Law School Review: DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam

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Full name of your college

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

State/UT of your college

Andhra Pradesh

Tell us a few good things about your college.

Some of the peers are hard working as well as smart. Additionally, the faculty of some subjects is really good here. The best part is that it provides with the prestigious NLU tag. Infrastructure wise it’s above average considering the Academic block is fully air conditioned which provides respite from the hot and humid weather of Vizag. The campus is situated at a very scenic place. The view of the hills and greenery makes the campus really beautiful.

Tell us a few bad things about your college.

Most of the peers are not academically competitive. Although the library is has one of the best legal books collection, the library seats in the university are uncomfortable. This makes studying there difficult. As law students, a good library with comfortable furniture is the utmost requirement in order to make students sit and read for a long duration.

How has your experience in your college been till now?

The experience has been as per what I had expected, by virtue of it being a National Law University. Some of the seniors are very nice and hard working. The crowd here is diverse, coming from many different states of India. The infrastructure, food, academics is fine. But the quality of furniture (chairs) in the library is not that good, as per what is needed by a law student.

How’s the faculty?

Faculty is good here. Law professors are very knowledgeable. They know how to keep the students interested by focusing on interactive sessions instead of monologue. Study materials are also provided by some of the faculty members, which makes students’ job easy. But there’s always scope for improvement.

Rating: 4/5

How’s the infrastructure (except hostels)? 

  • Academic block- It is fully air conditioned.
  • Moot Court Hall – It is of very good quality. The atmosphere inside it makes one think about the professional life as an advocate.
  • Library – E-resources are fine and the legal book collection is also commendable.

Rating: 3/5

How’s your hostel experience?

The hostel is fine. It has good infrastructure. Living in the hostel is compulsory. Two students are accommodated in a single room. Rooms are big enough and have good ventilation. Overall, hostel is fine and five years can be spent here without much problem.

Rating: 3/5

How are your peers?

Most of them don’t shy away from hard work. Some of them are really intelligent and posses very sharp legal acumen. We work hard; along with that we enjoy a lot here too. There are student committees who organize various fun events. I am delighted to be part of the student community here.

Rating: 3/5

How are the placements in your law college?

Some of the students in the final year batch got placed. The packages are very less (3-5 lakhs on avg.) considering the amount we spent on getting this education. But every year one to two students manage to get good packages (more then 10 lakhs). The university is working on improving the situation and I am hoping for a better future.

Rating: 1/5

How are the co-curricular activities in your college?

Co-curricular activities wise, the university is doing great. Moot courts, debates, sports competitions and various fun activities organized by the committees, societies as well as centres keep us busy. Intra moot is conducted every year. Intra Debate called Vakta is organised every year. Intra and inter sports competitions such as cricket, football, basketball, etc. are organized every semester.

Rating: 3/5

What are some of the things you’d advise to a 1st-year student who enters your college?

Study hard and learn as much as you can from the professors. Ask as many questions as you can. Make full use of the books available in the library. Take part in the Moot Courts, debates and many other extra circular activities. But the most important part is to choose your friends wisely. It’s your task to find the right friends for you. Manage your time wisely as you cannot do everything but try to do as much as you can of whatever you do.

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