Course on Access to Justice at Swayam Platform of MHRD: Registrations Open

About Swayam

Swayam is a programme initiated by the Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching-learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged.

Swayam seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.

About the Course

The course of Access to Justice has been specifically designed to provide not only an overview of justice system in India but also an in-depth knowledge about basic right promoting equal access to justices, mode of realization of such rights, remedies for its infringements and other related important issues.

The connection between law and society needs to be understood for good governance of welfare society in a democratic setup. India being a democratic country owes a duty to maintain such a relationship between law and society where law actually caters to the need of society.

This duty makes equal access to justice by people of India an indispensable responsibility on the shoulders of all the four pillars of Indian democracy ie parliament, executive, judiciary and press. That is why the need of promoting equal access to justice has been highlighted tremendously in the recent past. All the four pillars of Indian democratic system has strongly advocated for ensuring equal access to justice.

Parliament has passed some guiding legislations to strengthen equal access to justice. Judiciary is also playing a pro-active role by passing many landmark judgments to clarify any ambiguity in existing provisions for effective implementation of such guiding legislation.

Executive is equally supporting equal access to justice by making and implementing government schemes for it. Press in its own way contributing in promoting equal access to justice by making people aware of their rights but still lots more need to be done.

People still are not aware of their basic rights and enabling provisions for eliminating impediments to access to justice. In view of this, it becomes important for people to understand the legal dimensions of the equal access to justice. The course covers all important recent developments in this area.

For full details, syllabus and enrollment link, click here.

Details of the Course

Course Length: 90 hours

Weekly Time Commitment: 6 hours

Certificate: Yes, after passing the exam

Exam Date: To be announced

Important Dates

  • Start Date: 11th January 2021
  • End Date: 30th April 2021
  • Enrollment End Date: 28th February 2021


E-mail: bharti.yadav[at], bhishm.khanna[at]

For full details, syllabus and enrollment link, click here.

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