|Status Of College:||Bar Council Approved|
|College Management:||Not Available|
|College Facilities:||Library, Moot Court, Research Centre.|
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, Patiala 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 in July 2006. The University got registered with the University Grants Commission, New Delhi under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to obtain grantfrom University Grants Commission under Section 12B of the UGC Act,1956.Presently, RGNUL is functioning from a heritage building of erstwhile Patiala State of Mohindra Kothi, The Mall, Patiala located in the heart of Patiala city in a pollution free environment. Keeping in view the requirements of a National University of Law, necessary infrastructure has been developed in the form of classrooms, lectures halls, computer labs, library, reading hall, health centre, gymnasium and other sports facilities.There are separate buildings such as administrative Block, Academic Block, Library, Hostels, Mess House, Canteen etc.to cater to the needs of a national institution.RGNUL has a well equipped computerized Central Library with about 20,000 titles in addition to specialized libraries of the Research Centres. There are two advanced Computer Labs with 60 computers and leased line internet connectivity. The University is fully residential with boys and girls staying in separate hostels. The whole RGNUL Campus is wifi enabled which is also extended to the respective hostels round the clock.The main campus of the University is coming up at Village Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala in an area of 50 Acres of land. A Stateoftheart Campus has been designed. The fully residential and selfsufficient campus will have Administrative cumAcademic Block, separate spacious Library, Auditorium, Sports Complex, Boys and Girls Hostels, Guest House, Community Hall, Health Centre, residences and other facilities.The University has also set up Centre for Advanced Study in Criminal Law (CASCL); Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Advocacy (CCPLA); School of Agricultural Law and Economics (SALE); Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH);RGNUL Institute of Competitive Examination (RICE); Directorate of Distance Education (DODE) and Bureau of Information for Studies Abroad (BISA).The objective of these Centres is to undertake advanced study and research in the emerging areas of the respective fields, independently or in collaboration with professional institutions at the national or international levels; to bring about publications and produce study material in the respective fields of knowledge; organize seminars, workshops and conferences on contemporary and significant issues. School of Law of the Indira Gandhi Open University (GNOU), New Delhi has set up a Study Centre at RGNUL, Patiala under its Regional Centre at Khanna (Punjab). In the first instance a Post Graduate Certificate Course in Cyber Laws (PGCCL) is being started in January 2009, as Distance Learning Programme of IGNOU from RGNUL Campus.RGNUL is a member of the number of professional organizations of national and international stature like the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), Singapore; Commonwealth Legal Education Association; Forum of South Asian Clinical Law Teachers (FSACLT), Goa; Indian Institute of Comparative Law, Jodhpur; Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi; Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, Madras;Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi; Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), New Delhi; International Association of Law Schools (IALS), United States of America; and International Law Students Association, United States of America.