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 – Shipping Laws and Regulations (Code: SML0117)

  • Introduction to Ships, Shipping and Cargo
  • Charterparty and Bill of Lading
  • Conventions on Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Carriage of Passenger and luggage by Sea
  • Shipping Law in India

Semester 2

Paper 1 – Maritime Labour Law and Insurance Law (Code: SML02111)

  • Introduction to Maritime Labour Law
  • ILO Conventions on Maritime Labour Law, and
  • Introduction to Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
  • (MLC)
  • Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship Conditions of employment
  • Repatriation, abandonment and recovery of unpaid Wages
  • Accommodation, recreational facilities, food, health protection and welfare of seafarers
  • Compliance and enforcement of Maritime Labour Law
  • Other issues related to Maritime Labour Law
  • Introduction to Marine Insurance
  • Insurable Interest
  • Duty of Utmost Good Faith
  • Warranties
  • Causation of Marine Peril
  • Fraudulent Claims
  • Subrogation
  • Reinsurance

Paper 2 - 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 3 – Dissertation (Code: SML0209)


Sr. No Particulars Fee
1 Admission Fee Rs. 2,000
2 Alumni Fund (Non-Refundable) Rs.10,000
3 Tuition Fee Rs.70,000
4 Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Rs.16,500
5 Examination Fee Rs.6,500
6 Academic facility Fee (Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, Training, etc.) Rs.12,000
Annual Fee Rs. 1,17,000/-
7 Cost of Global Externship Programme (Optional) On Actual Basis

The fee structure is subject to revision and in case of any changes, final fees shall be binding to the students being admitted.


  • 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.


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