Diploma Certificate Program in International Affairs and Diplomacy

Program Overview

Learning Efforts Mode of Learning

5-7 hrs /week


Duration Last day to Apply

6 Months

Applications accepted on Rolling basis

Objective of the programme is to offer students the opportunity to become agents of change in international relations and diplomatic affairs. This academic program has been designed and conceptualized by the stellar advisory council which comprises of eminent personalities active in the field of governance, public leadership and diplomacy. Graduates of the program can move on to careers in Government, International Organizations, Development Sector, Business, Journalism, and more.

SIGL is the pioneer national level institution to create world-class public leaders and to impart one of its kind academic programs designed and conceptualized by the stellar governing and advisory council which comprises of senior diplomats from across the world, bureaucrats, and vice-chancellors. We are confident that the time you invest in completing this course will equip you with the requisite knowledge base and skills required to excel in your career and support your existing academic and work commitments. We have designed all courses in a way that can enable the learners to pursue them in addition to their existing academic/work commitments. Pursuing the course will give you an additional qualification by the time you graduate university or support your career progression if you are a working professional.

SIGL is the only institute in India which is offering a Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy which can be pursued along with your education/work and does not require your physical presence in the classrooms because we do not believe in the concept of restricting learners within four walls. Learning can be done from anywhere and everywhere which is why our mission is to bring these courses at the doorstep of any individual who wishes to pursue them and make our education truly accessible without any barriers of age, class, caste, gender, region or religion. All our courses are extremely affordable to make them accessible for all and to support the Government of India's vision of 'Sabko Siksha, Acchi Siksha' and to complement the vision, we also offer generous scholarships and financial aid to candidates belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category.

On completion of the diploma will offer students the opportunity to become agents of change in international relations and diplomatic affairs. The program has been designed to up-skill learners by developing their in-depth understanding of international affairs and international diplomacy. Graduates of the program can move on to careers in Government, International Organizations, Development Sector, Business, Journalism, and more.

Program Structure

Course Details:

The curriculum of our Diploma Program in International Relations and Diplomacy covers subject areas such as:

  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Peace, conflict, and negotiations
  • International Organizations
  • International Economics
  • International Law Principles
  • Human Rights
  • Trade, resources, and international business
  • Contemporary Developments in Global Arena

Students analyze contemporary international issues within their historical and cultural contexts, producing research-based assignments, participating in webinars online, and gaining skill training in negotiation and mediation of conflicts through optional workshops. India being the heart of international activity in 21st Century offers students ample opportunity for enrichment and professional growth.

Course Council:

The course has been conceptualized and designed under the leadership and mentorship of the stellar governing council with active support and cooperation from the Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU).

Program Delivery:

The Program shall be completed over the course of 6 Months and divided into 4 papers. Each Paper is compulsory and submission shall be in form of an assignment. All papers shall have a predefined thematic area and subject specification which allow the students to track their learning progress throughout the duration of the program.

General Candidates

Paper 1 INR 3162
Paper 2 INR 3162
Paper 3 INR 3162
Paper 4 INR 3162
Total INR 12,650/- Only

Below Poverty Line (BPL) Candidates

Paper 1 INR 2530
Paper 2 INR 2530
Paper 3 INR 2530
Paper 4 INR 2530
Total INR 10,120/- Only

Students with one or more of the following qualifications shall be eligible to pursue the Diploma Programs from Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL):

  • Students who have completed their 10+2.
  • Undergraduate Students pursuing any UG course from any university/deemed to be university/college/institute.
  • Post Graduate Students.
  • Working Professionals/Researchers .


This academic program prepares students not only for careers in the foreign service, in intergovernmental organizations, in international businesses but also in fields such as journalism, non-governmental organizations, not for profit foundations, foreign policy think tanks and academic research. The program combines problem solving, structural analysis, project development and management with a comprehensive theoretical and critical examination of the political, cultural, legal, and socioeconomic practices that make up our increasingly interdependent and complex world.

The political and economic problems central to foreign relations today invariably transcend national boundaries, the international agenda encompasses technological, religious, ethno-linguistic, and humanitarian concerns, as well as the more traditional area of diplomatic activity. Drawing from multiple fields including finance, law, history, philosophy, and theology, this program is decidedly interdisciplinary.

  • Level of studies is much higher than a regular diploma or certificate program.
  • Programs contain subject based assignments and domain related webinars and optional workshops.
  • The student gets an in-depth knowledge in the particular field to prepare them for entry level employment.
  • The specialized knowledge and skills gained during the program equips students secure internships and various allied employment opportunities.
  • During the course get an optional opportunity to meet and interact with noted practitioners and policy makers in the field.

Academic Research Papers under the Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy

Paper I: Introduction to International Relations and Diplomacy: Concepts and Theories and their Practical Application

Paper II: India and the World: India's Foreign Policy

Paper III: International Organizations and Global Governance

Paper IV: Emerging Trends in International Affairs: International Law, Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Economic Integration