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Report on Faculty Development Programme on

“INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING, EVALUATION AND RESEARCH SKILLS”

Date: 2nd December 2019 – 7th December 2019 SLS Hyderabad

Introduction

In the year 1950, North American medical schools started conducting the activity to improve the teaching of medical professionals which was considered as the first structured faculty development programme. It is now an ongoing and the most common form of activity in teaching profession. Today the profession of teaching has become quite challenging because of the latest technological development. The trend in the teaching profession is in changing scenario, and the teachers are expected to be more effective in teaching, evaluating and research. Being a teacher is not just about communicating knowledge, it is about making sure that the students truly integrate this knowledge and derive learning out of it. Any teaching that does not result in effective learning is useless. Therefore, to be an effective teacher, one needs to be able to deliver the domain knowledge using the most suitable pedagogical tools. An effective teacher is also required to remain at frontiers of knowledge in his/her areas of subject expertise and gain working knowledge of other domains as Law is essentially interdisciplinary. Hence the periodical faculty development programme for the teachers is in high need, to continuously upgrade him/her in teaching and research. Therefore, the present Faculty Development Programme (FDP) initiated and aimed to enhance the teaching and research skill of the faculties from college/institute/university belongs to the broad disciplines Law, Social Science, and Management on following objectives:


Objectives of the Faculty Development Programme
  • To obtain an in-depth understanding of various recent pedagogy of Law, Social Science, and Management

  • To enhance the knowledge of evaluation standards and practices

  • To improve the research capabilities by understanding the elements of a good research proposal; qualitative and quantitative and data analysis tools and techniques


The programme was attended by 48 participants; 19 participants were from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, 22 participants were from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2 participants were from Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur, 2 participants were from Symbiosis Law School Noida and the rest from other universities. Attendees included Research Scholars and Academicians from varied background. While designing the structure of the programme it was kept in mind that there are going to be people from different background that’s why emphasis was given not pertaining to one single field so that maximum can be benefitted out of it. Two high tea (Morning and Evening) Lunch and Dinner was provided to participants daily and one kit was issued to each participant at the time of registration.


Day 1 (Monday - 2nd December 2019)
Inaugural Function

The programme started with lighting of lamp at Inaugural Ceremony, where Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad in his welcome address welcomed Prof. Dr. Richard Anthony Glofcheski, Honk Kong University; Prof. (Dr.) K. I. Vibhute, Director, Amity Law School, Mumbai; Prof. (Dr.) J. S. Patil Vice Chancellor, NLU Assam; Prof. (Dr.) Ravi Jain, Director, SIBM Hyderabad. Prof. (Dr.) Ravi Jain, Director, SIBM, Hyderabad, in his address said that learning is a continuous process and explained the 4 quarters of the process of learning Prof. (Dr.) Richard Anthony Glofcheki, Honk Kong University, said that we are learners in this lifelong learning process and a teacher must give to his student seeds to plant and not the fruits Prof. (Dr.) K. I. Vibhute, Director, Amity Law School, Mumbai, explained the difference between a Teacher and Good Teacher. He also highlighted that a teacher has not become redundant in spite of Google. He explained the 3 R’s for a teacher i.e. Reading, Retention and Retrieval. Prof. (Dr.) J. S. Patil, Vice Chancellor NLU Assam, in his presidential address has questioned the audience ‘are we able to understand ourselves’ and said to search for new things in treasure of knowledge. Dr. Anuradha Binnuri, Deputy Director SLS, Hyderabad gave vote of thanks for the Inaugural Ceremony.

Morning Session

Prof. (Dr.) K. I. VIBHUTE (Director, Amity Law School, Mumbai)
Teaching Skills – I & II: Classical Methods (Class room lecture, Interaction, etc.) & Public Laws

During his interaction Dr. Vibhute discussed about who a teacher is, and how Law should be taught. According to him a teacher should not be a teacher in text, but he must be a teacher in the context. He discussed about why we must go with the context and explained its indicators; he also referred to the platform on which we must be acquainted with. He said every day is an examination day and the students are going to examine us. He explained the concept of 3 R’s i.e. Reading Retention and Retrieval. Research is a Systematic Scientific Inquire and Legal Research is a systematic investigation of a legal fact that increases the sum of knowledge of law. It involves 2 A’s i.e. Ascertainment of Law and Advancement of Law. He added saying that a teacher should not be redundant in e-age. He explained about the scope and relevance of legal research and major stages in legal research.

Afternoon Session

Prof. (Dr.) J. S. Patil (Vice Chancellor, NLU Assam)
Teaching Skills – 3 & 4: Legal Aid Clinic & Curriculum Designing

Dr. Patil, explained how important a Legal Aid Clinic is in a law college and shared his experiences. He started University College of Law Legal Aid Clinic the first of its kind and fought on various public issues to name a few, Capitation Fees, Daily Wage workers case etc. In case of fight against capitation fees, through the legal aid clinic, he approached Supreme Court, submitted writ petition where the presentation of the case was done by the students and won the case (PIL) against capitation fees.
In case of Daily wage workers case – over 10 years period nearly five lakh employees were regularised. He is the one who set Karnataka State Law University. He also played a major role in bringing Khadi back. In case of National Register of Citizens Assam, PARICHAY is been set up to help those people While talking on curriculum designing, he discussed about the points to be considered while designing the curriculum. He shared his experience on how a course which was introduced by him lasted for 10 years. He proposed an add-on course as a 7th paper to be developed as indigenous course (national / international) by any one of the centres.
He also said to integrate CBCS & CGPA, must make curriculum simple as if it is a feast to the students. He said there is a need to include Mahatma Gandhi’s Ahimsa in the curriculum. He said that we must integrate past into present to go into the future. Later in the evening, participants were taken to local hotel for Dinner.

Day 2 (Tuesday – 3rd December 2019)

Morning Session

Prof. (Dr.) Richard Anthony Glofcheski, Hong Kong University
Teaching Skills – 5 & 6: Contemporary Methods (Case Study method, Activity based learning, using modern technology)

According to Prof. Richard the seminar outcomes were to reflect upon and reconsider the role of teacher in higher education, and consider and evaluate why and how authentic learning and assessment can produce more productive learning.
He said university should not be a disruption of learning, make our experience meaningful. Teaching philosophy should be personality-drive. He explained what could be Graduate Attributes / Learning Outcomes and inter relationship between learning outcomes, assessment tasks and teaching & learning activities. He explained about the centrality of assessment and role of assessment in higher education. He said assess as you teach and teach as you assess and spoke about various methods such as News Reports, Reflective Media Dairies, Video Documentaries, Feedback etc

Afternoon Session

Dr. Tanmoy De, Dr. Ramakrishna Dikkatwar & Dr. VK Satya Prasad (Faculty, SIBM, Hyderabad)
Teaching Skills – 7 & 8: Online Teaching, MOOCs, SWAYAM

This session started with Dr. VK Satya Prasad (Faculty SIBM Hyderabad) explaining about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Difference between classroom learning and online learning, difference between MOOCs and online courses and the various platforms those are available.
Dr. Dikkatwar Ramakrishna (Faculty SIBM Hyderabad) explained about Learning Centric MOOC and explained the difference between classroom scenario and LCM model. He also explained how Lectures and Demos become Learning Dialogues (LeD), Assignments and Activities become Learning by Doing (LbD), Instructor-Learner interaction becomes Responses and Feedback (RF), Learner-Learner interaction becomes Learner Experience Interaction (LxI), Additional Readings become Learning Extensions (LxT) and Exams and Assessment become Knowledge Consolidation (KC). He also explained how to create LeD Learning Dialogues.
Dr. Tanmoy De (Faculty SIBM Hyderabad) gave a presentation on how to design MOOC, need analysis, content analysis, learner analysis, course outline, objectives, instructional strategies, instructional material, evaluation strategies, time-wise course session plan, implementation and duration of the course.

