(Applicable from the batch admitted from the academic year 2021 – 2022)
The M.A. in Corporate Law Programme is a comprehensive educational initiative focused on equipping participants with in-depth knowledge and exposure to practical expertise in the field of corporate law. This program aims to provide a solid foundation in corporate legal principles, governance structures, regulatory compliance, and emerging trends, enabling participants to excel in their careers while contributing to the success of corporations and businesses.
Core Corporate Law Concepts: The programme delves into the core concepts and principles of legal method, corporate law, including the formation and structure of corporations, legal rights and obligations of shareholders, directors, and officers, fiduciary duties, corporate governance frameworks, and legal compliance requirements.
Mergers and Acquisitions: The programme covers the legal and regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. Participants learn about legal due diligence processes in an M&A transaction, structuring an M&A transaction, foreign direct investment in India, drafting and negotiation of different transactional agreements, and post-merger integration challenges.
The unique advantage of the above programme is the comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry which would include its operational aspects, legal management and technical knowledge with a special focus on catering to the contemporary requirements of the growing aerospace industry.
The programme also aims to meet the needs of personnel currently involved in the aviation industry, students of aviation and aviation enthusiasts who wish to upgrade their skills at tertiary level in the field of management in air transportation and application of aviation law. In addition, the program is designed to have considerable application for personnel in related technologically based service and business industries.
a. Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree in any discipline from any recognized University; or
b. 3-year Degree/Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME)
c. Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Graduation / Engineering are also eligible to apply.
d. Lateral Admission for the Advanced Diploma Candidates:
Candidates who have completed the One Year Advanced Diploma in Aviation Law & Air Transport Management at NALSAR are also eligible for admission to the second year. In such cases, the candidates needs to surrender the Advanced Diploma in Aviation Law & Air Transport Management Certificate awarded by NALSAR, after completion of the M.A. Programme, to be entitled for award of the Degree of M.A. (Aviation Law & Air Transport Management) at NALSAR. The candidates should exercise this option within a maximum period of two years from the date of their admission to the Advanced Diploma.
The candidates enrolled for the Advanced Diploma Programme can enroll for the M.A. Programme within two years from the date of their admission, even though they have not completed the Advanced Diploma.
The lateral admission to the M.A. Programme will be offered only when the subjects and the syllabus offered for the First Year of M.A. Programme are similar to that of the subjects and the syllabus offered in the said Advanced Diploma Programme.
In any case, lateral admission will be offered subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for the M.A. Programme.
Direct Admission subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.
The duration of the programme is two years and the maximum period for completion of the programme is four years including the year of admission.
The maximum period for the candidates enrolled in the second year of M.A. Programme is two years including the year of admission to the second year M.A. Programme.
Every candidate admitted to the course shall pay the prescribed fees for the first year at the time of admission and the fee for the second year shall be paid at the beginning of the third semester. If a candidate is required to continue the course beyond the minimum duration because of his/her non-fulfillment of the prescribed requirements for the award of the M.A. Degree, he/she shall pay the Continuation Fee, as prescribed to continue their course after the minimum period.
The marks secured in the papers already appeared by the candidate shall be carried forward during the span of the eligibility for the programme.
After completion of the maximum period, if the candidate fails to fulfill all the requirements for the award of the M.A. Degree, the admission stands automatically cancelled. In such cases they need to enrol afresh for the programme.
Course fee for Advanced Diploma Candidates : Rs. 50,000/- (5% fee concession to the candidates belonging to SC / ST / PWD Category)
Rs. 45,000/- for Defence Personnel
Note: If a candidate belongs to SC / ST / PWD Category and also Defence Personnel, then the candidate should pay the fee applicable for Defence Personnel.
Note: If a candidate fails to submit the projects / assignments / case studies for the subjects offered in the relevant semester, then the candidate should pay the applicable repeat examination fee per subject for submission of the project / assignment / case study at a later date.
Note: The University reserves the right to revise the Fee structure from time to time.
(written: 150 marks + viva: 50 marks)
The Master’s Programme will have four semesters. Each Semester will have Personal Contact Programme (PCP) sessions by the subject experts, followed by Online session where participants will work on the research projects / assignments / case studies and upload them on the dedicated web platform / submit them by email. The candidates can contact / communicate through email with the subject experts for queries, if any, on the concerned subject. Relevant course material will be uploaded on the website and can be accessed through their login id. The Self Learning Materials (Reading Materials) printed copies will be sent to the enrolled candidates.
PCP sessions will be conducted for six days in the First & Second Semester; for seven days in the Third Semester and for four days in the Fourth 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. The recorded videos of the classes will be uploaded on the dedicated website. Attendance at the PCP is compulsory and the candidate should have atleast 75% attendance in the PCP to appear for the end semester examination. The learners are also expected to put in at least 30 hours of study for each credit.
