Interview by Yash Panchal
Mr. Pritam Kumar Ghosh is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at IFIM Law College. His educational qualifications include BBA LLB from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, and LLM in International Law and Human Rights from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Private International Law from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar)
Mr. Ghosh teaches subjects like Public International Law, Private International Law, Constitutional Law, Indian Penal Code, Right to Information Laws and Jurisprudence. He has also taught at KIIT University, Odisha; Alliance University, Bangalore and M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore.
Mr. Ghosh’s experience in the education industry
My experience in the education industry has been fruitful so far and has helped me to learn a lot. The fact that it allows teachers to produce future professionals and helps build the nation makes it the best industry to work in.
Mr. Ghosh’s philosophy of leadership
My leadership style is maximum freedom to work through delegation while keeping the final decision-making power in my own hands.
Significant challenges faced by Mr. Ghosh as law aspirant back during his graduating days
I never had to face any significant challenges or struggles as I approached all entrance exams with supreme confidence and maximum hard work.
Curriculam of IFIM Law College
The curriculum of IFIM Law College is suitably mixed with both the theoretical and practical aspects of law as we offer both compulsory and elective courses that cater to the changing dimensions of law in the 21st century.
Views on the growth of students through placement opportunities available at IFIM Law College
The corporate affairs, placement, outreach committee of IFIM Law College make the best internship and placement opportunities available to students through the college as we maintain a comprehensive database of industry contacts to ensure maximum growth and practical exposure for our students. We are in the process of establishing relations with both domestic and foreign corporate partners to ensure industry relations. We also plan to organize a career fair for both recruiters and students within the next one year to reach out to potential recruiters and to let them know about IFIM Law College, Bangalore.
Mr. Ghosh on how he establishes a relation with the students and his availability for them
I treat students with both sympathy and empathy and try to provide individual care and attention to each student who I teach. I provide them with advice about CV making, career options, enhancement of research skills and encourage them to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for overall personality development. Being the head of the Moot Court Society and Literary and Debating Society of IFIM Law College, through participation in moot court and debating competitions and writing research papers and articles.
Mr. Ghosh’s journey towards Law and how he motivates students to pursue law as a profession
My journey towards law and in the legal profession generally has been filled with hurdles but at the same time has been an enjoyable one. I like to motivate students to take up a career in law by telling them in detail about the numerous career options that law students have apart from the conventional practice in courts or working as solicitors in law firms. I also tell them that a law student gets the opportunity to know something about everything as the is needed in all professions and at every step in life.
Top qualities that an aspiring lawyer must possess
An aspiring lawyer should have excellent fluency and command over English, should have the knack of doing research and enjoying uncovering new information , should be a voracious reader and should be a compassionate human being. Apart from this, every aspiring lawyer should have the urge to gain constant practical exposure and should keep improving their hard and soft skills through the opportunities provided to them during their undergraduate and postgraduate courses as the market does not want a “Jack of All Trades and Master of None” but a jack and master of at least one trade or area of specialization.
However, the most important suggestion for any aspiring law student till the last breath would be to keep himself updated with current affairs and know about what’s happening around them by reading at least one daily English newspaper. This helps in improving fluency in English and to enrich the knowledge of current affairs. My teachers used to tell me when I was a law student that “Law comes from many external sources other than just law books”.
Goals in mind for IFIM Law College for the next few years
In the next few years, till the time the first batch of IFIM Law College passes out in 2020 and also aim to provide them with a lot of exposure to external co-curricular and extra-curricular events as the only difference between a student of a national law school and that of IFIM Law College is exposure and opportunities. I also aim to encourage them to write articles and research papers on various contemporary issues of law as that will enhance their legal research skills and will expose them to various sources of research, thereby leading them to information which they may not get during their regular classes within the fixed hours of the classroom taught BBA LLB program.
Suggestions to the current youth and the aspiring students
My message to the youth, aspiring law students and lawyers would be to have the confidence to be a winner in life, not to take any shortcuts to the path of success and do everything diligently starting from attending classes to appearing for exams to doing research outside the regular curriculum. I would urge all those who are aspiring to join the legal profession to develop a habit and keep yourself updated with a daily dose of current affairs from the print and electronic media.Last Updated - 30 Apr 2018