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Nalsar launches animal protection programme

Hans India 2019-07-10 00:23:44

Hyderabad: The Animal Law Centre at Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Humane Society International/India, has launched the India's first academic course on animal protection laws. The one-year PG diploma course is going to be a distance-learning course with a few contact classes every semester for students.

Speaking to the Hans India here on Tuesday, NG Jayasimha, honorary director for the Animal Law Centre, said, "This is the India's first animal law PG diploma course, and we are very excited to launch this. Anyone and everyone who has always been interested in learning about the legal aspects of animal protection is welcomed to apply for this course.

This is a wonderful opportunity for government officials and common public alike to understand the gravity behind animal laws and ensure they are equipped to tackle concerns of animal cruelty in the right manner. The scholarship may be applicable to a small percentage of students based on their needs."

The course is aimed to deliver a strong foundation on animal protection to government officials, animal protection advocates, and students from all fields and anyone with an interest in the field of animal protection. The main objective for introducing this course is to equip citizens to handle the practical and contemporary aspects and challenges faced on the ground, with respect to cruelty towards animals, policy development and research as well as litigation in ancillary matters regarding animals.

Students enrolled for this course will get round-the-clock access to reading material, presentations and video lectures on an online platform developed specifically for the course. The last date to apply for the course is August 10 and the course will start from September 1. The course details are available on the Nalsar University of Law's website: