The group of institutions collectively known as the National Law Universities (NLUs) now number over twenty. Most of them recruit students using the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) scores. This is considered the flagship exam, which gives entry to some of the finest Law colleges in the country. The competition for this is immense. The test includes 200 objective type multiple choice questions to be answered within a maximum time limit of 120 minutes. These 200 questions are divided into Legal Aptitude and GK hogging half the total share with 50 questions each. English and Reasoning are worth 40 each while math which is quite elementary is worth 20. For every wrong answer, a fourth of negative marks gets deducted. Success in this exam, opens the door towards some of the best national law colleges (NLUs). In spite of the ‘national’ tag associated with the NLUs, they remain state universities. CLAT is also one of the few law entrances that were conducted on online mode, but has now reverted to the offline avatar.
For long, law lagged behind several other professional and degree courses when it came to prestige and career opportunities, but now, thanks to the NLUs, it is considered a top career choice. With the opening up of the economy, law grads can now take up careers in corporate law, international agencies, NGOs, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPOs) firms and academics, besides the conventional careers centres around litigation and the judiciary. This was the reason for the launch of the five- year integrated programmes by the NLUs which can be taken up by students immediately after completion of their school.
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in Patiala is one of the most prestigious law colleges in India. It was founded in the year 2006. The institute is named after the former Prime Minister of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi. It sits on forty- seven acres of land in the state of Punjab. Courses are available here at the RGNUL, right from the UG till doctoral levels. At the UG level, the flagship five- year integrated programme BA LLB is offered. The LLB of course is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. At the master’s level, the LLM is offered here. It is a one- year programme. Besides, there also exist doctoral programmes. Some distance learning courses and short- term certifications may also be pursued from here.
The institute is also a leader when it comes to legal research. For this purpose, specific centres of excellence have been created to facilitate the same. There are centres here for the areas of – Criminal Law, Consumer Protection Laws & Advocacy, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Labour Welfare. Foreign Language, Environmental Legal Studies, Energy Laws and for Alternative Dispute Resolution. There is also the School of Agriculture Law and Economics (SALE). Another is the School of Social Sciences and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (SSSIDS). The institute is also connected to the GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) which offers a method for the academicians to keep updating their academic portfolios consistently.
A lot of the research that takes place at the RGNUL gets published in their own in-house journals. The best known of them is the RGNUL Law Review. Another is the RLR Student Edition. Yet another is the Student Law Review. The other journals published here are the- Journal of Social Sciences, RFM Law Review, Human Rights Journal, Law & Tech Times and the JIHLCS (Journal of International Humanitarian Law and Study Conflict). There is also a local RGNUL Times prepared by the students themselves outlining the on-campus activities. Several books have been published by the publications wing of the RGNUL. These books include topics such as gender issues, human rights, consumer protection, criminal law, property issues, RTI, FDI, cyber laws and capital punishment besides others.
Due to the deep concern the RGNLU has always shown towards its students, it has always created avenues for future work and study. One such initiative is the creation of the RICE (RGNUL Institute of Competitive Examinations). Here, students are trained on topics which will help them crack entrance exams such as those for the judiciary services. So, subjects such as General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation and Reasoning are given training for here. It also encourages students to try their luck abroad for work or study. So, it has enrolled with the BISA (Bureau of Information for Studies Abroad) to help its students in this regard.
The institute has been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council). The university also brings out an annual quality assurance report. A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with. It is also doing extremely well with regards to campus placements. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons have been the likes of – TPM Solicitors, Athena Law Associates, Nitya Tax Associates, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, IMS, Link Legal, Thomson Reuters and the Vidhi Centre for Legal Studies besides others.
This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 10 May 2020 and the score is 3.32 .
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First of all congrats for securing good rank in NLU 2019 . As per my knowledge students below 1k ranks are eligible for almost all top NLU (it will be little tough if you are from general category) . So you have very high chance of securing good course in 2nd round of counselling else last round counselling is all yours :)
I am assuming you a general candidate (for reserved category it will be much easier) As per previous year cutoff and trends you will definitely get assured seat in tier 2 NLUs Though it will tough for getting seat in top ones still you have hope and you have to wait till last round for getting top colleges .
All the best:)
Yes, you have fair chances to get the RGNUL in the second/third/fourth round. Previous year closing ranks show that the cut off rank for round 2 is around 1300 and that for round 3 and 4 is around 1000 for the All India Unreserved Category.
All the best!
The closing rank for NLU Jodhpur is somewhat around 232 and RGNLU Patiala the closing rank is 325 so it seems difficult for you to get into any of this
RGNUL is quite good better than some newer NLU's and way better than most of the private colleges providing 5 year integrated BALLB programme, its ranking is under 10-15 for the top law colleges in india,RGNUL library is quite good. To begin with its automated, and along with a vast plethora of books across every discipline you could imagine as a humanities student, it has an air-conditioned reading room with separate cabins , mooting culture is growing in the college,it has really good infrastructure and sports facilities, so RGNUL is quite good decent in terms of acadmeics,extracurriculars etc.
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