IJLT & LIRNEasia’s 4 Day Residential Course on Broadband Policy (5-8 April, B’lore): Free Airfare, 3 Star Acco & Meal; Submit by Feb 18

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is collaborating with LIRNEasia, a Sri Lankan based think tank working in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) policy, for a capacity building exercise that will teach students, academics, government officials and civil society members how to engage in regulatory processes in India, in the form of a short course from 5-8 April, 2013.

  • We will be selecting about 10-15 university students (undergraduate and post-graduate) to participate in the course.
  • Airfare to and from Bangalore will be provided.
  • We will also be providing accommodation and all meals during the entire course (4 days) in a 3-star hotel in Bangalore.
  • The course is being funded by Ford FoundatioThis will be a good opportunity to learn how Information & Communications Technology (ICT) policy is formulated in India through a series of mock exercises, together with government representatives, regulators, civil society members and academia.

For more information on how to apply and details about the course, please see this link.


Organised by LIRNEasia and the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (National Law School of India University, Bangalore) with support from Ford Foundation.

  • Dates: 5-8 April 2013 (Friday-Monday)
  • Location: Bangalore
  • The Application Form can be downloaded from www.ijlt.in


The objective of the four-day residential course is to produce discerning and knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes.

At the end of the course attendees will:

  • Be able to find and assess relevant research & evidence
  • Be able to summarize the research in a coherent and comprehensive manner
  • Have an understanding of broadband policy and regulatory processes in India
  • Have the necessary tools to improve their communication skills
  • Have some understanding of media function and how to effectively interact with media


We will be selecting 20 junior to mid-level participants (including junior to mid-level officers of government and regulatory agencies, university students and media personnel) and 5-10 senior-level participants from civil society groups (including senior officers of government and regulatory agencies, academics and senior media personnel) to participate in the course.

While the junior to mid-level participants will be expected to attend all four days, it is expected that the more senior participants may choose to attend days 3 and 4 as it is expected that they are familiar with the basics of regulation.


  • Airfare to and from Bangalore.
  • Accommodation and meals in a 3-star hotel for the duration of the course (4 days).


The application form should be submitted to training@lirneasia.net along with a one-page bio, and a one-page write-up outlining why you wish to follow the course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ and what you hope to learn from it.

You can also download the application form from www.ijlt.in

The submission deadline is 18th Feb 2013.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed on or before 10th March 2013, with instructions on travel arrangements.


1. Content of application
2. Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research
3. Gender and regional representation

LIRNEasia (www.lirneasia.net) is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank, active across the Asia Pacific. In partnership with Ford Foundation, LIRNEasia is working on a project on ‘Facilitating and enriching policy discourse on improving broadband access by the poor in India’.

The objective of the study is to inform and engage decision makers and stakeholders in India (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, senior executives from operators, senior academics and civil-society leaders) about good practices on licensing policy, spectrum management, as well as other regulatory aspects affecting broadband access by the poor.

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (www.ijlt.in) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, completely open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

The IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of the interface between law and technology.


  • Roshanthi Lucas Gunaratne, Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia, roshanthi@lirneasia.net Project Manager.
  • Rohan Samarajiva, PhD, Chair, LIRNEasia, rohan@lirneasia.net Project Director.
  • Amlan Mohanty, Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Law and Technology, amlanmohanty@nls.ac.in
  • Ramyaa Veerabathran, Editor, Indian Journal of Law and Technology, ramyaav@nls.ac.in


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