NLUO NAAC SELF STUDY REPORT(SSR)-2016

NLUO NAAC SELF STUDY REPORT(SSR)-2016
SSR for NAAC Accreditation - 2016
CONTENTS
Description
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01
Executive Summary
01-13
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Part – I - Profile of the University
14-34
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Part-II- Criterion-wise Input
i)
Criterion – I: Curricular Aspects
35-47
ii)
Criterion – II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
48-91
iii) Criterion –III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
92-146
iv) Criterion –IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
147-161
v)
162-186
Criterion – V: Student Support and Progression
vi) Criterion – VI: Governance and Leadership
187-208
vii) Criterion – VII: Innovative Practices
209-213
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Part – III – Evaluative Report of the Department
214-248
05
Statement of Compliance
249
06
Declaration by the Head of the Institution
250
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TEACHING STAFF
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Name
Designation
1
Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao
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Prof. B. Hydervali
3
Prof. Rita Ray
4
Pro. V. Kesava Rao
Professor, Law
5
Prof. Udai Raj Rai
Distinguished Prof.
6
Dr. A Aruna Sri Lakshmi
Associate Prof. Law
7
Dr. Sheela Rai
Associate Prof. Law
8
Dr. Dolly Jabbal
9
Dr. Anup Kumar Patnaik
10
Ms. Manisha Mishra
Assistant Professor, English
11
Mr. Debashish Rout
Assistant Professor, Finance
12
Mr. Rangin Pallav Tripathy
Assistant Professor, Law
13
Ms. Madhubrata Raysingh
Assistant Professor, Economics
14
Mr. Amarendra Ajit
15
Ms. Arjyalopa Mishra
16
Ms. Suman Bhattamishra
Assistant Professor, Law
17
Mr. Nachiketa Mittal
Assistant Professor, Law
18
Mr. Ramakrishan Das
Assistant Professor, Law
19
Mr. Rajat Solanki
Assistant Professor, Law
20
Mr. Abhik Majumdar
Assistant Professor, Law
21
Mr. Abhay Kumar
Assistant Professor, Law
22
Ms. Priyanka Anand
Assistant Professor, Law
23
Mr. Akash Kumar
Assistant Professor of Law
24
Dr. Himabindu M.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
25
Ms. Sudatta Barik
Research Associate cum Teaching Asst.
26
Mr. Biswa Kalyan Dash
Research Associate cum Teaching Asst.
27
Ms. Kuntirani Padhan
Research Associate cum Teaching Asst.
28
Mr. Kapil Sharma
Research Associate cum Teaching Asst.
29
Ms. Snigdha Singh
Research Associate cum Teaching Asst.
30
Ms. Tulip Suman
Research Associate cum Teaching Asst.
Vice-Chancellor
Professor, Law
Adjunct Professor, Sociology
Associate Prof. & Reg. (I/c)
Visiting Professor of Law
Assistant Professor, Law
Assistant Professor, Management
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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
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1
Name
Designation
2
Dr. Dolly Jabbal
Mr.Krushna Chandra Tripathy
Registrar (I/c)
Finance Officer (Project)
3
Mr. Sandeep Mahapatra
4
Mr. Bibhu Prasad Kar
5
Mr. Kallola Kumar Pattnaik
6
Mr. Prashant Kuleshwar
7
Mr. Biju Mathew
8
Mr. Madan Mohan Mishra
9
Mr. Keshab Nath
Accountant
10
Ms. Archana Sahu
Assistant Librarian
11
Mr. Manoj Kumar Rath
Dy. Superientent Boys' Hostel
12
Mr. Tapan Kumar Sahu
Asst. Superin. Boys' Hostel
13
Mrs. Manjulata Panda
Asst. Warden, Girls Hostel
14
Ms. Minarva Nalini Sahoo
Asst. Warden, Girls Hostel
15
Mr. Shruti Prakash Rout
16
Ms. Harapriya Samal
Stenographer, V.C. Off.
17
Mr. Mrutyunjaya Jena
Data Entry Operator
18
Mr. Millan Mishra
Data Entry Operator
19
Mr. Chandan Kumar Sahoo
Data Entry Operator
20
Mr. Siddharth Dash
21
Mr. Binod Kumar Sahu
I.T. Support Asst.
22
Mrs. T. Gowri Shailendra
Library Assistant
23
Mr. Kishore Mohan Rajaguru
24
Mr. Subodh Ku. Sahu
Electrician
25
Ms. Ipsita Priyadarsini
Nurse
26
Mr. Prakash Balbantray
Driver
27
Mr. Bhaskar Chandra Behera
Driver
28
Mr. Sudhakar Sahoo
Driver
Asst. Registrar(Admninistation)
Asst. Registrar (Examination)
Placement Officer
System Admininstrator
Superintendent Examination
Section Officer
Account Assistant
Office Assistant
Store Keeper
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Mr. Ashok Ku. Das
Driver
30
Mr. Saratha Parida
Bus, Helper
31
Mr. Samir Ku. Samantray
Attendant, ICT Dept.
32
Mr. Bishnu Charan Mallick
Attendant, V.C. Off.
33
Mr. Bhimasena Swain
Attendant, V.C. Off.
34
Mr. Manoj Kumar Sahoo
Attendant, Registrar Off.
35
Mr. Dharanidhar Behera
Attendant, Guest House
36
Mr. Sanatana Maharana
Attendant, Exam.
37
Mr. Balabhadra Sahu
Attendant, Exam.
38
Mr. Bhagaban Jena
Attendant, Academic
39
Ms. Suchitra Prusty
Attendant, Girls Hostel
40
Ms. Pankajini Mallick
Attendant, Girls Hostel
41
Mrs. Bindulata Jena
Attendant, Girls Hostel
42
Mrs. Binapani Kar
Attendant, Girls Hostel
43
Mrs. Renubala Mohanty
44
Mr. Riaz Mirza Baig
Attendant, Library
45
Mr. Sukanta Barik
Attendant, Library
46
Mr. Debakanta Behera
Attendant, Library
47
Mr. Bhaskar Behera
Attendant, Library
48
Mr. Rabi Narayan Sahu
Attendant, V.C. Residence
49
Mr. Mohd. Asif
Attendant, VC Residence
50
Mr. Dipak Kumar Mallick
Attendant, Boys' Hostel
51
Mr. Suresh Barik
Attendant, Boys' Hostel
52
Mr. Pratap Singh
Attendant, Boys' Hostel
53
Mr. Raj Kishore Samal
Attendant, Boys' Hostel
54
Mr. Md. Faiaz
55
Mr. Sandeep Parida
56
Mr. Chitta Ranjan Sahoo
Girl Hostel Mess
Mess Supervisor
Attendant
Cook
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
National Law University Odisha (NLU Odisha) was established in the year 2008 by the
Government of Odisha under Act IV of 2008. The State of Orissa was keen to establish a Law
University way back in the nineties and requested NLSIU, Bangalore to set up its second campus
in Odisha. These efforts could not succeed; the state government of Orissa determined to
proceed and finally established this law school in the year 2008.
The National Law University Odisha started imparting legal education from the year 2009. The
University is recognised by UGC under Section 2(f) on 28 July 2010 and 12(b) on 2 April 2013.
The University has an approval of Bar Council of India to offer 5-years integrated programmes
in Law. The University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities.
The University is located in the millennium city of Cuttack which has great historical relevance to
Odisha and India. National Law University Odisha is a unique University that offers Five year
integrated Law programmes in two disciplines: B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.). The
University also have one year L.L.M. programme with specialisation in Constitutional Law and
Corporate Law, M.Phil in Law Teaching and Research Course of one year duration and Ph.D.
programme in Law. The University also has set up Community College this year under the UGC
Scheme to prepare Barefoot lawyers to strengthen the justice delivery system in India. The
objective of the University is to create humane lawyers with professionalism, integrity, social
commitment and who can use legal research for social action.
The vision of the University is to develop as a Centre of Excellence in Legal Education and
emerge as a place of professional learning and further nurture the idea of „serviceability‟ to the
people to carry forward the social justice mission of legal education. In order to translate this
vision, the University orients students to cater to the needs of the society by developing the
professional skills of those intending take up the professions of advocacy, judicial service and
legal services.
The University has an excellent academic ambience that nurtures young minds to critical legal
scholarship in the atmosphere of modern gurukul in nature‟s lap. The academic curriculum,
pedagogy and teaching methods at National Law University Odisha, make coordinated efforts to
ensure holistic perspective among the students.
I.
Curriculum Planning and Development:
The University offers five year Integrated Under-Graduate programmes in two disciplines:
B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.). It is among the very few National Law Universities
offering inter-disciplinary programmes of blending Social Science with Law courses and
Management with Law. The inter-disciplinary learning is reflected in the curriculum and in range
of seminar and clinical courses including community outreach and Extension programmes
offered at the University.
The quality of the Academic Programmes offered in the University is ensured by six factors:
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Socially relevant curriculum including focus on development of entrepreneurial and
innovative mindset.
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Rigorous student-centric academic delivery with faculty playing the role of a mentor and
facilitator.
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Continuous evaluation and feedback.
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Focus on empirical and policy research by the faculty.
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Internship programmes.
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Serviceability to people through social outreach and extension activities.
The Academic Coordination Committee (ACC) coordinates the Curriculum planning and
development under the overall policies laid down by the Under Graduate and Post Graduate
Council and adopted by the academic Council. The ACC follows the UGC Model curriculum
and Bar Council of India guidelines.
The curriculum is designed to encourage intensive and rigorous teaching through innovative and
creative methods of teaching. The faculty enjoys autonomy in designing their courses and
encouraged to consult experts from all walks of life and to bring in to the classroom ground
realities of operation of law. Law in books and law in action are reflected in the curriculum
design and development. The academic flexibility is extended to examination and evaluation. The
Academic Coordination Committee (ACC) revises the courses, reading materials regularly to
include recent cases, policies and to integrate blended learning. University encourages Choice
Based Credit System to all Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes.
The University has introduced several innovative courses such as Law, Literature and Films,
Teaching of Evidence Law through films, PIL and Legal Aid Clinical course where the students
are exposed to different legal aid clinics and bring the practical knowledge into class room
exercise; Media Law course, Criminal Procedure and Law and Entrepreneurship course are of
much importance where case method is being promoted in class learning thereby giving live
situations to be tested on the legal principles. Further, the Management course also adopts the
case study method which introduces the students with the application of the principles they learn
in the class.
II. Teaching-Learning & Evaluation:
The faculty of the University includes prominent scholars representing diverse fields of law
coupled with Visiting Professors, Adjunct Professors including Eminent Lawyers and Judges to
provide comprehensive understanding of the law to the students.
NLU Odisha is a participating university of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which
conducts All India Entrance Examination facilitating the admission process of aspiring law
students to the premier National Law Universities which are part of CLAT. This helps the
university to get top brains from all corners of India on a „Merit-cum-Performance‟ basis.
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Currently the university has students representing 28 states of India thereby depicting the
campus atmosphere a perfect blend of various cultures or Mecca of Indian culture.
NLU Odisha has been identified for the implementation of GIAN (Global Initiative for
Academic Networks) programme in Higher Education by the Ministry of Human Resource
Development for drawing the talent pool of internationally acclaimed professors of law to
increase the country‟s subsisting academic resources. The teaching and research in the University
will be further strengthened by several eminent International Visiting Professors interacting with
faculty and students under the GIAN scheme. Some of the internationally renowned Professors
who have agreed to visit the University are:
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Prof. Alan Noorie, University of Warwick (March 2016),
Prof. Dev S Gangjee, University of Oxford (August 2016),
Prof. Sivaranjani, London School of Economics (September 2016),
Prof. Jane Winn, University of Washington (August 2016),
Prof. Umakanth Varottil, National University of Singapore (July 2016),
Prof. Paul B. McGuinness, Chinese University of Hongkong (October 2016).
The University has recently started the Faculty Seminars on every Wednesday. On the
designated days, the faculty members or other invited Experts will present their research work.
The regular Guest lectures on every Saturday are being introduced and eminent academicians,
Judges and Senior Advocates are being invited to share their experience and expertise with the
students and faculty members of the University.
III. Research, Consultancy & Extension:
Research is an integral part of NLU Odisha. The University has set up 19 research centres to
promote research and scholarship in contemporary areas. Some of the important research
projects we have recently undertaken are Access to Justice, Centre for Child Rights and
Community College etc.
Access to Justice: The Project on Access to Justice is an initiative of the University supported
by Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and UNDP. Under
this Project, the University has opened three village Legal Aid Clinics in Dompada village in
Cuttack, Jankia in Khurda and Brahmagiri in Puri district. These Village Legal Aid Clinics will
make access to justice a reality to marginalised communities, will develop community
sensitisation in dispute resolution and create legal awareness.
Centre for Child Rights (CCR): The University has set up the Centre for Child Rights with the
support of UNICEF to safeguard, protect and promote child rights in India. The Centre will
provide integrated support to different layers of institutional governance for the protection of
child rights.
Community College: The University has recently received grant from the University Grants
Commission to start a Barefoot Lawyers College to offer Advanced Diploma in Paralegal Studies
under UGC Community College scheme.
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The University has 21 Research Centres which undertake theoretical and empirical research,
publish newsletters and journals. It undertakes research projects form National and International
agencies, Central and State Governments. University publishes seven (7) journals on
contemporary legal discourse thereby disseminating information to the society as a part and
parcel of its social obligation.
The thrust areas of research of the University is Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights,
Water Law, Mines and Minerals, Consumer Law, Human Rights, Child Rights and Access to
Justice. The University is making efforts to collaborate with selected Universities in India and
abroad for faculty, student exchange and collaborative research.
The University weaves public interest work through range of extension and outreach activities of
Legal Services Clinic, Project on Access to Justice and Clinical Course on PIL and Legal Aid. All
these activities combined together makes the community outreach and extension activities at the
University more stimulating and inspiring, inculcating the sense of community service among the
students.
NLU Odisha has been approached in the recent past to advance its helping hands as a factor of
consultancy services. NLU Odisha has so far helped the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),
UGC PG E-pathsala- a sponsored programme of University Grants Commission for developing
course contents under the ambit of its consultancy services.
IV: Academic Ambience: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The University receives financial support from the State Government for developing the
buildings & infrastructure and plan grants from UGC. It also received grants from UNICEF,
UNDP, UGC grant to establish Barefoot Lawyer‟s College under UGC Community College and
ICSSR research grant.
The University has excellent infrastructure with a large and spacious three floor academic block
(1,27,398 Sq ft) with state of the art and fully digitised class rooms, equally spacious separate
three floor administrative block (29,643 Sq ft), Two boys hostels of 540 single rooms and one
girls hostel with 270 single rooms. The University provides separate single room accommodation
to all students. We have excellent brand new sports facilities and Amphitheatre with 1200
capacity.
The separate magnificent Library building of four floors will be operational very soon with a
huge volume of subscription of law books, journals, reference materials etc. The University
believes that the infrastructure and the academic growth will go hand-in hand and consistent
efforts are made to complete second phase of campus construction with faculty, staff quarters,
Vice Chancellor‟s residence, guest house, shopping complex, Health centre and auditorium.
Library :
A dedicated library building of four floors is under construction and will be operational by May
2016. It has been designed keeping in mind the finest traditional Odia architecture and once it
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becomes operational, it promises to stock more than 2,00,000 books and over a thousand
journals, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive law libraries in India.
Currently the NLUO's library has a collection of 15,000 books, about 1200 primary legal texts
and more than a hundred law reports, academic journals. The University possesses access to
online databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw India, Manupatra, Kluwer Arbitration
International, AdvocateKhoj, and AIR Online Database, SCC among others, as also repositories
of secondary material including JSTOR, HeinOnline, Sage Journals Online, and Economic and
Political Weekly Online. The library has also compiled a considerable collection of CD/DVD
resources that includes Palmer on Company Law, the Journal of the Indian Law Institute, and
the Annual Survey of Indian Law.
V. Student Support and Progression
The University encourages students to take active part inside the class and outside the class.
NLU Odisha provides financial assistance to weaker students by waiving of tuition fee, and
further facilitates scholarship to the eligible candidates under various government scholarship
schemes.
Co-curricular activities: The co-curricular and extension activities such as Moot court, Literary
debating, Legal aid etc. have formidable impact on the students. Mooting is an integral part of
student learning in this University. The Moot Society (TMS) of the University is managed by
students under the guidance of a Faculty Advisor. The University Moot Team is consistently
performing very well in moot court competitions of National and International repute. It has
been ranked as 7th overall in India by the Mooting Premier League (MPL) of legally India.
NLU Odisha holds one of the biggest chapters of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access
(IDIA). The IDIA Odisha is currently having eight scholars and a team of 35 students, and is
also one of the top five IDIA State Chapters. NLU Odisha has brought some significant changes
as far as the performance of the IDIA Odisha Chapter is concerned. NLU Odisha has been
supporting IDIA ODISHA CHAPTER in taking innovative initiatives. The university has
provided all necessary facilities to the differently able students to meet the requirements of
learning process by getting access to all modern equipments and facilities.
One of NLUO's fundamental objectives is to ensure dissemination of socially relevant education.
The ideal of socially relevant education requires a value conscious mind and a moral clarity on
the part of the students. Out obligation as an educational institution cannot be confined to class
room teaching only. The institutional role of Loco Parentis can be duly fulfilled only when there
is a meaningful interaction between the students and the faculty members beyond the class
hours. Such interaction can facilitate support for young minds who are trying to cope with the
world away from their homes and without any regular guidance in relation to various aspects of
their lives. Keeping the above in mind, the University is initiating a Mentorship Programme for
the students of 1't Year, 2"d Year and 3'd Year students who are monitored by faculty members
periodically.
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VI. Governance, Leadership & Management
The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) has been incorporated and established under the
National Law University Odisha Act, 2008 (Act 4 of 2008). The University functions trough the
different statutory bodies as per section 10 of the Act. The Supreme authority is the Governing
Council that meets at least once in a year under the chairmanship of Hon‟ble Chancellor,
NLUO; who is also the Hon‟ble Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. The other members of the
council are as per section 11 of the Act. This plenary authority of the university formulate and
review from time to time the broad policies and programmes of the university and devise
measures for the improvement and development of the university. The Governing Council has
power to frame statutes.
The Executive Council is the Chief Executive Authority of the University which meets at least
once in three months under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor. The Executive Council
has administrative power within the purview of the NLUO Act and the Statutes. The Executive
Council frame Rules & Regulations. The NLUO Academic Council manages academic affairs
and related matters of the University and meets under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor
at least three times in a year. A Dispute Redressal Committee is constituted under the
chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor or his nominee to redress the dispute that may arise
between the management and staff, management and students, teachers and students and
teachers and management.
The Finance Committee examines and securitize annual budget and make recommendations on
financial matters to the Executive Council. The NLUD Finance Committee and the Executive
Council recommend budget to the General Council for approval.
As per the NLUO Act the following are the officers of the university: The Vice-Chancellor, The
Registrar, Chairman Academic Coordination Committee, Convenor PG/UG Council, Controller
of Examination, Finance Officer.
The Vice-Chancellor is the competent authority to appoint teaching and administrative staffs of
the university in consultation of the Chancellor on recommendation of the selection committee
appointed by the Executive Council thereof for the purpose in accordance with the procedure
established. The Vice-chancellor constitutes and monitors various academic and administrative
committees for a range of requirements of the university.
The faculty members of the University have been assigned to mentor the students and have a
constant check on their academic and personal development. Further, they are to hand-hold the
weaker students to improve their skills and become academically sound. For which act of the
faculty members of the University, the Mooting Premier League is projecting NLU Odisha as
one of the strong contenders in mooting among other top tier law schools in India.
Degrees are conferred at the Annual Convocation by the Chancellor after approval of the
statutory bodies. Examination is conducted through the Examination Department headed by a
Controller of Examination, who is of an Associate Professor Rank. There is separate secretarial
staff for the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar. There is Joint Registrar (Research) who monitors
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all the Research activities of the University and bring in close coordination between research
requirements and the administrative support and facilitates quality research output.
VII. Innovations & Best Practices
NLU Odisha with its own autonomous character has introduced innovations and best practices
to impart quality legal education. The objective of this University is to provide quality teaching,
research and social justice in action. The mandate of social justice mission of legal education is
achieved through two important innovations which has major impact in the University. They are
:
1) Socially Relevant Legal Education
2) The second major innovation is establishing Barefoot Lawyers College
1. Socially relevant legal education:
National Law Universities were established in India with the mandate to promote Socially
Relevant Legal Education. However the globalisation and corporatization in Higher Education
has influenced the Education all over the world including India.
This unique initiative explores methods by which legal education can be made socially relevant.
In this process, the University will expand the scope for Clinical Legal Education to facilitate
justice for the poor through Legal Aid. The overall objective of this project is to create a general
awareness of the rights and entitlements among the people and to encourage alternative methods
of dispute resolution. The final objective is to integrate the lessons learnt through the project
with classroom teaching.
2. Barefoot Lawyers College
National Law University Odisha is committed to promote access to justice for all and to cater
unmet legal needs. University is offering Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal Studies
through Barefoot Lawyers College under UGC Community College Scheme. Developing a cadre
of Barefoot Lawyers was envisioned by National Juridicare Equal Justice-Social Justice
Committee in 1977.
This course will facilitate the community based initiatives, combining participation and legal
empowerment through the student support groups.
The programme aims to create community paralegals to strength justice deliver system using
creative and innovative strategies of legal aid, public interest lawyering and community dispute
resolution methods. This is an attempt to develop proactive role in educating the public about
law and formulate legal empowerment using legal services and paralegal education. The course
will also make an attempt to critically examine the contribution of legal education to bring the
law closer to people and to reach out to communities.
The two best practices of the University are: 1) Child Rights Advocacy and 2) Using legal
resources for social action.
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a) Child Rights Advocacy
The University has establish Centre for Child Rights (CCR) in March, 2015 a specialized
Research Centre to improve access to justice for children by supporting strategies and initiatives
to strengthen law, policy and institutional mechanisms concerning for the protection of children.
This is the second university after National Law School of India University, Bengaluru that has
taken the initiative of promoting child rights practices by stakeholders.
The Centre for Child Rights at NLU Odisha was established with broad based perspective of
promoting child rights practices not only through academic and research activities but also
emphasizes on practical aspects. The Centre for Child Rights aims to facilitate the establishment
of mechanisms and strengthen their capacities to fulfil their obligations towards children.
b) Using Legal Resource for Social Action
The second best practice is to engage students in using legal resources for social action and
energising students taking active part and ensuring justice to the people.
The University consciously attempts to inculcate public legal education and sense of community
service among the students.
The University is also working on effective implementation of three important Social Welfare
Laws in the area of Labour Rights. They are: The Building and Other Construction Workers
(Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act 1996, The Building and other
Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act 1996, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of
Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979. The University is working towards
monitoring and implementation on the three Acts in Odisha and working in coordination with
Ministry of Labour, Government of Odisha and Chairman, Building and other Construction
Worker Welfare Board of Odisha.
Strengths :
1) Committed and dedicated teachers with a balance of young and experienced teachers
specialised in several important areas of law.
2) Excellent academic ambience in the State of Odisha with unhesitating support from the
State Government.
3) Strong Co-curriculum and Justice Education component with several extension courses
and programmes to provide with socially relevant legal education.
Weakness :
1) Young University in a developing state with ambitious expansion both academic and
infrastructure with limited financial assistance.
2) Located away from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar city in a beautiful and serene atmosphere
between banks of two rivers.
3) Students placement.
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4) Senior experienced teachers in bread and butter courses and in emerging contemporary
areas coupled with trained supporting staff.
5) Industry-Academic linkage.
Opportunities :
1) To emerge as a leading Centre of Excellence in Legal Education in India in general and
Eastern India in particular.
2) To utilise opportunities of research and extension in the eastern region with the support
from the Government, Ministeries, State and Central Ministeries and National and
International funding.
3) To establish and diversify distance and online learning in inter-disciplinary areas of law
and management.
4) To strengthen and explore the potential to develop Centre for Rural Management in
India.
5) Te expand and develop socially relevant legal education in India.
Challenges :
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Develop a distinct identity among the Law Universities in India.
Attraction and retention of talented faculty.
Inter-disciplinary teaching and research.
Main streaming research and establishment of new research centres.
International MoUs, faculty, student exchanges and collaborative research with selected
foreign Universities.
To create corpus for the University and raise endowment for faculty and students.
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PROFILE OF THE UNIVERSITY
1.
Name and Address of the University
Name:
Address:
NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY ODISHA.
KATHAJODI CAMPUS, CDA, SECTOR-13,
CUTTACK
City: CUTTACK
Pin-753015
State: ODISHA
Website: http://www.nluo.ac.in
2.
For Communication
Designation
Name
ViceChancellor
Registrar(I/c)
Joint
Registrar(I/c),
Planning &
Development
3.
4.
5.
Prof.
(Dr.)
Srikrishna
Deva Rao
Dr. Dolly
Jabbal
Mr.
Amrendra
Kumar
Ajit
Telephone
Mobile
Fax
with STC
Code
067106712338001
9437564623 2338004
[email protected]
06712338018
[email protected]
06712338010
06719437028476 2338016
Email
----9337525123
[email protected]
Status of the University : State University
State University
State Private University
Central University
University under Section3 of UGC (Deemed University)
Any Other (Please Specify)
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×
×
×
Type of University : Unitary University.
Unitary
Affiliating
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×
Source of Funding
Central Government
State Government – (Only for Construction of project of NLUO)
Self Financing
Any Other (Please Specify)
×
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6.
Date, Month & Year (dd-mm-yyyy)
04
12
2008
(a) Date of establishment of the University:
(b) Prior to the establishment of the University, was it a/an
i) PG Centre
ii) Affiliated College
iii) Constituent College
iv) Autonomous College
:Yes
:Yes
:
:
v) Any other (please specify):
×

No

No

Yes
×
Yes
×
Date, Month & Year (dd-mm-yyyy)
×
×
If yes, give the date of establishment: Not Applicable
7.

No
No
×
×
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Date of recognition as a University by UGC or any other National Agency:
Sl.No.
UNDER
SECTION
DD
MM
YYYY
i.
2f of UGC*
28
07
2010
ii.
12B of UGC*
11
03
2013
iii.
3 of UGC#
Any other >
(specify)
Bar Council of
India
24
08
2013
iv.
REMARKS
Copy of UGC Notification
No.F.No.9-10/2010(CPPI/PU) dated 28th July, 2010 is
enclosed as Annexure-1
Copy of UGC Notification
No.F.No.9-10/2010(CPPI/PU) dated 2nd April, 2013 is
enclosed as Annexure – 2
Not Applicable
Copy of BCI Notification No.
BCI:D 1698/2013(LE.Comp.)
dated 11th September, 2013 is
enclosed as Annexure-3
*Note: 1) Enclose certificate of recognition
2) Enclose notification UGC and BCI for all
courses/programmes/campus/campuses
 Enclose certificate of recognition by any other national agency/agencies, if any.
8.
Has the University been recognized:
a) By UGC as a University with Potential for Excellence?:
Yes
×
No

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If yes, date of recognition: (UGC Letter No. F.No.9-10/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated
2 April, 2013)
nd
b) For its performance by any other governmental agency?:
Yes
No

×

If yes, Name of the agency: .......................... Not Applicable .........
Date of recognition : .......................... Not Applicable......... (dd-mm-yyyy)
9.
Does the University have off-campus centres?:
Yes
×

If yes, date of establishment
No

: ........................ Not Applicable......... (dd-mm-yyyy)
Date of recognition : ............................... Not Applicable......... (dd-mm-yyyy)
10. Does the University have off-shore campuses?:
Yes
×

If yes, date of establishment
No

: ........................ Not Applicable......... (dd-mm-yyyy)
Date of recognition : ............................... Not Applicable......... (dd-mm-yyyy)
11. Location of the campus and area:
Location
i) Main Campus area
(NLUO has only one
campus)
Urban
Campus area in Built up area in sq. Meter
acres
49.79 Acres
Total Built up area : 96946.00
Square Meter
Built up Area: 47298.00 Square
Meter
Under Construction
49648.00 Square Meter
ii) Other campuses in
the country
iii) Campuses abroad
Area:
_____
_____
The Campus of NLUO is
under construction along with
the landscaping work, road
and drainage network, Main
Gates, 33/11 KVA Electric
Sub-Station, parking area etc.
_____
_____
_____
_____
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* Urban, Semi-Urban, Rural, Tribal, Hilly Area, Any other (please specify) If the university
has more than one campus, it may submit a consolidated self-study report reflecting the
activities of all the campuses.
12. Provide information on the following: In case of multi-campus University, please
provide campus-wise information.
Auditorium/seminar complex
with infrastructural facilities:
1. The proposed Auditorium/Convention centre of
National Law University Odisha designed as an
oval shaped composite construction structure both
concrete and steel frame, supported by screen
walls. One of the characteristic of the design of the
Convention centre is the use of steel feature of the
façade and design of the building is in a overall
shape of a “Turban” resulting to the aerodynamic
structure, which will withstand up to the maximum
wind velocity 300 Km/hr.
2. The double layered façade enclosed building with a
number of strategic openings incorporated into the
inner façade layer. By conceptualizing our design,
the overall shape plan, we sought to create a
refreshing space that would welcome students /
visitors to ground floor 1920 smt including hall,
kitchen with all services, electrical room, common
toilet etc.,. for multiple activities, first floor area
1920 smt . to accommodate 1000 seats as
auditorium with provision of gallery , common
toilets, upper first floor area 685 is provision for
audiovisual room, projector room, stores and
second floor area 441 smt provision for services.
The maximum height of the building is 23mtr.
3. The University has one seminar hall in the
academic block of sitting capacity of 250 with state
of art conference hall like facilities of audio-visual,
electronic screen, sound proof, cushion chair etc.
The University has one conference hall in the
administrative block with all type of improved
structured facilities.
Two small seminar halls with sitting capacity of
120.
4. The University has one temporary Moot-Court hall
in the academic block with sitting capacity of 400
and the actual is under progress.
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Open Air Amphitheatre :
The amphitheatre is designed as a overall shaped
composite construction structure both concrete and
steel frame with tensile fabric covering on roof. which
will withstand up to the maximum wind velocity 300
Km/hr.
The built-up area 2688 Sqm. Provision of stage, gallery
for 1000 seats coverage area is 1641 sqm, cafeteria is
740 sqm. Including staircase, toilets, pantry, stores etc.
and mezzanine floor area is 307 sqm including
common toilets and hall.etc
Sports Facilities:
Playground
Current Facilities available are:
Basket Ball : 02 – Synthetic Court
1. Tennis
: 01 – Synthetic Court
2. Volley Ball : 01 - Synthetic Court
Indoor Games available:
1. Table Tennis
2. Badminton
3. Carrom Board
4. Chess
Facilities under construction are:
Swimming Pool:
Gymnasium :
* Any other (please specify)
1. Football Ground - Grassy
2. Cricket Ground - Grassy
3. 200 mtr. Track
It is in the second phase of construction plan
The University has provided unisex Gym facilities
with all type of advanced equipments for the students
in the campus which is common to both the hostels.
All facilities to the students are provided by the
University including recreation facilities for students
and staff.
Class Rooms:
15 Class Rooms with facilities of advanced IT
infrastructure
 23-medium class rooms for research activities
 01-Modern equipped Seminar-cum-Moot
Court Hall with 250 capacities with all IT
facilities, digital sound system etc.
 02-Large Seminar Halls
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

01-Modern equipped Amphitheater of 1000
capacities with all advanced technology.
01-Auditorium of 1000 capacities is under
construction
Guest House:
Guest House inside the University Campus is under
construction. Currently we have three Government
Quarters of 1500 sqft. each with three (3) bed rooms
for Guest House purpose provided by State
Government of Odisha.
Facilities to be provided at the Guest House:












Fully Air-Conditioned
Running Water 24 Hours
LCD T.V. with Latest Dish Connection
Wi-Fi Facility
Doctor on Call
24 Hours Room Service
In House Laundry Service
Conference Room
In Room Tea Coffee Maker
Security Guard
Attendant
Vehicle facility
Hostel:
Boys‟ Hostel:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
Number of Hostels
Number of inmates
Facilities
02
490






Single Occupancy
Reading Area
Cafeteria
Medical Facility
24 hours Internet facility
Television with cable
facility
 Movie Screening
 Canteen facility
 Indoor Game facility
connection
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







Music Facility
Well furnished Rooms
Common Rooms
Modular kitchen
Warden office-cum Residence
Gym Facilities
Recreational Facilities
Water Coolers with R.O. system at
each floor/block
 First aid kit for emergency usage
Girls‟ Hostel:
(i)
Number of Hostel
(ii)
Number of inmates
(iii)
Facilities
01
270


















Single Occupancy
Reading Area
Cafeteria
Medical Facility
24 hours Internet facility
Television with cable connection
facility
Movie Screening
Students Dining space
Indoor Game facility
Music Facility
First aid kit for emergency usage
Provisional store for girls
Modular kitchen
Well furnished Rooms
Gym facilities
Indoor Games
Recreational Facilities
Water Coolers with R.O. system at
each floor/block
Working Women‟s Hostel
Not Applicable
Residential facilities for faculty and Currently University has been provided with some
non-teaching staff:
government quarters for residential purpose of
employees.
The faculty and staff quarters are under construction
inside the campus and soon be ready for use.
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Teachers Quarters: 11814 Square Mater
Staff Quarters Area:11814.00 Square Mater
Cafeteria :
We have a well maintained cafeteria which offers
multiple cuisines catering to the taste of diversity of
students ranging from North Indian to South Indian
Food. It functions 24 x 7 hours and provides a
number of utility serves to the students even at the
wee hours of the night. The hygiene is taken well care
of and we have a separate pantry for milk products
and fruits for the students. The total built up area of
cafeteria is 740 sqm.
Besides University has three (3) canteens in each
hostel with hygienic food under direct supervision of
Student Committee. There is also cafeteria in each
hostel for the students with sanitized face up.
The Amphitheater also has a large cafeteria 740.00
Square Meter.
Health Centre, Nature of facilities University has health centre with basic medical facility
available
inpatient,
outpatient, for treatment, equipment, vaccinations and
ambulance, emergency care facility, sterilization of equipment and stock of medicines for
etc.
routine and emergency ailments.
A full time nurse is working in the hostels for
attending the emergency calls round the clock.
MOU with namely Ashwani Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha
is finalised for providing basic medical amenities to
students and staff at subsidised rate.
Facilities like Banking, Post Office,
Book Shops, etc.
The University engaged doctors‟ including Counselling
Psychologist, Physicians & Gynaecologist to visit the
campus at regular intervals, for the benefit of students.
Besides this, Doctor is available during peak hours in
the day. The University has its own Ambulance service
with 24 x 7 availability on the campus to attend any
emergency calls.
 State Bank of India branch is within the
University campus
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Transport facilities to cater to the
needs of the Students and Staff:
Facilities for persons with disabilities
 Service desk and ATM of State Bank of India
is available within the campus.
 Pickup and Drop facility from Indian Post and
Courier facility within the campus.
 Further the Postal Department has sent a
request to the University for providing space
for opening of Post Office on the campus and
this matter is under consideration.
 Provisional Store
 Laundry facility
 Provision of Photo copy, printing, scanning,
spiral and allied services.
 Book Stalls of reputed publishers are held at
regular intervals. Reference section of the
library contains handsome amount of books
and journals.
 Stationary shop
 The University has 2 buses, one Ambulance,
tempo traveller, one utility vehicle and 3 staff
vehicles (Car & Innova) to provide services
needed by the students and the staff of the
University time to time.
 University provides regular evening bus
service to students to visit Cuttack town.
 State Transport facility is available
 Auto Stand is available near the campus
 University vehicle is provided for emergency
services or official work.
 Differently abled Campus
 Ramps, rails and toilets are installed in
academic and administrative blocks.
 Conveyance and other academic/examination
facilities are also provided to students keeping
in view of special needs
 Lift facilities are available in the academic and
administrative block.
 Wheel Chair facilities are available
 e-brary, Braille printer is also available
Animal House
Not Applicable
Incliner or for laboratories
The University offering courses only in Law stream.
So there is no need of Incliner or for laboratories in
the University.
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Power House:
 Recently University has established a substation of 33/11KVA within the campus.
Besides this there are two transformers of 250
KVA established within the campus.
In the time of power cut we have alternative
provision of Two (2) 250 KVA silent Disel
Generator Sets (DG Set) which are installed to
meet the power back up requirements in the
three hostels. We have a new DG set which is
in the process of installation.
 Provision of 100 kVA DG Set to Academic
Building
 Provision of Roof Top Solar System:
The University is in the process to implement
the Roof Top Solar System in the Campus.
Waste Management facility:
The Green Energy Development Corporation
of Odisha Ltd. (GEDCOL), a subsidiary of
Infrastructure Development Corporation
(IDCOL), a Govt. of Odisha undertaking has
undertaken to implement the scheme of RoofTop Solar Power Project in the University.
 University has installed Sewerage Treatment
Plant (STP) within the campus which is
connected to all three hostels, Academic
Block, Administrative Block and other
buildings.
 Waste food and other materials are carried by
Cuttack Municipality Corporation vehicle
everyday.
 100% of Treated Waste water is used for
gardening in the University campus.
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Facilities like transport, ambulance, cafeteria, Bank & ATM, Mobile Tower, Water Supply
Sports & Gym facilities in the University:
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University Library facility:
Academic Block of the University
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Administrative Block of the University
13. Number of institutions affiliated to the University: Not Applicable as NLUO is a
Unitary University
Type of College
Arts, Science and Commerce
Law
Medicine
Engineering
Education
Management
Others (specify and provide
details)
Total
----------------------
Permanent
-----------------------------
Temporary
----------------------------
14. Does the University Act provide for conferment of autonomy (as recognized by the
UGC) to its affiliated institutions? If yes, give the number of autonomous colleges under
the jurisdiction of the University.
Not applicable as NLUO is not a affiliating University
Yes
------
No
-------
Number
-----
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15. Furnish the following information:
Particulars
Number
a. University Departments
 Under-Graduate
 Post-Graduate
 Research Centres on the Campus
b. Constituent Colleges
c. Affiliated colleges
d. Colleges under 2(f)
e. Colleges under 2(f) and 12(B)
f. NAAC accredited colleges
g. Colleges with Potential for Excellence
UGC
h. Autonomous colleges
i. Colleges with Postgraduate Department
j. Colleges with Research Departments
1
1
19
Number of
Students
600 Students
120 Every year
25 Every year
--
Not Applicable
16. Does the University conform to the specification of Degrees as enlisted by the UGC?
Yes

No
×

17. Academic programmes offered by the University departments at present, under the
following categories: (Enclose the list of academic programmes offered)
Programmes
UG
PG
Integrated Masters
M.Phil
Ph.D
Certificate
Diploma
PG Diploma
Any other (please specify)
Total
Number
B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) & B.B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) five
year integrated programme
LL.M. (One year Post-graduate programme)
-----M.Phil in Law Teaching & Research
Ph.D. in Law
The University has established centre for
Distance Education. Please see below for
detais.
The University has recently set up Barefoot
Lawyers College
4 programmes
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Diploma and Certificate Courses offered: The center for Distance Education is currently
developing the following programmesSl. No.
1
2
3
4
5
Certificate Courses
-do-do-do-do-do-
Post Graduate Diploma
Child Rights
Taxation
Right To Information
Paralegal Studies
Anti-Human Trafficking
18. Number of working days during the last academic year.
195 days
19. Number of teaching days during the past four academic years.
2009-10
185
2010-11
185
2011-12
185
2012-13
185
2013-14
185
(„Teaching days‟ means days on which classes were engaged – Examination days are not to
be included)
20. Does the University have a department of Teacher Education? NOT APPLICABLE
Yes
If Yes:
a.
×
No

Year of establishment ……… Not Applicable
b. NCTE recognition details……… Not Applicable
Notification No. ……… Not Applicable
Date ……… Not Applicable
c.
Is the department opting for assessment and accreditation separately
Yes
-------
No

Note: University offers programmes only in Law Stream. However, we organize regular
training/orientation programmes for Law teachers to facilitate teaching-learning and
research.
21. Does the University have a teaching department of Physical Education?
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Not Appliciable
Yes
-------
No

If Yes, please enclose approval/recognition details issued by the statutory body
governing the programme.: Not Appliciable
22. In the case of Private and Deemed Universities, please indicate whether professional
programmes are being offered:
Not Applicable
23. Has the University been reviewed by any regulatory authority? If so, furnish a copy
of the report and action taken there upon.
Bar Council of India (BCI). (Report annexed at Annexure – 3 )
XI Plan Visiting Committee of UGC (Report annexed at Annexure – 2 )
24. Number of positions in the University
Position
Teaching Faculty
NonTechnical Support
Staff
Teaching
Staff
Professor Associate Assistant
(Library
Professor Professor Staff
+ IT and
other
technical
Staff)
Sanctioned by the
05
08
Law-15
55
10
17
University
NonLaw-13
Recruited
02
03
Law-14
55
10
17
--
--
--
Non
Law-05
Yet to recruit
03
05
Law-01
NonLaw-08
Note: All the posts are sanctioned by the University only. According to the need and smooth
functioning of the University the staff were recruited and all posts were sanctioned.
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In addition to the above the following teaching/research staff are also working with
the University.
 Adjunct Professors – 06 ( One Full time Adjunct Professor is appointed)
 Visiting Professors – 07( One Full time Visiting Professor is appointed)
 Distinguished Professor – 01 (Full time)
 Guest Teachers – 05
 Research Associates – 09
Besides that University has two research projects/centers and staff working in this center.
 CCR: Centre for Child Right supported by UNICEF. Two persons were recruited
in the project.
 CAJ: Centre for Access to Justice: Four persons were recruited for the project.
25. Qualifications of the teaching staff*
Highest
Professor
Qualification
Male
Female
Permanent Teachers
D.Sc./D.Litt
--Ph.D
05
01
M.Phil
--PG
05
01
Associate
Professor
Male
Female
Temporary Teachers (Contract Basis)
D.Sc./D.Litt
-01
Ph.D
02
01
M.Phil
--PG
--Part Time Teachers
D.Sc./D.Litt
--Ph.D
10
-M.Phil
--PG
10
--
Assistant
Professor
Male
Female
Total
-00
---
-03
-03
-01
-10
-01
02
07
-11
02
26
-----
-----
---02
-01
-02
-04
-04
-----
-----
-----
-----
-10
-10
26. Emeritus, Adjunct and Visiting Professors*
Number
Distinguished
01
Adjunct
06
Visiting
07
27. Chairs instituted by the University:*
University has submitted proposals for establishment of chairs MHRD-IPR Chair and
Consumer Chair.
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28. Students enrolled in the University departments during the current academic year,
with the following details:
Students
From the state
where the
University is
located
From other
states of India
NRI students
Foreign students
Total
UG
PG
M.Phil
Ph.D
M
6
F M F
10 5 04
M
--
F
--
M
1
F
3
Certific
ate
M F
-- --
Diplom
a
M F
---
PG
Diploma
M F
---
57
46 9
07
--
--
2
1
--
--
--
--
--
--
--63
-- -- --- -- -56 14 11
----
----
--3
--4
----
----
----
----
----
----
29. „Unit cost‟ of education*
(Unit cost = total annual recurring expenditure (actual) divided by total number of students
enrolled)
a) Including the salary component = Rs. 8,28,80,897/604 =1.37lacs per student
b) Excluding the salary component = Rs. 4,36,66,227/604 = 0.72 lacs per student
No
30. Academic Staff College:
The University has recently approached University Grants Commission (UGC) for Faculty
Development Center and subject network for curricularrenewaland reforms
 Year of establishment
--
 Number of programmes conducted (with duration):
 UGC Orientation
--
 UGC Refresher
--
--
 University‟s own programmes:
Law Teachers Training
Programme:
a)
The University has organised Faculty Development
programmes for Law Teachers on specialized areas
such as Contracts, Negotiation, Management and
Dispute Resolution and teaching of International
Humanitarian Law in association with ICRC, New
Delhi.
Specialised programmes on teaching, learning and
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Rajiv Gandhi Advocates
Training Programme:
research were organised. The university organised
teaching and research work shops to teachers in
specialised areas such as criminal law, juvenile justice,
administrative law and collaborative teaching
Teaching-learning, research, action.
University also organised in 2013 one month orientation
to young lawyers who are practicing in Magistrate and
Civil Courts.
31. Does the University offer Distance Education Programmes (DEP)?
Yes
×
No

University has established the Centre for Distance Education in the year 2015. Prof. V.
Kesava Rao has been appointed as Co-ordinator for distance education programmes. The
centre is in the process of developing following programmes:
1) Certificate & Diploma in Child Rights
2) Certificate & Diploma in Anti-Human Trafficking
3) Certificate & Diploma in Taxation
4) Certificate & Diploma in Right to Information
5) Certificate & Diploma in Parallegal Studies
32. Does the University have a provision for external registration of students?
Yes
×
No

If yes, how many students avail of this provision annually?
33. Is the University applying for Accreditation or Re-Assessment? If Accreditation,
name the cycle.
Accreditation : Cycle 1

