Prestige Institute of Management: Developing Lawyers to Combat Tomorrow’s Challenges
Prestige Institute of Management

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Law, when governed well, when practiced for delivering the required justice, results in the greater good of humanity as stated in the above quote. It not only serves the person who asked for justice but also has the potential to strengthen people’s faith in law and order. However, in developing countries such as India, it is difficult to practice law as the circumstances are not always ideal.

Hence, across the country, the government and prominent industry leaders have developed institutions where aspiring lawyers can learn modern law practices. These will not only serve them to become good lawyers but also help them combat challenges of India’s rising problems in the legal industry. One such institution, which, with its modern curriculum and expert faculties, is helping to develop 21stcentury lawyers, is Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior (PIMG).

PIMG is UGC approved Autonomous Institute, accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. The institute is on a mission to provide value-based quality education by innovating and continuously improving upon the disciplines of law through advanced methods of training, meaningful research and intimate relations with legal industry, juridical system and other allied national institutions in the country and abroad.

Receiving Notable Accreditations

Set up in the year 1997 by Prestige Education Society, Indore PIMG is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. Today, the institute has grown to be recognized as a premier institute for higher learning and a major learning center in Central India.

The institute has approval of All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Bar Council of India (BCI) & the state government. The institute has been recognized under section 2 (f) & 2 (b) of the UGC ACT, 1956. It is affiliated to Jiwaji University, Gwalior and also acts as the university’s research center.

Developing Tomorrow’s Lawyers

PIMG, with a long history of excellence, has developed integrated courses under its Department of Law. These courses are: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (B.A.LL.B. (Hons)), which aims at fostering a culture of scholarship and academic excellence amongst the students; Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws (BBA LL.B (Hons)), committed to foster experts in Business Legislations and the current needs of industry; and Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws (B.Com. LL.B (Hons)), which upbrings students in Commercial Legislations, Accounts and Audits for Practice in Taxation and Commercial Laws.

All of them are designed in keeping with the latest Bar Council of India rules and the University Grants Commission Prescriptions. These diverse integrated courses fulfill the desire of its students to pursue law alongside another discipline for their unquenchable thirst for learning.

The Passionate Learner

An institute that is committed to develop socially responsible global leaders, requires a personality who is passionate about its vision. Dr. SS Bhakar, the Director of PIMG is that erudite leader who is leading the institution towards excellence since taking over in 2003.

Dr. Bhakar completed his PhD. in Management from Devi Ahilya University, Indore on the topic “A Comparative Study of Material Handling Systems in Automobile Industry.”; Post Graduation in Management (M.B.A – Operations Management from IGNOU, New Delhi; Masters in Computer Science from Indo-German Cultural Society, Mumbai and Graduation in Engineering (B.E.- Electronics and Telecommunications, AMIETE) from IETE, New Delhi. He has undergone six month’s training on missile technology at British Aerospace.

He has been extensively involved in various Research activities including supervising PhD Scholars. Dr. Bhakar is presently working on research projects in the area of Supply Chain Management, Forecasting, Quality Control, Productivity and Value addition in Retailing. He has published twenty-nine edited books as sole editor or as the first author among the editorial team.

During his tenure as Director of PIMG, Dr. Bhakar has successfully organized Eleven International conferences, Thirteen National Seminar & Six national conferences as Conference Chairman, Seventeen Case Writing Workshops as main resource person and supervisor/editor, and Twelve National Research Methodology Workshops as Main resource person.

Breaking the Tradition

To develop lawyers who can withstand the challenges of the 21st century, PIMG provides its students internships with  reputed Law firms in Gwalior and the state. It also conducts Moot Court every fortnight which focuses on Intra – Moot and Inter – Moot State & National competitions. The institute constantly updates its curriculum with case reports and online legal search engines like SCC Online, AIR & Manupatra, Hien online.

Every month EML is conducted by eminent Law Professionals like retired Judges of Supreme Court/High Court/Senior Advocates. The institute also has Student Exchange Programs in collaboration with SIAM University, Thailand and Latin University, Argentina for global exposure. Along with these, regular visits in District courts, High courts and Supreme court of India ensure that students are aware about the various scenarios of legal industry.

Sculpting  Future Advocates

The institute takes great pride to ensure that its students get their desired firm. Every year, more than 100 companies visit PIMG for their expert lawyers. Its courses ensure that they will achieve their aims.

All the courses B.A. LL.B (Hons.), B.Com LL.B. (Hons.) and BBA LL.B. (Hons.) provide opportunities to build a career in the areas of litigation, judiciary, Indian Defence Services – JAG, judicial clerkship, legal officers in private and public sector.

However, they also provide opportunities in their respective areas such as: For B.A. LL.B (Hons.). Students have the opportunity to build their career in the areas of active consultancies to social and political organizations, pursuing PSC (Central and States); For B.Com LL.B (Hons.) they have opportunity in the areas of taxation law practice, consultancy and corporate financial compliance.; and for BBA LL.B.(Hons.), pursuants get an edge in the areas of departmental compliances of Multinational Companies, corporate liasioning and public relations.

 Exhibiting Excellence

The Department of Law of PIMG has done exceptionally well in achieving the goals and procuring new benchmarks. It has organized Two National Law Seminars, Two National Research Methodology Workshops, Two National Case Writing Workshops in the past two years having dignitaries and participants from legal institutions of national repute.

The Department has been facilitated with awards of national repute and Legal Clinic of Department of Law. PIMG has been selected for regional consultation of Legal Clinics sponsored by the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi. Also, it has signed MOUs with various Government and Private Organizations for Legal and technical assistance.

Verdict for Tomorrow

PIMG believes in nurturing talents and providing world Class Legal Education. It aims to prepare in-class trained Legal Professionals for elite national and International Institutions through Placements and Internships. Furthermore, it seeks to provide technical assistance for the preparation of Draft Bills and amendments as and when required in the national interest.

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