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High Court stays single judge order against Tamil university vice-chancellor posting

MADURAL A division bench of the Madras high court has granted interim stay on a single judge order which set aside a government order (GO) that appointed G Balasubramanian as the vice-chancellor (VC) of Tareil University at Thanjavur

Bill passed to extend ST/SC quota by 10 years

PORVORIM: The Goa legislative assembly on Tuesday ratified the amendment bill made to the Constitution of India which will extend the reservation for scheduled caste/scheduled tribes (SC/ST) for another 10 years.

Four of family elected to panel, vendors move HC

CHANDIGARH Street vendors have challenged the town vending committee election and taken the panel to the Punjab and Haryana high court over alleged derogation of statutory provisions of their governing law

Rajasthan high court allows two rape survivors to abort pregnancy

The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday permitted to terminate the pregnancy of two rape survivors. One of the survivors was a minor whose fetus was over 23 weeks.

SC order paves way for faster land acquisition, reduced litigation

NEW DELHI: In a major relief to governments and official agencies, the Supreme Court has cleared the air over validity of land acquisition that was initiated but could not be completed in the stipulated five-year period. The court ruled the process will be deemed lapsed only if the possession of land is not complete and no compensation been paid.

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration

The 2nd of October every year is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 2nd October being a public holiday, P. E. S. Modern Law College celebrated Gandhi Jayanti on 3rd October, 2019. The programme was organized under the able guidance of Dr. Gajanan Ekbote, Chairman of P. E. S.; Co-ordinator of the college, Adv. Dr. Chintamani Ghate and Principal of the college, Dr. Sunita Adhav. The Principal of the college, Dr. Sunita Adhav graced the occasion by giving a small speech on Gandhiji’s idea of non-violence and paid her tributes. Students too shared their view on Gandhiji.  

River cleanliness drive on the occasion

Around 10,000 volunteers from Savitribai Phule Pune University and its affiliated colleges cleaned the Mula-Mutha river banks in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad area. To celebrate the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary along with the golden jubilee year of the National Service Scheme, NSS volunteers decided to clean the river banks of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. After the drive, the volunteers took an oath to stop the use of plastic goods at Shaniwarwada. The students collected and cleaned the designated areas. Pune Municipal Corporation helped with the disposal of the collected garbage. They also provided students with gloves to ensure that the health and safety of the students is not compromised. The drive took place between 7 am to 10 am. 

Library Orientation Programme for BALLB – I

The library is an essential amenity for each college and its students. The first-year students are new to the college and are to be oriented and introduced to the library facilities. Dr. Sunita Mane, the librarian organizes such orientation programmes. Library Orientation for B. A. LL. B – I students on 5th October, 2019 was organized by Dr. Sunita Mane, Librarian under the guidance of Principal and Co-ordinator. The Programme covered orientation related to the Library Facilities, Library services, MLC Library resources (Print & Online), Library website, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Free and Authenticate Legal e-resources.

Book Exhibition

On 15th October, 2019, “Vachan Prerana Din or Reading Day” was celebrated in the memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary at P. E. S. Modern Law College. On the occasion, college had organised Book Exhibitions of Marathi and English Literature. The staff and students of the college bought several books.

Constitution Day Celebration

Constitution Day is important for the students of law as the Constitution is the main law of the land. 26th November is important as on this day the Constitution was adopted. P.E.S. Modern Law College celebrated Constitution Day on 26th November,2019 this year. This celebration was organized under the guidance of the Chairman of P. E. Society, Dr. Gajanan Ekbote, the Co-ordinator of the college, Adv. Dr. Chintamani Ghate and the Principal of the college, Dr. Sunita Adhav. The students and teachers took an oath on the occasion of the Constitution Day. 

Library Orientation Programme for LLB – I

The library is an essential amenity for each college and its students. A library orientation similar to that of the B.A.LL.B – students was organized for the LL.B. – I students. The orientation was organized on 4th and 6th December by Dr. Sunita Mane, Librarian under the guidance of Principal and Co-ordinator. The Programme covered orientation related to the Library Facilities, Library services, MLC Library resources (Print & Online), Library website, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Free and Authenticate Legal e-resources. The students were introduced to these library resources. 

Visit to Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha

Maharshi Karve Shikshan Sanstha is a social institution that has been committed to “Empowerment of Women through Education”. The Institution has a century long history of dedicated work towards making women educated and self-reliant. To inculcate the values of social belonging and to impart the values of social work, P. E. S. Modern Law College undertook a visit to Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha on 6th December, 2019. The visit to MKSSS took on 6th December, 2019 along with 45 students of BA.LLB-I along with two faculty members Asst. Prof. Akshay Ugale and Asst. Prof. Deepali Kamble. The visit to the NGO began at 9am in the morning when all the students and faculty gathered together to go in the organisation. Students got a chance to visit different sections of the organisation. The students of P. E. S. Modern Law College visited the institution to understand the functioning of the institution and it was a great experience for the students. The visit proved to be a life-changing experience for the students as they understood the pain and efforts which Mr. Karve took for imparting education in such difficult times. Along with that the students got a life lesson which they will take along with them making them better and responsible citizens of India. The students benefitted from the visit as they understood the importance of women upliftment and women empowerment. The Principal of the institute Yogini Kunthe and Mrs. Shilpa Deshpande promised to look forward for the association and further endeavors with the college. 

