Girl students bag top honours at NLSIU convocation

Gopika secures 11 gold medals to occupy first place in BA LLB

Girl students bag top honours at NLSIU convocation

In a trend that has become all too familiar at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), three female students from the flagship BA.LLB course secured the top three positions with the first ranker bagging as many as 11 gold medals. The 24th annual convocation NLSIU was held here on Sunday.  

As many as 571 degree certificates were awarded (in person and absentia) to students in seven postgraduate diploma courses, two postgraduate degree courses, PhD, LLD (Degree of Doctor of Laws), distance MBL (Masters of Business Law) course and BA.LLB course. 

Gopika Murthy, who topped the BA.LLB course hails from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Gopika had joined engineering before she took up the BA.LLB course at the top law institute.

 Now, she will be heading to Oxford University on a  scholarship for one-year course. “Thereafter I will join Herbert Smith Freehills, a law firm based in London. They have offered me a job after the one-year course. I had also enrolled in an internship with them earlier.” said Gopika, who wants to work in the field of commercial law.

With three gold medals, Shreya Prakash from Delhi bagged the second spot. Although she could have easily chosen any lucrative law firm, she has decided to pursue a career in ‘trying to influence legal policy for the better.’

She has been offered a job at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi. “I think there is a lot that can be done in the field of law reforms and the path I have chosen is an effort in that direction,” she said.        

Deekshitha Ganesan, who too secured three gold medals came third. She will be joining well known Indian law firm Khaitan & Co.

Originally from Chennai, Deekshitha said that she would like to study criminal law. She said the field of law has opened up many opportunities. “There are many options be it in policy, litigation or corporate firms. I would like to try a few of these options before zeroing in on one,” she said.   

63-year-old MBL graduate
Subroto Biswas, a lecturer from Kolkata, was awarded a degree in the distance Masters in Business Law. “I have got one of the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average score of 3.6 in my class,” he said. Biswas has to his credit a number of other degrees and certificates such as an MA (Economics), an MBA degree and a diploma in insurance from London.

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