Frequently asked questions
Where is Sai University located?
Sai University is located at Paiyanur in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu State.
Which is the nearest airport?
Chennai Airport (MAA) is the closest to the university.
How can I reach Sai University campus?
From the airport/railway station/bus terminus, you could get a cab to our campus.
How old is Sai University?
SaiU is India’s youngest multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary university which was established in 2018. The University will welcome its first cohort of undergraduate students in August 2021.
What are the programs offered by Sai University?
SaiU has three schools which offer the following programs:
School of Arts and Sciences: BA/BSc (3 years + optional advanced 4th year)
School of Computing and Data Science: BTech/BS (4 years)
School of Law: One-year LLM program; Daksha Fellowship
To know more, click here, https://saiuniversity.edu.in/academic/programs/
What degree will I get?
You would get one of the following degrees on successful completion of the respective program:
BA, BSc, BTech or BS
When does the academic year commence?
The academic year will commence from August 2021
Do you offer interdisciplinary courses?
Yes, SaiU offers an interdisciplinary program. Some of the greatest innovations have come from combining two apparently unrelated fields, and innovation is the key to a dynamic economy. Students may have more than one interest, and an interdisciplinary education provides avenues to pursue them in tandem, either with a minor or an interdisciplinary major.
Are there study-abroad programs?
In the second year, students will have a choice to opt for study-abroad programs.
What kind of study-abroad programs do you offer?
Semester abroad, short international visits based on projects or workshops.
Who will teach me?
Faculty from around the world who are thought leaders in their fields. They bring vibrant new curricula, active learning pedagogic innovations, and a philosophy that puts the student at the center. Some of our international Visiting Faculty are from such eminent universities as Stanford, Harvard and Dartmouth.
What kind of faculty does SaiU have?
SaiU students will be taught by some of the best minds from across the globe. SaiU students will have the opportunity to interact with and get to know pioneers in many fields who have joined us because of our global vision and world class standards. Some of our faculty are from eminent universities such as Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University,
Do you follow a semester system?
Yes, we follow a semester system.
Are there any specializations offered?
You may do a Major in Arts & Sciences and a Minor in Computing & Data Science, or vice versa. You may also, following approval of a well-developed proposal, construct an interdisciplinary major that crosses school boundaries: for example, Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, or Public Health Data Science.
When do I choose my electives?
You would be able to choose electives from the first semester.
How can I apply to a program?
You can apply via an online application that is available on the website.
Is it possible to apply to the programs offline?
No, we do not have offline methods to apply. You would have to complete an online application.
Can I apply to more than one program?
What are the eligibility and selection criteria?
· Grade 12 – CBSE, CISCE, Cambridge, IB, state boards and other recognized international boards.
· Personal Statement
· Faculty Interview
· Standardized Admissions Test – one of the following is accepted: SAT/ACT/Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam. SaiU is now accepting Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam scores, for admission to UG programs. Visit www.undergraduateexam.in to register.
· Faculty testimonials from schools and colleges
What are faculty testimonials from schools and colleges? How can I get them?
Faculty testimonials are letters of recommendations which are given by the school teachers and counselors to individual student. You may request your school for these letters.
I am currently in Grade 12. As the exams have been delayed, I cannot submit my transcript with the application. Can I still apply?
You are eligible to apply for the program. You will be given more time to provide your transcripts based on the conduct of the exam.
What if I cannot provide my transcripts?
You would need to submit your transcripts by the set deadline. However, if you have an issue, you may discuss it with your admissions counselor.
Do I have to submit an essay?
Yes, you would have to submit a personal statement. A personal statement is a short piece that will allow you to tell us about yourself. It will help us understand who you are, what are your interests, your passions, your achievements etc.
Is there an admissions test?
SaiU does not conduct an admissions test. You are required to submit one of the following: SAT/ACT/Pearson Admissions Test (Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam) with the specified score.
What are the common admissions tests accepted by Sai University?
