Ashoka University, Sonepat - Admission Details 2020

Ashoka University, Sonepat - Admission Details 2020

Sonepat, Haryana UGC Estd 2014 Private University

Ashoka University Sonepat Admissions 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Application form

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Ashoka University is a UGC-recognised multidisciplinary university situated in Sonepat, Haryana. Ashoka University follows an unconventional way of imparting education through an “Experimental Learning Method” where subjects are divided into modules. 

At the undergraduate level, The university offers BA/B.Sc (Hons) program where students can choose a major from a set of 9 pure or 8 interdisciplinary subjects. In addition to the undergraduate degree or Major, Ashoka also offers a minor degree course. The institute offers Minors in all the major subjects as well.

At the PG level, the university offers YIF (Young India Fellowship), M.A. in Economics as well as M.A. in Liberal Arts course.Ashoka University currently has 7 Academic Centres that offer research-oriented collaborations in order to create an interdisciplinary environment on campus. 

  • Admission to the UG courses is based solely on merit.
  • For the YIF program, any UG or PG degree holder or a candidate awaiting his/her final year examination for the same can apply
  • Admission to M.A. in Liberal Studies is restricted to the graduates of the Young India Fellowship.
  • Foran M.A. in Economics, students with a relevant UG degree are eligible to apply.
  • Final selection will be based on the entrance exam merit
  • To apply for any of the above-mentioned courses, the candidates must register online at the university’s official website.

Read about Ashoka University Courses & Fee

Ashoka University Admission Highlights 2020

Name of the UniversityAshoka University
Type of UniversityPrivate
Courses OfferedUG: B.A/B.Sc.
PG: M.A. Liberal Arts/Economics
Ph.D. courses
Basic Eligibility CriteriaUG- 10+2 qualification
PG- Bachelor’s Degree
Ph.D.- Master’s Degree
Application ProcessOnline
Basic Selection CriteriaMerit-Based or Entrance Exam-Based
ScholarshipsYes
HostelYes
ReservationYes

Important Dates

EVENTDATELink
UG Regsitrations 13 Nov, 2019 - 15 Feb, 2020 Apply
MA Economics Registration 06 Jan - 31 Mar, 2020 Apply
MA Economics Exam 03 May, 2020 -

Ashoka University Undergraduate Admission 2020

Ashoka offers multidisciplinary programs to all its students. 

The university offers only one graduate degree i.e. Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science (3 years duration) in which students can choose their desired Major (Pure or Interdisciplinary) from a wide range of subjects. The courses are broadly divided into three categories:

  • Foundation Courses
  • Major Courses
  • Co-Curricular Courses

The university requires students to take any 7 Foundation Courses from the list given below. The first four courses are mandatory and the students must choose 1 course each from the following areas of study.

Area of StudyFoundation Courses
-Introduction to Critical Thinking
-Critical Thinking Seminar
-Environmental Studies
-Indian Civilizations
HumanitiesGreat Books
Trends in History
Literature and the World
Mind and Behavior
Natural and Mathematical SciencesIntroduction to Mathematical Thinking
Principles of Science
Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Thinking
Calculus
Social and Economic SciencesFoundations of Economic Reasoning
Social and Political Formations

Students are required to complete the Foundation Course series in their first three semesters after which they can opt for their major.

While opting for a major, the candidate can choose either a Pure Major or an Interdisciplinary Major. The institute also encourages students to choose a minor along with the Major degree.

Major CoursesCo-Curricular and Minor Courses
Pure MajorInterdisciplinary Major
EnglishComputer Science & Entrepreneurial LeadershipEntrepreneurial Leadership
EconomicsComputer Science & MathematicsEnvironmental Science
HistoryEconomics & FinanceInternational Relations
PhilosophyEconomics & HistoryMedia Studies
PsychologyEnglish and JournalismVisual Arts
Sociology & AnthropologyHistory & International RelationsTheatre
Political SciencePolitics, Philosophy & EconomicsCreative Writing
MathematicsPolitics & SocietyArt
Computer ScienceEnglish & Creative WritingFilm
Physics-Language
Biology-Performing Arts
--Photography

Students who wish to Major or Minor in Economics, Mathematics, Science, and Physics must have studied Mathematics in their senior school years (Class XI and XII).

Selection Criteria

The admission procedure comprises of three stages:

  1. Application Round
  2. Interview Round
  3. Decisions and Financial Aid

During the application round, the candidates must submit their personal details, academic qualifications, SAT/ACT scores followed by a personal essay and a letter of recommendation. 

Once an application form has been submitted, it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which shortlists candidates for the interview round.

The Interview Round will comprise of the following elements:

  • On-the-spot-essay
  • AAT (Ashoka Aptitude Test)
  • Interview with Panel

Decisions regarding financial aid are based purely on need. 

YOUNG INDIA FELLOWSHIP (YIF)

The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma program in Liberal Studies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline

  • Maximum of 28 years of age
  • Strong academic record and extra-curricular engagement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

There is no fee required for registration to YIF.

