Message from the Dean

It is my great pleasure to share with you the philosophy that drives us at the School of Arts. Being one of the younger Schools at KU, there is still a long way to go for us. But that should not stop us from celebrating what we have achieved over the years. The diversity we enjoy – that includes disciplines such as Ethnomusicology, Fine Arts, Development Studies, Media Studies, Economics, Community Development, Human and Natural Resources Studies and Buddhist Studies –represents to a large extent the wide spectrum of the society we live in. The committed faculties and staff of these programs are working every day to give their best to the students and the community, without whose dedication we would not be where we are now.

But the future awaits us, and we should prepare ourselves for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. For that we need to build our capacity and be equipped with tools, skills and knowledge that will enable us to face the realities of tomorrow. School of Arts has the potential to expand much wider, but we want to do so step by step.

One such step is our effort in taking the campus to the community, where we will continue to give emphasis on a greater involvement with the communities, so that we are able to understand their challenges and possibilities and provide informed and sustainable solutions. The other step will be to expand our global engagement with academic institutions from different parts of the world, where we work as partners and collaborate in research and capacity building.

I invite you to explore this site to get a glimpse of the programs that engage our faculty, staff and students, and gain a sense of how you can be a part of our mission. Do join us in our pursuit of knowledge and social change.

Sagar Raj Sharma