SAT/ACT/Pearson Admissions Test scores are accepted
How can I get a scholarship or fee waiver?
SaiU awards scholarships to meritorious students who may not be able to pay the full tuition fee. On receiving your application to one of SaiU’s program, we will guide you through the scholarship application process.
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no application fee.
What is the tuition fee?
The tuition fee is Rs. 6 lacs per annum.
If I have queries or need help with my application, who can I contact?
You may email us on: email@example.com or call on +91 9150010080
How is the LLM program different from Daksha Fellowship, also offered by the School of Law?
The LLM program and the Daksha Fellowship are designed with entirely different objectives, even though there are overlaps. Daksha Fellowship is intended primarily to mould practitioners in the filed of Technology Law and Regulatory Law. A lot of emphasis is given to methods of dispute resolution and court craft. LLM at SaiU is intended to create academic leaders for the Twenty First Century. The curriculum and pedagogy are planned in such a way that the participants of this program can anchor the development of Regulatory Law in India. Teaching and Research skills are nurtured throughout the program.
What is the design of the LLM program?
The one-year LLM in Regulatory Studies at School of Law consists of foundational, specialization and optional courses to give a thorough exposure to regulatory law. Students are expected to write a dissertation to complete the requirements of the degree.
Is it a trimester or semester model?
The one-year LLM program follows a trimester model
Will there be any internships?
As it is a one-year intense academic program, internships are not part of it. However, SaiU can help students who want to do internships after the completion of the program.
Is it compulsory to complete a dissertation as part of the program?
Yes, students are expected to submit a dissertation to complete the requirements of the degree.
Who are the faculty at School of Law?
The School of Law is driven by its esteemed faculty representing a variety of fields and sectors in the legal field. Our faculty are original contributors to the growth of knowledge and are career academics, researchers, core industry practitioners and consultants. Read more
How is the curriculum different from the LLMs offered by other institutions?
The LLM program is designed to create academic leaders for the 21st century who can effectively respond to changes in the legal domain, construct new theoretical frameworks that explain and critique such changes, and innovate through new pedagogic approaches. The program is designed keeping in mind that most law schools in India do not offer courses on Regulation, be it in the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Thus, the program combines foundational, specialization and optional courses that provide a deep understanding of regulatory law and theory.
Are there any specializations in the LLM program?
The LLM program is a one-year master’s course which provides a deep understanding of Regulatory Law and Theory. In the third trimester students can opt for courses from any of the following clusters: Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, Technology Law and Policy, and Corporate and Financial Regulation.
Will there be any career support?
After completion of the LLM program, School of Law alumni will be eligible to apply for relevant Teaching Assistant/ Research Assistant positions at SaiU. Also, students interested in pursuing Doctoral studies after the program will be supported by faculty for their research proposals and references.
Is it a residential program?
Yes, the LLM course is a residential program.
When will the term begin?
How do I apply for the LLM program?
You can apply for the LLM program via the online application form that will be available on SaiU website soon.
What is the admissions criteria for the LLM program?
Candidates holding a recognized undergraduate law degree or those who have appeared for their final semester/year examination are eligible to apply to the LLM program. Candidates’ scores in SaiU’s All India Admissions Test or the LLM common admission test will be considered. Apart from this, weightage will be given to a candidate’s work experience, publications, and statement of purpose.
How many students will be there in one batch?
One batch will hold a maximum of 35 students.
What is the admission process?
-Online application by candidates holding a recognized UG law degree or those who have appeared for their final semester/year examination.
-SaiU’s All India Admissions Test OR results of LLM common admission test conducted by any agency of consortium as per the UGC norms and recognized by SaiU.
-Statement showing work experience, publications, if any
-Statement of Purpose
35% of the total seats of the LLM program shall be reserved for Resident Students of Tamil Nadu. Read more
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no application fee.
What are the cut-off dates for the admission rounds?
Last Date for submission of applications is August 1, 2021.