Gurmohak Chawla, BBA LLB (2013-18)

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

Throughout my entire teenage life, I had always dreamt of going to a college with a heritage or a globally renowned brand. But that could somehow mean compromising on the quality of education along with the lack of an actual 'student experience' covered behind a huge name. But here, at Symbiosis Law School Noida, I got the best of both worlds.

The very remembrance of my first day at SLS-N, gives me a faint recollection of 'Collywobbles', commonly known as 'butterflies in my stomach'. Unsure about what the new chapter in my life may put forward for me, I clumsily picked up my bag and moved ahead to a strange city with a strange feeling.

A late admission to a class with people already in groups, making a niche for myself seemed to be quite a task. Entering the classroom, where everybody was eyeing you out for being a newbie, the butterflies in my stomach multiplied in number and in curiosity. Everybody talking Statutes, Articles or Sections of different laws, it gave me goosebumps, being a complete stranger to this field. The faculty was helpful though, lending out a hand for the students like us in need, to cope up with the already running syllabus.

Students preparing for tutorials, projects and other curricular activities, I just watched them, trying to follow their steps, to somehow make my mark too. The professionalism came to be pouring out of the institute. The subjects didn't seem to be as tough though, as they were presumed to be by me.

All in all, the life here came with a 'bitter-sweet' experience, preparing us for the world, us being at court from the day one, also came with a sort of professional strictness and a taste of the professional world lying ahead of us.

The opportunities came pouring in, from all the corners of this institute. In the end, it depended on us what we made out from those opportunities being created for the very much better of ours. The institute brought out the best of me, though taking me out of my comfort zone, but also putting me in the zone I very much required instead of what I wanted.

Gurmohak Singh Chawla
BBA LLB (2013-18)