B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies

Start Date
01 September 2021 

End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3 Lacs

JSES offers a three-year BA (Hons.) in Environment and Sustainability with a possible specialization of student’s choice within a wide pool of electives offered at JGU. JSES graduates must be able to understand the interrelation between the environment and society; to consider environment problems from a global perspective and take a local approach to solving them; to gauge the implications of decisions related to environmental policy.


The program will consist of student initiated projects that put theory into practice with real-world impact.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to B.A. ( Hons.) programme at JSES must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent, Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental question, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview and at par JSAT/SAT/ACT score.

Students completing grade 12 in 2020 can also apply.

Course Structure

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
 Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5
  • Introduction to Climate Change and Policy 

  • Introduction to Ecology 

  • Introduction to Environmental Law and Governance 

  • Introduction to Human-Environment Interaction 

  • Introduction to Wildlife and Forestry 

  • Globalization, Labor & Environment
  • Energy Science & Technology
  • Sustainable Food & Agriculture
  • Hydrogeology
  • Oceanography & Marine Biology
  • Communities & Ecosystems
  • Coral & Sea Level
  • Science & Politics In Environmental Decision-making
  • Forest Ecosystems & Management
 Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6
  • Environmental Ethics

  • Ecological Economics 

  • Global Environmental Pollution and Health 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment 

  • Energy and Environment 

  • +1 JSES Cross Elective 

  • Race, Poverty & Environment
  • South Asia: Environment, Development & Security
  • Dirty Politics: Regulating Hazardous Chemicals & Wastes
  • Environmental Justice
  • Geochemistry: Understanding Earth’s Environment
  • Introduction to Urban Studies: Shaping & Living the city
  • Introduction To Native Peoples & Sustainability
  • Global Environmental Policy & Law

Admission Procedure

Applicants for the B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies at JSES can apply direct through our online admission form available at our website.

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O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) awards Merit cum Means Scholarships (MCM) every year. The MCM Scholarship covers the tuition fee only. Scholarship applications will be opened by the University by 1 April and will be awarded to eligible students in July. The eligibility criteria includes annual family income, XII board score, JSAT or standardized examination results and faculty interview score. Weightage will also be given to curricular and non-curricular achievements.

Post Program Careers

The BA honours program aims at developing among students a sound theoretical understanding of the subject along with practical applications. The idea is to encourage broad based understanding with greater depth in areas of particular interest to students. Studying economics today opens up several possibilities for the future, and the idea is to guide students select their own trajectory in career advancement. For instance graduates ypically will be suited for investment banks , asset management firms , management consultancy firms, banking and financial services, trading desks, tax and advisory firms, economic consultancy firms, policy think tanks.

Admission Helpline

Mr. Anish Dhiman
Assistant Director
(Admissions & Outreach)
M : +91 893 011 0914

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