Entrance Exams Arts, Social Science & Law

Azim Premji University Master Programmes Education and Development(APU M.P.E.D.)


The roots of Azim Premji University lie in the experience and learning of over ten years of grassroot work in the field of education by Azim Premji Foundation. Azim Premji Foundation sponsors the University and it was established as a key response to the challenges confronting the education and development sectors in India.
Azim Premji University was established as a not-for-profit, private, autonomous University under the Azim Premji University Act, 2010 of the Karnataka Legislature. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized the University and has endorsed its degree programmes under Section 22F.
Azim Premji University has a clear social purpose to contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. The University aspires to achieve this through the development of talent and the creation of knowledge which can facilitate systemic change in education and allied development areas. The University is committed to creating an exceptional learning environment and preparing outstanding professionals for fulfilling careers as social change leaders.
The University offers Masters Programmes in Education and in Development and is home to more than 85 faculty members and a diverse student body of 380 students over two batches. The first batch of the University graduated in May 2013.
Courses Offered

Programmes Duration 2 Years
Master of Arts in Education (*Specialiasation)
1. Curriculum and Pedagogy
2. Early Childhood Education
3. School Leadership and Management
Master of Arts in Development (*Specialiasation)
1. Health and Nutrition
2. Law and Governance
3. Livelihoods
4. Public Policy
5. Sustainability

Important dates and Eligibility


1. Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (including Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Commerce, Management, etc.)
2. Candidates with work experience are actively encouraged to apply
3. Undergraduate students who are appearing for their final examinations and are expecting their results by July 2014 are eligible to apply. The offer of provisional admission to Azim Premji University is valid only on successful graduation

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

An application fee of Rs.250 to be remitted in favour of Azim Premji University – Fees a/c. either through bank challan or internet banking. The fee remains same whether the candidate applies for one or both programmes.

Bank Union Bank of India State Bank of India
Bank challan A/c no. 554301010050039
Branch code: 555436
(no bank charges apply)
A/c no. 31645699196
Branch code: 14125
(bank charges of Rs. 25/- will be extra)
Internet banking A/c no. 554301010050039,
IFSC Code: UBIN0555436, MICR Code:560026027
(2.25% bank charges)
Not available


Application procedure
Application forms for the Masters Programmes are available online on the University website between December and February. Offline forms are made available on request. Students may choose to apply for both the programmes. Admission offer to a programme will be made based on student’s preference, subject to performance in the test and interview. In case, the student qualifies for both programmes, the University reserves the right to offer admission to only the programme of first preference.
Application Form
Candidates can access and fill in the application form and complete the application process online at www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/apply-now
Offline: Candidates can download the application form and fee payment challan from the University website. The details on the form can be hand written and sent to Admissions Cell along with the fee paid challan and copy of degree certificate.
Candidates can also write to the Admissions Cell, Azim Premji University, PES Institute of Technology Campus, Pixel Park, B Block, Electronics City, Hosur Road (Beside NICE Road), Bangalore, 560100, requesting for application form. Candidates are requested to enclose a self-addressed A4 sized thick envelope, affixed with a postage stamp of Rs.50. The envelope should be accompanied with a request letter having name, address and contact number of the candidate. The application form, application fee payment challan and information brochure will be mailed to the candidate.
Application Fee: An application fee of Rs.250 to be remitted in favour of Azim Premji University – Fees a/c. either through bank challan or internet banking. The fee remains same whether the candidate applies for one or both programmes.

Submission of the filled in application form
Online: Login to http://www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/apply-now register online with your e-mail ID and other details as required. On successful registration, an email will be sent to your e-mail ID with a link to access the form and complete it online. Payment can be made online using a credit / debit card or via internet banking account.
Offline: The completed filled in application form should be mailed to: Admissions Cell, Azim Premji University, PES Institute of Technology Campus, Pixel Park, B Block, Electronics City, Hosur Road (Beside NICE Road), Bangalore, 560100.

