NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Azim Premji University has announced admissions to its 2-year full time Masters Programmes MA in Education, Development and Public Policy and Governance, and 3-year Undergraduate Programme B.Sc. (Physics or Biology) and BA (Economics or Humanities). Azim Premji University was established in 2010 by the Azim Premji Foundation.
Students can apply online on the University website azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in or give a call on toll free number 1800 843 2001. Applicants will be short listed based on a written test and personal interview. The final date for applications for the Postgraduate programmes is January 28, 2016 with the test scheduled in 30 centres across India on February 14, 2016. Applications for regular admissions in Undergraduate programme close on April 25, 2016 with the test and interviews scheduled in May 2016.
Students applying to the M.A. Education programme can specialize in areas like Curriculum & Pedagogy, School Leadership & Management, and Early Childhood Education. M.A. Development students can specialize in Livelihood, Health & Nutrition, Law & Governance or Sustainability. They may also pursue a balanced general programme without any specialization.
The Undergraduate 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 do Minors, from a wide range (e.g. Data Sciences, Development studies, Education Studies). They can also pursue an Honours degree by taking up additional research work and projects.
The University is committed to financially support all deserving students through extensive full and part scholarships and also facilitates concessional education loans.
Mr. S. Giridhar, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Azim Premji University said, “Our endeavour is to develop professionals with high levels of competence, integrity and social commitment. The curriculum, high faculty student ratio and significant student support are designed to build deep disciplinary knowledge while allowing space to identify and pursue student interests.”