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ILNU congratulates Vishal Marakana for bagging silver in 1500 mtr. and the team of Shantanu Gupta, Mohit Agarwal, Manav Patel and Vishal Marakana bagged silver too in 4*100 mtr. race at Virudhaka, NLIU Bhopal held from 12th-15th October, 2017.

  • October 16, 2017

Two days Career Development Workshop organized by the Institute of Law, Eminent guest Major General (Prof.) Nilendra Kumar has conducted the sessions successfully. It was managed by CRC Team.

  • October 14, 2017


The Institute organized a session with different NGOs - "ILNU Social Interface 2017"on 9th and 10th October, 2017.

  • October 11, 2017

The team comprising of Shresth Vardhan, Ravleen, Chhabra and Priya Khemchandani were adjudged the winners of 17th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, organized in New Delh on September 21-24, 2017. ILNU family proud and we congratulate them on their fabulous victory.

  • September 27, 2017

A workshop was organised on "IPR concerns for patenting Pharmaceutical Products" for the 9th semester IPR Honors Group students on 8th September 2017, where Dr. Kaushik Banerjee, Intellectual Property Management, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Ltd shared his experience and expertise on the various contemporary issues of intellectual property regime for pharmaceutical industry. He also discussed about the case studies where he had pioneered to take the patent of the said pharmaceutical product.

  • September 09, 2017

Legal Aid Committee, Institute of Law, Nirma University organised a legal awareness camp at Village Lilapur on 2nd September 2017 Saturday where ILNU students talked about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to the Lilapur school students. Alongwith this, distribution of biscuits to the children. The legal awareness camp further went to the Lilapur's parent institute Environmental Sanitation Institute - (ESI), Sughadh, where 50 Anganwadi teachers were addressed. The members of the Legal Aid Committee performed a skit on "Protection against Domestic Violence" and explained the importance of the said law. The ESI personnel Mr. Devendrabhai explained the ESI activities and explained the importance of sanitation. The skit was well received by the Anganwadi teachers. 30 students participated in this legal awareness camp. At this juncture, the legal aid committee also remembered the founder chairperson Late Dr. K.P.Maliksir who used to motivat the students for empowering weaker sections of society through compassion! 

  • September 03, 2017

The Institute organized a panel discussion for discussing the fundamental shift in our legal regime as the Supreme Court of India gave an unanimous verdict in the case of Justice K S Puttaswamy and Anr. v. Union of India (Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012) declaring Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right.

Tanay Tiwari, Swarna Hardikar and Ankit tripathi, closely studied and discussed key legal issues involved in the matter , essential elements of privacy, Test of Privacy, its evolution and the constitutional protection, critical analysis of the judgement and its implication on Section 377, UID scheme, Adhaar, and innumerable aspects of our socio-legal life.

  • August 28, 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Institute has planned parents-teachers meet on September 16, 2017 (Saturday) at 11AM at the Institute of Law, Nirma University campus.  We cordially invite you to participate in this event. Please register your name online available on the website to confirm your participation. 

Please note that it is the requirement that the parents are attended in the meeting. Please click here to register

Looking forward to welcome you on the campus on September 16, 2017. Get Schedule

Thanking you,
With best regards,


Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal
Director & Dean

  • August 21, 2017

The Institute celebrated its  10th Foundation Day on 19th August 2017 at the Institute of Law.  Shri Kamal Trivedi Advocate General, State of Gujarat was the Chief Guest of the Programme. Dr. Anup K. Singh, The Director General and Shri D. P. Chhaya, Director (Academic and General Administration), Nirma University graced the occasion.  During the inaugural programme, the students were felicitated for their achievements in the co-curricular and extra curricular activities during the year 2016-17.  Various activities such as photography competition, cricket, quiz competition, mono act were conducted as part of the foundation day celebration

  • August 19, 2017

ILNU hosted Patriotic Song Competition in association with Rotaract Club of Nirma Institutes (RCNI) on 11th August 2017, Friday. Theme of this competition is 'Deshraag'.  Faaculty/Staff members and Students participated from all institutes under Nirma University. Winners and Runner-Ups were awarded Trophy and Certificate in both categories.

