The availability of trained professionals in education, development and allied social sectors in
India is grossly inadequate, given the scale, complexity of issues and the wide range of
competencies required to work in these areas. Azim Premji University’s key mission is to address
this significant talent gap and prepare competent, motivated, socially committed graduates and
enable them to engage with social sector.
Education has many aspects such as curriculum design, pedagogy, policy, issues of equity and
access, school management, education of teachers, design of learning materials, assessment and
research, that deserve attention and serious study. M.A. Education is a broad-based Programme
of study that includes theory, practice, research, policy and planning in education.
The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme.
Common core curriculum including introduction to research, that lays the foundation in the first
year. Know more.
The M.A. Development programme aims to prepare individuals capable of informed and
thoughtful development actions, aware of the complexity, depth and scope of development, its
ethical imperative and its implications for policy and action.
The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme.
The electives cover a range of topics – Gender, technology, public health, Sustainability,
Globalization, Policy and Programmes, Poverty, Water etc. Typically, 50-60 electives are on offer
each year. Know more.
The M.A. Public Policy & Governance programme exposes students to a grounded understanding
of theoretical frameworks, practical challenges and institutional arrangements that are important
to a holistic understanding of public policy. The programme also develops the ability to devise
and use diverse research methods to evaluate public policies.
The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme.
The M.A in Economics is a uniquely designed programme to develop the next generation of
Economists with the theoretical knowledge, and technical skills to perform high quality analysis,
while at the same time being grounded in the institutional, developmental and ecological context
of contemporary India.
The M.A. Economics is designed as a 72-credit, postgraduate degree programme, which has 8
core courses, 6-8 electives, field practice, Master’s thesis requiring full-time engagement for two
academic years. Know more.
The one-year full time LL.M. in Law and Development will be a research and field intensive post-
graduate programme in law. The programme includes mandatory courses on Law and
Development, Law and Justice, Comparative Public Law and Legal Research Methods. Students
may elect to do courses in a wide variety of fields and across a wide range of disciplines.
Meet Our Faculty
School of Development
Ph.D., Economics and Policy Studies of Technological Change, United Nations University / MERIT, The Netherlands.
School of Public Policy & Governance
University and Programme Information
1. What are the Postgraduate Programmes offered at Azim Premji University?
The University offers two-year full-time Postgraduate programmes in M.A.Education, M.A.Development & M.A. Public Policy & Governance and One year LL.M. in Law and Development Programme to prepare professionals for fulfilling careers in the social sector. These programmes are designed for both recently graduated students and working professionals.
2. Are the Postgraduate Programmes UGC recognized?
Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not-for-
profit University and all the Postgraduate programmes run at the University is recognized under Section
2F of the University Grants Commission Act 1956.
3. Does Azim Premji University offer Distance Learning Programmes?
At the moment, the University does not offer any distance learning programmes. The full-time M.A.
programmes require rigorous regular study and presence on campus on a daily basis. The University will
be offering distance learning programmes in Karnataka in the near future.
4. What is the medium of instruction for Programmes at the University?
The medium of instruction for the Postgraduate programmes is English.
5. What is the Postgraduate Programme curriculum?
Please click on the respective links to view the programme curriculum:
6. How are the Postgraduate Programmes offered at Azim Premji University different from other similar
programmes available at Universities across the country?
We have a unique learning experience with the following aspects:-
Curriculum: Foundation courses to build understanding and perspective. More than 100
interdisciplinary/ theme based elective choices and the opportunity to design your own independent
study. Comprehensive assessment pattern that focuses on learning.
Integrated Field Practice: Emphasis on field work, spread across all semesters; weekly practicums,
immersion visits, organizational internships, field research and independent project work opportunities.
Courses in Art and Craft, Music, Cinema, Literature etc. and other learning opportunities through
workshops, seminars, guest lectures and events on campus.