Re-Assessment:
----
Cycle 2
----
Cycle 3
----
Cycle 4
----
34. Date of accreditation* (applicable for Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4 and re-assessment
only)
Not Applicable : as the University submitting the report for the first time
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35. Does the University provide the list of accredited institutions under its jurisdiction
on its website? Provide details of the number of accredited affiliated / constituent /
autonomous colleges under the University.
Not Applicable, as NLUO is not an affiliating University.
36. Date of establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and dates of
submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR).
The University is in the first phase of accreditation and has recently set up the Internal
Quality Assurance Cell.
The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Chairperson: Vice-Chancellor
A few senior administrative officers
Three to eight teachers
One member from the Management
One/two nominees from local society, Students and Alumni
One/two nominees from Employers /Industrialists/stakeholders
One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC
37. Any other relevant data, the University would like to include (not exceeding one
page)
The University is located in the millennium city of Cuttack which has great historical
relevance to Odisha and India. National Law University Odisha is a unique University that
offers Five year integrated Law programmes in two disciplines: B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) and
B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.).
The vision of the University is to develop as a Centre of Excellence in Legal Education and
emerge as a place of professional learning and to ensure „serviceability‟ to the people to carry
forward the social justice mission of legal education. In order to translate this vision, the
University orients students to cater to the needs of the society by developing professional
skills of those intending take up the professions of advocacy, judicial service and legal
services. The objective of the University is to create humane lawyers with professionalism,
integrity, social commitment and who can use legal research for social action.
The University has an excellent academic ambience that nurtures young minds to critical
legal scholarship in the atmosphere of modern gurukul in nature‟s lap. The academic
curriculum, pedagogy and teaching methods at the University, make coordinated efforts to
ensure holistic perspective among the students.
The University has set up Community College this year under the UGC Scheme to
prepare Barefoot lawyers to strengthen the justice delivery system in India.
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The University has also established the Centre for Child Rights with the support of
UNICEF to safeguard, protect and promote child rights in India. The Centre is providing
integrated support to different layers of institutional governance for the protection of child
rights.
The Project on Access to Justice is another initiative of the University supported by
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and UNDP. Under
this Project, the University has set up three village Legal Aid Clinics in Dompada village in
Cuttack, Jankia in Khurda and Brahmagiri in Puri district. These Village Legal Aid Clinics
will make access to justice a reality to marginalised communities. The University also has set
up 19 Research Centres to promote research and scholarship in emerging areas.
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PART – II
CRITERIA-WISE INPUTS
CRITERION – I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
1.1
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
1.1.1 How is the institutional vision and mission reflected in the academic programmes
of the university?
The institutional goal of the university, as reflected in the preamble to the National Law
University Odisha Act 2008, is not simply to administer the learning, teaching and research in the
area of law but also to help the students to develop professional skills though which the needs of
the society can be catered to. Thus, socially relevant legal education and research is the
fundamental ideal being pursued by the University. The programmes offered by the University
are categorically reflective of this ideal.
The course structure and content of the courses are designed in a balanced manner so that the
exposure of the students to different disciplines of law is evenly distributed. In terms of the
compulsory courses and the elective options in the seminar courses, the University seeks to
maintain a balance between market-oriented courses and other courses which have greater
resonance in terms of service to the society. One such example is the compulsory course of
“Legal Aid and PIL” which is designed to expose the students to the challenges faced by the
marginalised communities in accessing the justice mechanism and requires the students to
provide legal aid to such sections of the community. Another example is the course on “Law and
Entrepreneurship” which is meant to facilitate self-sufficiency and entrepreneurial skills amongst
the students.
1.1.2
Does the university follow a systematic process in the design and development of
the curriculum? If yes, give details of the process (need assessment, feedback,
etc.).
The University has robust internal mechanism and established the Academic Cordination
Committee in 2013 to coordinate the design and development of all courses.
1. Towards the end of each academic session, courses for the next session are allotted to
the teachers based on their subject expertise and preference. The process of allocation of
courses is coordinated by the Chairman, ACC with the support of the Under Graduate
Council and the Post Graduate Council.
2. Each faculty member develops the course outline and reading materials before the end of
the session and before the commencement of the classes in the next academic session in
consultation with senior faculty members from within NLUO or from other universities.
3. The faculty members, while designing the course outline, keep in mind the latest
developments in law and issues pertaining to emerging areas.
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4. All faculty members make presentations on their course outlines and the syllabus and
reading materials prepared by them is vetted by the Academic Coordination Committee,
and the Vice-Chancellor.
5. In addition to the above, all course outlines are also reviewed by the Academic Council
of the University from time to time.
1.1.3
How are the following aspects ensured through curriculum design and
development?
 Employability
The entire curriculum is designed and administered in a manner so as to ensure that the
students are sufficiently equipped in terms of both knowledge and skills to seek and
sustain employability. Great emphasis is given on making the students acquainted with
the practical application of knowledge andto develop analytical skills to thinkl like a
lawer. In most of the subjects, adoption of the Case Method of teaching provides a better
opportunity to the students of being equipped with the necessary skills when they join
the legal profession. Students are given the facility of exposure to a wide variety of
subjects through seminar and clinical courses. From time to time, Single Credit Courses
in specialised areas (Transfer Pricing in International Taxation, Medical Negligence,
Insolvency, Financial Inclusion, Bio-diversity, Postrative Justice) are also organised in the
University to facilitate greater exposure for the students.
The skills of the students are sought to be sharpened though facilitating participation in a
variety of activities like mooting, client counselling, debating etc. Apart from imparting
knowledge and skills which will make the students employable, the University also seeks
to encourage the streak of self-employability by nurturing the entrepreneurial initiatives
of the students. To this extent, the University offers a compulsory course on “Law and
Entrepreneurship” so that students are empowered to pursue their own initiatives.
 Innovation
All the programmes of the University are administered with an understanding that a
dynamic discipline like law cannot be effectively taught with set of static and rigid
methodologies. Thus, the university is committed to accommodate innovation of both in
the design of the curricula and in its effective administration.
1. The university seeks to merge theoretical knowledge with the practical application of
the knowledge by involving the students with the Legal Services Clinic and other
Research Centres.
2. The university encourages clinical legal education by administering courses such as
“Legal Aid and PIL” where students learn though field visits and actual problem
solving than through mere class room lectures.
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3. The University offers certain course such as Basic Principles of Accounting and
Organisational Behaviour to the BA. LL.B students and the course of Introduction to
Political Science to the BBA. LL.B students. This provides a greater diversity of
knowledge to students from both the streams which is directly helpful in learning
certain subjects in law like Taxation and Constitutional Law.
4. The university tries to ensure that students are evaluated more on their capacity to
solve legal problems and not on their ability to memorise legal provisions and judicial
decisions. Thus, question papers in almost all the courses are problem based which
required analytical understanding and application of the law.
5. Students are also exposed to emerging disciplines like Air and Space Law,
Competition Law and Sports Law through the scheme of Seminar Courses.
 Research
The University promotes research amongst its faculty and students by providing the
necessary support at all levels possible. In all courses offered by the University, writing of
research papers is an integral part of the internal evaluation process which ensures that all
students at the under-graduate level write up to 60 research papers by the time they
graduate. Similarly, in the post-graduate courses, greater emphasis is given to writing of
research papers in the scheme of distribution of marks. At both the under-graduate and
post-graduate level, specific courses on research methodology are offered to equip the
students in pursuing rigorous research.
Students are also associated with the different research centres established in the
University and different research projects being implemented by the University which
facilitates meaningful exposure for the students.
1.1.4 To what extent does the university use the guidelines of the regulatory bodies for
developing and/or restructuring the curricula? Has the university been instrumental in
leading any curricular reform which has created a national impact?
The curricula of all the programmes offered by the university are designed keeping in mind the
guidelines of the regulatory bodies like Bar Council of India and the University Grants
Commission. The university recognises such guidelines as the basic requirement and encouraged
faculty to innovate this making learning a joyful exercise. The University constantly adapts to the
changing dynamics of the legal environment to keep the curricula updated. The University
incorporates additional components in specific courses and also incorporates additional courses
keeping in mind the requirements of employability of the students and social obligations of the
institution.
1.1.5 Does the university interact with industry, research bodies and the civil society in
the curriculum revision process? If so, how has the university benefitted through
interactions with the stakeholders?
The university regularly interacts with the industry, research bodies and the civil society and takes
their inputs very seriously while revising the curriculum in different courses. Also, members of
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all the Governing Bodies of the University (General Council, Executive Council and Academic
Council) are leading luminaries in the field of law consisting of academics, lawyers and judges to
provide considerable guidance in meaningful revision of the curriculum. Also, in planning the
curriculum of the Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal Studies under the UGC
Community College programme, the University has been in active consultation with stakeholders
from all sectors. Similarly, the Advisory Committees for the Distance Education Programmes
being launched by the University also comprise of stakeholders from all relevant sectors.
1.1.6
Give details of how the university facilitates the introduction of new programmes
of studies in its affiliated colleges.
National Law University Odisha has no affiliated colleges.
1.1.7
Does the university encourage its colleges to provide additional skill-oriented
programmes relevant to regional needs? Cite instances (not applicable for unitary
universities).
National Law University Odisha has no affiliated colleges.
1.2
ACADEMIC FLEXIBILITY
1.2.1. Furnish the inventory for the following:
 Programmes taught on campus
 Overseas programmes offered on campus –
 Programmes available for colleges to choose from
The following Programmes are offered at NLUO;
 5 year Integrated BA.LL.B (Hons.)
 5 year Integrated B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.)
 LL.M (one year) with specialization in Constitutional Law and with specialisation in
Commercial Law.
 M.Phil in Legal teaching & Research
 Ph.D programme in Law
 Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal Studies (UGC Community College
Programme)
 Distance Education Programmes in Child Rights, Anti Human Trafficking,Taxation,
RTI and Paralegal Studies (in the pipeline to be launched from the next academic
session)
No Overseas programmes are offered at NLUO.
NLUO has no affiliated colleges.
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1.2.2
Give details on the following provisions with reference to academic flexibility
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Core / Elective options
Enrichment courses
Courses offered in modular form
Credit accumulation and transfer facility
Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes, courses and disciplines
Core Courses in BA.LL.B (Honours) and BBA. LL.B (Honours) Programme
I-Semester
Sl.
Name of the Subject
No.
Legal Methods (Common)
1
Law of Torts (Common)
2
Legal History (Common)
3
Law and Language (Common)
4
Science of Politics (BA)
5
Architecture of Social Life (BA)
6
Principles
and
Practices
7
8
II-Semester
Name of the Subject
1 Law, Literature and Films (Common)
2 Constitutional Law-I (Common)
3 Contract Law-I (Common)
4 Micro Economics (BA)
5 Contemporary Political Discourse (BA)
6 Sociology of Social Issues (BA)
of
Basic Principles of Accounting (BBA)
Management (BBA)
7
Introduction to Political Science (BBA)
8 Introduction to Sociology (BBA)
9 Organisational Behaviour (BBA)
III-Semester
Sl.
No. Name of the Subject
Constitution 2 (Common)
1
Contract 2 (Common)
2
Sociology of Social Transformation
(BA)
3
Macroeconomics (BA)
4
Global Politics and Governance (BA)
5
Basic Principles of Accounting (BA)
6
Cost and Management Accounting
(BBA)
7
Business Economics (BBA)
8
Human Resource Management (BBA)
9
10
Fundamentals
of
Management (BBA)
IV-Semester
Name of the Subject
1 Public International Law (Common)
2 Corporate Law –I (Common)
Criminal Law-I (Common)
3
4 Cr P C (Common)
5 Economic Devpt. and Planning (BA)
6 Organisational Behaviour (BA)
Corporate Accounting (BBA)
7
8 Strategic Management (BBA)
Marketing
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V-Semester
Sl.
No. Name of the Subject
Corporate Law 2
1
Criminal Law 2
2
Legal Aid and PIL (Clinic-1)
3
Evidence
4
Jurisprudence
5
Administrative Law
6
VII-Semester
VI-Semester
Name of the Subject
1 CPC
2 Personal Law-I
3 Interpretation of Statutes
4 Banking
5 IPR
6 Direct Taxation
VIII-Semester
Sl.
No.
Name of the Subject
1
Labour Laws 1
1 International Trade Law
2
Personal Laws 2
2 Labour Law –II
3
Environmental Law
3 Insurance
4
Transfer of Property
4 Conflict of Laws
5
ADR (Clinic-2)
5 Seminar 1
6
Indirect Taxation
6
IX-Semester
Sl.
No. Name of the Subject
Trial Advocacy (Clinic-3)
1
Name of the Subject
Seminar 2
X-Semester
Name of the Subject
1 Professional Ethics
2
Information Technology Law
2 Legal Entrepreneurship (Clinic-4)
3
Mergers and Acquisitions
3
Human Rights
4
Seminar 3
4
Seminar 6
5
Seminar 4
5
Seminar 7
6
Seminar 5
6
Seminar 8
Elective Courses in BA.LL.B (Honours) and BBA. LL.B (Honours) Programme
Students have option to choose from a variety of elective courses (designated as Seminar
Courses) in the Fourth and Fifth year. The range of options available to the students is wide and
takes into consideration a large inter-section of interests. In total, a student studies eight (8)
seminar courses in the Fourth and Fifth year.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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15
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17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
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Subjects
Corporate Insolvency
Corporate Taxation
Anti-Terrorism Law
Law of Remedies
Corporate Finance
Trade Secrets and Technology Transfer
Comparative Criminal Procedure
Judicial Accountability
Citizenship and Emigration Law
IP Drafting
Copyright and Related Rights
International Criminal Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Service Law
Infrastructure Contracts
Agriculture Law
National Green Tribunal and Environment
Medical Law and Ethics
Consumer Law
Competition Law and Policy
International Humanitarian and Refugee Law
Mineral Law and Policy
Human Rights Law
Cyber Law
Trade Mark and Related Rights
International Environmental Law
Juvenile Justice
RTI
Refugee and Humanitarian Law
Anti-Terrorism Laws
Sports Law
Water Law
Comparative Judicial Reforms
Privileged Class Deviance
Biotechnology and Law
Infrastructure Laws
Forensic Psychology
Air and Space Law
Criminology
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Core Courses in LL.M (One Year) Programme
I- Semster
Research and Legal Methodology
Comparative Judicial Systems
Law and Justice in a Globalised World
Specialisation Paper 1
Specialisation Paper 2
Specialisation Paper 3
II- Semester
Specialisation Paper 4
Specialisation Paper 5
Specialisation Paper 6
Dissertation
Elective Courses in LL.M (One Year) Programme
Commercial Law Specialisation
Competition Law
Banking Law
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Insurance
Securities Law
Employment Laws
International Trade Law
Constitutional Law Specialisation
Constitutional Governance
Police and Security Administration
Comparative Judicial Reforms
Centre-State Relations
Media Law
Constitutional Governance
Administrative Law
a) Enrichment courses – Legal Services Clinic:
NLUO‟s Legal Services Clinic is intended to serve the legal needs of those who do not
have the means to hire a lawyer for consideration of their problem as well as for advice
and action for appropriate relief. It intends to collaborate with Odisha State Legal
Services Authority to facilitate services more effectively.
The clinic is run by the students and faculty members of NLUO. Legal literacy, legal
training workships for the poor are some of the techiniques used by the clinic to ensure
that the mariginalised receive adequate legal remedy. For the last three years, the
University‟s students have set up legal awareness camps in various parts of Odisha.
Initiatives Taken:
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Teaching Programme for Children of Workers at the NLUO Construction Site
on Septmber 2013 – April 2014.
Legal Literacy Programme on September-November, 2013
Legal Aid and Awareness Programme:Shelter Home for Women on JanuaryFebruary, 2013
Survey of Riverside Settlers on November, 2012
Survey onWorkingandLiving Conditionsof Construction Site Workers.
b) Courses offered in modular form – Single Credit Courses:
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International Commercial Law by Prof. Risham Garg
Merger Control (Competition Law)
International Electronic Commerce Law by Prof. Jane Winn
Biodiversity Law by Ms.Kanchi Kohli
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c) Credit accumulation and transfer facility – The students are awarded marks in the grade
point average in each semester which is carried forward to point average and on
completion of the course as cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
d) Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes, courses and disciplinesBeing a University of Single discipline (Law) we do not have lateral and vertical mobility
across the disciplines.
1.2.3. Does the university have an explicit policy and strategy for attracting international
students?
NLUO has reserved 6 seats in Under-Graduate Programmes and 2 seats in LL.M. Degree
programme for Foreign Nationals.
1.2.4. Have any courses been developed targeting international students? If so, how
successful have they been? If „no‟, explain the impediments.
No programmes have been developed so far targeting International students.
The study of law being primarily country specific, the primary focus of the university has been to
expand on the range of courses being offered in relation to Indian Law and to enhance the
quality of such courses. The University is proposing to develop joint programmes with foreign
universities on specialized areas in future.
1.2.5 Does the university facilitate dual degree and twinning programmes? If yes, give
details.
Currently, the University is not offering twining programmes. However, the Under-Graduate
programme (BA.LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B.) is dual degree programme.
1.2.6 Does the university offer self-financing programmes? If yes, list them and indicate if
policies regarding admission, fee structure, teacher qualification and salary are at par
with the aided programmes?
The B. A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) LL. M. and Ph. D. Programs offered by the
University are self-financing programmes. Though the University has been set up by the
Government of Odisha under the National Law University Odisha Act 2008, other than the
grants infrastructure development, the University does not receive any other recurring grants.
The University is a member of the consortium of National Law Universities called Common
Law Admission Test (CLAT), the admission policies are determined by the CLAT Core
Committee comprising of Vice-Chancellors of fourteen National Law Universities of the
Country. However, the fee structure is determined by the University on its own as per the
recommendation of the Finance Committee and approval of the Executive Council. The
University adopted UGC rules for recruitment of teachers.
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1.2.7. Does the university provide the flexibility of bringing together the conventional
face-to-face mode and the distance mode of education and allow students to choose and
combine the courses they are interested in? If „yes,‟ give operational details.
Currently, all the programmes offered by the University are full time programmes with no scope
of pursuing them through distance mode. However, the University has set up Centre for
Distance Education in the year 2015 and is in the advanced phase of offering Distance
Education Programmes in the area of Child Rights, Taxation, RTI and Paralegal programmes.
Advisory bodies and Curriculum Planning Committees have been constituted for the smooth
implementation of the Distance Education Programmes.
1.2.8. Has the university adopted the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)? If yes, for
how many programmes? What efforts have been made by the university to encourage the
introduction of CBCS in its affiliated colleges?
The UG and PG degree programmes of the University follow a Choice Based Credit System.
The University follows the UGC Guidelines on this regard with a definitive scheme of CGPA
(cumulative grade point average) and SGPA (semester grade point average)
1.2.9
What percentage of programmes offered by the university follow:
 Annual system
 Semester system
 Trimester system
All programmes of NLUO follow semester systems only.
1.2.10 How does the university promote inter- disciplinary programmes? Name a few
programmes and comment on their outcome.
The University offers two five-year integrated undergraduate programmes, namely B.A. LL.B.
(Hons.) and B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.). The B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme combines the study of
law with social sciences. Modules on Sociology, Political Science, Economics, History, English
language and Literature are taught as part of the social sciences discipline. The students also
study Basic Principles of Accounting and Organisational Behaviour courses in order to get a
holistic education. The B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme combines the study of law with
management and finance. Select modules on Management, Finance, Accounting and Economics,
are taught as part of the Business Administration discipline. The courses on Sociology and
Political Sciences are specifically designed for motivates and are aimed at introducing the basics
of Social Sciences to the students.
From 2009, the year of its inception, the University is offering doctoral programmes leading to
PhD Degrees in law and in inter-disciplinary studies featuring a prominent legal component.
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1.3
CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT
1.3.1 How often is the curriculum of the university reviewed and upgraded for making it
socially relevant and/or job oriented / knowledge intensive and meeting the
emerging needs of students and other stakeholders?
The University regularly reviews and updates the curriculum every semester taking into
accounts the inputs and suggestions of faculty members, legal luminaries, senior members
of the bar and the bench. This is to ensure that the courses being offered are both the
demands of the market and the social obligation of the institution.
1.3.2 During the last four years, how many new programmes at UG and PG levels were
introduced? Give details.
Post-Graduate
At the Post-Graduate level, One Year LLM Programme with specialisation in the area of
Corporate Law was launched in the year 2013. From the year 2015, in addition to the Corporate
Law specialisation, Constitutional Law specialisation is also being offered as a part of the One
Year LLM programme.
Also, M.Phil in Law Teaching and Research has been launched in the year 2015. This M.Phil
programme is one of its kind in the entire country which is oriented towards promoting a career
in teaching.
Under-Graduate
Though, no new programme has been offered at the Under-Graduate level, a variety of new
courses have been offered as part of the Seminar Course scheme like Air and Space Law, Water
Law, Sports Law, International Competition Law, Forensic Psychology, Service Law,
Infrastructure Contracts, Agriculture Law, Mineral Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Law
Cyber Law, International Trade Law and International Criminal Law.
1.3.3
What are the strategies adopted for the revision of the existing programmes?
What percentage of courses underwent a syllabus revision?
NLUO is committed to the idea of constantly updating the content and structure of the existing
programmes in order to respond to the dynamic nature of law. In order to achieve this objective,
the following strategies are adopted at NLUO;
1. The syllabi in different subjects are sent for scrutiny to senior faculty members in various
reputed institutions with expertise and experience in the said subjects.
2. Faculty development workshops are organised where faculty members make
presentations on the course outlines designed by them before a panel of experts in the
said area.
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3. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in various workshops, seminars and
conferences in the area of their interest so that the exposure gained therein will be
helpful in refining and updating the content and structure of the courses sought to be
offered by them.
The syllabus of all coursea are revised every year depending on the changes in the different areas
of law and on the inputs received from subject experts in the field.
1.3.4
What are the value-added courses offered by the university and how does the
university ensure that all students have access to them?
The University facilitates the exposure of students to a variety of areas under the scheme of
Single Credit Courses wherein academics with expertise offer students advanced courses in
known areas or courses in emerging areas with duration of 16-18 hours. In the last four years,
Single Credit Courses have been offered in diverse areas like Transfer Pricing, Medical
Negligence, International Commercial Arbitration, Insolvency of Financial Inclusion, Single
Credit Courses and Biodiversity Law. These Single Credit Courses are targeted to provide the
students a degree of exposure beyond the regular curriculum.
NLUO ensures that all students have access to such courses by ensuring that different Single
Credit Courses are offered specifically to each batch considering the nature of and content of the
course. For example, the Single Credit Course on Biodiversity Law was open to such students
who were studying or had completed the compulsory course on Environmental Law. Thus, the
Single Credit Courses are offered with sufficient variety to ensure that all students have access to
an appropriate Single Credit Course for their benefit.
1.3.5
Has the university introduced any higher order skill development programmes
in consonance with the national requirements as outlined by the National Skills
Development Corporation and other agencies?
The Under-Graduate Programmes in the University are oriented to help students become skilled
legal professionals and different aspects of the curriculum are inherently designed towards the
skill enhancement of the students. Apart from project writing and presentations being an integral
part of the evaluation process in all courses, the clinical courses offered by the University
(Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Aid and PIL, Trial and Appellate Advocacy) are
specifically meant to ensure that students acquire the skills expected of legal professionals.
The Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal Studies being offered under the UGC
Community College Programme focuses significantly in the skill development with a substantial
number of Skilled Based Courses being an essential part of the programme. It meets the
requirements of NSDC.
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1.4
FEEDBACK SYSTEM
1.4.1 Does the university have a formal mechanism to obtain feedback from students
regarding the curriculum and how is it made use of?
The University has an institutionalised student feedback system. At the end of each semester,
feedback is sought from the students on all the courses which have been taught to them. The
feedback is oriented to gain insight into the content and structure of the courses and also the
performance of the faculty members. This feedback is mostly used as a tool for selfimprovement of the faculty members and it also aids the university to streamline the course
structure.
1.4.2 Does the university elicit feedback on the curriculum from national and
international faculty? If yes, specify a few methods such as conducting webinars,
workshops, online discussions, etc. and its impact.
The University elicits feedback from national and international faculty on the curriculum design.
This is done in three modes. Firstly, faculty development workshops are organised from time to
time in which faculty members present curriculum before subject experts and experienced
academics. Secondly, faculty members are encouraged to discuss their curriculum with Visiting
Professors, Experts from India and abroad during their visit to the University. Thirdly, faculty
members, from time to time, also consent faculty members from other National Law Schools
and reputed institutions to seek suggestions on the improvement of the curriculum.
1.4.3 Specify the mechanism through which affiliated institutions give feedback on
curriculum enrichment and the extent to which it is made use of.
There are no institutions affiliated with National Law University Odisha, Cuttack.
1.4.4 What are the quality sustenance and quality enhancement measures undertaken
by the university in ensuring the effective development of the curricula?
In order to maintain a high standard in curriculum design, feedback is regularly sought from the
students on different aspects of the curricula. This policy is accentuated the most in
identification of the elective options available to the students in seminar courses.
Feedback is also taken from all faculty members on all course being offered in a particular
semester in open faculty meetings which provides a very useful springboard for generation of
new ideas and perspectives.
In order to qualitatively enhance the process of curricula design, the university actively
encourages the participation of its faculty members in different faculty development workshops,
teachers training programme and other such activities. The curricula is also reviewed by many
legal luminaries visiting the university.
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CRITERION-II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
2.1
STUDENT ENROLMENT AND PROFILE
2.1.1 How does the university ensure publicity and transparency in the admission
process?
The University was established in the year 2008 and started offering academic
programmes from 2009. The University conducted its own entrance test for three years from
2009 to 2011. The University joined Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from 2012 onwards.
The University offers Under Graduate Course, Post Graduate Courses, M.Phil and Ph.D.
Admission to Under Graduate Courses: The admission to the UG Programmes is
conducted through the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) held every year at all India level.
The admission is made strictly on the bases of merit. Apart from publishing regular
advertisements through news papers (both all India and regional), the information
regarding CLAT is posted on the CLAT Official website (www.clat.ac.in). The
transparency in admission process is ensured wherein eligible meritorious candidates are offered
admission by posting their names, ranks and category in the CLAT website.
Admission to Post Graduate Courses:- NLUO started two years LL.M. programme in 2011
and continued up to 2013. NLUO started one year programme since 2013. Now the LL.M.
programme at National Law University, Odisha is one-year course. University was offering only
one specialisation course in commercial laws up to 2014. In current academic session 2015-16,
the university has started offering another specialisation in Constitutional Law:
Admission to M.Phil in Law Teaching:- NLUO started a unique „M.Phil Programme in Law
Teaching and Research‟ in July 2015. The programme could not be offeed from 2015 due to lack
of suitable candidates.
Admission to Ph.D.:- NLUO started Ph.D. Programme in 2009. Admission process is
according to the UGC Ph.D. Regulation of 2009. NLUO encourages quality research and
scholarship in contemporary areas in both theoretical and practical research with a holistic
prospective. It also promotes interdisciplinary research.
2.1.2 Explain in detail the process of admission put in place by the university. List the
criteria for admission: (e.g.: (i) merit, (ii) merit with entrance test, (iii) merit, entrance
test and interview, (iv) common entrance test conducted by state agencies and
national agencies (v) other criteria followed by the university ( Please specify).
The process of admission to the Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programme is
through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from the year 2012.
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination
conducted on rotational basis by member National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to
their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M.). Common Law
Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students
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seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of
Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis
of „merit-cum-preference‟ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the
qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the
participating Universities. Based on the scores obtained in the CLAT, the candidates are
ranked according to their scores and are offered admission according to their merit and
preference.
ELIGIBILITY:
Educational Qualification for Admission to U.G./P.G. Programme:
I. B.A.LL.B. & B.B.A.LL.B.:
A candidate should have obtained Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its
equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40%
in case of SC and ST candidates).
Age
A candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July (of the respective year of application)
(22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability candidates).
Admission Procedure
Admission to the LL.M. Programme at National Law University, Odisha is made strictly on
merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which is conducted at different centers
across the country. The further details regarding the Admission Test can be also availed at
http://www.clat.ac.in.
Intake and Reservation:
The total number of seats for both courses is 120, divided into 60 seats each for B.A.LL.B and
B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.) Study Programmes. Every applicant is individually considered by the
Admissions Committee for acceptance into either programme on the basis of the choice he/she
makes. Once admitted, the category of the candidate (as at the time of admission) is not changed
afterwards. A horizontal reservation of percent is applicable for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
The category wise division of total 120 seats for both the courses is given in table below:
Category
Seats
General
82
Scheduled Tribes
14
Scheduled Castes
10
Foreign Nationals
04
NRI
10
Total
120
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II. LL.M. :
National Law University, Odisha offers one-year LLM Degree Programme intended for students
committed to careers in law teaching and scholarship. University offers following specialization
for the academic year 2015-16: Corporate Law & Commercial Law and Constitutional Law.
Eligibility
1. To be eligible for appearing in the entrance test to the one- year LL.M. Degree Course, a
candidate should have passed B.A.LL.B. / B.B.A.LL.B./ LL.B. /B.L. degree or an equivalent
degree from a recognized University and must have secured at least 55% of marks in the
aggregate of the maximum marks prescribed. Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying
examination can also appear for the test on the condition that they will have to produce proof
of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed marks at the time of
admission.
2. NLUO have not prescribed any upper age limit for PG Programmes.
Admission Procedure
Admission to the LL.M. Programme at National Law University, Odisha is made strictly on
merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to be conducted at different centers
across the country. The further details regarding the Admission Test can be also availed at
http://www.clat.ac.in.
Intake and Reservation
The total number of seats for LL.M. Course is 25. Out of the total 25 seats, 16 students are taken
from General Category. Apart from this, the reservation for ST and SC are 3 and 2 students
respectively. For the admission of PWD, NRI and Foreign Nationals(FN) the number of seats
reserved for admission are 1, 2 and 1 respectively.
Total Seats: 25
CATEGORY
General
ST
SC
PWD
NRI
Foreign National (FN)
Total
SEATS
16
3
2
1
2
1
25
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III. M.Phil in Legal Teaching & Research Programme:
To encourage quality research and scholarship in contemporary areas in both theoretical and
practical research with a holistic prospective, NLUO offers a M.Phil Programme in Legal
Teaching & Research which is of one & half year duration.
Eligibility Criteria
An applicant seeking admission to M.Phil programme must have: Master's Degree in Law
from any recognized University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent in
grade.
Selection Procedure:
The University follows an all India Entrance Test for selecting meritorious students for the
M.Phil. Programme held at the University campus. Successful and exempted candidates are
required to appear before a panel of experts for a personal Interview. The list of the selected
candidates are thereafter notified and intimated.
IV. Ph.D Programme:
Eligibility Criteria for Admission
From 2009, the year of its inception, the University is offering doctoral programmes leading to
PhD Degrees in law and in inter-disciplinary studies featuring a prominent legal component.
NLUO offers both Full time and Part time Course of Ph.D. It endow a vision to increase quality
research and scholarship in contemporary areas both theoretical and practical research with a
holistic prospective.
1. Master's Degree in Law from any recognized University securing not less than 55% marks or
its equivalent in grade; or
2. Master's Degree in Law from any recognized University with 50% marks or its
equivalent
in
grade
and
have
had
at
least
five
years
full-time
teaching/judicial/professional/administrative experience in the subject; or
3. Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, Management Studies
or Sciences from any recognized University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent
in grade; or
4.
Obtained a Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities,
Management Studies or Sciences from any recognized University with 50% marks
and have had at least five years full time teaching/judicial/professional/administrative
experience in the subject;
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5.
Obtained a Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Sciences, Humanities or Management
from any recognize University with 55% marks and have had at least two years of
teaching experience; or
6.
Ph.D. in any discipline; or
7.
Judge of any State High Court in India or the Supreme Court of India
However, the candidates with qualifications in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences
are eligible to be admitted to the programme, if their research they wish to pursue, interfaces
with the discipline of Law.
Selection Procedure:
For the Ph. D. Program, the selection procedure is held at two steps. First, the University
follows an all India Entrance Test held at the University campus. This is followed by the
proposal presentation before a panel of experts for assessing their research aptitude and potential
of the prospective candidates. To qualify for the stage of proposal presentation, the candidate
has to secure at least 50% marks in the written examination. The final selection of the candidates
for the Ph.D. degree programme is made on the basis of the proposal presentation.
2.1.3 Provide details of admission process in the affiliated colleges and the
university‟s role in monitoring the same.
NLUO is a unitary institution as per NLUO Act , 2008. It has no affiliated or constituent
college.
2.1.4 Does the university have a mechanism to review its admission process and student
profile annually? If yes, what is the outcome of such an analysis and how has it
contributed to the improvement of the process?
As the admission process is through the CLAT process, CLAT reviews the admission
process annually and takes appropriate decisions regarding the policies and strategies to
be followed. CLAT has a Core Committee comprising of the Vice-Chancellors of the
member National Law Universities and an Implementation Committee comprising of the
Registrars of the member National Law Universities. The policy decisions taken by the CLAT
Core Committee are implemented by the CLAT Implementation Committee. The CLAT Core
Committee not only takes policy decisions regarding the Admission process, but also
supervises and suggest measures for improvement in the implementation of the policies. This
has immensely improved the admission process conducted by CLAT in past years.
2.1.5 What are the strategies adopted to increase / improve access for students belonging
to the following categories:
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
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SC/ST
OBC
Women
Persons with disabilities
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 Economically weaker sections
 Outstanding achievers in sports and other extracurricular activities
SC/ST: The University facilitates students to receive the Central Government Scholarship and
respective State Government Scholarship specially provided to SC/ST students. In the case of
academic support, the faculty members offer tutorial classes and special care is provided through
the mentorship programme.
OBC : OBC reservation does not apply to the NLUO.
Women: For women there is separate house of residence of 240 capacities with single
occupancy .We provide professional health assistance available to female students. The university
has also constituted „Internal Complaints Committee against Sexual Harassment of Women‟.
Person with Disabilities: University protects and takes care of the interests of differently-abled
students in many ways. Our entire infrastructure is disabled friendly and provids the accessibility
of all buildings. All measures buildings have ramps. We provide walker and wheel chair which is
available in the hostels. NLUO takes special care of the needs of differently- abled students
pertaining to residences, class room access, learning, examination etc. NLUO has enrolled
highest number of visually challenged students. The following facilities are available to visually
disabled students:
 JAWS Screen Reader
 Perl Instant Reader with OpenBook, Scanning & Reading Software
 Angle PRO Talking Digital Pocket DAISY Player, E-Book Reader, Music
 Player, Radio cum Voice Recorder – All in One
 Braille printer
The Examination Department of the University also provides scribes for visually disabled
students during various examinations.
Economically weaker sections:
The University supports economically weaker students in various ways like scholarship and earn
by learn facility. NLUO Scholarship is one of the main programmes for economically weaker
and talented students.
Scholarship:
Scholarships are awarded only to new and existing students enrolled in undergraduate
programmes.
Earn by Learn Policy:
The University offers Earn by Learn Programme to students on the requirement basis in the
library.
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Outstanding achievers in sports and other extracurricular activities
The university provides registration fee for all participating students in sports activities and as
well as reimbursement of travel fare. There is fully equipped practice court for Tennis, Basket
Ball, Volley Ball.
NLUO has made constant effort to provide equal opportunities and access to all disadvantaged
and differently abled students with respect to admission and in their progress. NLUO follows
the Government norms for reservations in admissions to Under-Graduate, Post Graduate and
Ph.D Programme.
2.1.6 Number of the students admitted in university departments in the last four
academic years:
The data of last four years enrolled students are as follows:
UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES
YEA
R
B.A.LL.B
B.B.A.LL.B.
TOTAL
GENERAL
S
C
S
T
NR
I
PWD
GENERAL
S
C
S
T
NR
I
PWD
2011
2012
106
117
47
46
1
2
2
6
1
3
2
2
47
44
2
6
3
0
1
6
-2
2013
119
45
6
5
3
1
52
2
0
5
--
2014
117
39
5
5
7
2
47
3
2
7
--
2015
120
45
4
3
7
1
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4
1
5
1
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES
YEA
R
LL.M
TOTAL
GENERAL
SC
ST
NRI
2011
02
02
--
--
--
2012
09
07
--
02
--
2013
24
22
01
01
--
2014
25
20
02
02
01
2015
25
21
01
02
01
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2.1.7 Has the university conducted any analysis of demand ratio for the various
programmes of the university departments and affiliated colleges? If so, highlight
the significant trends explaining the reasons for increase / decrease.
Not applicable to NLUO.
2.1.8 Were any programmes discontinued / staggered by the university in the last four
years? If yes, please specify the reasons.
The University had later offered Integrated LL.M. and Ph.D. Programme (3 Years) in 2010. This
programme has been discontinued. The NLUO has also switched over from two year LL.M.
programme to one year LL.M. Programme as per UGC guidelines in 2013. Presently, University
has only one year LL.M. programme under the new rules and regulations.
2.2 CATERING TO STUDENT DIVERSITY
2.2.1. Does the university organize orientation / induction programme for fresher‟s? If
yes, give details such as the duration, issues covered, experts involved and mechanism
for using the feedback insubsequent years.
The University organises an orientation programme at the beginning of each academic year,
where students are introduced to the curriculum, pedagogy, teaching methodology, academic
adminisation and co-curricular activities. The Vice-Chancellor addresses the students along
with their parents which is followed by introduction of the faculty members. The students
are acquintated to understand the significance of study of law as per prescribed scheme of
the University.
The orientation programme for the newly admitted students will provide information about the
faculty members, academic programmes, examination system, facilities available on campus,
Hostel Disciplinary Rules etc. We also educate students about objectivesof legal education,
values and sensitivities of dalit womens in respect of the rights of women, Persons with
Disability etc. They have to incalculate during thefive years of study
Apart from these, students are briefed about the detailed curriculum, tutorial system,
requirement of projects, choosing of elective courses and seminar courses, the minimum
requirement of credits, choosing of clinical courses, mooting, examination and evaluation
system, requirement of attendance etc. to enable them to fully understand the available course
options and the University systems. In addition, the students are briefed about the existence of
the various Committees to enable them to participate and develop leadership qualities. We intend
to prepare responsible citizens and therefore they are given some inputs on Fundamental Duties
of the citizens.
A Library Orientation Programme is also organised wherein the students are trained on how to
search books by author, title, subject etc. using the OPAC systems. They are also be informed
about the available e-databases, periodicals in the library and how to use the same.
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After the Orientation Programme, an informal interaction is scheduled with the Faculty Member
and officials of the University with the students and their parents. The feedback from the parents
and students is taken and the required information is provided to them and also the same is
included in the future Orientation Programmes.
2.2.2 Does the university have a mechanism through which the “differential
requirements of the student population” are analysed after admission and before the
commencement of classes? If so, how are the key issues identified and addressed?
The Chief Warden in consultation with the University Administration prepare comprehensive
policy for differential requirements of students population after joining the University. The
faculty and hostel Warden takes a special care to address diffential needs of the students. The
mentorship scheme also addresses some of the issues. The Univesity has an IDIA student
society which is a students run society and takes active participation assuring the differntial
requirements of students joining every year.
2.2.3 Does the university offer bridge / remedial / add-on courses? If yes, how are they
structured into the time table? Give details of the courses offered, departmentwise/faculty-wise?
Yes. Apart from the regular classes which are conducted in the pre-lunch session, faculties of
NLUO are available for various academic consultations. NLUO has also initiated a Mentorship
Programme for the students with the objective to provide general guidance to the students in
terms of shaping their careers and their lives. It also aims to instill a spirit of discipline and
professionalism and encourages a vibrant academic culture.
The University has started a unique program called Academic Support Program (ASP) where
senior students undertake special coaching classes for needy students throughout the year. ASP
has been of great help for the students with special needs in catching up with others as they give
them personalised attention. Teachers also give their consultations and at times hold special
classes for them. Remedial classes have been held for English and other difficult courses as and
when required.
2.2.4 Has the university conducted any study on the academic growth of students from
disadvantaged sections of society, economically disadvantaged, physically handicapped,
slow learners, etc.? If yes, what are the main findings?
NLUO regularly conducts study of the academic performance of the students. University
attaches huge importance to disadvantaged sections of our population and therefore at times
gives students from the poorer background additional remedial classes, gives them additional
attempts to pass the examination. In some cases such students are given additional personalized
classes prior to their re-examination. It adopts various remedial measures like extra classes,
special back paper examination, guidance and Mentorship by the Faculties. For differently-abled
students, NLUO provides extra time in the examination and also has the provision for providing
scribes for ease of the disabled students while appearing in the examination.
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In addition the Academic Support Committee conducts classes on regular basis to clarify the
doubts on the subjects, to help the students to prepare the projects and to meet the deadlines
without fail etc.
2.2.5 How does the university identify and respond to the learning needs of advanced
learners?
NLUO facilitates advanced learning through teaching, research and training activities.
NLUO encourages and support students to participate in academic in academic events, seminars,
conferences, moot court presentations, etc. The various strategies adopted by the University for
the advance learners includes the following:
 Beyond the classroom teaching, significant topics of research in law are identified in each
subject and project work is allocated to the advance learners.
 NLUO provides an Updated library with Foreign and Indian Journals, Manuals, Books ,
internet facility for the students with Wi-fi system which aids the advanced learners in
their academic and research activities. These online databases offer access to a wide
variety of legal texts and materials.
 Guest Lectures by experts on various subjects are conducted at NLUO to enhance the
learning and interaction of the students of NLUO.
 Students are encouraged and supported to participate in Moot Court Competitions,
Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Debate competitions, Extra-curricular activities etc.
 The students of NLUO are also prepared for various competitions and they represent
the University at various inter University Competitions or other events.
 Students of NLUO are an integral part of Legal Aid Clinic, NLUO. They have
participated in various programme and surveys and have set up Legal awareness camps in
various parts of Odisha.
 Students are encouraged to write Research Papers on specified topics and publish
them in the various journals, magazines, newsletters, editorials etc,.
 NLUO has various students managed Committees like Literary and Debating
Committee, Seminar Committee, Legal Aid Society, Sports Committee, Moot Society,
Tech Committee, Journal Committee, Internship and Placement Committee, Cultural
Committee etc. This gives the students an exposer to various diversities and ensures a
holistic existence in the University.
2.3
TEACHING – LEARNING PROCESS
2.3.1
How does the university plan and organise the teaching, learning and evaluation
schedules (academic calendar, teaching plan, evaluation blue print, etc.)?
The Academic Coordination Committee (ACC) consisting of the UG Council and PG Council is
entrusted with the task of planning, regulating, monitoring and enhancing the quality of
education in the University. The ACC, consisting of faculty members, initiates academic activities
by coming out with the Academic Calendar for every year, which lays out the total institutional
scheme related to teaching, learning and evaluation. This includes schedule for reopening of the
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voce; dates of the mid semester and end semester examinations and the dates for completion of
the examination evaluations.
At the end of each academic session, the subject allocation is done in consultation with the
faculty, Chairman, ACC and the Vice- Chancellor. The faculty is given time of the vacation to
prepare the Study Material and update on the subject.
The Academic Calendar is emailed to each student, faculty as well as posted on the university
website. The timetable for each class is prepared separately for each semester by the examination
department and the teaching plan is prepared by the course teacher in accordance with the
academic calendar.
From this academic year onwards, the ACC has come up with a unique new scheme whereby
each faculty has to come out with a teaching plan for each lecture wherein they have to specify
about the following:




