Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) student Arnab Naskar receives DAAD Scholarship

Interviewed by Ayushi Sinha1.       How would you like to introduce yourself?

am a prospective student of masters of law at the Europa Kolleg Hambrug for
the academic session 2015-16. I graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University
of Law, Punjab in the year 2014 with B.A. LL.B degree specialization in
business laws and IPR. I have been associated with the office of the Standing
Counsel for Union of India in Delhi High Court for last one year and have
regularly appeared before various courts and tribunals during this period. My
field of practice involves aviation laws and its allied discipline, service
matters, matters pertaining to trademark infringement, commercial

2.      When did pursuing law as a career option
strike you?

did I know that I would desert engineering and join the legal fraternity. After
joining my engineering course I realized that my inquisitive and argumentative
nature can be well nurtured if I go for legal studies. During that time when I
was thinking of dropping a year in lieu of the CLAT preparations, as there was
a bleak chance of securing a seat in any of the NLUs in the coming session, by
Gods’ grace I received an offer from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law,

3.      You are a DAAD Scholar. How did you get to
know about the DAAD Scholarship? What was your motivation behind going for
LL.M. at Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany?

I came to know
about the scholarship from one of my fellow batch mates, Mr. Mrudul Dadhich who
is currently pursuing his maters at Europa Kolleg Hamburg.

biggest motivation in pursuing LL.M. is to harness the skill of appreciating
legal jurisprudence and not to snag good grades. I was in search of a course
curriculum that will not fish for the right answer but will provide me with the
opportunity to explain my stand, supported by a rational explanation. LL.M. at
Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany seemed to me to be the right choice.

4.      Please enlighten us as to how does one go
about the scholarship. What should the current aspirants concentrate on? 

are various types of scholarship programs depending upon the mode of funding.
Mere scholarship amounts must not influence the applicant’s choice of
institution. The course structure and the applicant’s interest must be given
due preference.

would suggest that along with the above-mentioned factors one must also consider
the social and economic conditions of the country in which the university is
located, accompanied by its ethnic tolerance.

5.      What is the field of specialization that
you have chosen for the LLM?  What was the reason behind you choosing the

have opted for the Master’s Programme in European and European Legal Studies
from Europa Kollege Hamburg, an academic institution of the University of

are various reasons that influenced my decision to opt for the masters at
Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany. In all this while, I have noticed that there
is a huge demand of legal experts well versed with the laws of European Union who can provide affordable legal advice to
Indian entrepreneurs, operating in European Union. The course structure of
Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany perfectly aims to teach the European regulatory
framework for cross-border business activity. Moreover, my interest in
technological and competition laws and the German’s contribution in these
disciples influenced my decision to a large extent.

financial security ensured by the DAAD scholarship left me with no other plausible
choice, but to opt for the masters at Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany.

6.      What role has your institution played in
this great feat?

have spent half a decade at RGNUL, Punjab. RGNUL has not only assisted me in
terms of academics but has taught me various lessons of life. I feel privileged
to have come across with great legal luminaries: our first Vice Chancellor,
Prof (Dr.) Gurjeet Singh, Registrar Prof. (Dr.) G.I S. Sandhu, Late Prof (Dr.)
SRS Bedi and many more.  They are not only great professors but their
humility has shaped the university since its inception.


What message would you deliver for the law students?

am still a law student. However, for my younger colleagues I would suggest to
stay connected with the society, apart from moots, internships participate in
some social cause with which you feel connected. Life is more than just a
resume. Learn whatever you can, be receptive, responsible and carefree.

Source: Legal news India