Memories at AIL
Lt Gen Vijay B Nair, SM, Chief-of-Staff, HQ Western Command and Patron, AIL
visited Army Institute of Law, Mohali for Annual Adm Inspection of the Institute on 19 Jul
2022. The General Officer was accompanied by Maj Gen Vikam Taneja, MG AOC &
Chairman, AIL, Brig Devinder Singh Yadav, OIC, AIL and SO to COS. Col Pankaj
Khanna, EME Branch, Col R S Bhatti (Retd), Dir AWES, HQ Western Command and Col
S P Singh (Retd), Registrar, AIL were also present.
The General Officer was briefed by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL. Thereafter, he was taken on round of the campus.
Lt Gen Vijay B Nair, SM, Chief of Staff, HQ Western Command and Patron, AIL visited Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 21 May 2022. The General Officer was briefed by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL. Thereafter, he was taken on round of the campus.
The General Officer was accompanied by Maj Gen Vikram Taneja, MG AOC, HQ Western Command and Chairman, AIL, Brig Devinder Singh Yadav, OIC, AIL, Lt Col M S Rana, SO to Chairman, AIL.
AIL Annual Day-2022 was celebrated at Army Institute of Law, Mohali, on 20th May, 2022 with great fervor after two years of pandemic. Prof Arvind, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala was the Chief Guest for the occasion and Prof Gurpreet Singh Lehal, Dean, College Development Council, Punjabi University, Patiala was the Guest of Honour. The event commenced with a welcome address and presentation of Annual Report by the Principal, AIL. She highlighted the achievements of AILians in different fields. The students who topped in academics as well as who brought laurels by participating in various Inter and Intra-Institute competitions like moots, debates, sports and cultural activities were felicitated with trophies and cash awards including various scholarships like SBI Sponsored Scholarship, Alumni Scholarships, Tata Merit Scholarships etc. Cash prizes worth Rs 3,98,200/- for various inter-institute and intra-institute activities were distributed amongst the students. Aakriti Gupta was declared 'Student of the Year'. The celebration included cultural performances by the students and concluded with a Vote of Thanks and presentation of mementoes to the esteemed guests by Maj Gen Vikram Taneja, MG AOC, Western Command and Chairman, AIL. Cup of tea was arranged for all the staff and students. The event was a grand success.
The AIL Annual Intra Institute Moot Court Competition, 2022 was organised from 26th to 28th of April, 2022. The final round was judged by Advocate Tanu Bedi, Advocate Sahil Abhiand AdvocateAditya Dassaura, all practising lawyers from P and H High Court.
The award winners are as under:
AIL Intra Institute Quiz Championship was successfully held on 21st April, 2022. The preliminary rounds, comprising of a written test were held on 20th April. 12 top scoring students made it to the Semi- Finals held in the afternoon session on Thursday. These students were divided into 4 teams RED, GREEN, BLUE and ORANGE through a draw of lots. The Teams were asked questions by Quiz Masters Dr Bajirao Rajwade and Dr Sheetal Kapoor. The questions ranged from MCQs, One word answers, Image Identification to Audio- Visual rounds covering a plethora of subjects like Law, History, Mythology, Sports, Culture, Current Affairs, Films etc. Team RED and Team BLUE made it to the finals. The teams were felicitated by Principal AIL, Dr Tejinder Kaur and the results are as follows:-
Rs. 2400/- + Certificate
Rs. 1800/- + Certificate
Army Institute of Law successfully conducted the Intra Institute Debate Championship on 31st March 2022. The event being the first Offline Activity Post-Covid was eagerly awaited by all. 12 teams from different batches competed enthusiastically on the Motion - 'SMARTPHONE GENERATION: WELL INFORMED OR ILL INFORMED'.
