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Informal Discussion Group in NUJS

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Informal Discussion Group, which can also be termed as a platform through which students can discuss general issues with eminent personalities not only from legal sector, but also from other areas such as  arts, sports, literature etc. For the first time Informal Discussion Group  was started in St. Stephen's College, New Delhi which has now become one of the most respected societies of the college. Eminent personalities like P.V. Narshima Rao, Aruna Roy, F.S. Nariman etc have already been its part by making their appearance in this initiative.


Moreover, NALSAR University Of Law, Hyderabad is also following this platform and it has been able to attract eminent personalities including J.M. Lyngdoh , Ramachandra Guha and many more. The question which might be coming into your mind would be  "What is the need of this kind of activity?". It has been generally conceived that discussions, debates etc form an integral part of the life in a law school. And for this purpose, Informal Discussion Group provides an opportunity  for law students to share their views with eminent personalties, who have already achieved a respectable position in their respective areas. Moreover, it provides an opportunity for the law students to ask certain questions which remain in their mind regarding a particular issue. 


The Same initiative has been started by three 1st year students, Jay Sayta, Abhilaksh Gaind and Bedavyasa Mohanty, of National University Of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata ( NUJS ) in their 1st semester. It came as a proposal in front of the administration and the Student Juridical Association ( SJA). At that particular point of time, no one could have thought that it would become a huge success. This initiative received immense support both from the faculty members, their batch-mates, seniors and from wherever they could get support. Soon after  the proposal, they started working on making their initiative a real thing. And it would not be wrong to say that this initiative is a great success.

The IDG in NUJS has been started on the lines of IDG which was started in St. Stephen's College and followed by NALSAR University of Law. In NUJS, there are around 35 students who are selected to take part in this discussion, and for that purpose they have to go through a rigorous selection process which includes debate, discussion etc. It was 1st March, 2011 when first session of Informal Discussion Group was held in NUJS when M.K. Naryanan, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal reached NUJS to inaugurate the 1st session of IDG, and it was followed by a series of discussions, debates between students and him. This opportunity is open to any student irrespective of the year in which he is studying, but he has to go through the selection process. Informal Discussion Group provides an opportunity to interact with eminent personalties and to discuss the contemporary issues with them , indeed it is a very brilliant initiative.



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