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The COVID-19 Lockdown Period and the Faculty of Law: A Report Card

The Covid-19 Pandemic forced Universities across the world as well as in India to suspend on-campus teaching and learning and shift to online classes. Online teaching and learning is an ideal method as it enforces social distancing and physical distancing to resist the spread of the epidemic. As soon as the Covid-19 crisis broke out in India, SGT University shifted to the online mode from Mid –March and as such remained unaffected by the extended national lockdown until now. The faculty members of the Faculty of Law started giving lectures online (on Zoom, Webex, etc). Study materials and assignments were shared on Google Class Room for the finished topics.  During the transitional period,  there were some technical glitches, but soon, both, the students, as well as the faculty members of the Faculty of Law, adapted to the online mode at ease.  As the online mode allows innovative methods of teaching with the help of technology and online tools, the teachers have been very enthusiastic about delivering their lectures by using the available online tools. As a consequence, the students have found it very convenient to access lectures, study materials, and assignments.  Even a shy or reticent student has participated in the class discussion with teachers through online mode by using chat options. There is a sense of feel-good factor among the students as they have been kept busy through this lockdown period with the scholastic activities, instead of sitting idle.

Shubhangee Sinha, a first-year student of BA., LLB  explains the merits of the online mode classes by saying that “I have been taking the online classes of the  Faculty of Law on Zoom every day ever since the lockdown happened due to the Corona outbreak. The student continued saying that, “The online classes are interesting because the teachers are helping me to understand the concept better with the help of different pedagogic tools available online”.

Nayan Dhari Singh, a first-year student highlights the advantages of online classes by stating that, “I appreciate the Faculty of Law for opting the online mode in the alarming situation like COVID-19…… I found the lectures very interesting because we all tend to lose our concentration while a lecture is going on in the regular classroom but in the case of online mode, I  could review my teacher’s lecture at any point in time by rewinding the audio or video of the lecture”.

Rohan Yadav, a first-year student says,I have been hooked up to  Zoom for a couple of hours to join the online lectures during this lockdown period. It is a novel initiative of the Faculty of Law to complete the syllabus on time.  I have been kept tight by the faculty members with assignments and study materials throughout this break”

However, some students faced problems because of poor internet connectivity and audio issues. Vanshika Sharma, a first-year student points out that the issue of internet connectivity is a key challenge for most students as “many students have the 1GB or 2GB daily data plans on their phones — not everyone has WiFi at home — and they have to manage classes on that” which becomes difficult. In general, the online classes were well-received and attended by the students.

Apart from online classes, the students were informed about the availability of diverse online study materials related to their course work in various platforms so that they could access those materials.  For example, the students can avail of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) of the National Law University of Delhi. The online materials of e-PG Pathshala, SWAYAM, the National Project on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), National Knowledge Network, (NKN), and National Academic Depository (NAD) can be accessed by the students. Further, the students were asked to register for free online courses of more than 3,800 courses and 400 specializations being offered by Coursera until July 31, 2020.

In addition to this,  the online Mid-Sem Test was conducted from 8th April to 14th April 2020 to evaluate the academic progress of the students.  Further,  as there is a surge of webinars in this crisis period, the students of the Faculty of Law have been asked to attend virtual talks or panel discussions or conversations about the different dimensions of law. They were asked to enroll for online internships to enhance their professional skills as well as to enrich their profile as they have lots of time at their disposal now. The faculty members have been consistently informing the students about such activities regularly. The Faculty of Law recently organized an online legal quiz for the students in which the students participated in large numbers.

 In a nutshell, the academic activities were kept at its pace as planned in the academic calendar at the Faculty of Law despite the unprecedented health crisis that has unfolded. The online classes are off as the syllabus has been through now.  Yet,  the faculty members are in touch with their respective classes to clear doubts of the students and provide them updates about the academic events. The students are preparing for the forthcoming end semester exam with full confidence and are looking forward to a brighter next academic year.

Dr. Mahalingam M
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
SGT University

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An Open House Discussion on Criminalising Marital Rape at the Faculty of Law, SGT University

An Open House Discussion on ‘Criminalising Marital Rape in India’ was organized by‘Legal Manthan’ – An Academic Association of the Students of the Faculty of Law, SGT University on 17th January at the Seminar Hall of the Faculty of Law. Three student panelists from the Faculty of Law presented their papers focusing upon the merits and demerits of criminalizing marital rape. One of the panelists pointed out that the various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) discuss the protection of women against crimes. Still, the crime against women has been increasing as pointed out by the National Crime Record Bureau recently. Further, it was argued that though marital rape is on the rise in our country,   it is not yet criminalized, because of various socio-legal reasons. The papers of the panelists were well received and provoked an intense discussion among the audience which included students and the faculty members. As marital rape is a contentious issue, it was a delight to see the active participation of the students.  The students debated for and against criminalizing marital rape. The pros and cons of the issue were deeply analyzed.

