South Asian University (SAU) Master's Level Programmes Admission 2017-2018

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South Asian University (SAU) which is an international university established by the governments of the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) has released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for admission to Master's Level programmes.

According to reports, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are part of this university.

Courses Offered:

  • MA in Economics - 30 Seats
  • MSc in Computer Science - 30 Seats
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics - 30 Seats
  • LLM (Master of Laws) - 30 Seats
  • MSc in Biotechnology - 30 Seats
  • MA in International Relations - 30 Seats
  • MA in Sociology - 30 Seats

Eligibility Criteria:

  • MA in Economics
    12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree with mathematics as a subject of study at the 10 +2 (12th class) level or at the Bachelor’s level or both from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.

    Since a sound knowledge of economics at the undergraduate level is necessary to cope with the Master’s programme, the entrance test will feature questions on undergraduate level economics, mathematics and statistics.
  • MSc in Computer Science
    12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant area* with mathematics as a subject either at the Bachelor’s level or at 10+2 (12th class) level from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics
    12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree (with Mathematics as a subject for at least two years) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
    12 years of schooling + a 5 year integrated BA/LLB degree or 12 years of schooling + a 2 or 3 year Bachelor’s degree + a 3 year LLB degree or 12 years of schooling + a 4 year LLB degree) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade.
  • MSc in Biotechnology
    12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree (BSc, BVSc, BTech, MBBS, etc.) in any area of Biological Sciences / Chemistry / Agriculture and allied sciences; Veterinary and allied sciences / Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Students who have not studied Biology at the Bachelor’s level must have studied and passed in Biology as a subject at the 10+2 (12th class) level. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.
  • MA in International Relations
    12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.
  • MA in Sociology
    12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries in any discipline, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.

Admission Criteria:

  • Applicants who have not yet completed the Bachelor’s degree course and are yet to appear for their last year/semester exam, may also apply for admission and appear in the Entrance Test. However, their admission will be confirmed only if they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria of aggregate percentage of marks at the Bachelor’s level and the first year of MA/MSc course besides clearing the Entrance Test. Please note that such candidates will not have any claim to admission if their results are not declared and their mark sheets are not available latest by 31 July 2017 which is the last date for admissions.
  • Students who are offered admission will be required to produce original copies of their final results at the time of admission, including mark sheets/grade sheets of their qualifying degree examination.
  • Master’s level students in all programmes at SAU shall be full-time students and shall not be permitted to take up full or part-time jobs during the course of their study.

How to apply:

  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on "ADMISSIONS 2017 OPEN APPLY NOW"
  • Click on "APPLY ONLINE"
  • Enter all the required details in prescribed format
  • Click to Submit

Application Fee:

An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region on 9 April 2017. The fee for appearing in the Entrance Test is US $10 or INR 670/-. Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must be made by credit/debit cards or net banking. Those who cannot pay the application fee online still need to fill and submit the online application form. They can then courier a bank draft for US$ 10 or INR 670/- drawn in favour of “South Asian University” payable at New Delhi to the Deputy Registrar Admissions, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. The bank draft must have the name of the candidate, application number and the programme applied for at the back of the bank draft. However, registration will be done only on receipt of the bank draft.

Seat Reservation:

  • 50 per cent seats are reserved for Indian applicants in all the Master's level programmes
  • 4 per cent seats are reserved for applicants from each of the following five countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
  • 10 per cent seats are reserved for applicants from each of the following countries: Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • 10 per cent seats may be allotted to applicants from outside the SAARC region
  • Further, merit lists will be prepared country-wise and the competition will only be amongst candidates within each country
  • If the seats allocated to a particular country are not filled, they will be allocated to students from other countries, as per SAU rules.

Important Dates:

Events Dates
Last date for submitting filled application forms 25th March, 2017
Entrance Test on 09th April, 2017
Classes begin 26th July, 2017



Source: www.sau.int & indiatoday.intoday.in/education

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