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Justice NV Ramana remarked on the quality of education provided in 1500 law colleges while giving a convocation address in the convocation ceremony of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University. He commented that from these 1500 law universities, including 23 NLUs, 1.50 lakh students graduate and out of these less than 25% are prepared for the profession. He went ahead to state that many sub-standard law colleges are colleges merely in name.
In his address, he called the law students "drivers of social change". The legal profession is related to society and they should educate people about their rights and especially human rights. He also commented on the present education system which does not build up the social character of the student instead "students are often caught in the rat race."
In his address, he gave the example of Damodaram Sanjivayya who was the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He also quoted the words of Winston Churchill "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." The law students should have a "constructive attitude" to bring up the solution for the current problems of the judiciary and lawyers.