Topics they intend to cover in the lecture
Method they intend to use for the class (interactive/ participatory/lecture)
Tools for engaging the class
Focus area - (case laws / provisions)
This scheme would help the ACC to monitor and ensure that quality teaching is imparted to the
students and also would help in orienting the faculty members for their benefit.
2.3.2 Does the university provide course outlines and course schedules prior to the
commencement of the academic session? If yes, how is the effectiveness of the process
ensured?
The Academic Coordination Committee (ACC), which takes complete care of the academics in
the University, decides upon the courses to be offered for the upcoming semester and invites
expression of interest from the faculty body. At the end of each academic year, the schedule for
teaching, learning and evaluation for the next academic year is planned by the ACC in
consultation with the other faculty members and proposals are submitted to the Vice-Chancellor.
A Curriculum Committee of the Senior Teachers is constituted by the Vice-Chancellor. The
courses are finalized after considering all inputs. The ACC after due deliberation with the faculty
members allots subjects to the faculties. The faculty members are required to prepare the course
outline and give presentation of their teaching plan, the method they intend to adopt for
teaching the course and the proposed syllabus before the Curriculum Committee and all the
teaching staff presided by the Vice-Chancellor. This is done with the purpose of getting
feedbacks, inputs from other faculty members so that the course could be better designed.
The ACC along with the examination Department ensures in the beginning of each semester that
the course outline and reading material is given to the students in all academic programmes.
Each course teacher is required to send his course outline to well-known international and
national academicians, scholars and practitioners and request them to provide valuable inputs on
the course outline that could be improvised. This process ensures that the courses being offered
are dynamic and keeps pace with the contemporary time. It helps the students to have a better
idea about the current trends in the legal field.
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2.3.3 Does the university face any challenges in completing the curriculum within the
stipulated time frame and calendar? If yes, elaborate on the challenges encountered and
the institutional measures to overcome these.
NLUO„s academic calendar is prepared after thorough deliberations keeping in mind the
holidays, the date of internal exams, vacations in order to ensure that every course obtains its
credit hours. Consequently, the University has not faced the problem of not completing the
curriculum within the stipulated time frame. Course credits are linked to course intensity and
credits are linked to teaching/ contact hours, hence there is slight possibility of not completing
the curriculum. As the course outlines and schedules are prepared in advance and the same are
discussed in the faculty meetings, the necessary modifications, if any, suggested by other
colleagues are implemented before the commencement of the classes the faculty are able to
complete the curriculum every semester within the stipulated time frame.
Sometimes, due to unexpected holidays and unavoidable circumstatnces, challenges may be faced
for completing the syllabus. To cope with such cases extra classes are conducted during the
afternoon sessions or holidays and if required, session may also be extended.
2.3.4 How learning is made student-centric? Give a list of participatory learning
activities adopted by the faculty that contributes to holistic development and improved
student learning, besides facilitating life-long learning and knowledge management.
NLUO is a student centric professional University. The faculties adopt different pedagogy to
make learning more student oriented and acceptable like student presentations, group discussion,
dialogue, debate and dialectical method, case study, documentaries and movies. The students are
encouraged to participate in the class by raising questions and doubts and discussing on the
current issues. Not only is student involvement integral to the academic programmes as such,
where their feedback is regularly solicited, but the University actively supports student initiative
towards interdisciplinary and practical learning. Ranging from film festivals to parliamentary
debates, moot court competitions to literary festivals, students organise several path-breaking
events which feed into the learning process. University organises public policy lectures,
screenings and discussions, with several notable figures having visited the University over the
past few years. The course teachers are encouraged to use multimedia facilities for making the
teaching process more interesting and attractive for the students.
Besides the university also offers various one credit courses on contemporary and emerging areas
like taxation, to help the students gain first hand knowledge and skill in them.
The university has started a vocational diploma course on paralegal course and is on the verge of
starting various distance education programmes. All these courses are specifically designed to
cater to the students need which would help them in their lifelong learning and knowledge
management.
The student centered support system is also an integral part of the pedagogy adopted by the
faculty member. The support structures and systems available for teachers are Faculty research
centre, Audio-visual facilities in classrooms through e-station, well equipped library etc.
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In the Library Centre, Internet access and online journals, ICT resources, web resources and
other study materials are accessible/available to the students and faculty. Other resource
materials are also available in the form of CDs and DVDs, which enable the students to acquire
knowledge on their own.
2.3.5 What is the university‟s policy on inviting experts / people of eminence to deliver
lectures and / or organize seminars for students?
The University regularly invites eminent academicians and experts from industry for delivering
guest lectures and also for offering courses for shorter durations. The University has the policy
to invite experts/people of eminence on regular basis, keeping in mind the specific requirement
of a subject, particularly the areas of practical relevance in the legal profession. The University
believes in supplementing classroom teaching with expert lectures, workshops and seminars.
The area is identified by the faculty member and the name of the expert is also proposed by the
faculty. Such a requirement is put up for the Vice- Chancellor‟s permission. The students can
also submit their request for invited lectures / courses in the areas of their interest. With the
approval of the Vice-Chancellor, the External Experts are invited to offer the courses.
Accordingly, the experts are also invited to deliver guest lectures and are also invited to present
papers or chair the sessions in the seminars / conferences organised by the University.
University also brings eminent International Professors.
NLUO is a member of the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) through which
scholars of International and National repute would be called for delivering lectures in the
University. GIAN is a Govt. of India approved new program aimed at tapping the talent pool of
scholars, internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education
in India so as to augment the country‟s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality
reform, and elevate India‟s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.
Various professors of International repute have been contacted and have visited our University
and would be visiting in the near future this Year. Some of them being
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Prof. Dev S Gangjee, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.
Prof. Jane Winn, Queen Mary College, University of London
Prof. Phillippe Cullet, University of London
Prof. Raj Bhala, University of Kansas
Prof. Sivaramjani , London School of Economics
Prof. UmakantVarottil, National University of Singapore
Prof. Kamal Puri, Queensland University of Technology
Prof. Alan Noorie, University of Warwick
Prof. Paul B. McGuinness, Chinese University of Hongkong (July – October 2016).
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These experts would be enlightening the Students and the faculty at three stage level i.e.
 delivering Public lecture
 conducting Faculty seminars and orientations
 delivering Guest lectures
 offering a short single credit course to the students
All lectures would be recorded and the videos would be uploaded on our website for free access
and benefit of all.
2.3.6
Does the university formally encourage blended learning by using e-learning
resources?
Our university is dynamic and has taken all steps in keeping pace with the present world and
adopting the blended learning methodology. Understanding the need of the present tech-savy
generation, NLUO has been frontrunner in blending IT related tools, both hardware and
software for making teaching-learning more efficient along with accurate management of time.
The conventional chalk and talk method of teaching has been supplemented with use of
multimedia techniques and ICT methods. The course on Evidence and Media law has been
taught using youtube videos, virtual images, online lectures etc. Even the course on Literature
and Films is primarily taught with this method.
Considering the space and human resource, the following tools have been implemented.
Hardware wise:
a. Digital Podiums
b. Interactive smart boards
c. Portable projectors for open house presentation„s and discussions
e. Wi-Fi campus for more mobility to the students.
Software wise:
a. Virtual Private Networks for remote accessing of E- resources. (University Library is
complemented with e-resources such as JSTOR, West Law, Manupatra etc. along with
hard copies)
2.3.7 What are the technologies and facilities such as virtual laboratories, elearning,
open educational resources and mobile education used by the faculty for effective
teaching?
NLUO faculty is computer savvy and makes due efforts to incorporate the latest developments
in their teaching. NLUO has made adequate investment to create space, acquire technological
equipments for extensive use by the teachers and the students. The teachers are given access to
all the above mentioned e-resources to prepare for the classroom teaching. The facilities like
Skype is excellently used to receive lectures delivered from Professor's of Foreign Universities.
As such Computers and LCD Projectors are fitted in all class rooms with internet connectivity.
The students are free to use the e-library facilities at the library. The university has subscribed
number of library data bases, which provide study material in the form of journals, case law etc.
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Supporting Services are provided by the qualified IT experts. Open education resources though
not developed by the institution itself, but students are made available these resources.
Other Innovative teaching approaches adopted by the faculty to make the teaching more
effective: training sessions for Moot Court, Mock trails, Group activity, You-tube, Involvement
of students in legal aid clinic, Power point presentations, Projects.
2.3.8 Is there any designated group among the faculty to monitor the trends and issues
regarding developments in Open Source Community and integrate its benefits in the
university‟s educational processes?
The faculty members usually make proposals for adoption / acquisition of available sources of
information relevant to the academic requirements of the University, to the University
authorities. After due consideration access to such sources is acquired. Presently all major
national and international resources are available in the library through subscription to their
resources. In addition IT facilities are available to have access to other open resources which are
extensively used like SCC newsletters, lawyers„ clerk, manupatra updates etc. Currently Library
has 27 electronic databases accessible through IP Ranges containing international and national
legal information resources. Westlaw India, Lexis India, Hein Online, JSTOR, JSTOR Global
Plants, Kluwer Arbitration, Kluwer Competition Law, SCC Online, Corporate Law Advisor
Online, Manupatra, Oxford Handbooks Online, Economic & Political Weekly, Journal of World
Trade & SAGE Online Journals. Being Wi-Fi zone it is very easy to access such databases from
any corner of the University. The Library serves since 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 mid night during the
session. Library is under process of procuring RFID Technology. It provides Library Orientation
services at the beginning of session to students.
University IT committee looks into all the aspects of IT infrastructure, development strategies
and helps the administration in execution of plans.
Further, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Sri Krishna Deva Rao is actively involved in
developing e-learning through open source platform. The fact can be evidenced through various
recent initiatives taken by the university in recent times, some of them being:
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The University has identified the importance of the open source in education process
and has taken active steps towards it. The university has actively worked and helped the
UGC in development of the content for the Law programme under the UGC epaathshaala scheme.
NLUO has developed the content of the Diploma in Law course for the NUSSD
programme of TISS, Mumbai. National University Students' Skill Development
(NUSSD) Programme, is a flagship program on skill development undertaken by Tata
Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Sports to enable graduating youths from underprivileged background to acquire
employment oriented skills while pursuing their degree program.
NLUO is a part of the Consortium of Educational Communication (CEC), New Delhi.
CEC is one of the Inter University Centres set up by the University Grants Commission
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of India which has been established with the goal of addressing the needs of Higher
Education through the use of powerful medium of Television alongwith the appropriate
use of emerging Information Communication Technology (ICT).
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NLUO is also approaching the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia
(CEMCA) for providing orientation and training to the faculty for developing e-learning
material through open source learning
NLUO is about to start various distance education programme and the Centre for
Distance Education, NLUO is the designated group which would be looking after all the
online programmes and open source learning programmes.
2.3.9
What steps has the University taken to orient traditional classrooms into 24×7
learning places?
In order to create learning spaces sans boundaries, NLUO has invested considerably in
developing the campus keeping in-mind the e-learning aspects. The whole campus is completely
Wi-Fi enabled, library has online resources which are available to the students 24×7, the IT
department has developed Intranet. As a well-equipped library is the backbone of any
educational institutional NLUO has a world class library. The details of the Library are as
follows:
 Print (Books, Bound Journals Back volumes and thesis) : 35000
 Journals (loose and bound) : 139
 Non Print (CD/DVD) : 500
 Electronic (E-Books, E-Journals) : 5000
 Newspapers : 17
 Magazines : 23
Subscription of on-line Databases by the library:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.
m.
CD ROM Databases
Corporate Law Advisor
Economic and Political Weekly
Heinonline
Journal of World Trade
JSTOR
JSTOR Global Plants
Kluwer Arbitration Online
Kluwer Competition Online
Lexis Nexis
Manupatra
Oxford Handbooks Online
SAGE Online
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n. SCC Online
o. West Law.
We have utilised the fact that we are residential university as a means of making education a
round-the-clock process, with special lectures and classes being scheduled in the evening or postdinner, in order for all students to have access to them. All lecture halls and classrooms are
equipped with the latest technology, and different media play an integral role in the transaction
of classes. Courses in information technology or e-commerce and even Legal Method where we
teach methods of doing legal research, for instance, are done through participative methods
using online resources within the classroom. Much of the administrative inputs into courses is
done through an in-house course management system, while several faculty members use
options like Turnitin which the university has acquired access to) to share notes and comment
on assignments. Every faculty member has access to state of art technology, backed by a
competent information technology department, to facilitate the integration of technology in
teaching practices.
2.3.10 Is there a provision for the services of counsellors / mentors / advisors for each
class or group of students for academic, personal and psycho-social guidance? If yes,
give details of the process and the number of students who have benefitted.
We view the personal and the professional as an integrated whole, and our support systems are
constructed accordingly. All students are assigned mentors as they enter the university, to help
them through the initial adjustment phases. The mentoring programme is institutionalised and is
mandated to have a compulsory mentorship meeting once a fortnight with the students. Every
faculty is given a specific number of students with whom he shall interact to provide guidance
professionally and personally.
There is a separate Academic Support Committee consisting of senior students and faculty
advisor who regularly scrutinises student performance and proactively reaches out to students
whose performances are seen to be falling, and if help is sought, personal mentors for specific
subjects are allotted to them. In an effort to keep students from falling, by the wayside, the
Committee puts in place customised academic recovery programmes. The University also uses
techniques of restorative justice such as circles of support and accountability to enable student
recovery and rehabilitation.
For every batch, there is a Faculty co-ordinator who looks after specific requirements of each
batch and co-ordinates their activities. Students are encouraged to discuss their problems with
the faculty co-ordinator related with academic matters.
Attendance of students is publish on notice board and sent to the parents periodically. The
University has set up various student Committees like, Debating and Literary Committee;
Cultural Committee; Moot Committee; Sports Committee etc. They work under the guidance of
Faculty in-charge. Such committees encourage and promote the talent of the student of the
University.
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The University has a full time nurse for basic treatment and stock of medicines for routine and
emergency ailments.
In addition to above, the University has engaged Counselling Psychologist for regular counselling
of the students to release the stress and developing Life Skills, Prevention of Addictions and
Substance Abuse, General Hygiene and Health and Psychosocial issues etc.
The University has its own Ambulance with 24 x 7 availability on the Campus to attend any
emergency call.
2.3.11 Were any innovative teaching approaches / methods / practices adopted / put to
use by the faculty during the last four years? If yes, did they improve learning? What
were the methods used to evaluate the impact of such practices? What are the efforts
made by the institution in giving the faculty due recognition for innovation in teaching?
In the past four years, the University has experimented with the sorts of courses it offers, the
method by which they are taught, and the ways in which students are evaluated. With the elective
system in place, varied critical courses taught by both academicians and practitioners drawn from
myriad fields have introduced an element of innovation in the curricula on offer itself: for
instance cutting edge courses in understanding evidence through cinema, sports law and media
law have been made available to students.
The University imparts instruction in simulated settings such as moot courts, client interviewing,
mediation / conciliation along with interactive and participatory learning to develop professional
skills in the budding lawyers. The faculty advisors act as mentors and counsellors for students in
their curricular as well as co-curricular activities.
Study materials accompany instruction in each course to facilitate interactive learning. Instruction
is given through lectures, seminars, group and individual tutorials. Skills of reading, research,
analysis and writing are developed through project assignments. Collaborative teaching is
undertaken in some courses to maximize available expertise and to promote inter-disciplinary
learning.
Faculty have full freedom to determine the methods they wish to adopt in teaching their courses;
teaching through contemporary examples, where students can feed into the teaching process, is
encouraged. The use of film and other media and student presentations and discussions are also
commonplace. The openness of the system permits students to engage with pedagogic methods
and suggest alternatives where they see fit.
Furthermore, a system of tutorials, taught by senior students of academic support committee
individualises learning and introduces peer-to-peer learning into each mandatory course. Tutorial
group allows for hands-on work, expanding the scope of possible pedagogic methodologies, and
offsets the disadvantages of a large classroom.Evaluation is viewed as a continuation of the
process of learning.
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2.3.12 How does the university create a culture of instilling and nurturing creativity and
scientific temper among the learners?
Our teachers build bridges for students to support them across trying times both in and out of
class. Students can discuss their economic hardships, emotional turmoil, language difficulties,
career choices or even counselling for appropriate and reachable career goals. University is
committed to the fundamental duty of developing objectivity and promote rational thinking. The
new project system encourages creativity as students are allowed to write highly creative pieces,
i.e., film review, book review, dialogue writing etc. Out of box and creative arguments are
awarded highest marks. The projects undertaken by the students are guided at two stages: Draft
stage - where the faculty helps the student to develop proper content for the project and the
Final Stage - where the presentation of the project is looked into. This helps the student to
ultimately come up with a project which can be easily accepted by the Journals for publication.
The teaching at the university is not confined to within the walls of the classrooms but outside
class interactions are encouraged with the students. The students can approach the faculty any
time beyond the class hours or contact the faculty through mail. Peer to peer learning is
encouraged and the successful working of the academic support committee consisting of senior
students of 4th and 5th year and PG students bears a testimony to it. Exposure to experts
through seminars, guest lectures, conferences held at the university also helps the students to
widen their horizon of thoughts and instill a scientific temperament within themselves.
In class, there is a constant dialogue with students on issues of contemporary concern and
curricula, constantly matching the changing times. The University has the advantage of inviting
the sitting and the retired Judges of the High Court and also the leading lawyers, academicians
and retired Judicial Officers for lectures, seminars and discussions involving the students and the
faculty.
Mooting is introduced in the very first year of their undergraduate course. Moot mentors (senior
students) guide the students which eventually help them to participate in the selection moots.
Mooting help the students to develop research and articulation skills besides encouraging
extensive reading culture among the mooters.
Clinical courses, especially the course on Legal Aid and PIL help the students to gain insight into
the practical realities of the application of law. This helps them to develop application skills,
suggest legislative changes, and learn to negotiate in tougher situations.
University involves its students in the editorial board of journal publications and research
projects there by providing opportunity for advanced learning. University has its periodic
publication of NLUO Students Law Journal.
Further, the students are encouraged to participate in national and international seminars and
conferences to showcase their creativity. In order to instill scientific temper, the university, every
year, conducts various activities which include sports, quizzing, dance and drama, debate etc.
Since the students come from different regions of India, the hostel rooms are allotted in an
impartial manner to encourage national integration rather regional alignment.
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2.3.13 Does the university consider student projects mandatory in the learning
programme? If yes, for how many programmes have they been (percentage of total)
made mandatory?
Yes, research is considered as an integral part of each subject at NLUO. Projects are mandatory
in all the subjects for all the students. The project system has been made more interesting and
absorbing to encourage creativity. Each student has to do a Newspaper Discovery, an Interview,
a Film Review, a Book or Article Review, a Case Comment and a Research Paper.
Students may opt to take help from external experts/organizations to complete their project
work. They seek help from advocates, human rights, NGO„s, police officers etc. depending on
their project need. Faculty member provide guidance and contacts for successfully completion of
the project assignments. Several projects are based on field studies like interview with Police
Officer, Jail inmates, workers in the industries.
The students are also taken as Research Assistants for the minor / major research projects
undertaken by the faculty member to improve their research skills and also practical knowledge
on various contemporary issues.
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Number of projects executed within the university
As project is one of the components of examination which is of 25 marks (Written: 20, Viva: 5).
Prior to the beginning of the session, concerned faculty members assign project topics to the
students and then students carry on the project under the guidance of an assigned teacher.
Projects are evaluated by internal examiners.
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Names of external institutions associated with the university for student project
work
The students undertake various projects on various topics which may require visiting, collecting,
interviewing and collaboration with external institutions. In the past students have collected
information from Government Hospital, Municipal Corporations, Industrial Units, Police
Station, Debt Recovery Tribunals etc. Students undertake internship assignment with various
institutions, offices, organisations, commissions, NGO's, courts, etc.
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Role of faculty in facilitating such projects
Concerned faculty members assign project topics which are put up for review by the Academic
Coordination Committee, comprising the project coordinator and senior faculty members.
Students carry on the project under the guidance of an assigned teacher. Projects are evaluated
by internal/ external examiners.
2.3.14 Does the university have a well qualified pool of human resource to meet the
requirements of the curriculum? If there is a shortfall, how is it supplemented?
Yes, the University has availed qualified pool of human resources (well qualified, experienced
and competent teachers) to meet the changing requirement of the curriculum. The University has
adopted the UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for appointment of Faculty. All the
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regular faculty appointments are made strictly as per the UGC guidelines. Appointments are
made based on the recommendation of the expert committee after good performance in the
written test, mock classes and interview. At present the University has 29 law faculty members, 7
non-law faculty members and 6 Research & Teaching Associates on it‟s rolls. All Faculty
Members are very well qualified and meet the requirement for teaching the courses offered. Both
junior and senior faculty are encouraged to avail of opportunities that deepen their subject and
pedagogic expertise.
In addition, the University also invites Hon„ble Judges, Senior Advocates and Industry
Professionals for delivering guest lectures / short-term courses.
2.3.15 How are the faculty enabled to prepare computer-aided teaching/ learning
materials? What are the facilities available in the university for such efforts?
The faculty at NLUO is fully conversant in use of modern teaching aids and ICT methods in
teaching and also preparing learning materials. The teaching aids put to use by the teachers are:
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Computer and E-Smart Podium station (Multi-Media Podium) all classrooms.
Computers and LCD Projectors in all classrooms
Use of power point presentation
Use of Internet resources and databases
Use of Internet and on-line journals play a vital role in facilitating modern
information/knowledge flow to students, as they provide up-to-date information in all
fields.
The reading materials along with the latest case laws and articles on the relevant subject are
shared to the batch through emails. The campus including hostels has Wi-Fi and also LAN
connectivity. All students have their own laptops. As research projects are part of curriculum, the
students have to do research on their own with the guidance of the faculty member, the internet
facilities are made available 24x7. All the Faculty Members are provided with laptops/desktops
in their individual rooms. The students and the Faculty Members have remote access to the eresources of the library.
To develop and equip teachers and to enhance learning of students and create learner-centric
classroom processes through the use of technology, training programmes have been organized,
from time to time for teachers. This training helps the teachers to use Computer and other
application much more efficiently. Use of Internet and on-line journals play a vital role in
facilitating modern information/knowledge flow to students, as they provide up-to-date
information in all fields. There are qualified personal in the ICT who cater to the requirements of
the faculty members.
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2.3.16 Does the university have a mechanism for the evaluation of teachers by the
students / alumni? If yes, how is the evaluation feedback used to improve the quality of
the teaching-learning process?
Yes. NLUO has a proper mechanism for the evaluation of teacher. The teachers are evaluated by
the students through the feedback form which is analysed informally. Students evaluate teachers
at the end of every semester through a structured proforma to evaluate the respective faculty
members on the basis of various criteria as laid down by the university and furnish their
feedback. The feedback is obtained on performance of teaching, usage of modern aids,
punctuality, exploring of new knowledge and other aspects of teaching – learning. The feedback
reports are analyzed by the Vice-Chancellor and ACC to find out the strengths and weaknesses
of the teachers. Any good or adverse remarks reflected in the feedback are intimated to the
respective teacher with suitable suggestions.
It has been observed that this practice has helped the teachers to improve their overall
performance and enabled the students to get confidence in getting the best out of the teachers
2.4
TEACHER QUALITY
2.4.1
How does the university plan manage its human resources to meet the changing
requirements of the curriculum?
The University has been very judicious with respect to the recruitment of teachers and has
recruited different categories of teachers having different backgrounds and experiences. Faculty
members are selected by following the UGC qualification norms as to qualification and
experience through the duly constituted selection committee. Detailed regulations as per UGC
norms are framed by the Statutory Bodies for selection and appointment of teachers at different
levels. All appointments of the teachers are made with the approval of the Chancellor. Merit
plays the vital role in selecting the faculty members. Personal interview is conducted to test the
personality of the candidate. The University has sufficient number of qualified and competent
teachers for all subjects. The rigorous curriculum and scheme of study ensure the competency of
the teachers. Teachers are encouraged to attend Refresher and Orientation Courses, Training
Programmes, Seminars/ Conferences / Workshops at National and International level to enrich
their knowledge keeping in view the need to update the knowledge.
At the end of each semester, a list of subjects to be offered during the next semester is circulated
to all the faculty members seeking their teaching options for the next semester. They are also
requested to provide the elective / seminar courses proposed to be offered during the next
semester. In the faculty meeting after detailed discussions, the subjects are allotted to the
individual faculty members by the Vice Chancellor and the ACC. The faculty members are
requested to prepare the course materials, teaching plans, project topics which are discussed in
detail before the curriculum committee of the University prior to the commencement of the
semester. The suggestions by other faculty members are incorporated before the course outlines
are circulated to the students for information. If there is a need for inviting experts from outside,
experts are invited to teach the relevant curriculum in addition to the in-house faculty member.
Along with the teaching options by the individual faculty member, the faculty members are
requested to suggest the names of experts for offering of elective courses for the next semester.
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The Academic Coordination Committee after review prepares the list of courses to be offered
during the next semester and request the experts submission of courses contents.
2.4.2 Furnish details of the faculty:
HIGHEST
PROFESSOR
QUALIFICATI
ASSOCIATE
ASSISTANT
TOTA
PROFESSOR
PROFESSOR
L
ON
MAL
FEMAL
MAL
FEMAL
MAL
FEMAL
E
E
E
E
E
E
PERMANENT TEACHERS
D.Sc / D.Litt
--
--
--
--
--
--
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Ph.D
2
--
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3
2
--
7
M. Phil.
--
--
--
--
--
2
1
PG
2
--
--
3
7
3
15
TEMPORARY TEACHERS
Ph. D
2
1
--
--
1
1
5
M. Phil.
--
--
--
--
--
1
1
PG
2
1
--
--
2
3
8
PART TIME TEACHERS
Ph. D
7
1
--
--
--
--
8
M. Phil.
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
PG
7
1
--
--
--
--
8
2.4.3
Does the university encourage diversity in its faculty recruitment? Provide the
following details (department / school-wise).
Yes. The university invites application from all categories of candidates across the country after
nationwide advertisement. The applications are scrutinised by the university so as to ensure their
candidature as per U.G.C. norms. Appointments are made on recommendation of dully
constituted Selection Committee as per subject requirements. Experts from all over the world are
invited for offering elective courses of varying credits.
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The faculty members are recruited by the Selection Committee based on their qualifications and
comptence:
DEPARTMENT %age
OF
/ SCHOOL
FACULTY
FROM THE
SAME
UNIVERSITY
LAW
2.38 %
%age
OF
FACULTY
FROM
OTHER
UNIVERSITY
WITHIN
THE STATE
11.9 %
ARTS
--
4.76 %
7.14 %
--
--
--
4.76 %
--
COMMERCE&
%age
OF
FACULTY
FROM
UNIVERSITIES
OUTSIDE THE
STATE
%age
OF
FACULTY
FROM
OTHER
COUNTRIES
69.04 %
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MANAGEMENT
Our emphasis on diversity is also reflected in the number of female Professors at NLUO.
Around 50% of Professors are women.
GIAN: NLUO is one of the law universities which has been identified for MHRD programme
on Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN). The programme is for drawing the talent
pool of internationally acclaimed professors of law to promote their involvement with the
institutes of higher education in India. The details are given below:
NAME
UNIVERSITY
Prof. Dev S.
Gangjee
Faculty of Law,
COURSE
OFFERED
Intellectual Property
Oxford University
Rights Law
Prof.
UmakantVarottil
Faculty of Law,
Corporate
MONTH
August,2016
July, 2016
National University of Governance
Singapore
Prof. Jane K. Winn
School of Law,
Commercial
University of
Arbitration
Washington
Prof. Sivaramjani
Prof. Paul B.
McGuinness
London School of
International Patent
Economics, UK
Law
University of
Capital Market
December, 2016
October, 2016
Hongkong
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2.4.4 How does the university ensure those qualified faculties are appointed for new
programmes / emerging areas of study (Bio-technology, Bioinformatics, Material
Science, Nanotechnology, Comparative Media Studies, Diaspora Studies, Forensic
Computing, Educational Leadership, etc.)? How many faculty members were appointed
to teach new programmes during the last four years?
All the recruitments including Faculty for new emerging courses are made through an
advertisement issued in the dailies all over the country. All appointments are made as per the
qualifications prescribed by the UGC. All the recruitments, regular / contract are made on the
recommendations of the duly constituted Selection Committees as per the Regulations. Even in
contract appointments, the appointments are made on the basis of interview. The University not
only ensures that qualified teachers are appointed but also assesses their teaching skills on regular
basis.
NLUO has appointed faculty keeping in view the course requirements. As NLUO is offering
specialized areas of law as Corporate Law, Banking Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and
Intellectual Property Law (IPR), The NLUO has procured the services of the Professors who
have specific expertise in the respective area of study.
2.4.5
How many Emeritus / Adjunct Faculty / Visiting Professors are on the rolls of
the university?
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Justice S. Rajendra Babu
Justice S. R. Nayak, Former Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court
Justice A. S. Naidu
Prof. N.L. Mitra, Formerly Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Bangalore
Prof. G. V. Ajjappa,Former Professor of NLSIU, Bangalore
Prof. B.B. Pande, Former Professor of Law, University of Delhi
Prof. (Dr.) Udai Raj Rai – Distinguished Professor
Prof. V. Kesava Rao – Professor
Prof. Mark
Prof. Sitaram kakarala, AzmiPremJi University,Bangalore.
NLUO has recently become a member of the GIAN initiative started by the Government of
India. Through this initiative, academicians, scholars‟ of international repute would be invited to
deliver lecture to the students of the University. The lectures would be recorded and the videos
would be uploaded on the University website accessible to all.
2.4.6 What policies / systems are in place to academically recharge and rejuvenate
teachers (e.g. providing research grants, study leave, nomination to
national/international conferences/ seminars, in-service training, organizing national/
international conferences etc.)?
The University believes that the faculty members should update their knowledge on continuous
basis, through interaction with different stakeholders so that the teaching and research can be
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strengthened. Therefore, the faculty members are encouraged to participate in national /
international conferences / seminars, to attend training programmes / refresher courses etc. The
basic objective before entering into any MoU with other University is to encourage the Faculty
Exchange Programme, where the faculty members would be nominated to the other
Foreign/Domestic Universities of repute for teaching for term periods.
NLUO understands that in an educational institution, academic discourses on emerging and
important issues are central to furthering an environment of intellectual vibrancy. The exchange
of ideas and information amongst faculty members plays a crucial role in personal academic
development of faculty members and also creates an encouraging and dynamic academic culture.
In light of this, National Law University Odisha has launched the NLUO Wednesday Faculty
Seminar Series from the present academic year wherein, on designated days, faculty members will
share their research in the area of their expertise or choice which will serve as the foundation of
constructive academic discussion.
Further, As per NLUO leave Regulation, teachers are allowed to avail academic leave for their
professional and academic commitments. Academic leave with pay are allowed for attending
conferences, symposia and seminars etc.
The teachers are also permitted as per regulations to apply for liens and fellowships at other
institutions in India or abroad. In such cases duty leave is sanctioned with proportionally reduced
pay equivalent to allowances received from host institutions.
The teachers are motivated to take responsibility to organize various events as co-ordinators and
submit the proposals for collaboration with other reputed institutions/organisations for the
conduct of Seminars/Conferences/Workshops at NLUO. Budgetary provisions are made in the
University budget to meet the necessary expenditure. Around 15 Conferences / Seminars /
Workshops have been conducted in the university in the last one year.
Faculty Members are encouraged to undertake research projects. The University has established
17 advanced research centres and faculty members are appointed as Centre Heads keeping in
view their research interests for undertaking research in the specialised areas of their study.
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2.4.7 How many faculty received awards / recognitions for excellence in teaching the
state, national and international level during the last four years?
Research awards recognition/consultancy by Vice-chancellor
S. No
1.
Faculty
Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna
Deva Rao
Awards/ Recognition/ Consultancy received at
National / International Level
Research Awards
 Indian Society of Criminology Award for Senior
Social Scientist, Dr. Haikerwal and Prof. Sushil
Chandra Award by ISC, Chennai, 2015
 ICSSR Research Grant for project on “Exploring
Changing Dynamics of Children‟s laws in India in
Post Liberalization Era” (2016-18)
 Ford Foundation Research Fellow at Centre for
Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG),
University of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
(2011-12)
Recognition
 Member of the UGC Committee in Law for
Restructuring Legal Education in India (2010-12)
 Member of Sub-Committee of Law Commission of
India to prepare the report on “Arrears and
Backlog”, (2014)
 Chairman, Committee to suggest Methodology to
implement Judicial Impact Assessment in India,
Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India,
(2013-14)
 Member of Sectoral Innovation Council,
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice,
Government of India, (2011-12)
 Legal Expert, Cartagena Protocol on Bio-diversity,
Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government
of India, (2011-14)
 Visiting Faculty to School of Oriental & African
Studies (SOAS), London (2013), University of
Washington, Seattle (2012)
Consultancy :
National level
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Consultancy provided to Law Commission of India,
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice,
Ministry of Environment and Forests, University
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Grants Commission (UGC), National Human Rights
Commission (NHRC), National Commission for
Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU), National
Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
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Consultant to CRY, Indian Medical Association and
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT)
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Consultant to United Nations Children‟s Emergency
Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development
Programme
(UNDP),
International
Labour
Organization (ILO), UK-India Education and
Research
Initiative
(UKERI),
International
Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Association for
Prevention of Torture (APT), International
Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT),
Forum Asia, Rural Development Institute (RDI) and
Landesa, Swedish Development Cooperation (SDC)
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2
Prof.Udayraj rai
3
Dr.Sheela Rai
4
Mr.Abhik Majumdar
National University
Schoralship 2007-09
5
Mr. Abhay Kumar
University Gold Medal Ambedkar University Lucknow.
(2011)
Allahabad University Chancellor Medal and four
gold medals,
 Commonwealth fellowship 1968-1970
Best Paper award in International Trade and research
conference (London)
Singapore
Graduate
Research
NLUO is a fairly young institute, having a blend of young and senior faculty. So far though the
University has not had the honour of its young faculty members being awarded for formal
excellence award yet due appreciation is being received from the concerned quarters.
The academic department of the University is widely recognised throughout for its excellence in
research, extension and training activities that it has conducted over the past few years. The
inputs provided by NLUO faculty to academic and research deliverables in various accreditation
processes, requested by the University Grants Commission, Tata Institute of Social Sciences etc.
bears a testimony to it.
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2.4.8
How many faculty underwent staff development programmes during the last four
years (add any other programme if necessary)? (data required)
ACADEMIC
STAFF
DEVELOPMENT NUMBER
PROGRAMMES
2.4.9
OF
FACULTY
Refresher courses
04
HRD programmes
05
Orientation programmes
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Staff training conducted by the university
05
Staff training conducted by other institutions
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Summer / Winter schools, workshops, etc.
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What percentage of the faculty have (data required)
 been invited as resource person in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences
organized by external professional agencies? – 40%
 participated in external Workshops / Seminars /Conferences recognized by
national / international professional bodies? – 100%
 presented papers in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences conducted or
recognized by professional agencies? – 100%
 teaching experience in other universities / national institutions and other
institutions? - 61%
 industrial engagement? 10%
 international experience in teaching? 15%
2.4.10 How often does the university organize academic development programmes (e.g.:
curriculum development, teaching-learning methods, examination reforms, content /
knowledge management, etc) for its faculty aimed at enriching the teaching-learning
process?
NLUO undertakes enrichment and development programmes for its faculty periodically. Various
workshops and training programmes have been organized with the aim to bring the faculty
abreast with contemporary issues and developments in the respective areas of study. Such
activities are conducted with the active participation of delegates from other institutions at the
regional, national and international levels. On an average university organizes about four such
events in an academic session.
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The University aims to become a centre of learning and knowledge in field of law and allied
subjects for the region. The research activities are undertaken after considerable planning and
preparation by identifying concepts and key areas of contemporary relevance. Beyond the
structured teaching at NLUO, the faculty is supposed to adopt new pedagogical principles
exploring the practical aspects. Proposal given by the faculty on revision and development of
curriculum are fully deliberated at different committees specially constituted for the purpose.
Interactive methodology is adopted by faculty for practical training. Study material is developed
by the faculty on new developments of the students taught by them.
At the end of each semester and also before the commencement of the next semester, faculty
meetings are conducted to discuss about the curriculum, the courses to be offered, examination
reforms to be undertaken etc. The course content, teaching methodology and teaching plans are
discussed in detail in the faculty meetings. Every year the study material is updated by the faculty
to meet the new challenges.
NLUO Wednesday Faculty Seminar Series is organised from the present academic year wherein,
on designated days, faculty members share their research in the area of their expertise or choice
which serves as the foundation of constructive academic discussion.
The University had developed the content for Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The
University faculty members developed the content material for UGC e-pathasala scheme in
various law courses for post-graduate programmes. In addition to this faculty members are also
developing course outline and content for Advance Diploma Programme in Paralegal Studies
under Barefoot Lawyer College established under the scheme of Community College of UGC.
University has refromed and examination system and pattern various time in last seven years.
These reforms include coading and de-coading of answer script, grace mark system,
improvement examination, grievance cell for students found using unfair means. We also reform
post-graduate examination rules according to the requirement of one year LL.M. programme.
The University also created new rules for Ph.D Entrance Test.
In the area of Knowledge Management University has organized several knowledge
improvement programme like Seminar, Coference and Workshop including faculty development
programmes. The University recently submitted proposal for the establishment of faculty
development centre under the UGC new scheme.
2.4.11 Does the university have mechanism to encourage
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Mobility of faculty between universities for teaching?
Faculty exchange programmes with national and international bodies?
The National Law University Odisha is actively exploring the possibilities of signing the MoUs
with various Universities/Institutions of National and International repute to give a global face
to the University. These MoUs pave the way for smooth Students/Faculty exchange
programmes will provide a platform for collaborative research and other academic activities to
the Faculty and the students to excel in the field of legal education in the global environment.
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These training and exchange programmes would help the teachers to observe the teaching
methodology, evaluation systems adopted at other international universities and access to their
library resources which helps us in improving the academic programmes at NLUO. University
provides service benefits for teachers joining this University from other Universities.
As such in this University there is young faculty who have started their teaching career from this
University as well as senior faculty who have joined NLUO after serving at other institutions.
Faculty members from foreign universities are also invited to offer elective courses of varying
credits. The students would get an opportunity to study courses offered at foreign universities at
NLUO itself. The University has sighned various MOUs with foreign universities. The list of
foreign universities are as follows:
MoUs signed:
1. School of Law, Texas A&M University,United Staes
2. University of Kansas, School of Law, United States
3. Northumbria University,U.K
4. Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.
5. University of Illionois, United States
6. Tata Institute of Social Science,Mumbai.
7. TISS – Collaboration with Center for Disability Law & Advocacy (CDLA), NLUO,
Cuttack & Center for Disability Studies & Action (CDSA), Tata Institute of Social
Scienes, Mumbai
2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms
2.5.1 How does the university ensure that all the stakeholders are aware of the evaluation
processes that are in place?
The evaluation process is part of the Examination Regulations approved by the University„s
Academic Council and Executive Council. The Regulations are made available to the students
for their information.
The academic programmes, examination and evaluation process are brought to the knowledge of
the parents and the students during the Orientation Programme, at the time of admission itself.
In the orientation programme, the students are provided with the information on curriculum,
credit requirement, mandatory, elective and seminar courses, attendance requirement, projects
and project deadlines, evaluation process, grading system etc.
The evaluation process of each elective / seminar course is indicated in the course outline and
the same is circulated to the students before they chose to study that particular course. In case of
mandatory courses, the evaluation process is provided in the course material along with the
course outline for their information.
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To reach the students individually and also faster, all the circulars, messages and other
information which have to be shared with the students are communicated through e-mails and /
or group emails.
Recruiters when they come for placement interviews are also informed of our evaluation process
and methods.
In addition, while bringing reforms in the academic programme, evaluation and all other issues
relating to the students, NLUO makes available all the relevant information to the stakeholders
through the following methods:
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The dynamic website
The academic calendar
Intranet notices
Specific information can be further sought from the office of the controller of
examination/retrieved from the data bases.
Interaction with the Faculty
Specific information can be further clarified from the office of the examination.
The academic and examination regulation for BA. LLB. (Hons.) and B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons) are
prescribed by the University and are available on the website of the University. Hand Book of
Academic and examination regulation for B.A. LL.B (Hons.) and B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons)
programme is available to all students and faculty members.
2.5.2 What are the important examination reforms initiated by the university and to what
extent have they been implemented in the university departments and affiliated colleges?
Cite a few examples which have positively impacted the examination management
system.
The graduation course at NLUO is divided into two semesters in a year. For theory papers a
student sits for Mid Term Examination and End Term Examination. In addition to these written
examinations the university has developed continuous evalution component, in which students
are supposed to do project work, give seminar presentation and appear for viva voce. The
examination scheme consists of two parts. The first part shall include ongoing continuous
assessment of students in every course for a total of 30 marks and shall include marks for
attendance (5 marks), a written project (20 marks) and viva voce or presentation (5 marks). The
second part shall include written examination (25 marks) and an end semester examination (45
marks). At PG level it comprises term paper and seminar presentation for each paper and write a
dissertation under the supervision of a teacher.
The Examination Committee shall organize Repeat Examination for those students who fail in
any of the courses in a semester, as well as those students who have not appeared for the midsemester or end-semester examination for any valid reasons. For improving for the grades,
improvement in examination facilities is also given to the students. They may appear in an
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improvement examination along with the Repeat Examinations for the course held after the
examination when they had passed the course.
NLUO has enacted detailed examination rule just after its inception as NLUO Undergraduate
Examination Rules, 2010. Various reforms have been made in the said rules in the last five years
to make the examination process transparent and beyond any scope of manipulation and
favouritism. Some of the important reforms brought about in the recent years are as follows:
 Constitution of ACC: The Vice-Chancellor has constituted the Academic Coordination
Committee (ACC) and Examination Committee to take care of academic and examination
respectively.
 Repeat Examination: NLUO has also initiated the practice of Repeat Examination, for
students who cannot be promoted to the next year for not meeting the eligibility conditions due
to certain reasons. Such students are offered a window opportunity in the month of July (i.e.
before the start of new session) to appear in the specially scheduled examinations, before the
commencement of new session.The university has introduced Cumulative Grade Point Average
(CGPA) along with giving detailed marks for each semester.
 Coding of answer sheets: One of the first initiatives was to introduce coding of answer
sheets immediately after examination of the paper. This ensures impartial evaluation as the
examinees identity is not revealed to the evaluator.
 Re-examination: If any student with prior permission attends moot court competitions
or absents himself during the examination due to medical reasons, re-examination is conducted
for them and the same will be considered as their first sitting and ® (repeat) is not indicated for
the grade obtained.
 Use of technology for tabulation of results: In place of manual preparation of results,
the University is using software and maintaining the database of all the students and their
academic records. The individual records of the students containing the data about the credits
completed, the number of electives, number of seminars completed and the grades and GPA
obtained till date is accessible to the individual student.
 Examination Reforms: NLUO does not believe in testing either information or
memorisation abilities of its students. Accordingly, re-examination system is designed to test the
analytical skills of our students. We have introduced new methods of examination such as open
book or take home exmainations. Most of the questions in our papers are in the form of
problems and we ask students to apply their understanding of law to those problems.
 Detention Rule: There has been modification in the detention rule also as a result of
which only those students are promoted to the higher classes who pass in at least eight papers
out of ten in an academic year. They have to clear all the fifty one papers in maximum of seven
years failing which students are time barred and are not allowed to continue in the university any
longer.
 Abolition of trimester system in LL.M. One Year Programme: The one year LL.M
course was conducted on a trimester system basis in the year 2013-14. It was felt that adequate
time and weightage that is required at the PG level could not be allotted to the courses taught in
a trimester and was leading to undue stress on the students. Therefore, from year 2014 onwards,
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we shifted back to dual semester system for the LL.M course by increasing the number of papers
in each semester,that makes the course more comprehensive in the reduced span of time.
2.5.3 What is the average time taken by the University for Declaration of examination
results? In case of delay, what measures have been taken to address them? Indicate the
mode / media adopted by the University for the Publication of examination results (e.g.
website, SMS, email, etc.).
 Declaration of Results :
The university rigorously adheres to its academic calendar and the examination schedules. The
schedule of the examinations along with the date for the completion of evaluation for
declaration of results is notified to the students and the faculty in the Academic Schedule before
the beginning of the semester. The results are generally declared within four weeks after the
completion of the end semester examinations.
Under the unavoidable circumstances, if the result of any one subject is not declared, the issue is
discussed in detail by the Academic & Examination Committee and the result of that subject are
declared at the earliest. Students are informed of reasons of non-declaration of the result.
 Publication of Examination Results:
The results are uploaded on the University website and also sent on the group mail of the
students. For each subject, in addition to the grade obtained, the detailed break up of marks is
also provided for their information.
 Policy for declaration of result:
The policy is to declare the result of final year on priority. Even in individual cases where there
may be a delay because of certain technicalities the students are intimated provisional results.
The students are also provided with provisional degrees before the convocation so that they may
take admission in the next higher class/enroll themselves with Bar Council.
2.5.4 How does the university ensure transparency in the evaluation process? What are
the rigorous features introduced by the university to ensure confidentiality?
The University has adopted a formal examination procedure to maintain sanctity of the whole
system. The examination is conducted by a UG./PG Council.
 Coding and Decoding System for evaluation of Answer Scripts: All the answer
scripts of the End-Semester Examination are sent for evaluation to the Faculty Members only
after removal of the roll nos. The scripts are provided with coding numbers which are decoded
by the staff after receiving the same from the faculty members after evaluation for entry of
result.
 Distribution of the answer scripts to the students in the class: After declaration of
the mid semester examination results the answer scripts are distributed to the students in the
class by the concerned faculty member and the students are given an opportunity to verify the
answers and the marks awarded and discuss in detail with the teacher concerned.
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 Revaluation of End-Semester Answer Scripts: The students have the option to
request for revaluation of their answer scripts. The revaluation is done by a faculty expert,
appointed by the controller of examination, other than the teacher, who evaluated the paper.
 Repeat/Improvement/Re-examination question paper: One question paper is to be
set by the Faculty member for all the different category of students writing exam. The marks
distribution criteria changes for them and it is as follows:
 B.A.LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B:
Full Mark: Mid Exempted – 25 Marks, End Exempted – 45 Marks and Improvement/Repeat
Examination – 70 Marks
Duration: Mid Exempted – 1.5 hrs., End Exempted – 2.5 hrs. and Improvement / Repeat
Examination – 3.0 hrs.
 LLM
Full Mark : 50 Marks
Duration : 2 hrs 30 minutes
This ensures that no special leniency is extended towards the students and that the entire syllabus
is to be studied by the student for appearing in the exam. This precludes the students from
wilfully abstaining from appearing for the main exam.
 Moderation Committee: The Committee is headed by the Vice-Chancellor himself.
The question paper prepared by the teacher is given to other experts and after discussion
between the moderators and the paper setter, papers are finalised.
2.5.5 Does the university have an integrated examination platform for the following
process?
 Pre-examination process – Time table generation, OMR, student list generation,
invigilators, squads, attendance sheet, online payment gateway, etc.
 Examination process- Examination material management, logistics, etc.
 Post-examination process – Attendance capture, OMR-based exam result, auto
processing, generic result processing, certification, etc.
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The office of the Controller of Examination along with the Examination Committee comprising
of the faculty members supervises and guides all the activities of the examination office. The
examination office handles all the works relating to pre-examination, examination and also postexamination processes of the University. The University has Open Book Examination, Closed
Book Examination, Take Home Examination systems in place. Depending on the subject, the
concerned Faculty Member decides about the pattern of the examination. The concerned teacher
is at liberty to decide his evaluation method.
 Pre examination: The Examination Section initiates the process of examination as per
the schedule notified in the university calendar. Prior to both midterm and end term
examinations, questions papers are asked from the concerned faculty through mail on separate
email id created only for receiving question. Guidelines are issued by the examination
department relating to the pattern of question papers. Time-table, Answer sheets (Main Sheet
and Additional Sheet), Seating Plan, Hall Ticket, Invigilators Duty Chart, Attendance Sheet is
prepared by the examination department. The examination department issues specific notice to
the students regarding the examination fee and the date of depositing the same with late fine.
The detailed Time Table of examination is also notified well in advance on the Notice Board and
the Website. In the meantime, details of students appearing in each of the examinations along
with the list of Backlog and Detained students are prepared. Accordingly sitting arrangements
and list of invigilators and supporting staff is prepared to ensure smooth and fair examination.
The Controller of Examination coordinates the examination.
 Examination: The examination is conducted as per the schedule with sufficient man
and material support provided by the university and routed through the examination section.
The invigilators are provided with the list of the examinees and their roll numbers in each of the
examination halls. They are also provided temporary absence chart to record the exit and entry
of students during examination. The Examinees and invigilators are also informed via a notice
regarding the rules to be followed when the examination is in progress. In case of detection of
unfair means, the answer book of the concerned examinee is confiscated immediately and the
matter is referred to the Controller of Examination for fair disposal as per the rules.
The examination office handovers question papers to the invigilators, collects answer scripts,
codes the answer scripts, receives unused answer books etc. during the days of examination.
 Post examination: The examination office receives result from the faculty members. It
decodes the answer scripts and enters marks. It collects marks from different assignments of a
subject and collates them to make a consolidated result. The result is then verified and results are
analysed. The detailed analysis is presented to the Vice-Chancellor. The moderation committee
considers the results analysis for the purpose of moderation. The result is generated through the
software and the same is updated in the individual records which is accessible to the students.
The grade cards are also issued to the students by the examination. Most of the activities of the
examination section are computerized. A database, with details of examiners and students on roll
and passed out students has been maintained. Result is entered into database from which
compiled result is generated.
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2.5.6 Has the university introduced any reforms in its Ph.D evaluation process?
Yes the University has introduced reforms in its Ph.D. evaluation process. The university has
reformed the Ph.D. evaluation process as per UGC 2009 regulations and related guidelines.
The Ph.D. programme is in three stages, first stage is qualified in All India Ph.D Entrance Test
conducted by NLUO. The candidates who are duly qualified in the UGC NET/JRF/SLET/or
completed M. phil are exempted from appearing in the admission test. The second stage will be
notified in advance to submit a detailed research proposal in the prescribed format to the
University. All the eligible candidates, candidates qualified in the entrance test and the duly
qualified candidates of UGC NET/JRF/SLET/ or completed M. Phil are required to present
their research proposal in an oral defence before the Doctoral Committee constituted by the
University. Strictly based on the research proposal and oral defence the Doctoral Committee will
recommend the final selection of candidates for Ph.D. admission to the Vice-Chancellor.
Ph.D. researchers are required to complete course work as prescribed in the regulations.
Researchers are supposed to complete course work that includes theory paper of research
methodology, presentations on Research methodology on the topic under study, and Review of
literature related to research.
Before the final submission, the research scholar has to submit a draft thesis and make a PrePh.D. presentation which is open to all the faculty members and research scholars for comments
and the same may be suitably incorporated into the draft thesis on the advice of the supervisor.
The Scholars have to publish atleast one research paper in a refereed journal before the
submission of the thesis.
The thesis submitted by the Scholars shall be evaluated by three external examiners of whom
one shall be from outside the State. Sometimes thesis is sent abroad for evaluation. This year one
thesis was sent to two foreign examiners. The examiners assess and recommend as to whether
the degree may or may not be awarded. Examiners are encouraged to write detailed descriptive
reports as to the thesis.
The viva-voce examination shall be conducted in the presence of one of the three external
examiners only when all the three examiners unanimously recommend the award of the degree.
2.5.7 Has the university created any provision for including the name of the college in
the degree certificate?
This question is not applicable to NLUO as this is a unitary university and does not have any
affiliating college.
2.5.8 What is the mechanism for redressal of grievance with reference to examinations?
Yes, there is a mechanism for redressal of grievance with reference to examination. The
grievance of the student relating to the examination is addressed to the Controller of
Examination. Following are the mechanisms for redressal of grievances:
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• Viewing the Answer sheet and Re-evaluation
All students are shown their marked and evaluted answer sheets of the mid-term examination.
They can see the marking of all questions and totalling of marks. They are also eligible to get the
re-evaluation of any paper done, by making an application to the Convener of Examination and
paying the requisite fees.
• Improvement
If the student is still not satisfied with his grade, then the student may appear in an improvement
examination.
• Moderation Committee
The Vice-Chancellor may constitute a Moderation Committee to moderate the question papers
and can also moderate the result.
 Poor Result
If the pass percentage is very poor, due to strict marking or because of any other reason, the
result is put up by the Controller of Examination to the Vice-Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor
may constitute a moderation committee to examine the matter and give comments.
Recommendations of the Committee are examined by the Vice-Chancellor and an appropriate
relief, if required, is allowed.
Any other grievances with reference to examination can be addressed to the office of the
Controller of Examinations.
 UGC Grievance Cell: The University has constituted special grievance committee for
students as required by the UGC. It has also constituted Anti-Ragging Committee as well
as Committee against Sexual Harrasment at Worksplace.
 Examination Committee: The University has constituted Examination Committee to
facilitate University examination and it also has jurisdiction in cases of students
grievances relating to examination.
2.5.9 What efforts have been made by the university to streamline the operations at the
Office of the Controller of Examinations? Mention any significant efforts which have
improved the process and functioning of the examination division/section.
The Vice-Chancellor constitutes the following committees for each Academic Year.
• Academic Coordination Committee: The Academic Coordination Committee consisting of
the UG Council and PG Council is entrusted with the task of planning, regulating, monitoring
and enhancing the quality of education in the University. The ACC, consisting of experienced
faculty members, initiates academic activities of each semester. The Academic Coordination
Committee shall plan, organize, supervise and take decisions in all academic related matters.
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• Undergraduate Council: The Undergraduate Council shall conduct examinations, implement
these Rules and make recommendations, if any on matters pertaining to the B.A., LL.B (Hons.)
degree programme and B.B.A.,LL.B (Hons.) degree programme.
• Postgraduate Council: The Postgraduate Council shall conduct examinations, implement
these Rules and make recommendations, if any on matters pertaining to the LL.M. degree
programme.
 Examination Committee: The Examination Committee shall conduct examinations,
implement these Rules and make recommendations, if any on matters pertaining to the B.A.,
LL.B (Hons.) and B.B.A., LL.B (Hons.) degree programme and Postgraduate programme.
• Moderation Committee: The Moderation Committee, which shall comprise of three
members of the Undergraduate Council, shall moderate question papers and results.
• Disciplinary Committee: The Disciplinary Committee shall inquire into disciplinary cases
referred to it, including those involving use of unfair means in examination and submit its report
to the Vice-Chancellor.
A senior faculty is appointed as the Controller of Examination. Controller of Examinations gives
an overview on the method of Examination and Evaluation to all UG and PG students at the
beginning of every academic year. The office of Controller of Examination maintains a set of
latest curriculum of each subject applicable for the respective semester of the courses. He
appoints the faculty for setting the question paper and demands it back well in time before the
start of examination. The exam department working under his direct supervision prepares the list
of examinees who have been found eligible to take examination and issue admit cards, conducts
the examination under the duly appointed superintendents and invigilators. They keep the
answer sheets in safe custody and refer those to the appointed examiners. The results are
compiled, checked and declared. The degrees are awarded through a fully scrutinized process and
procedure. The NLUO Regulations/Rules fully provide for all these steps which are followed in
letter and spirit. As such in the whole examination process proper sanctity of the Examination
System is maintained.
All the records pertaining to examinations as well as the decisions taken by the Academic
Coordination Committee and the other committees constituted under these Rules shall be
maintained by the Examination Department of the University.
The Undergraduate Council/ Post Graduate may make recommendations relating to procedures
for maintenance of examination and academic records by the Examination Department,
including maintenance of records by providing document numbers, classification, for easy
retrieval.
The examination process being confidential in nature, no student shall seek access to
Examination Department for any reason whatsoever. The faculty also cooperates in maintaining
the confidentiality of the examination process.
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In addition, the P.G. Committee supervises the activities relating to the LL.M. Programmes and
the Research Committee supervises the M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes.
Open book exams have been encouraged and now many exams are conducted in open book
form. Take home exams are also encouraged besides take home research assignments.
Examination office equipment is upgraded with a new heavy duty printer, shredder, multiple
desktops and printers for better management.
2.6 Student Performance and Learning Outcomes
2.6.1 Has the university articulated its Graduate Attributes? If so, how does it facilitate
