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Certificate Course on Nuclear Law soon to Be Pioneered by National Law University

Nov 19, 2013 12:56 IST

    This week, National Law University of Delhi shall be organising a short-term winter course on nuclear law, with the intention of developing expertise and Knowledge surrounding Nuclear Law.

    The Idea of such a short-term course came into existence after the agreement and collaborations of Government of India with various countries of the world took place, for establishing Nuclear reactors in India, for generating enough power.

    There is a need to have trained specialists in Nuclear Law who will be capable of dealing with the future challenges if faced after the setting up of nuclear reactors. As of now, no other law schools is skilled in dealing with nuclear law in the country , hence the decision came into force of starting this with their own students as informed by Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, of National Law University in Delhi.

    The course intends to offer the participants with basic knowledge and understanding of nuclear science and technology. This will help them to understand the individual nature of India's nuclear energy past and engagement with other countries upon the same. This course will also expose students to the execution of a nuclear power generation plant.

    This course also aims at preparing course-takers to value and decisively inspect the prevailing law in other countries related to civil nuclear energy law besides, teaching them about India's nuclear law, its regulatory process with further judicial decisions.

    The topics this short-term course cover are technology and international regulation, nuclear energy development, radiation protection and nuclear security, nuclear safety conventions and nuclear liability, with a few more.

    Singh added that this short-term course may also include participants visiting to Narora Nuclear Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh, for the course takers to comprehend better and also realize the intricacies.

    This course is to be taught by Faculty and experts coming to teach from all across the globe.

    As told by Singh, representatives shall be welcomed from different organisations such as Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris and Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), and numerous more.

    Adding further that this short-term course shall be a forerunner to a planned diploma in nuclear law University aims to commence shortly.

    This course has 30 seats on offer. Participation is open to the Lawyers, law teachers and researchers, company executives, regulators, legal advisers and counsels, PhD students and fourth and fifth-year law students.

    After successful completion of the course, a certificate will be honoured to the course takers.

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