Frequently Asked Questions

About NALSAR and CADL: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, is a government institution of national eminence in the field of legal education and research, is a residential University established in 1998 under the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Act (Act 34 of 1998). NALSAR University of Law is approved by the Bar Council of India & University Grants Commission. It has been graded as Category-I University by the UGC under Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy Regulations, 2018. NALSAR has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (A+ as per new grading system) with 3.60 CGPA out of 4.00 which is the highest score among all the National Law Schools evaluated till date.

NALSAR has consistently ranked as number one Law University in India has always endeavoured to promote quality research in contemporary legal issues. One of the contemporary but neglected areas in Indian legal realm is Air and Space laws. To fill this gap and to promote further studies and research in the aerospace law, the University established the Centre for Air and Space Law (CASL) in 2005. Since then, NALSAR-CASL has evolved inarguably a leader in promoting the study of and training in the specialized fields of Air and Space Law. Recently the Centre has been upgraded as Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL).

Yes, NALSAR University has been graded as Category-I University by the UGC and as per the clause 4.10 of the Categorization of the University under [Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy] Regulations, 2018. The Courses have also been recognized by United Nations under “Education Opportunities in Space Law: A Directory” as notified by the Secretariat of the United Nations on 23 March 2017 in document “A/AC.105/C.2/2017/CRP.10”.

The duration is two years for the M.A. Programme and one year for the P.G. Diploma. The courses (M.A. & P.G. Diploma in Aviation Law and Air Transport Management) provide introduction to law and also management initially. Later, on the core legal side, the course will also cover subjects like International and Domestic Air Laws; Aviation Safety, Security and Liability Law; Aviation Contracts & Tenders and Aviation Corporate Laws besides Air Transport Economics and Statistics. In the management, subjects like Airport Management; Airline Management, Aviation Marketing etc. are covered. In the final semester of M.A. programme, the students will have to submit a Dissertation on a selected topic.

The course on M.A. (Security and Defence Law) begins with introduction to law, international security diplomacy and Conflict Resolutions, Defence Technology and Defence Laws, International Institutions and Global Security, Defence Management and strategic studies. The course also touches the contemporary subjects like defence Contracts & Tenders, Defence Procurement Policies, Defence Laws and Policies in India, regional security and Global Governance, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Aerospace and Maritime Security, Cyber Space and Cyber Security etc. In the final semester, the students will have to submit a Dissertation on a selected topic.

The curriculum of the M.A. (Space and Telecommunication Laws) programme includes the General Principles of Law, International Space Law, telecommunication Laws both International and national, Technology and its relation to Space and Telecommunications, IPR Issues in Space and Telecommunication technology, commercialization and issues relating to the Cyberspace and security threats, laws relating to remote sensing and geospatial data and also contemporary issues in space and telecommunication sector. In the final semester, the students will have to submit a Dissertation on a selected topic.

The course on P.G. Diploma (Advanced Maritime Laws) begins with the introduction of law and maritime security. Later on, the course deals with the specific subjects like International Maritime Laws, Maritime Security and Law of the Sea, Maritime Laws in India, International trade and Maritime Transport Services, and Maritime Laws and contemporary issues.

The syllabus of P.G. Diploma (GIS and Remote Sensing Laws) include General Principles of Law, Remote Sensing Technology and Law, GIS Technology and Law, Coastal Mapping and Coastal Zone Management, Satellite Technology, Remote Sensing, GIS and IPR Issues, and Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Resource Management.

Personal Contact Sessions will be conducted through online lectures, case study, assignments etc. Candidates will be provided with the Self Learning Material and support through email and web using remote accessibility of e-resources such as Manupatra, Heinonline, JSTOR, SCCOnline etc.

Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University can pursue the said Programmes.  In addition, candidates with 3-year Degree/Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) are also eligible to apply. However, the AME students have to produce an experience certificate of not less than 3 years.

Yes. These courses are offered through Onsite-Online mechanism using Open Distance Learning mode. There will be Personal Contact Sessions for a duration of 5 – 7 days in a semester which are live streamed and Archived for latter accessibility for the enrolled students. Rest of the time guidance will be provided through emails / website. Attendance at the contact sessions is not mandatory but strictly recommended so that the candidate gets the inputs of experts and can gain subject knowledge. Students can also take these courses while pursuing their regular studies.

