Law School Review : Know about Chandigarh University, Gharuan
Chandigarh University (CU) is a private research university. Chandigarh University is a full-fledged university established by the Punjab State Legislature and is recognized by University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) with the right to confer degrees as per Section 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. Chandigarh University has been awarded the prestigious A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It was founded in 2012 by Satnam Singh Sandhu, who also holds the office of the chancellor in the university Like all universities in India, CU is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). CU is also a member of the International Association of Universities(IAU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Some of the courses are also approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology(NCHMCT), Bar Council of India (BCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Council of Architecture (COA), and National Council for Teacher Education(NCTE).
Located in the village of Gharuan, Mohali district, Punjab, India, more than 25 kilometres (16 mi) away from Chandigarh.
- Campus – The campus of CU resides in the village Gharuan, on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway (NH-95). The campus consists of 18 academic blocks, 6 girls and 14 boys hostel buildings, food courts, banks, free university dispensary, stationery shops, and departmental store. The campus also holds the cricket stadium, boxing court, badminton court, basketball court, wrestling court and gymnasiums. There is a separate building in campus for school of law, with projectors in each class room, computer lab, moot court hall and a reference library.
- Library – there is a common library for university from where we can get books issued and sit and read. There is a separate library for law department. We also have online manupatra access.
- Hostel – There is a separate hostel for boys and girls in the campus itself. As the college is in outer of city if one wants to stay outside the campus in hostel or pg s/he will get it approximately 5-6 km away. There is facility of mess is for the hostel students and appetite (canteen) for everyone.
Academics and Faculties
- We have classes from 9.30am to 4 from Monday to Friday and Saturday is off.
- Faculty is very good.
- We have well qualified faculty. Everyone is very good at teaching. They are always ready to help and answer our queries.
- University offers BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCOM LLB, LLB, LLM and PhD courses.
- We have semester system with about 5 – 6 subjects in each semester.
- The class duration is around 50 minutes; the time might fluctuate according to the faculty, but rarely.
Personally, I feel few faculty members are very informative about the subject but lack the skill of teaching and clearing the concept.
Whereas most of the faculty guide other than the academics i.e., research, moot, articles etc.
Checking is strict and relation with the teachers does not affect the evaluation of the test papers.
Administration and fee structure
Fees divided into parts as per semester and examination fee. Rs. 35000 is per semester fee of my batch now fees increased to Rs. 45,000 per semester and examination fees increased to Rs. 1500/- per semester. It keeps on increasing every year.
Student culture and activities
There are many activities that keep on taking place. Students utilize their time in the lab in researching. Intra college moot competition, MUN is organized annually.
For other moots students have to seek opportunity on their own teachers are there to guide superficially.
We have intra batch moot and teams go out in various moot competition. Teams also participate in parliamentary debate.
Also we participate in various dances, music, drama etc activities in our university’s function.
We have inter university sports competitions and also go out and participate.
As our batch is the 2nd batch of the school of law so, there are no placements yet.
Students go to intern in tribunals, NGOs, courts, under advocates etc.
We have to do a compulsory internship in our summer semester break which is evaluated in the next semester.
The best things about our college is the expert and helpful faculty who try their best to impart best legal knowledge and make sure we end up scoring well in our academics.
Secondly, the seniors which are very cooperative and friendly with everyone, especially with the juniors and thirdly, flexible college timings.
The faculty really works hard to organize activities as well as for teaching.
Provide us study materials when ever required and encourage us to participate in various activities.
Little dissatisfied with wifi facility and college timing is also a problem as students come back home by 6 in evening.
We have igniting minds lecture series in which different legal luminaries and young people from field of law come and ignite the students regularly.
Name of Student : Anonymous