FAQ M.A.(DLB)

What is the procedure for admission into the M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business (DLB) programme?

  • Step 1.   Complete and submit the application form available here: www.jsia.edu.in/admissions. On receipt of your application form, the Admissions Department will send you a welcome email along with details of the programme and entrance examination guidelines and dates.
  • Step 2.  Enroll for the entrance examination by confirming the date with the Admissions Department.
  • Step 3.   Give the 8-hour open book exam on the scheduled date.
  • Step 4.   Your result will be available within four working days. If you have passed the exam, you will receive an Admission Offer Letter. If you have not passed the exam, feedback will be provided and you may opt to re-take the exam.
  • Step 5:    The Offer Letter will give you a deadline for sending in your acceptance and payment of registration fee of Rs 50,000/-. Complete the registration formalities by the set date.
  • Step 6:     Report to the School on the specified date in the last week of July 2021. Admissions formalities including verification of documents and payment of semester fees are to be completed at this time. The academic session commences on 1 August, 2021.

 
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Curriculum and Pedagogy:
 

Prof. Hebatallah Adam: “DHAdam@jgu.edu.in

  • MA DLB is an interdisciplinary course which covers International Business and International Law as well as International Relations, whereas MA IRSS focusses more intensively on IR and defence related issues. Both MA DLB and MA IRSS offer a combination of thematic and Area Studies.
  • MA DLB in an on-campus degree which requires physical presence of students in Sonipat on the university campus, while MA IRSS is an online degree program on Coursera, which is a top global online learning platform.
  • MA DLB offers a full-time weekday programme for residential students and weekend programme for working professionals (non-residential mode). MA IRSS is an online learning experience with pre-recorded video lectures for each course that can be taken sitting anywhere in the world, while pursuing any career on the side.
  • MA IRSS offers a self-paced course work, whereas MA DLB course work is based on fixed timelines. MA IRSS can be completed in 24 to 36 months, while MA DLB is a two-year-long programme only.
  • Both MA DLB and MA IRSS are taught by JSIA faculty members, who have expertise in areas and subjects being taught (i.e. areas of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy, public policy, international law and organizations, international economics, cultural and social studies, and much more)
  • On completion of either of the two degrees, a student has the option of pursuing doctoral degrees from national and international universities.
  • Admission requirements for MA DLB include submission of an academic transcript, entrance examination, and interview. Admission requirements for MA IRSS include submission of academic transcript and a statement of purpose.

The incoming cohort for 2021 is 60 students, but we may increase the number to 70.

The entrance exam is in essay format. You will have to answer three questions. The link will be sent to you by email a day before the exam. You will need to attend this test from 10 AM to 6 PM on the scheduled day. It will be followed by personal interaction with faculty. All this can be done from the comfort of staying in your home!

The entrance exam will be conducted every month, and the last exam will be scheduled in July.

The entrance exam will test your knowledge about current affairs including India’s relations with other countries and various global issues. We will be looking for three key things in your answers: awareness of current events, writing skills (avoid plagiarism) and analysis of the events.

    Please articulate your views in your words, rather than borrowing extensively (which could result in plagiarism) when you write the essays.

    Answers must be illustrated with concrete examples and factual evidence. The maximum length limit for each answer is 2000 words. Answers that exceed this limit will be penalized. A. Why is the European economic crisis not ending despite frantic efforts? B. Is it fair to call 21st century an “Asian Century”? C. What does the latest unrest in Turkey tell you about democracy? D. Can the U.S. and China cooperate with each other? E. Is surveillance of global communications by the U.S. government justified? F. Why have the Panama Leaks caused political upheaval around the world? G. Can China and the USA coexist and avoid conflict? H. Is the EU unprepared to control terrorism? 

    Please refer to Page 3 of our careers brochure for ‘Employers of JSIA Alumni’ and www.jsia.edu.in/career-development Career development is one the major hallmarks of the M.A. DLB programme. Through the Career Development Office, students are provided opportunities for professional growth such an internships and placement assistance. Students are encouraged to explore a diverse set of opportunities in the fields of international diplomacy, research and development, international development, security studies and the corporate sector.