About Hidayatullah National Law University

Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National Law University has completed the journey of more
than one and half a decade. In such a short span of time, HNLU has carved out a niche in the
realm of legal education across India and the legacy is soaring towards newer heights day by
Named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah, the University was
established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of
Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).
HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India. HNLU has been included
in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section
2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of
the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by
the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Chhattisgarh
is the Chancellor and Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
“Dharma Sansthapanartham” (for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal
values) is the motto of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.

Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation
Indian Institute of Arbitration& Mediation is one of the pioneer institutions in India, providing
institutional alternative dispute resolution services, which include international and domestic
commercial arbitration, mediation and negotiation and conducting training programmes in
ADR. IIAM is a non-profit organization registered in India and commenced in the year 2001.
The IIAM is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Centre of Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM)
KD Lex Chambers LLP, Centre for Conflict Resolution
KD Lex Chambers LLP has been established with the primary objective of promoting
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism by providing a conducive environment and
appropriate infrastructure for quick and effective resolution of commercial conflicts. In order
to make the ADR mechanism completely client-friendly, KDLC commits to provide various
services and facilities with state-of-the-art technical support to achieve this objective in an
effective, efficient and professional manner with the involvement and intervention of highly
professional arbitrators, mediators, and neutrals from various legal as well as technical
backgrounds. KDLC prides itself to be partnered with ADR ODR INTERNATIONAL (UK),
which is accredited by the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), recognized by
the UK Civil Mediation Council (CMC), and certified by International Mediation Institute (IMI).
This gives it an internationally recognized kite mark of excellence.

Mediation is a voluntary, binding process in which an impartial and neutral mediator facilitate
disputing parties in reaching a settlement. A mediator does not impose solution but creates a
conducive environment in which disputing parties can resolve all their dispute. India is in the
edge coming with its new law on mediation which will help in facilitating the development of
settling the disputes through mediation.

Webinar Series
In India the origin of mediation is obscured by the lack of a clear historical and official records
of indigenous processes of dispute resolution system due to our colonial past. However,
recently mediation has emerged as a fast-growing disputes redressal mechanism. The
supreme court of India has constituted mediation and conciliation project committee to
oversee the effective implementation of mediation and conciliation in the country. The
objective of our webinar series is to create awareness among the target groups to
understand the technicalities of mediation and its dimensions.
This webinar series will try to improve the skills of conducting mediation to the mediation
professionals and will be useful as advocacy programme to the law students in State of
Chhattisgarh and across the nation. Our aim is to achieve a high standard practice of
mediation to resolve the complex disputes like property, family, civil and commercial. The
entire webinar series is divided into four sessions and our experts will come from a variety of
backgrounds and include professionals from different walk of life, academician, legal
practitioners and Judges.

Who May Participate?
Participant can be from inside or outside of the University.
• HNLU students across all Batches, and Faculties.
• Undergraduate and postgraduate law students, research scholars, Advocates and
ADR enthusiasts .
• Professionals practicing ADR.
Certificates will be provided to all Participants
Objectives of the Workshop:
• Aim is to achieve a high standard practice of mediation to resolve the complex
disputes like property, family, civil and commercial.
Schedule of the Webinar Series
The entire webinar series is divided into four sessions every second Saturday of
September, October, November and December respectively.
• 11th September, 2021 – Inaugural Webinar (Topic: Fundamentals of Mediation)
• 9th October, 2021 – Second webinar (Topic: Family/Civil Mediation in India)
• 13th November, 2021 – Third Webinar (Topic: Commercial Mediation)
• 11th December, 2021 – Fourth Webinar (Topic: ODR & Mediation as a Profession)

11TH SEPTEMBER 2021 | 10:00 TO 11:00 A.M.
Chief Guest
Hon’ble Justice Dipak Mishra,
(Former Chief Justice of India,
Supreme Court of India)
Prof. (Dr.) Yogendra Srivastava
HNLU, Raipur
Prof. (Dr.) Uday Shankar
HNLU, Raipur
Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor,
HNLU, Raipur
TIME EVENT – 11/09/2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Inaugural and opening Address – HNLU Mediation Webinar Series
10.00 AM – 10.10 AM: Welcome Address & About the Mediation
Webinar Series by the Prof. (Dr.) Yogendra Srivastava, Professor,
10.11 AM – 10.20 AM: Address by the Prof. (Dr.) Vivekanandan, Vice
Chancellor, HNLU
10.21 AM to 10.55 AM: Key note Address by the Chief Guest,
Justice Dipak Mishra,
Former Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court of India.
10.55 AM to 11.00 AM: Vote of thanks by the Prof (Dr) Uday Shankar,
Registrar & Professor, HNLU
Anchor of the Inaugural Programme: Ms. Urvi Shrivastava, Assistant
Professor, HNLU
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PANEL: Fundamentals of Mediation
Discussant – Mr. V Suryanarayana Raju, Assistant Professor, HNLU

