School of Languages & Culture (SOLC)
Welcome to the School of Languages and Culture, Sharda University. Within a short period of its establishment in 2012, SOLC has emerged as the epicenter of cultural, creative and academic activity at Sharda University with students from all over the world creating a multi-cultural environment and a vibrant network of global students.
Committed to achieve the five objectives of Higher Education; Pedagogy, Extension, Application, Research and Learning; the school offers Graduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral Research Programs in English Literature. The courses have been designed methodically to provide rigorous knowledge of subjects to students as well as to enhance their critical and analytical abilities. The curriculum offered is credit based and in line with premier educational institutions in the sphere of literature. It is continuously upgraded to incorporate the innovations and best practices from national and international universities.
We also offer courses in communicative English for special purposes and take pride in having attracted foreign students from China, Afghanistan, Vietnam and African nations to pursue them. Pathway courses offered by the school for International students and professionals that include Bridge Courses, Foundation Courses and Certificate Courses in English, German and Hindi, enhance interpretive and expressive skills of students enabling them to become competent professionals in diverse fields.
The school is equipped with language lab with access to Pearson Global English Software; Wi-Fi enabled spacious classrooms with projectors and other audio-visual aids. With progressive and innovative outlook towards teaching, our highly accomplished and dedicated faculty earnestly follows interactive and student centric approaches to teaching–learning. Special lectures by eminent professors and erudite scholars from various institutions of repute are held in the school periodically and co-curricular activities/events feature prominently in our academic calendar. We also provide intensive mentoring to our students both within and beyond classrooms in a wide variety of forums.
"I study literature because I believe there is power in stories. Literature is both intensely personal as well as a communal experience. I love examining how words, sentences, characters, plot-lines and tropes reveal who we are as humans. Humanity is a complicated thing, and requires an infinite amount of words to describe and analyze. That's the joy of studying literature; there is always a new reality to discover."
When I reflect upon the above quote of Mikaela Warner, I realise the immense assimilatory power of literature which opens our eyes, broadens the horizon of the inner self inspiring us to accept without inhibitions and give without reservations. These capacities need not be inborn. They have to be cultivated which is the primary goal of the School of Languages and Culture. Here through our perseverance and tolerance, we prepare individuals well-versed in the art of humanity.
Involving our students in the four basic processes of reading, discussing, critical thinking, and writing, we stimulate the students’ creative energies and their potential to perform. Focussing on reading to improve vocabulary, verbal sensitivity and expression, we lead the students to think critically and discuss what has been read. Our teachers encourage an independent thinking. There is no compulsion to follow the teacher’s point of view. Such an environment that we provide not only sharpens thinking, but also facilitates oral expression skills of the students. When engaged regularly a student develops capabilities for better analysis of difficult texts, and simultaneously verbal skills are improved.
We are also proud to have trained more than 400 non-native speakers from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Vietnam, Bhutan, Congo, China, and Thailand in English Language. We have been able to send them back to their respective countries as proficient speakers of the language. This is the strength of our vision and the reason for which our students are better equipped to read, analyze and comprehend reports, briefs, articles, text, etc. These exercises on a larger level have also helped in increasing awareness of history, sociology, psychology, and many other aspects of human knowledge.
Literature then, in my view, helps in expanding our capacity to sympathize with other human beings by enhancing our ability to see and imagine human complexity. It broadens our intellectual horizons by enlarging our power to experience life vicariously. Literature creates potential to stimulate imagination and offers different perspectives. In this experience, there is a cultivation of deeper form of imagination and empathetic identification with other humans. Literature helps readers value different races, ethnic groups, and cultures thus building a holistic experience.
Besides, there are many professions which align with literature. Some areas which have traditionally attracted English Literature graduates include teaching, TV, Radio, Film, Drama & Music, advertising, marketing and PR work, journalism and other areas of the media, editing and publishing, travel & tourism, arts administration, knowledge and information management, and even in legal profession, some corporate are utilizing services of language graduates.
Skill Development in Foreign Languages
English is considered the lingua franca of the world today. Because the language is spoken around the world and used worldwide in the fields of busine...Read More
Being a student of School of Languages and Cultures, I got a chance to live a new way of life. This department gave me several opportunities to enhance my communication skills and to progreShikha Gaur B.A.(Hons.) English
Studying at the Sharda University brought an added value to my life. It gave me an opportunity to meet different kind of people and learn about different cultures. The course which I appliViktorija Matjuka B.A.(Hons.) English
SOLC provides the best base in individual development as well as grooming for becoming an asset to the society.It has been a year attending series of grooming session by our respective mentors, I findWesufa Loungchot B.A.(Hons.) English
School of Languages and Culture is committed to delivering a high-quality academic experience within a nurturing environment for students from diverse backgrounds. With a well-supported and wellKinga Zangmo Wangchuk B.A.(Hons.) English
Being an international student my experience in School of Languages and Culture has been great till now. There has always been a wonderful bonding- be it with teachers or the fellow students. For me,Yashila Thakoor B.A.(Hons.) English
School of Language and Culture is the most unique and creative school amongst the schools at the Sharda University. It has given me and my fellow classmates multiple opportunities, not only to showcasDivyanshu Sajwan B.A.(Hons.) English