01 August 2021
31 July 2024
Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3.5 Lacs
Students are offered a number of upper level elective courses from their fourth semester of study, within the Political Science programme as well as across the university. These are typically seminar courses. Our electives allow students the flexibility to develop a regional or topical specialisation from the second year onwards.
These include region-focused courses on the politics of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Afghanistan, and China and Southeast Asia, and emerging economies and the global south, as well as topic-focused courses including new national and global challenges like the changing landscape of war, nuclear proliferation, nationalism and populism, urban politics and infrastructure, organized crime, human rights and transnationalism, gender and sexuality, as well as courses focused on Indian and global political thought.
Some of our electives allow BA students the opportunity to study alongside MA students, with different assessment requirements but shared readings and discussions.
Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits 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.
Students can also take electives across JSIA, and a number of elective courses at other schools of the University are open for cross-registration. For example, a student of the Jindal School of International Affairs may opt for a course on International Humanitarian Law offered by the Jindal Global Law School.
Indicative List of Electives