LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: Manipal University, Jaipur
● Brief Introduction
Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) was launched in 2011 on an invitation from the Government of Rajasthan, as a self-financed State University. MUJ has redefined academic excellence in the region, with the Manipal way of learning; one that inspires students of all disciplines to learn and innovate through hands on practical experience.
Jaipur, being one of the fastest growing cities in India, has increasing demand for quality higher education in the region. Following an allotment of 122 Acres of land at Dehmi Kalan village near Jaipur, the permanent campus of the University has come up at a fast pace and is one of the best campuses in the region.
The multi-disciplinary university offers career-oriented courses at all levels, i.e., UG, PG and doctoral and across diverse streams, including Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Hospitality, Humanities, Journalism and Mass Communication, Basic Sciences, Law, Commerce, Computer Applications, Management, etc. Some PG programmes are also available in the research mode.
MUJ boasts of best-in-class infrastructure, including state-of-the-art research facilities and a modern, digital library. In line with Manipal University's legacy of providing quality education to its students, the campus uses the latest in technology to impart education.
Jaipur-Ajmer Express Highway, Dehmi Kalan, Near GVK Toll Plaza, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303007
The students at Manipal University Jaipur have their hands full, 24x7, with various curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities happening all round the year. The MUJ campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled and boasts of a large, 120 PC Central Computing Facility. The academic process is completely automated, with an Academic Management System in place.
The spacious and state-of-the-art Library at MUJ is adequately stocked with the requisite number of reference and text-books, a large number of national and international journals, e-books and e-journals. Students and faculties are given online access to many e-books/courses, from Pearson, NPTEL, etc.
Many indoor and outdoor facilities are available to students for sports, cultural and technical activities outside the classroom, through various Student Clubs. The sports facilities include TT, carrom, football, tennis, badminton, squash, cricket, throw ball, kabaddi, etc.
The Music and Dramatics Clubs facilitate students to improve their creativity and show their skills in the cultural arena, under the able guidance of the faculty. Technical Clubs like the Green Club, Robotics Club, IEEE Students chapter, ICEIT chapter, etc., allow the students to learn and update themselves with the latest technologies and showcase their abilities in various fields, outside their scope of study.
The Student Activity Area (SAC) and the Amphitheatre are places where students think, imagine, connect, reflect, network and innovate.
Manipal University Jaipur’s Central Library is the hub for information services in the university and serves as a major learning and resource centre. It is a creative and innovative partner in supporting the teaching, learning, scholarship and research activities of the university. With the fast growing collection, both in digital and print forms using the state-of-the-art facilities, the Central library is contributing to our mission of becoming a world class university.
The Central library is located in administrative block building on the ground floor. The location of the central library overlooks beautiful landscape of lush green plants and variety of flowers. The pleasant ambience and the well-furnished well-lighted location create an atmosphere of serenity and thereby inspire the learning and research. Central Library has a spacious reading area of 1838 Sq. meter / 19,785 sq. ft that provides peaceful learning environment.
The collection in the library encompasses 50000 books of 16177 titles varying in subjects like Engineering, Management, Hotel Management, Architecture & Design, Basic Science & Humanities and also includes reference books, CD-ROMs, VCDs, DVDs and e-resources.
Currently, the library has about 50000 books, 2350 CDs/DVDs and subscribed to 200 print journals and 70 magazines in print and e-resources. Major e-resources such as IEL Online Library, Science Direct, IEEE Explore, ASME, ASCE, McGraw-Hill Access Engineering, EBSCO for Management, Hospitality and Architecture are accessible to the MUJ community from anywhere on the campus.
A separate Digital Knowledge Centre has been established in order to enable the users to browse the e-journals, e-learning materials, digital library collections of this campus and other online journals. This facility is available in the intranet of this campus.
Additionally, departmental libraries are operating in different departments to cater the needs of specific streams like Engineering, Law, Architecture and Design
The library operations and services are fully computerized using latest state-of-the-art KOHA software. The catalogue of the holdings is available 24X7 for online access through the web (OPAC).
World class Hostels designed by eminent Architect, Hafeez Contractor providing excellent support for the teaching, learning and research are available in a much secured environment of the Manipal University Jaipur campus. The entire facility is fully air-conditioned with a dedicated power back-up. It is well connected with Jaipur city both by Government & Private transport.
● Academics and Faculties
The Manipal University Jaipur forayed into the field of legal education by introducing Integrated BA, LL.B (Hons), Bachelor of Law (LL.B), Master of Law (LL.M), and PhD programs in study. As an institution of excellence School of Law is dedicated to fostering and inculcating the intellectual and ethical values in the students.
The School of Law is committed to the evolution of law as an instrument of social change, efforts are being made to expose students to practical realities.
The teaching methods adopted for the programs offered involve lectures, discussions, case studies, Moot Courts and project work that will facilitate students to promote multi-disciplinary inquiry and practical appreciation of problems.
● Administration and Fees Structure
Total Average Fee
The above fee structure is for BA LLB course of 5 years. The Administrative Office takes care of over all general maintenance, transport services and security services in the campus. It processes Purchase of equipments and other general items for setting up laboratories and for maintenance of the campus.
There is not one but many cafeteria inside the campus where you can hangout with your friends and have fun or you can also complete your projects. Besides cafeteria there are various outlets of food both inside the college campus and the hostel where you can buy tasty and extravaganza kind of food.
● Students Culture and Activities
Manipal University Jaipur has a strong tradition of student bodies and clubs that attract students from all disciplines, cutting across schools, courses, and nationalities. It is one of the features that imbue MUJ with a singular charm, a unique advantage over other university campuses.
There are technical clubs for the academically inclined; there are cultural clubs that give a student the opportunity to dabble in the fine arts, music, dance, theatre – everything that feeds the mind and spirit.
Indeed, a student has much to look forward to on the Manipal University Jaipur campus, besides classroom learning, and laboratory practical sessions, or even regular dives into library shelves.
Teaching faculty and other staff are equally enthusiastic about these clubs.
The course is new in Manipal and so the placement cell is also set up for further placement of seniors. Although, the placements of LLM students were decent with a package of 3-4 lakhs per annum. Internship is provided to the students but mostly in Jaipur.
● Best Thing
The best thing about the Manipal it the entire Manipal University is awesome and the environment is amazing and friendly. The campus is world class and the teachers are friendly, the classes are fully loaded with technology and it has a great facility for sports as well. The main aim of the college is to make students understand the opportunities they have and how they can avail them. It offers a lot of amenities as well.
● Worst Thing
Distance for the city is sometimes very frustrating. It's takes a lot of time to reach city. You will need to make plans for city in advance, you will have to consider minute details and the cost.
● Any other
I prefer that u should once have a college life like MUJ. Its really fun to be a part of it.
Manipal University, Jaipur
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