Environment Cell

“Green is the fresh emblem of well founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest.”

‘Staying Anchored to the Green Future’

God has blessed the mankind with the precious gift called Nature wherein he astonishingly created supremely beautiful Environment which makes it possible for ‘The Life’ to breathe, emerge and evolve. We are all indeed indebted to the Environment for every breath we take, for every drop of water we drink and for every morsel of food we swallow down our throat to live and survive. Thus, the promotion, protection & conservation of healthy environment remain quintessential to lead a highly sustainable quality life.

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University New Law College, Pune realizes the enormous need to protect, promote and preserve the environment. The institute has established ‘the Environment Cell’ to sensitize the community about the various pros and cons of the Environment and also to spread awareness through its various flagships academic and extra-curricular programmes related to the Environmental Law.

The ‘Environment Cell’ undoubtedly remains the objet d'art of the great dream firmly envisioned by none other than Dr. Patangrao Kadam, Founder, Bharati Vidyapeeth. The Environment Cell is also the brainchild of Dr. Bhagyashree Deshpande who has put all her efforts to make sure that the Environment Cell makes its presence felt in the society. Further the activities of the Environment Cell are also enriched by the enormous experience of Dr. Jyoti Dharm and Dr. Jayashree Khandare, the learned Faculty Members who are entrusted with the duty to make the wheels of the Cell roll in the right direction. The democratic credentials of the Cell have also been taken care of by establishing a Core Committee which comprises of the Student Representatives from various classes.

Since its inception, the Cell has diligently carried out a variety of tasks ranging from a detailed study of various National and International statutes dealing with Environment, field surveys of some Protected Area Networks in the country to working in tandem with local municipal authorities in order to better understand their Waste discharge and Management techniques. Along with this, it has also maintained a regular interface with institutions like the National Green Tribunal by holding interactive sessions with students and members of the faculty alike.

Equally, with the noble intention of sensitizing and spreading awareness amongst the community, the Environment cell has regularly conducted talk shows, discussions and exhibitions. With its annual flagship event U.R.J.A (Urgently. Required. Joint. Action) drawing participation of the leading environmentalists of our times, it has ardently pressed upon the most compelling issues of Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in an emphatic manner.

Within a very short span of time, the Environment Cell of the College has managed to organize end number of sensitized programmes/workshops/ seminars/ webinars/ industrial visits and the community activities by virtue of which it has obtained a great reputation among the circles of Environment Defenders, Activists and other stakeholders those who are engaged in protecting the Environment. The Environment Cell has undergone a pledge and is dedicated to serve the community not only wide its various academic programmes but also by reaching out the community and by engaging itself into an one on one interaction with the various members of the society.

The Environmental Cell has earned its name and fame in no time and its research work & ground activities were highly been appreciated by the renowned environmentalists, Member of Parliaments and Senior Advocates.

The following are the objectives of the Environment Cell-

  • To bring innovation and make new discoveries in the studies of Environmental Laws
  • To carry out the activities in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as envisioned in the Agenda of the Global Sustainable Development- 2030
  • To spread awareness about the Environment and the law relating to Environment
  • To Make our students alive to the role to protect the Environment
  • To sensitize the students and community as a whole about the Environment
  • To Bring ground breaking changes in the regime of Environmental Law in order to provide more security and protection
  • To carry out research related activities in the field of Environmental Law
  • To organize sensitive programmes/ workshops/ seminars etc for the wider publicity
  • To carry out meaningful activities & interactions with various stakeholders at the grass root level

The Environment Cell earnestly believes that the concrete efforts of all of us shall make the environment sustainable, suitable and evergreen. We sincerely hope to strive to achieve excellence in promoting, protecting and conserving the environment.

Let it be green, Let it be Forever Green!

Law is the King of Kings

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University's New Law College, Pune established in the year 1978 is one of the premier institutes of legal education in India. It is recognized by Bar Council of India & University Grants Commission. It is one of the constituent units of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.