Proposed Speakers:

  1. Ms. Susheela Sarathi, Senior Advocate & Senior Mediator
  2. Ms. Hamida Siddque, Deputy. Advocate General, Mediator, Chhattisgarh
    High Court
  3. Prof. (Dr.) Uday Shankar, Registrar, HNLU, Raipur
    Programme Anchor – Ms. Garima Panwar, Assistant Professor, HNLU
    Schedule of the Webinar Series
    TIME EVENT – 13/11/2021
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PANEL: Commercial Mediation
    Discussant – Dr. Manoj Kumar, Assistant Professor, HNLU
    Proposed Speakers:
  4. Prof. (Dr.) S Surya Prakash, Vice Chancellor, DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam
  5. Ms. Chitra Narayan, Senior Mediator
  6. Mr. Jonathan Rodrigues, Mediator
    Programme Anchor – Mr. Arindam Neral, Assistant Professor, HNLU
    TIME EVENT – 11/12/2021
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PANEL: ODR & Mediation as a Profession
    Discussant – Ms. Hina Iliyas, Assistant Professor, HNLU
    Proposed Speakers:
  7. Mr. A J Jawad, Senior Arbitrator.
  8. Ms. Iram Majid, Senior Mediator, Director – IIAM,
    Executive Director – APCAM
  9. Prof. (Dr.) Sunanda Bharti, Associate Prof. Faculty of Law, Delhi University
    Programme Anchor – Mr. Saurabh Bara, Assistant Professor, HNLU
    TIME EVENT – 09/10/2021
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PANEL: Family/Civil Mediation in India
    Discussant – Dr. Parvesh Kumar Rajput, Assistant Professor, HNLU
    Proposed Speakers:
  10. Prof. (Dr.) V Nagaraj, Vice Chancellor, DNLU, Jabalpur (*To Be
  11. Mr. J.P. Singh, Senior Mediator
  12. Ms. P. Kavitha Balakrishnan, Advocate & ADR Neutral, Mediation Trainer,

Program Coordinator, KD Lex Chambers, LLP
Programme Anchor – Mr. Abhinav Shukla, Assistant Professor, HNLU

A nominal one time registration shall enable attending all webinars in the series, which
is as follows:
• Insider Participants: No fees for HNLU students/Faculty/Staff.
• Outsider Participants: Students-INR 200/- (Two Hundred Only) &
Professionals/Researchers/Academicians etc.-500/- (Five Hundred Only)
Bank Details:
Account Holder’s Name: Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Bank Name – IDBI Bank
Account No. 1188102000000806
Account Type -Current A/C
IFSC Code – IBKL0001188
MICR Code – 492259503
Branch Name – HNLU Campus Branch, Uparwara, Naya Raipur

Important Guidelines:
• The participants are required to attach the screenshot of successful payment in the
registration form.
• Selected participants shall be notified through e-mail on the ID provided by them in
the registration form.
• The workshop shall be conducted through Cisco Webex platform. There will be a
separate link for each technical session. The link will be shared through registered email id of the participants.
• E-certificate of participation will be provided upon successful attending of stipulated
number of lectures. Participants are requested to register by making the payment and
filling up the Google form before the timeline.

Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, HNLU Raipur
Prof. (Dr.) Uday Shankar
Registrar & Professor, HNLU, Raipur
Prof. (Dr.) Yogendra Srivastava
Professor, HNLU Raipur

Mr. V. Suryanarayana Raju, Assistant Professor (Law), HNLU (Convenor)
Dr. Parvesh Kumar Rajput, Assistant Professor (Law), HNLU, (Co-Convenor)

Dr. Manoj Kumar,Assistant Professor (Law), HNLU (Co-Convenor)
Ms. Hina Iliyas,Assistant Professor (Law), HNLU, (Co-Convenor)

Ms. Hamida Siddque, Deputy. Advocate General, Mediator, CG HC
Ms. P. Kavitha Balakrishnan, Mediation & Arbitration Expert

Ms. Iram Majid
Executive Director, APCAM & Director, IIAM

For any queries, please contact Program Coordinators:
Mr. V Suryanarayana Raju, Assistant Professor (Law)
Dr. Parvesh Rajput, Assistant Professor (Law)
+91 8319479295 +91 9555797248
HNLU, Raipur HNLU, Raipur
Hidayatullah National Law University
Raipur (C.G)

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