Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Pushpita Dutta, Mody University, College of Law and Governance, 3rd year
Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength
Banthia and Company, Karbala Road, Bhopal . Team strength is 350+ advocates and associates.
Application Process with contact details
Send CVs to [email protected]
If your CV is selected, you will be called within a few days for a phone call interview either by the owner of the firm, Neelesh Banthia Sir himself of any one of the associates. If you crack the interview, you will get an internship confirmation in a day or two through mail.
Duration of internship and timings
20th May, 2016 to 30th June, 2016
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
The infrastructure is amazing. The offices cover the 1st and the 2nd floors. The second floor is newly constructed very beautifully which is mostly used when dealing with international clients.Apart from offices there is a flamboyant board meeting room on the second floor.
Everything is extremely organised in the office. You would feel like a working professional just by the aura of the place.
Banthia and Company is one of the fastest growing property law firms of India.
I was given various case studies to read, apart from the several files kept separately as part of the internship program. I attended several client interactions. I learnt a lot about how to actually deal with big shot clients. I also visited the Bhopal District Court and State Commission and observed various proceedings.
Watching the actual court proceedings made me realize that the courts and case dealings are not as glamorous as it is made to look in movies!
Since this was my second internship at the same firm, the owner of the firm, Mr. Neelesh Banthia also trusted me with his foreign office expansion projects and the firm’s LPO project. My internship experience was extremely valuable as it expanded my sea of knowledge by a thousand miles!
Work environment and people
The work environment is very professional. Neelesh Sir, The owner of the firm is extremely helpful, considerate, an amazing motivator and obviously extremely knowledgeable. All the associates are very friendly and always guide the students.
The best thing about the firm is that the interns are are made to focus on widen their horizon of knowledge and focus on strengthening their concepts. In simple words the firm is a heaven for interns who have an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
Apart from these, you get to have ice cream treats by Neelesh Sir all most every day!
I got Rs 2500. Stipend is performance based.
I was made to realise that all that we study in our law course is not helpful if if we are aloof from its practical application.
Moreover, it is important that we have a strong hold on a particular subject before applying it and asking questions is the way to do that. Your questions are always welcomed at firm.
I also learnt a lot regarding how to deal with clients and expand your network. I was made to understand that every client has to be dealt with uniquely as no two clients or cases are same.
Neelesh Sir, is a great mentor and guide who always motivates the interns to dream big and achieve it.
I stayed in a PG known as ‘Aayush PG’ which was walking distance from the firm. You will find quite a few PGs nearby. I had to pay 7400 for one and a half months. The stay was average.
The office timings were 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Strictness of timely arrival or departure is not imposed on the interns. However, the owner of the firm keeps track by observation. Being punctual reflects your professionalism.