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About DME Research Cell

DME, one of the leading institutes of IPU, places a strong emphasis on research and development.

DME Research Cell is continuously involved in creating an environment of research and innovation. The Cell strives to provide a healthy environment to the faculty as well as the students to think, explore and develop new ideas. Research Cell is committed towards multidisciplinary research as we believe that no epistemological interaction can exist in a vacuum.

DME Research Cell strives relentlessly towards contributing and disseminating knowledge. It fosters an environment to provide opportunity to the faculty members and student fraternity for research publications.

The students are actively involved in organizing conferences, workshops and seminars for a holistic and continuous growth of academia.

DME Research Cell was established in the year 2017 with the vision to:

  • Aid and develop the academic community,
  • Inculcate the vital skills of research and critical thinking in the faculty as well as the students,
  • Foster a research dialogue,
  • Undertake multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and intersectional research projects

The student body of DME Research Cell is involved in mobilizing students towards academic research.

connect: researchcell@dme.ac.in

Research Cell, DME aims to sketch a holistic plan of action for contributions in the field of research, analysis and academia, where all activities are reviewed transparently in a bi-annual meeting of all research centres.

Following are the activities that are promoted by Research Cell:

  • Book publications
  • Three peer reviewed Journals- DME Mediaspace, DME Journal of Law and DME Journal of Management,
  • Weekly Research Day Activities held on Tuesdays by Research Centres
  • Student led initiatives such as Student Conclaves,
  • Regularly organizing webinars, workshops, conferences, Faculty Development Programmes

With the availability of a plethora of professional development and training programmes in education sector today; we need to stop and think whether they actively yield analytical minds who can infuse the required change in the existing societal set up, no matter how small. In effect, it is the quality of research which is of utmost importance within the realms of educational settings which garners exploratory thinking for the betterment of the very fabric of society’s economic and political arrangement. This quality is not only limited to employing rigorous researching techniques and methods for problem solving; but also requires high standards of evidence-based implementation.
An educator with an in-depth methodological and substantive knowledge can not only articulate effective class-room-teaching-pedagogies but also set the tone of curiosity, critical thinking and deliberation amongst the students. There is no parallel to the wholesome process of research-based teaching and thought provoking and application-based learning. Herewith, the quality of doctoral programmes thus forms an important pillar for developing competencies in education research while training the research scholars in pursuit of their careers. Further, from term paper-to-case study-to-dissertation writing, a conscious effort is imperative to encourage the learners strive for application-based research within the realms of ethical conduct.
Research wing of a college or university is of equal critical importance for adding value to the existing knowledge base of academia and policy makers. More than a dry and dreary world of theories, as far as the stereotypes around research go, it is a space for innovation and entrepreneurship, the connecting dot between academia and the grass root realities. Harnessing research minds through such platforms can actually give way to formulation of new schools of thoughts, theorizing new concepts or laws or advocacies in tune with the changing societal paradigms at national and international level.
Undoubtedly good research is important, but research-based learning is indispensable.

Dr. Isha Jaswal
Head – Research Cell


 Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CSD)csd@dme.ac.in
Centre for Management Research (CMR)cmr@dme.ac.in
Centre for Research and Innovation in Media (RIM)rimcentre@dme.ac.in
Centre For Laws on Gender and Sexuality (CLGS)lawgendersexuality@dme.ac.in
Centre For Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)cipr@dme.ac.in
Centre for Criminal Laws and Justice (CCLJ)cclj@dme.ac.in
Centre for Enviro-legal Studies (CELS)cels@dme.ac.in
Centre for Constitutional Law and Human Rights (CCHR)cchr@dme.ac.in
Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR)adrcentre@dme.ac.in

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About Us

Amidst multiple reports of climate change, growing disparities, volatile markets, food and water shortage, health and sanitation concerns, our world faces an enormous challenge of balancing the needs of society, the environment, and the economy. As a socially responsible organization, we at DME, aspire to generate awareness and action on sustainable development practices. The Centre aims at pursuing research and formulating practical solutions for the adoption of sustainable management practices to strive towards sustainable development.

Vision and Mission

  1. To emerge as a platform for promoting sustainable development practices in the society
  2. To promote sustainable business ideas and management practices which concern the environment.
  3. To protect the environment for posterity through sustainable development practices

Scope of Work

  1. Conducting workshops, seminars and activity-based events to sensitize students about emerging issues and need for sustainable development.
  2. Connect with larger academic and professional communities to promote the cause for sustainable development.
  3. Collaborate with organizations and other centres to come up with sustainable business innovations and solutions.
  4. Endeavour to undertake continuous research and publication in form of research articles, papers, books and other periodicals.

Email id: csd@dme.ac.in

About Us

Centre for Management Research (CMR) is established to promote collaborative research on contemporary management practices and paradigms. The research is undertaken with an objective to give useful insights to the academicians, practitioners and industry experts. The centre members work both on theory and practice by contributing the research articles, book chapters and simultaneously conducting activities to inculcate the research culture amongst the students.

Vision and Mission

  1. To critically analyse the recent practices and trends in management.
  2. To invoke the spirit of research, thereby, providing a platform of knowledge sharing to academicians.
  3. To promote interdisciplinary research in related fields of management like finance, marketing, human resource, international business and many other emerging fields.

Scope of Work

  1. To extend knowledge and encourage research in diversified areas of business and management
  2. To conduct workshops and sessions providing hands on experience with research methodology tools and techniques
  3. To develop subject expertise so as to enrich the classroom experience.
  4. To undertake research projects with meaningful academic and managerial contributions and publish in form of research articles, reviews, conference papers and book chapters

Email id: cmr@dme.ac.in

We are the research wing of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Delhi Metropolitan Education.

Vision and Mission

As the research center of Mass Communication department at DME, we are dedicated to exploring the ever-changing dimensions of media and mass communication. Our vision is to synthesize the critical aspects of media and bring out important insights that can be used by the practitioners to bring quality to the domain. We look forward to building ideas and innovate for a better contribution.

Scope of work

RIM proposes to take up formative as well as exploratory researches. For having a better understanding of the media world and its functioning applied researches will also be taken up by the faculty members. Where ever desirable, teachers-students collaborative projects can also be taken up. The objective remains to create and promote an environment of research in the institute and contribute to domain knowledge.

Email id: rimcentre@dme.ac.in

The Centre for Laws on Gender and Sexuality aims to engage in original, empirical as well as doctrinal research on the intersection of law and gender studies, with a specific focus on the understanding of the sexual. In the course of the above research, we aim to meet specific targets.

Vision and Mission

The Centre will attempt to demystify and detangle the concept of sexual consent – whether it be that of women or minors.

Scope of Work

  1. The research that the Centre will engage in will be strictly interdisciplinary, combining aspects of feminist jurisprudence and criminal justice system.
  2. The Centre shall host a lecture series on its research area.
  3. The Centre shall publish a working paper and a book every year.

Email id: lawgendersexuality@dme.ac.in

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) of Delhi Metropolitan Education aims at supporting academic and policy-oriented dialogue in the individual and intersectional areas of intellectual property (IP) such as Traditional Knowledge, Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright, Trade Secrets, Artificial Intelligence, etc. with Cyber Laws and Competition Law. The Centre will primarily focus on carrying out intensive and extensive research on important contemporary issues in these areas. Some of its research projects would focus on inquiries into core basic areas of IPs, whereas some others would focus on unique questions relating to heavily discussed areas. The center would emphasis on empirical and inter-disciplinary research. The projects that will be undertaken by CIPR will delve into diverse areas such as bio-piracy, the interrelationship and interactions between IP and Cyber Law, as well as IP and Competition Law, and working requirements of patents.

Vision and Mission

The center aims at releasing a comprehensive textbook that will cover the diverse topics related to IPR, competition laws and cyber laws. Apart from focusing on its primary research projects, CIPR will undertake numerous initiatives towards fostering discussion and capacity-building. It will conduct workshops, conferences, talks, and courses focusing in the area dealing with the interface of IPR in relationship with, cyber law, and competition law among one another.

Scope of Work

  1. The center is in the process of developing comprehensive and high-quality open electronic access to outputs of the projects/ research undertaken by the center.
  2. The center aims at releasing a comprehensive textbook that will cover the diverse topics related to IPR, competition laws and cyber laws.
  3. Apart from focusing on its primary research projects, CIPR will undertake numerous initiatives towards fostering discussion and capacity-building.
  4. It will conduct workshops, conferences, talks, and courses focusing in the area dealing with the interface of IPR in relationship with, cyber law, and competition law among one another.
  5. The center also aims at starting diploma courses for IPR.

