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Alternate Dispute Resolution

The justice delivery system in India has come under great stress due to several reasons. At the very same time due to the impact of globalisation there is rapid increase in disputes amongst the parties which require speedy and effective resolution which the adversarial system was failed to deliver. In this context, dispute resolution through arbitration, mediation, lok-adalats & negotiation are seen as more effective, less time consuming and hassle free alternate form of dispute resolution in India. Considering its significance, Institute of Law, Nirma University has set up the Centre on Alternative Dispute Resolution to enhance knowledge, understanding and scope of Alternate Dispute Resolution; and to create awareness of Alternate Dispute Resolution as part of justice delivery system; to equip the students and other professionals with practical aspect of arbitration, mediation and other ADR mechanism to take up independent career in this field.

  • To develop skills related to various ADR mechanism among students and Legal fraternity;
  • To provide a platform of deliberations and discussion related to ADR;
  • To encourage interested students in advancing their studies towards this subject;
  • To conduct Practical Training Workshops for the students and other stakeholders;
  • To create awareness of ADR through various events like Panel Discussion, Symposium, Seminar, Client Counselling Competition, Negotiation Competition etc. on the subject.
  1. Workshop on Arbitration (October 2018): This was a small workshop organized by the centre for ADR to provide a base for the students who want to commence their careers in field of Arbitration. The Event Majorly Focused on Arbitration in India.
  2. International Seminar on Transnational Litigation: The Seminar was organized in collaboration with Penn State International Arb. Group, ICC India, GCCI and Law offices of Vivek Tanwar. This event aimed at developing Various prospectives for the students to have a thorough understanding of Arbitration as a subject Matter. The Event was more like a networking event with guests from around the World.
  3. Journal For ADR (4th Issue): The 4th Issue of Journal for ADR was Published in the month of August 2019. The Journal witnessed submissions not only from Indian Researchers, Scholars and Students but also from Abroad.
  4. Annual Client Counseling Intramural for making the Panel to represent the Institute of Law in the National and International Client Counselling Competitions.
  5. Annual Mediation Training Workshop in collaboration with Centre for ADR, Mumbai for the students of  Institute of Law.
  6. Institute of Law has an MOU with Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) India since 2013 to carry out various collaborative activities in the field of Arbitration.
  7. Annual Arbitration Training Workshop in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Arbitrator, (India) for the students of Institute of Law.
  8. 1st ADR National Research paper writing Competition on the theme “International Commercial Arbitration in India: Problems and Prospects” organized in collaboration with Khaitan & Co., Mumbai as Law Firm Partner and Chartered Institute of Arbitrator, (India) & Wolters Kluwer as Knowledge partners. This Competition was an attempt to provide a platform for the law students for expressing their views on various aspects of International Commercial Arbitration and recent developments taking place across the globe and in India which affects the Indian position.
  9. National Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration in India: Problems & Prospects being organised by Centre for ADR, ILNU on 10th May, 2014 wherein leading experts from the field of International Arbitration deliberated various emerging issues related to the theme.
  10. Distinguished lecture cum interactive sessions by eminent persons on various aspects of ADR
  11. Organising Panel discussion/ Round table on contemporary issues related to ADR
  12. Introductory & advance courses on Arbitration and other forms of ADR for students & Professionals
  13. Various competitions on ADR including Client Counselling Competition, Mediation Competition etc
  14. Centre for ADR Blog
  15. Journal for ADR (5th Issue)
  16. International Seminar on Transnational Litigation- 2020
Name Designation
Ms Nikita Koradia Head
Ms Anubhuti Dungdung Associate Head

Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota,
Ahmedabad – 382 481, Gujarat
Ph: +91 79 71652829
Email: adr@nirmauni.ac.in

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