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Army Institute of Law, Mohali, Punjab
Address:Sector 68
Mohali (District Mohali)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 160062

Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab is managed by Society: Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab was established on / in 1999.

Principal of Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab is Dr Geeta Joshi, Dr. Tejinder Kaur.

Army Institute of Law is situated in Mohali of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mohali comes under Mohali (SAS Nagar) Tehsil, Mohali District.

Fax # of Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab is +91-172-5099280.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab are +91-98761-99280, +91-98158-78783, +91-99883-36564, 9872651240.

email ID(s) is Army Institute of Law Mohali Punjab

Website of Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab is www.armyinstituteoflaw.org.

Chairman : Vijay Kumar.
Registrar : Col. Parminder Singh (Mobile +91-98148-67735), PS Sandhu.

Contact Details of Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab are : Telephone: +91-172-5063033, 5099278, 5039280
EPABX : +91 172 5095336-38

Placement Coordinator e-mail: placement@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Direct: 0172-5097335
Lt Col (Retd) JS Sandhu, Placement Coordinator 9988336564


Number of seats in Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab is BALLB 80.
Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab runs course(s) in Law stream(s).

Approval details: Army Institute of Law is affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)

Profile of Army Institute of Law

The Army Institute of Law (AIL) was established in July 1999 under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). AIL was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. H B Kala, PVSM, AVSM, SC, the then GOC-in-C HQ Western Command on 15 July 1999. It shifted to its permanent location at Sector-68, Mohali on 21 July 2003. AIL Mohali has been inaugurated by HE Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India on 01 Dec 2003. The Institute is running 5-year degree course in law after 10+2, primarily for the wards of serving and ex-servicemen of Army. However 20 percent of the total number of seats is available for the civilians too. Out of this 15 percent are reserved for Punjab Residents and 5 percent for All India Civil Category.

WHY Army Institute of Law?
Nischay kar apni jeet karo is the genesis of the motto of Army Institute of Law Aspire and Achieve. Every student of this Institute is inspired to live up to it, and is taught to Fight to Win.

We believe in imparting a culture where discipline, duty and professional excellence form the essence of individual and collective achievements. To rightfully balance these fundamental ingredients with the scales of justice is the true spirit of advocacy.
Seminars, Moot Courts and Projects are incorporated as a part of the curriculum which assists in shaping the fundamental skills of oration, drafting and presentation. While the curriculum sharpens the legal acumen of the students, they are also inspired to be creative in their thought process.

Highly qualified faculty coupled with in built scheme of training the students at various law firms, law offices and companies exposes them to the professional and practical aspects of law, advancing their education beyond classrooms. Such programmes ensure a smooth metamorphosis of the students into complete professionals.

Furthermore, our regularly held guest lectures introduce students to leading legal luminaries. Such interaction exposes them to varied perceptions of law and sensitizes them on various socio-legal issues so as to meet the demands of this challenging field.
This professional approach blended with sound theoretical knowledge forms the base of the students of the Army Institute of Law. In substance, Army Institute of Law is continuously working to create a new set of professionals who not only have the best qualities of lawyers but also the virtues of a soldier. The world swarms in a pool of humanity…. Our students are a class apart and are taught to stand tall.

