of a career as the placements cells are established with proper guidance and norms. There is an exclusive placement cell which helps facilitate students with internships, placements and education requirements which help them get into a promising career smoothly. Apart from the said placement cell, the College also has alumni who are pursuing their masters in prestigious universities in India and abroad which would help make things easier for students who wish for higher studies.

Important dates to note down:

For candidates who are interested in taking up courses at the symbiosis college, the following dates would be crucial and would be a wise choice to note them down.


Particulars Date
Online Registeration for SET commences 24.01.2019


SET  Test Registeration closes 15.04.2019


SSLA Registration closes 22.04.2019


SSLA Online payment closes 22.04.2019


SSLA offline payment closes 15.04.2019


SET admit card generation 20.04.2019


SET test (General) 2019 04.05.2019


SET Result 14.05.2019


Declaration of shortlisting for PI-WAT 17.05.2019


SSLA PI-WAT (Tentative) 24.05.2019 – 28.05.2019


Declaration of Merit List – 1 31.05.2019


Last date of payment Merit List – 1 07.06.2019


Declaration of Merit List – 2 08.06.2019
Last date of payment for Merit List -2 14.06.2019


Declaration of Merit List – 3 15.06.2019


Last date of payment for Merit List – 3 22.06.2019


Sessions begin for the First year


TBA – July 2019


Here comes a blow with a pinch of sourness. Having piqued your interest in joining the college, there is a certain eligibility factor that comes to play in shortlisting the candidates at their end as a primary source of selection.

Students who are seeking admission to the SSLA campus would need to enrol and clear the SET exams – otherwise known as the Symbiosis Entrance Test.  Furthermore, the candidates can also feel free to add their SAT exam scores to their admissions to help them gain some extra ground in the selection process.

All interested candidates should have completed and cleared their Standard XII (+2 government examinations) or any other equivalent recognized by any board subjected to the government norms of the country. Furthermore, the candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% or equivalent grades. In regards to the SC/ST background, candidates securing 45% and above would be considered eligible as per the government norms.

As far as the Foreign Nationals (FN) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indian (NR) are concerned, candidates must apply only through the Symbiosis Center for International Education (SCIE). The applications can be found on their official website –

Before applying, please do take note that the college has a restricted intake of only 100 eligible students per year. This is as per the norms applied by the reservation policies of the SIU. Also,  the intake of international students and Kashmiri students is over and above the sanctioned intake as per the SIU policy.

About Symbiosis Campus:

The symbiosis college in Pune boasts a large campus with state of art infrastructure to help facilitate student into the modern education system. The college boasts a huge library well equipped with magazines, newspapers, journals and books to borrow and read.  The campus also has a huge gymnasium equipped with fitness tools and a swimming pool to keep the students fit at all times.

There is also a health care present in the campus. The campus is connected to WIFI at all times, classrooms with dynamic seating arrangement, LCD projectors and audit systems.  It even has a hotel to help students from a long distance come to settle in and has an annexed cafeteria and mess. On the whole, the campus provides every bit of infrastructure to help the students get into a comfort zone with their education.

Candidates can visit their offifical website for more details –

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