The Government of Tamil Nadu established Tamil Nadu National Law School in the year 2012 through Tamil Nadu National Law School Act, 2012 with an initial contribution of Rs. 100 crore. By the 2018 amendment in the act, it was renamed as Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU). The Chief Justice of Madras High Court is the chancellor and currently in the year 2020, Prof. (Dr.) V.S Elizabeth is the vice-chancellor of TNNLU.
TNNLU campus is located about 12 kilometres from the Tiruchirappalli Central bus stand or railway junction. It is a 25-acre campus situated in the Dindugal National Highways 45 at Navalurkuttapattu village, Tiruchirappalli.
The official website of TNNLU has all the essential information we seek. The official website is http://tnnlu.ac.in/
There is a plural and diverse atmosphere in the university for the students and faculties to have a quality teaching and research facilities. The university encourages planting and maintenance of trees, and it imparts environmental education to its students. Also, the campus is 10 kilometres away from the District and Sessions Court and other Sub-ordinate Courts which facilitates productive interaction between the Bar and the TNNLU.
The TNNLU Library acts as per the rules enlisted under TNNLU Library Rules, 2019. It aims to emerge as a modern and leading law-related library in South India with a characteristic feature of interdisciplinary. It has the latest technologies in enhancing its use and resources. The library has facilities such as photocopying, scanning, printing and spiral binding. Besides magazines and newspapers, it has a subscription to 23 print journals and also has a subscription to major online databases. The facility of remote accessing has been provided throughout the campus on LAN and Wi-Fi. Usually, the library is open for 18 hours a day except in the days of holiday.
TNNLU hostel runs under the Tamil Nadu National Law University Hostel Regulations – 2017. It facilitates the students coming from various backgrounds opportunity to inculcate a spirit of collaboration and goodwill and also promotes fraternity and national integrity. There are separate hostels for men and women where a faculty-in-charge for each of the hostels shall be appointed by the vice-chancellor where the warden acts under the direction of them.
Currently, two-five years integrated undergraduate programmes are offered in TNNLU such as B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and B.Com.,LL.B. (Hons.) Various activities like moot court exercises, research projects for every semester, inter-disciplinary lectures and compulsory internships to be done every year, which is mandatory for awarding the degree are all spread over the ten semesters. One year LL.M. degree program is offered in three streams, namely in corporate and securities laws, intellectual property laws and natural resources law. The students must complete nine courses for awarding the degree. Students are admitted only through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for both UG & PG courses.
The cafeteria is well maintained and well equipped to provide a fantastic experience to the students, staff and faculty on the university campus. The canteen caters for refreshment and eatables. The prices of the food items are easily affordable by the students. The cafeteria serves fresh fruit juices, sandwiches as nutritious, healthy foods. It also serves milkshakes, ice-creams, etc., for avoiding the purchases of students from shops outside the university.
For the students to engage themselves in useful activities, the university has various clubs and committees such as debate and literary committee, photography club, eco-club, music club, dance club, art club, sports club and film club for the students to develop and present their skills.
As TNLU is a developing university, the placement opportunities are less compared to other law colleges and universities. It definitely will have excellent opportunities in the future.
The best thing about this university is the numerous amounts of committees which conduct activities regularly. This provides a platform for the students to enhance their skills.
In addition to the committees organised by the university, student-run study circle are also formed with the support of the university such as international law study circle, Constitutional law study circle, Elections study circle and so on.
Submitted By: Shunmalar M