Faculty Development Programme: Human Rights in Contemporary India | HPNLU Shimla

By | March 19, 2021
Faculty Development Programme: Human Rights in Contemporary India | HPNLU Shimla

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Centre for Human Rights, HPNLU Shimla announces a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) to be conducted online (over the Google Meet platform) from the 5th of April- 11th of April 2021. The theme of the Programme is “Human Rights in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges”.

The programme is meant to serve as a platform for apprising teachers and professional with the latest developments in the area of Human Rights in the country. Recent events of paramount significance in the socio-political realms have tended to reshape our conceptions of Human Rights and it is with a view to understand these developments that the FDP has been announced.

About the FDP

The FDP has been organized to create and generate awareness about various facets of Human Rights. The week-long programme hopes to bring together experts from various areas such as academics, practitioners, judges, police officers, prison officials in order to enable a discussion of the latest events of significance that have made an impact on our notion of Human Rights.

About HPNLU Shimla

Himachal Pradesh National Law University was established in the year 2016 and is currently in the fourth year of its inception. Under the able guidance of Professor Nishtha Jaswal, ViceChancellor of the University, HPNLU has made tremendous progress as an institution dedicated to the cause of legal education and research. The University todays boasts of a very bright bunch of faculty members and students. During the past four years, the University has organized two international conferences, a faculty development programme, a capacity building programme, various seminars, colloquia and special lecture series.

About the Centre

Centre for Human Rights was established in the year 2019 with the aim to promote the study of the important issue of Human Rights and to conduct research on the challenges encountered in making these rights available to all. The Centre proposes to offer degree, certificate, and diploma courses in Human Rights and to undertake research projects dealing with these challenges. The Centre very recently organized a colloquium and a series of special lectures.


The FDP will cover a vast array of areas around which the individual sessions will be organized. The themes in the programme will include topics from:

  1. Human Rights and Marginalised Groups
  2. Police and Human Rights
  3. Judiciary and Human Rights
  4. Human Rights Commission
  5. Human Rights and the COVID-19 pandemic
  6. Human Rights and Political Processes
  7. Prisoners and Human Rights
  8. Human Rights and Trans genders
  9. Human Rights of Children and Women
  10. Human Rights of Religious Minorities
  11. Human Rights of the Especially Abled
  12. Human Rights and Education
  13. Human Rights and Health
  14. Human Rights and Poverty
  15. Human Rights and Democracy.


Google Meet.


The Programme will have two sessions every day. In each of these sessions, there would be special lectures delivered by experts from various fields.

  • The Morning sessions will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • The afternoon sessions will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Certificates of participation will be issued to candidates on their successful completion of the FDP and after filling up feedback forms.

The total number of seats for the FDP is 50.

Confirmation of participation will be done on a first come first serve basis.


Interested candidates may send a copy of their resume along with a cover letter to the Director, Centre for Human Rights, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 171014 or at [email protected].

Registration Fee

Fee for attending the FDP shall be Rupees 2000/- that needs to be submitted through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Registrar, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla or through NEFT

  • Account Number: 14100110051955
  • IFSC: UCBA0001410
  • Name of the Bank: UCO Bank
  • Branch: Halog, Dhami

Candidates need to fill the enclosed FDP Registration form latest by the 31st of March 2021. Candidates need to submit a No Objection Certificate from their employers before or at the time of filling up the Google Forms.

Registration Form: Click here

Reported by: Nikita Sharna
HPNLU Shimla

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