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South Asian University Admission Master’s and PhD Programme New Delhi 2020 – 21

South Asian University Admission Master’s and PhD Programme New Delhi 2020 – 21

 

About the University

 

South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the governments of the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The University, established with the aim of evolving a South Asian consciousness, offers Master’s and PhD level programmes in Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Legal Studies.

▣ APPLY BY: 14 MARCH 2020

▣ ENTRANCE TEST ON: 28-29 MARCH 2020

▣ CLASSES BEGIN: 27 JULY 2020

Admission to Master’s Level Programmes

The following is a list of the Master’s level programmes offered at SAU:

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

Eligibility Criteria,

  • For admission to the Master’s level programmes, a minimum of 15 years of education under the 10+2+3 pattern (i.e., 12 years of schooling + a 3 year degree) is essential. Applicants who have earned a 4-year degree after 10+2 (12 years of schooling) are also eligible, though the Master’s level programme will still be of two years duration for them. 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. However, students 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 level 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 2019 which is the last date for admission. The last date of admission is extendable to 10 August 2020 with prior approval from the competent authority
  • 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.
  • Students whose qualifying examinations results are not announced at the time of personal registration, will not be registered till their results are declared. Such students are advised to not report at SAU without their latest marks sheets.

Determining Rankings in Case of a Tie

The policy to determine the ranking of candidates in the Entrance Test in case of a tie is as under:

In case of a tie in the total score of the Entrance Test, the rank of a candidate will be determined on the basis of the score in individual sections as follows:

  • If the total score is tied, the candidate who scores higher marks in section C will be placed higher.
  • In case the total score and Section C scores are tied or if there is no Section C, the candidate who scores higher marks in section B will be placed higher.
  • If the tie continues further, higher rank will be awarded to the candidate who is older.

Admission to PhD programmes

The following is a list of PhD programmes offered at SAU:

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics: 06 seats
  • PhD in Computer Science: 06 seats
  • PhD in Biotechnology: 06 seats
  • PhD in Economics: 06 seats
  • PhD in International Relations: 06 seats
  • PhD in Sociology: 06 seats
  • PhD in Legal Studies: 06 seats

Eligibility Criteria,

  • Applicants who have not completed their Master’s level course and are yet to appear for their last year/semester exam may also take the Entrance Test. However, their admission will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria of the aggregate percentage of marks at the Master’s level 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 10 August 2020 which is the last date for admission with prior permission from the competent authority.
  • The admission procedure for the PhD programme consists of an Entrance Test followed by an interview. Students are required to score at least 50% marks in both, the Entrance Test and the interview separately, to be eligible for admission.
  • Travel Subsidy for candidates invited for interview: Candidates invited for the interview will be given a travel subsidy (upper limit INR 5,000) towards actual travel cost by the shortest route as per instructions which will be communicated to those called for interview. If candidates from outside India are unable to travel to New Delhi for the interview, they can seek permission for an interview through Skype.
  • The pre-PhD course work is compulsory for all students and is spread over the first two semesters and carries 16 credits as follows: course work (14 credits) plus seminar and term paper (2 credits). Distribution of credits between the first two semesters is decided by individual Departments / Faculties. Some Faculties and Departments may have a slightly higher credit requirement depending on their specific needs. Candidates are advised to carefully read Faculty and Department-specific requirements online.
  • At the end of the first year, students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) less than 5.0 will be deemed to have failed and shall leave the university. There is no provision for a repeat test for improvement of grades in any pre-PhD course.
  • Students with a CGPA of 6.5 and above will be considered for direct admission to the PhD programme as per SAU regulations. Candidates with a CGPA above 5.0 but less than 6.5 can opt for the MPhil programme and complete their dissertation within a year (8 Credits). If a student has obtained a CGPA of 6.5 or above in his/her course work, but wishes to pursue the MPhil programme rather than the PhD programme, s/he will be permitted to do so. Students with a CGPA of 6.5 or more in MPhil are also allowed to register for the PhD programme. Students with a CGPA of less than 6.5 will leave the university with an MPhil degree.
  • Minimum residency requirement for PhD is three years after admission.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the programme through this link.

Important Dates

Deadline for receiving Application Forms: 14 March 2020

ENTRANCE TEST ON: 28-29 MARCH 2020

CLASSES BEGIN: 27 JULY 2020

Contact

South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Phones: +91-11-24122512-14; +91-11-24195000

For more details refer the Official Website : http://sau.int/

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