Knowledge Partners:

The College has teaching faculty comprising of retired judges of Supreme Court and High Courts, eminent academicians, senior lawyers, social activists and eminent jurists from abroad. The College has highly qualified and learned faculty members of which 9are Ph.D holders while 10 others are Ph.D scholars. Senior advocates like Adv. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Adv. Soli J. Sorabjee, Adv. GeetaLuthra, Adv. Pinky Anand, etc. are invited to guide the law students. International Knowledge Partners from reputed universities in U.K. & U.S.A. also visits the Law College regularly.

Innovative Interdisciplinary Programme:

The College offers B.B.A. Law (5 year Interdisciplinary Programme). There are also various para legal courses offered. Special Skill Development and MOOC programmes are also provided. Finishing Law School is yet another unique programme which has introduced to harness the legal acumen of students that trains them into hard core professionals, raises their prospects just for employability skills apt for litigation and the practice of law.

ICT Teaching Methods:

The College has E-Facility in Library, classrooms and moot court room. Emphasis is given on ICT Teaching and Learning Methods. The College has an E-Court room in its building.

Clinical Legal Education:

The College regularly conducts field work, seminars, workshops, court visit, project work as a part of its curriculum.


The College has a library worth Rs. 2.7 crore. In addition to the text books, the College has international journals, online legal databases like Lexis Nexis, Manupatra, Westlaw, SCC Online etc. The Library is equipped with Cyber Cell consisting of more than 200 computers, with free internet and wi-fi facility. The College also has a video-conferencing facility.

International Moot Court Competition

The students of the College have participated and won several international and national moot court competitions during last 9 years. The College is ranked among top law colleges by India Mooting League. The College has recently conducted Justice P.N. Bhagwati 8th International Moot Court Competition on Human Rights wherein 14 international and 30 national teams from top law schools participated. The competition was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Chief Justice of India through video conferencing in the presence of Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.K. Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India. The College has also signed MoU with Surana & Surana international Attorneys and conducted a unique National Trial Advocacy Moot Court & Judgment Writing Competition on Criminal Law.

Foreign students And international Collaborations

The College has many foreign students from across various countries in Undergraduate & Post-graduate programmes. The Law College has collaborated with renowned universities in U.K., U.S.A. & Europe. The College has also established academic linkages with University of Oxford, Harvard Law School, John Marshall Law School, University of Reading, UK, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Chuhai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong etc. The Collaboration aims at joint research programmes, teacher-student exchange programmers, research activities, international mooting and joint international conferences.

Legal Aid:

The College has Legal Aid Cell which is administered by senior advocates from Supreme Court and High Courts. The Legal Aid Clinic of College has resolved 872 cases successfully. It provides free legal aid to the needy and poor persons who seek social justice. Students are encouraged to participate in Lok-Adalats, Legal Aid Camps, Legal Aid Clinics and community service programmes. The College has established special Family Legal Aid Cell to help women and children.

Continuous Legal Education Programmes

The College in collaboration with International Bar Association (IBA) & MILAT organizes continuous Legal Education programmes wherein free training is provided to young lawyers, judges, police personnel and teachers for their professional career advancement.

Research Centres:

The College is recognized by UGC under 2f & 12 (B) of the UGC Act for research and development grants. The College has Indo-European Legal Study &International Research Centre and also International IPR Research Centre. This College publishes Bharati Law Journal (ISSN: 2278-6996) which is a UGC approved Law Journal. The faculty has published more than 397 articles in reputed national and international journals and 21 Books. Minor and Major Research Projects are also undertaken.

Judicial Colloquia

Besides organizing seminars and legal discourses, the College conducts annual Judicial Colloquia wherein Judges of Supreme Court of India and High Courts are invited to interact with students of law. So far the College has invited 9 Former Chief Justices of India, more than 185 Judges from Supreme Court &High Courts.


The Placement assistance is supervised by the eminent corporate lawyers. Placement record of the College is outstanding. The final year law students are actively involved in the placements process. More than 35 reputed legal firms have visited for campus recruitment. The students are placed at multi-national companies, corporate firms, LPOs, Judicial Services, educational institutions, courts and commissions etc. Alumni of the College hold respectable and important post and offices.


The alumni of the College includes Judges of Supreme Court of India, High Court Judges, Senior Advocates, J.M.F.C., lawyers, renowned academicians, human rights activists, corporate professionals, company secretaries, LPO professionals, legal advisors, notary, income tax officers, Police Personnel etc.

Awards & Accolades

At the Golden Jubilee Celebration of BCI, the College was felicitated with 'Gold Star Award' in recognition of special services rendered in the field of legal education. Hon’ble Prof. Dr. Shivajirao Kadam, Chancellor, BVDU, the recipient of ‘National Law Day Award’, was also felicitated by BCI in recognition to his valuable contribution in the domain of legal education.

Ranking & Accreditation

It is consistently ranked amongst top 10 Law Colleges in India by reputed magazines like India Today, Outlook, Business Barons, The Week, Lawyers Collective, Legallyindia, Times of India, Indian Express, etc. The Law College is re-accredited with 'A+' Grade in its third cycle by NAAC.


The new seven storied building of the Law College was inaugurated in the year 2005 at the hands of Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India. It consists of 32 classrooms, moot court room, human rights cell, cyber cell, placements cell, legal aid cell, research cell and auditorium.

Other Activities:

To enhance the professional skills of the students, the Law College conducts All India Bar Examination training programmes, judicial services training programmes, mock-parliament, intra-collegiate moot court competitions, essay competitions, workshops, seminars, research projects and NSS activities. Sports and Cultural facilities are adequately provided.

  • Documentary on Bhopal Gas Disaster Case: 29th July 2019 at BVDU New Law College, Pune.
  • Visit to National Green Tribunal on 14th Aug 2019
  • Awareness Program on “Impact of Pollution on the Society” at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalay and Junior College, Paud, Pune, on 16th Aug 2019
  • Awareness Program on “Environment Protection and Water Conservation) at Primary School of Pirangut on 20th Aug 2019
  • Rain Water Storage Project At Atkarwadi on 29th Aug 2019
  • Guest lecture on “The Rain Water Harvesting System”: 8th Sep 2019
  • Col. S. G. Dalvi, Col (Rtd)
  • Visit to Coca-Cola Hindusthan Bvr. Ltd.: 18th Sep 2019
  • Inauguration of U.R.J.A. Chapter I on “The Water Nexus-Bringing the World Together” on 24th Sep 2019, by Mr. Rajendra Singh, Waterman of India.
  • Visit to Eco Pro NGO, Chandrapur: 14th Oct 2019
  • Interaction session with Mr. S. S. Bhagwat Forest Officer, Agarjari Area, Chandrapur on 14th Oct 2019:
  • Visit to Lok Biradari Prakalp, Hemalkasa: 15th Oct 2019
  • Interactive session With Mrs Ashwini, DEO Maharashtra Government on 15th Oct 2019
  • Mula-Mutha river Survey (water pollution): 9th Nov 2019
  • Visit to Priyadarshani Vidya Mandir: 3rd Feb,2020
  • Discourse on Environmental Law on “Sustainable Development Goals: A need for Better India”: 17th Feb,2020, Dr. Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha, Member, Standing Committee (HRD).
  • 1st National Online Environment Quiz, 25th May 2020
  • 1st Video/Movie Making Contest, 26th May 2020
  • 1st National Photography Contest, 26th May 2020
  • S.T.A.R. Talks (Strategies for Rehabilitation Talks), 27th May 2020
  • Webinar on “An Analysis of Environment Impact Assessment Draft” , Adv. Anirudha Hariani, Independent Counsel, 28th May 2020
  • Webinar on “Water Quality Of River Ganga - Identification Of Pollution Sources And Its Potential Threat To Living Organisms”, by Dr. Moushumi Hazara on 29th May 2020
  • Webinar on, “An Overview of Biological Diversity Act, 2002” by Prof. Dr. Erach Bharucha, Director, Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, on 30th May 2020.
  • Webinar on Changing Paradigm of Environment Laws: Reassessing its importance in the Modern Times”, By Hon’ble Shri. M.C. Mehta Renowned Environmentalist & Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, 4th June 2020.
  • U.R.J.A. Chapter II on Conserving Wetlands: Strategies & Challenges for the Future”, By Prof C. K. Varshney, Member, Governing Body, Wetlands International South Asia, 5th June 2020
  • Webinar on “Strict Liability and absolute liability in terms of the Vizag Gas leak” by Adv. Sagram Sigh Bhosale, on 4th July 2020.
  • Webinar on “Chalo ek kadam badhaye, Nale ko Nadi Banaye… Let’s Rejuvenate the River” on 19th July 2020.
  • Two Day Online International Conference on “the Perspective of the Global Governance of Environment in the Pandemic Era”, on 24th -25th July 2020.