and monitor its implementation and outcome?
NLUO aims to develop its graduates as professionally competent, socially relevant and
technically sound and equipped to address the imperatives of the new millennium and uphold
the constitutional values is the primary mission of the University. The University is very clear
about its graduate attributes while offering Law Courses both at UG & PG levels. The University
expects its graduates:
• To be proficient in knowledge of Law
• Have fundamental understanding of interdisciplinary subjects
• Have proficiency in language
• Knowledge of computer application
• Possess Research aptitude
• Are adequately trained with professional and exposure skills
All this is facilitated and monitored during the course by combining the theoretical knowledge
with professional training. Moot Courts, Clinical Programmes, Legal Aid, Teaching, Research
and internships have been made part of curriculum to make them professionally competent. As
part of their social responsibility, the students on continuous basis conduct Legal Awareness
Programmes, help the needy in filing cases, extend their support for social causes and actively
participate in other social service activities. To make them familiar with the use of latest
technology, some courses on cyber laws, media laws etc. are offered. In addition, the students are
made part of various committees, which govern various facets of student life in the University.
The students through these committees organise number of programmes which help them to
improve their administrative and leadership skills.
The issues relating to curriculum and other academic activities are monitored by the Academic
Coordination Committee and for each Committee of the University, there is one Faculty Advisor
who monitors the activities of individual Committees.
National Law University, Odisha acknowledges and appreciates the achievements of students.
The National Law University, Odisha felicitates outstanding performance of the students by
awarding various medals at the Convocation.
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As a result, NLUO graduates are excelling in their career in various fields. The graduates have
been awarded number of prestigious scholarships, made partners in law firms; some of them
cleared the Judicial Services Examination and Civil Services Examination, many are practicing in
courts at different levels and some are working with the NGOs etc.
2.6.2 Does the university have clearly stated learning outcomes for its academic
programmes? If yes, give details on how the students and staff are made aware of these?
Yes, in the Orientation Programme, the overall aims and objectives of the program are clearly
stated to the students and the parents. At the commencement of academic session every year
the Curriculum Advisory Committee undertakes the colossal task of reviewing and revising the
syllabus, keeping it in tune with the required learning outcomes.
For each course, the concerned faculty members indicate the course objectives and outcomes. It
is further carried on in the day to day course that are taught in the class. The faculty make it a
point to mention the significance of learning a concerned subject and its probable use in the
future. The course outline and the Research Based Teaching University presentation provides for
the outcome Faculty meetings are conducted on regularly to discuss about the developments and
the needs. Staff meetings are conducted periodically to create awareness among them about the
requirements and also the processes to be adopted for effective implementation of the same.
Requirements of the legal profession are being continuously reviewed and analysed. The
different specialized streams of study are accordingly updated to produce the desired results.
Further, the university provides for various one credit courses on certain subjects that are useful
for the students once they pass out. Accordingly both the structured and unstructured
curriculum for the law courses help the students to acquire knowledge and skills of
contemporary relevance.
2.6.3 How are the university‟s teaching, learning and assessment strategies structured to
facilitate the achievement of the intended learning outcomes?
The university endeavors to augment the teaching skills of the faculty and create a conducive
learning environment as well as sound assessment strategy by reviewing the curriculum from
time to time to make it up to date. The frequent faculty meetings presided by the Hon‟ble Vice
Chancellor and the Chairman, Academic Coordination Committee provide an opportunity to the
faculty members to raise their doubts and seek clarification from each other. The problems and
issues raised by students are also discussed in the class room, in the faculty meeting as well as at
the level administration and redressal is provided to their best satisfaction.
The faculties are very much aware of the outcomes of the concerned subjects. Firstly, they
undertake the task of accomplishing for a strong theoretical understanding of the subjects.
Secondly, the courses are taught through different methods, that suits the subject, and most of
the faculties undertake case study methods to make the students aware of the intricacies in the
law and the way it is implemented. Lastly, the University has, in recent years, taken a proactive
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step in understanding the subject‟s not in isolation but through interdisciplinary approach like for
e.g. Law and Economics, Sociology and Law, Politics and Law, Accountings and Law, Science
and Law. The students are prepared in such a way to make the best of the market driven
subjects.
The University monitors the performance of the students through continuous internal
assessment, attendance, mid-semester examinations, projects and presentations and viva etc.
Accordingly, the students prepare themselves to meet the standards and challenges.
As stated above, research, internships, mooting, clinical programmes have been made mandatory
in the curriculum. In addition to class room teaching students are required to undertake research
in each subject for the submission of their project. To facilitate their research, library remains
open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and remote access to e-resources is provided through internet.
The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled and LAN Network is also available. Field work is part of
clinical programmes. During internships, the students are made to work with NGOs, Advocates,
Trial Courts, District Courts, High Courts, Supreme Court of India, UN Organisations, Law
Firms etc. where they get practical exposure in implementation of the theory taught in the
classrooms. The assessment of the course includes Mid-Term Examination, Project Work and
End Semester Examination. The University has continuous assessment. The assessment of the
elective courses, clinical courses and seminar courses is decided by the teacher concerned and the
students are informed well in advance.
2.6.4 How does the university collect and analyse data on student learning outcomes and
use it to overcome the barriers to learning?
At the end of each semester, feedback from the students is taken by way of course evaluation
wherein they need to mark about the course outcome for individual courses taught during the
semester. In the feedback form there is a provision for giving open comments on any other
requirements for the improvement and strengthening of the academics and other issues. The
issues and concerns raised are discussed in the faculty meetings and staff meetings and necessary
corrective steps are taken to address the same effectively.
NLUO collects and analyses data on the students learning outcomes through the concerned
teachers and student academic committee and initiate the remedial measures viz- conduct of
special classes and appointing senior students as mentors. Due attention is paid to the individual
performance of student during the course of class room interaction as well as their performance
in examination. This dual process of assessment makes clearly highlights the handicaps as well as
the merit of the students. Accordingly the faculty gives special attention wherever required so as
to make them active participant in academic activities.
The University has in place a proper system to collect and analyses the data on students learning
outcomes. The system is somewhat like this, the evaluation of student learning outcomes are
divided into continuous evaluation and end term exams. The continuous evaluation is through
Projects, Group Discussion, Internal Test and presentation and the end term evaluation is
through an end term exam. The students are provided with score sheets and a Student
Performance Appraisal report is sent to the parents of all the students. The University provides
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all round support to the students for overcoming the barriers of learning and also
institutionalized an innovative mechanism called as Academic Support Programme to students
who need special attention.
2.6.5 How are the new technologies deployed by the university in enhancing student
learning and evaluation and how does it seek to meet fresh/ future challenges? Any other
information regarding Teaching, Learning and Evaluation which the university would
like to include.
To make the legal education more pragmatic and profession oriented the university is making
every endeavour to provide new technologies to help in enhancing student learning and
evaluation. The University has acquired advanced computer technology to augment teaching and
learning processes. Highend computers with leased line internet connectivity are available in
computer labs. To provide the best use of IT in the field of education the University has
Interactive Boards, Projectors and Multimedia Podium in four class rooms of NLUO. The
University is ready to meet the future challenges. It regularly updates its technological and
learning data base components. The automated library is already functioning. Further facilities
will be augmented in the new library building which shall be ready for occupation very shortly.
The University has qualified technical staff which manages all the IT related jobs and attends to
faculty and students and resolve their problem, if any, regarding use and application of IT
equipments/Technology. The University IT department provides guidance to the students,
faculty staff and non-teaching staff in attaining expertise in operating computers. The academic
curriculum of the University is largely oriented towards the use of latest technology. The
university has provided the facility of 24 x 7 power supply and Wi-Fi facility for the entire
campus, and e-Journals. Most of the academic and administrative decisions are conveyed to the
students through the university website, emails.
Other than traditional method of class room teaching, firstly, the students are enrolled for
Academic support programme, secondly, the students are provided by online resources 24x7,
thirdly, the students are provided with faculty mentors for overall enhancement of their
personality; fourthly, the students are given opportunity twice before being detained for the
purpose of clearing the papers. Lastly, Student exchange programmes are promoted so that the
students are exposed to the rigours of international standards of legal education and to compete
globally with the best of the institutions.
Any other information regarding Teaching, Learning and Evaluation which the
university would like to include.
At NLUO there is more thrust towards professional training along with classroom teaching.
Students are supposed to develop sound theoretical lease by studying core subjects in law and
social sciences.
Then they are promoted towards acquiring specialized knowledge through self learning
processes. In addition to prescribed curriculum students learn through participation in
competitions and research paper writings. The evaluation system is also unique as it is not just
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the evaluation of the theoretical knowledge but also of practical application of knowledge and
display of professional skills. In Post-Graduation more thrust is toward research. More and more
student centric learning methods are being deliberated to make the student accessible to the
knowledge. The university is mooting innovative evaluation method to make the academic
process more rigorous to maintain the standards of a quality education.
The facility provided to the student-examinee to examine his own answer book after its
evaluation after the mid-term exams is unique and helps the students to improve their
performance after every examination. Similarly pre-submission seminars for LL.M. and Ph.D
students, improve the quality of the thesis. Every rough draft of the project report of the student
is presented before the teacher who in turn express and guide the students with their views for
improvement of the project report. The final reports proved to be an improvement over the
earlier project reports which is of publishable quality.
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CRITERION – III: RESEARCH CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
3.1 PROMOTION OF RESEARCH
3.1.1: Does the University have a Research Committee to monitor and address issues
related to research? If yes, what is its composition? Mention few recommendations
which have been implemented and their impact?
The University has a Doctoral Committee consisting of senior faculty members and also eminent
academics from other institutions of distinction. NLUO is offering Ph.D. programme since the
year 2009. So far four scholars have been awarded doctorate degree three in law and one in
management. NLUO offers Ph.D. programme in law and in interdisciplinary studies featuring
prominent legal component. The University offers three categories of enrolment in the Ph.D.
programme: 1) Full-time enrolment 2) Part-time enrolment and 3) Enrolment of faculty
members Admissions to Ph.D. programme are made through two step process. Candidates with
a minimum of 55% marks in masters can apply for the programme. At the first stage, all the
applicants are required to appear for the entrance test. Shortlisted candidates are required to
submit a research proposal which is examined by a committee constituted by the vice-chancellor.
On the recommendations of the committee, final list of candidates eligible for the Ph.D.
programme is declared.
University is in the process of setting up Research Development Committee. The Research
Degree Committee would help in the development of Research Projects to be submitted to
funding agencies and would coordinate the functioning and completion of the research projects
available with the university.
3.1.2 What is the policy of the university to promote research in its affiliated/constituent
colleges?
Not applicable, as the University does not have affiliated or constituent colleges
3.1.3 What are the proactive mechanisms adopted by the University to facilitate the
smooth implementation of research schemes/projects?
The University has 21 research centres that are functional and have generated quality research
and other output.
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1. Each research centre is placed under the charge of a faculty member as Coordinator.
2. The Coordinator is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with senior
colleagues. Decisions regarding the establishment of Research Centres are taken by the
Academic Council of the University.
3. Research Centres conduct research either by research projects funded by external
agencies or small researches with the aid of the university.
3.1.4 How is interdisciplinary research promoted?
• Between/Among different departments/schools of the university
• Collaboration with National/International Institutes/Industries
a. Between/Among different departments/schools of the university
National Law University Odisha does not have different departments. However, it offers an
integrated BBA LL.B.(Hons) and BA LL.B. (Hons) programme. Social science subjects like
sociology, political science etc. are important part of the LL.B. course. Similarly, accounting and
different management subjects are taught as part of the BBA LL.B. course. Law faculty and
social science faculty and management faculty work in collaboration to provide holistic picture of
different subjects to students. This is facilitated by course presentations made before the
beginning of each semester.
Similarly, interdisciplinary research is an area to which NLUO accords the highest priority. Most
of its Research Centres have been set up with the specific mandate of interdisciplinary research.
The other Centres are also encouraged to undertake multidisciplinary initiatives. The Research
Centres functioning within NLUO are as follows:
Research Centres At NLU Odisha
Sl.
No.
Name Of The Centre
Year Of
Establishment
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1
Centre For Climate Change Law (CCCL)
2010
2
Centre For Poverty And Justice Studies (CPJS)
2010
3
Centre For Competition Law And Policy (CCLP)
2010
4
Centre For Public Policy, Law And Good Governance
(CPPLGG)
2010
5
Centre For Banking And Insurance Laws (CBIL)
2014
6
Centre On Consumer Law (CCL)
2014
7
Centre For Corporate And Commercial Laws (CCCL)
2014
8
Centre For Disaster Management & Law (DIMALA)
2014
9
Centre For Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
(CIRLL)
2014
10
Intellectual Property Analysis And Advocacy Centre
(IPAAC)
2014
11
Centre For Criminal Justice And Human Rights
(CCJHR)
2014
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12
Centre For Outreach And Research In Agriculture Law
(CORAL)
2014
13
Centre For Child Rights (CCR)
2014
14
Centre For Access To Justice(CAJ)
2014
15
Centre For Contract Law And Contract Management
(CCLCM)
2014
16
Centre For Disability Law And Advocacy (CDLA)
2014
17
Centre For Mediation And Negotiation (CMN)
2014
18
Centre For Natural Resource Management (CNRM)
2014
19
Centre For Women And Law (CWL)
2014
20
Tribal Rights Advocacy Centre (TRAC)
2014
21
Centre For International Trade Law (CITL)
2015
b. Collaboration with National/International Institutes/Industries
National Law University is in the process of entering into collaborations with national and
international universities for student and faculty exchange programmes. For this purpose
university has already signed MoUs with different universities
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1. Memorandum of Agreement with Kansas University for research collaboration,
faculty and student exchanges.
2. Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Texas for research collaboration,
faculty and student exchanges.
3. Memorandum of Agreement with Northumbria University Newcastle England for
research collaboration, faculty and student exchanges.
4. Memorandum of Agreement with Tata Institute of Social Sciences
5. Memorandum of Agreement with Sri Sri University Cuttack.
3.1.5 Give details of workshops/training programmes/sensitization programmes
conducted by the university to promote a research culture on campus.
a. Seminars, Conferences, Symposia:
No.
1.
Date
10/10/2015
2.
29-30
2015
3.
4 May, 2015
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
23-24
2015
19
2015
17
2015
18
2015
22
2014
18-19
Name of the Conference
National Conference: „Financial Inclusion for Socio-Economic
Empowerment‟
July Regional Colloquium for SHRIs in Eastern India: „UN
Guidelines Governing their Functioning and Human Rights
Education‟
National Trade Union Conference: „Labour Law Reform,
Future Direction of Industrial Relations, Policy on Industry
Development‟ (in collaboration with International Labour
Organization (ILO) and Bureau for Workers Activities
(ACTRAV))
Apr. Eastern Regional Consultation on Universal Periodic Reporting
Apr. Symposium: „Disability Rights and Equality‟
Apr. Seminar on „Climate Change and Agriculture‟
Mar. Panel Discussion: „Union Budget 2015-16: Issues and
Challenges‟
Dec. Consultation Programme: „ILO Initiatives and its Jurisprudence‟
Oct. National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights
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2014
11-12
2014
Jan National Conference: „Enhancing Access to Justice and Quality
of Legal Education‟
11.
12-15
2013
Aug. National Seminar: „Institutional Challenges to Protection of
Environment‟
12.
21-22
Jan
2012
13
Nov.
2011
4 Nov. 2011
10.
13.
14.
National Seminar: „Judiciary, Ethics and Justice Delivery in
India‟
Conference: „Vista of Constitutional Law‟
Seminar: „Esurio Juri (Hungry for Justice)‟
b. Training and Development Programmes
No.
1.
Date
28 Oct. 2015
2.
21-22 Sep 2015
3.
15-16 Sep 2015
4.
25-28 Aug. 2015
5.
Name of the Programme
Workshop on „Effective Implementation of RTI Act‟ (in
collaboration with Odisha State Information Commission)
(Speakers: Prof. Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu, Central
Information Commissioner; Shri Subhas Agarwal , RTI
activist)
Orientation Programme for District Officials of Ganjam,
Gajpati and Kandhamal: „Child Rights and Juvenile Justice‟
Orientation Programme District Officials of Balasore,
Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj: „Child Rights and Juvenile Justice‟
Orientation Programme District Officials of
Khurda,
Nayagarh and Puri: „Child Rights and Juvenile Justice‟
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July-1Aug. Orientation Programme for Non-Judicial Members of
2015
Juvenile Justice Boards
6.
14 Feb 2015
Capacity-Building Programme: „Expanding Horizons of Law
and Agriculture‟
7.
7-8 Feb 2015
Management Development Programme „Contractual Labour‟
8.
7 Sep. 2014
Training Programme „Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics‟ (in
collaboration with Advanced Centre for Research,
Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics
(ACRDTCLF), NLSIU Bangalore)
9.
8 Aug. 2014
Induction Programme: „International Humanitarian Law‟ (in
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collaboration with ICRC)
10.
12-14 Apr. 2014
Management Development Programme: „Industrial Relations
Law and Practice for Human Resource and Industrial
Relations Management‟
11.
11-12 Apr. 2014
Training Programme for Bank Officers: „Recovery of NonPerforming Assets‟ (in collaboration with State Bank of
India).
12.
6-8 Apr. 2014
Workshop: „Intellectual Property in Business‟
13.
10-13 Jan 2014
Programme for Advocates: „Professional Development and
Training programme for Advocates on Labour Law and
Practice and Labour Adjudication‟ (in collaboration with IBACLE Chair, NLSIU Bangalore).
14.
21-26 Dec. 2013
15.
Programme for Law Teachers: „Contract Negotiation,
Management and Dispute Resolution‟ (in collaboration with
NALCO).
18 Dec. 2013-18 Rajiv Gandhi Advocates‟ Training Programme (RGATP) (in
Jan 2014
collaboration with Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of
Law and Justice, Government of India)
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19 Aug 2013
17.
28 Nov. 2011
Interactive Workshop: „Transform Urban India National
Student Challenge (TUI-NSC) 2013‟ (in collaboration with
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore)
National Workshop: „Role of Youth in Rule of Law: Issues of
Democracy, Accountability, Transparency and Environment‟
c. Lectures, Talks etc.
No.
1.
Date
7 Nov 2015
2.
19 Mar 2015
3.
20 Feb 2015
Name of the Programme
First Foundation Lecture by Shri Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace
Prize Laureate; Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan)
National Green Tribunal‟ – Special Lecture by Prof. Gitanjali N.
Gill (Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University, UK)
„Juvenile Justice‟ – Special Lecture by Prof. B. B. Pande (former
Professor of Law, University of Delhi)
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4.
19 Feb 2015
„Inclusive Banking‟ – Interaction with Prof. Jane K. Winn
(University of Washington, USA)
5.
9 Feb 2015
„The Future of Legal Education in India: Philanthropy, Excellence
and Institution Building‟ – Special Lecture by Prof. C. Raj Kumar
(Vice-Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat)
6.
5 Feb 2015
7.
24 Jan 2015
„International Investment Law‟ – Special Lecture by Prof. Walid
Ben Hamida (University of Paris, France)
„Investment Law‟ – Special Lecture by Mr. Sukesh Mishra (Joint
Director (Law), Competition Commission of India)
8.
9 Jan 2015
„Service Jurisprudence‟ – Special Lecture by Prof. P.S. Jaswal (ViceChancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala)
9.
8 Jan 2015
„Administrative Law‟ – Special Lecture by Prof. Nishtha Jaswal
(Professor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala)
10.
7 Jan 2015
„Indirect Taxation‟ – Special Lecture by Mr. S.K. Panda (Chief
Commissioner, Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax,
Bhubaneswar)
11.
3 Jan 2015
„Legislative Review under Article 14‟ – Talk by Prof. Tarunabh
Khaitan (Associate Professor, Oxford University)
12.
20 Sep 2014
„Access to Environmental Justice‟ – Lecture by Justice Swatantra
Kumar, (Chairman, National Green Tribunal)
13.
16 Sep 2014
„Access to Environmental Justice‟ – Lecture by Justice Swatantra
Kumar, (Chairman, National Green Tribunal)
14.
16Sep 2014
Interactive Session with Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme
Court of India
15.
25 Jan 2013
Interaction with students by Prof. R. Venkata Rao (ViceChancellor, NLSIU Bangalore)
16.
12 Jan 2013
17.
17 Sep 2012
„Separation of Powers‟ – Lecture by Prof. V. Vijay Kumar (ViceChancellor, TNDALU Chennai)
„Constitutional Precepts‟ – Lecture by Justice Dipak Misra (Judge,
Supreme Court of India)
18.
3 Nov. 2012
2nd Dinabandhu Sahu Memorial Lecture - „Sentencing Policy‟ by
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Justice Aftab Alam (Judge, Supreme Court of India)
19.
2-4 Nov. 2012
„Financial Relations between Centre and State‟ – Lecture by Justice
S. Rajendra Babu (Former Chief Justice of India)
„Jurisdiction of NGT‟ – Lecture by Justice A.S. Naidu (Acting
Chairperson, National Green Tribunal; Former Judge, High Court
of Orissa)
„Right to Information‟ – Lecture by Mr. Tarunakanti Mishra
(Odisha State Chief Information Commissioner)
„Police in Criminal Justice Administration‟ – Lecture by Mr. Satyajit
Mohanty (IG Police; CMD, Odisha Police Housing and Welfare
Corporation Ltd)
20.
13 Oct. 2012
21.
6 Oct. 2012
22.
4-5 Oct. 2012
23.
29 Sep. 2012
„Judicial Review‟ – Lecture by Justice A.K. Ganguly (Former
Judge, Supreme Court of India; Chiarman, WBHRC)
24.
22 Sep. 2012
„Judicial Accountability‟ – Lecture by Justice G.B. Pattanaik
(Former Chief Justice of India)
25.
22 Sep. 2012
„ Enforcement of Narcotics Law‟ – Lecture by Mr. B.K. Sharma
(ADG, Crimes)
26.
21 Sep. 2012
27.
1 Sep 2012
28.
25 Aug 2012
„Effects of Drugs‟ – Lecture by Dr. A.K. Nanda (Scientific
Officer, State Forensic Science Laboratory)
„Commercial Arbitration‟ – Lecture by Mr Gautam Mukherji
(Advocate, High Court of Orissa)
„Direct Taxation‟ – Lecture by Mr. R.R. Das (Commissioner of
Income Tax (Appeals))
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18 Aug 2012
„World‟s Legal Systems‟ – Lecture by Prof. N.L. Mitra (Chancellor,
KIIT University; former Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU Bangalore;
former Vice-Chancellor, NLU, Jodhpur)
30.
11 Aug 2012
„Relevance of Legal Education‟ – Lecture by Mr. Asok Parija
(Former Chairman, Bar Council of India)
3.1.6 How does the university facilitate researchers of eminence to visit the campus as
adjunct professors? What is the impact of such efforts on the research activities of the
University?
Right from its inception, NLUO has nurtured tradition of inviting eminent academics,
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researchers, and also jurists, to visit the University as guest faculty, visiting faculty, adjunct faculty,
and otherwise to conduct workshops, seminars etc. Such visitors have contributed to the
academic environment of the University.
At present four adjunct professors are associated with the university.
1. Prof. Udai Raj Rai. He has teaching experience of about fifty years. He was
professor, Head and Dean in Faculty of Law, University of Gorakhpur, Krishna Iyer
Chair Professor in National Law School of India University Bangalore and Ford
Foundation Human Rights Chair Professor in West Bengal National University of
Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has authored a book Fundamental Rights and their
Enforcement(2011). Another book is in press. He teaches Constitutional Law to LL.B.
students. He also guides dissertation for LL.M. students and in projects, moots and
other research work of the faculty and students.
2. Prof. Kesava Rao Vurrakula. He served Andhra University both as Professor of
Law and Dean, Faculty of Law. He was also the Principal of NBM Law College,
Andhra University for many years. Prof. Rao was the Director of the Institute of
Law and Ethics in Medicine at NLSIU (2002-03) and served Chanakya National Law
University as its Registrar (2007-08). He has published 4 books and more than 20
research papers. He teaches Law of Evidence, Contract and Corporate Law to LL.B.
and LL.M. students. He is also guiding research to undergraduate and post graduate
students. He is the Academic Coordinator and Director for the Community
Development Programme and Distance Education programme
3. Prof. Rita Ray has an experience of thirty-five years in academics and consulting.
Her academic profile includes teaching as a full-time faculty of Sociology at Utkal
University, India since 1975. She is currently the senior-most female Professor, in
service, in the state today. She was also the Vice chancellor (in-charge) of Utkal
University for a brief, but intensely challenging, period. In this period, she provided
the critical impetus needed by the institution to resurge and progress. Prof. Ray has
guided and awarded close to 20 Ph. D theses, mostly pertaining to issues of
Displacement, Rehabilitation and Gender, and has published extensively in national
and international journals.. She has two books underway, one called 'Beyond
Resettlement and Rehabilitation' with Prof. L.H. Ekstrand (Lund University) and the
other called 'From Blood to Fire - Gramadevis and the Changing Culture of Orissa'
with Dr. Elinor Gadon of Brandeis University, USA. She is presently Professor and
Head of the Department of Sociology at Utkal University, India. Prof. Ray's
consulting assignments have been with The World Bank, Asian Development Bank
(ADB), European Economic Commission (EEC), Swedish International
Development Agency (SIDA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP),
Food and Agriculture Program (FAO), Danish International Development Agency
(DANIDA), Power Grid Corporation of India, POSCO-India,to name a few.
4. Dr. Anup Kumar Patnaik has done Ph.D. in Law. He has served as lecturer in
Physics in Government Science College. He was selected Indian Police Service and
retired as DGP Vigilance in 2012. He pursued LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. during his
service. He was awarded Indian Police Medal and President‟s Police Medal. He
attended International Meetings on Prisons representing India at New Zealand and
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Meetings on Anti-corruption at Bangkok. I had also undergone training on
“Commando Course” in Great Britain and briefly got attached to Leads University
Law Faculty. After retirement he joined KIIT university and assisted in
administration and in teaching. He is now associated with National Law University
Odisha as adjunct professor. He is teaching LL.B. and LL.M. students Police and
Security Administration, Criminal Procedure Code and seminar course on Privileged
Classes deviance. His practical experience in criminal justice administration helps the
students in getting thorough understanding of the subjects relating to criminal law
and administration.
Earlier adjunct professors associated with the university were Justice (Retd.) Rajendra Babu,
Justice (Retd.) A.V Naidu, Prof. B.K. Mohanti, Prof. G.V. Ajjappa, and Prof. Jagannath Patnaik.
GIAN: NLUO is one of the law universities which has been identified for MHRD programme
on Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN). The programme is for drawing the talent
pool of internationally acclaimed professors of law to promote their involvement with the
institutes of higher education in India. NLUO is collaborating with faculties within and outside
India for various academic courses.
Credit Courses: NLUO also has one and two credit course programmes. Noted persons from
academia and industry are invited to take one or two credit courses for the students. Some of the
credit courses conducted in NLUO are
1. International Electronic Commerce Law by Prof. Jane Winn, (August 11 to
August 22nd 2015)
2. Bio diversity Law by Ms. Kanchi Kohli (March 23rd –March 25th and April 8th to
April 10th 2015)
3. International Commercial Laws by Mr. Risham Garg (Jan. 7th to Jan 19th 2015)
4. Medical Negligence Liability: Policy, Law and Practice by Prof. S.V. Joga Rao (4-9
February 2013)
3.1.7 What percentage of the total budget is earmarked for research?
Following Budgetary allocations help in research activities of the faculty and students.
5.
Faculty development fund Rs, 10,00,000/- : Under this fund research activities of
faculty members are aided by the university. Under this head university also reimburses expenses
incurred by the faculty for presenting papers in seminars/conferences, participation in
workshops, training programmes etc.
Dr. Sheela Rai (Rs. 34,082) was partially reimbursed for participating and presenting paper in
Critical Legal Conference organised by University of Sussex, Brighton). Mr. Nachiketa Mittal was
partially reimbursed (Rs. 44,631) for participating and being Panel speaker in Conference on
Enhancing Business Opportunities in Africa: Role, Reality and Future of Africa Related
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Arbitration organised by Atlanta International Arbitration Society. for Ms. Suman Dash
Bhatmishra was aided for participating in workshop on „ Training the Trainers for Paralegals‟
organised by South Asian Institute for Legal Studies in Human Rights in Negombo (Sri Lanka).
For Capacity Development Programme on Corporate Law organised by National Law
University Delhi, Dr. Dolly Jabbal got support of (Rs. 9870/-), Mr. Abhay Kumar (Rs. 6964/-),
Mr. Rajat Solanki (Rs. 3940/-). Mr. Debasis Rout got assistance of (Rs. 2500/-) for participation
in conference for Chartered Accountants. Mr. Amrendra Kumar Ajit got assistance of ( Rs.
9315/-) for participating and presenting paper in IPR Conference organised by National Law
University Bhopal Dr. Rangin Pallav Tripathi got assistance of (Rs. 5000/-) for participation in
National Workshop on Data Analysis and Research Methods organized by NLU Delhi, Dr.
Suman Dash Bhatmishra got financial assistance of (Rs. 5000/-) for participation in National
Workshop on Data Analysis and Research Methods organized by NLU Delhi. Mr. Nachiketa
Mittal (Rs. 18885/-) for participation in certificate course on Arbitration organised by National
Law School of India University Bangalore. Mr. Rajat Solanki received financial assistance of (Rs.
16454/-) for attending certificate course on Competition Law in National Law School of India
University Bangalore.
2. University publication 1,50,000/3. Reimbursement for participation in Moot Courts etc by Students (Rs. 15 lacs):
Details of students who received financial assistance in the previous two financial 201314 and 2014-15 are given below:
S.No
Name of the Moot
Court Compitetion
Date
Name of the
Participants
Amount
Rembersed (Rs)
1
National Moot court
competition, Faculty
of Law Jamia Millia
Islamia
12/4/1314/4/2013
Eshna Saxena
(2012/BBALLB/020)
8,213
Namrata Srivastava
(2012/BBALLB/032)
Steven Saldana
(2012/BBALLB/054)
2
NLS, International
Arbitration Moot
11/4/13-14/4/13
Harneet Kaur
(2011/BALLB/022)
10,000
Rishab Dheer
(2011/BBALLB/045)
Kshetragya Nath
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(2011/BALLB/027)
3
Advocay Premier
Leaguge Grand Finale
All India Moot Court
Competition
21/3/1323/3/2013
Animesh Bhasker
(2010BALLB/008)
7000
Kushagra Sinha
(2010/BALLB/029)
Raunak Bajaj
(2010/BALLB/060)
4
Karnatka Raja
Lakhamgouda Law
College Tilakwadi,
Belgaum Moot Court
Competition
8/3/2013 –
10/3/2013
Abhi Sharma
(2011/BALLB/ 001)
12143
Anirudh
(2011/ballb/010)
Kamal Sharma
(2011/ballb/025)
5
12th Surana & Surana
International
Technology Law
Moot Court
Competition
23/8/2013 –
25/8/2013
Anshu Bansal
(2010/BBALLB/008)
22437
Nidhi Jaiswal
(2010/bballb/031)
Paul Parek
(2010/BBALLB/037)
6
7th Annual Nalsar
Justixce Sawhny
Memorail Moot Court
Competition
4/10/2013 6/10/2013
Sampurna Nayak
(2009/BALLB/39)
10000
Adhish
(2011/BBALLB/2)
Lopamudrda
(2009/BALLB/23)
7
4th NLIU Juris Corp
National Corporate
Law Moot Court
Competition
18/10/2013 20/10/2013
Subhansu Gupta
10000
(2010/bballb)
Ridhima Khurama
(2011/BBALLB/43
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8
1st Lex Omnia Moot
court Competition
8/11/2013 –
10/11/2013
Apporva Mathur
15000
Damaynti
Prattek Debnath
Shivom
9
13th Henry Dunant
Moot Court
Competition
19/9/2013 –
22/9/2013
Pankaj sevta
8046
Poonam Motwani
Anagh Tiwari
10
Price Media Law
Moot Court
Competition
21/11/2013 24/11/2013
N Bhattacharjee
10000
Diksha Goyal
Sakshi Sharma
11
3rd NALSAR
Gurcharan Singh
Tulsi Memorial
Criminal Law Moot
24/1/2014 –
26/1/2014
Paridhi Bhel
(2012/BBALLB/33)
10000
Aayush Tripathi
(2010/BALLB/001)
Aditya Prakash
(
2011/bballb/3)
12
25th All India Moot
Court Competition
6/2/2014 –
8/2/2014
Rishab Gupta
(2011/BBALLB/44)
17997
Soobhit Batta
(2011/BALLB/52)
Anusam Dash
(2010/BBALLB/10)
13
National IP Moot
Court Competition
31/1/2014 –
3/2/2014
Nikita Pattajoshi
8302
Shewta Sahu
Noopur Srivastava
14
1st Damodaram
Snjivaya Moot Court
15/1/2014 –
16/2/2014
Vivek Ranjan
7000
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Smriti Singh
Ashish Shukla
15
16
Surana & Surana
National Corporate
Law Moot Court
Competition
7/2/2014 –
9/7/2014
3rd ILNU
International Moot
Court Competition
14/2/204 –
13/2/204
Sayam Kandelwal
10000
Abhishek Kumar
Anupam Pillai
Sarita Rout
21000
Hema Pattnaik
Abhay Singh
17
7th Amity National
Moot Court
Competition
21/2/2014 –
23/2/2014
Rajat rathee
10000
Ashish Shukla
Vaishali Singh
18
19
18th All India Moot
court Competition
21/2/2014 –
23/2/2014
18th Stetson
International
Environmental Moot
2013-14
Ashish Patel
15700
Manasi Raghunath
Anirudh Panicker
19400
Prateek Suri
Pardhu Pinnamshetty
20
5th Anttitrst Law
Moot Court
Competition
27/3/2014
Sourav Chnandra
10000
Ujawal Satsangi
Pawan Giridhar
21
National Moot Court
Competition on
Human Rights
7/9/2014
Johnson Subha
1000
Sankruti Samal
Rahul Agarwal
22
6th GNLU
International Moot
Court competition
5/9/204
Soumen Mohanty
1000
Amit Kumar sinha
Santwana Dwivedi
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24
4th NLIU Justice R. K.
Tankha Memorial
National Moot Court
Competition
2/3/2014
G.H. Ralsonii Moot
Court Competition
21/3/2014 –
23/3/2014
Aastha Trivedi
10000
Kumar shubham
Meril Mathew Joy
13000
Anish Jaipuriar
Mayank Sapra
25
2nd RMLNLU SCC
Online Moot Court
Competition
2/4/2014
Mayank Kumar
Ranjan
10000
Devesh Pandey
Parth Shukla
26
NUALS Moot court
competition
21/3/2014 –
23/3/2014
Deven Choudhary
20000
Arpit Jain
Sangha Mitra Singh
27
9th All India Moot
Court competition
21/3/2014 –
23/3/2014
Shivank Jhanji
16617
Mandar Bhadotkar
Shweta Singh
28
29
30
31
6th HUJS Herbert
Smith Freehils
National Corporate
law Moot
26/4/204
15th DM Harish
Memorial
Government Law
College International
Moot Court
Competition
6/2/2014 –
9/2/2014
4th Dr. Paras Diwan
memorial National
Energy Law Moot c
ourt
3/4/2014/ 6/4/2014
Shri. M K Nambyar
7/3/2014 –
Bhumika Malick
10000
Puneet Passai
Shubhansu Gupta
Rajjev Khatan
14823
Priyanka Murali
Shubham Singhal
Ankit Pal
24173
Akarsh Deepak
Deepankar Dikshit
Tanaya Khanna
7072
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Memorial National
Level Moot court
9/3/2014
ITMU Law School
National Moot
12/3/2014 –
14/3/2014
Aysuh Shukla
Naman Kamdar
Suyog Ghosh
10000
Pranjal Dubey
Antim Amlam
33
7th NLS International
Moot and Conference
18/4/20420/4/204
Ananta Gupta
10000
Chadramauli Dwivedi
Aditya Laddha
34
Dr. B P Saraf
National Tax Moot
16/7/2014 17/7/2014
Noopur Srivastava
7313
Anshu Bansal
Nidhi Jaiswal
35
2nd KIIT University
National Moot Court
Competition
5/9/2014 –
7/9/2014
Shreya Basu
5500
Puneet Passi
Kushagra Sinha
36
14TH Henry Daunt
Memorial Moot
27/9/2014
Arbaj Husain
3066
Gaurav Rai
Naman Singh
37
5th NLIU Juris Corp
NAtiona corporate
Law Moot
5/9/2014
Abhishek Iyer
10000
Ashutosh Kumar
Rishabh Gupta
38
39
8th Annual NALSAR
Justice B R Sawhmy
Memorial
26/9/204 –
28/9/2014
13th Surana & Surana
International
Technology Moot
10/10/2014 –
12/10/2014
Saurabh Chandra
Padhi
9790
Ansam Dash
Anvesh Srivastava
13044
Manya Tripathi
Sohail Yadav
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5th K R Ramamani
Memorial Texation
Moot
20/3/2015 –
22/3/2015
Ritesh kumar
13164
Viniti Agarwal
Ankita Sen
41
10th All India Moot
court Competition
19/2/2015 –
21/2/2015
Antim Amlan
15000
Shobit Bhatta
Surbhi Sharma
42
56th NLIU Justice R K
TAnkha Memorial
National moot
20/2/2015 –
22/2/2015
Shivika Agarwal
7933
Vartika Chahal
Titiksha Shrivastava
43
3rd NHRC LC
National Moot
20/2/2015 –
22/2/2015
Shikar Sthapak
10000
Anmol saraf
Prgalbhi Joshi
44
10th National Moot
court competition
14/2/2015 –
15/2/2015
Nitin R Vaishta
8274
Sidhath Nigotia
Dhruv Khurana
45
13th Surana & Surana
National Moot
13/2/2015 –
15/2/2015
Anand Jain
10000
Tushar Jain
Sanghmitra Singh
46
47
48
7th Symbiosis B
Krishna Memorial
National IPR Moot
court
6/2/2015 –
8/2/2015
8th Frankfurt
Investment
Arbitration Moot
court
9/3/2015 –
14/3/2015
Techno
6/2/2015 –
8/2/2015
Mamangment fest
Nikhil Saini
15000
Aastha Trivedi
Ashish Tyagi
10000
Rajat Rathee
Tanusmita Ghosh
Saurav Sotwal
8427
Dushyant Kumar
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Kartikey Gupta
49
7th GNLU Moot
4/2/2015 –
8/2/2015
Shubham Saigal
10000
Abhishek Tappo
Shreyan Daas
50
Oxford Price Media
Moot
20/11/2015 –
23/11/2015
Shubhansu Gupta
10000
Resshab saxena
Subhi Gaur
51
26th All India Moot
12/2/2015 –
13/2/2015
Lovely Lahia
15000
Namrata Srivastava
Eshna saxena
52
9th Prof. S P Sathe
Memorial National
moot
13/2/2015 –
15/2/2015
Parual PAdhi
15000
Yagavalk Shukla
Aditya Silawat
53
19th Stetson
International
Environmental Moot
28/11/2015 –
30/11/2015
Aditya Laddha
10000
Prateek suri
Anirudh
54
10th National Moot
Competition
27/2/2015 –
1/3/2015
R Anupam Pillai
11774
Akarsh Deepak
Avi Sharma
55
16th DM Harish
Memorial Moot
Competition
12/2/2015 –
15/2/2015
Pavni
10000
Ishika Goon
Archita Mahapatra
56
2nd Damodaram
Sanjivaya Moot
6/3/2015 –
8/3/2015
Bhavya Verma
7984
Anshuman
Chaudhary
Satvik Mohanthy
57
4th National Moot
27/2/2015 –
Basu chndela
13275
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1/3/2015
Harshit Pandey
Keshav Bahati
58
2nd International Moot
Court Competition in
International Law
28/2/2015 –
1/3/2015
Druheen Mohanty
10000
Himasnshu Singh
Nakul Bajpi
59
5th M K Nambyar
Moot
13/3/2015 –
15/3/2015
Anubhav Sarkar
10000
Dhruv Pallival
Vrinda Pathak
60
2nd NUALS Moot
13/3/2015 –
15/3/2015
Sayali Kadu
15000
Tanay Khana
Dhurav shrivastava
61
5th ILNU All India
Moot
13/3/2015 –
15/3/2015
Abhishek Sarhar
20261
Dhruv Tiwari
Shivangi Gupta
62
19th All India Moot
27/2/2015 –
1/3/2015
Kumar shubham
15000
Vaishai Singh
Smriti Singh
63
All National Moot
Court Competition
20/3/2015 22/3/2015
Rishi Raj
10000
Myank Mishra
Aman Pandey
64
IIT Kharagpur Moot
14/11/2014 –
16/11/2014
Tushant Sharma
2500
Debyan gupta
Swapnil Shukla
65
3rd International Moot
court Competition
12/3/2015 –
14/3/2015
Aakansha Dixit
18494
Vidhi Tiwari
Diya Das Gupta
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Justice PN Bhagwati
15th International
Moot
21/3/2015 –
22/3/2015
Anshika Shukla
10000
Namrata BHera
Nilesh Shukla
67
14th Amity Moot
competition
20/2/2015 –
22/2/2015
Radhika Pandey
10000
Aditi Mishra
Suyog Ghosla
68
6th NLU Antitrust
Moot
19/3/2015 –
21/3/2015
Kamal Sharma
10000
Pranav
Nirmala
Meghmala
69
4th RGNLU Moot
27/3/2015 –
29/3/2015
Riyanka Ray
10000
Aradhya
Kishlay Kumar
70
15th National Moot
24/1/2015 –
25/1/2015
Sarjit Khandelwal
10000
Girha Shankar
Pareekshit Bhisnoi
71
Philip C Jessup
International Moot
30/1/2015 –
1/2/2015
Abhay Singh
10000
Priyanka Murali
Minal SAngatwani
72
12th ELSA Moot
11/3/201317/3/2013
Sahasransu
131888
Anup Patnaik
Shreyan Das
73
Jessup Moot
Competition
31/1/20014 –
2/2/2014
Aishwarya
46902
Rishab dheer
Kushagra Sinha
Rohit Kappor
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WCVICAMCC Moot
20/3/201329/3/2013
Adarsh Tripathi
180000
Neeraj Lalwani
Neelanjal
75
76
Flank Furt
Investment
Arbitration Moot
Competition
10/3/2014 –
17/3/2014
15th Anual
International
Maritime Moot
4/7/2014 –
8/7/2015
Avinash Das
44256
Subhi Gaur
Abhishek Iyer
Anmol Awasthi
148960
Harmeet Kaur
Kshetragya
77
MLS LMCC Moot
23/5/201424/5/20014
Reeshabh Saxena
57170
Abhishek Sarkar
4.
In addition to the above the university budget also has provisions for providing free stationary,
printouts/photocopies etc to the faculty to help in their research and academic programmes.
3.1.8 In its budget, does the university earmark funds for promoting research in its
affiliated colleges? If yes, provide details
Not applicable, because the University does not have any affiliated colleges.
3.1.9 Does the University encourage research by awarding Post-Doctoral
Fellowships/Research Associateships? If yes, provide details like number of students
registered, funding by the University and other sources
At this point of time, the University has not started any post-doctoral programmes.
(a) Research Associates Cum Teaching Assistants: NLUO offers young scholars positions
as research associates and teaching assistants. These positions offer aspiring academics first-hand
experience of doing research and also teaching. As of now there are about six young scholars
occupying such posts.
No.
1.
Name
Appointed On
Mr. Bishwa Kalyan 15/1/14
Dash
Purpose
Teaching and research for Mineral
law centre.
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2.
Ms. Sudatta Barik
28/3/14
3.
Ms.
Kunti
Padhan
4.
Ms. Kapil Sharma
19/1/15
5.
Ms. Snigdha Singh
3/8/15
6.
Ms. Tulip Suman
29/7/15
Rani 19/1/15
Teaching and research for
Community
College
To assist in research and teaching
of legal aid and criminal justice
administration
Assisting in the teaching of
Banking Law and Law of transfer
of property
Teaching of constitutional law
subjects
To assist in teaching of
Intellectual
Property
Rights,
Barefoot lawyers programme and
distance education programme
(b) M.Phil in Law Teaching and Research: University also has started M.Phil in Law
teaching and research to encourage young law post graduate students to pursue teaching and
research in law and to train them for the same. University provides them with scholarship of Rs.
25,000/- per month. So far one entrance test was conducted for the programme. Due to lack of
suitable candidates no one has been admitted so far.
(c) Scholarship for Full Time Ph.D. students: University is proposing to provide scholarship
of Rs. 30,000/- per month to full time Ph.D. students.
3.1.10 What percentage of faculty have utilized sabbatical leave for pursuit of higher
research in premier institutions within the country and abroad? How does the University
monitor the output of these scholars?
Given that this is a very young University, it does not have many faculty members who are
eligible for sabbatical leaves. As such, UGC leave rules and guidelines are followed by the
University. If any faculty member requests study leave or sabbatical, the same shall be considered
by the authorities in accordance with the said UGC rules. In this context it is pertinent to
mention that several faculty members have applied for, and been granted, lien to associate
themselves on a short-term basis with other institutes of higher learning.
3.1.11 Provide details of national and international conferences organized by the
University highlighting the names of eminent scientists/scholars who participated in
these events.
Given below is selective list of conferences/seminars/ workshops organised by the university
with details of important participants.
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No.
1.
Date
10 Oct 2015
Name
National Conference: „Financial
Inclusion
for
Socio-Economic
Empowerment‟
Participants
Shri. T K Panda, Managing
Director, Odisha State Cooperative Bank
Shri. Jayant Sahoo, Asst.
General
Manager,
NABARD
Shri
Narendra
Nayak,
Associate Director, Access
Assist
Project,
SIDBI,
Odisha
Shri Mohammad Amin, MD
&
CEO,
Adhikar
Microfinance, Odisha
Shri
Parsuram
Nayak,
Whole-time
Director
Swayamshree Micro Credit
Services, Odisha
2.
29-30 Jul 2015
Regional Colloquium for SHRIs in
Eastern India: „UN Guidelines
Governing their Functioning and
Human Rights Education‟
Dr. Shantha Sinha, Former
Chairperson, NCPCR
Mr.
Henri
Tiphagne,
Convener
WGHR,
Honorary National Working
Secretary, AiNNI
3.
4 May 2015
National Trade Union Conference:
„Labour Law Reform, Future
Direction of Industrial Relations,
Policy on Industry Development‟
Mr. Raghwan, Asia Pacific
Desk Officer ILO Bureau
for Workers‟ Activities,
Geneva
Ms.
Christine
Nathan,
Former Regional Specialist,
Workers‟ Activities, ILO,
Bangkok
Dr. Praveen Jha, Professor,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi
Dr.
Shyam
Sundar,
Professor, Xavier Institute
of
Management,
Jamshedpur
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4.
23-24 Apr 2015
Eastern Regional Consultation on Mr.
Henri
Tiphagne,
Universal Periodic Reporting
Convener
WGHR,
Honorary National Working
Secretary, AiNNI
Fr. Nicolas Barla, WGHR
5.
17 Apr 2015
Seminar: „Climate
Agriculture‟
Change
and Asim Amitav Das, Senior
Advocate, Orissa High
Court
Dr A.K. Nayak, Senior
Scientist,
Central
Rice
Research Institute
6.
18 Mar 2015
Panel Discussion: „Union Budget Mr. D.K. Jena, Additional
2015-16: Issues and Challenges‟
Secretary, Department of
Finance, Government of
Odisha
Prof.
Padmaja
Mishra,
Professor, Utkal University
Mr. S.K. Panda, Chief
Commissioner
(CECST),
Bhubaneswar;
Prof.
D.B.
Ramana,
Professor of Finance, XIMB
Mr A.K. Sabat, Chartered
Accountant.
7.
22 Dec 2014
Consultation Programme: „ILO Dr.
Raghwan,
Senior
Initiatives and its Jurisprudence‟
Specialist ILO, Geneva
8.
18-19 Oct 2014
National Conference on Intellectual Justice Sanjeev Khanna,
Property Rights
Judge, High Court of Delhi
Justice Manmohan Singh,
Judge, High Court of Delhi
Prof. (Dr.) T. Ramakrishnan,
MHRD
IPR
Chair
Professor,
NLSIU,
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Prof. (Dr.) Ghayur Alam,
MHRD
IPR
Chair
Professor, NLIU, Bhopal
Prof. (Dr.) R. K. Murali,
Faculty of Law BHU,
Varanasi
Dr. Uday Shanker, IIT,
Kharagpur
9.
11-12 Jan 2014
National Conference: „Enhancing Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel,
Access to Justice and Quality of Chief Justice of Orissa High
Legal Education‟
Court
and
Chancellor,
NLUO
Justice Indrajit Mahanty,
Judge, Orissa High Court
Mr. Praveen Garg, Joint
Secretary, Ministry of Law
and Justice, Government of
India
Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon,
Founder-Director, NLSIU
Bangalore.
Prof. R. Venkata Rao, ViceChancellor,
NLSIU
Bangalore
Prof. O.V. Nandimath,
Registrar, NLSIU Bangalore
Prof. Jane E. Schukoske,
IRRAD
Ms. Nawaz Kotwal, CoOrdinator, „Access to Justice
for Marginalized People‟
Programme.
10.
24-25 Aug 2013
National
Seminar:
„Institutional Justice A.S. Naidu, Former
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Challenges
to
Environment‟
Protection
of
Judge, High Court of Orissa
and Former Chairman,
NGT
Mr. Lalit Tewari, IFS,
Member Secretary, State
Pollution Control Board,
Odisha
Prof. M.K. Ramesh, NLSIU,
Bangalore
Dr. K. Vidyullatha Reddy,
NALSAR University of Law,
Hyderabad
Dr. A.K. Swar, Senior
Environmental
Engineer,
State Pollution Control
Board, Odisha
3.2 RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR RESEARCH
3.2.1 What are the financial provisions made in the University budget for supporting
students‟ research projects?
Research activities of the students in National Law University are largely reflected through
participation in national/international moot court competitions and conferences. For this
purpose University has allocated Rs. 5 lacs for participation in national moot court competitions
and Rs. 7 lacs for international moot court competitions. It has allocated another Rs. 5 lacs for
seminar and similar events for students.
Details of the reimbursement claimed by the students are below. As a result of their hard work
and support and encouragement given by the university, students have received awards in
various moot courts and other competitions. Some noteworthy awards received by the students
in the year 2014-15 are mentioned below:
No.
Award
Name of Competition
Team
1.
Honorable Mention
for
Memorial
of
Claimant & 16th Best
Team
The Annual Willem C. Vis (East)
International
Commercial
Arbitration Moot, 2015; March,
2015
Anshul Agrawal, Pragalbha
Priyakar,
Kartik
Pant,
Deven Choudhary, Akash
Chandra Jauhari, Sughosh
Subramanyan
&
Neil
Chatterjee.
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2.
Best
Team,
Memorial,
Speaker
Best 5th ILNU All India Moot Court Dhruv Tiwari (Best
Best Competition, 2015 held at Nirma Speaker) Shivangi Gupta &
University; March, 2015
Abhishek Sarkar.
3.
Best
Team,
Memorial,
Speaker
&
Researcher
Best 3rd
Amity
International Diya
Dasgupta
(Best
Best Environment Law Moot Court Speaker), Akanksha Dixit &
Best Competition, 2015; March, 2015 Vidhi K. Tiwari (Best
Researcher).
4.
Semi-finalists and Best 7th NUJS Herbert Smith Naman Singh Bagga (Best
Speaker
Freehills National Moot Court Speaker), Pratik Shanu and
Competition, 2015; March, 2015 Puneet Passi.
5.
Semi-finalist
and 18th
International
Second Best Advocate Environmental Moot Court
Competition (India - North)
Rounds 2013; November, 2013,
NlIU, Bhopal
6.
Best Memorial
Semi-finalist
7.
Best Speaker
8.
Best Speaker, Semi- 15th D. M. Harish Memorial Priyanka
Murali (Best
finalist and Second Government
Law
College Speaker), Ranjeev Khatana
Best Memorial
National
Moot
Court and Shubham Saigal
Competition 2014; February,
2014 GLC, Mumbai
9.
Runners Up and Best DSNLU Competition Law Moot Ashish Shukla, Vivek
Memorial
Court
Competition,
2014; Ranjan and Smriti Singh
February, 2014, DSNLU, Vizag
10.
Best Team and Best 3rd ILNU International Moot Abhay Singh, Hema
Memorial
Court
Competition
2014; Pattnaik and Sarita Rout
February,
2014,
ILNU,
Prateek Suri (Second Best
Advocate), Anirudh
Panikar and P. Pardhu
Shetty
and 55th
Phillip
C
Jessup Kushagra Sinha, Aishwarya
International
Moot
Court
Singh, Rishabh
Competition 2013-14 (India Dheer and Rohit Kapoor
South
Rounds);
February,
2014,Christ University, Bangalore
25th All India Moot Court Anusam Dash (Best
Competition for the Kerala Law Speaker), Rishabh A. Gupta,
Academy Trophy; February, Shobhit Batta
2014, Kerala Law Academy
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11.
Semi-finalist and Best The XVIII All India Moot Court Mansi Khare (Best Lady
Lady Advocate
Competition, 2014; February, Advocate), Ashish Patel and
2014, ULC, Bangalore
Jyotiranjan Deo
12.
Best Memorial
3rd IIT-KGP Moot Court Nikitta Pattajoshi, Shweta
Competition;February, 2014, IIT Sahu and Noopur Srivastava
Kharagpur
13.
Best Memorial
P.N. Bhagwati International Law Shreya
Basu,
Ganesh
Moot Court Competition, 2014; Gopalakrishnan
and
March, 2014, New Law College, Aishwarya Mohanty.
BVDU, Pune
14.
Best Advocate
NUALS Maritime Moot Court Deven Choudhary (Best
Competition, 2014; March, 2014, Advocate), Arpit Jain and
NUALS, Kochi
Sanghamitra Singh.
15.
Semi-finalist and Best G. H. Raisoni Law School 9th Anish Jaipuriar (Best
Speaker
National
Moot
Court Speaker), Mayank Sapra and
Competition
"Kshan", Meril Mathew
2014;March, 2014 G.H. Raisoni
Law School, Nagpur
16.
Semi-finalist and Best GLC Thiruvananthapuram 9th Mandar Bhatodkar (Best
Speaker
All
India
Moot
Court Speaker), Shivank Jhanji and
Competition, 2014; March, 2014, Shweta Singh
GLC, Thiruvananthapuram
17.
Winner and
Memorial
18.
Best Memorial, Best International Maritime Law Harneet
Kaur,
Anmol
Upcoming New Team Arbitration Moot, 2014, Hong Awasthi
(Promising
and
Promising Kong; July 2014
Speaker), Kshetragya Nath
Speaker
Singh and Prakhar Raj
19.
Best Team and Best 1st NUJS Justice Dr. BP Saraf Noopur Srivastava, Anshu
National Tax Moot Court
Best 4th UPES Paras Diwan Energy Akarsh Deepak, Ankit Pal
Law Moot Court Competition, and Deepankar Dikshit.
2014; April, 2014, UPES,
Dehradun
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Memorial
Competition
2014; Bansal and Nidhi Jaiswal
August, 2014, NUJS Kolkata
20.
Semi-finalist and Best 14th Henry Dunant Memorial Gaurav Rai, Arbaaz Hussain
Researcher
Moot
Court
Competition and Ishaan Mehta (Best
(National Rounds), 2014; August, Researcher)
2014, ISIL, New Delhi
21.
Best Memorial and KIIT National Moot Court Puneet Passi, Shreya Basu
Second Runners Up
Competition, 2014; September, and Kushagra Sinha
2014, KIIT, Bhubaneswar
22.
Runner's Up,
Memorial and
Speaker (Finals)
23.
Runners Up
4th Amity International Moot Aishwarya Mohanty, Vinaya
Court
Competition,
2014; Sharada and Ganesh
October, 2014, Amity Law Gopalakrishnan.
School, Noida
24.
Best Memorial
K.K. Luthra Memorial Criminal Ashish Patel, Arpit Jain and
Law Moot Court Competition; Ujjawal Satsangi
January 2015
25.
Runner's Up
2nd IIT-KGP Verdict Moot Kartikeya Gupta, Dushyant
Court Competition 2015; January Kumar Shrivastava and
2015
Sourabh Sotwal
26.
Semi-finalists,
Best S.P.
Sathe
Moot
Court Yagyavalkya Shukla (Best
Memorial and Best Competition organized by ILS, Student Advocate), Parul
Student Advocate
Pune; February 2015
Padhi & Aditya Silawat.
27.
Semi-finalists and Best K. R. Ramamani Memorial Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Vinti
Memorial
Taxation
Moot
Court Agarwal & Ankita Sen.
Competition; February 2015
28.
Best Memorial
Best 13th
Surana
International Anvesh Srivastava, Manya
Best Technology Moot 2014; October Tripathi (Best Speaker
2014; Symbiosis Law School, Finals) and Sohil Yadav.
Pune
KLA National Moot Court Lovey Laharia, Namrata
Competition; February 2015
Srivastava & Eshna Saxena
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29.
Best Researcher and GLC, Thiruvananthapuram All
Second Best Memorial India Moot Court Competion
honouring Justice V R Krishna
Iyer
February 2015; Team
Surbhi Sharma, Shobhit
Batta and Antim Amlan
(Best Researcher)
30.
Best Speaker
Quarter-finalists
31.
Best Researcher and 4thTarka Sashtra National Moot Basu Chandola, Harshit
Quarter-Finalists
Competition; March 2015
Pandey and Keshav Baheti
(Best Researcher)
32.
Semi-Finalists and 2nd Amity National Moot Court Suyog Ghosh Dastidaar,
Best Speaker
Competition 2015; March 2015
Aditi Mishra (2nd Best
Speaker) and Radhika
Pandey.
33.
Runner's Up, Best - 19th ULC Bangalore All India Smriti
Singh
Advocate and 2nd moot court competition; March Advocate),
Best Researcher
2015
Shubham and
Singh
(2nd
Researcher).
34.
Memorial
Qualifiers
35.
Semi-finalists and Best 7th NUJS Herbert Smith Naman Singh Bagga (Best
Speaker
Freehills National Moot Court Speaker), Pratik Shanu and
Competition, 2015 March, 2015
Puneet Passi.
36.
Winners
Spectra
and 10th GH Raisoni National Moot Akarsh Deepak, Anupam
Court Competition 2015; March Pillai (Best Speaker) and
2015
ABhi Sharma.
(Best
Kumar
Vaishali
Best
Rounds Oxford International IP Moot to Akash Srinivasan, Akshay
be held at Pembroke College, Bhatia & Sukriti Sinha
Oxford University
in
Legal Client counselling competition, Adithi Koushik and Durva
organised by SOA Institute, Shrivastav
Bhubaneswar held from 4 to 7
September 2014
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37.
Quarter finalists
Adv. Ram Jethmalani Client Adhish
Rajvanshi
and
Counselling Competition, 2015 Rishabh Amber Gupta
held from 20 to 22 February
2014
38.
Third Place
3rd NLIU-INADR International Utkarsh Mishra, Vidhata
Law
School
Mediation Naik and Aishwarye Dubey
Tournament 2014
39.
Winners
6th Government Law College Aishwarye Dubey and
International Law Summit, 2015, Mandar Bhatodkar
Mumbai held from 30 January to
1 February, 2015
40.
Winners, (Best team, 5th ILNU All India Moot Court Abhishek Sarkar, Dhruv
Best citation and Best Competition, 2015 held at Nirma Tiwari and Shivangi Singh
memorial)
University
41.
Runners-Up
42.
Winners of all prizes 3rd
Amity
International Dia Dasgupta, Vidhi Tiwari
(Best
team,
Best Environment Law Moot Court & Akanksha Dixit.
Speaker,
Best Competition
Researcher,
Best
Memorial)
2nd NUALS Maritime Law Moot Tanay Khanna, Sayali Kadu
Court Competition, 2015
& Durva Shrivastava
3.2.2. Has the University taken any special efforts to encourage its faculty to file for
patents? If so, how many have been registered and accepted?
Not applicable, as science and technology subjects are not a part of the University‟s curriculum.
3.2.3. Provides the following details of ongoing research project of faculty
Year Name of Project
1.
Nature/Scope
Funding
Agencies
2013 „Access to Justice for To motivate students, lawyers, members UNDP
Total Grants
(Rs.)
62 lakhs
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Marginalised People of village panchayats, teachers, and
and Socially Relevant sensitise them on needs of unprivileged/
Legal Education‟
disadvantaged sections of the society.
2.
2014 „Effective
Implementation of
Child Laws in
Odisha‟
3.
2015 Exploring Changing To examine the need for new laws for
Dynamics of
children and implementation of existing
Children Laws in
law relating to children
India in PostLiberalization Era
4.
Maternity and Child
Care Benefits in
State of Odisha- A
Study on Availability
and Effectiveness
Providing integrated support to different UNICEF
layers of institutional governance in local,
state and national level for the protection
of child rights.
ICSSR
One Crore,
42 lakhs
15, 000,00/-
To Examine the ground situation relating Women
Project
to maternity benefits and child care in Commissio Proposal
different sectors in State of Odisha and n of India Submitted.
to explore what can be the most
workable way to expand the net of
benefits to working women.
3.2.4 Does the University have any projects sponsored by the industry/corporate houses?
If yes, give details such as the name of the funding agency and grants received.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Name of the project
HRIDAY(Health Related Information
Dissemination Amongst Youth)
National Trade Union Conference on
Labour Law Reform, Future Direction
of Industrial Relations, Policy on
Industry Development
Regional Colloquium for State Human
Rights Institutions on UN Guidelines
Governing Their Functioning and
Human Rights Education
Eastern
Regional
Consultation
on Universal Periodic Reporting II Mid
Term Reporting for the States of
Jharkhand, Chattisgrah, West Bengal
and Odisha
Centre for Agriculture Grant
Donar
Period
Boomerang Initiative 2013-14
to Reduce Tobacco
International Labour 2015
Organisation
Working Group on 29th and 30th July
Human Rights
2015
Working Group on 18th and 19th April
Human Rights
April 2015
State of Odisha and 2015
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6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
HDFC bank
Workshop on Awareness on Land In collaboration with
Rights in Odisha
Landesa (NGO)
Banker‟s Training Programme
State Bank of India
National Conference on Financial NABARD, SBI AND
Inclusion
Dept. Of Finance,
Govt. Of Odisha
Training Programme for Law Teachers NALCO
on Contracts Negotiation, Management
and Dispute Resolution
ICRC Induction Programme on International
International Humanitarian Law
Committee for the
Red Cross
2015
April 2014
Oct. 2015
21st to 26th December
2013
8th August 2014
3.2.5 How many departments of the University have been recognized for their research
activities by national/international agencies (UGC-SAP, CAS; Department with Potential
for Excellence; DST-FIST; DBT; ICSSR; ICHR, ICPR etc.) and what is the quantum of
assistance received? Mention any two significant outcomes or breakthroughs achieved
by their recognition.
Ref. S. 3.2.3 Different agencies have reposed confidence in the ability of the University and have
provided financial assistance for conducting conferences and training programmes. Details are
given in 3.1.5, 3.5.1 and 3.5.5.
3.2.6 List details of:
a. Research projects completed and grants received during the last four years
(funded by National/International agencies)
University has received grants from national and international agencies for research projects
Name of Project
Amount (Rs.)
1.
HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth)
1,38,900/-
1.
„Access to Justice for Marginalised People and Socially Relevant Legal
Education‟
62,00,000-/
2.
„Effective Implementation of Child Laws in Odisha‟
1,42,00,000/-
b. Inter-institutional collaborative projects and grants received:
(i) All India collaboration
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NLUO has received following grants for various projects/programmes:
No. Name of the programme
Donar
Amount
1.
Rajiv Gandhi Advocates Training State of Odisha
7.4 lacs
Programme (2013-2014)
2.
3.
4.
Bankers Training Programme on State Bank of India
Recovery of Non Performing Assets
(10th -11th April 2014)
National Conference on Financial 10th Oct. 2015
Inclusion
for
Socio
Economic
Empowerment
Rs. 6.8 Lakhs
State Bank of India -1
Lakh
NABARD-1 Lakh
Department of Finance
Govt. Of Odisha-2
lakhs
Rs. 1,00,000/-
Expanding Horizon of Agriculture and Department
Law
Agriculture Govt.
of Odisha
Rs. 40,000/HDFC Bank
(ii) International
1. Research Projects and Grants in the Last Four Years (Ongoing)
Name of Project
Amount (Rs.)
1.
„Access to Justice for Marginalised People and Socially Relevant Legal
Education‟
62,00,000/-
2.
„Effective Implementation of Child Laws in Odisha‟
1,42,00,000/-
3.3 RESEARCH FACILITIES
3.3.1 What efforts have been made by the university to improve its infrastructure
requirements to facilitate research? What strategies have been evolved to meet the needs
of researchers in emerging disciplines?
The University provides separate chambers for each of its faculty members, with all facilities,
including computers, printers, wireless and LAN based internet access, access to online research
databases, and other infrastructural facilities required. Remote access to online databases is also
provided. The University aims to focus on research in niche areas, and in emerging disciplines
and has established various Centres for it ad is also working towards offering distance education
courses and opening Community college.
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University has research centres and separate places are been marked for various research centres
on the campus. These centres are provided with basic infrastructure to conduct research.
University encourages the centre coordinators to submit research proposals for involving interdisciplinary research with the involvement of students.
University has a rich library and a separate building for library is in the final stages of
construction. The library would have sitting capacity of around 500 persons.
3.3.2 Does the University have an Information Resource Centre to cater to the needs of
researchers? If yes, provide details of the facility.
The University has an Information Resource Centre, within its library. The Centre has 20
computers with heavy duty printers, scanners, access to electronic databases, and access to
around 5000 e-books.
In short NLUO library includes
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Books:Bound volumes of journals:Bare Acts:Databases:Current subscription:
News papers:CD ROMs:-
12380
6398
1793
13
83
15
186
3.3.3 Does the university have a University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC)? If
yes, have the facilities been made available to research scholars? What is the funding
allotted to USIC?
Since the University is a Law university, it does not have a USIC.
3.3.4 Does the University provide residential facilities (with computer and internet
facilities) for research scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research associates, summer
fellows of various academies and visiting scientists national / international)?
The University provides residential facilities (with computer and internet facilities) for research
scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research associates, summer fellows etc. It has two types of
residential facilities:
(a) The University Guest House: Every room in the University Guest House is equipped with a
computer, and both LAN and wireless internet facilities.
(b) Hostels: The University has separate hostels for men and women. The hostels have both
Wireless and LAN connectivity
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3.3.5 Does the University have a specialized research centre/workstation on-campus and
off-campus to address the special challenges of research programmes?
The University does not have workstations off-campus to address special challenges of research
programmes. It has a Remote Access internet facility to enable faculty, research staff and
students to access the University‟s online research resources, which rely on IP based
subscriptions. The University has established the following research centres:
Sl.
No.
Name Of The Centre
Year Of
Establishment
1
Centre For Climate Change Law (CCCL)
2010
2
Centre For Poverty And Justice Studies (CPAJ)
2010
3
Centre For Competition Law And Policy (CCLP)
2010
4
Centre For Public Policy, Law And Good Governance
(CPPLGG)
2010
5
Centre For Banking And Insurance Laws (CBIL)
2014
6
Centre On Consumer Law (CCL)
2014
7
Centre For Corporate And Commercial Laws (Cccl)
2014
8
Centre For Disaster Management & Law (DIMALA)
2014
9
Centre For Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
(CIRLL)
2014
10
Intellectual Property Analysis And Advocacy Centre
(IPAAC)
2014
11
Centre For Criminal Justice And Human Rights (Ccjhr)
2014
12
Centre For Outreach And Research In Agriculture Law
(CORAL)
2014
13
Centre For Child Rights (CCR)
2014
14
Centre For Access To Justice
2014
15
Centre For Contract Law And Contract Management
(CCLCM)
2014
16
Centre For Disability Law And Advocacy (CDLA)
2014
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Centre For Mediation And Negotiation (CMN)
2014
18
Centre For Natural Resource Management (CNRM)
2014
19
Centre For Women And Law (CWL)
2014
20
Tribal Rights Advocacy Centre (TRAC)
2014
21
Centre For International Trade Law (CITL)
2015
University has adopted three villages and has three legal aid centres. Details of these centres are
given in 3.6.1. These centres are helpful in conducting off-campus research. The centres have
basic infrastructure for collection and compilation of data and information.
3.3.6 Does the University have centres of national and international recognition/repute?
Give a brief description of how these facilities are made use of by researchers from other
laboratories.
University has research centres mentioned in 3.3.5. These Research centres are newly established
but have started working with the zeal which shows that they have potential to develop into
world grade research centres. Important part of the research centres is that they are firmly rooted
in the Indian society and are trying to conduct empirical research which is still at a nascent stage
in the field of law. Some of the research centres have already started conducting such research
such as project Astitva by Centre for Industrial Relation, Project on Effective Implementation of
Child Laws in Odisha by Centre for Child Rights, project proposal submitted by Centre for
Women studies and centre for Industrial Relation of Maternity Benefits and Child Care in State
of Odisha to Women Commission.
In addition to research in their respective areas, the Centres organize various events including
conferences, seminars, and training programmes capacity development programmes from time
to time. Researchers and students from the University get opportunities to work with the
Centres and the research projects that they undertake. In addition, the University gives wide
publicity through its website and also experts and researchers from other institutions are invited
to participate in the activities, seminars, conferences and events organized by the Centres. There
by all stakeholders have access to above facilities.
3.4 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
3.4.1 Does the University publish any research journal(s)? If yes, indicate the
composition of the editorial board, editorial policies and state whether it/they is/are
listed in any international database
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The University publishes the following journals:
2. NLUO Law Journal with ISSN 2348-8913: Editor in Chief: Mr. Nachiketa
Mittal, Asst. Professor of Law, NLUO.
Editorial Board-Prof. V. Kesava Rao, Prof. Udai Raj Rai, Prof. B. Hydervali,
Dr. Sheela Rai, Dr. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, Ms. Suman Dash Bhattmishra, Mr.
Abhik Majumdar.
Editorial Advisory Board: Prof. N.R. Madhav Menon, Prof. M.P. Singh,
Prof. B.B.Pandey, Prof. Venkata Rao.
3. Journal for Banking and Insurance Laws –Editor In Chief (Mr.
Nachiketa Mittal, Assistant Professor National Law University Odisha.
Editorial Board- Prof. V. Kesava Rao (Professor NLUO), Dr. Sheela Rai,
Dr. Risham Garg, Mr. Rajat Solanki, Dr. Yogesh Pratap Singh, Ms. Arjyalopa
Mishra, Mr. Amrendra Kumar Ajit, Dr. Rangin Pallav Tripathy, Dr. Afroz
Alam, Mr. Kapil Sharma, Mr. Debasis Rout)
Advisory Board-Prof. Raj Bhalla (Rice Distinguished Professor, University
of Kansas), Prof. Kenneth Mwenda (Senior Counsel in the Legal Vice
Presidency of the World Bank), Prof. Jane Winn (University of Washington
College of Law), Prof. Ranbir Singh (VC, National Law University Delhi)
Prof. Faizan Mustafa ( VC, NALSAR) Prof. Anil Kr. Rai (Professor, National
Law University Delhi) Prof. O.V. Nandimath (National Law School of India
University Bangalore), Shri Lalit Bhasin (Bhasin & Co. Advocates, New
Delhi), Mr. Rajiv Luthra (Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi)Mr.
Aaron Solomon ( Solomon & Co. Advocates, Mumbai)
3.4.2 Give details of publications by the Faculty
Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals, monograms and books
(national/international) are given below
S.
No.
Name of the
Faculty
Papers
Publishe
d–
National
1.
Prof. (Dr.)
Srikrishna
Deva Rao
2.
Prof. Udai Raj 6
30
Papers
Publishe
d–
Internati
onal
10
Mono
graph
s
Cha
pter
s in
Boo
k
Books
Edited
Books with ISBN with
details of the
Publishers
3
5
02
02
2
02
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Rai
1.
Fundamental
Rights and their
Enforcement (Prentice
Hall of India, Delhi)
ISBN-10: 8120344324
ISBN-13: 9788120344327
2. Constitutional
Governance: Structure
(In Press)
2.
3.
Prof. (Dr.) V.
Kesava Rao
a. Four
Volumes of
Evidence
written by
Woodroff
and Amir Ali
(Lexis Nexis)
20
b. Edited
Manuals on
Medical Law
2.
a.Contracts I Cases &
Materials Book published
by Lexis Nexis, 2014)
ISBN 978-93-5143-1480.
b.Contracts-II Cases &
Materials Book being
published by Lexis Nexis
(In Press)]
2.
4.
Prof. (Dr.) B.
Hydervali
5.
Dr. Sheela Rai 20
a. Rights of Accused in
Criminal Trial (Gogia
Publishers, Hyderabad2003)
b. Current issues in
International Law [ In
press and to be released
soon]
32
7
04
3.
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[a. Recognition and
Regulation
of
Antidumping Measures
under
GATT/WTO
(2004)
,
Published by The Eastern
Book Company, Lucknow
(India).
(National)
ISBN No. 8170128161
b. Recognition and
Regulation of Safeguard
Measures
under
GATT/WTO
(2011)
Published by Routledge,
London & New York
(International) ISBN
No. 978-0-415-61959-2
c.
Antidumping
Measures: Policy, Law
and Practice in India
(2014)
Published
by
Partridge:
A
Penguin
Random House Company.
ISBN 978-1-4828-21765;
978-1-4828-2177-2;
978-1-4828-2175-8.]
6.
6.
Dr. A. Aruna
Sri Lakshmi
7.
Dr. Dolly
Jabbal
2.
1.
5.
a.Law, Development &
Socio-Economic Policy
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(Section 138 of
Negotiable Instruments
Act: Needs for a
paradigm sift) – Published
by EBC India-ISBN NO.93-5028-723-4
b.Banking
Law
&
Negotiable Instruments
Case Digest (Co-Author)
- Published by EBC
India.Ed.2014.
c.MCQ on Banking &
NI Act [Co-Author]Published by EBC
India.Ed.2014,reprinted
ed 2015.
d.Banking and
Negotiable Instruments
Act-Published by EBC
India.Ed.2015.
e.Transfer of PropertyCommissioned
for
publication.]
.
8.
Dr. Rangin
Pallav
Tripathy
10.
9.
Dr.
Himabindu
M.
2.
10.
Mr.
Amarendra
2.
02
03
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Kr. Ajit
09
11.
01
Mrs. Suman
Das
Bhattamishra
2.
12.
Mr.
Ramakrishna
Das
13.
Mr. Rajat
Solanki
5.
14.
Ms. Manisha
Mishra
2.
2.
3.
:
15.
Mr.
Nachiketa
Mittal
7.
16.
Ms. Arjyalopa
Mishra
8.
1.
[a. Authored a book
“Management
Development
for
Technological Change”
used as a text for MBA
3rd semester, Sambalpur
University,
DDCE.
ISBN 978-93-259-6578-2
]
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17.
Mr. Abhik
Majumdar
04
18.
Mr. Akash
Kumar
2.
19.
Miss Priyanka 1.
Anand
01
Miss Surbhi
Kapur
01
Bhimsen Joshi: A
Passion for Music, Rupa
& Co, Delhi (2004);
ISBN:9788129103543 78
3.
20.
01
1.
MFN:
Consolid
ating
Economi
c
Interface
s”]
1
21.
Miss Tulip
Suman
22.
Mr. Kapil
Sharma
1.
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3.4.3 Give details of
Faculty Serving on the Editorial Boards of National and International Journals
Some of the faculty members are on the editorial board of University Journals, namely, NLUO
Law Journal and Journal for Banking and Insurance Law. Prof. V. Kesava Rao was earlier on the
editorial board of Andhra University Law Journal.
Faculty Serving as Members of Steering Committees of international conferences
recognized by reputed organization / societies.
a) National committees and International committees
S.
Name of the Faculty
National Committee
No.
1.
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev
Rao





