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RL Law College, Davangere, Karnataka


RL Law College, Davangere, Karnataka
Address: Plot / Street / Area
2nd Main P.J. Extention
Davangere (District Davangere)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 577002

RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka is also known as Rajanahalli Laxmanashetty Law College, RLLC Law College. RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka is managed by Society: Bapuji Educational Association. RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka was established on / in 1968.

Principal of RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka is Prof. B.S. REDDY, Sri. Somashekar.

RL Law College is situated in Davangere of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Davangere comes under Davangere Tehsil, Davangere District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka are 9448415393.

email ID(s) is RL Law College Davangere Karnataka

Website of RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka is http://rllawcollege.beadvg.org/.

Contact Details of RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-8192-250237, 225059

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Bapuji Institute of Hi-tech Education (BIHE), Davangere
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BEA College of Education, Davangere
Bapuji Institute Of Management, Davangere
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RL Law College, Davangere Karnataka runs course(s) in Law stream(s).

Approval details: RL Law College is affiliated with Karnataka State Law University, Hubli (Karnataka)

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NAAC report of RL Law College

R.L. Law College, Davangere was established in the year 1968 by a prominent NGO of the region, Bapuji Educational Association, which is presently running about 43 educational institutions from primary level to post graduate level in various discipline like Medicine, Dental Health, Engineering and Technology, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, Management and Education. The College under assessment receives considerable help from the Association and various institutions run by it. The college is duly recognized under sections 2f and 12B of the U.G.C. Act. The 3 years LL.B., course and 5 years LL.B., course run by this Law College are also recognized by the Bar Council of India. The college was initially affiliated to the University of Mysore but in 1987, it was affiliated to the Kuvempu University when this University was set-up.

R.L. Law College applied to the NAAC for accreditation in December 2003 and submitted its self-study report along with all the required enclosures. In response to their request NAAC constituted the following Peer Team for the assessment of the college.

Professor R.K. Misra (Chairman)
Former Vice-Chancellor
Gorakhpur University

Dr. Y.R. Haragopal Reddy (Member )
Professor, Department of Law
Nagarjuna University
Guntur ( A.P.)

Prof. Beena Inamdar
Symbiosis College of Arts, Commerce and Computer Science,
Pune ( Maharashtra ) (Member-Co-Ordinator)

The Peer Team visited the college on September 6 & 7, 2004. The Peer Team studied in depth the self-study report and all other documents placed before it by the college during its visit. The Peer Team also looked into documentary and other evidence for the statements made in the self-study report and otherwise during its visit. The Team interacted with the Principal, Managing Committee, Faculty, Students, Non-Teaching Staff, Alumni and Parents of the students. The Team went round the college and verified all the facilities available therein. Based on all this, the Peer Team submits the following report under the seven criteria prescribed by NAAC.

Criterion I : Curricular Aspect
The college offers only two programmes i.e., 3 years LL.B., 5 years LL.B., course. In both, semester system is followed and both are in the self-financing mode. The syllabus of the courses is prescribed by the Kuvempu University which in turn follows the directives of the Bar Council of India and the course content is based substantially on the recommendations of the U.G.C. Law Curriculum Development Committee. Besides the traditional subjects of law, the syllabus offers the latest courses like Environmental Law, Law and Women, Law and Medicine, Human Rights Law, Law and Poverty and Intellectual Property Law. Besides the theoretical subjects, the syllabus includes a number of subjects aimed at developing practical skills required for a lawyer. These include moot court, pre-trial preparations, trial proceedings, public interest lawyering, legal aid and para-legal services, and also drafting, pleading and conveyancing.

Some of the teachers of the college have been members of the Board of Studies/Faculty of Law of Kuvempu University and have in that capacity made some contribution in curriculum development.

The aims and objects of the college include socially relevant legal education with special orientation towards rural masses and further producing lawyers equipped to translate constitutional ideals into reality in a democratic society. The curriculum and the extension activities carried out by the college are directed towards achieving these objectives. For the academic year 2004-2005 the students strength is 484 and the unit of cost is Rs. 4,100/- ( with salary expenditure) and Rs. 760/-

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college has a qualified team of teachers. Out of 6 permanent teachers, one is M.Phil, and the rest hold LL.M. Degrees. Out of these one is doing his Ph.D. Besides there are fourteen part-timers some of them are practicing lawyers to teach procedural laws and other are teaching pre-law subjects. The college motivates the teachers to attend orientation and refresher courses, seminars and conferences. Most of the teachers have attended orientation/refresher courses. One teacher has also participated in number of national seminars. The team notes with concern that only three teachers are being paid salaries as per the scale prescribed by the State Government. The rest are paid a consolidated salary with no allowances etc., The part time teachers are paid just Rs. 50/- ( Rupees Fifty only) per period.

Teaching is well organized and regular. Basically, it is the traditional lecture method, which is followed in teaching. It is supplemented, though at a limited scale by Guest Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Assignments and so on. Over Head Projector (OHP) and other Audio-visuals aids are also used to a limited extent.

