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Guest Lecture

Date: 18th Feb
Name:Justice A Gopal Reddy
Designation:Retired Judge Topic: Pre and Post trial Rights of the Aaccused in Criminal offences

Justice Gopal Reddy studied PUC in New Science College, Hyderabad. Obtained B.A., degree from Sardar Patel college, Hyderabad. Obtained Law Degree in the year 1977 from Osmania University.

Enrolled as an Advocate in the bar Council of Andhra Pradesh on 2.2.1978 and joined in the office of Sri Upendralal Waghray who was later elevated to the Bench in July, 1983. Since then practiced independently in High Court and City Civil Courts, Hyderabad. Appointed as Additional Central Government standing Counsel for three years in the month of August, 1995. Appointed as Government pleader for Endowments, Forest, Environment and Energy for three years w.e.f., 28.7.1997. Standing Counsel for Canara Bank; Power Grid Corporation of India; M/s Ceat India Limited; Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad; Andhra Mahila Sabha Arts & Science college, Hyderabad and panel Advocate for State Bank of India and State Bank of Hyderabad. Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh w.e.f.17.5.1999 and as Judge w.e.f. 20.4.2000.


Date: 8th March
Name: Dr C Kalpana
Organization: VNRVJIET Designation:Associate Professor

Dr. C. Kalpana is an Associate Professor of English and Chairperson of the Board of Studies for English in VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology,

Hyderabad and has a teaching experience of 28 years. A post graduate in English Literature from HCU and a Ph. D from OU, her area of research is women’s writings and she has presented papers in The 14th International Conference of ACLALS, in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in August 2007 and The 13th International Conference of ACLALS, Hyderabad in August 2004.

She is a Certified Business English Trainer and Infosys Certified Soft Skills Trainer.  She has organized and has contributed as a resource person at training workshops at the AP Judicial Academy, IIIT Kadapa and other institution. She is a member of ACLALS and ELTAI--Professional Societies. She co-ordinates the sessions at the Hyderabad Literary Festival every year.


Date:11th March
Name:Ekta Bahl
Organization: Samvaad Partners
Designation:Partner
Topic: Legal Reasoning with focus on corporate law

Ekta has significant experience in corporate and commercial laws, with specific focus on corporate restructuring, project finance, private equity and M&A. Ekta has substantial industry specific experience in the areas of information technology,

Ekta has significant experience in corporate and commercial laws, with specific focus on corporate restructuring, project finance, private equity and M&A. Ekta has substantial industry specific experience in the areas of information technology,

She has also been a speaker at various fora with respect to legal issues on several subjects. Ekta has passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT), which enables lawyers to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales. Ekta has also completed the 40 Hours Certification Training Programme on Civil & Commercial Mediation and Negotiation offered by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Ekta is admitted to practice law in India.