Indian Law Society’s Law College: Low placement, lack of infrastructure plague ILS
Starting from low placement record to lack of infrastructure, the ILS law college, students say, has failed to evolve with time. According to college Principal Vaijayanti Joshi, autonomy is the only way out.
ILS, in 2008, had seen 100 per cent placement. But since then, the scene has not been good. In 2009-10, out of 131 students registered in the college, only 76 got placement. The situation worsened in 2011-12, when out of 131 students, only 60 got placed. This year, out of 105 students registered, 20 have been placed so far.
ONGC, which placed a student this year, reportedly complained that the standard of students have deteriorated.
However, the principal of the college refuses to believe that to be a fact. “It can happen that one batch may not perform as good as the other. I had asked for feedback from the companies and ONGC didn’t find the students up to the mark. It could be that their requirement was different and the students who appeared for the interview did not match their profile. Otherwise, I don’t think our standards have gone down,” Joshi said.
“We are still one of the top 10 colleges in India in law education. But comparing ILS with national other law universities is not possible. We are affiliated to the University of Pune. Hence, there are inherent problems