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B.A. (Hons.) Human Rights

Start Date

30 Sept 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3

Programme Fee (Yearly)

3.5 Lacs

Important Notice

NOTIFICATION RELATING TO ADMISSIONS 2021-22

In the light of the decision of the Government of India to cancel the XII Board Examination (CBSE) and similar decisions taken by other Boards, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will admit students for the academic year 2021-22 on the basis of the performance in the relevant entrance examination. 

All students admitted to undergraduate programmes at JGU should have successfully completed their XII standard and should submit the Transcripts as and when it is provided to them by their respective Boards.

Introduction to B.A. (Hons.) Human Rights

The vision of JGU is to promote global courses, global programmes, global curriculum, global research, global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. In the academic year 2022-23, JGLS is launching B.A. (Hons.) in Human Rights programme along with two other programmes. The rise to prominence of Human Rights Education (HRE) is more recent. Basically, HRE is carried out at two levels. First, through training programmes and capacity building of chosen professionals. This type of HRE is more skill-oriented and carried out under the aegis of international and regional institutions. Instruction is tailor made to suit the nature of programmes to which training is provided. Second, HRE is carried out through higher education in human rights. This type of HRE follows a model which has greater emphasis on form, substance, and pedagogy. It also aims at the holistic development of students such that there is a transformation of character and personality and that they develop core human and social values.

A higher educational institution falls into the latter type of HRE provider. However, while being mindful of the uniqueness of each approach, JGLS adopts an integrated model of HRE. It is inspired by the “Human Rights Friendly Schools” model of Amnesty International which integrates learning human rights with practising human rights. This approach helps build a generation of human rights professionals who understand human rights beyond any jural corelatives; and as what Philip Allott calls, “an expression of humanity’s discovery from its own social experience”.

Why Study B.A. (Hons.) Human Rights at Jindal Global Law School?

Our globalizing society has witnessed the rise of human rights as a profession, mainly under the aegis of the United Nations (UN) through various general and particular programmes of aid and assistance. These programmes percolated to the national, regional, and local levels through many sub-national human rights initiatives and activities. The activities are spanned over diverse areas, e.g., community services, charity, awareness building, investigation, research, policy-making, legal advice, and cause lawyering. Larger engagement with human rights, both socially & politically, led to the development of “essential skills” which are to be developed through human rights education.

Jindal Global Law School’s model of Human Rights Education (HRE)

  • Rights Based
  • Integrating the “Political” and the “Legal”
  • Contemporary Socio-Political Realities