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SummaryThe Gujarat Law Society (GLS) has become synonymous with quality contemporary education in Gujarat.

The Gujarat Law Society (GLS) has become synonymous with quality contemporary education in Gujarat. A premier educational group, offering courses in multiple disciplines, GLS boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure which houses 30 institutes in various spheres. Over 30,000 students are assisted in meticulously crafting their careers. Established 84 years ago in 1929 when a few visionaries stepped forward to transform the standards of education in the region, the institute derived its inspiration from and was founded by such luminaries as the legendary Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Sheth Kasturbhai Lalbhai and Ganesh Mavlankar.

Currently spearheaded by Sudhir Indravadan Nanavati, among the most renowned legal luminaries of the state, GLS has, over the years, evolved from a single law college to myriad institutions ranging from preparatory schools to graduate and post-graduate colleges in diverse areas such as arts, commerce, law, management and computer applications. In a free-wheeling interview with FE’s Jyotsna Bhatnagar, GLS executive vice-president Nanavati discusses the reasons that make GLS the formidable education brand it is today. Excerpts:

GLS is a formidable brand in education in Gujarat today. What has been your success mantra?

We have always strived to have a progressive culture, embarking on changes wholeheartedly. We have solid institution building principles. Further, for any educational set-up to succeed, it is important to invest in appropriate human resources. It is the right blend of experience and youth in the team of GLS that has contributed to its success.

Quality management with respect to academic practises and processes has remained standard at GLS. Our management institute, the NR Institute of Business Management, has come up a long way from being a regional B-school to currently one of the best private B-schools in Gujarat. We are working towards ISO certifications and NAAC accreditations for all our institutes. We also have a strong focus on the state-of-the-art infrastructure. All our academic processes are more or less automated. In a nutshell, the success mantra of GLS has been investment in right people, quality of academics and advanced infrastructural facilities. Our success reflects in over 1 million alumni who comprise noted judges, attorneys, industry professionals and lead entrepreneurs.

How is GLS being able to straddle the entire education spectrum from kindergarten and schools right up to colleges and professional courses?

We believe in holistic educational initiatives. That in order to steer any venture to success, able leadership is of utmost important. We value diversity and also believe that a veteran organisation like

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