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Admissions Process

Imbibing the best practices from international universities, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) follows a holistic admission process. An applicant is evaluated on the basis of a combination of Academic and non-academic performances scores. The selection process of B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts & Humanities/ Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) / B.A. (Hons.) Sociology involves evaluation based on an applicant’s personal statement, supplementary questions, Class 10 and 12 scores, Faculty Interview, and JSAT/SAT/ACT/JAAT

The online admission process for JSLH undergraduate programmes for the academic year 2023 is open. Please find the details of the selection process below.

Round 1 - Application Assessment

To start your application, click here and register with an active email address. Your login details will be sent to this email account after due verification. All relevant information will be communicated to the applicant at this registered email address.

The applicant should provide all the information sought in the application, both in the mandatory and non-mandatory sections, as it will help in better evaluation.

Please keep scanned copies of the following documents handy for uploading.

  • Class 10 Board Scores or Equivalent and Class 12 Board Scores or Equivalent (if completed)
  • Personal Statement/ Essay
  • Supplementary Applications
  • Passport Size Photograph

Class 10 Board and 12 Board Scores

Applicants are required to upload their Grades/Scores of class 10th (or equivalent) and class 12th (or equivalent). If the applicant does not have their Class XII grades/scores at the time of applying, he/she may mention ‘Awaited’ in the relevant column. Please note that the candidature of the application is decided taking broader patterns into consideration.

Personal Statement (At least 300 Words)

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement. This is a brief, reflective piece about themselves and their aspirations. However, it should not be specific to a programme. The personal statement shall be reviewed by the Admissions team and faculty.

Note: Please ensure that the personal statement is concise, readable and in PDF format only.

If you apply for multiple programmes, your personal statement will be transferred to your new application.

Supplemental Questions

For each individual programme, applicants will be asked to answer 3-4 additional questions. This is a chance for you to describe your interest in the programme you are applying to in more detail. 

Note: If you apply for multiple programmes, you have a different set of supplemental questions for each programme.

Passport Size Photograph

Please upload the recent front-facing picture (2 x 2) with a neutral background.

Qualifying Examination score

Mention the relevant score (JSAT/ACT/SAT/JAAT) in the application form.

If an applicant is yet to appear for any qualifying examinations or is awaiting the examination results, he/she may check ‘Awaited’ in the relevant column.

Supported Documents for Extra Curricular Actives

Click SUBMIT at the end, after you pay the application fee and complete the form.

An Online Application Number will be displayed upon successful submission of the form by making the payment. The applicant can use the ‘Application Number’ as a reference while communicating with the university.

Applicants will be notified if they “Advanced to Round 2” or if their application has been “Rejected”.

Round 2 - Faculty Interview

Applicants who have advanced to Round 2 will need to do the following:

This is the most important part of the application process. Applicants who get to this round will have an interview with a member of the faculty for their respective schools. There is no set format for these interviews, but it is a chance for the faculty to ask the applicant questions and the applicant to find out more about a programme from faculty member directly.

Emphasis in these interviews is placed on oral communication, confidence, curiosity, clarity of expression, and nuanced thinking.

Some applicants may be asked to face a second interview*. This does not mean that the applicant is weak. Sometimes faculty members request an additional opinion or want the applicant to speak to a faculty member aligned to the applicant’s interests.

* The second interview will be held in the following Admissions Cycle.

Qualifying Examination (JSAT/ACT/SAT/JAAT/LSAT-India)

If you have not appeared for the exams such as SAT, ACT, JAAT, LSAT-India Examination, then you will be required to complete the JSAT or JAAT Examination. Please go to the JSAT page for more information.

Round 3 - Result Declaration

  • Applicants will be notified if they have “Advanced to Round 3”, have been “Rejected”, or “Placed on the Waitlist”. Applicants who have advanced to Round 3 will receive a Provisional Offer of admissions.
  • Successful applicants will have seven (7) days (including weekends) to accept or decline the offer. If an applicant declines the offer or does not respond before the end of the seven days, their application is declared inactive.
  • Successful applicants are required to pay the Refundable Registration Fee* of Rs.1,65,000 to secure their seat.
  • Once the Class 12 Boards results are confirmed, applicants will be given their Final Offer of admissions.

*Refundable as per UGC guidelines

Congratulations and Welcome to the JGU Family!

Waitlisted Applicants

Applicants may also be waitlisted depending on their results. Waitlisted applicants are requested to upload their Class 12 results as soon as they are released. Such applicants may also be asked to face an additional interview.