01 Aug 2020
31 July 2023
Last Date to Apply
15 July 2020
Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3.5 Lacs
The B.A. Honours in Political Science degree is a three-year under-graduate programme that is dedicated to the study of political evolution of the world we live in. Political science is the study of theory and practice of politics that involves description and analysis of all political activities, political thoughts and political phenomena. This degree aims to train students in all forms and manifestations of politics in arenas from local, state, national and international levels.
Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) Political Science at JSIA must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent. All applicants also need to undertake the mandatory Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT) examination Candidates having valid scores in SAT/ACT are exempted from giving a JSAT score
Students who completed 10+2 in 2020 can also apply. This course is open to students from any stream including Arts, Commerce, Science etc
From Fall 2019, 142 credits over six semesters.
B.A. (Hons.) Political Science students who graduate at the end of 3 years will have a special opportunity to progress directly to JSIA’s Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business – M.A. (DLB) programme, subject to high meritorious academic performance in the B.A. (Hons.) Political Science. Students can also opt for a second M.A. from Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Leeds, UK; or University of Warsaw, Poland.
Students are offered a number of elective courses from their third year 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. 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.
Further, a number of elective courses at the various schools of the University are open for cross-registration. For example, a student of the Jindal School of International Affairs shall may opt for a course on International Humanitarian Law offered by the Jindal Global Law School.
O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarships
The top five JSAT scorers who enroll in the B.A. (Hons.) Political Science programme will be awarded the O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship of variable amount.
Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarships
The aim of the scholarship, which is of variable amount, is to nurture, encourage and support outstanding women to enter the field of international studies.
Savitri Jindal Merit-cum-Means Fellowships
This fellowship is for outstanding students who may not otherwise be able to afford the full fees of the B.A. (Hons.) Political Science
Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarships
The aim of the scholarship, which is of variable amount, is to nurture, encourage and support young global leaders. It will be awarded on the basis of an independent selection process, which includes an assessment of the candidates grades in his/her 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent, extracurricular achievements etc.
Political Science Honours is a versatile social science degree leading to a variety of career paths. Political scientists study governing systems, political development, and political theory. While pursuing this degree in Political Science from JSIA, students will not only learn about politics and government, they will also gain valuable analytical, communication and research skills.
Having high quality writing and verbal articulation abilities will enable students to pursue careers in the following fields: Civil Service and Bureaucracy, Political Leadership, Political Consultancies and Political Parties, Embassies and High Commissions, News Media, Nongovernmental Organisations (NGOs), Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs), Public Relations Firms, Risk Analysts, Think Tanks, Activist and Advocacy Groups and Higher Studies and Academia