DES’s Shri.Navalmal Firodia Law College has entered in its 15th year, keeping pace with the social change and answering responsibly, all the demands of any complex and intricate global legal set up. We have brought about tremendous metamorphosis in terms of inculcating legal education through innovative pedagogy. More importantly astride the mandatory curriculum, our institute has rightly entered the realm of legal research, to open up the minds of our students in consonance with the demands of globalization and sensitize you to the current developments in the legal arena.
We believe in education as the way of revolution and ultimate development. Our enthusiastic and talented teachers have a commitment to mould the young minds by giving them insight into law. The library of the college is well equipped with all the latest legal resources to meet the requirements of the student’s community. Our alumni body is now making significant note of its existence which reflects our achievement.
We have been ranked in top 25 colleges by ‘India Today’ magazine three years consecutively. Our students have been proving their worth by securing merit ranking in Savitribai Phule Pune University every year.
Moot Court activity is an inherent feature of every premier law school to create eloqubent advocates. This activity is greatly promoted by the college. The students have brought several laurels to the college by winning prizes at different competitions country wide in international, national and state level prestigious Moot Court Competitions, Client Counseling and Mock Trials. We host one of its own kind- Lokmanya Tilak Memorials National Appellate Moot Court Competition each year, a unique style of mooting format at Appellate Level in both civil and criminal domains.
Developing spirit for legal research, (LRC)is one of the most important facets of a law student’s growth. The college has duly constituted Legal Research Cell, which conducts workshops on research methodology, and members participating in research-oriented competitions like Legislative Analysis, Research Papers, Judgment Analysis, etc. We are the 1st College to host a National Judgment Analysis Competition as well Bill Analysis Competition, which helps in building analytical aptitude among law students.
National Service Scheme (NSS) is one of the vital extra academic activities of our college and hence, an integral part of our Law course curriculum. The motto or watchword of the NSS is ‘NOT ME, BUT YOU’. It underlines that the welfare of the individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. The students have brought several laurels to the college by winning prizes at various Street Play Competitions organized by different Law Colleges. It is heartening that every year NSS activities have been taking place in full swing with more active participation of our students in different aspects of community services to the rural neighborhood.
We also have an active Legal Aid Centre imparting clinical legal education to the students keeping in line with the concept of Pro Bono Publico, to uphold the cause of social justice by creating awareness amongst the weaker sections of the society. It has following modalities such as legal advice, amicable settlement of disputes, legal literacy programs, para legal services and anti-ragging campaign.
In addition to such extension activates, in order to imbibe the culture and respect towards any kind of work, the college has stated the Earn and Learn Scheme as approved by the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. This scheme is basically undertaken for the benefit of students coming from the rural areas, who are economically backward, intelligent and meritorious but cannot afford higher education, needy and financially hard pressed. Involvement of such students in this scheme will make higher education accessible and available to them. The Student Welfare Cell of the college also conducts various other activities for overall development of the personality of college students.
We also have a Debate Forum named, "MIMANSA”, which provides for a strong platform for developing public speaking skills of the students. Through this forum, we also host State Level Intercollegiate Debate Competition in the name of Late Shri. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, one of our founder members and a great orator.
Through the achievements in sports the college has redefined its identity in the arena of sports activity at State, National as well as International level. The participation and quality of performance from the college has grown in geometric proportion as compared to the yester years. We have won many state and national level sports competitions. Our students made us proud by representing not only State, National but also at International level. ‘DUM’ the annual sports event is organized to ignite the latent sporting passion in our students and students really show their Dum upholding the true spirit of a sportsman. Additionally, from last three years we are hosting an inter-collegiate sports tournament namely, “Lawskets.” Every year, we are getting an overwhelming response from various colleges. Our faculty co-coordinators of sports activity plan it with a great zeal and passion for sports.
‘Indradhanush’ a cultural fest organized in the college has always been and shall remain a confluence of talent and enthusiasm, an occasion that celebrates the spirit of youth and synchronizes co-operation. The college encourages participation in cultural activities also, the results of which our students have made the college proud by winning many championships as well as prizes in Purushottam and Firodiya Karandak, the prestigious drama competitions.
Our college has also started new ventures like, Parliamentary Debate Club, MUN Club and Club Aesthetica. These clubs were initiated to inculcate debate and oratory skills along with nurturing their literary instincts through various activities among the students. These clubs are run by the collaborative efforts of students, faculty coordinator and guest speakers wherever necessary.
We also have a Placement Cell, which aims at providing the students, specifically the final year students of UG as well as PU with diverse and successful placements. From this year, the cell has started working in association with a Nodal Authority, DES ISTP (Incubation, Start-up, Training and Placement), an initiative of our parent society in the area of placements. This cell works for betterment of placement prospects of students and looks forward to various on and off campus opportunities for undergraduate as well as post graduate students.
‘SWADES’ is our annual college magazine portraying the annual achievements of our talented students and also their creativity through various legal and non- legal articles.