Azim Premji University announces admissions for Dual Degree Undergraduate Programme B.Sc. B.Ed.

Bengaluru, April 11, 2018: Azim Premji University announces admissions to its new 4-year dual degree programme that awards a B.Sc.B.Ed. Degree. The 4-year B.Sc.B.Ed. programme aims to develop professionals with deep disciplinary knowledge of the sciences and a profound understanding of the theory and practice of education.

Theprogramme consists of a Common Curriculum, Disciplinary Courses (Life Sciencesor Physical Sciences), Education Courses and Field Practice. The CommonCurriculum has courses in critical reading, reasoning, advanced writing andunderstanding India. In the Disciplinary Courses, students can choose eitherPhysical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) or Life Sciences (Biology,Chemistry, Physics). The Education Courses focus on developing perspectives oneducation from a variety of disciplines and skills to teach effectively throughcourses in curriculum and pedagogy. Field practice consists of practicums andinternships covering the diverse school contexts in India and a semester-longapprenticeship. Faculty members come with a mix of teaching, research and fieldexperience and follow innovative teaching/learning methods that bring out thebest in students. 

TheUniversity has an explicit commitment towards supporting students fromdisadvantaged backgrounds, based on parental education, income, caste, gender,etc. The University provides extensive financial assistance to deservingstudents through full and partial scholarships covering tuition fees,accommodation and food charges. The final year tuition fee is waived for allthe students enrolling in the 4-year dual degree programme. 

Mr.Ramchandar Krishnamurthy, Associate Director, School of Liberal Studies, AzimPremji University says, “Our dual degree programme is an excellent opportunity for studentscompleting their 12th grade who are looking to expand their horizons in highereducation and employment. They will be equipped to become both excellentscientists and outstanding science educators.” 

CareerOpportunities: Ourprogramme will open doors to multiple opportunities in both higher educationand employment. The preparation in science will be rigorous and students canpursue careers in science. The degree in education is a professional degree andprepares students to enter the world of teaching. 

Admissionprocess and dates: Students can apply online on the University website. Applicants will beselected based on a written test and personal interview for shortlistedstudents. Applications for admissions close on 30thApril 2018, followed by anentrance test on 13thMay 2018, interviews end of May and offer of admission inJune 2018. The academic session starts in July 2018. 

Address: Azim Premji University,Admissions Office, Pixel Park, B Block, PES Campus, Electronics City, HosurRoad, Bengaluru, 560100


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