Venue: TERI School of Advanced Studies, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Registration opens: 18, December, 2019

Last Date of Registration: 01, March, 2020


Certificate Course on Nuclear Energy and Law


The certificate course on “Nuclear Energy & Law” is an annual feature of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) conducted in association with the Nuclear Law Association, India. The course contains a visit to the Narora Nuclear Power Plant. The group of participants include professionals belonging to the nuclear energy sector, lawyers, academia and students from different parts of India and abroad. The core faculty for this course consists of professionals and experts from various prestigious international as well national institutions such as the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). It is a unique opportunity to gain insights on the technical, financial, policy and domestic and international legal dimensions of nuclear energy.


The basic understanding of nuclear science and technology.
The legal history and international engagement, with a focus on Global South.
The IAEA – its role and functions -, and international nuclear treaties.
Regulatory structures and liability regimes of select jurisdictions.
India’s nuclear laws and regulatory processes, siting and consent procedures, environmental law and judicial decisions in India.

Study Trip to Narora Nuclear Power Plant:

In association with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), a technical study trip to the Narora Nuclear Power Plant in UP is planned on Friday 6 March, 2020. Important note: The trip is only for Indian nationals.

Participants (max. 50):

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.
PhD students; and 4th and 5th year law students.

Certificate & Venue

Certificate of participation will be given. The Program will be held at TERI School Of Advanced Studies, New Delhi.

Fees for 5-day training program (4-day course + 1 day NPP site visit), including taxes:

Rs. 5,000 fee as students
Rs. 20,000 for all professionals
Rs. 50,000 for three persons from the same organization

The fee includes - lunch and tea for the duration of the course, the course materials, travel to the Narora Nuclear Power Plant and is inclusive of all applicable taxes. Accommodation is not covered.

Fees for 1-day participation for professionals

A special offer is made for professionals who can only attend 1 day of the 5-day training program: Rs. 5,000/ per day (inclusive of all applicable taxes).


Limited numbers of single (Rs. 750/-) and shared rooms (Rs. 500/-) available per day near the University campus. Interested participants may contact the course coordinator.


Certificate of participation will be given. The Program will be held at TERI School Of Advanced Studies, New Delhi.

Course Program
Day 1 (Monday 2 March, 2020): Nuclear Energy, India’s Nuclear Energy Program, and International Institutions and Negotiations
  • Nuclear energy development: evolution - science to technology; nuclear energy fuel cycle; current NPPs / types of technology.
  • India’s nuclear energy program: evolution, technology program, governance structures.
  • Introduction to international nuclear law, the IAEA (its role and functions), safeguards.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty & Nuclear Suppliers Group and India-specific waiver.
  • The US-India Agreement, 2008, India specific IAEA safeguards agreement
Welcome Reception
Day 2 (Tuesday 3 March, 2020): Nuclear regulatory regimes in India and abroad, nuclear safety and nuclear liability and insurance principles (international and US)
  • Radiation protection: basic understanding, philosophy, Indian and international system of radiation protection standards
  • Nuclear regulatory regime in India; AERB safety, consent and licensing codes; NSRA Bill, 2011
  • Convention on Nuclear Safety & India’s participation
  • International nuclear liability and insurance principles
  • United States nuclear liability law: Price Anderson Act and case laws
Day 3 (Wednesday 4 March, 2020): nuclear liability and insurance approach in India + nuclear transport in India
  • India: The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 and related Rules
  • Nuclear Insurance in India: Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) and its operation
  • Nuclear Transport Code of India – A risk perspective of typical instance of non-compliance in transport of radioactive material + case studies
Day 4 (Thursday 5 March, 2020): radioactive waste management & environmental aspects & Kudankulam Judgment
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Environmental law and nuclear projects: statutory consents, Environmental Impact Assessment procedures, public consultation and National Green Tribunal decisions in India
  • Kudankulam Judgement of Supreme Court: case analysis
Certificate distribution
Day 5: (Friday 6 March, 2020) Study visit to Narora Nuclear Power Plant (Uttar Pradesh)


Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar: Partner, VERUS Advocates
Gandhi, Sonal: Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
Grover, Ravi: DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor; Member, Atomic Energy Commission
Kesavan, PC: Distinguished Fellow, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
Kumar, Vinod: Author; Fellow, Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi
Nandakumar, A.N.: Former Head, Radiological Safety Division, AERB
Nick, Sexton Kimberly: Deputy Head, Office of Legal Counsel, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
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
Teplinksy, Elina: Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (tbc)
Tonhauser, Wolfram: Head, Nuclear and Treaty Law Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (tbc)


Send soft copy of the participation form to:
Send hard copy of participation form + payment to Mumbai address of Course Director

Contact Us

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Vishnu Konoorayar
Associate Professor and Head,
Center for Post Graduate Legal Studies
TERI School of Advanced Studies
Course Directors:
Ms Els Reynaers Kini,
General Secretary, NLA & Partner, M V Kini Law Firm

M.P. Ram Mohan,
Associate Professor and Head,
President, NLA & Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad