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Law School Review : Know About Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University

About the College

Law College Dehradun, as a flagship institution of Uttaranchal University under the aegis of Sushila Devi Centre for Professional Studies and Research, was established in the year 2002 as the first independent Law College of Uttarakhand. The college was the visionary project of Shri Jitender Joshi, the then Chairman of the college and presently the Chancellor of Uttaranchal University along with his plenipotentiaries from across the academic spectrum. Within a short span of time, the college registered its reckoning presence and became one of the most sought after destination in the field of legal education. The college which was initially affiliated to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University became a top-spot, producing a series of Gold Medalists and University Merit Holders. As luck would have it, Law College Dehradun along-with its sister concerns Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Uttaranchal Institute of Management reached its practical zenith through their merger in the form of Uttaranchal University in 2013 with the passing of Uttaranchal University Act, 2012.

Law College Dehradun inhabiting more than 1800 students on its roll is in fact, reflective of Indian Diaspora as its composition resonates the voices of almost all the states of India. The college as a lex matrix and an institutional paragon provides complete legal education under a single roof which includes five year BA. LL.B. (Hons.) & BBA.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Doctoral Programme in Law. Placements do constitute a significant component of professional educational institutions. As a natural corollary, in collaboration with reputed legal firms, the college provides placement assistance to the students interested in corporate sectors. However, the focus remains on preparing the students for judicial and civil services as well as advocacy in courts by providing them a congenial academic environment.. Most of the alumni are serving as successful lawyers in the District Courts, High Courts as well as Supreme Court of India.

An institution bereft of socio-economic and cultural objectives is barren and unproductive. Keeping the fact in mind, the college boasts certain societies like Debating Society, Youth Parliament Society, Moot Court Society and Legal Aid Centre which propels students towards professional achievements and welfare oriented objectives.

College Infrastructure

The campus consists of a series of imposing buildings comprising the Administrative Block, Academic Blocks, Laboratories, Computer Centre, Central Library, Moot Court, Auditorium, Guest House, Shopping Arcade, Food Court, Cafeteria, series of hostel buildings, the sprawling artistically landscaped lawns with rare flora. The infrastructure aids in providing a host of inputs for education and extracurricular activities. There is built state-of-the-art Workshop, Staff Rooms, Seminar Halls and Guest Rooms. There is ATM facility. Gym is also established  The University provides transport facility to day scholars at nominal charges. To provide immediate medical attention as and when required, the University fulfills all the pre-requisites and has tie-up with the best hospitals of the city. The students are also covered by a comprehensive Medical Insurance.

Academics

B.A.LL.B. and BBA.LLB. offers students the opportunity to enter the field of legal education at a very early stage of their academic career. It is the integrated course of law where students get the opportunity to simultaneously study law and humanities. The allied subjects offered under this course are English, Political Science, History, Sociology, Business Studies and Management.

It is a five year course comprising ten semesters on completion of which a student earns a graduate degree in law and provides compulsory practical training and mandatory Moot Court practice

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A student after obtaining a graduation degree can opt for Law. The degree is suited to students who wish to pursue a career in which knowledge of law and legal system is of major importance.
A student passing his LL.B. Examination is deemed to be a graduate in law. It is a 3 year course comprising 6 semesters.

LL.B. offers students the opportunity to study the closely related disciplines of law and politics. It is a valued competency in students who wish to study public policy in the legal context.
A degree in law makes a student professionally skilled to apply for legal posts in the government as well as private sector.

Admission Procedure and Fees Structure

Duly filled in Registration Form along with the required documents can be submitted in person or can also be sent through postal service at the University Admission Cell along with registration fee of Rs. 1200/- in cash/DD drawn in favour of Uttaranchal University, payable at Dehradun.

To apply for a course under Uttarakhand quota, please submit Uttarakhand Domicile Certificate along with the relevant category certificate from a competent authority.

Also there’s Reservation of 5% seats for differently abled persons as per Govt. norms

BA LLB And BBA LLB costs around Rs.1,45,000 for Uttarakhand Quota

And for All India it is Rs.1, 63,000 approx.

LLB Uttarakhand Quota – Rs.84000 approx

All India – Rs. 93000 approx

For detailed fee structure visit – https://uttaranchaluniversity.ac.in/courses/under-graduate/ba-llb-hons/

Hostel Facility

The hostel facility is very good. There is single seater occupancy to four seater occupancies available. Hostel provides bed with mattress, table and chair and an almirah. The food is good and hygienic. Menu is fixed and it can change on student’s recommendations. There is mess committee who takes feedback on daily basis. There are separate Boys and Girls Hostel with separate mess. The hostel has basketball court, badminton court and volleyball court, has free space to walk and play too. I would rate Hostel Facility 8/10.

Campus Life

The life at campus is lively. Students play guitar inside campus. There is variety of food options inside campus. There is beautiful scenic view of mountains. Plenty space to walk. Shop inside the campus has lots of stuff. Gym is also functional and students are engaged in sports activites as well.

Placement

The College has tie up with many law firms. Currently, 10-15 Law firms are there for placements. In future definitely the numbers with increase. Whole Uttaranchal University has tie up with 80+ companies and students are well placed.

College Events

The societies present in college conducts various events to engage students in activities. There is Cultural fest as well as Sports Fests. Seminars/Workshops/Conferences keep happening on weekly basis. Industrial Visits and Educational tours happens frequently.NSS Events and Guest Lectures, Social responsibility and Alumni Events also takes place.

I would recommend a campus tour before admission. All the best!

Name of the Student : Tanya Shrotriya

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