M.A. in Diplomacy, Law and Business

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2023

2 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3 Lacs


Students are offered a number of elective courses from their second semester 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.

JSIA elective courses are categorized into 5 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

M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business students can select three electives of 12 credits from one track (cluster) in order to specialize in a given concentration and get awarded 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).

Elective Courses

  • 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

  • Democratization

  • Government and Politics of Southeast Asia

  • International Relations of Southeast Asia

  • South China Sea Disputes