Every year as per the career mapping of the batch, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) increases its outreach to diverse organisations for possible student career options to our students. The variegated fields in which JSIA has been creating professional opportunities for its students include research institutes, think tanks, consultancies, NGOs, media, Corporates, development sector, risk analysis consultancies, political consultancies, governmental organisations, diplomatic missions, human rights and humanitarian organisations.
This year, organisations like the Jane’s Defence, Ministry of External Affairs, The Economist, Uber, Wipro, Pinkerton, Max Securities, Mitkat Advisory, Confederation of Indian Industries, Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) have selected JSIA’s graduating Masters students to work with them. The students have been designated to work as Analysts, Consultants, Research Assistants and Geopolitical Risk Analysts in these organisations.
More than 67 organisations have considered Bachelors and Masters students of JSIA this year for placements and internships. Some of the leading names are Ministry of External Affairs, Action Aid, Indian Institute of Chinese Studies, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA), National Maritime Foundation, Foreign Policy Research Centre, Environment Support Group, Socialist Today, India News Stream, Kailash Satyarthi Foundation, Republic TV, The Print, NDTV, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Embassy of Lebanon, Embassy of Iran, Swaniti Initiative, Strategic foresight, China India Foundation, Pollution Action Group, Observer Research Foundation, CRY, CARE India, OXFAM, Development Alternatives, Gateway House, Center for Land and Warfare Studies (CLAWS), Republic TV and News 18.
Mitkat Advisory, IDSA, IPAC, Chase India, MEA have been a few organisations associated with JSIA students for their Capstone research Projects which combine academic learning with practical work experience.
In this context, the Dean of JSIA, Professor Sreeram Chaulia, remarked: “The study of International Relations and Global Affairs is slowly picking up in India because of the pioneering efforts JSIA has made since 2011 in assisting students with careers in unconventional paths. The fact that so many of our graduates are shining in a variety of sectors bears testament to the high quality of education we are imparting, as well as the skills and career guidance we are providing. This is an example of how a niche area of study can be popularised in a developing country like India where the mainstream bias has been towards science, technology and professional degrees rather than social sciences.”
JSIA has achieved 97% placement and 100% internships to more than 70 organisations this pandemic year.