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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 Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. RGNUL started functioning from its Headquarters-Mohindra Kothi, The Mall, Patiala w.e.f. 26 May 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.
RGNUL was functioning from a heritage building of the erstwhile Patiala State, that is, Mohindra Kothi, The Mall, Patiala (from 2006 to 2013) located in the heart of Patiala city in a pollution free environment. The main campus of the University is at Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala in an area of 50 Acres of land. The state-of-the-art Campus 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. The construction and furnishing of Hostels is complete and all RGNUL Boys and Girls students are residing at the new Campus with modern amenities including air conditioning of each room. Faculty members are also residing in their apartments at the New Campus.
Presently housed in "Academic Block" of the university, the air conditioned university library is an example of excellence. With world class library services and rich collection of books and journals, this computerized Wi-Fi library has on its shelves more than 28,000 volumes which include a comprehensive array of legal resources in both print and electronic formats. In addition 126 periodicals are subscribed too.
"Our endeavour is to serve the society through reforms in legal services by way of preparing professionally competent lawyers, inquisitive researchers, able administrators,conscientious judicial officers, and above all, socially responsible citizens,who shall be whole- heartedly and continuously engaged in the process of nation building . . ."
To evolve and impart comprehensive legal education including distant and continuing legal education at all levels to achieve excellence.
To organize advanced studies and promote research in all branches of law.
To disseminate legal knowledge and legal processes and their role in national development by organizing lectures, seminars, symbosis, workshops and conferences.
To promote cultural, legal and ethical values with a view top remote and foster the rule of law and the objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India.
To improve the ability with a view to analyse and present for the benefit of the public, contemporary issues of public concern and their implications.
To liaise with the institutions of higher learning and research in India and abroad.
To hold examinations and confer degrees and other academic distinctions.
To promote legal awareness in the community for achieving social, economic and political justice.
To undertake study and training projects relating to laws, legislations and judicial justice.
To do all such things as are incidental, necessary or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objectives of the University.
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