National Judicial Academy is Indian government funded training primarily for Judicial Officers, working in the Supreme Court and the High Court, during their service. The institute was registered on 17 August 1993 under the Societies Registration Act of 1960. N.R. Madhava Menon was its founding director. Its 63-acre campus is located in the outskirts of Bhopal. It also has a registered office in Delhi. The President of India inaugurated the institute building on September 5, 2002.

Established with the objectives of "Judicial Reform and Policy Development as well as Research Support Services for greater efficiency, fairness, access and productivity. It also includes improvements in court administration and management for a litigant friendly justice system", the institute has been functioning as a "centre of excellence in judicial education, research and training".

National Judicial Academy
Registered on August 17, 1993


Education, training and research institution

Dr.Balram K. Gupta ( April 2013)
Dr. K.N. Chandrashekeran Pillai (July 2011- March 2013)
Prof. G. Mohan Gopal (July 2006-July 2011)

Academic staff



Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India





The National Judicial Education Strategy (NJES) was established by the Institute in September, 2006, as a national level system for judicial education, with which it hopes to achieve its objectives in technical education. The courses offered here follow the same system. Instead of a 'teacher - student' setting found usually in academic institutions, the institute follows a 'solution driven' approach instead, working to eliminate the obstacles faced by the judges participating in a programme by identifying them over discussions in portals. Based on this, the institute offers 6 types of programmes to its three categories of candidates, High Court Justices, District Judiciaries and State Judicial Academics. There was an appeal made to the institute, requesting the institute to consider working on the decorum of the judges taking their programmes, bringing in the topics of the importance of judicial restraint and reticence as prescribed by Lord Kilmuir in their discussions. by B. S. Raghavan, a former IAS officer, U.N. Civil Servant and author.

Institute's Product Line

High Court Justices
(a) High Court Justices' Conferences on Development of Law/Development of Justice Systems;
(b) Orientation Colloquium for Recently Elevated High Court Justices
District Judiciary
(a) National Judicial Workshops on Judging/Core Judicial Skills/Judicial Administration
(b) National Judicial Seminars on Substantive Law/Justice
State Judicial Academics
(a) Education for Educator Programmes;
(b) Orientation Programme for Newly Selected ADJs as part of their State-Level Induction Programmes


Apart from academics, the institute, with an aim to improve the functioning of the judiciary, is setting up an online skills registry of Indian judges, with their areas of proficiency, which can be accessed by the judges using their credentials.


EPABX: +91- 755- 2432500
Fax No: +91- 755- 2696904/ +91- 755- 2432587
Address- P.O. Suraj Nagar, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal- 462044, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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