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      Top 10 New-Age Liberal Arts and Science Colleges in India

      1. Ashoka University – Sonipat, Haryana (https://www.ashoka.edu.in/)

      Ashoka University focuses on a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The university currently has 2000 students from India and 17 other countries.

      Application Process

      Candidates are evaluated based on the following:

      You can register yourself and fill the Application Form online through our website. There is no application fee.

      Key components of the Application Form include:

      Personal details

      Academic performance from Grade IX to XII, or equivalent  

      Details of your extracurricular

      A 500-word personal essay

      Letter of Recommendation  

      SAT/ ACT score** (optional)

      The Interview Round

      Shortlisted candidates will be sent an invitation for the Interview Round. Key components:

      On-the-spot Essay (30 minutes; Mandatory)

      Interview with a panel (In person / Skype; Mandatory)

      Ashoka Aptitude Test (90 minutes; Mandatory except for SAT/ACT takers)

      Subjects (Majors, Minors, Electives)

      Foundation Courses Ashoka University requires students to take 7 Foundation Courses. Of these, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning and Introduction to Environmental Studies are mandatory. These courses are not formal gateways into the Major programmes. However, it is advisable to take as many of these courses as you can before you declare your Major.

      Humanities – Great Books, Trends in History, Literature, and the World Mind and Behavior

      Natural and Mathematical Sciences – Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, Principles of Science, Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Thinking, Calculus

      Social and Economic Sciences- Foundations of Economic Reasoning, Social and Political Formation

      Pure major subjects

      1. English
      2. Economics
      3. Psychology
      4. History
      5. Philosophy
      6. Sociology & Anthropology
      7. Political Science Mathematics
      8. Computer Science
      9. Physics
      10. Biology

      Interdisciplinary Major subjects

      1. Computer Science & Entrepreneurial
      2. Leadership
      3. Computer Science & Mathematics
      4. Economics & Finance
      5. Economics & History
      6. English and Journalism
      7. History & International Relations Politics,
      8. Philosophy & Economics
      9. Politics & Society
      10. English & Creative Writing

      Minor Courses

      In addition to their undergraduate degree or Major, Ashoka encourages all its students to pursue their academic interests by way of a Minor. Opting to study courses in a subject outside their eld of specialization qualies for a Minor in that subject. We offer Minors in all the Major subjects as well.

      Minor subjects

      1. Entrepreneurial Leadership
      2. Environmental Science
      3. International Relations
      4. Media Studies
      5. Visual Arts
      6. Performing Arts
      7. Creative Writing

      Curriculum

      Undergraduate education

      Ashoka University offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate programme, to expose students to different perspectives and to give students liberty to decide on their own undergraduate programme.

      The Young India Fellowship

      The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. Candidates from any discipline including engineers, designers, commerce graduates or literature enthusiasts can enrol for it.

      The MA programme MA in Liberal Studies

      The MA in Liberal Studies is a one-year programme taken by students who have graduated with a diploma in Liberal Studies from the Young India Fellowship, and have been accepted by an Ashoka faculty mentor to work on a specific research project as a graduate assistant.

      PhD Programmes

      Ashoka offers PhD programmes in Biology, Economics, English and Computer Science. The programme caters to all disciplines including Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences.

      Fees Structures

      • B.A (Hons.) INR 8.85 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
      • B.Sc (Hons.) INR 8.85 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
      • M.A INR 4.8 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)

      2. O.P Jindal University – Sonipat, Haryana (https://jgu.edu.in/)

      Jindal Global University (JGU) pursues a holistic admissions policy for most programmes.

      Application Process

      Applicants for Undergraduate Programmes (excepting 5-Year Law and B. Arch) will go through the following process:

      • Filling online application form with relevant details
      • Applicants who have advanced to Round 2 will need to do the following:
      • Faculty Interview (In Person or Remotely) *
      • JSAT Examination (If Applicable)
      • [Programmes also accept SAT, ACT, UGAT, LSAT-India]

      Some programmes require Delhi / NCR applicants to come for an on-campus interview.

