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DATE: 26TH JANUARY, 2020
TIME: 8:00 AM
VENUE: ACAD BLOCK





REPUBLIC DAY 2020


This event was conducted by the Cultural Troupe of SLS-H. The event started off at 8:00am with the hoisting of the national flag by the Chief guest, Director of SLS-H and SIBM and the Campus Adminstrator followed by the national anthem. The crowd was addressed by Director of SLS-H and SIBM, the campus administrator concluded by the Chief Guest Prof. Dr. K.V.S Sarma, vice-chancellor of MNLU.


After the speeches, there was a singing competition where we witnessed a number of talented participants perform patriotic songs. The winners were Bhargava and his Team from SLS-H, Ashmita Baidiya and her team from SIBM-H. The winners were given a cash prize. The event was concluded by a performance by the Dance Cell of SLS-H.






18 JAN,2020 - National Conference on Uniform Civil Code

LOHRI & SANKRANTI CELEBRATION 2020


This event was conducted by the Cultural Troupe on the occasion of Lohri and Sankranti. On 14th evening, on account of lohri, bonfire was set up and music was played. The students seemed to have enjoyed the evening a lot.

On 15th morning, several games were conducted as a part of Sankranti celebration. The games include, kolam potti (rangoli competition), sankranti rahasyam (whisper challenge) and ring toss. Decorations were put up. Kites were also distributed to the students. The following were the winners of the games.

  • Kollam potti: Deepali
  • Ring toss: Maanas
  • Whisper Challenge: Smriti and team
  • Grand Prize Winners: Smriti

The winners were given their gifts and they were filled with joy. Overall, the event was a success.

11 JAN,2020-National Symposium on Consumerism, Consumer Citizenship & Sustainable consumption

Organised By


Centre for Consumer Rights and marketing, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad on January 11th and 12th January 2020


Consumerism is a social movement seeking to augment the rights and powers of buyers in relation to sellers. The consumer movement aims to disseminate awareness among consumers with respect to their rights and duties. The law has now evolved “caveat emptor” to “caveat venditor”. In today’s world consumerism has now come to a point where people consume more resources than what are produced. This has consequently led to depletion of Natural Resources and also environmental degradation where the planet is not able to recoup them as it did in the preceding generations. This led to the evolution of the concept of sustainable consumption and when a group of individuals subscribe to goods and services on the basis of their ethical, economic and social values he will be known as a “consumer citizen”. This thought inspired the Centre for Consumer Rights and Marketing, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad to organize a National Symposium on “Consumerism, Consumer Citizenship and Sustainable Consumption” where it invites paper from various fields in order to discuss various aspects that will help in promoting consumer citizenship and sustainable consumption. The inaugural ceremony was held on 11th January 2020. The faculty-In-charge of CCRM, Dr M Rajanikanth opened the Symposium by explaining the background of the themes. Prof (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director, Symbiosis Law school, Hyderabad, welcomed the delegates, and shared his views on the theme. The inaugural ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest, Justice M.S.K Jaiswal. He spoke about the issues related to consumers as a whole; he further addressed the problems which consumers face that they are not aware of, and various aspects of the consumer law. The Guest of Honour Mr. M. Krishna Reddy, who has a plethora of experience in the legal field, enriched the audience about creating consumer awareness and safeguarding consumer rights. The President of the Event Prof. H. Lajpati Rai spoke about his newly released book which gives an insight into his life from being a teacher to Vice- Chancellor in one of the most esteemed colleges in Andhra Pradesh. He also gave an in-depth analysis to how a common man must be aware of his rights with regard to being a consumer. Finally, the vote of thanks was given by Dr. Anuradha Binnuri, the Deputy Director, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, where she praised the Centre for Consumer Rights and Marketing, Symbiosis Law School and thanked all the delegates for the hard work and energy they put in the Symposium.

The Technical session commenced post lunch. The theme of the first technical session was consumer citizenship and sustainable consumption. Where people from various fields came in and correlated the aforementioned theme with such field. Next up, was the plenary session one commenced where the dignitaries from all over India presented their paper on the sub- theme of their choice which was relevant to the theme. “E-commerce and Crony Consumerism” was the sub-theme for the second technical session, wherein the delegates spoke about the theme with respect to e-commerce and also talked about the hazards of crony consumerism.

The technical session 3 commenced on day two. The sub-theme for the aforementioned session was “Consumer Protection and Criminal Liability”. The delegates in this session primarily spoke about the criminal liability that was introduced in the new Consumer Protection Act, 2019. Technical Session 3 was followed by technical session 4, the sub-theme for this was “Consumerism and Consumer Advocacy” which dealt with the evolution of consumerism and also covered the issues with and challenges in relation to consumer protection in India. The Plenary Session 2 commenced post lunch where in the dignitaries spoke about their findings in relation to the broad theme of the Symposium. The Plenary Session 2 was followed by the valedictory ceremony where the faculties-in-charge Dr. M. Rajanikanth and K. Shanti thanked the participants as well as the dignitaries for their contribution and support.

9 JAN,2020-2 nd National Training Programme on Criminology and Forensic Science by Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice



Total No. of Resource Persons: 4; Mr. Mebin Wilson, Mr. Peter Kiran, Mr. Don Caeiro and Mr. Vichar Mishra.

Total No. of Participants: 97 (inclusive of external participants)

Syllabus for the Training Programme: Fingerprint Examination, Forensic Anthropology, Crime Scene Investigation and Questioned Document Examination.

Brief Introduction

Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice or CCCJ for short, is one of the many centres of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad that aims at specializing, tutoring and disseminating information about the different facets of criminology, forensic science, penology and victimology to its students. CCCJ was established in March 2018 with an ambitious and enthusiastic furore to gain more knowledge about the fascinating world of criminology and its sister branches.

Continuing its tradition, the Centre announced their 2nd National Training Programme on Criminology and Forensic Science, after achieving success in their first edition. The programme entertained invitations from universities across various parts of India, with the crowd being a healthy mix of forensic students, aspirant doctorates, law students and criminal advocates. The syllabus for the programme was divided into 4 parts- Fingerprint Examination, Forensic Anthropology, Crime Scene Investigation and Questioned Document Examination, each to be dealt by a different resource person who has specialized in these respective fields.

The programme spanned 4 days, with classes being conducted from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, along with lunch and tea breaks.



Following is a detailed account of the separate courses being conducted as part of the training programme:-

1. Document Examination-Mr. Peter Kiran

The basic idea of this course was to help the participants in developing a basic understanding of how to differentiate forged handwriting, signature, and counterfeited currency notes from the original.

Searching for evidence requires one to verify the authenticity of a document. Questioned Document examination deals with the concept of verifying the authenticity of such a document. This is done by trying to identify if the document or elements of it were forged. This will hence, involve understanding the basics of handwriting. The scope of questioned document examination is not limited only to handwriting but also in matters of counterfeited currency notes.

The course was divided into two segments: a theoretical session and a practical session. The theoretical session involved understanding the basics of handwriting, its features, and characteristics. The course also highlighted the presence of a natural variation in an individual’s handwriting. The participants were asked to sign eight times which was later, used for the practical session. Features of handwriting such as uniqueness in one’s own handwriting, breaks, pen lifts, natural variation etc. were discussed. Handwriting samples were displayed to help the participants get an understanding as to how to differentiate between a forged signature and a signature with natural variation.

Apart from signature and handwriting, counterfeit note samples were displayed, and the participants were asked to differentiate between a counterfeit currency note and the original one. In this process, the participants developed an idea about the security features that exists in Indian currency notes. Counterfeit notes with same series, original notes with wearing off, star marked notes, etc. were shown to help the participants understand that original notes could also look like forged notes.

The practical aspect of this course was divided into four segments. First, the participants were given two handwriting samples and were asked to identify as to whether both the paragraphs were written by a same person or not. This helped the participants to differentiate between natural variation and a forged handwriting. The next two segments consisted of eight signature samples each from which the participants had to identify whether the seven in comparison to the original signature, were forged or not. The last segment consisted of drafting a report based on their understanding by drafting it in the form of a table consisting of the characteristics of handwriting that was discussed in the theoretical segment of the course. The practical session helped the participants understand the application of the concept. Following this, the participants were evaluated based on the report that was drafted.

This course in its entirety, focused on identification of characteristics pertaining to a forged piece of document and natural variation. Both the theoretical and practical aspect of the course urged the participants to carefully analyze the sample and form opinions. It also helped the participants understand that, questioned document examination being a subjective concept, will require precision in collecting samples and carefully analyzing them.

As most of the participants were already pursuing a course which is related to forensics, the course helped them understand the crucial elements of forensics.

2. Fingerprint Examination-Mr. Mebin Wilson

The course kicked off with Mr. Mebin explaining the basics of fingerprints in simple layman terms because the backgrounds of the students present were really diverse and all of them did not did not belong to a science background to grab the concept in its own jargon.

But even by putting it in a sense that everybody had equal grasp of the subject, Mr. Mebin did not fail to address all the intricacies of the subject that he could possibly cover in a day’s class. From Edmond Lockard’s Principle of Exchange to the Bertillon system, he explained the history of personal identification systems and also covered how fingerprints came into the picture as a form of personal identification by citing an example of the case of Will West and William West. The class also went through the anatomical part of fingerprints and how they are formed. Moreover, he also explained how this particular class will help them in their own particular career fields because forensic science itself plays a huge part in the judicial system and often the lack of this very basic knowledge had rendered huge loss to the judiciary and the investigative agencies because they were not competent or equipped enough to use these resources without the required knowledge.

