युक्ती हीने विचारे तु धर्महानि प्रजायते

Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon Media Law Endowments

In April, 2001, WBNUJS received an endowment of Rs. 3 lakhs from the founding Vice chancellor of NUJS, Prof. Menon, for promotion of scholarship in media law, a subject he himself taught at NUJS. The Executive Council, vide resolution no. 5 of Feb 2, 2002, approved the media law endowment fund and directed a long-term deposit to accrue the best interest possible.
Proceeds from the endowment are intended to be utilized for one or more of the following activities to be organized by the University on the recommendation of the Faculty Council and the Vice Chancellor:

Keshab Chandra Basu Endowment on Law & Economics

Professor Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics in Cornell University, USA, and son of Late Mr. Keshab Chandra Basu, who was a lawyer and a politician of repute in post-independence Bengal, desired to give an endowment of Rs 3 lakhs to promote the study of law-economics interface in WBNUJS. The Academic Council and the Executive Council, in their meetings dated 26.10.2002, welcomed the offer and directed the University to set up the “Keshab Chandra Basu Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics” and authorized the Vice Chancellor to proceed with the various other related academic programmes.
It was decided that the University would organize a lecture series every year, by inviting distinguished scholars in the field from different parts of the world. Professor Basu had also promised to help in bringing such scholars to NUJS. Professor Amartya Sen delivered the first Keshab Chandra Basu Memorial Lecture on “Law, Economics and Social Change”, on December 20, 2003.

Dr. Durga Das Basu Memorial Lecture Fund

Dr. Sardindu Basu son of late Dr. Durgadas Basu donated Rs. 9 Lakhs towards instituting the “Dr. Durga Das Basu Memorial Lecture” in the name of his illustrious father for the organisation of an annual lecture on Constitutional Law at NUJS.