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NUJS Kolkata

05 November 2013

Lawyer myths: NLSIU Bangalore grad and Singapore’s Nanyang Tech B-school lecturer Krishna Udayasankar has penned down a mythological trilogy – the Aryavarta Chronicles. Interview by [Bangalore Mirror]

TOI didn’t defame: The Times of India is off the hook for criminal defamation after the Madras HC dismissed the Tamil Nadu government’s case against the paper for a 28 March news item exposing an irregular public auction. “The court taking cognizance of a complaint against the press must follow due diligence. Before taking a prima facie view, the news item should be analysed and an attempt should be made at least to indicate the basic reasons, which would attract the offence of defamation and as to whether the news item made a reference to the government or minister with an intention to defame or tarnish the image,” said the HC judge [TOI]

SC Tarun Chatterjee to UP HRC: Former Supreme Court justice Tarun Chatterjee has been appointed as the UP state human rights commission’s chairman [Jagran Post]

Dec 16 rape confirmation: The Delhi HC has begun confirmation hearings for the death sentence reference by the Saket trial court in the 16 December Delhi gang rape case [PTI]

Law school paycheques: ET reports breathlessly that national law schools have broken the business consultancy glass ceiling with Bain Capital creating its first legal position after hiring from NLSIU Bangalore this year – also the campus from where McKinsey and Deutsche Bank have made an offer each so far. At Nalsar Hyderabad, between 25 2014 graduates hired so far the average salary is, reportedly, Rs 14.5 lakh per annum, while the highest international pay package is 40,000 pounds. The average salary at NUJS Kolkata is Rs 9 lakh per annum – marginally up from last year

28 October 2013

Yadav: Oxford boundThe prestigious Rhodes scholarship this year was won by NLSIU Bangalore graduate Raag Yadav and NUJS Kolkata alumnus Amba Kak, alongside three non-lawyers.

24 September 2013

NUJSDissenting member terms the majority finding of the committee ‘unreasonable and not acceptable’.

17 September 2013

New Guwahati CJ Goel: Guwahati HC Chief Justice AK Goel will replace Orissa HC chief justice C Nagappan after Nagappan is being elevated to the Supreme Court this week [Orissa Diary]

NUJS sexual harassment: NUJS Kolkata’s Internal Complaints Committee has belatedly submitted an interim report to the law school’s executive council about the sexual harassment complaint of one staff member against another. The EC has now asked the committee for the final findings within a few weeks [Bar & Bench]

09 September 2013

vqf3iekfA Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2012 examinee lost out on a Nalsar Hyderabad seat due to a mistake in last year’s question paper, the Delhi high court has held.

05 August 2013

NUJS Cal The NUJS Kolkata staffer who has been on leave since another member of staff accused him of sexual harassment in June, could not be found by police.

29 July 2013

The NUJS Kolkata employee’s internal sexual harassment complaint against another staffer has become a criminal matter, after she filed a First Information Report (FIR) with the police alleging sexual harassment, physical assault and criminal intimidation by threatening to attack her with acid.

25 July 2013

NUJS Professor of law Manoj Kumar Sinha has been appointed as director of the Indian Law Institute (ILI) Delhi.

22 July 2013

NUJSComplaints included declining faculty standards and opaque, apparently arbitrary decision-making from the top.

19 July 2013

NUJSNUJS Kolkata graduate Adreeka Pandey and assistant professor Lovely Dasgupta have amicably settled their differences.

17 July 2013

NUJS Kolkata will hold an inquiry on Thursday (18 July) into a sexual harassment complaint made by a member of staff in the vice chancellor’s office against another staffer, who is understood to be on leave but has not resigned.

The victim alleged in June that she was receiving lewd emails and objectionable proposals from a senior staffer in the registrar’s department for over a year.

After she filed a written complaint to the VC, an “internal counseling committee” was constituted by the EC which has fixed Thursday as its first date of hearing, confirmed NUJS registrar Dr Surojit Mukhhopadhyay.

16 July 2013

NUJS: Warning NUJS Kolkata has closed its investigation into a student’s allegation of physical assault by a faculty member.

27 June 2013


Ramlu recruits139 students from 6 national law schools find 87 new homes.

20 June 2013

NUJS Kolkata has received an internal complaint of sexual harassment from one of its vice chancellor’s (VC) staff members, against a senior employee in the registrar’s department, reports the Times of India.

The victim has reportedly alleged that she was receiving “lewd emails and objectionable proposals” from the accused for over a year, had complained to the administration and no action was taken, and has now filed a written complaint to the VC on the advice of the registrar to whom she had verbally complained.

NUJS has set up a committee comprising two senior faculty members, a senior non-teaching staff, and a teacher from Jadavpur University English department, to investigate the complaint. The accused has been suspended.

The accused told the paper yesterday that he had already resigned, and NUJS VC Ishwara Bhatt confirmed that he had received a call from the accused stating this intent, though the registrar said that he had received no resignation from the accused yet.

NUJS registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay said:

“[…]This is the first time that such a controversy has happened in the university and we have taken very serious note of the matter. If the accused is proved guilty, strictest action according to the law of the land will be taken.”

Bhatt told the Times that NUJS would do everything to “uphold the dignity” of the complainant.

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