Bangalore: Azim Premji University has invited applications from fresh and experienced graduates who are keen to contribute to the social sector in critical areas of Education, Development and related sectors. The two-year full time postgraduate programmes (MA Education, MA Development and MA Public Policy & Governance) and one-year programme (LL.M. in Law and Development) aim to develop competent and committed professionals who can significantly contribute to the Indian education and social sector.
The university offers a unique learning experience with a curriculum of core courses that provide the foundation, more than 100 interdisciplinary / theme-based electives and flexibility to design your own course through the ‘Independent study’ option.
Integrated field practice at the university is a unique learning experience with 'practicums' every week, longer exposure visits, field research, internships opportunities and independent field projects. Apart from these, courses in art and craft, music, cinema, literature etc. and other learning opportunities through workshops, seminars, guest lectures and events are organised on the campus.
The university has an explicit commitment towards supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds, based on parental education, income, caste, gender etc. The University provides extensive financial assistance for deserving students through full and part scholarships.
S. Giridhar, chief operating officer, Azim Premji University said, “Given our clear social purpose, it is heartening to see that almost all our graduates chose to work in the education and development sector, many of them in rural areas. They have taken the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to social change on the ground.”
Admission process and dates: Students can apply online on the University website. Applicants will be shortlisted based on a written test and personal interview. The final date for applications for the Postgraduate & LL.M. programmes is Jan 26, 2018 with the test scheduled in 30 centers across India on Feb 10, 2018 and interviews in Mar 2018.
Career Opportunities & Placement Support: A variety of challenging and fulfilling roles are available in the social sector, NGOs, corporate social responsibility departments, research and educational institutions. The five postgraduate programme batches that have graduated have seen excellent campus placement. Close to 90 organisations visit the campus every year. Dedicated campus placement cell facilitates these career opportunities. The university campus is at Pixel Park, B Block, PES Campus, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru, 560100. The toll-free helpline is: 1800 843 2001. The email is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the website: www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/pg
Azim Premji University was established under the Azim Premji University Act 2010 of the Government of Karnataka. Azim Premji Foundation, the sponsoring body set up the University as a fully philanthropic and not-for-profit entity, with a clear social purpose. Azim Premji University’s key mission is to prepare graduates with great competence, integrity and social commitment, who can contribute to the Education and Development sectors in India.