Development of MBA in court administration and management. The experience of NALSAR University of Law, India

Publication Date02 Jul 2018
AuthorPinaki Nandan Pattnaik,Satyendra C. Pandey,Faizan Mustafa
SubjectEducation,Curriculum, instruction & assessment,Educational evaluation/assessment
Development of MBA in court
administration and management
The experience of NALSAR
University of Law, India
Pinaki Nandan Pattnaik
Centre for Management Studies, National Academy of Legal Studies and
Research University of Law, Hyderabad, India
Satyendra C. Pandey
Department of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management,
Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, and
Faizan Mustafa
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law,
Hyderabad, India
Purpose The purpose ofthis paper is to share the experience of Centre for ManagementStudies, NALSAR
Universityof Law in developing the new MBA programme in Court Administration and Management.
Design/methodology/approach This paper describes the urgent need of skilled managersfor court
management and administrationin an Indian context. The identication of the gap in skilled manpower and
the availabilityof a structured learningplatform at a masters level is also discussed in the paper. In addition,
the detailed process that the university adopted in developing the programme objectives, structure and
curriculumis also explained.
Findings Educational innovations are rare. This programme is one-of-its-kind in India. NALSAR
University of Law introducedthis programme after a rigorous screening and evaluationprocess. This paper
highlights the importance of proper planning and execution in introducing innovative programmes. The
paper also highlights the acceptancethat the programme received from all stakeholders due to its relevance
and diligentplanning.
Practical implications This paper makes an attempt to provide the detailed workow that any
university should undertake prior to launching any programme. The importance of identifying relevant
stakeholders,the process of developing a programme, curating and conducting the processfor best outcomes,
with an emphasison the contribution that a university can make is discussedin detail.
Originality/value MBA in Court Administration and Management offered by NALSAR Universityof
Law is unique as similar programmes are not offered by any other universityin India. Thus, this paper is a
novel contributionin highlighting the development and launch of the programmein Asia.
Keywords India, Curriculum development, Court management,
Master of business administration (MBA), Court administration and management
Paper type Research paper
1. Introduction
The issues of delays and pendency have been the bone of contention for the Indian Judiciary
for a long time (Amaral and Bandyopadhyay, 2015). Since the past ve decades, the
judiciary, the Ministry of Justice,eminent thinkers and jurists has mooted several strategies
of MBA in
Received6 May 2017
Revised10 August 2017
Accepted25 March 2018
QualityAssurance in Education
Vol.26 No. 3, 2018
pp. 391-402
© Emerald Publishing Limited
DOI 10.1108/QAE-05-2017-0017
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