B.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice

B.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice


About The Programme

The 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice (B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice) programme is offered by Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). The programme has been designed in compliance with the latest University Grants Commission regulations with the aim of promoting a culture of scholarship and academic excellence among the students. The discipline of criminology is based on key tenets such as a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system, basic knowledge of criminal law, and a respect for the rule of law. Criminology enhances the criminal justice system by contributing to the effective implementation of criminal law. The School intends to create professionals in criminal justice who can help administer justice by upholding the values of the rule of law through this programme.

What Makes It Different at JGU

This multidisciplinary programme offers students a comprehensive understanding of Criminology as a discipline within the Criminal Justice System. Through a combination of foundational and elective courses, as well as independent research projects, students gain insight into the diverse roles that Criminologists can play in the field.

Mandatory internships with regulatory authorities, law offices, psychology clinics, prisons, police academies, forensic laboratories, and other relevant institutions provide students with hands-on experience and help them explore various career paths. The Jindal Global Law School curriculum, combined with these internships, exposes students to the broader scope of the Criminal Justice System and its potential career opportunities, including higher studies.
Upon completion of the programme, students will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze crime, criminals, and the underlying causes and effects of criminal behavior from a wide range of perspectives.

To be eligible for admission to the B.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice programme at JGLS, candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent from CBSE, ISC, state boards, IB, Cambridge or other government-recognized boards with a minimum of 45% marks.

In addition to this, they must have also appeared for and qualified the JSAT-Law Admission Test conducted by Pearson VUE. Students who are currently in their final year of 10+2 and will complete it in 2024 are also eligible to apply. It is worth noting that this programme is open to students from any academic background, including Arts, Commerce, and Science.

The B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme at JGLS includes both compulsory and elective courses. The compulsory courses aim to provide every student with a comprehensive understanding of the Criminal Justice System and Criminology, as well as fulfill the necessary requirements for admission to practice. The elective courses enable students to develop their interests and deepen their knowledge.

The courses are structured in a specific sequence, based on the programme’s philosophy and intended outcomes, in accordance with the UGC guidelines for undergraduate courses under the Choice Based Credit System. The courses are divided into four categories: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), Discipline Specific Elective (DSE), and Generic Elective (GE).

The first year of the programme is worth 54 credits, the second year is worth 56 credits, and the third year is worth 48 credits. The mandatory internships, which last for a minimum of 20 weeks, are worth 2 credits per semester (excluding the last semester).

To receive a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree, students must earn at least 158 credits.

Graduates of the B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme at JGLS have a diverse range of career opportunities. They can pursue higher studies and specialise in fields such as Forensics, Criminal Psychology, Victimology, and Economic crimes. Graduates can also work with social organisations and government departments for social reform and policymaking. Additionally, the course opens up opportunities to work with International Organizations like the UN and various Research Organizations.

Other potential career pathways include Academics, Advocacy, NGOs, Governmental Organizations/Commissions, Civil Services, Police and Correctional services, Journalism, Policy Reform Organizations, Prison Reform NGOs, and Rehabilitation centers.


Merit-cum-means scholarship shall be awarded to students qualifying LSAT-India/JSAT-Law/CLAT/CUET subject to parental ITR criteria as defined by the university.

JGLS believes that an international experience is essential for students to recognize and embrace different cultural and community perspectives, creating new career opportunities and broadening their worldview. To facilitate this, JGLS offers a range of geographically diverse and academically enriching Student Exchange programmes for one semester. These programmes offer students the opportunity to study abroad at one of JGLS’s partner institutions, spread across varying legal systems, and bring back a unique learning experience. The exchanges not only enrich students’ academic and professional lives, but also enhance language learning, intercultural skills, self-reliance, and self-awareness, making them citizens of the world.

The programme is open to students pursuing the five-year B.Com. / B.B.A. LL.B / B.A. LL.B, three-year LL.B., and one-year LL.M. programmes. Eligible students from JGLS spend a semester at one of our partner institutions across the globe, and the programme is revenue-neutral with respect to tuition fees.

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) provides an academic support programme called the ‘LIFE in Law’ programme for students who face academic challenges. This programme is designed to assist students who need additional support in passing their re-sit examinations. The ‘LIFE in Law’ programme is a teaching-oriented program, with a focus on preparing students for re-sit examinations.

The programme is designed to cater to the needs of students who require assistance in academics. It provides a support system to help students overcome academic challenges and succeed in their studies. The entire programme is designed to be teaching-oriented, with a focus on preparing students for re-sit examinations.

Overall, the ‘LIFE in Law’ programme at JGLS is a valuable resource for students who require academic support, providing them with the necessary tools to overcome academic challenges and succeed in their studies.