Founder Chancellor’s Message

Dr. A. C. Shanmugam,

B.A., L.L.B, FIMSA, FRCPS (Glasgow, UK)
Former M.L.A & M.P
Founder Chancellor

Law Schools do owe a duty to impart education to its students with which they are now competent, confident and ready to take effectively any challenge of legal practice in the 21st Century and equally committed to the society with compassion and humility. Law is one of the great intellectual professions which demand unique education and guidance beyond four walls of class room. It is a Law School and a teacher who contribute great judges, eminent Lawyers, and able leaders in different fields. Faculty of Law of DRMGRDU is one of the leading Law Schools in India duly recognized by BCI which was started with commitment. Faculty of Law of DRMGRDU being a top ranking multi stream university has a vision to impart quality education which makes the products of Law school to stand par excellence. The Faculty of Law offers Undergraduate programmes in law as per the guidelines of the Bar Council of India and the University Grants Commission. The university has devised a pragmatic curriculum which is beneficial for the students to take up practice after the completion of the degree recognized by Bar Council of India Strong curriculum and pedagogy have been framed keeping in view the contemporary standard and expectations. Placement and internship are adequately facilitated. The alumni have made their Law School proud by occupying coveted positions in different fields. A team of committed and qualified teachers are training the students to excel in academics. The Law School has a rich legacy. The Law School conducts national level Moot Court competitions where the students from different parts of country take part. Industry – academia interface is the part of pedagogy. Today’s lawyer is supposed to have exposure on different disciplines like science and technology and medicine including literature. Being a multidiscipline university, law students do have scope to have exposure on other streams of learning. The multicultural atmosphere of the campus provides a great opportunity to the students to know different cultures as the students from different parts of India and the world are studying here. Care is taken to shape the overall personality of the students with a special importance to character building apart from professional competence. Students do get opportunities to interact with great achievers like, Judges, advocates, civil servants and other public personalities throughout the academic session. As an institution we equip, expose, empower and enlighten the students to take up the challenges with confidence and commitment. The programmes offered at the Faculty of Law comprises of internships, case review, moot court, drafting & conveyancing and writing orders. In order to promote interaction between students and legal professionals, seminars, guest lectures and workshops are conducted on various subjects of law at regular intervals. In addition to the mandatory courses the program also comprises of value-added courses for the benefit of students.

With a mélange of populace, India’s diversity is extensive and has no end. It is a country with diversity in culture, customs, rituals, faith, religion and many more to count on. While the same criminal code is applied to all the citizens of the country regardless of their religion, race, caste, sex and place of birth, there is no such similar code controlling adoption, marriage, maintenance, divorce and succession which comes under the personal laws.

The designer of the Constitution with the intention to execute uniformity in the personal laws consolidated Article 44 which states that the state shall endeavor to secure for all citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India. Uniform Civil Code essentially seeks to supplant personal law which depends on the customs of every religion and such laws fundamentally address five general classification: Marriage, Divorce, Maintenance, Adoption and Succession.

The main purpose behind its implementation is to put an end to the discrimination based on religious ideologies, to promote the concept of secularism in the real sense and to eradicate the problem of gender-biasedness. Basically, all it seeks to execute is that every citizen of the country is of any religion or any community or any gender is adjudged on the same platform, in regard to all civil matters and no citizen is governed by its own personal laws.

The present conference is aimed to bring together academicians, jurists, practitioners, scholars and students on a single platform to deliberate and discuss and to arrive at fruitful results. The well-learned panelists will provide an insight into the nuances of these issues. On the whole, the scheduled conference is hoped to be brain-storming academic exercise for all participants and to take home constructive learning from each other.

Founder Chancellor’s Message