Fees, Fee Waiver and Student Welfare Fund


The vision guiding AUD is the commitment that prospective students learn to value and appreciate the social privileges they enjoy because of the heavy subsidy that goes into public institutions of higher education in India. 

Therefore, a minimum proportion of the cost incurred by the University for each of its students is reflected in the fee structure. Based on this philosophy, AUD has instituted a differential fee structure for different programmes, with an understanding that the upper slab is envisaged not to be so high that only a particular segment of society can afford it and the lower slab not so low that the sense of responsibility among the students goes missing. 

  • The differential fee structure ranges from Rs. 1250 to Rs. 2440 per credit for most courses. Students will also be expected to bear additional expenses related to field-visits, supplementary programmes, learning materials etc.
  • In addition, students are required to pay Rs. 500 per semester to the Student Welfare Fund.
  • Rs. 5000 is to be paid as a refundable security deposit.

Refund of Fees 

After being admitted, if a student withdraws from the programme the fees would be refunded as given below. 

  • Before the orientation programme Rs. 1000 will be deducted.
  • After the orientation programme only caution deposit will be refunded.


It is the stated policy of the University that no deserving applicant, as far as possible, is denied the opportunity of studying at AUD merely due to her/his inability to pay the fees. To implement this comprehensive fee-waiver policy is adopted. 

The University offers full and partial tuition fee-waivers to students who are in need of support given their economic background. Students with an annual family income of less than Rs. 6 Lakhs will be considered for tuition fee-waiver. 

The gross annual family income ceiling (slab-wise) for availing tuition fee-waiver from the economically backward students (other than SC, ST and PwD), is given below: 

  % of Tuition Fee waiver Gross Annual Family Income
Slab -1 100% Tuition Fee waiver Rs 3 Lakh or below
Slab -2 75% Tuition Fee waiver Rs 4 Lakh or below, but more than Rs 3 lakh
Slab -3 50% Tuition Fee waiver Rs 5 Lakh or below, but more than Rs 4 lakh
Slab -4 25% Tuition Fee waiver Rs 6 Lakh or below, but more than Rs 5 lakh


The University extends full waiver of tuition fees to all students belonging to SC, ST, and PwD.

 Procedure for Applying for Fee-waiver

 At the time of admission, a student can apply fortuition fee-waiver by submitting supportingdocuments as below:

 SC/ST/PwD students:

 Self-undertaking for availing the fee waiverprescribed by the student services division.

 Economically-backward students

 Income certificate issued by Tehsildar/Sub divisional Magistrate of the current financial year.

 Student Welfare Fund

 The University has created a Student Welfare Fund with the objective of making financial assistance available for meeting the welfare needs of students in need, such as emergent medical assistance, purchase of books and study material and any other comparable needs of students.

 An amount of Rs. 500 per semester is collected from all students towards the Student Welfare Fund and an equal amount is contributed by the University. The Fund is managed and monitored by a Committee which includes nominees from among the student community.

 Through the fee structure as well as the exemptions offered, AUD hopes to inculcate asocial sensitivity in its students—to respect what they enjoy as privileges and to be able to serve society in their future professional capacities. 

  • The decision of the Admission Committee on all matters of admission will be final.
  • The jurisdiction of any dispute will be limited to the NCT of Delhi.