About the University

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a global, non-profit university in India, established by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:8 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from both India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience. JGU is a research-intensive university and deeply committed to its core institutional values of interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogy, pluralism and rigorous scholarship, and globalism and international engagement.

JGU has established ten 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 and Humanities (JSLH); Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC); Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA); Jindal School of Banking and Finance (JSBF); Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES) and the Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling (JSPC).

JGU has been granted 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 the only private university in India to be given the status of autonomy.

JGU has made history by breaking into the QS World University Rankings 2021 Edition. JGU is also the only Indian private university in the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old to appear in the QS Young University Rankings 2021. 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 Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

About JSIA

Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) is India's first global policy school and was established as the third school of O. P. Jindal Global University. JSIA is the first degree-awarding graduate school in India to date that explicitly combines the scholarly weights of three interrelated disciplines, international relations, international law and international business. This holistic global policy approach makes it stand apart from traditional approaches to studying world affairs, which were largely confined to the subfield of political science known as international relations.

JSIA’s flagship interdisciplinary graduate programme, the Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Law and Business began on August 1, 2011. In 2015, the school successfully launched a three-year B.A. in Global Affairs degree designed for students interested in international policies and the global processes that affect all societies. JSIA launched its doctoral programme, the Ph.D. in International Affairs, in 2016.

Featured Faculty

Dr. Sreeram Sundar Chaulia

Dr. Sreeram Sundar Chaulia

Professor & Dean

Dr. Sreeram Chaulia is a social scientist, a leading opinion columnist and commentator on international current affairs on radio and television in India and abroad. He has worked as an international civilian peacekeeper in the war zones of eastern Sri Lanka and southern Philippines and is the author of five books.

Former Ambassador / Dr. Mohan Kumar

Former Ambassador / Dr. Mohan Kumar

Professor & Dean of International Affairs and Global Initiatives (IAGI)

Dr. Mohan Kumar is a distinguished career diplomat with 36 years experience and was India’s Ambassador to France based in Paris. Dr. Kumar is a Professor of Diplomatic Practice at O.P. Jindal Global University. He has expertise in the area of international trade and multilateral negotiations and has served on multiple GATT/WTO panels relating to dispute settlement.

Former Ambassador / Dr. Abdul Fatah Ammourah

Former Ambassador / Dr. Abdul Fatah Ammourah

Professor & Vice Dean

Dr. Abdul Fattah Ammourah is a former Ambassador in a number of countries, and deputy to the Syrian foreign Minister with vast experience spanning Middle East politics in respect of foreign policy analysis, regional and international Relations impacting issues of War, Peace, Security and cooperation, the role of diplomacy in the context of foreign policy. For the past six years he has been the Vice Dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), Director of Centre for Middle East Studies, and chairperson of the (SDC). He wrote, co authored and translated several books on the above-mentioned issues.

Dr. Raghav Sharma

Dr. Raghav Sharma

Associate Professor

Dr. Raghav Sharma is a social scientist. His work focusses on Afghanistan and the surrounding region of south and Central Asia. Prior to teaching at JSIA, he taught in the Conflict Studies and Management Program at the University of Erfurt Germany and worked as an international humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan.

Dr. Sriparna Pathak

Dr. Sriparna Pathak

Associate Professor

Dr. Sriparna Pathak, an Associate Professor at Jindal School of International Affairs is a Sinologist, whose areas of expertise include Chinese Foreign Policy, India-China relations focusing on trade and economy and China’s domestic policies. Her previous work experiences include Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, Gauhati University, Observer Research Foundation and Beijing Language and Culture University.

Dr. Sweta Sen

Dr. Sweta Sen

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sweta Sen is a comparativist whose research interests focus on civil wars, social and political networks created by rebel groups, and non-state legitimacy. Her present work revolves around understanding humanitarian negotiations during situations of conflicts for which she received the Senesh Fellowship from the International Peace Research Association. Prior to beginning her career in academia, she worked as a caseworker in an anti-trafficking project administered by the European Union where she was involved in the rehabilitation and reintegration of sex-trafficking survivors into mainstream society.

Dr. Pankaj Jha

Dr. Pankaj Jha

Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Research)

Dr. Pankaj K Jha is a professor with Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), and is Editor-in-Chief of the JSIA Journal. He is Director of Centre for Security Studies (CSS), JSIA, and has worked as Director (Research) with Indian Council of World Affairs. He previously served as Deputy Director with National Security Council Secretariat of India, and has authored/co-authored five books.

Dr. Samrat Sinha

Dr. Samrat Sinha

Professor & Executive Director, Centre for Border Studies

Dr. Samrat Sinha is a Professor with the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and currently serves as Executive Director of Centre for Border Studies-JSIA. He had taught earlier at the Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management (JTCDM), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. His research focuses on impact of conflict on public health, quality and accountability in humanitarian action and community development in border areas.

Commander (Retd., I.N.) / Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya

Commander (Retd., I.N.) / Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya

Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Careers)

Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya is a former naval intelligence officer with vast experience spanning government, national intelligence, A&D consulting industry, and academia. His areas of expertise include international relations, national power, and Indo-Pacific regional security. He is a Fellow of the Indo-Pacific Symposium (US DoD) and a regular media commentator on geopolitical issues.

Dr. Silvia Bottega

Dr. Silvia Bottega

Assistant Professor

Dr. Silvia Bottega is a political scientist, specialised in foreign policy and strategic-military studies. She has conducted field research in the Middle East, Horn of Africa and East Asia, focusing on the legal and ethical aspects of armed conflicts, their humanitarian consequences and on regional security organisations. She has delivered courses in various universities, from Japan to the Netherlands. She has also collaborated with the UN and with two Italian diplomatic missions.

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