International
Committee
Member of the UGC Committee in Law for
Restructuring Legal Education in India (201012)
Member of Sub-Committee of Law
Commission of India to prepare the report on
“Arrears and Backlog”, (2014)
Chairman,
Committee
to
suggest
Methodology to implement Judicial Impact
Assessment in India, Ministry of Law &
Justice, Government of India, (2013-14)
Member of Sectoral Innovation Council,
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and
Justice, Government of India, (2011-12)
Visiting Faculty to School of Oriental &
African Studies (SOAS), London (2013),
University of Washington, Seattle (2012)
3.4.4 Provide details of:
Research awards received by faculty and students
S. No.
Name Of the Faculty
Award / Recognition Received at National /
International Level
1.
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao

Indian Society of Criminology Award for Senior Social
Scientist, Dr. Haikerwal and Prof. Sushil Chandra
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Award by ISC, Chennai, 2015
 ICSSR Research Grant for project on “Exploring
Changing Dynamics of Children‟s laws in India in Post
Liberalization Era” (2016-18)
 Ford Foundation Research Fellow at Centre for
Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG), University of
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2011-12)
1. Allahabad University Chancellor Medal and four gold
medals
2. Commonwealth Fellowship 1968-1970
Best Paper award in International Trade and
Research Conference (London) 2013.
2.
Prof. Udai Raj Rai
3.
Dr. Sheela Rai
4.
Mr. Abhik Majumdar
National University Singapore Graduate Research
Scholarship 2007-2009
5.
Mr. Abhay Kumar
University Gold Medal Ambedkar University Lucknow (2011)
The following Ph.D. Scholars have received Junior Research Fellowship from the
University Grants Commission:
None
3.4.5 Indicate the average number of successful M. Phil and Ph.D scholars guided per
faculty during the last four years. Does the University participate in Shodhganga by
depositing the PhD theses with INFLIBNET for electronic dissemination through open
access?
The University has started M. Phil programme in Law teaching and Research. Candidates would
be paid Rs. 25,000/- per month stipend. University has conducted entrance exam once but no
suitable candidates were found for the programme.
So far four scholars have been conferred with doctoral degree.
The university does not participate in the electronic dissemination through open access so far.
However, it is in the process of getting involved.
3.4.6 What is the official policy of the University to check malpractices and plagiarism in
research? Mention the number of plagiarism cases reported and action taken.
The University has a strict anti-plagiarism policy. All dissertations submitted, both in the LL.M
and Ph.D programmes are checked for plagiarism using Turnitin, a reputed antiplagiarism
software. Faculty Members can also report to the Examination Committee in cases of plagerism
for taking any action.
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LL.M. dissertations are not accepted without checking on plagerism. In cases of LL. B. Projects
teachers generally deal with them at their own level by deducting marks in cases of plagerism.
3.4.7 Does the University promote interdisciplinary research? If yes, how many
interdepartmental/interdisciplinary research projects have been undertaken and mention
the number of departments involved in such endeavours?
The University promotes interdisciplinary research.
1. It is currently undertaking a research project on Access to Justice for Marginalized People and
Socially Relevant Legal Education and Center for Child Rights (CCR) which is inter-disciplinary
in nature.
2. The Research centres established by the University conduct inter-disciplinary research.
Example is Management Development programme conducted by CIRLL.
3. The Doctoral Programme of the University is open to students from other disciplines
provided research work has emphasis on Law. One Ph.D. degree has been awarded in
management to Dr. Pinaki Nandan Pattnaik, Currently Associate Professor in NALSAR, on the
topic of “Managing in University Spin Offs a Comparative Study of Legal Environment in
Canada, Japan and India”.
3.4.8 Has the university instituted any research awards? If yes, list the awards.
The University has not yet instituted any research awards.
3.4.9 What are the incentives given to the faculty for receiving state, national and
international recognition for research contributions?
The faculty are encouraged to present their work at national and international conferences and
forums. The University provides liberal funding to enable faculty to do this. Faculty members
also have the academic freedom to collaborate with any agency inside or outside India on
research projects.
3.5.1 What is the official policy of the University for structured consultancy? List a few
important consultancies undertaken by the university during the last four years?
University has conducted number of training programmes for various sectors such as bankers
training programme, Rajiv Gandhi Advocates training programme etc. Details of some of the
programmes are given below. University has also started UGC aided community development
programme for training of paralegals.
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Consultancy Provided by Individual Faculty:
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Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao provided Consultancy to Law Commission of India,
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Environment and
Forests, University Grants Commission (UGC), National Human Rights Commission
(NHRC), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao was consultant to CRY, Indian Medical Association and Sir
Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT)
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao was consultant to United Nations Children‟s Emergency
Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International
Labour Organization (ILO), UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKERI),
International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Association for Prevention of Torture
(APT), International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), Forum Asia,
Rural Development Institute (RDI) and Landesa, Swedish Development Cooperation
(SDC)
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao was Legal Expert, Cartagena Protocol on Bio-diversity,
Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, (2011-14)
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao was Visiting Faculty to School of Oriental and African
Studies(SOAS), London 2013
Prof. Sri Krishna Dev Rao was Visiting Faculty University of Washington, 2013.
Training programmes undertaken by the University
1.
2.
3.
4.
Rajiv Gandhi Advocates Training Programme (2013-2014)
Bankers Training Programme on Recovery of Non Performing Assets (2014)
First Management Development Programme in Industrial Relations Law and Practice
Second Management Development Programme on Contractual Labour: Realities and
Challenges
5. Training Programme on Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics (2014)
3.5.2 Does the university have a university-industry cell? If yes, what is its scope and
range of activities?
University does not have a formal university/industry cell. However, University-industry
collaboration is made possible in following ways
1. Much of the coordination with the industry is done through the Placement Committee and the
Internship Committee.
2. Research Centres of the University make effort to collaborate with the industry in various
programmes. Through the Research Centres the university regularly invites persons from
industry in seminars and workshops. Examples of some such collaborations are given below:
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1. Corporate Conclave organised by Centre for Corporate and Commercial Laws where
partners and associates from firms like J Sagar Associates, RDA Legal, and Trellis Legal
participated as panellists/resource persons.
2. In the National Conference on Labour Reforms organised in collaboration with
International Labour organisation (ILO) Ms. Christine Nathan Fromer regional specialist
on Workers‟ Activities (ILO)-Bangkok, Mr. Raghavan, Asia Pacific Desk Officer ILOBureau for Workers‟ Activities (ACTRAV)Ms. Ramapriya Gopalkrishnan, Advocate
Madras High Court participated as resource person. In addition to that members from
Indian National Trade Union Congress(ITUC), Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU),
Bhartiya Majdoor Sabha (BMS) and Hind Majdoor Sabha(HMS)participated as guests.
3. In the Management Training programme representatives from fortune 500 companies
such as Tata Steel and IFFCO participated. Representatives from public sector
undertakings like Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd. and NALCO also participated.
4. In the workshop on Intellectual Property and Business organised in collaboration with
Enhelion Knowledge Ventures Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi eminent speakers from industry like
Rodney D Ryder, Partner, Scriboard- Advocates and Legal Consultants, James M.,
Director, Enhelion Knowledge Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Ashwin Madhavan, Lawyer,
Scriboard- Advocates and Legal Consultants graced the occasion.
5. NLUO hosted Conference of Working Group on Human Rights twice in Cuttack and
Bhubneshwar. It was sponsored by International Human Rights Commission.
6. NLUO hosted ILO Social Protection Floor in collaboration with ILO New Delhi. It
organised several programmes on migrant labours in Bhubneshwar, Cuttack and
Berhampur.
3.5.3 What is the mode of publicizing the expertise of the University for consultancy
services? Which are the departments from whom consultancy has been sought?
Information regarding qualifications of faculty members and that of the University is available on
the university website. Regular interaction with the industry members through
seminars/conferences/ workshops is also another mode of advertisement. Students through
regular internship programmes are an important link between the industry and the university.
3.5.4 How does the university utilize the expertise of its faculty with regard to
consultancy services?
As and when the assistance of the University is sought for consultancy services, the task
is assigned by the University to qualified faculty members, who have expertise in the field.
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3.5.5 List the broad areas of consultancy services provided by the university and the
revenue generated during the last four years.
No. Programme
Dona/Amount (Rs.)
1.
Bankers training programme grant
6.8 lacs
2.
Rajiv Gandhi Advocate training programme
7.4 lacs
3.
Management training programme
6.60lacs
4.
UNICEF
1 crore, 42 lakhs
5.
UNDP
62 lacs
6.
Teachers Training Programme
6 Lacs
7.
Mid Term Review Human Rights Commission
50,000/-
8.
Consultancy on State Human Rights Institutions
1,14,354/-
3.6.
EXTENSION
ACTIVITIES
RESPONSIBILITY (ISR)
AND
INSTITUTIONAL
SOCIAL
3.6.1 How does the University sensitize its faculty and students on its Institutional Social
Responsibilities? List the social outreach programmes which have created an impact on
students‟ campus experience during the last four years.
1. Legal Aid Clinic: University has legal aid clinic and has adopted three districts for the
purpose. University under the UNDP project on „Access to justice for Marginalised
People and Socially Relevant Education‟. Faculty and students have periodically
organised legal aid clinics for the purpose. University has a Legal Aid Committee which
is a student body and which also assists in the Legal Aid project. The Legal Aid
Committee has played a very significant role in raising general awareness of rights and
law in remote communities across the state of Orissa by organising Legal Literacy
Programmes in innovative ways, thereby making the community receptive to the
content of basic statutes and legislations. Legal aid clinics are covering filed of prisoners,
labourers, famers, women, children and SC &ST.
2. Village Legal Aid Centres: Three legal centres at three different districts are operative.
One is at Damapada in Cuttack district. Second is at Junkia in Kurda district. Third is at
Brahamagiri in Puri district. These centres have offices with the required infrastructure.
Three programme Associates are taking care legal aid clinics. One programme
coordinator is appointed stationed at NLUO who coordinates the workings of the legal
aid clinics. Programme Coordinator also moniters the performance of Programme
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Associates. Ms. Suman Bhattmishra, Assistant Professor, NLUO is the principal
coordinator for the project.
Legal Aid Centres conduct legal literacy programmes. So far legal literacy programmes on
prison workers and land reforms have been conducted under the project Access to
Justice. Centres are also doing conciliation services for resolution of disputes. Disputes
are forwarded to District Legal Services Authority(DLSA) and State Legal Services
Authority (SLSA). Legal Aid Clinics also help in resolution of matrimonial disputes.
Programme Associates are also working to ensure that all welfare schemes of
government reach to the persons in need of them like the Indira Awas Yojna, Biju Jyoti
Yojna Physical Disability Certificates, Ration Cards etc.
3. Students are part of the empirical research programmes undertaken by various centres
from time to time.
(a) Project Astitva was undertaken by the Centre for Industrial Relations and Labour
Laws (CIRLL) which involved a survey of the conditions of workers in construction
sites in the realty sector in an around Bhubneshwar. Filed visit by the concerned
faculty and students was made at Cuttack-Bhubneshwar bypass, CuttackBhubneshwar Highway Expansion Flyover, Royal Lagoon Housing, Bhubneshwar
and Mani Tirumala Bhubneshwar.
(b) Project Arogyada: The project aimed at providing healthcare services to the
construction workers engaged in the construction work inside the University campus.
Under this programme the Centre for Industrial Relations and Labour Relations and
Labour Laws in collaboration with JPM Rotary Eye Hospital &Research Institute
organised a free eye check up camp within the premises.
(c) In addition to the above students have also organised blood donation camps on the
University campus.
4. Bare Foot Lawyers Programme: University also has regular course on clinical legal
education under which students undertake empirical research which helps the faculty
and students know and understand the law as it works in society and their social
responsibility as lawyers. University has started Barefoot Lawyers College programme
under the UGC Community College Programme. The programme is designed to
provide Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal Studies. This is a two years course
spread in four semesters. It offers 16 public legal education courses, 12 vocational legal
skills courses and 4 practicum courses of learning based on Internship and field work.
The aims and objectives of the programme are:
(a) To developing a basic understanding of law and justice delivery system including legal
rights and duties.
(b) To acquaint learners with vocational legal skills to advance the cause of justice
(c) To create community paralegals to strength justice deliver system
(d) To train learners in public/community services by using several creative and innovative
strategies of legal aid, public interest lawyering and community dispute resolution
methods
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The University has constituting two committees for smooth functioning of the Community
College, as required under UGC Guidelines, firstly Board of Management (BoM) and secondly,
Board of Studies (BoS). The members of these committees will be from industry, academia,
TISS, NGOs and Government. The students on completion of two years of Advanced
Vocational Diploma Programme in Paralegal Studies may join directly the third year of Bachelor
of Vocational Degree Programme
This is an attempt to develop proactive role in educating the public about law and formulate legal
empowerment using legal services and paralegal education. The course will also make an attempt
to critically examine the contribution of legal education to bring the law closer to people and to
reach out to communities. It will also examine the various efforts in India in strengthening legal
aid and institutionalising paralegal education. Medium of instruction would be
Odiya/Hindi/English.
3.6.2 How does the University promote university-neighbourhood network and student
engagement, contributing to the holistic development of students and sustained
community development?
1.
Legal Aid Programme: University has adopted three villages in its legal aid programme.
Under the UNDP legal aid project on „Access to Justice for Marginalised People and Socially
Relevant Legal Education‟ three legal aid clinics have been established in three districts (Khurda,
Cuttack and Puri) of with the support of High Court of Orissa and Orissa State Legal Services
Authority.
The Legal Services Clinic of NLUO is run by students and faculty members, Legal literacy and
legal training workshops for the poor are some of the techniques used by the clinic to ensure that
the marginalised receive adequate remedy. For three years students have set up legal awareness
programmes in various parts of Odisha. Till date 6 Legal Literacy-cum-Community Outreach
Programmes have been conducted in remote villages of Khurda, Cuttack and Puri to educate
people on social welfare schemes of the Government, Child Rights, Forest Rights and Legal Aid.
A toll free number has been installed in the university to allow people to communicate their
problems without having to pay for it. The lines of this toll free number are open from 9 am to 5
pm of Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
ii. Compulsory Course on Legal Aid and PIL: University has also started compulsory Legal Aid
and PIL course for 4th year students. Students are divided into groups and each group works on
one issue of social relevance. In this way students have been divided into five groups, namely,
Community Adovcacy, Prison and Legal Service, Child Rights, Labour Rights and Land Rights.
Students have to do field work, collect information from the people and prepare draft report of
their experience. Students are also required to draft a PIL if there is any issue for which recourse
to court may be advisable.
iii. Street Play Competitions: University is starting to conduct street play competitions to generate
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legal awareness. The competitions are to organised in collaboration with a law firms Adyopant
Legal and „Atmabodh‟. The street play competition to be held in 2016 will be open to law
students of universities and colleges in Odisha.
3.6.3 How does the University promote the participation of students and faculty in
extension activities including participation in NSS, NCC, YRC and other National and
International Programmes?
University is going to start youth Parliamentary debate competition in 2016. The competition
will be sponsored by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India. Ms. Hema Bindu
would coordinate the programme. Competition would be open to students from universities and
colleges in India.
3.6.4 Give details of social surveys, research or extension work, if any, undertaken by the
University to ensure social justice and empowerment of the underprivileged and the
most vulnerable sections of society?
1. As mentioned above project Astitva was a survey of working conditions of the workers
on construction sites.
2. Under the UNICEF programme survey would be conducted in 38 districts of the State
of Odisha on child rights issues.
3. One day workshop in collaboration with National Alliance for Women (Odisha Chapter)
on Acquittal in Rape Cases in State of Odisha.
4. Under the Legal Aid & PIL course the students are divided into groups and conduct
survey on various issues like migrant construction workers etc. Details given in 3.6.2
3.6.5
Does the University have a mechanism to track the students involvement in
various social movements/activities which promote citizenship roles?
Students participate in social activities through university. There are student bodies like legal
aid committee and through participation in various centres, students participate in the social
movements and activities. In this way university keeps a track of the student participation in
various activities.
3.6.6
Bearing in mind objectives and expected outcomes of extension activities
organized by the University, how did they complement students‟ academic
learning experience? Specify the values inculcated and the skills learnt.
The extension activities are part of university curriculum. Therefore they aid in the learning
process of the students. Through research and extension activities, students are enabled to weigh
the laws and their applications in light of their practical experience.
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3.6.7
How does the University ensure the involvement of the community in its
outreach activities and contribute to community development? Give details of
initiatives of the University which have encouraged community participation
in its activities?
As stated above the legal aid and community development programmes of the university are
made successful through involvement of the neighbouring community.
1. Legal aid programmes help to disseminate basic knowledge and understanding of the relevant
laws and their applications. The programme also helps in resolving disputes out of court.
2. Community development programme are designed to help in training paralegals who would be
employed in various social sector organisations.
3.6.8 Give details of awards received by the institution for extension activities
and/contributions to social/community development during the last four years.
None
3.7 COLLABORATION
3.7.1 How has the university‟s collaboration with other agencies impacted the visibility,
identity and diversity of activities on campus? To what extent has the university
benefitted academically and financially because of these collaborations?
The University has conducted training programmes for various sectors. It has helped to build up
the reputation of the university in the industry. Due to recognition of its work university got the
UNDP and UNICEF projects. University has also signed MoU with Kansas, Texas, TISS and Sri
Sri University. Being a new university the collaborations are helping it to build its position in the
legal academic. Collaborations with reputed foreign and national university is an
acknowledgment of the promising future of the university.
3.7.2 Mention specific examples of how these linkages promote
Curriculum Development
So far the curriculum has been developed independently by the university taking into
consideration the UGC and Bar Council norms. However, the industry collaboration has helped
the university to structure its management and other courses in line with the business
requirements and realities.
Visiting faculties from other universities and organizations conduct one credit courses which
diversifies the student knowledge base and helps them gain specialized knowledge in certain
areas.
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Internship
Collaboration of the university with law firms, advocates, judges and companies helps the
students get internship with reputed lawyers, judges and firms
On-the-job training
Internship are part of the BA/BBA LL.B. course. Internships provide much of the on the job
training to the students and help them understand law in practice. University appoints new
LL.M. graduates as Research Associates. They assist professors and also are encouraged to take
independent seminar courses. This helps them to develop as teachers.
Research
As stated above research centres collaborate on research work with the industry. Often students
develop and publish papers based on their experience in the internship.
3.7.3 Has the University signed anyMoUs with institutions of national/international
importance/other universities/industries/corporate houses etc.? If yes, how have they
enhanced the research and development activities of the University?
University has signed MoU with Kansas, Texas, Tiss and Sri Sri University. Collaboration with
TISS is helping the university with the Community Development Programme. Collaboration
with Sri Sri university had enabled the university to conduct Yoga course for the first year
students.
3.7.4 Have the university-industry interactions resulted in the establishment/creation of
highly specialized laboratories/facilities?
So far no facility has been established in the university with the aid of any industry house.
Already established Research Centres have gained financially through collaborations for research,
training programmes and conferences/seminars. University has received aid from time to time
from industries in the conduct of these programmes.
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CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
4.1 PHYSICAL FACILITIES
4.1.1 How does the university plan and ensure adequate availability of physical
infrastructure and ensure its optimal utilization?
Campus of the university is spread over 50 acres and 60 guntha (1,82,115 sq. meter) of land
allotted by the State Government. Government of Odisha has extended all possible support to
make the campus a world class physical and IT enabled with unique features.
NLUO is located in Cuttack, a city dating back to over a thousand years, and with a rich legal
heritage – not only is the Orissa High Court situated here, but also some of the finest lawyers
and judges of the country trace their roots back to this city.
Currently, the University has admitted students from no less than twenty-five States,
representing a diverse range of socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. We
hope that in the years to come, students from even more diverse backgrounds will join NLUO,
thereby enhancing its truly national character.
The infrastructure facilities of NLUO consists of an Administrative Block, an Academic Block,
500 seating capacity Multipurpose Hall, 200 seating capacity Seminar Hall, a Library (under
construction), Sports ground, Gymnasium and Yoga centre with modern equipment, separate
boys and girls hostel.
Depending on the needs and the requirements, the University plans out from time to time the
infrastructural facilities to be incorporated in its campus and the following major infrastructural
facilities have been developed (Annexure 4.1.1):
1)
2)
3)
Centralized Air conditioned Administrative Building
Centralized Air conditioned Library – in Progress
Centralized Air conditioned Academic Building (Consisting of Classrooms, Tutorials,
Faculty Rooms, Dean Rooms, 200 seater Seminar Hall, 500 Seater Multi-Purpose Hall
etc.) on 4149.5Sq.Mtr. Area.
4) Boys‟ Hostel with Single Occupancy Rooms & Geyser facilities in washrooms– 2Nos.
5) Girls‟ Hostel with Single Occupancy Rooms & Geyser facilities in washrooms – 1No.
6) Recreation Hall in each Hostel (Music room, Practice rooms with instruments,
Television with D2H facilities)
7) Canteen and cafeteria – In each Hostel.
8) Sports Grounds & Yoga Centre
9) Staff Quarters – In Plan & Under Consideration
10) A.C. VIP and VVIP Guest House – In Plan & Under Consideration
11) Provisional Store
12) Laundry Service Provider
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13) Photocopy and Printing facility
14) Bank counter and ATM Facility
15) Air conditioned Gym with modern equipment
16) Parking space for staff and visitors
17) Electrical room with DG Set
18) STP plant
19) Air conditioned Language Laboratory – In Plan & Under Consideration
20) Air conditioned Computer Laboratory (e-Brary) combined with Library
21) Air conditioned Legal History Museum
22) Transport facility to students on daily basis
Infrastructure facilities are utilised optimally. The college has adequate infrastructure for effective
functioning of all its academic programmes. The regular class hours are 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and
the class rooms are allotted according to the general time table and care is taken to ensure that
the class room facilities are utilized to the maximum. Auditorium and conference halls can be
booked in advance. Computer labs and libraries are open from 8.00 a.m. to 12 a.m. on weekdays
and 8.00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays to cater to the needs of the institutional members.
Classrooms and auditoria are used to conduct value added course, certificate course, remedial
classes, training and practice for various cultural events after class hours. Both the academic as
well as residential blocks have been provided with round the clock connectivity through leased
line connection using state-of-the-art Wi-fi technology. This in turn enhances accessibility to eresources within the University premises at all times and irrespective of the location of the users.
Playground and sports facilities are accessible to the students round the clock.
4.1.2 Does the university have a policy for the creation and enhancement of infrastructure
in order to promote a good teaching-learning environment? If yes, mention a few recent
initiatives.
The University reviews the requirements and accordingly plans out the infrastructure to promote
conducive teaching and learning environment. Accordingly an Auditorium (Capacity of 800) is
going to be constructed on structural design which will be the one of its kind among Indian
Universities. The building will also have space to conduct more than one event at the same time.
Apart from this, to beautify the campus and to provide a cool atmosphere especially during the
summer season fountain has been constructed and trees to provide shade have been planted.
The University has also done gardening and landscaping in the Campus for recreation and
enhancement of infrastructure.
Construction of Swimming pool complex along with indoor games facilities is also under
consideration.
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4.1.3 How does the university create a conducive physical ambience for the faculty in
terms of adequate research laboratories, computing facilities and allied services?
Each Faculty has been given individual laptops for academic and research work. University has
separate e-Brary with 20 Computers, 24 hours Wi-Fi, and Scanner for academic, training and
research work. Fully air conditioned, three floored rich library containing resource material from
the field of Law, other subjects and other interdisciplinary areas is under construction.
4.1.4 Has the university provided all departments with facilities like office room,
common room and separate rest rooms for women students and staff?
Being unitary University the facility of individual office room (82 offices with central A.C
Systems) has been developed for all the faculty members and Staff. A faculty lounge has been
provided to the faculty members. A separate rest room for women staff and students is also
provided.
4.1.5 How does the university ensure that the infrastructure facilities are disabledfriendly?
Entire campus has been designed with the principle of barrier free architecture so that a
differently abled person can move within the campus without any help. University provides
accommodation to the differently abled person on the ground floor in the hostel. Elevator
facility in the Administrative Block is available to commute to higher floors in any
building/section and elevator facility in the Academic Block is under construction. Ramps have
been made in all buildings to ensure free movement even with the wheel chairs.
Library offers special assistance to differently abled persons for searching books, journals or any
other material. The University also facilitates such students with different software / hardware
(like ear-phone/ document reader etc.) through the ICT Department.
4.1.6 How does the university cater to the requirements of residential students? Give
details of Capacity of the hostels and occupancy (to be given separately for men and
women
Capacity of the hostels and occupancy (All the rooms are single rooms)
Hostels
Capacity
Occupants
Boys‟ Hostel – 01
255 (For Students)
215
Boys‟ Hostel – 02
255 (For Students)
140
Girls‟ Hostel
255 (For Students)
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4.1.7 Does the university offer medical facilities for its students and teaching and nonteaching staff living on campus?
University has developed a Medical Center in the Halls of Residence, with visiting doctors and
fulltime nurse available in the Campus. 24 hours ambulance facility with a separate driver is
provided. The University has also entered into a MoU with the Ashwini Hospital for medical
care of the students and staff. Apart from that a Health Center and facility of a Medical Store is
also under consideration.
4.1.8 What special facilities are available on campus to promote students‟ interest in
sports and cultural events/activities?
Recreational facilities in hostel/s like gymnasium, yoga centre, etc. :
University believes in overall development of students and so has created gymnasium with
modern equipments, Recreational Halls (03), cemented basketball courts (02), Cemented Tennis
court (01), volleyball court (01), kabaddi arena (02), badminton courts (03) and indoor games
facility for chess, carom and table tennis.
An Auditorium with 800 seating capacity is also being developed and is on the verge of
completion. The sports facilities like Footbal, Cricket, Swimming Pool, additional Tennis Courts,
Basket Ball & Volleyball Courts are under plan and will be constructed soon.
Broadband connectivity / Wi-Fi facility in hostels:
Entire Girls and Boys Hostels are Wi-Fi Enabled. Student can access Internet, Intranet facility in
any area of the hostels. The University has got the connection under the National Knowledge
Network (NKN) Scheme of Central Government.
4.2. LIBRARY AS A LEARNING RESOURCE
4.2.1 Does the library have an Advisory Committee? Specify the composition of the
committee. What significant initiatives have been taken by the committee to render the
library student/user friendly?
Yes, there is an Advisory Committee. The members of the committee are:
1. Professor Dr. A. Aruna Shree Lakshmi, Convenor and Library I/c
2. Professor Madhubrata Rayasingh (Member)
3. Professor Arjyalopa Mishra (Member)
4. Professor Rajat Solanki (Member)
5. Chairman, ACC-EX-officio Member
The Library Committee advises on library policies, reviews users‟ feedback and recommends
action on issues related to infrastructure, collections and services.
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4.2.2 Provides details of the following;
Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.): Presently housed in three class rooms of 32X22 sq ft.
The main three storey building is under construction whose are is 2353 sq m.
Total seating capacity:150
Working hours (on working days, on holidays, before examination, during examination,
during vacation):
On working days:8.00 am to 12 am
On holidays:10.00 am to 8 pm
Before and during examination: 8.00 am to 12 am
During vacation :8.30 am to 6 pm
Layout of the library (individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing and relaxed
reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources):
Since the library is temporarily housed in three class rooms, hence only the facility of reading
room and circulation of books along with the facility of accessing e-resources are available for
its users.
Clear and prominent display of floor plan; adequate sign boards; fire alarm; access
todifferently-abled users and mode of access to collection:
There are bay guides on each bay. Differently abled users are given personal attention on their
visit to the library. Users are able to access the collection through IT enabled services.
4.2.3 Give details of the library holdings:
a) Print (books, back volumes and theses)
21112
b) Average number of books added during the last three 5226
years
c) Non Print (Microfiche, AV)
189 CD/DVD
d) Electronic (e-books, e-journals)
All the books & journals
available in our subscribed
online databases
e) Special collections (e.g. text books, reference books,
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standards, patents)
f) Book Banks
No
g) Question Banks
Yes, previous year‟s question
papers are available for use by
the students
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4.2.4 What tools does the library deploy to provide access to the collection?
 OPAC:
 Can be freely searched anywhere. Additional features like placing holds, tracking usage
etc. through login authentication. Link: http://14.139.213.74:8001
 Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals: No
 Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases: No
 Library website: Link: http://www.nluo.ac.in/page.php?page=an-overview
 In-house/remote access to e-publications:
 All the online resources are accessible by unlimited number of users through out the
University campus. Faculty and students are also able to access the online resources
from outside the campus through in house developed solution by ICT department.
4.2.5 To what extent is ICT deployed in the library? Give details with regard to
 Library automation:
All the library operations are automated using integrated library management
software Koha. Circulation service is functional with RFID and smart card
technology operated by library staff.
 Total number of computers for general access:
17 computers for users available during library hours.
 Total numbers of printers for general access:
No
 Internet band width speed 2mbps 10 mbps 1 GB:
1 GBPS NKN connectivity.
 Institution repository:
No
 Content management system for e-learning:
No
 Participation in resource sharing networks/consortia (like INFLIBNET):
Member of UGC INFONET consortium.
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4.2.6 Provide details (per month) with regard to
Average number of walk-ins
6000
Average number of books
60-70
issued/returned (Per day)
Ratio of library books to students
35:1
enrolled
Average number of books added during
the last four years
Average number of login to OPAC
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Number
of
IT
(Information Depending upon the need constant
Technology)
training is being provided.
literacy trainings organized
4.2.7 Give details of specialized services provided by the library with regard to
Manuscripts
Reference
Reprography/Scanning
Inter-library Loan Service
Information Deployment
and Notification
OPAC
Internet access
Downloads
Printers
Reading list/ Bibliography
compilation
In-house/remote access to
e-resources:
User orientation
---------Library provides its users with direction to
library materials, advice on library collections
and services
Scanner is available for general access
No
Library circulates new arrivals, and books
under acquisition list to all the students and
staff members apart from updating/informing
students/faculty members through email about
the online databases, E-books, E journals etc.
http://14.139.213.74:8001/
Wireless internet access is available throughout
the campus. Computers are available in the
library for this purpose. Personal laptops and
mobile devices are aslo used.
Most subscribed e-resources allow unlimited
downloads subject to copyright regulations.
No
Prepared on request
All e-resources are accessible throughout the
campus and remotely
also through in house developed solutions.
Library provides general orientation to the new
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Assistance in searching
Databases
INFLIBNET/IUC facilities
faculty and staff about the facilities at the
beginning of a new semester and also provides
on request basis.
Library professionals provide assistance in
database searching in person
as well as email and phone.
Free access to Manupatra, Heinonline, Jstor,
Westlaw India
4.2.8 Provide details of the annual library budget and the amount for purchasing new
books and journals:
Currently the University has a modest annual budget of Rs 53,00,000/- for library which is
located temporarily in the Academic Block. A separate Libarary with four floors will be ready
soon and the University will allocate approximate budgetary for purchase of new books.
4.2.9 What initiatives has the university taken to make the library a happening place on
campus?
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Well organized, structured and comfortable.
Open for users from 8 AM to till 12 AM on working days.
Hub of world legal literature
Latest ICT application for library services and system
4.2.10 What are the strategies used by the library to collect feedback from its users? How
is the feedback analysed and used for the improvement of the library services?
Users are encouraged to send their feedback to the mail ID, [email protected] The
feedbacks received are responded within two working days. Users can also approcach library
staff on duty for instant resolution of the problems.
4.2.11 List the efforts made towards the infrastructural development of the library in the
last four years.
 Library management system Koha was installed with RFID integration.
 17 computer terminals have been provided in the library for database searching and study
purpose.
 CCTV cameras have been installed within library.
 Library is well equipped with Wi-Fi and wired LAN connectivity.
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4.3. IT INFRASTRUCTURE
4.3.1 Does the university have a comprehensive IT policy with regard to
IT Service Management – ICT department of the University takes care of the provided IT
services.
Information Security, Network Security –
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Anti-Virus is loaded on all students and staff laptops / Desktops
We have enabled Anti-Virus scanning on Internet Firewall
Web filtering policy is implemented as per defined guidelines for Staff and students
High end redundant firewall is implemented for network security with continuous
observation on network.
Our network is Authentication based. Every student and staff have separate User
name/ Password for accessing the network.
Only required ports are open on network for security purposes.
Following categories are blocked for Internet access:
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Potentially Liable – Hacking / Illegal / Unethical / Abuse
Nudity
Pornography
Peer to peer file sharing
Phishing
Spam URL‟s
Risk Management – Regular backup of Server Data is taken automatic. Laptop data backup
is done on File Server / USB HDD frequently.
Software Asset Management - No
Open Source Resources - Using KOHA for Library Management
Green Computing –
 Power-down the CPU and all peripherals during extended periods of inactivity.
 Try to do computer-related tasks during contiguous, intensive blocks of time, leaving
hardware off at other times.
 Power-up and power-down energy-intensive peripherals such as printers according to
need.
 Use light-emitting-diode (LED) monitors rather than cathode-ray-tube (CRT) monitors.
 Minimize the use of paper
 Discard used or unwanted electronic equipment in a convenient and environmentally
responsible manner.
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Microsoft Software Licenses - Agreement with Microsoft for employees to provide
licensed/Legal Operating System and MS Office licenses.
4.3.2 Give details of the university‟s computing facilities i.e., hardware and software.
 Number of systems with individual Configurations –
Items
Laptops with Intel core2duo, 320 GB HDD, 2GB RAM
Laptops with Intel corei3, 500 HDD, 4GB RAM
Laptop with Intel core2duo, 500 GB HDD, 4GB RAM
Laptop with Intel core2duo, 250-320 GB HDD, 4GB RAM
Imac laptop with intel corei5, 256 GB HDD,4GB RAM
Desktops with Intel core2duo, 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM
Desktops with Intel core2duo, 500GB HDD, 4 GB RAM
Desktop with Intel Pentium,320 GB HDD,2GB RAM
Desktop with Intel Core i3,500 GB HDD,4GB RAM
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Above all Systems are with Microsoft Windows 7/8, Antivirus and MS Office 2007.
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HP Servers with Intel Xeon processor, 2x500 GB HDD, 8 GB RAM
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HP Servers with Intel Xeon Processor, 2x600 GB HDD, 64 GB RAM
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1 Storage Area Network (SAN) with 10x600GB storage
1 Network Attached Storage (NAS) with 2TB storage
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1 HP Servers with Intel Xeon processor, 2x600 GB HDD, 32 GB RAM
Computer-Student ratio - 20 / 625. Apart from these, University has provided
Laptops and Desktops to each faculty members and administrative staff members and
also the students have their own laptops.
Dedicated computing facilities – IT Application and Infrastructure details are
given below:
 IT Application in use:
 Tally ERP Client/Server - Accounting
 Biometric Attendance / Access Control
 Koha - Library management
 Website – CMS content management system
 CCTV – IP Surveillance
 Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Trend Micro Office Scan Corporate Endpoint
 Protection anti virus
 Cyberoam UTM/Firewall with VPN, anti-virus, content filtering, intrusion
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detection and traffic shaping
IP based Intercom/VOIP
Email on cloud - managed by Google
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Motorola Wi-Fi AP's (621) – 157
Motorola Wi-Fi Controllers (RFS-7000) - 2
CCTV Camera's (DLINK) - 15
DLINK POE Switches - 50
Cyberoam UTM/ Firewall - (1000i) – 1
Hub Rooms - connected via fiber network – 4-5
Servers (HP Proliant 360P GEN8/ HP Proliant 320E GEN8/V2) – 5
HP Storage(SAN+NAS) - 2
Laptops - 45
Desktops - 65
Printers - Large (Canon 6055/4225/2422/c2225, Ricoh MP 2000L2)-6
Printers –Small (Canon 4570dw/4870dw,HP 3005DN/2055DN/P1007/4488)10
Bio-Metric – Savior – 03(For staff & student attendance)
Scanner small (HP Scan jet G2410) -2
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Conference rooms with Video Conference, Mikes, screen and Projector
Conference rooms with Video Conference, Mikes, screen and Projector
Smart Class Rooms with Interactive board, mikes, screens and projectors,
E-podium – 4
Class Rooms with mikes, screens and projectors – 8
Language Lab with Desktops, screen and projector – 1
 Internet Bandwidth:
 1Gbps * 1 ( NKN)
 Data Cards (Tata Photon, BSNL) – 4
 Voice Communication:
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Land Lines (BSNL) - 17
Intercom (Grand Stream) -50
LAN Facility - Entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled and all staff and students have
network connectivity with individual authentication.
Number of Nodes / Computers with Internet Facility – 865+
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4.3.3. What are the institutional plans and strategies for deploying and upgrading the IT
infrastructure and associated facilities?
The university‟s plans and strategies towards IT up-gradation seek to adopt all the latest
technologies as per requirement .
 Last year we entirely changed our Firewall system / Web Filtering systems with better technology
and future requirements. This Network is capable enough to cater the needs of next 5 years
with up to 1000 Students.
 As a policy all the systems are with fault tolerance / redundancy for providing network /
application uptime above 99.%.
 We have plans to upgrade Smart class rooms with recording facility with availability on
Intranet.
4.3.4. Give details on access to on-line teaching and learning resources and other
knowledge and information database/packages provided to the staff and students for
quality teaching, learning and research.
Access to following E-Resources from Campus and off-campus is provided to all faculty
members and students.
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Corporate Law Adviser
Economic and Political Weekly
Heinonline
Journal of World Trade
JSTOR
Kluwer Arbitration
Kluwer Competion Law
Lexis India
Manupatra
Oxford Handbooks Online
Sage Journals Online
SCC online
Westlaw India
4.3.5 What are the new technologies deployed by the university in enhancing student
learning and evaluation during the last four years and how do they meet new / future
challenges?
 Providing On-line resources from outside University network through in housed
developed solution.
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 Providing the Smart Class rooms with enhanced AV facility including Projectors,
multiple screens, interactive board and mikes
 In the interests of modernization and creation of an efficient library management system,
NLUO has implemented KOHA in its library.
4.3.6 What are the IT facilities available to individual teachers for effective
teaching and quality research?
 Laptop to every faculty member
 Wi-Fi connectivity within campus
 Internet Data card for off-campus Internet connectivity for accessing E-resources all
the time e-Resources through the Library
4.3.7 Give details of ICT-enabled classrooms/learning spaces available within the
University? How are they utilized for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning?
We have ICT-enabled classrooms for different purposes to improve the quality of teaching and learning
with following facilities:
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Dedicated computer system in each class room with Intranet and Internet
connectivity
Projector and Screen for projection and display
Speakers for proper sound
Collar and table mike for teachers
Video Conference system in conference rooms and auditoriums used for lecture
From an off-campus location or combined class between Universities.
Interactive board with recording facility
4.3.8. How are the faculty assisted in preparing computer - aided teaching - learning
materials? What are the facilities available in the university for such initiatives?
Faculty members in the University are motivated to prepare and use teaching learning methods
with the aid of computers. The college has created following facilities for assisting the faculty
with the use of computer aided teaching learning materials:
 Each faculty member has been provided with an individual laptop with internet
connectivity.
 An email with University domain has been provided to each student, faculty and
department of the University to help in the dissemination of learning resource to
students.
 Cloud computing facilities like Google drive, Drop box Sky drive are used by the faculty
for sharing e-resources.
 Smart boards are used for presentations by the faculty for lectures and student
presentations.
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 The faculty is also trained through different webinars organized in using different elibrary databases like Manupatra, Hein online, LexisNexis, Westlaw, All India Reports
(AIR) among others.
 The library also serves as a repository of e-resources and multimedia database
4.3.9 How are the computers and their accessories maintained?
For all the important equipment AMC agreement is done with vendor wherever
necessary.
 Day to day IT issues are handled by IT Department.
4.3.10 Does the university avail of the National Knowledge Network connectivity?If so,
what are the services availed of?
Yes. For now only Internet service is availed.
4.3.11 Does the university avail of web resources such as Wikipedia, dictionary and other
education enhancing resources? What are its policies in this regard?
A proper network and connectivity is provided to Staff and Students to have full use of web
resources. It is open to individual faculty to use these resources effectively as per their
requirement which they do in the course of their work
4.3.12 Provide details on the provision made in the annual budget for the update,
deployment and maintenance of computers in the university.
Rs 38,00,000 (approx.)
4.3.13 What plans have been envisioned for the gradual transfer of teaching and learning
from closed university information network to open environment?
University is planning to introduce technology for:
 Online lectures through video conferencing/Skype
 Recording of Lectures and keep on web/server
 Development of Online Courses through Learning Management system
4.4
Maintenance of Campus Facilities
4.4.1 Does the university have an estate office / designated officer for overseeing the
maintenance of buildings, class-rooms and laboratories? If yes, mention a few campus
specific initiatives
Undertaken to improve the physical ambience.
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University has specific staff responsible for overseeing the maintenance of buildings, class-rooms
and laboratories, halls of residence, guest house with fully dedicated staff members. Technicians
and Operators are available full time in the university. STP Plant has been installed with proper
drainage system.
4.4.2 How are the infrastructure facilities, services and equipments maintained? Give
details. Electrical; HVAC (Air conditioning plants) plumbing water coolers, CCTV,
housekeeping etc. are maintained by annual maintenance contract system.
University has Annual maintenance contract system for the services mentioned in the query.
Any other information regarding Infrastructure and Learning Resources which the
university would like to include.
CCTV cameras are installed at various important locations in the campus for security and safety
purpose.
 State-of-the-art ICT infrastructure including Server Room. Computer Local Area
Network with more than 100 number of Computer Systems and 10 number of
Servers connecting all the departments and building in the Campus through Fibre
optic cables
 Tree Plantation in more than 2000 Sq. Mt.
 Plantation of more than 3,000 trees inside the NLUO Campus.
 Recycling of waste water through sewage treatment plant
 RFID entry-exit system facility in the library.
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CRITERION-V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
5.1 STUDENT MENTORING AND SUPPORT
5.1.1 Does the university have a system for student support and mentoring? If yes, what
are its structural and functional characteristics?
Yes, University has students from more than 24 states. Since they are from diverse background
the University ensures student support and mentoring to enhance e the learning. The student
support and mentoring is provided by two committees, Academic Support Committee and
Faculty and student Peer group. Its structural and functional characteristics are explained below.
Part A- Structural and functional characteristics of students support.
 A faculty member is assigned the duties to mentor each batch of students in the capacity
of class teacher.
 Academic support committee consist of one faculty and students group which will
support and mentor the students who is finding difficult in studies and other academic
activities. Besides, the committee conducts remedial classes for these students.
 NLUO being a residential university, it has its own hostels, separately for boys and girls.
Each hostel is monitored by a Assistant warden and Resident warden, who are also
faculty members.
 The Chief Warden looks after over all hostel management.
 NLUO facilitates students outing every day in the university bus from 04.00 pm to
07.00pm from university to Cuttack city
Part B- Structural and functional characteristics of supporting system.
 The university website provides all information to the students as well as to their parents
about the activities which take place in the university.
 Parents can also have alerts sent to them about students‟ attendance on regular basis.
 The university has the facility of Intra-net to provide all relevant information about their
academic and extracurricular activities.
 The website contains a host of information available for the student community,
including academic schedule for all batches, academic calendar, timetables, important
announcements, deadlines, events, activities, notices, examination details, list of holidays
etc.
 The student community has access to their respective course curriculum through the
intranet.
 All university notices are uploaded on intra-net regularly. Intra-net is accessible to the
student from any part of the world.
 All announcements regarding events and activities are also sent on the intranet apart
from the website so that maximum access is provided.
 The students can access online database links sitting from their hostel rooms.
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 Library remote facilities can not only be used from campus, but also from any part of the
world. This helps students participating in various activities in different parts of India and
abroad.
 The university helps the student to get financial assistance by way of availing scholarship
educational loans. Besides NLUO provides number of endowment schemes.
 To support the students with financial assistance, the university also provides
scholarships to the two most deserving students of every class of graduation and postgraduation courses, every year.
 NLUO has provide space for SBI bank and ATM counter that allow seamless access to
cash on campus.
 NLUO has deputed a faculty member as teacher in charge of the class to give individual
attention to each student.
5.1.2 Apart from classroom interaction, what are the provisions available for academic
mentoring?
 Class room mentoring is a regular feature at NLUO.
 The students are free to consult any faculty member during office hours individually or
even after office hour to discuss their academic as well as personal issues.
 The outside classroom interactions includes :
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Project consultations- Each faculty member offers considerable time for
project discussions and guidance.
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Clinics: Academic mentoring is also offered through participation in several
clinics engaged by the faculty members.
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Offering tutorials- every students has an opportunity to interact with the
faculties about the class room discussion . the tutorials are held during post lunch
hours.
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Peer group mentoring: Senior students routinely engage in providing academic
mentoring to juniors. This programme allows each junior student to pair up with
a senior and benefit from guidance on regular basis in projects, activities and
other questions in academics.
 The Assistant wardens and resident wardens of the girls and boys hostels, looks after the
residential needs of the students.
 There is one Chief Warden for both the hostels take care of all issues relating to the
hostel rooms.
 The assistant to warden and Hostel office staff also provide support and guidance the
students.
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 One faculty member is assigned as „Batch Coordinator‟ for each class for necessary
guidance and counselling to the students.
 The University at the beginning of the semester organizes a orientation program for a
week to counsel and familiarize the students with course curriculum and learning
environment at NLUO. Various experts will be invited for interacting with students.
 The Placements Cell, Sports Committee, Cultural Committee, Literary and Debating
Committee, Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell and Anti-Ragging Cell are also there to guide and
counsel the students.
 Library facilities are available till midnight on campus. Library is fully automated and
circulation of books is maintained through electronic Library cum Identity Cards with the
help of bar-code system. Library is well equipped with OPAC, CCTV System, computer
terminals, Heavy Duty Printers for accessing electronic databases. We have held a week
long program open to all students to teach the use of online databases for legal research.
The databases covered included Manupatra, SCC Online, Hein Online, Westlaw, Justor
etc. Volunteers from senior batches who were adept at using these databases conducted
the classes.
 Motivation to work towards social welfare is done through organizing legal aid camps,
blood donation camps and other such activities.
5.1.3 Does the university have any personal enhancement and development schemes
such as career counselling, soft skill development, career-path-identification, and
orientation to wellbeing for its students? Give details of such schemes.
 Yes, NLUO offers avenues for personal enhancement and development by way of career
counselling, soft skill development, career-path-identification, and orientation to wellbeing
for its students. The responsibility of handling campus recruitments at National Law
University Odisha (NLUO) is entrusted with the Recruitment Coordination Committee
(RCC). A placement officer is appointed to liaison between different organizations,
training houses, RCC and the University. A faculty advisor is there to ensure the smooth
running of the RCC and plays a major role in the placement activities. The RCC is a
student body officially designated with the responsibility of facilitating the procedure of
recruitment. We liaison with the existing and prospective recruiters including law firms,
corporate houses, legal practitioners, law & policy research organizations, government
bodies and international & multilateral institutions. We take initiative from seventh
semester onwards to place the students in the different organization.
Great emphasis is laid on ensuring that the recruiting organizations visiting the university
carry out pre-placement talks. We encourage companies to visit our campus and make a
presentation before the students. Through these talks the students gain more exposure to
the company‟s working culture and opportunities for growth, and hence make an informed
decision. The companies can also use this as a platform to display their services and
products to the students and faculty members.
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Realizing the importance of training for the students, emphasis is being given on imparting
training to the students by the expert trainers. The University engages expert in house
trainers and best training house in the country for competency mapping and assessing the
gap between the existing skill and required skill. Training need is trailed based on the
assessment result. The students are also given information of the deficiencies and
counseled on right approach for their self improvement and development.
We are proud of our students who have successfully competed in the test and Interview
organized by different organizations of the country.We extent our hearty congratulations
to the students, who have secured employment and we wish them great success.
Progress for next graduating batch
The placement drives for the 2011-16 batch commenced in May 2015. Already few students
have received offer letter. This year, the University added a good number of reputed industrial
houses and organizations to the list of esteemed recruiters while maintaining the faith by existing
recruiters. We very much hope and believe to see a good number this year.
 Students alumni‟s both who have pursued LLM or higher studies in foreign universities
and also those working in corporate and judiciary are invited to interact with the students
so as to give them a better understanding of the prospective future opportunities and
also prepare accordingly. We also encourage alumni interactions with existing student
community on regular basis by way of lectures formal and informal presentations.
 Orientation programmes: Every batch is offered with orientation programmes for
career identification by inviting experts in the field.
 Library services: Library services are available for judicial service, civil services and
other competitive exams preparation. Students have access to materials which are useful
in cracking various competitive exams.
 Academic Support Committee: The services of this committee are available to those
students who are finding difficulties in learning, project preparation as well as moot and
any other academic activities.
5.1.4 Does the university provide assistance to students for obtaining educational loans
from banks and other financial institutions?
Yes the university provides assistance to students for obtaining education loans from the banks.
The university has opened a branch of State Bank of India in the campus to facilitate the student
to take advantage of all the educational support schemes.
5.1.5 Does the university publish its updated prospectus and handbook annually? If yes,
what are the main issues / activities / information included / provided to students
through these documents? Is there a provision for online access?
Yes the university publishes its updated prospectus annually. It also publishes its annual report,
newsletters, moot court activities brochures etc. The updated prospectus contains:
 Vision
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Our study programme
Our Governing Bodies;
About the Faculty;
About the Guest Faculty;
List of Special Lectures delivered at the university;
Convocation
Research Centres and Research Projects
About the Non-Teaching Staff;
The University Health Centre;
NLUO Code of Conduct;
Hostel Rules;
List of University Holidays;
Important Instructions to the Students;
NLUO Regulations on Class Attendance;
Anti Ragging Message;
List Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with other Institutions;
NLUO Membership of Professional Organisations
NLUO updates all its publications including broachers, annual report, newsletters etc in its
website.
5.1.6 Specify the type and number of university scholarships / freeships given to the
students during the last four years. Was financial aid given to them on time? Give details
(in a tabular form) for the following categories: UG/PG/M.Phil/Ph.D./ Diploma/others
(please specify).
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack is providing scholarships and freeships to students in
every academic year based on their CGPA and economic background.
Details of Scholarship provided to students:
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Name of the Student
Naman Singh Bagga
Noopur Srivastava
Shobit Batta
Dhruv Tiwari
Priyadarshi Mishra
Sumit Mishr
Meghamala Mukherjee
Vinit Agarwal
Shivika Agarwal
Sakshi Mishra
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5.1.7 What percentage of students receive financial assistance from State Government,
Central government and other National agencies (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
(KVPY), SN Bose Fellow, etc.)?
Yes, the University does encourage financial assistance from the Central, State and other
agencies. Students are receiving scholarship from State Government and Central
Government The list is attached:
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Sourav Mishra
Avilash Kumbhar
Gaurav Raj
Master Debasis
Rajesh Kumar
Shakti Sekhar
Souradeep Ray
Anil Kumar
Vaishali Baderia
Abhay Pratap Singh Tomar
Lalit Meena
Manisha Rawat
Priscilla Lalnupuii
Rajan Kumar Meena
Ramesh Kumar
Victoria Murmu
Panila Theengh
Abhishek Das
Abhishek Prajapati
Amos Perlman Rymbai
Girija Shankar Bagh
Mitali Kori
Rohit Kumar
Suman Setty
Abinaya V.
Devarkonda Aneesh
Monika Nakwal
Pulak Syman
Suchita Nidhi Tigga
Abhipsa Mallik
Pradeep Ahirwar
Batan Moyong
Kumar Siddharth
Saista Parwin
Batch
2012`- 13
UG/PG
UG
P.G.
2013-14
UG
2014-15
PG
UG
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Hemant Prajapati
Pritam Das
Samyaka Dhoke
Shreya Singh
Vineet Kumar
Austin Joy Trikey
Harshvardhan Pabri
Masud-ul-Hussain
Sangadala Dheera kaniska
Sidhanta Karan Singh
Shatadru Roy
Susmita Das
Parul Mog
Tashi Doma Sherpa
PG
Students receiving scholarship from IDIA:
Sl.No.
01
02
03
Name of the student
Avadhuta Vamsi Krishna
Guddurru Sudheer Reddy
Narala Chenna Reddy
5.1.8 Does the university have an International Student Cell to attract foreign students
and cater to their needs?
The University has provision for admission of Foreign National Students and Non-Resident
Indian Students in the five-year Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Program. Since the
admission of the Foreign National and NRI Students are done through the Common Law
Admission Test (CLAT), the University does not have any cell International Student Cell for the
purpose. We also have signed the MOU with University of Texas, USA for the student exchange
programme.
5.1.9 Does the university provide assistance to students for obtaining educational loans
from banks and other financial institutions?
Yes the university provides assistance to students for obtaining education loans from the banks.
The university has opened a branch of State Bank of India on the campus to facilitate the
student to take advantage of all the educational support schemes
5.1.10 What types of support services are available for:
 Overseas students: NIL
 Differently-abled students: Physically challenged students are admitted in the
university as per government of reservation policy. Presently 3% seats are reserved for
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both graduate and postgraduate course. The university is disabled friendly. Any part of
the university is accessible to the differently abled students. The university also provides
for software facilities for print disabled candidates based on request made by the
concerned candidates.
 SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections: The University complies with all
government norms regarding reservations. The university provides scholarships and
tuition waivers. The scholarships are provided to the SC/ST students in the university as
per government university schemes.
 Students participating in various competitions/conferences in India and abroad:
Yes, NLUO provides assistance to all students to take part in various activities such as:








