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Global Exchange program

Jindal Global University has an international orientation, it has one of the highest percentages of international faculty, and a significant proportion of faculty have international postgraduate qualifications. As a QS ranked university granted Institution of Eminence status, international teaching and research is a priority for JGU and JSAA. Intensive study through travel to other locations has always been an important part of design and architectural education, and our programs are designed to enhance understanding of the wider contexts of design processes.

As with other top architecture programs, the international linkages created through JSAA come in different formats, and are customized and differentiated for a range of scales of student learning experiences. JSAA has an increasing number of international opportunities available to JSAA students each year.


Short-Term Study Trips:
These diverse international trips, of 1-3 weeks’ duration, which are normally offered in the term breaks between semester teaching, and are organized for different cities each year. JSAA students in all degree programs can in principle participate in our short-term study abroad programs. Participation in short-term study trips is selective and competitive, and will involve advanced preparation work with the JSAA faculty and the JGU International Office for students selected internally for exchanges. For each student, there is an internal application process, and selected students who travel will be expected to develop an independent investigative design or research project as the core of the organized intensive study trips.

We have organized short-term study abroad programs for JSAA students with JSAA faculty to commence in 2021-2022+ in London, Chicago, and Istanbul for current future student. These intensive study trips include customized independent and group learning organized throughout the city, drawing upon our international faculty's expertise and rich diversity of resources and experiences there.

  • The LONDON trip (June 2021) led by faculty experts includes seminars with architecture and related programs at University College London, and visits to key buildings, museums, plus select firms in this design capital. NOTE: Due to the COVId-19 situation, the planned June 2020 study abroad trip to London has been postponed until at least June 2021.
  • The Istanbul trip (2021/2022) includes seminars with architecture programs including Istanbul Technical University and visits to key buildings, museums, and select firms across the diverse urbanism and cultures of the past and present intertwined today.

Future Short-Term Study trips are planned in collaboration with other universities in Montreal, Sydney, and Bangkok.


Semester exchanges:
The Council of Architecture has only in July 2020 allowed for possible semester exchanges for Bachelor of Architecture students, so the curricular details of this new opportunity are still under development. Students in the B.A. and B.Des. programs will normally have semester exchange opportunities after theshared first year. JSAA students in all degree programs can in principle participate in our short-term study abroad programs. Participation in short-term study trips is selective and competitive, and will involve advanced preparation work with the JSAA faculty and the JGU International Office for students selected internally for exchanges. External partners will have other participation requirements for semester exchanges. The current architecture programs with universities we are negotiating MoUs with include:


University of Nevada (Las Vegas, US)

University of Malaya  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey)


Postgraduate Entry:

The architecture programs at the following universities are interested to evaluate and select students from JSAA for their Master of Architecture (or equivalent degree) programs after completion of the JSAA Bachelors plus other university entry requirements (portfolio, transcripts, language tests, possible interview). These pathways are general agreements, and direct admission is not yet possible, especially in regards to travel and visa uncertainty in 2002. Each student will still need to file an application with the desired external degree program,and comply with the external degree program deadlines and requirements. These agreements are for special consideration of JSAA applications in general, so they will always require specific processes on a case-by-case basis for external international application.

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, US)
McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia)

Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, USA)


Doctoral Program:

JSAA is developing a focused doctoral program in designed environments and spatial arts (architecture, landscape, interiors) with a focus on ethics, futures, and pedagogy. Students in this program will have access to courses and possible short-term exchanges to one of these university partnerships (currently in development):

University College London (London, UK)

KTH (Stockholm, Sweden)

Strelka Institute (Moscow, Russia)

Centre for Historic Houses- International Collaborations in the heritage sector:

1-    International Summer School, Palermo, Italy
2-    International Workshops
3-    Guest Lectures
4-    International Conferences (Water & Heritage) 2019 with the University of Natural Resources and Life     Sciences, Vienna, ICOMOS)


The centre for Historic Houses, at the Jindal School of Art & Architecture, is dedicated to the research, promotion and revival of historic buildings. We develop innovative business models for historic houses with social impact and we collaborate and form alliances with national and international heritage organizations and academic institutions. While the focus is on historic houses in India the centre is committed to more general aspects and topics related to the built environment and heritage allowing for meaningful connections with the scholarly community and the heritage sector globally to share research and best practice. Students at OP Jindal Global University have the possibility to do internships both with the centre as well as with historic houses and palaces. Students also benefit from international workshops and lectures that we organize with some of the leading academic- heritage and conservation institutions. We regularly invite museum- design and heritage professionals from institutions such as New York University, Oxford University, the School of the Chicago Art Institute and many others. Students also have the possibility to participate in an international summer school in Palermo, Italy that the Centre organizes jointly with the University of Palermo and INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism).

  Academic Institutions:

University of Oxford, UK -Heritage

University of Palermo, Italy – Architecture, art history & architectural history University of Greenwich, UK – tourism studies

Royal Agricultural College, UK – heritage management School of Chicago Art Institute, USA – conservation



For more information, please contact:

Mr. Azad Ali

Director Admissions & Outreach

Jindal School of Art & Architecture

Jindal Global University, Sonipat

M- 8930302097