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Three Year BA (Hons.) Global Affairs



1 August 2019

      31 July 2022

  3 Years

15th July 2019

Rs. 3.5 Lacs


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 2018 can also apply. This course is open to students from any stream including Arts, Commerce, Science etc.

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.
Credit Structure

90 credits over six semesters. Each core/elective course is worth 3 credits and equivalent to 45 hours of classroom teaching.

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.



Introduction to Political Science & IR Theory

Introduction to Political Philosophy (Continental & Non-Western Philosophy)

Introduction to Economics (Micro)

International History


Critical Thinking (academic writing)


Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to International Economics ( Macro & Foreign Trade)

Geopolitics (Political Geography)


Academic Writing

Analyzing World News from a Critical Lens


Sociology- II (Social Institutions & Social Change)

Philosophy- II (Contemporary Thought)

Political Science- III (Comparative Government & Politics)

International History-III (Decolonization and the Third World)

International Economics- III ( Development Economics)


Foreign Policy Analysis- I (Determinants of Foreign Policy)

International Security- I (Peace and Conflict) International Security: Concepts and Issues

Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis (Statistical Tools)

Culture and Media Studies- I (Foreign Journalism and News)

International Organizations- I (UN System and NGOs)


Foreign Policy Analysis-II (Comparative Foreign Policies)

International Security-II (War & Terrorism)

International Human Rights (Civil, Economic & Political Rights)

Culture and Media Studies- II (Cross-Cultural Communication)

International Organizations-II (Global Financial Institutions)


History and Politics of Africa

Understanding Latin America

Contemporary Europe

Politics of the Middle East

Introduction to the Asia Pacific


Scholarship Program is one of the most common ways which is run by all universities to give financial assistance to the students who come from a financially weaker section but have great possibilities to thrive through their academics. OPJGU has always tried that such students must not be left behind just because of money constraints.

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). So many other factors also play an important role like participation in moot courts, debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university (CDPD & Admissions) and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.

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.