From the desk of Secretary, Deccan Education Society

Shri Dhananjay Kulkarni

The Deccan Education Society (DES) is a renowned educational institution in India. It was founded in 1884 by a group of visionary social reformers and intellectuals in Pune like Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak with the aim of promoting education and social reforms.

Shri. Navalmal Firodia Law College is one of the esteemed institutions managed by the illustrious banner of Deccan Education Society. It was established in 2004, with a vision to provide quality legal education to aspiring students and contribute to the development of the legal profession. The college is named after Shri. Navalmal Firodia, a freedom fighter, philanthropist and industrialist.

DES SNFLC is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, approved by Bar Council of India and NAAC accredited. The college offers two 5 years UG courses (BA.LLB AND BBA.LLB), 3 years UG course (LLB), 2 years PG course (LLM with Business Law specialization/ LLM with International Law specialization), 1 year diploma course in taxation law (DTL) and 6 short term certificate courses on – Advocacy Skills, Law and Psychology, Law & Logic, Medico-legal Studies, Soft Skills, Financial Markets (basic & advanced). The college is planning to launch six more value added courses from A.Y. 2023-24 on- Alternate Dispute Resolution System, Family Law & Marriage Dispute Settlement, Media & Law, Corporate Laws, Social Legislation and Law & Economics.

The college is situated at the heart of the Pune city and has a modern and well-designed infrastructure, catering to the needs of students and faculty alike. One of the features of the college is its IT-enabled classrooms equipped with the latest technology, including multimedia projectors, whiteboards and smartboards, and high-speed internet connectivity. Students can engage in interactive learning sessions, making use of digital resources to enhance their understanding of the subjects.The campus is known for its clean and green environment. The college takes pride in its commitment to sustainability and promotes eco-friendly practices such as waste management and waste recycling.

For the budding advocates, the college features a dedicated moot court hall. That replicates a real courtroom setting, enabling law students to practice their advocacy skills and participate in mock trials. It is also equipped with a judge's bench, witness stand, and seating for observers, providing a realistic experience to aspiring lawyers. The college also boasts an impressive auditorium, which serves as a venue for various events such as seminars, conferences, and workshops. With advanced audio-visual systems, it provides a platform for intellectual exchange. A spacious amphitheatre serves as a venue for performances, guest lectures, and annual cultural gatherings. With its tiered seating and excellent acoustics, the creates a vibrant space for artistic expressions and events.The college's campus includes a big ground, offering ample space for outdoor activities and sports. It provides facilities for various sports like football, cricket, basketball, and more. The ground is well-maintained and encourages students to engage in physical fitness and sportsmanship.The college library has vast collection of textbooks, reference books, commentaries, judgements, etc. It also provides access to online database such as Manupatra, SCC Online, DELNET, AIR Online, etc.

The institution has paramount concern for safety and security of the campus. Guards are appointed at various places in the campus, Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are strategically installed throughout the campus, ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff, and visitors.

Ultimately, DES SNFLC is a prominent educational institution that has glorious history of Deccan Education Society. It continues to uphold its founding principles and nurture generations of students who are academically proficient, socially conscious, and equipped to make a positive impact on society.