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M.A. Mediation and Conflict Resolution

About the programme:

The concepts of Mediation are inspired by learnings from multiple disciplines, such as law, psychology, commerce, sociology, political science, neuro-biology, economics, history, etc. The two-year Masters course will introduce participants to various theories of Mediation and Conflict Resolution and their applications in the real-world. With 16-odd modules, spread across four semesters, participants will be exposed to modern trends and model teachings from Indian and International schools of research and practice. Participants will be acquainted and trained in the basics of mediation, specialized negotiation skills, effective communication tools, diplomatic strategizing, advanced online tools, and restorative facilitation techniques. The course will also explore the socio-political-legal paradigm of conflict, look at conflict resolution from a religious lens and discuss the psycho-neuro-cognitive development of a conflict resolution professional.


The Course is designed to be taught in an interactive environment and will use technology to ensure participative lectures, group discussions, simulations, presentations, and audio-visual tools. The participative nature of the Course will also be followed in the evaluation of students via role-playing assessments, case studies, reflective journals, essays, personalized feedback, research project, objective tests, and real-life mediations. Classes will be held for a limited number of days per month, at times that are suitable for the working professional. The faculty of the program will include experienced practitioners and academicians from India and abroad.


The post-graduate programme in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is open to graduates from all disciplines with two years of work experience.

Course Structure:

* Basics of Mediation
* Socio-Philosophical Roots of Mediation and Conciliation
* Online Mediation and use of Artificial Intelligence
* Research of Conflict Resolution Practices
* Types of Mediation
* Legal Status of Mediation
* Indian Studies in Dialogue and Dispute Resolution
* Communication Skills

* Neuro-Psychological Analysis of Conflict
* Specific Negotiations
* Conflict Management and Decision Making
* International Negotiations and Diplomacy
* Restorative Justice
* Conflict Resolution from the Religious Lens
* Personal Bio-Cognitive Development of a Conflict Resolver
* Observational and Reflective Practice

Note: Papers may be swapped between the semesters. However, they will not be cancelled from the curriculum.

Course Fees The fees for the full two-year program is ₹ 1, 75,000 (Rs. 95,000 for I year & Rs. 80,000 for II year). The Course fees is inclusive of admission fees, tuition fees and library. It does not include lodging and boarding charges for the compulsory 7 days contact classes which shall be held at the MNLU, (Powai) Mumbai campus. The course fees may be paid in full at the time of admission, or in two instalments with the permission of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor on a case to case basis. The admission fees of ₹15,000 is non-refundable.

If the candidate decides to opt out of the program after paying the admission fee of ₹15,000 and the first instalment of ₹80,000 towards the Course fees, then only ₹80,000 shall be refundable in full, if notified within 7 days of payment. However, after 7 days of such payment, no refund shall be made. The request for refund is to be made by sending an email at

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M.A. Team:

Course Director: Tanu Mehta
Course Coordinator: Nausha Naik
Academic Coordinator: Dr. Upamanyu Sengupta

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