      Applicants who have advanced to Round 3 will receive a Provisional Offer of Admissions in case XII Board Marks or Equivalent and Any Additional Informationrequired by the school are pending. Successful applicants will have to pay the Refundable Registration Fee for the programme to secure seat. Once done, an final offer of admissions will be received.

      JSAT Examination

      The JSAT is a Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) test. It has 120 questions and needs to be completed in 120 minutes. There are no negative marks for wrong answers. It is divided into three sections:

      • English Verbal Ability (40 Questions) [Sample Question Paper]
      • Logical Reasoning (40 Questions) [Sample Question Paper]
      • Quantitative Skills (40 Questions) [Sample Question Paper]

      Application fee is nearly Rs. 3,000.

      Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT)

      JGU accepts the SAT, ACT, and LSAT-India for all Undergraduate Programmes excepting 5-Year Law [Only LSAT-India]. BBA (Hons.) and 5 year Integrated BBA (Hons.) – MBA also accepts the UGAT-2020 Examination. Applicants who have not taken any of these tests will need to complete the JSAT.

      Curriculum

      Jindal Global Business School Programmes

      BBA (Hons.)

      Integrated BBA (Hons.)+MBA

      MBA

      MBA in Digital Finance and Banking

      Ph.D

      Young Global Business Leader Programme

      Fees Structures

      Tuition Fee – BBA (Hons.) : INR 4,00,000 per annum integrated BBA (Hons.) + MBA:  INR 3,50,000 per annum

      Residential Charges – Rs. 2,40,000 per Annum*

      Jindal Global Law School

      Application Process

      Admission to the three year B.A. (Hons.) Legal Studies, five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), three year LL.B. and a one year LL.M. programmes at JGLS will be on the basis of performance in the Law School Admission Test–India (LSAT–India). LSAT–India is an entrance test designed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA and is conducted by Discover Law, LSAC’s affiliate in India. The test will be in a multiple choice format and covers logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

      One can register online for the LSAT—India entrance test by logging on to www.discoverlaw.in/lsat-india. India registration fee is Rs. 3800/-. The fee can be paid online.

      B.A. (Hons.) Legal Studies Three Year

      • 10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks
      • Programme Fee – INR 3,50,000/- per annum*
      • Residential Fee – INR 2,40,000/- per annum*
      • Application Fee: INR 1500

      B.A./ B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five Year

      • 10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks
      • Programme Fee – INR 5,75,000/- per annum
      • Residential Fee – INR 2,40,000/- per annum
      • Application Fee: INR 1500

      LL.B. Programme Three Year

      • Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% aggregate marks
      • Programme Fee – INR 6,00,000/- per annum
      • Residential Fee – INR 2,40,000/- per annum
      • Application Fee: INR 1000

      LL.M. Programme ONE Year

      • Three year LL.B. or five year B.A. LL.B. with not less than 50% aggregate marks.
      • Programme Fee – INR 3,00,000/- per annum
      • Residential Fee – INR 2,40,000/- per annum
      • Application Fee: INR 1000

       LL.M. Programme in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change in collaboration with WWF-India One Year (Non-Residential)

      • Three year LL.B. or five year B.A. LL.B. with not less than 50% aggregate marks
      • Programme Fee – INR 4,00,000/- per annum
      • Application Fee: INR 1500

      Jindal School of International Affairs

      • B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs
      • B.A. (Hons.) Political Science
      • M.A. in Diplomacy, Law and Business

      Jindal School of Government & Public Policy

      • B.A. (Hons.) Economics
      • B.A. (Hons.) Social Science & Policy
      • M.A. Public Policy
      • M.A. Economics

      Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities

      BA (Hons.) in Liberal Arts and Humanities

      Jindal School of Journalism And Communication

      B.A. (Hons.) Journalism & Media Studies

      Jindal School of Banking & Finance

      B.Com. (Hons.)

