Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Best All Rounder 2012-13 (Tejal Ambardekar)

SSLA’s endeavor lies in producing students with well-rounded personalities - students who excel not only in academics but also in other co-curricular activities, and prove, in the Director’s words, that it does not have to be an either-or relationship between work and fun. The school bestows the Best All-Rounder award upon the student who has been phenomenal in striking the balance between the two while striving for excellence in all the possible domains.

Best Academic Performance 2012-13 (Anushka Shahaney’15 & Tejal Ambardekar’16)

SSLA essentially aims to provide an environment where students can follow their intellectual pursuits and utilize their potentials to the utmost. Being an academically rigorous programme, Liberal Arts challenges the students to grapple with complex concepts, learn to manage their time efficiently, communicate their ideas effectively and exhibit academic integrity alongside all this. The Best Academician award is given out to the student who demonstrates all the aforementioned skills and comes out with flying colors.

Aniruddha Vyas attends ISFiT, Norway

Aniruddha Vyas, a second year student from SSLA was chosen to be a part of the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), Norway, one of the biggest cultural festivals of the world, to participate in a Performing Arts workshop for 10 days. This festival, throughout history has stood for its peace-building efforts, to get together people of various nationalities on a global platform to discuss issues pertaining to poverty, health and education, among others, with this year's theme being "Free and Fair Global Trade".

Aniruddha, who is a training Hindustani classical vocalist, through this workshop would be exploring the various possibilities that the world of performing art can create in bringing about various social and cultural changes. 

Best All-Rounder 2011-12 (Salonee Mistry)

SSLA’s endeavor lies in producing students with well-rounded personalities - students who excel not only in academics but also in other co-curricular activities, and prove, in the Director’s words, that it does not have to be an either-or relationship between work and fun. The school bestows the Best All-Rounder award upon the student who has been phenomenal in striking the balance between the two while striving for excellence in all the possible domains.

The Best All-Rounder award for the academic year 2011-2012 was won by Salonee Mistry, who not only excelled in academics, but also proved her worth in various extra-curricular activities throughout the year.

Best Presentation 2011-12 (Krithika Balaji)

Good verbal communication skills are a by-product of the interactive nature of the Liberal Arts curriculum. Hence students at SSLA are adept at presenting complicated ideas and concepts to an audience effortlessly. Like Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Verbal presentations provide an excellent tool for one to share the knowledge one has gained and crystallize it in the process. Hence, class presentations are an integral part of the assessment for most of the courses at SSLA.

The Best Presentation award is given out by SSLA to the student who has given the best classroom presentation in the whole academic year. This award for the academic year 2011-2012 was won by Krithika Balaji.

Award for the Greatest Change 2011-12 (Aditi Bhartiya & Aniruddha Vyas)

SSLA has a multicultural student community, where the students come from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. Every year, the school recognizes the efforts of the students who have shown an appreciable positive change in their personalities by overcoming their personal barriers. These are students who have come from orthodox backgrounds, especially in terms of education, and yet have managed to find their voice in this very short span.

The Award for the Greatest Change, popularly known as the Metamorphosis Award for the academic year 2011-2012 went to Aditi Bhartiya and Aniruddha Vyas, for their metamorphosis from the pupa they were at the beginning of the year to the confident butterflies that they have now become.

Best Essay 2011-12 (Manasa Gopakumar & Natasha Puri)

One of the attributes of a Liberal Arts student is the ability to present ideas and arguments in the written form, logically and coherently, exhibiting his/her analytical skills. Hence, students at SSLA are expected to write argumentative essays, academic papers, character/plot analysis, film/book reviews and research papers throughout the semester, in almost all their courses.

The Best Essay award is given every year to the student who has written the best academic paper of that year. This award was won jointly by Manasa Gopakumar and Natasha Puri in the academic year 2011-2012, for the papers they had written for the classes, Introduction to Multicultural Worldviews and The Idea of Art, respectively.

Best Academic Performance 2011-12 (Krithika Balaji & Salonee Mistry)

SSLA essentially aims to provide an environment where students can follow their intellectual pursuits and utilize their potentials to the utmost. Being an academically rigorous programme, Liberal Arts challenges the students to grapple with complex concepts, learn to manage their time efficiently, communicate their ideas effectively and exhibit academic integrity alongside all this. The Best Academician award is given out to the student who demonstrates all the aforementioned skills and comes out with flying colors.

This award for the academic year 2011-2012 was won jointly by Krithika Balaji and Salonee Mistry, both of whom had performed well in academics consistently throughout the year.

Most Responsible 2011-12 (Manasa Gopakumar)

SSLA, while concentrating on the academics, also stresses a lot on the importance of developing certain skills and qualities among the students, which are required for one to succeed in his/her life. The sense of responsibility and a feeling of duty towards the society and oneself is one of them. Each year, SSLA, through the Most Responsible Student award, recognizes the student who has contributed a lot to the institute by showing his/her commitment in each and every instance.

The Most Responsible Student award for the academic year 2011-2012 was bagged by Manasa Gopakumar, who other than performing well in academics, is an active member of the SSLA Student Council and the Web Team, apart from being involved in various other co-curricular activities.