The Online Application Form is available on the website The duly certified hard copy of the submitted ‘Online Application Form’ along with the enclosures listed below shall reach ‘The Directorate of Distance Education, NALSAR University of Law,  Justice City, Shameerpet, Medchal District, Hyderabad – 500101; Telangana, India’ within 10 days from the date of submission of online application.

The last date to apply for the academic year 2020 – 2021 is till Mid-June, 2020. Direct Admission subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for the said course.

As a policy the University does not permit instalments. In few deserving cases of financial difficulties, request may be made to the Director, DDE and such requests will be considered on case-to case basis and the University reserves the right to decide on them.

The schedule will be intimated to the students in advance through email. Tentatively classes will be conducted for seven days for the M.A. programme and for five days for the PG Diploma programme in a semester. The classes will be conducted at NALSAR Campus, Shameerpet only and can be attended through online mode also. However, the exams will be held on campus, i.e. NALSAR University of Law, Justice City, Hyderabad.

Evaluation for courses includes assignments and a written examination. Each paper is evaluated for 100 marks out of which 30 marks are for assignments and 70 marks for the end term written examination. In case of M.A. Programme, students have to submit a Dissertation in the IV Semester on a selected topic, which carries 150 marks for written submission and 50 marks for viva-voce.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of courses being offered and the need to constantly evaluate and update them, NALSAR University has constituted a high powered Committee consisting of Judges, Experts from Aviation and Defence Industries, Senior Professors of Law and Management etc.

Thus, we have begun with the fundamental belief that students of these courses can learn better only if they are provided with up-to-date information and hence, we intend to undertake periodic revision of our reading material. Lastly, apart from the reading material, we will also provide updated information to our students through website and email and also we provide remote access of e-resources such as Manupatra, HeinOnline, JSTOR, SCCOnline etc. for projects submission and dissertation.

Accommodation can be arranged in NALSAR Campus, Hyderabad on request and on payment basis. Limited accommodation is available, hence, it will be on sharing and on first come first serve basis.

Aerospace and defence sectors being truly international in nature do not confine themselves to Indian borders. Students pursuing these courses will be able to enter the global market and boost their career profiles. Students can expect employment as Managers (Airline Managers, Safety and Security Managers, Operations Managers, International Relations Manager (Handling, Bilateral and Traffic Rights), Legal and Financial Consultants. Job opportunities are also available in Government Organizations such as the DGCA, AAI and various defence organizations. NALSAR being a Government Institution cannot guarantee you job, we will provide you with assistance and guidance to students who are looking for jobs after completing the course by encouraging smooth interaction between students and prospective employers.

Due to an increasing demand of Aerospace and Defence equipments for the armed forces, India continues to be one of the promising markets in the world. Recently, FDI limit has been increased from 26 percent to 49 percent in the defence sector under the automatic route and above 49 percent on a case-to-case basis under the approval route. The policy aims to promote the programmes like ‘Make in India’, ‘Made in India’, ‘Skill in India’ etc. to help the private industries also. Increasing private participation in Indian defence Industry, there are huge job opportunities. The new entries like Reliance, TATA, Mahindra etc. are now entering into defence manufacturing, hence requiring the people in domain knowledge and expertise in the defence industry.

Indian Aerospace and Defence sectors are fastest growing industries among the world. These programmes will be beneficial for the Serving members of the Aerospace and defence industries, policy makers and stakeholders working in the government departments, public sector undertakings, negotiators and diplomats who represent the country in the negotiations for various defence procurements, Aerospace Engineers/Students pursuing Aerospace Engineering, Law Graduates desiring specialization in aerospace and defence Laws, M.B.A students and Graduates undergoing various aerospace, defence and strategic studies related Programmes.

Also, there is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in aerospace and defence laws. With the help of these programmes, the candidates can be well placed for roles in international institutions, government departments (ministries of foreign affairs, defence, justice, home affairs and development), non-governmental organisations, law firms and also in private sectors (aerospace and defence companies).

We have students with a wide spectrum of professional backgrounds, coming from Indian Armed Forces, Aviation Management, Airports Authority of India, Indian Space Research Organization, International Airports Pvt. Ltd., private airline companies like Emirates, IndiGo, Qatar Airways, etc., Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Security Private Limited Companies, Ministry of Law and Justice, advocates, academicians, fresh graduates etc.