In the examinations conducted by the University, the results of the college have been quite satisfactory. Under the rules of the University, every paper taught in the college has some component of internal assessment. In theory papers, it is 20 out of maximum marks of 100 and in case of practical subjects it is 50. This evaluation is based in the participation of students in the moot court and on the Diary maintained or court visits. Viva-voce examination is also conducted for evaluation as a part of internal assessment.

The college collects a feed back from students on the performance of individual teachers. An adequate profoma is used for collecting the feedback. The team finds that this would possibly result in the raising the quality of teaching.

Criterion III- Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college does not provide Post-Graduate programme and Ph.D. studies. No teacher has taken a research project. One teacher is enrolled for Ph.D. and pursuing research for that. Another is doing his M.Phil. Some papers have been published by teachers in a collection of articles. Besides, a number of papers have been presented in conferences and seminar.

The college is carrying out its extension programmes quite actively. There is a legal aid committee in the college under which free legal advice is given to the poor. Besides, the college also organizes legal aid camps in collaborations with the District Legal Aid Committee. Six such camps were organized during the last session. Legal Awareness programmes are also being organized.

The college also undertakes some community development and social work programmes. A unit of NSS has been set up this session. This will surely give a fillip to extension work.

Criterion IV :Infrastructure And Learning Resources
The college is housed in a decent three-storied building, located in the heart of the town. There are sufficient number of classrooms for the requirements of the college. Besides, there is a spacious Reading Hall , a moot court hall and an open air stage for the cultural programme & performances. The maintenance of the building is satisfactory. Further drinking water facilities, vehicle parking facilities etc., are also provided for the students.

There are five computers, T.V. VCR, OHP and Xerox machine available in the college. For their proper maintenance, annual maintenance contracts have been given. Now the Internet facility is also available in the college. Its use at a wider scale is to be encouraged.

The college has fairly good library for the requirements of under-graduate students. The total number of Books are 14127 including 2825 under the Book Bank scheme. The Library subscribes 17 Journals and Law Reports besides a few magazines and newspapers. The stock room and reading room are quite spacious. The team is happy to note that the library has a good number of reference books and standard text books.

The library has a computer but the transactions of the library have not been computerized except for purchase of Books.

Recently the Library has also acquired CD Roms worth Rs. 64,000/- There is a qualified Librarian. The head of the Library but there is no technical staff under him.

The college has no hostel facilities of its own. However, hostel facilities to girl-students of the college are available in the girls hostel run by Bapuji Educational Association. This Hostel has all the necessary facilities and is well maintained. Hostel facilities are available for Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes students in the hostel run by the Department of Social Welfare of the State Government. Similarly, medical facilities are available to the students of this college in the Medical College Dental College and Hospital run by the Bapuji Educational Association.

Facilities for indoor games only are available in the college. For outdoor games, a government playground is available near the college. Evidently, the games and sports facilities provided by the college are very limited. Recently the UGC has given a grant to the college for setting up a Gymnasium with modern equipment.

Criterion V : Student Support & Progression
The Prospectus of the college containing all the necessary information is published annually.

The dropout rate of 34.3% and the results in the University examinations should cause concern to the college. Very few students passing out of the college undertake postgraduate studies. However, a number of alumni of the college are presently holding important positions in the Judiciary, in Civil Services and Private Sector. For instance one of the alumni is presently a sitting Judge in the High Court, Bangalore and another student is Manager, Legal Department in Aditya Birla's Grasim Group of Industries. Most of the students, however, join the Bar.

Apart from the Government scholarships and fee concession of the State Government to economically backward students, all the rank holders of the college are awarded cash prizes by the Bapuji Educational Association. Under the Labour Welfare Scheme of the State Government, a Scholarship is available to the wards of Beedi worker. Some students are also given Loans and other financial help for pursuing their studies.

An Alumni Association was revived a few months ago and it has plans to support the college in number of ways.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is managed by the Principal under the overall directions and superintendence of the Governing Body and its parent organization, Bapuji Educational Association, which plays a proactive and helpful role.

The teachers of the college are involved in the administration particularly by appointing them on various committee like administrative committee, legal aid committee and moot court committee.

The work efficiency of the office is ensured by the Principal through the office Superintendent who looks after the day to day working of Non-teaching staff. Non-Teaching staff has been trained in the use of computers. The admissions work, accounts and salary work is being done on computers.