This documentary was shown to create awareness and to instigate a discussion on the subject of environment protection. It is considered to be the world’s worst industrial disaster and we as lawyers must be aware of all the legal aspects which come into play when any such incident occurs.The documentary initiated discussion amongst the students regarding the effects of Bhopal Gas Leak on polluting ground water. Various government reports have contemplated that water in the Bhopal Gas Leak Tragedy affected area contains 40 percent more pesticides than any other area.

Consumption of this water on continuous basis can adversely affect human and animal life. The student had a better understanding of the whole scenario after the discussion. These awareness programmes were conducted by the students and teachers of New Law College. Various sessions were organized with the aimed at spreading knowledge regarding environment protection, environment degradation, water pollution, water conservation, mitigating water and environment pollution. These sessions also aimed at taking positive steps by each member of public towards controlling water pollution.


The Main purpose behind this event was to sensitizing the students about the scale of catastrophe due to gas leak and the need to prevent such mishaps in the future with proactive policies and stringent laws

In view of educating students regarding the judicial process through water pollution cases are adjudged and contended students of New Law College went to visit the National Green Tribunal. The visit was organized on 14th of august, 2019 and its purpose was to educate students regarding environment adjudication.

An interactive session was conducted between Adv. Anirudhra Kulkarni who is a practicing advocate and also deals with the matter relating to environment before the NGT and the students of New Law College, Pune. Also, Mr. Gupta who is the Deputy Registrar of the NGT Regional Bench, Pune was present there. Sir explained in detail the types of water pollution, the functions of the NGT in curbing water pollution, the punishment that the NGT can award and the powers of the NGT.


Understanding the functioning of the NGT and career opportunities as an environmental lawyer.

New Law College organized various awareness programmes at schools and other social platforms. Faculties and students of New Law College organized an awareness program in Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalay and Junior College, Paud, Pune. The agenda was to prevent water pollution through environment conservation. The discussion was enthusiastically participated by the students and teachers of the school along with the faculty and students of New Law College.

The discussion initiated with locating the problem area. Students were proactive in suggesting how in day to day life they experience, environment degradation which in turn results into fouling of water resources. Discussion proceeded with suggestion on how to improve the condition of water resources by conserving and protecting the environment.


Spreading awareness amongst school going students about the importance of preserving Environment and most specifically preventing water pollution during religious festivities and other celebrations.

An awareness symposium was also organized by the college at Primary School of Pirangut. The symposium was organized by a team comprising of Dr. Bhagyashree Deshpande, I/C Principal, New Law College, Pune, two faculties Dr. Jyoti Dharma & Mrs. Jayashree Khandare and ten students. The session was focused on water conservation.

The Principal of New Law College started the session by talking about water preservation in detail by saying students that not to wash clothes in the river because even after the purification of water, the water still has the substance of soap. She also said that not to use shower while bathing but use mug & bucket because by using shower it leads to wastage of water in large amount. Further she said that during the 10 days of festival of Lord Ganesha, instead of making the idol of Lord Ganesha from plaster of Paris, it shall be made from soil i.e. shaalu mitti because at the time of visarjan the idol made from plaster of Paris do not get dissolve in water which ultimately harms and pollutes the water. She further explained all the aspects of environment and asked students to prevent our environment by adapting small changes in our day to day life and by ending the session she asked students to stop others also from polluting the environment.\The session had a great impact on the students of the school and as a gesture to show their willingness for water conservation they took an oath to protect, preserves water by water conservation.


