(From the academic year 2021-2022)



1.1.1. General Principles of Law
Module I: Introduction to Law, Nature and Sources of Law, Legal Principles of Air & Space Law, Theory and Nature of Political Institutions, Constitution of India, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties, Relationship between Union & State, Emergency and Amendment Provisions.
Module II: Indian Judicial and Legal System, Historical Evolution of the Indian Legal System, Administration of Justice in India, Development of Legal Profession in India, Indian Advocates Act, Adversarial and Inquisitorial System, Indian Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Court Structure and Procedure in India, Quasi-Judicial Framework, Alternate Means of Dispute Resolution.
Module III: Armed Forces and Defence Laws in India, Military Doctrines, Army Act of 1950, Air Force Act 1950, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Official Secrets Act, Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007 and Rules, Armed Forces in Aid of Civil Authorities (for law and order and disaster management), Civil Defence Act 1961, Civil Defence Rules 1968.
Module IV: Security Laws of India, National Security Act 1980, Police Act, BSF Act, CRPF Act, Offences Against National Security: IPC Provisions, Law of Preventive Detention, Terrorists and Disruptive Activities 1987 (TADA), Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002 (POTA), National Investigation Agency Act 2008, Maritime Security Laws of India.
Module V: Legal Research Methodology and Project Writing Techniques, Meaning and Objectives of Research, Types and Significance of Legal Research, Stages Involved in Legal Research Process, Criteria of Good Research, Current Trends in Legal Research, Problems Encountered by Researchers in India, Guidelines for researcher of project/seminar papers
1.1.2. International Security, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
Module I: International Relations and Security, Introduction to International Relations: Origins and Changing Agenda of the Disciplines, Theories of International Relations, Modern State, Nations and Nationalism, Introduction to International Security and International Relations, Global, national and human security trends, State Building and State Formations, Post-conflict security and international interventions, Geopolitical trends and implications for state security sectors and sub regional efforts to promote peace and security, Macro-government security policy and implementation frameworks.
Module II: Diplomacy, Capacity Building and Conflict Resolution, Historical and comparative approaches to diplomacy, Diplomatic theory and practice, Conflict dynamics and conflict typology, Case study analysis of different regional conflicts and peace processes, Theories and practices of peacekeeping, Developing a conflict prevention plan and the preventive measures matrix, Capacity Building Measures particularly in the context of ongoing territorial and sovereignty related disputes.
Module III: Issues in Conflict Resolution, Origin, Type and Structure of Conflict at inter – state level, Images, belief systems and International conflicts, Techniques of Conflict Prevention, Conflict Management: Pacific Solution of International Disputes, Coercive methods and war as an instrument, International Humanitarian Laws and Laws of Armed Conflicts, Confidence Building Measures: Concept, kinds and utility, IGOs & NGOs in Conflict Resolution: Peace Making, Peace Keeping and Peace Building, Techniques of Preservation of Peace : Collective Security System, Pacific Settlement, Enforcement Action, Regional Security Arrangements Disarmament.
Module IV: Contemporary Trends: Globalization and Global Governance, United Nations, Non- State Actors, Religion and Secularism, Global Economic Institutions
1.1.3. Defence Technology and Defence Laws
Module I: Introduction to Defence Technology and Policy: Background to Defence Technology and Policy, Technology Diffusion, Proliferation and Disarmament, Technology and Export Controls, New Technologies and Legal Policies: The Legal Gap.
Module II: Defence Technology and Applications, Equipment and Technology Requirements, Battlefield Transparency, Combat Systems and Future Combat Systems, Communication Systems, Rocket and Missile Systems, Directed Energy Weapons, Advanced Material Technology, Military Intelligence, Robotics and Nano Technology, Bio-Technology, Non-Lethal Weapons, Combat Modelling and Simulation and Nuclear-Chemical-Biological Warfare, Cyber Warfare, Autonomous Weapons System (AWS), Robotic Arms, Toxic Remnants of War.
Module III: Relationship between Defence Technology and Law: Relationship between Law and Technology, Legal and Commercial Aspects of Data Gathering by Defence Satellites, Legal Ethics and Technological Evolution: From Threat to Opportunity, International Regulations in Technology Trade, Intellectual Property Rights and Defence Technology: Interface, Critical Defence Technology and Indian Industry: DRDO Perspectives.
Module IV: Defence Technology and Defence Laws: Emerging Trends: Indo-Russian Brahmos Missile Venture, Indo-Australian Security Pact, Offset Agreement, Cooperation with Brazil.
1.1.4. International Institutions and Global Security
Module I: International Institutions and Global Security, Global Security Arrangements prior to League of Nations, League of Nations to United Nations, United Nations Organization, Role of UN in Maintenance of International Peace and Security.
Module II: Institutional Mechanism to Combat International Crimes, Extradition and Asylum, International Police Cooperation, Nuremburg and Tokyo Tribunal, International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, International Criminal Court.
Module III: International Law of Warfare: International Crimes : Codification and Enforcement, Fundamentals of International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Limitation on Means and Methods of Warfare, Law of Non-International Armed Conflicts.
Module IV: International Conventions on WeaponryConvention on Certain Conventional Arms, CTBT, Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, Convention on Chemical Munitions 2010, Arms Trade Treaty 2014, Additional Protocol I to Geneva Convention, SALT I and II, START I and II.

Course Coordinator

Prof.(Dr.)V.Balakista Reddy
Professor of International Law and Registrar
Head, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL)
Ph : +9140 – 23498103

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Administrative Contact

Ms. B. Nagalakshmi
Assistant Registrar
Ph : +9140 – 23498402

Ms. G. Usha Devi
Junior Assistant
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Mr. R.Ravi
Junior Assistant
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Mr. B. Vijay Kumar
Record Assistant
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Postal Address

Directorate of Distance Education
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, Shameerpet, Medchal District,
Hyderabad - 500101, Telangana, India.
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