In a phenomenal achievement in the mooting arena, the team consisting of Adrija Ghosh, Unnati Jhunjhunwala, Ayana Banerjee, Sakchi Agarwal, Silpi Jain, Harshvardhan Lahiri and Dhruv Gupta has won the national rounds of the ICC Moot Court Competition 2019 conducted in National Law University, Delhi from the 19th to the 21st of April, 2019. Ayana Banerjee from the Class of 2021 also emerged as the best speaker in the national rounds of the tournament. ... more
In a brilliant achievement in the arena of mooting the team consisting of Muskan Arora from the class of 2022, Agastya Sen from the class of 2022, Nikhil Singh from the class of 2022 and Istela Jameel from the class of 2023 have broken into the round of 32 in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition conducted from the 13th to the 18th of April, 2019. ... more
In a phenomenal achievement in the field of academia, Mr. Nishant Gokhale from the Class of 2011 has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship for pursuing a PhD in law at the University of Cambridge making him one of the very few lawyers till date to have been bestowed with this honour. ... more
In an extremely proud moment for the university, Ms. Anviti Chaturvedi from the Class of 2014 ranked 122nd in the extremely competitive and prestigious UPSC examinations. Previously, she worked as a senior analyst in PRS Legislative Research
Q1. When did the idea of taking up a career as a civil servant prop up?
I decided to sit for the exam, and take up this career path in 2017.
Q2.What role did NUJS have in shaping your interest towards a role as a civil servant?
NUJS encouraged students to think of law in a broader sense, than the law of the court rooms and law firms. For example, we were encouraged to take up internships across a range of legal fields. It was during the course of my internship at PRS Legislative Research, that I discovered I had an abiding interest in law and policy. Further, NUJS offered several interesting courses like Law and Impoverishment that required students to develop a multi-dimensional thinking about law. These kinds of experiences eventually helped me decide that I would like to step into the world of law and policy, as a public servant.
Q3.What was your motivation behind appearing for the exam?
I had worked at PRS Legislative Research for over 3 years, and that had firmed up my interest and knowledge in the field of law and policy. The immediate trigger, however, was Dr. Y.V. Reddy's autobiography that inspired me to join the services.
Q4.When did you start preparing for the UPSC exams?
I began preparing in September 2017.
Q5. Could you describe your role in PRS? How would you describe your experience working for the organisation?
I was a Senior Analyst in charge of tracking law and policy developments in sectors, like home affairs, defence, external affairs, and environment. I authored analyses on Bills related to these sectors, like Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, as well as policy matters, like Police Reforms and Defence Budget.
I had an opportunity to brief MPs, who sought research support from PRS, and write for newspapers as well on matters related to my sectors.
It was a wonderful experience working at PRS. The learning curve was steep, and the team was friendly and supportive. Alongside my legal skills, I could develop some data skills at the organisation as well.
Q6.Did you opt for campus placements?
No. I had applied to PRS by myself.
Q7.Would you like to give any tips or advice to the NUJS students aspiring to appear for the UPSC examinations?
I would like to convey my best wishes to them, and hope they fulfill their aspirations. My two cents will be that it is important to have a clear, strong and positive motivation going into the exam. This exam is a long and gruelling process, carrying on for at least one and a half years. One's motivation can steer them during this time, and help them make the right decisions.
Q8.Which books/materials (online/offline) did you refer during your preparation which you found to be key to your success in cracking the civil service exams?
I focused on covering limited material, but revising it several times. Some of my Bibles were the daily newspaper, the Constitution, the Atlas, some NCERTs, Economic Survey, etc.
Q9.What are your plans for the future and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I am focusing on taking one step at a time right now. All I can say with regard to the future is that I hope I will learn from the all the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, take things with a positive spirit, respect and empathize with the people around me, and lead a life of integrity. I believe the rest will then take care of itself.
At NUJS, it gives us immense pride and honour to congratulate her and wish her the very best on serving the nation. We also hope to her have her among us soon.
In a significant achievement in the arena of mooting, the university team consisting of Ankit Pal from the Class of 2022, Arjun Singh Rana from the Class of 2022, Anamika Kundu from the Class of 2021 and Soumya Gupta from the Class of 2023 have emerged as the semi-finalists of the Asia-Pacific rounds in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competiton 2019 conducted in Amity Law School, Noida between the 28th to the 31st of March, 2019. ... more
Nikhil Iyer from the Class of 2019 has been awarded the prestigious Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship by the PRS Legislative Research, India. ... more
Continuing the long standing tradition of academic excellence our alumni make their way into Harvard. ... more
The statement of the NLU Students Consortium in solidarity with the students of RGNUL Patiala ... more
In a historic and proud moment for the students and this University, the 'Rights of Transgender and Gender Diverse Policy' has been notified today making NUJS the first and the only national law university in the country to have its own trans-policy. ... more
In an extremely saddening and sudden turn of events that happened on the 9th of February 2019 a member of the NLUO contingent at Invicta 2019, Mr. Ritwik Das, passed away while playing on the football field. ... more
Tanmai Shukla from the Class of 2019 has been awarded the Young India fellowship ... more
NUJS has become the first law school in the country to have its own student-run mediation clinic ... more
The convocation witnessed the presence of the Chancellor's Nominee Honourable Justice A.K Sikri and the graduation of students from the BA LLB (Hons.), LLM and PhD courses. ... more
In a brilliant achievement in the field of mooting the team comprising of Vasudha Passi, Parmeet Singh, Lian Samte, Rohit Gupta and Anuj Vakharia have broken into the world rounds of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot 2019 ... more
67th IDG session with Mr. Yogendra Yadav and Mr. Avik Saha, founding members, Swaraj Abhiyan ... more
The 1st Town Hall Session organised by the NUJS-Society of International Law and Policy witnessed a dialogue between British economist and a member of the House of Lords Lord Meghnad Desai and the student body on the wide range of issues including, but not limited to Economics, Brexit, Indian and International politics, Secularism etc. ... more
On the 22nd of December, 2008 the university hosted its Class of 2008's tenth year reunion. The event witnessed a diverse pool of alumni excelling in their chosen field- including the Civil Services, corporate law, academia, litigation among others attending the program to reminsce about their college days. ... more
The 2nd edition of the Indian Mediation Week (IMW) witnessed the conduct of business mediation summits between the 10th of December and the 15th of December, 2018 across four cities- Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. The program was organized by ODRways in collaboration with National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata (NUJS). ... more
In a significant development in the field of competitive alternate dispute resolution the team comprising of Anshul Dalmia and Divyansh Sharma from the Class of 2022 has emerged as the finalists in the Client counselling rounds of the 4th edition of The National Alternate Dispute Resolution Competition, 2018 held between the 13th December 2018 and the 15th December 2018 in the School of Law, Christ, Bangalore. ... more