Email id: cipr@dme.ac.in

Criminal law is an important subject of academic and practical importance. The centre aims to advance knowledge on the administration of justice and on the nature of criminal behavior. It aims to bring various stakeholders like academicians, policy planners, officials, programme administrators, representatives of civil society, NGOs, media, social and development activists and practitioners to debate and discuss about Criminal Law and Justice and inclusive development: issues, challenges and social work perspective. The centre attempts to engage these issues theoretically as well as empirically.   The Centre aims to promote research and teaching in the areas related to Criminal Law. They include, but not limited to;

  1. Code of Criminal Procedure,
  2. Law of Evidence,
  3. Indian Penal Code,
  4. The Administration of Criminal Justice System,
  5. Criminology and
  6. The Philosophy and Practice of Punishment

Vision and Mission

Its work will include the organization of courses, conferences, seminars and lectures; the preparation of responses to Government legislative proposals, Law Commission consultation papers, and other law reform proposals; the building of networks of contacts with government departments, the judiciary, the criminal Bar, solicitors’ firms, the police, the Prison Service and other institutions and groups with interests in criminal justice; co-operation with other universities with special interests in criminal law subjects, with a view to developing programmes of visits, faculty exchanges, and collaborative research.

Scope of Work

The main objective behind the centre is to provide the students not only legal education but they should be given exposure to the society to understand the laws and the bottlenecks in implementation. The centre also aims at initiating programs which advances the research capabilities of the student and the same will be given consideration by the Centre. Every activity of centre will be learning process for the members indulged in it, as well as the students of the Delhi Metropolitan Education at large.

Email id: cclj@dme.ac.in

About Us

The Centre for Enviro-legal Studies (CELS) aspires to sew up a clean and sustainable environment for this nation which is still in developing phase. Further it aims to serve as a resource Centre for teaching environmental law and pursue research in national, regional and international context.

Vision and Mission

  1. To encourage, popularize and disseminate information on contemporary environmental issues, affecting our common future.
  2. To take up legal issues of environmental concern for perusal at relevant forums.
  3. To collaborate and provide a forum for a mutual exchange of ideas and promote public participation on key issues of the environment.
  4. To enable and empower through legal aid the marginalized and weaker sections of the society who disproportionately bear the brunt of environmental degradation.
  5. To provide a platform for effective deliberations and discussion on specific environmental issues involving all stakeholders.

To these ends, we seek to engage with a broad spectrum of lawyers, academicians, governmental and private organizations, corporate entities, think tanks and experts working in the field of environment. The activities of the Centre will primarily be student- driven.

Scope of Work

  1. Seminars/ Conferences/ Training Workshops- The centre shall be conducting conferences, seminars and workshops to encourage informative discussions on substantive as well as procedural aspects of Environmental Law. Such platforms shall be highly beneficial for budding lawyers, researchers as well as scholars.
  2. Analysis of environmental laws and policies- The Centre is planning to undertake the research work to examine the efficacy of existing domestic environmental laws. This study shall include the critical analysis of environmental jurisprudence developed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as the National Green Tribunal.
  3. Preparation of Database- In order to bring forward specific issues regarding environment protection and sustainable development, it is important to connect with all the stakeholders. With this view, the centre shall be preparing a database that shall include academicians, legal scholars, Governmental experts, NGOs, Social Activists, representatives from Corporate Sector, etc.

Email id: cels@dme.ac.in

About Us

The Centre for Constitutional Law and Human Rights (DME) (estd. 2017) is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for national and international academic research, teaching and critical study on Constitutional Law and human rights. It focuses upon academics, research, students, practitioners and activists who wish to advance the study and promotion of Constitutional Law and human rights at local, national and international levels.

The Centre aims to increase public awareness about the domestic constitution and domestic and international human rights standards, laws and procedures through research projects, education programs and publications. It ardently focuses to undertake and facilitate interdisciplinary human rights research projects.

The Centre for Constitutional Law and Human Rights is devoted to promotion and protection of human rights and Constitutional Laws by:

  1. Conducting investigation, research, campaigning and sensitization in individual cases as well at local, national and international level.
  2. Providing truthful, judicious and instantaneous information and complaints to the National Human Rights Institutions, the United Nations bodies and other appropriate bodies.
  3. Active participation of students, staff and all progressive individuals of the society.
  4. Motivating individuals to act as human rights and constitution guardian and form effective groups through relevant training in order to safeguard the human rights and Constitutional Law.
  5. Spreading awareness by hosting workshops, seminars and conferences; co-ordinating interdisciplinary constitutional Laws and human rights teaching and internship programs and providing a forum for domestic and international debate on contemporary constitutional and human rights issues.
  6. Providing legal, political and practical advice according to the needs of individual and the society on various aspects of human rights and constitutional Law.

The activities undertaken by members of the Centre spans national, regional and international concerns. This will lead not only to the production of world-class publications in the form of books, edited collections, and articles but also research outputs geared towards bringing about public policy change and contributing positively to public debate. The centre members regularly prepare and submit responses on the ongoing human rights and constitutional issues in society to the government of India and beyond. The Centre contributes positively to newspaper, television radio debates, and other relevant social media. In this way the centre will help in bringing about effective legal and public policy changes in India and beyond.

Vision and Mission

Promotion of Constitutional Law and Human Rights through educational outreach, includes conferences, seminars and publications here we can use education as a tool to combat violations of Constitutional Law and human rights. Centre for Constitutional Law and Human Rights at DME is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the field of constitutional law and human rights; It also seeks to provide timely and accurate information; through research and campaigns and lobbies about country situations or individual cases. It aims to increase the impact of constitutional law and human rights.

Scope of Work

Research and Publication

  1. Articles, Papers, Workshops, Seminars & conferences.
  2. Certified courses by the college or other affiliated institutions.
  3. Advanced Human Rights Courses – series of one-week intensive and advanced short courses covering aspects of human rights.

Awareness: Identification of Target Groups

  1. Students of primary schools (mid day meal, vaccination, nutrition etc).
  2. Students of inter, graduate & law students.
  3. Women
  4. Fourth class employees.
  5. Outside DME child labour in shops.
  6. Auto and taxi drivers.
  7. Factory workers.
  8. Rickshaw puller, beggars, daily wages workers.
  9. Victims of Natural calamities etc.

Sensitization, Protection Of Human Rights

  1. District Administration.
  2. Advocates, Law Teachers, Media, NGO’s.
  4. Law students.
  6. Human rights Court (ADJ 1st).
  7. District Legal aid committee.

Email id: cchr@dme.ac.in

The justice dispensing system in India has come under great stress for several reasons, chief of them being the huge pendency of cases in courts in India underlining the need for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods. Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR refers to an assortment of dispute resolution procedures that primarily serve as alternatives to litigation and are generally conducted with the assistance of a neutral and independent third party. Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration, Lok Adalats, Med-Arb, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Mini Trial are some of the examples of ADR procedures. The ADR centre of DME therefore, thought it necessary to provide a new forum for debate and research on the practice and procedure of ADR techniques for resolving international and domestic commercial disputes quickly.

The Centre aims to promote research and teaching in ADR procedures namely:

  1. Mediation
  2. Conciliation
  3. Arbitration
  4. Lok Adalats
  5. Mini Trial

Vision and Mission

The objectives of ADR centre of DME is to ascertain, examine and analyze the concept and law relating to ADR, to further ascertain, examine and analyze the framework, avenues, practices and procedures relating to ADR and more specifically relating to four individual ADR processes namely Mediation, Conciliation, Lok Adalats & Permanent Lok Adalats and Arbitration with reference to Delhi and to further ascertain and analyze their necessity, advantages and shortcomings and further to evaluate their efficacy and accomplishments again with reference to Delhi and to further formulate plausible remedial measures for overcoming the shortcomings and propose suggestions for their better and more effective implementation and progress in Delhi.