      Jindal School of Art and Architecture

      • Built Environment Studies BA (Hons.)
      • B.Arch
      • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

      Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability

      B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies

      3. Flame University – Pune, Maharashtra (https://www.flame.edu.in/)

      Application Process

      FLAME University has an online application process. Applicants will have to provide information like entrance test scores, personal contact details, educational qualification, work experience (if applicable), achievements / extracurricular activities and statement of purpose. Flame has an internal assessment process which considers the following aspects of your application:

      • Admission Test (FEAT/SAT/ACT)
      • Essay
      • Personal Interview
      • Past Academic Record
      • Extracurricular activities/ achievements
      • Statement of Purpose (SOP)

      The minimum eligibility to apply to FLAME University’s undergraduate programs is the following:

      In the case of Higher Secondary School Certificate or State Boards, CBSE and CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations), 40% marks in 12th standard with English as one of the subjects is the minimum requirement. If you wish to pursue BBA/B.Sc. subsequently, 45% is the minimum requirement in 12th standard.

      Application fee – INR 2,000 

      FLAME Entrance Aptitude Test (FEAT), Essay and Personal Interview (PI)

      FLAME University conducts a preliminary screening to shortlist candidates for FEAT (if applicable), Essay and Personal Interview (PI). If shortlisted, you will be intimated about the centre and date of assessment. FEAT, Essay and Personal Interview (PI) are conducted on the same day. FEAT is a written examination divided into 4 sections given below:

      • Verbal Ability
      • Reasoning Ability
      • Quantitative Ability
      • General Knowledge

      Total duration of the FEAT (MCQ based) shall be 120 minutes. Students will get additional 15 minutes to complete the essay. For candidates who have submitted their SAT/ACT scores, only Essay / PI will be conducted (FEAT is optional for them). If you are selected, you will receive a copy of your offer letter by email.

      Curriculum

      Undergrad Programs

      FLAME University offers three-year B.A., B.A. (Hons)*, B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)**, B.B.A. and B.B.A. (Communications Management) undergraduate programs.

      [*B.A. (Honours) program is offered in Economics. Minors are not available in the Honours program.]

      [**B.Sc. (Honors) program is offered in Computer Science. Minors are not available in the Honours program.]

      Post grad Programs

      FLAME University offers two-year MBA, MBA (Communications Management) and a one-year Postgraduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

      Fees Structures

      Undergraduate Program 

      Year I &II

      • Program fees – 595,000
      • Lodging & Boarding fees  – 165,000
      • Other fees  -50,000
      • Total- 8,10,000

      Year III

      Fees are subject to revision by upto 5%

      Year IV (Optional)

      Fees Same as Year III

      MBA Program

      Year I &II

      • Program fees – 595,000
      • Lodging & Boarding fees  – 165,000
      • Other fees  -50,000
      • Total- 8,10,000

      4. Christ University – Bengaluru, Karnataka (https://christuniversity.in/)

      Application Process

      • Undergraduate and Postgraduate application forms are available online.
      • Steps for online application (https://christuniversity.in/apply-online)
      • First time users Register at https://appstat.christuniversity.in
      • Login through the registered Email ID
      • Choose programme and click APPLY ONLINE
      • Fill all the details
      • Select the Date and Venue for the Selection Process
      • Make the payment

      Steps for offline application

      • Offline Application (buy in the premises) (Refer the website for the programmes having offline modes)
      • First time users Register at https://appstat.christuniversity.in
      • Login through the registered Email ID
      • Select the programme for which the application was bought and click APPLY OFFLINE
      • Enter the Application No & Payment receipt No
      • Fill all the details
      • Select the Date and Venue for the Selection Process
      • Once done submit the application, download the E-Admit Card from your login 3-5 days prior to the selection process date, attend the selection process as per the date.

      Curriculum

      • School of Arts and Humanities (English and Cultural Studies, Languages, Media Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and Music)
      • School of Social Sciences (Psychology, Economics, International Studies, Political Science and History, Sociology and Social Work)
      • School of Sciences (Physics and Electronics, Chemistry, Maths, Statistics, Computer Science)
      • School of Commerce, Finance and Accountancy (Commerce, Professional Studies)
      • School of Business and Management (Business and Management, Hotel Management, Tourism Management)
      • School of Law
      • School of Education
      • School of Architecture

      School of Engineering and Technology

      At School of Engineering and Technology, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), students are given privilege to opt for a Minor or an Honours degree in the Emerging Areas listed by the respective departments.