Sensitizing school going children about the importance of cleaner air for a better tomorrow and a means to achieve the same. This was followed by an interactive session with the girl students informing them about the importance of practicing cleanliness and hygiene. Pirangut

New Law College in order to contribute as a water rehabilitator conducted tree plantation drive in Atkarwadi Village on 29th august. This activity was undertaken by the college to mitigate depletion of ground water resources.

One of the various modes of water conservation is tree plantation as it not only aids in proportionate rainfall but also helps in absorption of water thus resulting into increased underground water level.


Drawing attention towards responsibilities of the citizenry regarding tree plantation, conservation and management.

Students got the golden opportunity to meet Mr Col (retd) Sashikant Dalvi Founder of PRAJANYA established in year 2002. Since 2003, More than 150 RWH projects have been successfully implemented by the organisation. In gainful session he told the students about what is rain water harvesting and why it is important for everyone to implement RWH system. He suggested the various ways in which we can implement rain water harvesting system


Carrying out a feasibility study of various Rain Water Harvesting systems and their varied applications in the urban landscape.

Pirangut, Dr. Jyoti Dharm, Asst. Prof. BVDU New Law College, Pune Ms. Jayashree Khandare Asst. Prof. BVDU New Law College, Pune B.A. LL.B and BB.A. LL.B Final Year Students


Understanding in real time the waste discharge and management strategies adopted by the food and beverage industries.

The New Law College also organised a Pan - India seminar on water conservation titled, “The Water Nexus-Bringing the World Together”, on the 24th of September 2019. The participation in the said event by eminent personalities like Dr. Rajendra Singh, popularly known as the “Waterman of India”, domain experts like Shri. V.G. Kulkarni, Chief Engineer of the Pune Municipal Corporation who has a long and illustrious career in water management, Shri. Adhir Gadpale, D.G & HOO( Doordarshan), Shri. Nana Patekar, actor speaks volumes of the illustrious panel which deliberated on the said issue. In terms of outreach, it was equally heartening to see young minds coming from the different corners of the country and presenting their views on the said topic through a ‘paper presentation competition’.

Equally encouraging were the questions and responses by those present in the audience which included students, members of the faculty, civil society organisations who in their capacity were enthralled by the speakers for the day. The minutes of the passed resolution which emphasised upon ‘community participation’ in water conservation, ‘no one size fits all approach’ rather a geography specific approach and the need for water conservation efforts in the urban landscape like Rain Water Harvesting are worth taking note of. The main object behind the program is to sensitizing the community about the importance of water conservation and the ways to enhance the ground water recharge.

First hand assessment of various strategies to protect flora and fauna in Protected Area Networks. Our study too focused on land encroachments of the tribals in the name of industrialization and development.

It was an informative and a thought provoking session where our hosts informed us of the many activities undertaken by their group like rescue operations for animals encroaching upon human spaces , emergency services to animals who are accidentally hurt by moving vehicles, heritage conservation etc. As a true environmental soldier, Mr.Dhotre recounted the days of his struggle when he pushed back the Adani Coal Mine project much to the relief of ecological needs of the geographical entity.

Apart from this, in his interaction with the members of the delegation he rightfully exchanged his deep insights and experiences regarding biodiversity conservation. His outstanding work with respect to the cleanliness of one of the fort entrances was even cited by the Hon. Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi.He rightfully extended the importance of cleanliness to the villages in order to prevent animals who feed on wastes to encroach upon the said spaces.

He also elucidated that most of the attacks take place in the morning when the villagers go out to relieve themselves. It was mainly through the posture; Mr. Dhotre maintained that the animals especially the Tiger could make out whether it was hunting an animal or a human. His volunteers reiterated the caution and restraint which they maintained while dealing with any case of rescuing any animal which had wrongfully entered a human space. This to put in the kind consideration of the college management that the model of engaging like minded people to work for larger social good can surely be replicated in the college as well


Understanding the power of Social Capital in conserving environment and the ways in which citizens can contribute towards this cause.

Meeting with RFO-Impressed by the inquisitiveness of the young delegation, the top officer warmly welcomed us at his office. We were also shown a short documentary made on the 4 tigresses apart from others inhabiting the said tiger reserve. He shared all his experiences very diligently. In his interactions he decried he un-necessary sensationalisation of of any tiger death inside the reserve even if it died of natural reasons. He revealed that there is a proper process of investigation undertaken by an investigating officer only after which the said dead body of the tiger is burnt to ashes.

