LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: Institute of Law Nirma University
· Brief introduction:
Institute of Law, Nirma University (ILNU) is a private legal studies and training institute located in Ahmedabad. The Institute was set up under the aegis of Nirma University in 2007. The college offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs in legal education.
The UG program is offered in two 5-year Integrated courses – BA- L.L.B. (Hons.) and B.Com-LL.B. (Hons.). LL.M. course is offered in specializations like Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal and Security Law, Legal Pedagogy and Research, Commerce and Corporate Law and Science, Technology and Law. Ph.D. program by Institute of Law, Nirma University is offered in two specializations namely Constitutional Law and Criminal Law.
· Location :
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Chandlodia, Gota, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
· Official website: https://law.nirmauni.ac.in/
· Infrastructure :
The infrastructure of institute is descent. The college provides facilities like Wi-Fi, Labs, library, medical facilities etc. Everything is available in the college. The quality of labs and classrooms are very good. Classrooms are equipped with air-conditioners. The quality of the food served in the college is good. I didn't face any issues regarding the infrastructure of the college.The only drawback in the infrastructure is the institute does not provide hostel service. The student has to reside in nearby flats, PG & Private hostel.
· Academics and Faculties :
Almost all the faculty members are helpful. Some faculty are qualified. Though some faculty are not much qualified, but they are knowledgeable and experienced. In one line, there is a good balance. Their teaching methodology is good enough. We have to do an internship after every semester, so we got industry exposure as well. The course is very exhaustive apart from the daily lectures student has to attend the respective centres like Criminal law, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
· Administration and fee structure:
When compared to other private law schools it's equal, but otherwise it's very expensive. It's 2.5 lakhs per annum without mess and hostel so yes, it gets very expensive. Administration is very strict there is too much regulation. Management is very strict. Attendance policy is of 85%. Any person found cheating gets an UFM. And backlogs in two subjects. Nirma is very easy to survive only if you do not mess with the rules or it is going to be very hard.
The campus has canteen and cafeterias (food courts) facilities at different places on the campus. Two full-fledged canteens and two cafeterias are available on the campus for the students.
· Student culture and activities :
Institute of law encourages student's initiatives in organizing and conducting various activities. NILSAA (Nirma Institute of Law Students' Activities Association) is a student run association which is one of the unique features of the Institute. The NILSAA of the Institute undertakes a large number of activities. Events like Annual Sports Competition, Cultural Festivals, Ras-Garba, Independence Day and Republic Day Celebration are a regular feature of the events organised at the Campus. The activities carried out by the association are in academic, social, cultural and sports area.
· Placement :
The placements & job opportunities in the institute is descent. The Institute helps each student in exploring placement opportunities by inviting various companies for campus recruitment of students who are in the final year of the programme and are likely to graduate at the end of the academic year.
· Best thing:
The best thing of the institute is you will never sit idle. The institute will give ample opportunity to explore you and develop your skills further the mooting culture of the college is great.
· Worst thing: Attendance policy, too much regulation, No hostel facility.
Institute of Law Nirma University