Chandigarh, July 17, 2013: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab has started its 8th academic session from its newly set campus at village Sidhuwal (Patiala). Besides this, one year Master of Laws (LL.M) course is all set to be launched from the current session with intake of 40 students per year.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that the University was running a B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) five year course with an intake of 120 students per year. From the present Session the University has also started LL.M. as one year course with intake of 40 students per session. The admission to B.A,LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.M. Courses were being made through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) at the National Level. The University was fully residential with all the students residing in the university hostels. The University also registers Researchers to Ph.D. Programme on the basis of entrance test every year. At present about 25 Researchers are pursuing their Doctoral Research.
The spokesman further said that in addition the University has established Centre for Advanced Studies in Criminal Law (CASCL); Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Advocacy (CCPLA); Centre for Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law (CASH); Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR); School of Agriculture Law and Economics (SALE); Centre for Advanced Studies in Labour Welfare Law (CASLW); and School of Social sciences and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (SSSIS); in addition to RGNUL Legal Aid Clinic. From this session the RGNUL has also started coaching classes for competitive examination. The University would start Post-Graduate Diploma and Certificate Courses in Cyber Laws; Taxation Laws and Intellectual Property Rights from August 2013 as evening courses. The spokesman clarified that the University would run the Competitive Examination Coaching Classes and Diploma/Certificate Courses from its City Campus.
The spokesman informed that the University was receiving grants from Punjab Government on the capital side and for maintenance too. The Punjab government has made a provision of 27.87 crores for the financial year 2013-14, whereas Rs. 39.20 crore was provided during the year 2012-13.
Meanwhile, an orientation week for the new batch has already been started at the commencement of the 8th Academic Session at the new Sidhuwal Campus. On this occasion Professor Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi and Member RGNUL Academic Planning Board addressed the students along with Professor (Mrs.) Nishtha Jaswal, Chairperson, Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Professor (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, RGNUL. Professor (Dr.) G.I.S. Sandhu, Registrar, RGNUL delivered vote of thanks. The first day of the Orientation Week was also attended by the parents of the students. The objective of observing Orientation Week was to make the students familiar with Law in general and the Social Science subject through special lectures by experts from different faculties.
It may be mentioned here that the Government of Punjab has established Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab at Patiala in 2006 by enacting the Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006. The University had started its academic activities from the Mohindra Kothi, Mall Road, Patiala in 2006. The Village Panchayat of Sidhuwal donated 50 Acres of land to the University. The University has completed the construction work of Hostels and the Academic Block.