Gauhati University, Guwahati

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Department of Law


Department of Law


The only centre for Advanced Legal Studies in NE India.

Date of establishment: March 23, 1976.


The department aims at providing-

Quality legal education at the LL. M. level.
Full-fledged research experience at the Ph. D. level.
Critical Legal Thought and socially relevant education.

Prior to 1976, there was no institution in North East India imparting higher-level education in Law at the LL. M. level. The need of an institution for higher education in Law as felt by the people of this part of the country since long. The Faculty of Law took resolutions to open LL. M. in as early as 1969, but it did not materialize for want of LL. M. teachers. During the national emergency a decision was taken by the university to hand over the existing Law College to the Government of Assam and to establish a post-graduate department of Law in its place in the campus itself.

Initially there were only four teachers- Prof. N. Sanajaoba, Dr. Haren Kalita, Dr. A, Hussain, and Sri A. C. Deka- all LL. M. degree holders from other universities, and classes were held in the afternoon. Justice K. N. Saikia joined the first four and taught LL. M. students for a couple of years. Many of the teachers joined in 1984. it may be recalled that Dr. N. K. Singh, Sri A. C. Buragohain, Sri R. P. Kakati, Dr. S. Kanunjna, Ms. Stuti Deka, Ms, Aparajita Baruah, and Dr. A. K. Sinha, among others, lent their services as part-time/ guest lecturers.

The department has produced more than 100 LL. M.s, 20 Ph. D.s, plus provided manpower to Indian judiciary Bar and Law schools.



An excellent departmental library with over 3000 books.

Department of Law
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar,
Guwahati- 781 014,
Assam, India.


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