Dr Swatantar Kapoor, Advocate, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Dr Poorva Trikha, Asst Prof of English at GGDSD College, Chandigarh and Mrs Kesu Singh, Asst Prof, Department of Commerce, Dev Samaj College, Chandigarh judged the championship. The winners are as under:-
|Position||Team Members||Details of Award Money|
|Winners||Mehula Vats, 5th Year
Mayank Sharma, 5th Year
|Cash prize of Rs. 4000/- +
Running Trophy + Certificates
|Runners Up||Nishant Tiwari, 5th Year
Vanshika Arora, 2nd Year
|Cash prize of Rs. 2800/+ Certificates|
|Best Speaker||Akshaja Singh, 4th Year||Cash prize of Rs. 1000/+ Certificate|
The event was conducted successfully from 10-12 March, 2022. The final round was judged by Hon'ble Mr Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, Mrs Anudeep Kaur Bhatti, Chief Judicial Magistrate (HCS) and Mr. Anil Malhotra, Advocate, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh. The details of winners are as under:-
|Institution||Position||Details of Award Money|
|SVKM Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai||Winning Team||24000/-+ Plaque+Certificates|
|University Inst of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab Univ, Chandigarh||Runner-up Team||15000/-+ Plaque+Certificates|
|National Law Institute University, Bhopal||Best Memorial||12000/-+ Plaque+Certificates|
|Maria Theresa from Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi, Karnataka||Best Student Advocate||7000/- + Plaque+Certificates|
Army Institute of Law celebrated the Matribhasha Diwas on 21st February, 2022. The day was commemorated with a Singing activity held online where students sang songs in their mother tongue. The event was aimed at promoting mother tongue and to appreciate the linguistic diversity in India.
While Himanshi Kaushik from the First year reminded us of Gurdas Mann with the soulful rendition of 'Challa', Gaurang Takkar from the first year paid a tribute to the Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar by singing the mellifluous 'Tere Liye' from Veer Zara and Sai Keerti from the second year enthralled the audience with 'Teri Mitti' echoing the patriotic feelings of every Indian. The event culminated with a surprise announcement of award of a cash prize of Rs.500/- and a Certificate to each of the participants and the MC Harmanpreet Kaur from the second year, by Principal Dr Tejinder Kaur who also lauded the talent of AILians.
The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 26th January, 2022. All the members of the faculty and the administrative staff were present for the celebrations. Covid-19 appropriate behavior was followed by all. Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL and Col SP Singh (Retd), Registrar, AIL hoisted the Indian National Flag at 9:00 hours.
This was followed by an inspirational speech by Dr. Tejinder Kaur highlighting the immense significance of celebrating Republic Day. The atmosphere was mesmerized with patriotic songs being played in the background and recitation performances by children of the staff members. The event concluded with high tea for everyone.
National Girl Child Day was celebrated on 24th January, 2022 by the Institute through Google Meet. Following activities were conducted: Online Poetry Recitation (Hindi, English and Punjabi) Group Discussion
|Poetry Recitation||Winner||Manshi Joshi (1st Year) (R.No. 2168)|
|Runner-up||Jaismeen Kaur (2nd Year) (R.No. 2078)|
|Group Discussion:||Winner||Kanishka Chopra (2nd Year) (R.No. 2065)|
|Special Mention||Manvi Panwar (2nd Year) (R.No. 2037)|
Centre for Research on Corporate Law and Governance (CRCLG), to be a part of "Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebration collaborated with the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks and conducted an Awareness Programme on Intellectual Property Rights at AIL, Mohali on Jan. 11th, 2022.The said program was conducted in Online mode which was attended by the Registrar, AIL, students & faculty members (around 160 participants).
The Panel of speakers from the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion GOI, were Mr. Rahul Dhakad&Mr. Raj Kumar Meena, Mr Devesh Kumar Lodhi, all three working as Examiner of Patents and Design; Mr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Senior Examiner of Trademarks and GI and Dr.Sunil Kumar, Examiner of TM & GI.The speakers enlightened the students on different types of intellectual property rights and the Indian legal system of IP protection. Every participantwasawarded with E-Certificate by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks.
