India is where becoming an engineer, or a doctor is often thought of as the pinnacle of success. The science stream is treated as sacred, and anyone who pursues something else is looked down upon.
While the general notion is that science is superior, the truth is most people lack knowledge about the scope of other streams.
Liberal Arts have been introduced in India reasonably recently, but it was always available to pursue abroad. To date, some people seem to think that a liberal arts degree is useless.
Deriving its name from the Latin word’ liberalis,’ liberal arts are those skills that were once considered essential for free citizens in Rome and Greece to have, actively participate in military service, public debate, and more. ‘Liberal Arts’ is one of the oldest subjects in the world.
Liberal Arts Education, a vast and extensive breadth of studies, is a college approach to teach and prepare individuals for life’s challenges, changes, and complexities.
It includes the following branches:-
- Business Studies
- Media Studies
- Political Science & Public Policy
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Computer Science
Although it provides limitless scope in terms of job opportunities, it is never treated as an option in India.
People need to realize how a liberal arts degree can benefit them. Graduates from liberal arts can opt for careers in a plethora of fields such as education, business, mass media, research and the list goes on.
A liberal art graduate in India can take up any of the following roles:
- Public Servant
- Professional Counselor
- Media Instructor or Presenter
- Public Welfare Social worker
- Banking and Public Relations
The job opportunities are as extensive as the subjects offered under ‘Liberal Arts.’ So do not be scared to pursue it!