FAQ B.A. Global Affairs

 

The Interview Round

Once an application form has been submitted, it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which shortlists candidates for the interview round.

All shortlisted candidates are required to attend the interview in person in JGU campus (Currently Online ). In case a candidate is unable to appear for the interview round in University Campus, s/he has the option of being a part of it over telephone.

Provisional Offer Letter:

When applicants have gone through the interview round, they can expect to receive one of following communications:

  • Provisional offer letter of admission
  • Waitlisted (possibility of an offer at the end of the admissions cycle or earlier)
  • Rejection of admission

If applicants get a provisional offer letter they would need to confirm their acceptance by completing the reply note, which would be part of provisional offer letter, and send it back as directed in the letter.

Registration Fees:  After sending the offer letter, you are required to pay the registration fee of Rs1,15,000 which is refundable in accordance with the University policy.

Final Offer Letter: On the basis of your entrance exam scores and 12th grade performance, we will issue your final offer letter on registration day, where we will confirm your scholarship amount in accordance with the University policy. 

Issues regarding application form: Mr. Durgesh Nath Tiwari, dntiwari@jgu.edu.in; Mobile: +91- 8930110811

Admissions Related 


For Curriculum and Pedagogy

Prof. (Dr.) Ambreen Agha; aagha@jgu.edu.in

 

Location                                              Sonipat-Narela Road, Sonipat-131001 (Haryana), India

School                                                 Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

Placement option                               Yes

Study Level                                        Undergraduate

Course Length                                    Full-time 3 years (Six Semesters)

Course Commencement                  01 August  2021

End Date                                           31 July 2024

Attendance type                                  On campus, full-time

Tuition fee                                          Rs. 3,50,000 per annum

Residential Charges                      Rs. 2,60,000 per annum

  • BA GA is designed to specifically delve into international affairs with a thorough and comprehensive analysis of global/world politics, foreign policy and its implications in different regions of the world. On the other hand, the BA PSc covers issues related to domestic politics in India and comparative politics, with an extensive analysis of electoral democracy, authoritarianism, public policy, governance, bureaucratic structures and the role of political parties and leaders. 
  • In terms of theoretical underpinnings, both degree programs share an interdisciplinary relationship, which means theories and concepts covered in one degree programme can be applied in analysing domestic or politics. However, the prominent theories taught in BA GA include Realism, Liberalism, Marxism and Constructivism, among other schools of thought. On the other hand, the core theories Covered BA PSc include Structuralism, Behaviouralism, Rationalism, Culturalism, Subaltern approach, Postcolonialism etc.
  • The courses offered in BA PSc incorporate issues of identity politics in India and the world, markets and politics, Marx and Gandhi, nonviolence, caste and class. In BA GA, the courses include Politics of Developing Nations, Comparative Politics and International Security, religion and politics, and Foreign Policy Analysis.
  • Both BA GA and BA PSc employ rigorous quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students enrolled in the two programmes have the flexibility to choose courses from other Schools in the University, including Law, Public Policy, Liberal Arts et al.
  • Both degree programmes combine theoretical and practical knowledge through a diverse global faculty body and provide opportunities for experiential learning in India and abroad.
  • Foreign language courses such as Mandarin, Arabic, Dari, French, Spanish and German are mandatory for BA GA, where the students are equipped with skills to study and work abroad. These language courses are optional for BA PSc students.
  • Career opportunities for BA PSc include research organisations, political consultancies, jobs in civil service and the public sector, research under parliamentarians and higher education. The opportunities for BA GA students are in geopolitical risk analysis, foreign policy think-tanks, international and non-governmental organisations, Embassies, the Ministry of External Affairs and academia.

JGU is committed to assisting students with lesser means but high promise to attend our University. We do not want anyone to be left behind due to monetary constraints.

JGU has two categories of Scholarships: Means cum Merit Scholarships and Haryana Domicile Scholarships. A student may only receive one scholarship during their time at the University. Scholarships are renewed on a year-to-year basis through a careful review of the University’s scholarship committees. Scholarships may be revoked due to poor academic performance and disciplinary actions.

Means Cum Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are open to all applicants who meet a minimum financial threshold. Each programme has a different financial threshold to be considered for these scholarships. These scholarships consider the following:

  1. Both Parents or Guardians ITRs or Income Tax Documents from Assessment Year 2020 and Assessment Year 2021
  2. XII Board Results
  3. Students Record of Extra-Curricular Achievement

JGU has established tie-ups with HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, PNB, AVANSE and SBI to facilitate educational loans for students who are admitted to the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme.