      List of Minors offered

      • E-Mobility – All branches except, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      • IoT – All branches except, Electronics and Communication Engineering
      • Computer Science – All branches except, Computer Science and Engineering / IT
      • Architecture – All branches except, School of Architecture
      • Robotics – All branches except, Mechanical and Automobile Engineering
      • General Management – All branches
      • Understanding Human Behaviour – All branches
      • Business Accounting – All branches
      • Intelligent Traffic and Transportation System – All branches except, Civil Engineering

      List of Honors offered

      • Advanced Transportation Systems – Civil Engineering are eligible
      • Artificial Intelligence – Computer Science Engineering / IT are eligible
      • Data Analytics – Computer Science Engineering / IT are eligible
      • Cyber Security – Computer Science Engineering / IT are eligible
      • IC Design – Electronics and Communication Engineering are eligible
      • Advanced Communication Technology – Electronics and Communication Engineering are eligible
      • Intelligent Systems – Electronics and Communication Engineering are eligible
      • Digital Manufacturing – Mechanical and Automobile Engineering are eligible
      • Vehicular Technology – Electrical and Electronics Engineering are eligible

      Students can opt a Minor or an Honours Program but not both and once opted will not be allowed to change the respective Minor or the Honours track until their completion. Minor courses would commence form 3rd semester and continue till 7th semester and Honours courses would commence form 5th semester and continue till 7th Semester. In both these cases students are required to have an extra 20 credits to reflect as a Minor/Honours degree before graduation.

      New courses added to School of Engineering and Technology (Approved by AICTE)

      • BTech in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management)
      • BTech in Electronics and Computer Engineering
      • BTech in Robotics and Mechatronics
      • BTech in Computer Science and Engineering (IoT)
      • BTech in Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science)
      • BTech in Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

      Fees Structures

      • Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] – 4 year(s) INR 7,48,571
      • Master of Technology [M.Tech] – 2 year(s) – INR 3,27,500
      • Ph.D – 3 year(s) – INR 90,000
      • Bachelor of Business Administration + Bachelor of Laws [BBA LLB] – 5 year(s) – INR 10,90,000
      • Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] – 3 year(s) – INR 6,57,375
      • Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] – 3 year(s) – INR  4,74,625
      • Master of Philosophy [M.Phil] – 2 year(s) – INR 80,000
      • Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.} – 3 year(s) – INR 4,90,500
      • Master of Commerce [M.Com] – 2 year(s) – INR 1,60,000
      • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] – 3 year(s) – INR 1,97,100
      • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} – 3 year(s) – INR 2,85,000
      • Master of Science [M.Sc] – 2 year(s) – INR 1,89,278
      • Bachelor of Arts [BA] – 3 year(s) – INR 2,39,650
      • Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.} – 3 year(s) – INR 2,67,000
      • Master of Arts [MA] – 2 year(s) – INR 1,16,615
      • Master of Social Work [MSW] – 2 year(s) – INR 17,20,000
      • Bachelor of Hotel Management [BHM] – 4 year(s) – INR 6,30,000
      • Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch] –  5 year(s) – INR 12,00,000
      • Master of Laws [LLM] – 1 year(s) – INR 1,27,333
      • Bachelor of Computer Application [BCA] – 3 year(s) – INR 4,02,000
      • Master of Computer Application [MCA] – 3 year(s) – INR 4,35,000
      • Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] – 2 year(s) – INR 1,55,000

      5. Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts – Pune, Maharashtra (https://www.ssla.edu.in/)

      Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) offers a 4-year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) Honours Degree and Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) Honours Degree programme.

      Application Process

      • All students seeking admission to SSLA should write SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) OR should apply with their SAT score
      • All students must register on the SET website and then make this choice of SET or SAT
      • CBSE, ICSE, HSC: Students should have passed with at least 50% (Open Category) and 45% (SC, ST) in the 12th Standard
      • IB Diploma: student must complete examinations in six subject areas (3 at HL and 3 at SL) and successfully complete the core requirements (EE, CAS, TOK). Successful IB diploma candidates receive an IB Diploma and the transcript with Diploma Results stating “Diploma Awarded”

      Students must have a minimum of 24 credits and has passed a minimum of three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). GCE/IGCSE/GCSE: student must have a minimum of 5/4 subjects in A, B, C Grades including English at Ordinary(“O”) Level and 2/3 subjects at Advanced (“A”)Level

      Curriculum

      SSLA offers students the opportunity to study a four-year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) Honours Degree and Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) Honours Degree program covered over eight semesters. It is mandatory to complete a minimum of 198 credits to graduate with a B.A / B.Sc (Liberal Arts) Honours degree.

