LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: SREE NARYANA GURU COLLEGE OF LEGAL STUDIES (S.N.G.C.L.S.), KOLLAM, KERALA
· Brief Introduction
Sree Narayana Guru College of Legal Studies is an institution under the Sree Narayanaguru Trust (S.N. Trust) which has got numerous educational institutions throughout Kerala. There are two Law colleges under the S.N. Trust- S.N.G.C.L.S., Kollam & S.N.G.C.L.S., Ernakulum. This review is about S.N.G.C.L.S., Kollam.
Near S.N. Women’s College, Karbala, Kollam, Kerala, India 691001.
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A. Campus: The infrastructure of the campus consists of a three-storied building with a frontage-cum-parking lot. A playground is shared by the Campus with other surrounding campuses under the S.N. Trust.
B. Library: The College has got a good library, though may not be comparable with national law schools, with books good enough to provide the students adequate knowledge expected from an above average law student. However, the spread of books is not that large.
C. Hostel: The hostel facilities are available only for girl students. The hostel is situated within 200 meters from the college.
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· Academics and Faculties
The college offers Five Year Integrated LL.B. Courses as well as LL.M. Course under the Kerala University. The courses offered are as follows:
a. 5 year Integrated B.A. LL.B.
b. 5 year Integrated BB.A. LL.B.
c. 5 year Integrated B.Com. LL.B.
d. L.L.M. (Constitutional Law)
The Faculties are experienced in teaching and are functioning efficiently under the guidance of the Principal who herself had been the Principal of Government Law Colleges for several years.
· Administration and fee structure
S.N.G.C.L.S. is a private self-financing college under S.N. Trust, affiliated to University of Kerala. The administration, fee structure, syllabus, examinations and all other working criteria of the College are fixed by the Kerala University. Almost 50% of the seats are Government Seats filled in by students who have attained ranks in Kerala Law Entrance Examinations. The rest 50% are management seats.
The fee structure is as follows:
For B.A./B.B.A./B.Com. LL.B. Courses (Merit Seat Students): Rs. 25,000 to 30,000/-, per annum
For B.A./B.B.A./B.Com. LL.B. Courses (Management Seat Students): Rs. 35,000 to 40,000/-, per annum.
Besides Caution deposits and other payments are to be made during the joining year.
A Coffee Shop is provided within the Campus which sells snacks and drinks for students to access at their leisure.
· Student culture and activities
There is a National Service Society wing working effectively within the Campus. Besides, the College has got a Moot Court Society at its budding Stage. Students of the college have won several of National Moot Court competitions and many have been adjudged the best speakers of such competitions. The College occasionally conducts certain seminars by inviting persons well known in different strata to enlighten the students.
The College has not been offering any placements opportunities as of 2020.
· Best thing
The vision of the college is to prepare the students to push their own boundaries rather than spoon feeding stuffs and liberalising evaluation. You may not be able to get a lot of internal marks from this college, but it is sure that each mark you earn is out of real hard work and discipline rather than many colleges which grants marks for merely making toppers. Such hard work of students will eventually help them in their career.
· Worst thing
The College has numerous bright students but they lack exposure to the kind of legal education and career opportunities available around the world. The college is not sufficiently able to convey to the students the importance of building a C.V., or doing internships at reputed places or preparing them in a practical way to adapt to professional standards.
· Any other
The College is an ideal place for anyone wishing to get a law degree and start practice at the lower strata of Indian Judiciary and also those wishing to pursue academic life by higher education or thereafter becoming a lecturer.
GOUTHAM KRISHNA U B
Sree Narayana Guru College of Legal Studies, Kollam, Kerala
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