Online Course on ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ Mechanism


Introduction to the Course:

Human conflicts are inexorable because society is a multifarious web of social relations. Disputes in the same way are inescapable. They cannot be avoided but an attempt can be made to resolve them speedily and cheaply, so that precious time of the citizens and the courts is not wasted and their money is utilized for development projects. Resolution of disputes is an indispensible component of social tranquility and synchronization. Since primitive era the job of resolving disputes has been done either by authoritative people like kings, queens or tribal chiefs or the community council like the village panchayats or the religious persons like the Qazis. When the state came into being, the court system and legal procedure developed in a formal way. But as the time passed by, the adjudicatory process became mounted by backlog of cases and the faith of the people in the judiciary was shaken up. Consequently, evolution of other alternatives for resolution of disputes became imperative.

This course on Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism is an attempt to embrace dispute resolution methods and techniques that act as a means for incompatible parties to reach an agreement without resorting to litigation, which is a lengthy and time consuming process.


The Course is Divided into 4 Modules as follows:-

Module  1          Introduction

                                    1.1   What is ADR?

                                    1.2   Why a need for ADR?

 Module  2          Development of ADR since Ages

                                    2.1   ADR in Ancient India

                                    2.2   ADR in Mughal Period

                                    2.3   ADR during British Regime

                                    2.4  ADR in Independent India

Module  3          ADR in Indian Context

                                    3.1  Different Methods of ADR

                                                3.1.1     Informal Methods

                                                3.1.2     Advance Methods

                                    3.2   Negotiation

                                    3.3  Mediation

                                    3.4  Conciliation

                                    3.5  Arbitration

                                    3.6  Lok Adalat

                                    3.7  Village Courts (Gram Nyayalayas)

                                    3.8   The Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996

                                             3.8.1    Features of the Act

                                             3.8.2    Arbitral Agreement

                                             3.8.3    Appointment of Arbitral Tribunal

                                             3.8.4    Arbitral Proceedings

                                             3.8.5    Rights and Duties of Arbitral Tribunal

                                             3.8.6    Finality of Arbitral Award

                                             3.8.7    Recourse against Arbitral Award

                                             3.8.8    Jurisdiction of Court in Arbitral Matters

Module   4          ADR in Global Context

                                    4.1   Global Necessity of ADR

                                    4.2   ADR in United States of America

                                    4.3   ADR in United Kingdom

`                                   4.4   ADR in Australia

                                    4.5   Global ADR Institutions

                                    4.6   Online dispute resolution

Benefits of this Course:

  • Makes you understand the strengths and weakness of various dispute resolution methods in contrast with the litigation process of the court
  • Trains you to be effective Arbitrators, Conciliators and Mediators
  • Helps to learn how to reduce backlog of pending cases through outside court settlements
  • Helps to learn to reduce the time pendency of the litigations.

Salient Features of this Course:

  • Assignments
  • Online Notes/Study Material
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Audio/Visuals Content
  • Expert Advice
  • Q & A Support
  • Rewards for Good Performance in Assignments
  • Certificate of Accomplishment

Registration Fee: 

Regular Fees: Rs.5000/-


Click Here to Register

Important Dates:

Registration Ends: 30th March, 2016 (or as per Seats availability)

Course Starts: 1 April, 2016

Course Completion: 15th May, 2016



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