A Five-days Management Development Program (MDP) on Cyber Law and E-Governance was conducted from 17th to 21st January, 2022 at Army Institute of Law, Mohali. The Inaugural address was delivered by Maj Gen Vikram Taneja, MG AOC, HQ Western Command. Resource persons for the programme were faculty members of the AIL, Mohali and four Army Officers from the HQ Western Command.
The said program was conducted in Online modewhere several important facets of Cyber Law And E-Governance were dealt with The sessions were interactive and participants deliberated in fruitful discussions. The concluding address was given by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL Mohali. A total of nineteen Army Officers participated in the saidprogramme. The programme was coordinated by Dr Puja Jaiswal and Ms. Tanvir Dhaliwal. The MDP received positive feedback from the participating officers.
Army Institute of Law, Mohali conducted the Management Development Programme On Gender Equality and Constitutional Provisions for Women at Workplace from 13th Dec to 17th Dec 2021. The welcome address was delivered by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal AIL Mohali. The programme was attended by 18 women working in various positions at Western Command. The resource persons of the sessions were the faculty of AIL. It was successfully conducted and received a very positive feedback from the participants. The concluding remarks and certificates of participation were given by Dr Tejinder Kaur. AIL Mohali looks forward to conducting more such programmes in future.
The Academic Meet commenced with the Opening address by the Lt Gen Devendra Sharma, SM, COS HQ Western Command & Patron AIL. Followed by the presentations by the Dean ACMS Delhi Cantt; Principal ACDS, Secunderabad; Principal AIN, Guwahati; Principal AIN, Jalandhar; Principal ALC, Pune and Principal AIL, Mohali. Maj Gen R K Raina, SM, Ph.D. (Retd), Managing Director AWES, gave his concluding remarks. Event concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal AIL Mohali.
8th Convocation Graduation ceremony of three batches of BA LL.B and two batches of LL.M students was held on 20th November, 2021 at 1000h with a welcome address by Maj Gen Vikram Taneja, MG AOC, HQ Western Command & Chairman, AIL. Prof (Dr) Veer Singh, former Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and former Director, Chandigarh Judicial Academy was the Chief Guest of the event. The convocation ceremony was held in virtual mode due to the restrictions imposed by ongoing pandemic. 68 Students from BA LL.B and 07 students from LL.M joined the ceremony on Google meet. COAS Rolling trophy for Best Student of the Batch, CM's Award for standing 1st in the Batch and Awards of Excellence were awarded on the occasion. The ceremony concluded with Vote of thanks by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL.Link for the 8th Convocation ceremony held on 20th Nov 2021
A Memorandum of Understanding between Army Institute of Law, Mohali and Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla was signed by Maj Gen Vikram Taneja, Chairman, Army Institute of Law, Mohali and Prof (Dr) Nishtha Jaswal, Vice- Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla in the presence of Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL and Prof (Dr) S S Jaswal, Registrar of the HPNLU on 15 Nov, 2021. This will further improve the student exchange program and facilitate sharing of e-resources between the students and faculty of the two institutes.
With an objective of a Tete a tete with our Alumni,AIL Alumni Meet-2021 was successfully organised at DSOI, Panchkula on 13th Nov'21 at 17:00 hrs. The meet was attended by 41 alumni from different batches since the inception of AIL. Some were accompanied by their Spouse and children. Having carved a niche in different fields like litigation, judicial services, corporate sector, defence forces etc, the attendee alumni made it a momentous occasion. Several dignitaries from the western command, members of the management and faculty also graced the occasion. A group photograph was clicked to cherish it later. The alumni were given memorabilia as a token to convey our thanks.
The 11th edition of Army Institute of Law National Moot Court Competition- Checkmate, 2021 has been successfully conducted on 29th-30th October, 2021. 26 teams from prestigious law institutes participated in the event. The final round was adjudged by Hon'ble Mr. Justice G S Sandhawalia, Hon'ble Mr. Justice J S Bedi and Dr K P Singh, Former DGP, Haryana.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow has been declared as the Winner, won a cash award of Rs. 18000/; Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla as the Runner Up Team, received a cash award of. Rs. 12000/- and the Third Best Team has been bagged by Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, award of Rs 6000/-. Other awards- Best Researcher Award- Rs. 4,000/- by Ms. Riddhima Bisht from Delhi Metropolitan Education, GGSIPU, New Delhi, Best Memorial Award- Rs.9000/- by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala and Best Speaker Award- Rs. 6000/- by Ms. Stuti Sinha, Lloyd Law College, New Delhi.
