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.

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. The event was a great success. The vote of thanks was given by Ms. Upasana Singh.

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.

Role of Sustainable Practices for Business Growth, Roadblocks and Scope of Research by Dr. K Mathiyazhagan – One Day Workshop

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. He did his Ph.D. in the Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology – Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. In addition to the Ph.D. work, he went to the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark as a visiting research scholar.

The session started by welcoming the guest speaker by Ms. Parul Grover.

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. Dr. K discussed the roadblocks of sustainable business. He also shed light on the need for sustainable businesses in today’s time.

The session was intriguing and elucidating. The students came up with valid questions and Dr. K patiently attended to their queries. The session indeed inspired the students to break free of the norm thinking and come up with new sustainable business ideas for the betterment of society. Ms. Paul Grover expressed her thankfulness for the effective session.

At the end of the session, Dr. K extended his gratitude to the faculties and students for listening to him patiently.

Centre for Management Research (CMR) at DME Management School organized a one day workshop on “How to publish in Scopus indexed and ABDC Journals” on October 2, 2020 from 10:00am-1:00 pm via Zoom Platform. 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. There were a few international participants also. Ms. Shanu Jain, Workshop in charge opened the session and welcomed the keynote speaker and trainer for the session. Dr.Isha Jaswal, Head, Research Cell addressed the audience and welcomed the guest. Dr.Poorvan Ranjan, Head, DME Management School gave a welcome address to the audience and briefed about the research endeavors, upcoming workshops and Global Management Conference at DME Management School. 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.  She then explained the aspects related to plagiarism and shared her own experience of learnings and feedback received from various Editorial Boards of journals of repute. She demonstrated examples from papers published in various journals and guided the audience about the Do’s and Don’ts to be considered while writing a paper, selecting a journal and understanding the publication process.  Her experience as a reviewer and a writer of high valued Journals was indeed an inspiration and a great learning experience for the attendees. Another round of questions and discussion with the participants took place which enriched the collective knowledge of all. Dr. Kaur’s dedication towards research and support to the academic and research community is praiseworthy. The session was concluded by a vote of thanks by Dr. Poorva Ranjan, Head, DME Management School. An e certificate was presented to the guest as a small token of appreciation. With the blessings and support of Prof. Dr. Ravikant Swami Sir, Director, DME and Dr. Poorva Ranjan and the efforts of the organizing team, the workshop was instrumental in pursuing the academic and research interests of all.

 

Prepared by:
Ms. Shanu Jain
Assistant Professor, DME Management School and Member, Research Cell

Research Day activity by Centre for ADR, DME on the topic of “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 all faculty members and students of Law schools od 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. Arbitration Law in India is primary contained in the Act of 1996. It is an Act that was passed to consolidate the laws relating to domestic, international arbitration and its enforcement. In an attempt to make arbitration a preferred mode of settlement of commercial disputes and making India a hub of international commercial arbitration some major amendments were introduced in the year to 2015 and 2019. The current law is a composition of several such amendments with the latest amendments being introduced in 2019.

Arbitration is the buzz word in the present day business contracts. The law bestows a choice upon the parties to enter into commercial transactions knowing well that in case, of a dispute, they will refer their dispute to this simple, quick, convenient and cost effective process saving them from tedious and complicated procedures of a court. The Act covers both Domestic and International Arbitration.

He emphasized on the Advantages of Arbitration as it is has less court intervention, the cost of  dispute redressal and resolution is very less and timely disposal. He pointed out that how Enforcement of awards can be done through neutrality of arbitrator and there is Encouragement of foreign investment by recognising arbitration framework.

The event was concluded by vote of thanks by the Member ADR student committee Ms. Smriti Bali. The event was successfully conducted by the ADR members i.e. Kush Kalra, Priyansha Badoni and Mr. Surya Saxena with the support and guidance of Research Cell, DME.

“Centre for Criminal Law and Justice”, Delhi Metropolitan Education (GGSIPU) organized an event on the topic: “Beyond Bare Acts “on 22th September 2020 at 3.pm.

A brief introduction about DME and the event was given by Tanisha Sharma and Megha Mishra, (Student Members Research Cell). Then the Floor was handed over to Ms. Upasana Singh, Assistant Professor, DME who was the moderator for the event, she welcomed the audience, explained the theme of the event and introduced the distinguished panelists. The Panel Comprised 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. The participants joined from AMU, Aligarh, Amity University, Noida, CLC (DU), Government Law College, Villupuram, DME, Lucknow, Meerut, Galgotia college, BVP (Pune), St.Thomas School, Delhi, IIMT College of Law, LSR (DU) and many more colleges spreading all over India.

Three Video clips were scheduled to be 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.

