Virtual 7 Days Faculty Development Programme on Human Rights by Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Chair on Human Rights, School of Legal Studies Cochin University of Science and Technology | May 27 – June 2, 2024

The Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Chair on Human Rights at the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, is pleased to introduce the second edition of the virtual faculty development programme on Human Rights.
This esteemed program aims to support educators and aspiring scholars in effectively teaching and researching human rights, fostering a deep understanding of the subject matter and its intricacies.

About Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Chair on Human Rights

The Chair, established in memory of the Late Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, former judge of the Supreme Court of India and a prominent advocate for Human Rights renowned for his influential legal decisions, is dedicated to advancing the human rights- centered legal principles developed by him. Its principal objective is to foster awareness about human rights, particularly among students and educators, and to instil a compassionate approach across all spheres of life. Through a variety of impactful outreach initiatives, workshops, and seminars, this Chair endeavours to address topics such as healthcare, patients’ rights, privacy rights, socio-economic rights, and otherrights. Furthermore, the Chair actively engages in providing educational sessions on human rights in colleges where Human Rights and Duties Education is integrated into the curriculum. It also conducts online Faculty Development Programs and training sessions for educators. The vision of the Chair is to pinpoint areas characterized by widespread human rights violations and to implement preventive measures through various interventions, thereby contributing significantly to the protection and promotion of human rights.

In March 2024, the esteemed former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, JusticeK. M. Joseph, has assumed the role of Chair Professor, guiding the activities of the Chair. With his wealth of experience and deep understanding of legal matters, Justice Joseph brings invaluable insights to the mission of promoting human rights-centered legal principles established by late Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer. Under his leadership, the Chair is poised to further its objectives of raising awareness about human rights, conducting outreach initiatives, and implementing preventive measures to protect and promote human rights. Justice Joseph’s stewardship ensures a continued commitment to advancing justice and compassion in society, in line with the ethos of the Chair.

About the Programme

Conducting a faculty development program on human rights is essential for equipping educators and researchers with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively teach and study this critical subject. By engaging in such a program, faculty members not only enhance their own understanding of human rights but also gain insights into how to impart this knowledge to their students in a meaningful and impactful way. Additionally, such programs help raise awareness and sensitivity towards human rights issues among faculty members, fostering a culture of respect, empathy, and social responsibility within educational institutions. Ultimately, these initiatives contribute to the promotion of human rights education, ensuring that future generations are equipped with the skills and values necessary to uphold and defend human dignity and equality in society.

Eligibility to Participate

Researchers and Members of the Faculty working in Universities and Colleges in India

Dates & Duration

  • 7 Days – from May 27 – June
  • 2 Duration: Every day 3 hrs.

Methodology of the Programme

  • The proposed FDP will be conducted in online mode using G-Meet/ZOOM Meeting App, which is more or less familiar to all.
  • The phone numbers of the registered participants will be put in a WhatsApp Group as the Registered Mobile Number, and all information will be disseminated through it.
  • The proposed FDP will be 7 (seven) days, covering all important areas of the subject of Human Rights.
  • Participation in all sessions is mandatory. The detailed schedule will be circulated after the deadline for registration.
  • Minor changes in methodology, schedule and activities may be done as and when necessary. Such changes will be intimated to the participants in advance.

How to Apply

The participants can register themselves by filling out the Google form by Clicking Here!

Last Date of Registration


Registration Fee

  • Rs. 500/- All the participants will get an E-certificate on successful completion ofthe programme.
  • The fee can be paid to:
    • Coordinator
    • Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Chair on Human Rights
    • School of Legal Studies
    • Account No. 67177926340
    • Bank: SBI CUSAT Campus Branch
    • IFS Code: SBIN0070235

    Contact Information

    • Dr. Aneesh V. Pillai, Coordinator, Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Chair on Human Rights,
      [email protected]
    • Mob. 8606558242

    Official Brochure for the Event

    Click Here!


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