Indian Institute of Legal Studies provides multiple platform to its students to develop their skill and enhance their creativity, one of such is IILS Quest, the student’s journal. A journal authored, edited and published through the ardours efforts of the students. The Volume IV, Issue I of IILS Quest, the student’s journal has been unveiled on 12th February, 2018 , by Dr. Ishita Chatterjee, Principal, IILS and Ms. Rupa Pradhan, Asst. Prof. of Law which shall be now available in College Library and online.
On the event of Republic Day, Indian Institute of Legal Studies apart from celebrating this great occasion with grandeur, also organized a programme for conferring upon Mr. Sanjay Dutta, Forest Range Officer, Baikanthapur Division with the Bravery Award for his great contribution towards the society and its ecological safeguard. The day started with a flag hoisting ceremony by Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, IILS and proceeded towards the ceremony. The dignitaries present were Prof. Sanchari Mukherjee, Dean, Arts, Commerce and Law, NBU, Prof. Manoj Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Dr. Dilip Sarkar, Registrar, NBU, Dr. Nupur Das, Secretary, Under Graduate Council, NBU, Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, Indian Institut of Legal Studies, Shri. Debashish Chakraborty, Range Officer, Salugara Lab Range, Shri. Ajit Choudhury, founder member of Ashwini Choudhury Educational Trust, and Ms. Panchali Roy, Beat Officer, Belakoba Range. The eminent dignitaries spoke about the significance of this day when India ceased to be a constitutional monarchy and became the Republic of India and was declared a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic and the Constitution assured the citizens of India, justice, equality and liberty. The gathering also rememberd the selfless struggle of our freedom fighters who made this day possible. Thus, to commemorate this day, Indian Institute of Legal Studies decided to confer upon Mr. Sanjay Dutta, Forest Range Officer, Baikanthapur Division with the Bravery Award for his contribution towards the society and to inculcate among the students the values and morals so that they may in years to come, work for the upliftment of the society at large. The award was conferred by Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, IILS who has always believed and taken initiatives to acknowledge the contributions made by people towards the society. On the context of serving the society at large, Mr. Sanjay Dutta spoke about the pain and sufferings at the grass root level faced by the forest dwellers and how we as citizens of this nation need to take a step in solving their problems as far as we can. He also addressed the students that if they move with the aim to serve the society, than their object with which they are pursuing law will be fulfilled. After Mr. Sanjay Dutta’s inspiring speech, Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, IILS thanked him for such motivation and he made a pledge on behalf of the entire IILS family that whenever and wherever if any help is required, IILS will take a strong stand, in order to render all such help and support, not only monetary but also through various other ways. The students of IILS will also work upon it and make a contribution towards the upliftment of the deprived section of the society. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by Shri. Sanjay Bhattacharjee, Registrar, IILS.
On 25th November 2017, from 4:30 pm onwards, Indian Institute of Legal Studies organized a ceremony to confer the title ‘Professor Emeritus in Law’ which is the highest and the senior most academic position in India as well as abroad, to Hon’ble Justice (Dr.) Manjulla Chellur, Chief Justice, Bombay High Court for her vast intellectual acumen and expertise in the field of law. The dignitaries on the dais were Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS, Dr. C. N. Gupta, renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Bikash Chadra Paul, Professor, Dept. of Physics, Dean, Faculty Council of P.G. Studies in Science, University of North Bengal and Dr. T.K. Chatterjee, Hon’ble Director, IILS, they addressed the house with their valuable insight. Other eminent Professors and Academicians such as Prof. Chandashish Laha, Prof. of English, Department of English, University of North Bengal , Fr. (Dr.) George Thadathil SDB, Principal, Salesian College, Sonada and Siliguri, Prof. Ganeshji Tiwari, Principal, Sikkim Govt. Law College were a part of the ceremony. Shri. Santanu Jha, Ld. Addl. District and Sessions Judge, 2nd Court, Siliguri also graced the occasion.
