Gurugram, July 22, 2023: The School of Law at GD Goenka University proudly inaugurated its state-of-the-art new facility, the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall, in a grand ceremony held on the university campus today.
The event was graced by the esteemed presence of the former Chief Justice of India, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Mishra, along with distinguished guests, Senior Adv. (Dr.) Ms. Pinky Anand, Cyber Law expert, Adv. (Dr.) Pavan Duggal, and Mr. A.C Kher, Former DIG (Prison, Tihar Jail) and AOR, Supreme Court of India. The ceremony was directed by Mrs. Renu Goenka, Hon'ble Chancellor, GD Goenka University.
The Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall stands as a testament to the School of Law's commitment to excellence in legal education and provides a remarkable platform for law aspirants to hone their skills for the future of law. This state-of-the-art facility boasts a spacious seating capacity of 200 students and is equipped with cutting-edge amenities. The hall has been meticulously designed to replicate an authentic judicial environment, fostering a conducive atmosphere for undergraduate students to prepare, practice, and present for moot court competitions.
One of the highlights of the School of Law's academic calendar is the annual international Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ClArb) Moot Competition, which will now find its prestigious home in the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall. Additionally, the hall will also host various national moot court competitions, reaffirming its position as an essential cornerstone of the institution's flagship events.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Mishra expressed his admiration for the growing demand for the legal profession in India and commended the School of Law at GD Goenka University for its pivotal role in shaping the professional identity of law students through engaging activity-based learning. He further emphasized that the newly constructed moot court hall would undoubtedly serve as an inspiration and a driving force for students to excel in their legal careers.
The Group Managing Director, Mr. Nipun Goenka remarked: "The School of Law at GD Goenka University has always been at the forefront of providing a comprehensive and dynamic learning environment, preparing students to become competent and socially responsible legal professionals. The addition of the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall is yet another step in this direction, providing students with unparalleled resources and opportunities for their academic and professional growth."
Prof. (Dr.) Azimkhan B. Pathan, Professor and Head, School of Law, GD Goenka University expressed his confidence in the profound impact the new facility would have on the students' educational journey. "I am confident that our students will immensely benefit from this new Moot Court Hall. It will serve as a hub of experiential learning and practical training, empowering our aspiring lawyers to develop the necessary skills and expertise to excel in their legal careers."
The management, faculty, and students of GD Goenka University extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the dignitaries who graced the momentous occasion and helped make the inauguration of the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall a resounding success.
About GD Goenka University
Established in 2013 and located in Gurugram, Delhi NCR, GD Goenka University is a leading multi- disciplinary institution of higher education. Established with a vision to redefine education and empower the next generation of thought leaders, the university rooted in a rich heritage of culture and armed with a forward-looking approach, offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes that transcend traditional boundaries and equip our students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-evolving global economy. Committed to academic rigor, research and innovation, and holistic development, the university is dedicated to nurturing intellectual curiosity, fostering creativity, and producing socially responsible global citizens.
A forerunner in implementing best-practices of the NEP 2020, the university operates 10 schools and hosts a diverse body of 5000+ students and 11000+ alumni from over 45 countries. It is recognised by UGC and BCI, and is a member of prestigious national and international organisations including Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and International Association of Universities (IAU). It is recognized by QS IGUAGE as a "Diamond" rated University for teaching and learning.
The university is located on a 60-acre sustainable campus and features state-of-the-art facilities including smart classrooms, research and design labs, experience centres, sports facilities of international scale including a shooting range and a half-Olympic size swimming pool and world-class airconditioned hostels.
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