Core Faculty
Dr. Geeta Joshi, Principal, LL.M., Ph.D., E-mail: principal@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr Kamaljit Kaur, Assistant Professor of law, Bsc LLB(gold medalist),LLM, Ph.D
Email-Id: kamaljit.kaur@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr. Tejinder Kaur Soni, Assistant Professor of Law, M.A., M.Phil. (Sociology), LL.M, Ph.D (Law) UGC – NET, Email-Id: tejinder.soni@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Assistant Professor of Law, BA, LLB, LLM, Ph.D (Law), Post-Graduate Diploma in Media laws, General Course on Intellectual Property Rights, WIPO Worldwide Academy. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights. Email Id: rajinder.kaur@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr. Bajirao A Rajwade, Assistant Professor of Law, LL.M, Ph.D (LAW), Email-Id: bajirao.rajwade@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mrs Amita Sharma, Assistant Professor of Sociology, M.A.(Sociology) Gold Medalist, M.Ed., Email-Id: amita.sharma@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mrs. Gagandeep Dhaliwal, Asst Professor Of Political Science, M.A, M.Phil ( Political Science ), Email-Id: gagandeep.dhaliwal@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr. Gaganpreet Kaur , Assistant Professor of Economics, BA (With Honours in Economics), MA (Economics), Ph.D (Economics), Presently Pursuing MBA., Email-Id: gaganpreet.kaushal@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mr. Sheetal Kumar Setia, Assistant Professor of Law
LL.M., Email-Id: sheetal.setia@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mr. Prabhjot Singh, Assistant Professor of Law
L.L.M ,UGC-NET, Email-id: prabhjot.singh@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Ms. Sunaina, Assistant Professor of Law
LL.M, UGC-NET [JRF], Email-Id: sunaina@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr Sachiv Kumar, Assistant Professor, M.A. (Public Administration), LL.M., Ph. D., Email-Id: sachiv.kumar@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mrs. Shiva Satish Sharda, Assistant Professor of Law
B.A(hons.), LL.B.,LL.M, M.Phil.,PGDIPR, Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights, Presently pursuing Doctorate on Intellectual property, e commerce and cyberspace, Email-Id: shiva.satish.sharda@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Ms. Sheetal Kapoor, Assistant Professor of English
MA, MPhil (English), Email-Id: sheetal.kapoor@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Guest Faculty
Dr Satpal Kaur Nalwa, Former Dean and Head, Dept of Law, Punjabi University , Patiala., LLM, Ph.D, Diploma in French, E-mail: satpal.nalwa@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Lt Col (Retd) (Dr) Jaswant Singh Sandhu, BA, LLB, Ph D (Pol Sc) and MA Defence Studies, E-mail: jaswant.sandhu@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Lt Col (Retd) Ranjit Singh, Advocate, Punjab and Haryana High Court, E-mail: ranjit.singh@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Ms Navneet Kaur Dhaliwal, LLB, LLM, E-mail: navneet.dhaliwal@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mr Saurav Khurana, Advocate, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Email: saurav.khurana@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mrs Geeta Verma, LLB, LLM , E-mail: geeta.verma@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Dr Deepa Singh, Advocate, Punjab and Haryana High Court, LLB , LLM , MA (Eco), MBA, E-mail: deepa.singh@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mrs Sonika Bhardwaj, Assistant Professor of Law, BA(Law), LLB ,LLM, LLM from UK and MBA in Personnel Mgmt, E-mail: sonika.bhardwaj@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Hony Capt/Retd Rajinder Singh, BA, Office Supdt, E-mail: capt.rajindersingh@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Sub. Jagtar Singh, (Estate Manager) Graduation, Email-Id: jagtar.singh@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mr. Raj Kumar, (Computer Lab Supervisor) M.Sc. (Computer Science), MCA Email-Id:raj.kumar@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Ms Kirna Rani, (Warden Girls Hostel) M.A., LL.B., E-mail: kirna.rani@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mrs. Harjeet Kaur, (Accountant) M.Com., E-mail: harjeet.kaur@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mr. Bharat Bhushan, (Accounts Clerk) B.Com, E-mail:n bharat.bhushan@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Ms. Anu Kiran, (Assit. Librarian) Diploma in Library, M. Lib, E-mail : anu.kiran@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mr. Laxmi Narain, (Academic Clerk) Graduation, E-mail: laxmi.narain@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mr. Kanwaljit Singh, (Adm Clerk) Graduation, E-mail: kanwaljit.singh@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mrs. Sunita Mehta, (PA to Principal/Registrar) B.A., E-mail: sunita.mehta@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mrs. Upasana Bali, (Property Clerk) B.Sc., E-mail: upasana.bali@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Mrs. Karamjit Kaur , Receptionist, Graduation, Email: karamjit.kaur@armyinstituteoflaw.org
Ex-Sub Bikram Singh, Nursing Asst, Hr Sec, E-mail: bikram.singh@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Hony Lt (Retd) Tara Chand Gandhi, (Warden Boys Hostel) BA.
Email-Id: tara.chand.gandhi@armyinstituteoflaw.org

Mrs. Harjinder Dhaliwal, (Librarian) M.A. (Political Science), M.Phil
(Library Science),PGDCA., E-mail: harjinder.dhaliwal@armyinstituteoflaw.org

ALITE Magazine
THE AILITE- Army Institute of Laws Magazine is an annual cultural and scholarly rendition of Students creativity and academic excellence. As you flip the pages, the magazine takes you on a journey into the ingenious realm of AILians and acquaints you with their exuberance vis- a-vis the various activities, competitions and workshops that they have proudly represented the Institute at. Every student is a blissful recipient of THE AILITE at the end of every academic session.

SPECTRUM - A quarterly report of various academic and extra-curricular activities taking place in the Army Institute of Law.

