Tue. Sep 22nd, 2020

Third annual convocation organised by NLU, Delhi

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Reported by Abhishek SinghNational
Law University Delhi organized its third annual convocation on 30th
August, Sunday, in the Auditorium Hall of the University. The ceremony was
presided over by Chief Guest, Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister of
Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting and Hon’ble Ms
Justice G. Rohini, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court and Chancellor of NLU, Delhi.
The ceremony started sharp at 11:00 a.m. with the arrival of the dignitaries
followed by the academic procession. Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Hon’ble Vice
Chancellor of the University delivered the inaugural address and congratulated
the graduating batch on their various successful endeavors and contributions to
the University and wished them for their future life from the entire family of
NLU Delhi. Hon’ble Ms Justice G. Rohini, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court and
Chancellor of NLU, Delhi conferred all the degrees. The convocation process
began by awarding of LL.D. degrees on three students, which was then followed
by awarding of LL.M. degrees, concluding in the conferment of degrees of B.A.
LL.B (Hons.). It was followed by the much-awaited medal awarding ceremony and
various students received gold medals, which were bestowed upon them by various
dignitaries. Punya Verma bagged 6 gold medals, the highest in the batch, and
cash prize, which were awarded to him for Constitutional Law, Public Law and
Criminal Law and for being the 1st rank holder in the batch.
Sarvatrajit Singh bagged 5 gold medals for Banking Law, ADR, 2nd
rank holder of the batch, Best student of the year and for Overall Excellence.
A detailed list of all the awardees is attached herewith.

Punya
Verma- Constitutional Law, Public Law and Criminal Law, 1st rank holder in the
batch

Sarvatrajit
Singh- Banking Law, ADR, 2nd rank holder of the batch, Best Student
of the Year, Overall Excellence

Avlokita
Rajvi- Intellectual Property Rights Law

Hemangini
Kalra- Jurisprudence, CPC

Avantika
Gupta- Corporate, Criminal Procedure

Vaibhav
Tiwari- Interntional Trade Law

Sanjeev
Kumar S- Taxation Law, Best All Round Performance

Neha
Sharma- Competition Law and Policy

Rishika Sahgal-
Legal Aid and Community Outreach

Chinmay
Kanojia- Best Outgoing Student

Pranshu
Paul- Vice Chancellor Medal for overall best male student

Tanima
Tandon- Vice Chancellor Medal for overall best female student

Shri Arun
Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information
and Broadcasting who had few interesting observations and advice for the
graduating batch, delivered the convocation address. His speech was a
reflection of the growth of the legal education and legal sector and the
changes, which he had witnessed. He reflected upon the determinants and
factors, which make a premier institution and with that acknowledged the
existence of NLU Delhi as being one of them in the legal education sector and
appreciated the role of Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of
the University. He commented that previously law was not a preferred course,
and so was not very competitive thereby resulting in average quality of lawyers
and litigation practice, notwithstanding some exceptions. But presently with
the unleashing of opportunities and emergence of jobs in law firms, counsels,
banks, the legal sector had become far more competitive and the age-old
principle of survival of the fittest had now found its relevance. He mentioned
that excellence was now the norm and mediocrity no longer persisted as an
option and stressed upon the role played by the colleges in providing excellent
prospects for personality development. In a thought-provoking observation he
remarked that the age of grey eminence was over and the world today respected
merit regardless of age. He opined that areas of core competence in legal
profession had now diversified but observed that legal academism was the need
of the hour and the state today required legal academics who were capable of
facilitating the legislation drafting process. He concluded by wishing all the
students, the best in their lives and thanked the University for inviting him
for convocation ceremony. The convocation ceremony concluded with the
culmination of the obligatory photography session.
Source: Legal news India

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