We value student diversity to enrich the learning experience. We have a community of students from
over twenty five states, different educational and socio cultural backgrounds, fresh and experienced
students. We value and encourage this diversity and you will enjoy and learn from this experience.
7. Can you explain the differences between Development and Public Policy Programme if one has to make a choice between the two?
Addressing India’s development challenges requires unique set of capabilities and knowledge. M.A. Development Programme offers students a broad understanding of these development challenges and capabilities to engage with these challenges at the level of theory, policy, research, programme and social actions. Graduates can meaningfully contribute to India’s growing need for individuals who can engage with diverse development challenges in the sectors of Livelihood, Public Health, Climate change, Energy, Sustainability, Water, Sanitation, etc. The programme offers the opportunity to focus/concentrate on sub-domains within Development.
Public Policy is an area of academic enquiry that systematically and critically explores the nature and practice of complex Public problem-solving in a developing constitutional democracy.The Public Policy programme at Azim Premji University draws on the disciplines of economics, history, philosophy, politics, law and anthropology to devise an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages deep ethical reflections on Public choice, sophisticated empirical analysis of Policy choice & Programme implementation and Field engaged insight into the experience of the everyday Indian state.
8. What is the typical daily class schedule at Azim Premji University?
Classes are scheduled for 4-6 hours daily, with students expected to come prepared to class with prior
reading. Classes are focused on stimulating meaningful discussions, with faculty members guiding these.
The assessment system followed is comprehensive and run throughout the semester. Students will be
working on term papers, response notes, group and individual projects, book reviews etc. requiring
sustained and continuous effort. Given these expectations, the University does not encourage students
to pursue other courses or work outside the campus (full or part-time), during their stay, as this will
impact their degree of involvement with the programme.
9. Is there an Internship to be carried out during the course of the Postgraduate Programme?
Yes, there is an internship to be carried out during the Postgraduate Programme that gives students the
opportunity to explore the field, critically view current practice, understand the implementation of
programmes on the ground and contribute to on-going practice or policy issues. The programmes have
field work organized in a variety of formats as below:
- Weekly one day practicum
- Two week mid-semester engagements
- Six to eight weeks long-term engagements between semesters
- Engagement with field practice forms an integral part of the programme. It attempts to help
students develop a deeper understanding of the implications of the theoretical and conceptual
ideas being developed in the programme. Field engagement also allows students to introspect
on their own role as change agents within the larger landscape. There are multiple opportunities
for field engagement in various settings.
10. Does Azim Premji University have a tie up with other Universities or schools for practical experience?
The University strongly believes that student learning is enriched by a variety of learning experiences;
these focus on learning from a variety of sources is organized in multiple ways:
- Close working with the Azim Premji Foundation Field Institutes
- Partnerships with other organizations for fieldwork, student projects
- University colloquium series, national and international seminars
The close working with the Foundation’s District Institutions informs the learning and research
programmes at the University. Critical components include:
- Students are exposed to challenges on the ground, through short term visits (2 weeks) and long-
term project work at the Field Institutes (6-8 weeks).
- Many Field Institute members with significant grassroots experience participate in class lectures
and joint workshops, and execute joint research projects along with faculty and students.
The students and faculty of the University significantly benefit from partnerships with other
organizations, both academic institutions and grassroots organizations. Senior members from these
organizations have been involved with various aspects of the programmes - from course design, field
project mentorships and guest lectures as a part of courses, bringing in deep field perspectives. These
are critical to enable students develop a much wider understanding of the education and development
Several research projects in collaboration with these organizations are underway with both students and
faculty members involved.
