Masters Programme at South Asian University
Reference No: CGCD/043/2023
South Asian University is an international university established by the governments of the eight member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The University has now moved to its own beautiful 100 acres campus at Maidan Garhi. The University, established with the aim of evolving a South Asian consciousness, offers Master's programmes in the following disciplines Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, International Relations, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Sociology.
Eligibility: A minimum of 15 years of education under the 10+2+3 pattern (i.e., 12 years of schooling + a 3 year degree) or a 4-year degree after 10+2 (12 years of schooling) with a minimum of 50% marks (or an equivalent grade) for admission to M.A. courses; and 55% marks (or an equivalent grade) for admission to M.Sc. courses. For all cases, the Master's programme will be of two years duration.
Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor's degree in less than 15 years (e.g., under the 10+2+2 pattern) are not eligible for admission. Those who have completed a two-year Bachelor's degree and thereafter have also completed one year of MA/MSc can apply for admission to a Master's course subject to their fulfilling other prescribed eligibility conditions including the percentage of required marks (which will be the average of marks obtained at the Bachelor's level and the first year of the MA/MSc course).
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 26 July 2023 which is the last date for admission. However, the last date of admission can be extended up to 14 August 2023 with late fee after prior approval from the competent authority. Students who are offered admission will be required to produce original certificates of their final results at the time of admission, including mark sheets/grade sheets of their qualifying degree examination.
Selection :The admission to the Master Programmes is made through entrance test. Degrees obtained from government recognized Universities/Institutions will only be acceptable. Degrees obtained on the basis of work experience will not be acceptable for admission at SAU. Students who are offered admission will be required to produce original certificates of their final results at the time of admission, including mark sheets/grade sheets of their qualifying degree examination. Master's students in all programmes at SAU shall be full-time students and shall not be permitted to take up any full or part-time jobs during the course of their study.
The fee for appearing in the Entrance Test is INR 800. Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must also be made through online mode. An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region on 29 and 30 April 2023 as per the schedule.