NLIU Cyber Law Centre within a year
UNION MINISTRY of Human Resource Development has approved the Cyber Law Centre to be established at National Law Institute University (NLIU) and directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to take necessary action. The centre will be funded by the Ministry and will be ready within a year, NLIU Director Prof Balraj Chauhan said.india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 01:48 IST
UNION MINISTRY of Human Resource Development has approved the Cyber Law Centre to be established at National Law Institute University (NLIU) and directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to take necessary action. The centre will be funded by the Ministry and will be ready within a year, NLIU Director Prof Balraj Chauhan said.
‘‘Today the lives of middle class citizens are affected by cyber space in many ways ranging from e-mail, e-ticketing to e-transaction and e-marriage. To bring in ‘rapprochement’ of law and technology, the need to create a cyber law centre was felt. It is the first cyber law centre in India,’’ said NLIU assistant professor of business Law Ghayur Alam.
The centre would develop laws to deal with cyber crimes and would also seek to develop policies for amendment of laws to deal with growing cyber problems.
The centre will also run courses, hold conferences, workshops and seminars for police, judges, lawyers, bureaucrats and technocrats to help them deal with cyber problems. The centre will also digitise legal information on statutes and cases, not only of India but also other countries. It will also assimilate and maintain database and electronic and paper-based information dealing with various aspects of technology related to cyber space.
‘‘The proposed centre will have a virtual classroom connected with Internet and totally wireless. Experts and students will interact on-line and off-line and discuss cyber laws,’’ said NLIU Computer Science faculty Dhirendra Singh. Each desk in the classroom will have a laptop with mobile technology to facilitate interaction and discussion, Alam added.
New course at Nutan
Nutan College is introducing a new course - Postgraduate Diploma in Network Technology - from July. The course would train librarians, laboratory in-charge and assistants, and computer professionals like hardware support professionals, network and system administrators and programmers.
Students who have done B Lib, B Sc, B Com or B HSc with computer applications are eligible to join the course. The one-and-a-half-year course is divided into three semesters. During the first two semesters a common syllabus would be followed. In the final semester, the course content would be different for those opting for librarianship and computer science.
Lectures at Sathya Sai College
A series of lectures were held at Sathya Sai College, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), during the past week as part of a summer course.
The theme was ‘uniting religion with culture’. The lectures were based on influence of different religions on Indian culture and vice versa. Sam George delivered a lecture on Christianity, Israr Ahmed on Islam, Ramesh Dave on Jainism, Charanjeet Kaur on Sikhism and Dr Gyan Vardhan Pathak on Hinduism.
Institute for Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE) professor Dr Gyan Vardhan Pathak was director of the course. Padmashri Ramesh Chandra Shah spoke on the co-relation between religion and culture and renowned author Dr Malti Joshi described ‘Sundar Kand’ of Ramayana. The concluding lectures were delivered by Sathya Sai College chairman Ranjit Vithaldas.
Students also presented cultural programmes on the occasion. Manish from Gadarwara presented ‘kori’ dance of Chhattisgarh, depicting the powers of Goddess Durga. Students from Betul presented a role-play on ‘guru-shishya parampara’ and devotional songs and poems.
About 250 students from different parts of Madhya Pradesh and other states resided at the college hostel for the duration of the course. They chanted Vedas every morning and dined on the floor in the traditional Indian manner.
Compiled by Arpita Mitra. Photos by Mujeeb Faruqui.