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.
Read about Ashoka University Courses & Fee
|Name of the University||Ashoka University|
|Type of University||Private|
|Courses Offered||UG: B.A/B.Sc.|
|PG: M.A. Liberal Arts/Economics|
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||UG- 10+2 qualification|
|PG- Bachelor’s Degree|
|Ph.D.- Master’s Degree|
|Basic Selection Criteria||Merit-Based or Entrance Exam-Based|
|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 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:
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 Study||Foundation Courses|
|-||Introduction to Critical Thinking|
|-||Critical Thinking Seminar|
|Trends in History|
|Literature and the World|
|Mind and Behavior|
|Natural and Mathematical Sciences||Introduction to Mathematical Thinking|
|Principles of Science|
|Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Thinking|
|Social and Economic Sciences||Foundations 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 Courses||Co-Curricular and Minor Courses|
|Pure Major||Interdisciplinary Major|
|English||Computer Science & Entrepreneurial Leadership||Entrepreneurial Leadership|
|Economics||Computer Science & Mathematics||Environmental Science|
|History||Economics & Finance||International Relations|
|Philosophy||Economics & History||Media Studies|
|Psychology||English and Journalism||Visual Arts|
|Sociology & Anthropology||History & International Relations||Theatre|
|Political Science||Politics, Philosophy & Economics||Creative Writing|
|Mathematics||Politics & Society||Art|
|Computer Science||English & Creative Writing||Film|
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).
The admission procedure comprises of three stages:
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:
Decisions regarding financial aid are based purely on need.
The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma program in Liberal Studies.
A recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline
There is no fee required for registration to YIF.
The selection process consists of 3 stages:
At the PG level, Ashoka offers M.A. in Economics and Liberal Studies.
|M.A. in Liberal Studies||Diploma in Liberal Studies from YIF|
|M.A. in Economics||Undergraduate degree in any discipline|
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.
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.
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 offers a five-year-long Ph.D. program under the following disciplines:
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.
The application form is available online on the university’s official website.
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/-
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 candidates seeking Financial Aid must upload the following documents while submitting the application form:
Haryana domicile students are eligible for a full or partial fee concession as per the Haryana Private Universities Act (2006).
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College