Back to work at NLSIU

Back to work at NLSIU

Classes Restart

National Law School of India University (NLSIU) had declared a ten-day holiday for its students, owing to three confirmed chickenpox cases on campus.

Refreshed: The seniors have left after the convocation but the freshers are all set to resume classes post the  chickenpox scare.

The management took all measures to get the campus fumigated, including the classrooms, hostels, canteen and common areas in the college. The classes will commence on August 8.

The outstation students chose to go back home and the locals chilled out here in the City.

As a precautionary measure, most of the students have got themselves vaccinated, leaving nothing to chance. And they’re confident that the management would have done its bit too.

The unexpected break has given the homesick freshers a chance to get back home and spend time with their families. The senior students, in their fourth and fifth years, have devoted time to completing their projects and a few were engaged in convocation work.    

 Rishi Shroff, a final-year student, will soon be heading to Georgetown Law Center, Washington DC, USA for a semester starting later in August. Rishi is more than looking forward to it and he spent the last ten days preparing for his departure.

“This is part of an agreement NLSIU has with Georgetown. Selection is purely based on one’s grades at NLSIU over the last four years and I am honoured and excited about going,” explains Rishi.

He adds, “Given that NLS had to suddenly shut because of the chickenpox outbreak, I’ve been using my time to prepare for my departure. I have a number of assignments and papers to submit before I leave at the end of the month.

I am also excited because I will be right in the middle of Capitol Hill, Washington DC, in November — where the presidential elections will be taking place.”

Pallavi Panigrahi, a first-year student, had gone back home to her parents in Orissa. “It felt good to go back home after a month. I also got myself vaccinated against chickenpox, just to be safe.

It’s good to be back on campus because I am still getting used to the surroundings,” says Pallavi. Ramola Nayanpalli, a fourth-year student, went back home to Kerala but she doesn’t seem to be too frightened about the chickenpox scare.

“I’ve got it as a child. So, my chances of getting it again are rather bleak. I think getting back home and being with my family and catching up with old friends has been the best thing,” says Ramola.

Susmit Paul, the president of the Student Bar Association, says that he has been busy with preparations for the recently concluded convocation and he hasn’t had a minute’s rest.

“A couple of us stayed back just for the convocation work. It’s hardly a break for me. It has been work all along. I also devoted my time to completing my projects,” says Susmit.   

Prof R Venkata Rao, professor of law and vice-chancellor, NLSIU, informs that the campus has been fumigated and they are ready to commence classes.

“We will start classes at 8.50 am on August 8. The hostels, classrooms and several other areas on campus have been opened and students have started pouring in. We will go as per our redesigned schedule.”

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