He also showcased the various types of camera traps so used inside the forests. He explained that there are mainly 3 types of camera traps of which mostly the ones powered by lithium ion cells are used. He informed us about the compensation scheme being practiced in Maharashtra and the problems the forest officials face in ascertaining the rightful beneficiary of the compensation.


Understanding the various facets of forest management by the Government and the rehabilitation policy so followed.

The purpose of the visit was to make students better understand the various ways in which they can contribute towards social development. The visit was able to fill them with empathy and motivated them further to work for social upliftment especially the poor and underprivileged. Also Understanding the rich legacy of Lok Biradari Parikalp. Their contributions in the field of health,education and Environmental conservation.

Our meeting helped students in better understanding the dynamics of forest administration. While humbly answering all questions put forth during our interaction, the officer revealed the ways in which the government ensures Biodiversity conservation as also giving adequate compensation to the farmers who are victims of animal attacks, etc.


Understanding Government’s approach towards spreading education in Maoist affected areas.

Khadkwasla to CEOP with Mr. Narendra Chugh, Dr. Bhagyashree Deshpande, I/C, Principal, BVDU New Law College, Pune, Dr. Jyoti Dharm Asst. Prof. BVDU New Law College, Pune Ms. Jayashree Khandare Asst. Prof.BVDU New Law College, Pune


Assessing the increasing prevalence of pollution in water bodies and the ensuing strategies.

15. Priyadarshani Vidya Mandir, Pune Dr. Jyoti Dharm Asst. Prof. BVDU New Law College, Pune and Ms. Jayashree Khandare Asst. Prof. BVDU New Law College, Pune


Interactive session to acquaint young students with the basics of Environmental science, rising pollution and the need for their effective contribution.

With humankind continuing to face existential threat due to onslaughts of climate change and extreme weather events, the Environment Cell held a discourse on Sustainable Development to reiterate its importance in the modern times.

Our distinguished guest gave invaluable insights on the said subject and reiterated India’s age old insistence on SUSTAINABILITY right from the ancient times to the modern era with it's foremost ambassador being Mahatma Gandhi.


The need to incorporate sustainable environmental practices for a more equitable world of tomorrow.

The New Law College organized 1st National Online Environment Quiz, 25th May 2020 to generate special interest amongst the student community with regard to Environmental Sciences particularly in the backdrop of a global Pandemic.

With the objective of revealing the wonders of Environmental Sciences to our students, the Environment Cell organized the first ever National Online Quiz Competition by making full use of the digital connectivity.

The event got a phenomenal response with more than 200 students taking up the quiz from different parts of the country. Questions were of a general order relating to the basics of Environmental Sciences, National & international conventions, statutes, and biodiversity and latest developments regarding COVID19 PANDEMIC. A total time of 12 minutes was provided to the students to answer a set of 25 questions.



The Environment Cell of New Law College has organized the National Photography Contest to invoke special interests amongst the students regarding Nature and wildlife photography. It was also our objective to see the many ways in which the students perceived the COVID19 Pandemic.

It is not just limited to academic competition. The Environment cell also organized a one of it's kind photography and mobile movie making contest to see how this social Media savvy generation perceives the richness of biodiversity. We also were keen to see how our students interpret their life changing experiences of lockdown through short videos and mobile movie.

“Life in the post lockdown Scenario for a better, cleaner and Sustainable Environment”