The institute firmly believes in the holistic development of all individuals. Keeping this in mind, the students are encouraged not only to excel scholastically but also hone their skills like music, histrionics, painting et all. This quarterly report, SPECTRUM, gives an insight into the various activities and clubs that the students are a part of and the various workshops, competitions (national and international) that they have represented our institute at.

The AIL Reporter is a fortnightly newsletter covering all the events, opportunities and happenings in the Institute. Articles based on the cover story of the issue are invited from the students and publish in the reporter. A legal and a Campus poll are conducted and views of the students as well as the faculty members are incorporated with the results. Recent case laws, legal news and legal phrases are accounted for in the legal section. Leisure section encompasses crosswords, puzzles, movie/music/book reviews and food articles etc.

1. Anil Pratap Singh Bhadoria , +91 78378 04612, +91 90412 30698, bhadoria.anil@gmail.com
2. Ankita Patnaik, +91 99882 74872, + 91 97172 78803, ankitapatnaikail@gmail.com
3. Ankush Choudhary, +91 96464 98591, +91 98108 42071, ankush.law@gmail.com
4. Preeti Sharma, +91 99882 50884, +91 99587 08151, preetiail2006@gmail.com
5. Vikram Singh, +91 94172 13606, +91 89550 56593, law.vikram@hotmail.com

The more a tree grows, the deeper its roots become. Going by this universal phenomenon, the constitution of the AIL Alumni Association was but natural. The Institution takes immense pleasure and pride in celebrating its success and achievements made through its students.

With this view in mind, the Army Institute of Law constituted the Alumni Association which aims at keeping contacts between ex-AILians and present ones. The AILAA strives to keep the spirit of Army Institute of Law alive in all its ex-students and also provide an opportunity to get together and enjoy each others familiar company again in ambient surroundings and the campus of the Institute. For this, various functions like Alumni Reunions, get-togethers, social evenings etc. are arranged. The website is updated regularly to keep everyone in touch with current happenings. For further information, the following can be contacted-

Mr. Anil Bhadoria (5th Yr. Student) +91 78378 04612, bhadoria.anil@gmail.com
Mr. Amit Verma (4th Yr. Student) +91 98762 99776, amitverma.ail@gmail.com

Any Alumnus wishing to be part of the Alumni Association can do so by writing an e-mail to alumni@armyinstituteoflaw.org. With so many continents and such deep oceans, our world may not be a very small one, but we hope our Livingstones shall definitely retreat to share their experiences, joys and inspirations.

The 3rd Alumni meet was held at New Delhi on 25th September, 2010. The alumni dinner was attended by 95 AIL alumni, many students of BALLB final year and 2 members of AIL Faculty, Lt Col (Dr.) Jaswant S. Sandhu and Mr. Sheetal K. Setia. The event served as an opportunity for ex-ailians to meet their batchmates, friends and teachers and for ailians to interact with the alumni.

The 2nd Alumni Meet was organized on April 24, 2010 alongwith Convocation which was attended by almost one hundred ex-students of AIL starting from the first batch. The programme commenced after the Convocation. A discussion was organized from 1530 hrs to 1700 hrs, where measures to improve internship and placement were deliberated upon. The students and faculty suggested several measures to ensure that Alumni always remains an integral part of the college and assists in its growth. The discussion was followed by high tea with the faculty.

Thereafter dinner was organized at SOI, Chandimandir, which was attended by large number of ex-students and the then 5th Year Batch. All the students shared their thoughts and experiences and enjoyed the function.

The 1st Alumni Meet was held in Sept 2009 at DSOI, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. It saw an enthausiastic participation of all batches which had passed out of the Institute since 2004. The meet saw strong expession of feelings of nostalgia and fraternity by ex-ailians. The event served to build bridges between AILs final-year batch and the alumni.


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2 day workshop at Army Institute of Law

The Army Institute of Law will hold a two-day workshop on “Legal Education and Teaching Methodology in present scenario” on its campus on the Sangrur road in Patiala from tomorrow.

Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will inaugurate the workshop, while Prof J.L. Kaul of the Faculty of Law of Delhi University, will deliver the keynote address.

According to Dr G.S. Sandhu, Director-Principal of the institute, the main focus of the workshop would be on the impact of globalisation and liberalisation, advancement of science and technology and their applications on every aspect of life. The main objective of the workshop, he said, would be in identifying relevant curriculum and effective teaching methodology in legal education to inculcate professional skills.

