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BA LH-Brochure -JAN2021.cdrB.A. (Honours)
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university established by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). JGU was established as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal in memory of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal. JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:8 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience. JGU is a research intensive university, which is deeply committed to its core institutional values of interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogy; pluralism and rigorous scholarship; and globalism and international engagement.
JGU has made history by breaking into the QS World University Rankings 2020 Edition. We are also the only Indian private university in the top 150 'young' universities in the world (under 50 years of age) in the QS Young University Rankings 2020. JGU is the youngest University in the world to feature in both these rankings. In September 2019, JGU was selected as an 'Institution of Eminence' (IOE) by the Government of India, making JGU one of only eight private universities in India to be awarded this status.
JGU was ranked in the top 700 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021 Edition, making it India's No. 1 Private University and India's No. 1 University dedicated to the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
JGU has established nine schools: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS); Jindal Global Business School (JGBS); Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA); Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP); Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH); Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC); Jindal School of Art & Architecture (JSAA); Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF); the Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability (JSES) and most recently Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC). JGU has been granted with "Autonomy" by the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Education, Government of India, for receiving the “A” Grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). This makes JGU the only private university in the state of Haryana and one of the only two private universities in India to be given the status of autonomy.
O.P. Jindal
Global UniversityJGU
Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
B.A., University of Toledo; Diplôme des Etudes Supérieures, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris); ABD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris)
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t is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH). As a student in a liberal arts programme you
become an intellectual explorer. The dictionary definition of “explorer” is “...somebody who travels to distant or unfamiliar places to find out more about them.” This is a fairly accurate description of a liberal arts education. As a student in this school of liberal arts and humanities, you can now embark on that journey and ask challenging questions, find out what really matters to you, learn about the world as it is and imagine the world as you think it ought to be.
Foundational courses, such as Mathematics, History, Sociology, Expressive and Creative arts, Literature, languages and writing, are firmly anchored in the liberal arts tradition. Each of these courses will engage you in the practices of inquiry and contemplation, which are the tools necessary for the creation of new knowledge and learning. Teaching methods of liberal education foster self-knowledge and empower the individual to deal with the complexity of our globalized world. These methods include critical thinking, creative problem solving, community engagement and appreciation of diversity, which are embedded in the curriculum and will allow you to become engaged global citizens.
Your years of studies at JSLH will go by very quickly and you will soon find yourself progressing in JSLH or pursuing a study abroad programme with Rollins College, one of the top ranking liberal arts colleges in United States or at Deakin university, Australia. At these partner institutions you will be able to pursue your majors further and explore career possibilities in real-world settings through internships and service learning. While still in India you will have numerous opportunities to meet faculty, staff and students when they visit our Sonipat campus in the coming months. Our exciting third-year syllabi for students completing their degree in JSLH offers much room to develop your interests and aptitudes. Good luck and safe travels in this voyage of mind, heart and spirit.
Liberal Arts is an innovative pedagogy focused on small classes, close faculty- student engagement and a strong interd isc ip l inary foundat ion wi th specializations in specific subjects. Liberal Arts is about the cultivation of the whole person though rigorous reading and writing, along with active experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. Liberal Arts students graduate with knowledge, a flexible range of skills, aptitudes and a life-long curiosity and love of learning.
A unique four-year dual-degree program with Rollins College in the United States or Deakin University in Australia, two top liberal arts and humanities colleges. Students pursuing this option would study two years at JSLH and the next two years at leading partner universities. At the end of their studies, they would receive a B.A. (Hons.) in a Liberal Arts from JSLH and a B.A. from collaborated university in a subject of their choice.
A three-year BA (Hons.) in Liberal Arts and Humanities with a possible specialization in eleven areas of the student’s choice and an optional semester study abroad facilitated by JSLH.
Why LIBERAL ARTS ? We believe that the best way to learn is to learn from multiple perspectives. Through nineteen core courses and hundreds of optional courses, students engage in a variety of social science and humanities subjects such as Literature, History, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Expressive Arts, and Philosophy. These courses serve as the foundation of our programme and the jumping off point for further study.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING We believe in learning by doing. Our classes place an emphasis on discussion, debate, and hands on activities. Many of our courses feature sizable field work to locations around Delhi / NCR and beyond. Past site visits include Sonipat, Chandni Chowk, Lodi Art Colony, Nizamuddin East, Jaipur Literary Festival, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow and Dharamshala.
While most of our students are bilingual, speaking a third language is a tool which is often undervalued? Our students are also required to take a course in Spanish in their first year and have the option to opt for other languages like French, Mandarin and German in the following years.
SELF-DESIGNED MAJOR Students who have a strong academic record and feel that their desired course of study does not fit into these majors may opt for a Self-Designed Major. This major is designed by the student in consultation with two faculty directors of study. Some past Self-Designed majors have included Art History and Literature, International Relations, Environmental Psychology, Psychology and Expressive Arts.
