B.A. (Hons.) Human Rights

5 Year, Residential, Bachelor Degree Programme

Admissions open for 2022-23

Programme Introduction

This B.A (Hons.) Human Rights programme envisions having ‘Human Rights experts’ who can address and cater the human rights issue adequately in the rising global world. The rise to prominence of Human Rights Education (HRE) is more recent. HRE is carried out at two levels. First, through training programmes and capacity building of chosen professionals. The vision of JGU is to promote global courses, programmes, curriculum, research followed by global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. In the academic year 2022-23, JGLS is launching B.A. (Hons.) in Human Rights programme.

This type of HRE is more skill-oriented and carried out under the aegis of international and regional institutions. Instruction is tailor-made to suit the nature of programmes to which training is provided. Second, HRE is carried out through higher education in human rights. This type of HRE follows a model which has a greater emphasis on form, substance, and pedagogy. It also aims at the holistic development of students such that there is a transformation of character and personality and that they develop core human and social values.

A higher educational institution falls into the latter type of HRE provider. However, while being mindful of the uniqueness of each approach, JGLS adopts an integrated model of HRE. It is inspired by the “Human Rights Friendly Schools” model of Amnesty International which integrates learning human rights with practising human rights. This approach helps build a generation of human rights professionals who understand human rights beyond any jural correlatives; and as what Philip Allott calls, “an expression of humanity’s discovery from its own social experience”.

Why Study B.A. (Hons.) Human Rights at Jindal Global Law School?

Our globalizing society has witnessed the rise of human rights as a profession, mainly under the aegis of the United Nations (UN) through various general and particular programmes of aid and assistance. These programmes percolated to the national, regional, and local levels through many sub-national human rights initiatives and activities. The activities are spanned over diverse areas, e.g., community services, charity, awareness building, investigation, research, policy-making, legal advice, and cause lawyering. Larger engagement with human rights, both socially & politically, led to the development of “essential skills” which are to be developed through human rights education.

Jindal Global Law School’s model of Human Rights Education (HRE)

  • Rights Based
  • Integrating the “Political” and the “Legal”
  • Contemporary Socio-Political Realities

Programme Objective

  • Develop a better understanding about the indifference in human rights.
  • To understand university of human rights at various level of society.
  • To develop lucid understanding of human rights around the globe.
  • It provide student with the broader prospect of legal as well as the moral aspect of human rights.
  • It gives a broader understanding for addressing the real-time concern of human rights.
  • Will make students aware of the core function of human rights is based on the inherent characteristics of human dignity, to rectify inequality among human being

Core and Elective Courses

Core Courses

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Legal and Moral Philosophy [AECC 4 credits]
  • Human Rights Research Workshop [AECC 4 credits]
  • Human Rights and the Constitution of India [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Human Rights and the United Nations [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Human Rights Clinic [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship I [2 credits]

Semester 2

  • Human Rights Movements [GE 4 credits]
  • Social Work and Human Rights [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Disability and Human Rights [SEC 4 credits]
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Human Rights Clinic [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship II [2 credits]

Semester 3

  • Business and Human Rights [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Environment and Human Rights [GE 4+2 credits]
  • Human Rights of Immigrants and Refugees [SEC 4 credits]
  • Women and Human Rights [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Human Rights Clinic [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship III [2 credits]

Semester 4

  • Rights of the Child [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Health and Human Rights [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Human Rights and Global Trade [SEC 4 credits]
  • Human Rights Clinic [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship IV [2 credits]

Semester 5

  • Human Rights in Cyber Spaces [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Health and Human Rights [GE 4+2 credits]
  • JGU Elective I [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • JGU Elective II [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • Internship V [2 credits]

Semester 6

  • Human Rights Advocacy [GE 4+2 credits]
  • Field Work and Report [CC 4 credits]
  • JGU Elective III [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • JGU Elective IV [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • Internship IV [2 credits]

Semester 7

  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Law of Taxation I
  • Law of Banking
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law Elective

Course Structure

Courses under the degree programme, B.A.(Hons) in Human Rights, are provided in a necessary sequential order in view of the philosophy and intended outcomes of the programme, and in compliance with the UGC guidelines laid down in the “Minimum Course Curriculum for Undergraduate Courses Under Choice Based Credit System”. Accordingly, courses are classified into the following categories:

  • Core Course:

    • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC): (Knowledge enhancement courses)
    • Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): Value-based and/or skill-based courses
  • Elective Course:

    • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE): Courses specific to the major for gaining advanced knowledge
    • Generic Elective(GE): Courses which interdisciplinary in nature\

Careers for BA (Hons) in Human Rights Students

JGLS has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations to facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Our graduating students can opt for diverse careers in organizations ranging from Advocacy, Activism, Campaign, Legal aid, Action Research, Gender and social inclusion advising, and Policy Making.

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Course Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs


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3 Years

Programme Start

1st August 2022

Last Date to Apply

31 May 2022

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