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Invitation to teach Elective Courses at NLSIU | March 2023

December 15, 2022

NLSIU invites interested persons to offer Elective Courses to our students for the upcoming term from March 06,2023 to May 28, 2023.

An elective course at NLSIU requires 40 hours of classroom engagement. These courses may be delivered in the following two formats:

  1. Full Term Elective with 40 hours of classroom engagement in hybrid mode spread across 10 weeks (March 06,2023 to May 28, 2023); OR
  2. Intensive Elective with 40 hours of classroom engagement, with 4 hours each day for 10 days (April 17, 2023 to April 28, 2023)

Elective Courses vary in their focus and pedagogy. Three types of Elective Courses are common at NLSIU:

  • Taught Course (predominantly lecture/discussion based, with an exam);
  • Research Course (focused on review of primary and secondary research leading to a Term Paper);
  • Practice or Clinical Course (focused on field work, simulation, drafting or litigation exercises examined through the clinical methods).

These elective courses may also be delivered in hybrid mode. Hybrid mode means that while most of the classes will be conducted online, Full Time Elective Faculty as well as Intensive Elective Faculty need to be present on the campus to interact with students for five consecutive days during the term. Classes shall be held between 8.50 hours and 19.10 hours on weekdays only.

The University will support travel (only for domestic flight, to-and-fro from Bengaluru) and accommodation for individuals selected to teach electives, and necessary arrangements shall be made after mutual discussion.

Faculty who are desirous of teaching elective courses at NLSIU  must invariably possess a graduate and post-graduate degree in law or the Social Sciences. Post-qualification experience of 3 years or more will be preferred. Alternatively, they may have at least 7-10 years of post-qualification experience in legal practice. Individuals who have published widely in their fields of expertise, shall be preferred.

To apply, kindly fill out the form here. The last date to submit the form has been extended to January 22, 2023.

Your proposal shall be reviewed by the Academic Review Committee (ARC) of the University. The course shall be finalised after registration of choices by students. Please note that a course is offered only if it meets: (1) the approval of the ARC, and (2) a minimum number of students as required by the University’s Academic Regulations subscribe for the course.

For any academic queries please contact Prof. Saurabh Bhattacharjee at . For any other queries, please contact Ms. Sneha Kumari at


Here are some FAQs that will help you gain a better understanding of the electives courses and the process for applying to teach these courses. To know more, please click here.