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Ans.: B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 3-year undergraduate programme offered in a full-time mode.

Ans.: Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) Criminology and Criminal Justice at JGLS must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 45% marks (CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge and other govt. recognised boards) and the JSAT-Law 2023 Admission Test conducted by Pearson VUE. Students who will complete 10+2 in 2023 can also apply. This course is open to students from any stream including Arts, Commerce, Science, etc.

Ans: The entrance test for admission in B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice is LSAT—India and JSAT-Law conducted by Pearson VUE.

Ans.: The B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is offered in a full-time mode.

Ans.: No, the B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice is offered as a full-time programme on the Jindal Global university campus. Due to extra-ordinary circumstances such as Covid, the programme may be conducted in an online/hybrid mode subject to the Administration’s decision.

The tuition fee for the B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is Rs. 3,50,000/- per annum. The residential fee of Rs. 2,92,500/- and the refundable security deposit of Rs. 50,000/- is additional. The fee is subject to revision.

 Ans.: The B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme seeks to cover the essential components in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Criminology as a field is interdisciplinary in nature and involves various other fields such as sociology, psychology, victimology, penology, etc. This undergraduate programme seeks to introduce students to all these essential aspects. The teaching pedagogy of the programme revolves around a balance of theory and practice which makes it beneficial for the students to understand the courses from varied perspective and make them field ready.

Ans.: The undergraduate programmes are usually understood to possess a preliminary and general approach in the courses they offer. Specialized focus has been limited to postgraduate degrees. With the B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme, those who are focused in their area of interest would find this course perfectly match their career trajectory as they get an opportunity to gain specialized knowledge right from the stage of under-graduation. This also helps bring clarity for future specialization at a very early stage in career. With the growing relevance of criminology and criminal justice across the globe, the undergraduates with such specific knowledge and exposure would serve the growing demand in the field irrespective of any jurisdictional barriers.

1st Year

Semester 1

Elements of Criminology [AECC 4 credits]

Fundamentals of Criminal Law [AECC 4 credits]

Juvenile Justice in India [CC 4 +2 credits]

Sociology of Crimes [CC 4 +2 credits]

Essential Psychology for Criminology [SEC 4 credits]

Academic Writing (CC 2 Credits)

Internship 1 [2 credits]

Semester 2

International Criminal Law [GE 4 credits]

Restorative Justice [CC 4 +2 credits]

Domestic and Community Violence [SEC 4 credits]

Criminal and Evidentiary Procedure [CC 4+2 credits]

Academic Writing (CC 2 Credits)

Internship 2 [2 credits]

2nd Year

Semester 3

Criminal Psychology [CC 4+2 credits]

White Collar and Economic Crimes [GE 4+2 credits]

Criminological Research [SEC 4 credits]

Victimology [CC 4+2 credits]

Criminology Clinic [SEC 4 credits]

Internship 3 [2 credits]

Semester 4

Criminal Justice Ethics [CC 4+2 credits]

Introduction to Forensic Science [CC 4+2 credits]

Advanced Victimology [CC 4+2 credits]

Elements of Penology [SEC 4 Credits]

Criminology Clinic 1 [SEC 4 credits]

Internship 4 [2 credits]

3rd Year

Semester 5

Advanced Forensic Science [CC 4+2 credits]

Police Governance and Administration [GE 4+2 credits]

Penology and Prison Governance [DSE 4+2 credits]

JGU Elective 1 [DSE 4+2 credits]

Internship 5 [2 credits]

Semester 6

Criminological Counselling [GE 4+2 credits]

Theory and Practice of Criminal Investigation [CC 4 credits]

Crime Prevention and Detection [DSE 4+2 credits]

JGU Elective 2 [DSE 4+2 credits]

Note: These courses and the semesters in which they are taught may be subject to change from time to time.


Students are offered a number of elective courses in their third year of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of criminology 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.

Ans.: The programme comes with a mandatory internship requirement after each semester except for the last semester. Such an exposure prepares students for working on field and brings clarity to the career path they wish to choose after the under-graduation. Moreover, the programme is designed with Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses, Skill Enhancement Courses and Practice Simulations in the form of case studies. This makes the programme a perfect blend of theory and practice.

Ans.: The courses are offered in this programme in a foundational progression through a four-stage layered process. The Layered Approach involves foundational knowledge, essential knowledge, systemic knowledge and skill-based knowledge. The courses are based on core courses and elective courses which includes Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses, Skill Enhancement Courses, Discipline Specific Elective and Generic Elective courses.

Ans.: A wide range of employment opportunities are available in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice since the field is interdisciplinary in nature. After successfully completing an undergraduate degree, among the many possibilities, graduates can pursue higher studies and specialise in fields such as Forensics, Criminal Psychology, Victimology, Economic crimes, etc. There are policy making and other field work research projects run by social organisations and government departments which can also offer engaging career opportunity. The course further introduces opportunities to work with International Organisations like the UN and various Research Organisations. See below for a detailed list of possible career pathways:

  • Academics:
    • M.A. in Criminology
    • LL.B.
    • Forensics Specialization
    • Criminal Psychology Specialization
  • Advocacy
  • NGOs
  • Governmental Organizations/Commissions
  • Research Organizations
  • United Nations and other International Organizations
  • Civil Services
  • Police and Correctional services
  • Journalism
  • More options:
    • Policy Reform Organizations
    • Prison Reform NGOs
    • Rehabilitation centres

Ans.: The main strength of the programme is the focus and specialized approach from the undergraduate level. As opposed to Liberal Arts programmes which cover different subjects, this programme with its special focus covers different aspects under one subject i.e., Criminology and Criminal Justice. This provides an opportunity to students with clear area of interest to strengthen their knowledge and expertise in this field right from the undergraduate programme and get ample exposure to determine the future course of their career.

Ans: O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarships

The highest overall scorer who enrols in the B.A. (Hons.) Criminology and Criminal Justice 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.) Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Navin 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 candidate’s grades in his/her 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent, extracurricular achievements etc.

For information on financial aid and loan support, please click: Financial Aid O P Jindal Global University (

Ans.: Yes, the Jindal Global Law School has an Office of Career Services that assists and guides students with their internships, placements, professional skills training, career development, etc. For further information, please click: Office of Career Services – Jindal Global Law School (

Ans.: The Office of International Collaborations at the Jindal Global Law School is dedicated towards collaborating with prestigious universities abroad to provide students with various long term and short-term study opportunities. There are dual degree programmes, summer schools, student exchange programmes etc. For the specific programme you are in enrolled in, please check with the Office of International Collaborations for the available opportunities. For more information, please click: Collaborations – Jindal Global Law School (