Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Formerly known as nagpur university. Accredited with grade A by NACC

Post Graduate Teaching Department of law

About us

Post Graduate Teaching Department of Law was established in the year 1963 under the Third Five Year Plan on the basis of the recommendations of UGC. The Department was established to promote advanced training in law and research. Our University adopted a Ph.D Ordinance which permitted registration of students for the Ph.D. Programme in Law. It became effective from the academic session 1973-74.

In the year 2016, the Choice Base Credit System (CBCS) Pattern was introduced and the present syllabus is based on the model curriculum framed by the University Grant Commission. This change in syllabus was much awaited and a demand was there to include new developments in the field of Law. To make this course more career oriented, the entire syllabus was modified thoroughly. At present, institutionalized instructions are offered in SEVEN specializations in the department which include:

Group A International Law
Group B Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
Group C Intellectual Property Laws
Group D Business Law
Group E  Environment and Legal Order
Group F Labour, Capital and Law
Group G Criminal Law

The whole syllabus of each group is divided into four semesters. At the end of each semester, a University Exam is conducted.

  • For the first semester there are two compulsory course papers and two optional core course papers. [ CC-01, CC-02, OCC-01, OCC-02]
  • In the second semester there are two compulsory course papers and two optional core course papers. [ CC-03, CC-04, OCC-03, OCC-04]
  • In the third semester, there are two compulsory papers - one compulsory core course theory paper and one compulsory core course socio-legal project. Along with that there is one optional core course and one elective course paper (to be selected out of five elective courses available). [CC-05, CC-06, OCC-05, EC-01,02,03,04,05]
  • In the fourth semester there are two compulsory papers, one compulsory core course theory paper and one compulsory core course Dissertation. Along with that there is one optional core course and one elective course paper (to be selected out of five elective courses available) [CC-07, CC-08, 0CC-06, EC-06,07,08,09,10].
  • Under the CBCS pattern, for non-law students (students from the other departments pursuing post graduate studies under RTMNU) there is Foundation Course I and Foundation Course II which are of 4 credits each. [FC-01,FC-02]

For every paper total marks allotted are 100, out of which 20 marks are kept for Internal Assessment and 80 marks for theory paper. For Internal Assessment, the students need to complete various academic activities like performance in internal examinations, attendance, assignments, paper presentations, poster presentations, case reviews, participation in conferences, seminars, legal literacy campaigns etc. Results are declared on the basis of overall performance of all four semesters.

The Department is located in the heart of the city approachable easily from the Railway Station (5 Km), as well as Airport (8 Km). Department is having all infrastructure to run the various courses in the Department. We have modern teaching aids like LCDs and a well-equipped computer lab with internet facility, Departmental Library, Water cooler etc. Best Faculty is available, who are experts in their own fields and the main thrust is also on interdisciplinary education.


Short Term Goals:

  1. To make the students aware of the nature of the law and its formulation.
  2. To familiarize them with the basic principles underlying each course of study.
  3. To acquaint them with the evolutionary process of each law in the context of social, political, economic and other factors.
  4. The students will be required to study the subject matter in detail with the help of legislative, judicial and other materials.
  5. To inculcate the capacity in the students to :
    1. Interpret and evaluate law, legal processes and legal institutions.
    2. Analyze fact situations and suggest probable legal solutions.
    3. Evaluate societal need, and suggest viable solutions through the modification of existing laws, processes and institutions.
  6. To familiarize the students with the use of the library and to develop the capacity to search and collect reading material and reference material on a given topic through internet and use of computers.
  7. To introduce the students to Research Methodology and its practical applications.
  8. To train them in the writing of research papers/dissertations.
  9. To train the students in the recent development relating to information technology

The object of the LL.M. studies is not merely to prepare conscientious and competent members for the profession but it is expected to advance and disseminate knowledge of law and legal processes in the context of national development. The endeavour of the Department of Law is to look at law as an instrument for social change and human well-being. The course is aimed at inculcating in every student a sense of responsibility towards the society and towards one’s own country. This is done by developing in the students the ability to assimilate and utilize the studies and suggest law reform measures. The main object is to develop an all-round personality of every student who will become good citizen and will have respect for human life.

Long Term Goals:

  1. The Department of Law will become the Center for Excellence not only for the teaching of law but also as a Research Center at the Post Graduate level. The main thrust of the Teaching and Research will not be only on teaching within the classroom but law relating to society and it will have interdisciplinary thrust. The subjects like law and technology, law and science, law and medicine, law and environment will be given importance.

