Azim Premji University (APU), Bengaluru

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Estd: 2010
  • Approved By : UGC

Azim Premji University (APU), Bengaluru

Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not-for-profit University and is recognized by The University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2F.

The beginnings of the University are in the learning and experience of a decade of work in elementary education by the Azim Premji Foundation. The University was founded as one of the key responses to the constraints and challenges that the Foundation encountered both within and in the environment, and as part of a larger strategy to contribute to the Education and Development sectors in the country.

Programmes offered by Azim Premji University:

1. Postgraduate Programme

2. Undergraduate Programme

1. Postgraduate Programmes (Programmes offered):

A. Two-year programmes

  • M.A. Education
  • M.A. Development
  • M.A. Public Policy & Governance
  • M.A. Economics

B. One-year programme

  • LL.M. in Law and Development

2. Undergraduate Programme (Programmes offered):

A. Three-year programmes:

  1. B.Sc. Mathematics
  2. B.Sc. Physics
  3. B.Sc. Biology
  4. B.A. Economics
  5. B.A. English
  6. B.A. Philosophy
  7. B.A. History

B. Four-year programmes (Dual-degree programmes in Science and Education):

  • B.Sc. B.Ed. Biology
  • B.Sc. B.Ed. Physics
  • B.Sc. B.Ed. Mathematics

Important Dates:

Postgraduate Programme:

Admission process

Working Professional Round

Regular Round

Last date to apply

22nd Dec 2020

22nd Feb 2021

Entrance test date

10th Jan 2021

21st Mar 2021

Interview process

6th Feb - 10 Feb 2021

19th Apr 2021 -10th May 2021

Interview results

Last week of Feb 2021

Last week of May 2021

Academic session starts

Mid of Aug 2021

Mid of Aug 2021

Undergraduate Programme:

Early Admission Window:

Last date to apply

27th December 2020

Entrance test date

10th January 2021

Interview process

Mid of February 2021

Interview Results

First week of March 2021

Academic session starts

August 2021

Selection Criteria:

Postgraduate Programme:

The selection processes for the Postgraduate Programme include:

1. Entrance Test:

Part 1: Multiple choice questions.

Part 2: Essay based on the first programme preference.

2. Personal Interview:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview.

Undergraduate Programme:

The selection processes for the Undergraduate Programme include:

1. Entrance Test:

Part A (Multiple Choice) * - Test that will assess the English language capacities and quantitative capacities.

Part B - Written component: Applicants will have to write an essay/ data analysis/ problem solving based on their major preference which would assess writing and analytical skills.

2. Personal Interview:

Shortlisted Candidates will be called for a personal interview.

ELIGIBILITY:

A. Postgraduate Programme:

1. Master of Arts in Education / Development / Public Policy & governance / Economics:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline (including Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Commerce, Management, etc.) from a recognized University.
  • Undergraduate students who are appearing for their final year examinations and completing their graduation on or before September 2020 are also eligible to apply. The offer of provisional admission is valid only on successful completion of graduation.
  • Candidates with work experience are actively encouraged to apply.

2. LL.M. in Law and Development:

Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. 3years / 5 years) from a recognized University in India or abroad.

B. Undergraduate Programme:

1. CBSE/State/ISC Board:

You have completed Class 12 board exams in any Indian board and you have a score of 50%.

Or complete your Class 12 by July 2019 with a score of 50%.

2. IGCSE/Cambridge Assessment International Education:

You have appeared for or successfully completed at least THREE subjects at the GCE Advanced Level.

You have obtained a recognized 10th standard certificate from an Indian or foreign certifying Board or Cambridge IGCSE or O Levels with at least FIVE subjects including English.

3. International Baccalaureate board:

You have appeared for or successfully completed the IB Diploma /Certificate and obtained at least 24 points from a total of at least six subjects with minimum of three subjects at higher level and three subjects at standard level.

You have obtained a recognized 10th standard certificate from an Indian or foreign certifying Board.

4. Other scores considered for Admissions:

Students can apply through their SAT Scores and KVPY scores. They will be exempted from the Part 1 MCQ part of the Azim Premji University test. However, they will have to appear for the Part 2descriptive component.

Fees & Scholarship:

Postgraduate Programme:

1. M.A. Education / M.A. Development / M.A. Public Policy and Governance / M.A. Economics (2021-23)

Tuition Fees and Scholarship Details

Income Range

< 2 lakhs

2 - 4 Lakhs

4 - 6 Lakhs

6 - 7 Lakhs

> 7 Lakhs

Scholarships

100%

75%

50%

25%

No Scholarship

Fees payable Per Sem

Tuition Fee

0

11,250

22,500

33,750

45,000

Fees payable Per year

Tuition Fee

0

22,500

45,000

67,500

90,000

Fees payable for 2 years

Tuition Fee

0

45,000

90,000

1,35,000

1,80,000

Accommodation fees will range from 72,000 to 84,000 per year.

