Students start to decipher what they want to do after graduation once they enter the final year of their graduation courses. Most young minds have a great deal of thought put into their post-graduation plans, especially when it comes to specialization. Furthermore, the task of selecting a university and starting the enrollment process, makes it even more worrisome.
Top 5 universities in India which offer Master’s in International Relation
Jawahar Lal Nehru university, Delhi: The programme was introduced as MA Politics (International Relations) in 1973. Jawahar Lal Nehru university, Delhi: The programme was introduced as MA Politics (International Relations) in 1973. The University has been ranked second by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) in the overall category for 2021. The Centre for International Studies and Development launched a MA Programme in Economics in 1995-96, which dealt with global issues like trade, macroeconomics, etc., followed by a two-year MA Degree program in International Relations with Area Studies. The entrance examination determines the selection process for 30 seats.
Jadavpur University, Kolkata: The Department of International Relations was established in 1956 and is unprecedented in eastern India. As rated by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2021, the university was ranked 8th in its category. The course offers a two-year MA in political science and international relations with 70 seats. Furthermore, the programme offers 3 optional language courses in MA as well.
South Asian University, New Delhi: It is an international university, recognized by all the members of South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC), viz. Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. It started its first academic year in 2010. Even though it’s a relatively new university, it provides immense exposure to students. The university offers a two-year MA in International Relations, which is recognized by all eight member states of SAARC. There are 30 seats and the selection process is based on an entrance test.
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi: It offers MA International Relations- West Asian Studies, a two-year course. The Centre of West Asian Studies was started in 2005. The National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) placed the university sixth in its overall category in 2021. There are 30 seats and the selection process is primarily based on an entrance test.
Christ University, Bangalore: it was established in 1969. The department offers a two-year Master’s degree program in International Relations. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any field may apply, as the selection process is largely determined by entrance examinations and prior academic records.