Mr. Mebin continued to teach them different types of fingerprints which are basically divided into three: Arch, Loop and Whorl. A further division to the ones that was mentioned was only peripherally taught as those were not needed in the practical class and was harder to find and analyze. The characteristics and essentials that constitute these patterns and help them to identify the same were also explained in the class.

After the briefing the participants about all the fingerprint patterns, the theory class was wrapped up and the practical session of the class began by the recording of the students’ fingerprints on an FBI card for fingerprinting that was provided to them. This FBI card that was used was a standard that was used all over India for the purpose of recording fingerprints. After the participants recorded their fingerprints, they were asked to identify their own fingerprints by using a magnifying glass which was also provided to them individually. This examination formed a part of the evaluation scheme that was used for the fingerprinting course. A separate A4 sheet of paper was also provided to record their fingerprints separately for the purpose of identifying ridge characteristics or minutiae such as ridge ending, bridge, bifurcation, islands, etc. After the examination and identification of fingerprint examination, the next practical was the lifting of fingerprints from a glass surface with the use of aluminium powder, cellophane tape and a glass slide all of which was also provided in the class. Protective gear like facemask while using the aluminium powder and gloves were also provided to the participants. They were taught to pull a fingerprint from the glass slide using the cellophane tape and taping it on a piece of black chart paper for recording a visible fingerprint. This was the last practical and the session was wrapped up by this.

At the end of the day the students went back with a list of both practical and theoretical knowledge on the subject from application in day to day lives in their career and how it can further their career in their respective fields to the importance of forensic science as a whole in our judicial system.


3. Crime Scene Investigation- Mr. Don Caeiro

Crime Scene investigation is one of the most important subjects for a law student to understand the technicalities of criminology and the application of forensic science in uncovering evidences. He began the four day training programme by making students understand the theoretical aspects of crime scene investigation, the meaning of evidence, how to investigate a crime scene and what all does a professional needs to take care of while dealing with the crime scene investigation.

The session started with Mr. Don introducing the subject to the participants, the meaning of crime scene investigation, the principles of crime scene investigation, how to collect evidence, how to protect a crime scene investigation and what are the factors that one needs to consider before investigating a crime scene. He taught them the different patterns of investigating a crime scene based on the size, how to investigate an indoor and an outdoor scene. He specifically informed them that every evidence needs to be put in a paper bag and not a plastic material or zip lock bag and how to make a paper bag to collect particular evidence. He also informed them the ill effects of not investigating a crime scene properly and gave them many examples regarding the same.

The most interesting part was the afternoon sessions which involved the practical aspects of crime scene investigation. He gave them a crime scene problem and they were asked to investigate in the light of that problem. Mr. Don began by explaining to the students how to find evidence and how to measure it using a tape, the sealing of crime scene and the importance of photography of a crime scene. He asked the participants to first observe the crime scene, make an analysis of what the case is and observe what evidence could be left behind by the offender. He then divided the participants in groups of five and they were told to investigate the crime scene together, which all the participants found extremely interesting. They were told to use one pattern of investigation, how to use a torch to observe all the evidence on the floor, how to collect evidence and place the placards on the floor. They were then supposed to sketch the crime scene and photograph the same from all angles and close up shots. They were then told to write an individual report and submit it for their evaluation. This particular subject was very enlightening and extremely useful for the participants.


4. Forensic Anthropology- Mr. Vichar Mishra

Forensic anthropology deals with the basic physical aspects of the human body, their characteristics, developments and changes which takes place continuously not only in a lifetime but also even after the death of a person. The basic idea of this course was to help the participants in developing a basic understanding of how it helps to solve legal issues in which the humans, their dead bodies, their skeleton, bones or their fragments are involved.

In this course, Mr. Vichar Mishra gave a basic idea on what is forensic anthropology and its significance in the legal world. The participants were given an idea as to what all evidentiary clues were involved in criminal trials. The resource person explained the laboratory investigation in detail along with two activities that involved all the participants as well. Forensic Anthropology laboratory investigations take time and varied. Most importantly these investigations results are inconclusive.

Later, he explained the tasks that have to be carried by the forensic anthropologists. Those includes identifying human bone and their fragments, ascertain whether the bones are from one or more than one source persons, determine the time of death, ascertain the cause of death, ascertain the cause of death of a person (i.e. whether it was caused due to violence or any other reasons), find the ancestry of the deceased, fix the identity of the given skull through superimposition and ascertaining the sex of the deceased, his age, weight and height.

The participants were given two activities. Firstly, it involved how to identify the sex of the deceased. The participants were given a sheet of paper in which a picture of 2 skulls was given. The participants were asked to identify the sex of the skull and were also asked to reason the answers. The second activity that was given to the participants involved identifying the sex of the deceased by using the modular pelvis bones of the deceased and were asked to give the points of difference. The resource person gave few examples with case laws at the end of the session.

The next session focused on the different techniques that are being used by the anthropologists that are superimposed to find if the skeleton belongs to a certain person. He discussed about the age determination of the fetus. The method of indicating the age of the fetus is through eruption of teeth.

Finally, the session ended with the discussion of the modes of death of a person. The medico-legal expert ascertains the cause of death as to whether it is a natural death, homicide, suicide, accidental or unknown. Thus, this course helped the participants to understand the importance of forensics in the field of law.



CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Report on the Weekly Discussion Conducted on the 26th of September 2019.
Topic:  The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019
Date: 26/09/2019, Tuesday
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Venue: Centre for Human Rights

Weekly Discussions on recent developments in the legal field is an initiative taken up by Centre for Human Rights (CHR). In this regard, the fourth weekly discussion organized by the Centre for Human Rights on 22nd September 2019 where the topic of discussion was the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019. The meeting was presided over by Prof. Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. Faculty-in-charge, Mr. Ahmar Afaq, Assistant Professor SLSH, was the co-panelist. Ms. Mahee Vora, member of Centre for Human Rights, briefed about the Bill and stated the salient features and the background of the Bill and stated the significance of having such legislation in the country.

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 19, 2019 It defines a transgender person as one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth.  It includes trans-men and trans-women, persons with intersex variations, gender-queers, and persons with socio-cultural identities, such as kinnar and hijra.

The issue raised was that though the Bill rewrote the older definition of transgender with a slightly more acceptable one, the definition is still vague and invites abuse of interpretation. And despite several rounds of submissions from the Trans community, the Bill maintained that transpersons would need external certification to be established as transpersons.

Intersex variations is defined to mean a person who at birth shows variation in his or her primary sexual characteristics, external genitalia, chromosomes, or hormones from the normative standard of male or female body.  The Bill prohibits the discrimination against a transgender person, including denial of service or unfair treatment in relation to education, employment, healthcare and access to or enjoyment of goods, facilities, opportunities available to the public; right to movement, right to reside, rent, or otherwise occupy property; opportunity to hold public or private office; and access to a government or private establishment in whose care or custody a transgender person is.

The next issue which was discussed was about the right of transgenders to be chosen to be identified as a man, woman or a transgender person irrespective of sex reassignment surgery and hormonal therapy. The Bill was criticized for having transgenders to go through the district magisytrate and district screening committee to get certified as a transperson and a revised certificate of the same may be obtained only is the individual is ready to undergo surgery to confirm his/her gender. This is gross violation of their fundamental right. Moreover, the bill has no provision for an appeal or a review of the decision taken by the District Magistrate. The bill is also silent on whether a trans person who holds a male or female gender certificate will have access to government welfare schemes and programs meant for transgender people. Besides seemingly violating the Supreme Court ruling, these provisions are also contrary to international standards for legal gender recognition.

The said Bill was opposed in 2018 for criminalizing begging which made the community more vulnerable since they are often forced to take begging as their profession since they lack employment opportunities due to non-acceptance in the Indian society. The same provision has been removed from the Bill and specifies certain offences like compelling transgenders to do forced or bonded labour or denial of use of a public place or removing them from household, village of any other place of residence and any sort of physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or economic abuse is an offence.

The debatable issue is that although the Bill recognizes these offences against transgender persons, the penalties for these offences vary between six months and two years, and a fine. The Transgender Bill however does not mention any punishments for rape or sexual assault of transpersons as according to Sections 375 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code; rape is only when a man forcefully enters a woman. In terms of protection, the Bill offers a measly six months to two years imprisonment for those found guilty of atrocities against transpersons as mentioned in the Bill.

It was also contended that the bill is problematically silent on the matter of reservation for transpersons in jobs and education sector. It is no secret that the community still faces joblessness due to prejudice. It was remarked that the Transgender people in India should be able to live with dignity and nondiscrimination, and have equal access to education, employment, and health services. To enact a law that meets international standards, it’s critical that parliament fully bring transgender people into the conversation. It was contended that the transgenders themselves were not informed about any such legislation and the bill was passed without any consultation of the stakeholders.

The Director made his remarks on the Bill and concluded that there must be further acceptance of the community in the Indian society and they must be given equal and adequate opportunities just like the mainstream society. The discussion ended on a successful note. It was wonderful to see many opinions and suggestions being put forth by the participants. The Centre looks forward to many more discussions with the same zeal and vigor.

Mr. Ahmar Afaq
Faculty in-charge
Centre for Human Rights.



REPORT ON LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP
[THEME- NALSA (Protection and Enforcement of Tribal Right Scheme, 2015)]
SUBMITED BY:
LEGAL AID CENTRE

THEME- NALSA (Protection and Enforcement of Tribal Right Scheme, 2015)

Date and Time: - 27th September, 2019, (10:00 am to 3 pm)
Location: - Grampanchayat Office, Kundelkunta Village.

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Faculty-in-charge: Prof K. Shanthi
1 Sriharshitha Chada
2 Meghna Mishra
3 N. Srinidhi Reddy
4 Anushka Agarwal
5 K. Amuktha Rao
6 Nidhi A.K
7 Harish Kesav
8 Akshaya Chintala
9 Harshwita
10 Bhakti Khule
11 V.S. Bharat Ram
12 Vinitha Reddy
13 Sanjana
14 Tanisha
15 Lahari Gurrala
16 Rahul Prasad Shambu
17 Jaishuk Reddy
18 Yuktika Kadali
STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED:

1. District Legal Services Authority, Rangareddy District
2. Jeeyar Integrative Medical Services Hospital, Hyderabad (JIMS)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

The Legal Aid Centre in association with the District Legal Services Authority of Ranga Reddy District organized a Legal Awareness camp on NALSA (Protection and enforcement of Tribal Right Scheme, 2015) on 27th September 2019 at the Gram Panchayat office, Kundelkuntla village. The main objective of this camp was to enlighten the tribal community about the benefits of education, their rights and entitlements under the various government schemes that they can avail. A medical camp was also conducted in collaboration with the Jeeyar Integrative Medical Services Hospital (JIMS) to provide medical assistance. A general health check-up was conducted and all the villagers were provided with dengue prevention medication.

PURPOSE OF THE AWARENESS CAMP:

The main aim of the legal awareness camp and the medical services camp was to ensure that all the people in the Kundelkuntla village are being made aware about their rights and duties as citizens and that they can avail free medical health check-up. The camp was being organized by the Legal Aid Centre in association with the District Legal Services Authority, Ranga Reddy and the Jeeyar Integrative Medical Services Hospital, Hyderabad (JIMS). The tribal people in the Kundelkuntla village have faced many issues, lack of literacy being one of the crucial issues. The people remain unaware of their fundamental, legal and statutory rights. They lack the knowledge about the welfare schemes run by the government. The unfamiliar judicial processes make the tribal people dread the court, even if they are ones who are suffering from lawlessness. Apart from assisting with legal education, medical camps and free health check-ups have also been arranged for the tribal people because access to healthcare creates the opportunity for poor people to lead healthy lives and to build a promising future. Free medical camps are set up with a sacred aim to bring awareness amongst the deprived population of the country who have no access to basic healthcare services or knowledge about the diseases they are suffering from. They inform the whole truth about the diseases and treatments of the patients. Every patient that attended the camp were treated similarly and cared for evenly.

ABOUT THE LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP:

The members of the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad conducted a legal awareness camp and medical check-up camp for all the people residing in the Kundelkuntla village. This camp was organized in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority, Ranga Reddy district, who played a very vital role in spreading awareness about the legal aspects which will help the people of the village avail their rights and the Jeeyar Integrative Medical Services Hospital (JIMS) who played a significant role in the healthcare sector by providing free medical assistance to the people in the villages and to make them acquainted with various communicable diseases and how to prevent the same

SPEAKERS ADDRESSING THE GATHERING:

Dr. T. Vijay Bhasker Reddy, Senior Advocate, Ranga Reddy District Court and also a member of the District Legal Services Authority, Ranga Reddy elucidated the various government schemes which are available for the tribal population of the village.

Smt. B. Bharata Lakshmi, Advocate, Ranga Reddy District Court, imparted knowledge about the welfare schemes which are available to the women, the rights they have and different ways they can protect them.
P. Atchyuth Ramasastri, Advocate, Ranga Reddy District Court gave the people insight about the child’s rights and how important it is for the youth to get educated as they are the future of the nation.
Rajya Lakshmi, MD in Homeopathy, JIMS Hospital, Hyderabad, spoke about air borne, water borne diseases and also made them aware about basic rules of sanitation. The people of the village were provided with medical assistance by her and her team which was very fruitful.
Ms. K. Shanthi, Faculty in charge, Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad addressed the issue of Child Labor and requested the people of the village to send their children to school as education is very important.

THE MEDICAL CAMP

A medical registration desk was set up by JIMS and every patient who had come to get a check-up was being registered by the Legal Aid Centre in the records of JIMS. Every patient was given a patient card which would help them in the future to avail free medical services like blood tests, full body check-up. Every patient received an individual patient code(sym/kun 00) which shall make it easy for the hospital to record their medical history. People of all ages irrespective of their gender were enthusiastic to receive the services.
1. There were around 86 people who attended the medical camp seeking the services of the doctors.
2. The people were of varied ages ranging from infants to very elderly people.
3. There were around 4 to 5 doctors consulting the patients, however the patients had to comply with few necessary steps before the consultation which were taken care of by the Legal Aid Centre members, the process started from the patients furnishing their basic details like name, age, address, occupation etc, which were filled in by the members in the consultation form, then their height and weight were measured along with their blood pressure, then they were sent to the doctors for consultation.
4. The patients came to the doctors with problems ranging from body pains to high fevers from a very long period of time, the doctors then gave the diagnosis accordingly by interacting with the patients about the symptoms and other aspects and would explain to the patients the situation and prescribe the appropriate remedies.
5. The patients would then proceed to the area where they would receive the medicines prescribed by the doctors by the staff. The villagers were gathered to listen to the doctor’s precautions on how to prevent Dengue which was one of the major concerns of the area like using clean water, washing hands properly, filling in empty spaces with wastewater etc. Then the people proceeded to listen to the words of the judge which enlightened people on the rights available to them concerning to issues more prevalent there like – old parents not being taken care of by their kids, the partition of property and land problems, not receiving pension etc. The crowd after listening had proceeded to file complaints which were taken by the Legal Aid members, which were majorly divided into 3 categories of

  • basic facilities and government schemes,
  • dowry, domestic abuse and other marriage issues
  • children and education.
  • THE COMPLAINT DESK

    The members of the Legal Aid Centre set up three complaint desks for issues related to women, children and government schemes respectively. The members present at the complaint desk interacted with various people of the village ranging from old people to children. There were some complaints registered with the members of the Legal Aid Centre regarding the housing and medical facilities available in the village.

    The following complaints have been registered:

    1. There is no availability of a medical store or a hospital nearby after 4:00 PM which creates a lot of problems for them when there is case of emergency. The people in the village have to travel an hour to Shadnagar to get basic medical aid and it is difficult for the ambulance to come into the village as there are no proper roads in the village.
    2. Many people of the village do not have proper housing facilities. Since the population of the village is more, there are a lot of houses which are over-crowded.
    3. The village lacked basic necessities which were very important for them. The tribals claimed that bus services by the government twice a day i.e morning and evening has stopped because of which connectivity to towns have become unsafe for children to reach school as well their homes on time. Proper roads have not been laid done after government sanctioning it between two villages.
    4. Government schemes such as providing money for whomever built toilets at their houses are not received yet by few villagers. 5. Villagers claimed that there were many stray dogs in the village which bite the villagers and hence leading to rabies. They had also claimed for subsidies for rearing cattle i.e cows etc.

    OUTCOME

    The expected outcome from the legal awareness camp is to make the people aware of the basic laws and legal aid programs made specifically to address their problems, thereby ensuring various ways of solving them. The ultimate aim of the camp was to take these problems to the relevant authorities to be looked into, hence promising a seamless future. The members were assigned to direct the villagers towards the awareness and the medical camp and ensure that everyone got an opportunity to address their issues and made sure that the registration desk, complaint desk and the medical camp was set up promptly. They ensured that all the complaints received are noted, details of the villagers who attended the camp are registered and the medical assistance was provided without any chaos. They were successful in knowing what exactly their problems are and that they can covey the same to the concerned authorities. The members strived towards the success of the camp and guaranteed that the outreach of this camp was beneficial. 

    Ms. K.Shanthi
    Faculty In-Charge
    Legal Aid Centre
    Dr. Anuradha Binnuri
    Deputy Director
    Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
    Prof Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Director
    Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad



    WORKSHOP ON ADR MECHANISMS

    Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) successfully organised a workshop on ADR mechanisms on 21st September 2019, at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad for the newly admitted batch of 2019-2024.

    The workshop was conducted with an aim to introduce the various mechanisms of Alternative Dispute Resolution prevalent in the Indian Legal System to the new batch of 2019-24, since this field happens to be a completely new and unaccustomed field for the 1st year students. The workshop gave them basic theoretical knowledge about Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation and Conciliation

    The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sravan Unnam, MCIArb, Partner at Unnam Law Firm, Hyderabad, Founder Trustee & Head – Hyderabad Arbitration Centre [HAC], Certified Commercial Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator, IIAM, Kochi. The history of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was briefly drawn out with interesting and relevant examples. The important statutes on ADR were introduced with the prime focus upon the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The relevance of certain sections of this Act were discussed along with the salient features of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 which facilitate ADR. It was a very interesting and knowledgeable experience for the students as Mr. Unnam engaged them by using real life scenarios that he had come across in his practice. It was a successful workshop that left the students with a new found interest and understanding of the field of ADR.