Ms Jasmeet K. Egan, coordinator of the workshop, said there would be four working sessions. The deliberations will mainly would be on professional legal training vis-a-vis liberal legal education; training students to use scientific and technological methods in the application of law; development of problem analysis, communication and articulation skills; and role of teacher as facilitator in learning of law.

The experts include Mr Justice J.S. Khehar, Mr Justice K.S. Grewal, Mr Justice A.K. Goel, Mr Justice Jasbir Singh, Maj-Gen Narendra Kumar, Prof Ranbir Singh, Prof Veer Singh, Prof Gurpal Singh, Prof Chander Pal, Dr Surat Singh, Prof K.P.S. Mehalwar, Prof S.P.Tewari, Prof Daljit Singh, Dr B.B. Prasoon, Dr Gurjit Singh, Mr Manish Arora and Prof R.K. Sapru.

Professor emeritus status for former VCs, deans

All former vice-chancellors and deans, University Instructions (DUI), Panjab University, will be conferred the status of professor emeritus in view of their contribution to the university. The university syndicate had earlier approved the decision.

The senate has finalised names of 17 persons for this honour to be conferred on them during the annual convocation on March 7. These include former VCs M.M. Puri and K.N. Pathak. Among the former DUIs are B.S. Khanna, B. Ghosh, V.B. Bhanot, Gurdev Singh, I.S. Mitra, J.N. Joshi, A.K. Prasad, K.G. Gupta, Ashok Sahni, Mohan Maharishi, R.J. Hans Gill, S.K. Sharma, J.K. Gupta, V.K. Bansal and Veer Singh.

A political scientist, M.M. Puri retired as the VC of the university in 2000. K.N. Pathak, a renowned physicist, remained the VC for six years and joined the Rayat and Bahra group as the director, general academics.

Pathak was instrumental in securing an NAAC-granted five-star status to Panjab University in 2001 and getting the status of university with potential of excellence in bio-medical sciences by the UGC in 2002.

Also Pathak’s tenure saw the establishment of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and University Institute of Dental Sciences on the PU campus, apart from the setting up of regional campuses of the university at Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana.

Former DUI Veer Singh also joined the Rayat and Bahra group as director-principal of the Rayat and Bahra College of Law, Kharar.

Veer Singh has also been the director of the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, and is an acclaimed academician.

Ashok Sahni, a leading paleontologist, comes from a renowned family of geologists.

He has authored several books on geology and also written for children.

S.K. Sharma was the head of the PU Energy Research Centre and remained the member of many important national councils.

He is the pioneer of research on alternate energy sources and efficient use of energy.

Mohana Maharishi is a renowned playwright.

Honing advocacy skills of law students

"If only we also had access to such moot court contests, who knows we might have been much better advocates. These days, students studying in various law institutes pick up the broader nuances of advocacy in their institute itself. All that they need when they start practising is to look for clients."

Coming from a well-established Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer, this quote sums it all.

Moot court contests, like the one which ended today at the Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali, provide an opportunity to students of law to hone their advocacy skills and also make them aware of the need to develop researching habits.

This is probably one reason why Chief Justice of India Mr Justice Y.K. Sabharwal yesterday underlined the need for students of law to lay equal emphasis on practical and clinical aspect of legal education. Moot courts or moots as they are commonly known as, are contests aimed at allowing students of law to develop their oratorical skills, put their legal knowledge to use in a hypothetical case, while following the etiquette of court atmosphere.

Today, at the semi-finals of the Moot Court Contest-2006 organised jointly by the AIL, Mohali, and Malhotra and Malhotra Associates, young students argued a hypothetical proposition titled "The State of Rabbistan vs Frindia".

The case pertained to the policy of hot pursuit and universal jurisdiction over terrorists and students were asked to argue it before the International Court of Justice. "We worked day and night for the contest, spent endless hours on the internet and going through books and law journals in the library. We took a lot of help from our seniors," said a participant.

For the three members of the eventual winner - the Kerala Law Academy - participating in moots, and winning, has become a habit. The all-woman team had emerged the hot favourite to lift the coveted trophy, which it did. It had emerged winners in the last year s national moot court competition organised by the Karnataka Law Education Society.

"This is our third major moot court together. We regularly participate in the moots in our academy. We feel we will make better lawyers through this process," says Ms Soma John.

For young Anu Brar, who was declared the best advocate at today s contest, mooting is part of the learning. She feels moot court contests help students get a feel of the real thing while still in classroom.