  2. The Law Department will be made an autonomous institute for teaching research advocacy and other related activities.

  3. Mind boggling changes are taking place every day in Law at the local level, regional level, national level and international/global level and the Department will keep pace with the changing scenario. The main thrust will be on career oriented courses and interdisciplinary studies.

  4. The Department will have an interaction with Industry, Commerce, Government Agencies, Charted Accountants, Company Secretaries and other experts to keep the students abreast of newer developments in Law. This will lead to campus interviews and also help in making the syllabi of the courses.

  5. To set up placement agency and to establish a collaboration with the industrial houses and other organizations and institutions to provide job opportunities to the students of the Department.

  6. Our tradition of organizing Seminars, Workshops, Refresher courses, Orientation courses will be continued and organized as per the changing needs and circumstances to cater to different target groups.

  7. The Academy of Human Rights started under the aegis of the Department will become an independent institute in the days to come.

  8. To establish a Center for Women Studies and Research in the Department

  9. The Department is looking forward to start publication of the Department in the form of Journals, monographs, books and other reading materials,

  10. The Department will try to establish linkages with the National and International institutions such as NHRC, ICRC, JAG Department – Indian Military Law, UNHCR, WTO, International Arbitration Council etc. and with defense services – Military, Indian Air Force and Police with a view to impart knowledge to our students.


The Students enjoy academic flexibility in the form of:

  • The curriculum is designed in such a way that it provides freedom to the students to choose courses from a list of electives for earning credits under the Choice based Credit System (CBCS). An elective may be “Generic Elective” focusing on those courses which add generic proficiency to the students. An elective may be “Discipline centric” or may be chosen from an unrelated discipline.
  • Each student of LL.M. course has to select and study one elective core course paper in third and fourth semester from the list of the electives provided for each semester or in the alternative the student can choose any one foundational course from the list of 41 foundational courses excluding the foundational course in law.
  • Students are free to choose their Internal Activity team mates and are allowed to choose interdisciplinary topics for carrying out socio-legal research and Dissertation.
  • Students have an option to change their branch based on their academic performance at the end of first year provided there are vacancies
  • Students have an option to register for value–added certificate courses, which are offered beyond the regular working hours (wherein Transfer Certificates are not required).
  • University provides freedom to introduce new courses as electives in tune with the latest developments.
  • The University also provides the absorption scheme for those students who didn’t complete the LL.M (CBS old course) to get converted into the CBCS course.


  • Consultation with teachers in all aspects of administration of courses including revision courses in ascertaining the relevance of P.G. Courses with Industry.
  • Decentralization of responsibility for conducting and organizing Seminars, Workshops, Guest lectures etc.
  • Involvement of students in curricular and extracurricular activities including organization and conduct of sports and other recreational activities.
  • Continuous interaction with business community through informal contact with them in terms of getting concrete inputs for designing and redesign courses for the LL.M courses.
  • With the view to help students who are unable to engage coaching classes, the Department organizes competitive coaching for the students who are appearing for NET/ SET/JMFC half yearly.


Ms. Vijayata R. Bhalave
Ms. Vijayata R. Bhalave
Head and Assistant Professor, PGTD of Law, RTMNU
Qualifications:- LL.M
Teaching experience :- 6 years.

Ms. Vijayata Bhalave has been teaching as permanent faculty in the department since October 2013. Her specialization is Business Law. In addition to that her areas of interest are Corporate Law, Economic legislations, Criminal law, Indian penal code, Indian Contract Act, Consumer protection Act, Arbitration, International Trade Law, International Economic Law, Competition Law, Foreign Exchange Regulation law, Intellectual property Law etc. Ms. Vijayata Bhalave has participated in various International and National Seminars & Conference. She has more than 10 Research Papers publication to her credit in various National Journals, Seminar Proceeding having ISSN / ISBN Numbers. She is pursuing her Ph.D on the Topic of “Critical Examination of Nature & Scope of Right to Self-Determination of Tribal Community under the Indian Constitution with Special Reference to the Rights of Tribal Women to Equal Concern & Respect”.

Dr. Payal Thaorey
Dr. Payal Thaorey
Assistant Professor
Recognised Ph.D. (Law) Supervisor, RTMNU

Qualifications:- Ph.D, LL.M, B.COM, D.B.M, DIRPM
Teaching experience :- 10 years.