University funds participation in Moot Court competitions at national and
international levels.
Participation in literary and debate competition;
Participation in Cultural fest at the national and state level;
Participation in sports fest at the national and state level;
Participation in client counselling;
Participation in essay writing competition etc.
Students have limited attendance exemption to participate in events as per
NLUO regulations.
Students are allowed to take exams and post assignment if there is a clash
between moot courts and other prominent activities.
 Health centre, health insurance etc.: Yes, NLUO provides health assistance to all the
students. Doctors are available for consultation and Health care centres provide basic
medical facilities. The University has also empanelled three nearby private Hospitals for
attending the students. The university has its own ambulance with 24x7 availability on
the campus to attend any emergency call.
 Skill development (spoken English, computer literacy, etc.) : Yes, NLUO is
providing computer lab and language training from the very inception of the university.
 Performance enhancement for slow learners: Yes, Remedial and extra classes are
being conduct on need and demand basis. Academic Support Committee is student
run committee headed by a faculty coordinator with the guidance of faculty members,
where tutorial classes are being conducted on need base.
 Exposure of students to other institutions of higher learning/ corporate/business
houses, etc. : Yes, Internship are arranged for students during the semester break with
NGOs, corporate house, lower court, high court, senior advocates and PSUs. Placement
and Internship committee will lead the endeavour for internship during semester break.
Internship and placement department is established to cater the career needs of the
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students. Regular career counselling programme are being conducted especially for the
fourth and fifth year students
 Publication of student magazines: NLUO publishes student law journal annually. (For
more details: see 5.3.4)
5.1.11 Does the university provide guidance and / or conduct coaching classes for
students appearing for Civil Services, Defense Services, NET/SET and any other
competitive examinations? If yes, what is the outcome?
No, the university is not providing such kind of coaching classes for competitive exams.
5.1.12 Mention the policies of the University for enhancing student participation in sports
and extracurricular activities through strategies / schemes such as:
 Additional academic support and academic flexibility in examinations:
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Extension of submission of project.
Special test for those who missed out due to participation.
Condonation of attendance
Travel Grant
 Special dietary requirements, sports uniform and materials.
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The university also organizes intra-university sports competition every year. The
prizes for the winner and runner ups are distributed during annual function.
The gymnasium has advanced machines required for exercise. The students, both
males and females, carry out work outs under the guidance of qualified trainers.
The university has also provided the facility of indoor games within compounds
of the boys and girls hostels. There are indoor games like - table tennis, carom,
chess, and badminton. All necessary sports equipments are provided by the
university.
The mess menu consists of food item which takes care of the nutritional needs of
the students.
5.1.13 Does the university have an institutionalized mechanism for students‟ placement?
What are the services provided to help students identify job opportunities, prepare
themselves for interview, and develop entrepreneurship skills?
The University has a separate Placement Cell that works under the supervision of the faculty incharge, Placement Officer and has student members.
This cell makes the students aware about the job opportunities and also the requirements of the
jobs. As such it helps them to choose for one of the specialization offered by the University in
the IV and V year study of the graduation course.
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The placement brochure is prepared and published by the University every year before the final
batch of students pass out. The brochure provides details of the individual students including the
specialization opted in the course, internships undertaken during the course, publications of
papers, academic achievements and participation in other co-curricular activities. The
recruitment brochure provides all relevant information about the courses studied by the students
to the recruiters. It helps the prospective employers to assess the suitability of the students for
their concern. The recruiters are also invited for on campus and off campus placements.
5.1.14 Give the number of students selected during campus interviews by different
employers (list the employers and the number of companies who visited the campus
during the last four years).
FINAL PLACEMENT REPORT
BA LLB & BBA LLB, 2011-16 BATCH
Sl
No
Date
Name of the Package
Company
offered
1
04-10-2015
2
31/10/ 2015
Thomson
&
Reutors
(Pangea 3)
Srei
Infrastructure
Finance Limited
4.85-5.5
Lakh/year
5.5
Lakh/year
Job
Location
Delhi
No
of No of
Students Students
Appeared Selected
20
3
12
Awaiting
PLACEMENT IN PIPELINE
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mahindra
Finance
ICICI
Lombard
Sunderswam
y & Ramdas
MD & T
Partners
The
Law
Point
Athena Law
Associates.
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FINAL PLACEMENT REPORT
BA LLB & BBA LLB, 2010-15 BATCH
Sl Name of the Type
of Package
N Company
drive
offered
o
(campus/
telephonic/
Video
conference)
1
Thomson & Campus
4.85-5.5
Reutors
Lakh/year
(Pangea 3)
2
ICICI
Campus
3-7
Lombard GIC
Lakh/Yea
Ltd
r
3
Pramatha
Telephoic
3.5
and PI in Lakh/Yea
r
Bangalore
5
Samvad
Partners
Telephonic.
6
Chhandha
Management
Pvt. Ltd.
Luthra
&
Luthra
Department of
Telephonic.
7
8
School
CV
Shortlisting
Campus
and
Mass
3.5
Lakh/Yea
r
3-3.8
Lakh/Yea
r
3.00
Lakh/
year
Job
Location
Delhi
No
of No
Students Students
Appeare Selected
d
22
Unspecefied
of
5
4
Bangalore
11
2
Delhi
3
1
Vadodra
2
1
Unspecefied
4
3
Bhubaneswa
r
2
2
education
9
Khaitan & Co.
PPO
Kolkata
1
10
Indus Law
PPO
Delhi
1
11
Neeraj
PPO
Lucknow
1
Associates
12
AZB
PPO
Noida
1
13
Argus Partners
PPO
Mumbai
1
14
PwC
PPO
Mumbai
1
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FINAL PLACEMENT REPORT
BA LLB & BBA LLB, 2009-14 BATCH
Sl
Name of the Company
No
Package Job
No
of No
of
offered
Location Students Students
Appeared Selected
1
Khaitan & Co., Delhi
2
Lakshmikumaran
Attorneys, Delhi
3
Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai
5 lakhs
2
4
International Trade Law Consultant, 3 lakhs
New Delhi
1
5
Parekh & Co. Advocates, New Delhi
3 lakhs
2
6
Bharti Infratel Ltd, Bhubaneswar
4 lakhs
1
7
Quislex, Hyderabad
4 lakhs
3
8
Tamilnadu IPR Attorney Association, 3 lakhs
Chennai
1
9
Vaish Associates, Delhi
6 lakhs
1 (PPO)
10
Dhir & Dhir Associates, Delhi
5 lakhs
1 (PPO)
11
Sarthak & Advoactes, Delhi
3 lakhs
1
&
8 lakhs
1 (PPO)
Sridharan 7 lakhs
1 (PPO)
5.1.15 Does the university have a registered Alumni Association? If yes, what are its
activities and contributions to the development of the university?
The University is in the process of registering Alumni Association.
There is regular interaction with past students and they are invited to the important events
organised by the university. The past students are also involved by getting their participation as
judges in moot court competition as well a debate competition.
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5.1.16 Does the university have a student grievance Redressal Cell? Give details of the
nature of grievances reported. How were they redressed?
Yes the University has a student Grievance Redressal cell. Our University has a student body
called the “STUDENT COUNCIL”. The committee is governed by the professors of our
university. Complains of the students are taken care by the committee and the professors involve
in it.
University provides various types of grievance redressal system according to subject matter like
for examination related grievances there is Examination Committee and against the decision of
Examination Committee applleate authority is the Vice-Chancellor, for disciplinary related issues
University Desciplinary Committee is first redressal committee and applleate authority is the
Vice-Chancellor. In case of ragging and sexual harassment at campus/workplace there is AntiRagging Committee according to the UGC guidelines and Internal Complaints Committee
Against Sexual Harassment of Women as per Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 respectively.
5.1.17 Does the university promote a gender-sensitive environment by (i) conducting
gender related programmes (ii) establishing a cell and mechanism to deal with issues
related to sexual harassment? Give details.
Yes, the university promotes gender sensitive environment. There are cells in our university
which deals with the issues related to sexual harassment. As per the provisions of the sexual
Harassment Act 2013, a committee has been constituted to hear the complaints of the students.
5.1.18 Is there an anti-ragging committee? How many instances, if any, have been
reported during the last four years and what action has been taken in these cases?
Yes NLUO has established an anti ragging committee
Ragging is punishable in NLUO. Any ragging case brought to the notice of the authorities strict
actions are taken against the students. An anti Ragging Committee and an Anti Ragging squad
has been constituted for ensuring the campus free from any sort of Ragging.
5.1.19 How does the university elicit the cooperation of all its stakeholders to ensure the
overall development of its students?
University makes conscious effort to built a healthy relationship and ensure the overall
development of the students by taking up initiatives as follows:
 Regular meeting with the students committee as well as counselling at the time of
admission
 Faculty meeting , faculty and administration are open to students opinions and
suggestions.
 Curricular and co-curricular activities are taken up by the university.
 Alumni Interaction
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5.1.20 How does the university ensure the participation of women students in intra and
inter-institutional sports competitions and cultural activities? Provide details of sports
and cultural activities where such efforts were made.
The university encourages women students in the intra and inter institutional sports competition
as well as cultural committee ensures equal participation , attendance exemption, training is given
to encourage women participation.
5.2 STUDENT PROGRESSION
5.2.1 What is the student strength of the university for the current academic year?Analyse
the Programme-wise data and provide the trends for the last four years.
NLUO offers 5 years integrated B.A.LL.B. and B.B.A.LL.B. programmes. There are total of 120
seats for B.A.LL.B. and B.B.A.LL.B. course with each course having 60 seats. Admissions to
undergraduate programmes are given through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
conducted at the national level. Usually the CLAT procedure commences in the month of
February/March.
UNDER-GRADUATE COURSE
YEAR
B.A.LL.B
TOTAL
B.B.A.LL.B.
GEN SC
ST
NRI PWD GEN
SC
ST
NRI
PWD
2011
106
47
1
2
1
2
47
2
3
1
0
2012
117
46
2
6
3
2
44
6
0
6
2
2013
119
45
6
5
3
1
52
2
0
5
0
2014
117
39
5
5
7
2
47
3
2
7
0
2015
120
45
4
3
7
1
49
4
1
5
1
POST-GRADUATE COURSE
TOTAL
GENERAL
SC
ST NRI
PWD
2015
25
21
1
2
1
0
2014
25
20
2
2
1
0
2013
24
22
1
1
0
0
2012
09
07
0
2
0
0
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5.2.2 What is the programme-wise completion rate during the time span stipulated by the
university?
Programme /Course
Duration
1. Under Graduate Programmes
5years
2. Post Graduate Programme
1years
3. Ph.D
In the year 2015 the pass percentage of U.G. = 98%
Pass percentage of P.G. = 80%
5.2.3 What is the number and percentage of students who appeared/ qualified in
examinations like UGC-CSIR-NET, UGC-NET, SLET, ATE / CAT / GRE / TOFEL/
GMAT / Central / State services, Defense, Civil Services, etc.?
Yes the following has cleared the perspective exam:
1. Alokm Murmu : JRF
2. Hiran mayee Mishra: NET
3. Navneeth Krishna: NET
4. Eluckia: NET
5.2.4 Provide category-wise details regarding the number of Ph.D./ D.Litt./D.Sc.theses
submitted/ accepted/ resubmitted/ rejected in the last four years.
Details of Ph.D Awarded
2010 Batch
Sl.No.
Name
Roll No.
Status
01
Mr. Rangin Pallav Tripathy
NLUO/RE/2010/04
Awarded in 2015
Sl.No.
Name
Roll No.
Status
01
Mr. Kumar kartikeya
NLUO/RE/2009/01
Awarded in 2014
02
Mr. Pinaki Nandan Pattnaik
NLUO/RE/2009/02
Awarded in 2014
03
Mr. Yogesh Pratap Singh
NLUO/RE/2009/03
Awarded in 2014
2009 Batch
Resubmission - NIL
Rejection – NIL
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5.3 STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND ACTIVITIES
5.3.1 List the range of sports, cultural and extracurricular activities available to students.
Furnish the programme calendar and provide details of students‟ participation.
SPORTS COMMIITEE
This committee ensures that sports events are organised within the semester . Inter as well as
Intra university competitions are conducted. Sports Committee is responsible for organising and
overseeing all sporting events. Sporting activity provides necessary recreation for students and to
provide avenues for the same is the job of this committee. It organises intra-university sport
festivals and is looking to organise an annual inter-university event in the near future. It is also
instrumental in the selection of teams that represent the university at events elsewhere.
CULTURAL COMMITTEE
Cultural committee organises cultural events like “HUNAR”, “SNOWFLAKES” and college
fests are organised by the students and teachers involved in the committee. All round progress
and development is the cumulative parameter that sums up the end the National Law University,
Orissa strives for. The blend of imagination and art with a unique and innate style of expression
is what culture is all about. The Cultural Committee is entrusted with the task of organising the
university festival, and preparing and sending teams for festivals held elsewhere.
Students Participation in Seminar:
MUSIC CLUB
Music club organises music competition
 INDIAN SOLO
 WESTERN SOLO
 INSTRUMENTAL
 MASH UPS
DANCE CLUB EVENTS
 WESTERN GROUP
 WESTERN SOLO
 INDIAN GROUP
 INDIAN SOLO
 DUET DANCE
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5.3.2 Give details of the achievements of students in co-curricular, extracurricular and
cultural activities at different levels: University / State / Zonal / National /
International, etc. during the last four years.
Our university students have been excelling in the field of mooting , sports , debates , MUNs,
and cultural activities.
Students have been performing very well in the law fests that are being held every year in
different Law Schools across the country.
SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT















Samyukhta Srinivasan won a Silver Medal in the 100 mts race.
Sakshi Mishra won a Bronze Medal in the 200 mts race.
Samyukhta Srinivasan won a Bronze Medal in the Long Jump (for girls).
The team comprising Smayukhta Srinivasan, Astha Jain, Sakshi Mishra and minal
Sanagatwani won a Bronze Medal in 4x100 relay race.
The team comprising Bhupendra Choudhary, Vishal Godara, Manav Malhotra, Gopal
Malpani and Kushagra Gupta were Runners-up in the event of Counter Strike.. NLS
Bangalore 2014: 1st Prize in Counter Strike.
NUJS Kolkata 2014: 2nd in Football
NLIU Bhopal 2013: Overall NLUO secured 3rd position
Football: 1st Prize
T.T Men's and Mixed Doubles: 1st Prize
Swimming: 2 Silver Medals
110m Hurdles: 2nd Prize
400m Hurdles: 3rd Prize
Throwball: 2nd Prize
Team comprising of Teesta Mukherjee, ShreyaTripathi, Deviyani Upadhyay, Shivani
Agarwal, Mitali Kori, Monica Nakwal, Pankhuri Dwivedi, Jaishanth Vasa and Vineet
Dwivedi secured the third position in the group dance event- The Dance Project in
Outlawed 2015.
Astha Jain secured the third position in Eastern Vocals in Outlawed 2015.
Students from our university have participated in the most prestigious moot court competition
and have made us proud.
Moot Court/ADR/Client Counselling Competitions:
Teams representing the University have regularly Won or been finalists at prestigious moot court
competitions across the country. Some of the noteworthy performances in the previous and
current academic year are as follows:-
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SL.NO.
INTERNATIONAL MOOTS
1
Honorable Mention for Memorial of Claimant & 16th Best
Team - The Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International
Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2015; March, 2015; Team Anshul Agrawal, Pragalbha Priyakar, Kartik Pant, Deven
Choudhary, Akash Chandra Jauhari, Sughosh Subramanyan &
Neil Chatterjee.
Best Team, Best Memorial, Best Speaker & Best Researcher 3rd Amity International Environment Law Moot Court
Competition, 2015; March, 2015; Team - Diya Dasgupta (Best
Speaker), Akanksha Dixit & Vidhi K. Tiwari (Best
Researcher).
Shanu and Puneet Passi. Semi-finalist and Second Best
Advocate - 18th International Environmental Moot Court
Competition (India - North) Rounds 2013; November, 2013,
NlIU, Bhopal - Prateek Suri (Second Best Advocate),
Anirudh Panikar and P. Pardhu Shetty
Best Memorial and Semi-finalist - 55th Phillip C Jessup
International Moot Court Competition 2013-14 (India South
Rounds); February, 2014,Christ University, Bangalore Kushagra Sinha, Aishwarya Singh, Rishabh Dheer and
Rohit Kapoor
Runners Up and Best Memorial - DSNLU Competition Law
Moot Court Competition, 2014; February, 2014, DSNLU,
Vizag - Ashish Shukla, Vivek Ranjan and Smriti Singh
Best Team and Best Memorial - 3rd ILNU International Moot
Court Competition 2014 ; February, 2014, ILNU, Ahmedabad
- Abhay Singh, Hema Pattnaik and Sarita Rout
Best Memorial - P.N. Bhagwati International Law Moot Court
Competition, 2014; March, 2014, New Law College, BVDU,
Pune - Shreya Basu, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Aishwarya
Mohanty.Winner and Best Advocate - NUALS Maritime
Moot Court Competition, 2014; March, 2014, NUALS, Kochi
- Deven Choudhary (Best Advocate), Arpit Jain and
Sanghamitra Singh.
Best Memorial, Best Upcoming New Team and Promising
Speaker International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot, 2014,
Hong Kong; July 2014; Team - Harneet Kaur, Anmol Awasthi
(Promising Speaker), Kshetragya Nath Singh and Prakhar Raj.
Semi-finalist and Best Researcher -14th Henry Dunant
Memorial Moot Court Competition (National Rounds), 2014;
August, 2014, ISIL, New Delhi - Gaurav Rai, Arbaaz Hussain
and Ishaan Mehta (Best Researcher)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DATE
March, 2015
March, 2015
November, 2013
February, 2014
February, 2014
February, 2014
March, 2014
July 2014
August, 2014
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10
Best Memorial and Second Runners Up - KIIT National Moot
Court Competition, 2014; September, 2014, KIIT,
Bhubaneswar - Puneet Passi, Shreya Basu and Kushagra Sinha
Runner's Up, Best Memorial and Best Speaker (Finals) 13th
Surana International
11
Runners Up - 4th Amity International Moot Court
Competition, 2014; October, 2014, Amity Law School, Noida
- Aishwarya Mohanty, Vinaya Sharada and Ganesh
Gopalakrishnan.
12
International Memorial Rounds Qualifiers - Oxford
International IP Moot to be held at Pembroke College,
Oxford University; Team - Akash Srinivasan, Akshay Bhatia &
Sukriti Sinha; March 2015.
13
Winners, 6th Government Law College International Law
Summit, 2015, Mumbai held from 30 January to 1 February,
2015. Team- Aishwarye Dubey and Mandar Bhatodkar
14
Winners of all prizes (Best team, Best Speaker, Best
Researcher, Best Memorial) in 3rd Amity International
Environment Law Moot Court Competition. Team- Dia
Dasgupta, Vidhi Tiwari & Akanksha Dixit.
NATIONAL MOOT
1
2
3
4
5
6
Best Team, Best Memorial, Best Speaker - 5th ILNU All India
Moot Court Competition, 2015 held at Nirma University;
March, 2015; Team -Dhruv Tiwari (Best Speaker) Shivangi
Gupta & Abhishek Sarkar.
Semi-finalists and Best Speaker 7th NUJS Herbert Smith
Freehills National Moot Court Competition, 2015; March,
2015; Team Naman Singh Bagga (Best Speaker), Pratik
Best Speaker - 25th All India Moot Court Competition for the
Kerala Law Academy Trophy; February, 2014, Kerala Law
Academy - Anusam Dash (Best Speaker), Rishabh A. Gupta,
Shobhit Batta
Best Speaker, Semi-finalist and Second Best Memorial - 15th
D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College National
Moot Court Competition 2014; February, 2014, GLC,
Mumbai - Priyanka
Murali (Best Speaker), Ranjeev
Khatana and Shubham Saigal
Semi-finalist and Best Lady Advocate - The XVIII All India
Moot Court Competition, 2014; February, 2014, ULC,
Bangalore - Mansi Khare (Best Lady Advocate), Ashish Patel
and Jyotiranjan De0
Best
Memorial
3rd
IIT-KGP
Moot
Court
Competition;February, 2014, IIT Kharagpur - Nikitta
September, 2014
October, 2014
March 2015
30 January to
February 2015
1
20 March,2015
March, 2015
March, 2015
February, 2014
February, 2014
February, 2014
February, 2014
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Pattajshi, Shweta Sahu and Noopur Srivastava
Semi-finalist and Best Speaker - G. H. Raisoni Law School 9th
National Moot Court Competition "Kshan", 2014; March,
2014,G.H. Raisoni Law School, Nagpur- Anish Jaipuriar (Best
Speaker), Mayank Sapra and Meril Mathew
Semi-finalist and Best Speaker - GLC Thiruvananthapuram
9th All India Moot Court Competition, 2014; March, 2014,
GLC, Thiruvananthapuram - Mandar Bhatodkar (Best
Speaker), Shivank Jhanji and Shweta Singh
Winner and Best Memorial - 4th UPES Paras Diwan Energy
Law Moot Court Competition, 2014; April, 2014, UPES,
Dehradun- Akarsh Deepak, Ankit Pal and Deepankar Dikshit
Best Team and Best Memorial 1st NUJS Justice Dr. BP Saraf
National Tax Moot Court Competition 2014; August, 2014,
NUJS Kolkata- Noopur Srivastava, Anshu Bansal and Nidhi
Jaiswal
Technology Moot 2014; October 2014; Symbiosis Law
School, Pune; Team Anvesh Srivastava, Manya Tripathi (Best
Speaker Finals) and Sohil Yadav.
Best Memorial - K.K. Luthra Memorial Criminal Law Moot
Court Competition; January 2015; Team - Ashish Patel, Arpit
Jain and Ujjawal Satsangi.
Runner's Up - 2nd IIT-KGP Verdict Moot Court
Competition 2015; January 2015; Team - Kartikeya Gupta,
Dushyant Kumar Shrivastava and Sourabh Sotwal.
Semi-finalists, Best Memorial and Best Student Advocate S.P.
Sathe Moot Court Competition organized by ILS, Pune;
February 2015; Team - Yagyavalkya Shukla (Best Student
Advocate), Parul Padhi & Aditya Silawat.
Semi-finalists and Best Memorial - K. R. Ramamani Memorial
Taxation Moot Court Competition; February 2015; Team Ritesh Kumar Sharma, Vinti Agarwal & Ankita Sen.
Best Memorial KLA National Moot Court Competition;
February 2015; Team - Lovey Laharia, Namrata Srivastava &
Eshna Saxena.
Best Researcher and Second Best Memorial - GLC,
Thiruvananthapuram All India Moot Court Competion
honouring Justice V R Krishna Iyer; February 2015; Team
Surbhi Sharma, Shobhit Batta and Antim Amlan (Best
Researcher)
Best Speaker and Quarter-finalists 10th GH Raisoni National
Moot Court Competition 2015; March 2015; Team Akarsh
Deepak, Anupam Pillai (Best Speaker) and ABhi Sharma.
March, 2014
March, 2014
April, 2014
August, 2014
October 2014
January 2015
January 2015
February 2015
February 2015
February 2015
February 2015
March 2015
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Semi-Finalists and 2nd Best Speaker - Amity National Moot
Court Competition 2015; March2015; Team - Suyog Ghosh
Dastidaar, Aditi Mishra (2nd Best Speaker) and Radhika
Pandey.
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Best Researcher and Quarter-Finalists - 4thTarka Sashtra
National Moot Competition; March 2015; Team - Basu
Chandola, Harshit Pandey and Keshav Baheti (Best
Researcher)
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Runner's Up, Best Advocate and 2nd Best Researcher - 19th
ULC Bangalore All India moot court competition; March
2015; Team - Smriti Singh (Best Advocate), Kumar Shubham
and Vaishali Singh (2nd Best Researcher).
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Semi-finalists and Best Speaker 7th NUJS Herbert Smith
Freehills National Moot Court Competition, 2015; March,
2015; Team Naman Singh Bagga (Best Speaker), Pratik Shanu
and Puneet Passi.
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Winners, (Best team, Best citation and Best memorial) 5th
ILNU All India Moot Court Competition, 2015 held at Nirma
University. Team- Abhishek Sarkar, Dhruv Tiwari and
Shivangi Singh
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Runners-Up, 2nd NUALS Maritime Law Moot Court
Competition, 2015.Team- Tanay Khanna, Sayali Kadu &
Durva Shrivastava
CLIENT COUNSELLING
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March 2015
March 2015
March 2015
March 2015
23, January, 2015
27, January, 2015
Winners in Legal Spectra, a client counselling competition, September 2014
organised by SOA Institute, Bhubaneswar held from 4 to 7
September 2014.Team- Adithi Koushik and Durva Shrivastav
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Quarter finalists Adv. Ram Jethmalani Client Counselling 20 to 22 February
2014
Competition, 2015 held from 20 to 22 February 2014. TeamAdhish Rajvanshi and Rishabh Amber Gupta
Third Place in 3rd NLIU-INADR International Law School
Mediation Tournament 2014.Team- Utkarsh Mishra, Vidhata
Naik and Aishwarye Dubey
5.3.3 Does the university conduct special drives / campaigns for students to promote
heritage consciousness?
Yes, the university encourages special drives and campaign for students to promote heritage
consciousness. Since inception, it has been the endeavour of everyone involved in NLUD to
make this university a centre for all activities, academic and cultural.
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5.3.4 How does the university involve and encourage its students to publish materials
like catalogues, wall magazines, college magazine, and other material? List the major
publications/ materials brought out by the students during the last four academic
sessions.
NLUO has publication of its own as well as encourages the students to publish
The NLUO Student Law Review is the flagship student-run publication of NLUO. It is an
annual, peer-reviewed journal. While it accepts (in fact, encourages) legal writing and scholarship
of all types, it underscores the need for research on inter-disciplinary legal issues with an
empirical focus.
The Journal of Competition Law and Policy is intended as a platform to sustain discourse on
competition law, including its interplay with other laws such as intellectual property, consumer
protection, and taxation and so on. It is a double blind peer-reviewed publication, and boasts of
being the first student-run journal in India dedicated exclusively to competition law.
5.3.5 Does the university have a Student Council or any other similar body? Give details
on its constitution, activities and funding.
Yes the university has a student‟s council as well as various other committees headed by the
students.
The committees are as follows :
 Literary, debating committee
 Legal aid committee
 Sports committee
 Mooting committee
 Mess committee
 Cultural committee
 Disciplinary committee
 Tech committee
Every year students are elected as per clauses of NLUO.
5.3.6 Give details of various academic and administrative bodies that have student
representatives on them. Also provide details of their activities?
Every committee functioning in NLUO has Students member representation.
Students from every batch form the member of that committee.
Every committee is guided by a professor of the college along with the participation of students.
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Moot-Court Society
The Moot Society (TMS) of NLUO is managed by the University's students under the guidance
of a faculty advisor. It enjoys the mandate to coordinate all aspects of the University's
involvement with mooting, which includes organising the annual Intra-University Moot Court
Competition (IUMCC) to select students to represent NLUO in various National and
International moot court competitions; co-ordinating lectures, workshops etc. by experts to help
the students in preparing for moots; and conducting on a regular basis informal discussions,
workshops, practice moots, and special classes by the faculty advisor for newcomers. NLUO
boasts a policy of extending financial assistance to students for participating in national and
international level moot court competitions. NLUO is remarkable for achieving in its very first
year of existence consistently high levels of competitiveness in moot court competitions. This
eventually paid off in the form of several outright wins and podium finishes in top- tier
competitions. In the academic year 2013-14 the University stood seventh overall in the Mooting
Premier League (MPL) organised by the website Legally India.
Cultural Committee (CULT CREW)
All round progress and development is the cumulative parameter that sums up the end National
Law University Odisha strives for. The blend of imagination and art with a unique and innate
style of expression is what culture is all about. The Cultural Committee is entrusted with the task
of organising the university festival, and preparing and sending teams for festivals held
elsewhere. NLUO Cult Crew is the official cultural committee of National Law University
Odisha. Since its inception, NLUO Cult Crew has put in enormous efforts to build a culture in
NLUO. All round progress and development is the cumulative parameter that sums up the end
that National Law University, Odisha strives for. NLUO Cult Crew is entrusted with the task of
organizing student's activities in the university. In the past four years NLUO Cult Crew has
successfully organized various intra cultural fests and various cultural nights.
Sports Committee
In addition to the cultural content, campus life of NLUO is also rich with sports events. NLUO
sports committee oversees the development of capacity of students in various sports by helping
them in the practice for and participation in sports events of different universities. It is
responsible for overseeing all University sporting events.
Journal Committee
This committee endeavours to achieve academic and professional excellence by promoting
research and cultivating a culture of quality legal writing. The committee presently publishes two
student-run journals, namely the NLUO Student Law Review and the Journal of Competition
Law and Policy.
Legal Aid Committee
The Legal Aid Society aims to serve all those who do not have the means to hire a lawyer for
consideration of their problem as well as for advice and action for appropriate relief. Details of
the work and achievements of the legal aid committee is given under the title legal services clinic.
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Literary and Debating Society
The role of Literary and Debating Committee is not just limited to organising debates and
preparing students for them. It also organises writing workshops and conducts essay
competitions. In addition, the Committee holds informal seminars where students and faculty
members discuss topical issues, both legal and otherwise.
Colloquium Opus
Colloquium Opus is the Seminar Committee of NLUO. It organises seminars and talks by
eminent persons, as well as presentations by students and faculty members of NLUO, on
significant and emerging issues. It is also responsible for organising national- and internationallevel seminars and conferences conducted by or on behalf of the University.
Internship and Placement Committee
Law graduates have to undergo internships to improve and sharpen their knowledge of law.
Students of NLUO have interned at prestigious law firms and corporate houses like Amarchand
Mangaldas, Kochar & Co, Khaitan & Co, Lex Counsel, and so on. The Internship and
Placement Committee has helped students reach international organisations like WHO, CRY,
UNICEF and Greenpeace among many more. Students have also interned at many national
institutions such as RLEK, Muktidhara, and Janjeevan. The Committee strives to secure better
internships, and eventually better placements, for the students of National Law University
Odisha so that they, and also the University, benefit at the end of the day.
Student Development Committee
The Student Development Committee is intended as an interface between the student
community and the faculty. It acts as a liaisoning body, and represents to higher authorities
problems and grievances of students. It also undertakes programmes to improve the quality of
life for students.
Tech Committee
The Tech Committee is given responsibility over IT-related issues. Presently it is working on a
revamp of the University's website. It also hears student grievances on IT issues, such as internet
access, and reports them to appropriate authorities. Future events planned include gaming fests,
and national-level coding competitions.
Campus Development Committee
NLUO is housed in its own campus near Naraj, at the western extreme of Cuttack. The area is
noted for its scenic beauty, as it is where the Mahanadi, one of India's mightiest rivers, branches
off into its tributary, the Kathjodi. The Naraj Reservoir is located just a ten-minute walk away,
and the locality boasts also of several other places of notable scenic beauty. The campus is
spread over 50 acres, with twenty more acres scheduled to be added soon. Once completed, it
will house about 700 students along with faculty members and other staff. It is designed to be
eco-friendly, incorporating features such as rain-water harvesting measures. The academic block
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and the hostels are already functional. The academic block is scheduled to become fully airconditioned very soon. Planned extensions include language labs, gym and other sports facilities,
basketball courts, football and cricket grounds, a thousand-seater auditorium, an open-air
amphitheatre, a multi-cuisine food court and, most important, a dedicated library building. The
lecture halls are airy, spacious, well-lit, and comfortable. They feature state-of -the-art audiovisual equipment, including LCD projectors, dedicated sound systems, and electronic
blackboards (which automatically generate printouts of what has been written on them). It goes
without saying that these equipment are not meant to be mere showpieces. Courses are designed
in order to make optimum use of them; as a result, PowerPoint presentations, film screenings,
and other multimedia techniques form an integral aspect of NLUO's undergraduate and
postgraduate curricula.
The Amphitheater (1000 Capacity) along with the Library and the Administrative Building will
be completed in all respect by July, 2015. The University has the plan to have it‟s Second
Convocation in the Amphitheater on 8 August, 2015.
Academic Support Committee
This committee facilitates learning in a peer environment. It conducts workshops and classes on
communication skills, research methodologies, presentation styles, and answering methods. The
Committee also organises special classes conducted by senior-year students on specific courses.
Disciplinary Committee
To maintain discipline in the campus, the university has constituted three different disciplinary
committees i.e. University Disciplinary Committee (UDC), Student Disciplinary Committee
(SDC), Hostel Disciplinary Committee (HDC). SDC and HDC are student‟s disciplinary body.
All regular matters related to discipline are handled by the SDC or HDC. UDC is not a
permanent body but is constituted to handle particular cases. UDC enjoys jurisdiction in two
cases, i.e. matters referred to it by HDC/SDC, or if the matter is of grave nature.
Any other information regarding Student Support and Progression which the University
would like to include.
The University operates various schemes and programmes through students and facuty members
to facilitate academic and administrative symbiosis between staff and students. There are various
committies which facilitate to fulfil all kinds of educational interests. The University on
continous basis conducts meeting with general body of the students and try to know the
grievances related to any department of the University and try to solve on the priority basis.
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CRITERION-VI: GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
6.1
INSTITUTIONAL VISION AND LEADERSHIP
6.1.1
State the vision and the mission of the University.
The basic aim of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack is advancement of learning, teaching
and Research and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law as also to cater the need of the
society by developing professional skills of persons intending to take up advocacy, judicial
service, legal service or service for the legislative drafting as their profession and matters
connected therewith and incidental thereto. Our aim to achieve excellence through the following
well defined course of actions.
TEACHING:
We believe legal education is not merely confined to class room teaching. So our teaching
method emphasizes to achieve a concert between the theoretical inputs and their implementation
in real life situations, essential to legal practices. We provide academic environment which
stimulates out of box thinking among our students.
We ensure to provide multidimensional education environment to our students. To achieve this
we adhere to an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach by offering various courses under the
programs like BA.LLB (Hons) and BBA.LLB (Hons). We provide various optional courses,
which allow a student from social science stream to opt for few management courses and vice
versa.
We encourage and prepare our students to choose from wide range of careers as legal
professionals in the areas of litigation (practicing advocates or judges) to corporate law.
We believe continuing education as an integral part of legal profession. So we intend to regularly
conduct orientation, workshops and training programs for academicians, judicial officers,
practicing advocates and social activists for continuous up gradation of knowledge and skills.
RESEARCH:
The dearth of quality legal research, both theoretical and applied, is another major challenge
confronting legal education. In this respect, it is also to be noted that legal research is perceptibly
distancing itself from socially relevant issues. To address this, the University proposes to
establish a number of specialized centers, such as the Centre of Mining Law, Centre of Water
Law, Centre of Agriculture and Food Law, and the Centre of Energy Law.
FACULTY:
We believe best minds can create and train best young talents. So we put strong emphasis on
acquiring and creating best and experienced pool of talents as our faculty members in the
national and international level. We provide all support for continuous development of our
faculty members in the form of research initiatives, grants for attending workshops &
conferences at national and international level.
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INFRASTRUCTURE:
We intend to provide best in class infrastructure conducive to best practices of legal education.
We provide state-of-art infrastructure like fully equipped library, 24x7 Wi-Fi enabled campus,
audio-visual enabled class rooms, single bedded hostel rooms etc to facilitate the learning
process.
SOCIAL CONCERN:
As a law school we consider that we have a greater role to play for the development of our
community, for which we have adopted a multi-pronged strategy. To begin with, this includes
organizing quality lectures, seminars and conferences to promote legal scholarship, propagation
of legal knowledge, bridging the law and society divide, and also using the legal process as an
effective means of social reform and evolution. And the second aspect is to generate
publications, intended for scholars, non-legal specialists as well as the general public.
6.1.2 Does the mission statement define the institution‟s distinctive characteristics in
terms of addressing the needs of the society, the students it seeks to serve, the
institution‟s tradition and value orientations, its vision for future, etc ?
Yes, the mission statement defines the institution‟s idiosyncratic characteristics in terms of
addressing the needs of the society, the students it seeks to serve, the institution‟s tradition and
value orientations as well as its vision for future.
The objective of any National Law University is not only to provide legal education but also to
extract as well as endow the society and students with varied interdisciplinary fields of
knowledge.
NLUO was established keeping in mind a clearly enunciated vision. Right in the Preamble to the
National Law University Act 2008 outlines, one may discern some long-term goals including:
1) Advancement of course of learning, teaching and research and diffusion of knowledge in
the field of law;
2) Catering to the needs of the society by developing the professional skills of those
intending to take up the professions of advocacy, judicial services, legal services and so
on;
Taking inspiration from this, the University identifies and pledges adherence to the following
objectives:
a) to design and run, regular and periodical courses of learning for dissemination of
knowledge, advanced learning in legal subjects and issues of law and other related
disciplines with a view to meaningfully integrate, support and enhance professional
knowledge of law and so also to appreciate the role of rule of law in national growth and
development;
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b) to develop the students and scholars‟ social and scientific research skills for enhancing a
sense of responsibility to serve the society as a professional and also develop professional
skills of advocacy, judicial and other legal services legislation , law reformers and the like;
c) to advance professional education in convergence with knowledge of other related
disciplines so as to provide adequate orientation and training including facilities of
continuing education to law teachers, judicial officers, advocates and other persons in the
civil society engaged or interested in legal field involved in the administration of justice;
d) to organize lecturers, seminars, symposia and conferences, to promote legal knowledge
and to make law and legal processes as efficient instruments of social development;
e) to hold examinations and confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic
distinctions ; and
f) to do all such things those are incidental, necessary or conducive to the attainment of all
or any of the objects of the University, as an institution of higher learning and research
and an institution of excellence.
6.1.3
How is the leadership involved?
 in ensuring the organization‟s management system development, implementation
and continuous improvement?
 in interacting with its stakeholders?
 in reinforcing a culture of excellence?
 in identifying organizational needs and striving to fulfil them?
The leadership at NLUO is involved in diverse and assorted modes through various committees,
statutory bodies of the University, interacting with the stakeholders of the University,
underpinning its organisational ethnicity and striving for excellence. It works incessantly for
being an unsurpassed and preeminent law University.
 In ensuring the organization‟s management system development, implementation
and continuous improvement :
The University has a well defined and balanced management structure who persistently and
relentlessly works for the continuous development and improvement of the institution as a
whole. The following are the authorities of the University:Visitor
:- Hon‟ble Shri Justice Dipak Mishra, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
Chancellor
:- Hon‟ble Shri Justice D.H.Waghela, Chief Justice, Orissa High Court.
Vice- Chancellor :- Prof.(Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao.
Registrar
:- Dr. Dolly Jabbal.
The University has four constituted the General Council, Executive Council, Academic Council
and the Finance Committee for effective functioning of the University.
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THE GENERAL COUNCIL
The General Council of the University has 15 members. It comprises of the chief justice of the
Orissa High Court, one Judge from the Supreme Court, one Judge from the Orissa High Court,
the Vice-Chancellor of the University, four senior advocates from Orissa High Court, the
Attorney General of India, the Advocate General of Orissa, Chairman of the University Grants
Commission, the Chairperson of the Orissa State Bar Council, two Professors and one adjunct
Professor from the National Law University Odisha.
The Members of General Council are as follows :1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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11.
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15.
Hon‟ble Shri D.H. Waghela, Chief Justice, Orissa High Court & Chancellor, NLUO
Hon‟ble Mr. Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Hon‟ble Mr. Justice Pradyumna Kumar Mohanty, Judge, Orissa High Court
Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLUO
Shri Jagannath Patnaik, Senior Advocate,Orissa High Court
Shri B.K. Mahanti, Senior Advocate, Orissa High Court
Shri Samareswar Mohanty, Senior Advocate, Orissa High Court
Shri Bijan Behari Ray, Senior Advocate, Orissa High Court
Shri Mukul Rohatgi, Attorney General of India
Prof. Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grants Commission
Sri Surya Prasad Misra, Advocate General of Orissa
Shri. Manas Ranjan Mohapatra, Chairperson, Bar Council of Orissa & Orissa High
Court.
Prof. Rita Ray, Adjunct Professor, NLUO
Prof. B. Hydervali, Professor, NLUO
Prof. V. Kesava Rao, Professor, NLUO.
THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The Executive Council has 11 members in entirety and the Vice-Chancellor of the University is
the Chairperson of the Council. This Council comprises of the Vice- Chancellor of the
University, one judge each from the Supreme Court as well as the High Court, the ViceChancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, the Chairman of the Bar Council of
India as well as the Bar Council of Orissa, Professor & Dean, SOA, National Institute of Law,
Advocate General of Orissa, , the Registrar of the University, one Professor and one Associate
Professor from NLUO.
The Members of Executive Council are as follows :1. Hon‟ble Mr. Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Judge, Supreme Court of India
2. Hon‟ble Mr. Justice Indrajit Mahanty, Judge, Orissa High Court
3. Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLUO –– [Chairperson]
4. Prof. (Dr) Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
5. Shri Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India
6. Shri. Manas Ranjan Mohapatra, Chairman, Bar Council of Orissa
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7. Prof.(Dr) Jayadev Pati, Professor & Dean, SOA National Institute of Law
8. Sri Surya Prasad Misra, Advocate General of Orissa
9. Prof. B. Hydervali, Professor, NLUO
10. Dr. A. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, Associate Professor of Law, NLUO
11. Prof. Dolly Jabbal, Registrar (I/c), NLUO
THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL
The Academic Council of the University also consists of 11 members. Members of this Council
comprises of the Vice Chancellor of the University, one senior Advocate from the Orissa High
Court, the Vice Chancellor of NLSIU Bangalore, Chairman of the Bar Council of India, two
Professors from NLUO, two Associate Professors from NLUO( one being the Registrar of the
University), one adjunct Professor from NLUO and one Assistant Professor from NLUO.
The Members of the Academic Council are as follows :1. Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLUO
2. Sh. Ashok Parija, Senior Advocate, Orissa High Court & Supreme Court of India
3. Prof R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU Bangalore
4. Prof. Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi, Former Vice Chancellor, NLUO.
5. Shri Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India
6. Prof. Rita Ray, Adjunct Professor, NLUO
7. Prof. B. Hydervali, Professor, NLUO
8. Prof. V. Kesava Rao, Professor, NLUO
9. Dr. Sheela Rai, Associate Professor, NLUO
10. Mr. Rangin Pallav Tripathy, Assistant Professor, NLUO
11. Prof. Dolly Jabbal, Registrar(I/c), NLUO.
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Finance Committee is a group of 8 members headed by the Vice-Chancellor of the
University. Other members of the Committee are the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of
Law, Hyderabad, three Chartered Accountants, the Registrar of the University, one Professor
and one Assistant Professor of the University.
The Members of the Finance Committee are as follows:1. Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLUO
2. Prof.(DR) Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
3. Sh. A. K. Sabat, Chartered Accountant
4. Sh. S.C. Nath, Chartered Accountant
5. Sh. A. Mahapatra, Chartered Accountant
6. Prof. B. Hydervali, Professor, NLUO
7. Prof. A. B. Debasis Rout, Assistant Professor, NLUO
8. Prof. Dolly Jabbal, Registrar(I/c), NLUO.
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THE BUILDING COMMITTEE
The Building Committee has been constituted to look after and supervise the ongoing
construction works of the University. It has five members:
1. Hon‟ble Mr. Justice P.K.Mohanty, Judge, Orissa High Court.
2. Hon‟ble Mr. Justice Indrajit Mohanty, Judge, Orissa High Court.
3. Vice-Chancellor, NLUO.
4. Finance Officer (Project), NLUO.
5. Registrar, NLUO.
 In interacting with its stakeholders
The University has always tried to make cognisant efforts to build healthy relationships with all
its stakeholders namely students, parents, alumni, industry and society at large. The University
administration regularly interacts with all the above mentioned people. The student committies
with the help of specially constituted Committees regularly interact with University
administration for smooth functioning of the system.
Orientation programme for the newly joined batch of students is an interactive platform for
the parents, students and the administration which is conducted every year on the opening day
of the Academic Year. Such programmes are organised by the University for making the
students aware about the curriculum, rules and regulations, infrastructure and facilities being
available to the students.
Mentorship Programme is yet another step that the University has developed in the years
where each faculty is being allotted 10 students and each faculty member ensure meeting twice a
month to have open discussion with the student regarding all issues. Teachers work as mentors
as well as counsellors to the students and aid them in all possible ways they can. The mentorship
report and the issues faced by the students are discussed with the administration during the
regular faculty meetings that takes place once in a month on regular basis. Students are given all
kind of support by the University in their areas of excellence like mooting, debating , literary
skills, sports and other co-curricular activities.
The University website displays the names, contact e-mail ID as well as the contact number of all
the employees, both teachers and staff. The University believes that students, teachers and staff
are the three important pillars of the institution.
 in reinforcing a culture of excellence
Upholding the culture of excellence is the main edict of the University. For achieving the same,
the University follows the Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar is prepared for one
semester i.e. for six months which contains in itself the deadlines for the cluster project
submissions, project vivas, slot for mid-term and end-term examinations along with the
deadlines for results. Strict discipline is maintained in teaching and classroom participation is
given utmost importance. The University has also adopted a feedback system from students
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wherein the students provide their feedback in writing and this is shared with individual teachers
for improving their teaching.
The University organises various seminars, conferences and workshops in collaboration with
National and International institution to maintain vibrant academic atmosphere. The research
activity of the University imbibes in itself academic brilliance. The teachers are engaged in
mainstream research that takes the University to achieve excellence and generates effervescent
ambience.
 In identifying organisational needs and striving to fulfil them
For addressing the organisational needs of the University, the administration is very pro-active as
in the beginning of every financial year. It looks after the various proposals and projects that may
get funding in the upcoming financial year, identifies them and actively regulates the projects.
6.1.4 Were any of the top leadership positions of the university vacant for more than a
year? If so, state the reasons.
The University being a recent addition to the National Law Universities and has started the
academic journey in the year 2009. The top leadership positions of the university have never
remained vacant. In special and contingent situations, even if the position has not been primarily
seated by a regular incumbent, an able person performs the duty as “In charge” officer. The
officers of the University are the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Finance Officer and the
Controller of Examinations.
Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, who joined on 27.08.2014 is the current Vice-Chancellor of the
University, Dr. Dolly Jabbal holds the post of Registrar of the University, Dr. Sheela Rai is the
Controller of Examinations and Mr. A.B. Debasis Rout, Assistant Professor is the Finance
Officer.
The Incumbency Chart of the Vice-Chancellors in NLUO is as follows:1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Prof. Faizan Mustafa
Prof. Chandra Krishnamurthy
Prof. V. Nagaraj
Prof. Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi
Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao (Joined on 27.08.2014)
6.1.5 Does the University ensure that all positions in its various statutory bodies are filled
and meetings are conducted regularly ?
Yes, all the chief positions of the University are filled and the statutory bodies and its members
hold regular meetings. All due care is taken for the effective taking place of the meetings. In the
beginning of every year the administration prepares the imperative meetings that has to take
place in that ongoing year and ensures that the meetings are conducted without fail. As per the
statutory requirement, all the meetings are held as per the time schedule given under the National
Law University of Orissa Act of 2008.
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6.1.6 Does the University promote a culture of participative management ? If yes,
indicate the levels of participative management.
Yes, the University promotes a culture of participative management. All the employees starting
from the topmost hierarchy to the lowest hierarchy are involved in the decision making process
of the University. The General Council which is the highest body of the University involves not
only the top level administrators but also some of the distinguished professors of NLUO for its
decision making. There is always a democracy and transparency in the functioning of the
University and its decision making. Even the students are a part of this participative management
in NLUO. Academic and administrative tasks are assigned to both the teaching and non-teaching
staff divided into Committees and all of them work in tandem and exhibit a perfect upshot.
There are several student committees of the University where in teachers are the coordinators
who advise students. So, the management is participative at every stage.
6.1.7 Give details of the academic and administrative leadership provided by the
University to its affiliated colleges and the support and encouragement given to them to
become autonomous.
The University does not provide affiliation to any other institution and as per the NLUO Act of
2008 it is a unitary University. It has a single campus and largely concentrates on post graduate
studies, undergraduate programmes and research oriented activities.
6.1.8 Have any provisions been incorporated/ introduced in the University Act and
Statutes to provide for conferment of degrees by autonomous colleges?
Since being a unitary university with a single campus spread over approximately 49.79 acres, it
has no constituent or autonomous colleges under its affiliation. It confers Degrees, Diplomas,
Certificates and other academic distinctions under the National Law University Act 2008.
6.1.9 How does the University groom leadership at various levels? Give details.
The University always involves the entire academic community for the smooth functioning of
the administrative work at different levels. For grooming effective leadership within the whole
system, frequent and regular meetings are organised and issues are resolved through effectual
discussion. The responsibilities in both academic and administrative level are disseminated and
decentralised and all the people concerned are given full autonomy regarding taking decision
making related to projects, organising of workshops, conferences and seminars. Such autonomy
blooms the creativity present within the faculty who is conducting the programme. As far as
academic matters are concerned, the concerned teachers is given the autonomy of choosing the
project group in the class and assign them with topical themes of current interest.
Since the inception of this University in 2009, the University has been successful in making up
Committees and societies who work for the betterment of both the institution and capacity
building of the students. The Moot society is one of the budding societies in NLUO who has
always strived to sieve out academic mooting excellence in students. Apart fro the moot society,
there are as many as more fifteen committees who cater to the separate needs of the institution.
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The faculty strength of the University is quite good with four Professors, three Associate
Professors, fifteen Assistant Professors and six Research Associates cum Teaching Assistants.
The University aspires to recruit more faculties in the impending months. All the teachers have
been selected strictly on merit and they possess academic distinctions of extraordinary order.
6.1.10 Has the university evolved a knowledge management strategy? If yes, give details.
Yes, National Law University Odisha has humbly evolved a knowledge management strategy
since its year of inception. NLUO has effectively taken into account the needs of the society as a
whole in imparting quality legal education and infrastructure. The High Court of Orissa and the
members of the General Council aids in the establishment of legal infrastructure. The University
has recruited teachers with excellent credentials who have the quest to satisfy students‟ queries
and anxieties.
6.1.11 How are the following values reflected the functioning of the university?
 Contributing to national development
 Fostering global competencies among students
 Inculcating a sound value system among students
 Quest for excellence
Contributing to National Development
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National Law University Odisha is one among the elite and privileged law universities
that caters effectively in providing best legal education with a world class
infrastructure.
The students are admitted in the University based on their ranks secured in the
Common Law Admission Test(CLAT) which is conducted on regular basis every year
for Post Graduate and Under Graduate courses.
Students of National Law University Odisha are successfully placed after the
completion of their respective courses in varied areas like advocacy, judicial services,
corporate sectors and other distinguished fields.
Fostering global competencies among students
The course in NLUO is designed so meticulously that the competencies of the students are
highlighted both in national and global fields. Students from the University are getting finest job
placements and also are pursuing their higher studies in reputed foreign Universities. The most
remarkable achievement of the NLUO students is being awarded as the greatest mooters and
best researchers in both India and foreign countries. This inclusive and comprehensive
competency of the students is inculcated by the mutual participation of the teachers and
students.
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Inculcating a sound value system among students
NLUO has been successfully implementing sound value system among the students where the
students are given courses on art of living and also other co-curricular personality development
courses. Students actively participate and get involved in various social welfare activities,
seminars, workshops and other awareness programmes. Students are made to visit shelter
homes, juvenile homes and other places where people really seek legal help and ensure justice to
them. This inculcates a sound value system among them and also makes the student aware about
the plight prevalent in the society.
Quest for excellence
NLUO strives for excellence in every single area of work. The teaching pedagogies, assessment
tools and other techniques are designed properly to prepare the institution for the forthcoming
legal era. The University organises various specific programmes for the teachers to update their
knowledge and skills by participating in orientation and refresher programmes.
The feedback system of both students and teachers are constantly monitored and respective
feedback is shared with individual teachers. The students‟ feedback positively shapes both the
professional and the students‟ life and grow enroute for excellence.
The Univesity is in the process of completing the first phase of construction of campus and
moving towards the second phase. The State Government is very supportive in infrastructure
development and supports in building academic ambience fulfilling the quest for excellence.
6.2 STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT
6.2.1 Does the university have a perspective plan for development? If yes, what aspects
are considered in the development of policies and strategies?
 Vision and mission
 Teaching and learning
 Research and development
 Community engagement
 Human resource planning and development
 Industry interaction
 Internationalisation.
The perspicacity of the University is derived from the objectives of the university enshrined in
the NLUO Act of 2008. The vital constituents of the objectives are mainly related t o teaching,
research, training, skill development and various other extension activities. It designs and run
regular and periodical courses of learning for dissemination of knowledge, advanced learning in
legal subjects and issues of law and other related disciplines with a view to meaningfully
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integrate, support and enhance professional knowledge of law and so also to appreciate the role
of rule of law in national growth and development. The targets are always set so that prior to the
commencement of the forthcoming years so that expedient work is done.
 Vision and mission
The University aims to establish its reputation as one of the best legal educationproviders at
national and international level by reating its own unique practices. The University has a
prospective plan and is established for the purpose of advancement of course of learning,
teaching and research and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law as also to cater to the
need of the society by developing legal professional. NLUO professes to administer and
manage the University and such centres for research, education, instructions in on-line
systems of distance learning and instructions as are necessary for the furtherance of the
objects of the University.
 Teaching and learning
The University endeavours to further improve the teaching and erudition along with
simultaneously offering regular programmes like B.A., LL.B, BBA, LL.B, LL.M, PhD, M.Phil
courses. More courses are in the pipeline. The University is in the final stage of execution of
the Distance Education Courses and a Community College. Apart from all these, the main
aspects in the direction of teaching and learning that NLUO pledges to develop in the
students and scholars, social and scientific research skills for enhancing a sense of
responsibility to serve society as a professional and also develop professional skills.
 Research and development
NLUO places substantial emphasis on research activities. In order to foster a culture of
research in diverse areas of law and inter-disciplinary area, it has since 2010 housed more
than 21 research centres. The research centres are follows:
Sl.
No.
Name of the Centre
Year of
establishment
1
CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE LAW
2010
2
CENTRE FOR POVERTY AND JUSTICE STUDIES
2010
3
CENTRE FOR COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY
2010
4
CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY, LAW AND GOOD
GOVERNANCE (CPPLGG)
CENTRE FOR BANKING AND INSURANCE LAWS
(CBIL)
CENTRE ON CONSUMER LAW (CCL)
2010
CENTRE FOR CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL
LAWS (CCCL)
2014
5
6
7
2014
2014
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CENTRE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT & LAW
(DIMALA)
CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND
LABOUR LAWS (CIRLL)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ANALYSIS AND
ADVOCACY CENTRE (IPAAC)
CENTRE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN
RIGHTS (CCJHR)
2014
2014
13
CENTRE FOR OUTREACH AND RESEARCH IN
AGRICULTURE LAW (CORAL)
CENTRE FOR CHILD RIGHTS (CCR)
14
CENTRE FOR ACCESS TO JUSTICE (CAJ)
2014
15
2014
19
CENTRE FOR CONTRACT LAW AND CONTRACT
MANAGEMENT (CCLCM)
CENTRE FOR DISABILITY LAW AND ADVOCACY
(CDLA)
CENTRE FOR MEDIATION AND NEGOTIATION
(CMN)
CENTRE FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
(CNRM)
CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND LAW (CWL)
20
TRIBAL RIGHTS ADVOCACY CENTRE (TRAC)
2014
21
CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
2015
9
10
11
12
16
17
18
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
 Community engagement
NLUO in collaboration with various Governments and Civil Society organisations organises
various social and community activities on access to justice for mariginalised communities in
creating legal awareness. The establishment of legal aid clinics in three adjoining districts of Puri,
Khurda and Cuttack is a right step in that direction.
NLUO's Legal Services Clinic is intended to serve the legal needs of those who do not have the
means to hire a lawyer for consideration. The clinic is run by the students and faculty members
NLUO. Legal literacy and legal training Workshops for the poor are some of the techniques used
by the clinic to ensure that the marginalised receive adequate legal remedy. For the last three
years, students have set up legal awareness camps in various parts of Odisha.
The Legal AidClinics remain open for five days in a week. Programme Associates are supervised
and monitored by the Principal Co-ordinator and the Programme Co-ordinator.
In addition to this, a toll-free number has also been installed in the university to allow citizens to
communicate their problems without having to pay for it.
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 Human resource planning and development
The University encourages every research talent among the teachers and persuades them to
undertake participation in various faculty development programmes. There is also provision
of academic leave for the teachrs to attend seminars, conferences and symposiums. After the
regular class hours, the teachrs are available for students for academic and other ancillary
doubt clarification. Teachers are encouraged to undertake various national and international
research proposals.
 Industry interaction
To provide exposure and experience to the students enrolled here, the University allows the
opportunity for two internships per academic session under reputed law firms, lawyers,
commissions, corporate offices, District courts, Trial courts and other reputed organisations.
This really inculcates the culture of mooting, pleading, drafting and the like. These
internships help the students to be placed better after the completion of the course.
 Internationalisation
NLUO has tie-ups with foreign universities like the University of Washington. Several other
MOU‟s are in pipeline for the internationalisation and for the achievement of excellence
and distinction, the University also facilitates student exchange and faculty exchange
programmes. The University is proposing to offer summer and winter courses as well as
seminars, conferences and symposia in association with selected foreign Universities.
Students of the university are performing exceedingly well in both the national and
international moot court competitions.
6.2.2 Describe the university‟s internal organizational structure and decision making
processes and their effectiveness?
Section 10 under Chapter IV of the NLUO Act of 2008 describes specifically the authorities of
the University. As per the Section, the authorities of the University are the General Council, the
Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Finance Committee and such authorities as may
be prescribed by the regulations. The Chancellor of the University is the Chief Justice of the
Orissa High Court who presides over the meetings of the General Council. The Vice Chancellor
presides over all other statutory body meetings. The Vice Chancellor performs all other
functions as provided in the NLUO Act of 2008.
The General Council is the highest body of the University whereas the Executive Council is the
chief executive body of the University. But above all, the Vice Chancellor is the final decision
making authority and all proposals are being mooted by the relevant and respective co-ordinators
to the Vice-Chancellor through the Registrar. Work in National Law University has a total
decentralisation and utmost transparency. The organisation chart is given below:
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ORGANIZATIONAL CHART, NLU ODISHA
VISITOR
UNIVERSITY BODIES
CHANCELLOR
1.GENERAL COUNCIL
2.EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
3.ACADEMIC COUNCIL
4.FINANCE COMMITTEE
VICE-CHANCELLOR
REGISTRAR
ACADEMIC
ADMINISTRATION
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
J. REGISTRAR
(ACADEMIC)
CHAIRMAN,
ACC
RESEARCH
CENTRES
LIBRARY
UNDER GRADUATE/POST
GRADUATE COUNCIL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATION
FACULTIES
HOSTELS
ESTABLISHMENT
DEPARTMENT
HUMAN RESOURCE
DEPARTMENT
FINANCE &
ACCOUNTS
DEPARTMENT
EXAMINATION
DEPARTMENT
ADMISSION
CELL
INTERNSHIP & PLACEMENT
DEPARTMENT
ICT
DEPARTMENT
6.2.3 Does the university have formal policy to ensure quality? How it is designed,
driven, deployed and reviewed?
Taking into consideration the NLUO Act of 2008 , the University frames different policies and
strategies, in harmony with the various ordinances pertaining to service rules, conditions,
establishment etc. The University has also recently set up IQAC.
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6.2.4 Does the university encourage its academic departments to function independently
and autonomously and how does it ensure accountability?
The University provides autonomy and academic independence to the faculty members which
ensures a sense of accountability in the University. The teachers are given independence to
choose the subject they intend to teach which ensures quality teaching. This is because the
teachers are assigned subjects in their core areas and in which they have excelled. There are
provisions of academic leave for the teachers for attending seminars and conferences which
keeps them updated and restructured. Apart from all these, faculty members are given the
charge of functioning as Centre Heads/ Co-ordinators of the Research Centres of the University.
6.2.5 During the last four years, have there been any instances of court cases filed by and
against the institute? What were the critical issues and verdicts of the courts on these
issues?
The University maintains transparency in every aspect, may it be finance or may it be functioning
of the administration, or may it be the recruitment process. There is lucidity and clearness in
every field. As a matter of fact , there has been no instances of any court cases filed against the
Institute.
6.2.6 How does the university ensure that grievances/complaints are promptly attended
to and resolved effectively? Is there a mechanism to analyse the nature of grievances for
prompting better stakeholder- relationship?
The University and the administration always have ensured that whatever grievance is there from
either the students, parents or other stakeholders, it is being addressed and resolved at the
earliest stage. Grievances are promptly and swiftly resolved. Specific committees on ragging i.e.
the Anti Ragging Committee have been instituted. Ragging in any form is not tolerated in the
University. The Vice Chancellor takes immediate action on such grievances. The aggrieved and
distressed victim can report the offence in writing or in person to the Vice Chancellor. Other
academic grievances are also resolved by the concerned Heads.
The hostel issues are resolved by the Hostel Wardens along with the Deputy Resident Warden
and Assistant Wardens. Mentorship is yet another tool in the University that helps the students
to interact fearlessly with the faculties and their issues are addressed by the concerned mentor
faculties promptly.
In addition to this, the University has also set up Redressal Grievance Cell as per UGC
guidelines and Dr. Aruna Sri Lakshmi Co-ordinates the UGC Cell.
6.2.7 Does the university have a mechanism for analyzing student feedback on
institutional performance? If yes, what was the institutional response?
The University believes that the three pillars of any institution are the students, the teachers and
the staff. It constantly interacts and cooperates the students in all fields. Students are made a part
of committees and societies like the moot society, student welfare committee, mess committee
and the like. Such committees directly interact with the University Administration on regular
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basis for their issues. The final year students are given full autonomy in choosing their optional
seminar courses.
6.2.8 Does the university conduct performance audit of the various departments?
Yes, the University conducts regular performance audit under the headship of the Vice
Chancellor. The issues pertaining are being discussed and every endeavour is made for
improvement and achieves perfection in each lagging field.
6.2.9 What mechanisms have been evolved by the university to identify the
developmental needs of its affiliated institutions?
This query is not relevant for National Law University Odisha, as because it has neither any
constituent college under it nor it has given affiliation to any university. Being a Unitary
University, this question is inapplicable.
6.2.10 Does the university have a vibrant College Development Council (CDC)/ Board of
College and University Development (BCUD)? If yes, detail its structure, functions and
achievements.
The Academic Council of the University consists of the Vice Chancellor as the Chairman, three
persons from amongst the eminent educationists or men of letters or members of learned
professions, who are not in the service of the University, to be nominated by the Chancellor; one
member of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India to be nominated by the
Chairman of the Committee; all Heads of the Department of the University; all the Professors
other than the Heads of the Department of the University; and two members of the teaching
staff, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from amongst Associate Professors, Assistant
Professors and lecturers of the University in order of seniority in each category by rotation.
The senior most Assistant Professor is given responsibility of Joint Registrar to coordinate
planning and development activities of the University. The University is also in the process of
constituting academic planning board.
6.3 FACULTY EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES
6.3.1 What efforts have been made to enhance the professional development of teaching
and non-teaching staff?
The University has always thrived to enhance the professional development of its teaching and
non- teaching staff. The institution has always supported its faculty and administrative staffs to
attend Capacity Development programmes, Faculty Development programmes, International
Workshops, technical workshops etc to gain knowledge about the developments happening in
and around and to bring in the those changes for an accountable administration. Research is one
of the thrust areas of NLUO. Faculty member‟s coordinating various research centers, are taking
keen interest in developing the realm of research outputs in the field of Law. In addition all the
faculty members are encouraged and supported by the University to attend various courses/
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Seminars/ Conferences/ workshops etc and carry on other activities, for professional
development both nationally and internationally.
6.3.2 What is the outcome of the review of various appraisal methods used by the
University? List the important decisions.
The University has separate appraisal methods to evaluate the performance of teaching and nonteaching staff on different parameters. The different academic and administrative matters are
discussed at the respective meetings of the faculty and administrative staff. This method has
proved to be beneficial to identify the specific areas where improvement is required and action is
planned and undertaken accordingly. The University Administration lays emphasis on constant
feedback mechanism to chart the growth path of various faculty and staff members.
6.3.3 What are the welfare schemes available for teaching and non- teaching staff? What
percentage of staff have benefitted from these schemes in the last four years? Give
details.
The university through its Statutes and Regulations has adopted the policy of providing UGC
pay scales to regular teachers as notified from time to time. The salaries of the teachers working
on contract are consolidated in the said pay scale. Similarly the salaries of the non-teaching staff
are as per Odisha Government scales notified from time to time. The teacher and staff working
at University are provided EPF as per the government norms.
The teachers and staff are provided other benefits like medical and recreational facilities.
6.3.4 What are the measures taken by the University for attracting and retaining eminent
faculty?
The university provides the pay scales and allowances to the teaching and non-teaching staff as
provided in NLUO Statutes and Regulations. They are adopted on UGC/ Government pattern.
Increments and other enhancement of pay are provided as per norms. Other benefits like DA
enhancement is given as and when notified by the Government.
Promotion Avenues are open to the regular teachers as per UGC norms which have been
adopted by the University.
The teachers are provided congenial working environment with modern facilities and amenities.
All faculty members were assisted by a state of art infrastructure which they can invest upon
their academic as well as career development proposes.
6.3.5 Has the university conducted a gender audit during the last four years? If yes,
mention a few salient findings.
The University has not conducted gender audit. However, the University believes in the rights
provided to various segments of the society and promotes equal opportunity in terms of
employment at NLUO.
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The University has a splendid merge of women employees.
Sl.No.
01
Particulars Gender(Female) Category
Under-Graduate students
Ratio (%)
39.6%
02
Post-Graduate students
44%
03
Teachers
46.6%
04
Staff
21.42%
6.3.6 Does the University conduct any gender sensitization programmes for its faculty?
Yes. NLUO have established its Sexual Harassment committee that aims at gender sensitization
in campus and deny any possibility of harassment in campus. The university takes special efforts
to make the University a gender friendly campus. NLUO‟s aspiration to make its campus the
safest place to work without any discrimination on the basis of gender.
6.3.7 What is the impact of the University‟s Academic Staff College Programmes in
enhancing the competencies of the University Faculty?
The University provides opportunities to its teachers to attend such programmes at other
institutions as and when held. This has certainly benefitted our teacher in improving their
capabilities. The University has approached UGC to establish the Faculty Development Centre
and special subject network centre in law.
6.4 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
As per University regulations the University prescribes the rules and regulations for Financial
Management and Resource Mobilization. There are regarding maintenance of Records, Receipt
and Expenditure, Budget and Audit etc.
Proper budget estimates as approved by the Finance committee, Executive Council and
Governing Council help the university to plan its financial resources and go for financial
mobilization through receiving grants from State Government/ UGC and also for generation of
income from its own resources.
6.4.1 What is the institutional mechanism available to monitor the effective and efficient
use if financial resources?
The Finance Committee is a statutory body created through the NLUO Act. The NLUO Act
furthers defines functions of the Finance Committee and the Executive Council. Annual Budget
proposals are made by the Finance Committee and Executive Council to the Governing Council.
The Governing Council considers these financial statements and budget estimates and give its
approval. The expenditure is incurred according to the approved budget.
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6.4.2 Does the university have a mechanism for internal and external audit? Give Details.
Yes, the University Administration as per Rule 23 of the NLUO Act, 2008 conducts internal
audit of various sections over periodical intervals. The Statement of Accounts and Balance
Sheets are also got audited from the Chartered Accountants duly appointed by the Statutory
bodies of NLUO.
Annual Report on Accounts and other matters is prepared by the University and is put before
the General Council every year.
6.4.3 Are the institution‟s accounts audited regularly? Have there been any major audit
objections, if so, how were they addressed?
Yes, the University‟s accounts are audited regularly as explained above. There has not been any
major audit objection. The discrepancies, if any, as pointed out in audit report are duly addressed
and got resolved every year.
6.4.4 Provide the audited income and expenditure statement of academic and
administrative activities of the last four years.
Copies of Audited Income and Expenditure Statements of academic and administrative activities
of the last four years are attached (Annexure -4).
6.4.5 Narrate the efforts taken by the University for Resource Mobilization.
The University has always made sincere efforts to mobilize the financial resources mainly from
the following:
University Grants Commission: The University Grant Commission (UGC) sanctioned to the
tune of 7.5 crore under the XII Plan grants. We have received an amount of Rs.2.8 crore as first
instalment. We are expecting the remaining grants soon. The faculty members of the University
are also expected to receive Major Research Projects from UGC.
Grants from State Government: The State Government has been providing liberal grants to
the University for Construction of the Campus. The University has received so far Rs.144 Crores
as shown in the below table:
Sl.No.
Year of Grant
Grants Received
1
2009-10
Rs.1 Crore
2
2010-11
Rs.22 Crore
3
2011-12
Rs.50 Crore
4
2012-13
Rs.31 Crore
5
2013-14
Rs.14 Crore
6
2014-15
Rs.26 Crore
7
Total
Rs.144 Crore
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Student Fee: The University has recently introduced a new one year LL.M Programme in two
streams i.e. Corporate Law and Constitutional Law. This along with the LL.B. course attracts
good number of students to the campus. The University is also in the process of introducing
various other distance courses shortly through its Distance Education Departmet.
The University also makes endeavour for resource mobilization from other sources like income
from University accommodation to faculty/staff, guest house, sponsorship for individual events
etc.
6.4.6 Is there any provision for the University to create a corpus fund? If Yes, give details.
Yes, the University is in the process of developing Corpus Fund. Presently the University has
approximately Rs.13 crores in Corpus Fund in FDR's. The University is bound to presume the
Corpus Fund as such as per NLUO‟s Financial Regulations. However, the interest from Corpus
Fund can be used for developing capital assets and maintenance expenditure.
6.5 INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM
6.5.1 Does the university conduct an academic audit of its departments? If yes, give
details.
The University has established Academic Coordination Committee for regulating and monitoring
the academic and examination activities of undergraduate and post graduate programmes.
The University has an Academic Coordination Committee headed by the Chairman, ACC for
academic assessment within the University. The meetings of ACC are held regularly to have
continuous assessment of academic performance and further requirements. The action plans are
worked out and monitored. Action taken reports are further open to be assessed and examined.
6.5.2 Based on the recommendations of the academic audit, what specific measures
have been taken by the university to improve teaching, learning and evaluation?
Basing on the report of academic audit, the relevant position of the report is circulated to the
concerned for further necessary action. To mention a few, the curriculum has thoroughly been
revised under the new scheme under the guidance of the expert committee duly assigned for the
matter by the university. Deficiencies in the examination system have been reviewed and
remedied. CGPA System of grading has been adopted. Proper planning for internship and
placement programme has been carried out. Research activities through different research
centres have been reviewed.
6.5.3 Is there a central body within the university to continuously review the teaching
learning process? Give details of its structure, methodologies of operation and outcome?
The University has established the following committees to review the teaching and learning
process:
1. Role of Academic Council and Executive Council: The Statutory Bodies of NLUO play a
pivotal role in Academic Planning and framing broader policies. The scheme of
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undergraduate and post graduate programme are developed through deliberations in the
meetings of Academic Council and Executive Council.
2. Academic Cordination Committee (ACC): The drafts of syllabi are placed and presented
by the course teachers before the ACC before the commencement of each semester on
the subjects prescribed in the Scheme of Study by the Academic Council and Executive
Council. These are deliberated upon by the Syllabus Review Committee.
3. The NLUO also seeks views of the student about the curriculum,pedagogy and teaching
methods which is subject to the ratification of the ACC.
6.5.4 How has IQAC contributed to institutionalizing quality assurance strategies and
processes?
A combined effort of the Examination department and the Academic Council constitutes
together the IQAC. It examines and makes concrete suggestions for improving the academic and
administrative activities at the universities.
6.5.5 How many decisions of the IQAC have been placed before the statutory
authorities of the University for implementation?
All the decisions taken by IQAC are placed before Academic Council / Executive Council for
approvals before circulating the decisions among the members of the university.
6.5.6 Does the IQAC have external members on its committees? If so, mention any
significant contribution made by such members.
Yes, the NLUO IQAC has nominated members from other Universities. The input provided by
them based on their experience is duly considered at the meetings. Valuable inputs has been
given for developing scheme of study for graduation and post-graduation courses, improvement
in Examination System and Research.
6.5.7 Has the IQAC conducted any study on the incremental academic growth of
students from disadvantaged sections of society?
Though no formal study has been conducted so far but, the University strongly believes in giving
adequate financial support to the students from disadvantaged section and the University in the
past has given full/partial fee waivers to deserving candidates.
6.5.8 What policies are in place for the periodic review of administrative and academic
departments, subject areas, research centres, etc?
The NLUO is a new University. In the formative year the NLUO statutory bodies formulated
rules and regulations on different administrative and academic matters from time to time. The
A.C.C., Doctoral Committee and recently established IQAC will help the University to
periodically review the policies.
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(Any other information regarding governance, leadership and management which the
university would like to include).
NLUO has consistently been performing well in many National and International events and
have brought laurels for the institution. NLUO is performing outstanding in the Mooting
Premier League (MPL), one of the prestigious leagues judging the mooting activities of the law
colleges across India. The University in a short span of five years has established world class
infrastructure. The achievement of students in the areas of moot court and other literary
/debating activities has been remarkable in past few years. This University has come up as one of
the premier and coveted institutions imparting quality education and legal training with a scope
and hope for further excellence.
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CRITERION-VII:
INNOVATIONS AND BEST PRACTICES
7.1 Environment Consciousness
NLU Odisha is located in a beautiful place in the midst of two rivers, Mahanadi and Kathajodi
rivers.Though not by any external agency but the University is looking after to make the campus
greener as it is in the process of construction.
7.1.1 Does the University conduct a Green Audit of its Campus?
The University is taking necessary measures to make the campus green and environment friendly
campus. The State Forest Department, National Coconut Board and District Forest Department
have helped us to make the campus green and the University has also engaged an agency to work
on the Landscaping and plantation work as around 60% of the University campus will be
covered with Decorative, herbal, floral, fruit bearing Trees and grass patching / lawns. In
addition to this, the University is located among greeneries in it‟s outer-side periphery as well.
7.1.2 What are the initiatives taken by University to make the campus ecofriendly?
National Law University Campus is situated between two Rivers i.e. Mahanadi & Kathajodi.
Being away from the township, the University has a pollution-free campus at around 10 Kms
away from the city. The University have taken a number of measures, while designing and
constructing its campus to take the maximum usage of the natural resources and selected
electrical equipments, which will consume less energy.
i) Energy Conservation: NLUO has taken a few measures as of now to save more energy as
the campus is under development and it has more number plans which will be implemented in
due course of time.
a)
We have executed a mechanism in the outside light system, which controls the outdoor
lights (i.e. Street Light, Lights in the Landscaping area etc.) by switching it on & off
automatically as per the time set.
b) We have preferred the execution of CFL / LED lights instead of the traditional lighting
equipments.
c)
All the buildings are well lighted with the day-light because of the Open-to-Sky (OTS)
areas. The Academic Block, Administrative Block and the Hostels were well planned
with such an Energy Saving architect.
d) The air-conditioning system in the Academic & Administrative Blocks are centralised but
each outlet units have individual remotes to control. The indoor passages doesn‟t have air
conditioning equipments and neither the hostels.
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ii) Use of Renewable Energy: As the NLUO campus is under construction, many of such
Energy Renewable facilities are yet to be executed / constructed. Such as Solar Lights / Solar
heating equipments.
iii) Water Harvesting: For water Harvesting, NLUO has made some endeavours and there are
more in the plan as the construction of the campus is going on.
a) To Recycle the Sewerage Water NLUO has constructed two nos. of Sewerage Treatment
Plants (STP) out of which one is attached to the Hostels and other buildings and is
functioning and the recycled water is used in irrigation / watering the plants.
b) There are provisions for recharge wells to store rain/flood water and to use the same in
plantation areas etc.
iv) Check Dam Construction: Keeping in view the need, NLUO doesn‟t require having any
Check Dams inside its campus.
v) Efforts of Carbon Neutrality: The basic and the major step to neutralise the Carbon /
CO2 is plantation , the University has made its campus green by planting different genre of
trees with the help of State / District Forest Departments, Horticulture Department.
Plantation in another huge area is still not been done as the civil works are under process. In
addition to this the surrounding of the University also has many well-groomed trees.
vi) Plantation: As mentioned above, we are emphasising upon making the campus as much
green as possible and almost 70% of the area is kept for plantations / making lawns.
vii) Hazardous Waste Management: As mentioned above, NLUO has Sewerage Treatment
plants to dispose the wastes and recycle the water to be used in irrigation. Along with the
same, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation also co-operates in taking away other wastes
including Solid Wastes, Biohazardous waste materials released from the Health Center etc.
viii) e-Wastage Management: Being an non-technical educational institution and being
established recently, the quantum of e-Wastage is really insignificant. But still the ICT
department is directly supervising the e-Waste Management part directly.
7.2. Innovations
7.2.1 Give details of innovations introduced during the last four years which have created
a positive impact on the functioning of the University
The objective of this University is to provide quality teaching, research and social justice in
action. The mandate of social justice mission of legal education is achieved through two
important innovations which has major impact in the University. They are :
3) Socially Relevant Legal Education
4) Barefoot Lawyers College
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3.
Socially relevant legal education:
National Law Universities were established in India with the mandate to promote Socially
Relevant Legal Education. However the globalisation and corporatization in Higher Education
has influenced the Education all over the world including India. In this scenario, NLU Odisha
has undertaken an innovative research project on Access to Justice for Marginalized People. This
is supported by the Department of Justice, Government of India and UNDP.
This unique initiative explores methods by which legal education can be made socially relevant.
In this process, the University will expand the scope for Clinical Legal Education to facilitate
justice for the poor through Legal Aid. This will sensitize the law students, lawyers,
academicians, members of the local bodies and community on issues faced by the poor in three
districts in Odisha namely Cuttack, Khurda and Puri.
The overall objective of this project is to create a general awareness of the rights and
entitlements among the people and to encourage alternative methods of dispute resolution. The
final objective is to integrate the lessons learnt through the project with classroom teaching.
4.
Barefoot Lawyers College
National Law University Odisha is committed to promote access to justice for all and to cater
unmet legal needs. University is offering Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal Studies
through Barefoot Lawyers College under UGC Community College Scheme.
Paralegal education is an important duty of the academia to build legal knowledge and skills
among people. It will improve the overall quality of professional legal education while extending
the services of the poor. This course will facilitate the community based initiatives, combining
participation and legal empowerment through the student support groups.
The objective of this programme is to develop a basic understanding of law and justice delivery
system including legal rights and duties among students, to acquaint learners with vocational legal
skills to advance the cause of justice. The programme aims to create community paralegals to
strength justice deliver system using creative and innovative strategies of legal aid, public interest
lawyering and community dispute resolution methods.
This is an attempt to develop proactive role in educating the public about law and formulate legal
empowerment using legal services and paralegal education. The course will also make an attempt
to critically examine the contribution of legal education to bring the law closer to people and to
reach out to communities.
7.3 Best Practices
7.3.1 Give details of any two best practices which have contributed to better academic
and administrative functioning of the University
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The two best practices of the University are: 1) Child Rights Advocacy and 2) Using legal
resources for social action.
1. Title of the Practice
a) Child Rights Advocacy
Children constitutes more than 42% of population and their rights have been advocated to be
practiced by all stakeholders and create a viable and child friendly and child centered activities at
all levels. Hence, the university has established Centre for Child Rights (CCR) in March 14, 2015
a specialized Research Centre to improve access to justice for children by supporting strategies
and initiatives to strengthen law, policy and institutional mechanisms concerning for the
protection of children. This is the second university after National Law School of India
University, Bengaluru that has taken the initiative of promoting child rights practices by
stakeholders.
The Centre for Child Rights at NLU Odisha was established with broad based perspective of
promoting child rights practices not only through academic and research activities but also
emphasizes on practical aspects. The working group on the strategy document for 12 th five year
plan has advocated for more inclusive growth of children. Further, it has emphasized to ensure
the placement of proper and proactive mechanisms, institutions and structures and priorities on
updating policies on children, operational priorities, and monitoring mechanisms to address the
issues of children. The Centre for Child Rights aims to facilitate the establishment of
mechanisms and strengthen their capacities to fulfil their obligations towards children.
Vision:
The vision of the Centre for Child Rights is to ensure Justice to children and promote effective
implementation and children laws and governance in the state of Odisha. The centre will
endeavour to create child friendly mechanism through the promotion of child rights practices.
Mission:
To support and strengthen child protection structure by leveraging knowledge change and policy
reforms at the various levels of institutional governance to make the juvenile justice system to be
more accountable, efficient and effective for protection and promoting child rights.
Advocacy:
Advocacy for change in child rights‟ through legal supports and by strengthening the review
mechanism of law implementation, involving of Civil society organizations by harmonizing their
knowledge with appropriate advocacy tools through capacity building training and knowledge
products to bring required change in policy and practice through Legislative, Executive, Judicial,
Media or Public Advocacy, as strategically appropriate to address the issue(s) of child rights are
the areas of concern of the centre.
Thrust areas:
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Based upon our strengths and unique aspects of legal expertise, the centre endeavours to
undertake Advocacy and direct Action for child rights and related cross cutting issues. The
focused intervention of the centre for child rights is currently on two core themes – Child
Protection and Children Laws and Governance.
The key strategic interventions proposed in the collaboration with UNICEF are:
1. Capacity Development : System Strengthening and Human Resource Development
2. Knowledge Management : Research, Documentation and Dissemination
3. Evidence Based Research Advocacy and Policy Implementation
b) Using Legal Resource for Social Action
The University has Legal Aid Clinic that serves legal needs of the poor. Legal literacy, awareness
programmes and ensuring the adequate legal remedies for the beneficiaries are some of the
important activities of the clinic. This clinic is working for the last three years.
With the establishment of Legal Aid Clinics in three villages as part of the Access to Justice
Project, has further energized the students taking active part and ensuring justice to the people.
The ambition of the University received further impetus with offering of the PIL and Legal Aid
Clinical Course to the 3rd year students with five optional clinics such as Community Legal
Advocacy, Prison Legal Aid Clinic, Juvenile Justice Clinic, Land Rights and Labour Rights Clinic.
These clinics conduct surveys, research and formulate unmet legal needs on specialized issues of
these five streams.
All these combined together makes the community outreach and extension activities of the
University more stimulating and inspiring, inculcating the sense of community service among the
students.
The new Barefoot Lawyers College (Community College) will further ensure that these legal
resources are used for Social Action, Community Advocacy and Making Justice as reality for all
the people in India.
The University is also working on effective implementation of three important Social Welfare
Laws in the area of Labour Rights. They are: The Building and Other Construction Workers
(Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act 1996, The Building and other
Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act 1996, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of
Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979. The University is working towards
monitoring and implementation on the three Acts in Odisha and working in coordination with
Ministry of Labour, Government of Odisha and Chairman, Building and other Construction
Worker Welfare Board of Odisha.
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PART – III
EVALUATIVE REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENTS
Introduction:
The basic objective of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack is advancement of learning, and
diffusion of knowledge in the field of law as also to cater the need of the society by developing
professional skills of persons intending to take up advocacy, judicial service, legal service or
service for the legislative. Our aim is to achieve excellence through the following well defined
course of actions. We believe legal education is not merely confined to class room teaching. So
our teaching method emphasizes to achieve a concert between the theoretical inputs and their
implementation in real life situations, essential to legal practices. We provide academic
environment which stimulates critical thinking among our students.
We ensure to provide multidimensional education environment to our students. To achieve this
we adhere to an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach by offering various courses under the
programs like BA.LLB (Hons) and BBA.LLB (Hons), LL.M., M.Phil and Ph.D programme. We
provide various optional courses, which allow a student from social science stream to opt for
few management courses and vice versa. We encourage and prepare our students to choose from
wide range of careers as legal professionals. We believe continuing education as an integral part
of legal profession. So we intend to regularly conduct orientation, workshop and training
programs for academicians, judicial officers, practicing advocates and social activists for
continuous up gradation of knowledge and skills.
The dearth of quality legal research, both theoretical and applied, is another major challenge
confronting legal education. In this respect, it is also to be noted that legal research is perceptibly
distancing itself from socially relevant issues. To address this, the University proposes to
establish a number of specialized centers, such as the Centre of Mining Law, Centre of Water
Law, Centre of Agriculture and Food Law, and the Centre of Energy Law. We believe best
minds can create and train best young talents. So we put strong emphasis on acquiring and
creating best and experienced pool of talents as our faculty members in the national and
international level. We provide all support for continuous development of our faculty members
in the form of research initiatives, grants for attending workshops & conferences at national and
international level.
1.
Name of the Department:
Law
2.
Year of establishment:
2008
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3.
Is the Department part of a School/Faculty of the University?
Yes
4.
Names of programmes offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters;
Integrated Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Litt., etc.)
UG – BA.LL.B. and BBA.LL.B - five year integrated programme
PG – LL.M One Year Post Graduation programme
M.Phil – One year programme
Ph.D in Law - Doctoral Programme
5.
Interdisciplinary programmes and departments involved
The B.A. LL.B and BBA LL.B programme is an integrated interdisciplinary programme. In
the first two years of the programme, the student undertakes the study of English
Language & Literature, three social science subjects - Sociology, Political science,
Economics; Management and Finance along with law subjects. In the third, fourth and
final Year of the Under Graduation programme, apart from some compulsory law
subjects, a student has an option to choose from the Seminar papers in fourth and final
Year.
6.
Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.

The University has started Two Years Advanced Vocational Diploma in Paralegal
Studies under the UGC Community College and signed a MOU with TISS,
Mumbai to directly induct the passed students after two years in their third year
degree programme of Bachelor in Vocational Education.

The Disability Centre of NLUO signed the MOU with Disability Centre of TISS
for mutual cooperation.

