B.A. (Hons.) Social Science & Policy

Course Start Date
01 September 2020

Course End Date
31 July 2023

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

31st August 2020

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 2.5 Lacs

Programme Details


The three-year fully residential BA (Hons) in Social Science and Policy programme is a unique and first of its kind interdisciplinary programme in India, which provides the students with a solid grounding in social science theories and their applications.

The programme will offer exposure to the real world practices through internships, research and capstone projects. All the students will be extensively mentored by the faculty members and industry specialists.


Applicants to the BA (Hons) in Social Science and Policy at JSGP should have completed the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent with minimum 60% aggregate marks. Students completing grade 12 in 2020 can also apply. 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.

Credit Structure

The three year full-time, residential programme will commence in first week of August. Students are required to successfully complete 85 credits spread over six semesters, write a term paper and undertake at least two internships.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Sociological thought
  • Political thinkers
  • Principles of economics
  • Public Policy
  • Academic Writing I
  • Foreign Language (optional)

Semester 2

  • Sociological concepts
  • Political concepts
  • Micro economics
  • Policy Process
  • Qualitative Research


Semester 3

  • Indian Sociology
  • Constitution & Democracy
  • Macro economics
  • Ethics
  • Statistics I

Semester 4

  • Gender & Society
  • Indian Politics
  • Development & Inequality
  • Welfare Policy
  • Statistics II

Semester 5

  • Consumer Culture & Markets
  • Governance & Institutions
  • Survey Design
  • Politics of Public Policy
  • Research Software

Semester 6

  • Media & Society
  • Urban & Spatial Politics
  • Indian Economy
  • Critical Policy Issues
  • Research Software II

Post Program Careers

The BA (Hons.) in Social Science and Policy is a versatile social science degree leading to a variety of career paths. Students of this course will acquire skills to develop models and tools, and apply those in the field of Public Policy,  Journalism, Advocacy, Communications, Branding and Marketing Research, News Media, Nongovernmental Organisations (NGOs), Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs), Public Relations Firms, Think Tanks, Activist and Advocacy Groups, Higher Studies and Academia

Admission Helpline

Mr. Ankur Vohra
Head of Outreach and International Admissions
M : +91-7027850333
Mr.Pankaj Arora
Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
M : + 7027850346

Ms. Deepshikha

Assistant Manager, Admissions & Outreach
M : +91-8930303215

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