Adv. Nitin Apte

Deccan education society is one of the renowned leading institutions known for molding young talent for higher endeavors, academic excellence, integrity & accountability. Our founders Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, V. S. Apte &Mahadev Ballal Namjoshi strived hard to bring students from all the sectors of the society on equal footing by providing them quality education at an affordable price & opportunities for their overall development, with a vision to build a national character through young generation. For the last 135 years DES as an institution has spread its wings to encompass maximum fields of education.

Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College is one of the colleges started under the auspices of Deccan education society in 2014. Being an institution of Legal education with student centered outcome we emphasize the pursuit of excellence in legal fundamentals and preparation for the professional practice. Practical approaches to legal theory in curriculum is intended to be the most prioritized aims as it facilitates the motivation of students to bring out their creative potential & nurture the spirit of critical thinking. To bridge the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge we wish to cross the barriers of traditional teaching learning methodology. Law being a professional course, demands that students should be exposed to practical utility of Law, well versed with modern technology, well trained & well groomed so as to sustain themselves in the noble profession of Law. With this vision, the college has introduced certificate courses in Soft Skills & Advocacy Skills. Certification in Medico-legal aspects & Certification in Forensic Science and Law are upcoming ambitious courses designed and to be announced by the college. Moving towards social progress with values and ethics, we are committed to be a spearhead in adopting modern age technology not only to sustain but to lead as a global citizen. DES Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College is dedicated to advancing human dignity, social welfare & justice through knowledge of law & to create compassionate citizens of the society.

Adv Nitin Apte
Chairman, CDC, DES SNFLC


Governing Body Members

Dr. Sharad Kunte : Chairman, Governing Body and Council

Shri. Mahesh Athawale : Vice - Chairman

Shri. Sagar Phadke : Chartered Accountant

Shri. Adesh Gokhale : Member

Adv. Nitin Apte : Member

Dr. Shrikrishna Kanetkar : Secretary, Deccan Education Society

Dr. Ravindrasing Pardeshi : Principal, Fergusson College, (Autonomous), Pune.

Shri. Dhananjay Kulkarni : Secretary, Governing Body

Adv. Neel Helekar : Special Invitee

Smt. Swati Joglekar : Assistant Secretary - Governing Body

College Development Committee Members

Adv. Nitin Apte : Chairperson

Dr. R. G. Pardeshi : Nominee of Management

Shri. Mahesh Athawale : Local Member

Shri. Dhananjay Kulkarni : Local Member

Adv. Ashok Palande : Local Member

Smt. Rajashree Thakar : Local Member

Dr. Shrikrushna Kanetkar : Member - Secretary, DES

Dr. Priya Dhanokar : HOD of Department

Dr. Sukdeo Ingale : Representative of teaching Staff

Dr. Pratapsinh Salunke : Representative of teaching Staff

Dr. Sudhir Tarote : Representative of teaching Staff

Asst. Prof.Nalini Ambad : IQAC co-ordinator

Dr. Rohini Honap : Member – Secretary, CDC

Dr. Anagha Baldota : Lady Representative of Teaching Staff

Mr. Kiran Deshpande : Representative of Non-Teaching Staff

Shri. Aditya Bendre : Student Representative

Advisory Committee Members

Adv. Kiran Kothadiya - Chairman

Adv. K.M. Dhakephalkar, (Retd. District Judge) - Member

Shri. Shrikantji Bapat - Member

Adv. Kersap Irani - Member

Adv. P.T. Dighe - Member

Shri. Vikas Kakatkar - Member

Dr. Shrikrishna Kanetkar - Member

Dr. Ravindrasinh Pardeshi - Member

Prin. Dr. Rohini Honap - Secretary

Shri. Bhupal Patwardhan - Special Invitee

Prof. Harish Deshmukh - Special Invitee