11. How does Azim Premji University encourage diversity?
Student diversity is integral to equity in education and learning with a broader perspective. Our students
are from across India, with linguistic, socio-economic and educational diversity. The University is deeply
committed to having a diverse student profile and the admissions process is designed to attract
applicants who show evidence of:
- A deep desire to contribute towards education and development in India
- Demonstrated independence of thought
- Orientation that is geared towards creating a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society
There is strong evidence that social background and origins are connected with poor representation in
institutions of higher education. The University recognizes the disadvantages caused by socially created
inequalities like a student’s gender, their family’s caste, religion, occupation, income, education and so
on. As part of its commitment to equity and justice, the University admission process attempts to
address these inequalities. Points are assigned to various aspects of the socio-economic background of
every applicant, which will be added up, to arrive at an overall socio-economic ‘disadvantage score’ and
this score is added to the score secured by them in the entrance test and interview.
The information on socio-economic background is sought in the application form, only for purposes of
estimating the score and compensating for social disadvantage.
25% of seats are reserved for students domiciled in Karnataka and are offered to candidates who have
met the selection criteria.
12. Does Azim Premji University provide student accommodation?
The University provides hostel facilities only for women at leased premises located 2-3 kms from the
campus. There is No hostel facility available for Men at the moment. However the university will help
students find accommodation closer to the campus. Financial support will be provided for deserving
students for their accommodation and food. These accommodations may undergo a change as deemed
fit by the University administration.
13. What are the various kinds of student support at the University?
Academic Support: Language support, reading and writing classes, course tutorials, dedicated faculty contact hours and workshops covering a range of support needs
Personal Wellbeing: Counselling, Medical facilities / Self-Development programmes
14. What is the eligibility criteria for the Programmes offered? What is the eligibility criteria for foreign nationals to apply Postgraduate Programme at Azim Premji University?
Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with pass percentage from a recognized University are eligible to apply for the programmes. Undergraduate students who are appearing for their final year examinations and completing their graduation on or before September, 2019 are also eligible to apply. Students of all ages are welcome to apply, provided other eligibility criteria are satisfied. Candidates with work experience are actively encouraged to apply. The offer of provisional admission is valid only on successful completion of graduation.
The eligibility criteria for foreign nationals to apply for Postgraduate Programmes at Azim Premji University is any degree recognized as equivalent to an Undergraduate degree offered by Universities in India.
15. What is the eligibility criteria to be a Karnataka Domicile?
Click the link to know the eligibility criteria to be a Karnataka domicile.
16. What is the application process for the Postgraduate Programmes?
Online application forms for the Postgraduate Programmes are available online on the University website from mid of October, 2018.
Applying online: Applicant has to click on http://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/apply and register online with e-mail ID, mobile number and date of birth. On successful registration, an email will be sent to the registered e-mail ID with login credentials to access the form and complete it online.
Applying offline: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for offline application form. The details on the form can be hand written and sent to Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft in favour of "Azim Premji Foundation for Development" and photographs on or before the last date. The completed application form should be mailed to:
Azim Premji University,
PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block,
Electronics City, Hosur Road,
Bengaluru – 560100
On receipt of the application and payment, the application number will be communicated.
17. How many times can I apply for Azim Premji University Postgraduate Programmes ?
A candidate can go through our selection process twice. After two attempts, the candidate will be
disqualified from the selection process. Any exception to this will require approval from the Admissions
committee and the Registrar.
18. What are the modes of paying application fee?
An application form fee of Rs.300/- to be remitted in favour of Azim Premji Foundation for Development either through online or offline modes.
||You can pay your application fee through PayUmoney using Credit card/ Net banking if making an online payment.
||Demand draft to be drawn in favour of "Azim Premji Foundation for Development"
19. How can the Admissions Office at Azim Premji University be contacted?
Admissions Office contact:
20. What is the selection process for Postgraduate Programmes at Azim Premji University?
The selection process for the programmes includes a written test and a personal interview.
- National Entrance Test: Eligible candidates will be required to take a National Entrance Test
on February 10, 2019 (Sunday). To enable easy access for students, the test is conducted at 30
centres across the country.
- Personal Interview: Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the National
Entrance Test will be called for a personal interview in the period between March, 2019.
