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Blended Format

1st & 2nd Year Online + 3rd & 4th Years on Campus in US

NIRF Management 2020

Ranked #51

Recommended Time/Week

30 Hours

(Year 3 and 4 Fee as per NAU)

Year 1 & 2 Program Fee - INR 4,10,000

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    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

    Eligible for transfer to on-campus studies in top USA University
    Eligible for transfer to on-campus studies in top USA University
    Significant savings of INR 60L+ compared to a traditional 4-year on-campus USA degree
    Significant savings of INR 60L+ compared to a traditional 4-year on-campus USA degree
    SAT Exam not required
    SAT Exam not required
    Live classes as well as small group coaching sessions
    Live classes as well as small group coaching sessions
     USD 10,000 per annum Scholarships available for students (T&Cs apply)
    USD 10,000 per annum Scholarships available for students (T&Cs apply)
    End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
    End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
    In-built TOFEL/IELTS/PTE training and study abroad modules to meet USA study requirements
    In-built TOFEL/IELTS/PTE training and study abroad modules to meet USA study requirements
    Weekly doubt clearing sessions - Support available all days 9 AM - 9 PM IST for queries
    Weekly doubt clearing sessions - Support available all days 9 AM - 9 PM IST for queries
    Post Study Work Visa opportunities (3 years) as accessed by graduates of standard USA degrees
    Post Study Work Visa opportunities (3 years) as accessed by graduates of standard USA degrees

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn

    Computer Programming, Calculus, Finance & Economics, Electriview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Class 12 pass out in 2020 or passing Class 12 in 2021, 50% mview more

    Who Is This Programme For?

    This program is for students who have completed Class XII wiview more

    Job Opportunities

    Software Developer, Associate Software Engineer, Applicationview more


    To know more about the programs at partner universities, please refer to the brochure or reach out to us.

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    Semester I

    18 credits
    • Calculus
    • Computer Programming
    • Communication Skills
    • Finance and Economics
    • Electrical and Electronic circuits

    Semester II

    20 credits
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Computer Systems Architecture
    • Introduction to Management & Leadership
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Data Structures and Algorithms

    Semester III

    21 Credits
    • Probability, Statistics and Linear Algebra
    • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
    • Environmental, Waste and Disaster Management
    • Database Management System
    • Operating System

    Semester IV

    20 Credits
    • Python programming
    • Computer Graphics
    • Computing Systems
    • Computer Networks
    • Soft Skills

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Are Chandigarh University's Online Degree Programs recognized by partner Northern Arizona University?

    Chandigarh University's Online Degree Programs are designed and delivered as per the University Grants Regulations, 2020. As per these regulations, institutions with a NAAC rating of 3.26 and above are pre-approved to launch online degree programs.


    Chandigarh University has a NAAC rating of 3.28. Our University Partners have reviewed the content and pedagogy and post that provided approval for students who complete year 2 with Chandigarh University successfully to be eligible to join 3rd year at their Northern Arizona University campus.

    Can I join this program without a IELTS/TOFEL/PTE Score and attempt IELTS/TOFEL/PTE after joining the program?

    Yes, you can join this program without an IELTS/TOFEL/PTE score & upGrad will help you prepare for the English Entrance test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the B.Sc Computer Science or Applied Computer Science program in the US.

    What is a conditional offer letter and how is it different from a confirmed offer letter?

    Conditional offer letters will be issued to you by Northern Arizona University Partners based on documents submitted by upGrad. These documents will be academic transcripts of Class 12, work experience certificate and KYC documents. A conditional offer letter is an offer letter that will be converted into a confirmed offer once students meet the conditions mentioned in the conditional offer letter. These conditions will be English proficiency conditions, successful completion of course at Chandigarh University and any other condition which university deems fit.

    Can we get a TOFEL/IELTS/PTE waiver, if we study through upGrad?

    To study at Northern Arizona University, you will have to meet university English Proficiency Requirements. Initially, we will apply on your behalf for a conditional offer letter to universities where IELTS/TOFEL/PTE scores will not be required. upGrad will prepare you to meet these English proficiency requirements through the specific study material.

    I have not yet received Class 12 marks, am I eligible to apply for this program?

