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SAU
South Asian University

Admission Notice for the 2016 - 17 Academic Session

Last date for submitting filled application forms: 11 March 2016

Entrance Test on: 10 April 2016             Classes begin: 26 July 2016

South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the governments of the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The University, established with the aim of evolving a South Asian consciousness, offers Master’s and MPhil/PhD level programmes in Development Economics, Computer Science,Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Legal Studies.

SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognized by all the eight SAARC countries.

The University currently functions from its Akbar Bhawan campus in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. It will eventually move to its 100 acre campus in Maidan Garhi, South Delhi, which is expected to be ready by the year 2018.

Admission to Master's Level Programmes

The following is a list of the Master’s level programmes offered at SAU. The figures in brackets show the number of seats available in each programme.

Details about the faculty, admission procedure and the format of entrance tests can be viewed by clicking on appropriate links below:

Course (No of Seats)
Procedure & Details
Sample Paper

MSc in Applied Mathematics (30)

MSc in Biotechnology (30)

MSc in Computer Science (30)

MA in Development Economics (30)

MA in International Relations (30)

LLM (Master of Laws) (30)

MA in Sociology (30)
  • Students who are offered admission will be required to produce original copies of their final results at the time of admission, including mark sheets/grade sheets of their qualifying degree examination.
  • Master’s level students in all programmes at SAU shall be full-time students and shall not be permitted to take up full or part-time jobs during the course of their study.
Determining Rankings in Case of a Tie

The Policy to determine the ranking of candidates in the Entrance Test in case of a tie is as under:
In case of a tie in the total score of the admission test, the rank of a candidate will be determined on the basis of the score in individual sections as follows:
  1. If the total score is tied, the candidate who scores higher marks in section C will be placed higher.
  2. In case the total score and Section C scores are tied or if there is no Section C, the candidate who scores higher marks in section B will be placed higher.
  3. If the tie continues further, higher rank will be awarded to the candidate who is older.
Admission to MPhil/PhD programmes

The following is a list of MPhil/PhD programmes offered at SAU. The figures in brackets show the number of seats available in each programme.
Details about the faculty, admission procedure and the format of entrance tests can be accessed by clicking on appropriate links below:
Courses (No. of Seats)
Procedure & Details
Sample Paper
MPhil/PhD in Applied Mathematics (8)

MPhil/PhD in Biotechnology (10)

MPhil/PhD in Computer Science (8)

MPhil/PhD in Economics (8)

MPhil/PhD in International Relations (8)

MPhil/PhD in Legal Studies (6)

MPhil/PhD in Sociology (8)
  • Applicants who have not completed their Master’s level course and are yet to appear for their last year/semester exam may also take the Entrance Test. However, their admission will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria of aggregate percentage of marks at the Master’s level besides clearing the entrance test.
  • The admission procedure consists of an entrance test followed by an interview. Students are required to score at least 50% marks in both, the entrance test and the interview separately, to be eligible for admission.
Travel Subsidy for Candidates Invited for Interview

Candidates invited for the interview will be given a travel subsidy (upper limit INR 5,000) towards actual travel cost by the shortest route as per instructions which will be communicated those called for interview. If candidates from outside India are unable to travel to New Delhi for the interview, they can seek permission for an interview through Skype.

MPhil/PhD Programme
  • The pre-MPhil/PhD course work is compulsory and is spread over the first two semesters and carries 16 credits as follows: course work (14 credits), seminar (1 credit) and term paper (1 credit). Distribution of credits between the first two semesters is decided by individual Departments / Faculties. Some Faculties and Departments may have a slightly higher credit requirement depending on their specific needs. Candidates are advised to carefully read Faculty and Department-specific requirements online.
  • At the end of the first year, students with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) less than 5.0 will be deemed to have failed and shall leave the university. There is no provision for a repeat test for improvement of grades in any pre-MPhil/PhD course.
  • Students with a CGPA of 6.5 and above will be considered for direct confirmation to the PhD programme as per SAU regulations. Candidates with CGPA above 5.0 but less than 6.5 can opt for the MPhil programme and complete their thesis work within a year (8 Credits). If a student has obtained a CGPA of 6.5 or above in his/her course work, but wishes to pursue the MPhil programme rather than the PhD programme, s/he will be permitted to do so. Students with a CGPA of 6.5 or more in MPhil are also allowed to register for the PhD programme. Students with a CGPA less than 6.5 will leave the university with an MPhil degree.
  • The MPhil is a two year programme. The first year consists of course work (16 credits) and the second year of thesis work (8 credits).
  • Minimum residency requirement for PhD is two years after admission.
Students pursuing an MPhil/PhD degree at SAU are full-time students and are not permitted to take up full or part-time work during the pendency of their course.
Deadline for receiving Application Forms: 11 March 2016

Application Fee, Date and Venues for the Entrance Test

An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region on10April 2016. The fee for appearing in the entrance test is US $10 or INR 650/-. Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must be made by credit/debit cards or net banking. Those who cannot pay the application fee online still need to fill and submit the online application form. They can then courier a bank draft for US$ 10 or INR 650/- drawn in favor of “South Asian University” payable at New Delhi to the Deputy Registrar Admissions, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. The bank draft must have the name of the candidate, application number and the programme applied for at the back of the bank draft. However, registration will be done only on receipt of the bank draft.