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM A unique four-year dual-degree program with Rollins College in the United States or Deakin University in Australia, two top liberal arts and humanities colleges. Students pursuing this option would study two years at JSLH and the next two years at Rollins College or Deakin University. At the end of their studies, they would receive a B.A. (Hons.) in Liberal Arts from JSLH and a B.A. from Rollins College / Deakin University in a subject of their choice.
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES JSLH has numerous international arrangements for summer schools, semester exchanges and study abroad opportunities.
Spanish 1 Communication Skills-1
Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Studies-1
Expressive Arts-1 Quantitative Skills-1
For a B.A. (Hons) in Liberal Arts and Humanities, students must complete at least 150 credits to graduate.
150 cREDITS Each course = 4 credits
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Interdisciplinary Studies-2
Quantitative Skills-2
Thesis Seminar-1
YEAR3 rd
Thesis Seminar-2
Students who have a strong academic record and feel that their desired course of study does not fit into these majors may opt for a Self-Designed Major. This major is designed by the student in consultation with two faculty directors of study. Some past Self-Designed majors have included Art History and Literature, International Relations, Environmental Psychology, Psychology and Expressive Arts. All our majors are designed to meet international standards and reflect the best trends in course design globally.
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International Business
Literary Studies
Self-Designed Major
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2 Thesis Seminars ( 3 Credits Each ) 30 Credits
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Semester Exchange
Yamanashi Gakuin University
CANADA Carleton University
UNITED KINGDOM Queen Mary University of London University of Southampton
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA St. Martin’s University
ITALY University of Bologna
NETHERLANDS University College, Utrecht
Jindal-Oxford Winter Programme on Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Jindal-UC Berkeley Summer School Jindal-SciencesPo Summer School on European Affairs
Jindal-University of Granada Summer School on Spanish History and Culture
University of British Columbia Summer School
on The Future of Global Media & International Journalism
BA Liberal Arts, Rollins College, Florida, USA Deakin University, Australia
BA Humanities, Dual Degree Programme
WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP ? An internship is a mentored work experience with an educational focus related to student’s major. B.A (Liberal Arts & Humanities) course are required to complete minimum of 4 internships in order to graduate from JSLH.
Explore your career field: Gain practical and meaningful work experience in Liberal Arts and humanities.
According to the National Association of College and Employers (NACE), almost 70% of employers have offered full time employment to interns.
Earn College Credit: Successful internships can increase your GPA.
Make yourself more marketable: Internships look great on resumes.
Job Search/Interview Experience: Improve your job search and interviewing skills.
Many internships leads to full-time employment:
OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES Office of career services is a team that is dedicated to educating, advising and connecting students to opportunities for summer and winter in order to foster their intellectual, social and personal transformations.
Industry interactions.
Interview preparation.
Resume and cover letter writing.
CAMPUS RECRUITMENT PROCESS Recruiter shares the job description with OCS.
OCS shares the job description with students.
Interested & eligible students' profiles are sent to the recruiter.
Selection process may include Aptitude Test, Group Discussion, Case Analysis and Personal Interviews etc.
The selected students are made the final offer to close the campus recruitment process.
Recruiter decides to visit JGU campus or conduct an off-campus recruitment drive.
Batch of 2018
Batch of 2018
Batch of 2018
Batch of 2018
MS Programme in Water Science, Policy, and Management, University of Oxford.
Batch of 2019
M.Sc. in Social & Cultural Psychology, London school of Economics & Political Science, UK.
Batch of 2019
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Liberal Arts graduates can look forward to a variety of possibilities for their futures and are well equipped to pursue any career in a rapidly changing world. Graduates from such programmes are heavily sought by employers. Many of our students have gotten into top graduate programmes from around the world as well.
What comes after JSLH ?
The Office of Career Services (OCS) at JSLH are making a constant endeavour to ensure that our students are well equipped to take on challenges of the corporate world successfully. Over the years, our students has been getting valuable internship and placement opportunities including:
Prithvikshit Sen Choudhary University of Sussex, UK
Leeds Beckett University, Newcastle University,
University of Leeds, UK
London, UK
Alina Khan
University of Edinburgh, UK
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto Kunj Chawla, 2017 batch
DKV Salud Y Bienstar, Barcelona Abhinita, 2017 batch
Kumon Centre, Miami, Florida Jasnoor, 2016 batch
Highest salary package: 18LPA in ESSAI Group Srivatsan - 2018 Batch.
Teach for India Fellowship – Sanam Aryan - 2019 batch.
MoU Signed with The Partition Museum in February, 2019.
AIESEC, Mauritius and JGU worked on a collaborative internship Project i.e. “Discover Mauritius” for the month of June, 2019.
