M.A. Mediation and Conflict Resolution Programme by MNLU, Mumbai: Applications Opening Soon

About the Institute

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai is a National Law University located at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a National Law University established in India by The Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014, passed by Maharashtra Legislature under the Maharashtra Act No VI of 2014.

About the Programme

M.A. Mediation and Conflict Resolution

The concepts of Mediation are inspired by learnings from multiple disciplines, such as law, psychology, commerce, sociology, political science, neurobiology, economics, history, etc. The two-year master’s course will introduce participants to various theories of Mediation and their applications in the real world. With 16-odd modules, spread across four semesters, participants will be exposed to modern trends and model teachings from Indian and International schools of research and practice.

Participants will be acquainted and trained in the basics of mediation, specialized negotiation skills, effective communication tools, diplomatic strategizing, advanced online tools, and restorative facilitation techniques. The course will also explore the socio-political-legal paradigm of conflict, look at conflict resolution from a religious lens and discuss the psycho-neuro-cognitive development of a conflict resolution professional.


September 2020 to September 2022


The post-graduate programme in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is open to graduates from all disciplines.

Note: Papers may be swapped between the semesters. However, they will not be cancelled from the curriculum.

Abstract of Course Modules: Click Here.

Career Prospects

The MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is introduced to equip working professionals with an ammunition of skills and knowledge in the world of dispute resolution, as conflict is an inevitable element of our work culture. Besides mastering practical skills, and developing academic insights on the theory, successful post-graduates will also own the title of ‘accredited mediator’, recognized to practice privately and in court-affiliated mediation centers in India.

Course Coordinators

  • Mr. Jonathan Rodrigues, Lawyer & Accredited Mediator | LL.M, University of Strathclyde | TEDx Speaker
  • Mr. Chirag Balyan, Assistant Professor of Law, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai.

Contact Details

Jonathan Rodrigues: Course Coordinator

You may write to us at info.mediation[at]mnlumumbai.edu.in.

Note: Admission details will be posted soon. Keep visiting this page for regular updates.

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