Interview by Sakshi Aggarwal
Ms. Shivani Dutta has completed her BA. LL.B from M. S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore and did her LL.M (Consumer Laws) with a Gold Medal in National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) in the year 2014. Subsequently, she commenced her career in academics as Assistant Professor in NEF Law College, Guwahati. Thereafter, she served NLUJAA as a visiting faculty. She cleared NET (National Eligibility Test) in 2015 and joined IFIM Law College in the year 2016. She has enrolled for her Ph.D. at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in the year 2017.
Ms. Shivani’s experience in the education sector
My four years in the education sector have been quite positive and promising. The best part of being in this sector is knowledge sharing and knowledge acquisition. The greatness of this sphere is the paramount obligation enjoined on teaching fraternity to produce the potential torch-bearers by imparting them holistic education as well as instilling in them ethical values to lay down a bedrock or morality on which the nation grows in all sphere. The role of a professor today is not confined to the classroom but has expanded to involve the students with various activities such as visiting the courts, organising legal aid camps etc. which makes the profession yet more interesting and challenging at the same time.
Curriculum of IFIM Law College
The curriculum at IFIM Law College aims at a holistic development of the students. The inclusion of Personality Enhancement Program (PEP) is commendable one. In addition to the courses offered by Karnataka State Law University (KSLU), the college offers certain enhanced learning courses for the students in each semester. The college also has different Centres of Excellence working on different areas such as Women and Child Law, Consumer Laws, IPR etc. which enables the students to enhance the horizon of their knowledge in the domain of their interest.
Growth of students through placements opportunities available at IFIM Law College
IFIM Law College being in the third year of its growth, has provided 100% internship to students at reputed NGO’s, Law Firms, Corporate houses. The training provided to the students boost the confidence level and dedication to reach their dream goal.
Ms. Shivani’s relationship with the students
I share a positive relationship with the students in guiding and mentoring them in the pursuit of their goal for which I make myself available throughout the working time in the institute.
Goals in mind for IFIM Law College for next few years
My goal in the next few years is to see IFIM Law College as one of the premier law colleges in India that the students are equipped with the skills to meet the challenges of ever-evolving legal domain and do any role which legal education offers.
Suggestions for the current youth and the aspiring students
Choose law as a career, not as an option. Accordingly, I would suggest the aspiring students to have a vision before taking admission in the Law College which can be set in motion on comple2tion of 5 years.