DES’s Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College has entered in its 20th 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 them 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 multi-disciplinary aspects of law.

Our college library 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.

Our students have been proving their worth by securing merit ranking in Savitribai Phule Pune University every year.

Our college is NAAC accredited with B++ grade and ISO 9001:2015 certified.

DES's Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune has been recognized as a Ph.D. research center by Savitribai Phule Pune University from the AY 2023-2024

The college has also established DES Centre for Legal Excellence that is committed to create a pool of certified & skilled professionals equipped with knowledge, wisdom & abilities necessary to meet or exceed legal & corporate industry expectations on both, general & specific frontlines. Under the banner of DES CLE, our college is successfully running various certificate courses, workshops, clubs, paralegal internship to cater to the professional requirements and ensure multi – dimensional development of the students. It also hosts one – of – its kind lecture series on topics of legal, socio-economic, historical and political importance, under the banner of ‘Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smruti Abhinav Bharat Vyaspeeth’.

Moot Court activity is an inherent feature of every premier law school to create eloquent advocates. This activity is greatly promoted by the college. The students have brought several laurels to the college by winning prizes in International, National and State Level Moot Court Competitions, Client Counseling and Mock Trials. We host one of its own kinds – ‘Lokmanya Tilak Memorials National Appellate Moot Court Competition’ every year, a unique style of mooting format at Appellate Level in both Civil and Criminal domains. College also conducts Intra – College Novice Moot Court Competition for 2nd B.A.LL. B & 2nd B.B.A.LL.B (pre law) students to develop the legal acumen and research skills of the students and provide a platform to explore emerging issues of law.

Developing spirit for legal research, Legal Research Cell is one of the most important facets of a law student’s growth. The college has duly constituted Legal Research Cell, which conducts several research oriented activities like Judgment Analysis competition, Research Day competition etc. We are the first college to host a National Judgment Analysis Competition and Bill Analysis Competition, which help in building analytical aptitude among law students. The Cell also publishes a law journal – “Fiat Justicia” to develop research culture and inculcate research spirit in legal arena. The cell also conducts National – level Legislative Drafting Competition & Legal Quiz, as part of Themisia, a two – day event in collaboration with Seminar Department.

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 going up 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. College has also started Pro – Bono Club – ‘Jagruti’, Justice in Action.

To shape young minds into legal professionals and luminaries, our college has established Seminar & Guest Lecture Department. The department regularly organizes seminars/webinars and guest lectures by inviting eminent guest speakers as well as hosts intra – college teacher – student symposium on variety of topics which build the knowledge base of our students. The department also conducts National Seminar, International Seminar as well as P.G. Seminar every year on current developments in legal field.

With an objective to imbibe the culture and respect towards any kind of work, the college has started 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 meritorious but financially hard pressed and hence, cannot afford higher education. Involvement of such students in this scheme will make higher education accessible and available to them. The Students’ Development Cell of the college also conducts various activities for overall personality development of the college students.

We also have a Debate Forum named, “Mimansa”, which provides a strong platform for developing public speaking and debating skills of the students. This forum hosts the National Level Inter - Collegiate 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 University, State, and National level. We have won several state level and national level sports competitions. ‘DUM’ - the annual intra – college sports event is organized every year to ignite the latent sporting passion in our students and students really show their Dum upholding the true spirit of a sportsman. Additionally, we host an inter-collegiate sports tournament namely, “Lawskets”. Every year, we are getting an overwhelming response from various colleges. College also celebrates ‘National Sports Day’ and ‘International Day of Yoga’. Sports department also hosts ‘SNFLC Women’s League’ every year.

‘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 is that our students have made the college proud by winning Prizes in various art and cultural competition along with Puroshottam & Firodiya Karandak – the prestigious drama competitions.

The college has started several clubs such as Parliamentary Debate Club, MUN Club, Club Aesthetica, Club Vidhit, Environment Cell & Women’s Study Cell. These clubs were initiated to inculcate debate and oratory skills along with nurturing their research and 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. Women’s Study Cell – “Paripoorti” aims to focus on studies and activities related to women and gender. The Cell hosts panel discussions, symposium etc. to make students aware of the current developments in the socio - legal arena and thereby to mainstream gender related issues in the society. Club Vidhit launched an e-journal – “Vedhas” to provide a creative platform & quality exposure to the students.

We also have a Placement Cell, which aims at providing the students, specifically the final year students of UG as well as PG with diverse and successful placements. This cell works for betterment of placement prospects of the students and looks forward to various on and off campus opportunities for undergraduate as well as post graduate students.

With a view to provide practical experience of court process to the students and to bridge the gap between theory and practice, our college has also arranged DES Internship Program for its students, which has provided a platform to the registered students to associate and work under senior lawyers.

Our College started mentorship programme. The main objectives of this programme are to provide support and to build healthy relation between junior and senior students and thus to reduce gap between them.

The college organizes study tour and field visits to Bombay High Court, Pune District & Sessions Court, Supreme Court of India, Parliament, National Human Rights Commission among others. It also conducts annual picnic for its students and teachers.

At DES SNFLC we believe that "if there is a problem, there is a way out". The lawyers from the college are dedicatedly bent on doing right for the society and are taught the same values throughout the years. They believe in saving relations and preserving bonds with a rational and practical thought process. In the academic year, 2022-2023, "सहजीवन" - DES SNFLC Family Counselling Centre was started. The family counselling centre of DES SNFLC narrows down its lens to focus on the idea of 'letting people light their candles in your knowledge'. This counselling centre was engineered keeping in mind the ones who are deprived of legal knowledge and providing them the necessary needs regarding the same. The FCC of DES SNFLC accumulates its concentration on family issues, social awareness, changing times, etc. A family is what makes a house, a HOME, to keep such homes intact the FCC conducts special disquisitions on concerns like family quarrels, understanding homes, comfort or solution, cohabitation, etc.

College has initiated the “Mental Health Cell” with the intent to address and help to resolve emotional and psychological issues of the student community. It is a student support service intended to help students adapt and make the best of their learning environment and provides a platform for all to seek psychosocial support from experts in the field of mental health, counsellors, psychologists and educationists. The main focus of the cell is to provide a nurturing environment wherein each student is empowered to face life challenges and move ahead to achieve their academic goals. The Cell encourages the students to understand themselves and the issues that trouble them and guides them to resolve their problems and side by side, it provides a happy and comfortable environment to students to discuss their problems regarding their academic and social life too. The cell also provides motivational, psychiatry and therapy sessions.

The counsellors motivate and support the students regularly in every kind of behavioral issues by offering support through listening and responding in a non- judgmental and confidential way, thereby, ensuring the students become well- adjusted and productive while dealing with anxiety and stress.

College has entered into MOUs with several institutions such as CID, Heartfulness Education Trust, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Uttarpath Institute of Competitive Studies, Adhivakta Parishad & Tilak College of Education.

And last but definitely not the least ‘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.