Lt Gen Devendra Sharma, SM, Chief-of-Staff, HQ Western Command and Patron, AIL visited Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 27 Oct 2021. The General Officer was briefed by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL. Thereafter, he was taken on round of the campus. The General Officer was accompanied by Maj Gen VikramTaneja, MG AOC, Brig Devinder Singh Yadav, OIC, AIL, and SO to COS.
ARMY INSTITUTE OF LAW, MOHALI 18 TH OCTOBER, 2021
Army Institute of Law, Mohali organized One Day International Seminar on Dispute Resolution: Best Practices and Future Trends in association with Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University, Caruso Law School, California, USA. This seminar focused on multiple aspects of Dispute Resolution, which has taken a different turn with the introduction of ADR. The Virtual International Seminar commenced with the inaugural session where Dr Sukhsimranjit Singh, MD, Strauss Institute, delivered the Welcome Address. This was followed by panel discussions by Hon'ble Judge Daniel Weinstein, Hon'ble Judge Alexander Williams III, Mr. Peter Robinson, Ms. Stephanie Blondell, and Mr. Steve Rottman. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, Army Institute of Law. In the second session of the seminar, four technical session were held on the theme in which 42 papers were presented by scholars, students and faculty from different Colleges and Universities. The event was a success.
INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (BATCH OF 2021-26) (04-08 OCTOBER 2021)
Induction Programme for the New batch 2021-2026 was successfully organized and conducted from 4th October to 8th October, 2021. The Programme commenced with the welcome address by Principal, Dr. Tejinder Kaur who motivated the students with her words of wisdom. In the week long programme there were several lectures organized for the enlightenment and intellectual elevation of students. These were followed by fun and literary activities to make the students feel at home. On the basis of their participation and evaluation of their performances, winners were declared to motivate the students to continue to 'aspire and achieve'. All the sessions were conducted successfully and the results were declared in the end:
Most talented student of the Batch (2021-26) – Gaurang Takkar Second Most talented student of the Batch (2021-26)- Tarnbir Singh Jhandi
Winners of Various Activities:
Extempore: Amay Sharma
JAM Session: Sukhpreet Kaur
Poetry Recitation: Tarnbir Singh Jhandi
Singing Competition: Himanshi Kaushi
A Five-days Management Development Program (MDP) on Cyber Law and Its Applications was conducted from 13 th September, 2021 to 17 th September, 2021. Eighteen Army Officers from across the country, participated in the Development Programme. Resource persons for the Programme were seven faculty members of the Army Institute of Law, Mohali and four Army Officers who had expertise in the subject.
The programme entailed towards enabling a fruitful learning process facilitated by lectures, discussions and interactive sessions. The lectures covered various facets of cyber law and its applications, including: cyber law and e-governance, cyber security audit, cyber-crimes and cyber frauds, investigation and prosecution of cyber-crimes, cyber threats and army's response to the challenges, cyber forensics, dark web, privacy concerns in the digital world, cyber-attacks and mitigation techniques, digital evidence, protecting children and young adults, etc.
Management Development Programme on 'Enabling Legal Framework Affecting
Procurement of Goods and Services' was held from 23 rd to 27 th August, 2021. Nineteen
Officers from different Commands of the Indian Army participated in the programme.
The faculty of AIL and four officers from the Army were the resource persons who discussed various aspects of the law of public procurement. The sessions were very fruitful and interactive. The programme was appreciated by the participants. The event successfully accomplished its learning objectives.
