Azim Premji University announces admissions for Postgraduate Programmes 2021

Bengaluru, 8 December 2020:  Azim Premji University, Bangalore, announces admissions to its full-time Postgraduate programme based in Bengaluru.

Programmes offered

2-year Programmes (Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline)

  • M.A. Education
  • M.A. Development
  • M.A. Public Policy & Governance
  • M.A. Economics (Students should demonstrate sufficient Economics knowledge)

1-year Programme (Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Law)

  • LL.M. in Law & Development

Unique Learning Experience: Strong grounding in theory, practice and research. Core courses to build understanding and perspectives in the domain. More than 100 interdisciplinary / theme based elective choices. Competency building workshops in several areas like communication, finance etc. Open courses in art, music, cinema, dance, theatre etc.  Weekly guest lectures, national and international conferences.

Integrated Field Practice: A mix of field experiences spread across all semesters consisting of weekly practicums, immersion visits, organizational internships, faculty- mentored research projects and independent field projects.


Accomplished Faculty Team:  A team of 140 faculty members with extensive experience in teaching, research and field practice. High faculty-student ratio, dedicated faculty hours for meetings, close support and mentoring.

Fulfilling Career Opportunities: There is a growing need in the social sector for professionals with motivation and competence. We have an excellent placement record with over 90 organizations participating in campus placements every year.

Financial Assistance: Azim Premji University has an explicit commitment towards supporting economically disadvantaged students. The University provides extensive need-based scholarships, based on the family income of the students (100%, 75%, 50%, and 25%) both on tuition and accommodation. The University also offers a 50% tuition fee waiver for candidates with minimum 3 years’ experience after graduation for all 2-year PG programmes.

Anurag Gupta, Director – Student Lifecycle Function, Azim Premji University said, “In a developing country like India, there is an immense need to systematically and formally train and educate postgraduates ready to work in the Social Sector. Azim Premji University has been contributing to this need of the country by these Postgraduate programmes in Education, Development, Economics, Public Policy and Law. Our endeavour is to produce committed and motivated professionals for the Social Sector who will then go on to make a big difference in the Indian society”.

Admission Process and Dates: Students can apply online on the University website. Applicants will be selected based on a written test and personal interview for shortlisted students. Candidates with minimum 2 years’ experience after graduation will be given a chance to go through the early round of admission for M.A. Education, Development and Public Policy & Governance programmes.

Important dates

2021 AdmissionsEARLY ROUND FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALSREGULAR ROUND
Last date to apply25th Dec 202026th Feb 2021
National Entrance Test10th Jan 202121st Mar 2021
InterviewsMid Feb 2021Apr 2021
Admission offersMar 2021Jun 2021
Commencement of classesMid Aug 2021Mid Aug 2021

*Dates are tentative

 New campus

The classes will be conducted at the University’s permanent residential campus at Sarjapur-Attibele Road on the outskirts of Bangalore. Spread over 80 acres, the campus will offer 2.7 million sq.ft. of space after the first phase of construction, capable of accommodating 3800 students and 700 faculty plus administration staff.

Address: AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY, SURVEY No. 66, BURUGUNTE VILLAGE, BIKKANAHALLI MAIN ROAD, SARJAPURA, BENGALURU – 562125
Admissions Mobile:  89718 89988
EMAIL: admissions@apu.edu.in                                
WEBSITE: www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/pg

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