Considering the menace of human trafficking in the bordering regions, Indian Institute of Legal Studies took an initiative in collaboration with the SSB to create awareness among the people of Indo – Nepal border region by organizing an Awareness Programme on ‘Indo – Nepal Discourse on Human Trafficking’ at Panitanki, border check post with Nepal on 26th November 2017. Hon’ble Dr. Justice Manjula Chellur, Chief Justice, Bombay High Court graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS, Shri. Kumar Bandhopadhyay, IG, SSB, Dr. C. N. Gupta, renowned ophthalmologist, Shri. Santanu Jha, Ld. Addl. District and Sessions Judge, 2nd Court, Siliguri and Shri. Sanjay Bhattacharjee, Principal, IILS, also graced the occasion as the Special Guest of Honour. The renowned dignitaries addressed the people of the bordering region and interacted with them creating awareness with their vast knowledge and expertise on the subject.
With immense pleasure we bring to your notice that in commemoration of 26th November being the “National Law Day”, the Indian Institute of Legal Studies’ organized its 2nd Youth Parliament Competition on 25th and 26th November 2017, in the college campus, to facilitate the aspiring students to exchange their views on the burning issues of ‘Right to Privacy’ and ‘Triple Talaq’ on one platform and sharpen their knowledge on the related laws and procedures, thereby attaining an appropriate understanding on the matters. The programme started with the inaugural ceremony whereby Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS gave his Inaugural Address. Shri Prasun Kr. Bhattacharjee, Ld. District & Sessions Judge, Darjeeling also gave his gracious presence as the President of the Session and Shri Niraj Kumar Singh, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Siliguri Metropolitan Police also graced the occasion as a Special Guest of Honour. Over fifty (50) students from various reputed institutions participated for the 2nd Youth Parliament. Mrs. Ruchi Agarwal, Asst. Prof of Law, IILS was the Speaker for the session. The competition was adjudged by Prof. Bikash Ranjan Deb, Prof. in Political Science, Surya Sen College, Ms. Mehrush Fazal, Advocate, Kalimpong Bar Association and Mr. Shahbaz Ahmad, Advocate, Darjeeling Bar Association. During the Prize Distribution Ceremony we had amongst us Shri. Deboprasad Nath, Ld. Additional District and Sessions Judge, 1st Court, Siliguri and Ld. District and Sessions Judge, 2nd Court, Siliguri as the Special Guests of Honour.
The Central Vigilance Commission with the objective of making common man participate in the fight against corruption and its adversities observed “VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK” with the theme “ My Vision – Corruption free India” from 30th Oct,2017 to 4th Nov,2017 all over India. The Central Bank of India, Panchanai Branch organized an elocution programme on 3rd Nov,2017 at the Indian Institute of Legal Studies where the students of various semesters enthusiastically participated and presented their view and their dreams of a corruption free India.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies in collaboration with the Siliguri Metropolitan Police observed the traffic awareness from 21st to 22nd of September 2017. A two - day Traffic Awareness Programme was conducted at various schools like G.D. Goenka, Techno India Group of Schools, Siliguri Girls High School, Siliguri Boys High School, Hebron Academy, Siliguri Model High School and Siliguri Hakimpara Balika Vidyalaya, by the teachers as well as students of IILS using PPT tools taking an attempt to make the young minds aware of the issue. On 22nd September, 2017 from 2:00 pm onwards, the students of IILS along with student’s representatives of various schools, with the guidance of Siliguri Metropolitan Police gathered at Air View More, Siliguri and Darjeeling More, Siliguri and distributed pamphlets and made an attempt to create traffic awareness among the common people pertaining to the traffic rules and regulations.
One week capsule course on ‘Criminology’ was organized by the Directorate of Career Advancement Courses of the Indian Institute of Legal Studies in collaboration with SSB, FTC HQ, Siliguri during October 9 to 14, 2017. A total number of thirty four officers attended the programme of different Battalions from different parts of Bengal and Sikkim. Resource persons were Prof. Gangotri Chakraborty, Mrs. Ruchi Agarwal and Mr. Souradeep Rakshit.
On 18th September 2017 the Confederation of Indian Industry had organised a Conference on Education – Industry Institute Interface, from 10: 00 am at Hotel Barsana, Siliguri. Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, Indian Institute of Legal Studies was invited to grace the said Conference and address the gathering during the Inaugural Session which was based on the theme: Industry Institute Interface.
