Monday, 29 May 2017

Moot Court inaugurated by Sri Ujjal Bhuyan,Hon’ble Justice, Gauhati High Court Seminar on Legal Education and challenges faced in quality litigation

Sri Ujjal Bhuyan, Hon’ble Justice, Gauhati High Court inaugurated the Moot Court in Royal School of Law & Administration on 27 May 2017 at Royal Global University. It was followed by a Seminar on ‘Legal Education and Challenges Faced in Quality Litigation’. Eminent personalities like Retd.Justice Sri.B.D.Agarwal, Dr.O.K.Medhi, Ex-VC, Gauhati University, Mr. J.S Patil, VC, National Law University, Guwahati, Dr.Bhaskarjyoti Kr Hazarika, HOD, Department of Law, Tezpur University, Dr.Matiur Rahman, Associate Professor, Gauhati University Law College, Mr.Debajit Das, Advocate, Gauhati High Court, Ms.Rakhee Choudhury, Advocate, Gauhati High Court and other members of the law fraternity.

The topic of the seminar being on Legal Education and challenges faced in quality litigation, Prof.(Dr.) S.P.Singh,Vice-Chancellor, RGU, stressed on litigation, remuneration, scope of abroad jobs, corporate jobs, quality students for litigation, long gestation period and the advantages of good litigation lawyers.

Ms. Rakhi Chowdhury, Advocate, Gauhati High Court  spoke on How the different fields of education are clubbed with legal education in context of various social, economic, political and scientific aspects. Advantages of moot court and several new facets of legal education, opportunities of law has increased over the years, remuneration provided to the litigation students are meager and in turn de-motivates the students to pursue the practical court sessions further. The long waiting hours adds to the disinterest of the students, theoretical part different from the practical part and students should be taught how the legal practice works, the other nuances like the cause list, settle a bag, filing, books etc.

Dr. Matiur Rehman, Associate Professor, Gauhati University Law College, Focused and talked on how the growth of law schools and law universities have taken the legal education onto a different level and how it has grown manifold. He also spoke on the demand of legal education in the field of humanities, commerce, science & technology. Legal education & quality litigation are related to each other and is the need of the hour. Clinical legal education is a modern way of legal education and should be given top priority and should be included in the curriculum. There has been a rapid change in the outlook of the legal education and he further cited the example of Taj Mahal as the best way to understand quality litigation

Mr. Debojit Kumar Das, Advocate, Gauhati High Court spoke on Jurisprudence as the subject matter of discussion in the world law scenario, quality of legal education in the law colleges were dismal as compared to today and adhocism was a rule, mediocrity the scenario. He talked on the Advocate Act which started functioning in the year 1960, system of improving the quality of law colleges should be taken care of. Because of adhocism of the bar council, the quality of legal education has suffered. He also spoke about the concept of apprenticeship, stipend system that should be looked after by the bar council.

Mr. Bhaskar Chakraborty, HOD, Department of Law, Tezpur University, spoke on how to improve legal education. He added that there should be career academic teachers. He spoke on PSDA - Professional skill development activities and also mentioned that it should be introduced in the curriculum of all the law courses to make the students ready to face the practical aspect of law and improve the learning methods. Professional aspect should be given prominence to improve the quality of students. Revision of course structure should be taken up. Introduction of workshops, seminars both at regional & national levels should be conducted on a regular basis. A law course should be of minimum 5 years. The two regulatory bodies – UGC & The Bar Council should come forward with some better ideas to improve legal education and thus make better lawyers in the country.

Mr. J.S Patil, VC, National Law University talked about colonization, plurality of culture, general panorama of high education and that BAR council is money centric. Justice is administered and further questioned about the panorama of litigation in our country. He spoke about heuristics and the law.

Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Gauhati High Court , talked about docket explosion – problems and arrears of delay in case settlements. He further added that we should tune & sensitize ourselves to the constitution and unless the system is de-clogged, there cannot be a good quality of litigation. A practical study/approach will be able to hone the skills of the students and a facility like the moot court will improve the quality of mooting of the students. He said that the arrears and pendency of the cases should be taken care of and stated that the relation between a senior and junior cannot be quantified/measured in terms of money. He spoke on about national judicial data grid, computerization of the courts, econnectivity, uploading of all the cases of the day with a uniform case number which will travel all throughout the litigation journey of the litigant, digitization record system and about lok adalats, plea bargaining, free press and free judiciary.