  • August 18, 2017

Nirma University celebrated the 70th Independence Day with great fervour and patriotism. The chief guest during the occasion was Prof. (Dr) Anil Kumar Gupta, IIM, Ahmedabad. In his address after unfurling the national flag at the university, he expressed happiness on the progress of the nation and motivated the people to strive for innovation and invention. He quoted various engaging success stories of the country and stressed that one should endeavour to better oneself.

The flag hoisting ceremony was also attended by Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General; Shri D. P. Chhaya, Director (A&GA); Mr. G. Ramchandran Nair, Executive Registrar; Heads of the constituent Institutes of the University; faculty and staff members and the students in large numbers.

  • August 15, 2017

ILNU hosted its Annual Conclave Series - SERMON'17 on 4th & 5th August and 11th & 12th August, 2017. This conclave has aimed to make the students aware of the policies, change in the way of practice and complexity of legal issues as well as to discuss different career options in the legal field.

  • August 13, 2017

The Institute thrives to make societal impacts and so does its students. The first step in this direction was to adopt a village - Jamiyatpura in the last academic session and this time, the NSS (National Service Scheme)-ILNU planned its first activity in the same village. NSS ILNU organized the "Swachchhata Pakhwara" at Jamiyatpura where the students of ILNU helmed the responsibility of cleaning the village. During the process the students painted dirty walls and wrote slogans over them; sensitized and convinced the villagers on the need for cleanliness with door to door awareness; thoroughly cleaned the Primary School and Gram Panchayat and discussed with Village Council on caste geopolitics and how NSS can help. The activity was taken up in lieu to make the villagers understand about the hazards of open defecation and making cleanliness the top most priority in the village.

  • August 09, 2017

Institute of Law, Nirma University received the ‘Best Law Education Institute’ under Goodwill Brands Awards. The Institute was conferred with this award in the category of best legal education in the country.  The award was received in the Symposium (Thought of Leadership-Champions change) by Herald Global and organized by ERTC Media on July 19, 2017 at Hotel Sahara One in Mumbai.

  • July 20, 2017

Institute of Law Nirma University is conferred with "IP hall of the fame-IP institute of the year" during IP fest. Kudos to all IP faculty members and students special mention to Prof. Shamnad Basheer.

  • July 14, 2017

ILNU organized a four-day Orientation Programme for the New Batch (2017) of the Five Year Integrated B.A. LL.B (Hons) and B.Com LL.B. (Hons) from July 10 to 13, 2017.  The Director & Dean, Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal welcomed all the students and parents.  The Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony of the Orientation Programme on 10th July 2017 was Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and Advocate-Supreme Court of India and delivered the key note speech.

She oriented the students regarding law as one of the most promising career option.  There are no short cuts for success and one needs to constantly pursue and focus on the goal relentlessly. She stressed on the importance of Core values, Social set up and the Skill set as a must for successful career. She also talked about Composite leadership and reminded the students that learning curve is a never ending one. Ms. Lekhi talked about the virtue of courage and asked students to develop compassion bearing in mind the end product. She encouraged the students to take failures in stride and keep working hard irrespective of how adverse the circumstances are. She also emphasized on the importance of persuasiveness, and emotional intelligence in any chosen endeavor.

Shri D.P. Chhaya, Director (Academic & General Administration), Nirma University was the Guest of Honour at the Inaugural ceremony and shared his views and expectation of the University from the students and parent.  Shri K K Patel, Vice President, Nirma University presided over the function. Mr Arun Prasad, Assistant Professor, Institute of Law delivered the vote of thanks.

  • July 14, 2017


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  • June 12, 2017

Nirma University witnessed 23rd Convocation on its main campus lawn on Thursday, April 20, 2017. A total of 107 students of BA LLB (Hons), 65 students of B.Com LLB (Hons) and 46 students of BBA LL.B (Hons) graduated while proud parents, friends and relatives watched from the sea of audience members who turned out for the event.

The Convocation was declared open by Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, President- Nirma University. Dr. Patel delivered the welcome address and introduced the Chief Guest- Prof Ved Prakash, Former Chairman- University Grants Commission.

