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

Chennai,  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 focuses on building critical foundational capabilities through the Common curriculum, disciplinary depth through the Majors and a broader interdisciplinary engagement through the Minors. The common curriculum includes quantitative reasoning, communication, advanced reading and writing and Understanding India components. As part of the curriculum, students also get the opportunity to pursue creative engagements in Music, Arts and Sports etc. It combines conceptual knowledge with practical engagement through lab work, field work, workshops, student research, projects and portfolios. Faculty members come with a mix of teaching, research and field experience and follow innovative teaching-learning methods that bring out the best in students.

Mr. Venu Narayan, Director School of Liberal studies, Azim Premji University said, “The educational philosophy of the three-year liberal under graduate programme focuses on preparing students as critical thinkers, good communicators and responsible citizens. The curriculum, high faculty student ratio and significant student support are designed to build deep disciplinary knowledge while allowing students the space to explore and pursue their interests.”

Admission process and dates: Students can apply online on the University website. Applicants will be selected based on a written test and personal interview for shortlisted students. The Undergraduate programme has two Admissions windows- Applications for early admissions close on 5thDec 2017, followed by an entrance test on 17thDec 2017 in Chennai and other cities. Interview and offer of admission will follow in Jan 2018.

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

Career Opportunities

Our graduates can explore varied opportunities in both employment and higher education.  Whether in business, the social sector or entrepreneurship, our graduates will benefit from an education that nurtures fundamental capabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge. We also foresee students continuing to pursue higher studies either at Azim Premji University or elsewhere.

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

TOLL FREE HELPLINE: 1800 843 2001

EMAIL:[email protected]

About Azim Premji University: Azim Premji University was established under the Azim Premji University Act 2010 of the Government of Karnataka. Azim Premji Foundation, the sponsoring body set up the University as a fully philanthropic and not-for-profit entity, with a clear social purpose. Azim Premji University’s mission is to prepare graduates with great competence, integrity and social commitment who can contribute to the Education and Development sectors in India.

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