Case study analysis / project / assignments will be part of the concerned subjects and will be discussed in onsite / online sessions. There will be one project / assignment / case study for each course. In total a candidate must complete twelve projects /assignments / case studies by the end of the programme.
The website will be the main delivery system in terms of updating information on the subject. The access to the website will be deactivated after the completion of the minimum duration and will be revived on the payment of the continuation fee.
Admission Process From February to June every year
SEMESTER I & III
SEMESTER II & IV
Note : The PCP Sessions (classes) will be conducted in blended mode (online / physical) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. However, the examinations will be conducted physically at Hyderabad only.
Each paper shall carry 100 marks. The distribution of marks shall be as follows:
NOTE: No candidate will be permitted to appear for the End Semester Examination unless he / she has attended 75% in the programme specific Personal Contact Programme.
The performance of all the candidates in all subjects shall be evaluated on a 10 point scale with corresponding grade values as mentioned below:
The result will be declared as ‘W-withheld’ for all the candidates who appear for the examination and fail to submit the projects / assignments / case studies. Even if a candidate secures the minimum required marks, i.e, 50 in the end semester examination and fails to submit projects/assignments/case studies, the result will be declared as ‘W-withheld’. In both the cases, the candidates are required to register for the repeat examination and pay the requisite fee for submission of the projects / assignments / case studies.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is arrived at by dividing the sum of the products of Grade Values and the Credits in each subject by the total number of credits in all the subjects.
A candidate 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 passed until he/she submits the assignments/projects/case studies 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 repeat / supplementary examination fee and the continuation fee as prescribed. Candidates failing to secure the minimum marks in the Dissertation shall re-submit the same. No candidate who has cleared the subject by securing 50 marks or above is allowed to re-appear in the examination for improving the marks / grade.
In case a candidate obtains fractional marks, the fraction will be rounded off to the nearest whole number.
The Course Coordinator with the approval of the Director, DDE may add FIVE grace marks in total for all the subjects in a semester to enable a candidate to pass the examination. The said provision will not be applicable in case of re-evaluation and/or for improvement of grade.
Provided that under no circumstances, a candidate shall be granted more than five grace marks in a semester to be distributed in all subjects.
A candidate to be eligible for the award of the Master’s Degree, i.e., M.A. (Aviation Law & Air Transport Management) should submit all the assignments / projects / case studies and should secure 50% marks or ‘B’ grade in all the subjects including Dissertation obtaining atleast CGPA 5.50 out of 10.00.
A student admitted to the program has to complete all the prescribed requirements within a maximum period of four years from and including the year of admission in order to be eligible for the award of the Master’s Degree. However, the candidates enrolled in the second year of M.A. Programme has to complete all the prescribed requirements within a maximum period of two years from and including the year of admission to the second year M.A. Programme.
If a candidate decides to ‘EXIT’ after completion of all the subjects of FIRST and SECOND SEMESTER, he/she will be eligible for award of Advanced Diploma in Aviation Law & Air Transport Management. To be eligible for award of the Advanced Diploma in Aviation Law & Air Transport Management, a candidate should submit all the assignments / projects / case studies and should secure 50% marks or ‘B’ grade in all the subjects offered in the First and Second Semester obtaining atleast CGPA of 5.50 out of 10.00. A candidate can exercise this option within a maximum period of two years from the date of admission.
After exercising the above option, the candidate will not be entitled to continue the Master’s Programme.
The candidates desiring of re-evaluation have to apply in writing along with the re-evaluation fee within 15 days from the date of declaration of results. On the receipt of the request for re-evaluation, the paper would be sent to subject expert other than the evaluator and the results of the same will be communicated within 45 days. A change in the original score shall be made only when, upon re-evaluation, the change is FIVE marks or more. The Re-evaluation result is final and there will be no further appeal to the same.
No candidate who has cleared the subject by securing 50 marks or above 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, DDE by the candidate. The change, if any, shall be incorporated accordingly.
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 enrolment if he or she is found to be indulging in abusive, unruly behavior with the faculty or staff of the University. Such behavior will also include abusive mails, phone calls or defamatory tweets / posts / blogs etc.
The NALSAR University Academic Mis-Conduct Regulations, as approved by the Executive Council of the University will apply suitably for the candidates enrolled for this programme.
a) In case of withdrawal within 15 days from the closure of the admission, 10% of the course fee paid shall be retained by the University towards administrative charges;
b) In respect of candidates who withdraw their candidature after 15 days from the closure of admission, total course fee paid by the candidates shall be retained by the University.
c) All other fee other than course fee, once paid is non-refundable.
Note: The University reserves the right to modify the admission process, fee structure, course structure, course content, the evaluation scheme and other Rules from time to time.
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.
An internationally recognized expert in Air and Space Law, Dr. Reddy presented papers on “Aerospace Technologies and Problems of Third World Countries” and “The Application of Satellite Technologies in Civil Aviation: Emerging Legal Issues” at the UNISPACE-III conference held at Vienna, Austria. He also participated and presented a paper on International Trade Law and Developing Countries at the UNITAR/WTO Workshop on International Trade at UN Headquarters, New York. Besides, above UN Conferences, he has also participated and presented papers in many National and International conference and workshops.