Seeing their performance, Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association president Atul C. Lakhanpal, who was one of the judges for the contest, rued the lack of such opportunities when lawyer of his age were studying.

"These students are excellent. Not only are they taught a lot more, moots and other such events help them hone their skills," he observed.

Kerala Law Academy wins moot court trophy; PU

The all-woman team of Soma John, Meenakshi Prasad and Lakshmi V. from Kerala Law Academy (KLA) emerged winners of the National Moot Court Competition-2006, organised jointly by the Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali and Malhotra and Malhotra Associates.

The team of Anu Brar, Kshitij Sharma and Tarun Bhutani, all second-year students of the LLB course in the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh, had to be content with the runners-up position.

However, Anu, daughter of former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice H.S. Brar (retd), was declared the best advocate, while the second prize in this category went to Soma John. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal, got the award for the best memorial.

The prizes were given away by Mr Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, Judge, Supreme Court .

Earlier, addressing the gathering, Mr Justice Lakshmanan expressed happiness over the holding of moot court contests.

"The difference between law as taught and law as practised is familiar. I would say that in law as taught, the facts are clear and the law uncertain; whereas in law as practised, the law is clear and facts uncertain," he remarked.

He urged the students to strictly adhere to the high standards of the legal system and observe professional values. He also urged them to work hard to establish themselves as lawyers.

Among others, Major- Gen Nilendra Kumar, Judge Advocate-General, Dr Anjana Kakar, Principal, AIL, Mohali and Mr J.D.R. Malhotra, who sponsored the event, spoke on the occasion.

First convocation of Army Institute of Law held

The Army Institute of Law (AIL) organised its first convocation here today, with 50 former students being conferred upon the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees. The students were from the first two batches to pass out from the AIL in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

Delivering the convocation address, Director-General, Competition Commission of India, Mr Amitabh Kumar, said lawyers were responsible for holding the thread of civil society together. Stating that expectations of integrity and professionalism from lawyers are justified and necessary given the enomity of their responsibility to society, he added that a lawyers task was to present a fair alternative to litigants.

Mr Kumar said the Indian judicial system was widely regarded to be slow. He said there had been changes to the civil procedure aiming at quickening the pace of decision-making and restricting adjournments, he added. Mere provisions in laws or regulations are not enough. It will take all stake holders to implement the intention in its true spirit and lawyers are one of the most important stake holders in the process, he asserted.

The Controller of Examinations, Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr Baldev Singh, awarded the degrees. The 2004 batch had 37 students while the 2005 batch had 66 students for the five-year course.

Prizes were also given for academic excellence. The Airawat Running Trophy for standing first in the five-year course went to Ankur Ghai of 2004 batch and Payal Manhas of 2005 batch. Batra s Silver Sterling Trophy for standing first in law of evidence went to Gurpartap Singh, while Dhruv Trophy for standing first in the law of contract went to Poonam Verma.

Training programme inaugurated

In the present situation where humanitarian laws are being violated, “the need to strengthen these laws and to implement them at the time of armed conflicts have become the need of the hour”, said Justice S.S. Sodhi, former Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court and Ractor Army Institute of Law, in his inaugural address at the three-day teachers’ training programme on international humanitarian law, organised by the Army Institute of Law at Patiala today.

Several important issues were discussed during various sessions where Dr Umesh Kadam, Regional Legal Adviser, ICRC, gave an overview of the international humanitarian law and the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which is collaborating this teachers’ training programme with the Army Institute of Law. Dr Kadam also highlighted the background of international humanitarian law, its origin and the need for its effective implementation at present.

He also clarified that the role of the ICRC was to ameliorate the grief of the victims of armed conflict and for this purpose they work with the understanding of the concerned governments of the state to maintain confidentiality so that they may get free access to the persons in distress.

Dr GIS Sandhu, Director, Army Institute of Law, informed that the teachers’ training programme would continue for the next two days.

The participants have come from different universities of the region, including Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjabi University, Kashmir University, Jammu University, Kurukshetra University, HP University, Shimla and their regional centres.

Gujrat National varsity win moot court contest

The Gujrat National University team bagged the first position in the Stetson International Environment Moot Court Competition organised at the Army Institute of Law in Mohali, which concluded today. The team from National Law University, Institute of Bhopal, was the runners-up.

As many as 17 teams from North India participated in the north zone round of the competition, the winners of which would represent India at the international competition to be held in Florida.

Symbiosis Society Law College, Pune, were declared the Best Memorial Team while the Spirit of Surana award for team work was bagged by Amity Law School, New Delhi. Adarsh Ramanujan of National Law University, Jodhpur, was declared the best student advocate, followed by Saurabh Garg of the University Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh.

