The School of Law organised the International Conference on Interface between Technology and Law: Moving towards Digital India’ on 5 Nov 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Mr Jozef Drofenik, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary, Republic of Slovenia, accompanied by First Lady Dr Ala Adamia, Romania. Mr Drofenik spoke on the impact of technology on law by giving a brief acumen of law employing new technologies to pursue goals which were pursued by other technologies in the past like e-document, e-signature, payment of obligations through e-money and discussed their position in other European nations.
The keynote address at the event was delivered by Prof. Nuzhat Praveen Khan, Head and Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia. She highlighted issues related to technological advancements of society which have given intensification alarms in relation to integrity and security of cyber space, social networking sites, information, trust and privacy, consumer protection, taxation issues, jurisdictional questions, issues related to intellectual property rights and electronic transactions etc. The inaugural session was followed by three technical sessions under different themes. 69 delegates from across the country, including two foreign delegates, participated in the Conference. Participants received Certificates for Paper Presentation.
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Advocacy, Research and Training (CIPRART), School of Law, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, organised a workshop on the theme ‘Emerging Contemporary issues under Copyright Law: National and International Perspectives’ for Law students on 5 Oct 2018. The workshop was conducted by Mr GR Raghavender, Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, GOI (Registrar Copyright Office). Recent issues relating to Copyright Law under Beijing Treaty on Audio-visual Performances and Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works to Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities were discussed. The WIPO Treaty on Protection of Broadcasting Organizations with special emphasis on their limitations and exceptions; recent issues on internet piracy, software protection under multilateral treatise, artificial intelligence with special emphasis on EU Directives on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and US Music Modernization Act were also discussed. The Workshop was coordinated by Ms Unanza Gulzar.
We are proud to announce that Nakul Pasricha, a Rotaractor and 3rd year student, Dept of CSE, bagged the 2nd Position in the Essay Writing Competition based on the theme ‘Disease Prevention and Treatment’ organized by Rotaract Club of Delhi in Sept 2018. He wrote on ‘Stigma related to AIDS’. Irrespective of their branch of study, true excellence comes when students are able to think critically and express themselves about the pressing issues of the society. The 1st Prize was won by a student of Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
School of Law, organized a workshop on the topic ‘Impact of technology on citizens at the heart of Smart Cities: Behavioural aspects of their engagement’ for 4th & 5th Year BBA- LLB (H) students. The workshop was conducted by Ms Mateja Geder, international education expert from Republic of Slovenia. The workshop helped students understand the role that citizens play in a Smart City and the impact of technology on their behavioural aspects. Live examples were used such as signing of petitions over social networking sites and the response of authorities to that. Participants also did a brief live mobile survey on citizen’s engagement in the protection of the environment via internet, which is guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. The workshop was coordinated by Ms Unanza Gulzar, Assistant Professor.
An Orientation-cum-Felicitation ceremony was organized by NSS at NCU on 29 Aug 2018. 1st Year students were informed about the importance of NSS and its activities. Achievements such as blood donation, education drive, cleanliness drive, team building event, women safety and empowerment were showcased. through a video presentation. The newly inducted members of the NSS were cognized about its moto, vision and its functioning.
Volunteers were introduced to their respected domains and were informed about their roles and responsibilities in the NSS. They were apprised about the upcoming event ‘Education Drive’ and were asked to give their suggestions for it. Dr Jyotsna Singh, Dy Dean, Student Affairs & Programme Coordinator, NSS, welcomed the new volunteers and enlightened them about the importance of NSS in their careers and introduced the volunteers to the office bearers of NSS, for the year ahead.
To provide relief to those affected by the floods in Kerala, NSS raised awareness about the calamity among people on the campus and in the neighbourhood and organized a collection drive of monetary and material funds for them. Counters were set up in busy areas of the campus to collect money and materials especially at the cafeteria, NCU. A list of materials required was prepared and people were encouraged to contribute the same. Monetary aid was accepted in the form of hard cash or through Paytm. Nearby areas such as the markets were visited and the NSS team motivated the shopkeepers and residents to contribute and help in providing flood relief. The total amount of voluntary donation collected by NSS was Rs 29,800 which was sent to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, online, on 4 Sept 2018. The event was coordinated by Dr Jyotsna Singh, Programme coordinator, NSS.
On 1 July 2018, Rotary District 3011 celebrated its Thanksgiving Ceremony 2017-2018 of Rtr DRR Anmol Chawal and Rtr DRS Ritanshu Sharma. More than 25 club leaders and their team members were present to give the memorable ending to the golden Rotaract year.
NCU Rotaract Club was recognised with two awards. Student Rtr Pradyuman received the ‘Mr Saransh’ award. The NCU Rotaract Club received the Best District Governor’s Visit award based on the assessment of the club’s performance in the last one year. Student Rtr Shreya Gupta, President of the club, received the award on behalf of the club. The programme was graced by many International Rotaractors of various Rotary districts.