Alumni Speak

Amanish Lohan
International Relations Analyst, India Infosec Consortium Batch of 2013
Studying in JSIA has been once in a lifetime experience. Throughout my stay of about two years, I had the privilege of studying under faculty members who are not only exceptionally knowledgeable but equally humble. The resources and infrastructure provided by the university have been incomparable. Being at JSIA has helped me view the world affairs from an entirely new and important angle. I would like to thank every one involved with the school & wish the very best for many more batches to come!!

Morati Kelly
Molelekeng Botswana High Commission Batch of 2013
JSIA has provided me with an invaluable experience that has enabled me to do my job even better. The MA course offers one different perspectives on international relations as one interacts with many different people from all across the world. Most importantly, the lecturers were knowledgeable in their areas of study and very supportive. One thing I will for ever cherish from JSIA is the human relations that I established both for my personal and professional work.

Shashwat Tiwari
Intelligence Specialist at PINKERTON | Corporate Risk Management Services, Gurgaon Batch of 2012

JSIA has provided an enriching environment to me in developing my skill sets and further developing upon my interests in the field of International Affairs and Geopolitics. With the support of the faculty and their subject insights in developing a thorough understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in international relations.

Abhishek Das
Policy Analyst at Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business (ISB) MA DLB Batch of 2011

A strong grounding in theory in the core courses, supplemented by a wide choice of electives made JSIA the ideal choice for me. But what surpassed my expectations was the worldview gained, thanks to the regular interactions with Heads of States, diplomats and academics from across the globe. The internship experience and the remarkable library at JGU, completed the circle to make it an engaging and memorable two years. Playing the role of mentors this entire time, were JSIA’s faculty members who have been generously supportive even till this date, three years since I have graduated.

Khushboo Saif
Deputy Program Manager at The Hans Foundation Batch of 2011-13

The education that I have received has left a lasting impression which I will carry throughout my career. JSIA takes the semester interactive classroom to another level. Powerpoint presentations, blackboard forums, as well as learning how to work within a group and communicate effectively are daily modules essential to all classes.

Fatima Mahdi Karan
Consulting Editor, Bloomberg TV Weekend Mode Student, Batch of 2011

The M.A. (DLB) is a unique programme because of its carefully selected prospectus and the qualifications and enthusiasm of its faculty. As a news anchor and reporter with a top news channel, I appreciate the tools of analysis the programme provides; especially, when India grows further to be a key member of the global community. The programme provides a rare opportunity to leverage international experience while balancing a successful career in India.

Joao Xerinda
First Secretary (Political and Economic) High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique, New Delhi Weekend Mode Student, Batch of 2011

JSIA is committed towards excellence in teaching and research. M.A. (DLB) is a unique programme with major components of diplomacy, law and business which prepare students to be specialists in international affairs. It proved highly beneficial to me being a diplomat, as it refined my professional skills and is a boon for my future career.

Manoj Panigrahi
PhD scholar at International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS), National Chengchi University (NCCU) Batch of 2014

JSIA has provided me with invaluable knowledge that I will always be grateful. It gave me an opportunity to study what I enjoy and pursue my dreams. Professors here are very humble and approachable. The library resources provided by the university is invaluable. The unique exchange program was a  very different experience for me. JSIA helped me to get a very different understanding of world affairs from an entirely different angle. I would like to thank you everyone  and wish good luck to all the new batches to come.

Loveesh Sharma
Mott MacDonald, EU project on skills development in India Batch of 2012

JSIA has truly been a global education hub where I could access courses from international law to business studies. With the help of access to various courses and internet journals and several other research centers it has indeed been an enriching academic journey. Quite understandably with such varied structure one could choose to blend their career in field of international affairs with a mix of public policy or with several other subjects. JSIA is the right choice since it makes one job-ready for diverse opportunities from all corners giving access to work for intergovernmental and national government bodies. Academically enriching is how I can describe my two years at JSIA.

Okoth Nasser
2nd Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, Nairobi Weekend Mode Student, Batch of 2011

I got admission to join Jindal University in 2011 to pursue the Master’s degree in Diplomacy, Law and International Business. My personal experience was quite interesting. I found the whole Faculty quite friendly and customer focused. They mentored us, guided us kept in touch with us from the start to the end of the course. Indeed some are still in contact with us to date. We developed comradeship with our fellow classmates and the rest of the student fraternity. My memories of Jindal are great and exciting. I cannot forget the preparation I got since when I landed back at the headquarters, I was promoted to the next grade within 3 months. My ties with Jindal University shall be strong and everlasting. Thank you.

Raghav Ranganathan
Associate Consultant, Meta-Culture Batch of 2011-13

For someone with an engineering background who yearned to move towards the social sciences, JSIA proved to be the right choice. The two years I spent there is clearly proving to be the solid foundation on which my career is building on. Of my time at JSIA, two things stand out. My internship at Nonviolent Peace force, in the Philippines. I am ever grateful to JSIA for that opportunity. Secondly, I was in the first batch of students trained in the Taiwan Education Centre. It was 160 hours of active immersion in Chinese culture, intensive training in Mandarin by a native Chinese speaker and absolute fun. A few other of the many other things that really helped me. The ever-frequent interactions that we had with officers of the India Foreign Service, foreign diplomats, academics/ scholars from universities in India abroad and the conferences/workshops on a variety of themes; And of course the very helpful, incredibly-learned set of faculty members whose time that I am very grateful for.After graduating from JSIA, I secured a job at a conflict-resolution organization Meta Culture, based in Bangalore straight-away. I also had a brief stint as a peace-builder in Cambodia. My training at JSIA was crucial for both these assignments. Honestly, I only wish I had made better use of all the resources that was made available to me at JSIA.

Kudrat Kahlon

Senior Account Executive Publicis Consultants MSL GROUP M.A. DLB 2012″

JSIA’s biggest return to me was giving me the tools to be an agile thinker. I have had multiple projects and positions which have been in the ambit of public service and sometimes clearly beyond the ambit of traditional social sciences. Currently I work as a public relations executive at Publicis Consultants Asia part of Publicis Groupe managing the PR for tech giants including First Advantage, EMC, Plus One and Netflix, regionally across India, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong,Malaysia and Philipines.