Greetings from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata!

It gives us immense pleasure to invite your esteemed institution to participate in the 5th Edition of the NUJS Mediation Competition (5th NUJS MC), to be held from 24th to 26th March 2023.

About the Competition:

The NUJS Mediation Competition is the flagship event of the ADR Society of NUJS, Kolkata, one of the premier National Law Universities in India. Each year since 2019, the competition has garnered participation from prestigious universities not just across the country, but on a global level, from countries such as the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Singapore, Australia, Pakistan, and many more. In 2021, the competition was a qualifier from the prestigious International Mediation Singapore, hosted by SIMI, the Singapore International Mediation Institute. In 2022, the 4th NUJS Mediation Competition was a Qualifier for the prestigious Transatlantic Negotiation Competition, 2022. With collaborations with top-tier law firms and chambers in India and the best of the best of those in the profession in both India and abroad, this year, the NUJS MC promises to be a glorious experience, at the end of which lies prizes and exciting internship opportunities!


The Competition will be held in a hybrid format, with 16 teams competing online and 16 teams competing offline on the campus of WBNUJS, Kolkata. There shall be two preliminary rounds followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. Universities may indicate via mail their interest in sending more than 1 team. The selection of the second team is contingent on the availability of slots. It should be noted that the allocation of slots to any university will be a decision made solely by the ADR Society of NUJS, and shall be final and binding.

The three members of the team should be divided into the following two sub-teams – a Negotiating Team, comprising two members who shall play the roles of client and counsel, and a single Mediator.

The Negotiating Teams and Mediators from each University would compete separately, and breaks would be separate. Each round shall therefore be a mediated negotiation, with two negotiating teams and two mediators. Teams may also be accompanied by a maximum of 1 coach.

Benefits of participating in NUJS Mediation Competition, 2023

The NUJS Mediation Competition, since its inception, has only become bigger and better, and this year, it's here in Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. Kolkata is the birthplace of modern Indian literature and artistic thought. Located in the epicenter of the city, NUJS is superbly connected to all the historical and modern places this city has to offer. You can rest assured that every moment of these three days, whether during the competition or outside it, would be exceedingly memorable! Our student body and the organizing team would love to host you and show you around this beautiful city!

Besides, NUJS MC, with its global collaborations has proved to be an immense learning experience throughout editions. This time, with exciting networking sessions and other in-person interactions, the NUJS MC 2023 promises to provide a great impetus to a brilliant career in ADR.

Qualifier for TANC!

We are proud to announce that this year too the NUJS MC is a qualifier for the Transatlantic Negotiation Competition, 2024 hosted by the Syracuse University College of Law, New York.


Any student pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in law/business or allied subjects is eligible to participate in the competition.


There are two steps to the registration process for the competition, the application and the selection. The application has to be made via the form attached here. After the deadline of the last date for application, the selected teams will be intimated and thereafter requested to complete the registration process to confirm their slot. Selection shall be made on the basis of the ADR achievements and curriculum of the participating teams and universities. 

Registration fees per team is set at $180 for early bird registration and $200 for normal registration (Per Team). 

Kindly get in touch with us if your team requires accommodation to be arranged by the organizers.

Contact us!

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Please also feel free to write to us at or contact the undersigned for queries or clarifications.

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