Selection Process

The selection process consists of 3 stages:

  1. Application Assessment
  2. Telephonic Interview
  3. Personal Interview
  • The faculty reviews the application on the basis of academic performance and extra-curricular activities.
  • Followed by an essay written by the candidate, expressing their opinions and views towards life.
  • After reviewing the application, the telephonic interview will take place.
  • The telephonic interview will last for a duration of 20 minutes. It is an elimination round.
  • Qualified candidates must appear for the personal interview.
  • A comprehensive test will be conducted just before the face to face interview round.
  • International candidates have the option to interview on skype.

Ashoka University Postgraduate Admission 2020

At the PG level, Ashoka offers M.A. in Economics and Liberal Studies. 

CourseEligibility
M.A. in Liberal StudiesDiploma in Liberal Studies from YIF
M.A. in EconomicsUndergraduate degree in any discipline

Selection Process

M.A. in Liberal Studies

Admission to M.A. Liberal Studies is restricted to the graduates of the Young India Fellowship who possess a diploma in Liberal Studies and have been accepted by a faculty member to work on a specific research project as a graduate assistant.

To register for the course, the candidates need to visit the Ashoka University Website.

M.A. in Economics

The economics department offers a two-year-long M.A. program. Admission will be granted on the basis of the candidate's performance in the Entrance Exam.

Exam Pattern:

  • The exam will comprise of the following:
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics
    • Analytical Reasoning
  • Structure: Objective
  • Total Number of Questions: 50

Interested candidates can register through the official university website and final selection is based on the entrance examination merit. There is no fee to start an application, however, there is a non-refundable fee of INR 1,000/- that is charged at the time of submitting the application. 

Ashoka University Ph.D. Admission 2020

Ashoka University offers a five-year-long Ph.D. program under the following disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Eligibility Criteria

  • M.Sc/M.A/M.Com/M.Phil/B.Tech/M.Tech with a minimum of 55% in the qualifying examinations.
  • Students with CSIR Scholarship/UGC Net-JRF are eligible to apply.
  • The candidates must have a good understanding of their proposed area of research.
  • Applicants must exhibit a high level of commitment to pursue research.

Selection Process

Admission will be granted on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam followed by an interview.

Selected candidates will automatically be considered for Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships.

How to Apply for Ashoka University ?

The application form is available online on the university’s official website.

Ashoka University

There is no application fee required for the UG courses. YIF and M.A. Liberal Arts aspirants can apply for the program free of cost via the university website.

Ph.D. and M.A. economics candidates must submit the application form along with a fee of INR. 1000/- 

Ashoka University Scholarships and Financial Aid

The university does not offer merit-based scholarships. The financial aid is offered to the students on the basis of their need and affordability.

To avail the financial aid, the candidates must meet up with the following conditions:

  • The financial aid form is enabled only for those candidates with a firm offer of admission.
  • Candidates must submit the form within 7 days along with the supporting documents.
  • The Financial Aid Committee will assess aid based on the information provided by the candidate.
  • The committee might contact the parents/guardians of the candidate to verify the claims.

The candidates seeking Financial Aid must upload the following documents while submitting the application form:

  • Income Tax Returns for the Financial Year 
  • Bank Account Statements for the last 12 months of all earning members of the family
  • Details of the family’s Financial Assets
  • Business Income Tax Returns, Business Bank Statements, Business Financial Statements
  • Form 26AS (For Business Families)
  • Loan Statements
  • Haryana Domicile Certificate (Mandatory for the residents of Haryana)

Haryana domicile students are eligible for a full or partial fee concession as per the Haryana Private Universities Act (2006).

FAQs

Ques. Does the university offer financial aid to international students?

Ans. Yes, Ashoka University does offer financial aid to international students. Admission here is granted solely on the basis of merit. Financial Aid is offered to each and every student who is deemed eligible for the same provided that they submit the supporting documents.

Ques. Is it mandatory to stay on campus?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory for the students to stay on the Ashoka campus to avail of the student life activities and engage in activities outside their classroom curriculum, including guest lectures, events, etc.

Ques. Where is the university located?

Ans. Ashoka University is located in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City, in Rai, Sonepat, Haryana. It is quite close to the National Capital. Jahangirpuri is the closest metro station to the university.

Ques. Is one required to carry or submit official transcripts and degree certificates when one comes for the interview?

Ans. If selected, one must bring all the original transcripts and certificates of the scanned attachments or photocopies at the time of the Interview Round. The original documents will be examined but one will not be required to submit them.

Ques. What is the difference between pure and interdisciplinary majors?

Ans. Pure majors are traditional disciplinary programs that allow students the opportunity to study their chosen academic field in great depth, acquire a certain expertise in the area, as well as explore the interconnection with other disciplines. The Interdisciplinary majors at Ashoka go beyond the traditional boundaries of disciplines and departments to give students an opportunity to combine multiple academic interests into a single degree program.

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

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