ONE YEAR POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED MARITIME LAWS

About the Course Programme

The programme is the initiative of Centre for Aerospace & Defence Laws (CADL) of NALSAR University towards providing a comprehensive legal education thereby enabling the learner to develop an advanced understanding of a specialized area of maritime law and promote research in the area of maritime laws as there are very few universities in the country that are engaged in conducting teaching and research in the discipline of maritime laws. India is rapidly integrating its economy with more than 90% of the country’s trade being conducted through oceans and also the sea provides passageway to 45,000 merchant ships worldwide and over 90 percent of global trade. Hence, there is an urgent need to strengthen and popularize maritime legal education in India. There is a growing need for students specialized in laws of sea. Shipping legal firms handling corporate shipping, insurance and port management are seriously looking for young and talented students trained in the legal regime of international and national maritime sector.

This programme is suitable for those in both the legal and maritime industry who are looking to enhance their career prospects. It provides highly specialised knowledge and research skills relevant for both legal practitioners and those operating more generally within the legal environment of the maritime sector. It would also assist anyone working in profession concerned with international trade and maritime environment depending on the chosen line of speciality within the research framework.

It is mainly designed for lawyers, legal advisers, judges and legal draftsmen. But the programme is also open to law graduates of any country who intend to pursue a legal career in the field of maritime law whether in the public or private sectors, whether in practice, administration or academia.

Eligibility :

a. Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree in any discipline from any recognized University; or

b. Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Graduation are also eligible to apply; or

c. Candidates who complete three years of their 5-year integrated LLB Degree programme in Law are also eligible to apply.

Admission Procedure

Direct Admission subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for the said course.

Course Duration

The duration of the Programme is one year and the maximum period for completion of the Programme is three years including the year of admission subject to payment of Continuation Fee as per the University Rules.

Fee Structure :

Course fee : Rs. 30,000/- (for Defence personnel –Rs. 25,000/-)

  • Convocation fee will be charged separately as per the University Rules.
  • Re-peat exam fee / Supplementary Exam fee will be charged @ Rs.500/- per paper
  • Continuation fee beyond the minimum duration of the course till the maximum period is Rs.5000/- per year for Master’s Programme and Rs.3000/- per year for Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes.
  • Boarding & Lodging charges at campus (subject to availability) during classes / exam will be extra as per the University Rules.

Note The University reserves the right to revise the Fee structure from time to time.

Course Structure

SEMESTER - I
Subject Code Subject Marks Credits
1.1.1 General Principles of Law 100 5
1.1.2 International Maritime Laws 100 5
1.1.3 Maritime Security and Law of the Sea 100 5
SEMESTER - II
1.2.4 Maritime Laws in India 100 5
1.2.5 International Trade and Marine Transport Services 100 5
1.2.6 Maritime Laws and Contemporary Issues 100 5
Conduct of the programme

The PG Diploma Programme will have two semesters. Each Semester will have Onsite intense sessions by the subject experts, followed by Online session where participants will work on the case studies and assignments and upload them on the dedicated web platform / submit them by email. The students can contact / communicate by email with the subject experts pertaining to various queries on the concerned subject. Relevant course material will be uploaded on the website and can be accessed through their login id.

Face to Face contact sessions will be conducted for five days in a semester at Hyderabad by the subject experts. Suggested reference guidance would be provided at the contact sessions. Each subject shall consist of 15 teaching hours which will come to 45 teaching hours per semester for two semesters. Case study analysis will be part of the concerned subjects and will be discussed in onsite sessions. Attendance at the onsite session is not compulsory.

The conduct of the programme involves uploading of updated course material, assignments etc. on the website.

Evaluation Scheme

Each paper shall carry 100 marks. The distribution of marks shall be as follows:

Assignment(s) : 30 Marks
End Semester Examination 70 Marks
Awards of Grades

The performance of the students would be evaluated on a seven point scale with corresponding grade values as mentioned below:

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Value
80 and above O (outstanding) 8
75 – 79 D 7.5
70-74 A++ 7
65-69 A+ 6
60-64 A 5
55-59 B+ 4
50-54 B 3
Below 50 F(Fail) 0
Calculation of CGPA

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is arrived at by dividing the sum of the products of Grade Values and the Course Credits in each course by the total number of credits in all the subjects.

A student to be successful should obtain a minimum of 50% marks or the equivalent grade, i.e., B in every subject /Dissertation. A student who secures the minimum required 50% marks will not be declared pass until he/she submits the assignments as prescribed. However, the candidate who fails to obtain the minimum grade (i.e., B) shall be given chance(s) to re-appear for the examination whenever the same is conducted till the completion of the maximum period, i.e., four years from the date of admission on payment of Continuation Fee and/or repeat examination fee as prescribed. 

Award of the PG Diploma

A student to be eligible for the award of the Degree should complete all courses including Dissertation obtaining atleast CGPA 3.00 out of 8.00.

A student admitted to the program has to complete all the prescribed requirements within a maximum period of three years from and including the year of admission in order to be eligible for the award of the PG Diploma.

Procedure for Re-counting / Re-evaluation

The candidates desiring of revaluation have to apply along with re-evaluation fee within 15 days from the date of declaration of results by written submission to the Director. On receipt of request for revaluation, the paper would be sent to subject expert other than the evaluator and the results of the same will be communicated within 45 days. The Re-evaluation result is final and there will be no further appeal to the same.

