B.A (Hons.) Global Affairs

Course Start Date
01 September 2021

Course End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Programme  Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Programme Details

The B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs Programme has been designed as India’s first ever interdisciplinary undergraduate degree to train students for international careers through basic learning in world affairs. The programme helps students to understand and acquire comprehensive knowledge of world politics and international affairs. ​

Progression to M.A. (DLB)

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 and Business – M.A. (DLB) programme, subject to high meritorious academic performance. Students can also opt for a second M.A. from Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Leeds, UK; or University of Warsaw, Poland.


Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs at JSIA 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.

Why study B.A.(Hons.) Global Affairs?

  • To acquire a holistic understanding of international political theory and greater understanding of international affairs.
  • To develop a specialized field of knowledge by choosing one of the several available fields of knowledge tracks.
  • To develop an in-depth understanding of a region by opting for various study abroad programmes available with top ranking educational institutions across the globe.
  • To apply systematic methodological research and analysis, and historically contextualize contemporary global events.
  • To develop the ability to think, work, study and conduct research independently.
  • To develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and language skills which will enable programme graduates to consider a wide range of post-graduation employment options.

Faculty and students prospective on the B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs


Course Structure

Semester 1

Introduction to Political Science
International History I
Introduction to Microeconomics
Critical Reading and Academic Writing
Political Philosophy I
Politics of Developing Nations
Winter Internship

Semester 2

Sociology I
International History II
‘Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Diplomatic Practice
Political Philosophy II
Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
Summer Internship

Semester 3

Comparative Politics
International Security
Sociology of Development Studies
IR Theory and Concepts
Introduction to the UN System
Foreign Policy Analysis
Winter Internship

Semester 4

Conflict Management & Peace Negotiations
International Organisations
Indian Foreign Policy
World News from Multiple Perspectives
Research Methods
Summer Internship

Semester 5

Semester Exchange/Study Abroad

Semester 6

Independent Research Study
Semester Exchange / Study Abroad

Interdisciplinary Electives

Students are offered a number of elective courses from their third year of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management. Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits, which are ascertained per elective, based on the number of instructional hours. For example, a three credit course will have at least three hours of classroom lectures per week and one or more hours of tutorial instruction per week.

List of Electives

  • International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Global Business Strategies
  • International Security Studies
  • International Trade Law and Policy
  • International Transitional Justice
  • International Relations of East Asia
  • International Economic Development
  • Negotiating and Resolving International Conflicts
  • Laws of International Economics
  • Organizational Change
  • Gender and Human Rights: International Perspectives
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • Global LGBTQ Politics
  • South Asian Migrations
  • Afghanistan in the Shadow of Sub–continental Geo-politics
  • Ethnic and National Conflicts
  • Political Economy of Religion in India
  • Defense and National Security
  • New Stakeholder in Indian Foreign Policy
  • Maritime Security
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Gender in International Relations
  • International Development Finance and South–South cooperation
  • Afghanistan: Politics and Society
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Israeli Foreign Policy
  • Islam in Post-colonial Societies: State, Identity and Gender
  • Global Migration: the un-belonging citizen?
  • Theory and Praxis of Diplomacy
  • Drug Trafficking in the Americas
  • World News from Multiple Perspectives

Post Programme Careers

The curriculum of the B.A. (Hons.) (G.A.) includes a mandatory guided internship requirement that prepares students for careers 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.

Admissions Helpline

Ms. Tanushree Ghosh Batra
Asst.  Manager, Admissions and Outreach
  :+91 8396901240

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