    ETHNIC DAY, 2019
    DAY 1- RETROSPECTIVE

    Date: 18th September, 2019
    Timings: 5.30 am - 10.30 pm
    Venue: Academic Block and the Mess
    Dress Code: Retro fashion

    The three day fun filled event started on 18th September, Wednesday. The students had to dress up in Retro clothes for the day. After the scheduled class hours the students assembled in the mess to watch a dance performance by the talented members of our Dance Club. The surprise performance by the 5th years did not fail to bring a smile on the faces of the audience. The vibrant day ended with the movie screening of ‘10 Things I hate about you.’

    DAY-2 TOP TO TOE
    Date: 19th September,2019
    Timings: 5:30 am – 10:30 PM
    Venue Academic Block and the Mess
    Dress Code: Same colour clothing

    On the next day, the students dressed up in same colour clothing from Top to Toe. After the scheduled class hours, the students gathered in the mess to celebrate Onam, an important festival of Kerala. Students who are based from Kerala showcase a thrilling dance performance in the mess portraying their rich culture. Following the performance, traditional games of Kerala were played as competitions. Those games were:

    1. Vellam Kudi Malasaram: or the water drinking competition in which the participants should drink as many glasses of water as they could drink in one minute
    2. Sundariki Bottu Thodal: in this game, the participant will be blindfolded in front of a portrait of a girl and will be asked to place a bindi (or dot) on the right spot on the forehead of the girl.
    These exciting games were enjoyed by all.
    DAY- 3 ETHNIC DAY:

    Date: 20th September, 2019.
    Timings: 9.30 am - 10.30 pm
    Venue: Academic Block, Auditorium and the Mess
    Dress Code: Ethnic Wear

    Our country is home to several deities, umpteen languages, many cultures and several festivals. The Ethnic Day celebrated in our campus annually is organized by the Cultural Committee, to primarily celebrate the secularity of our country and to represent all our cultures and states. We organize several competitions and activities to engage all the students in representing and celebrating the various states and festivals of India.

    Prior to Lunch (i.e., before 12.30pm) The day started off with the class photograph event where every class was to have an official class photo taken. The timings for the event was from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Later on, a competition where classes of all five batches were given ten themes a few days in prior and according to which the class was required to decorate the class. For example; Two different festivals will be given to the BA and BBA students of batch 2016-21, but they are required to make four separate and individual photobooths. The same was to be applied to all batches and the theme for which was ‘Festivals of India’.

    The third event for the day, “Anonymous Flowers aka Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, involved a counter which was set up from where people can buy a flower for Rs.20 each and anonymously send those along with their messages with the name and division of the person of their choice written on it. The counter was made available on 19th September (a day prior to Ethnic Day) and 20th September (Ethnic Day). Post 12.30 pm, all students proceeded for lunch. Post Lunch (i.e., 5.30pm onwards) The performances in the auditorium started from 5.30pm, starting with “Bollywood Night” where a performance was showcased by each class on the basis of an actor allotted to that particular class. All classes performed on the songs related to one particular actor that was allotted to them through the process of a lucky draw that took place a few weeks prior. After the performances ended, there was a price distribution ceremony for the Photo Booth competition and Bollywood Night for which the results were:

    Photobooth Competition:

    Winners- Division A, Batch of 2016-21
    Runners Up- Division D, Batch of 2016-21

    Bollywood Night:

    Judges: Dr. Priyanka Mohod, Mr. Amish Abdullah, Ms. Shivalaxmi Arumugham & Ms. Rukma Lavania.

    Winners- Division C (2015-20)
    Runners Up- Batch of 2016-21, Div D and C.
    The final event for the day involved a candlelight dinner organised in the mess, which signified the end of annual Ethnic Day.



    CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES
    EVENT REPORT
    DETAILED SUMMARY

    "Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. With this, the centre had put forth an idea to conduct a group discussion on the topic “SURROGACY”.

    It was held on 18th of September, 2019 at 5 pm, in the assembly hall of SLS, Hyderabad and was conducted for a duration of 2 hours.

    The judges were faculty members of SLS, Hyderabad, Md. Ahmer Afaq and Mr. Pankaj Rao Umbarkar, who are highly experienced in their fields and well versed in this topic.

    Objective of the event:
    • The objective of the event was to discuss the different aspects to the bill and provide an analysis as to if it was justified or not.
    • It is to develop an understanding on the elements of the bill and if they are applicable in our society
    • To bring out the positive changes that can be made in this bill
    • The group discussion format is a way of helping the individual develop oratory skills and help put forth a point to others in an effective and persuasive manner.
    • To promote research skills in a student and the ability of self analysis of any given topic
    Event details:

    The event started with the discussion over the pros and cons of the surrogacy bill. The discussion laid special emphasis on the trauma that surrogacy poses on the women who have to go through it and its implications on the child as well as the positive impacts of the same. The discussion was carried over for 15 minutes. Below mentioned aspects were pot forth by the members:


    FOR:
    • Surrogacy allows the infertile couples to have a child of their own. So basically, the couples who are declared infertile by the medical authorities can opt for the surrogacy so that they can have their own biological child.
    • Surrogacy is a means of livelihood for people. surrogacy has an expanding market, a large number of clinics and IVF services run at huge costs in the markets at varying prices. These prices can be both fixed and variable. In united states, an amount of $100,000 to $150,000 has to be paid, half of it in Ukraine and quarter of it in India.it also provides a means of earning to the women who don’t have any other option to carry on any other profession.
    • Surrogates have a proven track record of carrying healthy pregnancies, which often makes surrogacy more likely to be successful than fertility treatments for intended parents.
    AGAINST:
    • The pathetic aspect that the women is subjected to is the fact that if during ultrasound the child is found to have some defects, or is still born or is not as per expectations, the mother is subjected to abortion either it’s her consent or not. Many a times, it has been seen that litigations arose when the surrogate mother is a close relative.
    • Commodification of a child is again a disturbing element and a disheartening aspect of the concept of surrogacy. The sponsors, at the instance of the money power seek to buy child as a quality product i.e. deciding for the sex selection as well as the choice of a good genetic heritage as per their expectations
    • Altruistic surrogacy (the one done as generous action) exploits the woman majorly as in addition to the ruthless deprivation of dignity, the woman is also made no compensation as it is taken to be a generous action. A woman is made to conceive, carry and deliver as per the contract and meanwhile she is made to go through every both physical and mental trauma, all in order to meet the desired end and hence putting it to the worst denial of her humane treatment. Article 1 of the united nations slavery convention explicitly mentions surrogacy to be likened as slavery. Breach of human dignity being the major point of discussion as far as surrogacy is concerned, includes both the exploitation of the woman as well as the sale of a child as done in case of transaction of goods. This clearly is contrary to the recognition of the inherent dignity of all member of the human family, to quote the preamble of the universal declaration of human rights.
    • The emotional trauma that a woman goes through when she bears a child for someone else and ultimately would never be recognized by the child in future, renders that woman psychologically disabled. Separation leaves both new born and the carrier mother disrupted and hence disturbs the psychic development of the both of them.
    • single mothers, homosexuals and unmarried couples can’t opt for surrogacy and hence they are deprived of motherhood.
    Outcome of the event:

    Every participant discussed the pros and cons of the bill and stated how a few provision could have been omitted/modified or that more clauses should have been there. The event allowed each participant to get a holistic idea on the utility and effectiveness of the bill, through this they have better understood the different aspects of surrogacy, its prevalence in India, the differences in its usage from India to other countries and they have also accumulated knowledge over the different laws and provisions that accompany this concept and some of the existing laws are contradictory and must be amended.

    Event was a success and the students had concluded with exceptional and in depth knowledge of the topic and the different perspective of the different students. The event was successfully concluded by 18th September, 2019, by 8pm



    EVENT REPORT: 1ST CHALLENGER SERIES

    Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) conducted the 1stChallenger Series on 15th September 2019, at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad for the upcoming 8th NLIU INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament (ILSMT) at Bhopal, India

    About the Challenger Series

    The Challenger Series has been introduced with an objective to provide a competitive platform to the students for upcoming ADR competitions, wherein only those students who have previously represented the college in a National level ADR competition would compete and the meritorious students would represent our esteemed institution at an International level.This competition aims to promote the students to connect and compete globally.

    Participants during the 1st Challenger Series
    About the 8th NLIU INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament (ILSMT)

    The eighth edition of the NLIU — INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament (NILM) will be held from 22nd to 24th November 2019. The tournament format and scoring system will follow the pattern used by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) in the competitions hosted by them around the world. The Tournament, has aged gloriously over the years, having achieved the distinction of being one of the oldest and the largest mediation competition in Asia. Thecompetition aims to train students in the powerful art ofmediation by simulating carefully constructed real lifenegotiations.

    About the Event

    18 students participated in the 1st Challenger Series organised and conducted by CADR. This competition was adjudged by Mrs. Manisha Sravan Unnam, MCIArb, Registrar & Secretary General – Hyderabad Arbitration Centre [HAC] and Partner at Unnam Law Firm, Hyderabad. The participants enthusiastically showcased their skills and provided a tough competition for each other.After three intense sessions of mediation, two teams emerged as the winners. These meritorious teams shall be representing our esteemed institution at the 8th NLIU INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament (ILSMT) at Bhopal, India.



    Event Report
    Capsule Course on Copyrights 2019

    A capsule course essentially combines a detailed course spanned over a larger period of time taught in a very short period of time with a minimum compromise in the information or knowledge being conveyed. The capsule course spanned across two days, 14th and 15th September, 2019, the course highlighted the matters related to Copyrights. The students interreacted and learnt from Prof. (Dr.) Anirban Mazumdar, an esteemed and immensely knowledgeable professional in the field. The course comprised of various interesting events and topics related to copyrights.

    About the guest: Prof. (DR.) Anirban Mazumdar

    He is Professor to WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and also the Ex-Chair Professor of MHRD, IPR Chair, at NUJS, Kolkata. He has completed his L.LM from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, M Phil and Ph. D. from NUJUS, Kolkata. His specializations include IPR and Information Technology Law. His specializations include IPR and Information Technology Law. Mr. Mazumdar is fellow of Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich and has been a scholar at the Touro Law School, New York University and Cardiff University. He has also been a Cegla Scholar at the Tel Aviv University, Israel.

    Course Online:

    The course was basically designed to give a detailed idea about copyrights in India. The course aimed at brevity without a compromise of knowledge. Mr. Mazumdar introduced to the basics of copyrights. After that he started to explain to , various topics like Copyright as Human Right, Public Good, Robust Public Domain, Sale of Goods and Copyright and certain important case laws like Walter V. Lane, (1900) AC 539 etc. The Concept of Copyrights were explained thoroughly, main element of copyrights, i.e. Originality, evolution of originality standard and the case law related to it Associated Publishers ( Madras) Ltd. V. K. Bashyam, Fundamentals ( Anil V. Kunal Dasgupta ), the different types of works, types of rights, author and owner.

    On the second day of the capsule course, Dr. Mazumdar gave insight about other topics like Engine Doctrine, Idea – Expression, expression merger, hot news (R.G. Anand V. M/s Delux Films), other rights, exception ( Manu Bhandari V. Kala Vikas Kendra AIR 1987 DELHI 13), (Burlington Home Shopping Pvt. Ltd. V. Rajnish Chibber), offences , copyright in DNA sequence, remedies, various judgements, punitive damages, fair use doctrine, moral right in mural, copyright case against Google.

    Capsule Course Examination:

    The two-day session was preceded by an examination which served the purpose of judging the knowledge acquired by the students during the course and deciding whether or not they have completed the capsule course with required knowledge before awarding them the certificates.

    Marking Format:

    The examination was based on a multiple- choice type question paper for a duration of an hour. The students were marked on a total score of 30 and the marks obtained by them were divided into 4 categories, i.e., excellent ( 24<), very good ( 20<). They were awarded certificates stating the same accordingly.

    Valedictory Proceedings:

    The Guest then interacted with the students and informed them to approach him regarding any doubts without any hesitation during his stay on the campus. Vote of thanks was proposed by CIPRA member, Nishant Shah.



    Report on Capsule Course conducted by Center for SportsLaw and Policy (CSLP)on 14th and 15th September

    A two- day event was conducted on 14th and 15th of September on the topic ‘Capsule Course on Contemporary Issues of Sports Law’. The course aimed to create awareness among students about sports arbitration, data in sports, women and sports (gender issues in sports), corruption and mismanagement in sports and sports and media law. The chief guest conducting the event was Mr. Tarun Singh from GNLU who has expertise in the field of Sports Law

    14th September:

    The capsule course started with the felicitation ceremony of Mr. Tarun Singh by Professor Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, the Director of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad. Then the Director also addressed the gathering about his views on sports law. He also congratulated and thanked Mr.Tarun Singh on accepting the proposal to conduct the Capsule course and ensure his presence. There were 60 participants from Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad and there were 5 external participants from various other colleges who had participated for the course.

    After the felicitation ceremony, the first session of the course begun. Mr. Tarun Singh briefed the students about the difference between a game and sport. He explained that any sport which involves mental or physical action is considered as a sport. He also clarified that if chess is considered as a sport or not.Then he told the students about the data in sports and the importance of gender equality required in sports. Mr. Tarun then briefed about some cases related to sportspersons who faced legal implications in their careers and how it affected their lives. The session moved on with the introduction of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and its use in sports law. Mr. Tarun also made the students aware of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), its members and the working of the Committee. The international police agency named Interpol was also introduced to the students and how it manages and deals with the doping issues which arise various sports.

    15th September:

    On the second day of the course, two other agencies related to sports i.e. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and National Anti- Doping Agency (NADA). Mr. Tarun explained about a case related to doping on Prithvi Shaw an Indian Cricketer who had faced charges of doping in April recently. The punishments faced for doping was also briefed. After the end of the session, the participants had to go through an examination of 10 marks which comprised of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The winners of that examination were awarded coupons from Decathlon. After the examination, the students had an interaction session with Mr. Tarun on the topics related to Sports Law and cleared their queries related to Sports Law. Then, a vote of thanks was delivered by one of the cell members to Mr. Tarun by thanking him for devoting his precious time for the event and making this event a grand success. The participants were also awarded with certificates for attending the Capsule course. The students enjoyed a lot and gained lot of knowledge from the experience of Mr. Tarun and were very thankful to him. They could explore various fields of Sports Law which were unknown to them and this helped them develop interest in this unique field of law.



    Report on Court Visit (2018-23 Batch)

    14/09/2019

    The judiciary is an arm of government responsible for administering justice. This system of courts seeks to resolve conflict arising out of the operation of laws; this involves the application of remedies and the retribution of offenders. Present visits have been planned to understand the functioning of the court in day to day life. All students of 2018-23 Batch were participated in present court visits on 6th of Sept. 2019 and 13th of Sept. 2019. Present visits have been planned under Civil Procedure Code I and Legal Skill IV

    Objectives of Court Visit-
    • To understand the working of the court
    • The nature of duties of the Judicial Officer
    • To observe how Public Prosecutor is opening the case.
    • Pre-charge hearing
    • The way Judges, defense Lawyers, Prosecutors handle the case.

    As law faculties we arranged court visit for students. It was the days where students were felt happy and curious about court visit. They were eager to learn so many things like how the judiciary works, what are the rules and regulations followed by the courts, practical aspects and experiences how cases filed before the court of law, how to behave and way of mannerism, arguments style and many more. The court visit planned for 2018-2023 Batch under the head of academic purpose. The Ranga Reddy District Court was selected for court visit. All the necessary requirements fulfilled by the faculty in - charges regarding this, i.e. to take the prior permission of High Court, to take the permission from Ranga Reddy District Court and to take undertakings from students etc.

    Mr. Pankaj Umbarkar, Faculty in charge of Code of Civil Procedure Code and Dr. Priyanka Mohod, Faculty in-charge of Legal Skill (Ethics and Mock Trial) has arranged the court visit. On the date of 13/09/19 the court visit planned for same batch for Divisions B and D, (approx 100 students) were visited to court. The journey was started from early in the morning on 8:30 AM. The students were observed the proceedings and visited library of the court, Bar Room, Notary Room etc. All staff of the court co-operated us very well. Students were very happy with new experience and practical learning. Students were reached at campus around 4:00 PM with full of motivation and knowledge. These two Divisions also submitted their court visit report and shared their experiences and observation made in court rooms.



    REPORT OF GUEST LECTURE BY Mr. Sadashiv Deshmukh

    05/09/2019

    Mr. Sadashiv Deshmukh Former registrar of the Bombay High Court and Director of Clinical Legal Education at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai have been Invited to deliver the lecture on “Power of Attorney, Mandatory Forms of Petition and Complaints under consumer Protection Act on 4th of Sept. 2019 to 5th of Sept. 2019. The Guest has been welcomed by the speech of Director Symbiosis Law School, Prof. (Dr) Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan. 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 4th of Sept. 2019 Mr. Sadashiv Deshmukh covered the aspect of Power of Attorney. All divisions from A to D were sat in Assembly Hall. Mr. Deshmukh was more particular with respect to the relevant provisions and drafts hereof.

    Second Day:

    On the next day, Mr. Deshmukh revised the portion he completed and then started with complaint under consumer protection law. He also explained as to how to prepare petition for divorce. He further dealt with the mandatory forms of petitions like Suit for Recovery of Money, Suit for Specific Performance of Contract etc. Mr. Pankaj Umbarkar, subject incharge offered vote of thanks to the guest.