Jayani Jeanne Bonnerjee Professor & Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) B.A. (University of Calcutta); B.A.; M.Sc.; Ph.D.(University of London)
Kathleen A. Modrowski Professor & Dean B.A. (University of Toledo); Diplôme des Etudes Supérieures, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris); ABD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris)
John Robert Clammer Professor B.A. (Hons.) (University of Lancaster); Master of Studies; D.Phil. (University of Oxford)
Thomas D Lairson Professor Ph.D (University of Kentucky)
Sunil Sangra Professor of Management Practice B.A. (Panjab University); PGDM (IIM Lucknow)
Yugank Goyal Associate Professor & Assistant Dean B.Tech. (SVNIT,Surat); LL.M.(cum laude) Erasmus Mundus Scholar from Europe, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg and University of Manchester); Ph.D. (University of Hamburg, Eramus University Rotterdam and University of Bologna)
Mimi Roy Associate Professor & Assistant Dean
M.S. (Presidency University); B.S. (University of Calcutta);
M.S.; Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
Priya Kanungo Associate Professor of Performing Arts and Assistant Dean, Student Cultural & Entertainment Group B.Com.; M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. (University of Delhi)
Galina Yovtcheva Rousseva- Sokolova Associate Professor M.A. (Soa Univeristy); Ph.D. (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris)
Sean Padriac Bala Associate Professor A.B. (Harvard University); M.A. (University of Chicago)
Nandini Dhar Associate Professor B.A. (Presidency College, Kolkata); M.A. (Jadavpur University); M.A. (University of Oregon); Ph.D. (University of Texas)
Rahul Jayaram Associate Professor
B.A. (University of Mumbai); M.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
Arun Kumar Kaushik Associate Professor B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi); M.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); M.Phil. (IGDIR, Mumbai); Ph.D. (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, University of Bologna, Italy and University of Hamburg, Germany)
Sriroop Chaudhuri Associate Professor B.Sc.; M.Sc. (University of Calcutta; M.S.; Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
Mariya Jilinskaya-Pandey Associate Professor
Derick Hall Lindquist Associate Professor
M.S.; M.Phil; Ph.D. (Yale University) B.A. (Weber State University);
Abhijeet Banerjee Associate Professor
B.Sc. and M.Sc. (University of Calcutta);
PhD. candidate (University of Hyderabad)
B.A. (University of Delhi); PG Diploma in Dramatic Arts (National School of Drama, New Delhi); M.A. (University of Warwick);
Rukmini Pande Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (University of Western Australia)
R. Krishnaswamy Assistant Professor M.A. (Kerala University); M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Delhi University)
Sucharita Sen Assistant Professor B.A. (University of Calcutta);
M.Phil. (Cambridge University) M.A. (Jadavpur University);
Saagar Tewari Assistant Professor B.A.; M.A. (University of Delhi);
New Delhi) M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Achia Anzi Assistant Professor B.F.A.; M.F.A. (University of Rajasthan)
Dony Alex Assistant Professor M.Phil. (University of Delhi); Ph.D. (Australian National University)
Laurence Marie Agnes Gautier Assistant Professor
M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Cambridge University)
Avinash Anil Godbole Assistant Professor
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
B.A. (University of Mumbai);
Swati Chawla Assistant Professor
B.A.; M.A. (University of Delhi);
Atreyee Majumder Assistant Professor B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (NLSIU, Bangalore);
Ph.D. (University of Yale) M.Phil. (University of Yale);
Lipika Kamra Assistant Professor B.A. (University of Delhi);
M.Phil. (University of Delhi); M.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
D.Phil. (University of Oxford)
Siddhi Gyan Pandey Assistant Professor B.A. (University of Delhi); M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Princy Marin George Director & Assistant Professor of Practice B.Tech (University of Science & Technology, Kochi); M.A. (George Washington University)
Yasodhara Rakshit Senior Research Associate B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi); M.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Sonam Chaturvedi Research Associate BVA (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara); MVA (Shiv Nadar University, Noida)
Maaz Bin Bilal Associate Professor B.A. (Hons.); M.A.; M.Phil. (University of Delhi); Ph.D. (Queen's University)
Christopher Mark Hale Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) Bachelor of Ancient History, (Macquarie University); Ph.D. (University of Melbourne)
State of the art sports facility includes badminton courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, cricket ground, football, volleyball, swimming pool, indoor games, gymnasium, yoga & aerobics.
Center for wellness and counselling.
Post office extension/courier office.
24x7 health center with medical officer.
24x7 Security – over 1080 CCTV cameras.
Fully functional branch of ICICI bank with ATMs (ICICI bank and others) on several locations.