Day 3 (Wednesday – 4th December 2019)

Morning Session

Prof. (Dr.) Shashikala Gurpur (Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune & Dean, Faculty of Law, SIU, Pune)
Teaching Skills – 9 & 10: Experiential Learning & Quality Research and Publication

Dr. Shashikala Gurpur discussion were about integrating experiential learning into the law school curriculum, practice value of experiential legal education and using experiential education to develop human resources for the non profit community. The relevant material was shared to the participants one day prior to the scheduled session. She explained life of law teachers in India and in other countries. She said we must respond to human suffering and be an activist. She explained Indian tryst with Experiential learning, starting from clinical legal education movement by Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon that has now moved from apprentice culture to court visits through 4 clinical courses. She said experiential learning is a degree beyond clinical learning, with experiential learning one will develop critical thinking that will lead to stretching of mind. She explained about Legal Education Context, also gave an activity to the participants to share their experience about experiential learning – what worked? What did not, why? How we can move forward? Participants were divided into three groups and shared their experiences. Talking about Quality Research and Publication, she explained the concept of legal research. She also focused on Legal Research collaboration. She explained the Quality Research indicators like ensuring quality (original, profound, relevant), Utility and Impact pathway

Afternoon Session

Prof. (Dr.) Richard Glofcheski, Hong Kong University
Flipped Class Room and the Learning Impact

Prof. Richard explained about Flipped Class, wherein “what is traditionally done in the class is done outside the class and vice versa. He explained how the change takes place from passive to active, teacher directed to self directed, content centric to inquiry based, individual to collaborative or team oriented, instructional paradigm to learning paradigm, sage on the stage to guide on the side etc.

Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director, SLS Hyderabad
Evaluation Standards and Practices

Dr. Sarfaraz has explained about the evaluation standards and practices that are followed by university. He said evaluation should be such that the examination department has very little to do in moderation.

Dr. Atmaram Shelke & Mr. Abhijeet Vasmatkar (Faculty SLS Pune)

Aligning Course & Programme Outcomes: Drafting of Objectives in Question Paper

Mr. Abhijeet Vasmatkar explained the important aspects of the Objective Based Education, about Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs), Programme Outcomes (Pos), Graduate Attributes (GAs), Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs), Course Outcomes (COs). He explained the Blooms Taxonomy and different levels such as Level I Remembering, Level 2 Understanding, Level 3 Applying, Level 4 Analysing, Level 5 Evaluating and Level 6 Creating.
Dr. Atmaram Shelke, Dy. Director (Administration), SLS Pune, explained drafting multiple choice question paper and different types of question which can be incorporated in multiple choice questions.


Day 4 (Thursday – 5th December 2019)

Morning Session

Prof. (Dr.) G. B. Reddy (Former Dean, Faculty of Law, Osmania University)
Research Skills – I (Doctrinal and Non-Doctrinal)

Dr. Reddy explained about Legal Research in India – Contemporary Trends and the way forward. His discussion was on what is Doctrinal Legal Research, methods of conducting Doctrinal Legal Research, Analytical Legal Research, Historical Legal Research, comparative methods of Legal Research. He also focussed on what is Non-Doctrinal Research and various tools.


Prof. (Dr.) Vishwas Devaiah (Jindal Global University, Sonipat)
Research Skills – II (Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Research methods)

Dr. Vishwas explained about Leal Empiricism, reasons for development, constructed reality and new age realism. He gave example of research questions that prompt empirical approach, various statements that cannot be proved unless there is some empirical evidence. He discussed various quantitative research methods, but focused on questionnaire as a tool to quantify the data. He further discussed various types of questionnaire, what need to be done prior to designing a questionnaire and the questionnaire process.

Afternoon Session

Prof. (Dr.) David Ambrose (Head, Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras, Chennai)
Research Skills – III (Inter disciplinary Approach)

Dr. David Ambrose started his discussion by saying without a student we are not Teachers, our students make us professors. He explained research, (legal, logical and scientific), kinds of research, qualitative, quantitative, inter disciplinary approach and interdisciplinary research. Later the participants were taken to Hyderabad for shopping and site seeing.


Day 5 (Friday – 6th December 2019)

Morning Session

Prof. (Dr.) Bindu Ronald (Dy. Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune)
Teaching Skill – 11 (Corporate Law)

Prof. (Dr.) Bindu Ronald in her discussion spoke about Pedagogy and Andragogy (the method of teaching adult learners), expectations as a law teacher and student expectations from the teacher. She also engaged the participants with a role play exercise of enacting a board room meeting.

Prof. (Dr.) Balraj Chauhan (Vice Chancellor, NLU Jabalpur)
Teaching Skills – 12: (Criminal Justice Administration)

Prof. (Dr.) Balraj Chauhan discussed about the purpose of criminal Law and the principles. He also said about four theories of teaching. Whereby, he has given special focus on 3 components of criminal justice administration – law enforcement, court system and correctional system.

Afternoon Session

Prof. (Dr.) G. Mohan Gopal (Former Director, NLSIU, Bengaluru & National Judicial Academy, Bhopal)
Role of Law Teachers in the contemporary time

Prof. (Dr.) G. Mohan Gopal stated that law schools should be converted into think tanks, students should be trained to reform the judicial system. His whole idea of justice was related to Swaraj and he was of the opinion that we have to re-theorise the idea of justice

Prof. (Dr.) Sairam Bhat (NLSIU, Bangalore)
Private Laws including Commercial Laws

Prof. (Dr.) Sairam Bhat discussed the nuances of the contract law. He has given special focus on the technicalities involved in surrogacy contract.


Day 6 (Saturday – 7th December 2019)
Morning Session

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeepa Bhatt (NUJS, Kolkata)
Teaching Skill – 14: Space Law

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeepa Bhatt who is also the coordinator for society for studies in outer space law at NUJS Kolkata, said Aviation Law and Space Law should be taught separately as both contradict to each other. He also highlighted the differences in liability, registration etc. Further he explained the participant how Space Law as a course can be designed and taught. Historical background, fundamental principles, liability and registration, sovereignty & property rights, environment, military & IP issues, financing private space activities & need for national space laws. Later Prof. discussed about how to write a proposal for a major research project.


Prof. T.S. Subramanya (Dean, School of Legal Studies, CMR Univeristy)
Teaching Skills – 15: International Law

Prof. T.S.Subramanya explained the various dimensions of International Law and Human Rights and recent developments in International Scenario.

Afternoon Session

Dr. Rupal Raut Desai (Associate Professor, SLS, Pune)
Teaching Skills – 16: Intellectual Property and Technology Laws & Maintaining Quality in Objective Type Questions

Dr. Rupal Raut Desai explained how to teach Intellectual Property Law, aspects of teaching Intellectual Property Law, use of different pedagogy/andragogy to engage he students. She also explained as to why practical classes to be taught by experienced practitioners covering actual techniques of prosecution.
She covered the types of IP courses, choosing teaching material and writing syllabus or session plan. Methods of teaching, simulations, drafting exercise and participants had a activity on Negotiation exercise.


Prof. (Dr.) Poonal Saxena (Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Jodhpur)
Teaching Skills – 17: Family Law

Prof. (Dr.) Poonam Saxena, explained the qualities that students are looking for in their teachers and various types of students in a class room atmosphere. She said that teaching family law is different from teaching other laws due to multiplicity of family laws and explained how to teach family law, the importance of valid solemnization of marriage and the fundamental aspects.


VALEDICTORY CEREMONY

At the Valedictory function, welcome address was given by Mrs. Dhanya K. A. (Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad). Followed by speech by the chief guest Dr. Poonam Saxena (Vice Chancellor, National Law School Jodhpur).

Certificates were distributed to all the participants by Dr. Poonam Saxena (Vice Chancellor, National Law School Jodhpur), Dr. Rupal Raut Desai (Associate Professor, SLS, Pune) and Dr. Anuradha Binnuri (Deputy Director, Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad).

Mr. Chandra Sekhar Alladi (Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad) presented the report on Faculty Development. Later the participants shared their experiences.

Dr. Anuradha Binnuri (Deputy Director, Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad) gave vote of thanks and the Faculty Development Programme was concluded by National Anthem at the end.



Date: 29th August, 2019
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.





Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad participated in the Inauguration of the ‘Fit India Movement’ by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India at 10:00AM on 29th August, 2019. The Director, Deputy Director, Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff and the students enthusiastically participated in the event. The event was initiated with a brief introduction about the Fit India Movement, the necessity of a fit lifestyle and healthy living. Thereafter, the Inauguration of the Fit India Movement was telecast live at the Auditorium of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Hyderabad Campus. Subsequent to the inauguration, the Director, Deputy Director, Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff and the students came together to take the pledge of fitness and thereafter, walking 10,000 steps across the campus. The event was served as inspiration for everyone to take time out of their busy lives and take care of their health and fitness.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, launched the Fit India Movement with collaboration from schools and colleges across India. In his historic speech, he appealed to every citizen to take time to make themselves fit, healthy and active. The inauguration took place at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi and the live telecast was screened at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. The event started with a mesmerizing performance depicting the various forms of sports, martial arts, dance and yoga in India. Further, the Hon’ble Prime Minister paid a tribute to Dhyan Chand and appreciated the various sportsmen of India. In his concluding remarks, the Prime Minister appealed to every individual, especially the youth, to engage in physical activity in order to maintain their mental and physical well-being. The telecast inspired and motivated the students and staff of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad to adopt a healthier lifestyle.




After the telecast, the attendees pledged to adopt a healthier lifestyle and thereafter, walked 10,000 steps across the campus of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. The event brought the necessity of a healthy lifestyle and the dangers or a sedentary lifestyle into focus, and thereby, motivated every attendee to maintain their health and fitness.

To commemorate National Sports Day on August 29 ,Sri Narendra Modi during his Mann Ki Baat address on August 25, urged people to visit iconic places and travel places related to nature and wildlife.

Stressing on the need to be fit, he said that a healthy India is his goal and called for a strict control on people's lifestyles. He also emphsasised on the importance of fitness, especially in the times we live in and added that people must change their mindsets when it comes to physical fitness.

Students of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management convened to tune into the live telecast of the Fit India Movement and vowed to take a step towards a healthy life



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SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, HYDERABAD

INDUCTION PROGRAMME – JULY 2019

DAY: 01: ICE- BREAKING SESSION



After the inaugural ceremony of the new academic year for the new batch of students, an ice breaking session for all the students was organized on the campus wherein students actively participated in it. This session was organized with an intention to make students comfortable in the new environment at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. As the students take a leap into a new career they are faced with anxiety, curiosity and sometimes fear. The thought of spending 5 years away from home might sometimes be daunting for a student.


With this view in mind, trainers from Dishi Consultants were invited to conduct the ice-breaking session for the students. They aimed at making the students comfortable and create a launch pad for them to start off their careers with a positive note. Their main focus was to make the students understand what TEAM is all about. They believe in Trust Empathy Attitude Motivation and the focus of the session was also on the same theme.




The session began with an introduction of each student with their fellow mates followed by human scavenger activity wherein students were given a task which aimed at realizing the importance of communication and building relations. With umpteen activities throughout the session, students imbibed many valuable lessons like trusting each other on campus, being empathetic and kind towards fellow mates, and so on. During the session, students were also shown few motivational videos so that they could draw inspiration from those who faced challenges in life and ended up being successful in life. The teams also focused on making students understand the importance of having right attitude, positive thinking, facing different challenges in life and so on. The team enthralled the students with a number of fun-filled activities like exercise, dance, sing, and communicate with each other so that they mingle with their peers in a better way.


By way of storytelling, sharing one’s experiences, individual as well as group activities students learnt a lot from the session about each other and were open to one another while being entertained and engaged in different activities. It was heart-warming to watch large group of students participating this event and making the best of the day. It was a wonderful evening with a lot of memorable moments captured to cherish forever. The session ended with good music, dance and cheers!


About the organizers:

Having identified the gap between the academic and the corporate world, a group of young and dynamic professionals started Dishi Consultants in 2011. The word “Dishi” in hindi means direction and in Chinese means “Man of Virtue”. The objective of Dishi, as an organization, is to create a blend of both these meanings and impact organizations by enhancing productivity and performance through effective people skills. Dishi comprises of highly skilled, motivated & committed professionals who facilitate transformation of the participants. A team of 4 trainers visited Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad and conducted this ice-breaking session on the 1st of July 2019 from 2pm to 5pm in different classrooms. The session ended up with a refreshment to all the students.



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ DAY’19 REPORT

Venue: Auditorium

Date: 31st July



On the eve of Dr. S.B. Majumdar’s birthday the students of SIBM and SLS Hyderabad came together and put a beautiful show of dance, music, drama and fashion to celebrate the various talents of the students. The programme began at 11.00am and ended around 1.40pm with students breaking for lunch. The detailed event flow for the same is attached herewith.





ISD EVENT FLOW: 31 July, 2019 (Wednesday)

 

 

10:30 - 10:40

Student report at the venue

10:40 - 10:45

Introduction of S.B. Majumdar

10:45 - 10:55

SIU Video

10:55 - 10:56

Invite the dignitaries to stage

10:56 - 11:00

Lighting of the lamp

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome speech by SLS Deputy Director

11:05 - 11: 15

Presidential address by SIBM Director

11:15 - 11: 25

Presidential address by SLS Director



Cultural Programme Flow

11: 30 - 11:40

SIBM Music

11:41 - 11:43

SLS Music Set Up

11:43 - 11:55

SLS music performance

11:55 - 12:00

Stage set up for dramatics

12:00 - 12:30

SIBM Drama

12:30 - 12:34

SIBM dance set up

12:34 - 12:40

SIBM Solo dance performance

12:40 - 12:42

SLS stage set up

12:42 - 12:52

SLS Dance performance

12:52 - 12:53

Stage set-up

12:53 - 12:57

SIBM Group dance performance

12:57 - 1:00

Fashion show stage set-up

1:00 - 1:10

SIBM Fashion Performance

1:10 – 1:15

Address by international student

1:15 – 1:20

Address by international student

1:20 - 1:25

Vote of Thanks by SIBM Deputy Director

1:25 - 1:27

National Anthem

1:27 - 1:32

WDC Drama

1:32

Break for Lunch



PARENTS SESSION BY S.C.E.W

Date: 1st July, 2019

Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad


A session on orienting parents to concerns of mental health among the students of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad was conducted on July 1st 2019 by the Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW). The session was focussed on “Building Responsible, Respectful and Resilient Children in Today’s World”.


The Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW) was established in August 2018. SCEW, headed by a psychiatrist- Dr. Girija Mahale, consists of a team of psychological counsellors at every campus with inhouse facility for psychiatric consultation. The centre provides free, confidential and non judgemental counselling sessions, along with the conduction of awareness and educational workshops, and seminars. Counsellors are available for assistance during emergencies 24/7 via telephone. The parent session was conducted as part of SCEW’s initiatives to collaborate with all stakeholders: parents, faculty, institute, health centre, friends, and any others.


The workshop was conducted by representatives of SCEW, Ms. Aarathy R Lakshmi and Ms. Meghna Kohli, psychological counsellors with SCEW for Hyderabad and Bangalore campuses respectively. The 2 hour session was aimed at helping parents and guardians better understand their child’s mental health, and increasing awareness about emotional wellbeing.


The session broadly addressed the following areas:

● Knowing what are the concerns faced by students

● Learning the reasons behind the concerns faced

● Understanding how students cope with these difficulties

● Importance of parent involvement and roles played by parents

● Addressing parents’ emotions


The most commonly faced issues by students of the age group were discussed. Some of these included unhealthy coping mechanisms, problems related to communication, difficulty in adjusting to a new environment, procrastination, concerns with self-esteem, anxiety, problems with regulating emotions or moods, depression, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships.


A plethora of reasons were brought up in the forum to answer the question of why students face these issues. It was also highlighted and understood by the participants that many of these concerns are interrelated, and hence need to be tackled in a holistic manner. Post the discussion of the difficulties faced and the causal factors, the session then drew attention tolearning how students deal with the issues. Some of the unhealthy and healthy strategies of coping used by students were discussed.


Additionally, parents were aided with signs to watch out for in their children. Parents were informed of their involvement and role played in the process of transition. Specific communication strategies were discussed with the help of real life examples such as attendance shortage, and low grades. Lastly, parents’ emotions were also discussed as its also a transitioning phase for them, what is sometimes referred to as the ​ empty nest syndrome ​ . A 30 day self-care checklist was shared with them.


The methods adopted for the session were both instructional and interactive in nature. Activities were included to enhance introspection and reflection. Participants asked questions and gave suggestions that were welcomed by the facilitators. A variety of emotions were tackled in the duration of the session and afterwards as well.


In conclusion, the participants were informed of the procedure to reach out to the Psychological Counsellor and SCEW Team for the students’ emotional well-being. The session was well received by the parents and was noted as a good initiative towards promoting health. ​ It helped in the collaboration between SCEW and parents, who are the primary important stakeholders in students’ health. It also helped in getting to know each other better, thus bridging any gap.


The session was a great learning experience for parents and facilitators to share their experiences openly without any hesitation or judgement. Parents reported that they found the workshop useful and visited the counsellor personally post the session for queries and concerns.



“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”


-Abraham Lincoln




No quote better suits the ideology of mooting and this message was made very clear during the First Moot Orientation Programme of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad which introduced the 2019-24 batch to the world of mooting, an activity that will at some point of time become the central focus of any law student’s college career. The programme was conducted by the senior members of the Moot Court Association from 9th- 12th July, 2019.


The programme began with an introduction to mooting, what it is, why it is so important and what the procedures of mooting were. The moot problem, opinions and perspectives of the audience were then discussed. The audience was then taught how to approach any given problem by breaking it down and filtering out unnecessary information. Students were then asked to highlight information they deemed necessary in the problem and were then asked to justify why they believed the information to be important for their preparation. All the relevant information was then organized and noted for all students to view. The students were then given explanations as to why certain information was relevant to the problem while, the problem also consisted of unnecessary information meant to confuse students.


The students were taught about the correct procedure to be followed while researching for the problem and how they were to use legal authorities while mooting. Students were then taught about the importance of a memorial, its formatting, the expected content and the order in which it must be drafted. The next topic covered was oral pleadings and how to divide arguments during pleadings into different stages.





The students were then briefed about the formalities of mooting, how one must address themselves, the other side and the judges. They were then informed about mooting etiquette, what one must do, what one must not do, how they must present themselves and how they must present their cases. The briefings were then followed by an informative question and answer session to clear any doubts the students had. Questions about the 4th Internal Moot Court Competition, Zeal such as the formation of teams, the method of research and the format of proceedings were put forward by the students and were then clarified by the members of the Moot Court Association, thus concluding the first orientation programme.




REPORT ON LEGAL SERVICES CAMP

NALSA (effective implementation of poverty alleviation schemes)

SUBMITED BY:

LEGAL AID CENTRE



SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, HYDERABAD

SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL (DEEEMED) UNIVERISTY, PUNE



UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF

DISTRICT LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

RANGA REDDY DISTRICT COURT, L.B NAGAR


DATE AND LOCATION: 17th August, 2019; KBR Convention- Keesara.



MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED THE CAMP:







1.

Chaitra P

2.

B Deepthi

3.

Lahari Gurrala

4.

VS Bharat Ram

5.

Akula Sai Jaihuk Reddy

6.

Yuktika Kadali

7.

Sandra Lisa Philip





BREIF INTRODUCTION:


National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) aims at providing free legal services to eligible candidates and organize Lok Adalats for speedy resolution of cases. There is a provision for similar mechanism at state and district level also. In accordance with the aim of NALSA, this legal camp was conducted to provide effective implementation of poverty alleviation. This initiative was taken upon by the Telangana State Legal Services Authority and District Legal Services Authority as per the NALSA module and conducted the awareness camp in Rangareddy District. The primary objective of this camp was to spread awareness amongst the villagers and few other tribal societies and also provide the government with the issues being faced by the people of the backward classes, so that their basic requirements and necessities are met and their problems are considered in the eyes of law to be solved.


PURPOSE OF THE VISIT:

The purpose of the visit was to provide the students an insight into what problems the villagers and the backward community are facing, but in more depth this was being communicated to the students by the people themselves. As Para Legal Volunteers we aim at spreading legal literacy and legal awareness amongst the people and, in particular, to educate weaker section of the society about the rights, benefits and privileges guaranteed by social welfare legislations and other enactments as well as administrative programmes and measures.


OUTCOME:

This helped the students acknowledge the problems faced by the backward community and how they can be solved and the measures taken by the government through implementation of various schemes in accordance with the NALSA module. There were a lot of cases where people did not have a place for shelter or food to eat. As the saying by John D. Rockfeller, Jr goes, "Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege." This provided opportunities for many people to come share their problems to be looked into so that they are given with what they need and the students to become a part of this much respected and regarded initiative. This initiative taken upon by the state and district government was very helpful in making the students understand the procedures of legal formalities to be followed for the camp which was conducted and the problems to be heard so that that they are noted and considered to fulfil the needs of the backward community. 


ABOUT THE EVENT:

Legal Services Camp on Effective Implementation of Poverty Alleviation Schemes is the first camp organised by the District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the National Legal Services Authority. As the main aim of this camp was to spread Legal Awareness, to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society so that they do not remain deprived of justice due to their economic or other disabilities.

The main objective behind setting up these stalls in an awareness program is to spread awareness about welfare legislations and schemes and strengthen the community’s access to the schemes being implemented by the legal services authority and other departments of government. It aimed at identifying and connecting people to welfare schemes to ensure that fruits of welfare schemes are passed to eligible people, to understand legal needs of people and address legal problems of people by giving appropriate legal advice and taking other necessary steps. Dignitaries for the event; Sr. Civil Judge/ Secretary, District Legal Services Authority Shri Uday Kumar, Malkajgiri Bar Association President - Yadagiri Rao, Ranga Reddy District Judge – Renuka , IPC,DPC L.B Nagar – Sampreet Singh, Joint Collector Medchal District Srinivas Reddy and other municipal commissioner of various zones illuminated the minds of the people by explaining the core aim of the camp and the purposed of setting of stalls based on Government Schemes and the benefits which can be availed through the stalls by the weaker sections of the society in order to alleviate poverty. They emphasized on the problems faced by the people who are living below the Poverty Line. A brief explanation was given as to what was the main purpose of the Telangana Government for the implementation of these schemes (especially for the weaker and the backward sections of the society). A concise description was given as to how the Legal Services Authorities extend to educate the weaker sections of the society about the rights, benefits and privileges guaranteed by social welfare legislations and other enactments as well as administrative programmes and measures.

The students were able to interact with the people belonging to the weaker sections of the society who are deprived of justice due to their economic or other disabilities and their problems were noted and acknowledged. Each student was given one stall and they assisted the members of the stall while noting the problems faced by the people. Issues related to people who belong to weaker and backward sections of the society(SC’s & ST’s), domestic violence against women, child labour, child marriage, unorganized and unemployed labour, beggars and homeless people, victims of disasters, people suffering from various kinds of disabilities, people who are deprived economically etc where addressed and acknowledged through the stalls which were set up. Stalls based on schemes for legal services to disaster victims through legal services authorities, victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, effective implementation of poverty alleviation schemes, protection and enforcement of tribal rights, legal services to the victims of drug abuse and eradication of drug menace, legal services to senior citizens, child friendly legal services to children and their protection, legal services to the workers in the unorganized sector etc were organized.


EXPERIENECE: 

Through this awareness camp the students learned in depth about the working of the legal services authority and why there is a need to effect paradigm shift from awareness to empowerment. Throughout this camp the students were able to educate themselves about the functioning of the Legal Services Authorities and enlightened the people about their entitlements and apprise them about the availability of free legal services. The work done by the DLSA in this regard stood out, as the guests who attended the event were able to give their true insight into what it is like to organise an awareness camp. The visit was truly one of a kind that opened the students’ minds to various things which are otherwise not given as much importance.

Independence Day Celebration – 15th August 2019 

The Independence Day celebration at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, on the 15th August 2019, was organized by SIBM and SLS at Academic Block between 8:30 am to 10:00 am. The event was started with hosting of Flag by Directors, Chief Guest, Faculties, Staff and Students with National Anthem. After the felicitation and flag hoisting, Director of SIBM, Hyderabad, Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain and Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan Director of SLS Hyderabad addressed the gathering. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Om Prakash Shukla, Principal National Defence Academy Pune, also addressed the gathering.





Music Cell students came up with patriotic songs which was the last part of the celebrations.




Center For Gender Studies

Report Submission

Dated- 14th August, 2019.

Event: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Introduction: 

Human Trafficking is very serious crime which violates human rights as well. In most of the cases the victims of human trafficking are women and children. The victims are used for forced labor, prostitution, slavery, sexual purposes, servitude or the removal of organs. The United Nations has declared 30th July as World Day Against Trafficking in Person to make efforts to reduce the crime of trafficking by urging the governments of different countries to take proper actions against the crime. To embark this day, the Center for Gender Studies and the Center for Human Rights have collaborated to organize an event where the students of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad were invited to write an article related to Human Trafficking. The topic give was: “India’s Anti-Trafficking Bill turning a blind eye to socio-economic reality of trafficked persons.”



