Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was established at Patiala in the year 2006 by the State Legislature by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Act, 2006. The University is registered with the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. It has the approval of the Bar Council of India for imparting professional legal education.
The University offers B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.) Five Years Integrated Course divided into Ten Semesters (i.e., Two Semesters in One Academic Year). English, Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology are taught as the social science components of legal studies. Power Point Presentations are compulsory for each seminar in the respective subject. The University has a well stocked library with more than 20,000 books, journals, e-journals, periodicals, etc. etc. The University has two advanced computer labs. Internet facility is provided through leased line and the entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. Students are encouraged to have their own lap tops. The university has a well furnished Moot Court Hall, Conference Hall, Lecture Rooms and Class Rooms equipped with modern teaching aids and equipments.
RGNUL is presently located at its headquarters the Mohindra Kothi, one of the heritage buildings of the erstwhile Patiala State. Its permanent campus shall soon come up in an area of 50 acre on Patiala-Bhadson Road, about 8 kms from Patiala city. As RGNUL is an upcoming National Law University, significant endeavour is made to evolve a pragmatic and participative learning environment promoting creative teaching of the international standards. Our aim is to provide students with holistic academic and professional environment conducive to grooming prospective professionals in the field of law. The teaching methodology entails both intensive and extensive class room teaching and participative learning. The students are confronted with the real life problems and are trained to acquire analytical and logical skills. Therefore, teaching schedule includes lectures, discussions, case studies, daily seminars and project works, ensuring student participation. The University follows the semester system where social science subjects are taught along with law for the first two years to initiate students towards an interdisciplinary approach to legal education. Internship of the University has been divided into two stages through the Initial and the Advanced Internship Programmes.
RGNUL is an autonomous body, governed by its own Statutory Councils. The University has a democratic administrative system and the faculty has an effective participation in the formulation and implementation of the University policies and programmes. We are sure that the coming batch will enjoy the invigorating environment of this University during their stay with us for the next five years.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala