EXPERT TALK ON THE TOPIC “MATRILINEAL TRIBES OF MEGHALAYA: A CASE STUDY OF THE KHASIS” BY Dr. DEEPSHIKHA AGARWAL
The Law Department of Trinity Institute of Professional Studies (TIPS) organized a guest lecture on –“Matrilineal tribes of Meghalaya: A case study of the Khasis” on 1st Feb.2019. The guest speaker was Dr .Deepshikha Agarwal, Associate Professor, University School of Law and Legal Studies of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasth University, Delhi. Dr. Deepshikha Agarwal started her lecture about Matrilineal communities in Meghalaya and emphasized the points like:-Importance of sociology in relation to law, kinshipstudies, concept ofdescent,matrilineal communities-Meghalaya state in relation to matrilineal communities , judicial system in Khasi district(Meghalaya),Matrilineal but not Matriarchal Communities, Khasis- Position of women, Social organization-[‘kur’-largest matrilineal unit],Descent among Khasis ,Political states-Patriarchal in nature, Changes in contemporary Khasi society and challenges to matrilineal and traditional system. The lecture was received with admiration by the students and they also found it easy to understand and grasp all the points as slides were appropriate too. At the end, the session became more interactive and informative as some of the curious students clarified their doubts by asking some important questions relevant to the topic of the session.The event was attended by faculties and students of 2nd semester, BALLB.
A One Day Workshop was organized by the School of Law and Legal Studies of Trinity Institute of Professional Studies on the topic “Legal Aid and Access to Justice” on 2nd February, 2019. The Guest Of Honour was Mr.Varun Pathak, Consultant, Ministry of Women and Child Development. The session on “Functioning of Legal Aid Centres in Law Schools” was handled by Prof.(Dr.) K.K. Geetha, Director, Law, TIPS. Legal Aid is a fundamental right in all cases which ensures a person’s right during the time of court cases and the government shall be held liable to entertain such a problem and provide the individual with a lawyer who would work for free. Prof.(Dr.) K.K. Geetha also helped imply tracing the history of legal aid, which came into being in the year 1987 due to the efforts put in by Honourable Justice Bhagwati and Justice Iyer. She also then addressed the students about the need of community service, which could help the poor and needy of our country and would definitely help in the development of a good nation. The second session of the workshop was taken up by Mr.Varun Pathak, which really helped the law students know the link between society and law and, how law help us in the development and well being of a society. His lecture was on “Legal Aid and Access to Justice, With Special Emphasis on Child Protection”. He made the attendees aware about how there are hundreds and millions of cases of rape, abduction, murder, prostitution, etc. every year and only tens or thousands of them are reported each year, constituting just half the real figures. He tried to make it a really interactive session through the medium of graphs and may other visuals in his presentation, which was really a remarkable part of his prestigious conclave. The Workshop was attended by students of the Law Department and all the faculties. It was a great success.
Trinity Institute Of Professional Studies organised a peaceful march for the martyrs of Pulwama attack. Dr Vikas Rao Vadi, Director TIPS & Dr.K.K.Geetha, Director Law briefed the students the importance of this march and applauded them for the initiative. The Institute already took permission from SHO for conducting this march. 40 students and 8 faculties participated in the peace march. The march started around 2 PM from Trinity Institute Of Professional Studies to Army chowk sector 5. Two Minute silence was observed at the Army Chowk for the Martyrs.
School of Law and Legal Studies of Trinity Institute of Professional Studies (TIPS), Dwarka affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University organized an Expert Talk on the topic - Registration and the Consequences of Non Registration of Partnership Firms and Drafting of Partnership Deeds for the students of 2nd Semester. The sessions were taken by Mr. Utkarsh Yadav, Advocate and Prof.(Dr.)K.K. Geetha, Director, Law. Mr. Yadav gave a brief introduction about the Partnership Act of 1932. He explained about Registration and Non Registration of the firms. He further mentioned Section 58 and 59 of Indian Partnership Act, 1932 which deals with the registration of a firm. He also briefed about Section 69, which contains the provision describing the effects of non-registration of a partnership firm. He emphasized on theoretical and conceptual understanding of law, which can be done through reading judgments and critically analyzing the case. The technical session for drafting of Partnership Deed was conducted by Prof. (Dr.)K.K. Geetha. She discussed in detail the essential parts of Partnership Deed and how to draft it. An interaction session was conducted and the guests answered all the queries of the audience. In this interaction session Mr.Utkarsh Yadav discussed about how to go through the judgments made by Supreme Court. The whole programme was highly enriching and the session helped in increasing the knowledgenot only about the topicbut also about studying law in general.