The Diploma is a one-year course. The Indian Law Society (ILS) will award the Diploma, a registered public charitable trust which runs ILS law College, Pune. After confirmation of admission, the students are expected to go through the reading/study material, which will be available on the web-board, using password-controlled access to the material. Students will also be provided with the appropriate study materials.
Online activity will commence on 30th September 2021 when the students will receive email related to work on Modules 1 & 2 (see later) of the course. Students are expected to read the course work notes for Modules 1 & 2 and complete quiz questionnaires by 30th October 2021. The first residential session starts on 15th November 2021. During this residential session, students shall attend in person lectures and workshops for 2 weeks. The residential session ends on 27th November 2021. The second residential session lasts for one week and is at the end of the course (October or November 2022), to complete projects and examinations and award of the Diploma. Between these two residential sessions, students return home where they are required to complete one module per month online. This involves completing study exercises and other homework assignments related to the module and posted on the web-board.
In addition, students complete a Project on a topic related to mental health, law and human rights. Each student will be assigned to an advisor who will assist in the selection of the project area and provide an on-going mentorship. In addition, one or two advisors will also be allocated a specific module to supervise and be responsible for marking the assignments for that module as well as providing guidance and answering the questions of students on issues arising from it.