LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE IN LAW
Government of Tamil Nadu by an act of State legislature established the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar law university for the dissemination of knowledge in the field of law. School of excellence in law is a campus established by the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar law university that has been modeled on the lines of National law schools that offers 3 year and 5-year integrated law courses along with PG courses.
The campus is a recently located in Perungudi, Kanchipuram and is exactly opposite to the taramani MRTS station. Also a few meters away from the campus is the Taramani bus stop. Both these features make it easily accessible from most parts of Chennai.
· Infrastructure :
The campus is fully air conditioned with a grand auditorium capable of seating 1000 pupils. The library is a three storied , air conditioned with a vast number of legal books, journals, magazines and publications maintained in topnotch standard. Also there is a provision of book bank for the economically backward students. All the blocks including the hostels are provided with lift facilities . The girls hostel is located within the campus and provides for a decent accommodation and food, although the boys hostel is a bit far though accessible through train. The hostels have their own computer labs and TV rooms but they aren’t air conditioned. Recently the University has collaborated with the AIR Law Academy and Research Center, Nagpur to establish the AIR café in the campus to enhance the prospects of students from various sources and to help in developing their knowledge apart from what is in the books. A post office and an ATM has been constructed inside the campus premises and is yet to be opened. There is also a magnificent open stadium with a gallery for watching sports events. There are also separate Throw ball and Volleyball courts.
· Academics and faculties
The standard of faculties is good but not uniform. There are professors with great experience and there are also ones who are new. So you’re luckyif you get a good one. In SOEL, Academics is not mainstream but equal importance is given to Moots, NCC, MUNs and other extracurricular activities. The Moot court association and the NCC committee does exceptionally wonderful job by winning laurels for the University.
· Administration and fee structure
The administrative faculties do a good job and the fee ranges around 80,000 per annum with scholarships for economically backward students and first graduates .
Inside the campus there is a café providing food to the students and staff and they do a decent job andis always buzzed with students and staffs.
· Student culture and activities
There is basically a decent and healthy relationship among students. Every year there is a sports meet called BLITZ and a cultural event called TANTRA which is held with great pomp and show by hosting famous celebrities and conducting events. Also, every year NCC inter college fest is conducted by the university. SOEL Model United Nations was held and delegates from various parts of the state participated in it. Apart from that there are regular Conferences, Special lectures, blood donation camps, ethnic day celebrations held to give a break from the monotonicity.
· Placement cell :
There is a placement cell within the campus and many of the passed outs have been placed in prestigious organizations.
· Best thing
The best thing about SOEL is the kind of exposure that you get without having to study in an NLU.
· Worst thing
There isn’t a proper year schedule and often announcements are given at the neck of the moment.For example, holidays aren’t announced beforehand making things difficult for Hostellers.
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