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Dr. Gagan K.


Dr. GAGAN K.
B.A.L., LL.B., LL.M., NET-JRF, PhD.
Designation: Assistant Professor

Dr. Gagan K. has done his LL.M. with specialisation in Business Laws from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He has a PhD from the University of Mysore in the field of Competition Law. He has earlier served as Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. He was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. He has published 6 articles as book chapters and 14 research papers in national and international journals. He has presented 6 papers at International Conferences and 36 papers at National Seminars. His research papers have won best paper awards at Christ University, Bangalore and JSS Law College, Mysore. His opinion articles have been published by “The Hindu” and “Deccan Herald”. His article on “Open Educational Resources” was published by the prestigious website “TheWire.in”. He has attended training programmes at National Law University, Delhi and National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

His areas of interest are – Law and Media, Technology Laws (Cyber Laws), Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Law, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law. He has previously taught subjects like – Legal Language, Law of Contract, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade Economics. He is working as Assistant Professor at SDM Law College from August, 2016. He is currently the faculty coordinator of “Research and Publication Unit”. He can be reached at: gagan555@gmail.com .

2019-2020 Academic Year:
1. Faculty in charge of Research and Publication Unit
2. Course Teacher for Constitution – I (1st Sem of 3 years LLB)  —> Download Teaching Plan
3. Course Teacher for Jurisprudence (IV year A and B of BA LLB) —> Download Teaching Plan

Constitution Materials
Assignment List  – I of 3 years LLB

How to tackle CS exams

Faculty in charge of the event: Dr. Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: How to Tackle CS Exams
Event type: Seminar / Conference / Guest Lecture / Workshop / Extension Activity
Specify if any other: Study Se30ssion
Event Date(s): 30 October 2018
Venue: Room No. 301 (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)

Guest(s) / Dignitaries Designation / Affiliation
Shwetha Pai of 5(4) BA LLB
Swathi Baliga of 5(2) BBA LLB

Summary of the event / Additional information:
This was another talk given by two students as a part of the Unit’s Study Session Series of Talks. The format of the session was as follows: The session was in the form of a discussion led by two of R&P Unit’s own members – Shwetha Pai and Swathi Baliga. This was followed by a “Question Hour” segment where they responded to queries of the students.Some points discussed included: Company Secretary is a very demanding course. Combining it with law, CS has the potential to unlock the doors to the corporate world. The scope of CS is tremendous due to the increase in the need for a compliance department in companies. This course gives the opportunity to students from the non- commerce background too. It mainly deals with corporate and secretarial laws. The levels of CS Exam were explained and the syllabus elaborated on.

Essay Competition – My Struggle with the Truth – Results

‘My Struggle with the Truth,’ an essay writing competition, a tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who believed in “the truth will set you free.” This essay competition has inspired to bring that thought into modern age and thus this essay competition will allow the participants to try and relate it to modern times.

The participants are allowed to choose any topic they feel is relevant under the main topic, no restriction on number of words, language, the only requirement is to think outside the box and surprise us. With this free range of choice, the participants will be given one hour to write an essay. The truth is so versatile and links to everyday life from the smallest to the biggest problem (corruption) and the participants have been given free range to choose.

The marks allotted are final and cannot be challenged, the winners’ essays will be published in the end of term college magazine and the winners will receive a certificate of recognition and a prize. Marks will be deducted if the participant fails to put identification code on the essay paper.

Evaluation and Judging Criteria of this Essay
• Identifies the topic of the essay
• States the main points developed in the essay,
• Clarifies how all of the main points are logically related,
• Conveys the purpose of the essay,
• Organisation,
• Support and development of ideas,
• Insight into the subject matter,
• Clarity,
• Style,
• Complete Sentences,
• Correct Punctuation,
• Accurate Word Choice

Final Result
My Struggle With The Truth
Essay competition held on 28th September, 2018

Language: Kannada
Sabeena 3 (3 yr) LLB – 1st Place
Vandana 1st BA LLB – 2nd Place
Supriya D’Souza 4 (5 yr) LLB – 3rd Place
Devaraju T 3 (3 yr) LLB – 4th Place