University hall of residence for students consists of several blocks of buildings designed by a French architect. University has:
Juice & More Tuck Shop
Amul Ice Cream Parlor
FOOD A world class food court - Biswamil Bistro reflects the global aspirations and local traditions of JGU. Outlets at this food court are providing multi-cuisine options through brands such as Dominos, Subway, Keventers, Punjab Grill, Bercos, 34 Chowreengee Lane, Breakfast Round the Clock, Moti Mahal, etc.
The Environment Society aims at making JGU, a green campus. We wish to initiate sustainable alternatives on campus to achieve our goal. In addition to that, we will be working towards creating a sense of awareness with respect to human impact on the environment and thereby change the attitude of students towards sustainability.
The Academic Writing Society (AWS) is established with the intention of promote quality academic writing amongst the students of JGU and to promote reform in the style of writing with a view to deliver publishable articles. AWS will have specific days in a month when guided response will be handed to students registered.
The JGU Sports Society strives to inculcate a strong sporting spirit on campus. It works to promote the sporting culture and promote participation in various sports festivals throughout the country. The main objective of the society is facilitating sportspersons on campus to achieve their full potential and to provide a recreational outlet for all students that lays outside a classroom.
The JGU Theatre Society strives to make a change. The society combines the creative ideas and abilities of all its members to achieve maximum efficiency. Theatre is one of the higher cultural activities that marks us as imaginative and creative.
JPVAS welcomes students of all ages and aptitude, with the society’s current members including photo- graphers from across a vast spectrum of ability, from amateurs to professionals. With an aim to help one another, learn more about photography by meeting and discussing the art with like-minded individuals, developing practical photographic skil ls and techniques, discussing composition and others through practical sessions and critique sessions.
The adrenaline rush at the sight of a podium, the sheer love for arguing, the camaraderie within a team, the passion to learn and win, and the innumerable stories embedded in our memories with every passing debate, is what the Jindal DebSoc promises to offer year after year.
We are an open society that is committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can benefit from our privilege. Our initiatives include teaching children at the Balgram orphanage, the children of the Sodexo staff, and the children at the Rohat primary and secondary school. We also help the members of the Tulip labor colonies with their problems, and the members of the Rohat village with issues relating to governance.
JSLH has active SGRC Events Committee that is constantly planning events and activities which are meant for students to develop both in terms of the mind and the body. Some of them are Animal Welfare Society, Rotract Club, Performing Arts and dance societies.


I can look back and happily say that I know I made the right decision by coming to Jindal and choosing this programme.
The reason JSLH worked well for is that after learning a variety of courses over the foundation period, I was very certain of the decision when it came to choosing my major. Most students feel unsure about this big decision because we have not had enough experience with a lot of subjects prior to college. Liberal Arts gave me the chance of making an informed decision to choose my major and even after that, to choose electives of my interest.
The most important thing about college life, be it at any university, is for a student to be able to learn about himself, the outside world and to be able to say he is happy. Coming into Jindal, I was unsure what the future held but since the first week in I knew I could comfortably call this place my second home. The University offers a variety of sports and competes at a very good level. The classes are very interesting and interactive. Being a student who had not had a lot of motivation or the best experience when it came to academics, I found myself enjoying the courses offered at Jindal. The professors engage in discussions during the classes and teach concepts in a manner that I genuinely found interesting.
Aamer Baswani JSLH-2017

B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts & Humanities 3 Years
Minimum Eligibility 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks (CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge, and other Government Recognized Boards)
Admission Criteria Applicants are selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental application, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview, and JSAT Score of 55% or equivalent (SAT, ACT).
Accepted Standardized Tests or Competitive Examinations
JSAT Weightages English Verbal – 40% Logical Reasoning – 40% Quantitative Skills – 20%
Last Date of Admissions 1 July 2021
Application Fee 3,000/-
Programme Fee Residential Fee6,50,000/- per annum* 2,60,000/- per annum*
*The programme fee and residential fee are subject to an annual increase of upto 10%. **Fully refundable Security deposit of Rs. 50,000 shall be collected at the time of admission as per university rules.
Refundable Security Deposite 50,000/-**
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Applicants for the B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts & Humanities at JSLH can apply direct through our online admission form available at our website. Kindly scan QR code / follow URL to visit our admission page.
Admission Procedure
Education Loans JGU has established tie-ups with AVANSE (ICICI), Dena Bank and Credila (HDFC) to facilitate educational loans for students who are admitted to the B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts & Humanities programme.
SCHOLARSHIPS O.P. Jindal Global University awards Merit cum Means Scholarships (MCM) every year. The MCM Scholarship covers the tuition fee only. Scholarship applications will be opened by the University by 1 April and will be awarded to eligible students in July. The eligibility criteria includes annual family income, XII board score, JSAT or standardized examination results and faculty interview score. Weightage will also be given to curricular and non-curricular achievements.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2021 Edition
Ms. Nishi Mishra +91 839 690 7376 [email protected]
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