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Sai University - Frequently Asked Questions

Sai University’s campus is located at One Hub Road, OMR, Paiyanur, Chennai.

SaiU is India's youngest multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary university which was established in 2018.

Sai University offers liberal, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary education. You will learn how to combine concepts, methods, and forms of communication from more than one discipline to explain a phenomenon, solve a real-world problem, create a futuristic product, and suggest proactive and predictive measures that help get ahead of a problem before it occurs.
These are the must-have skills that most employers seek in potential candidates. In the 21st century, real-world problems are too complicated and complex to be solved by studying and understanding a single field of study.

Your safety is our top priority, and we have adopted various measures to make sure that you are healthy, safe, and happy whilst at Sai University. We clean the campus daily and disinfect all the high-touch points, including chairs, desks/tables, doors and door handles, light switches, and podiums.

  • To ensure the safety and health of our community, we have the following guidelines in place, and you must follow them while you are on campus.
  • You must wear face masks.
  • You must practice social distancing, regular handwashing, and the use of hand sanitizers.
  • Do not share objects (e.g., books, laboratory equipment, art, or recreational equipment/supplies).

Your health and overall wellness are our top priorities.
Sai University is dedicated to our mission to provide students with quality and cost-effective medical care. We offer the best on-campus source to help students meet their primary health care needs. Our team comprises top clinicians and support staff who can provide optimum health care to every student, faculty, and staff at Sai University. Counseling on health, diet, and lifestyle-related issues is also available.
Office visits are free for students, faculty, and staff. However, minimal fees for services such as laboratory tests may apply. Office appointments are mandatory. Walk-ins are not allowed.

Following are the medical care facilities currently available on the main campus of the university:

  • Health Center with Pharmacy
  • Nursing Station
  • Four hospital beds

High quality and ensure empathy and compassion, Attentive and ensure kindness and help without discrimination, and Wise and ensure the best use of resources available. We will be adding more facilities very soon.

Sai University was founded by Mr. K.V. Ramani, one of the pioneers who led the efforts to bring India’s information technology sector to global prominence. He co-founded the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and Hughes Software Systems, a tele-communications software company in India.

SaiU offers a

  • 3 year B.A. (Hons.) / B.Sc. (Hons.) along with an optional advanced 4th year.
  • 4 year B.Tech. in Computing and Data Science
  • 5 year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

No, students don't have to choose their majors/minors at the time of admission. After completing their core and foundation courses in the 1st year, they will choose their majors/minors during their 2nd year.

Students can apply early and enjoy early bird benefits like higher probability of gaining scholarships/financial assistance (first come first served basis), staying ahead in the admissions process for fast-filling seats and more.

SaiU provides merit-based scholarships for meritorious candidates and need-based financial assistance for deserving candidates. The student has to submit the necessary documents for the same. This will be verified by the SaiU's Finance Committee, based on which the scholarships/financial assistance will be approved.

For any general admissions enquiry, you can call +91 9940059100 or you can write to us at ug admissions@saiuniversity for undergraduate enquiry, pgadmissions@saiuniversity.edu.in for postgraduate enquiry.

Sai University is UGC (University Grants Commission) approved. The degrees offered by Sai University have been approved by UGC.

Yes. You can visit the Sai University Campus by filling up the form on the website (www.saiuniversity.edu.in) or taking a prior appointment over a call (+91 9940059100).

Sai University’s liberal education model allows students to design their own degrees by choosing their main field of specialisation (majors) and ancillary fields of expertise (minors). Students, thus, widen their career opportunities based on their own interests and capabilities.

Sai University takes the lead in offering a range of academic programmes in the schools of arts and sciences, computing and data science and law. Students can choose their minors, electives from across the schools.

SaiU's class timings are from 9am to 6pm. However, classes may be scheduled in the evening if required by our International faculties, students, or guest speakers.

SaiU students must have their laptops with them, as all the classes require the use of laptops for assignments, ebooks, journals & referrals, exams, and so on.

Yes, there are different clubs, and inter and intra university activities to encourage extra and co-curricular activities.

Sai University's Placement and Internship Assistance Team assist undergraduate and postgraduate students in securing internships in industry-relevant companies right from their Year 1 of study.

We recommend that the students/parents approach their bank's home branch for loan. Necessary documents will be provided by university for applying for loan.

No. It is not mandatory to stay in SaiU's Residence/Hostel. Students have the option of choosing to be either a hostler or a day scholar. SaiU will provide transportation facilities to commute to and from the campus for both hostlers and day scholars.

We follow a holistic approach in selecting candidates, evaluating the profile of the student as a whole (academic, extra curricular activity and performance in entrance test and FI).

Sai University's final admissions result will be out in 15 - 20 days, post completing your faculty round.

Post screening, shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the admission team and informed regarding the further process within 7-10 days.

