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NUJS Kolkata

08 March 2017

Despite our last mega-mooting weekend update on Monday, recent mooting action is not yet over.

06 March 2017

The weekend of 3-5 March saw each of Amity Law School Delhi, NUJS Kolkata and NLU Jodhpur organize their flagship moots, with over 100 MPL points awarded to multiple law schools that battled it out for MPL glory.

14 February 2017

India’s only Tier II moot, the DM Harish Memorial International Moot Court Competition 2017, saw the revival of MPL VI champion NLU Jodhpur - which had been conspicuously absent since winning the Stetson India rounds.

25 January 2017

NUJS Kolkata banned film shooting on campus, after alleged complaints to the administration from faculty and students for disturbance caused by the shooting of a Bhojpuri film inside the Salt Lake law school.

24 November 2016

The latest new Rhodes scholarsFor Rhodes 2017 scholars aiming for the Oxford University BCL, international criminal law and human rights law specialisations were top preferences, while honesty, self-reflection and passion were game clinchers.

23 November 2016

Nuals Kochi student Mary Kavita Dominic, NUJS Kolkata’s Gauri Pillai and NLSIU Bangalore's Vanshaj Jain have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at a postgraduate course of their choice for a year in Oxford University, alongside two other non-law students.

15 November 2016

NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur, has signed off on a resolution to institute a judicial review commission at the university, according to campus sources with knowledge of the development.

28 September 2016

image_2016-09-28_12-03-26A vast majority of NUJS Kolkata’s student body, on Friday, signed a resolution expressing their “deep dissatisfaction” with NUJS vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat.

24 September 2016

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A request by the West Bengal state government saw a last minute addition to today’s agenda of the NUJS Kolkata executive council (EC) meeting that extended the tenure of vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat by five years. The proposal by the state government would see NUJS having to double its intake of students from 125 to 250 students and to open up two new branches in the state.

24 September 2016

At an NUJS Kolkata executive committee meeting today (24 September), the term of vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat was extended for five years, according to several authoritative sources.

23 September 2016

NUJS paid retired judge Rs 75,000 to draft 'patently illegal' & 'suicidal' service rulesThe controversial and possibly unconstitutional NUJS Kolkata draft service rules were drafted by a retired judge for Rs 75,000, after two faculty members – associate professor Anirban Mazumdar and assistant professor Ruchira Goswami – failed to make any significant progress for six months on creating new rules, according to authoritative campus sources.

22 September 2016

NUJS Kolkata lifted most provisions of its draft service rules directly from the service rules of nine other Indian institutes, published on the institutes’ websites. The draft service rules limiting constitutional freedoms of its employees and their families, did not bother its faculty members, reported the Indian Express.

20 September 2016

NUJS Kolkata’s illegal interior decoration tender, which caused the university major financial losses and resulted in the dismissal of its registrar after an expensive inquiry into the affair, still exists in its original form and has not been cancelled or renegotiated despite outstanding work.

19 September 2016

Argus Partners promoted Siladitya Chatterjee as a partner in its corporate practice in Delhi, effective 1 September 2016.

15 September 2016

NUJS students win a long unlikely battleIn its draft WBNUJS Service Rules 2016, NUJS Kolkata has been seeking to restrict its faculty and staff from certain kinds of marriage, trade and business, association, engagement with the press and access to courts.

09 September 2016

NUJS students win a long unlikely battleNUJS Kolkata made NLU history when it suspended, for alleged corruption, an officer of the university – the registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay. A full inquiry report detailing how Mukhopadhyay was involved in alleged illegal award of contracts related to university infrastructure, has been released. The students of the law school led the initiative, the report duly notes.

30 July 2016

The Calcutta high court on 26 July dismissed the second appeal of NUJS Kolkata registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay against his suspension from the post by the vice-chancellor (VC), clearing the way for his dismissal by the university.

18 July 2016

AZB & Partners has promoted five to partner in Delhi.

15 June 2016

IndusLaw has hired RDA Legal corporate partner and Mumbai office head Anupam Prasad as a corporate partner.