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Two Year M.A. in Diplomacy, Law and Business



01 August 2019

31 July 2021

2 Years

15th July 2019

Rs.3.5 Lacs


This degree is intended to be neither a totally academic nor a fully vocational one. It stresses theoretical research but insists on relating it to empirically rich phenomena from the social world. Unlike mainstream Masters programmes in International Relations, which are loaded in favour of theoretical research or ‘professional’ course work and internships, MA DLB strikes a balance between the two and requires students to be versed in both domains. A number of core and elective courses in this programme’s curriculum  have research essay assignments, which are expected to be at the frontier of ongoing scholarly debates and simultaneously accessible to policymakers in India and abroad. A separate category of assignments in the form of policy memos will be a common feature of many courses, developing student abilities to make convincing pitches to governments and organisations of various hues.


Applicant to the M.A (DLB) at JSIA must hold a degree (B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.E, B.Tech, BBA, LL.B, M.B.B.S etc.) from any recognised university. Students completing their Bachelor's degree in 2018 can also apply.

This course is open to students from all disciplines: there are no pre-requisites in terms of the courses undertaken at the Bachelor's level. There is no maximum age for applicantions.

Credit Structure 

The M.A. (DLB) degree requires the completion of 48 credits over 4 semesters.

  • All students are required to take 5 mandatory courses covering the fields of international relations, international economics, international law, and research methods
  • Upon completion of the mandatory courses, students may choose from a wide range of elective courses offered by the Schools of International Affairs (JSIA), Law (JGLS), Business (JGBS), and Public Policy (JSGP) at the JGU.
  • In the final semester, students also have the option of completing a dissertation; the dissertation is worth 12 credits and can be done instead of elective courses of the same credit value.
  • Students are also required to complete a Guided internship Programme between semesters 2 and 3. JSIA has a dedicated team of faculty and staff to assist students with obtaining internships, in both India and abroad, as per student preferences and interests.



Social Science Research Methods

International Relations : Theory and Praxis

International Law and Organisations

Introduction to International Economics


Strategic Insight for International Business




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, inter-governmental, regional and non-governmental organisations, financial institutions, think tanks and diplomatic missions.

The curriculum of the M.A. (DLB) includes a mandatory Guided Internship that prepares students for careers in the multiple opportunities afforded by ever-expanding career streams like Peace and Conflict Resolution, Area Studies Experts, Political Journalism, 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. M.A. (DLB) students who aim at academic careers are trained in social science theory and methods of the highest quality, so that they become eligible for admission to Ph.D. programmes at top international universities.