Azim Premji University announces admissions for Postgraduate Programmes 2021


 Azim Premji University, Bangalore, announces admissions to its full-time Postgraduate programme based in Bengaluru. Students can apply online on the University Website: or Email: Last date to apply is 25th December 2020.


Programmes offered: 2-year Programmes in (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) and 1-year Programme in (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 50% tuition fee waiver for candidates with minimum 3 years’ experience after graduation for all 2-year PG programmes.


Anurag Gupta, Director - Student Lifecycle FunctionAzim 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.


2021 Admissions (Dates are tentative)



Last date to apply

25th Dec 2020

26th Feb 2021

National Entrance Test

10th Jan 2021

21st Mar 2021


Mid Feb 2021

Apr 2021

Admission offers

Mar 2021

Jun 2021

Commencement of classes

Mid Aug 2021

Mid Aug 2021


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.



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