Mr Justice S.S. Nijjer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court was the chief guest on the occasion, while the valedictory function was presided over by Mr Justice P.S. Patwalia of the same high court.

3 law students get scholarship

Three students of the Army Institute of Law - Siddharth Suresh, Surabhi Rajpal and Jagriti Singh - have been awarded the Microsoft Research Scholarship under the Microsoft Scholars Programme being conducted by Microsoft India in association with law firm Amarchand Mangaldas.

The students would be awarded research scholarship of Rs 80,000 and would undertake research and present author papers on topics related to intellectual property rights.

Law Moot Court competition concludes

Surana and Surana International Attorney’s National Corporate Law Moot Court competition concluded today with Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, emerging as the winning team.

From about 44 participating teams, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar and National Law Institute University, Bhopal, made it up to the final round, beating Government Law College, Mumbai, and National Law University, Jodhpur in the semi-finals.

Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain was the chief guest for the valedictory function, which was presided over by Justice Mongia.

Eminet judges and lawyers, including Justice Daya Chaudhary, Anupam Gupta, Chitranjan Aggarwal, Prof Gurjeet Singh and Randeep Singh Rai, were the judges at the final competition.

Chief Justice Vijender Jain, said he was very impressed by the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, and it was his third visit in one and a quarter years.

Justice Mongia at Army Institute of Law, Mohali, extolled the importance of sincerity and dedication in the field of law. Encouraging all the winners and participants of the competition, he advised them not to look for shortcuts to success.

Earlier, Principal Dr Anjana Kakar extended a warm welcome to all the guests and dignitaries. Vinod Surana, CEO Surana and Surana, head academic initiative, delivered the vote of thanks.

The results of the moot court competition were as follows: Best Team: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Best Memorial: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Best Student Advocate: Vikram Nayak, Government Law college, Mumbai. Cash prizes worth Rs 5,4000 were awarded to winners under different categories.

Venugopals lecture today

The Army Institute of Law here will host a special lecture by Mr K.K. Venugopal, senior advocate Supreme Court of India here tomorrow.

Mr Venugopal would speak on Supreme Court: the eventful years under the AIL distinguished lecture series 2004. The lecture proposes to begin by examining the first three decades of the history of the Supreme Court when as a result of the Supreme Court invalidating laws relating to land reforms and nationalisation of industries parliament had to pass a series of amendments to the constitution.

Rape victim operated

Doctors at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital operated four-year-old rape victim after a number of philanthropists poured help in form of cash and kind for her treatment. Students and faculty of the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, today sent Rs 10,000 to the doctors.

Work with diligence and sincerity: SC Judge

Brevity is a quality of every successful lawyer, but it does not come unless there is clarity of thought. Clarity of thought is a product of careful preparation, which involves marshalling of facts and formulation of questions of law that may arise for determination.

These views were expressed by Mr Justice B.P. Singh, Judge, Supreme Court of India, as part of his inaugural address at the All-India Annual Sarin Moot Court Competition organised at the Army Institute of Law here today.

He said one of the qualities of a successful lawyer was that he knew from where to begin and where to end. When you join the profession, you need to train your mind to say what you want to say in minimum words. Confine yourself to what was relevant and take care of the facts.

He advised the students to imbibe all qualities that made a gentleman as these very qualities made a successful lawyer. Those who acquired a reputation of being well-behaved, fair and honest in the presentation of facts, found their tasks much easier. Presentation of a case in the court was a work of art that one could learn from his experiences.

Mr Justice B.P. Singh said the legal profession was not for those who wanted to make money overnight. To begin with, it was all work and perhaps no money. A little later, there could be some work and enough money to keep you going. Thereafter, your hard work could pay and you could witness a considerable increase in your work and income.

He said these days there were a number of options before a law graduate. He could join a multinational company as a legal adviser, become a teacher or a lawyer. But those who wished to join the legal profession must know that success was guaranteed provided you worked honestly, with diligence and sincerity.

Candidates allege discrimination by Army Institute of Law

Candidates seeking admission to the Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali, under the “Punjab resident” category for admission to the five-year law course have alleged discrimination and ignoring of merit by the institute’s management in selection process.

In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court a few days ago, some the candidates affected have alleged that those in the “Army category” who had not even qualified in the written test have been admitted, whereas candidates in the other category who had not only qualified in the test and but also scored higher marks than those in question were ignored.

