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NLIU students win natl contest

india Updated: Jan 20, 2007 03:39 IST

THE STUDENTS of National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, recently participated in M M Singhvi Memorial Moot Court Competition held at National Law University, Jodhpur. NLIU, Bhopal, was selected the best team at national level. Many well-known law schools from across the country participated at initial levels. NLIU, Bhopal, and Gujarat National Law School, Gandhinagar, went up to the finals.

In the final competition, NLIU, Bhopal, was selected the best team. The topic was ‘Public International Law’. The speakers from NLIU, Bhopal, were Shruti Gurudanti and Asmita Singh, while Naveen Kumar was the researcher who provided material to the speakers. The winners are all second-year students of the university.

Training programme
The commerce training programme of Career College, BHEL, which started on December 21, will wind up this week. Department of commerce and management under Dr Kavita Ratnaparkhi is organising the programme. Expert lectures and interaction of experts with students are the main highlights.

The programme focuses on basics of computers including internet and power point presentation, basics of taxation, accounts and accounting package, Dr Ratnaparkhi said. As part of the programme, Bombay Stock Exchange member Aditya Maniya Jain spoke to students on stock exchange, while Bar Council chairman S C Kala enhanced students’ knowledge on taxation.

A half-hour question-answer session is held at the end of lectures, where students can interact with experts and ask queries on the related subject. About 80 to 90 students are attending the programme.

Foundation stone laid
The foundation stone for NLIU conference hall was laid on January 12 by Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni. Principal Secretary Higher Education Dr Bhagirath Prasad, Principal Secretary Finance Sumit Bose and Principal Secretary Law P P Tiwari were present on the occasion. The conference hall is being funded by University Grants Commission (UGC). It is completely air-conditioned and has seating capacity of 250 persons. Construction work  has already begun.

Youth Day at Geetanjali
Students and staff of Geetanjali College celebrated Youth Day on January 11 in memory of Swami Vivekananda. The event was organised by NSS members of the college. Students spoke on Swami Vivekananda’s life, read out memoirs and sang patriotic songs. Professor (economics) Dr Nuzhat Zaman, professor (sociology) Dr Sharda Garg, and professors of commerce Dr V K Sharma and Dr V K Mishra spoke on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, while college librarian Ajay Shrivastava recited patriotic poems, faculty (chemistry) Dr Diwa Mishra said.

Debate held
Anand Vihar College for Women (AVCW) recently organised Madhuri Agrawal inter-college debate competition sponsored by P P Agrawal. The topic was ‘Effect of digital overload on youth’. The first prize went to Sri Satya Sai College for Women student Disha Narula, while Surbhi Kale from AVCW was awarded the second prize, The third prize went to Sri Satya Sai College student Surbhi Agnihotri , while Lavi Dhanwani from Satya Sai and Deepa Advani from Sant Hirdaram Girls’ College received consolation prizes.

Workshop at BSSS
Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) held a workshop on stress management on January 12 on the college premises. HoD social work Dr Vinay Mishra spoke to students on reasons for stress in modern day life and how to deal with it. About 100 students of Master of Social Work (MSW) previous and final year and BA (first and second year) attended the workshop.

Compiled by Arpita Mitra