Centre of Post-Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS)
The NorthCap University was founded in 1996, to promote excellence in Technical and Management education by Educate India Society, registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860. The University started providing the courses on law from 2010. The Law School offers undergraduate and postgraduate Law programs.
The Centre of Post-Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS) at Law School, The NorthCap University, operates from the former Human Rights Department, which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice P.N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India in 10th January 2011. Since its inuaguration the School of Law, was offering 2 year LLM program on Human Rights from the Department. With the introduction of one year LLM by the University Grants Commission, in 2013 the Human Rights Department was remodeled as CPGLS to offer the new one year LLM course with multiple specializations. From August 2014 CPGLS is offering One Year LL.M Degree Programme as per UGC Guidelines. The centre comprises of highly experienced and qualified faculty committed to provide top-notch and valuable education for students interested in further expanding their legal knowledge.
The Vision of NCU Law School is to be ranked Numero Uno amongst the premier Law Schools in India. The premise of our approach to Post-graduate legal education is to provide a competency for our Post-Graduate students to practice law in a competitive global level, irrspective of their intial level of exposure to law. We have designed the curriculum to cater our students to the normative and professional challenges globalization entails and to equip them with the relevant tools to enable them to approach the law in a more encompassing, universally-aware manner. Also, the Centre is constantly keeping consonance with the latest developments in law so as to abreast the curriculum with the contemporary world. Students benefit from an unmatched selection of course content, seminars, practical experiences and opportunities to engage in intellectual projects at the highest level. Currently specializations are being offered in following streams:
Faculty at The NorthCap University
University has one of the best and largest pool of faculty amongst all the colleges in North India. Many of the faculty members hold PhD and Masters degrees from renowned Indian and foreign universities have a very distinguished track record and are drawn from prestigious institutions, industry and research arenas. There is strong emphasis on good quality teaching as well as research in current areas of Law and the entire faculty members keep themselves abreast with latest developments and are engaged in active research resulting in a large number of research publications in leading international and national journals. Many of the faculty members have published books in their specialized fields and are members of editorial boards/ reviewers of reputed journals. Also, the University’s location gives students chance to access to preeminent real-world practitioners and policy-makers. Visits from prominent government officials, members of the judiciary, and leaders of international organizations and NGOs, complement our faculty and the contemporary academic curriculum.
A list of faculty who are members of CPGLS at Law School are:
|Head of Department|
|Dr Kanu Priya||PhD|
|Ms Vaiji Raghunathan||B.L, LL.M|
|Assistant Professor - Selection Grade|
|Dr Praveen Kumar Lohchab||LLM, PhD|
|Assistant Professor - Senior Scale|
|Mr Subhradipta Sarkar||LLM, MPhil, PhD (Pursuing)|
|Ms Archana Sarma||LLM, MPhil, PhD(Pursuing)|
|Ms Pallavi Bajpai||LLM, NET|
|Ms Shabana Shabnam||LLM, NET, PhD (Thesis Submitted)|
|Ms Neha Saini||LLM, NET|
|Mr Balwinder Singh Slathia||LLM, NET, PhD (Thesis Submitted)|
|Mr Navin Pal Singh||LLM, NET|
|Mr Bilal Ahmed||LLM, PhD (Pursuing)|
The faculty chosen for delivering the subjects for teaching LLM classes are handpicked on the basis of their areas of specialisation, which are in absolute consonance to the courses in which One Year LLM is proposed to be offered.
In addition, other faculty mentioned as above, shall take lectures of their respective specialization.
Two Non Teaching staff also assists the smooth administration of the courses and provide services to assist the students in their learning efforts.
Advanced Library and ICT enabled Teaching and Learning Infrastructure
In the era of information explosion, the tremendous amount of information is being generated and transmitted from every corner of the world in the form of print materials, research articles, lectures, presentations video conferencing, technical reports, standards and patents etc. LLM programme, like any post-graduate study requires extensive work and students are required to spend more time working on their assignments and research papers.
The Library is to provide adequate support for teaching and research and outreach programs of LL.M. by providing access to up-to-date sources of information and learning resource. Library is rich with thousands of Books, academic and reporting Journals and other reference materials. Wi-Fi enabled campus and LMS i.e. Learning Management System enables the students to access the online legal database, teaching notes and stay updated. The University has spacious and air‐conditioned classrooms equipped with state‐of‐the‐art multi‐media teaching aids including LCD projectors and other IT tools for education. Also there is a provision of conducting special lectures via video-conferencing facility which is backed by the high speed internet availability at the University campus. A spacious auditorium serves the need for various seminars, conferences and other events. Law School adds practical element to the classic subjects thereby making the course more relevant and useful.
The library of the university spread over 870 square meters of area with a sitting capacity of more than 200, has more than 1,00,000 books and subscribes to various national and international journals and periodicals relating to various specialisations in the legal umbrella. It has an access to legal databases like West Law and Manupatra. To back these digital facilities, University provides 40 Mbps dedicated leased line, a fully loaded Wi‐Fi campus, digital and multimedia library, networked computer labs and Wi‐Fi hostels.
There is a central computing facility with 55 computers, in addition to 20 computers in the main library, with the total number of computers available on campus as 950. The University provides advanced facilities and a healthy environment for various indoor and outdoor sports for the all‐round development of students.
Beyond the academic and co curricular activities, the post graduate students are also mandatorily required to participate in the Social Outreach and Legal Aid programmes of the Law School- The NorthCap University. Apart from this, they are also offered Teaching/Research Apprenticeship with faculty at the university or beyond NCU- nationally and internationally, if they have an inclination towards Academics or Research.