Mr. Abhishek opened the discussion with an interesting observation that, when crimes are committed in public places there is a “sense of impunity” in an individual’s mind when he commits the crime in a group and that same individual may never commit that crime if he was the sole perpetrator.

Issues discussed included the right to self-defence, the ambit of unsoundness of mind and difference between medical insanity and legal insanity & how it can affect the outcome of such cases. In the end the discussion was summed up with the role society has on conditioning of an individual which may make him tip over to commit such heinous crimes.

The Second clip was taken from the movie “Section 375” it was depicting a medical examination of a Rape victim.

The discussion was opened by Ms. Shreya Mahajan who pointed out the lack of sensitivity towards the victim by the law enforcers while preparing the report which included a lot of irrelevant questions being asked which makes the victim uncomfortable and a series of violation of protocols committed by the police while dealing with the victim. The panelist also stated how the system is judgmental towards a victim who tries to stand up for herself. A deep discussion was carried out on the term of Consent which was explained through various case laws and recent judgements gave more clarity to the listeners. An observation was made on how the media trial which takes place simultaneously can affect the disposal of judgement and why media needs to be responsible while showing such news.

The Third clip was played from the movie Ex- Machina, the scene portrayed a murder committed by a Robot.

The discussion was opened by Mr. Aditya Verma, who gave a detailed overview of how an A.I is programmed and challenges face by law. The panelists raised important questions such as on whom the liability shall lie if the A.I commits a crime, can the encoder be traced back and held liable? What kind of punishment can be given to any bot which commits the crime if that act was autonomous?

The session was concluded with questions from the participants followed by the vote of thanks extended by Ms. Akanksha Marwah to the panelists.

Report prepared by Ganesh, Student Convener, Research Cell under the supervision of Mr. Karan Sharma (Assistant Professor DME Law School)

Centre of Intellectual Property Rights organized an Intra-institute Research-based Presentation Competition on 8th September 2020, 3:00 PM onwards on Zoom Platform as a part of its Research Day activity. The themes for the same were as follows:

  1. Arbitrability of IPR disputes in India
  2. Standard Essential Patents
  3. Infringement of Trademarks in Cyberspace
  4. Copyright issues in social media
  5. Role of IPR is Protection of Biodiversity
  6. Intellectual Property Rights as Collateral for credit

 

The event was smoothly organizedand 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.

The Centre heartily congratulates the winners and all the participating teams for their hard work, dedication and sincere efforts.

“HUMAN RIGHT QUIZ COMPETITION BY CCHR”

Quiz Conducted by:  Asst. Prof. Ms. Navjot Suri & Asst. Prof. Mr.Gunjan Agrahari

“We the peoples of the united nations, determined to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small…”

….United Nations Charter

CCHR (Centre for constitutional law & human rights) organized 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  frame work for the quiz was 15 seconds for each question. i.e approx. 3.75 min./team.

The winners of 1st online quiz on human rights were Gaurav Vardhan & Niraj Pandey from BA LLB batch (2017-2022) and the runner ups were Shrishti Sharma & Tushar Parasher from BBA LLB (2017-2022).

Research day activity of DME Media Schools Research Centre RIM was held on 25th August 2020 via ZOOM Platform. 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 worlds 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 MediaSpace. The research day activity was graced by the Dean, DME Media School and Chief Editor, DMEJC MediaSpace, Prof. (Dr.) Ambrish Saxena and HOD, DME Media School and Editor, DMEJC MediaSpace, Prof. (Dr.) Susmita Bala. The students were also given certificates to mark their participation in the research day activity and their involvement in research-centric departmental activities.

The students who participated in the Research Day Activity were as follows:

1. Mr Shiv Dhawan            
2. Ms Nidhi Sahai   
3. Ms Somya Bhaskar      
4. Ms Jenitta Sabu  
5. Ms Mitasha Guglani     
6. Ms Mithi Singh               
7. Mr Adarsh Sharma
8. Ms Riya Yadav    
9. Mr Hardik Dogra 

DMS- CSD Show and Tell Activity

The Management School organized a three-day Research Day Activity under 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 proposal 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 presentation 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 idea. 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).

Overall, this activity received enthusiastic participation from students across various years and schools.

