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South Asian University Ph.D Admission 2018

Updated On: JUN 14TH, 2017

South Asian University (SAU) is an International University sponsored by the eight Member (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). South Asian University started its first academic session in 2010, at a temporary campus at Akbar Bhawan, India. The degrees of the university are recognized by all the member nations of the SAARC. Currently the University offers admission to various Ph.D. programs in:

  • Applied  mathematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer  science
  • Development economics
  • International  relations
  • Sociology
  • Legal studies

Candidates with the relevant qualification can register for the above mentioned programmes. Seats are reserved for people belonging to India and other SAARC and Non-SAARC candidates as per SAU rules.

Candidates can register for admission by filling-in the application form and submitting the required processing fee, on or before the last date. Admission to the above programmes is done on the basis of entrance examination and interview.

  • Mode of Application

    Online

  • START DATE - END DATE

    30th Apr, 2018 - 31st May, 2018


Important Dates

Ph.D. (Biotechnology) , Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) , Ph.D. (Computer Science) , Ph.D. (International Relation) & Ph.D. (Sociology)
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 30th Apr - 31st May , 2018

Eligibility Criteria 2017

Ph.D. in Applied mathematics

Intake capacity: 08 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of  a 3 or 4 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
  • Candidate must have passed any Master’s degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics/Operations Research/Physics or an integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of at least 5 years duration in Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics/Operations Research/Physics from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries

Ph.D. in Biotechnology

Intake capacity: 10 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of  a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree 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
  • Candidate must have hold of MSc or M.tech degree in any branch of the Biological Sciences or an MD/MS/ MSc from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Intake capacity: 08 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of  a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent degree from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of MSc/M.tech degree in Computer Science or relevant disciplines from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries

Ph.D. in Development Economics

Intake capacity: 08 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of  a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree(with math as one of the subject at UG/10+2 level) in any stream from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must  have hold of MA/MSc degree in Economics or relevant stream from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries

Ph.D. in International Relations

Intake capacity: 08 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of  a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree in any stream from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of post-graduate degree in International Relations or related disciplines like Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Mass Communications, Education, Geography, Law, Social Work, Development Studies, Criminology, Archaeology , Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Comparative Literature and Comparative Religious Studies; from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries

Ph.D.  In Sociology

Intake capacity: 08 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of  a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree in any stream from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have passed post-graduate degree in Sociology or related disciplines like Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Education, Geography, Law, Social Work, Development Studies, Criminology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religious Studies and Sociology of Science from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC

Ph.D. in Legal Studies

Intake capacity: 06 seats

  • Candidate must have completed  12 years of schooling  from a valid board/institute recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of a 5 year integrated BA/LLB degree or 2 or 3 year Bachelor’s degree + a 3 year LLB degree or 4 year LLB degree from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries
  • Candidate must have hold of 2 year LLM programme from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC


Admission Process 2017

Candidates are selected on the basis of merit in the entrance examination conducted by SAU throughout the region of SAARC followed by an interview.


Reservation of Seats

50% seats are reserved for Indian candidate and rest 50% of seats are reserved for the candidates of other seven country members of SAARC


Notes

Scholarships

Various scholarships/free ships available for the candidates of SAU for the academic year 2017-18 are:

  • President’s scholarship (for MA/M.Sc./LLM)
  • SAARC India Silver Jubilee Scholarship for PG and research (Ph.D. /M.Phil.) programs
  • SAU merit scholarship
  • SAU free ships(for MA/M.Sc./LLM)
  • Research fellowships from external agencies
  • SAU tuition fee waiver for deserving research candidates
  • Financial support from SAU to the research scholars not receiving any sort of funds/scholarship

Hostel

SAU provides hostel accommodation to the candidates residing outside the National Capital Region of Delhi (NCR). Hostel Fee (US $ 60 per semester) and mess charges (US$ 50 to 75 per month) shall have to pay separately.

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