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With the objective of developing deep learning in niche areas, NALSAR has set up a number of research centres. The Centres have been mandated to research on issues in their domain area, which would inform policy, strengthen teaching and where required fuel advocacy.
They have provided support to doctoral fellows researching in their area of specialisation; along with providing education and training to legal interns from different parts of the country. Senior professors specialising in the field of study have been designated as Heads of the Centres. In addition to the support received from the University the finances for the Centres come from endowments, and research projects.

Head: Prof. V Balakista Reddy

The Centre runs courses in aviation, space and telecommunications, GIS and remote sensing laws. The objective of these courses is to cater to the needs of unprecedented aviation growth coupled with commercialisation of space and telecom industries.

Head: Prof. Vasanthi Nimushakavi:

The Centre promotes the study of and research into issues of constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and interfaces with public policy. The work of the Centre feeds into the University’s postgraduate course on constitutional law as well as seminar and mandatory courses at the postgraduate and undergraduate level. The Centre encourages student activities around issues of public policy and has plans to take up research projects on its own.

Courses offered:
  • Course on Comparative Public Law and systems of governance
  • International Rule of Law
  • Comparative Judicial Process
Courses planned:

The tribal question in constitutions around the world (seminar course)

Student events:
  • Organised an intra-college Constituent Assembly Debate on the Constitution of Zambia in April 2013

  • Panel discussion on Sexual Harassment policies Feb 2013

 

 

Head: Prof. K. V. S. Sarma

The Centre has been established with the following objectives in mind:

  • To identify training and development needs of the officials of the legal, regulatory other agencies associated with implementation of corporate laws, rules and guidelines.
  • To develop framework for identifying training needs of independent directors, executives, executive directors and other Board members in companies.
  • To carry out research for developing the determinants of board effectiveness.
  • To develop a Master’s Course in Corporate Governance in association with business entities.
  • To organise conferences, seminars and workshops on ‘corporate governance’.
  • To start Diploma Programmes on ‘Corporate Governance’.
  • To carry out research on Corporate Law and allied laws.
  • To do research on Corporate Laws and allied laws of foreign countries.
  • To publish journal on ‘Corporate Laws and allied laws’.

With a view to achieve the above objectives the Centre seeks to work with various regulatory bodies and corporations.

Head: Prof. Amita Dhanda

The Centre was established as an initiative to trigger thought processes on the interplay between the legal order and disabilities. It is a congregation of legal minds who are especially focussing on how the power of law can be used to challenge the stereotypes and prejudices towards persons with disabilities. The members of the Centre are through the medium of writing and research, teaching and training, dialogue, discussions and consultations attempting to create an empowering legal discourse on disability rights and the full social participation of persons with disabilities. As a part of this effort to generate conversations, the Centre has often undertaken the task of initiating students into disability studies, through its strong internship programme, which is heavily subscribed by students from both within the country and outside.

Invested heavily in law and policy reform, the Centre was the legal consultant to the committee constituted to redraft Indian law on the rights of persons with disabilities, in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). It also undertook to draft India’s first country report to the UN CRPD Treaty Body.

The Centre is in active collaboration with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway and the Centre on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies, Syracuse University. As a part of this collaboration, NALSAR hosted a policy encounter between India and Ireland on legal capacity, in January 2014.

The Centre’s website can be accessed here.

Head: Prof. Vijender Kumar

The Centre was established to facilitate greater engagement with family law concerns, especially in their practical application. It undertakes projects to address pressing policy issues like, the validity of pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial property law, parental responsibility and the adoption of a uniform civil code. The Centre is also involved in research on effective and sensitive methods of resolving family disputes.

The Centre completed, in November 2013, a collaborative research project with the University of Western Ontario, Canada, on Non-Resident Indian Marriages: The Need for a New Legal Regime, funded by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi. It also organised a national workshop on the same theme, in February 2013.The Centre is, now, planning a policy initiative that addresses the problem of trafficking through marriage.

Head: Prof. Amita Dhanda

The Centre seeks to spark vital conversations around the ideology and philosophy of legal education. It does so, within the University, by organising discussions around varied subjects, ranging from Duncan Kennedy’s Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchies to affirmative action and intersectionality. The NALSAR Film Festival is organised under the aegis of the Centre, in an effort to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue amongst students from across the city, academics, film makers and activists. The Centre is presently running a three-year project on Knowledge Based Interventions to Strengthen the Realisation of Socio-Economic Rights, funded by Ford Foundation. The project shall engage with the lower judiciary, and other grievance redressal mechanisms under legislations on the right to work, education, land and housing, in order to cull out effective means of accessing rights and feed this knowledge into law school curricula, as well as share it with the stakeholders.

