Consultation-cum-Symposium on Mediation at RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur [March 21-22]: Register by March 16 [Postponed]

This event has been postponed due to Corona Virus.


The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, the first of its kind in the IIT system was set up in 2006. The School offers three degrees viz., LL.B (Hons. in Intellectual Property Law), LL.M and PhD. In a span of more than a decade, the School has made its mark in the league of law schools and ranked 4th in NIRF.

About the National Consultation-cum-Symposium

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law is organising a National Consultation-cum-Symposium On: Court-Referred Mediation and Pre-Institution Mediation: Issues and Challenges

The undue delay in adjudication of litigation has created a space for an alternate mechanism for dispute resolution. Amongst several other tools of Alternative Dispute Resolution, mediation presents a more viable option on account of the engagement of parties in a dispute in an adversarial system.

Needless to say, mediation has emerged as a potential tool to reduce the ballooning pendency of litigation. The success of mediation depends upon a range of factors such as trained mediators, informed litigants and infrastructure.

The aim of the two days National Consultation-cum-Symposium is to explore the contours of court-referred mediation and pre-institution mediation in India, identify the issues and challenges in implementing mediation as a tool for adjudication and increase awareness among the legal fraternity of the potentiality of mediation as an important aspect of ADR in India.

The National Consultation cum Symposium will have speakers from the Judiciary, Government, Academia and Mediation Centres.

Attendees will be given a certificate of participation.


  • Law Practitioners
  • Research Scholars
  • Academicians
  • Law Students (UG/PG)

Submission Guidelines

The abstract is invited in the below sub-themes. (The sub-themes given hereunder are not exhaustive but indicative in nature). There are very limited seats. Hence, only a good quality abstract will be accepted.

  • Mediation as the best method of ADR: Future Opportunities and Challenges
  • Socio-Legal Analysis of court-referred Mediation
  • The relevance of Pre-Institution Mediation in Commercial Disputes
  • Mediation as opposed to traditional court litigation
  • Appointment of Mediators
  • Time Frame for Mediation Proceedings: Does Mediation Really Curb Future Litigation?
  • Mediation Centres: Infrastructure bottlenecks and their impact
  • Role of Stakeholders in the success of mediation

The interested contributors are required to send their abstract in not more than 300 words (excluding footnotes and title). The Last Date of submission of Abstract is March 11, 2020 (11:59 PM). Soft copy of all the abstracts must be sent to mediation.iitkgp[at]

Registration must be done immediately after the receipt of acceptance of abstract. The duly-filled in registration form should be scanned and sent to mediation.iitkgp[at]

No Registration fee.

Accepted abstract notification will be sent by March 13, 2020.

Registration Form: click here.

Lodging and food expenses shall be borne by the participants. The Coordinator will facilitate the booking of the accommodation on prior request in the guest house of the Institute. Rooms in the Guest Houses are limited.

Important Dates

Last date for submission of Abstract: March 11, 2020

Communication of Acceptance: March 13, 2020

Registration Deadline: March 16, 2020

Date & Venue for National Consultation-cum-Symposium: March 21 -22, 2020 at RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur


For further Details and queries contact: Dr. Uday Shankar

Phone: 03222 – 281846

For the brochure, click here.


This event has been postponed due to Corona Virus.


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