Scope of Work

  1. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre of DME aims at academic and policy-oriented research in the areas of Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation.
  2. The Centre will primarily focus on carrying out intensive and extensive research on important contemporary issues in these areas. Its research projects would focus on making people know about the ADR techniques in simple and effective manner.
  3. The Centre will collaborate with institutions of ADR and with the support of people working in ADR sector will be providing training and awareness to the people about the benefits of ADR through various awareness camps and classes.
  4. To increase awareness about the ADR techniques the centre aims to organize an essay competition on theme of ADR for undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. level candidates.
  5. The Centre will be conducting field studies of the institutions of Arbitration in Delhi and will try to work with them in creating awareness about arbitration Law through short term courses and diploma courses.
  6. The Centre will be conducting field studies of the institutions of Conciliation in Delhi and will try to work with them in creating awareness about arbitration Law through short term courses and diploma courses.
  7. The Centre will be conducting field studies of the institutions of mediation in Delhi and will try to work with them in creating awareness about arbitration Law through short term courses and diploma courses.
  8. The Centre aims at providing settlement to issues in various areas like Family disputes, Consumer disputes, Rent issues, Property disputes, Cheque issues, Motor Accident cases etc. and to achieve this aim the centre would start a full working ADR centre in DME.
  9. The centre aims to publish in the form of a book a extensive research study of “Effectiveness of ADR techniques in Delhi NCR region”

Email id: adrcentre@dme.ac.in

Research Cell, DME firmly believes that research is the backbone of education. Striving for the same, Research cell encourages publishing novel works encompassing issues of significance and contemporary relevance. Research based books and academic journal publications tied to academic integrity is a conscious endeavour in this direction. The three annual e-journals by Research Cell viz. DME Journal of Management, DME Journal of Law and Mediapspace-DME Journal of Communication offer publication opportunities to Faculty, Research scholars and Students. The articles, cases studies, book reviews, legislative reviews etc. published in the Journals are an important means of sharing knowledge on contemporary issues in fields of management, law and media. We relentlessly seek to come up with books published by well-known publication houses on relevant subjects and themes, thereby making significant contribution to academia and practice.


DME Journal of ManagementDME Journal of LawMediaSpace DME Journal of   Communication
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Courtroom No. 1 2018 and 2019, Editor- Justice Bhanwar Singh (January, 2021) @amazon

Cyberbullying- The Dark Side of Social Media, Editor- Dr Isha Jaswal (January, 2021)

An Appraisal of Contemporary Indian Legal Landscape, (August, 2020)

Sustainable Development and Management: An Indian Perspective, Center for Sustainable Development (April, 2019)

Research at DME, (January, 2019) Editor Dr Manjula Batra @amazon

Bi-Annual Meet: Overview
To commemorate the idea of dialogue between various disciplines and specialties, and to map the growth of faculty members and research centres, Research Cell convenes an all Centre meet twice in an academic year to review the plans and goals achieved previously and the roadmap for future works. This Bi-annual meet is a marker of the altruistic and symbiotic culture of research at DME, where community support exists to coax individual research as well.
Transparency and accountability remain to be one of the most desired for researchers and active members of academia. The biannual meet of all the research centres is aimed to aid and map the personal academic growth of the faculty members and prepare fresh ideas for the next semesters. At DME we believe, that healthy classroom interaction is directly dependent upon the overall intellectual growth of the faculty members and students. Biannual meet helps in upscaling this process of growth.

Research Cell Bi-Annual Meet August 2021

The Bi-annual Meet of all Research Centres under Research Cell for the upcoming academic semester took place vide zoom platform on August 12th 2021. The event marks a transparent assessment of all research related activities undertaken by the Research Centres under Research Cell, DME and individual faculty members. It provides a platform where collective and individual roadmap is charted for the coming semester so that the spirit of research remains intact, encouraging students and faculty members to indulge in as many research and academic exercises. The Bi-annual Meet was presided by Hon’ble Mr Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME, Mr. Aman Sahni, Vice Chairman, DME and Prof. (Dr) Ravikant Swami, Director, DME. The first presentation was made by Ms Shambhavi Mishra and Ms Shanu Jain, Members, Research Cell to appraise the august gathering of the various activities undertaken by the Faculty and Student Core Committee of Research Cell. They also laid down plans and goals for the upcoming semester, such as the International Workshop on Global Conflict Dispute Resolution, Six days Workshop on SEM, to name a few. Individual academic undertakings of the Core Committee were also presented for assessment.

Followed by the Core Committees presentation, all 9 centres of the Research cell presented their previous semester’s activities and laid down the future chart for the upcoming months. Unlike last semester, collaboration among the research centres has been made optional and discretionary on the part of the Centres. After the centre presentation Hon’ble Mr Justice Bhanwar Singh was requested to provide his valuable take and feedback. Mr Aman Sahni then presented his views where he expressed that perhaps the time was ripe to ponder upon long term and continuity research where a permanent setup to benefit the academia can be envisaged.Prof Dr Ravikant Swami was then called upon to present his take and he encouraged the faculty to engage even more in their individual contributions and to aim for CARE listed and SCOPUS indexed journals.Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head, Research Cell, DME was then invited to culminate the meeting with her suggestions and recommendations.

Research Cell Bi-Annual Meet February 2021

The bi-annual meet of DME Research Cell was held on February 11, 2021, virtually to discuss the contribution of DME towards research and academia and map out the future plans. The event saw the gracious presence of Hon’ble Justice Mr Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME, Mr Aman Sahni, Vice-Chairman, DME, Prof. Dr Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME, all the Heads of three schools and faculty members of DME. Ms Shambhavi Mishra and Ms Upasana Singh, Members, Research Cell coordinated the session and gave a presentation throwing light upon the activities undertaken by Research Cell. This was followed by the presentations by the nine research centres outlining the centre members
contributions and research day activity proposals. This time the research centres planned research day activities in collaboration with each other to promote interdisciplinary research. After the presentations, Hon’ble Justice Bhanwar Singh addressed the gathering and encouraged and complimented the faculty members for their contribution. Mr Aman Sahni also appreciated the efforts and encouraged everyone to actively pursue research and have active student involvement in various domains of research. Prof. Swami also extended his best wishes to Research cell members and all the faculty members. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms Upasana Singh.

1. Bi-Annual Meet_Presentatations by Research Centres _August 2020

Meetings of Research Cell were held with the Research Centres in August and September in lieu of Bi-Annual Meet as per the following schedule.

                    S.No.           Date            Research Centre             
1.         August 26, 2020                CELS
 2.         August 27, 2020               CCHR
3.         August 28, 2020                CCLJ
               4.         August 31, 2020                 CSD and CMR
5.         September 2, 2020              CLGS
6.         September 7, 2020              CIPR
  7.         September 8, 2020               CADR
8.         September 9, 2020              RIM

The agendas of the meetings were to review Research commitments/endeavours of the previous semester (Jan-April, 2020) and research work to be undertaken in the coming three months by Centre members and the Research Day Activities for the ongoing semester. Feedback in activities was provided and all centres were required to submit a proposal for research day activities a month before the stipulated date of the activity.

2. Bi-Annual Meet_February 2020

The bi-annual meet of the DME Research Cell was held on February 17, 2020, at 1330 hrs at Seminar Hall, DME. Research Cell along with its nine centres vis-à-vis Centre for Management Research (CMR), Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Development (CSD), Centre for Research and Innovation in Media (RIM), Centre for\ Enviro-Legal Studies (CELS), Centre for Criminal Law and Justice (CCLJ), Centre for Constitutional Law & Human Rights (CCHR), Centre for Law on Gender and Sexuality (CLGS), Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) and Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) gave a presentation about their research achievements in the previous academic session and their vision for coming academic session. The session was coordinated by Ms Akanksha Marwah and Ms Shipra Sinha. The presentation for Research Cell was opened by Ms Shambhavi Mishra who talked about the structure of Research Cell, books published and yet to be published by DME through Research Cell, workshops for creating legal awareness about cyberbullying conducted by Research Cell in various schools in Delhi and NCR and Research Day activities conducted by Research Centres. Subsequently, Ms Upasana Singh continued with the presentation and talked about the inception of the Student Core Committee under the Research Cell and its contribution. Subsequently, each
Research Centre gave its presentation. This was concluded with the distribution of Certificates of Appreciation to members of Research Cell, Ms Upasana Singh, Ms Akanksha Marwah, Ms Shipra Sinha, Ms Shambhavi Mishra, and Mr Pramod Pandey for appreciating their contribution in the field of research.

The Bi-annual meet of the academic year 2019 was held on 16th July, 2019 with all research centres coming together to discuss their further course of action. It was in this meet that the idea of Research Day was conceptualised. The tuesdays of every week were designated as research days where each centre would organise an interactive session with the studentsThe Bi-annual Meet of 2019 also marked the start of our research project in School of Law and School of management: Courtroom No. 1 and Start Up India respectively.