A prolific writer, Dr. Reddy has contributed extensively to various national and international journals on different facets of International law. His books on, (1) Air Law and Policy in India (2) Recent Trends in International Space Law and Policy and (3) Emerging Trends in Air and Space Law, (4) Space Law and Contemporary Issues have won international acclaim. He is Visiting Faculty to many Universities in India and abroad.
At present, he is engaged in various prestigious projects and assignments, which include the WTO and India: Issues and Challenges, Drafting of Model Space Legislation for India and Sensitization Programme on WTO/GATS and Globalization of Legal Profession: Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Legal Fraternity.
Beside, supervising of M. Phil and Ph.D. students, Dr. Reddy teaches L.L.B. and LL.M. Courses at NALSAR, which include International Law, International Trade Law, International Air and Space Laws, International Intellectual Property law, International Banking and Insurance Laws, Comparative Corporate and Competition Laws, International Environmental Law, and International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws.
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).
At NALSAR he teaches Aviation Contracts (Domestic & International); Aircraft Leasing & Finance; Aviation Liability (Domestic & International); Aviation Safety; Aviation Security; Aviation Tenders (Domestic & International); Business & Commercial Law; Law of Contracts ; Law of Property; Law of Easements; Law of Trusts; Engineering and Construction Contracts; Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracts (EPC); Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996; Business Laws and Ethics; Company Law; Comparative Corporate Laws and Competition Law; Contract Management; Drafting of Agreements (Domestic and International); International Business and Commercial Law; International Law of Investments, Infrastructure and Contracts; Islamic Law; Labour Laws; Hotel Laws; Law of Evidence; Legal Aspects of Business; Public Private Partnership (Mechanisms) etc.
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.
He has had a brilliant academic record with three Gold Medals in LL.B. and one Gold Medal in LL.M. apart from being the first candidate to have qualified for UGC-JRF in Law from Osmania University in 1993.He practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh for about seven years before joining the faculty of law, Osmania University. He authored 20 well received books on law including Women and Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Law, Copyright Law in India, Practical Advocacy of Law, Right to Information and Law and Judicial Activism in India. Two of his books namely Women and Law and Judicial Activism in India have been reviewed favourably in the Book Review section of the Hindu by Justice V.R.Krishna Iyer. He also published 54 articles on law published in standard national and international journals.
He worked as the Principal, University College of Law and Head, Department of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad from April 2005 to May 2008 during which period he introduced LL.B. Five Years Integrated Course at University College of Law and P.G. College of Law, Osmania University and LL.M. (IPR), LL.M. (ADR), and LL.M. (ITEL) and P.G.Diploma in Cyber Laws. He has been a visiting faculty at several reputed institutions including the A.P. Judicial Academy, A.P. Excise Academy, CCRT, NAARM, A.P. Police Academy, National Police Academy, NALSAR University of Law & ICADR, National Industrial Security academy (NISA), Academic Staff Colleges of Osmania University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Bangalore University, VIT University, IIT, Kanpur and University of Hyderabad. He was the Co-Convener of the APLAWCET &PGLAWCET for 2014-15.
At present he is officiating as Joint Director, University Foreign Relations Office, Osmania University and as Director of the Legal Cell of the University. He was appointed as a member of General Council of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (for the period 2011-2014), A.P. State Consumer Protection Council (for the period 2010-2013) and the Hyderabad District Legal Services Authority by the Government of A.P. He is a Life Member of the Indian Law Institute & the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi and the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad (presently OUCIP).He participated in several National and International Seminars, Workshops and Conferences on Law and allied subjects and visited Japan, Malaysia, Hongkong and South Korea.
PROF DR A KAMALAKAR
LL.B., M.Phil, Ph.D. (JNU)
School of Management Studies, JNTUH
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.
Besides a practicing lawyer, Priya is a passionate teacher and a mentor. She teaches Business, Arbitration, Media & Communication and Employment laws in India and overseas.Being a Dale Carnegie and California State University student she firmly believes communication skill is the key for success in any field. She coaches communication skills to students with diverse educational background in engineering, journalism, business and law schools, and professionals in HRM, legal staff, and faculty. Her methodology of teaching and training is blending the need of the targeted audience with the industry focus and requirement which facilitates industry and institution connect.
The Master’s Programme will have four 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 seven 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 60 teaching hours per semester for three 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.
The performance of the students would be evaluated on a eight point scale with corresponding grade values as mentioned below:
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 repeat examination fee as prescribed. Students failing to secure the minimum marks in the Dissertation shall re-submit the same.
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 four years from and including the year of admission in order to be eligible for the award of the Degree.
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 Registrar. 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 Registrar by the candidate.
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.