Language: English
Ashwini D”Souza  1st (3 yr) LLB – 1st
Karthikeya Kuckian 1st (3 yr) LLB – 1st
Anirudh Holla 1st (3 yr) LLB – 2nd
Arjun K J 5th LLB (A) – 3rd

Research Training

Faculty in charge of the event: Dr. Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: Research Training Program Introductory Meeting
Event type: Seminar / Conference / Guest Lecture / Workshop / Extension Activity
Specify if any other: Introductory Meeting
Event Date(s): 25 October 2018
Venue: Room No.101

Guest(s) / Dignitaries Designation / Affiliation
Dr. Gagan K.
Assistant Professor,
SDM Law College,
Mangalore

Summary of the event / Additional information:

R&P Unit convened an introductory meeting as an ice-breaker for the 12 selected participants of our Research Training Program. The meeting started with the preliminary introductions of the participants. This was followed by giving them an insight into the program on three main points:
•Why we’re doing this
•What they can expect from us
•What we expect from them

After learning about what the program would entail, the participants were given a rough idea on the commitment that is expected from them.Dr.Gagan then moved on to explain the Research Theory part of the session where he briefed them on various aspects of research like:
•Why do we do research?
•Man, curiosity and problem
•Research vs superstition
•Scientific research
•Doctrinal vs empirical
•Collection of data
•Analysis of data
•Writing the paper

He especially spoke about the concept of “Empirical Research” at length.

RPUnit Sponsors event for Scintillate

Faculty in charge of the event: Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: Research Presentation Competition for Scintillate
Event type: Competition
Event Date(s): 04th October, 2018
Venue: SDM Auditorium.

Summary of the event / Additional information:
The SDMLC Corporate Club conducted the National Level Management Fest- Scintillate 2018 on 04th October, 2018. Several undergraduate and pre university colleges from in and around the state participated in the fest. The Research and Publication Unit organized an event / competition by name “Research Presentation” in which the teams were given a topic. They were given some time to research on it and make a video presentation on the same. The topic given was “Corporate Social Responsibility”. Mr. Gagan K, the coordinator of RP Unit was the judge for the event. RP Unit also sponsored the prizes for this event. The team from Karnataka State Law University- Law School, Hubli, won the prize for this event.

Online Quiz by RP Unit

RP Unit conducted online quiz competition through Instagram (a social media platform). The students who gave the right answers through direct messaging were given prizes. Below are the list of winners.

QUIZ – 1
September 25, 2018
Question: Who are the founders of these startups – Uber – $ 68 Billion, AirBnb – $ 31 Billion, SpaceX – $ 21.1 Billion, WeWork – $ 21 Billion?

Answer: SpaceX – Elon Musk, Uber – Travis Kalanick & Garrett Camp, AirBnB – Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia & Nathan Blecharczyk.

Susheel Rai, Gagan K and Tharanath

Susheel Rai (I BBA LLB) won the prize – “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight (the creator of Nike). Here he is receiving the prize from the Principal Dr. Tharanath and Gagan K (RP Unit faculty coordinator)

QUIZ – 2
September 26, 2018

Question: A special prize for those who can say something meaningful about the collage of these two photos.

Answer: The person to the left is Justice Hans Raj Khanna who gave the dissenting judgment in the Habeas Corpus Case (ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla). The person to the right in the collage is Justice DY Chandrachud who has given a dissenting judgment in the Aadhar case, by stating that it violates the fundamental rights. Both are great dissenters who have protected the Fundamental Rights through their dissents.

WINNERS

Sparsha Pai, Susheel Rai, Tharanath Gagan, Sakshith Shetty

Sparsha Pai receiving her prize from Principal Dr. Tharanath, Gagan K (RP Unit faculty coordinator) and Sakshith Shetty (RP Unit Secretary)

Harita Varma, Tharanath, Gagan, Sakshith Shetty

Harita Varma receiving her prize from Principal Dr. Tharanath, Gagan K (RP Unit faculty coordinator) and Sakshith Shetty (RP Unit Secretary)

Aysha Munihaz (BBA first year) receiving her prize from Principal Dr. Tharanath, Gagan K (RP Unit faculty coordinator) and Sakshith Shetty (RP Unit Secretary)

