Dr. Gajanan. R. Ekbote
Ex Pro Vice Chancellor,
Modern Law College, Ganeshkhind, Pune, has been imparting quality legal education since 2003 as a part of Progressive Education Society. The vision statement of Progressive Education Society- “Be Knowledgeable” has been well received and attained at a very large scale by this college. A young institution, it has made its mark among PE.Society’s many colleges and also is among the top law colleges in the city, moving further at a lightning speed towards the goal of becoming a world renowned institution in imparting legal education.
It gives me immense pride to state that this college has consolidated its identity in the field of legal education as an eminent Institution. It has very critically applied the maxims- “Lex Facit Regem” – Supremacy of Law even over the king, and “lgnorantia legis Neminem Excusat”. Ignorance of Law is never an excuse. These two maxims have been our guiding Principles while teaching law. This college has always strived to impart education that empowers the students to practice Law thereby provide the country with ethically and morally sound lawyers with acute understanding of the law.
It was a proud moment for me when MLRC, the research centre of the college, and the FLAG- Free Legal Aid Group of the college started providing legal aid to those who cannot afford it. The college also dishes out legal advice and articles relating to law, in the “Modern Lex Litera” and a Quarterly Newsletter.
Modern Law College has always aimed to provide the students with placement opportunities and interaction with eminent lawyers through National Level Seminars and Guest Lectures. This includes various renowned lawyers that have Modern Law College as their alma mater. The College makes sure that the Lawyers it contributes to the society are pre-equipped with all the necessary skills for success. Another step towards this goal is the ‘Per-Meditatus, a program for grooming the students and providing them training in communication and professional skills.
As lawyers, they must have a sense of Social Responsibility and this is being taken care of by the Vasundhara Movement’ in the College. This is a drive for awareness about the Environment and a platform for students to raise voice against social malice and recommend solutions. The values of social awareness and social awareness are imbibed in the students by various activities in the NSS Camp. Also, the college has adopted a village for 3 years. This venture includes cleanliness drive. in the village, awareness about the various government policies, schemes and medical opportunities in the village. This drive also ventures to help the common villagers assert their rights against those who violate and take undue advantage of their ignorance. Camps are also taken for them. Street plays creating awareness regarding socially relevant issues are also performed by the students.
The College nurtures a long term relationship with the students its students long after their graduation by creating an active alumni association. The Office bearers of the Modern Law Alumni Association are very keen and are constantly striving to provide new ideas to the College for the benefit of the existing students. Thus, under the able guidance of the Principal, Dr. Mrs. Sunita Adhav, and the entire teaching and non-teaching staff, I am certain that the college will continue to excel and set new benchmarks for success, because for an educational institution, the sky is the limit.
Prof. Dr. Gajanan .R. Ekbote,
Chairman, Progressive Education Society, Pune.