Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur’s Webinar on Transformative Constitutionalism [Aug 1, 3:30 PM]: Register Now!

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About Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur

Founded by the visionary Late Padmashri Dadasaheb Gaikwad in 1964, Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur (DACN) affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur is indeed a time-tested centre for higher learning.

DACN is located in the heart of the orange city at Holy Deekshabhoomi where Bharatratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, embraced Buddhism.

About the Webinar

Topic: Transformative Constitutionalism

The jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of India, particularly in the contemporary times has given currency to the coinage of Transformative Constitutionalism. This concept accords transformative role to the Judicial Institution. Though conventionally social reform has been perceived to be the function of the representative legislature, yet legislations being an embodiment of the majoritarian voice are often structured on the silencing of individual narratives.

The class so substantively disadvantaged tries to seek refuge in the judicial institution. Through creative interpretation of the Constitution, the judiciary finds an opportunity to emancipate such disadvantaged class by recognition of their substantive rights. The narratives build around the experiences of sexual minorities; experiences of women who face multiple disadvantages, for example stand testimony to this.

Thus the judiciary becomes a tool through which the Constitution can be envisaged as a transformative document. What has the Supreme court of India’s experiment in Transformative Constitutionalism been thus far, what were the missed opportunities, what are the challenges ahead and how can transformative constitutionalism help us in re-imagining a more egalitarian society, some pondering on the issues becomes an abidingly rewarding project for a legal scholar.

About the Speaker

Advocate Gautam Bhatia from the Supreme Court (He has authored a very good book on the subject) will be the guest speaker for this webinar.

He is a Supreme Court Lawyer. He has done D. Phil Candidate from Oxford, LLM From Yale Law School. He is also a Rhodes Scholar and comes under Forbes under 30 Achiever.

Details of the Webinar

Date: 1st August 2020

Time: 3:30 PM

To register for the webinar, click here.

The Webinar will be held on Zoom but the same is restricted (maximum upto 100) and for the other registered participants they will share the Youtube link as we will stream this live on Youtube.

Since it will be live on Youtube, there will be no restriction on the number of viewers. However pre-Webinar registration will be required for that. The College has this platform and the past couple of Webinars that they have hosted on Online Teaching-Learning and Revised NAAC Assessment parameters were a huge success.

  • Registration is compulsory.
  • E-Certificates will be provided Submission of Feedback form after the Webinar is necessary to get the E-Certificates.
  • Questions can be asked on the chat box in YouTube.

Contact Information

E-mail ID: [email protected]


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