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MPhil PhD Programmes 2015 @ South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi

Updated on Thu, 15 January 2015 at 16:30 IST
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MPhil PhD Programmes 2015 @ South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi

South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi invites applications for MPhil PhD Programmes for the year 2015.

MPhil PhD Programmes is conducted by South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi.


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

Seats :

M.Phil./Ph.D. admissions, available seats in each programme will be divided as follows: Fifty percent seats will be for Indian students and the remaining 50% seats for all other seven SAARC countries together. Two merit lists will be prepared, one for Indian applicants and the other combined merit list for the remaining SAARC countries. In view of the small number of available seats in each programme, seat reservation will not be available for individual countries.

MPhil PhD Programmes Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:

=> For admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. level Programmes in SAU, a minimum 17 years of education (12 years of schooling + 3 year Bachelor’s degree + 2 year Master’s degree with prescribed percentage of marks as indicated below) is the minimum prescribed eligibility.

=> For M.Phil./Ph.D. (Legal Studies) those who have done LL.B. followed by a one-year LL.M. degree with the prescribed 50% marks are also eligible.

=> For admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes in Economics, Sociology, International Relations, and Legal Studies, the minimum prescribed eligibility percentage in Master’s degree is 50%; and for M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes in Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology and Computer Science, the minimum prescribed eligibility percentage in Master’s degree is 55%.

=> Applicants who have not completed their Master’s degree and are yet to appear for their last year/semester exam for Master’s degree may also apply for admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes and appear in the Entrance Examination. If selected, their admission will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria of aggregate percentage of marks in Master’s degree.

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.

=> M.Phil./Ph.D. students of SAU shall be full-time students and shall not be permitted to take full time 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 Procedure for MPhil PhD Programmes:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of MPhil PhD Programmes:

Fee Details:

Application fee for appearing in the entrance test is US $10 or Indian Rupees 600/-.

Fee SAARC Students Non-SAARC Students
Tuition Fee
  • US$ 440 per semester (US$ 880 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January
  • US$ 500 per semester (US$ 1000 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January
  • US$ 4500 per semester (US$ 9000 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January
  • US$ 5100 per semester (US$ 10200 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January
Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU) US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)
Security Deposit
US$ 100 US$ 100
Students' Aid Fund INR50 per semester INR50 per semester
*Security deposit will not be refunded in case a student leaves the university mid-way without completing the course.

MPhil PhD Programmes Important Dates:

MPhil PhD Programmes Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Last date of Application : March 09, 2015
  • Entrance Test Date : April 05, 2015
  • Classes begin : July 26, 2015

Test Cities:

List of cities where MPhil PhD Programmes will be conducted in 2015
The Entrance Test Centres where the entrance test will be conducted on April 5, 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.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Deputy Registrar (Admissions)
South Asian University
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021 India
Phones: +91-11-24122512--14
Email: [email protected]

South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India mooted the idea of establishing a South Asian University (SAU) at the 13th SAARC Summit in Dhaka in 2005. He said, “The people of our subcontinent are at the cutting edge of scientific and technological research and in the front ranks of the knowledge society across the world. Wherever an enabling environment and world-class facilities are made available to our talented people, they excel”.
Related Courses: Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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