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Ashoka Univ 2021 Admissions - Round 1 Last Date Approaching

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Applications to UG level Liberal programs are currently ongoing at Ashoka University, a premier private University based in Sonepat near New Delhi.

Courses offered at Ashoka University: 3 (+1 optional) year UG program in either B.A.(Hons) or B.Sc. (Hons)

About Ashoka University: Ashoka University is a private university with a focus on liberal arts and sciences. It was established in 2014 by efforts of 70 eminent personalities which include the likes of Ashok Trivedi (Co-Founder of iGate), Dilip Shanghvi (founder Sun Pharma), Nirmal Jain (founder India Infoline), Sanjeev Bikhchandani (naukri.com, shiksha.com) and Jaithirth Rao (founder MphasiS).

Each student needs to take a mandatory foundational course, majors, minors, co-curricular and optional concentrations.

Foundational Courses:
The University requires each student to take 9 Foundation Courses. Each of these courses is mandatory.

Majors: The university offers either a Pure Majors or Interdisciplinary Majors. A Major is a subject in which a student will earn a Bachelor’s degree. .  Undergraduate students at Ashoka University will have to declare their Major at the end of their third semester.

Pure Majors offered:

  • Biology (B.Sc.Hons)
  • Chemistry (B.Sc.Hons)
  • Computer Science (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • Economics (B.A. Hons.)
  • English (B.A. Hons.)
  • History (B.A. Hons.)
  • Mathematics (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • Philosophy (B.A. Hons.)
  • Physics (B.Sc. Hons)
  • Political Science (B.A. Hons.)
  • Psychology (B.A. Hons.)
  • Sociology/Anthropology (B.A. Hons.)

A minimum of 12 courses are required to complete a Major in a subject.

Interdisciplinary majors offered:

  • Computer Science and Entrepreneurial Leadership (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • Mathematics and Computer Science (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • English and Creative Writing (B.A Hons.)
  • Economics and Finance (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • Economics and History (B.A.Hons.)
  • English and Media Studies (B.A. Hons.)
  • History and International Relations (B.A. Hons.)
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics (B.A. Hons.)
  • Politics and Society (B.A. Hons.)

16 courses are required to complete an Interdisciplinary Major. 

  • Computer Science and Entrepreneurial Leadership (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • Mathematics and Computer Science (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • English and Creative Writing (B.A Hons.)
  • Economics and Finance (B.Sc. Hons.)
  • Economics and History (B.A.Hons.)
  • English and Media Studies (B.A. Hons.)
  • History and International Relations (B.A. Hons.)
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics (B.A. Hons.)
  • Politics and Society (B.A. Hons.)

16 courses are required to complete an Interdisciplinary Major. 

Minors:

Students are encouraged to consider declaring a Minor in addition to their Major. To qualify for a Minor, students must take 6 courses (24 credits) in a programme outside their field of Major specialization.

Minors at Ashoka University include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts

Admission Criteria

Admissions are carried out in 4 Rounds/cycles

Each round consists of 3 stages:

Stage1:

  1. Application submission (Academic scores. ACT/SAT scores, Personal Essays, Recommendation, Non-academic engagement)
  2. Assessments (Ashoka Aptitude Assessment, On-the-spot Essay)

Stage 2: Interview with panel (only of shortlisted candidates from Stage 1)

Stage 3: Decision & Financial aid

Fee:
Annual Fee (incl Tuition, Residence cost and other fees): Rs. 9,87,000

Financial aid:
Financial aid is assessed entirely on the basis of the financial standing of the student’s family.   

How to Apply

  1. Visit https://apply.ashoka.edu.in/home.aspx
  2. Attach all mandatory documents to prevent the application form (e.g. photograph, government identification document, examination mark-sheets, artwork, writing samples, web-links, letters of experience/completion/appointment etc.)
  3. The applicants are required to respond to three mandatory personal essay prompts

Eligibility

  • Candidates from any stream can apply
  • Ashoka University has specific policies for particular disciplines/courses for students who wish to Major or Minor in any of the disciplines listed below:
    • Mathematics is mandatory in Class 11 & 12 if student would like to choose Economics, Economics & Finance, Economics & History, Politics, Philosophy & Economics
    • Mathematics is mandatory in Class 11 & 12  if following disciplines are chosen as majors or minors but the department may make a case-by-case exception if the student demonstrates that he/she has sufficient grasp of Mathematics – Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Science & Entrepreneurship, Computer Science & Mathematics.
    • Mathematics & Physics is mandatory in Class 11 & 12 if Physics is chosen as the discipline of Major or Minor but the department may make a case-by-case exception if the student demonstrates that he/she has sufficient grasp of Mathematics and Physics

Selection Process

Stage 1:

  • Personal details
  • Academic performance from Grade IX to XII, or equivalent (application can be submitted before Grade XII results are declared)
  • Details of candidate’s extracurricular and co-curricular involvement
  • A 500-word personal essay to share the candidate’s story to get the University to know them better
  • Letter of Recommendation (highly recommended) ŸSAT/ ACT score (optional)

Stage 2:

  • On-the-spot Essay (30 minutes; Mandatory)

Sample:  https://www.ashoka.edu.in/static/doc_uploads/file_1540270147.pdf

  • Interview with a panel (In person / Skype; Mandatory)
  • Ashoka Aptitude Test (90 minutes; Mandatory)

AAT format: 40 MCQs, consisting of:

  • 20 problem-solving questions
  • 20 critical thinking questions

Sample paper: https://www.ashoka.edu.in/static/doc_uploads/file_1600321597.pdf

Key Dates for Round 1

  • Application Submission Deadline: 18th November 2020
  • Assessments Date (Incl AAT):  29th November 2020
  • Decision Notification: Between 8-13 January 2021
  • Acceptance Deadline: Between 15-19 February 2021
  • Semester 1 Fee Payment Deadline: 30 June 2021

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