Report on the workshop conducted by Center for Management Research on the topic “Creating and Using Google Forms for Conducting Research Work”

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember involve me and I learn.                                                                                                                               Benjamin Franklin

The covid-19 global pandemic that has forced almost the entire world to close educational institutions and move to online teaching, keeping this in mind, the  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 crises. To enlighten the audience with his esteemed knowledge and expertise we had Mr. Parth Shukla, Co-Founde of Knowledge Pro and a certified Microsoft Trainer as the keynote speaker and trainer for the session. The event started with the welcoming of Mr. Partha Shukla by Ms. Shanu Jain, Assistant Professor, DME Management school. Being a Microsoft Certified trainer with extensive knowledge of industry relevant technical skill Like R and Python, advanced Excel, Big data and Hadoop and many more Mr. Parth with a clear plan of action in his mind made the session really interesting, innovative and informative. Sir not only conveyed to us the relevance and importance of Google forms in our academics but also told us about the usage of it in our everyday lives. Google Forms are among the internet’s most versatile tools. Whether you need a contact form or a checkout page, a survey or a student directory, a form is all you need to easily gather that information. With Google Forms, it only takes a few minutes to make one for free. Google forms along with Docs, Sheets, and Slides—is part of Google’s online apps suite of tools to help you get more done in your browser for free. It’s easy to use and one of the simplest ways to save data directly to a spreadsheet, and it’s the best sidekick to Google Sheets’ spreadsheets. When we need to gather data for your spreadsheets, a form is our best friend was clearly explained by Sir. 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. After looking at the bigger picture questions and quarries were raised by students and faculties which was smoothly and brilliantly handled by Sir which proved why he is an expert in his field. By harvesting the fruitful knowledge in audience’s mind in a very creative manner, Sir used every bit of his knowledge about Google form to make the workshop a successful one. A Heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Poorva Ranjan, Head DME management school for planning and gracing the event with her valuable presence. Special thanks to Ms. Parul Grover to organize this workshop, to Ms. Shanu Jain, and Ms. Roli Wadhwa and Ms. PoojaTripathi formaking this session count among the best events in the of DME Management School.

Palak Bajpai
2019-22 Sec C
DME Management

Guest Lecture at DME Law School in collaboration with Center for Criminal Law and Justice on

“Thoughts and Reflection on Talaq ul Biddat (Triple Talaq”

Eminent Speakers
Mr. Manoj Goel
(Senior arguing counsel at Supreme Court who argued in Triple Talaq Case)

Mr. Wajeeh Shafeeq
(Advocate on record Supreme Court)

Ms. Azara Rahman
(Advocate Supreme Court)

JUSTICE V.R. KRISHNA IYER LECTURE SERIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH CENTRE FOR CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE

Thoughts & Reflection On Talaq-Ul-Biddat
(Triple talaq)

On 27th August, 2019, theResearch 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).

The event was initiated with paying tribute to Maa Saraswati by lightning of lamps by all the Respected guests and dignitaries of DME. Kuber Mahajan, final year student of DME commenced the event by giving brief introduction on the status of Triple Talaq prevailing in India and consecutively invited Justice Bhanwar Singh to share some words of wisdom with the students. J. 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. He shed lights upon the facts that the husband gave Talaq as all the possibilities of re-conciliation failed. He also mentioned that every Muslim is governed by Muslim Personal laws (Shariat) throughout their lives wherein he criticized the interference of Judiciary in the personal matter of wife and husband. He shared his knowledge on the types of Talaq and henceforth procedure for re-conciliation with the students of DME. He also emphasized on the importance of Article 25 and 26 of Indian Constitution with respect to the judgement of Triple talaq. He concluded with the quote of Prophet Mohammad that “Triple talaq is just but sinful.”

Thereafter, Mr. Manoj Goel was felicitated to the podium to share his experience, views and knowledge on the subject of the event. He greeted the Hon’ble dignitaries of DME before commencing his lecture. He put forward his extreme criticism against the Shah Bano judgement and the Anti-Triple talaq Bill. He emphasized on the fact that the entire Triple talaq judgment was not influenced with the issue of Triple talaq but various other major societal concerns and legal issues. He opined that if the practice is a part of Religion,whether it is good or bad, we like it or not, so long it is a part of Article 25 (b), it shall remain intact. He further mentioned that he argued in the court that the entire case of Shah Bano was not maintainable as according to the Article 12 of the Indian Constitution a writ can only be instituted when there is a breach of fundamental right or State action. Then he discussed his disagreements with J. R.F. Nariman related to the issue of State action and quoted thereafter that “the whole judgement is useless in the law in all respects.” He stood straight with his arguments that the State should not interfere with the personal laws. In the end, he left the audience with the question that whether the concern should be for the women or any community or the supremacy of law of the Religion.

Henceforth, Ramey Rana, 3rd year student of DME facilitated Ms. Azra Rehman who is practicing in the chamber of Adv. Salman Khurshid. She with immense enthusiasm appraised the selection of bench in the Triple talaq matter. She mentioned the statistics that not even 70% of the women in India get maintenance after divorce. Also, she shared her experience that while she was working on the Triple talaq case, she got an opportunity to speak to some of the petitioners, and she found out that some of them don’t even have their Nikah-nama’s. She questioned her concern that would criminalization of Triple talaq solve all the problems of women. She further added that making Triple talaq unconstitutional won’t help the women to retrieve their dignity back. While concluding her lecture she encouraged the students to think about from this angle of law and impact it has on the lives of women.