All candidates need to submit the following enclosures with their application forms. In case of online submissions, these can be scanned and uploaded online.
Documents required for M.A. in Education and M.A. in Development Programmes:

• A recent passport size colour photograph
• Original Application fee payment challan (Azim Premji University copy)
• Copy of Bachelor’s Degree certificate (OR) Provisional Degree certificate (OR) Final year marks sheet (OR) Bonafide certificate

Selection process
The selection process to the programmes will have a written test and a personal interview.
• Written Test: Eligible candidates will be required to take a National Entrance Test on February 16, 2014 (Sunday). To enable easy access for students, the test is conducted at 34 centres across the country including 3 online centres.
• Personal Interview: Candidates short-listed on the basis of written test performance will be called for a personal interview in the period March 10-22, 2014.
Details on the admissions process are available www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/admissions.

Test Centers

S.No. List Of Test Cities Test City Code Venue Name and Address
1 Delhi NE Lal Bahadur Shastri Senior Secondary School,
Shastri Sadan, Sector 3 R.K. Puram, Near Venkateshwar Temple,
Delhi - 110022.
2 Bangalore, Karnataka SA Al-Ameen PU College, #60, Behind Al-Ameen Tower, Near Lalbagh Main Gate,
Bangalore - 560027.
3 Mumbai, Maharashtra WD K. J. Somaiya Comphrehensive College Of Education, Training and Research,
3rd Floor, K. J Somaiya College Science Commerce Building, Vidya Vihar,
Near Vidya Vihar Railway Station, Mumbai - 400077.
4 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh SH Sri Sai Vighan Bharati Junior college for Women, Above Heritage Fresh,
Padmarao Nagar, Near Padmarao Nagar Bus Stop, Secunderabad - 500025
5 Patna, Bihar EF Christ Church Diocesan School
Kargill Chowk, Collectorate Road, Near Gandhi Maiden Bus Stand,
Patna - 800004
6 Chennai, Tamil Nadu SD St.Francis Xavier's Matriculation School, 153 T.T.K Road, Near Adyar Gate
Alwarpet, Chennai - 600018
7 Kolkata, West Bengal ED Nopany High, 2C Nando Mullick Lane, Near Ganesh Talkies, Kolkata - 700006
8 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh NH Annie Besant Inter College, Vinay Khand-1, Gomti Nagar,
Near Millick Timber Chauraha, Lucknow - 226010.
9 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh NC Swami Vivekanand College of Science & Technology
Barkheri Kala, Neelbad Road,Near Bogda Pul, P.O.- Suraj Nagar,
Bhopal - 462044
10 Jaipur, Rajasthan WB I G M Senior Secondary Public School
Sec-93 ,Tulsi Marg, Vijay Path, Opp. Agarwal Farm, Mansarovar,
Jaipur - 302020
11 Bhubaneshwar, Orissa EB Ripple Soft
c/o IISIT-BIMIT, Sector -A, Zone -B, Mancheswar Industrial Estate,
Near Tata Motors, Bhubaneswar - 751010
12 Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand ND Shalini Memorial School, Beverly Hills,
Anand Jyoti, Sahastra Dhara Road, Sahastra Dhara Road, Post
Office Kandoli, Dehradun - 248 001
13 Dharwad, Karnataka SE Kittel Science College, Near Court Circle, P.B. Road, Dharwad - 580001
14 Calicut, Kerala SC JDT Education Institution, Vellimadukunno, Calicut - 673012
15 Ahmedabad, Gujarat WA Shakti Vidhyalaya, Near Sanskar Apt., Near Shyamal Cross Road,
Ahmedabad - 380015
16 Kochi , Kerala SF Model Technical HSS, Mathrubhumi Junction Kaloor,
Opp. to Mathrubhumi Press,Kochi - 682017
17 Ranchi, Jharkand EG D A V Public School, Gandhi Nagar, Near CCL Colony, Kanke Road,
Ranchi- 834008
18 Mangalore, Karnataka SJ St. Aloysius College, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575003
19 Vizag, Andhra Pradesh SN Prism Degree & PG College, 50-57-1 Rajendra Nagar, Near Apoorva Hospital,
Dwaraka Nagar ,Vizag - 530016
20 Haldwani, Uttarakhand NF Queen's Public School, 1 Civil Lines, Bhatia Parao, Near Sourabh Hotel,
Haldwani, Uttarakhand - 263141


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