21. What are the important dates related to the Admission process?
|Key dates - Admissions for Postgraduate Programmes
|Availability of Online Application Forms
|Last date for receipt of completed application form
||January 26, 2019
|National Entrance Test
||February 10, 2019
|Announcement of eligible candidates for personal interview
||February 28, 2019
|Announcement of selected candidates
||Mid April, 2019
|Commencement of programme
22. Which are the centres where the National Entrance Test will be conducted? How will the test centre information be available?
The National Entrance Test is conducted at 30 centres across India. Details are provided in the below table. On receipt of your application form complete in all respects after verification, an admit card will be generated that will give you the details of your test centre.
National Entrance Test Center details
||Mode of Exam
23. What type of questions will be asked in the National Entrance Test?
||No of questions
||English / Reading Comprehension
|General & Social Awareness
||Statement of Purpose
||Essay (500 words)
24. Where to find the question papers of National Entrance Test of prior years?
National Entrance Test question papers of prior years - 2011 2012 2013 2014 and 2015
25. What is the interview process?
Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the National Entrance Test will be called for a
personal interview. The candidates will go through a personal interview first with the Student
assessment panel. The student assessment panel assess the students on certain parameters like passion
and commitment for social change and development issues, readiness to learn, reflect and develop
The Financial Assistance panel will interview candidates who have applied for financial assistance. All the
financial information will be recorded and all the supporting documents will be collected at the time of
Financial Assistance interview.
26. Which are the centres where the Interview will be conducted? How will the Interview schedule be available?
The interviews are conducted at 16 centres across India. The interview schedule will be available to all
the shortlisted candidates via interview call letter that will be uploaded on the University website.
Details are given in the below table:
Personal Interview centre details
27. How are the results of the test and interview announced?
The test and interview results will be informed to the candidates via email. The date of announcement
of these results will be updated on University website.
Fees and Financial Assistance
28. What is the fee structure for the Masters Programmes? When do the fees need to be paid?
Fee Structure: 2019-21 is as below.
M.A. Education/M.A. Development/ M.A. Public Policy and Governance
|Category (In rupees)
|Accommodation and Food charges*
*Applicable to only those who avail Student accommodation.
*The University provides hostel facilities only for women. There is No hostel facility available for Men at the moment. However the university will help students find accommodation closer to the campus
29. What are the financial assistance offered by Azim Premji University to take up these programmes?
Azim Premji University has an explicit commitment towards supporting disadvantaged students and
provides financial assistance to deserving students for pursuing higher studies. The following types of
financial assistance are available:
- Education Loans
The Scholarships are provided to cover the University fees, both tuition and accommodation fees.
Candidates with annual family income of less than Rs. 5 lakhs / annum are eligible to apply for
scholarships of upto 50%. A candidate who is awarded a 50% scholarship has to pay only 50% of the
Based on exceptional circumstances, enhanced financial assistance may be considered for candidates
with an annual family income below Rs. 2 lakhs.
Eligibility does not guarantee scholarships. The University reserves the right to award or deny
scholarships and the University’s decision on this will be final and non-negotiable. The University will
conduct its own verification of documents and due diligence. The final award of scholarships is based on
several factors like family Income, number of dependents, background verification, appropriate
documentation proof, etc.
The University will facilitate education loans for students through tie ups with banks. All students (with
or without scholarships) can apply for education loans, for tuition and accommodation fees. The
education loan requires a co-applicant, along with the student and the University only acts as a
facilitator. It is the student’s responsibility to make available all required documents to the bank. Loan
repayment starts after completion of the programme and the repayment period is up to five years.
Candidates, depending on their requirement, can decide the exact amount of loan they need.
30. What is the scholarship policy? What is the process for applying for a scholarship at Azim Premji University?
Scholarships are provided to cover the University fees, both tuition and accommodation fees. Candidates whose annual family income is below Rs.5 lakhs are eligible to apply for scholarships. Based on exceptional circumstances, enhanced financial assistance may be considered for candidates with an annual family income below Rs. 2 lakhs.
