Ph.D. Programme

Course Start Date
01 August 2021

Course End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

5 June 2020

Programme Details


JSIA places strong emphasis on geo-politics and global studies that are largely affecting international relations in the age of globalization. Its distinguished faculty members will decide on the research centre(s) under which of the Ph.D candidate’s research may be based.

The knowledge and critical thinking skills you will acquire through the dedicated training and supervision you will receive at JSIA will equip you with deep insight into the complexity of international relations, politics and practice, and it will widen your vision of how international relations are shaping the world in which we live. The career options following completion of your doctoral degree will be as varied as they are distinguished, for instance: in the United Nations and other international organizations; the diplomatic service in your home country; management consultancy as world-leading MNCs; academia; or the media.

To undertake deep and meaningful research on a subject with the support and supervision of world-leading scholars in the field in an institute with significant global connections and impact.

  • To enhance your employment opportunities and receive recognition for your contribution to development of new knowledge in the field of International Relations, Public Policy, Diplomacy and Business.
  • To undertake path breaking research collaborations with our international university partners in the United States, Europe and Asia.
  • To be part of an active and multidisciplinary research community within Jindal Global University that seeks solutions to the complex issues that define and challenge contemporary international relations.
  • To independently develop the knowledge and skills to understand, critique and reframe some of the fundamental problems in global affairs, and develop ideas that could reshape the future world order.

Broad areas of Research

Area Studies-Middle East

Peace And Conflict Studies  

Energy Studies

International Studies


International Economics 

European Studies

South Asian Studies

Global Affairs 

Afghanistan Studies

International Security 

National Security 

Human Rights And Law  

Israel Studies  

International History 

Energy Studies

East Asian Studies

Business Studies   

UN And Latin-American Studies.


Eligibility criterion

  • Master’s Degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade.
  • Applicants with more than 3 years industry/ teaching/ practicing/ managerial/ professional experience will be given preference.
  • Relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently-Abled categories or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

Categories of admission

  • Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D Program under one of the following categories:
  • Full-time Ph.D Student(with or without fellowship) “means a person enrolled in the Ph.D Program devoting full-time to completing the requirements of the degree.”
  • Part-Time Ph.D Student (without fellowship)
    “means a person who is registered in the Ph.D Program devoting part of his/ her time for completing the requirements of the degree while discharging other employment obligations.”

Application procedure

selection procedure

Duration of course

The minimum and maximum period of study and research shall be three (3) years and Six (6) years respectively from the date of registration of the student.

Credit Requirement & Course Work details


ODS courses



Core course from School

Quantitative Research Methods



International relations Theory and Praxis

Qualitative research Methods



Advanced Social Science Research Methods

Academic Writing




Research and Publication Ethics











Elective 1 in the area of specialization 1




Elective 2 in the area of specialization 2

Total Credit




Fee structure & fellowship Details

Time line


Important dates




Last Date to apply

No In-take Spring Semester

5th June 2020

Research Aptitude Test

15th June

Interview Dates

16th – 25th June

Final List of Shortlisted candidates

1st July