      Specialization courses (which are in the form of Majors and Minors) are chosen in the 2nd semester and are taught from the 3rd semester onwards. The Majors and Minors offered at SSLA are:

      Major Specialization: Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Studies, English, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Media Studies, Business Studies, International Relations and Political Science & Public Policy.

      Minor Specialization: Biology, Women and Gender Studies, History, Film Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Physics, Performing Arts and Law.

      • The degree awarded shall be a Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) Honours for those majoring in courses such as Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, English, Psychology, Political Science & Public Policy, Philosophy, International Relations and Anthropology.

      • The degree awarded shall be a Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) Honours for those majoring in courses such as Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Studies.

      Major/Minor Subjects

      • Computer studies core courses – major/minor
      • Computer studies elective courses – major
      • Mathematics and statistics core courses – major/minor
      • Mathematics and statistics elective courses – major
      • English core courses – major/minor
      • English elective courses – major
      • Economics core courses – major/minor
      • Economics elective courses – major
      • Political science and public policy core courses – major/minor
      • Political science and public policy elective courses – major

      Fees Structures

      Program fees For BA/B.Sc Liberal Arts ( Indian Students) for 1st years

      • Academic Fees (Per Annum) – INR 4,05,000
      • Institute Deposit ( Refundable) – INR 10,000

      Program fees For BA/B.Sc Liberal Arts ( International Student) for 1st years

      • Academic Fees (Per Annum) – INR 6,10,000
      • Administrative fees (Non Refundable) – INR 40,000
      • Institute Deposit  (Refundable) – INR 10,000

      6. Krea University, Sri City, Andhra Pradesh (https://krea.edu.in/)

      Krea University’s sponsoring body; IFMR Society, founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit society focuses on research, training and education in the areas of macro and micro economics, finance and management including a full-fledged business school.

      Undergrad Programs

      Application Process

      The minimum eligibility criteria to apply to Krea’s undergraduate programme commencing in August 2020 is as follows:

      Applicant should either be in Grade XII or equivalent or should have passed Grade XII or equivalent in their own country of study.

      The applicant should be less than 21 years of age on Aug 1, 2020. In exceptional cases, we may consider applicants over the age of 21 years.

      There is no restriction with respect to the Board of study i.e. applicants from all Boards including ISC, CBSE, State Boards, IB, Cambridge International A levels and other International Examination Boards can apply.

      Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) scores are accepted.

      Students with Cambridge International A levels need a minimum of three subjects to apply. There is no minimum cut-off score or extra-curricular achievement required to apply

      Online Application Form

      • Submission of the application form
      • Short-listing for Krea Immersive Case (KIC)
      • Financial Assistance Application opens
      • Krea Immersive Case or KIC consisting of:
      • Field visit
      • Reflection essays
      • Quantitative and Logical reasoning test
      • Group Discussion and Presentation
      • Conversations

      Based on the information provided by the applicant and the evaluation scores awarded across the two stages of selection, the applicant may receive cConfirmed offer of admission or conditional offer of admission.

      Curriculum

      The 3-year BA (Honours) and BSc (Honours) degrees, with an option to do an additional fourth year of Advanced Studies, equip our students with confidence, purpose, and the capacity for creative and critical thinking.

      Humanities and Social Sciences

      • Economics (Major)
      • History (Minor)
      • Social Studies (Major)
      • Politics (Minor)
      • Philosophy (Minor)
      • Business Studies (Minor)

      Division of Sciences

      • Biological Sciences (Major)
      • Computer Science (Major)
      • Psychology (Major)
      • Mathematics (Major)
      • Chemistry (Minor)
      • Physics (Minor)
      • Environmental Studies (Minor)

      Division of Literature and the Arts

      • Global Arts (Minor)
      • Literature (Major)

      Joint Majors: Physical Sciences (Chemistry + Physics), Economics + Environmental Studies, History + Politics, Literature + Arts.

