The 11 Foundation Courses, being multi-disciplinary were entrusted to separate Empowered Committees,  one for each course. Interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches were discussed by teachers from the departments and from colleges who were members in each committee. Several meetings were held for every course. It was agreed that Foundation Courses would be designed to strengthen the educational base of the students in relation to the grand challenges facing India. The curriculum would encourage appreciation and learning of academic tools that explore some of these problems and point towards some solutions. Through lectures, group projects and class presentations, it is expected that students will acquire both knowledge and ability in the areas being addressed.The Foundation Course curriculum takes up these issues implicitly:

a Economic Development, Rural, Urban & Linkages

a Energy, water

a Urbanization, Infrastructure, Transport, Sanitation

a Environment & Public Health

a Food security, Agriculture

a Education, Literacy

a Ethics, Society & Justice

The teaching methodology in the Foundation courses is participative and project based. Reading material is pertinent,engaging and of manageable length for students. Presentations in class are mandatory. Evaluation procedures are recommended to ensure continuous learning. In addition to the 11 Foundation Courses, 1 Applied Course in Language  (Arabic/Bengali/ English/Hindi/Persian/Punjabi/Sanskrit/Urdu) will also be taught in the first year.

Foundation Courses:

(a) Courses (First Year):

01.Language, Literature, and Creativity – I

02.Language, Literature, and Creativity – II (English)

03.Information Technology

04.Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management

05.Science and Life

05.History of Science (for Visually Impaired students)

06.Indian History and Culture

07.Building Mathematical Ability

07.Mathematical Awareness (for Visually Impaired students)

(b) Applied Language Course – (one course)

(a) Courses (Second Year):

08.Governance and Citizenship

09.Philosophy, Psychology, Communication and Life Skills

10.Geographic and Socio-Economic Diversity

11.Environment and Public Health