Azim Premji University

About University:

The School of Arts and Sciences at Azim Premji University aims at developing and conducting programmes that will help redefine the Undergraduate learning experience and Teacher Education in India.

The School will:

  • Develop and offer an Undergraduate programme in Economics, Philosophy, History, English, Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

  • Develop and offer integrated Teacher Education programmes

  • Prepare students to become active, self‐directed learners with capacities for critical understanding and thinking.

  • Build a diverse student community, moderating the role of social and economic disadvantage in determining access and outcomes.

  • Bring together students, faculty and mentors to create a vibrant community of learners


  • You have completed Class 12 board exams in any Indian board and you have a score of 50%.

  • Or complete your Class 12 by July 2021 with a score of 50%.

UG Programs under Liberal Arts:

  1. BA in Economics:

Starting from 2019, the Economics Specialisation component will consist of 48 credits. This will consist of 36 credits from within economics and 12 credits that can be obtained from a series of allied courses some of which will be selected in consultation with the degree coordinators.

  1. BA in English

Students opting for the BA in English will learn to love literature: the craft of assembling words that move us, of people and worlds that we were too ignorant or preoccupied to notice, and of course arresting stories.

Media and Communication

Literary Studies


Cultural Studies


  1. BA in History 

The History curriculum aims to develop certain core, discipline-specific competencies as well as advance foundational skills and capacities in our students. The former includes gaining familiarity with different kinds of archives and primary sources; engagement with social and collective memory; understanding the nature of the relationship between the present and the past; exposure to different fields of enquiry within the discipline, as well as to other kindred disciplines; and, opportunities for practicing history through a variety of methods—from archaeology to oral history. Overall, the History programme aims to engender an understanding of the past that is not fettered by competitive civilisational claims. Instead, we seek to foster in our students a deep understanding and appreciation of macro- and micro-historical processes that shape peoples’ lives in concrete social contexts over time.

  1. BA in Philosophy: Students enrolled in the philosophy major are required to complete a total of 12 courses (48 credits) in philosophy, along with 4 courses (12 credits) in complementary subjects relevant to their philosophical work. Graduating from the program requires the successful completion of 84 credits spread across Major and Common Curriculum courses.


Ethical reasoning

Philosophy of science

Political philosophy


Philosophy of measurement

The self

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of resistance and non-violence

Philosophy of the environment.


Admissions open for Undergraduate Programme in two windows:

  • Early Admissions (November - December)

  • Regular Admissions (January - April) 

The University accepts the SAT score for Undergraduate programmes.

Students can choose to apply either through SAT score OR appear for the National Entrance Test conducted by the University. 

1 Entrance Test:

Part A (Multiple Choice) * - Test that will assess the English language capacities and quantitative capacities.

Part B - Written component: Applicants will have to write an essay/ data analysis/ problem solving based on their major preference which would assess writing and analytical skills.


Section Title

Question type

Part 1

English Language

Multiple choice 





Quantitative reasoning

Multiple choice 



Topics Covered



Ratios and proportions



Fractions, decimals and




Elementary algebra



Graphs and data




Logical reasoning



Geometry, measurement and

  spatial reasoning



The questions do not test

  advanced knowledge or ask for complicated computations. They are to check if

  you understand the concepts behind the mathematics and quantitative reasoning

  you encounter it in everyday life.


Part 2

Written component (Essay/ Data analysis/problem


Question based on the first major preference

*There will be negative marking in this examination for the English language and the Quantitative Reasoning section. For each correct answer 2 marks will be given, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and zero marks for not attempting.

Timings for the National entrance exam - 9.30 a.m. to 2 .00 p.m.

2) Personal Interview:

Shortlisted Candidates will be called for a personal interview.


Regular admissions 2021 : -

Admission timelines

Regular admissions

Online entrance test

9th May 2021 (Sunday)

Interview process

June 2021

Interview results

July 2021

Academic session starts

August 2021 


Depending on the income range of the family salary is payable from 2.1 to 8.4 lakhs

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