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B.A. (Hons.) Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Course Start Date

1st August 2023
End Date
31 July 2026
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Electives: B.A. (Hons.) Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

JSIA Elective Policy

  • BADFP Students are offered elective courses from their fourth semester of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management.
  • Beside the list of JSIA elective courses that are offered every semester to JSIA students, other JGU schools also offer a number of cross elective courses that are available for bidding to JSIA students.

A.   Elective Specialization (Clusters)

  • JSIA offers elective courses that are categorized into four main clusters:
  1. Peace and Conflict Studies
  2. Economics and Foreign Policy
  3. Defence and National Security Studies
  4. Human Rights and International Development
  5. Global South Studies


  • BADFP students can select three electives worth 12 credits from one track (cluster) to specialize in a given concentration and get awarded with a certificate of specialization after graduation in that cluster.
  • The three cluster elective courses can be taken in one semester or may be spread over two or more semesters (upon student choice).

B.   Guidelines and Rules for Electives

  1. Students can take a maximum of 36 credits outside JSIA electives (i.e. other JGU schools’ cross electives) which represent a 25% of BADFP program’s minimum credit requirements (150 credits).
  2. Students should opt for at least one JSIA elective/cross elective course at every elective
  3. External JSIA Credits exceeding 25% will imply an approval of the Dean of the School and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the Undergraduate
  4. The removal of an elective with an (F) is possible only after the final semester if the student has successfully substituted the ‘Fail’ elective with a ‘Pass’ elective and fulfilled all credit requirements.