Internship @ Vidhii Partners, Kolkata: Good Work and Work Environment, Rs. 1000 Stipend

Name, College, Year of study

Roumita Dey, Jogesh Chandra Choudhuri College of  Law (affiliated to Calcutta University), Kolkata(India), Fifth  Year(9th Semester).

Name of  the organisation. City. Office Address. How  was the office? Team strength

Vidhii Partners, Kolkata(India).

Ambassador Apartments, Flat No. 13, Block B, First Floor, 61A, Park Street, Kolkata – 700 016

The Kolkata office  is a very small office.

The  office consists of  3 Lawyers and one Partner. There is no conference room or Library. But there were shelves stuffed with pretty good books in the office.

Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings

 3rd March to 22nd March. (3 weeks)

5 days a week, 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. Alternative Saturdays are working day.

Interns could leave at 6:30 if your work is over.

On very rare occasions I stayed back a little longer but it never exceeded an hour. So, timings are fairly followed. We work 5 days a week leaving your weekends free to explore Kolkata or to catch up on sleep.

Application Procedure? Internship Contact Details

I applied through emails. You have to follow up a lot with the HR cum Associate of the firm  accompanied by  phone calls. If she like your CV you will get a call from her or you will get a confirmation mail from her.

The name of the Associate is Ms. Isha Sinha. One can mail his/her CV at [email protected]

She’s been very helpful and warm helping out lady.

Accommodation

Accommodation was not an issue as I live in Kolkata.

However, for outsiders, there are plenty of Paying Guests, Hostels and  Apartments  available in Park Street or Exide Crossing or Chowringhee and in other main areas.

First impression, First day, formalities etc

Ms. Isha Sinha is the HR cum Associate of the Kolkata office who selects students for internship.

She allotted me some research related work to do for the bi-annual Newsletter which  is published by the firm twice a year.

My first day  spent  by  interacting  with other two Associates and the Partner who is a nice lady to  interact  all the time.

Main Tasks

I got research work on diverse areas of Company law, SARFAESI ACT, Letters Patent Appeal, Drafting an Order Sheet, Summarisation of cases, Contract Law etc.

During my Vidhii Partners internship, I mainly researched on the following topics which are described below:

Researched  and  prepared  notes on

1. Supreme  court  cases   pertaining  to   Section 13 and  Section 17  of   SARFAESI  ACT, 2002 and  Rule 9(4)  of   Security Interest  (Enforcement) Rules, 2002   and  took  active  participation  in handling  a  live  case   of   Debts  Recovery  Tribunal (DRT).

2. Researched  on  Indian Contract Act, 1872 pertaining to the  difference between Indemnity and Guarantee.

3. Drafted  an  Affidavit   of  Service of  Ordersheet  for  a Senior Lawyer.

4. Letters Patent Appeal and its importance and procedure.

5. Nidhii  Companies as  included in the Companies Act, 2013 and the  procedure of incorporating a Nidhii Company.

6. Summarization of  few Supreme Court cases pertaining to Permanent   Injunction for the Newsletter of the Firm.

7. Researched on the establishment of Agro-based Industries in West Bengal.

8. As I worked on SARFAESI  Laws  mostly through out my Internship, I have given a presentation to the firm based on the ”Enforcement of Security Interest” under the same Act.

Work environment, people 

The work environment is truly good and excellent  ambience to work in slience in the Firm.

People at Vidhii(Kolkata) were very warm and cordial. They have a very good work culture out there. The  lawyers  never hesitated in making me understand legal issues/problems when it was difficult for me  to comprehend it.

Best things?

There wasn’t a single day at my Vidhii Partners(Kolkata) internship when I had no work to do.

Besides this, the food around the place was quite decent. There were Mcdonalds, Pizza hut, CCD beside the office. So, anyone can go out for lunch and enjoy or taste different foods.

They don’t make you stay for long if you have no work. They serve free tea/lemon tea/coffee twice a day.

Bad things?

The only bad thing is the Firm is too small  to accommodate interns at a time. They only take one intern at a time.

So it is  highly competitive and  hard to  get internship  here  according to one’s  preference.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues 

I was the only intern that time. So, most of the days I  go out and have lunch at  Pizza Hut or  order some food  to the office boy in the office.

Stipend/month 

Rs. 1000/-  for 3 weeks.

lexisnexis lawctopus collaborationThe entry was a part of the Summer Internship Experience Writing Competition organized by LexisNexis and Lawctopus. MyLaw.net was the learning partner for the competition.

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  1. Shivangi says:

    I am a first sem student of Hazra Law College.Actually I have no idea about internship… So kindly suggest me the correct time & procedure to start.

  2. raman singh says:

    in which year should I apply for internship programmes…I have recently joined the south calcutta law college,and unaware about how should I prepare myself for a better career in law. please suggest .thank you

  3. mriganka sekhar sengupta says:

    I m 3rd year student BA.LLB in calcutta university i want to internship in law firm .

  4. Debasmita Neogi says:

    I am 4th year student of B.A.LL.B and doing my 8th semester from George School of Law.I want to do an internship from your firm,please allow me to do this.I had got 65% in last semester,I have passed my 12th with 66.4% and 10th with 60% from West Bengal Board of Education.

  5. Shashwat Nayak says:

    Can someone please provide me with the contact number of the HR of this firm? Thank you.

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