On request of the Inspector General, SEEMA SURAKSHA BAL ( SSB ), Ranidanga, Dist. Darjeeling, the Indian Institute of Legal Studies has conducted a Workshop on CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM during Sept. 11-16, 2017 for the Officers of SSB in the ranks of Assistant Sub Inspector to Inspector.. The Topics covered in the Workshop included (1) Constitutional Law (2) Natural Justice (3) Code of Criminal Procedure (4) Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985 (5) Foreigners Act (6) Immigration Laws and ( 7) Customs Act. Lectures were delivered by the Faculty of IILS, namely, (i) Dr. Ishita Chatterjee, Vice Principal, (ii) Mrs. Ruchi Agarwal, Asst Prof of Law (iii) Mr. Souradeep Rakshit, Asst Prof of Law and by (iv) Mr. Dipankar Dey, Advocate, Siliguri Bar Association. The Co-ordinator on the side of SSB was Mr. Achintya Mitra, Deputy Commandant, SPC, SSB.
On 7th September 2017 at 10:30 A.M. a team of 2 members from the U.S. Consulate, Kolkata visited the institute and address the students and faculties with their valuable insight. The team will comprised of Ms. Julie Espinosa, Vice Consul, Ms. Chandni Wadhwani, Education USA Adviser, USIEF and Mr. Anup Mukhia.
On the auspicious occasion of Teachers Day, 5th September 2017, Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur, Siliguri organized a felicitation ceremony to commemorate and acknowledge the contribution made by the Principals of various institutions and many other dignified personalities. The occasion was presided by Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Mr. Srikumar Bandhopadhay, Inspector General, SSB, Prof. (Dr.) Sanchari Mukherjee, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Law, University of North Bengal and Dr. T K Chatterjee, Director, IILS. Mr. Niloy Mandal Principal of Army Public School, Sukna, Mr. Arindam Chakraborty, Principal, Royal Academy, Mr Suraj Tamang, Principal, Sacred Heart School, Mr. C. Das, Headmaster, Siliguri Boys High School, Mr. A K Chaturvedi, Principal, Hindi High School, were awarded with the prestigious Education Leadership Award. Prof. (Dr.) Gangotri Chakroborty, HoD, Department of Law, University of North Bengal and Dr. Bidyawati Agarwal, Department of Political Science, Siliguri College and Prof. (Dr.) Sanchari Mukherjee, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Law, University of North Bengal were awarded with Award for Contribution to Education in Women Empowerment. Principal, North Bengal Medical College, Prof. Samir Chandra Ghosh Roy and Mr. Pralay Chakraborty, General Manager of Uttar Banga Samvad, were recognized for their contribution towards Innovative Leadership. Award for Educational Institute that encourages Leadership as a part of curriculum, was presented to Mrs. Srijana Gurung, Principal, Glenmore International School, Mirik and Mr. Satyaprakash Das, Principal, Delhi Public School, Siliguri.
IILS warmly welcomes the new members of the family with a welcome ceremony on 1st September 2017. The students of 5 years B.A./BBA/B.Com.LL.B Semester III, V, VII and IX and 3 years LLB course Semester III, V had organized a grand programme for the day with various performances, introductory session, games and live Dj where the students danced their feet off till late evening.
Independence Day is observed and celebrated annually on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day that portrays great significance for the citizens of India. On this day India got freedom from the British rule after many years of slavery. Thus to commemorate the independence of our country from British Rule on 15th of August in 1947, Indian Institute of Legal Studies observed the 71st Independence Day as a mark of celebration. The students performed various cultural programmes with a message to foster equality and unity in diversity among the citizens of India. It was a grand event and IILS also remembered and paid tribute to the contribution made by various freedom fighters. Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS also motivated the students with is inspiring and positive words and a special felicitation programme was held for the students who had excellent performance in their empirical project work undertaken by the students of IILS with a purpose to make a contribution towards the society at large.
On 16th July 2017, Indian Institute of Legal Studies in association with the Indian Medical Association, Bengal State Branch organized one day workshop on Health Care and Law at Bengal Tuberculosis Association, Kolkata. The dignitaries on the dias were Hon’ble Mr. Justice Biswanath Somadder, Judge, Calcutta High Court as the Chief Guest, Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS, as Guest of Honour, Dr. Santanu Sen, Hon’ble Secretary, IMA, Bengal State Branch, as Guest of Honour and Dr. Suresh Ramasubban, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, as Guest of Honour. The workshop continued till evening with discussions and deliberations on various aspects and interrelationship between health care and law.
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