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

    05/09/2019

    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

    i. Trophy ii. Cash Prize of Rs.20.000/- iii. Certificate of Merit iv. 2 HRX MI Bands worth Rs. 1,900/- each

    RUNNERS UP

    i. Trophy ii. Cash Prize of Rs.12,000/- iii. Certificate of Merit

    BEST ADJUDICATOR i. Trophy ii. Cash Prize of Rs.8.000/- iii. Certificate of Merit iv. HRX MI Bands worth Rs. 1,900/-
    SECOND BEST ADJUDICATOR i. Cash Prize of Rs.5,000/- ii. Certificate of Merit
    BEST SPEAKER i. Trophy ii. Cash Prize of Rs.5,000/- iii. Certificate of Merit
    SECOND BEST SPEAKER Certificate of Merit
    BEST NOVICE TEAM i. Trophy ii. Cash Prize of Rs. 3,000 iii. 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:

    i. Ms. Rukma, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
    ii. Dr. Jayendre Kasture, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad


    LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:

    i. Monalisa jena
    ii. Sanjana s
    iii. Kritika
    iv. Ankit amartya
    v. Madhav sharma
    vi. Shivam chaudhary
    vii. Himani
    viii. Sumer karekar
    ix. Parth jaisinghani
    x. Shambhavi srivastav
    xi. Amitoj amrita
    xii. Sanjana A
    xiii. Sumedha
    xiv. Aarthi
    xv. Anushil
    xvi. Bhoomika
    xvii. Aatrika
    xviii. Aditya jha
    xiv. Aarthi
    xv. Anushil
    xvi. Bhoomika
    xvii. Aatrika
    xviii. Aditya jha
    xix. Medha mukherjee
    xx. Nidhi


    LIST OF WINNERS:
    AWARD NAME PRIZE
    FIRST PRIZE Sumedha i. Certificate of Merit ii. Cash Prize of Rs.1,000/-
    FIRST RUNNERS UP Sanjana S i. Certificate of Merit ii. Cash Prize of Rs. 750/-
    SECOND RUNNERS UP Himani i. Certificate of Merit ii. 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:
    Sr.no Name PRN
    1 Anwesha Bhattacharyya SLSH
    2 AdnSLSHan 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 i. Certificate of Merit ii. Cash Prize of Rs.1,000/-
    FIRST RUNNERS UP Aryadev Kapoor i. Certificate of Merit ii. Cash Prize of Rs. 750/-

    Poetry Writing Competition:
    AWARD Name PRIZE
    FIRST PRIZE Anwesha Bhattacharya i. Certificate of Merit ii. Cash Prize of Rs.1,000/
    FIRST RUNNERS UP Adnan Hameed i. Certificate of Merit ii. 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 teWams 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:
    Srno. Name of 1st Participant Name of 2nd Participant PRN
    1. Siddhartha Mitra Mainak Biswas 16010323130,17010324133
    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 16010323014,16010324373
    8 Snehal Singh Apurv Luniyal 16010323108, 19010324038
    9 Areena Kausar Janvi Ahuja 19010324052, 19010324052
    10 Utkarsh Vaibhav chaudhari 19010324099,19010324134
    11 Siddhi gupta Abhik Purkayastha 19010324004, 18010324049
    12 Faisal Feroz Khan Kush Khandelwal 18010324071, 18010324001
    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


    LIST OF SPONSORS
    1. Associate Partner:

    Indian National Bar Association

    2. Media Partner

    i. Lawctopus
    ii. Noticebard

    3.Outreach Partner

    i.Legge Rhythms

    4. Technology Partner

    V Dalph

    5. Publication Partner

    i. Notion Press
    ii. Taylor and Francis
    iii. Asia Law House

    6.Energy Drink Partner

    i.Monster

    7. Food Sponsors

    i. Ahaar Restaurant
    ii. Makers of Milkshake
    iii. Trap Kitchen



    ENVIRONMENT LAW CELL

    Report on
    Plantation Drive
    5th June 2019

    Background:

    “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” -The main motto to Symbiosis International University means “The world is one family” and a family should never forget the essence of environment around them. Environment Law Clinic is active in safeguarding the ecosystem existing in the Campus. The Cell found Plantation Drive as the most effective way in promoting the theme of this year’s International Environmental Day i.e., Air Pollution. The campus also looks scanty without enough trees in some areas. Planting trees would create a homely environment around the residents and with that aim the Cell has picked all fruit bearing plants for the plantation Drive. The Drive also promoted the objectives of ‘Swatch Campus’- an initiative by MHRD.

    About the Event

    To celebrate World Environment Day 2019, 'Plantation Drive' was conducted at the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad Campus under the leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. All teaching and non-teaching members planted fruit bearing trees in the Campus. The Deputy Director, faculty members of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad joined hands in the event along with Campus Administrator Colonel B. Bali. The Plantation Drive was a step forward in containing Air Pollution and also in creating the campus lush green

    Objectives of the Event
    1. To promote the motto of sustainability
    2. To create a better ecosystem in the campus
    3. To promote the objectives of ‘Swatch Campus’ mission
    Outcome

    The Cell was successful in reaching out to the participants by promoting its objectives through the Drive and it was evident thoroughly with the participation of Directors of SLH and SIBM, teaching and non-teaching members etc. This drive is a way forward in achieving greater goals of the Cell in the future towards Swatch Campus Initiative.

    Event Gallery



    SCOPE REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JUN 2019

    Date of Submission: July 6 th 2019

    By: Col. Dr.Jayalakshmi N(Retd) Incharge SCOPE

    Meetings Held With Various Authorities JUNE, 2019

    # Meeting Details Date Venue Attended By
    1 Jeeyar Integrative medical services hospital and homeopathic medical college under the AEGIS of Jeeyar Integrated Vedic Academy JIVA 7 Jun 2019 JIMS Hospital Visited JIMS Hospital to finalize the event with Director and to work out the nitty-gritty of the cancer screening and general health checkup camp. Meeting took place with Director and Dr. Sudhamathi.
    2 Visited Community Hospital Shadnagar to meet Dr. Chandu Nayak Deputy Director Medical and Health care services. This meeting was to discuss about detailing a medical officer, a pharmacist, and a lab technician to estimate blood sugar level and haemoglobin check. Another request was given to them for bringing medicine for common ailments and distributing the medicine as per prescription to the needy. 10 Jun 2019 Shadnagar Community Hospital Visited alone and participated in the meeting with Dr. Chandu Nayak, Mr. Joycula Srinivas. Met Dr. Srinivas medical superintendant and discussed the matter in detail.
    3 Liasoning visit to Anganwadi, PHC Nandigama, to tie up with PHC Staff for cancer screening, general medical checkup, meet lab technician, meet pharmacist and Doctor on duty at PHC Nandigama 12 Jun 2019 PHC Nandigama, Anganwadi Self alone
    4 Visited JIMS and met Dr. Sudhamathi and discussed way forward for abnormal findings in cancer screening of cervix for women. 20 Jun 2019 JIMS Hospital Self and all those doctors who examined the patient and gave report. Met the gynaecologist Dr. Lakshmi and obtained advise.
    5 Visited community hospital Shadnagar to discuss the abnormal findings of blood estimation and cancer cervix examination. 26 Jun 2019 Shadnagar Community Hospital Self discussed with Dr. Srinivas and taken appointment for all the patients to be sent in batches for further investigation and prescription of treatment.
    SCOPE REPORT

    For the month of JUNE 2019

    Health Camp Report

    A mega health camp for cancer screening for cervix and general health checkup was organized on 14 JUN 2019 at symbiosis Hyderabad campus, a scope initiative with SIBMH and SLSH in collaboration with Jeeyar Integrative medical services hospital and homeopathic medical college under the AEGIS of Jeeyar Integrated Vedic Academy JIVA. Other partners who joined hands were ‘Vikas Tarangini’ a voluntary group trained under Basavatarakam Indo American cancer hospital and research institute Hyderabad. Community hospital Shadnagar also participated in the health camp. All the equipments, accessories and machines required for cancer screening and general health checkup were brought by Vikas Tarangini group and primary health centre Nandigama. In two locations both the events were carried out under the able guidance of Dr. Lakshmi MD OB Gynae and Dr. Sudhamathi Dr. Kalyani and around 20 medical college senior students were present. Vikas Tarangini group was also present. On the other location Dr. Phalgune MD from Primary health centre Nandigama did general health checkup and prescribed allopathy medicine. The Dr. was assisted by pharmacy and lab technician who also estimated blood sugar level. Vikas Tarangini group brought all sterile equipments for examination and strict aseptic technique was followed. The programme commenced at 0900 hours on 14 JUN 2019 and got over at 1700 hours. Ladies were screened for cancer cervix. Colposcopy done for 45 women. 13 women have found to be having abnormal findings who are referred to gynaecologist in shadnagar hospital. Then general health checkup was done for 134 personnel. BP check and blood sugar estimation done. 5 of them have raised BP. 9 of them have Raised blood sugar. All were detected first time. They will be now referred to Nandigama PHC for further investigation and treatment.

