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Azim Premji University announces the launch of its undergraduate programme commencing July, 2015

October 8, 2014, Bangalore: Azim Premji University announces the launch of its undergraduate programme commencing July, 2015. This programme will be offered at their campus in Bangalore and will be a full-time, three-year, residential programme leading to a degree in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). Specializations offered will be in the Humanities (combined History, Literature and Philosophy), Sciences (Physics, Biology) and Social Sciences (Economics, Politics). Students will also have the opportunity to take up research and projects to obtain an honours degree.

Anurag Behar, Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji University says, “Higher Education must prepare young adults with expertise in their fields of interest, ability to deal with challenges of life and contribute to society. Azim Premji University’s undergraduate programme is an attempt in that direction”

The University is committed to an education that develops reflective engagement with personal, social and global issues. The curriculum aims to prepare students to be active learners capable of critical thinking and analysis. All students will study courses in the “Common Curriculum” that build core competences in communication and reasoning, help engage with issues and aspects of Indian society and participate in creative aesthetic pursuits. Specialization in disciplines is designed to encourage exploration and help students build deep understanding of concepts and applications.

The programme brings together competent and experienced faculty and mentors to create a vibrant learning community that is inclusive, rewarding and enjoyable. The University has an explicit commitment to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and provides extensive financial assistance to deserving students to pursue their education.

Applications will open in November, 2014.

Open House Session: For parents, students and others who may be interested in knowing more about the programme, walk in, meet and interact with faculty and members of Azim Premji University. Please find the details below:

Date: 11th October, 2014

Time: Anytime between 2:30pm- 4:30 pm

Address: Azim Premji Foundation office, #88, SB Towers, Times of India Building, 4th Floor, M.G. Road, Bangalore- 560001

For more information, visit
Website: www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/ug
Call: 1800 266 2001 | Email: ugadmissions@apu.edu.in

About Azim Premji University:

Azim Premji University is a philanthropic, not-for-profit University established in Karnataka by Azim Premji University Act, 2010. We offer undergraduate, post graduate and continuing education programmes. Our Programmes aim to prepare students with great competence, integrity and social commitment. The University has been established by Azim Premji Foundation, as a part of its endeavour to contribute to Education and Development in India.

Media Contact: Aditi Rai | aditi.rai@azimpremjifoundation.org



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