MATS Law School, MATS University recently organized the 3rd Shri Mangilal Pagariya National Moot Court Competition on Intellectual Property Rights (Traditional Knowledge) which was held from September 18- September 20, 2015 where USLLS, Guru Govind Singh School, Indraprasth University, Dwarka, Delhi has won the competition and Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Maharashtra finished as runner-ups.
The objective of the 3rd Shri Mangilal Pagariya National Moot Court Competition was to foster learning and development in the diverse field of IPR and cultivate student advocacy, by providing students the opportunity of exposure to experienced practitioners and academics in the field. More than 35 teams registered for the Moot Court competition, out of which only 20 were a part of the event.
The inaugural function of the 3rd Shri Mangilal Pagariya National Moot Court Competition was held at the University Campus at Arang. The Chief Guest for the inaugural session were Mr. Koshram Sahu, Chairman State Bar Council, Chhattisgarh and was attended by the Chancellor of MATS University Shri Gajraj Ji Pagariya, Vice Chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Byju John and the Registrar Shri Gokulnanada Panda.
The Preliminary Rounds and the Quarter-Finals were held on 19th September 2015 where more than 16 judges chose 8 teams to proceed towards the Quarter-Finals rounds. On the final day of the event, semi-finals round were held followed by the Final round. Out of four teams in the semi-finals, only the best two were seen in the Final Round. The afternoon of 20th September, the Final Round of the 3rd Shri Mangilal Pagariya National Moot Court Competition was held which was judged by eminent personalities of the legal fraternity, Hon’ble Dr. I M Quddushi (Former Judge C.G. High Court & Former Acting Chief Justice of Odisha High Court, Cuttack), Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.D. Anand, Former Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and Prof. (Dr.) Silaram Sunder, Director Law School, ADAMAS University, Kolkata, West Bengal.
In the valedictory function, the Director of MATS Law School addressed the audience and welcomed the Chief Guests and other dignitaries. The Chief Guests were Hon’ble Dr. I M Quddushi, Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.D. Anand and Prof. (Dr.) Silaram Sunder. The faculty coordinator of Moot Court Committee addressed the audience and declared the results. The winner of the Moot Court Competition were the participants from USLLS, Guru Govind Singh School, Indraprasth University, Dwarka, Delhi. It was comprised of the team members, Geetika Shrivastava, Shriram SL and Priyanka Thakur. Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Maharashtra were the runner-ups. The team members were Sanchi Jain, Salman Qureshi and Teeshta Bissa .The Best Speaker award went to Mr. S.L. Sriram from USLLS, Guru Govind Singh School, Indraprasth University, Dwarka, Delhi and the award for Best Memorial went to Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
The vote of thanks was given by Prof.(Dr.) Byju John who thanked and praised the efforts of the participants and the organizers, and concluded the event.