Azim Premji University Announces Admissions to Masters’ Programmes 2018-2020

Chennai, December 18, 2017: Azim Premji University has invited applications from fresh and experienced graduates who are keen to contribute to the social sector in critical areas of Education, Development and related sectors. The two-year full time Postgraduate Programmes (M.A. Education, M.A. Development and M.A. Public Policy & Governance) and One year Programme (LL.M. in Law and Development) aim to develop competent and committed professionals who can significantly contribute to the Indian education and social sector.

University offers a unique learning experience with a curriculumof core courses that provide the foundation, more than 100interdisciplinary / theme-based electives and flexibility to design your owncourse through the ‘Independent study’ option. 

Integrated field practice at the University is a unique learningexperience with practicums every week, longer exposure visits, fieldresearch, internships opportunities and independent field projects. Apart fromthese, courses in art and craft, music, cinema, literature etc. and otherlearning opportunities through workshops, seminars, guest lectures and eventsare organised in the campus. 

The University has an explicit commitment towards supporting studentsfrom disadvantaged backgrounds, based on parental education, income, caste,gender etc. The University provides extensive financial assistance fordeserving students through full and part scholarships.S. Giridhar, Chief Operating Officer, Azim Premji University said,“Given our clear social purpose, it is heartening to see that almostall our graduates chose to work in the education and development sector,many of them in rural areas. They have taken the opportunity to contributemeaningfully to social change on the ground.” 

Admission process and dates: Studentscan apply online on the University website. Applicants will be shortlistedbased on a written test and personal interview. The final date for applicationsfor the Postgraduate & LL.M. programmes is Jan 26, 2018 withthe test scheduled in 30 centers across India on Feb 10, 2018 andinterviews in Mar 2018. 

Career Opportunities & Placement Support: A variety of challengingand fulfilling roles are available in the social sector, NGOs, corporate socialresponsibility departments, research and educational institutions. The fivepostgraduate programme batches that have graduated have seen excellent campusplacement. Close to 90 organisations visit the campus every year. Dedicatedcampus placement cell facilitates these career opportunities. 

Address: Azim Premji University, Pixel Park, BBlock, PES Campus, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru, 560100


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