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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 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.


This course will be taught online. However, 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 papers, 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.

Course Structure:

Paper 1- Basics of Mediation
Paper 2- Philosophical Roots of Mediation and Conciliation
Paper 3- Legal Status of Mediation
Paper 4- Research on Conflict Resolution Practices in India
Paper 5- Scientific Approach to Decision Making
Paper 6- Indian Studies in Dialogue and Conflict Resolution
Paper 7- The Neuro-Psychological Analysis of Conflict
Paper 8- Online Mediation and Use of Artificial Intelligence

Paper 9- Types of Mediation
Paper 10- International Negotiation and Diplomatic Bargaining
Paper 11- Specific Negotiations
Paper 12- Restorative Justice
Paper 13- Conflict Analysis and Conflict Management
Paper 14- Conflict Resolution through the Religious Lens
Paper 15- Personal Bio-Cognitive Development of a Conflict Resolver
Paper 16- Observational and Reflective Practice

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

Course Fees- INR 1,75,000/ all-inclusive. (maybe paid in 4 installments, at the beginning of each semester)

The Two years Master’s Degree Program shall be conducted online. A compulsory physical contact program of 10 days shall be conducted in MNLU Mumbai Campus in the latter part of 2021; for which accommodation and food shall be provided to all candidates in MNLU Mumbai Campus. Schedule for physical contact program shall be announced well in advance.

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Career Prospects:

The MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is introduced to equip working professionals with an ammunition of skills and knowledge in the world of dispute resolution, as conflict is an inevitable element of our work culture. Besides mastering practical skills, and developing academic insights on the theory, successful post-graduates will also own the title of ‘accredited mediator’, recognized to practice privately and in court-affiliated mediation centers in India.

Officers will be able to deal with challenges of managing conflicts within their departments; Administrators of public corporations, school, colleges, hospitals and other institutions will be able to deal with the complexities of organizational conflicts; Lawyers and legal departments will be able to use appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms for dealing with the client’s cases; Political and social leaders shall be able to develop leadership skills for managing and leading large human resources; Police personnel will confidently facilitate community hostilities; Community leaders and societies shall be able to deal with daily disputes smoothly; Journalists will develop ways to effectively use media to resolve public conflicts. Students or professionals of any faculty shall find mediation a very enriching skill to deal with life issues. In summary, the post-graduate course will bolster participants’ CV and make them more valuable personnel to the organizations and brands they represent.

Course Coordinators:

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

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