Pranjit Bhattacharya completed the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws in 2015. He is currently an associate at Trilegal Mumbai. He is one of the many alumni of NUJS Business Law Diploma course who are now working in the top law firms.
In the past he has interned with prestigious Law firms like Trilegal, Nisith Desai Associates, CorLit Legal to name a few. He has also interned as a Judicial Intern under Supreme Court Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Supreme Court of India and at the Office of the Additional Solicitor General of India.
We asked Pranjit how the course helped him so far in his career, and what he told us is relevant for many of you. Over to Pranjit.
I am currently working at Trilegal Mumbai in the Corporate and M&A practice. My primary goal over the next few year is to gain an intricate understanding of the nuances involved in transactional law practice which are critical for becoming a good Corporate lawyer. Apart from that I also intend to undertake some pro-bono work. I had undertaken one such project during law school. I served as a Research Assistant to the former Chairman on KCPCR for her book on child rights in India and how various authorities should engage with issues related to children.
I joined the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws in the last year of my law degree at Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies. There was no need for me to do this course to get a job, because I already had a job offer at that time. However, I still decided to join the course because I wanted to gain practical knowledge before taking up a job. I wanted to start my work after giving myself the best training available to give myself the best shot at being a top performer.
My primary objective for joining the course was to gain practical insights into the practice of business laws. During my internship, I found that there is huge difference in studying law in college and applying the knowledge while working at a law firm. The NUJS Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws gave me the confidence and expertise to deal with practical scenarios which is otherwise hard to come by, and definitely not imparted in law schools. The course was very useful for me, and the purpose for which I took it up was well served. Going forward I can see that this course will really help me in my work as a corporate lawyer. I will be able to apply the knowledge gained through this Diploma course in my career which would in turn help me deliver the high performance that my job demands.
I think that the business law course can be really very beneficial for people looking at working with law firms. Especially for students in their senior years in law school, I will recommend this very highly. Especially students studying law and people who have some basic understanding of law and interpretation of law can significantly benefit from the practical knowledge provided by this course.