    From All 3 Institutes (SIBMH, SLSH & SOCIETY) 100% attendance for medical checkup could not be obtained because of admission procedure of SIBMH

    Normal Blood Sugar Level 72 to 99 mgs/dl
    Raised Blood Sugar Level:
    1. Yadamma158 mgs/dl(SOC)
    2. Manan209 mgs/dl (SOC)
    3. Dr. Lingaiah296 mgs/dl(SLSH)
    4. Mr. J. Yadagiri140 mgs/dl(SLSH)
    5. K. Lavanya157 mgs/dl(SOC)
    6. Shri Ramanna161 mgs/dl(SOC)
    7. Shantamma294 mgs/dl(SOC)
    8. Mr. P Ramesh208 mgs/dl(SLS)
    Normal Blood Pressure is 120/80 to < 140/90 mm of Hg
    Raised Blood Pressure level:
    1. A. Srinivas150/100 mm of Hg(SLSH)
    2. Mr C. Janga140/100 mm of Hg(SOC)
    3. Mr. C Madhu140/100 mm of Hg(SOC)
    4. Mr. Anthaiah170/100 mm of Hg(SOC)
    5. Mr. P Shekar150/100 mm of Hg(SOC)
    Acknowledgement:
    Very thankful to JIMS, Community Hospital Shadnagar, PHC Nandigama, Director SIBMH, Director SLSH and Campus Administrator SOCIETY office for supporting the event in a big way



    Report on One-day FDP / Workshop on Enhancing Quality Research in
    Faculty of Law

    A 'One-day FDP / Workshop on Enhancing Quality Research In Faculty of Law' was conducted by Prof (Dr.) Shashikala Gurpur, Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune., Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune for SLS-Hyderabad faculty in the Hyderabad campus on 17th June 2019. Director of SLS-H Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan Welcomed and Felicitated the chief guest, In her address, she covered all the key elements regarding the enhancing the quality in research. she shared a few important tips to get the publications in scopus indexed journals and how to identify the problem for research. In her interaction, at the end of the programs, clarified queries raised by the participants. This event was initiated and organised by IQAC of SLSH with prior approval from Director Prof.(Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan Deputy Director of SLS-H Dr.B. Anuradha proposed vote of thanks and all the faculty members were present, and It was an excellent learning experience for all the participants.



    Report on One-day FDP / Workshop on "Teaching Pedagogy"

    An FDP programme on "Teaching Pedagogy" by Prof.(Dr.) A Lakshminath, Pro-Chancellor Chanakya National Law University, Patna on 18-06-2019 is conducted for the teaching staff of SLS-H. Director of SLS-H Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan Welcomed and Felicitated the resource person Prof.(Dr.) A Lakshminath.In his address, he covered importance of various Pedagogical tools which will make the students to understand the subject in a better manner and he asked all the faculty to use the latest pedagogical tools in their teaching. In his interaction, at the end of the programs, clarified queries raised by the participants. Deputy Director of SLS-H Dr. B. Anuradha proposed vote of thanks and all the faculty members were present, and It was an excellent learning experience for all the participants.



    FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES

    LECTURE 1

    DATE: 26 JUNE 2019

    RESOURCE PERSON: Dr. Timothy Cadman, Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia


    Introduction to the Faculty Seminar Series:

    To foster research culture among faculty members at SLS-H, a faculty seminar series has been proposed by the Director, Dr.Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan. As part of this series, each faculty member is to make a presentation/seminar, ever Wednesday between 3:00 and 4:30 pm, on any topic of his/her research (published/prospect) and elicit questions and suggestions in order to improvise it. This presentation not only helps the presenter in improving but it also enables other faculty members to think divergently. The faculty seminar series is organized on behalf of Research and Publication cell.

    Profile of the Resource Person:

    To begin the inaugural session, Dr. Timothy Cadman was invited to address the faculty members about knowledge acquisition and knowledge dissemination to substantiate the importance of research in an academic set-up. Dr Timothy Cadman is a Research Fellow at Griffith University, Australia and he specialises in governance of sustainable development, environmental politics and policy, climate change, natural resource management including forestry, responsible investment, and institutional performance.

    Salient features of Dr. Timothy Cadman’s talk:

    Today’s world survives on knowledge and various manifestations of knowledge. All institutions and agencies of the world are struggling to capture knowledge and disseminate it the appropriate beneficiaries for tangible outcomes. Capture and dissemination call for research and academics is one potential field for this but the question is, are academics empowered enough to disseminate knowledge and help in policy decisions? The answer to this question is mixed. Some intellectuals say that NGOs are better researchers than Academics. Is this statement acceptable to academics? The truth is Academics has credibility but no power, and NGOs have power but no credibility. As faculty members, we need to bank on this credibility, create visibility and generate knowledge that promotes sustainability. Every course in the University should have a sustainability dimension within it to create avenues for research. The session was for 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Questions and Answers.



    ENVIRONMENT LAW CELL
    REPORT ON GUEST TALK ON
    CLIMATE CHANGE –CONCERNS AND RESPONSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

    DATE: 3rd July 2019

    Background:

    Climate change is one of the major environmental threats of today. Increased human activity on earth is causing environmental degradation. It further leads to changes in the earth’s topographical pattern and then to natural disasters like landslides, floods, etc. on a large scale basis. It is highly difficult to control it as it is a growing phenomenon due to the industrial development of nations across the world. If Climate change continues in the present scale and intensity earth will become a dangerous place for the future generations. In this regard, the nationwide consensus is required along with awareness on conservation of nature and its resources. To this end, a guest talk was organized on 26th June 2019 by the Environment Law Cell, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, on the topic “Climate Change –Concerns and Response of the International Community” for educating the students and faculty on graver issues involved in climate change.

    About the Program:

    The resource person was Dr. Timothy Cadman, Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Law, and Governance, Griffith University, Australia. By reading out excerpts from his book “Climate Refuge” Dr. Timothy Cadman made the students heed to the signals of waning earth and he also interacted with the students on the conflicting interests of the developed and developing nations in their approach towards ‘believing and knowing’ the concept of Climate Change. Eminent environmentalist and winner of Justice Kuldeep Singh Award, Dr. K. Purushotham Reddy, and D. Narasimha Reddy, Public Policy Expert and Activist were present. Prof. (Dr.) Sarafaraz Ahmed Khan delivered welcome address and Dr. Anuradha Binnuri felicitated the guests.

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. Timothy Mark Cadman BA (Hons) MA (Cantab) Ph.D. (UTas) is an expert in institutional governance and sustainable development including natural resources and forestry, climate change and market-based mechanisms. He is Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge. He is the recipient of the Faculty of Business Early Researcher of the Year Award by the University of Southern Queensland in the year 2012.

    Ojectives:

    The major objective of the guest talk was

    1. To educate awareness on the issues involved in climate change
    2. To discuss the importance of the control of climate change
    Outcome:

    The guest talk helped in achieving the following outcomes:

    1. Knowledge of the relevant aspects of climate change
    2. Understanding the control of climate change
    Student Participation:

    Second year students of BA LLB were present for the guest talk. The speaker was interactive with the students and this encouraged the students to take active participation in the talk and in the interactive session. The guest lecture gave the students an insight into the various issues in Climate Change which will be beneficial for them in the coming years in research as well as in studies.



    Coming Soon

    3rd NATIONAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION
    on
    “CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN INDIA”
    in January, 2018

    Centre for Human Rights is committed to develop an exhaustive understanding of the Human Rights in students specifically and in masses generally. The main objective of the centre is to make students instrumental and champion the cause of Human Rights. Centre for Human Rights with an intent to achieve its objectives conducted a 3rd National Level Essay Writing Competition on the theme of “Contemporary Human Rights Issues in India” in the month of January, 2018. The theme was bifurcated into 16 major sub-themes such as Human Rights of persons with disabilities, Gender Justice and Human Rights, Vulnerability faced by the old age people, Women’s rights, Rights of Minorities and so on.

    DATA PROTECTION FRAMEWORK IN INDIA

    India lacks behind in having a proper statute to recognize data protection laws and protection of personal data. Recently, the Government of India had set up a Committee of Experts to study various issues relating to data protection in India and formulate specific suggestions on principles underlying a data protection bill and draft such a bill. The primary objective was to ensure growth of the digital economy while keeping personal data of citizens secured and protected. Therefore, to curb the issues related to the same, a White Paper was drafted to welcome public comments on how a data protection law must be framed.


     

    Guest Lecture by Yashojit Mitra
    on
    “Mergers and Acquisition Transactions-An Introduction”,
    dated: 19
    th January, 2018

    Mr. Yashojit Mitra, a partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office, was invited by the Training and placement Cell of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad to give a guest lecture on Mergers &Acquisition Transactions-An Introduction. Mr Yashojit Mitra introduced the students to the world of M&A.

    M&A being an elective subject for the senior batch and a topic of great importance in every field of negotiation, the students gathered a lot of information about the same.

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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.



    REPORT ON LEGAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON RAGGING MENACE

    8th July, 2019

    SUBMITED BY:

    LEGAL AID CENTRE

    SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, HYDERABAD

    SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL (DEEMED) UNIVERSITY, PUNE

    UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF

    DISTRICT LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY RANGA REDDY DISTRICT COURT, L.B NAGAR

    MEMBERS ATTENDED:

    1. Shriharshitha Chada (PLV)

    2. Chaitra Pavuluri (PLV)

    3. N. Srinidhi Reddy (PLV)

    4. Lahari Gurrala (PLV)

    5. Manogya Lakshmi (PLV)

    6. Amuktha K (PLV)

    7. B. Vinitha (PLV)

    8. Bharath Ram (PLV)

    9. B. Deepthi(PLV)

    10. Nidhi A.K (PLV)

    11. Rahul Prasad (PLV)

    12. Harish Kesav

    13. Apoorva Ghore

    14. Anushka Agrawal

    15. Koustrika Bandyopadhyay

    16. Meghna Mishra

    17. Bhakti K


    BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

    Ragging is originally a western concept and was a form of social interaction between seniors and juniors in colleges, however in today’s day and age they have taken out very brutal and inhuman form where the seniors indulge in indecent activities. As ragging is most prevalent in colleges, UGC (University Grants Commission) recognizes the prevalence of this problem and provides for the same under Section 3(j) which defines ragging as - Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (Fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.

