CENTRE FOR AIR AND SPACE LAW

NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW, HYDERABAD
Purpose of Project writing:
Writing a project report on a specific topic enables the student to improve the language skills,
intellectual enquiry, organizing the matter and analysis. ‘Writing makes an exact man’ (Francis
Bacon).In searching and collecting sources for the topic, choosing relevant information and
discording the irrelevant, understanding and analyzing the subject matter and organizing the
same into a final report, the author passes through a rigorous process of intellectual challenge
and learning.
The student is expected to move away from total dependence on formal/class room teaching to
elevate oneself to higher learning through self-discipline and critical intellectual enquiry. Project
writing is the best opportunity to channelize one’s intellectual energies and enhance research
abilities.
Guidelines for Research Projects:
1. Each student has to submit one research paper / project per subject. Therefore each
student has to submit 4 research papers / projects in total in one semester.
2. The research projects should be a complete original work of the student. The maximum
limit for plagiarism is 15% and if any project is found to be in excess of this prescribed
limit then the concerned student would be asked to re-do their project.
3. One student should work individually on one Research Project. Co-authored or multiple
authored projects will not be accepted.
4. Any alternation or change in the topics allotted for research project can be allowed but
subject to prior approval of the Centre Head i.e. Prof. Dr. V. Balakista Reddy. While
proposing a new topic please ensure that the topic has not been already allotted.
5. Each Research Paper / Project carries 30 Marks. 10 marks is allotted for Draft Synopsis
and the remaining 20 marks is allocated for Final Research Paper.
6. Synopsis should contain the following components:
a. Introduction: The researcher is required to introduce the subject and the issue
involved in brief.
b. Statement of Problem: The researcher is required to explain the debatable issue
involved in a research topic. Such issues could be single or multiple. A Statement of

Introduction and Statement of Problem: b. It is the initial step in a research project. Research Methodology: The method that the researcher adopts to conduct a research i. Synopsis should be drafted within 1000 to 1500 words. Usually used when doing research. Research Methodology: c. doctrinal or non-doctrinal or empirical. Based upon the review report the research has to finalize the synopsis and start working on the final research paper / project. Table of Contents / Index . Research Questions.Problem is basically a statement that illustrates a clear vision and the overall method that will be used to solve the problem at hand. It is an assumption with which the researcher begins its research and throughout the research paper. c. As per the format given the research paper should mandatorily contain the following components which will precede the content / chapters of the research paper / project: a. Research Plan / Tentative Chapterization: The researcher is required to briefly state how the researcher intends to go about the research. Hypothesis: A research hypothesis is the statement created by researchers when they speculate upon the outcome of a research or experiment. e. The 'initial step' means after you have an idea of what you want to study.e. Hypothesis. Research Plan / Tentative Chapterization: Total 4 Marks 3 Marks 3 Marks 10 Marks 8. Upon submission of the Synopsis. the research question is the first active step in the research project. 9. Format of the Final Research Paper / Project: The format has been herewith attached as Annexure I. Cover Page b. The researcher is required to categorize the paper / project into broad chapter and provide a gist of contents that the researcher intends to include in each chapter. f. the researcher should seek to prove or disprove the hypothesis. 7. 10. the Centre Team will review the same and generate a Review Report. The researcher has to state along with the method the justification of using the method in a research paper / project. d. a problem statement discusses any foreseeable tangible or intangible problems that the researcher may face throughout the course of the project. Marks Break Up of Synopsis: a. Please note that the researcher can use a combination of both the methods as long as the researcher is able to justify the usage of the combined method. Research Questions: A research question is an answerable inquiry into a specific concern or issue.