The High Court has issued notice of motion to the respondents, which include the GOC-in-C, Western Command, who is the institute’s patron, Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala and the institute’s senior functionaries..

The petition has contended that as per the AIL prospectus, the minimum qualifying marks in the test will be 30 per cent and that admissions will be made on merit.

Further, the prospectus stated July 16 as the date for counselling for left over seats, but no counselling was held on that day. It was on July 28 that counselling was done for left over seats and 10 seats were filled by candidates from the Army Category who, as per the results, had not qualified.

The petition stated that there was no public notice or advertisement to announce the new date for counselling for left over seats, expect for a mention on the AIL’s website.

Stating that there was no provision in the prospectus whereby a candidate who has been declared as “not qualified” can be called for counselling and thereafter, admitted in the course, the petition has termed the action on the part of the AIL management as illegal, unconstitutional and discriminatory.

A representation in this regard was also submitted to the AIL authorities earlier. The AIL was established in July, 1999, under the aegis of the Army Welfare Educational Society.

Weapons pose risk to mankind, says expert

He is against global terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. That is why Member of Delhi-based Indian Society of International Law s executive council Professor B.C. Nirmal says that the weapons pose "formidable challenge to humankind". But at the same time he claims that the use of force by a super power — in garb of fighting global war against terrorism without UN Security Council s express authorisation — is of "doubtful legality".

In Mohali s Army Institute of Law for attending a workshop on international law, Prof Nirmal adds the war is also strategically counter productive.

"It has disastrous consequences for international rule of law in unipolar world," he adds.

Elaborating upon his contention, Prof Nirmal says, "The recent war heaped on Iraq by the US-led defence forces was unprovoked, illegal, unjustified and morally reprehensible. Iraq s virtual annexation in the name of destroying weapons of mass destruction, besides elimination of alleged link between Iraq and the Al-Quaeda, only pushed aside so-called global fight against terrorism".

The war, he adds, also brought to fore basic issue pertaining to non-use of force, territorial integrity and political independence of a weak state.

"It also demonstrated willingness of the US to perpetuate its hegemonic position by hook or crook. It also displayed lack of qualm on the part of the US to strike any state any time if necessary for furtherance of its perceived self-interest".

Offering a solution to the problem of global terrorism, he suggests, "If you want fight against terrorism to be successful, you will have to direct it at two levels. First of all, the existing anti-terrorism regime has to be strengthened and priority has to be given to an early adoption of a comprehensive convention on terrorism. All states will have to show genuine commitment towards elimination of terrorism by becoming parties to the existing conventions".

Students spat turns ugly

A spat between two girl students of the Army Institute of Law seems to have taken the shape of an ugly controversy.

Kalam to inaugurate Army Institute of Law

The President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will inaugurate the Army Institute of Law (AIL) at Sector 68, Mohali, on December 1.

Blood donated for thalassaemics

Donors from the Army Institute of Law, including faculty members and students, donated 217 units of blood for thalassaemic children at a blood donation camp organised by the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at Mohali yesterday.

Human rights can be a career option

Discarding the age-old notion of human rights being the vocation of volunteers with a soft for militants, senior adviser with the Delhi-based Human Rights Law Network Parul Sharma is in favour of producing young professionals in the field.

She will be conducting an interactive session at Panjab University s Law Department for students of psychology and law departments, besides those of the Army Institute of Law on January 30. The students are required to register for the session a day in advance.

Talking to The Tribune, Ms Sharma said, "As of now, most students are of the opinion that human rights cannot be taken up as a career. No wonder, it is low on the agenda of young advocates".

Giving details, she asserted, "This is a phenomenon prevailing throughout the world. Sadly, most of the law schools are concentrating on the commercial aspect of the subject. In the process, they are becoming more of business schools and are removing human rights from the curriculum. This is leading to a kind of imbalance".

Describing it as "unfortunate", she said, "Human rights should, in fact, be taught to the students from the first year itself, along with the science of law, as both of them are closely linked."

Ms Sharma did her initial education from Stockholm University in Sweden before moving to London on a Chevening fellowship. She did her master’s thesis on death penalty in India before taking up a job with the Swedish Embassy as a political reporter. She later joined the European Commission and is currently working with the Human Rights Law Network — an organisation with 15 centres across the country.

Regarding the workshop, she said, "For the first time, perhaps, about 50 students each of psychology and law would be encouraged to sit together and perform free mind exercises.

Sarin Moot Court Competition

The first All India Annual Sarin Moot Court Competition is being organised at the Army Institute of Law (AIL), here, on October 16 and 17.