Definition of Annual Income:
- Unmarried: Income of any earning member in the family
- Married: Income of spouse only
Details of income provided must include income from salary, pension, rent, agriculture, business, investments, commission and any other sources.
- Scholarship application: Candidates, whose annual family income is below Rs. 5 lakhs and are interested in availing a scholarship, must fill in details in the application form. 50% tuition waiver for candidates with 3 years of work experience.
- Financial counselling: The University will conduct financial counselling for scholarship applicants during the interview process, to further understand and assess their needs.
- The University will conduct financial counselling for scholarship applicants during the interview process, to further understand and assess their needs.
- Request for financial support after joining the programme will not be considered.
31. When does the application for loan need to be submitted? Will the University be facilitating this process?
The students interested in availing loan have to come with necessary documents and the co-applicant
on the day of Registration to complete the loan documentation process. The filled in loan application
and the documents will need to be submitted to the bank authorities available on the campus on that
32. What are the kind of roles/ career opportunities students can look forward after successful completion of Postgraduate Programmes?
The social sector today offers a variety of exciting career opportunities for students with a desire to contribute to the development of the country. Growing public investment, landmark legislations like the Right to Education Act and large government programmes like NREGA, NRLM etc., and the increasing participation of NGOs in the development process - from policy-making to implementation and monitoring - call for talented professionals in large numbers. In addition, social entrepreneurs capable of innovative thinking are needed to ideate, create and implement path-breaking solutions to social problems.
Students at the University can look forward to fulfilling roles in organisations that engage in grassroots work in the field. They can also look forward to roles in academia, policy think tanks, politics, government programmes, multilateral agencies, corporate social responsibility departments of companies, funding organizations and the media.
To know more about career opportunities find below:
Click the links to read about Career opportunity in the field of Education, Development & Public Policy &Governance.
Career Opportunities & Placement Support
33. How was the placement scenario for previous batches?
Over 1300 students in 6 batches and have an almost 100 % placement record, right from our first batch that passed out in 2013. Over 300 organizations have participated in our campus placements so far. These range from large organizations in the NGO space, small organizations at the grass roots, research institutions, policy bodies, CSRs, quasi government institutions, schools, for profit social enterprises etc. The number of organizations and offers have grown significantly over the last 6 years, evidencing that the social sector today needs competent people. 90 % of our students are working in the social sector, reflective of their social commitment. The average salary for campus placements is in the range of Rs. 25000 – 30000 per month. Students with prior experience get higher compensation. A substantial number of students have also chosen to do higher studies and fellowships of specific interest to them.
Click here to now more on placements.
34. Can you name Social Enterprise or NGO’s started by Azim Premji University students?
Azim Premji University have co-founded various Social Enterprises and NGO’s working in the area of Education for migrant Laborers’ children, New editorial analysis mobile app, Livelihood opportunity for differently abled people etc.
- Gubbachi Learning Community
- Mitti Café
- Vidhya Vidhai
- Reach India Foundation
- Rahi Crafts of India
Click here to know more about the Alumni initiatives
35. What is the difference between Development and Public Policy when it comes to career opportunities?
Development as a field, if broken down it is usually broken down by Sector.
When Policy is broken down, it is broken down by which part of Policy.
The first job of any graduate trying to work in the area of social change will end up taking up a particular role that will be located in a sector and will have some policy dimension to it (i.e. Management, Analysis, Evaluation, or Research).
That is the public policy and development are two sides of the same coin in the first job typically.
Development students can choose to go deep into a sector (say water) and then learn all the various facets of water sector issues
- (impact, policy design, water governance, analysis etc).
Public Policy students on the other hand can choose to specialize in a particular skill ( say cost benefit analysis) and are open to working in several sectors and changing sectors
(Like a good lawyer should be able to move from environmental law to human rights law).