The larger motive behind the establishment of ‘CoEF-N’ : 'Centre of Excellence for Economics and Finance',  is to promote ‘Investment culture’ in the country thus directly contributing to raising ‘Domestic Capital’ and in turn, its economic development.

The Centre engages the students actively through finance club activities and research projects in an effort to provide insight into application of finance and economics in business management.

 

Activities of the Centre

  • Conduct Seminars and Workshops on various subjects for deliberate discussion on ‘pragmatic approaches on leveraging financial system’ for relevant audience.
  • Publish ‘Annual Journal’ to collate research findings and disseminate information to target audience.
  • Offer certification programs in collaboration with other institutions.
  • Create a platform for interaction among participants of Industry, Financial Sector, Finance Professionals and academicians to enhance knowledge sharing and addressing relevant issues.
  • Conduct comprehensive studies on the start-up eco system in India with focus on conceptual maturity, prerequisites for fund raising and investor expectations.
  • Engage in management consultancy services and start up mentoring programs.

 

Forthcoming Events

COEF, NALSAR-ICSI, Hyderabad chapter to organize National Workshop on " INDIAN SECURITIES MARKET"

Dates: 11th & 12th February 2017.                           Venue: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad  

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Head: Prof. Vidyullatha Reddy

Hon’ble Justice U. C. Banerjee, former judge Supreme Court of India and founder Chancellor of NALSAR, instituted the Dr. S. P. Chatterjee Centre for Environmental Law Studies in the memory of his father-in-law in order to work on cutting edge issues of environment law and policy and provide a platform for dialogue amongst civil society, industry and regulatory authorities. The Centre publishes a regular newsletter titled Green News and Views.

Head: Prof. V Balakista Reddy

Established in 2003, by Mr K. K. Venugopal in memory of his father, the Centre is unique in its aim to study legal issues peculiar to SAARC countries and create networks and spaces for engagement amongst the peoples of these countries. The Centre follows legal developments relevant to SAARC countries keenly, publishes its own newsletter and organises talks and events, in order to further its objectives. It recently organised an international conference on economic co-operation in SAARC. The effort is on to publish previous conference proceedings as books.

Since 2010, the M. K. Nambyar SAARCLAW Chair in Comparative Constitutional Law Studies is held by Hon'ble Justice M Jagannadha Rao, former judge, Supreme Court of India and former chairperson, Law Commission of India.

Head: Prof. V. C. Vivekanandan

The concept of wealth and the methods of processing wealth have been changing over time. At present technology is one of the most important 'wealth accumulator' and a means by which wealth is possessed. Since international business is technology-centred, it is imperative to develop an appropriate legal regime to meet the challenges of the global economy. India is making great strides in technology development and utilisation. In terms of human resources and availability of scientists, India ranks among the top five nations. With India becoming a member of the WTO and the consequent rationalisation of reforms in Intellectual Property Laws, it is necessary to develop research and advocacy skills to consolidate and improve Indian business advantage for individuals, communities and corporations.

The Mandate of the Centre is:
  • To undertake research on the emerging Intellectual Property regime.
  • To develop advocacy skills in Intellectual Property Rights.
  • To undertake professional training programmes on IP issues for Public Sector/Private Sector/NGOs and Government Institutions.
  • To bring out publications on the emerging trends of IPR.
  • To organize seminars/Workshops and conferences on IP issues for various stakeholders.

Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) Intellectual Property Chair was established in February 2008.

The MHRD IPR Chair’s Activities at the Centre:

The Intellectual property law is taught as mandatory paper in BA.LLB (Hons.) and an IP Specialization is offered in LL.M; the work of the Centre feeds into these course of the University.

Research Programmes:

  • IP as specialization is offered at M.Phil& Ph.D. level.
  • Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) is published annually as part of the chair activity.
  • The Centre also proposes to select Ph.D. Scholars for MHRD Scholarship Programme for senior and junior scholarship.

Advocacy and Outreach:

  • A One-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Patent Law is offered through NALSAR Proximate Education
  • The course covers general aspects of IPR, Indian Patents Law, European & Us Patent Laws and International Treaties & Institutions of IPR
  • A One-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Cyber Laws is offered through NALSAR Proximate Education deals with internet and law has a strong component of IPR as one of the module. Copyright issues of software, patenting of software, domain name issues and operations of ICANN form part of the course.
  • A One-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Media Laws is offered through NALSAR Proximate Education again has a strong component of copyright law is dealt as part of the course work
  • NALSAR also offers a master’s in business and tax law for the probationers of income tax service at national academy of direct taxes at Nagpur- as part of it IPR has been introduced in its curriculum in the last three years.

Project:

NALSAR was given the project of Development of a website portal on “MHRD IPR Chairs gateway” in 2013 – www.mhrdiprchairs.org by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The website portal was launched on 17th February, 2014 at Pragati Maidan during the New Delhi World Book Fair by Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development.