Questions were asked from the august audience to which the panelists answered moderated by Ms.Rakhee Choudhury.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was organized on the Theme 2017: Big Data for Big Impact

Royal Global University organized ‘World Telecommunications and Information Society Day’ where the constant evolution of one of the most important factors of our lives: communication was discussed. The main goal of World Telecommunications Day (WTD) is to highlight the importance of communication and how information travels across the world. It also aims to increase awareness of how crucial communication is in our lives, and stimulate the development of technologies in the field.
World Telecommunication Day was introduced to celebrate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union, which was founded on 17 May 1865. It was instituted by and during the Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973. The main objective of the day is to raise global awareness of social changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. It also aims to help reduce the digital divide (gap between Computer Literates and Computer Illiterates).
In November 2006, the ITU Conference in Antalya, Turkey decided to merge and celebrate both events on 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The updated Resolution invites members to celebrate the day annually by organizing appropriate national programmes with a view to:
Ø  Stimulate reflection and exchanges of ideas on the theme adopted by the Council.
Ø  Debate on the various aspects of the theme with all partners in society.
“Big-data” is similar to “Small-data”, but bigger.
Having data bigger consequently requires different approaches:
Ø  Techniques
Ø  Tools, and
Ø  Architectures

Big Data Analytics for what? to solve New problems and old problems in a better way.
Now the question arose, What made Big Data requirement? The answer was Increased Data Volume, Increased Computational Need, Increased Analytical Need, Lowered Barrier to Entry and Success, Innovative Techniques and Cost Effectiveness. The key computing resources were Processing capability, Memory, Storage and Network. The techniques towards Big Data are Massive Parallelism, Huge Data Volumes Storage, Data Distribution, High-Speed Networks, High-Performance Computing, Task and Thread Management, Data Mining and Analytics, Data Retrieval, Machine Learning and Data Visualization.
Now the Big question is if Techniques existed for years to decades, then why has the topic Big Data become hot now? The reasons are More data are now being collected and stored, Open source software/code and Commodity (affordable and easy to obtain) hardware
The participating faculty members enthused, asked questions and concluded on a positive note of enlightening all, especially the trying times following ‘Ransomware’.
The main objective of the day was to raise global awareness of societal changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. It also aims to help reduce the digital divide.

Friday, 5 May 2017

1st and 2nd Prizes at Aarohan 2017 at Assam Engineering College on 3rd and 4th May 2017

Students of the final year Mechanical Engineering, Royal School of Engineering & Technology, Mr. Debasish Barman, Mr. Debottam Bhowmik, Mr.Gajendar Singh, Mr. Hom Bahadur Karki, & Mr. Kaustav Bharadwaz took part in the Final Year Project Exhibition & Competition under the banner of

Aarohan 2017 organized by ABVP at Assam Engineering College on 3rd and 4th May 2017 and were awarded the 1st Prize.

They carried out their final year project under the guidance of Assistant Professor Mr.Zunaid Ahmed, HOD i/c of Mechanical Department. They have presented/exhibited  their project on “Construction and Design of a Solar Dryer System for drying Agricultural Products”.

Also, Mas.Souvik Roy and Ms.Sushmita Sen, students of 8th Semester, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, RSET won 2nd prize in the State Level Final Year Project Competition held at Assam Engineering College on 03-05-2017 to 04-05-2017. The mentor and guide for the project was Ms. Sumi Kankana Dewan, Asst. Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, RSET. The project is titled “Walkmate- A Smart Walking Stick for the Visually Challenged”. 

Every Person is Important…

1 May celebrated world over in different manners was celebrated differently in Royal Global University too. Students and Management of Royal Global School(RGS) and Royal Global University(RGU) came together to appreciate and give salutations to the hard work and sincerity put in by the Support Staff in making this Royal Knowledge Park, a movement.
A cultural  program was organized on the 1st of May, 2017 by the members of the support staff showcasing their talents along with the students of RGU and RGS.  Drivers, Helpers, Peons, Child Care givers, Housekeepers and Technicians danced, sang and were given appreciation certificates for their devoted and unwavering assistance, without whom, nothing can function well. Through this program gratitude to the support staff was expressed for their invaluable help. Mrs. Anubha Goyal, the Principal of Royal Global School, addressed the gathering and conveyed her heartfelt appreciation. She acknowledged them and observed that the Drivers, Helpers, Peons, Child Care givers, Housekeepers and Technicians were like the clogs of a giant wheel without whom it would be difficult to run any institution. She also thanked the Management for coming up with this novel idea of celebrating Labour Day.

Prof (Dr.) S.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Royal Global University and Senior Vice President of Gyan Sagar Foundation stressed on the importance of dignity of labour and how they strive all day long to make our lives easier without us having the time to acknowledge their hard work. May Day celebrations is indeed the best way to convey gratitude for their hard work.

Shri A.K Pansari , Chairman of  Royal Global School and Chancellor of  Royal Global University in his speech highly appreciated the efforts of the Support Staff for the smooth functioning of the institutions. He further introduced a welfare fund for the helpers which will relieve them of their monetary burden in case of utmost emergency. And most importantly, he stressed that Every Person is Important and no job is small or big! Just as India was moving away from the culture of  ‘Very Important Person’ to ‘Every Person is Important’, Royal Knowledge Park celebrates this dictum for the second time.

This was followed by the distribution of Appreciation Awards to some of the Support Staff of both the institutions in recognition of their efficiency and persistence all throughout the year. A citation and a cash award were handed over to the awardees.

A day when Dignity of Labour is celebrated at Royal Knowledge Park where showing 'Gratitude is the new Attitude'.


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