The University aims at promoting quality research and to develop a sense of responsibility among young students and transform them into a responsible member of the society
Phenomenal Educational and Infrastructural Facilities
Hidayatullah National Law University was established by the Chhattisgarh Government under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act, 2003 (Act No.10 of 2003) with the motto “Dharma Sansthapanartham” i.e. for the sake of establishing the primacy of the law of eternal values. It is named after Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah, one of the great legal luminaries of India. Hon’ble Mr Justice Arun Mishra, Judge, Supreme Court of India is the visitor; Hon’ble Mr Justice T.B. Radhakrishnan, The Chief Justice of High Court of Chhattisgarh is the Chancellor; and Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) Sukh Pal Singh is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The University offers the professional courses such as B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M., and Ph.D. It is a fully residential university, built over 65 acres of land located in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, which is fully Wi-Fi enabled. It has a circular academic cum administrative building which has been built on the design of the Parliament of India and a unique Amphitheatre at its centre similar to that of Athens (Greece). It has an air-conditioned Conference Hall with acoustic treatment and a seating capacity of 400 persons, 21 air-conditioned classrooms fitted with modern teaching aids, a fully air-conditioned Computer Lab well equipped with internet facility and modern computer furniture/cubicles having around 200 computer terminals/nodes. It has a language lab equipped with modern gadgets and learning tools to help the students in improving their writing and presentation skills. HNLU has five Moot Court Halls carefully designed to match the standards of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the High Courts of the country. HNLU has a beautifully designed three-storied library with air-conditioned reading halls having seating capacity of 600 students at a time. The structure is similar to the library of London School of Economics. It has varied and rich collection of text books, magazines, journals, reference books, periodicals, e-resources (books/reading materials) and printing centre. The library regularly subscribes useful legal online databases like Westlaw, Manupatra, Heinonline, LexisNexis, SCC Online, JSTOR etc. The campus has all indoor and outdoor sports facilities. There are medical facilities including visiting doctors and ambulance services in the University.
The Erudite Leader of HNLU
Prof. (Dr.) Sukh Pal Singh is the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University. Under his astute leadership, HNLU successfully conducted CLAT-2013 in a smooth manner with careful planning and proper implementation of innovative policies. The media hailed it as the best CLAT conducted so far and reported by saying that “HNLU has cleared all apprehensions by exhibiting good organizing skills and the management has been the best so far”. Various awards have been conferred upon Dr. Singh as: The Best Citizens of India Award, 2016; Bharat Gaurav Award, 2016; Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education, 2015; and “Excellence in Education Award” 2015.
Major Achievements and Accomplishments
HNLU has accomplished many milestones throughout its glorious journey. In a recent survey conducted in 2017 by Outlook Magazine (Drishti College Ranking), the University has achieved 7th rank in the top 20 Law Universities of India. In the National Legal Summit and Awards 2015, the Award Jury Committee conferred on Hidayatullah National Law University, the prestigious “Upcoming National Law University” Award. In the recognition of its growth and accomplishments, HNLU has also received the prestigious “Academic Excellence Award 2018” in Legal Desire Summit and Awards, 2018. HNLU has also been listed in the 20 Most Admired Universities in India, 2017 by the Knowledge Review Magazine.
In addition to create conducive and competitive academic environment, the University with the financial assistance of the Government of Chhattisgarh, provides its students with Rs. 1.00 Crore per annum for participating in International and National Moot Court Competitions, Seminars and Conferences. Certain other scholarships are also provided in the University with the financial help of the Central and State Government as Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojna by Govt. of M.P; Scheme National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for SCs & STs, being implemented by ministry of Tribal Affairs; Scholarship of Minority Community; State Scholarship; Scholarship for differently abled students; Special Scholarship Scheme for the North Eastern Region; and Central Sector Scholarship Scheme.
HNLU provides placement opportunities in major law firms and organizations for its students. It has set an example in the field of placement during the academic session 2016-17, when 57 students out of 73 students were placed with various companies, law firms and government departments. Students were even recruited by Government of Chhattisgarh as Legal Assistants. Some of the renowned recruiters include firms like Amarchand Mangaldas, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co, Wadia Ghandy & Co., AZB & Partners, Quislex, and ICICI Bank. Eleven of its passed out students have cleared PCS (Judiciary) examination in the year 2017. Many students of HNLU are selected in the prestigious Chhattisgarh Judicial Services examination conducted by Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. They have even cleared Examinations of State and Union Public Service Commission. Four of its students have been offered admission to postgraduate courses of law by Harvard Law School for the academic session 2015-16.
Future Plans of HNLU
The University intends to develop its five Schools of Excellence to promote advanced learning and research in various specialized areas of law that include: Centre for Environmental Law and Sustainable Development (CELSD); Centre for Labour Laws and Industrial Safety Management (CLLISM); Centre for Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights (CIIPR); Centre for Public Policy, Governance and Development (CPPGD) and Centre for Empowerment of Weaker Sections of the Society (CEWSS).
To attain academic excellence with growth in all the fields of life, the University has created a high quality ambience. The University offers its students a thorough, extensive, diverse, innovative and cross-functional curriculum with sports opportunities throughout both graduate and post-graduate levels. Few of the popular events conducted by the University include Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot Court Competition (HNMCC); Colossus- Sports and Cultural Fest; The International Model United Nations Conference (HNLU IMUNC); and regular programmes under the Legal and Social Service Committee (LSSC).
Words of Trust
“HNLU, one of the premier institutes of legal education with academic exposure and guidance from trained and experienced faculty members, has enabled the students to become the asset of the society. University’s approach of holistic training of students for their overall growth has resulted in their placement across law firms, corporations, etc. throughout India.”
- Snehal Ranjan Shukla, 3rd Year Student
“HNLU, a place which gives you a great number of opportunities, and it does not confine you to its boundaries but opens the limitless world for the enthusiastic individuals. HNLU is a place of great learning experience and apart from Academic lessons; it teaches you a number of valuable life lessons at every step of college life.” – Akansh Jain, 3rd Year Student