Foreign students can now apply online for Savitribai Phule University international affairs courses
Foreign students can now apply online for admission to courses in the Centre for International Affairs (formerly International Students Centre) at Savitribai Phule Pune University. This is for the academic year 2021-22. Please visit the site of the university http://www.unipune.ac.in/dept/international%20centre/default.htm for forms and other information. Online forms will be available till June 30. Prospective international students can submit hard copies of their documents between June 22 and July 31. The allotment of seats will be done on July 1.
The university has several programmes for international students including exchange programmes that students and other universities can avail of.
Symbiosis Law School competition
Another law institution in Pune, the Symbiosis Law School, will organise the sixth edition of the school’s International Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, 2021 [SICTA] between May 7 and 9. This competition will be held virtually.
The theme for this year’s SICTA is: “Prosecution relating to state and judicial apparatus as an accessory towards the commission of International Crimes.” The competition will be open to students of the Bachelors (5-year course and 3-year course) and Masters Programmes of Law of any university. The participation has been limited to 24 teams, and slots will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Any law college/university/institute that wishes to participate may provisionally register by sending an email to symbiosis firstname.lastname@example.org
Online LLM at Jindal Global Law School
The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), ranked top in India by the QS World University Rankings by subject 2020 (Law) has announced the launch of India’s first and only online LLM (Master of Laws) degree in corporate & financial law in partnership with upGrad, India’s largest online higher education platform. This collaboration is a first of its kind, and a pioneering initiative in legal education.
The course is very specific, tailor-made for corporate lawyers who are interested in pursuing higher studies to specialise in one of the many areas of corporate and financial law.
Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, founding vice-chancellor, OP Jindal Global University and founding dean, Jindal Global Law School, has been quoted in the university’s website, as saying: “This world class online LLM programme will foster teaching and research to provide a thorough knowledge of corporate and financial law to meet the challenges of the global economy, and to familiarise learners with the practice and procedures of the corporate legal world. Through the Online LLM programme, JGLS, in association with upGrad, will help learners gain a 360-degree perspective of the law and regulation governing corporations and the financial system in India and beyond.”
The website has also quoted Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder and executive chairman, upGrad, as saying: “upGrad so far has been known for cutting edge courses in the areas of Technology, Data & Management. Through our new partnership with OP Jindal Global University and Jindal Global Law School, we plan to foray into the area of Law programmes and create meaningful impact.”