B.A. (Hons.) Global Affairs

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Course Structure

Study Plan

Year 1

During the first year of coursework, emphasis is on making sure that students acquire strong foundations in the social sciences. They will read the classic texts in Philosophy, focus on key concepts in Economics, and review the main outlines of global politics in History. Most importantly, they will rigorously practice expressing themselves both in writing and in speech to learn how to effectively communicate their ideas.

Year 2

In the second year, JSIA’s faculty will begin pushing students to develop solid research and analytical skills so that they can begin to take control over their own learning. The faculty would like them to find something that they are passionate about and become a specialist on it.

Students’ increasingly advanced coursework will help as they start examining how politics plays out in specific regions of the world. They will also be moving from the general to the more specific as they enter into new sub-disciplines like Foreign Policy Analysis, Conflict Studies, and Development Studies.

Year 3

By the third year, students will be deeply immersed in the intricacies of contemporary global politics. How do individual international organizations work? How do diplomats operate on a day-to-day basis? Are changes in military technology fundamentally reshaping the global balance of power? Under what circumstances is international trade a benefit to societies? What is the role of media in today’s networked world?

The coursework at JSIA can be supplemented with an international exchange in a different part of the world, which will give students a firsthand experience of the world’s diversity.

Academic Programme

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Political Science

  • International History I

  • Introduction to Microeconomics

  • Critical Reading and Academic Writing

  • Political Philosophy I

  • Politics of Developing Nations

  • Language

  • Winter Internship

Semester 2

  • Sociology I

  • International History II

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • Introduction to Diplomatic Practice

  • Political Philosophy II

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis

  • Language

  • Summer Internship

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Comparative Politics International Security

  • Sociology of Development Studies

  • IR Theory and Concepts

  • Introduction to the UN System

  • Foreign Policy Analysis

  • Language

  • Winter Internship

Semester 4

  • Conflict Management & Peace Negotiations

  • International Organisations

  • Indian Foreign Policy

  • Electives

  • World News from Multiple Perspectives

  • Research Methods

  • Language

  • Summer Internship

3rd Year

Semester 5

  • Electives

  • Language

  • Semester Exchange/Study Abroad

Semester 6

  • Electives

  • Independent Research Study

  • Semester Exchange / Study Abroad

  • Self-Study