2. LL.M. in Law & Development (2021-22)

Fees and Scholarship Details

Income Range

< 2 lakhs

2 - 4 Lakhs

4 - 6 Lakhs

6 - 7 Lakhs

> 7 Lakhs

Scholarships

100%

75%

50%

25%

0%

Fees payable Per Sem

Tuition Fee

0

11,250

22,500

33,750

45,000

Fees payable Per year

Tuition Fee

0

22,500

45,000

67,500

90,000

Undergraduate Programme:

B.Sc. and B.A (3 year – Programme) (2020 – 23)

Income Range

< 4Lakhs

4 - 8 Lakhs

8- 10 Lakhs

10- 15 Lakhs

> 15 Lakhs

Scholarships

100%

75%

50%

25%

0%

Fees payable Per Sem

Tuition Fee

0

26,250

52,500

78,750

1,05,000

Accommodation Charges

0

9,000

18,000

27,000

36,000

Total

0

35,250

70,500

1,05,750

1,41,000

Fees payable Per year

Tuition Fee

0

52,500

1,05,000

1,57,500

2,10,000

Accommodation Charges

0

18,000

36,000

54,000

72,000

Total

0

70,500

1,41,000

2,11,500

2,82,000

Total Fees payable for 3 years

Tuition Fee

0

1,57,500

3,15,000

4,72,500

6,30,000

Accommodation Charges

0

54,000

1,08,000

1,62,000

2,16,000

Total

0

2,11,500

4,23,000

6,34,500

8,46,000

B.Sc. B.Ed. (4 year Dual Degree Programme) (2020 – 24)

Income Range

< 4 Lakhs

4 - 8 Lakhs

8 - 10 Lakhs

10 - 15 Lakhs

> 15 Lakhs

Scholarships

100%

75%

50%

25%

0%

Fees payable Per Sem

Tuition Fee

0

26,250

52,500

78,750

1,05,000

Accommodation Charges

0

9,000

18,000

27,000

36,000

Total

0

35,250

70,500

1,05,750

1,41,000

Fees payable Per year

Tuition Fee

0

52,500

1,05,000

1,57,500

2,10,000

Accommodation Charges

0

18,000

36,000

54,000

72,000

Total

0

70,500

1,41,000

2,11,500

2,82,000

Total Fees payable for 4 years

Tuition Fee ***

0

1,57,500

3,15,000

4,72,500

6,30,000

Accommodation Charges

0

72,000

1,44,000

2,16,000

2,88,000

Total

0

2,29,500

4,59,000

6,88,500

9,18,000

***For the B.Sc.B.Ed. Programmes, all students will get a 100 % tuition fee waiver in the fourth year.

Placements:

Postgraduate Programme:

Students at the University can look forward to fulfilling roles in organizations that engage in grassroots work in the field. They can also look forward to roles in academia, policy think tanks, politics, government programmes, multilateral agencies, corporate social responsibility departments of companies, funding organizations and in the media.

Over 1000 students have graduated and we have an excellent placement record - Close to 90 organizations participate in our campus recruitment every year. These range from large organizations in the NGO space, small organizations at the grass roots, research institutions, policy bodies, CSRs, quasi government institutions, schools etc.

Undergraduate Programme:

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

OUR GRADUATES:

Two batches have graduated so far with their first degrees in Biology, Physics, Economics, Philosophy, History and English. Some of them also pursued an honours degree.

They have taken up interesting avenues for their future career / academic paths as below:

1. Pursue Postgraduation or Integrated-Doctoral programmes in the disciplinary areas of Biology, Physics, Economics, History, Literature etc. in institutes like National Centre for Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Central Universities (India), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), University of Glasgow, The University of Warwick (UK) etc.

2. Higher studies leading to a Postgraduate degree or diploma in inter-disciplinary areas like Development Studies, Development Economics, Social Anthropology, Public Policy, Education, Media, Journalism, Conservation Biology, Neuroscience, Biotechnology, Genetics, Environmental Studies, Science Communication, Wildlife Science etc. at TISS, Azim Premji University, Ambedkar Univ, Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History, Center for Human Genetics, SOAS London, University of Göttingen, Germany, Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), Paris, University of Sheffield, Leiden University (Netherlands), Wildlife institute of India

3. Pursue fellowship programmes or work opportunities at Teach for India, Campus Associateship with Azim Premji Foundation, PRS legislative Research, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, ASER, India Philanthropic Initiative (IPI), ICTS-TIFR, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, and others.

How to apply?

Click here to apply for Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programme.

Programmes & Courses

Infrastructure

  • Hostel

  • Library

  • Playground

  • Education Loan

  • Laboratory

Contact Details


PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block, Electronics City, Hosur Road (Beside NICE Road)
Bangalore, Karnataka - 560100

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