SAT/JEE/JEE Advance/ Any all india level entrance test for engineering/ CUET/ Pearson, CLAT/LSAT SaiU Entrance test

You can visit our website and click on the APPLY NOW button on our home page and register yourself. Select the specific program you wish to apply for, enter your details, and verify your email ID and phone number. You will receive the application form on the registered email ID, which you can fill up and submit online.

Applicants have to pay a non-refundable application fee of INR 500/- using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking/ UPI through the application portal before the final submission of the application form.

In the case of waitlisted candidates, results will be announced after the last round.

Yes. Sai University has partnered with a private property for its residence (Villas), at Vadanemmeli, ECR, a 20 mins drive away from the SaiU Campus. Students will commute to and from the campus by SaiU's shuttle (bus & van).

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

SaiU has three schools that offer the following programs:
School of Arts and Sciences: B.A./B.Sc. (3 years + Advanced optional 4th year)
School of Computing and Data Science: B.Tech. (4 years)
School of Law: B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (5 years Integrated Course)

You would get one of the following degrees on successful completion of the respective program:
B.A., B.Sc., B.Tech., B.A. LL.B. (Hons.).

At SaiU, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs that allow you to explore your interests and build a career on them. If you are applying for an undergraduate program, you will also get the opportunity to design one for yourself - the one that matches your skills and interests and build the career of your dreams.
You can customize majors or minors based on your academic and professional goals and objectives (as per guidance from your faculty mentors and based on existing academic policies).

The academic year usually begins in the first week of August and ends in the last week of July. Our next academic year will commence from September 2022.

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.

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.

Every faculty and staff member at Sai University is deeply committed to your academic and personal success. You will learn under the direction of highly accomplished professors, scholars, and influential thought-leaders. The professors at Sai University embody the kind of leaders and changemakers they create at Sai University. They're dedicated teachers, mentors, and role models who help our students develop the intense desire to make a positive change in the world. Our professors integrate their work into the classrooms to provide relevant real-world knowledge and hands-on experience.

You may do a Major in Arts & Sciences and a Minor in Computing & Data Science, or vice versa. BA/BSc/BTech students may, following approval of a well-developed proposal, construct an interdisciplinary major that crosses school boundaries. Here is a glimpse of SaiU UG programs - majors & minors

You will be required to choose your electives before the beginning of the first semester in the second year.

You can apply to more than one program at Sai University. Use the same account to apply for each program. Make sure that you submit separate applications for each program. To confirm that you are eligible for the programs you've chosen, take a look at each program requirement before applying. For more information, feel free to reach out to our admission team.

Constitutional Law, Business Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Technology Law and Policy are the specialisation areas offered at present. One will have to choose at least eight courses from these groups to earn a BA LLB (Hons.) specialisation. Candidates also have the option of opting for eight courses from different groups. In that case, they will be awarded a General BA LLB (Hons.) on successful completion of the programme.

Specialisation courses will be offered in the IX and X Semesters.

In addition to compulsory and specialisation courses, you can choose several optional courses. These courses need not be from your specialisation group. You must opt for at least six courses. Optional courses are offered from IV Semester onwards.

Yes, B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) is approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI approved)

We have dedicated teams to help you with any queries about applying to Sai University. We will help you with all stages of the admission process - from filling out and submitting the application to gathering the correct documents and tracking the various stages of your admission process.

  • Steps to complete the online application:
  • Review the detailed instructions for completing the online application.
  • Register on the application portal.
  • Start filling out the application.
  • Upload the relevant documents.
  • Click the “Submit Application” bar.
Once you have successfully submitted your application, you will see the confirmation message on the screen. You will be invited to the second stage of the admissions process if your application is shortlisted.

No, we do not have offline methods to apply. You would have to complete an online application.

  • Grade 12 - CBSE, CISCE, Cambridge, IB, state boards and other recognized international boards.
  • Personal Statement & Essays
  • Faculty Interview
  • Standardized Admissions Test* - one of the following is accepted: SAT/ ACT/ Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam/ JEE. SaiU is now accepting Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam scores, for admission to UG programs.
    Visit www.undergraduateexam.in to register. *While taking these tests are optional, the scores do carry a reasonable amount of weightage in arriving at the overall score of the applicant.
  • Faculty testimonials or letter of recommendation (optional)

Faculty testimonials or letter of recommendation is given by the school teachers and counselors to an individual student. Applicants can request their schools for these letters.

Your personal statement and essays are mandatory to process your application. Your personal statement should be a short and engaging piece about yourself, your goals, interests and skill set, achievements, etc.

You are eligible to apply for the program. You can submit your transcript before or within one month of joining the chosen program. Your academic transcript is a mandatory document that you should submit at the time of enrolment.

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.

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.

SaiU does not conduct an admissions test as of now.

