By Apurva Vishwanath

A bozo teaching in my university suspected me of leading a campaign against him for his removal and warned me ‘not to be a leader’ in class. (I was at home when my batch demanded he should no longer teach us and someone signed on my behalf on the petition.

Had I been on campus, I might have led the protest because any Clat aspirant would know more jurisprudence than him). He allotted me an extremely stupid project topic and went on to give me a 49 of 100 in the paper.

I needed one mark to pass. He suggestively remarked that I could have the one mark if I asked for it. I was too proud and gave the repeat exam instead. Thankfully, he was gone to some other university to wreck some more lives so I passed with decent grades.

Another lady, who is pursuing a PhD on ‘the role of women in the intersection of law, religion and society’ decided to evict me from the hostel without any notice two days after I finished my 5 year law course because I asked if she would take action against a matron who called my friend and me ‘characterless’.

The Deputy Registrar called me to his office and warned that he will make sure I won’t graduate because I wrote to the VC about internet woes.

I stepped out his room in tears and had called my father at 1 am panicking that he might actually follow through with his vile threat (those who know me would understand how distraught I must have been to do that).

In a conversation that I’ll always cherish, my dad told me to buck up and deal with men like him instead of telling me to be careful and fear.

Thankfully, my parents and some friends were supportive. I’ve graduated and now tell these stories in a lighter vein.  Many like Sushant of Amity IP will not and we cannot allow college administrators to get away. Share your stories and let them be heard. #CollegeDictators

Apurva is an almunus of RMLNLU, Lucknow and is presently working as a journalist in Delhi.

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  1. I would urge you that if such irregularities are still persistent in the University or someone from the University can take a firm stand over this issue, then I on behalf of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad assure you that this will immediately be taken into serious account and we will fight for the rights of the students either by talking to the VC or by protesting, but whatever be the manner ABVP assures you it shall be uprooted forever.

    Best Regards
    Siddharth Shankar Dubey
    For ABVP

  2. Such incidents are slowly being reported by students from almost all NLUs.In one NLU the male warden is using indecent language while talking to young girl students.The girls have already objected,but then mostly are scared fearing revenge from the warden which may affect their career.The VC is virtually powerless to take action against this indecent faculty(warden),the warden being a local guy.I just heard that in one NLU a student who has just won a case against local government(Land filling of water body),was debarred from taking examination since he could not meet the attendance criteria.Something wrong with the law schools.

  3. That is very true and that is exactly the sort of torture and mental harassment we undergo at this institution. The institution although claiming to be a temple of justice is rather a pity sight of operation of several discriminatory factors, most prominent by the administration towards the students. Incidents where false charges are fabricated against the students and they are forced to give written apologies and statements just because a particular faculty member did not like him/her are something very common. Marks are allotted not on the basis of one’s hardwork rather on the basis of how many times the student touches rather licks their feet. Other students are called upon and rather coerced to give written statement against a particular student or students just because they dared to question or just because a particular member of the administration did not like him/her. Before entering this institution I thought all the factors like political influence, caste, religion and stuff are imaginary factors, this is place where I learnt that these factors are very part of our reality.
    Our institution is not progressing and it is this attitude of the administration that we are always going to be a second rated NLU in India.
    I know I would be attracting severe consequences for saying stuff here, but guess what, these guys would be implicating me anyways. So cheers 😀

    • Hey Adil-Congratulations for mustering courage to stand up.I understand that the consequence could be severe if you stand against whatever unfortunate is going on in most of the elite law schools.Most of these law schools do not have quality faculty(Just check faculty list and you will find many from “Chowrahe ka University”types . obviously the students and the law schools are suffering.This holds good for the so called top three law schools also.Just few weeks ago the registrar of one of the premier law schools had to go for corruption charges(Don’t they do a background check?) .And its great to know that the students fought and won the case against this great champion.To be fair,the students have to stand up ,get united and take action whatever is legally permissible.That’s what Protik da said in one of his posts.Otherwise,the stupid faculty and spineless administration will ruin careers of many bright young minds.It appears that most of the NLU students are becoming “Jane do yaron”types except a for a few.One such brave student left NLUO (Lawoctopus should take up this case and investigate)in disgust when his attendance fell short as he was fighting a case in his home town against a local body for filling up waterbody!And he won!


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