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PG diploma in consumer protection

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“Those who complete the course could take up cases in consumer forums without the help or assistance of any lawyers.”

The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University will start a postgraduate diploma course in Consumer Protection, said V. Vijayakumar, vice-chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University.

Talking to journalists in Chennai recently about the new course, Dr. Vijayakumar said a few years ago a proposal was submitted by the Law University to the State Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection for establishing a centre or chair on Consumer laws. This was later approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, New Delhi.

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah inaugurated the chair named A.K. Venkatasubramaniam Chair of Excellence in Consumer Law and Jurisprudence on March 9 at the Law University campus.

Reviewing the existing consumer laws, capacity-building among diverse stakeholders, establishing legal aid cells for redressing consumer disputes and publishing monographs were the main objectives of the chair on Consumer Excellence.

The course will begin in September this year. Already the university is in the process of preparing the syllabus, which would be completed soon. A total of 40 candidates would be admitted to the one-year-post-graduate diploma course on Consumer Protection. Those who have obtained any graduate degree are eligible to join the course, Dr. Vijayakumar said.

The course would also be available in distance education mode for which there is no restriction on the number of students.

Talking about the course, the vice-chancellor said those who complete it could take up cases in the consumer forums without the help or assistance of any lawyers. This would empower the students to know about the rights and responsibilities of consumers as well provide an opportunity to defend the victims in case of any violation by service providers, Dr. Vijayakumar said.

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