Ashoka University: Leading Liberal Arts and Sciences University

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Programmes

Ashoka University offers three types of postgraduate programmes at present. The first is the Young India Fellowship (YIF), a one-year multidisciplinary diploma programme in Liberal Studies. Fellows then, have the option to pursue their Masters in Liberal Studies (MLS) after graduating from the YIF. Fellows who have been accepted by an Ashoka University faculty mentor to work on a specific research project as a graduate assistant, stay back for an additional year to pursue their MA liberal arts. The programme is highly interdisciplinary and entails coursework from a variety of disciplines. Apart from this, Ashoka University’s Masters programme in Economics has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to be trained in modern Economics by highly qualified economists and the MA programme in English will provide a unique intellectual experience for these students while carving out a much-needed path to higher studies abroad and in India.

  • Master of Arts in Economics

    Ashoka University’s MA programme in Economics mentors students to think across boundaries of genre, culture & time. The programme’s curriculum introduces students to a wide array of texts, theories & disciplinary formations from around the world. The programme lets students pursue courses in other departments at the University for integrated education. 

  • Master‚Äôs of Arts in Liberal Studies (MLS)

    Ashoka University’s MA programme in Liberal Studies is a 32-credit, a one-year programme offered to students who have graduated with a diploma in Liberal Studies from the Young India Fellowship, and have been accepted by an Ashoka University faculty mentor to work on a specific research project as a graduate assistant. This programme’s interdisciplinary module contains coursework from a variety of disciplines, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The University aims to train students to think critically about their disciplines of interest while deriving insights from other disciplines. The MA programme in Liberal Studies also helps students to prepare their graduate applications.

  • Masters Programme in English

    Ashoka University’s MA programme in English mentors students to think across boundaries of genre, culture and time. The programme’s curriculum introduces students to a wide array of texts, theories and disciplinary formations from around the world. The programme lets students pursue courses in other departments at the University for integrated education. 

  • The Ashoka Scholars Programme

    Ashoka University, in compliance with UGC guidelines, offers a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree programme.  It also offers a year-long Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research (DipASR). All undergraduates graduating with Bachelor’s Degrees at the end of their third year, or who have completed by that time at least academic 92 credits of their degree programme, are eligible for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research programme, also known as the Ashoka Scholars Programme (ASP). Students who need to complete up to 8 credits of their undergraduate degree must do so within the first semester of the ASP. All students who fall into either of these categories must formally apply for admission to the ASP towards the end of the Spring semester of their third year. The exact date will be circulated by the OAA.

Admissions

Joining Graduate Programmes

Ashoka University aims to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. An Ashoka education carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, thorough academic research based on rigorous pedagogy, and hands-on experience with real-world challenges.

Why Study at Ashoka?

Post Ashoka Pathways

Since 2011, over 1700 individuals from India and abroad have commenced their lifelong journeys as Young India Fellows.

Fellows are equipped with perspectives, knowledge and capabilities that help them understand the world better and engage with their field of study or practice through a multidisciplinary approach. This becomes critical for effective leadership, especially in the post-pandemic era.

Fellows keep coming back to the Fellowship, and contribute to shaping and nurturing it further. They continue to support and collaborate with each other and with members of the larger Ashoka ecosystem in their professional and personal pursuits, regardless of what they do.

Alumni Community

Ashoka University students together form a community of diverse leaders and changemakers from all walks of life, driven to generate transformational impact on society. Fellows continue to make an impact across diverse spheres, whether as entrepreneurs, in the corporate world, development sector, research, journalists, policy, sports, academia or as professional artists.

Opportunities at Ashoka

Ph.D. Programmes

Ashoka University offers a multidisciplinary Ph.D. programme in 9 disciplines, in the interest of exposing students to many different perspectives in and out of the classroom.

Top recruiters

Placements

Placements

Ashoka University’s students are recruited for diverse roles in Administration, Business Development, Employee Engagement, People’s Operations, Marketing, Finance Functions etc. The job titles of the graduating batch of Fellows range from Strategy Consultant to Data Analyst.

Campus Life

Campus Life

The campus is a vibrant hub of cultural and intellectual activities. The Office of Student Life works toward building opportunities that help students nurture their creative endeavours while striving for excellence.

Blogs

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Study at Ashoka

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