Visit to Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Din

The term ‘Parinirvan’ has a deep meaning in Buddhist traditions and refers to someone who has attained nirvana in his lifetime and after death. 6th December, 2019 is the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. The social reformer, economist, thinker, politician and the first law minister of independent India, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar breathed his last while in his sleep and is paid tribute to on this day, regarded as the Mahaparinirvan Diwas. December 6th is observed to commemorate his unfathomable contribution to society and his achievements. 

Savitribai Phule Jayanti Celebration

Savitribai Phule was born on January 3, 1831 at Naigaon. Savitribai Phule, the first female teacher of the first woman’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized. The principles of humanity, equality, Liberty and justice were of utmost important to her. These principles must be remembered by each student and faculty of the college. In an attempt to refresh the memory of all the students of the sacrifices of Savitribai, 3rd January 2020, was celebrated by P. E. S. Modern Law College to commemorate her birth. P. E. S. Modern Law College and the college NSS Unit celebrated Savitribai Phule Jayanti on 3rd of January 2020. The Programme was headed by NSS Programme Officer Mr. Abhijeet Dhere. Dr. Sunita Adhav, principal, P. E. S. Modern Law College and teaching faculty were present during the function. Various Counselling session for girls was arranged by the NSS Unit which included Women Self-Defence Session and girls were made aware about the safety measures and their legal rights.

Flag Raising Day – Guest Lecture on Criminology

Regarding fingerprint analysis through the medium of a lecture and practical demonstration to the students by PI Mr. P.M. Sonawane, API Mr. P.R. Kankate, PSI Mr. S.B. Chirke on 8th January 2020.

14th Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Court Competition

Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Court Competition is an annual moot competition conducted by the P. E. S. Modern Law College, Ganeshkhind, Pune-16. This was the 14th Edition of the competition. This competition is intended to be a platform for law students studying all over the country. Here, these budding student advocates can match their advocacy skills with each other. The 14th Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Competition was held on 10th and 11th January, 2020. The problem dealt with Article 370 of Constitution of India its revocation and validity of Kashmir reorganization Act 2019. As the case had many debates and deliberations on this point specifically after Revocation of Article 370 of Indian constitution, special attention was required; hence the moot court competition was organized on this point. Preliminary round was conducted on 10th January, wherein 32 teams from all over India participated, including Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, etc. Semi-final and final rounds were conducted on 11th January. This year Dr. Ambedkar College, Deeksha bhoomi, Nagpur won the competition, while School of Legal Studies CMR Bengaluru finished as Runner-Up Team.P.E. Society’s Modern Law College was indeed fortunate and happy to have Hon’ble Justice Manish Pitale, Mumbai High Court as a Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function of the 14th Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Court Competition. He has graced the occasion and guided the students with valuable thoughts on Law.

14th Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Court Competition

National Seminar on “Current Trends in Sustainable Development – Issues and Challenges”

Since its inception in 2003, P. E. S. Modern Law College, under the able guidance of Prof. Dr. Gajanan  Ekbote, has remained steadfast to its commitment for inculcating the ‘Spirit of the law’ in the law students. In an endeavor to enhance legal skills and augment knowledge of law, the college organized two days State Seminar on ‘Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges” on 17th and 18th January, 2020. Seminar was organized under Quality Improvement Programme of Savitribai  Phule  Pune University. College got tremendous response as around 15 research articles were submitted by students, academicians, professors in the seminar.15 research articles accepted and presented in the seminar were published in SOUVENIR Seminar Proceedings Journal titled Two Day National Seminar on Current Trends in Sustainable Development Issues and Challenges bearing ISBN: 978-81-929282-7-2

National Seminar on “Current Trends in Sustainable Development – Issues and Challenges”

National Seminar on Protection of Rights of Senior Citizens

We as a part of P. E. S. Modern Law College got the opportunity to attend and collaborate with G.R Kare College of Law, Goa. A national seminar on ‘Protection of rights of senior citizens: socio-legal dimensions’ was held on 18th January 2020 at G. R. Kare College of Law, Goa which was in association with P. E. S Modern Law College, Pune. The main aim of the seminar was to discuss and create awareness amongst the citizens regarding the safety and protection and of rights of senior citizen. The seminar was very interesting and gave us the opportunity to learn many new things which a common citizen may not be aware about. As law student and upcoming lawyer, we found out that it was a very enriching experience for us. The research papers presented primarily focused on the National and International laws which are meant for the protection of senior citizen, Physical, psychological and financial challenges faced by the senior citizen, Neglect and ill-treatment of senior citizen and Welfare programmes and policies in respect of senior citizen. The purpose of the seminar to create awareness about the protection of rights of senior citizens having a socio-legal dimension was completely fulfilled.

