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South Asian University Admission 2024

 

South Asian University (SAU), Delhi notifies admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Program 2024, Apply Online

 

South Asian University Admission 2024 – South Asian University (SAU) invites applications for Admission to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD. Programs offered by various faculties of the university for the academic session 2024-25. 

 

About South Asian University

  • South Asian University (SAU) was established in 2010 with an objective of equipping the young minds of the South Asian region with world-class cutting edge knowledge and nurturing regional consciousness. It is a joint initiative of the eight member nations of South Asian +Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The idea of establishing SAU was mooted by the Prime Minister of India at the 13th SAARC Summit in Dhaka in 2005. The idea was for member countries to pool their resources for creation of a Centre of Excellence in the form of a university that would provide world-class facilities and professional faculty to students and researchers drawn from every country of the SAARC region. The university currently offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Research Programmes under five Faculties which are listed below:
    • Faculty of Economics
    • Faculty of Legal Studies
    • Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer
    • Science
      • Department of Computer Science
      • Department of Mathematics
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
      • Department of International Relations
      • Department of Sociology

 

Program Offered

Bachelor’s Program

  • BTech Computer Science and Engineering 
  • Dual Degree BTech – MTech Computer Science and Engineering

 

Master’s Programs

  • Msc Applied Mathematics 
  • MSc Biotechnology 
  • MSc Computer Science 
  • MTech Computer Science
  •  Integrated MSc + MTech Computer Science 
  • MA Economics (with specialisation in Economic Development)
  • MA International Relations 
  • MA Sociology 
  • LLM (Master of Laws)

 

PhD

  • Biotechnology 
  • Computer Science 
  • Economics 
  • International Relations 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Mathematics 

 

No. of Seats

B.Tech. / M.Tech. Programs

  • B.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering) – 120
  • Dual Degree B.Tech.- M.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering) – 120
  • M.Tech. (Computer Science) – Nil
  • Integrated M.Sc. + M.Tech. (Computer Science) – Nil

Master Programs

  • MSc Applied Mathematics – 90
  • MSc Biotechnology – 90
  • MSc Computer Science – 20*
  • MA Economics (with specialization in Economic Development) – 90
  • MA International Relations – 90
  • MA Sociology – 80
  • LLM (Master of Laws) – 80

PhD Programs

Through Direct Mode

  • Biotechnology – 10
  • Computer Science – 06
  • Economics – 01
  • International Relations – 06
  • Legal Studies – 03
  • Mathematics – 05
  • Sociology – 06

Through Entrance Test

  • Biotechnology – 06
  • Computer Science – 06
  • Economics – 06
  • International Relations – 06
  • Legal Studies – 03
  • Mathematics – 06
  • Sociology – 05

 

Important Dates

  • Last Date for applying is 31st March 2024 (23:59 IST)
  • The Entrance Test will be held on 20 & 21 April 2024

 

Eligibility Criteria

For B.Tech. (CSE) & Dual Degree B.Tech.+ M.Tech. (CSE)

  • A student must have passed the Class 12 or Higher Secondary or any equivalent qualifying examination in Science stream (having Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry as mandatory subjects) with a minimum of 75% marks in Mathematics.

For M.Tech. (CS)

  • A 4-year B.Tech./B.E./BSc. (Engg.)/BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering or a relevant area* from an institution recognised by the government of any of the SAARC countries with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate or an equivalent grade. OR
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Mathematics/ Operational Research/ Statistics/ Electronics/ Information Technology/ Physics an institution recognised by the government of any of the SAARC countries with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate or an equivalent grade level. 

*Indicative List of Relevant Areas:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Information Technology
  • Any other Science/Engineering areas having at least one-fifth Computer Science courses 

For Integrated M.Sc.+M.Tech. (CS)

  • A 3 or 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant area* with mathematics as a subject either at the Bachelor’s level or at the 10+2 (12th class) level from an institution recognised by the government of any of the SAARC countries with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate or an equivalent grade
  • Candidates who have a 2-year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.

*Indicative List of Relevant Areas:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Information Technology
  • Any other Science/Engineering areas having at least one-fifth Computer Science courses 

For Masters Programme

  • A minimum of 15 years of education under the 10+2+3 pattern (i.e., 12 years of schooling + a 3 year degree) or a 4-year degree after 10+2 (12 years of schooling) with a minimum of 50% marks (or an equivalent grade) for admission to M.A. courses; and 55% marks (or an equivalent grade) for admission to M.Sc. courses. For all cases, the Master’s programme will be of two years duration.
  • Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in less than 15 years (e.g., under the 10+2+2 pattern) are not eligible for admission.
  • Those who have completed a two-year Bachelor’s degree and thereafter have also completed one year of MA/MSc can apply for admission to a Master’s course subject to their fulfilling other prescribed eligibility conditions including the percentage of required marks (which will be the average of marks obtained at the Bachelor’s level and the first year of the MA/MSc course).

For Ph.D. Program

  • A candidate shall be eligible for admission to a course of research leading to the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), if he/she has passed : 12 years of regular Schooling and at least 3-years Bachelor’s Degree plus post-graduate education leading to MA/M.Sc../M.C.A/MS/M.Tech./L.L.M. degree from a recognized University/Institution with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade for admission to Social Sciences and Law; and minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade for admission to Science subjects.
  • Candidates, who have undergone integrated Bachelor and Master degrees, will be eligible for admission provided they have at least 5 years of College/University education leading to a Masters’ degree after completing 12 years of schooling.

