BA (Hons.) Global Affairs

Start Date
01 Aug 2019

End Date
31 July 2022

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

15 July 2019

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 2019 can also apply. This course is open to students from any stream including Arts, Commerce, Science etc.

Credit Structure

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

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 & IR Theory

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

Introduction to Economics (Micro)

International History


Critical Thinking
(academic writing)

Semester 2

Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to International Economics ( Macro & Foreign Trade)
Geopolitics (Political Geography)
Academic Writing
Analyzing World

News from a Critical Lens


Semester 3

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)

Semester 4

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)


Semester 5

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)

Semester 6

History and Politics of Africa
Understanding Latin America
Contemporary Europe
Politics of the Middle East
Introduction to the Asia Pacific


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.


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, extracurricular achievements etc.

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

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
Deputy Director, Admissions and Outreach
 : +91 8396907243
Mr. Hemant Prakash Sharma
Deputy Director, Admissions and Outreach
 : + 91- 8396907494
Mr. Riddhiman Sarkar
Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
  +91 8396907441

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