Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
Mohindra Kothi, Fountain Chowk, The Mall, Patiala
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL, Punjab was founded at Patiala in the year of 2006 by the State Legislature by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Act, 2006. The University got itself registered with the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. It also has the approval of the Bar Council of India for giving professional legal education.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL is currently situated at its headquarters in the Mohindra Kothi, one of the heritage buildings of the erstwhile Patiala State. Its permanent campus is hoped to be running in an area of 50 acre on Patiala-Bhadson Road, about 8 kms from Patiala city. As Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL is an imminent National Law University, considerable efforts are made to develop a practical and participative learning atmosphere promoting creative teaching of the international standards.
The students are made to face with the real life problems and are trained to acquire analytical and logical skills. As a result, teaching schedule comprise of lectures, discussions, case studies, daily seminars and project works, ensuring student participation. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL follows the semester system where social science subjects are taught together with law for the first two years. Internship of the University is an essential part for the students and has been divided into two stages through the Initial and the Advanced Internship Programmes.
The fully residential and self-sufficient campus of the college has an Administrative cum-Academic Block, separate spacious Library, Auditorium, Sports Complex, Boys and Girls Hostels, Guest House, Community Hall, Health Centre, Shopping Centre residences and other facilities etc. Mooting is one of the most important academic exercises promoted in Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL. The University encourages its students to participate in as many national and international moot court competitions as possible. The University moot policy is supported by the keen interest of the dedicated faculty members. The well resourced library, computer lab with internet and well furnished Moot Court Hall, provide an ambiance favorable for the students to focus on the legal debates at various moots.
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL Library is known to be one of the best law libraries in India. The Library has a collection of more than 20000 Volumes covering an extensive range of general and special subjects that consist of text books, reference books, volumes of journals, reports etc. as well as the current legal periodicals. The RGNUL Library presently subscribes to 45 Law Journals and about 25 magazines. Keeping in mind the importance of technology in legal education, all the students are expected to have a laptop. Other than the personal laptops the students may also have access to two fully equipped centrally air conditioned computer labs with about twenty computers each.
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL Campus has high-tech fitness centre, designed only for its students. Other than the Gymnasium, students have been provided with others sports facilities that also include Football, Table Tennis and Badminton. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law-RGNUL provides B.A, LL.B (Hons.) five years integrated program that is divided into Ten Semesters (i.e., Two Semesters in One Academic Year).