The Bi-annual Meet of academic year 2018 majorly focused on the collaborative project of DME where all the faculty members were contributing a chapter to the book Appraisal of Contemporary Indian Legal Landscape. Each faculty member was asked to present their research and findings to the august gathering, where discussions took place upon their specific themes.

The Research Cell at DME held its first biannual meet on 16 th December 2017. The session was inaugurated with Saraswati Vandana followed by the address from the dignitaries which included the Prof. (Dr.) Bhavish Gupta, Director Officiating; Dr Rakesh Sharma, Senior Advisor; Mr Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General and Mr Aman Sahni, Vice Chairman. The formal session started with a presentation from different research centres at DME. There are in total 8 centres which include 6 from the Law, 1 from BBA and 1 from the BJMC department. The agenda of the meeting was to introduce the research centre. Specifically, they had to present their research proposal on which they would be working for the next six months. It was followed by presentations by research centres and finally, the research cell discussed their vision, objectives and stipulated targets. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

Overview: Research Day Activities

Tuesdays at DME are dedicated to a Research Activity conducted in research centres individually or in collaboration with each other, where faculty members as well as students congregate to deliberate upon research issues from a multidisciplinary lens.

Academic field is balanced upon the two pillars of research and dialogue. Research Day activities provide a platform to the students, faculty and scholars from within and outside DME to showcase novel findings, discuss and critically analyse the existing theories and formulae, and educate and learn from each other various tools and techniques of effective research.

The research activities conducted at DME are quite unique in their mode of operation. Sometimes it is through cinematic literature that complex philosophies are understood, or an innovative exercise to coax that entrepreneur outside from within every student. Novel and unique business models, vigorous debates and discussions, guest lectures from expert panellists, legislative and policy draftings, movies and documentary screening are a]some of the research day activities that can be encountered on every Tuesday at DME.

 Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CSD)


Centre for Management Research (CMR)


Centre for Research and Innovation in Media (RIM)


Centre For Laws on Gender and Sexuality (CLGS)


Centre For Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)


Centre for Criminal Laws and Justice (CCLJ)


Centre for Enviro-legal Studies (CELS)


Centre for Constitutional Law and Human Rights (CCHR)


Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR)


1. RIM and CLGS – Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Role of Women in Social Movements with Special Reference to the Farmer’s Protest

On 25th June 2021, Research and Innovation in Media Studies along with Centre for Laws on Gender and Sexuality conducted their joint Research Day Activity: a panel discussion on the in-house documentary produced and created by the faculty members and students of DME Media School and the working paper by the students of DME Law School. This event intended to showcase our preliminary research and have an open house discussion on the issue of women’s role in social and political movements. The esteemed panelist were Ms. Reshma Suresh, a Research Scholar in the field of criminal justice and Feminist Jurisprudence and Prof. Dr. Ambrish Saxena, Dean, DME Media School. The virtual dais was also graced by Prof. Dr. Sushmita Bala, HoD, DME Media School.

2. CCHR and Eco Club_Online Seminar on Impact of Covid 19 Lockdown on Right to Life and Environment

On June 1, 2021, CCHR and Research cell DME in collaboration with DME Eco Club, organised an online seminar on “Impact of Covid 19 Lockdown on Right to Life and Environment”. It was conducted with full zest and zeal by the Faculties and Students. We received an overwhelming response from over 25 students who had presented really informative and well researched papers. The external judge was Mr. Kushal Kumar who is founder partner of ERUDITE LEGAL. The Event turned out to be a great success.

3. CMR_One Day workshop on SPSS

Centre for Management Research in collaboration with DME Management School organized a One Day Workshop on SPSS, virtually on 6th April, 2021. The resource person for the session was Dr. Shuchi Goel, Assistant Professor, DME Management School. She took a very insightful session highlighting the relevance of the software SPSS in research analysis and reporting. She explained to the students about the various tests which can be used for the purpose of analysis depending upon the nature of variables. It was a highly interactive session, where Dr. Goel, after every demonstration, provided students the time to perform the tests on their computers and clarified doubts one on one. It was a really intriguing and knowledge enhancing session.

4. CELS and CADR_Workshop on Mitigating Human- Wildlife Conflict through local dispute resolution

Center for Enviro Legal Studies (CELS) in collaboration with Center for Alternate Dispute Resolution (CADR) hosted a workshop for their research day activity on “Mitigating Human- Wildlife Conflict through local dispute resolution” on 30th March 2021 via zoom platform. The event revolved around the WWF-India’s intervention and local dispute resolutions for preserving the natural habitats of the wildlife. The guest speakers, Mr. Fariyad Khan and Ms. Farheen Alam, the field researchers of WWF-India also addressed various other environmental concerns like habitat destruction and human -animal violence, poaching, etc. The guest speakers encouraged the students for their contribution to the noble cause.

5. CCLJ and CIPR_Workshop titled Samekta-Academic Integrity Matters

The Centre for Criminal Law & Justice (CCLJ) and Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) organized a virtual workshop, Samekta for the students of DME Law School as well as for students outside DME on 24th March, 2021, 3 PM. The workshop was conducted online over ‘Zoom’ platform with a purpose to make the students aware about the importance of veracity in academic writing. The main objective of the event was to address topics related to academic integrity with students, increasing awareness about plagiarism, its types and ways to avoid it. The resource person for the event was Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Partner & Research Co-ordinator at Practice Advisory and Research Collector at PARC. There were 105 participants and several questions were raised during the questionnaire round by them.

6. CSD and E-Cell Stimulus_Business Idea Competition, Endeavour

DME Entrepreneurship Cell in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) organised a Business Idea Competition – Endeavour, for all DME students on 2nd March 2021, at 2pm. The competition was held on the online meeting platform Zoom. The purpose of the competition was to encourage students to come up with innovative business ideas which are ecologically sustainable. The competition was judged by internal faculty members of DME Management School.

1. CSD-Workshop on Role of Sustainable Practices for Business Growth, Roadblocks, and Scope of Research

On 13th October 2020, Center of Sustainable Development [CSD] the Research Cell of DME Management School organized a workshop on the Role of Sustainable Practices for Business Growth, Roadblocks, and Scope of Research by Dr. K Mathiyazhagan, he is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity University, Noida, India. During the lecture, Dr. Mathiyazhagan shared visions on how to create a sustainable business model and seized the attention of students by sharing an impressive presentation on sustainable business. He elaborated on sustainable business strategies and business model archetypes. He also shed light on the need for sustainable businesses in today’s time.

2. CMR-Workshop on How to publish in Scopus indexed and ABDC Journals

Centre for Management Research (CMR) at DME Management School organized a one day virtual workshop on “How to publish in Scopus indexed and ABDC Journals” on October 2, The resource person for the workshop was Dr. Jaspreet Kaur, Associate Professor, Pearl Academy. The workshop received an overwhelming response and was attended by 121 participants, consisting of faculty members and research scholars from reputed universities across the length and breadth of India. Dr.Kaur gave an insightful presentation on ‘How to write a Research paper’ with dedicated discussion on different sections like introduction, abstract, title, review of literature, conceptual framework, conclusion, discussion and references. She gave relevant examples and shared her experience of her journey as a researcher. An interim round of questions and answers was held wherein Dr.Kaur patiently and enthusiastically answered all the queries of the participants.

3. CADR-Webinar on Role of arbitration in pandemic times

Sh. Sumeet Anand, Secretary of District Legal Services Authority, East District, at Karkardooma Court gave the keynote address of the webinar on “Role of Arbitration in Pandemic Times” on 29th September, 2020. The event was open to all faculty members and students of Law schools of DME. Sh. Anand started his talk by simply explaining the meaning of ADR to the participants. He emphasized that Arbitration Law in India has always been trending since its inception, in 1940. The present date arbitration law is a formation of several promulgations and ordinances passed by the government of India to meet the economic reforms taking place in the country from time to time. He emphasized on the Advantages of Arbitration as it has less court intervention, the cost of dispute redressal and resolution is very less and timely disposal. He pointed out how Enforcement of awards can be done through neutrality of arbitrators and there is Encouragement of foreign investment by recognizing the arbitration framework.

4. CCLJ-Event on the topic, Beyond Bare Acts

Centre for Criminal Law and Justice, organized an event on the topic: “Beyond Bare Acts “on 22th September 2020. Ms. Upasana Singh, Assistant Professor, DME who was the moderator for the event welcomed the audience, explained the theme of the event and introduced the distinguished panelists. The Panel Composed of Mr. Abhishek Gupta (Phd scholar, former Asst. Professor, Amity Law School), Mr. Aditya Verma (Asst. Professor), Ms. Shambhavi Mishra (Asst. Professor, DME) and Ms. Shreya Mahajan (Asst. Professor, DME). Dr. Isha Jaswal (Head Research Cell) and Dr. Ravi Kant Swami (Director, DME) joined in for the event. The Event was attended by students and faculty members of reputed institutions consisting of both law and non-law background. Three Video clips were played during the event upon which the Panelists were asked to share their opinion regarding the offences being carried out in each of those scenes. The views and the opinions of the esteemed panel would trigger multiple thoughts, which would help the audience understand law and analyze different aspects of it. The First clip which was played was from the movie “Joker” which showed a group of people harassing travelers in a train and later each one of them gets shot by the protagonist. The Second clip was taken from the movie “Section 375” it was depicting a medical examination of a Rape victim. The Third clip was played from the movie Ex- Machina, the scene portrayed a murder committed by a Robot.

5. CIPR-Research Based Presentation Competition

Centre of Intellectual Property Rights organized an Intra-institute Research-based Presentation Competition on 8th September 2020. The themes for the same were Arbitrability of IPR disputes in India, Standard Essential Patents, Infringement of Trademarks in Cyberspace, Copyright issues in social media, Role of IPR is Protection of Biodiversity and Intellectual Property Rights as Collateral for credit. The event saw an active participation of 11 teams in total. All the Presentations manifested the brilliant research skills of the participating teams. The participants were judged on their Content- depth of legal research, cases referred, comparative study, reforms suggested etc., Presentation skills and Question handling. It was a tough call for the panel to decide on the winner but eventually Shubham Sharma (BA.LLB. Batch 2018-23) emerged as the winner, while the position of 1st runner-up was held by Uroosa Shahzaad and Shubhi Aggarwal (BBA LLB, Batch 2017-22). Lakshay Malhotra and Prajwal Jain (BA LLB, Batch 2017-22) were declared the 2nd runner-up.

6. CCHR-Human Right Quiz Competition

Centre for Constitutional Law & Human Rights organized the 1st online quiz competition on human rights on 1st September, 2020. The quiz was conducted under the supervision of Ms.Navjot Suri and Mr.Gunjan Agrahari. The quiz was open to all law students of DME. A team consisted of two members. The quiz had four rounds; the first was rapid fire round, second round was multiple-choice question, third round was questions on recent/current judgment, fourth and final round was based upon pictorial representation. The framework for the quiz was 15 seconds for each question. The winners of 1st online quiz on human rights were Gaurav Vardhan & Niraj Pandey from BA LLB batch (2017-2022) and the runners-up were Shrishti Sharma & Tushar Parasher from BBA LLB (2017-2022).

7. RIM-Paper Presentation

Research day activity of DME Media School’s Research Centre RIM was held on 25th August 2020. The objective of the activity was to instil research aptitude amongst the students of the second and third year. The other objective was to felicitate and highlight the contribution of some students who participated in the world’s first 10-day digital media conference organized by DME Media School in June 2020. The students again presented their research papers, this time in front of their peers and also shared their experiences of how the research assignment taken up by the students changed the way they thought and what all challenges they faced while conducting the research. In all, there were nine presentations made by the students. A brief presentation followed it on the aims and objectives of DME Media Schools Research Centre RIM and the advisory and editorial board composition of DME Media Schools E-Journal Media Space. The research day activity was graced by the Dean, DME Media School and Chief Editor, DMEJC Media Space, Prof. (Dr.) Ambrish Saxena and HOD, DME Media School and Editor, DMEJC MediaSpace, Prof. (Dr.) Susmita Bala.

8. CMR-Workshop on Usage of Google Forms

Center for Management Research at DME Management school organized an e-workshop on “Creating and Using Google Forms for Conducting Research Work” on 25th August 2020 where in more than 90 students participated.
It was an amazing opportunity for students as well as faculty members to learn something new and interesting amidst the crisis. To enlighten the audience with his esteemed knowledge and expertise we had Mr. Parth Shukla, Co-Founder of Knowledge Pro and a certified Microsoft Trainer as the keynote speaker and trainer for the session. Key highlights of the session were taking surveys, creating questionnaires and quizzes with the help of Google forms. Mr. Shukla grabbed the attention of the audience by giving live demonstration on How to use different features of the Google forms

9. CSD-Show and Tell Activity

The Management School organized a three-day Research Day Activity under the Centre for Sustainable Development, titled ‘Show and Tell’. It was an inter departmental activity wherein students from all the three schools had participated. The activity involved two rounds. Round one consisted of the submission of written proposals by the teams during 14-16th August 2020. Herein the participants were required to form a team of 3-4 members and register for the activity which also included their proposal on sustainable business products. Round 2 involved PPT presentations by the participants. It was conducted on 18th and 19th August 2020. The teams could bring a prop or show pic or draw or make collage to show ideas. 12 teams across the three schools presented their ideas in round 2. This activity involved three prizes, first prize of ₹2000, second prize of ₹1500 and third prize of ₹1000. The first position was bagged by Team no. 2 (Ayushi Singh, Arpita Gupta and Disha Tyagi, BA Law, 4th Year), the second position went to Team no. 7 (Kshitiz Sharma, Mayank Vaish and Shriya Singh, BAJMC 2nd Year) and third position went to Team no. 3 (Aditi Kundra, Akshita Bhardwaj and Arushi Srivastava, BBA, 2nd Year)

10. CCLJ-Panel Discussion On Gender Neutrality In Sexual Offences

The Centre for Criminal Law and Justice organized a Panel Discussion on “Gender Neutrality in Sexual Offences’ ‘ between a Panel of faculty members and students of second year BALLB and BBALLB on February 04, 2020. The Panel included Ms. Swaril Dania, Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Ms, Shreya Mahajan, Mr. Aditya Verma and Mr. Karan Sharma. 20 students participated in the research day activity. The discussion began with the basic idea of the difference between sex and gender. The students were first invited to put up their questions before the panel relating to the topic. The rights of transgender and pangenders. The concept of gender fluidity also found a mention in the discussion. The notion of social order, religion and spirituality binding the behavioral pattern of the individuals not connecting with the “accepted societal norms’ ‘ were also floated. Ultimately, it was concluded that while gender neutrality may be desirable in certain offences, it was not feasible in the existing social climate in the country. A social discussion was the need of the hour to mobilize a social change in perception of sexual offences and their outcomes in the country before enacting law regarding it. The legislature and the judiciary were not competent to ensure the change and ultimately the power rested with the people of the country.

1. CSD-Research Based Presentation Competition

To re-orient the learning experience towards sustainability and encourage students for research, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CSD) of DME Management School organized an Intra- institute Research-based Presentation Competition on October 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the DME Seminar Hall. The competition provided a prominent platform where students put forth their dynamic and strong views on sustainability and environmental issues. Through extensive research and case studies, students firmly voiced their viewpoints on various grave sustainability and environmental concerns. Dr. Swati Jain (Associate Professor, DME Management School) and Dr. Pooja Sharma (Assistant Professor, DME Management School) chaired the competition. First position was awarded to Team- Anan Bhavit Sadh, Khushi Chaudhary, Aditi Kundra (BBA 1st Year),for second position there was a tie between Team-Abhishree Srivastava and Vidhi Sood (BBA 3rd Year) and Kunika Kanodia (BALLB 4th Year)Third position was bagged by Team- Ayush Dubey, Palak Bajpai and Ritwik Saggar(BBA 1st Year)

2. CCHR-Debate Competition on Should Sabrimala Temple open its Door for Women

CCHR (Centre for Constitutional Law & Human Rights) organized a Panel Discussion on “Should Sabrimala Temple open its Door for Women ” on 23rd September, 2019. The panel discussion was conducted under the supervision of Ms.Navjot Suri and Mr.Gunjan Agrahari . The panel discussion was open to all law students of DME. The aim of the panel discussion was to hone public speaking skills of the students and teach them to be articulate while expressing their thoughts and opinions. The session was a kaleidoscope of opinions, thoughts, ideas and perspectives that definitely enhanced the knowledge and understanding of the topic among the participants.

3. CIPR-Interactive Session on Importance of Research and Intellectual Property

On 11th November 2019, CIPR organised an interactive session with first-year law students with the aim to enlighten them on the relevance and importance of research in the field of law. Session was conducted by Dr. Rajinder Kaur Randhawa, Ms. Garima Goswami and Ms. Komal Kapoor. Students were enlightened about what various Intellectual Property Rights are and why protection of IPR is very important to the creator or inventor. If no proper protection is accorded through IPR, then there are high chances of its misuse by any individual, corporation and/or company. The economic benefit to the creator or inventor will be significantly diminished. Lastly, the students were encouraged to write research papers and participate in various national and international conferences.

4. RIM-Screening of the documentary The Great Hack

The research day activity of DME Media School included screening the popular documentary THE GREAT HACK. The film highlights the data related threats in the world of social media and throws light on the significance of data in decision making at all levels. Journalism revolves around information and data based journalism has been emerging in recent times. The activity started with a small brief regarding the documentary, Cambridge Analytica and the role of network society. The students then watched the 2 hours 20 minutes documentary and was followed by rigorous discussion. The students posed questions to the Dean, DME Media School primarily regarding the role and tools of research in mainstream journalism.

5. CLGS-Guest lecture on Violence, Love and Gender

On 15th October 2019, Research Centre for Laws on Gender and Sexual Identity of Delhi Metropolitan Education organised an inter – departmental Movie Screening and Interactive Session based on the movie ‘A Death in the Gunj’ 2016 at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. The enlightening session was honoured by the presence of Assistant professor of Jamia Millia Islamia University and Research Scholar Priyadarshini Bhattacharya and was attended by a hearty audience. This activity highlighted the dynamics of family, violence and love in cinema in the past half-decade.

6. CELS-Documentary film on plastic pollution entitled Drowning in Plastics

On 3rd September, 2019, the Centre for Enviro-legal Studies (CELS) screened a documentary film on plastic pollution entitled “Drowning in Plastics” at Nelson Mandela Auditorium, DME. The Centre for Enviro-legal Studies aspires to sew up a clean and sustainable environment for this nation which is still in the developing phase. It also aims to serve as a resource Centre for teaching environmental law and pursue research in national, regional and international context. This Screening was largely student- driven. CELS Faculty Members Ms. Souma Brahma Sarkar, Mr. Mukesh Kalwani and Mr. Padmesh Kataria gave the audience a brief introduction about this Centre and the Research Day Program. Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head, Research Cell also graced the occasion.

7. CCHR-1stLegislative Bill Drafting Competition on Uniform Civil Code on Divorce

On 3rd September 2019 Valedictory ceremony of the 1stLegislative Bill Drafting Competition on Uniform Civil Code on Divorce was organised in the moot court from 3:00 pm onwards by the Centre for Constitutional Law and Human rights. It was the First event in the new moot court hall. The participants were complemented for their endeavours and the errors made by the students were discussed and guidance was provided on the formatting, superfluous misleading statements and plagiarism. The final Results were announced by Dr Isha Jaswal, Head research cell. First position was bagged by Ms Kunika and Ms Mahima and second position was bagged by Ms Tanya, Ms. Pooja and Mr. Om Shah.

8. CSD-Screening of documentary on Edible cutlery followed by a panel discussion

On 27th august 2019, research day activity was organized by center for excellence in sustainable development management school for faculty members and students. The panelists for the research day activity were Dr. Poorva Ranjan Associate Professor DME, Dr. Swati Jain Associate Professor DME and Dr. Sudhir Bisht Professor DME. This activity was carried out with the expectation that we balance our economic, environmental and social needs allowing prosperity for now and future generations. This includes social progress, equality, environmental protection, conservation of natural resources and stable economic growth.

9. CCLJ-Guest Lecture on Thoughts and Reflection On Talaq-Ul-Biddat

On 27th August, 2019, the Research Cell Centre for Criminal Law and Justice (CCLJ) of the esteemed institution,DME organized lecture on the topic of “Thoughts & Reflection on Talaq-ul-Biddat (Triple talaq)” in Nelson Mandela Auditorium as a part of the Research Day Activity. The enlightening event was honoured with the presence of Hon’ble guests Mr. Manoj Goel (senior arguing counsel Supreme Court who argued in the Triple Talaq case), Ms. Azra Rehman (Advocate Supreme Court) and Mr. Wajeeh Shafeeq (Advocate on Record Supreme Court). Kuber Mahajan, final year student of DME commenced the event by giving a brief introduction on the status of Triple Talaq prevailing in India. Hon’ble Director General, Justice Bhanwar Singh shared his knowledge about the immense contribution of J. V.R. Krishna Iyer in the development of Indian Judiciary and his profound work for the upliftment of the weaker section of the society. The event continued with the presence of Mr. Wajeeh Shafeeq who appeared as a counsel for the husband (Rezwan) in the landmark judgement of Shah Bano case. Thereafter, Mr. Manoj Goel was felicitated to the podium to share his experience, views and knowledge on the subject of the event. The lecture was followed by active-participation of students in the question-answer round. This round was a thrilling experience for the Hon’ble guests, students and the faculty of DME.

10. CADR-Just a Minute Competition

Just a Minute competition was organized with Centre for ADR, DME Law School to create awareness among students about the role of arbitration, conciliation and mediation and lok adalats in reducing pendency in Courts on 20th August, 2019 (Tuesday). Students from 2nd to 5th year participated in the competition. Centre Members Mr. Kush Kalra, Ms. Priyansha Badoni, Mr. Surya Saxena along with Research Cell Head Dr.Isha Jaswal were present. The competition was judged by Ms. Shivani Bhaduria. There were around 20 participants who spoke on different topics which covered various aspects of ADR and emphasized on the need of Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation in helping reduce the mounting pendency of litigation in the Indian courts. 3 winners were announced i.e. Eknoor Khurana, Aashi and Gursimar for this competition. Participation certificates will be provided to all the participants.

Faculty Development Programme (FDPs) and Workshops _ Overview 

Research Cell aims to encourage an all-round development of faculty members. With the ever changing dynamics of academia, it is necessary for us academicians and teachers to be in pace with the current trends of research and analysis. Faculty Development Programmes therefore are extremely important tools to help teachers in their personal growth as well. It also endeavors to conduct workshops which are interdisciplinary in nature and add value to academic and professional growth.

One-day Multidisciplinary Online Workshop on Deception, Fraudulence and the Virtual World

The Research Cell of Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida, organized a one-day Multidisciplinary Workshop on ‘Deception, Fraudulence and the Virtual World’ on 12th December, 2020, 1600 hours, addressing the Cyber Frauds and their prevention. It was a virtual event organized for audiences coming from different fields of study. The day saw the gracious presence of Mr. Ashok Rathore as the key resource person, Prof. (Dr). Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME Noida, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavish Gupta, Head of Academics, DME Law School, and Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head, Research Cell DME. The workshop intended to spread awareness about the know-how of cyber frauds with the increasing use of Information and Communication Technology.Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Member, Research Cell, introduced the speaker, Mr. Ashok Rathore, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Anti-Terrorism Squad and Special Operations Group, Jaipur, Rajasthan who has been a significant figure in managing several prominent cases. Mr. Ashok Rathore emphasized on explaining the participants ‘What, How and Why of the Cyber Frauds’. He threw light on the mindset of the cyber fraudsters and the way they plan to invade others’ privacy using their experience and expertise.

FDP on Intellectual Property Rights and its application in Law, Media and Management

Research Cell organized the FDP on Intellectual Property Rights and its application in Law, Media and Management from 10 th -14 th December 2019. The programme aimed at acquainting the faculties with modalities of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) by way of focusing on application of IPR in Management, Media and Law.

Inaugural and First session_IPR Regime in India by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh

The Inaugural Ceremony of the FDP commenced in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium with Chief Guest Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh, Ex-Chairman IPAB, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME, Prof.(Dr.) Ravikant Swami, Director DME, Prof.(Dr.) Ambrish Saxena, Dean, Media School, DME, Prof. (Dr.) N.K. Bahl, Dean, DME Law School and Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, DME gracing the dais. The First session was delivered by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh, Former Judge Delhi High Court, on ‘General Introduction and Nature of Intellectual Property Rights’. He discussed with the participants the IPR regime in India covering the Trademark Act, Patent Act and Copyright Act and giving the participants a ride through the landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts. He also focussed on the need of generating awareness in the country on IPRs. In the end, he was felicitated by Prof. (Dr.) Ravi. Kant Swami, Director DME.

Session Two_ Understanding Patent and Patent Policy

The second session was conducted by Ms. Tusha Malhotra, Partner Litigation, Anand and Anand, on the topic “Understanding Patent and Patent Policy”. The session began by elaborating upon the basis of patent and requirements to qualify as a patentable invention. Further, what changes are required to make the Indian Law more innovator friendly were also discussed. 

Session Three_FDP on IPR and its Application in Law 

The first session on 11th December was monitored by Mr. Indra Shekhar Singh, Programme Director, National Seeds Association. He categorically focused on the colonial nature of IPR. He stated that the IPR of seeds dates back to ancient times and is visible in the symbiotic relationship between seeds and culture. 

Session Four _FDP on IPR and its Application in Law The second session of the 11th December was led by Professor V.K. Ahuja, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He elucidated on a very unique area of IPR where IPR and Human Rights merge together. The rights of Visually Impaired persons toward the written work and material.

Session Five_FDP on IPR and its Application in Law

The fifth session on 12th December was monitored by Ms. Aishwarya Trivedi, practicing in Supreme Court and High Court and working as an Associate, Singh and Singh. She guided the participants through the topic of “Place of Author in Copyright”. She focused on the moral rights of the author and discussed important cases such as Amarnath Sehgal case, Manu Bhandari, and IPRS v. Aditya Pandey. Moral rights are the rights of creators of copyrighted works generally recognized in civil law jurisdictions and, to a lesser extent, in some common law jurisdictions

Session Six_FDP on IPR and its Application in Law

Dr. Alka Chawla, Associate Professor, University of Delhi, walked all the faculties and research scholars through the basics of IPR. She majorly focused on the tools and techniques to teach IPR in classes. She insisted on the usage of day to day examples to explain IPRs.

Session Seven_Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

The first session was taken up by Ms. Jyoti Mor, an expert in Artificial Intelligence and she presented her views on the cross section of IPR and AI. IPRs of human beings are still being realized till the day. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the combination of science and engineering to create intelligent machines that are able to react and solve problems like humans.

Session Eight_IP Management and IPM Practices in Academics

Mr. Abhinav Mishra, Doctoral Fellow UN University for Peace, Costa Rica presented Intellectual Property Management (IPM) which has become important, as IP managers needs decision support information related to R&D, innovation technology, finance, industrial economics, business strategy litigation, technology analysis, portfolio maintenance, licensing, acquisition analysis, evaluation etc.

Session Nine_Role of Trademarks in Marketing of Products

Dr. Lisa Lukose, Associate Professor, GGSIPU, wonderfully elucidated on the idea of trademarks and their existence as the oldest intellectual property. She helped in revising the nuance concepts of traditional trademarks, the effect of its registration resulting into infringement. She elaborated on the non-traditional trademarks which are including smell marks and taste marks etc. Dr. Lukose majorly focused on the very common passing off that occurs in the field of trademarks. She illustrated different kinds of infringements that occur such as similarities, design etc.

Session Ten_Intellectual Property Law in the Age of Social Media

Mr. Sushant Singh, IPR Advocate, took up the intersectionality of social media and IPR protection. He talked about the challenges IPR regimes faces in this social media age where the amorphic nature of virtual world renders the violation and infringement of IPR an easy task.

FDP on Annals of Research: Interdisciplinary Paradigm

Research Cell DME organized a week long Faculty Development Program titled as Annals of Research: Interdisciplinary Paradigm for faculty members of Management, Law and Journalism of DME from 18 th December to 24 th December. The purpose of this FDP was to facilitate the development of faculty research ideas.

The Inaugural Ceremony of the FDP commenced in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium with Chief Guest Professor (Dr.) A.P. Singh, GGSIPU, Delhi, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavish Gupta, Director (officiating), DME and Heads of Law school and Management school, DME gracing the dais. 

The first session was delivered by Professor (Dr.) A.P. Singh, on ‘Introduction to Research’. He broadly discussed with the participants about Literature review, Citation of Research Gaps, Setting of Objectives and Hypothesis. He introduced the concept of research and stated the importance of Literature Review. How the research questions help in framing of objectives of research. 

The second session was conducted by Resource Person, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee, Senior Fellow in Indian Council World Affairs (Ministry of External Affairs). His session was extremely beneficial, where he focused on the Selection of the research problem. He also gave examples from his experience while guiding his PHD students during his academic tenure. 

The third session was delivered by Ms. Namita Kapoor, Assistant professor, Amity School of Economics, Amity University, Noida. She started her lecture by discussing about the types of research and then discussed in detail about the designing of the questionnaire which included detailed illustrations to distinguish between different types of questions like ranking questions, Likert scale based questions, open ended questions etc. 

The fourth session was by Prof. Manjula Batra, former Dean, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi on ‘Research Methodology in Law’. It was an extremely interactive session and beneficial for all the faculties. She intensively covered most of the research methods and she particularly stressed on inter-disciplinary research like combination of economics and law. She also discussed the kinds of inter-disciplinary researches going on in department of law, Jamia Milia Islamia

Both fifth and sixth Both the sessions were delivered  were by Ms.Tavishi Tewary, Assistant Professor II, Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida. She delivered her lecture on Statistical Analysis and tests. The session was conducted in Computer Lab.  Faculty got a chance for hands-on-experience and practised the statistical tests on SPSS software. This included statistical tests like sample  ‘t’ test, ANNOVA. 

The seventh session was delivered by Professor Ritu Gupta, National Law University, Delhi on the topic of Interdisciplinary research in Law. She emphasized the need of interdisciplinary research and its importance in the discipline. She stressed on an interdisciplinary approach in research and how it adds weightage and value to the entire research project.

The eighth session was taken by Dr. Saumyajit Ray, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, on ‘steps in synopsis writing in research.’ He dealt with individual component which ideally should be included in a Synopsis of a research project. He further talked about the mistakes commonly committed by researchers while drafting their synopsis.This was followed by distribution of certificates.

Events: Overview

Research Cell at DME has been at the forefront in organising various events which provides a space for academic discussions and all round growth and development of students and faculty members. The events span from hosting awareness workshops to student conclaves, encompassing issues of current socio-economic and political importance, like conducting Student Development Programmes in the Delhi NCR region in order to create awareness around contemporary issues. Multiple online sessions are held in order to help students understand the various technological support systems to boost their researching skills, such as anti-plagiarism softwares etc. The Student body of Research Cell has been equally active, engaging in dialogue with the students of the institution and beyond on novel, pertinent issues that affect the student community at large. Research Cell, along with its student body hopes to continue the tradition of creating healthy space for academic interactions through such events.

Student Conclave on Multi-Level Marketing

The Student Body of Research cell at DME organized a Student Conclave, Billionaire @21 with Multi-level Marketing A stairway to success or a pitfall of frauds for undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as for Research scholars from all branches and fields of education on June 6, 2021. The conclave was conducted virtually with an aim to make the attendees aware about MLM and its managerial aspects, pyramid schemes, scams related to MLMs, target audience of MLMs etc. In the midst of the pandemic, this was an endeavour by the students to bring the student community together to interact and learn. The Keynote Speaker for the inaugural session of the conclave was Mr. Pranjal R. Daniel, Chief Strategist, Strategy India. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME, Mr. Aman Sahni, Vice-Chairman, DME and Prof. ( Dr. ) Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME also graced the Inaugural session with their valuable presence. There were 160 attendees during the inaugural session from various colleges and Universities across the nation.After the inaugural, the participants were directed to their respective technical sessions, each chaired by Ms. Shivani Mehta (Assistant Professor -II, Amity School of Economics, MSc Development Economics,SOAS University of London), Dr. Mansi Vinaik(Assistant Professor, School of Management and Liberal studies, The Northcap University) ,Ms. Soumya Sharma, (Assistant Professor, JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, Law School) and Dr. Tavishi Tewary (Assistant Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management). The session chairs appreciated the efforts put in by the young minds and applauded that all the long abstracts were unique in their own way and gave different perspectives to MLMs.

The Student Conclave concluded with a Buzz Session which was an open discussion for interaction and exchange of ideas among the audience about MLM. The top abstracts were received from Bhavika Sharma from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies and Pankaj Shukla & Tanvi Rai from Galgotias University. It was followed by the announcement of the results of the paper presentations based on both abstract evaluation and presentation at the conclave. Top 3 abstracts were bagged by Ashesh Mahapatra and Dhimaan Dutta, DME, Noida, Omeesha Wadhwa, The NorthCap University and a tie between Yavnika Jain and Lavanya Bhatt, from DME, Noida.

Online Training Session on Turnitin Software_Orientation Programme, Batch 2020

The Research Cell of Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida organized an insightful training session on Turnitin Software as part of the Orientation Programme for Batch 2020. The session was conducted virtually on 29 December 2020 where the newly inducted students were introduced to the importance of academic writing skills, academic integrity and the software, Turnitin.The trainer of the session was Mr. Sachin
Gurwe from Turnitin team of South Asia. Ms. Upasana Singh, Member, Research Cell,welcomed the guest and briefly threw light upon three important aspects i.e. academic integrity, what is Turnitin and how is it useful and lastly about plagiarism as an academic offence and its consequences.

