Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The University acquired approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006. The University also got registered with the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to obtain grant from the UGC under section 12-B of the UGC Act, 1956.
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five Year Integrated Course
RGNUL offers B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)Five-Year Integrated Programme whereunder Social Sciences subjects like Economics, English, History, Political Science and Sociology are taught as major and minor subjects alongwith Law subjects in the first three years of study. From third year onwards, the curriculum comprises of Law subjects and one major subject. All subjects are compulsory in the first three years of study. However, in the fourth and fifth year, students are offered specializations in four streams, viz., Business Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and International Law. The successful students are awarded Honours Degree with specialization.
RGNUL follows the Semester System. The teaching methodology includes extensive and intensive classroom teaching with emphasis on participative learning. The courses include assignments, seminars and project work. The thrust of the course is not just on learning but also professional training.
LL.M. One Year Post Graduation Course
The RGNUL offers one-year LL.M. Post Graduation Course with specialization in Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and International Law.
Admission: The Admission shall be based exclusively on the merit of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The candidate must have passed the LL.B./B.L. Degree examination from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law or any other University whose degrees are recognized by this University, with minimum 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST).
The air-conditioned university library is an example of excellence as regard to library services and collection. This fully computerized Wi-Fi library has on its shelves more than 31,200 volumes which include a comprehensive array of legal resources in both print and electronic formats. In addition to 117 periodicals, library’s prized collection includes online version of ‘Lexis Nexis India and Academics’, Manupatra, Westlaw India, SCC Online, Hein Online, LII of India, Corporate Law Advisor and many more. American Journal of International Law, Harvard Law Review, International Legal Materials, The Digest, Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, American Jurisprudence, Cox’s Criminal Cases, Halsbury’s Laws of England, Words and Phrases, The Law Reports, are available in print form.
The library has implemented Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which facilitates auto-issue and return of books. A very prestigious project of scanning of rare books has been started with sophisticated scanner Bookeye-4.
The construction of ultra-modern three-storeyed new building of library is in full swing. The building has the provision of “Moot Court Research Lab” and sound proof “Conference Hall” with seating capacity of more than 300 readers and “Outer Reading Hall” which will remain open 24×7.
There are eight hostel blocks (4 for boys and 4 for girls). Three blocks each for boys and girls are equipped with separate mess / dining facilities. All the hostels along with the attached messes are fully-air-conditioned. All the hostels are equipped with an aquaguard with a water-cooler to ensure 24-hour pure drinkable water supply. Proper hygiene and sanitation facilities are maintained by 24-hour housekeeping service. The hostels are also equipped with 24-hour secured WiFi connection. Also, the hostels are provided with 24-hour power supply in case of power failure. All the rooms have been furnished with designer curtains, box type beds, study tables, study chairs, book shelves, etc. Every room has been provided with wardrobes having sufficient storage capacity; wardrobes are fitted with locker for safe custody of valuables. The Law School has also taken care of recreational facilities for hostel pupils. Every block has common-rooms. These common-rooms are equipped with Table-Tennis Boards, Televisions, Carrom Boards, etc. Badminton, basketball and volleyball courts are available in the area adjoining the hostel buildings. There are rooms for both single accommodation and double-accommodation. The Law School acknowledges disabled students and has prepared special rooms with attached wash-rooms so as to provide them the best facilities, possible.
The RGNUL Legal Aid Clinic was established in 2011, since then it has a strong Paralegal Volunteer Force of 110 members consisting of Advocates, Faculty members and students in general.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law,
Punjab Sidhuwal-Bhadson Road,
Phone No. 0175-2391600, 601, 602, 603, 604
Fax No. 0175-2391690