LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: DR D.Y. PATIL UNITECH SOCIETY’S DR D. Y. PATIL LAW COLLEGE, PUNE
· Brief introduction –
Dr D.Y. Patil Law College is situated in Pune in the Maharashtra state of India. Established in 2001, it is accredited from AICTE and it is affiliated to University of Pune. The Dr D.Y. Patil Unitech Society’s Dr D. Y. Patil Law College offers courses at only the UG level. This programme may be pursued under both the five- year as well as the three- year modes. The former may be pursued immediately after school, while for the latter, a minimum of graduation is needed. The five- year programme is an integrated BA plus LLB programme, but the latter is a stand-alone one. The LLB course is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries' legal study graduates. In addition, a couple of Diploma programmes are also on offered here.
These may be taken up by the enrolled students as add- on courses, or by some external ones as well. They are primarily meant for working professionals, seeking a skill upgrade. These Diplomas may be undertaken here for the areas of- Taxation Laws, Cyber Laws and Labour Laws & Labour Welfare. The law college is confined only to the 5th floor of the huge building it does not have its own building it runs on a single floor with 6 to 7 classrooms out of which moot courtroom for this a separate hall has been curated, replete with all real courtroom paraphernalia. This then resembles the closest to the real model and staff room, accounts department and a library.
Dr D. Y. Patil Law College, Behind YCM Hospital, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018, Maharashtra.
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A. Campus – The campus is huge as many other department colleges are on the same campus namely the Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Ayurveda college along with the hospital facility for everyone and also the campus is Wi-Fi enabled. ATM is also available on the campus. There are general stores and other facilities available outside the campus. The campus consists of Basketball, volleyball and badminton court, also there is a ground where students can play cricket. It is surrounded by lush green trees all over the campus. The campus life is quite good here. Also, the campus has zero tolerance policy as ragging is strictly prohibited any student can report to the anti-ragging committee of the college.
B. Library - As the law, college is confined only to the 5th floor of the building. It has a small library but the library consists of the best books for the law students along with the books related to the law there are AIRs, Philosophical, general knowledge, competitive exam books are also available for the students.
C. Hostel – The college does not have their own hostel but the students can opt for the hostel facility by contacting the hostel management of the medical college. The campus has 3 girls and 3 boys hostel. All the 6 buildings have a different infrastructure. As I am staying in Waterlily girls hostel it is a 7 storey building with lift, stairs and emergency exit, the rooms are well furnished with attached washroom and kitchen and the cleaning staff cleans the room on daily basis. The ground floor consists of Rector office, Tv room and laundry department,1st floor has the study area and the other 6 floors has rooms each floor has 15 rooms.
The students have the option they can opt for single, double and triple sharing room with & without A/C all of these options have different fees. Laundry facility is also available for the hostel students by paying the nominal amount as this facility is not included in the hostel fees students have to opt for that by contacting the concerned person. There are 2 female security guards inside the hostel and 1 male security guard outside the hostel entrance including 1 female bouncer. As medical department being a private college the hostel fees are quite higher as compared to the college fees of law school. I paid Rs. 2,15,000/- triple sharing without A/C including mess for the year 2019-20 and the fees are increased by 10,000 every year. The students who cannot afford the hostel can opt for PGs as there are many PGs available nearby at nominal rates.
· Academics and Faculties
College faculty is good and very helpful, the age of lecturers lies between 25-50. They all are well qualified with a PhD. The teaching staff is really helpful and always available to help out a student when in doubt there is a very good and a particular hierarchy.
· Administration and fee structure
For admission First you have you have to appear MHCET exam, then after the result, based on your marks, a merit list will be announced, after 3 rounds of counselling based on your rank and availability of seats, admission will be granted. The fee structure is affordable and feasible, its approx. Rs17,000 per year paid annually, but it is for Maharashtra state domicile students, for Out of Maharashtra state students it is bit higher at Rs32,500 per year paid annually. The fees are only to be paid in cash at the bank counter available on 1st floor of the building.
The cafeteria is available at the side of the medical hospital near boys and girls hostel there are 3 cafeterias available on the campus. The food is prepared hygienically and the area is clean with proper table and chairs. These cafes even deliver food only to the hostel till 11 pm in the campus. The food is available at a nominal rate and opens for all.
· Student culture and activities
College conduct and organizes various events i.e. recreational as well as educational as well as practical training based events. Events are recreational in the form of various fest and educational in the form of seminars and workshops and practical based in form of moot courts and debates.
There is a placement cell formed recently by some students but it is of no use currently. The college does not provide any internship opportunities, whatever you have to do it by yourself.
· Best thing
The teaching staff is really helpful and always ready to clear doubts of the students about some seniors are friendly and always ready to help the juniors.
· Worst thing
Most of the students are involved in politics and groupism. Sometimes we have to skip our classes because the arts' department does not have enough classrooms as the arts department lectures are conducted on the same floor of the law college.
NIDHI SUNIL GUPTA
Dr D. Y. Patil Law College, Pimpri, Pune
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