Application and selection process

We are established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not for-profit university. The degrees we offer for the Undergraduate Programme are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 22.

You can apply for more than one programme in the application form. The application fee of INR 500/- remains the same whether you apply for one or more programmes. However, your candidature for second preference will be evaluated only if seats are available.

We will not be considering SAT, KVPY or any other score for UG admissions.

Yes! You need to demonstrate having completed Class 12 in any equivalent degree. You will have to appear for the Azim Premji University entrance test. Centers are available only in India.

Round 1 is an early round of admission. Students applying in Round 1 will have to go through the entrance test in Dec 2022 and interviews in Jan 2023. If selected, they get the provisional offer letter, much in advance. The offer of admission is confirmed, after the verification of proof of successful completion of Class 12th. Round 2 admissions happen later in Apr to May 2023.

Yes, you are expected to do this since you will be selected accordingly.

Yes. You cannot be more 21 years of age while joining the programme. You can apply if your age is less than 21 years as of 31 Jul 2023.

You can enter predictive marks given to you by your school or your 11th marks.

No. Class 12th scores are not considered for selection. The selection is based on entrance test and interview. However, to be eligible to apply, you need to complete Class 12 in any Indian board with at least 50% marks. 

Refer to the webpage for eligibility criteria for Indian and other boards.

Learning at our University

No, our programmes are full-time residential and based in Bengaluru. 

Our programmes are in English, and we provide extensive academic support for our students to cope with the demands of the coursework. 

Azim Premji University is committed to providing a teaching and learning environment suitable for learning for all students accepted into our programmes. The university provides reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities or differently abled, students with learning disabilities, and neurodiverse students. Academic accommodations refer to adjustments within the learning spaces, within and outside the classroom, availability of course content in multiple formats and in assessment design. This means that academic accommodations provide some students with alternative pathways to achieve the shared learning goals of a course.
If you would like more information or talk to one of our faculty, staff or students who work on accessibility at the university please write to our inclusion committee: iedc@​apu.​edu.​in

You can get hold of an Honours degree by taking up additional research work of 12 credits. Six credits are for a thesis. 

The Honours pathway helps you apply your knowledge to synthesise a piece of work. The thesis involves working closely with a faculty member on a specific topic, developing a research question and writing up a thesis. 

We offer Honours only for our three-year programmes. 

Campus life

Students and members of the University have the following options for food on campus-

Cafeteria: Cafeteria on campus serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our Nutritionist and the food team works very closely in preparing Menu that is healthy and nutritious meeting the demand of our student profile.

Tuck-shop: Tuck-shop on campus serves snacks, sandwich, juice and similar items that suits the preferences of our students. The Tuck-shop also has some basic stationery and other items you will need for your daily use.

Students have to install SmartQ app on their mobile to manage the payment. You pay for what you eat at every meal at each outlet.

Our UG programmes are fully-residential programme, which means, you need to be staying in hostel, even if you reside in nearby locations. There is no option to stay outside.

Students can access fully automated library facilities, 95,000+ books, 3,940+ online journals, 12,000+ e‑newspapers and e‑magazines and more. Monday to Saturday timing is from 9:00am to 9:45pm. On Sundays, the library opens from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The library will remain closed on University holidays.

Our university community comes together through various campus clubs for music, sports, photography, cinema, theatre, poetry and so much more. We also have clubs for subjects like biology, mathematics, physics and economics! We host events, exhibitions, workshops, expert lectures, and student projects.

Sports facilities

There are currently multiple outdoor sports facilities that include spaces for frisbee, football, basketball, volleyball, and cricket, and they can currently be accessed until 6:15 PM. We also have an indoor sports complex with facilities for badminton, table tennis, basketball and gymnasium.

Medical facilities

Nurse’s room in the student residences will be operational past 6.30pm, if you are feeling unwell or want to request to be taken to the hospital. During the day, the medical room phone can be contacted for emergencies, and the medical room in the academic block can be accessed when necessary.

Other amenities: ATM and mail room are available on campus and can be availed by students during the stipulated time. 

We have our annual cultural festival — Unmukt — which occupies a special place in the hearts of our students. It gives you a platform to showcase your special talent and extracurricular interests. Guest lectures, workshops, music, dance, drama, food stalls — the festival has it all. You can also participate in different cultural activities happening time to time.

Career prospects

A world of possibilities awaits our graduates. They can explore varied opportunities in both employment and higher education. Whether in public services, teaching, or entrepreneurship, our graduates will benefit from an education that nurtures the fundamental capabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge. 

Five batches have graduated with their first degrees in Biology, Physics, Economics, and Humanities (English, History, Philosophy). Some of them also pursued an honours degree through advanced research projects. Our graduates have taken up interesting avenues for their future career/​academic paths — Details available here. https://azimpremjiuniversity.e…

This unique programme opens up multiple avenues for further study and work. You will be equipped to become both an excellent scientist and an outstanding science educator. We make sure that you study both science and education in great depth and with keen rigour.

-With your BEd, you can (a) Teach science in schools. (b) Shape curricula for science education. © Pursue higher studies in Education.

-With your BSc, you can (a) Carry on higher study in science (b) Pursue science research.

Fees and Scholarships

We offer extensive need-based scholarships covering tuition fees and accommodation.

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Undergraduate Programmes Degrees

Have you decided what you would like to study at Azim Premji University? You can choose between the following degrees.