Dr. Payal Thaorey has been teaching as permanent faculty in the department since October 2013. She is also the Recognized Ph.D. (Law) supervisor at RTM Nagpur University. Presently 3 Research Scholars are doing their Ph.D. under her Supervision. She is also pursuing her Minor Research Project on the topic of “Critical Analysis of Laws related to Data Protection with special reference to Data Privacy in India”. Her specialization is Business Law. In addition to that her areas of interest are Legal Research Methodology, Law and Social Transformation, Constitutional Law of India, Science and Technology Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Companies Act, Arbitration, Cyber Laws, etc. She has more than 10 years of teaching Experience. Dr. Payal Thaorey has participated in various International and National Seminars & Conference and has more than 30 Research Papers publication to her credit in various National Journals, Seminar Proceeding having ISSN / ISBN Numbers.

Mr. Girish Balkrishna Kulkarni
Mr. Girish Balkrishna Kulkarni
Assistant Professor, PGTD of Law, RTMNU
Qualifications:- LL.M
Teaching experience :- 6 years.

Mr. Girish Kulkarni has been teaching as permanent faculty in the department since October 2013. His specialization is Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Business Law. In addition to that his areas of interest are Constitution Law. Corporate Law, Criminal law, Indian Contract Act, Consumer protection Act, Arbitration, Competition Law, Disability Laws, Human Rights & Duties and Jurisprudence etc. Mr. Girish Kulkarni has participated in various International and National Seminars & Conference. He has more than 10 Research Papers publication to his credit in various National Journals, Seminar Proceeding having ISSN / ISBN Numbers. He is pursuing his Ph.D. on the Topic of “Changing Concept of Accessibility under Constitution of India for Persons with Disability: A study in the light of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disability”.

Research Activities

The Department is involved in conducting various Research works in the form of Dissertation, Socio-Legal Projects, Ph.D. Thesis, Major- Minor Projects etc.

Dr. Payal Thaorey has been granted the Minor Research Project under the University Research Project Scheme in the year 2019.

Sr. No. Name of the Faculty Research Project Topic Grant Duration
1. Dr. Payal Thaorey Minor Project under the University's Research Project Scheme "Critical Analysis of Laws related to Data Protection with special reference to Data Privacy in India" Rs. 1,92,500/- 2 years (2019-21)

The faculties of the department are continuously involve in the Legal Research through paper publications in reputed National Journal & Periodicals and paper presentations in various National and International Seminars.

The main thrust of the Department is on teaching of Research Methodology. The students of Masters of Law have to do two different kinds of research projects in fulfillment of their Master’s Degree in Law. One is a socio-legal research that trains them in empirical research methodology and in Fourth Semester they have to do a doctrinal research on a relevant contemporary subject wherein they are trained to develop their aptitude for research.

Research Centre:

The Department of Law is the Research Center since its inception. It is instrumental in providing assistance to Research Scholars for completing their Ph.D. in Law. The area of ongoing research work covers a very wide arena including Business Laws, Cyber Laws, Constitutional and Administrative Laws, Labour Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Environmental Laws, International Law, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, and Criminal Law. There are 48 Ph.D. Research Scholars registered under the Center, 2 Ph.D. seats are vacant under the Research Center. After the implementation of Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016, currently there is one recognized supervisor to guide Ph.D. research Work in the Department.

The following is the list of Ph.D Scholars enrolled with the Research Center at PGTD of Law, RTMNU:

1. Research scholar Enrolled for Ph.D.
2. The list of Scholars already awarded with PH.D degree from 2014-2019 (Click Here)

Research Facility:

To promote and support the Research activities in RTM Nagpur University, the PGTD of Law being a Research Centre, provides in-house library for research students to enable their analytical skills by enhancing the research

The Department of Law has exclusive in house Departmental library wherein a combination of more than 1400 carefully selected traditional as well as contemporary valuable books, reference books, journals (business law, AIR, MLJ etc), periodicals, magazines etc. These are accessible by the Ph.D as well as LL.M students throughout the year. The Library consists of sitting capacity for 20 students and it is open from 9.30 a.m to 2.30 p.m.

The Dr. V.B. Kolte Knowledge Resource Centre (Main Library) having rich collection of Law books and Journals which is easily accessible by the PG law students as well as Ph.D scholars. The library is open from 10.00 a.m to 5.45 pm on all working days.

