EDP – Maritime Law


  • ONE YEAR, with flexible contact hours.
  • Mandatory attendance for the Bridge courses which will familiarize the students with the basic law terms.
  • The candidates will also be required to attend other mandatory classes decided by the concerned faculty.
  • Examinations will be conducted only at the University.


  1. Application has to be filled online through our website gmu.edu.in
  2. Application Fees –
    1. INR 4000/- (INR Four Thousand Only) for General Category candidates
    2. INR 2000/- (INR Two Thousand Only) for Reserved Category (SC/ST/Gujarat Domicile) candidates
    3. Application fees shall be non-refundable.


Graduation from a recognised University.


  • Application form scanning
  • Motivation Letter which should specify why their application should be considered and how will the course be useful to them in career advancement.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Paper 1 - Legal Methods (Code: SML0101)

  • Law as an Instrument of Social Change
  • Sources of Law
  • Interpretation of Law: Tools and Techniques
  • Legal Systems of the World
  • Indian Constitution and Important Principles
  • Administrative Law and General Principles
  • The Indian Judicial System
  • Principles of Transparency and Accountability and ADR

Paper 2 – International Law and Law of the Sea (Code: SML0111)

  • Historical development of the Law of the Sea
  • Framework for understanding the Law of the Sea
  • Baselines under the Law of the Sea Convention
  • Marine Jurisdictional Zones under the Sovereignty of Coastal States
  • Marine Jurisdictional Zones under Sovereign Rights of Coastal State
  • The High Seas and the “Area”
  • The Continental Shelf
  • The International Framework for Fisheries
  • Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment under the Law of the Convention
  • Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Legal and Geographical Principles
  • Maritime boundary disputes, the trouble with Islands
  • Settlement of disputes under the Law of the Sea Convention

Paper 3 – Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea (Code: SML 0112)

  • Introduction to Bills of Lading
  • The Functions of the Bill of Lading
  • Presentation of Bills of Lading
  • Electronic Bills of Lading
  • Switch Bills of Lading
  • Bills of Lading issues under Charterparties
  • Rules relating to Bill of Lading
  • Charterparty Agreements

Paper 4 - Law of Shipping Contracts (Code:0113)

  • Principle of Towage
  • The Making of the Contract and Implied Terms
  • Standard Towage Conditions
  • Law of Salvage
  • Precondition of Salvage
  • International Salvage Convention Overview
  • Maritime Labour Contract
  • Contract of Shipbuilding

Semester 2

Paper 1 - Law of Marine Environment (Code: SML0214)

  • Pollution in the marine environment
  • Principles for marine environmental policy making and legislation
  • International Organizations
  • The Preventive Conventions
  • Liability Conventions
  • Protection of Marine Diversity
  • Climate Change and the Marine Environment
  • Maritime Safety and Security

Paper 2 - Law of Marine Insurance (Code: SML0215)

  • Introduction to Marine Insurance
  • Insurable Interest
  • Duty of Utmost Good Faith
  • Warranties
  • Causation of Marine Peril
  • Fraudulent Claims
  • Subrogation
  • Reinsurance

Paper 3 - Law of Maritime Dispute Resolution (Code:  SML 0216)

  • Nature and History of Admiralty Law
  • Admiralty Jurisdiction: Nature and Content
  • Collision Claims
  • Limitation Claims
  • Ship Mortgages
  • Maritime Arbitration
  • Arbitration Procedure

Paper 4 – Dissertation (Code: SML0209)


Sr. NoOne TimeAmount
1Admission FeeRs.2000
2General Security DepositRs.10000
3(A) Total (One time) (2+3)Rs.12000
4Tuition Fee for Indian NationalRs.70000
5Tuition Fee for NRI & Foreign National4000 USD
6Infrastructure Maintenance FeeRs.16500
7Examination FeeRs.6500
Academic facility Fee
8(Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, Training, etc.)Rs.12000
9Extra-Curricular, Adventure, Sports and Gymnasium, Social and Cultural Activities, Welfare FeeRs.3000
10Total  (3+4+6+7+8+9)Rs. 120000/-
11Total (For NRI & Foreign National Student) (3+5+6+7+8+9)Rs50000/-+ 4000 USD
12*If any student want  partcipate in  Global  Externship Activity, fee will be (Includes food, Travel, Lodging, etc)RS. 280000/-
13Total ( 10+12)400000
14Total (FOR NRI & Foreign National) (11+13)Rs. 3,30,000+USD4000

* It is Optional for Students

GMU holds the right to amend the fees structure without any prior notice
Hostel fees are likely to change and shall be updated on website


  • The fees does not include hostel and mess charges. It shall not be the responsibility of the University to provide hostels. However, the University shall explore possibility of providing hostel facilities only on the written request of the candidate at the time of taking admissions. However, this shall be subject to the availability of rooms in the Transitory Campus.
  • Rooms, if provided, shall be only on payment of additional hostel and mess charges.
  • Rooms, if provided, shall be exclusively on double occupancy basis.


  • On All India seats, a horizontal reservation of 30% shall be made in favour of Female candidates, 5% of seats for Specially Abled Persons/Persons with Disability (PWD) category and 25% of seats shall be made in favour of candidates of Gujarat Domicile, cutting across all the above categories.
  • NRI category seats are available to NRI candidates or Indian nationals sponsored by NRI. Merit for the admissions under NRI quota shall be decided by the University.
  • Foreign National category seats are available to Foreign Nationals only i.e. candidates with foreign citizenship.
  • No transfer of candidates once admitted shall be permitted. Unfilled seats of any category, if any, shall be filled, as per the decision of GMU.
  • The Applicant must ensure his / her eligibility for the admission in respect of qualifications and other requisite criteria and only then apply.
  • Applicants/Professionals in service must attach NOC from respective institutions along with the application.
  • Applicant are required to apply online through given link only.
  • No TA/DA shall be paid for attending/participating in the admission process.
  • The University reserves the right to alter / insert any corrections / additions in the scheme through website in the event of any typographical error or as required.
  • The University shall verify the antecedents or documents submitted by a candidate at any time, at the time of admission or during the course of study. In case, it is found that the information(s) given by the candidate are fake or the candidate has a clandestine antecedents/background and has suppressed the information, then his / her admission shall be terminated. No refund of fees shall be done in such an eventuality.
  • The decision of the University Authorities on any/ all matters in relation to admissions shall be final and binding.
  • Candidates securing admissions will have the choice to opt for an international study tour of 2 weeks to the Netherlands. The to and fro expenses and visa charges shall be borne by the candidates. Other expenses of lodging and boarding and training expenses shall be borne by the University.

For further information / query, please contact:
The School of Law, Policy and Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Email: info@gmu.edu.in
Phone: 079-23270500 / 07