School of General Education

General Education for Holistic Development
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In undergraduate curriculum, general education is often contrasted with specialised education. It provides exposure to the whole range of disciplines and areas of knowledge associated by tradition or by institutional convention as the arts and science, and general education also develops a set of general critical competencies (i.e. in writing, speaking, quantitative analysis) expected of all educated men and women.

The importance of highly specialised scientific and technical education is well recognised. But general education is also equally important, since it aims at imparting general knowledge, communication skills, soft skills, economy, governance, environment, moral values, etc. for overall development of an individual, apart from his occupational training. An individual, who has been imparted general education, is expected to think and write clearly, effectively and critically. General education also enhances the understanding of students in thinking systematically about moral and ethical problems.

The School of General Education does not offer Degree Courses of its own, but caters to the needs of all the schools of BSDU by offering various courses for holistic development of the students’ personality. General education has a clear practical on a society. It can promote responsible citizenship, ethical behaviour, educational ambition, professional development in broad range of fields and even global integration. General education prevents students from becoming “balkanized” in narrowly focussed disciplines. Industry needs people who can think and write clearly and critically and can communicate with precision, cogency and force. Students who have studied general education will certainly be able to make decisions based on reference to the wider world and to the historical forces that have shaped it.

In view of these, the University Grants Commission has launched a scheme on skill development based on higher education as part of College/ University education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B. Voc.) degree. The B. Voc. programme is focussed on University and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles along with broad based GENERAL EDUCATION. As per U.G.C. norms, General Education component should adhere to the normal University STANDARD. It should emphasise and offer courses which provide holistic development up to 40% of the total curriculum. The U.G.C. also mandates that adequate attention should be given to the Language and Communication Skills, so that at the end of the course students should have good logical and mathematical skill, understanding of social, political, economic and natural environment, good in collecting and organising information, communication and presentation skills.


The courses under the School of General Education are designed to:

  • Provide a judicious mix of soft skills relating to a professional and appropriate content of General Education.

  • Ensure that students have adequate knowledge and skills so that they are work ready after getting the degree as per industry requirement.

Key Highlights
  • Personality Development with a special focus on communication Skills.

  • Holistic Development through Extra -Curricular activities.

  • Remedial Classes for students coming from vernacular backgrounds.


BSDU in Numbers

  • 18

    Skill Programs

  • 600


  • 17800


  • 110+

    Faculty & Trainer

Prinicipal’s Message

Welcome to the School of General Education!.The School imparts quality education to all students of BSDU irrespective of their disciplines. The students undergo the courses offered by the School in every semester of the B. Voc. and M. Voc. Programmes. It is aimed at holistic development of the students; skilling them for the global market, thus transforming their lives.

At BSDU, we believe that proficiency at the workplace is enhanced by good communication skills, excellent personalities, an awareness of world events, respect for values and traditions in addition to technical skills. The School provides state -of –the- art amenities to create an environment for enhancing learning in these disciplines in addition to various others.

Expert Faculty

      Ritu Tak
    Dr. Sangeetha Noval

    Associate Professor

    M.R.Sc, M.A(Eng. Lit.), Ph.D.

      Sujil A
    Dr. Prerna Srivastava

    Assistant Professor

    M.A.(Eng. Lit.), Ph.D

      pancham kumar
    Dr. Rakesh Choudhary

    Assistant Professor

    M.Sc. (Mathematics), Ph.D. (Mathematics)

      satyendra singh
    Dr. Kiran Shekhawat

    Assistant Professor

    M.A. (English), M.Phil. (English Lit.) Ph. D.

      Ritu Tak
    Dr Ajay Sharma

    Associate Professor

    M. Phil(English); Ph.D.(ELT)

      Sujil A
    Ms Deepraj Walia

    Assistant Professor

    M.Sc. (Food &Nutrition), B.Ed

      pancham kumar
    Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Bhat

    Assistant Professor

    BA Hons, MA (Eng. Lit.) from DU

      satyendra singh
    Mr. Lala Ram Choudhary

    French Trainer

    M.A. (French)

Student Testimonials

Saksham Sharma

The Soft Skills training provided by School of General Education has helped me improve my Communication Skills and this has given me confidence in facing interviews. The teachers focus a lot on improving the language as well as the communicative competence. In addition to teaching wonderful poems and interesting stories essays etc., there is great focus on improving the GD and PI Skills. These skills have helped me to conduct myself professionally during my internships at reputed companies.

B. Voc, 2019-22

Lokesh Ladna

Personality Development, in addition to technical education is one of the highlights of BSDU. The School of General Education conducts classes of Soft- Skills which has improved my Intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. I have become a better team player and have been able to use my time effectively. The classes have brought a positive change in my outlook towards life and has improved my academic performance.

B.Voc, 2019-22

Ayush Anand

I am very thankful to BSDU for including General Education in our curriculum. The varied courses offered by the School during the Industrial Semesters such as Value Education, Business Communication, Industrial Labour and General Laws, Current Affairs, Environmental Science and Behavioural Skills have added to my general awareness. My participation in the various competitions conducted by the School such as Speech Writing, Poetry Writing and Creative writing has given me a great opportunity to improve my talents and has been a great learning experience.

B.Voc, 2017-20