Some welfare measures are adopted for the permanent teachers and ministerial staff. The tea chers obtain loans from the Teacher's Welfare Fund, in addition to the loans from Bapuji Co-Operative Bank, Ltd, Davangere, run by the Bapuji Educational Association. The employees of the college and their dependants have access to medial facilities available in the Hospitals run by the Association.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has made it compulsory for the law students to visit the courts regularly to study the procedure followed by the courts, the presentation of the facts of the cases by the Advocates, the examination of the witnesses and recording of evidence, the advancement of arguments by the Advocates and the application of laws by the courts. This practice followed by the college altogether provides a practical orientation to the law students. Further, the law college students are also visiting Jails, Remand Homes and Police Station which in turn provides an opportunity to the law students to study the living conditions of the prisoners, arrested persons and detenues and also the impact of the decisions of the Apex Court on prison administrations. Further, law students visit to Forensic Laboratories provides an opportunity to study the Medico-Legal Cases and the value and the authenticity of the evidence obtained from Forensic Laboratories. The Law College is also organizing legal literacy campaigns in rural areas, to educate the rural people about their rights and duties and also to make them aware of the anti-poverty programmes initiated by the Union and State Governments to mitigate the rigour of poverty. The organization of legal aid camps in the villages is another extension activity of the college. The college has also organizing moot courts for law students, which will enable them to learn the skills of advocacy. All these academic as well as socially relevant healthy practices followed by the college are commendable and will provide an opportunity for the overall development of the law students. The college arranges for the medical check up of the students every year. Besides every student is covered under safety insurance scheme in the college.

R.L. Law College, Davangere, is rendering a valuable service to the community by making legal education available to the students of this town and the rural areas around. There is no other law college in this District. It is remarkable that the college is providing quality education with no financial assistance from the State Government. The enlightened management, which runs 43 other educational institutions, is a great help. Thereby the college has the advantages of the services like Hospital, Guest House and Bank run by the same management. A dedicated team of teachers, a good Library and functional building are other strong points of the college. The emphasis given upon extension activities in the rural sector and the programme to put the students in touch with law in action are commendable indeed.

The college has the potential to grow into an excellent center of legal education if ample efforts are made in this direction. For this the college has to address itself to certain problems and raise the quality of the education being imparted. The team is underlining some of these points of concern and offering a few suggestions to raise the quality.

The basic problem confronting the college is that all the available seats in the two programmes ( 3 years and 5 years courses) are not filled up, since this is a self financing college, short fall in admission causes decline in the income of the college. Two reasons are given for this, one is that the students in this district are not able to afford the fees prescribed for the self-financing courses. The other reason advanced is that since the students had their earlier education in Kannada medium they are not able to cope with the teaching of law in English medium. Both these problems can be solved by proper planning and by adopting innovative methods. The team has no doubt that the students in sufficient numbers will be forthcoming if they are convinced that the legal education will ensure them good career. For this both improvement in quality and brand building is necessary. The language barrier can also be overcome by vigorous programme of training in the language skills. This has to be in addition to the language courses in the 5 years LL.B., syllabus.

The team would strongly urge the management to set up an Internal Quality Assurance cell with which a few experts from other institutions run by the management may also be associated. This cell may help a regular watch on all the aspects of the working of the college and suggest from time to time measures to be adopted for the improvement of quality. One of such measures which the team suggests is greater exposure of teachers to developments taking place in the field of law and legal education.

Another point of concern is the shortage of full time teachers. No institution can be built without a core full time faculty. Part time faculty and guest faculty can supplement the full time teachers. But, cannot be a substitute of the latter. Team is aware of the financial constraints but without a strong faculty, the college cannot think of attracting more students for admissions.

The team feels that the resources (other than financial) from sister institutions and the alumni have not been harnessed fully. For example, it may not be difficult to organize an orientation course every summer for the teachers for which resource persons can be drawn from other institutions being run by the management. Senior alumni can also be involved in this exercise.

The library of the college no doubt is good, but the services provided by it may be upgraded to begin with at least one or two professional assistants may be provided and the library services may be computerized on priority.

Research has so far been a low priority activity. A research committee may be set up which may help the teachers in preparing research plans and seeking financial assistance from funding agencies. Provisions for some seed money for research work may also be made. Small surveys in socio-legal problems and assignments of basic library work be given to advanced learners amongst the students in order to develop a research culture.

The entire administrative work of the office, library procedures and records, examination work and other related aspects be computerized to the maximum extent.

It is desirable that the students be provided with Internet facilities and training in usage of computers. With the computer network center granted to the college by U.G.C. this should be possible in near future.

A beginning be made of providing personal and career counseling to the students. One of the teachers can be sent to a good counseling center for a short-term training and then he/she can work as the counselor in the college.

Short-term courses on subjects, which are not included in the curriculum, and Diploma Courses are in demand from the students and the said request may be positively considered.

A long-term plan for resource mobilization needs to be considered in order to support all other innovations and activities.

The college needs to have sports facilities and encouragement to sportsmen as an essential part of the training of youth.

The conventional teaching methodology be supplemented with innovative teaching methods such as teaching through power point presentation, viewing trail proceedings through Audio-Visual aids etc.,

The Peer Team, NAAC would like to thank the Management, the Principal, and Members of the Faculty and the students of R.L. Law College, Davangere, for the co-operation extended to them during their visit. The Peer Team wishes R.L. Law College, all success in continuing their efforts and educational activity and hopes that the college will excel in the over all development of legal education.

Professor R.K. Misra,
Chairman, Peer Team, NAAC.

Professor. Y.R. Haragopal Reddy.
Member, Peer Team, NAAC,

Prof. Beena Inamdar
Member Co-Coordinator, Peer Team, NAAC,

Principal, R.L. Law College

Date: 07-09-2004

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