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.credenc.com/financial-aid-opjindal

Distinctive Features of JSIA

  • Partnerships with the best educational establishments around the world. Multidisciplinary courses to train students in emerging areas of ‘global policy studies’.
  • Internationally qualified teaching and research faculty from top universities of the world.
  • International studies library with over 50,000 volumes and extensive electronic databases.
  • International student and faculty exchange programmes.
  • Globally networked ‘Future Diplomats Development’ programme.
  • Fully green and wireless campus with hi-tech classrooms and modern halls of residence.
  • Regular public lecture series, seminars engaging eminent scholars from around the world.
  • Foreign Language as a compulsory course.

Can you provide an overview of the course?

This exciting course provides students with an excellent grounding in the development and dilemmas of Global Affairs in today’s globalizing world.

The course is practically oriented and you will gain experience and develop your skills through formal opportunities to interact with serving and former diplomats and other international Faculties. Apart from the Global Curriculum on Global Affairs, you can also choose from variety of the electives being offered besides the assessment tasks.

There are also excellent opportunities for you to pursue a specific interest, such as a particular region (e.g., the Middle East or Africa, South Asia, SAARC, European) or to study a language (French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic). Our teaching team can also support you in getting an Internship with a relevant organisation in your final year.

Our graduates can enjoy career opportunities in organisations involved in international negotiation and global governance including: non-governmental organisations, aid and development agencies, international business, and national diplomatic services. Also, greater opportunities can be availed after completing the Masters programme in Diplomacy, Law and Business M.A. (D.L.B.) of our School.

Can you provide an overview of the course?

This exciting course provides students with an excellent grounding in the development and dilemmas of Global Affairs in today’s globalizing world.

The course is practically oriented and you will gain experience and develop your skills through formal opportunities to interact with serving and former diplomats and other international Faculties. Apart from the Global Curriculum on Global Affairs, you can also choose from variety of the electives being offered besides the assessment tasks.

There are also excellent opportunities for you to pursue a specific interest, such as a particular region (e.g., the Middle East or Africa, South Asia, SAARC, European) or to study a language (French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic). Our teaching team can also support you in getting an Internship with a relevant organisation in your final year.

Our graduates can enjoy career opportunities in organisations involved in international negotiation and global governance including: non-governmental organisations, aid and development agencies, international business, and national diplomatic services.

JSIA has faculty members from some of the most reputed higher education institutions around the world. The expertise, research, and experiences of our faculty members make the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) programme one of its kind in Asia

Students can opt for an additional Intensive Foreign Language Training Certificate after graduation to be eligible for applying to foreign universities for a Masters’ degree.

Added value: Students secure work placements in embassies, government departments and nongovernmental organisations such as Amnesty International, UN offices.

B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) students who graduate at the end of 3 years will have a special opportunity to progress directly to JSIA’s Masters in Diplomacy, Law & Business – M.A. (DLB) programme, subject to high meritorious academic performance in the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.). Those who progress to the M.A. (DLB) can opt for a second M.A. from Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Leeds, UK; or University of Warsaw, Poland.

 

Please refer to the JSIA website for complete course structure: http://www.jsia.edu.in/ba-hons-global-affairs

Modes of assessment on this course comprise practically-oriented assignments such as reports, presentations, portfolios comprising blog entries and other forms of reflective writing, briefing papers, individual and group research projects, and case studies.

This is in addition to essays and subjective written examinations.

A Career Director assists students in finding the right internships in the United Nations system, other internships in the United Nations system, other intergovernmental, regional non-governmental organisations, financial institutions, think tanks and diplomatic missions. The curriculum of the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) includes a mandatory guided internship requirement that prepares students for career in the multiple opportunities afforded by ever-expanding career streams like Peace and Conflict Resolution, International Justice, International Economic Development, Humanitarian Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Political and Economic Risk Analysis etc. Graduates of JSIA go on to become versatile international affairs professionals.

UNDP, Brookings, MEA (India), Amnesty International, BBC, Human Rights Watch, The Economist, Oxfam India, Indian Council of World Affairs, NITI Aayog (India), Wipro.

As part of your studies, you have opportunities to engage with serving and former diplomats and other practitioners in international negotiation, both on and off-campus. Opportunities also exist for study abroad in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

JSIA provides students with the opportunity to be taught by world renowned professors from prestigious international institutions. JSIA has a number of student exchange programmes with some of the top schools in international affairs. These include Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), U.S.A.; Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.; School of International Service, American University, U.S.A.; Ryerson University, Canada; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Poland; Centre for European Studies, Katholieke Universitet (KU), Leuven, Belgium; Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, The Netherlands; National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; Kyung Hee University, South Korea; and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) students can also study at Oxford University for summer school. Students also have the option of studying at Carleton University, Canada to earn a second Bachelor’s Degree in Global and International Studies through academic collaboration with JSIA.

Please visit the ‘How to Apply’ section on our website: http://www.jsia.edu.in/how-apply-0

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). Many other factors also play an important role like participation in debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.