So development students might pick up areas along a row, while public policy students might want to work down a column.
(See above figure)- It may very well be the case that both sets of students end up working diagonally as well!
This is how career pathways have been traditionally been understood where there is lateral entry into the bureaucracy and many private sector and NGOs collaborate with governments for governance.
Azim Premji University
Pixel Park, B Block
Electronics City, Hosur Road (Beside NICE Road)
Bengaluru - 560 100
Email: Undergraduate Programmes - email@example.com
Postgraduate Programmes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Arts in Education / Development / Public Policy & governance /
- Bachelor's Degree in any discipline (including Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities,
Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Commerce, Management, etc.) from a recognized
- Undergraduate students who are appearing for their final year examinations and completing
their graduation on or before September 2020 are also eligible to apply. The offer of
provisional admission is valid only on successful completion of graduation.
Candidates with work experience are actively encouraged to apply.
Guaranteed 50% waiver on Tuition-fee for candidates with more than 3 years of work experience after graduation. Click here to know more
LL.M. in Law and Development
Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. 3years / 5 years) from a recognised University in India or
Candidates with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.
Applicant has to login through the link on the website and register online with e-mail ID, mobile
number and date of birth. On successful registration, an email will be sent to the registered e-
mail ID with login credentials to access the form and complete it online.
Write to email@example.com for offline application form. The details on the form can be
hand written and sent to Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft in favour of "Azim
Premji Foundation for Development" and photographs on or before the last date. The completed
application form should be mailed to:
Admissions Office, Azim Premji University, PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block, Electronics City,
Hosur Road, Bengaluru – 560100.
On receipt of the application and payment, the application number will be communicated.
An application fee of Rs. 500/- to be remitted in favour of Azim Premji Foundation for
Development. Applicant applying online can make payment via PayU and applicant applying
offline need to make payment through Demand Draft in favour of "Azim Premji Foundation for
The selection process for the Postgraduate Programme include:
Entrance Test: Test that will assess the English language capacities and quantitative capacities.
Written component: Applicants will have to write an essay/ data analysis/ problem solving
based on their major preference which would assess writing and analytical skills.
Personal Interview: Shortlisted Candidates will be called for a personal interview.
National Entrance Test Structure:
|| No of questions
|| Question type
Common for M.A. and LL.M. programmes
|General & Social Awareness
||Essay (500 words) based on the First Programme Preference
|Legal Essay (Only for LL.M. Programme)
||1 out of 2 questions to be attempted
Test & Interview Centre
The entrance test will be held at 35 centres* in country in the month of February 2020. Interviews for a shortlisted candidate in 15 centres of March 2020. Offers for selected candidates in April 2020 and classes to commence in July 2020.
University may decide to organise additional rounds / accept other test scores for admission to Azim Premji University.
Note: The list of Test and Interview centres will be announced on Dec 2019.
We have closed Admissions for 2019.
Dates for 2020 Admissions will be announced in October 2019.
The entrance test will be held in February 2020 and Interviews in March 2020.
University will also organise additional rounds / accept other test scores for admissions.
Pre-register for 2020 Admissions here.
Sample Question Papers
Preparing for Higher Education
These are some suggested articles and associated exercises that will help you prepare for your learning experience at the University.
One of the primary objectives of the in-program mentorship, which happens during the
student’s time at the university, is to provide multi-dimensional mutual interaction spaces
for students, faculty and other members of the university. The program intends to
provide inspiration to all the members involved and prepare them better for life at the
university. Preparing better for life at the university is just a shorthand expression for the
ability to positively respond to the various kinds of challenges that university life offers
and the ability to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life at the university for
oneself and others. Every student is closely linked with one or more faculty mentors who
periodically meet and guide him/her through their academic and personal journey at the
Personal Well Being
Clubs & Sports
Students come to the university with a wide array of interests, Luckily, such shared interests
enthuse students to create and participate in clubs that explore and express that interest in
various creative and fun ways. Several clubs are currently active on campus: The Sports Club,
Culture Club, Celluloid Club, Poetry Club, Drama Club, Media and Editorial Club and Pahal, to
name a few. The weekly movie screening of the Celluloid Club and the Annual Faculty-student
Cricket match organized by the sports club has already become University Tradition.
