Sonipat (Haryana) : Turning a common perception on its head, international affairs students of O.P. Jindal Global University here have shown that pursuing a so-called “conventional” course can also open several doors of recruitment including in multinational companies, think tanks and international NGOs.
This year, Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), Care India and Development Alternatives led the recruitment for the students of the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), the university said in a statement on Monday.
The corporate and non-profit institutions which recruited JSIA’s students include KPMG, Grant Thornton, Justice and Care, Deloitte, CREA, ESSAR Foundation, CRY, Godrej Culture Lab, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Atma Foundation, Sattva Consulting, The Centre for Internet and Society, and Global Trust.
“In the past, the study of international affairs was seen as leading only to civil service jobs or higher education ending in academic jobs,” said C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University.
“JSIA has diversified the field significantly and showed the path to a variety of full-time positions for its graduating students,” he added.
JSIA combines the scholarly weights of three inter-related disciplines — international relations, international law and international business.
“We expect several domestic and international non-profit and for-profit entities to hire from our future graduating batch as several organisations have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with our university for offering internships to our students,” Sreeram Chaulia, Dean of JSIA.
More than 40 organisations have led JSIA to achieve 95 per cent internship placements in diversified fields this year, the statement said.