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Azim Premji University is committed to provide opportunities for study to students from diverse regional and socio-economic backgrounds.

There is strong evidence that social origins are connected with poor representation in institutions of higher education. As a part of its commitment to equity and justice, the University acknowledges the role played by accumulated historical socio-economic advantages and disadvantages in structuring individuals opportunities, goals and achievements. The admission process attempts to compensate for these differences by awarding applicants a disadvantage score, in addition, to the score secured by them in the tests and interviews.

The University recognizes the disadvantages caused by socially created inequalities like a students 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.

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