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Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR)

Aims and Objectives of the Centre

Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) has been established to promote students’ and researchers’ interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation. These methods gained momentum in the country in past few decades. It is all due to the efforts of Legal Services Authorities under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. ADR mechanisms have now become a part of Indian justice delivery system. These dispute resolution methods, though more economical and faster are not yet very popular among common Indian masses. CADR endeavours to promote and develop ADR as a vehicle of socio-economic and political justice. The ultimate objective of the Centre is to strengthen ADR mechanism in the country by emerging as a platform for students to further their interests in the field. A strong team of teachers and students is working towards achieving this end.

Functions of the Centre

Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) works towards developing a congenial environment for students and researchers to further their interest in ADR, the Centre regularly organizes Seminars, Workshops, Guest Lectures, Panel discussions etc., where eminent speakers give insights into the theoretical and practical world of ADR. Research Paper Writing Competitions and Essay writing competitions are held by the Centre to promote research in the area of ADR, which has long been neglected. To promote ADR among RGNUL community, quizzes and other competitions are regularly conducted at the Intra university level. Centre organises National Mediation Competition on the theme Sports and Entertainment Law in the month of March every year. The winning team represents India at the World rounds of Mediation Competition conducted by Singapore International Mediation Institute, Singapore.

The Centre is initiating two new competitions- Negotiation Competition in collaboration with Shardul Amarchand Law Firm, New Delhi in the month of October 2021 and Arbitration Praelium in collaboration with Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore in the month of February 2022. These Competitions would not only acquaint the participants with the procedural aspects of ADR mechanisms but also help them in honing their inter-personal skills.

CADR has not limited its vision to law students and scholars alone, rather it has a greater objective of making the common masses aware of ADR, especially Mediation, Arbitration and Lok Adalats as an alternative to the traditional court based litigation. In pursuance of the same, awareness drives are being conducted in the Patiala district. The members of the Centre, while explaining the residents the merits and demerits of ADR, encourage them to exercise these methods of dispute resolution wherever possible.

Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, Coordinator, CADR
Dr. Gurmanpreet Kaur, Co-ordinator, CADR
Ms. Varshika Sharma



Jannat Deep Bhaura


Kushagra Gupta




Nakashvir Singh Aulakh

Kabir Chaturvedi

Abhigyan Tripathi

Ananya Singh

Malveka Nautiyal

Rohit Guru

Arjun Goyal

Tanveer kaur

Avishikta Chattopadhyay

Anirudh Vats

Khsitij Pal

Ish Chopra


Rachit Somani

Aastha Chawla

Kohsheen Saraf

Shivali Shah

Chhavi Singla

Rudra Pratap Singh Jamwal

Jotsaroop Singh

Hrishabh Khatwani

Wamic Wasim Nargal

Prathu Dadhich

Ananya Singh

Rohan Gajendra Pratap Singh


Mehvish Alam

Pratham Malhotra

Pravertna Sulakshya

Namisha Choudhary

Yuvraj Mathur


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