Mr. Gurwe started the session by introducing the software followed by discussion on text similarity vs. Plagiarism. He further explained the Plagiarism Spectrum 2.0 and ten forms of plagiarism and gave a brief as to how to avoid plagiarism. Effective time management during research and writing, providing proper citations, using Turnitin Similarity report, maintaining the academic integrity and seeking help from instructors were some of the key suggestions from Mr. Gurwe to the students.

Online Panel Discussion on Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19 and way ahead

Research Cell, Delhi Metropolitan Education (GGSIPU) organized a webinar on the topic: “Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19 and way ahead”on 4th July 2020. Our esteemed guest speakers were Dr. Badri Nararyanan Gopalakrishnan, Infinite Sum Modelling LLC, University of Washington-Seattle, and Consultant ADB, UN, World Bank, Commonwealth, WHO, FAO, Harvard Med. School, WRI, Dr. Radhika Pandey, Consultant (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy) and Prof. Ravikant Swami, Director (DME, GGSIPU). The moderators for the session were Dr. Isha Jaswal, Associate Professor & Head Research Cell, and Ms. Upasana Singh, Assistant Professor & Member (Research Cell). Dr. Pandey shared a presentation with the audience on the topic: “India’s Macroeconomic Policy Responses in times of COVID-19” and started with the state of Indian Economy just prior to the global pandemic and then dwelled into how the Indian Economy responded to it and concluded with what could be expected of the Economic Growth trajectory. The next Panelist, Dr. Badri Nararyanan Gopalakrishnan shared a presentation that he made as Consultant, Asian Development Bank on the Global Economic Impact of COVID-19. The last speaker of the session was Prof. Ravikant Swami, Director DME who took a different view of the topic than the previous two speakers. His presentation was in special reference to India and provided a detailed critical analysis of the government schemes and initiatives. The session was concluded by a series of curated questions asked by the moderators in which some crucial and interesting points were raised and thereafter some questions, raised by the participants were also taken.

Student Development Programme on Cyberbullying: Meaning, Impact and Precautions_ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya
Research Cell, Delhi Metropolitan Education GGSIPU was invited by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya, New Delhi to collaborate for conducting a two day online workshop on 04.06.20 and 05.06.20 dealing with the increasing problem of Cyberbullying in India. From DME Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, Ms. Upasana Singh, member Research Cell and Ms. Akanksha Marwah, member Research Cell addressed the session. The mode of workshop was online due to restrictions placed on large public gatherings amid COVID-19 outbreak. 

Dr. Jyoti, counselor, BVBMV introduced the panel to the audience and Dr, Anju Tandon, Principal of the BVBMV welcomed the panelists. The workshop was attended by parents, students and educators from BVBMV and three other schools namely, Andhra Education Society, Kerela School and Delhi Kannada School. 

Ms. Upasana Singh opened the session by explaining the basic definition of Cyberbullying. i.e. bullying conducted through electronic mediums. She described all these types by explaining the different elements of Cyberbullying, i.e., Intentional act, repeatedly done to cause Injury/harm via Electronic medium.Thereafter Ms. Akanksha Marwah continued with the explanation of impact of Cyberbullying and also talked about all the parties that can be involved in bullying. She explained that Cyberbullying has sociological, physical, emotional impacts which ultimately affect the performance of the child. Dr. Isha Jaswal concluded the session by giving her closing remarks and thanked the speakers for the insightful presentation. She shared with the attendees that Research Cell, DME is conducting research in the area of Cyberbullying in teenagers for the past 10 months approximately and because of that we got the opportunity to understand the real problems faced by students/teenagers in India. The session was opened for question and answer round. Relevant questions were asked by students, educators and parents to
which answers by given by panel members to their satisfaction.

Session on Live Creation of Student’s Turnitin Account

The session on Live Creation of Student Turnitin Accounts for faculties at DME was held on March 6, 2020 at 1530 hrs at the Seminar hall, fifth floor, DME. It was conducted by Ms. Upasana Singh and Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professors (Law) DME. It was
attended by faculty members of the Department of Law and was also attended by Dr. N.K. Bahl, Dean DME Law School and Dr. Bhavish Gupta, Head of (Academics), DME Law School.

The session was done to apprise the faculties with the details of creation of student turnitin accounts and focused on the dissertation supervisors of 10th semester students of B.A. LL.B. and BB.A. LL.B. batch 2015 – 2020. The supervisors were informed about the turnitin filters for dissertation student accounts as decided by the Dissertation and Internship Committee, DME. All the faculty members were asked to create their accounts along-with the directions given in the session. Subsequently the faculties were given an opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts.

Online Turnitin Training Session

The session on Live Training for faculties at DME was held on Feb 6, 2020 at the Seminar hall, fifth floor, DME. It was conducted by Ms. Upasana Singh and Mr. Varun Piplani from Turnitin. It was attended by faculty members of the DME.

Student Development Programme on Cyberbullying _St. Paul’sAcademy

Research Cell in Collaboration with Cyber Cell conducted the workshop on Cyber Bullying awareness. On 18th January, 2019, a two faculty members and the studentv coordinators of cyber cell visited St. Paul’s Academy to create awareness around themenace of cyber bullying and its effects and impacts. St. Paul’s Academy is located inNew Raj Nagar Ghaziabad. It is one of the leading schools in the area.

The team comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law and Ms.Upasana Singh, Assistant Professor of Law and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma and Mr. Pranay Agarwal.

The team addressed around 300 students of 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th standards in order to discuss with them the modern social evil of cyberbullying. It was a highly interactive session with a lot of students opening up and sharing their incidents of bullying. It created a space of dialogue between the teachers, who themselves have also been subjected to bullying offline as well as online, and the students to understand the idea of bullying.

Student Development Programme on Cyberbullying _Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans Mehtas Vidyalaya

On 26th November, 2019, a group of faculty members and student coordinators visited Bhartiya Vidya Bhawans Mehta Vidyalaya to create awareness around the menace of cyberbullying and its effects and impacts. Bhartiya Vidya Bhawans Mehta Vidyalaya, located in Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, is one of the first public schools established in post-independence New Delhi. The team led by Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law, Ms. Upasna Singh, Assistant Professor of Law, and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma, Ms. Shubham Sharma, Ms. Megha Mishra, Ms. Lalima Das and Ms. Preeti
Dhoundhiyal of DME Law School.

The workshop was divided into two sessions where the first session comprised of 150 students of 9thstandard while the second session comprised of 150 students of 11th standard. Both the sessions were extremely interactive and it was quite a humbling down experience with the students of the school expressing their motivation to take up Law as their subject in their graduation years. The teachers also clarified many of their doubts around cyberbullying and usage of social media platforms by young children.

Student Development Programme on Cyberbullying _Tagore Shiksha Niketan

On 25th November, 2019, a group of faculty members and student coordinators visited Tagore Shiksha Niketan located in Mithapur Extension, Badarpur, New Delhi, to create awareness around the menace of cyberbullying, its effects and impacts.The team led by Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma, Ms. Shubham Sharma, Ms. Megha Mishra and Ms. Lalima Das.The team addressed the audience of around 150 students of 8th, 9th and 10th standards. The students although were quite young to understand the gravity of their actions online, despite being extremely active on social media platforms, yet they were quite eager to share their experiences and problems with everyone. It was an enlightening experience even for the team members as they were able to comprehend the reach and influence of social media in the pre-adolescent

Student Development Programme on Cyberbullying _Salwan Senior Secondary Girls’ School

On 23rd November, 2019, a group of faculty members and student coordinators visited the Salwan Senior Secondary Girls’ School to create awareness around the menace of cyberbullying and its effects and impacts. Salwan Senior Secondary Girls’ School is situated in the Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi and is a prominent landmark in the nearby areas of Rajinder Nagar and Karol Bagh.

The team led by Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma, Ms. Shreya Bhatnagar, Ms. Megha Mishra and Ms. Lalima Das. 

The team addressed around 350 students of 9th, 10th and 11th standards in order to discuss with them the modern social evil of cyberbullying. It was a highly interactive session with a lot of students opening up and sharing their incidents of bullying. It created a space of dialogue between the teachers, who themselves have also been subjected to bullying offline as well as online, and the students to understand the idea of

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