Further, the discussion brought to the fore the procedural lapses and the existing legal ambiguities. It was argued that there should be some legal remedies available to the victims of marital rape. At the same time, men should not become scapegoats because of the criminalization of marital rape. The audience suggested the various guidelines for strengthening the criminalization of marital rape. The probing questions of the students enriched the discussion as well as enhanced knowledge on the chosen theme. It was not only an informative and insightful discussion but also sensitized the students of the Faculty of Law on marital rape. It was well attended by the students and the faculty members respectively. No doubt, it was a candid and engaging discussion by the audience. Given the constructive discussion and interests shown by the students, we have planned open house discussions on contemporary socio-legal issues every fortnight at the Faculty of Law.

Inputs from
Prof.(Dr.)Manjula Batra
Dean
Faculty of Law.
SGT University

Dr.Mahalingam M
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
SGT University

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Kick Start Your Career in the World of Law with the Faculty of Law Offered by SGT University

SGT University came into existence in the year 2013 but the seeds for its magnificent growth were sown way back in 2002. SGT University’s Faculty of Law was established in 2014 with the aim to develop academically competent legal professionals. Highly qualified and experienced Faculty have not only designed their curriculum in keeping with the emerging areas in the field of law but also at facilitating the academic growth of students and groom them to compete for prestigious positions in the field of Law and Judiciary. Apart from studies, top law colleges also lay emphasis is also laid on organizing seminars, conferences and extension lectures on current legal issues, thus facilitating students to interact with nationally and internationally renowned legal luminaries.

SGT College in Delhi NCR is known as one of the best law Universities in Gurgaon.

Why Law at SGT University?

  • SGT University offers inter-disciplinary Research and Project-Based Learning
  • Student fraternity from all regions of India ensuring cultural diversity for a vibrant campus life
  • Student exchange programs with Top International Universities
  • Student-centric teaching methodology to make students future leaders

Student Exposure

The Faculty of Law organized its 5th Moot Court Competition in which students from across 35 law schools of the country participated. Hon’ble Justice B.B. Prasoon, former Justice, Punjab, and Haryana High Court was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural ceremony and Shri P. K. Malhotra, Former Secy, Law and Justice and currently Secy. General, ICADR. The valedictory address was delivered by Hon’bleMr. Justice Deepak Mishra, former Chief Justice of India. In addition to this, Hon’ble judges of the Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble judges from various High Courts and Lower Courts along with senior advocates and other legal luminaries have been kind enough to preside over many of our Seminars and other educational programs thus motivating to students to pursue the study of law. The students have been also provided internships at reputed institutions like the National Human Rights Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Delhi, Delhi Dispute Resolution Society, Department of Law, Justice, and Law Affairs, Prayas NGO, Delhi, Law Firms, Gurugram.

Some of the important events conducted by the Faculty are a seminar on Introduction to Arbitration Law in India, Seminar on Electronic Evidence; Issues and Challenges, Conference on “Data Privacy Challenges and Solutions (Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018), among others. Further, a Workshop on Mediation was also conducted.

Career Prospects

At SGT University, students are provided with complete exposure to corporate culture, placement counseling, personality development sessions, core and, soft skill developments and many more things are done for all over the development of students. Our students continue to find professional careers in institutions like the National Human Rights Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Delhi, and Delhi Dispute Resolution Society, etc. The Faculty of Law has an academic partnership with National Law University Bangalore whereby students get the opportunity for Interdisciplinary Research and Project-Based Learning. By pursuing law at SGT University, students find themselves competent enough to face the real world and build their space as a professional in Judiciary, civil services, public prosecutor, litigation, legal advisors in private firm, corporate counsel, intellectual property rights, NGOs and Thinktank, academics, Defense Services (JAG), Legal Journalism, Legal Process Outsourcing, Legal officer in Bank, Insurance Companies, Court Clerk and other Govt. /Private Sector Jobs.

Regular classroom Lectures are held adequately with Presentations, Interactive sessions, Group Discussions, Seminars are the various teaching methodologies to help teaching-learning. The course curriculum is designed in such a manner that for the honors courses, a student can choose two areas of his/her own choice for specialized study. This specialized study in their chosen fields equips them for professional challenges.

SGT University aims at providing knowledge to its students to such an extent that they find a suitable place in the court of law to provide justice to the society.

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