Key Speakers:
  • Dr. Bhagyashree M. Deshpande , I/C, Principal New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), PuneA polymath of sorts particularly with specialization in the field of Criminal Law, Research Methods, Jurisprudence, Law and Medicine, Environmental and Administrative Laws. Ma’am's unique way of teaching and explaining the most difficult concepts very simplistically has been recognized by one and all. A recipient of the BEST TEACHER AWARD in MAHARASHTRA, Ma’am has the distinctive honor of being felicitated by the hands of Hon'ble Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra state, and the BOMBAY SOCIETY OF LEGAL SCHOLARS apart from a host of other prestigious institutions.
  • Dr. Rajindra Prasad SinghDr. Rajinder Singh is popularly known as the "WATER MAN" of India; Sir is a noted Environmentalist and is the President of the TARUN BHARAT SANGH a reputed NGO working for the cause of Water Conservation. Sir is also the recipient of the "Ramon Magsaysay Award" and also holds the honor of being a member of various important committees concerned with Nature conservation, climate Change and Biodiversity Protection.
  • Dr. S. N. Trivedi, I.F.S. (Rtd)Dr. Trivedi is a retired officer of the Indian Forest Service. During his illustrious career he held several important assignments, the notable being the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife, Jharkhand, the Chief Wildlife Warden, Jharkhand and the Chairperson, Jharkhand State Biodiversity Conservation Board. He holds the degree of Ph. D in forest economics from the University of Wales, U. K.
  • 4. Col. Shashikant Dalvi. Col (Rtd)Col (retd) Dalvi has spread awareness through seminars, lectures and workshops in schools, colleges, community centres, corporate events and industry. He is a regular participant on shows in TV and Radio. Since July 2015, he is a part of the Times Of India “News in Education” campaign, to spread awareness on water conservation in 120 schools in Pune.. He has also participated in more than 200 awareness campaigns through Print, Radio & TV media. He currently volunteers with the Climate Reality Project and is the National Convener for water harvesting. The Project is run by former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. He has attended multiple domestic and international seminars and workshops and is regularly invited as chairperson for these events. He is closely associated with International Longevity Centre- India, as a resource person for value education on environmental issues in different schools. He works with them to spread awareness about climate crisis and water issues amongst students in Maharashtra. Col Dalvi has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions from organisations from all walks of life – from Governments, Political Parties, NGOs to citizen organisations and schools.
  • Dr. Narendra Chugh, EnvironmentalistDr. Chugh is a noted environmentalist, philanthropist and a Senior Member of the Pune JalBiradari. He has worked very actively with regard to the pollution of our rivers and has ensured the Mula-Mutha River in Maharashtra breathes back to its original pristine state.

The Environment Cell of the New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune, organisied Webinar on “Water Quality of River Ganga”. Water of river Ganga has been found fit enough for drinking purposes after decades, revealed recent research by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. This lockdown has been little harsh for the humankind but a period of Rejuvenation for Mother Nature.

Ganga also referred as river of Life in India has been through a lot of contamination in past decades but this lockdown proves to be a boon for river Ganga. Let's get more enlighten on this issue and a fact check of on ground reality from the expert in this field.

With 2020 being the penultimate year to review India's achievements with respect to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted in the year 2011-12, the Environment Cell of the New Law College took upon itself to acquaint our students with it's basic principles by organizing a Webinar on the subject

“An overview of the Biodiversity Act". The session was very informative with our key note speaker Dr. Bharucha explaining in detail the basics and its other dimensions along with important provisions of the Statute. With Lockdown in effect, the whole programme was conducted online.

  • Webinar on Environment Law, Hon’ble Shri. M.C. Mehta Renowned Environmentalist & Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, 4th June 2020.The importance of knowing various Environmental laws for an individual is well known. With Pollution, climate change and the recent COVID19 Pandemic it's importance can hardly be overemphasized. It is in this backdrop we organized one webinar on the topic "IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS" with none other than the legendary Shri.M.C.MEHTA. The event was well received and left a lasting impression on everyone.
  • 2. U.R.J.A. Chapter II, Prof C. K. Varshney, Member, Governing Body, Wetlands International South Asia, 5th June 2020Continuing it’s rich legacy of drawing attention to the most pressing issues of our times, the Environment Cell conducted it's second edition of U.R.J.A. (Urgently. REQUIRED. JOINT. ACTION) on the topic "Conserving Wetlands: Strategies and challenges for the future".This event holds special significance especially in the wake of depletion URAN and challenges to PANJE wetlands.
  • 1st Video/Movie Making Contest, 26th May 2020
  • Webinar on “An Analysis of Environment Impact Assessment Draft” , Adv. Anirudha Hariani, Independent Counsel, 28th May 2020