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South Asian University

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Established : 2010 | Accredited/Approved : UGC | Affiliated : AICTE

South Asian University is an global university situated in Delhi. The institute started its operations in 2010. SAARC sponsored it (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). The first academic sessions of the SAU were started in August 2010 with two PG academic courses in Economics and Computer Sciences at the temporary campus Akbar Bhawan. The South Asian University Delhi Permanent Campus is located at Maidan Garhi in South Delhi, next to IGNOU.

All the members of SAARC recognize the degrees offered by SAU as per the Inter-governmental agreement signed by the foreign ministers of the eight SAARC Nations. (India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Therefore, SAU attracts candidates predominantly from all eight SAARC countries. There is a provision for Country Quota System for admission. Every year, SAU conducts entrance tests at multiple centers in all 8 nations.

Courses offered by South Asian University include different postgraduate & research courses. It comprises the departments such as the faculty of mathematics & computer science, the faculty of life sciences & biotechnology, the faculty of economics, the faculty of social sciences, and the faculty of legal sciences. South Asian University Master Programs are MA, MSc, and LLM. In addition, it offers a Ph.D. in varied disciplines. The University currently is not offering any UG courses as of now.

South Asian University International relations are a major area of emphasis. Thus, it is a major stream

offered under Ph.D. The student life at the University comprises different students from various nationalities. The registration details of students from different countries are mentioned on the official website.

Student life is filled with an incredible mixture of learning & exposure. Students from different nationalities share their experiences and help others experience a new world. There is enough scope to provide personality development opportunities for the students. The emphasis is on maintaining cordial relations with people from different environments to provide a better career ahead.

The highlights of the University are as follows:

  • The primary mandate of the SAU is to promote an understanding of regional consciousness
  • The focus is on providing liberal & humane education to the dedicated students of South Asian Nations
  • The objective is to provide world-class education to keep in sync with University education
  • Interdisciplinary activities are a prominent element in the establishment of the working of different specializations
  • The expertise of knowledge offered by SAU is of important purpose in the research career of the students.



Institute Type

Central University

Campus Location

New Delhi NCR

Campus establishment


Campus approved


Admission Process






South Asian University Contact Number




Fax: +91-11-24122511

South Asian University Official Website


South Asian University Delhi Fees Structure

South Asian University Delhi courses are available at the PG level. In addition, the University also offers scholarship facilities to deserving students.

Check out the South Asian University fees for Indian Students.



South Asian University Tuition fees


Computer Science


Life Science & Biotechnology

Rs. 74,580


Computer Science


Legal Studies

Rs. 74,580





Computer Science


International Relations


Rs. 74,580

The South Asian University LLM fee is Rs. 1.29 Lakhs, and the course duration is 2 years. The University operates on a semester basis. The tuition fees are heavily subsidized on a full-cost recovery basis.


SAARC students

Non-SAARC students

South Asian University Tuition Fees

US $ 440 per semester for day scholars

US $ 4500 per semester for day scholars

South Asian University Admission Fees

US $ 100

US $ 100

Security Deposit

US $ 100

US $ 100

South Asian University Alumni are managed through a network known as the Alumni Association of SAU New Delhi. There are different members of the University known as regular & associate. The highlights are:

  • The regular membership is open to all students
  • The associate member is available to the present & past faculty members
  • The membership fee is a mandatory annual fee to be paid by the students of the South Asian University to bring forward a suitable participation
  • There is a general body, executive committee, and election committee to ease the operations of the University

South Asian University Infrastructure and Facilities

  • Library: The library at South Asian University is spread across an area of 4500 sq. ft. There are books covering topics like mathematics, biotechnology, sociology, and public relations. There are more than 14000 books available with a good seating capacity. The Information & library network is a prominent attraction of the library
  • South Asian University Hostels: The University tries to offer good residential accommodation facilities to the students. Although, the facilities are not offered to every student due to the limited capacity. There is a separate facility for both men & women to organize effective operations under Hostel Management Committee.
  • Medical Infrastructure: The students are covered under the medical Insurance Scheme where the full premium is provided for having a self-owned health center
  • Grievance Redressal: The process of redressing grievances is quite transparent in the South Asian University for catering to the needs of the students in a proper manner.

South Asian University Course fee structure

MA - English 58080 2 years
MA - Physics 58080 2 years
MA - Hindi 58080 2 years
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South Asian University Campus Facilities/Infrastructure


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Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

+91-11-24122512-14; +91-11-24195000

Email ID:



Akbar Bhawan, Chanakya Puri, Delhi, Delhi, India- 110021, Delhi, India

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