O.P. Jindal Global University Launches Seven New and Innovative Courses for 2020

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Sonipat: To create and maintain an outstanding environment of interdisciplinary and collaborative learning and education, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has announced the launch of several new undergraduate and post graduate programmes across its 9 schools beginning session 2020.

“It is our endeavour to offer the best of educational qualifications and opportunities to our valued students,” said Prof. (Dr.) C. Rajkumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University. “These new programmes offer the best in learning pedagogy, through an outstanding faculty and enables prospective students to prepare for the future, to realise their aspirations. At the core of JGU’s vision and mission is our aspiration to be a role model for excellence in higher education in India and be among the leading universities of the world. We aim to promote a global perspective and provide an enriching, intellectually engaging and discovery-based learning environment to our students,” he said.

The new courses at JGU offer choices from Humanities to Legal and Environmental Studies, Design to Economics and Social Policy. Here is a list of new programmes that O.P. Jindal Global University is offering for 2020:

The B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science degree offered by the Jindal School of International Affairs is a three-year under-graduate programme that is dedicated to the study of political evolution of the world we live in. This degree aims to train students in all forms and manifestations of politics including from local, state, national and international levels.

The B.A. (Hons.) in Social Sciences and Policy at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy is a unique and first of its kind interdisciplinary programme in India, which provides the students with a solid grounding in social science theories and their applications. The course offers strong emphasis on the development of quantitative and qualitative research, writing and communication skills.

The B.A. (Hons.) Legal Studies offered by the Jindal Global Law School aims to nurture legal imagination among young students and build a strong foundation to study law and social sciences in the future or be absorbed into legal & allied fields. This programme will be the first ever multi-disciplinary undergraduate degree in legal studies to be launched in 2020-21 academic year.

The B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies programme offered by Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability aims to helps graduates to comprehend the interrelation between the environment and society; to consider environment problems from a global perspective and take a local approach to solving them; to gauge the implications of decisions related to environmental policy. The programme will consist of student initiated projects that put theory into practice with real world impact.

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) programme at Jindal School of Art and Architecture is a professional 4-year degree programme for student wishing to work towards improving the inhabited spaces through experimental, experiential and informed design processes.

The M.A. Economics programme at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy fills important gaps in post-graduate Economics courses as they are presently taught in most places in India and abroad. This unique programme will impart knowledge and skills that will be increasingly in demand in the foreseeable future, focusing on excellence in academia, policy teams in corporations, consultancy companies, non-profit organisations, and governments at national, state and local levels.

Jindal Fellowship Programme (JFP) is a one year course at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities. The programme is unique as it enables students to go deeper into one area/discipline of their interest, and exposes them to research designs and thinking processes. It is designed to encourage students to sculpture informed judgment and become independent thinkers. The Programme is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any field and related fields and wish to enhance their knowledge in specific areas of Humanities & Social Sciences through research and writing.

The B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science was launched online by Mr. Pradeep Bhandari, psephologist, author of ‘Modi Mandate 2019: Dispatched from Ground Zero’ and CEO of Jan ki Baat. Congratulating JGU on the launch of the course, he said, “The art of public policy making has become extremely stakeholder driven, and not one stakeholder driven but multiple. In the age of the information decentralisation, no single person has the power to influence the political narrative individually. It is very important to understand that it’s not election time which matters in India to win an election, it’s what the politician does during non-election time which holds significance. The power of the Indian voter has increased significantly. Today even politicians hire professionals, consultants for their election campaigns. It’s not mere UPSC or civil services which are now career options but electioneering, political commentary, psephology, public representatives are emerging as career options for our youth.”