SAU recently shifted its campus to its permanent campus in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Earlier, it was operating from Akbar Bhawan in Chanakyapuri in the same city. While the student intake of the Masters Degree programmes has been kept intact at 30 as in previous years, the number of seats for PhD programmes has substantially increased. Admission to PhD programmes this year will be made through two channels, viz. direct mode and entrance test. In the direct mode, certain categories of candidates will be exempted from the entrance test, and the shortlist will be made on the bases of their CVs/SOPs/Research Proposals/Letters of Recommendation and called directly for the interviews.
SAU offers a generous number of scholarships and financial support to students. Students are also granted specially-created multiple-entry SAU visas. South Asian University was jointly established by the governments of the eight SAARC nations in the capital city of India. The student composition in this international university consists of scholars from the eight member states of the SAARC – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. About half the students are from India, while the remaining half are from the rest of the SAARC countries, barring a few students from other continents.
Each SAARC country has a quota, but if the number of students from any particular country runs short of the allotted quota, the remaining available seats are filled up by students from other countries as per SAU rules. Applicants from Non-SAARC countries can apply directly for admission giving details of their academic credentials, without having to take the entrance test.
The last date for submission of applications at SAU is 31 March 2023. Candidates can apply through the university website. Further details such as curriculum, eligibility criteria, scholarships, and faculties can also be accessed from the website.
About South Asian University:
South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established, funded and maintained by the governments of the eight member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC), viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAU started its operations in the academic year 2010. The university offers Masters and PhD programmes in seven areas of study, including Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, International Relations, Legal Studies, Mathematics and Sociology. SAU attracts students from all over South Asia, and its degrees are recognised by all eight SAARC countries. Many of its graduates have already found employment in the region, and some have been offered higher education opportunities in countries beyond South Asia. The university recently shifted to its permanent campus in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi.
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