The Bharati Vidyapeeth (BVP) runs a group of institutions spread in different cities, and spanning a diverse range of academic areas. The first campus was begun in the city of Pune, in Maharashtra state. This was back in 1964, started by the renowned academician Shri Patangrao Kadam. Since then, the group has expanded to add more campuses in Pune itself, plus others in different parts of Maharashtra in the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Kolhapur, Sangli, Karad, Panchganj and in Satara. There is also a campus in New Delhi. And there is an international campus in Dubai, which is in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). The year 1996 saw the Bharati Vidyapeeth being recognized as a Deemed University by the UGC (University Grants Commission).
At present, the group trains students for courses on – Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Nursing, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Environment Science, Catering Technology, Homeopathy and Hotel Management, besides a few more areas. This equals a total of seventy- eight schools and sixty institutes dealing with higher educations. A few of these are also into professional courses. Some schools at the K- 12 level are also operated by the group in Maharashtra.
The New Law College (NLC) was established in the year 1978, first in Pune. Another was established a few years later by 1982, in the city of Kolhapur, part of the same state. A third was set up in 1997 in Sangli, also in Maharashtra. Unlike the one at Pune, which is a constituent unit of the Pune- based Bharati Vidyapeeth, the other two are affiliated to the Shivaji University, also from Kolhapur. This ensures UGC approval. The law programmes here, are also ratified by the BCI (Bar Council of India), which is mandatory for any legal education programme in the country. In addition, the college has been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council) A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with.
The city of Sangli has also now developed into an important business and cultural hub. Courses are available here at the NLC Sangli, primarily at the undergrad level. The UG 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 LLB programme. The LLB of course is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. Admissions to these programmes is via the MH LAW- CET (Common Entrance Test), held across the levels. In addition, some diploma courses and certifications are on offer here, at the NLC Sangli. These are usually taken up by working professionals, looking at a skill upgrade.
A six- month diploma may be available here in Cyber Law. There are short- term six, month courses on Advocacy Skills and on Gender Sensitization. Besides these, students may pursue certificate courses on the areas of- Personality Development, Yoga, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Dynamic Just Process, Proficiency in the use of English and for Pragmatic English. The last one mentioned here, spans a period of three months, while the others are all for six months each. These programmes may be undertaken by the students enrolled here on campus, or by external ones as well. The medium of instruction for these programmes remains in both English as well as in Marathi.
The entire administration at this college is undertaken by a group of cells. There is a Cyber Cell. Besides the admin part, this cell also looks into academic facilitation for online courseware. There are subscriptions to several important legal databases such as Manu Patra, SCC Online and the NLIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content)- INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network Centre). The NLC Sangli has always believed in providing benefits to the broader society. The students here have likewise been instilled with such value. And that is why the students of this college have been active participants in government schemes such as the NSS (National Service Scheme). There is a separate NSS Cell to facilitate this participation. Another is the Senior Citizens’ Cell named after the Honourable Shripatrao Tatya Kadam.
A Free Legal Aid and Counselling Centre is also operated by the NLC Sangli. Several awards and honours have been won by both the students, as well as the faculty members, across different platforms. The Placement and Career Guidance Cell takes care of all campus recruitments, as well as industry interaction. Students are also motivated to take up higher studies or apply for national and state level competitive examinations such as the JMFC (Judicial Magistrate of First Class), UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and the MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission). Moot Court contests are another regular feature of this college, as it hones real- world experience within the students.
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