Liberal Instincts

Delivering a transformative education is the core mission of Great Lakes College.

The enriching interdisciplinary approach at Great Lakes College addresses the most urgent challenges facing society today —problems too complex to be tackled by any single discipline.
With courses that span Arts/ History, Behavioural Science, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Science, the foundation of a liberal arts education will ignite a lifelong intellectual adventure



Co-Founder, Apple Inc

"It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing."

At the launch of iPad 2, 2011

Experiential Term 1

A greater learning comes when concepts studied in the classroom are applied in the field. During this term, students will be expected to apply the course concepts of core learning areas to real life situations. The students will have the opportunity to work as an intern with an NGO or a social start up. This will expose them to social entrepreneurship and enable them to analyze and evaluate opportunities and constraints related to social ventures and present recommendations for effectiveness. Apart from developing key knowledge that can be applied in diverse settings, this will also help students to get closer to the society and its problems and enable them to work in complicated settings with versatile and dynamic social set-up.

At the end of the Experiential Term I, students will be able to:

  • Identify, describe and create a social value proposition for organizations
  • Determine and evaluate the use of income generation mechanisms in the social sector
  • Analyze types of innovative structures and business models and their implications
  • Calculate social return on investment for a social venture
  • Evaluate social impacts for a social venture and develop performance metrics for this purpose.
  • Work on socially meaningful projects which make a difference in the communities’ life in India and other emerging economies
Experiential Term I