Badal to lay foundation stone of Law University tomorrow

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Patiala, June 11 (UNI) The Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone for the new building of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) at village Sidhuwal near here tomorrow.

Dr Gurjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor said that the University is to build a state of the art modern campus to provide the best educational facilities confirming to the established international standards.

He added that the campus of the Law University is being designed by renowned Architects by Kothari Associates of New Delhi.

The main features of the campus shall be the administrative block, academic block with modern teaching and learning aids, a spacious separate library building, an auditorium, hostels for boys and girls besides accomodation for the teaching and non-teaching staff and sports facilities.

The campus was being designed in a pollution free and green environment, congenial for imparting professional education and conducting advanced level research.

Besides Mr Badal Prof Mool Chand Sharma, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission and Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Jain will also grace the occasion.

The village panchayat of Sidhuwal had donated 50 acres of land on Patiala-Bhadson road about eight kilometers from the city for the University.

Mr G I S Sandhu, registrar of RGNUL said that budget provisions for the capital cost was Rs 45 crore, besides a sum of Rs 15 crore had been fixed for maintainece under fifty-fifty arrangement between the central and state governments.

Presently the University is housed in Mohindra Kothi here. The third academic session of the University shall start in July 2008 and admissions will be through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for graduation and post-graduation courses.

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