SGT University announces online course in Maritime Law

SGT Times Reporter

Gurugram, December 15

Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) University, Gurugram, has announced the launch of an online certificate course in Maritime Law under its Faculty of Law.

While announcing this on Wednesday, Dr. RK Mitra, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, said that the course will be of a 12-week duration with 72 hours of online classes from 4 pm to 7 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

The course will be open to any professionals, students, faculty members, and officials.

Providing details of the course, Pranay Prakash, and Yogita Jain, both Assistant Professors in the Faculty of Law, and coordinators for this online course said that Maritime law, is a body of laws, conventions, and treaties that govern private maritime business and other nautical matter, such as shipping or offenses occurring on open water. International rules, governing the use of the oceans and seas, are known as the Law of the Sea.

“In most developed countries, maritime law follows a separate code and is an independent jurisdiction from national laws. The United Nations (UN), through the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), has issued numerous conventions that can be enforced by the navies and coast guards of the countries that have signed the treaty outlining these rules. Maritime law governs many of the insurance claims relating to ships and cargo; civil matters between ship-owners, seamen, and passengers; and piracy,” they said.

We have worked out a 12 weeks online Certificate Course with the top Admiralty firms in the country. Topics under the Maritime Law are extremely diverse and challenging which covers a huge range of subjects like salvage, collision liabilities, carriage of passengers, marine pollution liabilities, ship arrest, towage contracts, the limitation of liabilities and Maritime liens, international Maritime conventions, and employment at sea and health and safety. This programme provides candidates with an opportunity to enhance their professional skill-set and prepare for leadership positions in the Maritime world,” said Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey, Dean, Faculty of Law.

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