Inside JGU 2020 Issue 12 (December)

JGU Launches 7 New Academic Programmes

JGU has announced 7 new academic programmes for admissions beginning from the 2021 academic year, along with the launch of its 10th School, Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC).

The new innovative and interdisciplinary programmes offered by JGU are as follows:

  1. BA (Hons.) in Psychology
  2. BA (Hons.) in Finance & Entrepreneurship
  3. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.)
  4. BBA (Hons.) in Business Analytics
  5. BBA (Hons.) in Family Business
  6. BBA (Hons.) in Financial Markets
  7. India’s first PG Diploma in Data Journalism

Additionally, the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme offered by the Jindal School of Arts & Architecture (JSAA) will have two new curriculum paths: one on ‘Urban Planning’, and the other on ‘Community Planning’ in addition to their existing specialisation in ‘Interior Design’.

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU said, “JGU is at the forefront of academic innovation, internationalisation and research excellence with a view to providing a transformative education for our students. This has enabled us to overcome the challenges posed by Covid-19 to the world of higher education. As an ”Institution of Eminence” dedicated to the study of social sciences, liberal arts and humanities, it is important for us to make a strong and substantive impact on the economy, polity and society. The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) that was established in 2014 has created a rich body of research and capacity building in behavioural sciences. We are building on that experience to develop a world-class institution, the JSPC. Similarly, our faculty members at the Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) and the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) have a deep and rich experience in areas of Fine Arts, Entrepreneurship, Data Journalism, Business Analytics, Financial Markets and Business Studies. We aim to leverage these experiences to provide a unique educational opportunity to our students in a range of UG and PG programmes that are being offered in the new academic year 2021-22.”

Details of the New Programmes for 2021 Admissions

1.  BA (Hons.) in Psychology

JSPC has been established with the vision of developing a new generation of thought leaders in the highly diverse fields of psychology and counselling. The school aims to provide a world-class interdisciplinary education to all JSPC students, enhancing their post-graduate education and employment opportunities. Students will receive a comprehensive education in psychological theory, experimentation, and practice. The school’s research-active faculty will employ experiential and goal-based learning strategies based on a course curricula informed by the latest theories and data across disciplines of Psychology.


2  BA (Hons.) in Finance and Entrepreneurship

B.A. (Hons.) Finance & Entrepreneurship is an innovative programme that combines entrepreneurial skills and creative abilities with focused training in finance and practical knowledge of technology. This programme provides hands-on training that will help students to understand and create new products & services, particularly around digital finance.


3 BFA (Hons.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programme as it is positioned within the JSLH, enables students to study visual art and also to learn within a broad range of liberal arts courses that brings into perspective social, cultural, and economic elements. BFA brings students into the local and international communities and encourages community engagement. Students will work alongside recognised artists who have mastered forms of visual arts including painting, sculpture, printmaking, pottery and more. The BFA students receive personal guidance from their instructors and also enjoy the freedom to work independently in the studio.


4 BBA (Hons.) in Business Analytics

This specialised BBA is ideal for students keen to pursue careers that leverage analytics strengths in a variety of functions and industries. Graduates from this programme are expected to be professionals capable of ascertaining business problems that require application of Data Analytics, identifying appropriate data sources, analysing large volumes of data using appropriate tools and techniques, and drawing relevant business insights from data analysis. 


5 BBA (Hons.) in Family Business

This programme is designed specifically for students who pursue a career in their family business and aims to impart relevant conceptual knowledge and practical skills for professional success in family businesses. This programme will equip students for the challenges in professionalisation and transformation of family businesses, with a range of electives tailored for family business topics including experiential learning projects and international immersions.


6 BBA (Hons.) in Financial Markets

With global and industry focus, this programme will make students proficient in using software tools, processes and best practices of financial markets. They will have the understanding of various financial data sources and of various tools and techniques to analyse financial data and draw meaningful inferences. They will also be able to understand and participate in policy debates related to innovation in products and services offered by markets and institutions.


7 PG Diploma in Data Journalism

The JSJC and JSBF have collaborated to offer India’s first PG Diploma in Data Journalism. This is the latest example of how knowledge and best practices freely transcend disciplinary and professional boundaries. This programme combines the JSBF’s tech-forward and data-intensive approach with JSJC’s sprit of investigation and inquiry.


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