Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab
Established in 2006, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab fulfills the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. The main campus of the University is at Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala with state-of-the-art campus. It has an Administrative-cum-Academic Block, separate spacious Library Building, Auditorium, Sports Complex, Boys and Girls Hostels, Guest House, Community Hall, Health Centre, Residences, Stadium and other facilities.
RGNUL is also a member of a number of professional organizations of national and international stature like the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), Singapore; Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA); Forum of South Asian Clinical Law Teachers (FSACLT), Goa; Indian Economic Association (IEA); Indian Institute of Comparative Law (IICL), Jaipur; Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi; Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi; Indian Political Science Association (IPSA); Indian Society of Criminology (ISC), Madras; Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi; Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), New Delhi; International Association of Law Schools (IALS), and International Law Students Association (ILSA), United States of America, Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India), Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI).
Academic Programs in Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab
RGNUL offers B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Five-Year Integrated Programme where 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. 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.
The Admission shall be based exclusively on the merit in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, the students must fulfill the following criteria as well:
The candidate must have passed 10+2 examination of the Punjab School Education Board or its equivalent with minimum 45% marks in the aggregate (40% marks for SC/ST).
The candidates appearing in or awaiting results of the qualifying examination held or being held in March/April 2015 may also apply and appear for the Combined Law Admission Test (CLAT) provisionally, subject to the condition that they shall produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed percentage of marks at the time of their interview/counseling.
RGNUL offers one-year LL.M. Post Graduation Course with specialization in Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and International Law. (Specialization will be offered subject to the condition of minimum five students opting the same)
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) shall be eligible for admission to the course.
Candidates appearing in/awaiting results of the qualifying examination being held in April/May may also apply and appear provisionally for the Admission Test, subject to the condition that they shall produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed marks at the time of interview/counseling.
Centres for Excellence in RGNUL Punjab
Centre for Advanced Studies in Criminal Law (CASCL)
RGNUL has established a Centre for Advanced Studies in Criminal Law (CASCL) to undertake advanced study and research in areas of criminal law; professional training including sensitisation on application and enforcement of criminal law in the fair and coherent manner etc. Under the auspices of the CASCL, the University has already started Two Year Post Graduation Programme in (LL.M.) in Criminal Law. The Centre is also ready to enrol candidates for Research Degree Programme (Ph.D.) and to undertake other research projects.
Consumer Protection Laws and Advocacy (CCPLA)
Centre for Consumer Protection Laws and Advocacy (CCPLA) has been established to conduct advanced research in various aspects related to the Consumer Protection Law; to provide consultancy in consumer protection litigation. Its objective is also to equip students thoroughly with the laws and the analytical ability to strengthen the functional paradigm of NGOs working and contributing in the area; to provide legal aid to the under-privileged sections of the Indian society in order to promote awareness in the context; and to render guidance and encouraging 'Public Interest Litigation'.
Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH)
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules which seeks, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. The centre aims at organizing wegional Workshops for the teachers and scholars engaged in the research of various issues in International Humanitarian Law from time to time at the RGNUL Campus at Patiala.
Center for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR)
RGNUL has established a Center for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR) to undertake and promote advanced study and research in the emerging trends related to this area. With human rights and the principle of respect for human dignity at its core and taking many cross-cutting issues into consideration.
Centre for Advanced Studies in Labour Welfare (CASLW)
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in association with the International Justice Mission (IJM), an International NGO based in Chennai established the Centre for Advanced Studies in Labour Welfare (CASLW) on 1 September 2012.
The purpose of this Centre is to improve the conditions of labour justice system and create legal awareness among labourers. The centre makes an effort to uphold the rights of the labourers and their children, ensuring them the life of dignity.
The University also has a Centre for Foreign Language which offers a one year certificate course in French language. This certificate course is parallel with DELF certificate level A exam conducted by Ministry of Education, France. DELF certificate is recognized all throughout the world and valid for whole life.
Centre for Environmental Legal Studies (CELS)
The Centre for Environmental Legal Studies (CELS) was established by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in 2016 as a research centre tasked with the responsibility of undertaking and encouraging discourse on the wide array of enviro-legal issues faced by humanity, at a domestic, regional and international level.
Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy Laws (CASEL)
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy Laws (CASEL) was established as a research unit by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in the year 2017 to undertake various tasks in order to sensitise the public on issues relating to conservation of energy, low-carbon emitting resources, judicious utilisation of fuel and electricity etc so that the international commitment to environmental protection and sustainability can be met.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab
Sidhuwal - Bhadson Road, Patiala (PUNJAB)
Phone No. 0175-2391600, 601, 602, 603, 604
Fax No. 0175-2391690