Prof. Ved Prakash awarded the medals to the meritorious students in various streams. In his Convocation address he discussed that higher education demands focus on the four E’s- Expansion, Equity, Excellence and Employability. He stressed on the need for enhancing Gross Enrollment Ratio, better infrastructure, better state institutions and enriching teaching capacities. He stressed on the need for universities with better industry linkages and mobilizing vocational and main stream education. Prof Ved Prakash conveyed his best wishes to the Graduating students, and their parents and urged students to appreciate the power of perseverance and never every give up something they find to be tough. He insisted every students, whether they go for higher education or entering the industry, must develop his own library at home. “One should never ever forget the alma matter and must contribute in whatever way possible. One must also develop a character that is known to of impeccable integrity” he added. He also asked students to work hard to meet the challenges world is facing and ensure an enlightening future.

Dr. Anup K Singh, Director General- Nirma University shared the progress report of the University and congratulated the graduating students.

Prof. Dr. Purvi Pokhariyal, Dean & Director- Institute of Law awarded the degrees to the Law graduates

  • April 21, 2017

Institute of Law, Nirma University organized an Open House Session on Career in Law on 17th April, 2017. The session was organized to orient the parents and students regarding most growing and lucrative career options available in the field of law. Dr. Tarkesh Molia, Associate Professor, Institute of Law, addressed the audience about the focus of the institute of law on quality and employability in its endeavor to prepare effective and socially responsible individuals and organisations. The curriculum offered at the Institute of Law, Nirma University is justice based, novel, innovative and designed to keep students equipped with latest developments. In order to bridge the gap between theory and practice, the institution also conducts enrichment programs and professional training program parallely which ensures multi-disciplinary approach to law. A lawyer today is a policy planner, business advisor, mediator, negotiator, lobbyist an effective communicator and a reformer

The Guest Speaker of the session-Mr Mohit Mangal, MD and CEO, iQue ideas, oriented the students regarding law as one of the most promising career option. In litigant societies like the US and other western countries, legal career is one of the most sought after careers and only the brightest minds get admission in the top law schools. This trend is fast catching up in India too and law career options are opening up fast. He discussed, that traditionally, students could specialize in either civil or criminal laws, however the number of options available to law graduates today are manifold. Not just limited to conventional litigation and Judicial services, a Law degree opens up career options in corporate management, Corporate consultancy, Law Firms, NGO’s and administrative services too.  Also catching up is Legal Processing outsourcing where there is a delegation of core legal functions like making first drafts of cases, compliance work, legal research, etc. to an external counsel.  . He also emphasized on the importance of good analytical ability, logical reasoning, persuasiveness, and emotional intelligence and conflict management and negotiation skills in legal profession.

Mr Arun Prasad, Assistant Professor, Institute of Law oriented the students regarding teaching-learning process, Student Mentoring and Progression and the admission procedure at the institute.

  • April 19, 2017

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  • April 17, 2017

23rd Convocation of the University  will be held on April 20, 2017 at 6.30 pm.
 

Chief GuestProf. Ved Prakash (Former Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi)

During the Convocation, the degrees shall be conferred to the students of Institute of Management and Institute of Law, in addition to Ph.D students of the University.

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  • April 15, 2017

Team comprising of Virendra Singh Ranawat (4th year), Manishankar Singh (3rd year) and Upadhyay Anjali (2nd year) were declared Runners Up in the prestigious 2nd NUSRL Trial Advocacy Competition, 2017. The ILNU congratulate the team for their best efforts to make it into the final.

  • April 10, 2017



The team comprising of Rajeev Kumar Tiwari (First year), Ayushi Mukherjee (First Year) and Suryansh Srivastava (First Year) has been declared the winners in the 7th Jamia Millia Islamia National Moot Court Competition.

  • April 01, 2017


Glimpses of Patent Drafting Workshop conducted for 4th and 5th year students. Ms. Sufiyah Sulaiman, IP counsel, Mylan Laboratories conducted the workshop with various aspects of Specification Drafting on 18th March, 2017 at the Institute.

  • March 19, 2017

Chinese Legal System and European Legal System days training was organised on at ILNU. It was conducted by Mr. Peter Shafer, Ms. Christa Anna Maria, Dunja Stadtmann, HOF University, Germany. The training scheduled from February 25, 2017 to March 04, 2017 and semester X students attended lectures through out the days.

  • March 04, 2017

The team comprised of Bhoomika Kalley, Zibal Qureshi and Chitra Singh have been declared runners-up in the Second National mock trial competition, Christ university. The team is worthy is all sorts of praise for the pulled off this feat in just 19 days of preparation. We congratulate all the members of the team and wish them all the very best for days to come!

  • February 28, 2017


Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohan Pieris, Former Chief Justice and Attorney General, Sri Lanka, on 18 Feb 2017, addressed faculties and students of Institute of Law, Nirma University, enlightened over the current prevailing situation in Sri Lanka in the matters of Criminal and Constitutional Law. He also discussed and shared his vast experience in the procedural field related to law and compared the Constitutions of Both the neighbouring countries, discussing the similarity & Dissimilarity between each other.

  • February 20, 2017

Centre for ADR, Institute of Law, Nirma University organized a two days Mediation Training Workshop for the students of VIIIth Semester students in two phases as a part of ADR Clinical Paper during 17-18 February, 2017 in first phase. 2nd phase will be organized during 3-4 March, 2017. Master Trainer for the workshop Mr. Niranjan Bhatt, Senior Advocate & Master Trainer of Supreme Court Committee on Mediation & Managing Trustee, AMLEAD conducted this Workshop along with Ms. Veena Ralli (Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Additional Organising Secretary, Delhi High Court Mediation Centre). The emphasis of the Workshop was on practical exercises by way of role play, simulation exercises wherein students took up practical problem and acted as Mediator, clients and advocates to resolve disputes related to various areas. 

This event was co-ordinated by Dr. Rohit Moonka, Course Co-ordinator, ADR along with Co-faculty Ms. Nikita Karodia.

  • February 20, 2017

Two days workshop was organised on "Forest and Law" at ILNU. It was conducted by Ms. Arpitha Kodiveri and Mr. Geetanjoy Salu on February 16-17, 2017 at Institute of Law 9.00 to 4.00 p.m.

  • February 18, 2017

The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) is organising the sixth edition of its annual flagship event - National Students conference on “International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws” in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 16th March, 2017. The conference is aimed to address contemporary issues and challenges faced the scholars, academicians and practitioners in the field of International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws. The conference would showcase a platform for interaction of minds from eminent personalities, students, organizations and every stakeholder having interest in the field.

To encourage young scholars, the best papers will be rewarded and selected papers, based on peer review, would be published in an edited volume having ISBN No. More details

  • February 16, 2017

1.Dhairyaditya Rathore [won 3 Golds in 200m with the time of 26:03seconds, 400m with the time of 59:02 seconds and Long Jump with the distance of 5m 38cm]

2. The team consisting of Binayak Subudhi, Shantanu Gupta, Mohit Agarwal and Dhairyaditya Rathore won the Team event of 4x100m Relay with the time of 52:72seconds] The team defeated the defending champion GNLU by .19micro-seconds]

  • February 16, 2017

It is a matter of immense pride for us that the 7th Institute of Law Nirma University National Moot Court Competition, 2017 was conducted in association with the Chambers of Mr. K.T.S. Tulsi, Sr. Advocate, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

This prestigious moot court competition was a benchmark in India’s mooting circuit and was highly known for its impeccable judging by experienced legal stalwarts. This year, the ILNU moot presented a challenging proposition based on critical areas of Criminal Law and other allied issues.

The moot court competition was held from February 10th, 2017 to February 12th, 2017 at Institute of Law, Nirma University, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Students from all over India has participated in the competition.

  • February 13, 2017


An expert lecture was delivered as part of course Chinese Legal System. Topic of the lecture was "China's Impact on the Western Legal Tradition: A Preview from the Pearl River Delta". It was conducted by Philip McConnaughay, Dean and Professor of Law of STL, Vice Chancellor of Peking University’s, Shenzhen Graduate School and Prof. Colleen Toomey, Vice Dean on February 09, 2017 at Institute of Law 9.00 to 4.00 p.m.

  • February 09, 2017

Distinguished lecture of Dr. Ilias Trispiotis School of Law University of Leeds, U.K. was delivered on 8th February, 2017 at 11.00 a.m. on the topic “Religious Pluralism in the European Public Sphere: Fraternity, Civility and the Wearing of Religious Symbols in Public in Auditorium, Institute of Management, Nirma University Campus, Ahmedabad. A faculty interaction is also scheduled with Dr. Ilias on 8th February, 2017 at in Conference Room, IL.