The Narshima Rao Digital Library of the RTM Nagpur University provides the online digital library facility to the research Scholars and LL.M students where they can access to the National Digital Library, OPAC, Online Research resources inclusive of journals, e-books, inflibnet, shodhganga etc. The Digital Library consists of sitting capacity for 40 students and it is open from 10.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.

The PG Research Center along with Digital Library provides igh-speed free computer and internet access which helps them in browsing digital content to the research students.


Department is actively involved in interdisciplinary study as a result of which it collaborates with numerous agencies, organizations and institutions. The Department interacts with various NGOs, Police officials, Defence Services (Military and Air Force), National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management etc . Department also interacts with other Post Graduate Departments of the University like Sociology, Political Science, Library Science, Economics, Education, social work and Mass Communication etc.


The students of the PG Department of Law have been placed in the following sectors:

  • As teachers in different Law Colleges in Maharashtra and in National Law Schools all over India.
  • As Principals/Head of the Department in different Law Colleges in Maharashtra/ other States.
  • As Attorney with International Organisations.
  • As Legal Advisors in Various Government Institutes.
  • As Law officers in various Banks and Multinational Corporations
  • As Magistrate and Civil Judges.
  • As Officers of JAG Department, Indian Military services, Navy.
  • As Legal Assistance in various Law Firms all over India
  • As Legal Executives in various Legal Process Outsourcing & Firms.
  • As Legal Practitioners in Supreme Courts, High Courts, District Courts, Tribunals.


  • Late Dr. Shrikant Jichkar, Ex-MP
  • Justice Dr.(Mrs) Pratibha UpasanI :--   (Retired Judge Bombay High Court, Mumbai)
  • Justice Dr.(Ms) Ruma Pal :--   (Retired Judge Supreme Court of India)
  • Justice K.J.Roheee :--    (Retired Judge Bombay High Court)
  • Shri, Sunil Shukre :--   (Registrar General, Bombay High Curt)
  • Dr. A. Laxminath  :--   (Vice Chancellor, Chanakya Law University, Patna)
  • Dr. Thrity Patel:--   (Professor Emeritus in Law, Former HOD PGTD of law, Former Dean Faculty of law)
  • Dr. Dilip Ukey:--   (Pro Vice Chancellor, Nanded University)
  • Dr.Shirish Deshpande, Retired HOD PGTD of Law, Currently working as a Professor in MNLU Nagpur.
  • Dr. Ashok Pawaded, Retired Professor and HOD of Yashwant Mahavidyalaya College of law, Wardha. Currently working as a Dean/Director at G.S.Raisony, Saikheda Dist Chindwara.
  • Dr.Vijay Singh, Professor at UPES Law School Dehradun.
  • Dr. Jayant Aparajit.:--    (Former Principal University’s Babasaheb  Ambedkar College of Law, Main Brach, Nagpur, Former Dean Faculty of Law, Nagpur University)
  • Dr. Ashok Yende :--   (Principal K.C. Law College, Mumbai)
  • Mrs. Sunita Padole :--   (Former President – District Consumer Dispute  Redressal Forum)
  • Dr. Raju Mishra. :--    (Member – District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum)
  • Mr. Manish Awasthi  :--   (Reporter Aaj Tak for Vidarbha Chapter)
  • Ms. Archana Jatkar, Associate Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, Mumbai, India.
  • Ms. Padmashree Bitla, Manager- TEKSystems Global Services Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India.
  • Mr. Atul Khadse, Senior Manager, L’oreal, India.
  • Mr. Jitendra Zadokar, National Legal Manager, Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd, Mumbai, India.
  • Mr. Anilkumar Ukey, Dy. Director, Maharashtra State Electricity Board, Mumbai.
  • Mr. Asghar Khan, Dy Judge Advocate, Indian Navy.
  • Ms. Savita Nimkar, Examiner of Trade Marks & G.I, Govt. of India, Mumbai.
  • Mr. Dinesh Khubnani, Examiner of Trade Marks & G.I, Govt. of India, Mumbai.


  • Fourteen students from the Department have cleared JMFC Examination and appeared for JMFC Interview out of which five have been appointed as Judicial Magistrates across Maharashtra till 2018.
  • More than 25 students from the Department have cleared NET/SET examination in Law from 2011-2019.

