Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Glimpse of My Journey with NCU

Visualise a situation where in one day you are suddenly thrown out of your comfort zone into an unknown world - a place far away from the warmth of home and care of parents, a place with a different language and culture, and of course amidst a sea of new faces. This may sound like a bad dream, but it was precisely my situation in the year 2011 when I decided to join NCU (previously ITM University) to pursue my BBA.LLB (Hons). Though I did not face many difficulties in terms of academics, initially it was very difficult to adapt to the new environment. As As a result, I came back home to my native place Bhubaneswar after a week, fully convinced that I would not return. After a lot of persuasion from my parents and well-wishers, I went back to NCU and today, when I look back, I feel that the decision of coming back was the turning point of my career. 

For the next five years, NCU was my home away from home. what was once a place full of unknown faces eventually became my extended family. The best part of my journey at NCU, in addition to academics, was the value addition in terms of personality development. The well carved academic curriculum along with practical exposures in terms of internships, moot courts, field visits, etc. proved to be the perfect blend required to transform individuals into professionals. The University always ensured that we are at par with premier law schools in terms of exposure and opportunities. The infrastructure of NCU is one of the best in the NCR region and the ragging-free campus comprises a heterogeneous mix of students from different parts of the country.

To conclude with an honest confession, it was the continuous guidance and support I received from the faculty members at NCU Law School that helped me in realizing my true potential and achieving my goal of joining judicial service. Even today when I go through various phases of training before assuming office, I realize the importance of discipline and moral values which I have imbibed for my alma mater.

Suvankar Mohanty. (11LLB062)
Civil Judge on Probation,
Odisha Judicial Service (Batch of 2018)

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