SASTRA Deemed To Be University

To mould young men and women into value driven, professionally competent and rounded personalities has always been SASTRA's vision. The Moot Society at School of Law, SASTRA was initiated to materialize this vision.Since its inception, through active conducting of and participation in moots, the Society has helped SASTRA achieve a strong position in the Indian mooting scenario.TARKA SASTRA has been an exemplification of this developmental process and the resulting success of SASTRA. This year, by hosting the 17th edition of the Nani Palkhivala National Tax Moot Court Competition, School of Law,SASTRA Deemed To be University aims at furthering its presence in the National Mooting scene. The confluence of all that SASTRA stands for: values, penchant for logic, legal quest and Nani Palkhivala's rich heritage is sure to give you a memorable mooting experience.

School of Law

In a bold step towards private institutional education in the legal sphere, School of Law, SASTRA Deemed To be University had its humble beginning in 2008. Starting with a small but talented pool of students, School of Law is now a successful venture with 688 students. This growth and the responsibility of handling such potent talents year after year is no easy task. To metamorphose such visions into practical realities we have a host of accomplished and dedicated staff members and Dean, Dr P. Ravisekhararaju. School of Law's set mission and programme have proven to be extremely effective and this is reflected in our diverse student population. School of Law hosts students from all over the world, facilitating an accommodative and culturally enriching environment.


"If a count were to be made of the ten topmost lawyers of the world, I have no doubt that Mr. Palkhivala’s name would find a prominent place therein" - H.R.Khanna

Mr. Nani Palkhivala was a multi-faceted personality-a lawyer par excellence, philanthropist, diplomat, author and a pioneer in the field of law. His authorship series, "Law and practice of Income Tax" as well as commentaries on the same have since set the benchmark in taxation and is still the guidebook for all tax enthusiasts in the country.

Hailed as the "Gift of God to modern India" by Shri. Rajaji Palkhivala was the epitome of persuasion, precision of argument, in depth understanding of law as well as analytical, strategic, charismatic and successful advocacy.

There can be no better way of sustaining the memory of perhaps India's most extraordinary advocate than by instituting an annual tax moot court competition in his name.The Nani Palkhivala Memorial National Tax Moot Court Competition hosted by School of Law, SASTRA Deemed To be University is a tribute to this great man. We invite you to join us to be a part of this intellectual confluence virtually on the 19th, 20th and 21st November, 2021.


  • Dr. S. Vaidhyasubramaniam
    SASTRA Deemed To be University
  • Dr. S. Swaminathan
    Dean - Planning & Development
    SASTRA Deemed To be University
  • Dr. P. Ravisekhararaju
    Dean Law,
    School of Law,
    SASTRA Deemed To be University
  • Sanjith S
    Faculty Convenor,
    SASTRA Deemed To be University
  • Rohit J Mathew
    Faculty Coordinator,
    SASTRA Deemed To be University
  • R.Gomathi
    Faculty Coordinator,
    SASTRA Deemed To be University


Student Convenors:

  • Convenor - Saradha Dharsini C
  • Co - Convenor - Sarva Easwaran
  • Overall Committee Coordinator - Hari Priya

Intellectual Labour Committee

  • Head - Muthu Kumar K
  • Co-Head - Tanvi Srivatsan

Event Management Committee:

  • Head - Sanjay Krishnan
  • Co-Head - Jumanah Kader

Judges Hospitality:

  • Head - Vignesh Hariharan
  • Co-Head - Viyyash Kumar

Team Hospitality:

  • Head - Krishnaa Shankar
  • Co-Head - Kalidharun K M

Pre invite for 17th Nani Palkhivala National Tax Moot


Closing for Final Registrations


Last Date for seeking clarifications


Deadline for Memorial Submission


Declaration of Memo results


Inaugural ceremony and picking of lots


Quarter finals


Semi finals




Dates of competition

19th,20th and 21st November



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