      Joint combinations are decided by the Krea SIAS faculty. Such decisions will be made on the basis of intellectual rationale, faculty interest / availability as well as the existing research hubs.

      Fees Structures

      • Application Fee – One-time payment of INR 500, non-refundable
      • Tuition fee – INR 6,75,000 per annum (subject to revision every year)
      • Living expenses* – INR 1,50,000 per annum (subject to revision every year)
      • Admissions fee at the time of acceptance – INR 35,000
      • One-time refundable deposit – INR 25,000 (payable just before entry on campus)
      • *Please note that living expenses include launderette costs up to Rs.500 per month

      MBA program

      Application Process

      Graduates of full-time degree course and candidates in the final year of the undergraduate degree are eligible to apply.

      Applicants are required to take either of these exams – CAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT or GRE. From among the entrance exam score given by the applicant, the best score will be considered subject to meeting the eligibility cut off.

      Entrance exam scores are not the sole criteria for admission and short-listing for Personal Interview (PI) is based on parameters like academic performance in Class X, Class XII, UG and performance in the competitive exams. Admission to the programme will be based on combined scores of qualifying parameters and interview parameters which include work experience and extra-curricular activities. Work experience is not mandatory.

      Application Screening

      Eligibility Criteria for different parameters

      • Class X – 60%
      • Class XII – 60%
      • UG – 60%
      • Work Experience – WPR: 12-36 months
        GR: 0-36 months

      Competitive Exams

      • CAT – 75
      • XAT – 75
      • CMAT – 85
      • GMAT – 85
      • GRE – 85

      Curriculum

      Core course include Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Information Systems & Operations and Human Resources Management. Economics, Strategy Management, OB & HR, Marketing, Data Science and Information System, Operations Management, Finance and Accounting are available as electives in the final year.

      Fees Structures

      First Instalment Fee inclusive of Admissions Deposit Fee:

      a. Admission Deposit Fee – INR 27,500

      b. Balance First Instalment Fee – INR 3,02,500

      To be paid when accepting the offer

      Second Instalment Fee (to be paid in first year) – INR  5,50,000

      Third and Final Instalment Fee (to be paid in second year) – INR 4,40,000

      Total Fees – INR 13,20,000

      First Year Living Expenses: INR 1,50,000/-

      7. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, Karnataka (https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/)

      Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not-for-profit University and is recognized by The University Grants Commission under Section 2F.

      Undergrad Programmes

      Application Process

      Students must have class 12 / Pre University certificate from any recognized Indian Board or any valid international certificate equivalent to the Class 12. Those appearing for their final examinations are eligible to apply. Applicants who have completed their Class 12 / Pre-University board examination previous year are also eligible to apply. Applicant should not be older than 19 years of age while joining the programme and should have successfully completed 12th standard examination (or its equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks. The university also accepts SAT, KVPY and other national entrance test scores for admissions.

      Applicants will go through an entrance test to assess their English language and quantitative capacities and written component to assess writing and analytical skills. Shortlisted applicants are called for personal interview. The Application form is available on the University website.

      Curriculum

      3-Year B.A. (Economics | Humanities)

      3-Year B.Sc. (Physics | Mathematics | Biology)

      3-year degree programme structure

      Full-time residential programme (84 credits) Credits: 48

      Specialisation

      Majors for your B.Sc. degree: Physics or Biology or Mathematics

      Majors for your B.A. degree: Economics or Humanities

      Common curriculum

      • Foundations: Build capacity for critical thinking, reasoning and communication
      • Understanding India: India’s history, society and future
      • Interdisciplinary Study: Development, Sustainability, Education, Media etc.
      • Creative Expressions: art, music, craft, theatre
      • Option to do Research work for Honours Degree Additional 12 Credits required

      Three-year, full-time, residential Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degrees are offered in the following specializations:

      • Physics
      • Biology
      • Mathematics
      • Economics
      • Humanities