A Memorandum of Understanding between Army Institute of Law, Mohali and Dr BR Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat was signed by Maj Gen Vikram Taneja, Chairman, Army Institute of Law, Mohali and Dr Viney Kapoor Mehra of Dr BR Ambedkar National Law University in the presence of Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL and Registrar of the NLU on 14 Jul 2021. This will further improve the student exchange program and facilitate sharing of e-resources between the students and faculty of the two institutes.
Maj Gen G S Kahlon, SM, MG-IC-ADM, HQ Western Command, Chandimandir visited Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 02 Jul 2021. The General Officer was briefed by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL. Thereafter, he was taken on round of the campus by the Principal and the Registrar.
The General Officer was accompanied by Brig Devinder Singh Yadav, OIC, AIL, and Lt Col M S Rana, SO to Chairman, AIL.
AIL and Malhotra & Malhotra Associates Child Law National Online Moot Court Competition, 2021 was successfully conducted on June 17-18, 2021. The Final round took place on June 18th, 2021 that was judged by the panel comprising of:
The achievers of the said competition are:
Lt Gen Manjinder Singh, YSM, VSM, Chief-of-Staff, HQ Western Command and Patron, AIL visited Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 12 June 2021. The General Officer was briefed by Dr Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL. Thereafter, he was taken on round of the campus.
The General Officer was accompanied by Brig Devinder Singh Yadav, OIC, AIL, Col R S Bhatti (Retd), Dir AWES, Lt Col M S Rana, SO to Chairman, AIL and SO to COS.
This year the said competition was organised virtually from April 8th to 10th, 2021. Thirty seven teams from various National Law schools and prestigious Law colleges participated in the said competition. Vellore Institute of Technology School of Law, Chennai was adjudged as Winners and DES Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune as Runners Up of the competition. The Competition successfully organised.
Virtuoso- 2021, Online Intra Institute Quiz was organized by the Institute. The Preliminary Round was conducted on 17th March 2021via Google form where 21 students participated. Based on the scores of the Preliminary Round,8 students qualified for the Semi Final Round which was held online on 18th March 2021 via Google Meet. Out of these 8 students, top 2 scorers qualified for the Final Round which was also conducted via google meet on the same day.
Puneet Sharma, 2061, 1st year Rs 2000/-
Omvir Singh, 1626, 5th year Rs 1500/-
Special Award for the Highest Scorer of the Preliminary Round-
Vani Saini, 1963, 2ndyrRs 1000/-
Overall, the event was a success.
AIL Centre for Research in Social Sciences (ACRSS) and Abhayam- AIL Centre for Gender Empowerment (ACGE)celebratedWomen's Day.
Asmita Mann, student of 5th Year welcomed the students and staff. Gunsimran from the 5th year spoke about UN theme for this women's day- "Women in Leadership", highlighting the significant roles being played by women in different walks of life. This was followed by poem recitation on women's role in society, beautifully rendered by Garima Dixit from the 5th Year.
The event ended with a short play by first year students who brilliantly and enthusiastically portrayed the dilemmas faced by women in their lives. The celebrations culminated with everyone partaking of the delectable refreshments served on the special day.
Lt Gen Yogendra Dimri, AVSM, VSM, Chief-of-Staff, HQ Western Command and Patron, AIL visited Army Institute of Law, Mohali for carrying out Annual Adm and Technical Inspection-2021. The General Officer was briefed by the Principal. He reviewed the progress made by the College. The General Officer was accompanied by the Chairman, Army Institute of Law and Staff Officers.
Faculty Development Programme organised on 11th – 12th February, 2021 at AIL, Mohali on the theme "Teaching Pedagogy in Contemporary times: Effective Process and Tools". The FDP was designed to provide opportunities to teachers and research scholars to enhance their teaching skills in the online mode.
Tricity Alumni Meet organised on 5th Feb 2021 for sharing the spirit of camaraderie. The meet gave a platform to the alumnus to celebrate their nostalgic moments.
10th edition of Annual National Moot Court Competition- Checkmate organised on 30-31 st October, 2020. This year the competition was conducted via virtual mode.