Chapter I : Final Synopsis (the synopsis revised after the suggestion) b. Alignment: Justified. Format and Structure of the Research Paper / Project: 4 Marks b. Word Limit of Final Research Paper / Project: Minimum 5000 words (excluding the Synopsis).15. Footnotes should be placed at the end of the page. the researcher is free to change the above mentioned chapterization depending upon the requirement of the research topic. Size: 12. Table of Cases d. Size: 12. . Chapter II: Historical Background / Evolution of the issue behind the project topic c. PPTs for footnotes and bibliography have been attached herewith as Annexure II. Content of the Final Research Paper / Project: a. 13. e. Barring the first and the last chapter. Spacing: 1. Footnotes and Bibliography format should be strictly adhered to. Chapter Heading: Times New Roman. Chapter IV: Critical Analysis of the Issue involved. The researcher is required to elaborately discuss the project topic. Chapter III: Nature and Scope of the Project Topic. Spacing 1. 15. Main Text: Font: Times New Roman. d. 12. Suggestion should be supported with feasible reasons and justifications Please note that these chapters are a tentative outline in order to give the researcher an idea as to contents that a research paper should necessarily have. Please provide your own interpretation and analysis of the topics that have been allotted to you for your research project. Chapter V: Impact of the regulatory gaps or grey areas so developed and examine the future prospects of the issue.5. Content of the Research Paper 10 Marks (excluding the introduction & conclusion and suggestion chapter) c.c. Bibliography should come at the end of the projects. Alignment: Justified. Marks Break-Up of Final Research Paper / Project: a. Table of Statutes 11. Conclusion and Suggestion 3 Marks d. Chapter VI: Conclusion and Suggestion: Conclusion should summarize your main arguments and please do not open any new arguments in the conclusion. Footnoting and Bibliography 3 Marks Total 20 Marks 14. f. The researcher is required to apply the existing laws to the issue behind the project topic and identify the regulatory gaps. 16.

22. SUBMISSION BEYOND DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Direct Quotations should be used in double quotes (“ ”) 20. Please do not have additional decorative cover pages pictures or borders.space1@gmail.17. 24.(Available from 9 am to 6 pm) NAME OF THE COURSE . Please do not number paragraphs 21. ipso facto. Foreign Words should be italicized. Eg: Sui generis.com and casl. 23.space1@gmail.com (for both MALATM & PGDALATM) and casl.aviation@gmail. Your arguments and opinions should be supported by reasons and justifications. All submissions shall be made online and send to casl. de facto. For any queries related to project topics you may contact us at : Email: casl. 19.com Ph: 040-23498212 .aviation@gmail. 25. Please do not get emotional in the research papers / project.com (for MSTL students) before the designated date and time. Check List for Researcher: Before making the final submission the researcher must check whether their research paper / project has achieved the following:  Does the research work develop a new concept? Is it original?  Is the research methodology appropriate and sound? Is it a new methodology or an improvement over existing methodology?  Does it present a new solution/analysis to a significant problem?  Does it enhance understanding of existing situation / problem or generate new hypotheses or provide directions for future research? Does it discuss practical implications and provide a framework to implement suggestions?   Is the presentation lucid and scholarly?  Is it a significant contribution? 18.

Hyderabad. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………. Do Law Form Backbone Of Organised Society? .3. NAME OF THE SUBJECT Date of Submission NALSAR Center of Air and Space University of Law Law Hyderabad. 3 1.1. NALSAR. 1 CHAPTER II: LAW AND SOCIETY ………………………………………. Why Do We Need Law In Society? 1.2. or ID No.NAME OF THE PROJECT TITLE By Name of the Author Roll No. How Law And Legal Systems Affect Various Aspects Of Life? 1.

1. Banning Nuclear Weapons 6. CONCLUSION 7.CHAPTER III: LAW AND ITS RELEVANCE TO SOCIETY ………….. Maung Mye Kalamma v.7. Irawwa Chatterjee v.. 5 CHAPTER IV: CHANGES IN SOCIETY BRINGS ABOUT CHANGES IN LAW ……………………………………… 7 CHAPTER V: LIMITATIONS OF LAW IN CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE ………………………………………… 8 CHAPTER VI: IMPACT OF LAW IN GLOBAL SOCIETY ………….5.2. 9 6. International Human Rights Law CHAPTER VII: CONCLUSION & SUGGESTIONS ………………….62 62 .9 46.3.1. 12 7. Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) 6.2. Kamal Devi Bai Devkore v. Abinash Chander v.8. SUGGESTION BIBLIOGRAPHY………………………………………………………… 15 TABLE OF CASES CITED (In Alphabetical Order) Eg. Veeramma 5 4.

The Carriage by Air Act 1972 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED (In Alphabetical Order) – Formal not cyber abbreviations AIR All India Reporter All.J. Allahabad Law Journal ALT Andhra Law Times Bom. from old to recent) Eg.LIST OF STATUTES (Hierarchy as per the Year.L. Allahabad All. The Indian Aircraft Act 1934 3.e.J. etc.L. Bombay C. . Calcutta Law Journal DLT Delhi Law Times LIST OF TABLES USED (In Alphabetical Order) Eg: Statistics. 2. i. Graphs.