Santosh Kudtarkar

“Small class sizes leads to deeper engagement with the students, resulting in a dynamic pedagogical practice for more effective individual learning."

Why I Chose FLAME

I joined this institution before it started its operations. As a nascent institution there was no track record to consider, but what attracted us was the idea of liberal education. I was always a strong advocate of such a system and wished it for our country. When I heard about FLAME and met the founders, I was impressed by their passion and commitment to make a difference and bring in change in the prevailing education landscape, and their pioneering vision led to the establishment of the first liberal education institution of the country. There was a convergence of ideas and interests of the founders with mine, and of course, the opportunity to be associated with a budding institution and make a difference comes once in a lifetime. There were no doubts, this was where I wanted to be.

What Sets FLAME Apart From Other Institutions

At FLAME, the rigidity of academic disciplines is not a barrier to learning. We believe that academic disciplines do not have to live in silos as is prevalent in more conventional institutions. Here, the pursuit of knowledge is a goal in itself. Every member of the academic community, students or faculty, are given the freedom and in fact, strongly encouraged, to explore and learn outside their primary field of study, so that the interconnections of various disciplines and the unity of all knowledge can be appreciated and incorporated in to the teaching process.

The Courses I Teach At FLAME

I teach courses that are mainly quantitative with occasional forays into teaching a course on Critical Thinking and Logic.

The Most Outstanding Features Of Curriculum Delivery At FLAME

Small class sizes leads to deeper engagement with the students, resulting in a dynamic pedagogical practice for more effective individual learning.

What I Cherish And Admire The Most About FLAME

That despite the pressure and temptation to given in and adopt a more conventional approach, the ethos of liberal education, the freedom and flexibility to explore and learn, has become stronger and more entrenched.