The following is a list of the main cities where the entrance test will be conducted:

Kabul (Afghanistan),
Chittagong and Dhaka (Bangladesh),
Thimphu (Bhutan),
Male (Maldives),
Kathmandu (Nepal),
Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan),
Colombo (Sri Lanka) and
India (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna (Khagol) and Thiruvananthapuram).

Admit Cards will be sent to applicants by email.

Please indicate the centre of your choice while filling the application form.

The Entrance Tests will be held in two shifts on the same day at all the centres as shown below:

Morning Session
MA in Development Economics
MA in Sociology
MSc in Biotechnology
MSc in Applied Mathematics
MPhil/PhD in Economics
MPhil/PhD in Sociology
MPhil/PhD in Biotechnology
MPhil/PhD in Applied Mathematics 
 
Afternoon Session:
MA in International Relations
MSc in Computer Science
LLM
MPhil/PhD in International Relations
MPhil/PhD in Computer Science
MPhil/PhD in Legal Studies

A student can register for 2 or more courses but will be allowed to take the entrance test for 2 subjects at most, one in the morning session and one in the afternoon.

Country-Wise Quota of Seats

Master's Programmes
  • 50% seats are reserved for Indian applicants in all the Master’s level programmes;
  • 4% seats are reserved for applicants from each of the following five countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
  • 10% seats are reserved for applicants from each of the following countries: Pakistan and Bangladesh;
  • 10% seats may be  allotted to applicants from outside the SAARC region;
  • Merit lists will be prepared country-wise and the competition will only be amongst candidates within each country;
  • If the seats allocated to a particular country are not filled, they will be allocated to students from other countries, as per SAU rules.
MPhil/PhD Programmes
The available seats in each programme will be divided as follows: Fifty per cent seats for Indian students and the remaining 50% seats for all other seven SAARC countries put together. Two merit lists will be prepared, one for Indian applicants and the other will be a combined merit list for the remaining SAARC countries. In view of the small number of seats available in each programme, seat reservation for individual countries is not possible.
Admission Procedure for Nationals of Non-SAARC Countries
All candidates from outside the SAARC region should send their application on the prescribed application form directly to Deputy Registrar Admissions, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India with all supporting documents including educational, identity proof and colour photograph.  The application should reach South Asian University byMarch 28, 2016. Each application will be scrutinized by the concerned faculty to determine the eligibility of the candidate and the decision of the university will be final in this regard. Students from outside the SAARC region do not have to take an entrance test and will be admitted on the basis of their past performance. They are also not eligible for any scholarships/freeships offered by the University.
Student Visa
Oversees students admitted to the South Asian University are issued a special category Visa called the “SAU Visa”. Students selected for admission must approach the Indian Embassy/ High Commission in their respective counties with the Admission Letter for issuance of this visa. Students from Bhutan and Nepal do not require a Visa.
Tuition and other Fees
Head
SAARC Students
Non-SAARC Students

Tuition Fee 
 
(Non-Refundable)
  • US$ 440 per semester (US$ 880 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January each year.
  • US$ 500 per semester (US$ 1000 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January each year.
  • US$ 4500 per semester (US$ 9000 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January each year.
  • US$ 5100 per semester (US$ 10200 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January each year.
Admission Fee (Non-Refundable)
US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)
US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)
Security Deposit
(Refundable)*
US$ 100
US$ 100
Students' Aid Fund (Non-Refundable)
INR50 per semester
INR50 per semester
Fees once paid are non-refundable except for security deposit.
Hostels and Medical Facilities
Hostel Facilities: Hostel accommodation (on a 4-to-a-room basis) is provided only to those students who come from outside the National Capital Region of Delhi (NCR). Each hostel room 14 ft x 15 ft in size with an attached bathroom. Two bunk beds will be provided to accommodate four students to a room. Tables and chairs will also be provided. Hostel accommodation is NOT provided for spouse/children or other family members of the admitted students. All students staying in the hostel will have to strictly adhere to hostel rules. Hostel Fee will be US $ 60 per academic semester for students from the SAARC region. Students must vacate the hostel immediately upon completion of their course. 
Mess charges will be extra and are likely to  range between US$ 50 to 75 per month.
Medical Facilities: All admitted students are covered under the Medical Group Insurance Scheme up to INR 1,50,000 for which full premiums are paid by the University. In addition, the University has its own Health Centre where limited OPD facilities are provided to all students. Expenses incurred by students on purchase of medicines (prescribed by the University doctors) are reimbursable as per SAU rules.
Scholarships & Freeships
Read the details here.

Deputy Registrar (Admissions)
South Asian University
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021 India
Phones: +91-11-24122512 — 14
Email: admissions@sau.int

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