Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) has started new fellowship and certificate courses from the starting academic year in order to reach its goal.
GNLU director Bimal Patel said the courses include real estate law, policy and practice, mergers and acquisitions, energy law policy and practice, air and space law and maritime and law of the sea. As there is ample opportunity to conduct research in these areas, the varsity has got three fellows. One from a foreign university and two Indian scholars to conduct research and certificate courses for students from GNLU and outside. The professionals can also be part of these courses, said Patel.
The varsity is still looking for two fellows to take the program in the implementation stage. “The university has three aspects teaching, research and training. It is now set to have its third and important aspect — that is training,” said Patel.
While the fellow program is offered in five subjects, the varsity has also started providing specialised training certificate course law and economics, management of NGOs, real estate law: issues and challenges, air and space law and practices.
Each course will have a different duration and the fee structure would be between Rs1,000 for in-house students and Rs10,000 for professionals. The minimum batch size is expected to be 20 students, he said.
Professor Stephan Hobe from University of Cologne in Germany, teaching legal and practical developments in air and space law regime and industry, will start a course this month.
Other two fellows are Sanjeet Ruhal, research scholar in teaching and research in law of the sea and maritime laws and Anand Ramadhar Shrivas, fellow teaching and research in infrastructure and real estate laws, will also conduct research and certificate courses.