At Panjab University, 600+ students received their degrees from Supreme Court judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. These Panjab University (PU) law graduates got their degrees during third PU law convocation which was organized by Department of laws and UILS (University Institute of Legal Studies) combined.
Students from PU department of laws, UILS department of PU campus and regional centres of PU at Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana and Muktsar were awarded degrees from the respective fields of study like LLB, LLM, BA LLB (five years) and B.COM LLB (five years) for the session of 2014-15. For the Occasion, Chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar was the guest of honour.
New Law Graduates in Chandigarh
Khehar shared his experience with the students and motivated them to be better citizens by learning to serve the society in a better way instead of merely adding on the degrees and titles in the profile, students were given a message to rather join a profession and serve others because he said there are many students who join one course after the other just to stay on campus. So he tried to motivate the students by his own example saying “If I can, you can do that too”. Further a tribute was given to Justice Mahajan by Khehar for his service to the nation. The toppers from batch 2014-15 of department of laws and UILS were given an appreciation and medals comprising Rs. 5100 each. Tamanna R Sherawat and Robinjeet Singh were given the honours.
PU Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Grover said that its a coincidence that on Oct 1, PU started functioning in Shimla back in 1947. Also it was the birth anniversary of GK Chathrath who was the former dean and whose major contributions as a pillar of PU was acknowledged highly. Among the eminent personalities who attended the convocation were Chairperson of PU department of laws and director of UILS, eminent lawyers along with many active judges and retired judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court, teaching staff and members from legal posts were also present.
We assume that many of these new law graduates will start practising at Punjab & Haryana High Court or at the Judicial Complex in Sector 43. While others who belong to other parts of Punjab, Haryana and other parts of India might join start practising as a lawyer at a district court in their own region.
Chandigarh’s Panjab University has been adding lawyers year upon year and has a major role in strengthening our law system. Chandigarh metro wishes all these students who got their degrees all the very best for their career.
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