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Environmental Law is becoming an increasingly important area both from an industrial and human rights perspective. This course introduces you to the fundamental concepts of environmental law in India. It will provide you with a practical overview of the legislative provisions that govern conservation efforts in India. You will study important topics such as the balancing of conflicting interests, the need for integrated approaches in preservation methods, and the evolution of jurisprudence to protect and preserve human rights in conjunction with the environment.


The environment is something that everyone has to be concerned about today. Environmental Law is as important to industry as it is to policy-makers and activists. This course will provide you with the complete mechanism of the legal framework in place. All the important legislations, and the various safeguards, compliances that need to be kept in mind while taking up major projects shall be part of the study material in this course. A complete pragmatic approach adopted via this course will enable you to grasp the law at the grass root level. Remedies to various blockades, rights under the laws, are all covered under this course.


Environmentalist,environment specialist/consultant, government environmental impact analyst, human and animal rights activist, professionals involved in infrastructure projects and heavy industries.


Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy

  • Explore the various sources of environmental law and its components.
  • Learn about Indiaís international environmental legal obligations.

Unit 2: Development of Environmental Jurisprudence

  • Study the wide spectrum of environmental jurisprudence, including the Constitution of India, 1950 and fundamental rights.
  • Understand the right to a healthy environment and environmental duties.
  • Examine larger evolutionary journey of the development of the principles of environmental law in India.

Unit 3: Understanding Essential National Legislation

  • Learn about the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 and relevant cases.
  • Learn about the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 and relevant cases.
  • Learn about the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and relevant cases.

Unit 4: Protecting the Environment: Forest Laws

  • Study the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • Analyse some important issues such as the environment-versus-development debate with prominent cases on similar subjects.

Unit 5: Protecting the Environment: Wetlands, Coastal Areas and Heritage Areas

  • Examine, using case studies, applicable legislation and principles of environmental law for wetlands, coastal areas, and heritage areas.
  • Understand the operation of interconnected legislation as applicable to complex issues of conservation and developmental rights.

Unit 6: Controlling Pollution: Water Pollution

  • Study the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Public Trust Doctrine and the causes of water pollution.
  • Study the Ganga Action Plan and the Ganga Pollution Cases, which play a pivotal role in the management of water pollution in the country.

Unit 7: Controlling Pollution: Air Pollution and Hazardous Waste

  • Examine important issues and statutes that regulate air pollution control in India through some landmark judgments.
  • Study provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
  • Learn about important landmarks in the development of legislative tools to deal with air pollution through the Taj Trapezium case and the Vehicular Pollution case.
  • Identify the different provisions available to tackle issues of pollution and waste management for hazardous and bio-medical waste.

Unit 8: Remedies: Specific Actions and Public Interest Litigation

  • Explore the process of redressing environmental grievances.
  • Examine the relevant National Authorities that are tasked with different concerns in environmental matters.
  • Study some specific remedies in common law, such as actions for public nuisance and negligence.
  • Analyse concepts of class action suits and public interest litigation as they apply to environmental jurisprudence.

Online Reading material + Video Lectures + Practice Exercises+ Doubt clearing sessions by our experts.


Fresh graduates, human rights activists, environmentalists, students, working professionals concerned about degrading ecosphere.

  • A solid groundwork on the complete treasury of environmental laws in India.
  • A basic knowledge of what are the safeguards that need to be followed when a huge industrial project is floated.
  • A keen awareness on the various remedies that are available when the environment is put to stake by large infrastructure.

Supplementary reading material, regular doubt clearing and feedback sessions, with special assistance from our experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

For how long will I have access to the course material?
You will have access to all the materials for 3 months.

What are the basic requirements/eligibility criteria which I need to consider before taking this course?

There are no specific eligibility criteria, anyone can take this course.

What is the format of an online course?

This course includes reading materials, supplementary materials, instructional videos, practice exercises and a Term End Examination. Each instructional video is roughly 8 to 10 minutes or less in length, giving you the chance to learn a unit at a time and re-watch short lesson portions with ease. The practice exercises help you evaluate your progress in the Programme. These practice exercises donít count towards your certification, and answers to the questions are provided at the end of the exercise. At the end of the course, you appear for a term end exam and get certification if you pass the exam.

Accreditation Body?

Rainmaker: Rainmaker is a trusted and respected name in the Indian legal sphere and is a pioneering education, content, and technology company focused on the legal ecosystem. Rainmaker was mandated by the Bar Council of India to conceptualise and conduct the first 3 All India Bar Examinations. Through its online platform,, Rainmaker creates and delivers courses on different areas of law, and works regularly with top law firms and law schools in India to deliver legal learning to students and professionals across India.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, you will be awarded a certificate of completion (50% of more marks) or a certificate of excellence (85% or more marks) based on your marks in the Term End Examination.

Will I receive an eCertificate/Physical Certificate?

You will receive a physical certificate, which will be delivered to your correspondence address.

In how much time can I get my certificate after the examination?

You will receive your certificate 2 weeks after the exam.

Are the exams conducted on a specific date or are there flexibility in the schedule?

The exams are conducted on multiple dates, and you will get a choice of dates to appear for the exam.

Will I get any placement assistance on completion of the course?

Rainmaker certification and the knowledge gained from this course will help you establish your credentials in any job interview. However we don't offer any placement guarantee or formal assistance.

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Suhasini Rao

Suhasini Rao graduated from ILS Law College, Pune, and started her career with litigation at the High Court of Rajasthan in Jaipur. She then moved to the corporate space, where she handled global legal compliance and employee regulations for an IT MNC. She earned an LLM from the United Nations Inter-regional Criminal and Justice Research Institute, Turin, Italy. Her areas of specialisation include public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and environmental jurisprudence. She has headed the Department of Student Affairs at the Faculty of Law, Iringa University College in Tanzania. After re-locating to India, Suhasini has been associated with various public law issues such as efficiency of urban governance, regulation of land utilization, and planning as well as anti-corruption measures. In 2012, the UNODC (South Asia) published a report on anti-corruption measures in procurement in public-private partnerships as well as good business practices in India. Suhasini was a part of the four-member team of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, which submitted the report to the UNODC.

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