Azim Premji University announces admissions for 2018-21 UG Programme with Honours option

Chennai, 17 November 2017: Azim Premji University announces admissions to its Undergraduate Programmes. The Programme offers B.Sc. degree with Majors in Physics or Biology and B.A. degree with Majors in Economics or Humanities. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of Minors, based on their interests. E.g. Data Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Education Studies, Development & Sustainability etc. They can also pursue an Honours degree by taking up additional research work and projects. This is a 3-year, full-time, residential programme based in Bengaluru. The University has an explicit commitment towards supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds, based on parental education, income, caste, gender etc. The University provides extensive financial assistance for deserving students through full and part scholarships covering tuition fees and accommodation and food charges.

The Undergraduate Programme at Azim Premji University is unique. It focuseson building critical foundational capabilities through the Common curriculum,disciplinary depth through the Majors and a broader interdisciplinaryengagement through the Minors. The common curriculum includes quantitativereasoning, communication, advanced reading and writing and Understanding Indiacomponents. As part of the curriculum, students also get the opportunity topursue creative engagements in Music, Arts and Sports etc. It combinesconceptual knowledge with practical engagement through lab work, field work,workshops, student research, projects and portfolios. Faculty members come witha mix of teaching, research and field experience and follow innovativeteaching-learning methods that bring out the best in students.


Mr. Venu Narayan, Director School of Liberalstudies, Azim Premji University said, “Theeducational philosophy of the three-year liberal under graduate programmefocuses on preparing students as critical thinkers, good communicators andresponsible citizens. The curriculum, high faculty student ratio andsignificant student support are designed to build deep disciplinary knowledgewhile allowing students the space to explore and pursue their interests.” Admission process and dates: Students can apply online onthe University website. Applicants will be selected based on a written test andpersonal interview for shortlisted students. The Undergraduate programme hastwo Admissions windows- Applications for early admissions close on 5thDec 2017, followed by anentrance test on 17thDec2017 in Chennai and other cities. Interview and offer of admission willfollow in Jan 2018.

Applications for regular admissions close in April 2018 with the entrancetest and interviews scheduled in May 2018.


Career Opportunities: Our graduates can explore varied opportunities in both employment andhigher education.  Whether in business, the social sector or entrepreneurship,our graduates will benefit from an education that nurtures fundamentalcapabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge. We also foreseestudents continuing to pursue higher studies either at Azim Premji Universityor elsewhere.


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