Applicable to all Programmes

  • The students in all programmes at SAU shall be full-time students and shall not be permitted to take up any full or part-time jobs during the course of their study.
  • Degrees obtained from government recognised Universities/Institutions will only be acceptable.
  • Students who are offered admission will be required to produce original certificates of their final results at the time of admission, including mark sheets/grade sheets of their qualifying degree examination.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their qualifying course and are yet to appear for their last year/semester exam, may also apply for admission and appear in the Entrance Test. However, their admission will be confirmed only if they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria of aggregate percentage of marks besides clearing the Entrance Test. Please note that such candidates will not have any claim to admission if their results are not declared and their mark sheets are not available latest by 29 July 2024 which is the last date for admission. However, the last date of admission can be extended up to 14 August 2024 with late fee after prior approval from the competent authority. Students who are offered admission will be required to produce original certificates of their final results at the time of admission, including mark sheets/grade sheets of their qualifying degree examination.
  • For further course specific eligibility go to “B.Tech./M.Tech. Programmes” or “Masters Programme” or “PhD Programmes”

 

Admission Procedure

For Nationals of SAARC Countries

  • Admission in B.Tech. Programmes will be done through two modes: (i) through Entrance Test (ii) through JEE scores. 
  • Admission in M.ASc./M.A. Programmes will be done through Entrance Test.
  • Admission in M.Tech. Programme will be done through Entrance Test.
  • Admission is PhD Programmes will be done will be done in two modes: through Entrance Test as well as through Direct Mode. For details on the admission through Direct Mode, click on PhD Programme.
  • 50% of the students will be admitted from the host country (India).
  • At least 4% seats are reserved for applicants from each of the five countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka provided they fulfil admission criteria.
  • At least 10% seats are reserved for applicants from each of the countries: Pakistan and Bangladesh provided they fulfil admission criteria.
  • 10% seats may be allotted to applicants from outside the SAARC region.

For Nationals of Non-SAARC Countries

  • Candidates from outside the SAARC region do not have to take an Entrance Test and will be admitted on the basis of their past performance.
  • All such candidates need to fill an online form and upload all supporting documents including educational records, identity proof and a colour photograph.
  • The last date to apply is 31 March 2024.
  • 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.
  • These students are not eligible for any scholarships/freeships offered by the University and will be liable to pay US$ 4500 per semester (US $9000 per year) for day scholars, payable in July, January each year.

 

Application Procedure

  • Applicants have until March 31st, 2024, to submit their online applications via the university website
  • For further details, including the Admission Brochure, prospective students are encouraged to visit the university website

 

Application Fee

  • The fee for appearing in the Entrance Test is US $10 or INR 830. Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must also be made through online mode.
  • An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region on 20 and 21 April 2024 as per the schedule.
  • Physically challenged candidates or those with special needs, should write to the University separately with a copy of their disability certificate so that special arrangements can be made for them. They will be allowed up to an extra 60 minutes to complete the test after due approvals on a case-to-case basis. Such students are required to apply for permission in advance with documentary evidence.

 

Schedule for Entrance Tests

  • The schedule of the entrance tests is spread over two days, three sessions each, as given below. A student can register for as many tests as s/he pleases subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria and as long as the Entrance Test timings do not clash.
Saturday, 20 April 2024
Morning Session Afternoon Session Evening Session
MSc Biotechnology MA International Relations MSc Computer Science
PhD Biotechnology PhD International Relations PhD Computer Science
M.Tech. Computer Science   B.Tech. Computer Sc. & Engg.
    Dual Degree (B.Tech.+M.Tech.) Computer Sc. & Engg.
    Integrated (M.Sc.+M.Tech.)
Computer Science

 

Sunday, 21 April 2024
Morning Session Afternoon Session Evening Session
MA Economics MSc Applied Mathematics Master of Laws (LLM)
  MA Sociology PhD Legal Studies
  PhD Mathematics PhD Economics
  PhD Sociology

 

Admission Entrance Test Time Schedule
Countries Morning Session Afternoon Session Evening Session
Afghanistan 8.30 am – 10.30 am 11.30 am – 1.30 pm 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Pakistan

Maldives

9.00 am – 11.00 am 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm 3.00 – 5.00 pm
Sri Lanka 9.30 am – 11.30 am 12.30 – 2.30 pm 3.30 – 5.30 pm
Nepal 9.45 am – 11.45 am 12.45 – 2.45 pm 3.45 – 5.45 pm
Bhutan

Bangladesh

10.00 am – 12.00 noon 1.00 – 3.00 pm 4.00 – 6.00 pm
India 9.30 am – 11.30 am 12.30 – 2.30 pm 3.30 – 5.30 pm

 

Test Centres

  • The Entrance Test will be held at the following test centres as per above mentioned schedule. Efforts will be made to allot the centre as chosen by the candidate at the time of filling up the application form.

Test Centres in India

  • Ahmedabad; Bangalore; Bhopal; Bhubaneshwar; Chandigarh; Chennai; Cochin; Dehradun; Delhi/ NCR; Goa; Guwahati; Hyderabad; Indore; Jaipur; Jammu’ Kolkata; Lucknow; Mumbai; Patna; Pune; Raipur; Ranchi; Shimla; Srinagar; Surat; Thiruvananthapuram; Varanasi; Vizag

Test Centres in Other Countries

  • Afghanistan: Kabul
  • Bangladesh: Chittagong Dhaka; 
  • Bhutan: Thimphu, Kanglung
  • Maldives: Male
  • Nepal: Biratnagar Kathmandu Pokhara
  • Pakistan: Karachi; Lahore; Peshawar
  • Sri Lanka: Colombo Jaffna

 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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