No candidate who has secured 50 marks or above in the examination is allowed to re-appear in the examination or apply for re-evaluation for improving marks / grade.

The recounting of the paper would be done without collecting any fee but on the written request to the Director by the candidate

Misconduct Rules

The Vice Chancellor on the report and recommendation of the Course Co-ordinator can cancel the registration of a candidate and also debar them from examinations and further enrollment if he or she is found to be indulging in abusive, unruly behavior with the faculty or staff of the University. Such behaviors will also include abusive mails, phone calls or defamatory posts or blogs.

The NALSAR University Academic Mis-Conduct Regulations, as approved by the Executive Council of the University will apply suitably for the students enrolled for this programme.

Refund of Fee in case of withdrawal of admission

a) In case of withdrawal before the commencement of face to face contact sessions, 10% of the course fee shall be retained by the University towards administrative charges;

b) In case of withdrawal after the face to face contact sessions of the first semester, total course fee shall be retained by the University towards administrative charges and no refund shall be made.

ONE YEAR POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED MARITIME LAWS

Faculty

Regular Faculty :

Prof. (Dr.) V. Balakista Reddy
Professor of International Law and Registrar,
Head, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL),
 

Dr.V.Balakista Reddy obtained his LL.M in International Law from Osmania University and M. Phil. and Ph.D. in International Air and Space Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has more than 15 years of Teaching and Research experience.

Dr.S.N.A.Shafi
Assistant Professor, NALSAR

Before joining NALSAR in 2008, he started his academic career in 1991 with opportunity to teach at national and International institutions. At the national level he served at Anwar-ul-Uloom College of Law, and Padala Rama Reddi Law College, Hyderabad affiliated to Osmania University. At the international level, he served as a Lecturer in Haramaya University, The F.D.R. of Ethiopia under the aegis of the UN and also worked as a Law Officer in The Emirates International Law Firm, Dubai (UAE).

Visiting Faculty :

PROF. G.B. REDDY
LL.M., Ph.D (OU),
Professor of Law, Osmania University

Dr.G.B.Reddy is a lawyer turned academician. Studied B.A. (HPP), LL.B., and LL.M. (Constitutional Law) at Osmania University, and P.G.Diploma in Human Rights from University of Hyderabad. Obtained Ph.D.in Law from Osmania University in 1999 on the topic “Supreme Court and Judicial Activism – Its Contribution in Specific Areas of Constitutional Law after 1980”. His area of specialization is Constitutional Law in LL.M. and Judicial Activism in Ph.D. He specialized in the area of Intellectual Property as an independent researcher, publisher and teacher.

PROF DR A KAMALAKAR
LL.B., M.Phil, Ph.D. (JNU)
Adjunct Professor
School of Management Studies, JNTUH

Presently
  • Special Invitee, Executive Council, JNTUH
  • Adjunct Professor at School of Management Studies, JNTUH
  • Corporate Trainer and Management Consultant
  • Board Member, International Stress Management Association
Formerly
  • Vice President (Human Resources), Vijai Electricals Ltd., May 2007-Jan 2011.
  • Principal, DVR PG IMS and DVR PG ICA, Hyderabad, 2005 – 2007.
  • Head, Management & Technology at ESCI, Hyderabad, 2002-2005.
  • i/c Principal, Prof and Head, MechEng’g, AV College of Engineering, Pune University, 2000 – 2002.
  • Chairman, Institute Management Committee, Industrial Training Institutes at Patancheru and Hathnoora.
  • President, JNTUH, College of Engineering, Hyderabad Alumni Association.
  • Indian Air Force 1975-2000 in various appointments in maintenance and repair of aircraft and guided missile systems. Voluntarily retired as Wing Commander in 2000.

MS.PRIYAIYENGAR
LL.M, HRM (USA), ICA(ICC-Paris),
Founding Partner, Compass Law Associates, Corporate Lawyer

Ms.PriyaIyengar is a Founding Partner of Compass Law Associates. She specializes in Corporate Law, Industrial & Labour Laws with Strategic IR & HR Management and Aviation Law. She has over seventeen years of experience in Formation of Companies, Corporate Reorganization and Reconstruction, Joint Ventures, Shareholder Agreement, Statutory filings under Company Laws, Merger & Acquisitions, Labor and Employment Laws Statutory Compliance, International Commercial Arbitration, Conflict Analysis, Management, and Resolution.

 

Course Coordinator

  
  Prof.V.Balakista Reddy
  Professor
  ph : +9140 – 23498104
  Email :balakista@gmail.com  
 

Administrative Contact

 

Ms. K. Madhuri
Assistant Registrar
Ph : +9140 – 23498402
Email : ddeadmissions@nalsar.ac.in

Ms. G. Usha Devi
Junior Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404
Email : nalsarpro@nalsar.ac.in

Mr. B. Vijay Kumar
Record Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404
Email : nalsarpro@nalsar.ac.in

Postal Address

NALSAR Proximate Education

Directorate of Distance Education
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, Shameerpet, Medchal District,
Hyderabad - 500101, Telangana, India.
Ph : +9140 – 23498404;Fax: +91 40 23498403

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