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Hyderabad: NALSAR completes 25 academic years of service to law students: Celebrates its 20th Annual Convocation

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NALSAR University of Law hosted its Twentieth Annual Convocation on September 02, 2023. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India, was the Chief Guest of the Convocation. Since NALSAR University is about to complete 25 years of its academic activities, Justice Kaul delivered the Second Silver Jubilee Lecture to mark the same.

Justice P.S. Narasimha, Judge, Supreme Court of India, also attended the convocation as a Guest of Honor. Justice Alok Aradhe, Chief Justice, High Court of Telangana, presided over the Convocation as the Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law.

Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, presented the annual report of the University’s activities. He emphasized the gradual growth of the institution over the last 25 years, which now offers full-time taught programmes in Law and Management, as well as numerous degrees and diplomas taught in the Distance and Online Mode.

As of this academic year, NALSAR has nearly 1,100 full-time students and the Vice-Chancellor outlined plans for further growth through newer taught programmes, research projects and legal aid activities to meet the needs of marginalised communities in Telangana. Prof.K.Vidyullatha Reddy, Registrar, NALSAR led the Convocation Procession.

 This was followed by the award of Degrees and Diplomas to the candidates who have completed their studies in 2023. While 6 candidates were awarded Ph.D., degrees were also conferred on the graduates from the LL.M. programme (Masters in Law), M.B.A programme (Masters in Business Administration), Five-Year Integrated B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) Programme and as many as seven M.A. programmes offered in the distance and online mode.

Gold Medals were awarded to students in recognition of their exceptional academic performance, with Mr. Krishnnaunni emerging as the batch-topper in the B.A.,LL.B. programme who received 7 Gold Medals, while Ms. Nishtha Gupta was in the second position and received 4 gold medals.

In his address, Justice Kaul offered some reflections on the developments in legal education, emphasizing the importance of using different methods of instruction such as case-method, Socratic Dialogue and incorporating experiential learning in the classroom.

He advised the graduating students to concentrate on learning from experienced mentors and to keep an open mind in public discussions. He specifically addressed the career paths that can be taken by law graduates such as Litigation, Judicial Services, Commercial Law Firms and Academics among others.

He advised the young graduates to also concentrate on the needs of their family and friends as well as their own mental health as they progress through their careers. The Convocation was concluded after recognising some faculty members for their research contributions and the formal release of a few books and journals published by the University.  

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