    Yes, you can apply and block your seat for the program in case you have given exams in the 2021 academic year for class 12 and have not yet received a marksheet. You can block your seat by paying INR 25,000. The rest of the fees will be payable once you receive the mark sheet. You need to score a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for the course. In case you do not score 50%, you can request a refund of your block payment as per the refund policy.  

    About the Bachelor’s Program in Northern Arizona University

    How can I apply for the program?

    1. Applications can be submitted online via 
    2. Based on the confirmation of eligibility, a provisional offer letter will be rolled out. 
    3. Student needs to pay required fees to
    4. Once fees is received and students submit documents, they will receive ID cards from Chandigarh University.

    What are the course options available for a Bachelor of Science degree at Northern Arizona University?

    At Northern Arizona University, Arizona you will have the option to pursue either of the following two courses-

    1. Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
    2. Bachelor of Science, Applied Computer Science

    Are the NAU Courses recognized and accredited by any governing bodies?

    Yes, all the NAU courses are recognized and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the United States. Additionally, B.Sc Computer Science is ABET-accredited. 

    Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during the 1st & 2nd year of Bachelor's Degree?

    Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English Entrance test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Bachelor’s program in the US.

    Is there any scholarship for this program & how to apply for it?

    NAU provides a $10,000 international excellence award scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, students would have to meet the 3.0 GPA (~70% marks) criteria as well as English language requirements. This scholarship is first come first served, and upGrad will help you in applying for the same on priority.

    What is the English proficiency requirements for going to NAU?

    The current English Proficiency requirement is IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL IBT 70. But for the latest requirements talk to our counselors.

    What are the eligibility conditions for transfer to NAU?

    For the transfer to NAU, students have to score CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (equivalent to 60% at Chandigarh University) at the end of 2 years of their course.

    How will NAU help in finding internships and job opportunities after I complete a course ?

    NAU has a career development center where you will get help in regard to career services such as resume review, mock interviews, etc. Also, this career development center also organizes career fairs where company officials visit campuses and interact with the students. Outside of the centralized career development center, individual programs have their own specialized career services professionals who help students with internships and similar experiential learning opportunities.

    University Partners

    Do we get a conditional offer letter at the initial stage or after completion of the 2nd year with Chandigarh University?

    Once you enroll in the Bachelors Program with upGrad and provide all the required documents, upGrad will submit applications to university partners on your behalf. University partners will release a conditional offer letter within one month of application submission. 

    What would be the alternate option if I could not get a conditional offer letter from one of upGrad’s partner universities?

    This is a highly unlikely scenario. But in case you are not able to get a conditional offer letter despite providing all the documents, your fees will be refunded. In case you wish to continue with a Bachelor's degree program with Chandigarh University and acquire the online degree, only articulation fees will be refunded.


    Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

    Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

    Can we get a OPT (Optional Practical Training)/PSW visa if we study for this program in India and then for 2 years at a Northern Arizona University?

    US OPT visas are available to all the students who have completed at least 1 academic year on a US campus. As you are studying a STEM course, you will be eligible to apply for upto 3 years of OPT after completing your course.

    How much are living expenses for a year in the US?

    The living expenses in the US for international students are USD 15,199 (INR 11,00,000).

    What will be the alternate pathway, if I could not get a visa from the US after completion of the program?

    As you will be studying in the Chandigarh University program, you will be able to successfully complete the course through Chandigarh University in case you are not able to secure a US Visa.

    What are the part-time working rules for studying in the US?

    According to the American students' visa guidelines, you are allowed to work only 20 hours a week and can work only on campus. Students can work up to 20 hours a week when classes are in session and up to 40 hours a week while the classes are not going on.


    What is the process of payment for this program?

     Initially, you need to deposit INR 25,000 as a block amount for seat booking. 15 days before the start of the course and once you have the Class 12 marksheet available, you need to make a complete payment of the remaining amount. You can opt for no-cost EMI with our partner institutions if you want to pay in installments. 

    Can I pay in the semester fees?

    Total fees have two components - 1. University fees and 2. articulation fees. Articulation fees need to be paid together at once. You can avail of a 0% EMI option with a monthly installment and a down payment of ₹25000 to block your seat. If you are availing of 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. University fees can be paid in 2 semesters.