• Kakoli Nath

LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: FACULTY OF LAW, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI

· Brief introduction


Banaras Hindu University, formerly Central Hindu College, is a public central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. This highly acclaimed institution was one of the first few to be instituted in the varsity since its own establishment in 1916 under the Banaras Hindu University Act, 1915. Banaras Hindu University was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya and Annie Besant. Faculty of Law BHU, popularly known as “BHU Law School”, was established as one of the oldest faculties of Banaras Hindu University and has a 100 years old history which is incomparable to any traditional institution in this country.


· Location


BHU is located on the southern edge of Varanasi, near the banks of the river Ganges. Development of the main campus, spread over 1,300 acres (5.3 km2), started in 1916 on land donated by the then Kashi Naresh Prabhu Narayan Singh.Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, PIN-221005


· Official website

https://bhu.ac.in/


· Infrastructure


A. Campus

Faculty of Law serves as a reservoir of intellectual minds learning, exploring and researching a plethora of interdisciplinary subjects. The closely knit departments of the University facilitate the exclusive exchange of ideas, thoughts and consultations among students, research scholars, and faculty members across the academic units of the BHU family, an advantage no other university can boast of. The integrated working of the university enables students to join (programs that equip them for the like Foreign Languages, courses at the Faculty of Visual Arts, Faculty of Performing Arts concurrently.

B. Sports and recreation

Several playgrounds, stadia, Indoor stadia, Amphitheatre, Tennis courts, Squash courts, Volleyball courts, Basketball courts, swimming pool, mountaineering club, Flying club, etc. are there to cater to the sportspersons needs. The university facilitates its students with able coaches and practice space to compete at the various levels of tournaments. Besides Shivaji Hall Gymnasium, there are several other facilitations like Mountaineering Club, Swimming Pool, Stadiums, Athletic Tracks, and Playgrounds for maintaining the physical wellness of the university community.


C. Health care

There are health centers for students and staff members located all across the Campus providing health care services 24X7. The S.S. Hospital in the University is equipped with the latest technology and modern treatment facilities. These are available for free(concessional rates) to the students, scholars and staff members.


D.Library

The Central Library is the ultimate heaven, for any person in search of knowledge, with an unimaginable 1.5 million books, numerous journals, magazines, weeklies, newspapers in different languages; and to add to that, 115 departmental libraries. The University also provides the facility of Cyber Library within the campus. Library also provides access to large set of online national and foreign resources. The accessibility to this behemothic pool of information is probably the most sought after advantage at faculty of law, BHU


E. Hostel

The Law school provides separate hostel and mess facilities to boys and girls. There are three hostels for boys namely Dr. Bhagwan Das Hostel, Chanakya Hostel and Dr. B R Ambedkar Hostel. Girls are accommodated in Triveni Hostel which is an amalgamation of 6 hostels, providing accommodation to girls of other faculties as well. The university is committed to zero tolerance to ragging inside the campus.



· Academics

1. LL.B.(Hons.) Three Year (Six-Semesters) Programme

2. B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Integrated Five Year (Ten-Semester) Programme

3. LL.M (General) Two Year (Four-Semester)Programme

4. LL.M (HRDE) Two Year (Four-Semester)Programme

5. LL.M. One Year (Two-Semester)Programme

6. Ph.D

Note: Above mentioned programmes are full time course.

7. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Intellectual Property Rights

8. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Environmental Laws, Policy and Management.

9. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Forensic Science and Medical Jurisprudence

10. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Tax Management.

11. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Mass Communication and Media Laws

12. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Human Resource Management, Services and Industrial Law

13.P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Information Technology Law

14. P.G. Diploma (Part Time) One year (Two-Semester) in Corporate Governance

Note: No course is running in the faculty as correspondence course.



· Administration and fee structure

LL.B. – Rs. 3000\- per year

B.A.LL.B. – Rs 60,000\- per year


· Cafeteria

The faculty has its own personal canteen within its premises. It has a seating capacity of 100 people and students are provided with snacks and refreshment prepared in hygienic conditions. It is open on all working days from 10:00AM to 7:00PM.



· Student culture and activities

'Srijan' is annual cultural festival of Law School BHU. Students showcase their talents and winners of all events in 'Srijan' represent the faculty at university level cultural festival called'Spandan'. Both the festivals are celebrated with enthusiasm. Judges witness amazing talents every year.



· Placement

Internship & Placement Committee was constituted in the year 2019

Website: www.bhu.ac.in/law

Email Id: infolawrecruitment@gmail.com


· Best thing

The Institute was one of the first in the country to introduce Clinical Legal Education and Legal Aid Programme into its mainstream curriculum.



· Worst thing

As of now Campus Placement is very low



· Any other


Clinical Legal Education and Legal Aid Programme is to provide Clinical Legal Aid Services to the poor so as to cater to their needs, is in service to this very day. This model, which was developed by the Law School, has been judged by Hon’ble Mr Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India, as the best model for the same.


SUBMITTED BY-

Sujata Kongari

IMAGE SOURCE: bhu.ac.in


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