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South Asian University - [SAU], New Delhi - Admission Details 2020

South Asian University - [SAU], New Delhi - Admission Details 2020

New Delhi, Delhi NCR UGC Estd 2010 Central University

South Asian University Admission 2020: Reservation, Scholarship, Entrance Exam

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South Asian University is an International University established in August 2010 by the governments of the eight SAARC countries. The University currently functions from its campus in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, while a new campus is being constructed in Maidan Garhi, South Delhi.

South Asian University offers Masters and Ph.D. degrees in seven fields, which are Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, International Studies, Sociology, and Legal Studies. The Master’s degree is a full-time program with the duration of two years and has 30 seats per course. The minimum residency requirement for Ph.D. in SAU is three years. It is a full-time program and has four seats per specialization.

  • The application process for admission in SAU is common for all courses. Candidates can apply from SAU’s official website.
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree for admission to any Master’s program.
  • Master’s degree is needed for admission to Ph.D. programs. 
  • Selection criteria for all the courses/programs include an entrance test. For Ph.D. candidates, there is an additional step of Personal Interview.
  • Seats are reserved on the basis of nationality with 50% seats reserved for Indian students. 
Name of the UniversitySouth Asian University
University TypeCentral / International
Basic Admission CriteriaEntrance-based
Application ModeOnline
ScholarshipYes

SAU, New Delhi Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
M.A₹68,582 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
M.Sc₹68,582 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
Ph.D₹68,582 (1st Year Fees)Post Graduation
L.L.M₹68,582 (1st Year Fees)L.L.B.
CourseAdmission Link
MA Sociology Admission Link

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
Last date for submitting filled application 14 Mar, 2020
Entrance test 28 Mar - 29 Mar, 2020

SAU MA, M.Sc & LL.M. Admission 2020

SAU offers three PG programs in six specializations. Admissions to these programs include clearing an Entrance Test conducted by the University. The minimum educational qualification for applying is a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject with the minimum required percentage.

The entrance exam organized by the University is offline and is conducted in various selected centers in the SAARC countries. It must be noted that the exam will be conducted simultaneously at the centers in each country. Sample question paper is available on SAU official website.

To apply for the program/entrance test, candidates must visit the SAU website. Application process for all the courses are same with the application fee of INR 670/-

Course NameSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
MAEconomics10+2+3 with Mathematics as one of the subjects of study at 10+2 level or at graduation with at least 50% marks in aggregate.Entrance Test conducted by the university
International Relations10+2+3 with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
Sociology
M.Sc.Computer Science10+2+3-year Bachelor’s degree in CS /relevant subject with Maths at either 10+2 or at graduation level with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
Applied Mathematics10+2+3-year Bachelor’s degree with Maths as a subject of study for at least two years with minimum 55% marks in aggregate.
Biotechnology10+2+3-year Bachelor’s degree in an area of relevance with Biology as a subject of study at 10+2 and graduation levels with minimum 55% marks in aggregate.
LL.M.10+2 with a 5-year integrated B.A. LL.B / 10+2 with a 3-year Bachelor’s degree + a 3-year LL.B degree / 10+2 + a 4-year LL.B degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Key Points:

  • Candidates must have a valid three-year Bachelor’s degree with the minimum required percentage (50% for M.A. & LL.M and 55% for M.Sc.)
  • Candidates who have a four-year Bachelor’s degree/ a 2-year Bachelor’s degree who have also cleared the first year of the Master’s program are also eligible.
  • 50% seats are reserved for Indian students, while the remaining seats are divided between the other SAARC countries
  • The University prepares separate merit lists for each country and the competition is between candidates of the same country.

SAU Ph.D. Admission 2020

SAU offers the research Ph.D. program in seven specializations. Admission to the Ph.D. program requires the candidate to pass the Entrance test and clear the Personal Interview organized by SAU. The basic eligibility criterion for the program is Master’s degree in the relevant field with the minimum required percentage.

The entrance conducted by the University will be offline and candidates can download sample question papers from SAU website. The test will be conducted at different centers allotted in the SAARC countries.

The candidates can apply for the entrance exam on the official website of SAU. All the courses have the same application process and application fee of INR 670/-

Course NameSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection criteria
Ph.D.EconomicsMaster’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent gradeEntrance Test & Personal Interview
International Relations
Sociology
Applied MathematicsMaster’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade
Biotechnology
Computer Science
Legal StudiesMaster’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade

Key Points:

  • All Ph.D. programs require candidates to have Master’s degree in the relevant field or equivalent.
  • 50% of seats in Ph.D. programs are reserved for Indian students.

SAU Application Process 2020

The application process is common for all the Master’s degree and Ph.D. programs in SAU. To apply,

  • Go to the official website of SAU
  • Select ‘Admissions’ and click on ‘Apply Online’ link
  • Register and apply online by paying INR 670/-
  • Payment can be done online or through Bank Draft for the same amount

The bank draft must be sent to Deputy Registrar, Admissions, South Asian University, New Delhi. Candidates must read the instructions carefully and apply accordingly.

SAU Reservation Criteria 2020

SAU reservation criteria for Master’s programs:

  • 50% seats for Indian applicants
  • 4% seats for applicants from Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, & Sri Lanka
  • 10% seats for applicants from Pakistan & Bangladesh
  • 10% seats for applicants from outside the SAARC Region.

Separate merit list will be prepared for each country based on performance. If seats allocated to one country are not filled, they will be allocated to applicants from other countries.

For Ph.D. programs, 50% seats are reserved for Indian applicants and the remaining 50% seats for applicants from all the other 7 SAARC countries put together. Two merit lists will be prepared, one for the Indian students and the other for the other seven SAARC countries.

SAU Scholarship Details 2020

Students can avail a few scholarships, fee waivers as well as freeships. Scholarships and freeships are available to students with meritorious academic performance and/or entrance test results. All Ph.D. students will receive tuition fee waiver. The Scholarships/Freeships available to SAU students are:

  • President’s Scholarships (M.A. / M.Sc. & LL.M students)
  • SAARC India Silver Jubilee Scholarships for Master’s & Ph.D. programs
  • SAU Merit Scholarships (M.A. / M.Sc. & LL.M students)
  • SAU Freeships (M.A. / M.Sc. & LL.M students)
  • SAU Tuition Fee Waiver for Ph.D. students
  • Financial Support from SAU for Ph.D. programs

SAU gives financial support to Ph.D. students who do not receive any kind of scholarship/sponsorship or JRF support.  All scholarships/fee waivers/freeships are granted for one year and their continuation depends on good conduct and satisfactory performance.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

South Asian University (SAU) PG Admission 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Placement

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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). SAU started its first academic session in 2010, at... read more
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South Asian University Ph.D Admission 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Placement

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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). SAU started its first academic session in 2010, at ... read more
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