Objective/Purpose:

The main idea of this event was to make the students involve in the happenings around the world and they would find out about how the laws are implemented in the society. The research on the topic would give the students a broad idea about the laws that actually help the victims of human trafficking and reduce the crime of trafficking. The articles written can also be used as suggestions to amendments of the parts which are unnecessary and improper. Proper research can be done to get accurate information about the conditions of the victims.

Ideas Discussed:

The article had a word limit of 1500 words and it should not exceed the limit. The articles had to be submitted on or before 6th August, 2019. The articles had to be sent to the link that was mentioned in the mail. The articles submitted would be evaluated and awarded accordingly. Prize money is also given to the winners. The winner of the first place would get an amount of 1500 rupees, the second ranker would get an amount of rupees 1000 and the person securing the third place would win rupees 500. The best article would be seen as a recommendation for the Bill.



Response/Outcome:

The cell received an overwhelming response from the students. It received a lot of articles from students of all the batches and the articles were vibrant and informative. There was a healthy competition among all the participants which made the event successful.





REPORT OF GUEST LECTURE BY JUSTICE B PRAKASH RAO
04/09/2019


Justice B Prakash Rao a former Chief Justice of Telangana High Court have been Invited to deliver the lecture on “ Appeal from District Court to High Court” “Writes under Indian Constitution ”on 3rd of Sept. 2019 to 4th of Sept. 2019. The Guest has been welcomed by the speech of Director Symbiosis Law School, Prof. (Dr) Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan. Prof. (Dr.) S.B. Dwarakanath was also present on the occasion of welcome speech. The guest lecture was mandatory to 5th Year Students. Subject incharge of Drafting Pleading and Conveyancing introduced the guest to students and request guest to deliver his lecture.

First Day:

On the very first day i.e 3rd of Sept. 2019 Justice B Prakash Rao covered the aspect of Appeal from District Court to High Court. The first two lectures were engaged for A and B Division and rest session were opened for C and D divisions. Both the sessions ended with the open discussion and question answer sessions. Each Session continued for 2 hours.


Second Day:

All A to D divisions sat together for listening the guest B. Prakash Rao. The session opened with the specialty of the day, and then course moved toward the further discussion. Wherein, he covered all writes and the drafts thereof. Special Emphasis has been given on Writ of Hebius Corpus and Special Leave Petition. Justice B. Prakash Rao rained up to 2 hours and at the end, he read one enormous poem from the book of his late daughter collection on Intellection. Mr. Pankaj Umbarkar offered the vote of thanks to justice b. Prakash Rao. The Guest gifted the copy of Intellections to Mr. Pankaj Umbarkar as his memory on the campus. The details schedule of presentation is as under



Sr.No

Topic Covered

Date

Time

Venue

Division

01

Appeal from District Court to High Court


Petition of writ of Habeas Corpus arising out of criminal case to high court under Art. 226 of Indian Constitution

3/9/2019

10.35 AM to 11.35 AM




11.40 PM to 12.40 PM

Assembly Hall

A B C D





A B CD



02

Writ Petition Under Art 32 of Indian Constitution Special Leave Petition Under Article 136 of Indian Constitution

4/9/2019

10.30 AM to 12. 30 PM




Moot Court Hall / Assembly Hall

A, B C D


REPORT OF GUEST LECTURE BY DR. ANIRBAN CHAKRABORTHY

12/09/2019

Mr. Anirban Chakraborty, Associate professor of law from MNLU, Nagpur have been Invited to deliver the lecture on “Conveyancing” from 9th of Sept. 2019 to 12th of Sept. 2019. Subject incharge of Drafting Pleading and Conveyancing introduced the guest to students and request guest to deliver his lecture. The Guest has been welcomed by the speech of Director Symbiosis Law School, Prof. (Dr) Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan. The guest lecture was mandatory to 5th Year Students. On the very first day i.e 9th of Sept. 2019 Dr. Chakraborty covered the aspect of introduction of Conveyancing. Further he moved to explain the draft of sale deed. The five days schedule of the guest is as under


Sr.No

Topic to be Cover

Date

Time

Venue

Division

01

Draft of Deed of Sale

9/9/2019

9.30 AM to 10.30 AM

1.40 PM to 2.40 PM

Assembly Hall

A and C


D and B

02

Draft of Development Agreement between Developer and Owner of the land.

Draft of Deed of Mortgage.

Draft of Lease Deed

10/9/2019

6.00PM to 8.00 PM in convention hall

Assembly Hall

ABC and D

03

Draft of Negotiable Instruments and Promissory Note

Draft of Gift Deed


11/9/2019

9.30 AM to 11.30 AM

1.40 PM to 3.40 PM

Assembly Hall

A and C


D and B

04

Draft of Lease and License Agreement

Partnership Deed-Formation and Dissolution


12/9/2019

9.30 AM to 11.30 AM

1.40 PM to 3.40 PM

Assembly Hall

A and C

D and B


After completing of all the sessions, the last session was organized in convention hall. Where he has been falicited by Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahamad Khan, Director SLS-H. At the end Pankaj Umbarkar, Subject incharge offered vote of thanks.




TEACHER’s DAY 2019

Date- 5th September
Venue- Multipurpose Hall
Timings- 12.30pm-2.15pm

For Teachers Day, we had planned and organized a special lunch for the faculty in the Multipurpose Hall. They were first invited through a letter of invitation and a chocolate waiting for them at their table before they started their day. After this, a special biryani lunch with sweet and cake was arranged in the multipurpose hall for the teachers. The Director and Deputy Director along with special presence of Director of Clinical Education MNLU, Prof. Dwarakanath Sir and all Teaching and Non-teaching staff cut the cake which signified the beginning of the Teacher’s Day celebrations. After all the teachers enjoyed the food, a game of crossword with the teachers’ first/last names as the words and a phrase related to them as the clue, was prepared. The teachers thoroughly enjoyed this activity and the event ended with the Cultural Troupe telling them that there is a surprise waiting for them at their tables which was a thermal magic cup and a letter. For this event our Cultural Cell Incharge Dr. Priyanka Madam helped us lot.







REPORT ON AVAGAHANA’19

(THEME- RESPECT FOR RIGHTS IN DIGITAL AGE)



SUBMITED BY:

LEGAL AID CENTRE



SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, HYDERABAD

SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL (DEEEMED) UNIVERISTY, PUNE





PANEL DISCUSSION

THEME- The Internet culture and its predicament 

Date and Time: - 14th August, 2019, (10:00am to 1pm)
Location: - Convention Hall, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.




MEMBERS PRESENT:

Faculty-in-charge: Prof K. Shanthi

1.

Sriharshitha Chada

2.

P Chaitra

3.

N.Srinidhi Reddy

4.

Manogya Chava

5.

Meghna Mishra

6.

Nidhi A.K

7.

Harish Kesav

8.

Akshaya Chintala

9.

Apoorva Ghore

10.

Bhakti Khule

11.

V.S. Bharat Ram

12.

Vinitha Reddy

13.

Sanjana

14.

Tanisha

15.

Lahari Gurrala

16.

Deepthi Reddy

17.

Rahul Prasad

18.

Jaishuk

19.

Sandra

20.

Harshwita

21.

Yuktika Kadali



BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

The Legal Aid Centre conducts “Avagahana” as a vital component of its work to make the people aware of certain significant issues that are necessary to be made aware of and bringing it to their conscience hence making them vigilant about the same. This year the Legal Aid Centre flagged off its second edition of “Avagahana” for the academic year 2019-2020. As evident from the name “Avagahana”, it means awareness and aims at spreading the knowledge and proliferate it among the people at large. The Centre aimed at expanding awareness regarding cybercrime and how the social media serves as the main source and medium for this. It included interactive sessions to make the gathering get a wide view of the topic taken for discussion, thereby making it engrossing.