National Service Scheme Camp

NSS unit of Modern Law College and Dr. D.Y. Patil College organised a special winter camp in association with Savitribai Phule Pune University in the adopted village, Diwad, Tal- Maval from 13th January 2020 to 19th January 2020. The camp began under the guidance of the Co-ordinator of the College Adv. Dr. Chintamani Ghate, Principal Dr. Sunita Adhav, NSS Coordinator of Savitribai Phule  Pune University Dr. Prabhakar Desai and Programme Officer Asst. Prof. Abhijeet Dhere as well as experienced faculty members and also with the help of non-teaching staff of college. The volunteers of NSS unit performed many other activities such as- Cleanliness of village and waste segregation, Construction of Bandhara, communal harmony, health and hygiene etc.

Visit to Regional Forensic Science Laboratory

Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL), Ganeshkhind, Pune celebrates its open day on 22nd and 23rd January every year. In the Academic year 2019-20 also, they celebrated this event under the title of ‘Forensic Awareness Programme’. P.E.S. Modern Law College organized a visit to RFSL, Ganeshkhind, Pune on 22ndJanuary, 2020. Total 62 students participated in this event. Asst. Prof. Prajakta Pimpalshende and Asst. Prof. Shital Keskar assisted the students during this visit. The programme started at 11.00 am. Eminent personalities and experts in forensic fields addressed the student’s creating awareness about Forensic Science in the students present there. After that, students were divided into two batches of 31 students each. Then one by one, students visited each department of Forensic Laboratory. This visit proved to be very helpful to our students. The students were also enthusiastic during the visit to this laboratory. They responded very well and the feedback given by students was very satisfactory. They suggested organising the visit to RFSL again in next year. At last, we expressed our gratitude to Deputy Director, RFSL, Mr. Rajendra Kokare for inviting us for the Forensic Awareness Programme.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary is celebrated on January 23rd every year. “Give me your blood, and I shall give you freedom’ – the quote by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose sparked patriotism in the hearts of many Indians to join the fight for country’s independence. Even, today, these words don’t fail to inspire and move us. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a great freedom fighter who rebelled against the British and did his part to help India achieve independence. His undettered attitude and resolution to make India free still inspires many. Therefore, to honour his contribution to India’s struggle for independence, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday was celebrated on 23rd January, 2020 by P. E. S. Modern Law College. The Co-ordinator of the college, Adv. Dr. Chintamani Ghate and the Principal of the college, Dr. Sunita Adhav graced the occasion and led the ceremony. 

One Day Workshop on Family Laws and Matrimonial Practices

A one-day workshop on Family laws and matrimonial practices was conducted on 25th January, 2020 at P. E. S. Modern Law College, Pune. The workshop started with lighting of lamps and felicitating the chief guest followed by an opening speech by Dr. Sunita Adhav, Principal of P. E. S. Modern Law College. She spoke about the purpose and need of arranging the family workshop. The respected staff, non-teaching staff and students warmly welcomed the guest with excitement. In order to spread the right knowledge, the right purpose, the right base of family law and matrimonial practices the chief guest on the dais Hon’ble Shri Subhash Kafare, Judge of Family Court, Pune, Hon’ble N.R. Naikwade, Judge of family court, Pune and Smita Joshi, family counselor were invited. They imparted knowledge to the students on the very fragile part of our social life and social system. Hon’ble N. R. Naikwade in his speech emphasized upon the family matters with live examples. Followed by Miss Smita Joshi’s speech the family counsellor, explained to students how to deal with the client and also offered the students to learn how to practice family law and matrimonial affairs. A question-and-answer session was followed by the vote of thanks given by Asst. Prof. Prajakta Pimpalshende.

Workshop on Family Laws and Matrimonial Practices

Shankarrao Kanitkar Day Celebrations

Shri. Shankarrao Kanitkar founded the Progressive Education Society in 1934 with a great foresight. He was the fountain head of inspiration to members who joined hands with him in implementing the idea of starting a new era of education system in Pune. He was a strict disciplinarian, and an exemplary teacher. He was forthright, straightforward and a perfect educationist to the core. P. E. Society celebrates its anniversary on the 25th of January every year. The staff of all the colleges of the Progressive Education Society, are invited to the celebration. The staff of P. E. S. Modern Law College attended the anniversary celebration at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind. The works of Shankarrao Kanitkar were honoured by the Chairman Dr. Gajanan Ekbote who addressed the occasion. 

Republic Day Celebration

India is a land of colourful festivals celebrated by different caste, creed and religion. But national celebrations are something, which binds the entire nation together, imparting a message of ‘unity in diversity’. Republic day is celebrated every year on January 26 with utmost enthusiasm and the zeal. Principal Dr. Sunita Adhav hoisted the Indian flag on the occasion of the 71st Republic day.NSS volunteers from Modern Law College NSS Unit performed various Street Plays. It aims at developing amongst students a sense of participation in nation building through Social work. Street plays on various social issues were performed on the streets of Pune city.