ISIL conducts following
Post Graduate Diploma
International Law and
Human Rights, International
Humanitarian and Refugee Law.
International Trade and
International Environmental Law.
Private International Law.
Society of International Law
V.K. Krishna Manon Bhawan
9, Bhagwan Dass Road
Society of International Law (ISIL), a premier national
institution for teaching, research and promotion
of international law, was established in 1959, primarily
due to the efforts of the late V.K. Krishna Menon.
It has indeed been a long and fulfilling journey
for the ISIL that it has earned a pride of place
among the community of international lawyers through
out the world. This would not have been possible
but for the hard work put in by people, such as
Judge Nagendra Singh, Dr. K.Krishna Rao, Shri. G.S.Pathak,
Justice R.S.Pathak, Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha, Prof.Harnam
Singh, Prof.C.J.Chacko, Shri.K.Narayana Rao, Dr.Anand
Prakash, Prof. B.S.N.Murthi, Shri C.V.L.Narayan,
Prof.M.K.Nawaz, Prof.R.P.Anand, Prof. Rahmatu Mali
Khan, Shri.G.V.G. Krishnamurthi, Dr. P.Chandrasekhara
Rao, Dr.S.P.Jagota, Dr.R.K.Dixit, Dr.P.Sreenivasa
Rao and a host of others.
of the ISIL inter alia are:
To foster nation-wide, the study and development
of international law;
To interpret through its forums and publications,
the application of international law as chiefly
To encourage the comparative study of the application
of international law in other states; and
To promote research in international law.
In more than four decades of its existence, the
ISIL, under the leadership and guidance of distinguished
persons, has grown into a prestigious research and
teaching centre of international law in India. At
present it enjoys the dedicated stewardship of its
President Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha.
In its endeavour to disseminate international law,
the ISIL has traditionally received whole-hearted
support and cooperation from the various Ministries,
particularly External Affairs, Finance, and Environment
and Forests, of the Government of India. The ISIL
has benefited from the guidance and support of many
judges-present and former-of the Supreme Court of
India and Delhi High Court.
The ISIL is housed at V.K.Krishna Menon Bhawan,
Bhagwan Dass Road, opposite to the Supreme Court
of India and next to the Indian Law Institute (ILI).
It has two in house air-conditioned conference halls
with a seating capacity of 80 &100 respectively,
a full-fledged air-conditioned auditorium of 250
seats for organising seminars/conferences and symposiums,
a number of class rooms, office spaces etc.
|ISIL AWARDS AND
also started bestowing the ISIL Doctoral Scholarships
to Ph.D. Research Scholar registered in the Indian
universities. There are two scholarships during
an academic year. The beneficiaries are preferred
by the Committee appointed by the Executive Council.
Rules for the Award of ISIL Doctoral
1. The following rules shall be called
"The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL)
Doctoral Scholarships" (Hereafter scholarships).
2 . There shall be two scholarships during an academic
3 . The amount of each scholarship shall be Rs.
4 . Each scholarship will be awarded for duration
of six months.
5 . An applicant shall be eligible for the scholarship
(i) he/ she obtains a certificate from his supervisor
and the Head of the Department or Dean of the Law
School/ Principal that his/ her thesis is in an
(ii) that the award of the scholarship is essential
for collection of advanced materials, which is not
available within his/her university library:
(iii) he/she should not be recipient of any other
scholarship or getting any remuneration:
(iv) a copy of the final dissertation / thesis to
be submitted to the ISIL:
6. The applications in this regard shall be considered
by a Selection Committee appointed by the Executive
7. The subject matter of the thesis should be such
that it would be in the view of the Selection Committee,
enrich or contribute to the existing knowledge of
8. The applicant should send along with his / her
application and the documents as mentioned in Rule
9. Applications shall reach the ISIL before 30th
of May each year.
10. The decision of the Selection Committee shall
be final and no queries shall be entertained from
any applicant regarding the process of selection.
an internship programme for LL. B. students providing
opportunities to become involved with the research
work of our society. All positions are based in
ISIL require a minimum commitment of 8 hours per
day. All internships are unpaid.
How to Apply:
Request for internships should be send to us from
Director/Dean/Head of Department recommending the
name of students.
Indian Society of International Law
V.K. Krishna Menon Bhavan
9, Bhagwan Dass Road,