      4-Year dual degree – B.Sc. B.Ed. (Physics | Biology | Mathematics) programmes structure

      Full-time residential programme (120 credits)

      Sciences

      Majors for your B.Sc. degree: Physics or Biology or Mathematics

      Education

      Perspectives – Draw upon the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, psychology, history and linguistics and their descriptions and analysis of educational processes

      Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment – Develop the ability to design instructional strategies and develop assessments that are relevant

      Field internship – prepare students to understand the different school contexts in India

      Common curriculum

      Credits: 21

      Foundations: Build capacity for critical thinking, reasoning and communication

      Understanding India: India’s history, society and future

      Creative Expressions:

      The Undergraduate Programme offers Majors in Sciences (Physics or Biology), Mathematics, Economics and Humanities. Students are required to choose one major area of disciplinary study. In addition, students also go through a Common Curriculum which provides them the opportunity to study interdisciplinary areas like Development, Sustainability, Education, and Media.

      Post grad programs

      Application process

      Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (including Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Commerce, Management, etc.) from a recognized University. Undergraduate students who are appearing for their final year examinations are also eligible to apply. Work experience is encouraged.

      LL.M. in Law and Development

      For admission in LL.M. in Law and Development, Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. 3years / 5 years) from a recognised University in India or abroad is required. Candidates with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

      Online application – Applicant has to login through the link on the website and register online with e-mail ID, mobile number and date of birth. On successful registration, an email will be sent to the registered e- mail ID with login credentials to access the form and complete it online.

      Offline application – Download the offline application form. The details on the form can be hand written and sent to Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft in favour of “Azim Premji Foundation for Development” and photographs on or before the last date. The completed application form should be mailed to the university address.

      Application fee – Rs. 500

      Curriculum

      M.A. Education – The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme. Common core curriculum including introduction to research, that lays the foundation in the first year.

      M.A. Development – The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme. The electives cover a range of topics – Gender, technology, public health, Sustainability, Globalization, Policy and Programmes, Poverty, Water etc. Typically, 50-60 electives are on offer each year.

      M.A. Public Policy & Governance – The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme

      M.A. Economics – The M.A. Economics is designed as a 72-credit, postgraduate degree programme, which has 9 core courses, 4-7 electives, field practice, a Master’s thesis or Internship track, requiring full-time engagement for two academic years.

      LL.M. in Law and Development – The one-year full time LL.M. in Law and Development will be a research and field intensive post- graduate programme in law. The programme includes mandatory courses on Law and Development, Law and Justice, Comparative Public Law and Legal Research Methods. Students may elect to do courses in a wide variety of fields and across a wide range of disciplines.

      Fee Structure

      Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] – 3 year(s) – INR 4,20,000

      Bachelor of Arts [BA] – 3 year(s) – INR 4,20,000

      Master of Arts [MA] – 2 year(s) – INR 1,50,000

      Master of Laws [LLM] – 1 year(s) – INR 75,000

      Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] – 4 year(s) – INR 4,20,000

      8. Plaksha University – Mohali, Punjab (https://plaksha.org/)

      Application Process

      Applicants seeking admission in Bachelor’s of Technology need to fill an online application form available on Plaksha University’s official website. Following this they will have to write a test and appear for an interview.

      Curriculum

      The university offers four degrees with a focus on interdisciplinary engineering concentrations. Students will graduate with a B.Tech degree in any of the following 4 streams –

      Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

      This Computer Science degree combines a CS core with machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and human intelligence with a long term view.

      Robotics and Cyber-Physical Systems

      Curriculum designed to target the growing and unmet need for highly skilled professionals at the intersection of computing, mechatronics, and human behaviour.

      Biological Systems Engineering

      The course aims to bridge the gap between engineering, healthcare and biology. The degree will build understanding of quantitative & system biology and computation, and be trained in modeling and analysis of large biological and biomedical data.

      Data Science, Business and Economics

      The course offers tracks in Digital Transformation, Financial Engineering and Data for Development. This major builds deep grounding in data science combined with interdisciplinary economics and business perspective.

