B.A (Hons.) Global Affairs

Course Start Date
01 Aug 2020

Course End Date
31 July 2023

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

25 July 2020

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Programme Details

The B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs programme was launched in the Academic Year 2015-16. It has been designed as India’s first ever inter-disciplinary undergraduate degree to train students for international careers through basic learning in world affairs.

The B.A. (Hons.) (Globa Affairs) is a 3-year programme. It is an on-campus residential, full-time, five-day-a-week degree programme. Students graduate with B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) at the end of 3 years.


Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) at JSIA must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent. All applicants also need to undertake the mandatory Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT) examination Candidates having valid scores in SAT/ACT are exempted from giving a JSAT score

Students who completed 10+2 in 2020 can also apply. This course is open to students from any stream including Arts, Commerce, Science etc.

Credit Structure

From Fall 2019, 150 credits over six semesters.

Why study B.A.(Hons) global affairs?

  • To acquire a holistic understanding of international political theory and greater understanding of international affairs.
  • To develop a specialized field of knowledge by choosing one of the several available fields of knowledge tracks.
  • To develop an in-depth understanding of a region by opting for various study abroad programmes available with top ranking
  • educational institutions across the globe.
  • To apply systematic methodological research and analysis, and historically contextualize contemporary global events.
  • To develop the ability to think, work, study and conduct research independently.
  • To develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and language skills which will enable programme graduates to consider a wide range of post-graduation employment options.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Introduction to Political Science
International History I
Introduction to International Economics
Critical Reading and Academic Writing
Intro to Political Philosophy I
Politics of Developing Nations
Winter Internship

Semester 2

Sociology I
International History II
Introduction to International Economy
Introduction to Diplomatic Practice
Political Philosophy II
Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
Summer Internship

Semester 3

Comparative Politics
International Security
Sociology of International Development
Introduction to the UN System
IR Theory and Concepts
Foreign Policy Analysis
Winter Internship

Semester 4

Conflict Management & Peace Negotiations
International Organisations
Indian Foreign Policy
Research Methods
Summer Internship

Semester 5

Semester Exchange/Study Abroad

Semester 6

Independent Research Study
Capstone Project
Semester Exchange/Study Abroad

Progression to M.A. (DLB)

B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) students who graduate at the end of 3 years will have a special opportunity to progress directly to JSIA’s Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business – M.A. (DLB) programme, subject to high meritorious academic performance in the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.). Students can also opt for a second M.A. from Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Leeds, UK; or University of Warsaw, Poland.

Course Electives

Students are offered a number of elective courses from their third year of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management. Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits, which are ascertained per elective, based on the number of instructional hours. For example, a three credit course will have atleast three hours of classroom lectures per week and one or more hours of tutorial instruction per week.

Further, a number of elective courses at the various schools of the University are open for cross-registration. For example, a student of the Jindal School of International Affairs shall may opt for a course on International Humanitarian Law offered by the Jindal Global Law School.

Post Program Careers

A Career Director assists students in finding suitable internships in the United Nations system, other intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental organisations, financial institutions, think tanks and diplomatic missions.

The curriculum of the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) includes a mandatory guided internship requirement that prepares students for careers in the multiple opportunities afforded by ever-expanding career streams like Peace and Conflict Resolution, International Justice, International Economic Development, Humanitarian Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Political and Economic Risk Analysis etc. Graduates of JSIA go on to become versatile international affairs professionals.

Admission Helpline

Ms. Nandini Uchil
Joint Director, Admissions and Outreach
 : +91 8396907243
Mr. Riddhiman Sarkar
Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
  :+91 8396907441
Ms. Tanushree Ghosh Batra
Asst.  Manager, Admissions and Outreach
  :+91 8396901240

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