Diploma Courses @ NLSIU, Bengaluru [Distance Mode]: Apply by June 29

About the organisation

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is an institution of legal education focusing on undergraduate and graduate legal and policy education in India.

The National Law School of India University, oldest of the ‘law Schools’, well known for its role in ‘redefining’ the legal education in India and sponsored by the Bar Council of India, the Professional Regulatory Body for Law is furthering its mandate of attempting ‘Social change’ by imparting legal education through Distance Education Programmes also.

About the diploma courses

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law (PGDHRL)

PGDHRL started in the academic year 1996-97. The Course main emphasis is to study human rights in a global perspective.

Historical development of human rights, from the United Nations Charter and its declarations to various International Conventions and treaties to which India is a party have been analysed.

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The aim is to equip the scholar with the knowledge and critical understanding of human right discourse, role and responsibilities of various administrative bodies and its implication to the Indian context.


  1. Paper I – Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
  2. Paper II – Jurisprudence and the concept of Human Rights
  3. Paper III – Law and Enforcement of Human Rights under the International Regime
  4. Paper IV – Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights in India
  5. Paper V – Dissertation


Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (PGDEL)

PGDEL has started in the academic year 2000-2001. PGDEL is a one-year distance education programme open to all graduates.

The goal of this course is to acquaint the uninitiated with different aspects of environmental law and governance. The Course is designed to serve the long felt need of strengthening the legal capacity of Administrators, Activists, Adjudicators, and Academics concerned with Environmental Governance in India.

This is part of the mission of making the environment everyone’s business and inculcates the values of environmental stewardship.


  1. Paper I – Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
  2. Paper II – Philosophy, Principles, Environmental Justice and Pollution Control
  3. Paper III – International Environmental Law
  4. Paper IV – Natural Resource Management Law & Environment and Development
  5. Paper V – Dissertation


Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law (PGDCRL)

PGDCRL started in the academic year 2008-09. The Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law (PGDCRL) draws from the rich insights gained by CCL from insights generated through its multidisciplinary integrated approach reflected in its engagement in direct field action, lobbying, advocacy, policy research and teaching in the area of child rights law over the years.


  1. Paper I – Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
  2. Paper II – Child Rights, Policy and Law: International and National Framework
  3. Paper III – Survival and Development Rights of Children
  4. Paper IV – Rights of children to care and protection
  5. Paper V – Dissertation


Post Graduation Diploma in Consumer Law and Practice (PGDCLP)

PGDCLP started in the academic year 2011-12. After globalisation, liberalisation and privatization the MNCs are in the trend to sell their products & services by exploiting the consumers.

Every person is a consumer day-in & day-out from his birth to his death. Thus it is essential for each and every person to know his basic consumer rights. Hence Ministry Of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi established Chair on Consumer Law and Practice at NLSIU to promote research, teaching, publication and training in Consumer Law and Practice.

In this regard, CLAP launched PGDCLP in the year 2011 to enrich the stakeholders such as Academicians, Professionals, Government official, Consumer Forum Members, NGOs, etc.


  1. Paper I – Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
  2. Paper II – Development of Consumer Protection Law
  3. Paper III – Product Liability and Service Providers Liability
  4. Paper IV – Alternate Dispute Redressal Mechanism
  5. Paper V – Dissertation
Eligibility for all the courses

Graduate of any Discipline from a recognised university is eligible to apply.

Fee for all the courses


The fee structure for foreign nationals

  • Application Fee: Rs. 1500/- common to all courses
  • Post Graduate Diploma Courses for PGDMLE, PGDIPRL & PGDCLCF: Rs.1,13,950/-
  • Post Graduate Diploma Courses for PGDEL, PGDHRL, PGDCRL, PGDCLP: Rs.47,450/

In addition to the course fee a sum of Rs.5000/-has to be paid towards postal/courier charges
(applicable only for students residing outside India).

How to apply?
For the online application form, click here.

For the offline application form, click here.

Deadline: Last date for submitting the duly filled-in application is 29th June 2019 (without late fee) and 15th July 2019 (with late fee of Rs. 500/-).

For full details, click here.

Post graduate diploma course in NLSIU

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