  • February 08, 2017



The Institute of Law, Nirma University organized the Parents (PTM) on January 28, 2017. The Director welcomed all the parents/guardians to the meeting and briefed them about the curriculum design, curricular & extra-curricular activities of the Institute. The Director and the Academic Coordinator, along with the Faculty Conveners of the respective semesters interacted with the parents/guardians.

  • January 28, 2017

A Three Days Workshop on 'Patent Litigation' was organised as a part of the paper of 'IP Litigation" for the IPR Honours of Xth Semester during 26-28 January, 2017. The objective of this Workshop was to to give them practitioners insight specially from the industry. Mr. Sandeep Rathod, Assistant General Counsel (VP) / Head Litigation and IP Policy (India & Emerging markets) at Mylan Laboratories Limited, Hyderabad? conducted this workshop. He took the students through the entire Patent Act & Rules and focused on those aspects which go for litigation before the Patent Office, Trial Courts, IPAB, High Court and the Supreme Court.

This Workshop was co-ordinated by Dr. Rohit Moonka, Course Faculty, IP Litigation under the aegis of Centre for IPR, Institute of Law.

  • January 28, 2017



Mr. Sanjay Chakraborty delivered a session on "Interview Skills" at the ILNU on January 25, 2017. The training session was conducted by Campus Recruitment Cell, ILNU for the students of Semester X and VIII.

  • January 25, 2017

Mr. Rajesh Kapoor, Managing Trustee, Cohesion Foundation Trust delivered a expert lecture at the ILNU on January 21, 2017 on the topic 'Gender Dimensions of the Organisational Activities, Networking at State and National Level on the issues of land and agriculture'. The lecture was conducted as a part of course for the students of Semester VIII.

  • January 22, 2017

Institute organised a Professional Training Programme on January 20, 2017.  Mr. Mayank Mishra, Head of Legal Team, Impact Investment Advisor Pvt Ltd was the key note speaker and delivered the lecture on the said topic. He also interacted with the students.  The programme was organized by the CRC for the students of Semester X and IV.

  • January 20, 2017

Prof.(Dr.) Poonam Saxena, The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur delivered a distinguished lecture at the ILNU on January 20, 2017 on the topic 'Inheritance under Hindu and Islamic Law'. The lecture was conducted as a part of Family Law II course for the students of Semester VI.

  • January 20, 2017

ILNU Cultural Club organized the Cultural  Event (Scintilla 2017) on January 19, 2017.  The event was organised in the Auditorium C Block from 4PM onwards.  Students of various semester participated and performed in the event. It was a mesmerizing evening and all swayed to the tunes of music and danced to it too as it was time for Scintilla 2017. Dance, Drama, Music, Mime - all on one stage as students took up different forms to express themselves.  The performance was judged by well-known personalities.

  • January 19, 2017

The Institute organised a distinguished lecture on the topic 'Interplay between Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights in the Indian Healthcare Sector' at the Institute on January 16, 2017.  Mr. Murali Neelakantan, Former General Counsel, Cipla Ltd. and Former Partner, Khaitan and Co. & Ashurst was the key note speaker and delivered the lecture on the said topic. He also interacted with the students.  The lecture was organized by the Centre for IPR for the students of Semester X.

  • January 16, 2017


RCNI hosted 15 Rotaractors from Germany (IDYE Team - Inter District Youth Exchange). They visited our campus as cultural exchange on 4th January 2017,Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • January 04, 2017


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  • January 02, 2017

Rajasthan High Court declared Rajasthan Judicial Service Examination results. Five ILNU students achieved top ranks in the exam. According to information students of Nirma University Citrakshi Singh, Vaibhav Soni, Shaili Parwal, Vikas Jain, Nidhi Beniwal five students were picked up in the judicial sector. Vice Chancellor of the University to be selected in the judicial area students have wished a bright future. It was significant association by Director and Dean, Prof.(Dr.) Purvi Pokriyal behind the success.

This became RJS:

1. RJS Citrakshi old daughter of Sri Sivananda Singh - Rank 2nd in the merit
2. The son of Mr. Lalit Soni Soni Vaibhav RJS - Rank 7th
3. Mr. Sanvarmal Parwal RJS Shaili Parwal daughter - Rank 17th
4. RJS son Mr. Vikas Jain Mahavir Kumar Jain - Rank 31th
5. Mr. Sanjeev Beniwal daughter RJS Nidhi Beniwal Rank - 48th

  • January 01, 2017