Inaugural Ceremony of Centre for Development in Energy and Environment Policy (CDEEP) – 23rd November 2017

School of Law, NCU organised an Inaugural Ceremony of Centre for Development in Energy and Environment Policy (CDEEP) on 23rd November 2017. The Inaugural ceremony witnessed the august presence of the Guest of Honour, Dr. V.N. Paranjape, Corporate Legal Head, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Chief Guest, Dr. S B Mitra, Executive Director (LAW & HR), GAIL (India) Limited, Prof. (Dr.) Subhash C Gupta, Ph D in Law and Ph D in Management.

The introduction about CDEEP was emphatically delivered by Mr. Shashikant Yadav, Research Head, CDEEP. Mr. Shashikant spoke about the robust idea of establishing this centre. This involves inter-disciplinary engagement of the University to have a niche centre, aspiring in multifold research and policy development in the field of Energy and Environment.

Also, the Guest of Honour, Dr. V.N.Paranjape gave the analytical insight to the gathering about the human dependence on various forms of energy subsisting on the planet. He emphasized on the need of establishment of such centre in order to have holistic, concrete and sustainable development. Dr. S B Mitra, described the undiscovered potential available in the Shale gas and its legal conundrum. Dr. Subash Gupta, gave his valuable inputs by mentioning the indelible importance of having a centre first of its kind. The inquisitive audience was provided with his extrapolating words of wisdom. Mr. S.C. Gupta inclined his speech towards the concept of role of cumulative efforts in dealing problems of scarcity present in India. Such issues requires policy, legal, scientific, management and anthropogenic study. Lastly, Dr. Kanu Priya, Centre Head, CDEEP cum Head, School of Law delivered vote of thanks and all the dignitaries were presented with the Guest mementos. The Faculty Coordinators from all the three schools namely, Dr. Balwinder Singh, Assistant Professor SOL, Dr. Sushmita Waraich Assistant Professor SOM, and Mr. Lokesh Choudhary Assistant Professor SOET were also present during the inaugural ceremony of the Centre. The event was coordinated by Ms. Pallavi Bajpai, Assistant Professor and alongwith CDEEP Student Coordinator, 4th Year BBA-LLB (H).

The Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, School of Law, The NorthCap University organised an International Conference on Right to Privacy. The Conference was inaugurated by the gracious presence of Mr Salman Kurshid, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India as the Chief Guest and Dr. Manjula Batra, Professor, Jamia MiliaIslamia as Guest of Honor. Mr Khurshid gave enlightening legal insights of the recent Aadhar Judgement.He added that privacy as a fundamental right has far reaching implications for the democracy.“Celebrate the defeat of forces that wish to intrude in our lives,” he added. He further went on to say that it was time to address gender justice across the board. The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment, declared on 24th August 2017, that Right to Privacy was a fundamental right and fell under the purview of Article 21 (Right to Life) of the Indian Constitution. The Right to Privacy, the Chief Justice said, was intrinsic to the right to life and was hence, a part of Article 21, Part III of the Constitution of India.He gave an analytical Jurisprudential view of the judgement and left open the platform for further debate, issues and challenges.

A Compilation of Abstracts of the Conference in the form of a book with an ISBN number was released at the Inaugural by Mr Khurshid.

The conference witnessed an overwhelming response from all over the nation with around 100 participants.

Some of the Colleges which participated were:

  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna.
  • Delhi Metropolitan Education, Delhi.
  • Univeristy of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.
  • Llyod Law College, Noida.
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
  • Central University of Bihar, Bihar.
  • Jyoti Vidyapeeth Womens University, Rajasthan.
  • Amity University, Lucknow.
  • Symbiosis Law College, Pune.
  • Jamia MiliaIslamia.
  • ICFAI Law School, Dehradun.
  • Army Law College, Mohlai
  • National Law Univeristy, Kolkata.
  • National Law University Delhi.
  • National Law Univeristy, Assam.
  • Himcapes School of Legal Studies, HP.

The Conference included six parallel sessions followed by a panel discussion where the conclusion and suggestions given by the participants were discussed by the Chairpersons of all technical sessions. The themes of the sessions were: Right to Privacy and Aadhar Card, Right to Privacy: Intrinsic to Life and Liberty, Right to Privacy: A Fundamental Swift on Gay rights, Right to Privacy in Digital Era, Privacy: Citizen v. State and Privacy: Extent on Crimes.The Event was coordinated by Mr. Bilal Ahmad, assistant Professor along with core students team of 4th Year BBALLB(H).

Three Best Paper awards were given at the valedictory session to Mr Janamejaya(AligarhMuslim University), Mr Piyush Sharma and Ms. Rhea Lobo.