3rd VIPS- Maadhyam National Virtual Mediation Competition 2020
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies in collaboration with Maadhyam organized the 3 rd VIPS – Maadhyam National Virtual Mediation Competition from 27th to 30th August 2020. Thirty- two (32) teams of premier law institute from all across the country participated in the Competition. 150 students of VSLLS, VIPS volunteered their contribution to its successful organization. A training session for the judges and participants was conducted on the 22nd and 23 rd August 2020, respectively. The competition was bifurcated into four rounds- Preliminary, Quarterfinals, Semi-finals, and Finals. The final round was judged by Hon’ble Mr. Justice G.S. Sistani (Former Judge, Delhi High Court), Sh. Rajeev Dutta (Sr. Advocate/ Sr. Mediator), Ms. Sadhana Ramachandran (Advocate/ Sr. Mediator).
The Chief Guest for Valedictory Ceremony was Hon’ble Chief Justice Ms. Gita Mittal, J&K High Court. She congratulated the faculty and student core committee members for organizing the Competition. She emphasized the importance of ADR and its necessity for quicker resolution of disputes.
The 1 st position for Best Mediators was jointly shared by Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, and Symbiosis Law School, Pune. The 1 st position for Best Mediating Pair was awarded to the University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU. The runner up position for Mediating Pair was awarded to Amity Law School, GGSIPU, and the best team was awarded to Symbiosis Law School, Pune. The winners were given an e- certificate and cash prize. All the winners were also offered the opportunity to intern with Maadhyam. The competition was successful in inculcating legal ethics, professionalism, and problem-solving abilities in budding counsels. It was instrumental in providing an enriching experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution.