The liberal arts are more essential than ever to a broad-ranging and intellectually serious education. If science is said to be an attempt to make sense of the world, the humanities are an inquiry about how we live in that world, and language the rich medium through which we articulate that inquiry.
Led by historians, philosophers, linguists, classicists and literary scholars, the Humanities and Languages division aims to become an advanced centre for scholarship and communication. Its research programme will be based not on narrow disciplinary lines, but on problems and themes on a global scale, with a special focus on Indian Ocean studies.
Beginning in 2018, we will offer a Masters degree in Economics taught by the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Professor Chakravarthi Rangarajan.