Internship Experience @ Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International, Chennai: Worked on IITArb and ADR Grass Root Projects

Name and College

Saran Ulganathan, 4th Year, BCom LLB [Hons.], School of Excellence in Law, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University.

About the organisation

Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International (KFCRI) is a first of its kind institution providing in ADR Practice Accreditation in all aspects of ADR as well as maintains a functioning administrative centre to manage and empower a Dispute Resolution mechanisms used by clients worldwide.

Who can apply: Students from Company Secretary, Law, Management, Finance and Commerce, Accounts.

Application Procedure

There is no such tedious procedure. Send your resume to KFCRI official email id, approach Inbavijayan sir through mail or call, if sir is ok to meet him directly.

Duration of internship

50 days in my college summer vacation, I did my intern and for others, it is the discretion of the institution.

About the internship

Since this was my first research internship experience, so I learnt many basics and new things regarding the conduction of research. I did research for two projects:

  1. The study material for IITArb
  2. ADR grass-root project.

KFCRI also does many other projects like conciliation re -discovery, torchbearer, tribunal secretary etc. KFCRI is the first institution in India which provide Accreditation for ADR, recently they conducted an associate-level course, where I participated as a volunteer and learnt about ADR, which was very useful for me as a law student at the end of the event they provide me participate certificate.

KFCRI tied up with SICCI, they provided a venue called SICCI Centre for ADR. Where hearing related to Arbitration, Mediation takes place. I also got a chance to visit the cross-examination.

The requirement of interns is less because KFCRI used to give the task to the interns are very easy and effective.

Location

Infrastructure was quite research-friendly, with full Air-conditioned, where all halls are a five-member tribunal, hearing hall capacity:

  • AC Muthiah hall is the largest Arbitration hall in southern India [16-30 members]
  • G Ramachandran hall [8-20 members]
  • Chola hall [6-15 members]
  • Discussion/Mediation Room [6- 15 members]

Address: SICCI Centre for ADR (SCA) c/o Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, No. 6, 1st Floor, Indian Chamber Building – Annexe, Esplanade, Chennai, 600108, Tamil Nadu, India.

Stipend

The stipend is subject to work done by the interns.

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