Every candidate for admission to the course for the Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare must have passed the Bachelor’s degree examination in any faculty either of this University or of other University whose examination is recognised as equivalent to the corresponding examination of this University.
The duration of the course shall be one academic year, There shall be two lectures of 50 minutes per week per paper. The rules with regard to attendance for the diploma shall be the same as in the Faculty of Law. The Diploma examination shall be held at the end of every academic year on the dates to be announced by the University.

Candidates will be examined in the following subjects

  1. Industrial Relations
  2. Social Security. Legislation
  3. Law of Wages and Principles of Wage Fixation
  4. Legislation affecting conditions of work and
  5. Field Work


The following are the syllabi in the various subjects of the examination.

Paper I – Industrial Relations

  1. Industrial Disputes Act 1947.
  2. The Trade Union Act. 1926.
  3. Bombay Industrial Relations Act, 1946.
  4. Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act.
  5. MRTU Act 1971


Paper II – Social Security Legislation

  1. Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923.
  2. Employee’s Provident Fund Act, 1952
  3. Employee’s State Insurance Act 1948.
  4. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. 5. Bombay Labour Welfare Act, 1953.


Paper III – Law of Wages and Principles of Wage Fixation

  1.  The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  2.  The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965


Paper IV – Legislation affecting conditions of work

  1. The Factories Act, 1948
  2. The Plantation Labour Act, 1951.
  3. The Dock Labour Act
  4. The Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948 (Alongwith Amendment Act, 1962 )
  5. Mines and Minerals (Regulations and Development) Act, 1957 The Mines Act, 1952
  6. The Bombay Shop and Establishment Act, 1948


V – Field Work – Work and Viva-Voce

It shall consist of the following :

(a) Maintaining Journal      20 Marks

Every student will be required to keep a journal of the Field Work done during the course of his study.

(b) Study tour reports        40 Marks

It shall include visits to Mines, Industrial Courts, Government Departments, Labour Union Offices. Employee’s State Insurance Corporation Offices, Labour Welfare Centres, Labour Colonies etc. as assigned.

(c) Viva-Voce                         40 Marks

The field work and viva-voce shall be examined by the teacher in-charge of the field work in the Institution concerned and one or more external examiners appointed by University of Mumbai. The journals and study tour reports must reach the University at least three weeks before the Commencement of the examination.


Each paper shall carry 100 marks. A candidate who secures minimum 40% marks in each paper mind an aggregate of 50% on whole shall be declared to have passed in Second class.

A candidate who secures minimum 40% of marks in each paper and 60% in aggregate shall be declared to have passed in the first class. In addition to paragraphs (b) and (c) above if a candidate secures 75% and above marks in any subject he shall be declared to have obtained Distinction in the said subject.

Rules regarding exemption : The candidate who obtains at least 50 percent of the total marks in at least two papers shall at his option be exempted from the paper/s at a subsequent examination. He shall however has to pass in the remaining paper/s in accordance with the standard of passing laid down above.