    Symbiosis Law School follows the UGC Guidelines and is a recognized University under the same; we understand the importance of making sure that the campus is a complete Ragging free zone. Ragging has a social, physical, economic, academic and psychological effect on a student’s life. Since, even some highly reputed colleges and institutions have a terrible history of ragging; we recognized the problem and collaborated with District Legal Services Authority, Ranga Reddy to help all the students understand that our campus is a Ragging free zone.

    PURPOSE OF THE EVENT:

    The purpose of the programme was to make the students of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Hyderabad aware of the provisions they have in the collage regarding measures against ragging and the safegurads which are provided to them under UGC guidelines and Indian Penal Code. The programme was done to ensure that students are well aware that our college is a ragging free campus and any such acts will lead to serious consequences. The Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad took up the opportunity of collaborating with District Legal Services Authority of the Ranga Reddy District whose theme for the month July is Anti-Ragging in order to spread the message against ragging.

    OUTCOME:

    This event helped the students learn about the various provisions they have regarding ragging under UGC guidelines and Indian Penal Code. They now know that Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad have Zero Tolerance towards ragging.

    All the students present in the event took an oath against ragging which was administered by Professor Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

    ABOUT THE EVENT:

    The event was organized for all the batches of Symbiosis Law School and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. The Director of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management has given the welcome address where he addressed about the major issues faced by the students due to ragging.

    The theme for the month of the District Legal Services Authority was Ragging Menace and the same initiative was taken up by the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad for which Mr. G. Uday Kumar, Secretary of District Legal Services Authority was the chief guest. He addressed that the students in universities are not only facing physical form of ragging but are undergoing financial, emotional and sexual ragging. He briefed the students regarding the provisions laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court against all the forms of ragging.

    As provided by the UGC, a video against ragging was presented to illuminate the young minds about the extreme consequences faced by the victims as well as the students who have committed the offence.

    The Deputy Director of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad Dr. Anuradha Binnuri has explained the importance of Anti-Ragging committee, which was set up by the Symbiosis International University

    and has provided the students with the Anti- Ragging helpline numbers of Symbiosis International University and Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

    Professor Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, Director of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad has given a detailed explanation of UGC Guidelines & Telangana Ragging Prohibition Act. The programme ended with an Anti- Ragging Oath taken by all the students present administered by Professor Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan.



    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

    Pictures from the event;



    EVENT REPROT

    Quiz Competition by Centre for Real Estate and Taxation Laws

    17th July 2019

    The Centre for Real Estate and Taxation Laws organized a Quiz Competition ‘Tripping on Tax’ held on 17th July 2019 at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. There were several topics and sub-topics including Goods and Service tax, Union Budget 2019-20, taxation structure of India and general topics relating to taxation. Participants were supposed to show up in a team of 2. A cap of 30 teams was fixed for this round. The competition was conducted in 3 rounds. The first round was ‘Testing Times’ which a written objective test comprising of 20 questions. 1st round started at 10:30 AM till 11:00 AM. The test was conducted in room test was conducted in room no. 127 and 136.

    The Second round was ‘Word for word’ held in the Convention hall. Out of 30, only 10 teams qualified for this round. The quiz master asked one question to each team and the teams were expected to give the correct answer for the question. There were total 5 questions asked to one team out of which the last round of questions was a picture round- ‘Picture Perfect’. 5 teams qualified for the next and final round. All the participants of the 2nd round were handed a packet of refreshments. The bags used for keeping the refreshments were hand-made by the members of the Centre, made out of old newspapers promoting eco-friendly practices.

    The final round commenced at 3:30 PM with 5 teams. This round was divided into a rapid fire round in which each team was given 60 seconds to answer 6 questions, and a buzzer round wherein whichever team pressed the buzzer first got to answer the question. This round was judged by the faculty in-charge of the Centre Mr. Chandra Sekhar Alladi and Mr. Hafajatali Sayyed. At the end of the round, TN-18 won the first place and TN-24 were the runners up.

    Prof. Dr. Dwaraknath, Mr. Ahmar Afaq, Mr. Radhakrishnan along with the judges handed over the prize to the winning teams. The event ended at 4:30 PM.



    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.



    CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES

    EVENT REPORT

    Workshop on Gender Sensitization and Sexual Harassment at work place

    During the induction of students of the 2019 - 24 batch of BA.LLB and BBA LLB of SLS Hyderabad, was when this event which layed emphasis on Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment at work place, took place under the presidency of CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES (CGS ) which is headed by Dr. Priyanka Mohod .

    Venue- It was conducted on the 4th of July of 2019, in the assembly hall of SLS, Hyderabad.

    Time- 9:30 AM -12:30PM

    Date- 4/07/2019

    Guests- The Guests were Prof. (Dr.) Rekha Pande and Ms. Shwetha Luthra.

    Director of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad, Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan addressed the students as well as The Registrar sir of SIU enlightened the students in this accession. Prof. (Dr.) Dwarakanath, Associate Professor of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad, welcomed everyone to the event with his warm words. He acknowledged the effort Dr. Rekha Pande , who besides having a busy schedule and Ms. Shwetha Luthra, who is a very busy legal consultant, would have put in and still made time to become a part of our event. He also expressed his love and affection towards all the students who were a part of the event. Being humble about his knowledge in topics related to Gender Sensitization, sexual Harassment etc. he limited his words and concluded by referring to a personal experience from his own early life, and explaining how the society in the past conditioned girls and boys to behave differently, stick to predetermined gender roles and not do what the other gender was expected to do. He also explained how the society has changed over the years and how every girl now is allowed, and mostly able to do what any boy can do and vice versa.

    ABOUT DR. REKHA PANDE ADRESS-

    Dr. Rekha Pande is currently the Director of the Centre for Women's Studies and a Professor of History in the University of Hyderabad, India. She is a well-known and well published scholar in the inter-disciplinary areas of History and Women's Studies. Prof. Dr.Rekha Pande started off by expressing her happiness to see the number of girls which was almost equal to or more than the number of boys in the hall, attending the event. She further explained how less were the number of girls pursuing a career in law was, back in her time and how the number of girls have increased as the years have passed. She also said that she hopes this increase in number of girls in law colleges shall also reflect in law firms, courts etc. as well. Later on, her conversation went to how, today in society everyone knows what is politically and theoretically right but how not many are able to practice it in their personal life. The next concept that she explained was how "work “was explained by economists and how it impacted women. In economics work was anything for which someone gets paid and therefore women who worked in their houses without demanding money were seen as not working. She also explained how after a lot of efforts the work done by women was also acknowledged. She explained how the collective effort of women resulted in census questions to women being changed from "what do you do?" To "how do you spend your time?"

    She shared a personal experience of her's in which she met a family in the rural parts of Hyderabad. She told us that, that and many other such families spend a higher part of their resources on their sons, send them to private schools, get them better facilities, provide them with better medical care and give them the best of anything that they can, whereas their own girl children receive a smaller part of the familie's resources, are send to local madras as, receive less better facilities, are not provided with adequate medical care and not getting the best of anything. She also explained how easily a girl child is deprived of resources, education and other facilities in order to take care of the family or look after young ones etc. She concluded by laying emphasis on how the issues that women face will be solved only when those issues are addressed by the society as a whole and not women alone, as every woman is the daughter, sister, wife, friend or mother of someone; only a world of equal Justice will be able to bring about a better future.

    ABOUT MS. SHWETHA LUTHRA ADDRESS-

    Ms. Shwetha Luthra is a legal professional predominantly interested in human rights related causes, be it addressing issues of sexual harassment, or developing more progressive laws for criminal offenders suffering from mental health issues. She is legal consultant at SASHA Bangalore. The structure of the talk by Ms.Shwetha Luthra was far different from that of Dr.Rekha Pande. Ms.Shwetha Luthra conducted a more interactive session in which the involvements of the participants were of a higher extent. She started of with an exercise which made the students understand that multitasking is not easy in every situation and talking between such an events will not let them concentrate on what is being discussed there.

    Later on she asked few brain teasers to the students. Every question made everyone realise how preconditioned their mind was about associating certain occupations or certain roles to certain genders and certain relationships. Later on she went onto discussing about what sexual Harassment is, who are the victims of sexual Harassment, How not only women are the victims to sexual Harassment, how provocative or revealing clothes are not the prime reason for being sexually harassed, how Sexual Harassment in a public place is different from sexual Harassment in workplace, how redressal can be sought for sexual Harassment etc. In the last parts of her presentation Ms.Shwetha Luthra gave information about why, when and how we should seek Redressal for sexual Harassment.

    Dr. PRIYANKA MOHOD - VOTE OF THANKS

    It was the faculty head of CGS, Dr. Priyanka Mohod, who delivered the vote of thanks, on behalf of SLS, Hyderabad and CGS. She thanked Prof. (Dr.) Dwarakanath, Rekha Pande and Ms. Shwetha Luthra for their presence in the event as well as their efforts to give awareness to our students about issues and perspectives of gender sensitization and about prevention and Redressal of sexual Harassment in the workplace. She thanked the student members of CGS, and every other person who helped in coordination of the event. Last but not the least; heartfelt gratitude to all students who attended the event with great enthusiasm was also expressed.


     



    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