Ayushi Gupta is an Associate with Meharia & Co, Delhi and is currently looking after corporate commercial litigation. Prior to this, she has interned with prestigious law firms like J Sagar Associates, Kochhar & Co, Indian Oil Corporation, Chambers of KTS Tulsi etc. She has done her Bcom (Hons) from SRCC, Delhi University and her LL.B from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
She completed the NUJS Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws in 2014. She had a very fulfilling experience with the course and has many good things to share about it. So we decided to share it with you all as a success story. Over to Ayushi:
I joined the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while I was in the final year of my law school. I got to know about the course from a fellow intern while interning with J Sagar Associates. On further research, I found the syllabus and course curriculum to be really impressive. The course syllabus covered a wide range of subjects and focussed more on the practical aspects of law which made me sign up for this course.
My expectations from the course were fulfilled and it gave me an edge over others. It provided the much needed practical knowledge which was missing in my college curriculum.
All the modules in the course are well designed with a lot of emphasis on practical knowledge. What all we learn in 3 years of law school, this course teaches you the practical aspect of all that in just one year.
Even the question papers were impeccable. Although it’s an online course and students give exams from home, there is no way anyone can Google the answers. The questions have an analytical approach, there is no direct answer which can be just copy-pasted from somewhere. One can answer them correctly only if they have in-depth knowledge about the subject. This ensures that students study seriously and don’t take it as just another online course.
I found each module to be beneficial and I gained practical skills from each one of them, all modules had at least few aspects which we could use practically in our career. The modules I personally benefitted the most are business structuring and drafting. I had to draft an LLP agreement for a client and I could do it easily as I had studied it in business structuring and I had the knowledge of how an LLP is formed, the benefits of an LLP, what are the tax benefits etc.
I still have the sample drafts provided in the course as a handy reference tool, and refer them while drafting agreements for my clients.
I even got my first job through iPleaders, although I could not join that because of logistical issues. I acknowledge iPleaders for getting me my first job.
In my current job as an associate at Meharia & Co, I’m lucky to have a mentor in my boss. In a short span of one year, I’ve started drafting agreements and legal opinions independently. I’ve even learned through his guidance that client transparency is an important aspect when it comes to giving an opinion and we should lead the client towards a solution.
Today I stand in a position to delegate work to my juniors and guiding them. I could grasp all this in a year’s time due to the guidance of my boss and the fact that I had a strong foundation of basics, due to the knowledge gained through the NUJS diploma course.
In my future, I would like to join a PSU or take up judiciary. I’m still undecided about it but whatever path I choose to build my career, the knowledge gained through this course would come handy.
I have mentioned this diploma in my CV and my LinkedIn profile. I am certain that it has helped highlight my suitability for the job I hold.
I am happy to recommend this course to anyone. I have already suggested it to many of my friends and colleagues, and few of them have also enrolled for it.
Everybody enters into a contract or an agreement at some point in their life and some amount of legal knowledge would always come handy. So I personally feel this course is for everyone. Anyone who wants some basic knowledge of the law can benefit from this course.