Training Programme on International Maritime Law organized by Gujarat Maritime University in association with Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla 16 January 2023 – 20 January 2023


About Gujarat Maritime University

Gujarat Maritime University (GMU) is an endeavour by the Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat, to provide a fillip to the maritime sector by bridging the knowledge gap within the industry. GMU has been established to serve the global maritime community by producing educated and well-trained professionals in the maritime domain. It aims to enhance and increase the human capital and capacity of the maritime industry both in India and across the globe. University operates the School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration (SMLPA), which offers LL.M. and Executive Diploma Programmes in Maritime Law and International Trade Law. The University also offers MBA in shipping and Logistics under its school of Maritime Management (SMM). In pursuit of creating an institution of global standards, GMU has collaborated with internationally prominent institutions like Erasmus University, STC International, CBS Executive, ISWAN, and many more such alliances shall be forged in time to come.

About Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla

Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), a pioneer university of the Bangladesh Army, which started its journey on 14 February 2015 at the Moinamoti Cantonment, Cumilla. Among other engineering departments, the Department of Law is the latest addition to the University, commenced in March 2019 to provide quality legal education and to produce competent law graduates. Currently, the Department offers a 4 years LL.B. (Hons) degree.

Introduction to the Training Programme

Maritime Law is a unique field of law that renders a great impact on the everyday life of the people. In today’s world, no country can work in isolation, and maritime law enables countries to connect. As 90% of global trade depends upon ships, a great deal of emphasis has to be laid on the regulations governing the sea. Shipping law is an intricate yet exciting field to pursue as a professional. Increasing work in the maritime space because of reasons like ship arrest, cargo claims etc., provides excellent opportunities. Five-day Training Program is aimed to cover a wide range of areas related to Maritime law, including Shipping Contracts, Maritime Labour Law, Admiralty law etc.

Significance of the Course

To make the participants aware of the legal framework governing the maritime sector. It will equip participants with knowledge of contemporary and advanced issues related to the maritime sector. The training course would be ideal for students and professionals aiming to be specialists in the shipping and maritime domain.

Course Detail.

  • Target Audience
  • The program is designed for anyone who has a passion for shipping and the diverse legalities that ships need to comply with not just limited nationally but on an international level. The course is also aimed to attract those who are already working in the industry but strive to get on to a very exciting and challenging role.
  • Dates
  • 16 January 2023 to 20 January 2023
  • Registration Link for participants from Bangladesh –

  • Registration Link for Indian Participants –

  • Fees will be exempted for the participants who are students of Gujarat Maritime University or Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla. Attendees of the course will be provided with a Certificate of Participation
  • Modules covered
  • Law of the Sea
  • Introduction to IMO Conventions
  • Maritime Labour Law
  • Law related to International Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Admiralty Law
  • Maritime Environment Law


    Mohit Gupta, Assistant Professor, Gujarat Maritime University  16/01/2023Timings: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM (IST)Law of the Sea Evolution and codificationBaseline, Internal waters, and PortsMaritime zones under the Law of the SeaNationality of ship and duties of flag stateResolution of Law of the Sea Disputes

17/01/2023Timings: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM (IST)Maritime Labour LawEvolution of Maritime Labour LawRecruitment and Placement Agencies for seafarers, and Seafarer Employment ContractsRepatriation, abandonment
  Dr. Waseem Ahmed Bhat, Assistant Professor, Gujarat Maritime University 
18/01/2023Timings: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM (IST)Admiralty LawHistory of Admiralty Jurisdiction and PracticeExercise of Jurisdiction (In rem v In personam)Maritime Lien (law and practice)Ship Arrest
  Abhay Singh  Abhay Singh, Assistant Professor, Gujarat Maritime University  19/01/2023Timings: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM (IST)Law related to International Carriage of Goods by Sea – I Ships and CargoShipping Operation: Charter parties and Bill of LadingCargo Claims in International Maritime Law
20/01/2023Timings: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM (IST)Introduction to IMO ConventionsIntroduction to IMOIMO Conventions on Safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans-MARPOL 73/78, SOLAS,1974, Hongkong Convention, 2009, and others


S. Shanthakumar

Prof. (Dr.) S. ShanthakumarDirector,School of Maritime Law Policy and AdministrationGujarat Maritime University


Professor Brigadier General K M Salzar HossainVice Chancellor,Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla

Event Conveners

Mohit GuptaAssistant Professor,School of Maritime Law Policy and AdministrationGujarat Maritime UniversityImtiaz Ahmed SajalLecturer, Department of LawBangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla

Event Coordinator

Mr. Shadab Bin Ashraf

Lecturer, Department of Law, 

Bangladesh Army International University of 

Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla

For any query, you can mail us at or can call us on 9727426214  or  +8801520100723


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