(From the academic year 2021-2022)



2.4.11. Aviation Contracts and Tenders
Module I: General Principles of Contracts- Purpose of Contract Law, Nature, Scope, Definition, Intention to create legal relation, Classification of Contracts, Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, Free Consent, Competency to Contract, Unlawful Object, Performance of Contracts, Discharge of Contract, Remedies to Breach of Contract, Liquidated Contracts, Quasi Contracts-Contract of Indemnity.
Module II: International Contract Law: Norms and Drafting Guidelines, Tenders and Tendering Procedures, International Contractual Negotiations, Principles for Drafting of International Commercial Contracts, Norms for Drafting International Commercial Contracts.
Module III: Airline Contracts, Aviation Insurance Contracts, Airline Lease Agreement, Airline Purchase and Sales Agreement, Contract of Carriage by Air, Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Agreement, Ground Handling Agreement, Code-Sharing and Interline Agreement.
Module IV: Airport Contracts, Airport Lease Agreement, PPP In Airport Infrastructure, Airport In-Terminal Concession Agreement.
2.3.12. Aviation Corporate Laws
Module I: Fundamentals of Company Law; Introduction to Company Law, Kinds of Companies, Incorporation and Promotion of Company, Prospectus and Commencement of Business, Shares and Debentures, Management of a Company, Winding Up of a Company, Corporate Social Responsibility.
Module II: Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures in India, History of Mergers and Acquisitions, Process of Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions in Aviation Industry, Alliances and Joint Ventures in Civil Aviation.
Module III: Competition Law and Civil Aviation in India; Overview of Competition Act 2002, Competition Law and Aviation Sector: Emerging Legal Issues.
Module IV: Business Opportunities in Aviation Sector: Recent Developments, Choosing Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism: Approaches for Improving Market Access in The Indian Civil Aviation Industry, Aircraft Hijacking: An Analysis Of New Legal Issues, Aviation Insurance, Fractional Ownership Indian Scenario: A Jurisprudential Analysis, Emerging Regulatory Issues and Challenges, Project Finance in Aviation, Special Economic Zones and Airports, Aircraft Leasing In India: An Overview, Economic Regulatory Authority of India, Financing of Aircraft.
Module V: Contemporary Challenges in Corporate Aviation Laws; Foreign Investment, Business Regulations, Financial Sector, Labour and Employment Regulations, Intellectual Property, Tax Framework, Real Estate Sector, Civil Aviation and Special Economic Zones.
2.4.13. Dissertation
Guidelines for Dissertation

The main objective of the dissertation component is to assess the research and writing skills of the candidates as well as to provide a platform for creative legal scholarship and can subsequently be refined and submitted for publication in scholarly journals or even serve as the basis for full-length thesis in doctoral programmes.

a) Selection of topic and submission of the proposal

The candidates are free to select their Dissertation Topic but it should be relevant to their field of course.

For the purposes of finalization of the Dissertation Topics, the candidates are required to submit 1000 words Dissertation Proposal indicating the proposed Research Scheme.

Upon scrutinizing the Research Scheme, the Course-Coordinator will either approve or reject the proposal. In the event of rejection / modification of the proposed Research Scheme, the candidates will have to re-submit another Research Proposal incorporating the suggested changes within a stipulated time fixed by the Course-Coordinator.

b) Length and format of the Dissertation

The length of the dissertation should normally be between 80-100 pages and should include

  • Cover Page
  • Certificate signed by the Supervisor
  • Declaration signed by Student
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • Index of Authorities (Statutes / Judgments / Other official sources)
  • List of Abbreviations (if required)
  • Introduction
  • Methodology (Objectives – Scope and Limitations – Sources – Research Questions)
  • Main body of dissertation (Divided down into Chapters or Parts)
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography (Books – Scholarly articles – Articles from news sources – Internet sources)
c) Submission of dissertation

The candidates are required to submit to the Supervisor a rough draft initially for his/her suggestions/modifications. After incorporating the suggestions/ modifications as suggested by the Supervisor, the candidate should submit two copies of the Dissertation before the deadline notified by the University from time to time.

Evaluation of Dissertation

The written Dissertation will carry a total of 150 marks which will be followed by a Viva-voce examination carrying 50 marks. Dissertation shall be evaluated by one examiner and if a student secures a minimum of 50% marks in the written report, he/she may be called for viva-voce examination. In total, a student should secure a minimum of 50% marks in the Dissertation including the written report and viva-voce examination.

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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