Delhi(India)14 December 2016: A not-for-profit university from India, Azim Premji University has invited applications for Masters’ programme 2017. The Two-year full-time Postgraduate Programmes offered are M.A. Education, M.A. Development, M.A. Public Policy & Governance. There is a one-year LL.M. Programme in Law and Development programmes is also on offer.
The major focus of Azim Premji University is on social sector. The university is located in Karnataka, the state which is the capital of India’s software revolution. This university was set up by Azim Premji, an Indian business tycoon and the chairman of Wipro Limited, the third biggest software company of India. He is one of the global leaders of global leaders in the software industry. Premji owns 73% percent of Wipro and also owns a private equity fund, PremjiInvest, which manages his $2 billion worth of personal portfolio.
Students applying to the M.A. Education programme can specialise in areas of Curriculum & Pedagogy, School Organization, Leadership & Management, Early Childhood Education or Teacher Professional Development. M.A Development students can specialise in Livelihood, Public Health, Law, Governance & Policy or Sustainability. They may also pursue a balanced general programme without any specialisation.
Azim Premji who is also the chancellor of the university aims to develop competent and committed professionals who can significantly contribute to the Indian education and social sector.The mission of Azim Premji University is to create outstanding and effective programmes of learning, research and advocacy in education, development and allied fields like health, nutrition, and livelihood. The university aims at facilitating systemic change in education and allied development areas by conducting extensive research, developing new talent, and creating domain knowledge.
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 covering tuition fees, accommodation and food charges.University offers a unique learning experience with a curriculum of core courses that provide the foundation, option of specialisations through electives and flexibility to design your own course through the “Independent study” option.
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 12, 2017, with the test scheduled in 30 centres across India on Jan 22, 2017, and interviews in Feb/Mar 2017.
Career Opportunities & Placement Support: The four postgraduate programme batches that have passed out have seen an almost 100 % campus placement. Dedicated campus placement cell facilitates these career opportunities. A variety of challenging and fulfilling roles are available in the social sector, NGOs, corporate social responsibility departments, research and educational institutions.
Address: Azim Premji University, Pixel Park, B Block, PES Campus, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru, 560100
Toll-Free Helpline: 1800 843 2001