SAU Admission 2014 – South Asian University Institutes

SAU Admission 2014 – South Asian University

South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the governments of the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAU started its operations from the academic year 2010. The university, established with an aim to evolve a South Asian consciousness, now offers Master and M.Phil./Ph.D. level programmes in Development Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Law. SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognized by all the eight SAARC countries.

The university is currently functioning 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 2016.

Applications are invited for admission to various academic programmes of the South Asian University for the fifth academic session to commence in July 2014. There are two options for applicants to SAU programs: You can apply online or by paper application. Before applying through either option, please go through the General Information below.

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SAU Admission 2014 Important Information

Venues of Entrance Test:
The venues where the entrance test will be conducted on April 6, 2014 in main cities of all SAARC countries are: 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 the applicants by email for taking the Entrance Test. Please fill the center of your choice in the application form.

On Sunday, 6 April 2014, the entrance tests will be held in two shifts as shown below:

Morning Session
M.A. (Development Economics)
M.A. (Sociology)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Economics)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Sociology)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Biotechnology)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics)
Afternoon Session:
M.A. (International Relations)
M. Sc. (Computer Sciences
M.Phil/Ph.D. (International Relations)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Computer Science)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Legal Studies)

Country-Wise Quota of Seats

  • Not more than 50% seats for Indian applicants in any master level programme;
  • 4% seats for applicants from each of the following five countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
  • 10% seats for applicants each from: Pakistan and Bangladesh;
  • 10% seats will be kept for applicants from outside the SAARC region;
  • Merit lists will be prepared country-wise and the competition will only be amongst candidates within each country; and
  • Seats left unfilled for any country may be filled by students from other countries as per SAU rules.

For M.Phil./Ph.D. admissions, available seats in each programme will be divided as follows: Fifty percent seats will be for Indian students and the other 50% seats for all other seven SAARC countries together. Two merit lists will be prepared, one for Indian applicants and the other combined merit list for the remaining SAARC countries. In view of the small number of available seats in each programme, seat reservation will not be available for individual countries. Up to 30% of the M.Phil./Ph.D. seats in each subject may be filled by candidates from the South Asian region who have already secured through a National Competitive examination, a Research Fellowship for the duration of their M.Phil. / Ph.D. programme.

Admissions Contact:

Deputy Registrar (Admissions & Examinations)
South Asian University
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021 India
Phones: +91-11-24122512–14


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