      9. Mahindra University – Hyderabad, Telangana (https://www.mahindraecolecentrale.edu.in/)

      Application Process

      Admissions to Mahindra University École Centrale School of Engineering (MEC), are solely based on merit and the scores in the JEE (Main) or SAT score / ACT / SAT Subject Test scores. All applications are accepted only though the institute’s portal.

      For B.Tech Admissions candidates need to visit the online application portal of the university and apply online.

      Curriculum

      Civil Engineering

      Subjects

      Geology, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Surveying

      Concrete Technology, Environmental Engineering

      Computer Science & Engineering

      Subjects

      Computing, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, computer networks, computer architecture, database management systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, information security, cryptography and high-performance computing.

      Electrical & Electronics Engineering

      Subjects

      Curriculum has been designed in a way that incorporates the essentials of both Electronic Engineering and Electrical Engineering along with Computer Science Engineering Courses. Course covers basic and advanced levels in signal processing, electromagnetic and communication theory, together with IC design, Communication Networks and Power Systems. By opting six elective courses that contribute 18 credits, students become eligible for specialization in power and distribution systems, VLSI and Embedded System Design, Automation and Robotics or Communication Systems, respectively.

      Mechanical Engineering

      Subjects

      The core courses involve basic and advanced knowledge in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, materials engineering, manufacturing, energy systems, dynamics and control Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), etc

      Besides the four existing B.Tech programs (CE/CSE/EEE/ME), Mahindra University is starting 3 new UG programs of study including – Artificial Intelligence – AI; Computation & Mathematics – CM; and Electronics & Computer Engineering – ECE). Applicants would be intimated once it is confirmed.

      Humanities & Social Sciences

      Subjects

      Literature, English Studies, Communication Skills, Philosophy, French Language, Economics, Management, IPR and Law. Also on offer are topics like Entrepreneurship, Media & Creative Sciences and Design Thinking.

      Mathematics

      Subjects

      A wide range of intensive courses on Elementary and Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Transforms, Complex Analysis, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Analysis along with MATLAB. Apart from core courses, the department also offers various elective courses covering a broad spectrum of advanced topics in pure and applied mathematics.

      Physics

      Subjects

      Numerous fields of physical and applied sciences, supported well with state of the art facilities. The department consists of faculty members: Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors, with backgrounds in theoretical and experimental condensed matter Physics, Optics, Photonics, and high energy Physics. More specifically, faculty members have research backgrounds pertaining to spintronics, soft matter physics, liquid crystals, metamaterial, terahertz technology, fiber optics and neutrino oscillations.

      Chemistry

      Subjects

      Two chemistry courses taught in first year undergraduate B. Tech which introduce basic concepts of chemistry and some engineering applications. The associated laboratory course provides adequate scope for students to explore the concepts learnt in the lectures through experiments. The department also offers several advanced elective courses for third and final year students.

      Fees Structures

      Indian Nationals (Students)

      Rs. 4,00,000 per annum academic fees

      Rs. 2,00,000 Per annum (hostel charges)

      Rs. 20,000 caution deposit (refundable at end of programme)

      PIO / NRI (Students)

      USD 8,000 per annum academic Fees

      USD 3,500 per annum (hostel charges)

      USD 400 caution deposit (refundable at end of programme)

      10. Auronya College – Pondicherry

      Established in 2017, Auronya College is a pioneer in the conceptualisation of education, a paradigm shifts to align Education 4.0 with the fourth industrial revolution. 

      Curriculum

      The curriculum includes design sciences, business & economics, humanities & social sciences, research& intelligence, arts (from performing arts to culinary arts to history and anthropology), and media & communications.

      There is also a one-year post graduate diploma in New Age Management & Leadership named Antariksh, a kind of executive MBA for working professionals. The course cost is Rs 15 lakh and will amalgamate elements from all the six schools mentioned above. 

      Designed by architect B V Doshi (Padmashri awardee), the campus will be state of the art and have amenities like Virtual & Augmented Reality studios, 3D printing facility, think spaces, amphitheater, smart classroom, sports facilities, gymnasium, swimming pool etc.

      For further details-

      Website – http://www.auronya.in/

      Phone – 095002 73579

      Send message discovery@auronya.in

      Author: Baishali Mukherjee

      Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

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