PURPOSE OF THE EVENT:

The purpose of this event was to expand the knowledge of the students on the topic, ‘The internet culture and its predicament’, mainly focusing on cyber-crime issues that would have been otherwise completely neglected, through a panel discussion. A Digital Strategy Consulting report, suggests that the average internet user in India, spends around three hours a day on the web. However, this count is not actual intelligent usage or even wide-spread usage. The reach is growing at a massive rate. However, the internet culture of the country is still not mature enough to utilize online resources fully or even build new ones. There is a lack of real 'internet culture' and ‘digital literacy’, where the web is used as wholly a utility as roads, electricity or other infrastructure. Research conducted by Phil Agre, an associate professor of communication at the University of California mentions, "Simply putting everyone on the Internet, however, will not ensure that they share their thinking with one another." With such diverse interests, it is quite a tedious job to attain a particular internet culture among citizens of the second-most populated nation on Earth. The aim was to provide the students with any possible knowledge on cyber-crimes to make them vigilant about the same.


ABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSION:

The main event of Avagahana this year was to give the students ample knowledge into the matter of cyber-crimes through a panel discussion. 

  • The panel embraced eminent personalities which included 

  • Mr. Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda Commissionerate.

  • Mr. Dileep Konatham, Director for Digital Media at Information Technology, Electronics & Communications Department, Government of Telangana

  • Mr. Anil Rachamalla, the founder of the End Now Foundation, India's first Non-profit Organization

  • Dr. Baijesh Ramesh, an Internet Addiction Therapist and a Neuropsychologist

  • Dr. Shanta Thoutam, Vice president of Corporate Innovation and Business Development at T-Hub.

Mr. Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, in light of various issues in today’s cyberspace he addressed the gathering in establishing the crucial nexus between the law and the police department in ensuring public safety and the upcoming tech-savvy generation of our country. He gave an insight on how the internet culture is giving rise to various crimes. Playing a very vital role in the cybercrime department, he observed that lack of literacy, awareness and knowledge in law were the deterrent factors which generally dissuade people from approaching for assistance.

Mr. Dileep Konatham, stated that internet has predominantly taken over the present generation due to which various crimes have been committed in this department. He highlighted on how the Telangana Government is taking initiatives in ensuring that cyber related offences are being tackled with. He also emphasized major key points while accessing the internet which included on how calls, posts and text messages are always being recorded every single hour of the day.

Anil Rachamalla, had contributed to the discussion by pointing out the internet and cyberspace etiquettes and its relevance in the current generation. Being the founder of End Now foundation, he introduced various projects that the Foundation has and shall accomplish in the future to provide assistance and improve the negative impacts of social media in our lives.

Dr. Baijesh Ramesh, as a therapist he spoke about the impacts of social media on the minds of the younger generation. By narrating everyday examples, he very well conveyed the changing psychology regarding the social media addiction. He efficiently put forward the initiatives taken by him in contributing towards the menace of cybercrime.

Dr. Shanta Thoutam, who was the moderator for the panel discussion, put forth various questions to the learned panelists which led to an indulging discussion. She acted as a medium between the present panelists and the students by conveying the necessary information which created a forum in exchange of experiences and information.

This diverse group of panelists were called to give opinions and address the problem in their perspective, thus giving the students a view of all of them. By the end of the panel discussion, with the topic being addressed by all the panelists, the students were given a chance to make their queries about the problem and clarify them if they had any. This made it an interactive and lively session where these queries were answered. The questions posed by the students played a major in directing the discussion towards a more open and helpful session. The discussion was made more interesting by exemplifying. Case laws, wrongful usage of the internet and many other topics were covered within a short span of time. 

The panel guests ensured that all dimensions were considered and a valuable viewpoint was presented.


OUTCOME

This panel discussion was an eye-opener to the students as they were presented with a lot of information about which they merely had knowledge, or to put into simple words; had knowledge but had not been addressed yet. This also enabled the students in gaining insights with regard to cyber-crimes and spreading awareness about the same. The emphasis on the wrongful usage of the internet, excessive usage, its ultimate outcome and its effect on the mental health was a major turn on for the gathering. In light of various issues in today’s cyberspace the students were addressed regarding establishing the crucial nexus between the law and the police department in ensuring public safety and the upcoming tech-savvy generation of our country. This also enabled the students in gaining insights with regard to cyber-crimes and spreading awareness about the same. The emphasis on the wrongful usage of the internet, excessive usage, its ultimate outcome and its effect on the mental health was a major turn on for the gathering.


AWARENESS WORKSHOP

THEME: Cyber Crime Awareness – Technicalities & Prevention

Date & Time: 14th September,2019; (2:00PM-4:00PM)

Location: Convention Hall, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad




ABOUT THE EVENT:

In order to create awareness amongst the pupils of the 21st century, about the hazards of the virtual world, a workshop has been organized by the members of the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad conducted a workshop in collaboration with the Cyber Crime Department, Hyderabad City Police on Cyber Crime Awareness- “Technicalities & Prevention.

The major objective behind conducting the workshop was to create and build awareness among the present generation. In this workshop, Mr. Madan Goud, Sub-inspector of Police(Hyderabad City) had elucidated various technicalities and its preventive measures in the cyberspace which was very well portrayed with the help of few videos Highlighting the challenges of today in the area of information security and the threats of botnets, they recommended a cautious approach for all the netizens especially in the light of dangers posed by professional hackers and cyber attackers organized as hackers' groups and other unorganized forums.


The students were expounded through various powerful presentations on information security, the threats and vulnerabilities. They highlighted the practical problems faced by the investigators right from the stage of enquiry, FIR and up to the stage of a final conviction. Through this workshop, the students were illuminated with the effectiveness of various tools like EnCase in the field of cybercrime investigations and shreds of evidence. Drawing from their rich experience of dealing with different cybercrimes and computer-related offences, they spoke about the significance of forensics tools and the evidentiary values from the tools.

The entire workshop was conducted in an interactive manner, as a lot of pertinent questions were raised, which were answered in great detail by Mr. T. Vinay Kumar, Sub-inspector of Police (Hyderabad City). The focus of the session was to create awareness about the usage of networking devices, which have become a part and parcel of everyone’s life. An individual who is unaware of the uses of cyber world is vulnerable to the risks it poses. Hence the entire session was meticulously designed and executed, it covered a wide range of issues from morphing to online predators.This workshop has provided the students with a great opportunity to interact and discuss the crux of cybercrime awareness.

DEBATE COMPETITION


Date and Time: - 13th September, 2019 (3:00pm to 5:00pm)
Location: - Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad



Debate is one of the academic activities that give students creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge that they gain through this is simply unparalleled. The members of the Legal Aid Centre conducted an intra college debate competition on the topic “Cyber Security with specific reference to Human Rights” as a part of Avagahana’19. A total of 16 students from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad took part in this competition out of which 8 went for the motions and 8 against the motions. A slot of 11 minutes (7 minutes + 4 minutes) was allotted to each participant. The Jury team comprised of Mr. D. Ganesh Kumar, Mr. Hifajatali Hidayatali Sayyed, Shipra Chauhan, Mr. Amish Abdullah, Mr. Dwarakanath.

The motions set for the Debate were:

  1. Is it valid for Central or State Government to infringe upon the right to privacy for friendly relations with foreign States.

  2. Privacy defined under Indian Cyber Laws is sufficient to encompass all essential features in contemporary cyber space.

  3. State restraining use of cryptocurrency in cyberspace shall announce to liberty to have independent economic relations among individuals of a State.


The participants were eager and exuberant in giving their views and displayed a deep understanding of the motions. They were armed with laws and data which made their arguments more emphatic and exhibited great oratory skills.

Arjun Mohan of batch 2017-2022 and Madhav Sharma of batch 2019-2024 shared the first position. To motivate the participants and inculcate the habit of debating, the competition constituted cash prizes of total Rs 3000. The event was aimed to give an impetus to the participants and inculcate in them a spirit of competitiveness and confidence. It was an enthralling experience for all the speakers.


MEDIA COVERAGE





Ms. K.Shanthi

Dr. Anuradha Binnuri

Prof Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed 

Faculty In-Charge

Legal Aid Centre

Deputy Director

Symbiosis Law School,Hyderabad

Director

Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad








SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL HYDERABAD

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University

(Established under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

Re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (3.58/4) I Awarded Category – I by UGC



1ST NATIONAL LITERARY FEST OF SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL HYDERABAD, 2019 



INAUGURAL CEREMONY


Literary and Debate Society of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad organised its flagship program, the 1st National Literary Fest, 2019 on 7th and 8th September in its campus. This two day program was inaugurated by Dr. Veerappa Moily, Former Union Minister for Law and Justice, Justice GR Swaminathan, High Court of Madras, Madurai Bench, Dr. Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu, Former Central Information Commissioner, Dr. Ishwar Bhat, Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka State Law University, Dr. GB Reddy, Dean, Osmania University. 

