The students of School of Law, MAIS and Department of Life Sciences, Christ (Deemed to be University), are organising a two-day certificate course to facilitate a Capacity Building Programme on Environmental Policy Research and Management, conducted by Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), an initiative of the Government of Karnataka and Environment Support Group. This workshop will help students strengthen their research skills in the field of Environmental Law and will help them understand the problems and lacunae that lie in the sphere of environmental protection.
The workshop is scheduled to be organised on the 15th of February, 2020 (Saturday) in the Council Room (Ground floor, Central Block) and on the 22nd of Februrary, 2020 in Room 505 (5th Floor, Central Block) at 1.30 P.M. There shall be 2 sessions on both days for an hour each. Post the interactive session on the 22nd of February, participants would be mandatorily required to submit an abstract of not more than 500 words towards the successful completion of the workshop.
The first session of the workshop on the 15th of Februray would exclusively focus on the technicalities of drafting a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) on environmental issues. Post this, students would be provided a week’s time to draft a PIL in any area of environmental protection. A cash prize of Rs.1500/- along with a certificate would be awarded to the best PIL after a thorough review process. The second session on the 1st day of the workshop would be a screening of the 2019 Indian ultra-HD natural history documentary ‘Wild Karnataka’ on the Indian state of Karnataka’s rich biodiversity, most of which is still unknown to the general public and has garnered massive appreciation from around the world followed by an interactive Question-Answer session with one of the lead videographers of the documentary, Mr. Pradeep Hegde.
To encourage active participation, the workshop is being organized free of cost and open to all students of School of Law, MAIS and Department of Life Sciences, Christ (Deemed to be University)