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South Asian University - Admission to LL.M./Ph.D.

South Asian University (SAU) is an International University established by the governments of the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAU started its operations from the academic year 2010.

The university, established with an aim to evolve a South Asian consciousness, now offers Master and M.Phil./Ph.D. level programmes in Development Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Law. SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognized by all the eight SAARC countries.

Master of Laws (LL.M) - 2 year Programme:

A minimum of 17 years' education (12 years' schooling + 5 years integrated BA/LLB degree with 50% marks) is the minimum prescribed eligibility. Candidates who have done 12 years' schooling + 3 year Bachelor's degree + 3 years' LLB degree or 12 years' schooling and 4 years' LLB degree with 50% marks are also eligible.

M.Phil./Ph.D. (Legal Studies):

12 years' schooling + 5 year integrated BA/ LLB programme or 3 year Bachelor's degree followed by 3 year LLB programme + 2 year LLM programme with 50% marks. Those who have done LLB followed by one-year LLM degree with the prescribed 50% marks are also eligible.

Total duration for M.Phil: Two years including first year of course work (16 credits) and one year of thesis work (8 credits).

Minimum residency requirement for Ph.D.:
Two years after confirmation (3 years including one year of pre-Ph.D. course work). Students pursuing M.Phil./Ph.D. degree at SAU will be full-time students and will not be permitted to take full or part-time jobs till they complete three years of compulsory residency from the date of their admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. (and as per the rules of the University from time to time).

Application Fee:
An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC Region on 5th April, 2015. Application fee for appearing in the entrance test is US $10 or Indian Rupees 600/-. Applicants, who can pay the application fee by credit/debit cards or Net Banking have the option to apply online. For other applicants, there is an option to download the application form, fill it and mail it to SAU along with a bank-draft for US $10 or Indian Rupees 600/- drawn in favor of "South Asian University" payable at New Delhi.

Venues of Entrance Test:
The Entrance Test Centres where the entrance test will be conducted on 5th April, 2015 in main cities of all SAARC countries are: Kabul (Afghanistan), Chittagong and Dhaka (Bangladesh), Thimphu (Bhutan), Male (Maldives), Kathmandu (Nepal), Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and (India): Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna (Khagol) and Thiruvananthapuram. Admit Cards will be sent to the applicants by email for taking the Entrance Test. Please fill the centre of your choice in the application form.

Important Dates:

Last date of Application:

9th March,2015

Entrance Test Date:

5th April,2015

Classes begin:

26th July, 2015

Deputy Registrar (Admissions)
South Asian University
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021 India
Phones: +91-11-24122512/13/14

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