The program commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp which was followed by the felicitation of the guests. We the had our Director, Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan give the Welcome Adresss and President of the Literary and Debate Society, Navneet Dogra, declare the Fest open. 



1ST PANEL DISCUSSION


As the part of this two-day National Event, a Panel Discussion on ‘Constitutional Morality and Public Morality: An Analysis of Recent Supreme Court Judgements’ was unveiled by the dignitaries. Dr. Moily explained how the Constitutional Morality evolved from the inception of Constitution. Justice Swaminathan while addressing the students emphasised the importance of Individual Morality which leads to Constitutional Morality to protect social harmony. Prof. G.B. Reddy explained how Morality was reflected in our Indian Constitution and how Constitution Makers visualised the importance of Morality. Prof. Ishwar Bhat, the Moderator of Panel Discussion, concluded the Panel Discussion by emphasising on the importance of both Public Morality and Constitutional Morality. After the Panel Discussion, the Panellists interacted with the students and answered their questions pertaining to judicial, administrative and legislative challenges and limitations in execution of moralities in the society. 

2ND PANEL DISCUSSION


In the 2nd Panel Discussion, on the same day, Panellists Dr. M. Sridhar Acharyulu, former Central Information Commissioner Mr. Sushil Rao, Editor, Times of India and Ms. Satarupa Bhattacharya, Consultant Editor, Oorvani Foundation with Mr. R. Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad deliberated on “ As the 4th Estate of a Democracy, is the Media influenced or Influencing?”. Dr. M. Sridhar made a critical reflection of how media houses are segregated on political fronts and catering to the needs of political parties. Mr. Sushil Rao observed that media is playing a pivotal role in influencing the people and making them to stand for a right cause. Ms. Satarupa Bhattacharya shed light on importance of contextual usage of text in reporting. Mr. R. Radhakrishnan, the Moderator of the Panel Discussion concluded that Media is also confronted by the challenges due to global political and economic changes and at the same time it has tried to erode the influence of the State in the present world. 


1ST SLSH BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE


The first Edition of British Parliamentary Debate with the contestants from varied colleges kick-started its Preliminary Rounds in the afternoon session. 

The two days saw rigorous debating by the participants who were adjudged by the Anusuiya Radhika and Vedika Walia, or esteemed Core Adjudicators. Out of 42 teams that had registered, the competition finally witnessed a cut throat competition between 24 teams. The Preliminary Round was divided into 4 rounds which saw an elimination of 16 teams. Out of the 8 who had qualified for the Semi Finals, only 4 entered the heated head to head battle of the Finals. 


LIST OF JUDGES:

i.Ms. Anusuiya Radhika, Pass Out, LSRC

ii.Ms. Vedika Walia, 5th Year, Symbiosis Law School, Pune


LIST OF PARTICIPANT COLLEGES

  1. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

  2. ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad

  3. Sultan Ul Uloom College of Law, Hyderabad 

  4. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

  5. St. Joseph's College of Commerce

  6. CNLU PATNA

  7. NALSAR University Of Law

  8. Patna Law College

  9. School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University)

  10. SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law

  11. National Law Institute University, Bhopal

  12. Loyola College, Chennai

  13. Gujarat National Law University

  14. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad 


LIST OF WINNERS

AWARD

PRIZE

WINNER

NALSAR University of Law

RUNNERS UP

NALSAR University of Law

BEST ADJUDICATOR

Samayantak Sen, NLIU, Bhopal

SECOND BEST ADJUDICATOR

Sanskar Jain, NALSAR, and

Mohd. Mirza, SUltam Ul- Uloom College of Law

BEST SPEAKER

Abhijit V, NALSAR

SECOND BEST SPEAKER

Arjun Nayyar, DSNLU

BEST NOVICE TEAM

DSNLU



LIST OF PRIZES

AWARD

PRIZE

WINNER

  1. Trophy

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.20.000/-

  3. Certificate of Merit

  4. 2 HRX MI Bands worth Rs. 1,900/- each

RUNNERS UP

  1. Trophy

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.12,000/-

  3. Certificate of Merit

BEST ADJUDICATOR

  1. Trophy

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.8.000/-

  3. Certificate of Merit

  4. HRX MI Bands worth Rs. 1,900/-

SECOND BEST ADJUDICATOR

  1. Cash Prize of Rs.5,000/-

  2. Certificate of Merit


BEST SPEAKER

  1. Trophy

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.5,000/-

  3. Certificate of Merit

SECOND BEST SPEAKER

  1. Certificate of Merit

BEST NOVICE TEAM

  1. Trophy

  2. Cash Prize of Rs. 3,000

  3. Certificate of Merit


OPEN MIC


The Literary and Debate Society organized ‘Open Mic’ on 7th September 2019 which was an in-house event aimed to encourage students to shed their stress and don their creative caps. This was an opportunity given to showcase the performer in them. 

The Open mic had slam poetry, shayari, singing, rapping, monologue and even beatboxing. The judges for the same were our professors Ms. Rukma Lavania and Dr. Jayant Kasture. We were also graced by the presence of Joel Thottan from Terrible Tiny Tales (TTT).

We had our in-house band All String Attached perform a mix of English and Hindi songs. Crispy aka shivam Chaudhary rapped an original hindi writeup. Amitoj showed us a glimpse of how king Britannia would feel like if anime came to life through his monologue. Sumedha dedicated her poem to her friend she lost last year. The performance was so powerful, the audience could feel the emotions she felt.

LIST OF JUDGES

  1. Ms. Rukma, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

  2. Dr. Jayendre Kasture, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad


LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

  1. Monalisa jena

  2. Sanjana s

  3. Kritika

  4. Ankit amartya

  5. Madhav sharma

  6. Shivam chaudhary

  7. Himani

  8. Sumer karekar

  9. Parth jaisinghani

  10. Shambhavi srivastav

  11. Amitoj amrita

  12. Sanjana A

  13. Sumedha

  14. Aarthi

  15. Anushil

  16. Bhoomika

  17. Aatrika

  18. Aditya jha

  19. Medha mukherjee

  20. Nidhi


LIST OF WINNERS

AWARD

NAME

PRIZE

FIRST PRIZE

Sumedha

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.1,000/-

FIRST RUNNERS UP

Sanjana S

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs. 750/-

SECOND RUNNERS UP

Himani

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs. 500/-


SUSCITER: ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION


The Literary Fest also comprised of story and poem writing competitions under its event: Susciter. With a remarkable number of entries, Assistant Professor Mr. R. Radhakrishnan adjudged the entries. 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

S. No.

Name

PRN

1.

Anwesha Bhattacharyya

SLSH

2.

Adnan Hameed

SLSH

3.

Nishant Bahuguna

SLSH

4.

Aman Ahmed

SLSH

5.

Manisha Nanda

SLSH

6.

Chaitanya Tripathi

SLSH

7.

Prateek Banerjee

Trinity Institute of Professional Studies

8.

Aryadev Kapoor

Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai.



LIST OF WINNERS

Creative Writing Competition:

AWARD

NAME

PRIZE

FIRST PRIZE

Nishant Bahuguna

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.1,000/-

FIRST RUNNERS UP

Aryadev Kapoor

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs. 750/-



Poetry Writing Competition:

AWARD

NAME

PRIZE

FIRST PRIZE

Anwesha Bhattacharya

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.1,000/-

FIRST RUNNERS UP

Adnan Hameed

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs. 750/-


POP QUIZ

The Pop Quiz was conducted on 8th September, 2019 as part of the National Literary Fest. It was an internal event and it consisted of 15 teams from across the different batches. The participants were comprised in a team of two people. The pop quiz featured questions ranging from music, movies, books, series, art and culture. It was themed around popular culture events ranging from the year 1990 to the present year. 

There were five rounds for this event. The first round was a preliminary round which was a written objective set after which 8 of the top teams proceeded to the next round. The second round was a buzzer round which qualified the top 6 teams for the next round which was a take a chance round, which involved connecting the clues to reach the logical answer. The Top 4 teams qualified after this round. This was followed by the audio visual round after which the 2 teams which scored the highest proceeded to the last round which was a rapid fire round. 