Essay Competition: My Struggle with the Truth

Faculty in charge of the event: Dr. Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: “My Struggle with the Truth”
Event type: Essay Competition
Event Date(s): 28 September 2018
Venue: Library (2:00 pm)

Summary of the event / Additional information:
The Unit organized an essay competition on account of Gandhi Jayanthi to be celebrated on 2nd October. The broad theme for the essays was “My Struggle With the Truth” which is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography titles “My Experiments with Truth.” The competition was open to all. The contestants were given 1 hour to write their essay. The contestants were given the liberty to interpret the said theme in any way they chose to. Totally 8 students participated in the competition. The evaluation of the English essays has been done by Mr. Mahesh Chandra Nayak and Mrs. Ujwala. The Kannada essays have been evaluated by Mr. Naresh Malligemadu. The event was organised by Aditya D’Mello. The best of these essays will be published in the college magazine – Pragathi.

Talk: Startups and the Law

Faculty in charge of the event: Dr. Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: Startups and the Law
Event type: Talk
Event Date(s): 25 September 2018
Venue: Second year BBA LLB classroom

Guest(s) / Dignitaries Designation / Affiliation
Dr. Gagan K.
Assistant Professor,
SDM Law College,
Mangalore.

Summary of the event / Additional information:
A talk on “Startups and the Law” was organised for all the second year BBA LLB students. “A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed,” says Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. Startups help in innovation, creating jobs, new products and Services and bring profits for investors. The study focused on the legal aspects like – business organisation, tax matters, contracts and labour issues with respect to startups. SathyaSagar Mithra and SwathiBaliga helped in organising the talk. This was done in collaboration with Ms. PrekshaMayadi (Assistant Professor, SDMLC).

The PowerPoint presentation of the useful points discussed was published on the Unit’s blog site: https://rpunit.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/startups-and-the-law/

Talk: Writing Assignments with Special Reference to Case Law Analysis

Faculty in charge of the event: Dr. Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: Writing Assignments With Special Reference to Case Law Analysis
Event type: Talk
Event Date(s): 20 September 2018
Venue: Room No. 102 (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)

Guest(s) / Dignitaries Designation / Affiliation
Dr. Gagan K.
Assistant Professor,
SDM Law College,
Mangalore.

Summary of the event / Additional information:
The Karnataka State Law University (KSLU), Hubbali to which SDMLC is affiliated has introduced internal assessment from the current academic year. Writing assignments therefore, has become an integral part of the course work. But, first year students are often lost when it comes to such an exercise because they are unfamiliar with the format in which the assignments have to be submitted and also have very little idea about the topics assigned.With this in mind, the Unit thought it best to conduct a brief session to give an overview of how to write assignments. The session was tailor-made for the first year BBA students by giving them comparative ideas of how to deal with topics that are purely related to Business Administration and those that are related to law. Special emphasis was given to the concept of case analysis. The PowerPoint presentation of the useful points discussed in the session was published on the Unit’s blog site: https://rpunit.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/writing-assignments/

Talk: Understanding Research

Faculty in charge of the event: Dr. Gagan K.
Committee / Cell Name: Research and Publication Unit (R&P Unit)
Event Title: Understanding Research
Event type: Talk
Event Date(s): 12 September 2018
Venue: Seminar Hall (1:15 pm – 2:15 pm)

Guest(s) / Dignitaries Designation / Affiliation
Dr. Gagan K.
Assistant Professor,
SDM Law College,
Mangalore.

The session was held with an intention to emphasize on the importance of research for law students. A general overview of research and legal research, more specifically was given. The idea of research often invokes a mixed response of fear and intimidation. The goal therefore, was to introduce the concept of research to the freshers by eliminating all misconceptions associated with it and to ensure that they perceive it more favorably. Various aspects of research were touched upon including addressing concepts such as reflective thinking, identifying a research problem, understanding hypothesis, objectives of research, research writing, citation rules and so on.In addition to this, the practical application of legal research was also talked about. The target audience for the session was all 1st BA LLB students. The PowerPoint presentation of the useful points discussed in the session was published on the Unit’s blog site: https://rpunit.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/understanding-research/