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DELHI Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University
Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Dwarka (State University)
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Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Dwarka
Established in Year: 2007

AUD is a public University with a campus-based, unitary structure with research, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the social sciences and the humanities.

The Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar Vishwavidyalaya (Ambedkar University, Delhi or AUD) was established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi through an Act of Legislature in 2007 and was notified in July 2008. Mandated to focus on research and teaching in the social sciences and humanities and guided by Dr Ambedkar's vision of bridging equality and social justice with excellence, AUD considers it to be its mission to create sustainable and effective linkages between access to and success in higher education. AUD is committed to creating an institutional culture characterized by humanism, non-hierarchical and collegial functioning, teamwork and creativity.

Ten Reasons to Choose AUD

  • Each programme, designed by the faculty, is cutting edge, interdisciplinary and interactive.
  • A non-hierarchical, collegial, liberal university atmosphere.
  • Handpicked faculty from the best univetsities in India and abroad, with through understanding of interdisciplinary research, methodologies and practice.
  • Optimally sized class cohorts enabling a continuous and progressive assessment system based on the best practices in pedagogy.
  • A range of discipline based/interdisciplinary elective courses and applied courses, at both the UG and PG level.
  • Unique undergraduate programmes with multiple exit possibilities enabling students to graduate after three years with a single major or after four years with a dual major.
  • A common module in UG studies with foundational skills comprising language, writing skills, communication skills, analytical reasoning, and a core module in social sciences.
  • Emphasis on group work, field work and project work, internships and professional partnerships.
  • A number of fee-waivers, fellowships and burseries available to students to ensure that financial difficulties never become impediment for meritorious students enrolling at AUD.
  • A networked campus with a range of facilities and various recreational and extra-curricular activities.


Vision and Mission

The University aspires to combine equity and social justice with excellence, and to pioneer an institutional culture of non-hierarchical functioning, team work and creativity. The University strongly believes that no knowledge becomes socially productive unless it spreads across society, transcending barriers of caste, creed and class. Only then can teaching and learning become liberating undertakings, contributing to the promotion of equality, social justice and excellence.

University with a difference

AUD is the only university in this region to cater exclusively to the study of the humanities and the social sciences. In today’s polarised world, the study of these streams, we strongly believe, will not only play a pivotal role in improving understanding amongst cultures but also transform human experiences into lessons for the future. The University aspires to mould its students into informed and sensitive professionals who will engage with their social responsibilities and will react to the needs of the marginalised sections of our society. The programmes and the structure of the University will therefore highlight this aspect while in no way losing sight of reaching and striving towards excellence.

To achieve this goal, the university has underlined a few essential undertakings:

  • Optimally sized class cohorts
  • Emphasis on group work, field work and project work (at least 25% of curricular time will be deployed for this)
  • Emphasis on self-study
  • Two semesters of 16 weeks each and a summer semester for earning extra credits, internships and professional partnerships.


The purpose of assessment at AUD is to facilitate and promote learning with understanding. Assessment will depend on both ‘continuous’ and end-ofcourse performance, but without putting unnecessary stress on students. Tutorials and regular mentoring are considered imperative. Results of continuous assessment will be communicated to students in time so that they improve on their subsequent work. An end-of-semester assessment exercise in any course will carry no more than 40% of the course grade ‘weight’. This assessment component may be in the form of a written examination, a term paper, a term-end submission or project, a viva-voce examination or a combination of these.

Student-centred approach

AUD believes in developing a personalised approach to students and has built-in institutional mechanisms for mentoring and nurturing students, particularly in language, study skills and analytical methods to assure success and excellence. A full-fledged Student Support Services division works towards this goal.

The progress of undergraduate students will be tracked by a mentoring system involving senior postgraduate students and faculty acting as tutors or mentors.

The tutorship would also serve as a means of providing financial assistance to students selected on the basis of merit.

Student aid programmes such as counselling, scholarships, financial assistance, bursaries, fee waivers, grants, campus jobs and placements will be put in place to make studying at AUD a possibility and a dream come true for quality students regardless of their background and financial status.

The University intends to take all necessary steps to ensure that linguistic and financial difficulties become no impediment for meritorious students towards enrolling at AUD. To that end AUD has many facilities and incentives that will make studying at AUD not only possible but a hugely enriching experience.

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Undergraduate Programmes

  • BA Honours with a Major in Economics
  • BA Honours with a Major in English
  • BA Honours with a Major in History
  • BA Honours with a Major in Mathematics
  • BA Honours with a Major in Psychology
  • BA Honours with a Major in Sociology
  • BA Honours with a Major in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
  • BA Honours with a Dual Major


Postgraduate Programmes

  • MA in English
  • MA in Sociology
  • MA in History
  • MA in Development Studies
  • MA in Environment & Development
  • MA in Gender Studies
  • MA in Psychology (Psychosocial Clinical Studies)
  • MA in Visual Art Practice
  • MA in Literary Art Creative Writing
  • MA in Economics
  • MA in Performance Studies
  • MA in Film Studies
  • MA in Social Design
  • MA in Education
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • One-year PG Diploma in Publishing


MPhil Programmes

  • Development Practice (in collaboration with Pradan)
  • Hindi
  • History


PhD Programmes

  • Hindi
  • History
  • Human Ecology
  • Psychology(Psycho-social Studies)
  • Sociology

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AUD Campus
Lothian Road, Kashmere Gate,
Delhi 110006

Fax: +91-11-23863742


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