Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry, has been established with a mandate to transform and redefine the process of legal education in India which has become a reality now-a-days. The Institution aims to motivate its students in such a way that who would permeate not only into the legal system of our country, but also of the world as a whole, so as to meet the challenges of ever-evolving law and society.
Legal education in India presently is no longer restricted to the four walls of classroom but has transcended beyond these traditional boundaries. It is the profession that enables a person to cater to the welfare of humanity directly or indirectly cutting across socio-economic and even political considerations. Legal empowerment is also an effective tool disseminating information and creation of awareness of legal rights and providing an effective mechanism to realise them.
The aim of Dr. AGLC, Puducherry is to provide excellence in contemporary legal education without compromising on the overall development of budding and dynamic students. Dr. AGLC expects the students to maintain discipline, a healthy and pleasant atmosphere both in and out of the campus and involve themselves actively in not only in gathering legal knowledge and excellence in academic pursuits but also in displaying extensive participation in various extra-curricular activities. The excellent academic environment and infrastructure at Dr. AGLC, Puducherry for teaching and research is amongst few of the top government institutions in the country imparting quality legal education.
In addition, it is an institution committed to community service instilling in its students the values of professional ethics, social responsibility, and inclusiveness giving them legal knowledge and skills necessary for success in their chosen career paths. I am sure that students of Dr. AGLC, Puducherry will make their place in the country by their legal acumen, social sensitivity, and their commitment to promote constitutional morality with the guidance from the teachers and unconditional support from Government of Puducherry and its Alumni Association. Dr. AGLC, Puducherry believes in the values enshrined in the Constitution of India viz. Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Secularism, Humanism etc. and makes all out efforts to inculcate them amongst its students, staff, and others to make this institution as not only center of legal knowledge but also an inclusive center of humanity. We have a ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ for any kind of discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, caste and/or any other parameter in violation of the spirit of the Constitution of India.
Our endeavour has been to transform legal education into justice education and to be an instrument of social change. The primary mission of the Institution is to create lawyers and academicians who will be professionally competent, technically sound and socially relevant. They shall enter the front rows of the Bar and the Bench to address imperatives of the new millennium, uphold the values of Constitution of India and help strengthen the rule of law in the country. To inculcate the professional skills in budding lawyers, the pedagogy at Dr. AGLC, Puducherry comprises of lectures, seminars, group and individual tutorials and simulated exercises like moot courts; client interviewing and mediation/conciliation etc. To facilitate intensive and interactive learning, thoroughly revised and updated study material is prepared in every course by the dedicated faculty members. In recent years, Dr. AGLC, Puducherry attracted experienced and accomplished faculty members from all over India. All India representation of faculty members is a great asset for the Institution and, at the same time their unparalleled intellectual efforts brings contemporary and latest approaches to the teaching and research to this Institution.
The lawyers and academicians and researchers of tomorrow trained here are expected to be committed to make the manifesto of “Justice for all” a living reality and help in the speedy dispensation of justice. Visualising the track fared so far; Dr. AGLC, Puducherry is all set to become an institution with a difference committed to offer a socially relevant legal education.
Placements do constitute a significant component of professional educational institutions. As a natural corollary, in collaboration with reputed law firms, we do provide placement assistance to our students. However, our focus remains on preparing the students for judicial services and advocacy in courts and paving the way to join legal academics by providing them a congenial academic environment. The best testimony of the fact is that our students have been placed as High Court Judges, Law Officers, Social Workers, academicians, legislators, top ranked officials in government sectors and NGOs. The testimony of the fact is that most of our alumni are serving as successful lawyers in District Courts, High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India.
It gives us immense pleasure that Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry is going to celebrate its 50th Year Golden Jubilee beginning from August 2021 to August 2022 and has made a name for itself with contributions from its students, teachers, and non-teaching staff under the leadership of earlier Principals. I do believe in the vision of Dr. AGLC, Puducherry as an institution of academic excellence having tremendous potential to be amongst one of the best in the country.
I welcome you all to Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry.