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Karnataka University, University College of Law, Dharwad, Karnataka
Karnataka University, University College of Law, Dharwad, Karnataka
Dharwad (District Dharwad)
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 580001
Karnataka University, University College of Law, Dharwad Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Karnataka University, University College of Law, Dharwad Karnataka was established on / in 1962.
Karnataka University, University College of Law is situated in Dharwad of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Dharwad comes under Dharwad Tehsil, Dharwad District.
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NAAC report of Karnataka University, University College of LawSection I: PREFACE
University College of Law, Dharwad. The UCL volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The self-study report was submitted to NAAC by the institution in December 2003. A Peer team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer team consisting Prof. T. Audiseshan, former Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, as Chairperson, Dr. K. Vikraman Nair, Director, School of Indian Legal Thought, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and Shri. V. T. Chougule, Principal, N.S.Law College, Sangli , as Members visited the institution for two days on 10th and 11th March 2005.
The UCL is a Constituent College of the Karnatak University and the College is located in Campus area of 4 acres. The College was established in 1962 and was offering three year Course only. From the year 1997 with an objective to provide quality legal education to the students coming from North Karnataka, the college started offering five year B.A.,LL.B. (Hons) Course and discontinued the three year Law Course. It is the only institution that offers an honours degree in law in North Karnataka. The college offers only one programme namely, B.A., LL.B. (Hons). The institution has got UGC recognition under 2f and 12B. The college has 232 students.
The college has 5 permanent full time teachers inclusive of Principal and 18 Guest Lecturers. Amongst the full time teachers, two have Ph.D. degree and the remaining have also registered for Ph.D. The Guest Lecturers have been drawn from senior Advocates and four among the Guest lecturers have Ph.D. Degree also. The College has 16 Members as Non-teaching staff. The college has a well equipped library, computer center, health center, guest house, canteen, hostels and a grievance redressal cell. The College, being a University Constituent College, is in a position to utilize the University sports facilities.
The Peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and Alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has made the evaluation. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.
Section II - Criterion - wise - Analysis
Criterion-I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As the constituent college of Karnatak University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. The Board of Studies in law plays an important role in framing the syllabi and the syllabus in each subject is changed in accordance with the directions given by the Bar Council of India and the UGC. In addition, the curriculum is updated as and when the laws prescribed for the study are amended. The faculty members of UCL are either regular or co-opted members of the BOS and the faculty of law and thus play a vital role in framing and updating the syllabi. The temporal plan of the academic work in the college is in semester pattern. The college offers a honours bachelor's degree in law to the students successfully completing the course.
In order to inculcate an inter-disciplinary approach the students of B.A., LL.B. are supposed to study History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, English and Kannada. Under modular curriculum the college has subjects like Medicine and Law, Woman and Law, Intellectual Property, Human Rights etc. A separate course Legal Methods is introduced for the first semester to equip the students to think and act like a lawyer. The curriculum emphasizes on developing research and analytical skills. Every student is required to present a seminar paper in each subject and face a viva.
FUTURE PROGRAMMES: The college intends to offer short term Certificate Courses to provide para-legal training to social workers, doctors etc. The college wants to go autonomous.
The college organizes Legal Aid and Legal Literacy programmes periodically. Eminent personalities like, former Chief Justice of India, former chairperson of National Human Rights Commission of India, Advocate General of Govt. of Karnataka, former Attorney General of India have visited the institution. They have not only addressed the students but had an interaction with them.
The programmes are generally in conformity with the mission and objectives of the institution.
Criterion-II: TEACHING LEARNING EVALUATION
Admission is given by conducting a special entrance test. For educationally backward students the college conducts spoken English and personality development courses. The weak students are identified and special coaching is given to them.
UCL has semester teaching schedule for 120 days. The college encourages the advance learners to participate in the group discussion. They are encouraged to make brief presentation in the assigned topics in seminars organized by the College. They are deputed to participate in State and National Level Moot Court Competition and client interviewing competition.
Periodical meetings are conducted to consider the performance of the students in the classes of each teacher. At the beginning of each term the teaching plan is given by the teachers. The syllabi is unitized according to the semester system of teaching. The students are evaluated through seminars, tests and one to one interaction.
The performance of the faculty in teaching is evaluated by self- appraisal method and students feedback system.
Four teachers have participated in National and one teacher has participated in International level seminars and four teachers were resource persons. The recruitment of the faculty is made by Karnatak University according to the statute and ordinance framed under the Karnataka State Universities Act and UGC norms. The college has conducted one state level workshop on 'Public Interest Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution System' and one Orientation Programme on Teaching Alternative Disputes Resolution systems in context of Globalisation. These two programmes benefited four faculty members of the institution and various faculty members of other institutions. The college has also conducted a seminar on Reforms of Criminal Justice System.
Criterion -III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Since UCL is concentrating on teaching honours bachelor's Degree in law, there is a limited scope for research activity. However, the teachers are encouraged to undertake research projects. Some teachers have written and published number of articles in various journals and magazine. They also guide the research projects of the students.
Being a professional institution, the college organises Legal Literacy programmes. Through these programmes the college tries to persuade the disputants to compromise.
UCL has been active in extension activities such as Aids awareness, Health and Hygiene awareness, Blood Donation camp, Environmental Law Sensitization programme, Legal Literacy Programmes in association with Non-Governmental Organizations and Governmental Agencies. These activities sensitize the students to the problems and needs of the society and enable them to appreciate the complexities involved.
The college has linkage with Center for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Criterion-IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The UCL is housed in a spacious independent building in an urban area and has a campus of 4.00 acres. The building has spacious lecture halls, auditorium for mega events, separate chambers for teachers, computerized library, with audio-visual material. The college has a boys hostel and has a tie-up with working women's hostel in the University for the accommodation of the girl students. The UCL has a beautiful garden.
The library has about 22568 books including 8281 back volumes of journals and has subscribed for 59 journals. The central library has Book Bank facility, computers, audio and video cassettes and Internet. The library is kept open from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. The library is interconnected with other libraries. Internet facility is made available for the students.
Criterion-V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
UCL publishes prospectus every year which contains its mission, objectives, profile of the college and the course prescribed for the B.A., LL.B. (Hons) programme.
The alumni of the College hold prominent positions such as Judges of the High Court of Karnataka, Advocates at Supreme Court and High Court, Ministers in Karnataka Government and Judges in District and subordinate Courts.
The employment bureau at the university offers counseling to the students. The students are given placements in the lawyers' offices.
The college has a Alumni Association. It acts as a forum to discuss the legal developments and provides legal counselling and guidance. It aims to bring out an Alumni Law Journal and to undertake legal research projects. The Alumni Association also offers prizes for the benefit of the students.
Freeships and Scholarships are extended to the eligible and deserving students under both the Central and State Government schemes.
The college organizes National level Moot Court Competition every year and conducts Legal Literacy Camps. The students of the college have participated in various Moot Court competitions conducted by other institutions and have won many prizes.
Criterion-VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
UCL is a constituent college of Karnataka University. The Karnataka University runs forty P.G. Departments and four other constituent colleges.
Principal does internal coordinating and monitoring of all activities in the College. There is an excellent coordination between the Teaching and Non-teaching staff. The staff meetings held periodically provide an opportunity to coordinate the various activities of the institution.
The University conducts computer training programmes, human resources development programmes and yoga camps for the non-teaching staff. To check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff, the principal prepares the confidential report and submits it to the university authority for necessary action.
The college has excess budget in the last two years and it has internal audit mechanism. The college has a Grievance Redressal Cell, the grievances of the students and the grievances of the employees are dealt with by the Grievance Redressal Cell and by the University authority respectively.
The recruitment of non-teaching staff is made by the Karnatak University according to the statutes and ordinance framed by the Karnataka University. Loans from GPF are made available in times of need. The University health center provides medical services.
Criterion-VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The peer team has identified few features, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution.
UCL has a Memorandum of understanding with the center for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy of the National School of India University, Bangalore. It has helped the college to organize Environmental Law Sensitization programme for young advocates, office bearers of gram panchayat and the college teachers. Under another MOU with CIPRA of NLSIU, the College organized two IPR awareness programmes.
The college regularly celebrates the National Legal Service Day. The college organizes legal literacy programmes in vllages, blood donation camps and voluntary services to accident victims etc. Lectures delivered by eminent persons in the institution have the value of educating the students to promote patriotism among them and to inculcate in them the value of social commitment. The students are involved in such activities. They also participate in Lok Adalats.
Good leadership along with excellent inter personal relationship among teaching and non-teaching staff has contributed to the smooth functioning of the college.
The Peer Team, after going through the self-study report and its visit to various academic and physical facilities is impressed by the progress of UCL in imparting 'LEGAL EDUCATION'. The college has earned its name and reputation for its services in the field of law and for the sense of discipline and dedication inculcated in the younger generation. The Peer Team considers that there are number of features of UCL's approach to quality assurance and standards which it would wish to commend. Also, the Peer Team would like to bring to the attention of the college authority, certain concerns for its consideration.
The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects.
Encouragement and Support given by the Karnatak University to the institution.
Dedication and commitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution.
Discipline and decorum maintained in the institution.
The extension activities such as legal literacy programmes, Health and Hygiene awareness programmes, Blood Donation Camp, Aids Awareness, Environmental Law sensitization Programmes etc.
Maintenance of Multi Media facilities- Computers, Audio Video cassettes and Internet.
Encouragement to research activities
Effective learner centered method of teaching
Active Alumni Association.
Linkage with National Law School of India University.
Hostel facility for boys and girls.
The college organizes workshops, seminars and orientation programmes.
At the request of the Chairman of the Committee on Criminal Justice Reform, the staff and students have associated with the Committee and they processed a questionnaire received by the Committee.
The College is recognized by the Govt., of Karnataka for consultation in framing 'Policy and Action' plan of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Keeping in view the future plans of the institution, the Peer Team would suggest the following for the consideration of the college authorities:
Short-term self-financing courses to be introduced such as Diploma and Certificate Courses in different branches of law e.g. Diploma in Taxation, Diploma in Labour Laws and Diploma in Corporate Laws, Diploma in Intellectual property.
Special coaching classes may be conducted for the students appearing for Judicial and other competitive examinations including remedial courses.
An effective computer center with adequate number of computers with Internet access may have to be established for the basic computer training of the students.
The college may generate resources through consultancy service with the help of Alumni Association.
Annual magazine is to be published.
An independent director of physical education for the College.
The library requires to be equipped with new editions of books and sufficient funds may have to be provided for the same.
Dr.K.Vikraman Nair- Member
Prof.V.T.Vijay Kumar Chougule-Member
Date: 11th March 2005
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