Full name of your college
Bharati Vidhyapeeth New Law College, Pune
Bharati Vidhyapeeth University, Educational Complex Rambaug Colony, Kothrud, Paud Rd, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra – 411038.
Good things about the University based on your personal experience
The New Law College was established in 1978. The institution has successfully completed more than four decades of imparting legal education among the young minds of the country.
The faculty, support staff, and even the principal of the college are approachable and very cooperative. They support students in all their endeavors and encourage them to participate in various inter-college and inter-university events.
The college is re-accredited with ‘A+’ Grade by ‘NAAC’ in the year 2017 and has also received ‘A’ Grade University Status by the Ministry of HRD. The college provides value for money – education.
The total fees for the five-year integrated course of law, that is BA.LLB and BBA.LLB, does not cross the five lakh mark, even.
The institution is highly affordable to any student who wants to avoid going to a highly expensive private law college in case of not being able to secure an admission in an NLU.
Bad things about the University based on your personal experience
The college is not credited with providing excellent placement to its students. Most students secure a pre-placement offer (PPO).
Pune being a smart city, offers plenty of job opportunities and hence students mostly take the advantage of the exposure the city provides them.
How’s the faculty?
The faculty of the college is extremely good and very cooperative. All the professors are young and active. They have sound knowledge in the subject of their expertise.
They encourage all-round participation of the students and never shrug away from answering questions of the students.
The teachers do not pressurize the students and give them sufficient time for completion of assignments and projects.
Like all good faculties, the teachers are absolutely unbiased and are very particular when it comes to timely submissions.
Students are separately marked for their attendance, and class participation along with tests and examination scores.
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How’s the infrastructure? Mention some of the things that exist.
The college does not have a larger-than-life infrastructure. The college is semi-aided by the government of Maharashtra. It has a tall building comprising of six floors.
The college has a well-equipped and fully functional gym on the top floor. There is a vast field leading up to the main entrance into the building, that has a capacity to accommodate almost the entire student body.
Adjoining the field is a basketball court. The college has a moderate sized library with a very wide collection of books, research papers, and case laws pertaining to the legal field.
It also has a moderate sized auditorium that has the capacity to accommodate some five hundred students at one time. The classrooms are very spacious and airy.
There large windows that offer a view of the surrounding hills.
The classrooms do not have air conditioners. Cleanliness maintained all around the campus. The newly constructed washrooms of the college are supremely hygienic and fully furnished.
The moot courtroom is small in size and the computer library is clean and completely functional. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.
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How’s your hostel experience?
The college hostel is very decent, nothing fancy as such. However, it is well-equipped with electricity, housekeeping and a regular-sized bed with a study table each.
The washrooms are decent, neither super clean nor unhygienic. The hostel was not very recommendable a few years ago but now it offers decent accommodation at an affordable price that includes three meal as well.
Meals are edible, do not expect them to be too delicious, however you won’t be disappointed.
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How are your peers?
The college has a great number of students coming from north India. Hence, the majority of students can be heard conversing in Hindi.
However, the professors mostly communicate in English with the students, but they are also very comfortable conversing in Hindi. There isn’t a competitive environment amongst the peers.
Everything is very smooth going and nobody bothers the other unnecessarily. Peers are friendly to one another and they also respect the privacy of the other.
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How are the placements in your college?
One major thing that the college lacks behind is placement. The college has not been able to offer excellent placement to its students.
It does have a placement cell that is working hard and also manages to get decent placement to the students, however, one must not expect the placements to be as good as those of the top ten NLUs.
Mostly the companies that visit the college are Mahindra, Bajaj, and Mind Crest. The students therefore try and secure a pre-placement offer in the fourth and fifth year of their law school.
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How are the co-curriculars in your college?
The college organizes an inter-university sports competition every year. The college also conducts moot courts competitions.
However, there isn’t much that happens around in the college in the name of co-curriculars.
The students participate in competitions and bring laurels to the college.
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This is the college building. This building has classrooms, a library, moot courtroom, auditorium, gym, and classrooms.
What are some of the things you’d advise to a 1st year aspirant who enters your college?
A first-year student of the college should be fully aware that the college does not attract major law firms and big companies for placements.
Hence, focus on maintaining good grades all throughout all the semesters. Make sure to secure good internships.
The college does not really encourage internships from the very first year, however, it won’t discourage you to have them either.
Take time in your first year to develop your knowledge and interest in law and various fields related to it. The college may seem not to pressurize you at any time.
As a result do not pertain to a lethargic pattern of studying. Remember these five years will decide your near future if not life.
Use them wisely and make the most out of your law school journey, be it in an NLU or a non NLU college.
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