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NUJS Kolkata

21 August 2019

NUJS Kolkata’s 2019 graduating batch has scored a total of 90 accepted job offers, including 47 from India’s seven largest law firms and three training contracts with foreign firms (full breakdown below).

29 June 2019

NUJS Kolkata’s executive council (EC) has confirmed KIIT School of Law Bhubaneswar director, Prof NK Chakrabarti, as its next vice chancellor.

19 June 2019

The West Bengal government has quietly passed its long-pending amendment to the NUJS Kolkata establishing statute, formalising a 30% local domicile reservation.

07 June 2019

NUJS Kolkata chancellor and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has confirmed his selection of Prof NK Chakrabarti as his formal choice to be the next vice chancellor (VC) to lead NUJS Kolkata, according to an email sent internally by the Student Juridical Association (SJA) to students.

20 May 2019

By July of last year, NUJS Kolkata’s interim administration had unilaterally shut down its distance learning certificate courses contractually provided by all third parties.

12 April 2019

NUJS Kolkata’s 2020 graduating batch has seen a stonking so-called Day Zero of recruitments so far, which has seen between 33 to 35 students secure pre-placement offers (PPOs) and at least around 30 students accepted around 40 offers to start in 2020, after recruiters’ campus interviews.

18 February 2019

NUJS Kolkata has finally complied with part of its duties under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and supplied to students 240 PDF documents containing meeting minutes of executive, general, academic, finance and standing councils and committees, going as far back as 2000.

13 February 2019

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, as NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, via his nominee has directed the stagnated appointment process of a permanent vice chancellor (VC) to be completed by 28 February 2019, with all other senior administrative appointments, such as registrar and accounts officer, to be appointed by 31 March.

27 November 2018

NUJS Kolkata students staged a campus demonstration yesterday (26 November) to lend voice to national law university (NLU) students’ common demand that NLUs should be given Institute of National Importance (INI) status.

20 November 2018

The West Bengal state government is in the process of quietly pushing through a bill that would triple NUJS Kolkata’s domicile reservation, taking advantage of the power vacuum at the top of the institution presided over by its appointee and acting vice chancellor (VC) Amit Talukdar, following the student-led ouster of previous VC Prof Ishwara Bhat eight months ago.

08 November 2018

NUJS Kolkata was wrong in cancelling its online courses for those students who were already mid-session in these courses, the Calcutta high court said in a temporary order.

01 November 2018

NUJS Kolkata advertised for a vice chancellor (VC) on its website on Tuesday, one month after constituting the VC search committee that is to move forward a process now overdue by seven months.

21 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata 2019 graduate Mihika Poddar has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study in Oxford University.

19 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata has placed 84 out of a batch of 113 students graduating in 2018, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) picking up a massive 16 following its successful Day Zero that had yielded at least 40 law firm offers by April 2017 already.

17 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata is offering a 45-hour degree course for up to a total of 40 fourth- and fifth-year law students about the law and judicial system in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter universe.

16 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata has suspended three male students, including two in their final year of the LLB, from the law school, and five male students from the NUJS hostels, for an alleged brawl that had broken out on campus last month. The suspension is effective for one semester.

10 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata is perhaps an inch closer to the appointment of a new vice chancellor (VC) and a permanent registrar and accounts officer after protracted periods of working with temporary arrangements for these posts, according to an email shared by the Student Juridical Association (SJA) with its members.

06 September 2018

As it had widely signposted, the Supreme Court has taken a tragically overdue but also eventually progressive step by decriminalising consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex today, which had infamously been prohibited under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It held Section 377 to be arbitrary, irrational and unconstitutional.

23 August 2018

NUJS Kolkata acting registrar Madhumati Mishra resigned from the post last week, after completed nearly three months at the law school, in an interim appointment that had only been meant to last two months.

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