University Merit Students from the Department from 2013 onwards

Sr. No. Name of the Student Merit Rank and Group Year
1. Ms. Shilpa Tambat 1st Merit (University Topper, recipient of 4 Gold Medals) 2011-13
2. Ms. Padma Ghatame 1st Merit Group D (Gold Medal for Business Law) 2013-15
3. Ms. Bhagayashree Gavale 2nd Merit Group D 2013-15
4. Ms. Anjum Ansari 3rd Merit Group G 2013-15
5. Ms. Rubi Singh 1st Merit (University Topper, recipient of 4 Gold Medals) 2015-17
6. Ms. Rohini Kalbande 1st Merit Group E 2015-17
7. Ms. Richa Gupta 2nd Merit Group B 2015-17
8. Ms. Nalu Tambe 2nd Merit Group C 2015-17
9. Ms. Jaimala Chahande 1st merit (university topper, recipient of 4 Gold Medals) 2016-18
10. Ms. Rukhsar sheikh 1st Merit Group B 2016-18
11. Ms. Arpita Chaturvedi 2nd Merit Group G 2016-18
12. Ms. Sonal Sipani 1st Merit Group C 2016-18


  1. Organized one day workshop on ‘Intellectual Property rights’ by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management along with PGTD of law on 18.01.2019.
  2. Organized guest lecture of Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Head, Department of law and Management, University of Petroleum and energy Studies, Dehradun on the topic ‘Challenges faced by corporate sector on 28.12.2018
  3. Organized Poster Presentation Competition on 22.10.2018 on the topic “law and Social Transformation in India.
  4. Organized Tree Plantation program on 21.10.2018 during’ Swatchta Pakhvada Abhiyan’ Promoted by RTMNU in the PGTD of Law.
  5. Organized one day National Seminar on the topic “Protection and promotion Of Intellectual property rights in PGTD of Law in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries.
  6. Swami Vivekanand Day was celebrated in the PGTD of Law on 11.09.2018 within the campus of PGTD of Law.
  7. Organized Debates on the subjects ‘ADR is a treat to legal profession in Nagpur’ and ‘Standing Arbitral Tribunal in a large World Bank aided Infrastructure project is desirable to prevent time and cost overruns on 30 and 31st August 2018.
  8. Organized one day guest lecture of Dr. Azim Bahadur Pathan, associate professor, Department of Law and Management, University of Petroleum and Energy studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  9. Organized One Day National Seminar on “Commercial Laws: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in India” on 10th March 2018 at the PGTD of Law, RTMNU.
  10. Organized Guest Lecture on “Digital Signature and Laws related to it” delivered by Mr. Darshan Ghatame on 10th February 2018 at in the PGTD of Law.
  11. Organised Futala Lake Cleaning Drive on 6th August 2017 under the “Swachata Pakhwada drive” conducted by the RTM Nagpur University.
  12. Organised Poster Presentation Competition for LL.M Students on the Topic of “Human Rights” on 9th September 2017 in the PGTD of Law.
  13. Tree plantation program was organized by the department of law on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2017.
  14. Organized Guest Lecture on “WTO and Role of Developing Country” delivered by Ms. Archana Jatkar (Harvad Alumni) secretary to Indian Pharmaceuticals Association in the PGTD of Law.
  15. Organized One Day National Seminar on “Social and Legal Dimensions of Disability Laws in India” on 23rd September 2016 at VANAMATI.
  16. Organized One Day National Seminar on “Disaster Management: Social and Legal Issues in India” on 24th September 2016 at VANAMATI.
  17. Organized Guest Lecture on “Contemporary Jurisprudence and Its Challenges” delivered by Prof. Dr. A. Lakhminath, Vice Chancellor Chanakya National Law University, Patna on 23rd August 2015 in the PGTD of Law, RTMNU.
  18. Organized One Day National Seminar on “Law and Ethics in Public Domain: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in India” on 20th September 2014 at Gurunanak Bhavan, RTMNU.
  19. Organized a one day workshop on Legal Research Methodology in the Post Graduate Teaching Department of Law on 22nd March 2014.
  20. Tree plantation program was organized by the department of law on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2012.
  21. Jointly organized One Day Workshop on “the proposed law for persons with disabilities “with Blind Graduate Forum of India on 3rd December 2011, for persons with physical disability, on the World Disabled Day.


Post Graduate Teaching Department of Law
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
D. Laxminarayan Premises, Amravati Road, Nagpur, 440001.
Tel. No. 0712-2521440 / 2552206
E-mail : [email protected]