The finalists were the team comprising of Anushree N. Murthy and Aishwarya Julinka Anand and the team comprising of Varnika Manral and Mahek Bhojwani. The winners of the pop quiz were Varnika and Mahek. The event was conducted between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm on the 8th of September, 2019. 


LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:

S. No.

Name of 1st Participant 

Name of 2nd Participant

PRN

1.

Siddhartha Mitra

Mainak Biswas

17010324133,

16010323130

2.

Anushree N. Murthy

Aishwarya Julinka Anand

18010324024,

18010323012

3.

P saurav menon

Adnan hameed kp

19010324076,

19010324008

4.

Aishwarya Iyer

Jessica Thomas

16010324251,

16010323124

5.

Pranay Dodla

Abhinav Ramchandran

16010323116,

16010324202

6.

Harleen Kaur Rait

Reshma Ch

18010324054,

18010324165

7.

Revanth Singh

Ashish Chaudhary

16010323045,

16010323014

8.

Snehal Singh 

Apurv Luniyal

16010324373,

16010323108

9.

Areena Kausar

Janvi Ahuja

19010324038,

19010324052

10.

Utkarsh

Vaibhav chaudhari

19010324097,

19010324099

11.

Siddhi gupta

Abhik Purkayastha

19010324134,

19010324004

12.

Faisal Feroz Khan

Kush Khandelwal

18010324049,

18010324071

13.

Rajeshwaran Arumugam

Sushanth chakka

18010324001,

18010324037

14.

Varnika Manral

Mahek Bhojwani 

19010323126,

19010323064

15.

Andey Bharathi

Niharika Berry

18010324019,

18010323092

16.

Nishant Bahuguna

Debapratim Deb

15010323004,

15010323132

17.

Abhijith Christopher

Madhura Rajkumar

16010323102,

16010323129

18.

abhishek jena

Ashrafur rahman

19010323133,

19010323029

19.

Aishleen Sahni

Ayushi Verma

17010324074,

17010323080

20.

Siddhartha Mitra

Mainak Biswas

17010324133,

16010323130

21.

Antarik Chakrabarti

Adhitya Sankar

17010323074,

17010323065



LIST OF WINNERS

AWARD

NAME

PRIZE

FIRST PRIZE

Anushree N. Murthy and Aishwarya Julinka

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs.2,000/-

FIRST RUNNERS UP

Varnika Manral and Mahek Bhojwani

  1. Certificate of Merit

  2. Cash Prize of Rs. 1,500/-


PAINTING EXHIBITION CUM SALE

On the side-lines of the Programme on 7th September 2019 and in order to emphasize upon the importance of art and enrich the talent of budding artists, we opened doors for artists to paint or sketch a poster on a theme of their choice which would be exhibited and put up for sale on 7th September 2019. We invited registrations for the said event on August 7th 2019 and received a total of 33 posters from students of all batches by 3rd September 2019. On 7th September 2019, all the posters were displayed outside the mess and were put up for sale from 2.00 pm to 9.30 pm. All the posters were priced below Rs. 200 and out of the 33 posters exhibited, 31 posters were sold, the sales proceeds of which were handed over to the respective artists. The posters were handed over to the buyers on 11th September 2019 after the culmination of the 1st National Literary Fest.

 

TTT WORKSHOP

One of the hallmark and most awaited events of the First National Literary Fest conducted by the Literary and Debate Society, was the Terribly Tiny Tales workshop on 8th September 2019. Terribly tiny tales is a renowned social media page for writing and poetry content. The page has a huge following all over and people are mesmerised by their works. The Literary and Debate Society reached out to the Chief Curator of Terribly Tiny Tales, Mr. Joel Thotan to conduct the workshop

Around 100 students had participated who were ecstatic about the event and showed a great deal of enthusiasm during the entirety of the event. Mr Thotan gave us a run through about the various nuances of writing and encouraged participants to write and read aloud their works. The audience was mesmerised by Mr Thotan and there wasn’t a single moment of silence during the entire workshop, it was truly an Interactive session!

The participants were encouraged to upload their literature works on Terribly Tiny Tales’s app portal so fellow writers could read and share it.

A fun twist to the event was when Mr Thotan asked us to talk about our experience during our first date. This evoked some humours yet romantic responses. It was an amazing event, the crowd was instilled with a passion for writing and most importantly, everyone attending the session left with a smile on their face. Mr Joel Thotan really outdid himself . It truly was a grand success.


VALEDICTORY CEREMONY

The Valedictory Ceremony witnessed the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Convenor and Director, SLSH, Prof, Anirban, MNLU, Dr. Srinivas Bandameedi, Co-Convenor and Faculty – In Charge of the Society. The Director, Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan congratulated the Winners of all the competitions and appreciated the efforts of Literary & Debate Society for conducting this two-day National Event and appealed to come up with more such Programmes. The Core Adjudicators then took over the dias to announce the much awaited results of the 1st SLSH British Parliamentary Debate wherein the Winners were NALSAR (Mehreen and Bishesh), Runners up were NALSAR (Harsh and Aaratrica), Best Adjudicator was Samayantak Sen from NLIU, Second Best Adjudicator was a tie between Sankar Jain from Nalsar and Mohd. Mirza from Sultan Ul- Uloom College of Law, the Best Speaker was Abhijit Vadvalli from NALSAR and the 2nd Best Speaker was Arjun Nayyar from DSNLU. 

MOVIE SCREENING

The 2 day extravaganza ended with the movie screening of "Bohemian Rhapsody," Writer: Anthony McCarten, Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Brian May, after a poll. After 2 hectic days, students got an opportunity to relax through the film. 


SCHEDULE FOR THE 1ST NATIONAL LITERARY FEST


Day 0: 6th September 2019





SR.

EVENTS

TIME

VENUE


NO.





1.

Registration

5:30PM Onwards

Assembly Hall


2.

Briefing by Core

8:00PM Onwards

Assembly Hall



Adjudicator






Day One: 7th September 2019

SR.

EVENTS

TIME

VENUE

NO.






1.

Inauguration

10:00-11:00 AM

Auditorium

2.

Panel Discussion 1

11:00AM-1:00 PM

Auditorium

I.1.

British

12:30-1:00PM

Breakfast Area:


Parliamentary


Guest House


Debate – Lunch









I.2.

British

1:15PM

Classrooms


Parliamentary




Debate (Release of




Fixtures)



I.3.

British

1:30-3:30PM

Classrooms


Parliamentary




Debate (Round 1)



I.4.

British

4:00- 6:00 PM

Classrooms


Parliamentary




Debate( Round 2)



I.5.

British

6:30-8:30PM

Classrooms


Parliamentary




Debate( Round 3)



II.1

Lunch

1:00-2:00PM

Breakfast Area:


Lunch for Panelists


Guest House

II.2.

Panel Discussion 2

2:00-4:00PM

Auditorium/






Seminar Hall

II.3.

Drama

6:00PM Onwards

Auditorium

II.3.

Open Mic

7:00PM Onwards

Auditorium









Day Two: 8th September 2019


SR.

EVENTS

TIME

VENUE

NO.





British

9:00AM-11:00AM

Classrooms


Parliamentary




Debate( Round 4)



1.

British

11:30AM-1:30PM

Classrooms


Parliamentary




Debate- Semi




Finals/ Novice




Finals



3.

TTT Workshop

10:00AM-

Convention Hall



12:30PM



Pop Quiz

2:00PM-4:00PM

Moot Court Hall

4.

British

2:30PM- 6:00PM

Auditorium


Parliamentary




Debate Finals




Valedictory



5.

Movie Night

7:30PM onwards

Amphi Theatre/




Assembly Hall


LIST OF SPONSORS

1. Associate Partner:

  1. Indian National Bar Association



2. Media Partner

  1. Lawctopus

  2. Noticebard



3. Outreach Partner

  1. Legge Rhythms



4. Technology Partner

  1. V Dalph



5. Publication Partner

  1. Notion Press

  2. Taylor and Francis

  3. Asia Law House


6. Energy Drink Partner

  1. Monster



7. Food Sponsors

  1. Ahaar Restaurant

  2. Makers of Milkshake

  3. Trap Kitchen