May 21, 2001



Top 10 Colleges
Of India

As admission time approaches, students face the dilemma of making a choice from among the 10,000-odd colleges. INDIA TODAY-Gallup's fifth survey ranks the centres of excellence on key factors. The best in Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Medicine and Engineering.



Foreign Policy Privatised
Leaked letters in London imply that Brajesh Mishra, principal secretary to the prime minister, trusted the Hindujas more than the Indian High Commission. The brothers even negotiated with Prime Minister Tony Blair on CTBT.



The Heat Is On
The Raja of Bihar is in trouble again. The CBI has filed yet another chargesheet against him in the multi-crore fodder scam, this time in Jharkhand. A non-bailable arrest warrant issued against him has Laloo in a panic.



Fuzzy Logic
Key nations, including India, are briefed by aides of Bush on the new nuclear doctrine he proposes, but find that there are more questions than answers.



Consumed By Hunger
Maharashtra has a surfeit of foodgrain. Yet, over 500 infants have died in Nandurbar district since January this year of malnutrition and related complications.






In a short period of 14 years
the NLSIU has emerged as the leading Indian institution for
legal education


It has held its position as India's No. 1 law school for the fourth consecutive year in the India Today survey and seems unbeatable. Cliches such as the "Harvard of the East" abound for the 14-year-old National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. Ever year 15,000 students vie for the 130 seats through an all-India entrance test and then an interview. The school, which offers an LLB (Hons) degree (80 seats) and Masters and Doctoral programmes (50 seats), is famous for excelling in moot court competitions in India and abroad. Says Harvard-educated international jurist and school Director G. Mohan Gopal: "We want to be the best legal education centre in the East and impart legal knowledge that will positively change the society we live in, especially the poor."

Last year, a report of a three-member expert panel-law professors Marc Galanter of University of Wisconsin, us, Savitri Goonesekere of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and William Twining of University College, London-noted that the school has established an enviable reputation as an innovative, multi-functional institution. To train top-notch lawyers, the NLSIU has successfully experimented with an integrated curriculum encompassing social science subjects and studies in the fields of history, philosophy, literature, sociology, economics and political science.


LEGAL EAGLES: NLSIU (left) remains at the top even as University College of Law, Bangalore cathes on


Top 10 Colleges
Of India


1) NLSIU Bangalore
2) University College of Law, Bangalore
3) Government College of Law, Mumbai
4) Law College, Pune
5) Faculty of Law, Delhi
6) Faculty of Law, Aligarh
7) Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University
8) Faculty of Law, Allahabad
9) Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune
10) University College of Law, Hyderabad


The NLSIU regularly offers consultancy services to lawyers and courts. Its governing body includes legal luminaries like the chief justice of India and many leading advocates of the Supreme Court and high courts. It has tie-ups with the London School of Economics and other notable universities across the globe. Dr N.R. Madhava Menon, one of the founders of NLSIU, says, "Outside the administration of justice, it is perhaps the best example of academy-bar-bench cooperation in the field of law." A deemed university under the UGC, the residential law school will soon have another campus which will house one of the biggest law university libraries in the world.

Care Today


Summer Of 2001
Flippant and elusive, he can best be described by what he is not. Meet
Bryn Adams in an uncharacteristically forthcoming mood.


Looking Glass

Delhi Concert:
"United for Gujarat"

Mumbai Ceramics:
Zareen Mistry

Mumbai Club Music:
Melting Pot


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Consumed By Hunger



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