BA in Global Studies

Programme Description

The BA in Global Studies (BA-GS) exists in dialogue with the burgeoning undergraduate Global Studies programmes being offered in Universities across the globe. BA-GS brings together the best that these existing programmes have to offer along with students’ already existing lived experience of the global, to explore and learn from in the vibrant debates, popular and scholarly, regarding the processes of globalisation and globality. The BA-GS programme will follow both the terrestrial veins of globalisation as well as engage students in questions of decoding the complex, networked infrastructure that is being increasingly studied as producing the age of the Anthropocene and which informs the idea and the experience of globality in this programme.

BA-GS courses begin by asking, Where is the global? What is globality? What is the time of the global? The programme’s focus on regions such as the Indian Ocean, Himalayan region, Africa, the Americas and Asias, for instance, foregrounds the importance of geo-historical thinking when it comes to developing the global perspective required for thinking globally. In turn, this spatial historical perspective allows students to productively engage with both the global present as well as anticipate critical elements that will make up the emerging field of global futures.

Finally, the BA-GS programme takes undergraduate education to be a potentially terminal stage of education for many students. As such this programme offers the rare opportunity within Indian undergraduate education to develop a perspective that is increasingly informing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. The programme will not only equip students to make sense of the world through theory and frameworks, but also provide the necessary skills (through language, data analytics, etc.,) for them to both take advantage of the opportunities that come with change, as well as become leaders of that change. Additionally, BA-GS will help prepare students for higher study in any of the social sciences and humanities disciplines or in emergent interdisciplinary fields like Development Studies, Human Ecology, Cultural Studies, Policy Studies, Legal Studies, etc.


Programme Structure

The BA-GS programme provides a well-rounded liberal arts degree that will help prepare students for a variety of careers in the international arena. BA-GS graduates will bring to existing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, the unique perspective and insights that are to be gained from also having studied the global dimension to local issues. The programme will be delivered through a combination of Foundation, Core and Elective courses distributed as follows:

  • Foundation Courses (6 courses; 24 credits)
  • Core Courses (12 courses; 48 credits)
  • Elective Courses (6 Courses; 28 credits)

Foundations courses are offered in the following baskets:

Basket of Courses

English Proficiency

South Asia in the World

Ways of Knowing

Justice and Democracy



The Core courses are offered in three streams: (1) Global Humanities (GH), (2) Global Political Economy (GPE) and (3) Foreign Language. 1 GH and GPE emphasize the global dimensions inherent in existing categories of inquiry and that may emerge as subjects distinctive to a global perspective while the Foreign Language component highlights the linguistic entry point to the global, deepens the students’ engagement with the programme’s focus regions and opens up new possibilities for further work. The compulsory language component of the programme - French and Chinese – will not only serve to augment the global perspective that students will be schooled in but will also afford them a valuable skill that can be leveraged in the increasingly globalized job and entrepreneurial market. Finally, elective courses expand these two (non-Foreign Language) streams while also exploring new frontiers.

Global Humanities

Global Political Economy

Foreign Language


Culture and Religion

Labour and Capital


Cartography and Topography

Migrations and Movements

Politics and Governance


Infrastructure and Transportation

Languages and Media

Markets and Economies


Methodology and Genre

Health and Wellbeing

Currencies and other Commodities


Science and Technology

Time and Regions

States and Institutions


Climate and Environment

Fiction, Film and Music

Resources and Distribution


Sports and Games



The candidates who have passed the class XII or an equivalent examination from a recognised board are eligible to apply.



Amit Kumar Mishra
Anil Persaud
Kaustav Banerjee
Praveen Singh
Santosh Kumar Singh
Sunalini Kumar


Fee Structure

Admission Procedure

Selection will be on the basis of the marks obtained in class XII examination, without including any vocational subject. Reservations norms of Government of NCT of Delhi will apply. Total number of seats: 50


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