THE LLM PROBLEM
In January, the Bar Council of India issued a notification putting an end to the one-year LLM programme, leaving students and teachers perplexed.
‘WE MIGHT TAKE A CLUSTER UNIVERSITY APPROACH'
The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru doesn’t need a change in law or court cases to become more diverse, said Vice Chancellor, Sudhir Krishnaswamy. He spoke to Careers360 about how NLSIU, caught in a court case related to reservation of 25% seats for Karnataka students, is working on a system to make it more diverse; expanding to accommodate more students and courses; exploring collaborations with other state universities; and planning to raise funds from alumni.
NOT CROSSING THE BAR
There are dozens of career avenues beyond litigation that do not require a law graduate to qualify the bar exam. Many do not qualify the exam and many choose not to write it.
THE DOMICILE DEBATE
Over the past few years, most states have introduced domicile quotas of varying sizes in NLUs. Students, alumni and former administrators continue to oppose this policy.
SISTERHOOD OF LAWYERS
A forum for women lawyers started by a Symbiosis Law School graduate is helping students and graduates find their feet in the profession.
OUTSIDE THE LAW
India’s premier law schools, the National Law Universities, are discussing ways to implement the new National Education Policy. They will need more of everything – funds, infrastructure, teachers.
LAW OF ANOTHER LAND
The largest number of foreign universities whose law degrees the Bar Council of India recognises is in the United Kingdom. What can you do with a foreign degree in law?
GAINING A PRACTICAL APPROACH
Online courses train lawyers in newer branches of law, help students gain practical experience and keep other professionals updated on the regulations that govern their sectors.
COVERING NEW TERRAIN
Law schools offer a range of short-term diploma courses for both lawyers, other working professionals and students. Several cover emerging areas of concern such as bioterrorism, GIS and remote-sensing.
Interns Are Often Considered ‘Free Labour'
A student who interned with a law-firm during the pandemic writes about working long hours without a stipend and what they learned from mistakes.
THE COST OF CLOSING DOWN
Shutting engineering colleges has cost cash-strapped state universities large chunks of revenue.
NEW IDEAS, OLD PROBLEMS
What happened to the projects that won prizes in the Smart India Hackathon?
TOWARDS A BIO-DEGRADABLE PLASTIC
A team of three students at NIT Raipur created a material out of starches that could potentially be a substitute for plastic.
STAYING RELEVANT BY UPSKILLING ONLINE
Why upskilling is not a matter of choice anymore but of survival.
HOW THEY SHOT UP
Despite initial struggle, the eight second-generation IITs set up in 2008 have matured in under a decade. Careers360 looks at how they did it.
BEING AN EXCEPTIONAL TEACHER
Most engineering programmes hope to achieve what Jayashri Ravishankar does. Ravishankar, who teaches at Australia’s University of New South Wales, has found a way to keep a very large and diverse student body engaged by developing “research-led and professionally relevant” strategies that have now been adopted elsewhere. An electrical engineer with a special interest in renewable energy and micro-grids, Ravishankar earlier taught at Anna University, Tamil Nadu for a decade. In 2019, she received a citation from the Australian Awards for University Teaching for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning’. It acknowledges her as one of “Australia’s most exceptional university teachers”. She spoke to Careers360 about how engineering must be taught so that students are engaged and come out job-ready.
EXPLAINER: THE FIGHT OVER OBC RESERVATION
A court battle is on over OBC reservation in the AIQ seats in state medical colleges. What is the controversy about?
BACK INTO THE FOLD
How a government programme is helping women in science and tech who have faced a career break get back on track.
AIR, WATER, SOIL: ENGINEERING COLLEGES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
State engineering colleges are working to address environmental challenges in their backyards.
Tech Rescue For Engineering Courses In Covid-19
Public engineering colleges, including the IITs, had to organise fundraisers, use online labs and reorganise teaching to hold a semester online due to COVID-19.
UNIVERSITIES OF THEIR OWN
India’s 16 women’s universities are training women to thrive, not just in professions typically associated with women, but also in science and tech.
PROTESTS, POLICE, PUNISHMENT
Students have been at the forefront of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. They have also been at the receiving end of the state’s efforts to push back.
Some of the most elite research institutions in the country are engaged in explaining what they do to school children and the public.
The five largest universities in India have 4,209 affiliated colleges and centres among them.
What does having thousands of ad hoc appointments mean for a public university, its teachers and students?
The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala is becoming a ‘digital university’. The digital world will dictate what it teaches and how.
The IITs have begun the transformation from premier science and tech schools to multidisciplinary institutions
BEING NON-BINARY AT WORK
A new consultancy is helping members of the LGBTQI+ community find work in friendly firms. But many participants of a job fair in February had already had bruising experiences at the workplace.
Seven universities have been permitted to launch full-fledged degr programmes online. What are their plans?
Online Admissions: Easy For All?
Online admissions have relieved the universities of a huge burden. But the process is less convenient for poor and rural students.