FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR'S DESK

PROFESSOR (DR.) J. S. Patil

VICE-CHANCELLOR, NLUJAA

 

National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam, Guwahati is a young and vibrant National Law University striving to provide quality legal education to the incumbents with an avowed objective of building a very committed, patriotic and value and (justice) Nyaya oriented law graduates and post graduates who will put service before self to transform India into an equalitarian egalitarian democratic republic with particular focus on the north eastern states. This mandates the university to update the curricula and pedagogy from time to time and hone professional skills through moots, debates, mock trials, internships, study circles, workshops, seminars, conferences and symposia in the cutting edge knowledge in law and justice system.

The University is building its broad perspective of study of law in India with the awareness of distortions and engage in reorienting the legality on the basis of undistorted Indian experiences. A comprehensive heuristics for study and research in national and global domain of legal knowledge is under construction. Contemporary ICT tools and techniques such as A-VIEW, text to speech readers, book reading software, e-moot court are incorporated into the system of learning to make education qualitative.

The University has eighteen study and research centers in which Child Rights Center is conducting many events in collaboration with UNICEF. Center for Environment Law is launching online certificate course on environment law and also building international collaboration. Other centers have commenced their activities with new orientation. Some of the research projects under process are on developing Indian Jurisprudence, Local Cultural and Customary Laws, Protection of Mega Biodiversity and Wild Life in the north eastern states, Brahmaputra River Water Management at national and international level, IP Protection of Indigenous Knowledge on north eastern states and reconstruction of legal education in the north eastern states. A kick start of Brahmaputra Water Management is made with the expert lecture by Mr. Mohan Katarki who will be mentoring the project.

The University is shifting to the new campus situated in a beautiful land scape facing Brahmaputra River in a sprawling 52 acres of land. Academic Bloc, Administrative Bloc, Boys and Girls Hostels with excellent modern facilities are completed. Construction of Library Building, Judicial Academy, Staff Quarters, Guest House and other support structures is in progress.

As every university is identified by its unique features, NLUJAA will, in the course of its journey, be identified as a center of legality for the north east at its core and nationalism at its rim and globalism at its cosmic level. I call upon all the members of NLUJAA family in particular, people of Assam and of the country as a whole to provide inputs in attaining these dreams and make this young institution a national pride.