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Admission FAQ (B.A)

What is the procedure for admissions into B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme?

Step 1. Register online at www.jsia.edu.in/admissions. When you have submitted the application, you will receive a welcome mail from Admissions Department.

Step 2. Submit the Online Application Form and JSAT (Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test).

Step 3. Receive the Admission Offer letter

Step 4. Payment of Registration fee of Rs. 50,000/- within 10 days of receiving the Admission Offer letter. However, in case you choose not to join the course, after deduction of the processing fee of Rs. 1,000/- remaining Rs. 49,000/- would be refundable.

Step 5. Report to the School on 1st August, 2017 by paying the 1st semester fees

Whom to contact?

Issues regarding uploading on the website Mr. Nagendra Gupta, websitesupport@jgu.edu.in; Mobile: + 91-8396907393

Admission Related
Ms. Nandini Uchil: nuchil@jgu.edu.in ; Mobile:- +91-8396907243
Ms. Prerna: prerna@jgu.edu.in ; Mobile:- +91-8396907491
Ms. Swarnima Singh : swarnima@jgu.edu.in; Mobile: +91-8930110964

For Curriculum and Pedagogy
Prof. (Dr.) Rajdeep Pakanati; rpakanati@jgu.edu.in; Mobile: +91-8930110873
Prof. Deepanshu Mohan; dmohan@jgu.edu.in: Mobile: +91-8396907211
Prof. (Dr.) Sreeram Sundar Chaulia; schaulia@jgu.edu.in; +91-8930110700

What are the key features of this course?

Location                              Sonipat-Narela Road, Near Village Jagdishpur, Sonipat-131001 (Haryana), India

School                                Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

Placement option               Yes

Study Level                        Undergraduate

Course Length                    Full-time 3 years (Six Semesters)

Course Commencement    1 August 2017

End Date                             31 July 2020

Attendance type                  On campus, full-time

Tuition fee                            INR 3 lakhs per annum (unchanged for all three years)

Fee for food,                        INR 2 lakhs per annum (subject to change after 1st year)
accommodation and laundry                         

Is there any kind of Scholarship available and what are the criteria for the same?

Many of our students benefit from different scholarships depending on their communication skills, social and financial background, performance in JSAT and State of Domicile (applicable to the domiciles of Haryana State only).

Does the University provide the students with facility of Educational Loans?

JGU has established tie-ups with HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, PNB, AVANSE and SBI to facilitate educational loans for students who are admitted to the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme.

What are the key features of JSIA?

Distinctive Features of JSIA

Partnerships with the best educational establishments around the world. Multidisciplinary courses to train students in emerging areas of 'global policy studies' Internationally qualified teaching and research faculty from top universities of the world International studies library with over 50,000 volumes and extensive electronic databases. International student and faculty exchange programmes Globally networked 'Future Diplomats Development' programme Fully green and wireless campus with hi-tech classrooms and modern halls of residence Regular public lecture series seminars engaging eminent scholars from around the world. Foreign Language as a compulsory course

Can you provide an overview of the course?

This exciting course provides students with an excellent grounding in the development and dilemmas of Global Affairs in today’s globalizing world.

The course is practically oriented and you will gain experience and develop your skills through formal opportunities to interact with serving and former diplomats and other international Faculties. Apart from the Global Curriculum on Global Affairs, you can also choose from variety of the electives being offered besides the assessment tasks.

There are also excellent opportunities for you to pursue a specific interest, such as a particular region (e.g., the Middle East or Africa, South Asia, SAARC, European) or to study a language (French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic). Our teaching team can also support you in getting an Internship with a relevant organisation in your final year.

Our graduates can enjoy career opportunities in organisations involved in international negotiation and global governance including: non-governmental organisations, aid and development agencies, international business, and national diplomatic services. Also, greater opportunities can be availed after completing the Masters programme in Diplomacy, Law and Business M.A. (D.L.B.) of our School.

What is so special about the faculty for B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme at the JSIA?

JSIA has faculty members from some of the most reputed higher education institutions around the world. The expertise, research, and experiences of our faculty members make the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme one of its kind in Asia.

Is there a provision of Optional Language Training?

Students can opt for an additional Intensive Foreign Language Training Certificate after graduation to be eligible for applying to foreign universities for a Masters’ degree.

Added value: Students secure work placements in embassies, government departments and nongovernmental organisations such as Amnesty International, UN offices.

How does the progression from B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) to M.A. (D.L.B.) happen?

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 & Business- M.A. (DLB) programme, subject to high meritorious academic performance in the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.). Those who progress to the M.A. (DLB) can opt for a second M.A. from Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Leeds, UK; or University of Warsaw, Poland.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Ideally prospective students are expected to have the following standard entry requirements: Passed 10+2 or equivalent from CBSE or any other recognized education board. The medium of instruction is English.

JSAT is mandatory for admission in B.A. G.A. For registration please go to:

http://www.pearsonvue.com/jsat/

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Shortlisted prospective students claiming scholarship as a Haryana Domicile are to submit a self- attested copy of the requisite certificate issued by a competent administrative authority like SDM/Tehsildar of their respective area.

What is the course structure?

Course structure YEAR 1

Semester I​                                                                                     Semester II
Introduction to Academic College Writing                                     Critical Reading and Writing

Philosophy –I (Continental & NonWestern Philosophy)                Sociology-I(Foundations of Society & Social Groups)

Political Science –I (Political Theory)                                            Political Science – II (Comparative Politics)

International History – I (Diplomatic History)                                 International History – II (International Relations since 1945)                                     

International Economics – I (Microeconomics)                              International Economics – II (Macroeconomics)       

SUMMER INTERNSHIP    

YEAR 2      

Semester III                                                                                  Semester IV

Sociology – II (Social Institutions & Social Change)                      Foreign Policy Analysis – I (Determinants of Foreign Policy)

Philosophy – II (Contemporary Thought)                                       International Security – I (Concept and Issues)

Political Science – III (Comparative Government & Politics)         International Economic Development

International History – III(Decolonization and the Third World)     Culture and Media Studies – I (Foreign Journalism and News)

International Economics – III (Development Economics)               International Organizations – I (UN System and NGOs)  

SUMMER INTERNSHIP   

YEAR 3

Semester V​                                                                                    Semester VI

Foreign Policy Analysis – II (Comparative Foreign Policies)          History and Politics of Africa

International Security – II (War & Terrorism)                                   Understanding Latin America

Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis(Statistical Tools)                       Contemporary Europe

Culture and Media Studies – II (Cross – Cultural Communication)   Politics of the Middle East

International Organizations – II (Global Financial Institutions)          Introduction to the Asia Pacific

How is the assessment done?

Modes of assessment on this course comprise practically-oriented assignments such as reports, presentations, portfolios comprising blog entries and other forms of reflective writing, briefing papers, individual and group research projects, and case studies.

This is in addition to essays and subjective written examinations.

What are the career opportunities available?

A Career Director assists students in finding the right internships in the United Nations system, other internships in the United Nations system, other intergovernmental, regional 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 career 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.

What kinds of international collaborations does JSIA have?

As part of your studies, you have opportunities to engage with serving and former diplomats and other practitioners in international negotiation, both on and off-campus. Opportunities also exist for study abroad in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

JSIA provides students with the opportunity to be taught by world renowned professors from prestigious international institutions. JSIA has a number of student exchange programmes with some of the top schools in international affairs. These include Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), U.S.A.; Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.; School of International Service, American University, U.S.A.; Ryerson University, Canada; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Poland; Centre for European Studies, Katholieke Universitet (KU), Leuven, Belgium; Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, The Netherlands; National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; Kyung Hee University, South Korea; and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.)students can also study at Oxford University for summer school. Students also have the option of studying at Carleton University, Canada to earn a second Bachelor’s Degree in Global and International Studies through academic collaboration with JSIA.

How to apply for B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.)?

Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme at JSIA must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent. Students who will complete 10+2 in 2017 may also apply. This course is open to students from any stream including Arts, Commerce, and Science etc. All applicants need to fill the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) admissions form. Applicants must take the JSAT-Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test conducted by Pearson VUE at various centres and obtain the requisite score. Candidates having valid scores in SAT/ACT are exempted from giving a JSAT score. Early applicants will get priority in receiving scholarships.

What are the specific Scholarships available to a Student?

O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarships. The top five JSAT scorers who enroll in the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme will be awarded the O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship of variable amount.

Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarships. The aim of the scholarship, which is of variable amount, is to nurture, encourage and support outstanding women to enter the field of international studies.

Savitri Jindal Merit-cum-Means Fellowships. This fellowship is for outstanding students who may not otherwise be able to afford the full fees of the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.).

Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarships. The aim of the scholarship, which is of variable amount, is to nurture, encourage and support young global leaders. It will be awarded on the basis of an independent selection process, which includes an assessment of the candidates grades in his/her 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent, extra- curricular achievements etc.

Haryana Domicile. Meritorious Haryana domicile students qualify for fee concessions to study at JSIA.