SaiU accepts one of the following test scores: SAT/ ACT/ Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam/ JEE.
*While taking these tests are optional, the scores do carry a reasonable amount of weightage in arriving at the overall score of the applicant.

LSAT and CLAT

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.

We know university admission processes can be a little overwhelming, but don't worry, we're here to help.
Undergraduate admissions:
ugadmissions@saiuniversity.edu.in
+91 9150010080

Postgraduate admissions:
pgadmissions@saiuniversity.edu.in
+91 9940057400

Applicants have to pay a non-refundable application fee of INR 500/- using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking/ UPI through the application portal before the final submission of the application form.

1) Payment Link for SaiU's School of arts and science : https://formbuilder.ccavenue.com/live/ccavenue/sai-university/school-of-arts-and-science
2) Payment Link for SaiU's School of Computing and Data science : https://formbuilder.ccavenue.com/live/ccavenue/sai-university/computing-and-data-science

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

SaiU’s School of Law offers 3 PG Programs
1. One-year LL.M program in Regulation and Governance
2. Daksha Fellowship in Technology, Law and Policy
3. Ph.D. in Law.

The LL.M. program and the Daksha Fellowship are designed with entirely different objectives, even though they overlap at many points.
The main goal of the Daksha Fellowship team is to train practitioners in the field of Technology Law and regulatory law, with emphasis on methods of dispute resolution and court craft.
LL.M. at SaiU is a postgraduate course designed to create academic leaders for the twenty-first century. The one-year postgraduate program is ideal for those looking to deepen their knowledge of regulatory laws. The curriculum and pedagogy of the program are unique and future-ready and will help the participants of this program anchor the development of regulatory laws in India.
We also nurture the teaching and research skills of the participants.

The one-year LL.M. in regulatory studies at the School of Law consists of foundational, specialization, and optional courses to give a thorough exposure to regulatory law. You can broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law while specializing in regulatory studies. The program will open up access to several rewarding occupations that require specialist expertise by equipping you with the best intellectual tools, real-world knowledge, accurate data, and cutting-edge resources.
In addition to completing the mandatory and recommended modules, you must complete and submit your dissertation within the deadline. The dissertation will improve your intellectual, critical, and practical skills required to practice regulatory laws.

We follow a trimester model for the LL.M. program. One academic year comprises three trimesters, and each trimester will have 12 weeks.

It is a one-year intense academic program with no internship opportunities. In today’s legal job market, where employers look for applicants with specialized training, your one-year LL.M. degree will raise your chances of landing the job of your dreams.

Yes, you must complete and submit the dissertation to receive the degree.

The School of Law has a team of esteemed faculty members who represent a variety of fields and sectors in today’s diverse and fast-expanding legal arena. They are well-known for their dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to legal education. Our faculty are original contributors to the growth of knowledge and are career academics, researchers, core industry practitioners, and consultants.

Through the one-year LL.M. program, we 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 by leveraging technology and data.
Law schools in India do not offer courses on regulation, be it at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Hence, our faculty members combine academic and practical expertise in regulatory studies and help students understand and interpret the regulations that govern today’s complex and rapidly changing world. Thus, the program combines foundational, specialization, and optional courses that provide a deep understanding of regulatory laws.

This one-year program offers our students a unique and engaging platform to strengthen their knowledge, equip themselves with a range of employable skills, and sharpen their minds by getting an in-depth understanding of regulatory laws. In the third trimester, students can choose electives from one of the following clusters: Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, Technology Law and Policy, and Corporate and Financial Regulation.

According to us, career guidance doesn’t start at the end of a program. At SaiU, career guidance is an integral part of every program, and LL.M. is no different. We can help you figure out what you want out of your education and career so that you can make rewarding and futuristic educational and occupational choices.
After completing the program, you will be eligible to apply for relevant Teaching Assistant/ Research Assistant positions at SaiU. We will also guide students interested in pursuing doctoral studies.

You can apply for the program here at apply.saiuniversity.edu.in/school-of-law

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 CLAT PG or LSAT India or SaiU-LSAT (Sai University's Law School Admission Test) will be considered. Apart from this, weightage will be given to a candidate's work experience, publications, and statement of purpose.

One batch will hold a maximum of 30 students.

Applicants must have completed a regular curriculum at an accredited college or law school and hold a professional degree from a law school during the LL.M. program.
Applicants can apply online. Please be aware that we need time to process every application carefully. Make sure that you submit your application well in advance of the deadlines.
The basic steps to applying for SaiU's LL.M. program include:

  • submitting the electronic application form
  • submitting the supporting documents
  • submitting the CLAT PG or LSAT India score document
  • submitting the documents that substantiate work experience, publications, if any, and submitting the statement of purpose
Please note that 35% of the total seats of the program are available only for the resident students of Tamil Nadu

Applicants have to pay a non-refundable application fee of INR 500/- using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking/ UPI through the application portal before the final submission of the application form.

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