SAARC-established South Asian University (SAU) will be starting Ph.D. courses from the coming academic session, an official statement from the university said on Thursday.

Making the announcement after an approval from the Governing Board, the university’s president G. K. Chadha said the research scholars would be inducted into the Ph.D. programmes through an entrance test followed by a personal interview.

All the candidates of the research programmes would be eligible to apply for the on-going South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Silver Jubilee Scholarship, instituted by the Indian Government especially for SAU students.

The maximum scholarship for research scholars carries full fee waiver, free stay in the hostel, a monthly allowance of Rs.12,000 and a fixed start-up amount. There are 25 scholarships earmarked for Ph.D. students. - IANS