Ashoka University welcomes undergraduate students from other colleges and universities in India to experience the university’s unique academic offerings through the Visiting Indian Students Programme.
The Visiting Indian Students Programme is specifically designed to foster exchange of ideas between undergraduate students from across educational institutions and those at Ashoka. In keeping with this ethos and despite the restrictions on physical mobility on account of COVID-19; this purpose will be fulfilled, this year, by conducting all course online.
Enrolling for the summer term at Ashoka provides you an opportunity to take courses and study with Ashoka’s global faculty. This will expand the academic range of topics you could be studying. It will help build on your academic prowess, experience the liberal arts & sciences pedagogy or simply explore other areas of interest. The summer term provides you the opportunity to study with Ashoka students and with students from international institutions giving you an experience in global learning in a virtual setting.
Here are some of the advantages the summer term provides for Visiting Indian students:
Opportunity to study with Ashoka's eminent global faculty
Expand your academic interests and skills
Explore a new field or topic of your interest
Experience the liberal arts and sciences pedagogy
Learn the Multi-disciplinary method of problem-solving
Focus on a new subject intensely over the summer
Prepare for higher studies in academics or research
Earn credits towards your major/minor and fulfil the requirement for your degree
Peer learning with international students from some of the world's finest institutions
An opportunity to study with Ashoka Students
Share your perspectives in a global virtual learning setting
If you would like to gain credits for the courses you take at Ashoka please pursue that with your college/university and the Office of Summer programmes at Ashoka will help to follow up. In order to maximize the benefit of the summer term, all students are encouraged to seek academic advising before registering for courses. All summer students, no matter which college or university they are from, will get a summer transcript from Ashoka.
As the summer term moves online in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Office of Summer Programmes at the university is working on several opportunities for students to meet and interact in a number of forums beyond the classroom. These will take the form of social and cultural activities online and includes virtual tours of cultural sites of India, speaker series, social mixers, book clubs, coursework related small group hangouts, reading groups, weekend activities, and more.
Summer Dates: July 6 to August 14, 2020
Eligibility: The Visiting Indian Students Programme is designed for undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at an educational institution (College and Universities) in India
Each student can take two courses, however a student can opt to take only ONE course but NOT more than two courses.
Classes will be held from Monday to Friday; each class will run for 2 hours starting from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Duration and Enrolment
Visiting Indian Students can choose to study at Ashoka for the summer session only:
~ Summer session (6 weeks in July and August)
~ July 6 to August 14, 2020
Courses being offered during the summer session can be viewed here.
Summer Application can be found here:
Deadline: 18th June 2020
Course Fees: Rs. 60,000 per course.