Ms. Upasana Singh, faculty at DME, took over the podium to express her extreme gratitude towards all the Hon’ble guests for taking out their precious time and enlighten the students of DME with their respectiveknowledge and experiences. 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. Then in the final hours of the lecture, the Hon’ble guests were felicitated by our diligent student, Kuber Mahajan with his authored book on “Traditional and modern forms of Talaq under Muslim Law.”

Reported by-
Shakshi Shreya, BBALLB, 5A
Akansha Sharma, BBA LLB, 5B

Edited by-
Avneet Kaur, Assistant Professor, DME Law School

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. The event started with Welcome note by Ms.Neha Sharma and was followed by Director General sir speech. It was the First event in the new moot court hall. The competition was tough and it was very difficult to decide 2 final teams. 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 event was followed by the address of Director and Dean of law school in which they Emphasised on good research skills to be an important part of succeeding in legal profession and made the students aware of the importance of good and meticulous drafting as an important attribute of a successful lawyer. 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.The event ended with the Vote of Thank by Ms Shivani Bhadauria.

“ Nature hold the key to our aesthetic , intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction “

On 27th august 2019, research day activity was organized by center for excellence in sustainable development management school for faculty members and students. The panelist for the research day activity were Dr. Poorva Ranjan Associate Professor DME, Dr. Swati Jain Associate Professor DME and Dr. Sudhir Bisht Professor DME. The activity was successfully managed by Dr. Pooja Tripathi Assistant Professor DME. A documentary titled “edible cutlery” was showcased followed by a panel discussion on sustainable business proposition.

The event saw enthusiastic participation from faculty members and students as well. They came up with the idea which were innovating, profitable, sustainable and eco-friendly at the same time. Questions were raised and met with thoughtful discussion on finding solutions for protecting our mother earth from being harmed by her own children. Usage of edible cutlery in our everyday life was promoted and propagated in the discussion to maximize the benefit of 3 p’s that is planet, profit and people. The program was closed by vote of thanks by Divya Sharma.

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 include social progress ,equality, environmental protection, conservation of natural resources and stable economic growth.

Truly said “ only world Can save the world ” . surely we have a responsibility to leave for future generations a planet that is healthy and habitable by all species.

Center for ADR: Just A Minute Held on 20/08/19

Just a Minute competition was organized with Centre for ADR, DME Law School to create awareness among students about 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.

They were allotted 1 minute to share the views on the following topics :

  1. 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of Arbitration
  2. 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of Mediation
  3. 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of concilaition
  4. 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of Lok adalat
  5. Role of arbitration courts/forums in dispute settlement
  6. Role of Mediation courts/forums in dispute settlement
  7. Role of lok adalat courts/forums in dispute settlement
  8. Role of ADR in criminal cases
  9. Role of ADR in criminal cases
  10. Role of ADR in Family cases
  11. Role of ADR in IPR cases
  12. Role of ADR in Consumer cases

Centre Members Mr. Kush Kalra, Ms. Priyansha Badoni, Mr. Surya Saxena along with Research Cell Head Dr.IshaJaswal 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, Conciliation in helping reduce the mounting pendency of litigation in the Indian courts.
The students were evaluated on the following parameters:

a. Contents
b. Expression
c. Pronunciation
d. Body Language and attire

3 winners were announced i.e. Eknoor Khurana, Aashi and Gursimar for this competition. Participation certificates will be provided to all the participants.

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 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.

“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.”

— Charles Moore, Oceanographer
Documentary screening is one of the methods to advance the educational experiences of the young minds. The documentary “Drowning in Plastics” touched the real problem arising due to plastic pollution in a nutshell. At the end, the makers of the video, tried to portray on how banning the plastic is not a dependable solution until consumers find an exceptional substitute for putting aside goods, especially food, away from adulteration.

After the screening of the documentary, the event was notably led by final year law students of DME Law School who touched upon issues pertaining to plastic pollution. Kunika Kanodia, Joyce Jacob, Ahad Ahmad Khan and Raghav Arora through the help of their presentations enlightened the audience with nuances of the plastic pollution. The speakers initiated the presentation by informing students about the manner in which plastic came into the picture and how today it is becoming so irreplaceable. It is also important to make people aware about the least known effects of plastic pollution. They discussed about measures which can be taken at individual and larger level, the processes through which recycling the plastic is possible. The students were encouraged to participate in this interactive session by asking and answering innovative questions. Riddhima Gowel also a final year BA LL.B Student was the anchor for the event.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Mukesh Kalwani, Assistant Professor, DME Law School. The event was concluded successfully and the students were inspired to imbibe values to protect and save environment together. The students were asked to submit a write-up on the documentary as a part of their PSDA Activity for Environmental Law.