PGDCRL started in the academic year 2008-09

The Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law (PGDCRL) draws from the rich insights gained by CCL from insights generated through its multidisciplinary integrated approach reflected in its engagement in direct field action, lobbying, advocacy, policy research and teaching in the area of child rights law over the years. This course, which is the only one of its kind in India,was developed and offered initially through the funding provided by HIVOS till October 2009, after which it is administered through income from the fees, as well “as from institutional funding support for CCL from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT), Mumbai.

Overall Goals of Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law

  1. To strengthen the capacities of interested graduates and professionals in the area of child rights law.
  2. To generate and utilize specific teaching learning materials on child rights law.
  3. To develop and contribute to a praxis of multi-disciplinary research,
  4. practice and teaching on child rights law.
  5. To create a community of learners on the issue of child rights law.

 Specific objectives:

  1. To build and share knowledge and a critical understanding of child rights discourse and its implications in the Indian context.
  2. To provide an understanding of the policy and legal framework on children and its application in direct work with children.
  3. To develop understanding of current practices and strategies of working with children within the rights based perspective.


 The subjects prescribed for the course shall be as follows:-

Paper I - Introduction to Law & Legal Systems

Paper II - Child Rights, Policy and Law: International and National Framework

Paper III - Survival and Development Rights of Children

Paper IV - Rights of children to care and protection

Paper V - Dissertation