Army Institute of Law (AIL) Punjab: BA LLB (CET 2009)

Army Institute of Law, Mohali, Punjab offers integrated 5 year B.A, LL.B. course. The new session will commence in July 2009. The details of the admission procedure are:

Number of Seats: 80


(a) Wards of Army Personnel: 64
(b) Residents of Punjab: 12
(c) All India General Category: 04

Eligibility for 5 year BA LLB:
(a) Candidate should have passed or appeared in 10+2 exam with 45% Marks at the time of applying for admission to AIL.
(b) Candidate should not have completed the age of 21 years on 1st Jul 2009
(c) Category certificate is required to be submitted while applying for admission to AIL

Note: Detailed eligibility criteria for admission to AIL is given detail in the prospectus of the Institute which is likely to be available in Apr/May 2009.

BA LLB Entrance Examination:

Admission to the BA LL.B 5 years course at AIL is made on the basis of the rank obtained in the Common Entrance Test (CET Law), Punjab. All the applicants who wish to join AIL are, therefore, required to appear in CET Law, Punjab (2009) which will be conducted by a University nominated by the Punjab Govt.

Application Form

The applicants are required to apply to the nominated University as well as to AIL on the prescribed formats

Candidates shall apply for CET Law - 2009 on the prescribed form, which is likely to be on sale from Apr/May 2009 or downloaded from the website of the University nominated by Punjab Govt. the last date of receipt of form for CET is to be ascertained from the advertisements, website or office of the University.

All the applicants shall also fill the Application-cum-Admission form of AIL to be eligible for admission to the Institute. The admission notice of AIL will be published in select National newspapers in the month of Mar/Apr 2009 and it will also be put up on the AIL website

How to Apply:
Prospectus and Application form can be obtained by hand or by post from AIL and office of HQ Western Command (AWES) and HQs AWES, Integrated HQs of MoD (Army), New Delhi. The prospectus can also downloaded from AIL website www.armyinstituteoflaw.org. The prospectus can be purchased in cash on college counter or by sending a Demand Draft in favour Army Institute of Law payable at Mohali.

Cost of Application Form:

The cost of the prospectus and application form is as follows
(a) By post: Rs. 650/- (Approx)
(b) By Hand from AIL: Rs 600/- (through Bank Demand Draft)
(c) Down load from Website: Application form should be accompanied by a Demand draft of 650/- drawn in favour Army Institute of Law payable at Mohali

Contact details for Army Institute of Law (AIL):
Army Institute of Law
Sector - 68, Mohali (Pb)
Pin - 160062


Waiving of registration fees to Army Institute


The 10th November , 2008

No. S.O. 79/C.A.16/1908/Ss. 78 and 79/Amd./2008.- In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 78 and 79 of the Registration Act, 1908 (Central Act No.16 of 1908) , and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make the following amendment in the Government of Punjab , Department of Revenue and Rehabilitation (Registration) Notification No.S.O.25/C.A.16/1908/Ss. 78 & 79/80/6056, dated 15th April, 1980 namely :-

In the said notification under the heading, 'Table of Registration Fees', after the last existing proviso to Article-1, the following proviso shall be added, namely :-

'Provided further that no registration fee shall be chargeable on the instruments of conveyance that may be executed and registered for purchase of land for Army Institute of Law by Army Welfare Education Society at Mohali.'

Financial Commissioner Revenue
and Secretary to Government of Punjab,
Department of Revenue and Rehabilitation.

College security supervisor booked for molesting student

Mohali (Punjab): The security supervisor of a law college here has been booked for molesting a first year student, police said on Saturday.Amandeep Singh, in his late 30s, is the security supervisor of Army Institute of Law. The victim, a resident of Gurgaon, was staying at the college's hostel.The girl says she had gone to a beauty parlour on Jan 23. She came back at 8 pm, missing the 7.30 pm deadline to enter the hostel," police officer Harbans Lal said.
She requested Amandeep to put the entry as 7.30 pm. The accused said that he could do that for her and forcibly embraced her and kissed her," he added.

The college authorities have ordered an internal probe into this matter.However, Amandeep denied the allegations. "The girl had returned late and told me to put the timing of her arrival as 7.30 pm. When I refused to do it she raised a false alarm. I have already made my stand clear in my two-page statement submitted with the institute's principal," said Amandeep.Mohali town is around 10 km away from the state capital Chandigarh.

Summary: Army Institute of Law, Mohali Punjab website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.