Interview by Bhawna Rawat
Prof. Dr. T.R. Subramanya is currently serving as the Dean, School of Legal Studies, CMR University, Bengaluru. He obtained his LL.B degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad (1976) and later his LL.M from the University of Mysore (1978). Prof. Subramanya has obtained M.Phil and Ph.D. Degree in International Law from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1993).
Prof. Subramanya has a valuable amount of experience in the field of law and has been a visiting Professor of Law to some of the finest Law Institutions in the country. His interests include International law, Environmental law, Trade law and Personal laws. At the international level, Prof. Subramanya has served as Legal Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for over 7 years. In this capacity, he acquired considerable knowledge of the laws and legal systems of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) States and in the practical application of international law at the municipal level.
He was honored with the Vijayavani National Education Leadership Award in September 2015 for the outstanding contribution in the field of education; Dr. Rajkumar State Award in 2009 for the services rendered in the field of education by Dr. Rajkumar International Foundation, Bangalore and State award of the Government of Karnataka for obtaining the highest marks in LL.M in 1979. He has also been the recipient of the Parmeschandra Guru Memorial Award for obtaining the highest marks in LL.M at the Annual Convocation of the University of Mysore in 1979.
Dr. T.R. Subramanya’s experience in the education industry
For a law teacher, the constant updating of his skill is a sine qua non. More information enhances the knowledge. More knowledge gives the way to wisdom.
Dr. Subramanya’s philosophy of leadership
Things which are required in an institution must always be done with the consent of everyone. It is the responsibility of the leader to create the ground reality so that it is acceptable to everyone.
Changes in the education industry noticed by Dr. T.R. Subramanya
I have noticed changes in both curriculum and the use of technology. These changes make it globally competitive. Every student should feel at home while pursuing the studies. He/she should be aware of the changes and its implementations within, by everyone concerned with it. It is the most sought-after things in this competitive age.
A suggestive path for a student wanting to excel in any field of law according to Dr. Subramanya
a) Open mind,
b) access to success,
c) the capacity to digest
d) and its application, independently to a given situation.
Dr. Subramanya on how his college’s curriculum ensures best practices of the industry
In the honors program (5 years B.A., LL.B. & B.B.A., LL.B.) as well as in the 3 years LL.B. program, the students are given the best available training. The training received by them should be good enough to meet the challenges.
Factors that make School of Legal Studies, stand apart from other institutions, according to Dr. Subramanya
The care, dedication, and commitment that is bestowed by the institution/teachers/management are good enough for a student to face the challenges. These are unique, independent and uncompromising.
The qualities, which have helped Dr. Subramanya and the entire management, create a brand name for School of Legal Studies
Humility, dedication, ability to face the challenges have yielded fruitful results in creating a brand name.
Dr. Subramanya on how he prepares students to face challenges of modern organizations and global standards successfully
Try to help them in providing exposure in every field of activity. Pursue them to cultivate it. Make them participate in every endeavor which is prima facie and required to develop the career.
Goals in Dr. Subramanya’s mind for the institution for the next five years
Goals are to be put in place which takes the institution to dizzy heights, perhaps in every sphere related to law and public policy.
Suggestions for the current youth and the aspiring students by Dr. Subramanya
Students need to imbibe better exposure.