The University signed MOU with Northambria University ,UK for developing and
facilitating the Course of Law and Entrepreneurship.
The University is intending to start the collaborative programmes with other universities.
The University has also signed MOU with UNDP, Ministry of Law & Justice, Govt. of
India
and
UNICEF,
and
also
taken
steps
to
start
MOUs
with
various
institutions/organisation of great repute at the national and international level. The MOUs
extend to, amongst other thing, the exchange of students as well as faculty members.
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institutions/organisation of great repute at the national and international level. The MOUs
extend to, amongst other thing, the exchange of students as well as faculty members.
 Texas A & M University, USA (International)
 Tata Institute of Social Sciences (National)
7.
Details of programmes discontinued, if any, with reasons
 Integrated LLM and PhD programme – This Programme was started in the year 2011
and decided to discontinue due to administrative decision of the University.
 Mass Communication – This Programme was started in - 2010 and decided to
discontinue due to administrative decision.
French Language – This Programme was started in - 2010 and decided to discontinue
due to administrative decision .
8.
Examination System: Annual/Semester/Trimester/Choice Based Credit System
The University follows semester system for both UG and PG, programmes with award of
marks and cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
9.
Participation of the departments in the courses offered by other departments
The UG programmes at NLUO is an integrated inter-disciplinary programme which
requires a students to study subjects of Law, Literature and Language, Social Science,
Management and Finance simultaneously. There is thus an active participation of teachers
from all branches of law and of social sciences, Finance, Management in the designing of
curriculum and teaching.
10.
Number of teaching posts sanctioned,
filled and actual (Professors/Associate
Professors/Asst. Professors/others)
Sl.No.
Posts
Sanctioned
Filled
Actual
01
Professor
05
02
03
02
Associate Professor
08
03
05
03
Assistant Professor
27
17
10
04
Others: (Full Time)
a) Adjunct Professor
b) Visiting Professor
c) Distinguished Professor
d) Research Associates
01
01
01
07
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11. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization,
experience and research under guidance
No. of
No. of Ph.D/M.Phil
Specializatio years of . students
Name
Qualification Designation
n
Experien guided for
ce
the last 4
years
Human
LL.M, Master
Rights, Legal
26
05
Prof (Dr)
of Philosophy
Education,
Srikrishnadeva Rao in Law, Ph.D Vice Chancellor Criminal Law
International
Law and
35
04
Prof B.Hyderwali
LL.M, Ph.D Professor of Law Constitution
D.Litt, M.A, Adjunct Professor
40
04
Prof. Rita Ray
M.phill, Ph.D
of Sociology
Sociology
Commercial
35
05
Prof V. Kesava Rao LL.M, Ph.D Professor of Law Law
Distinguished
50
-Prof Udai Raj Rai
Ph.D
Professor
Constitution
Associate
25
01
Dr A.Aruna Sri Laxmi M.L, Ph.D
Professor
Labour Laws
Associate
International
13
01
Dr Sheela Rai
LL.M, Ph.D
Professor
Trade Law
LL.M, PGD
( Labour
Associate
Company
14
02
Dr Dolly Jabbal
Laws) Ph.D
Professor
Laws
Assistant
Political
11
Dr Himabindu .M
M.A,Ph.D
Professor
Science
months
M.A, PGD in
Print
06
Journalism,
Assistant
Ms Manisha Mishra Pursuing Ph.D
Professor
English
C.A,Pursuing
Assistant
Finance,
Mr A.B Debasis Rout Ph.D
Professor
Accounts
Mr Rangin Pallav
Assistant
5.6
Tripathy
LL.M, Ph.D
Professor
Constititution
M.A,
Ms Madhubrata
M.Phill,Pursui
Assistant
05
Rayasingh
ng Ph.D
Professor
Economics
Intellectual
Property
Rights, Public
International
08
Law, Torts,
Contracts
Mr Amarendra
LL.M,
Kumar Ajit
PursuingPh.D Assistant Professor
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M.Phill, M.A,
Ms. Arjyalopa Mishra Pursuing Ph.D Assistant Professor Management
Ms. Suman
Bhattamishra
LL.M,Pursuin
g Ph.D
Assistant Professor Human Rights
05
4.3
LL.M,Pursuin
Mr. Nachiketa Mittal g Ph.D
Assistant Professor Human Rights
05
LL.M,Pursuin
Mr. Ramakrishna Das g Ph.D
Assistant Professor Criminal Law
4.9
LL.M,Pursuin
g Ph.D
Assistant Professor Business Law
3.6
Mr. Rajat Solanki
LL.M,Pursuin
Mr. Abhik Majumdar g Ph.D
Assistant Professor Jurisprudence
IPR &
LL.M,Pursuin
Environmenta
Mr. Abhay Kumar
g Ph.D
Assistant Professor l law
05
1.5
LL.M,Pursuin
Corporate
02
Ms. Priyanka Anand g Ph.D
Assistant Professor Laws
International
LL.M , UGC
Trade and
1.5
Mr Akash Kumar
NET
Assistant Professor Business Law
Research
LL.M,
Associate-cum- Corporate
02
Ms. Sudatta Barik
Pursuing Ph.D Teaching Assistant Laws
Research
Mr. Biswa Kallyan
LL.M,
Associate-cum2 .7
Dash
Pursuing Ph.D Teaching Assistant Human Rights
M.A(Eco.),
LL.M
Research
Corporate
03
Ms. Kuntirani
,Pursuing
Associate-cum- Law and
Pradhan
Ph.D
Teaching Assistant Family Law
Research
LL.M,
Associate-cum- Corporate
01
Mr. Kapil Sharma
Pursuing Ph.D Teaching Assistant Laws
Research
Intellectual
6
LL.M,
Associate-cum- Property
Months
Ms Tulip Suman
Pursuing Ph.D Teaching Assist Rights
Research
6
Associate-cumMonths
Ms Snigdha
LL.M
Teaching Assist Constitution
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12. List of senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct faculty, emeritus professors:
Sl.No. Visiting Professors
Adjunct professors
01
Prof. Anil Maheshwari
02
Prof. B.B. Pande, Former Prof. B.K. Mohanti, Senior Prof. Jane Winn,
Professor
of
Law, Advocate of Orissa High University of
University of Delhi
Court
Washington
03
Justice
S.R.
Nayak, Mr.
Jagannath
Patnaik, Prof. Phillippe Cullet,
Former Chief Justice of Former
Chairman,
Bar SOAS, London
Chattisgarh High Court
Council of India & Former
Advocate General of Odisha
04
Prof. N. L. Mitra, Justice S. Rajendra Babu
Formerly Vice Chancellor
of NLSIU, Bangalore
Prof. Raj Bhala,
University of Kansas
05
Prof. G. V. Ajjappa, Prof. Rita Ray, National Law
Former Professor of University Odisha
NLSIU, Bangalore
Prof. Sivaramjani,
London School of
Economics
06
Prof. Udai Raj Rai, National
Law University Odisha
07
08
09
Justice A. S. Naidu
Visiting Faculty
under the GIAN
initiative of MHRD
Prof.Dev S Gangjee,
Oxford University
Prof. Umakant Varottil,
National University of
Singapore
Prof. Kamal Puri,
Queensland University
of Technology
Prof. AlanNoorie,
University of Warwick
Prof. Paul
B.McGuinness, Chinese
University of
Hongkong
13. Percentage of classes taken by temporary faculty – programme-wise information
All classes are taken by full time teachers. But from time to time, professors from different
foreign universities and other Universities, Senior lawyers, Judges are invited to deliver
special lectures on various subject matters. The University engages practicing advocates to
teach procedural laws like, civil procedure, professional ethics and Trial and Appellate
Advocacy.
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14. Programme-wise Student Teacher Ratio
Under Graduate- 18:1
Post Graduate- 1:1
Ph.D- 1:1
15. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff:
sanctioned, filled and actual
Total Support Staff
17
Technical Staff
10
Administrative Staff
28
16. Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies:
The University has received major funds from UNICEF for centre for Child Rights and
UNDP funded out Access to Justice Centre. The University has identified the following
thrust areas for future research. They are:
.
Sl. Year Name of the Project
No. Wise
01
2014
02
2014
03
04
2015
2015
Total Grants
Received (Rs.
In Lakhs)
Access to Justice for Marginalised Rs. 62,00,000/People and Socially Relevant legal
Education
Center for Child Right:
The Centre envisions providing
integrated support to different
layers of institutional governance
in local, state and national level
for the protection of child rights.
ICSSR
UGC-Community College
Name of the
Funding
Agency
UNDP
Rs. 1,43,20,600/- UNICEF
Rs.15,00,000/Rs.65,16,000/-
ICSSR,
UGC
17. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding
agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies,
project title and grants received project-wise.
Sl.
No.
Year
Wise
Name of the Project
Total Grants
Received (Rs.
In Lakhs)
Name of
Funding
Agency
Number
of Faculty
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01
2014
Access to Justice for
Marginalised People and
Socially Relevant legal
Education
Rs. 62,00,000/-
UNDP
02
2014
03
04
2015
2015
Center for Child Right:
Rs. 1,43,20,600/- UNICEF
The Centre envisions
providing integrated
support to different
layers of institutional
governance in local, state
and national level for the
protection of child
rights.
ICSSR
Rs.15,00,000/ICSSR
UGC-Community
Rs.65,16,000/UGC
College
1
1
1
4
18- Inter-institutional collaborative projects and associated grants received
a) National collaboration
b) International collaboration
Name of the Project & Collaborating Institution
Quantum of
Year
Received (Rs.)
Management
Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd. And 60,000/Development Programme NALCO
(MDP)
Capacity Building
Govt. Of Odisha
Programme on Expanding
Horizons of Law and
Agriculture
Disability
Govt. Of Odisha
1,08,000/-
PG e-Pathasala
NLU, Delhi
--
Rajiv Gandhi Advocates
Training Programme
Ministry of Law & Justice, 5,40,000/Govt.of India
Community College
Inter-State Migrant Act
State Welfare Board for
Building and Construction,
Govt. Of India
Bankers Training
Programme, SBI, 2014,
Financial Inclusion
UGC
UMED
ILO, New Delhi
65,16,000/-
SBI
2,00,000.00/-
Assistance
2.5 lakhs
--
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International collaboration
Name of the Project & CollaboratingInstitution
Year
ILO
ILO, Geneva
19.
Quantum
Received
1,04,763/-
of
Assistance
Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC-SAP/CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR,
AICTE, etc.; total grants received.
 UGC E- Pathasala – No
 Community College - Rs 52 Lacs from UGC
 ICSSR-Child Rights Projects- Rs. 15,00,000.00/ UNICEF Project- Rs. 1,43,20,600.00/-
20.
Research facility / centre with
 State Recognition
 The centre for Banking and Insurance organised its first professional training
programme for the banking personnel of both the public and private sector banks on
11-12 April 2014 entitled 'Bankers' Training on Recovery of NPAs'.
 Programme for Law Teachers on 'Contract Negotiation, in collaboration with
NALCO in 2013.
 Rajiv Gandhi Advocates' Training Programme: A one- month programme intended to
augment the legal skill sets of young advocates of Odisha, sponsored by Ministry of
Law and Justice, Government of India.
 National recognition
 Training Programme: 'Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics' Presented here are highlights
from some selected (in collaboration with Advanced Centre for Re s e a r c h ,
programmes: Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics (ACRDTCLF),
NLSIU Bangalore).
 National Conference: 'Enhancing Access to Justice and quality of Legal Education' (in
collaboration with UNDP) in 2014.
 Management Development Programme: 'Industrial Relations Law and Practice for
Human Resource and National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights Industrial
Relations Management'.
 IPAAC and colloquium Opus, NLUO‟s Seminar Committe jointly held on 18-19
October ,2014 a two day National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights .
 Induction Programme on International Humanitarian Law held on 8th August,2014
organised by NLUO in collaboration with International Committee of the Red
Cross(ICRC).
 Management Development Programme on “Industrial Relation and Labour laws‟ held
on 12 to 14 April ,2014
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International recognition:
UNICEF Programme:
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack established the Centre for Child Rights (CCR) on 14th
March, 2014 as a specialised Research Centre. The Centre envisions providing integrated support
to different layers of institutional governance in local, state and national level for the protection
of child rights. It has been established with an objective to safeguard, protect and promote child
rights in India. UNICEF has provided three years' grant for this Project.
Goals of the Partnership:
NLUO would conduct research on the functioning of the Juvenile Justice Boards/Child Welfare
Centres in the State of Odisha with the objective to secure a better understanding of the
operational aspects of the juvenile justice mechanisms and document it. The University would
also undertake research and documentation initiatives for different child care institutions
established under the Juvenile Justice Act. NLUO would facilitate the creation of knowledge
products and toolkits contextualised to the needs of different stakeholders in the area of Child
Rights. The University would design and offer different distance and online capacity building and
specialised programmes for different stakeholders.
The key strategic interventions proposed in the collaboration with UNICEF are:
 Capacity Development: System Strengthening and Human Resource Development
 Knowledge Management : Research, Documentation and Dissemination
 Evidence Based Research Advocacy and Policy Implementation
This three year project will enable NLU Odisha to activate Child Rights centre, start research,
documentation, distance education centre and it will also generally strengthen teaching, research
and advocacy in child rights. This is the second such centre in India after NLSIU, Bangalore.
This partnership will be for three years beginning from 1st January, 2015.
UNDP Programme :
The UNDP Project on “Access to Justice for Marginalised People and Socially Relevant Legal
Education” was inaugurated on 01.11.2014 by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge Supreme
Court of India and the Visitor, NLUO at the ADR Conference hall of Khurda District Court in
Bhubaneswar.
The project is an initiative of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack supported by the
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India and United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP). Under this project, the university will work in active
collaboration with the Odisha State Legal Services Authority (OSLSA) and District Legal
Services Authority (DLSA) and supplement the work done by them in the domain of legal aid.
To achieve this end, three Legal Aid Clinics will be set up by NLUO in collaboration with
OSLSA and the respective DLSAs in three districts, i.e. Cuttack, Khurdha and Puri.
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The Project has been implemented in three districts of Odisha, i.e. Cuttack, Puri and Khurda.
Legal Aid Clinics have been opened in three villages: Dompada in Cuttack, Brahmagiri in Puri
and Jankia in Khurda.
Key Objectives
The project has the following primary objectives to be accomplished during the three years:
 Community sensitisation in dispute resolution in various layers of the society,
 Raising awareness of the law,
 Making justice accessible for the marginalised sections and making legal education
socially relevant.
In the current phase, emphasis was mainly on the accomplishment of the following objectives:
 Making justice accessible for the marginalised sections by extending facilities of legal aid
 Community sensitisation in dispute resolution in various layers of the society
 Raising awareness of the law
Significant Achievements:
During this phase, we have been able to accomplish implementation of the following Project
Activities:
 Collection of Baseline information in the selected districts
Establishment of three Legal Aid Clinics at Dompada, Jankia and Brahmagiri in the districts of
Cuttack, Khurda and Puri district respectively.
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Special research laboratories sponsored by / created by industry or corporate
bodies:
University is in the process of establishing centre for law and enterprenaurship and
Forensic Science Lab
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Publications:
 Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international)
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Awards/ Recognition/ Consultancy received at National /
International Level
Prof. (Dr.)
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National Publication – 30 Articles
Prof. B.Hydervali
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International Publication- 10 Articles
Comparative Criminal Justice-search and Seizure,
Interrogation and Identification of suspects in India and
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America, Criminal Law Journal,Nagpur, October, 1989
Public Interest litigation, Lawyer journal, Madras, August,
1989
Policy for Minimum wages, CRR Law Journal, Eluru,
1982-1984
The constitution of India and the Accused (A Research
Note), Student Law Journal,New Delhi, November, 1989
The Constitution of India and The Accused, Indian Bar
Review Journal,New Delhi, 1989
Law and Lock-up Deaths In India, Criminal Law
Journal,Nagpur, January 1990
Right to counsel and Police Interrogation, Criminal Law
Journal,Nagpur, August, 1990
Developments in the Law of Confessions: Some trends,
Criminal Law Journal ,Nagpur, July, 1991
Right to work and the Supreme Court of India, Supreme
Court Journal, New Delhi, November 1991
Self- incrimination and the Supreme Court of India,
Criminal Law Journal, Nagpur, January 1993.
Compensation to Victims of Lock - up Deaths, Criminal
Law Journal, Nagpur, December, 1994
Environmental Law-Some trends, Supreme court
Journal, Delhi, April, 1995
Treatment of Criminal Defendants, Criminal Law
Journal, Nagpur, May, 1996
Gandhi an secularism, Supreme Court Journal New
Delhi, February, 1997
Law & Health care in India, Andhra Law Time ,Hyd,
November, 1998
Law & Custodial Torture in India, Criminal Law Journal
Nagpur, May, 1999
A note on Medical oath & ethics, Supreme Court Journal,
New Delhi, June, 1999
Child Labor & Law In India, Souvenir- Kakatiya
University, Warangal (AP), 1999
A look at the Special Marriage Act 1954, S.K. University,
Magazine Anantapur (AP), 1997-98
Role of supreme Court in elimination of Child labor in
India, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad,
1998
Law and Corruption in India, Indian Bar Review Journal,
New Delhi, 2002
No one is above the law, Sub-Saharan In former Addis
Ababa, 27th December, 2002
Bio Weapons- A Potential Threat of mass Destruction,
Ethiopian - Herald Addis Ababa, 4th ,March, 2003
Why do we really need to eliminate Double edged Sword,
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The Sub-Saharan -In former 14th , March, 2003
A note on International terrorism, Ethiopian-Herald,
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, 16&17th October 2003
Prostitution-Marginalized sector, The-Sub-SaharanInformer Addis Ababa, 17th 0ct,2003
International conventions and Global Sex workers,
Ethiopian-Herald, Addis Ababa, 4th and 5th Dec 2003
The Essential aims of Education, Ethiopian-Herald,
Addis Ababa, 4th Jan 2004
The Jurisprudence of Human Rights, Ethiopian-Herald,
Addis Ababa, 12th March 200 Conceptual dimensions of
rule of Law under the constitution of India, Civil &
Military Law Journal, New Delhi, Volume 48, OctoberDecember 2012
Judicial attitude for Prevention of trafficking in Women
and Children, Indian Bar Review, New Delhi, June –
July 2013
Dimensions of Freedom of Speech and Expression:
Issues and Challenges, Civil & Military Law Journal,
New Delhi, January-March 2014
Disaster Management : Law and Practice, Civil & Military
Law Journal, New Delhi, November 2014
Rights of Accused in Criminal Trial (Gogia Publishers,
Hyderabad-2003
Four Volumes of Evidence written by Woodroff and
Amir Ali (Lexis Nexis),
Contracts I Cases & Materials Book published by Lexis
Nexis, 2014) ISBN 978-93-5143-148-0.
Edited Manuals on Medical Law,
Contracts-II Cases & Materials Book being published by
Lexis Nexis (In Press)]
Banking Law & Negotiable Instruments Case Digest (CoAuthor) - Published by EBC India.Ed.2014
MCQ on Banking & NI Act [Co-Author]- Published by
EBC India.Ed.2014,reprinted ed 2015
Banking and Negotiable Instruments Act-Published by
EBC India.Ed.2015
Gujarat Law Journal (Emerging Legal Issues in
Corporate Social Responsibility and Frauds in India) –
Volume-2, Issue-II-December-2012.
Law, Development & Socio-Economic Policy (Section
138 of Negotiable Instruments Act: Needs for a
paradigm sift) – Published by EBC India-ISBN NO.-935028-723-4
India‟s Tryst with Independent Tribunals and Regulatory
Bodies and Role of the Judiciary Published in Journal of
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Imposition of Safeguard Measures and Unforeseen
Developments Foreign Trade Review Vol XLI No. 4
January-March 2007, 48 (ISSN/Registration No. 00157325)
Trade Related Investment Measures Under the WTO: A
Study Published in Vol. 41 no. 3 (2000) p. 435 of the
Indian
Journal
of
International
Law
(ISSN/Registration No.0019-5294)
From Bilateral to Multilateral Investment Treaties
Published in the Foreign Trade Review, Vol. xxxvi, Nos.
3&4 p.66. ( ISSN/ Registration No. 0015-7325)
Electronic Commerce and the General Agreement on
Trade in Services Published in the Foreign Trade Review
Vol. XXXVIII Nos. 3&4 P.79. ( ISSN/ Registration
No. 0015-7325)
National Treatment under the General Agreement on
Trade in Services Published in 28(4) 2001 Indian Bar
Review,
147.
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No.F.2/1/6PRESS/83)
Determination of Injury in Antidumping Cases in India
Published in SEBI & Corporate Laws vol. 39 part 5, p.75.
(ISSN/ Registration No.:00972-818X)
Hart‟s Concept of Law and the Indian Constitution.
Published in (2002) 2SCC(Jour) 1.( ISSN/ Registration
No 0039-5951)
Natural Law and the Indian Constitution Published in
Vol. 28 (2&3)2001p.201 of the Indian Bar
Review.(ISSN/Registration No.F.2/1/6PRESS/83)
Secularism under the Indian Constitution Published in
the Indian Journal of Secularism, April-June, 2002, vol. 6
No. 1 p. 51 (ISSN/ Registration No.66034/97)
Social and Conceptual Background to the Policy of
Reservation Published in the Economic and Political
Weekly Vol. XXXVII, No. 42 pp. 4309-4318.(ISSN/
Registration No. 0012-9976)
Harmonising Interest and Efficiency: A Study of
Corporate Structure Published in vol. 49 SEBI &
Corporate Law Part V, p. 61. (ISSN/ Registration
No.:00972-818X)
Role of Management in Take-overs.Published in Part 7 of
Volume 34 of SEBI & Corporate Laws. (ISSN/
Registration No.:00972-818X)
India and Competition Policy: A Step Towards
Liberalisation and a Step Back from Globalisation.( Coauthored with Ms. Alice Pham). Published in WTO and
Indian.
Economic
Policy
Reforms(ed.)V.B.Jugale,Serial
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Publications, New Delhi,2005; 3-85. ISBN No.
8186771794, 9788186771792
India‟s Initiatives and Opposition Within WTO: A Study
Focusing on the Singapore Issues Published in
Globalisation and World Economic Policies (Edited by
Prof. Clem Tisdell Professor of Economics, Queensland
University, Australia). ISBN 8186771816
WTO and Developing Countries: Are Countries such as
India, Disadvantaged? Published in Prof Clem Tisdell
(ed.) Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social
Disadvantage Serial Publications, New Delhi. ISBN
9788183871112
Recognition and Regulation of Antidumping Measures
under GATT/WTO (2004) Published by The Eastern
Book Company, Lucknow (India). (National) ISBN
No. 8170128161
Recognition and Regulation of Safeguard Measures under
GATT/WTO (2011) Published by Routledge, London &
New York (International) ISBN No. 978-0-415-619592
Antidumping Measures: Policy, Law and Practice in India
(2014) Published by Partridge: A Penguin Random
House Company. ISBN 978-1-4828-2176-5; 978-14828-2177-2; 978-1-4828-2175-8.
National Accountability of International Business: Indian
Developments Co-authored with Anil Kr. Rai Business
Law Review Vol 36 No. 2 pp. 72-77 (ISSN 0143-6295)
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WTO Dispute Settlement System and Democracy: Some
Issues to Ponder Journal of International Trade Law and
Policy: Vol 13 Issue 2 (ISSN 1477-0024)
Regulation of Cartels in India Accepted for Publication in
World Competition Vol 35 (Issue 2) 2012 pp. 233-248.(
ISSN SS10114548)
Protection of Competition through Antidumping Law: A
case Study of Vitamin Industry in India Journal of World
Trade 40(5): 969-977 (ISSN SS10116702)
Most Favoured Nation Treatment under the General
Agreement on Trade in Services
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Published in the Manchester Journal of
International Economic Law vol. 4
ii.
Issue 2007. (ISSN 1742-3945)
Analysis of the Draft Antidumping Agreement,
Chairperson‟s Text 2007 In Light of the Jurisprudential
BackgroundManchester Journal of
International
Economic Law, Volume 5, issue 2:126-145, 2008. (ISSN
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Ms. Manisha
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Kumar Ajit
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Dr. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, (2014), “Critical analysis of social
security in India: Need for reforms in unorganized sector
vis-à-vis labour policy”, in Indian Journal of Legal
Philosophy, Vol.2, Issue 3, September 2014, ISSN: 23474963
Dr. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, (2013), “ Abatement of pollution:
a non-optional obligation, in Dayanand Law Journal,
Vol.X January 2013, ISSN:2250 – 186X
Dr. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, (2013), “ Female discrimination:
A Historical View” in Dayanand Law Journal, Vol.XI
July 2013, ISSN:2250 – 186X
Dr. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, (2013), “Female foeticide–
Human Rights perspective” in Dayanand Law Journal,
Vol. IX July 2012, ISSN:2250The Theatrics of Evangelisation in Odisha.” Research
Dimensions. Volume I, Issue III. Ed. S.P Rajguru.
Solapur: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. Print. (ISSN: 22493867)
“Understand women in The Colour Purple”.
Understanding Politics & Society. Vol-I 2011. Ed. Jugal
K. Mishra. Bhubaneswar: Pagemaker Computer Services.
335 pages. Print. (ISSN: 2231-1114)
Love in the Art of D. H Lawrence: Story of inspirational
women behind his genius. Germany: Lambert Academic
Publishing, 2010. (ISBN: 978-3-8433-5721-0)
The Miraculous, the Occult and the Phantasmal: A
Comparative Study of John Keats and William
Shakespeare. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing,
2010. (ISBN: 978-3-8433-5244-4)
Recreation of Religious Fanaticism in Sunderdas”. Indian
English Theatre and Drama. Ed. Sujatha Rao et al. New
Delhi: Authorpress, 2014. 176 pages. Print. (ISBN: 97881-7273-864-8)
“Role of Individuality in man-woman relationships in
The Rainbow”. Love and Sex in English Fiction (From
18th to 21st century). Ed. Alpana Gupta et al. Jaipur:
YKing Books. 182 pages. Print. (ISBN: 878-93-82532-552)
“The Dynamics of man-woman relationships in The
Guide”. Sahitya Award Winning English Novels. Ed.
Vivekanand Jha & Rajnish Mishra. Delhi: B.R Publishing
Corporation. 418 pages. Print.(ISBN: 9789350501252)
An article on “Right to Read vis-a-vis Intellectual
Property Rights” Published in News Letter, Vol-I, IssueI, April 2015 of Centre for Disability Law and Advocacy,
NLUO
An article on “The Right Of „Communication To The
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Dr. Rangin Pallav
Tripathy
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Ms. Suman Dash
Bhattamishra
Public‟ Under The New Copyright Domain” in NLUO
Law Journal, Vol-I, Issue-I March 2014
 An article on “The Challenges to the Health Care System
in Rural India and the Duty of the Welfare State” in
„Special Issue of Indian Journal of Law and Justice‟ (an
ISSN indexed Journal (ISSN: 0976-3570) published by
Law Department of North Bengal University, biannually)
 An article on “Concept of Social Justice: A Critical
Analysis of Indian perspective” in
„Special Issue of
Indian Journal of Law and Justice‟ (an ISSN indexed
Journal
(ISSN:
0976-3570) published by Law
Department of North Bengal University bi- annually)
 An article “Global Warming: Indias Challenges and
Response” in „ An Inroduction to
Environmental
Right‟ Published by Central Law Agency.(ISBN- 978-9380289-75-5)
 An article “Abortion rights to women in India: an
analysis under modern legal context” in „Law and
Gender – A Quest for justice‟ Published by Alfa
Publication (ISBN : 978-93-81465- 13-4)
 Access to Justice and Judicial Performance Evaluation”
NLUO Law Journal, Special Edition on Access to Justice
(Vol. 2 Issue 1) 2015
 “Defining Misbehaviour for Removal of Judges: The
Logical Fallacy and Necessary
 Politicisation” NIRMA University Law Journal Vol. 6
Issue 1 2015
 “The Demise of Consideration”, NIRMA University Law
Journal, Vo. 3 Issue 1 2013
 “Criminal Behaviour, Rational Choice and Moral
Reasoning: Dynamics and Dimensions,
 NLUO Law Journal, Vol. 1 Issue 1 2014 (Main Author)
 „Promoting a Notion of Refugee Protection: Role of
Religion as a Value Influence on Law‟
 (2012) 3 (2) GNLU Law Review
 “A cause without a Voice: Right of Victims to Participate
in Criminal Proceedings”, AILJ, 2010.
 “Human Rights: A Neverland” in in Gurdip Singh &
V.K. Ahuja (eds) Human Rights in 21st CenturyChanging Dimensions Universal Law Publications, New
Delhi (Co-Author) 2012
 Rights Without Law, 2010, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 1st
Edition, Saarbrücken (ISBN- 978-3639307238)
 “Project Report on Access to Justice for Marginalized
People” NLUO Law Journal, Special
 Edition on Access to Justice (Vol. 2 Issue 1) 2015
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Mr. Nachiketa
Mittal
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Mr. Rajat Solanki
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Mr. Abhik
Majumdar
 “Criminal Behaviour, Rational Choice and Moral Reasoning:
Dynamics and Dimensions, NLUO Law Journal, Vol. 1
Issue 1 2014 (Co-author)
 Perspectives on Human Rights; The Entirety and the
Alternate 2011, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 1st Edition,
Saarbrücken (ISBN- 978-3639296945)
 “Arbitration in Africa : „Chindia‟ Perspective‟, Emory
International Law Review (accepted for publishing)
 Legislative Measures for NPAs Recovery: Appreciation of
Legal Issues”, NLUO Law Journal, Vol.I, Issue I [ISSN
2348 – 8913]
 Judicial Insights on Inclusive Education Agenda for
Differently-Abled, Newsletter on Disability Rights &
Equality, Vol. I, Issue I, April 2015 [ISSN 2395- 7735]
 E-Banking Fraud Landscape: Legal Issues and Challenges”,
Co-authored with Ms. Pradeeta Mishra, Newsletter on
Developments in Banking and Insurance Laws, Vol. I, Issue
I, April 2014 [ISSN 2395- 7727]
 “Citizen‟s Charter of Human Rights of Persons With
Mental Illness”, Bill of Rights, Mental Health, Disability and
Advocacy Resources, Vol. II, 2010, Pune
 Conflicts between Trademarks & Geographical Indications‟,
NLUO Law Juornal, Vol.1, Issue I (2014).
 „Director General‟s Power under the Competition Act, 2002
with special reference to Investigation‟, International Journal
of Entrepreneurship & Business Environment Perspectives,
Vol.3, Issue 1 (2014).
 „Privacy Issues in the Digital Online Activities‟,
International Journal of Applied Services Marketing
Perspectives, Vol.2, Issue 2 (2013).
 „Seaworthiness in Marine Insurance‟ submitted for
publication in Journal of Banking and Insurance Laws,
Vol.1, Issue 1 (2015).
 „Jungle & Access of Social Justice- An Evaluation of Forest
Rights Act‟ accepted for publication in NLUO Law Journal,
Issue II (2015).
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 2004 – „The Right to Die: The Indian Experience‟,
Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 157.
 2004 – „Right to Education as a Fundamental Right‟,
Contemporary India: Journal of the Nehru Memorial
Museum and Library, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 121.
 2010 – „Learning from the India-EC GSP Dispute: The
Issues and the Process‟ (with Biswajit Dhar) in Ricardo
Melédez-Ortiz and Gregory Shaffer (eds.), WTO Dispute
Settlement: The Developing Country Experience,
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 174.
 2010 – „Legal Positivism: Bridging the General and the
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Particular‟ in Shashi Motilal (ed.), Applied Ethics and
Human Rights: Conceptual Analysis and Contextual
Applications (Delhi: Anthem Press India) p. 33.
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 Individual Autonomy And Majority Rule: Where Is The
Voice Of Vulnerable i.e. „Common Man‟?, Human Rights:
India and the international Perspective in the 21st century,
Center for advanced studies on Human Rights, RGNLU,
Punjab, ISBN 978-93-84166-06-9 14
23. Details of patents and income generated :
Not Applicable
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Areas of consultancy and income generated:
National and International Consultancy by Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao
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Consultancy provided to Law Commission of India, Department of Justice, Ministry of
Law and Justice, Ministry of Environment and Forests, University Grants Commission
(UGC), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), National Commission for
Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Indira Gandhi National Open University
(IGNOU), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Consultant to CRY, Indian Medical Association and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT)
Consultant to United Nations Children‟s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organization (ILO), UK-India
Education and Research Initiative (UKERI), International Committee of Red Cross
(ICRC), Association for Prevention of Torture (APT), International Rehabilitation
Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), Forum Asia, Rural Development Institute (RDI)
and Landesa, Swedish Development Cooperation (SDC)
There are several research centre who got consultancy for various issues and programme
as follows:
No. Programme
Dona/Amount (Rs.)
1.
Bankers training programme grant
6.8 lacs
2.
Rajiv Gandhi Advocate training programme
7.4 lacs
3.
Management training programme
6.60lacs
4.
UNICEF
1 crore, 42 lakhs
5.
UNDP
62 lacs
6.
Teachers Training Programme
6 Lacs
7.
Mid Term Review Human Rights Commission
50,000/-
8.
Consultancy on State Human Rights Institutions
1,14,354/-
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Faculty selected nationally / internationally to visit other laboratories / institutions
/ industries in India and abroad:
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Faculty Selected for Different Programmes
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Nachiketa Mittal
Visiting Professor , University of Washington,
Seattle (2012)
Visiting Professor, School of Oriental &
African Studies (SOAS), London (2013),
 Panel Speaker at the International Conference
on “Enhancing Business Opportunities in
Africa: Role, Reality and Future of Africa
related Arbitration”, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in
November 2014, organized by the Atlanta
International Arbitration Society.
 Panel Speaker at the International Conference
on “Foundation of the Law of Evidence and
Their Implications for Developing Countries”
on November 21-22, 2014, organized by
Northwestern University School of Law,
Chicago, USA.
 “Arbitration in India”, Guest Lecture to Juris
Doctor (JD) students, University of Toledo
College of Law, Ohio, USA on November 19,
2014.
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Faculty serving in
a)
National committees b) International committees c) Editorial Boards d) any
other (please specify)
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Faculty Name
Ms. Manisha
Mishra
National Committies
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Member of Comparative Literature Association of India
(CLAI)
Member of Indian Association for Commonwealth
Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS)
Editorial Board
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Prof. B.
Hydervali
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Senior Articles Editor , Special Issue on “ Access to Justice”
, NLUO Law Journal , Volume II , Issue 1 , August 2015
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Prof. V. Kesava
Rao
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Dr. Sheela Rai
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5
Dr. A Aruna
Sreelaxmi
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6
Dr. Dolly Jabbal
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Mr.Nachiketa
Mittal
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Mr. Rajat Solanki
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Mr. Amrendra
Kumar Ajit
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Ms. Suman
Bhattamishra
Ms. Arjyalopa
Mishra
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Mr.Abhik
Majumdar
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Managing cum Executive Editor , Special Issue on “ Access
to Justice” , NLUO Law Journal , Volume II , Issue 1 ,
August 2015
Senior Articles Editor , Special Issue on “ Access to Justice”
, NLUO Law Journal , Volume II , Issue 1 , August 2015
Executive Editor, Colloquium Opus, NLUO Law Journal,
2015
Senior Articles Editor , Special Issue on “ Access to Justice”
, NLUO Law Journal , Volume II , Issue 1 , August 2015
Patron , Special Issue on “ Access to Justice” , NLUO Law
Journal , Volume II , Issue 1 , August 2015
Editor-in-Chief, NLUO Law Journal, Vol. II, Issue, I
Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Banking and Insurance Laws
(JBIL), NLUO, Vol. I, Issue
Production Editor, NLUO Law Journal Inaugural Edition,
Vol. I, Issue I
Editor-in-Chief, Newsletter on Development of Banking
and Insurance Laws (NDBIL), NLUO, Vol. I, Issue I
Editor-in-Chief, Newsletter on Disability Rights & Equality,
NLUO, Vol. I, Issue I
Executive Editor, Colloquium Opus, NLUO
Managing Editor, Journal for Banking & Insurance Laws,
NLUO
Member of Editorial Board of „Development In Law‟ an
annual journal of NLUO.
Executive Editor, News Letter, Centre for Disability Law
and Advocacy, Vol-I, Issue-I, April 2015
Note
Notes, Comments & Report Editor, NLUO Law Journal,
,Vol-II, Issue-1 March 2014
Notes Development Editors, Journal of Banking &
Insurance Laws, Issue-I, Volume-I, October 2015
Faculty Advisor NLUO Student Journal 2013-14 and 201415.
Notes, Comments and Report Editor , Special Issue on
“Access to justice” , NLUO Law Journal , Vol II, Issue 1 ,
August 2015
Submission Editor, Special Issue on Access to Justice ,
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Any Other (Please specify):
The faculty members of NLUO are involved in various project with reference to Legal Aid
Services in association with official and unofficial non-governmental organization at the National
and International level.
27. Faculty recharging strategies (UGC, ASC, Refresher / orientation programs,
workshops, training programs and similar programs).
A week long Faculty development programme sponsored by UGC was conducted in May
2014 at National Law University, Odisha. Also the faculy members are encouraged to
attend the refresher/training/orientation programmes from time to time to improve their
knowledge in various areas of specialisation and to enhance their teaching learning skills.
Faculty development fund Rs, 10,00,000/- : Some of the faculty members who have got
reimbursement in the previous two financial years for participating in the seminars/
conferences/ workshops/ capacity development programmes etc. is given below:
 Dr. Sheela Rai (Rs. 34,082) for participating and presenting paper in Critical Legal
Conference organised by University of Sussex, Brighton)
 Mr. Nachiketa Mittal (Rs. 44,631) for participating and being Panel speaker in
Conference on Enhancing Business Opportunities in Africa: Role, Reality and Future of
Africa Related Arbitration organised by Atlanta International Arbitration Society.
 Dr. Dolly Jabbal ( Rs. 9870/-) for Capacity Development Programme on Corporate Law
organised by National Law University Delhi
 Mr. Abhay Kumar (Rs. 6964/-) for Capacity Development Programme on Corporate
Law organised by National Law University Delhi
 Mr. Rajat Solanki (Rs. 3940/-) for Capacity Development Programme on Corporate Law
organised by National Law University Delhi.
 Mr. Debasis Rout (Rs. 2500/-) for participation in conference for Chartered
Accountants.
 Mr. Nachiketa Mittal (Rs. 8100/-) for participating and presenting
 Mr. Amrendra Kumar Ajit ( Rs. 9315/-) for participating and presenting paper in IPR
Conference organised by National Law University Bhopal
 Dr. Rangin Pallav Tripathi (Rs. 5000/-) for participation in National Workshop on Data
Analysis and Research Methods organized by NLU Delhi.
 Dr. Suman Dash Bhatmishra (Rs. 5000/-) for participation in National Workshop on
Data Analysis and Research Methods organized by NLU Delhi
 Mr. Nachiketa Mittal (Rs. 18885/-) for participation in certificate course on Arbitration
organised by National Law School of India University Bangalore.
 Mr. Rajat Solanki (Rs. 16454/-)
 Ms. Sudatta Barik (Rs. 12000/-)
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28. Student projects
Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including interdepartmental projects

The students of BA.LLB. (Hons.)Programmes are required to submit research projects
as part of the course work and are internally assessed for the same. This developes
analytical writing and research skill among the students.
Percentage of students doing projects in collaboration with other universities
industry / institute

The students of NLU Odisha are required to undertake internship at the end of every
semester with library, NGO‟s, Lawyers, Judges, Law Firms, Government Offices,
PSUs, International Organizations etc. As part of the internship, the students are
assigned case studies, field services and other projects in which the practical application
of law becomes incumbent. Thus the undergraduate students get the holistic view of
the application of law through such, projects as well as the post graduate students
specialize in their respective branches through term papers, projects and dissertation.
Overall, students through interactions with national/international institutions and
organizations upscale their research skills and their knowledge of the subject.
29. Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by

Faculty

Doctoral / post doctoral fellows

Students
Sr.No Name
01
Prof. K.D. Rao
02
Dr. Sheela Rai
03
Nachiketa Mittal
Research Award Received
 Indian Society of Criminology Award for Senior Social
Scientist, Dr. Haikerwal and Prof. Sushil Chandra Award
by ISC, Chennai, 2015
 ICSSR Research Grant for project on “Exploring
Changing Dynamics of Children‟s laws in India in Post
Liberalization Era” (2016-18)
 Ford Foundation Research Fellow at Centre for Culture,
Media and Governance (CCMG), University of Jamia
Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2011-12)
 Best Paper award in International Trade and Research
Conference (London) 2013.
 Scholarship from the Charitable Trust Committee of the
International Bar Association, London, United Kingdom
for the year 2008.
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30. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding (national
/ international) with details of outstanding participants, if any.
S.No.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops
Date
1
The centre for Banking and Insurance organised its first 11-12 April 2014
professional training programme for the banking personnel of
both the public and private sector banks on entitled 'Bankers'
Training on Recovery of NPAs'.
2
Programme for Law Teachers: 'Contract Negotiation, Misra,
Judge Supreme Court of India and Visitor, NLUO in the
Management and Dispute Resolution' (in collaboration
presence of Mr. Justice Amitava Roy, Chief Justice of Orissa
High with NALCO).
Rajiv Gandhi Advocates' Training Programme: A one- month
programme intended to augment the legal skill sets of young
advocates of Odisha
Training Programme: 'Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics'
Presented here are highlights from some selected (in
collaboration with Advanced Centre for Re s e a r c h ,
programmes: Development and Training in Cyber Laws and
Forensics (ACRDTCLF), NLSIU Bangalore).
National Conference: 'Enhancing Access to Justice and and
Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor,
NLUO.Quality of Legal Education' (in collaboration with
UNDP).
Management Development Programme: 'Industrial had taken
place, including: Relations Law and Practice for Human
Resource and National Conference on Intellectual Property
Rights Industrial Relations Management'.
National Seminar on Disaster Management and Law
DIMALA,: in collaboration with UNDP, organised a National
Seminar on the theme 'Disaster Management & Law: Policy
Initiatives & Legal Awareness'.
IPAAC and colloquium Opus, NLUO‟s Seminar Committee
jointly held a two day National Conference on Intellectual
Property Rights .
Induction Programme on International Humanitarian Law
held organised by NLUO in collaboration with International
Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC).
Management Development Programme on “Industrial
Relation and Labour laws.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
October 2013
December2013January 2014
7 September 2014
11-12
2014
January
12 to 14 April
2014
7-8
2014
18-19
,2014
September
October
8th August,2014
12 to 14 April
,2014
11
A National Level Literary Festival was conducted to from 7-9 August
underscore themes of drama and poetry appreciation, 2014
elements of film and music.
12
One day workshop on “ Expanding Horizons of Agriculture 14 th February,
and Laws” organized by Centre for Outreach and Research in
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13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Agriculture Laws, NLUO , Cuttack in collaboration with
Department of Agriculture , Government of Odisha.
One day Consultation Programme on “ ILO Initiatives and its
Jurisprudence “ at NLUO, Cuttack.
One day Consultation Programme in collaboration with
NAWO) ( National Alliance for Woman Odisha) at NLUO,
Cuttack on “ Laws for Women and Children”.
The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights has
conducted an Induction Programme by International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Centre for research and management on Natural Resources,
NLUO, Cuttack conducted a one day Conference on
“Climate Change “ in association with Department of
Agriculture , Government of Odisha.
One day workshop on “Implementation of RTI” at NLUO,
Cuttack in association with State Information Commission,
Odisha
2015
The UNDP Project on “Access to Justice for Marginalised
People and Socially Relevant Legal Education” was
inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge
Supreme Court of India and the Visitor, NLUO at the ADR
Conference hall of Khurda District Court in Bhubaneswar.
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack established the
Centre for Child Rights (CCR) as a specialised Research
Centre. The Centre envisions providing integrated support to
different layers of institutional governance in local, state and
national level for the protection of child rights.
The CCCL organised a conclave on Emerging Trend in
Corporate and Commercial Laws. This conclave featured as
panelists/resource persons partners of top-tier law firms such
as J Sagar Associates, RDA Legal, and Trellis Legal; Senior
Advocates; and Academics. Select papers (blind reviewed)
were presented on different themes.
Project Astitva: This project involved a survey of the
conditions of workers in construction sites in the realty sector,
in and around Bhubaneswar. Field visit by the concerned
faculty and students was made at Cuttack- Bhubaneshwar
The centre in collaboration with Enhelion Knowledge
Ventures Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, organised 3 day workshop on
the theme 'Intellectual Property in Business'.
Induction Programme on International Humanitarian Law:
The Centre organised ICRC Induction Programme in
International Humanitarian Law involving 50 student
participants.
Capacity Building Programme on Expanding Horizons of Law
and Agriculture. The centre organised one day capacity
building programme on 'Expanding Horizons of Law and
Agriculture'. Some of the noted participants in the programme
01.11.2014
22 December 2014
March , 2015
August 2014
April , 2015
28 October, 2015
14th March, 2014
26 October, 2014.
15th March, 2014
6-8 April 2014
August, 2014
14 February 2015
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were Prof. (Dr.) Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi: Former ViceChancellor, Sambalpur University
25
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack organised a One 22nd December,
Day Consultation on “ILO Initiatives and its Jurisprudence” at 2014.
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack Dr. Raghwan, Senior
Specialist ILO, Geneva was the main Resource Person of the
Consultation
National Level Literary Festival of the National Law 7th August 2014
University, Odisha which began was first of its kind conducted
by any university of the country. The three day event (from
7th to 9th August, 2014) was organised by Krotova, the
Literary and Debating Committee of the University
26
31. Code of ethics for research followed by the departments:: The University has prescribed
guidelines for research in UG and PG programmes, which are to be adhered to by the
students undertaking research; and the same, is assessed with regular interaction with the
allotted Research Guides. The Doctoral Committee coordinates the Ph.D rules and
regulations as per UGC guidelines
32. Students profile programme/ course wise (Exam Deptt./Registrar office)
NAME OF THE
PROGRAMME
(REFER
QUESTION NO.
4)
APPLICATI
ONS
RECEIVED
U.G. (B.A.LL.B.
&
B.B.A.LL.B)
P.G. (LL.M.)
Through
Common Law
Admission
Test (CLAT)
Ph.D
27
SELECTED
ENROLLED
PASS
PERCENTAG
E
FEMA
LE
56
MAL
E
63
FEM
ALE
56
MAL
E
FEMA
LE
64
56
MA
LE
63
14
11
14
11
14
11
3
5
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3
5
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Name of the
Programme
B.A.LL.B
Applications
Received
Year
54
2011
B.B.A.LL.B.
B.A.LL.B
2012
B.B.A.LL.B.
B.A.LL.B
We admit
students
through
CLAT
Entrance
Examination
2013
B.B.A.LL.B.
B.A.LL.B
2014
B.B.A.LL.B.
B.A.LL.B
2015
B.B.A.LL.B.
LL.M
Ph.D
Selected
Male
37
Enrolled
Female
17
----
----
Pass
Percentage
--
----
----
--
--
55
59
36
19
----
----
--
--
34
25
----
----
--
--
58
40
18
----
----
--
--
60
59
32
28
----
----
--
--
33
26
----
----
--
--
58
36
22
----
----
--
--
59
35
24
----
----
--
--
60
35
25
----
----
--
--
60
33
27
----
----
--
--
Total
Male
Female
2015
25
14
11
Total
Male
2011
1
1
2013
7
6
1
2014
8
5
3
2015
8
4
4
Female
33. Diversity of students:
NAME OF THE
PROGRAMME
U.G.
--
% OF
% OF
% OF
% OF
STUDENTS
STUDENTS
STUDENTS STUDENT
FROM THE
FROM
FROM
S FROM
SAME
OTHER
UNIVERSITI
OTHER
UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITI ES OUTSIDE COUNTRI
ES WITHIN THE STATE
ES
THE STATE
The admission
7.56
92.43
of students is
through CLAT
P.G.
0.04
0.24
0.76
Ph.D
12.5
37.5
62.5
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34. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations
such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.? Give details
category-wise:
Total number of UGC NET qualified Students =05
35. Students Progression:
STUDENT PROGRESSION
UG to PG
PERCENTAGE
AGAINST
ENROLLED
3.57
PG to M.Phil.
20
PG to Ph.D.
5
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
00
Employed
Both Campus selection and Other than
59
campus recruitment
Entrepreneurs
--
36. Diversity of staff:
Percentage of faculty who are graduates
of the same parent university
01
from other universities within the State
02
from universities from other States
04
universities outside the country
nil
37. Number of faculty who were awarded M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during
the assessment period:
 Ph.D : 04
 M.Phil : 02
38. Present details of departmental infrastructural facilities with regard to:
01
Library
NLUO provides excellent library facilities and the resources
are constantly updated to keep abreast of recent
developments. The university is a Wi-Fi Campus, connectivity
enhances accessibility to e-resources like Hein Online, Lexix
Nexix, Kluwer Arbitration International, Corporate Law
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Advisor, Manupatra, EPW, JSTOR, Sage Journals Online,
Advocate Khoj, AIR Online Database and Westlaw India on
24X7 basis. In addition, the CD/DVD collection includes
about 250 documents including Palmer on Company Law,
Journal of Indian Law Institute and Annual Survey of Indian
Law etc. We also update the Library on regular basis to
facilitate access to the best academic infrastructure.
Internet
University is part of the National Knowledge Network (NKN)
facilities for and providing Internet through Wi-Fi to the students and
staff
& through LAN & Wi-Fi to the offices and staffs.
students
Total
15 Class Rooms
number of 01-Modern equipped Seminar-cum-Moot Court Hall-250seats
class rooms 01-Modern equipped Amphitheater of 1000 seated
01-Auditorium of 1000 seated is under construction
23-medium class rooms for research activities
Class
15 Class Rooms and 23 Tutorial Rooms are equipped with
Rooms with latest ICt equipments such as e-podium, projectors etc.
ICT
Amphitheater and Seminar Hall are well equipped with latest
facilities
ICT facilities with electronic screens, television, audio system
etc.
Students
E-brary
Laboratories Legal-Aid-Clinic
Computer Lab with 20 desktop computers
02
03
04
05
06
3 9.
Research
Same as above
Laboratories
List of doctoral, post- doctoral students and Research Associates:
a. From the host institution/ university
b. From other institutions/ universities
2015 BATCH
SL.
NO.
NAME
ROLL NO.
1
Mr. Abhay Kumar
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/01
2
Ms. Hiranmayee Mishra
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/02
3
Mr. P. Srinivas Subbarao
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/03
4
Mr. Pravakar Ganthia
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/04
5
Ms. Priyanka Anand
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/05
6
Mr. Riddhi Pratim Dutta
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/06
7
Ms. Tulip Suman
NLUO/Ph.D/2015/07
STATUS
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
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2014 BATCH
SL.
NO.
NAME
ROLL NO.
1
Mr. Alok Murmu
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/01
2
Ms. Eluckiaa A
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/02
3
Mr. Kapil Sharma
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/03
4
Mr. Krishnendu Roy Sarkar
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/04
5
Mr. Prasenjeet Mohapatra
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/05
6
Mr. Sanjeev Arora
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/06
7
Ms. Sohini Mahapatra
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/07
8
Ms. Sudatta Barik
NLUO/Ph.D/2014/08
2013 BATCH
SL.
NO.
NAME
ROLL NO.
1
Mr. Abhik Majumdar
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/01
2
Mr. Nachiketa Mittal
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/02
3
Ms. Nidhi Chauhan
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/03
4
Mr. Rajat Solanki
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/04
5
Mr. Ramakrishna Das
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/05
6
Mr. Sanjeeb Panigrahi
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/06
7
Mr. Satyajit Mohanty
NLUO/Ph.D/2013/07
STATUS
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
STATUS
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
2011 BATCH
SL.
NO.
1
Mr. Amarendra Ku. Ajit
2010 BATCH
SL.
NO.
1
NAME
NAME
Mr. R. P. Tripathy
ROLL NO.
NLUO/RE/2011/01
ROLL NO.
NLUO/RE/2010/04
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
Pursuing
STATUS
Pursuing
STATUS
Awarded in
2015
2009 BATCH
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SL.
NO.
NAME
REG. NO.
1
Mr. Kumar Kartikeya
NLUO/RE/2009/01
2
Mr. Pinaki Nandan Pattnaik
NLUO/RE/2009/02
3
Mr. Yogesh Pratap Singh
NLUO/RE/2009/03
STATUS
Awarded in
2014
Awarded in
2014
Awarded in
2014
40. Number of post-graduate students getting financial assistance from the university:
The fee is available for internal faculty members who are pursuing Ph.D. programme in this
University.
41. Was any need assessment exercise undertaken before the development of new
programme(s)? if so, highlight the methodology:
The University undertakes need assessment before developing any new programme in
consultation with faculty, out side experts, students/market, and thereafter in the Academic
Council before conducting the same. The developments at national and international level
are also assessed before introducing such programmes.
Details are mentioned in criterion -I
42. Does the department obtain feedback from :
a.
Faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the
department utilize it? : The faculty members takes keen interest in curriculum
development.All teachers make conscious efforts to make learning a joyful exercise.
b.
Students on staff, curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation and how does the
department utilize the feedback?: Yes, periodic evaluations of teachers, staff,
curriculum & teaching-learning-evaluation are done by the students as a feedback to
improve the teaching methods.
c.
Alumni and employers on the programmes offered and how does the department
utilize the feedback?: The feedback from alumni and employers is taken into
consideration in development of new programmes and reviewing existing
programmes.
43. List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10):
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Sl
No
1
2
3
4
Name of the student
Anish jaypuriyar
Aritra Bose
Anurag Tripathy
Anusam Dash
Khaitan & Co, Delhi
Parikh & Company, delhi
Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai
Thomson & Reutors Pangea 3
5
6
7
9
10
Vinaya sarda
Naman singh Bagga
Adhiraj Gupta
Akshita Srivastava
Shreya Vasu
Thomson & Reutors Pangea 3
Luthra & Luthra
Luthra & Luthra
AZB
AZB
44. Give
details
of
student
Company/Organisation
enrichment
programmes
(Special
Lecturers/Workshop/Seminar) involving external experts: This is in addition to
regular seminars, conference organised by the University
SL.NO
INTERNATIONAL MOOT
1
National Maritime law Moot court competition
2
Literary Debating Competetion
3
Street Theatre Workshops
4
5
6
7
Summer/Winter Programmes
International Conferences/ seminars
Guest Lectures
Single Credit Courses
8
9
10
11
12
13
Literary Festivals
Sports Competetions
Legal Aid Camps
Blood Donation Camps
Foundation Course on Art of Living
Parliamentary debate
45. List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes::
University adopts range of innovative teaching methods to make teaching a participatory
learning. They are:
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Lecture method; Socratic method; Interactive sessions; Field survey; Case studies;
Classroom presentations; Brain storming; Narration; Question and answer exercise;
Quizzes; Reading; Surveys and research; Role-plays; Staging plays; Writing practice;
Response papers; Video conferencing; Screening movies and documentaries; Tutorials
46. How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met
and learning outcomes are monitored?: In every semester, two sets of examinations
– Mid-term and End-term are conducted in order to understand the assessment and
performance of students in view of the larger objective of holistic legal education.
Furthermore, a research project is assigned to each student to be conducted under the
supervision of the concerned teacher.
47. Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities: There
is ample scope for students and faculty members to participate in extension and
outreach programmes. The Legal Aid activities have expanded in the neighbourhood, at
the state level and at National level through various programmes conducted
independently and in association with several NGO‟s with extensive participation by
students and faculty. A number of students committees work under faculty
coordinators:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
Literary and Debating committee
Moot Committee
Culture Committee
Sport Committee
Academic Committee
Student welfare committee
Hostel Welfare Committee
Library Committee
Recruitment coordination committee
Mess committee.
48. Give details of „beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department: Teaching,
Research, and community engagement are important objectives of the
university.Keeping in view of this University organises several programmes such as
seminars, conferences and workshops on emerging areas. Further it organizes:
a. Moot Court Competitions
b. Debate Competitions
c. Sports activities
d. Publication of journals
e. Quiz Competitions
f. Legal Aid
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49. State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other
agencies? If yes, give details:
Yes, NLUO is accredited by the Bar Council of India apart from UGC. Further, the
academic programme is reviewed in consultation with experts from other leading law
universities including other NLUs.
50. Briefly highlight the contributions of the department in generating new
knowledge, basic or applied: The faculty members have been invited as resource
person, visiting faculty and expert members for various academic programmes. Faculty
members
also
attend
lectures
and
present
research
papers
in
Seminar/Conference/Workshop/ Symposium at various universities and institutions
and are encouraged to participate in teaching, research and extension activities outside
the university.
51. Detail five Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the
Department:
 Strength:
 Dedicated and experienced teachers and committed students.
 Professional excellence and curriculum designing
 Social contribution by means of several Legal Aid Clinics and Cells
 IT and Library facilities
 State-of-the-art infrastructure facilities
 Student with physical disability also study in NLUO and conducive
environment is made available to them.
 Weakness:

The university is still at the rudimentary stage of development.

Need to inculcate more research oriented teaching learning culture among
the faculty and students
 Opportunities:
 Being the top law university in the State, it can contribute immensely towards
legal education in the State.
 NLUO can serve as the guiding university with the Government, other law
colleges and organizations in the state.
 The University has ample scope of developing the knowledge base through
the appointment of qualified faculty and staff.
 It can be a destination of world class legal education of the Eastern India.
 It has immense opportunity of developing ties and collaboration with any
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more foreign universities for semester abroad programmes, joint degree
programmes.
 Challenges:

To meet the contemporary needs of legal education nationally and
internationally
52. Future Plans of the Department:
 To establish research centers to develop distinct research identity as per regional
needs.The centre on tribal rights, natural resources law, including mining law,
Maritime law are priority areas for research.
 To establish centre for rural management in the lives of IRM Anand, Gujarat
and to encourage social enterpranurship among students .
 Open an distance learning programmes for law students , lawyers , police
officers on selected areas.
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