How Does A Multi-Disciplinary Approach To Education Enhance Learning And Prepare Students For A Multi-Faceted World?


Editorial / June 22, 2023

In today’s world, where businesses are changing almost every day, it is the responsibility of educational institutes to provide holistic education to students. Furthermore, the holistic approach helps students transfer knowledge and cross-learn multiple subjects simultaneously. Simply put into words: This is what a multi-disciplinary approach to education is all about. It helps students revamp critical thinking, time-management, upscale their communication skills, and improve their research methods. And guess what? You are already close to the recruiter searching for multi-disciplinary talent.

Here’s why multi-disciplinary talent is given more preference 

According to a report published by BusinessLine, recruiters extensively prefer multi-talented candidates to perform several duties.

All about Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, and its multi-disciplinary research centers in various subjects

Choosing a viable university for multi-disciplinary studies can be perplexing, with many options available. Let’s make it easy for you. Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, is one of India's leading multi-disciplinary, research-focused, and student-centric universities. It has multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research centers for several subjects. For example, Center for Archeology, Heritage & Museum Studies, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE), Center for Informatics, Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT), Center of Excellence in Epigenetics specialize in multiple topics by incorporating inter and multi-disciplinary approaches based on some of the most renowned faculty members handpicked from across the globe.

All about the Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE) 

Let us take an example of one such multi-disciplinary center at the University. Center For Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE) is a multi-disciplinary research center at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, allowing students to explore environmental sciences, engineering, and sustainability research. The center offers students the best of both worlds – environmental studies and technology development.

CESE was set up under the School of Natural Sciences (SoNS), Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, to develop an interdisciplinary research facility by bringing various fields together, such as Fields of Science, Natural Resources, Engineering, Social Sciences, Public Policy and Law. 

The center offers thorough research to students in environmental science by organizing problem-solving multi-disciplinary research in specialized segments related to the environment. 

The multi-disciplinary center also trains candidates in areas like natural resource management, socio-economics, public policy and engineering, keeping the principles of sustainable development in mind. 

At Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, theoretical and practical education are considered stepping stones to imparting the necessary skills. Therefore, CESE focuses on building a cohesive relationship between academics, the relevant industry, and government institutes. So that candidates do not face any challenges when they enter the business world. This also helps them reinforce the growth of environmental science and technology in their respective industries. 

Besides this, students also can participate in subject-related seminars, workshops, training activities to get wider industry exposure.

Planning to be a future leader? Here’s how you can start preparing yourself 

By studying multiple subjects, you do not just prepare yourself for multi-tasking roles; you also become future-ready. By offering multi-disciplinary courses, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, prepares aspiring candidates for the uncertain job market due to the COVID-induced pandemic. Multi-disciplinary education also helps students become more flexible, regardless of their arts, commerce and science stream. And most importantly, it prepares them to be future global leaders in the most creative ways. 

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