All these activities are actively supported by faculty mentors.
- SPORTS CLUB
- PAHAL CLUB
- KAPI AUR CHARCHA
- DEBATING DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
To know more about clubs click here.
Counselling services at the University seek to (i) provide assistance to students experiencing
psycho-sociological problems that could be potentially disruptive to their adjustment to
campus life; (ii) help students with strategies to cope with academic and other types of
stress, manage conflicts with their peers both in class and in the residences, and manage the
transition to University life; (iii) make available opportunities for students to explore ways in
which they could work towards becoming that enable students who may be experiencing
personal, social or educational problem more effective in their lives within and outside the
institution. The Counselling Center on campus has a team of qualified counsellors
professionally trained to listen to and understand students’ concerns and advise them
suitably, while maintaining complete confidentiality. Counselling services are also available at
the residences as part of the outreach function. Group counselling programmes on common
themes are also organized.
The Medical Center at the University aims to: (i) provide primary care and referral for students
and faculty members at no cost to the patient; (ii) provide health information to prevent
common ailments and promote healthy behaviours; (iii) serve as a resource in case of medical
emergencies to provide immediate relief to the patient. The Medical Center provides students
and faculty with easy access to a doctor and a nurse, who can take care of minor ailments. In
addition, medical care for students in their residences and after university hours are provided
through tie-ups with private clinics located close-by. Health Insurance cover for in-patient and
out-patient services has been arranged, to provide critical financial assistance to students in their
time of need. The Student Helpdesk serves as a point of contact to assist students with all their
queries/issues related to insurance and medical facilities.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE
In case of a medical emergency on campus or in the student residences, a protocol has been
worked out to provide an immediate response and limit the distress to the student and her
companions. An ambulance is available on campus during working hours, and thereafter near
the residences, to transport students to the nearest medical facility for immediate care.
Emergency funds are also made available in cases where students require financial support.
- The University provides accommodation facilities for women in leased premises about 2 km from the campus.
- Scholarships applicable for the Tuition, Accommodation and food will be mentioned in the offer letter.
- For Men, the University will only help students find external accommodation closer to the campus.
- Students may choose to avail this or find accommodation on their own. These facilities are not managed by the University.
- Students eligible for scholarship will be provided a fixed monthly allowance based on the scholarship percentage to manage their accommodation and food.
The University's new campus at Sarjapur, Bangalore is expected to be operational in
the year 2020 and all the academic sessions are likely to be shifted from the current to
the new campus from July 2020.
- Accommodation and food charges are applicable only for students allotted University provided accommodation. For others, only tuition fee is applicable.
- Accommodation and dining charges are for the semester period only (not available during semester breaks) and cannot be split and charged separately. Accommodation and dining fee is subject to revision on an annual basis.
- There is no other fee or deposit charged for library, IT facilities, examinations etc.
- Fees are payable on a semester basis, within two weeks of the start of the semester.
Azim Premji University is committed to provide opportunities for study to students from diverse
regional and socio-economic backgrounds.
The University recognizes the disadvantages caused by socially created inequalities like a
student’s gender, their family's caste, religion, occupation, income, education and so on. Points
are assigned to various aspects of the socio-economic background of every applicant, which will
be added up, to arrive at an overall socio-economic disadvantage score. The information on
socio-economic backgrounds, caste, religion etc., is sought in the application form, only for
purposes of estimating the score and compensating for social disadvantage. All information is
sought only for purposes of admission and will be kept strictly confidential.
25% of seats are reserved for Karnataka domiciled students and are offered to candidates who
have met all the selection criteria.