8th Certificate Course on “Nuclear Energy and Law” (Online)

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The objectives of the Certificate Course are to familiarise the participants with:

  1. the basic understanding of nuclear science and technology; 
  2. the legal history and international engagement, with a focus on Global South; 
  3. the IAEA – its role and functions -, and international nuclear treaties; 
  4. regulatory structures and liability regimes of select jurisdictions; and
  5. India’s nuclear laws and regulatory processes, environmental law and judicial decisions in India.


  • Lawyers, legal advisers, law faculty and researchers;
  • Nuclear scientists, policy makers, and officials from various nuclear institutions; 
  • Representatives from regulatory institutions and company professionals;  –             Social science researchers and faculty; and
  • PhD students; and 4th and 5th year law students. 

Certificate & Venue:

Certificate of participation will be given. The program will be held online in March, 2021.

Fees (incl. taxes) for 4-day training program (4 Saturdays March, 2021):

  1. Rs. 2,000 for professionals.
  2. Rs. 1,000 for students.
Course Program
Day 1 (Saturday 6 March, 2021):   Nuclear Energy, India’s Nuclear Energy Program, & International Atomic Energy Agency  
Nuclear energy fuel cycle & types of NPPs in India India’s nuclear energy program: evolution, technology program, governance structures Introduction to international nuclear law, the IAEA (its role and functions), safeguards  
Day 2 (Saturday 13 March, 2019):  Regulatory structures & nuclear safety  
Nuclear regulatory regime in India; current AERB & proposed NSRA Bill, 2011 Convention on Nuclear Safety & India’s participation  
Day 3 (Saturday 20 March, 2021):   Nuclear Liability Regimes – International & India & India Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP)   
International nuclear liability and insurance principles India: The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 and related Rules India Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) and its operation United States nuclear liability law: Price Anderson Act and case laws  
Day 4 (Saturday 27 March, 2021):  Transport of radioactive material & radioactive waste management & EIA in India  
Nuclear Transport Code of India + case studies Radioactive waste management: practices abroad & in India Environmental Impact Assessment procedure & key NGT decisions  


Gandhi, Sonal:Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
Grover, Ravi:DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor; Member, Atomic Energy Commission
C.P. Kaushik:Outstanding Scientist, Chief Superintendent, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre 
Nandakumar, A.N.:Former Head, Radiological Safety Division, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board 
Nick, Sexton Kimberly:Deputy Head, Office of Legal Counsel, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency  
Ram Mohan, M P:Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Reynaers, Els:Partner, MV Kini, Mumbai
Reyners, Patrick:Former Head of Legal Affairs at OECD- Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris 
Sinha, Soumen:Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
Sidhu, Tavinder:Partner, MV Kini, Delhi
Teplinksy, Elina:            Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Tonhauser, Wolfram: Head, Nuclear and Treaty Law Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

March, 2021

(4 Saturdays: 6/13/20/27 March)
Nuclear Law Association, India
TERI School of Advanced Studies
Sai University & Daksha Fellowship

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