Full name of your college
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University (UILS)
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Sector – 14, Chandigarh, U.T. India – 160014
Good things about the University based on your personal experience
The Institute has created its own autonomous, spacious, two-story air-conditioned library in order to promote excellence in the teaching-learning-research aura.
The Institute’s library, houses over 11,000 texts and reference books as well as a diverse collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference materials.
It is one of the region’s most comprehensive law libraries. It has around 60 international and national legal and other publications and magazines on its subscription list.
One of the best things about UILS is that it is at a fantastic location. The PU community is incredibly broad and has a wide range of personalities.
The University is adjacent to excellent eating joints that may be reached in 15 – 20 minutes.
The food in the canteen is delicious and inexpensive, so you won’t have to worry about being broke.
The campus features a full-fledged market where you can get everything for a very low price.
Bad things about the University based on your personal experience
The Institute can be chastised for taking too long to make decisions about certain incidents.
The institute is perceived to have a relaxed approach toward work that must be completed with care.
There is no easy way to get in touch with the appropriate authority to solve difficulties.
How’s the faculty?
The teachers are really positive and supportive to all the students.
All of the topics are covered in detail by the teachers, which includes a full orientation, lectures, topic explanation, discussion sessions, and doubt classes.
The institute assigns a managing clerk to each section, making the procedure of filling up University formal paperwork and examination forms simple and accessible.
With the assistance of the faculty, there have been great help to students in all areas.
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How’s the infrastructure? Mention some of the things that exist.
The Institute provides cutting-edge infrastructure to ensure that its students have a positive learning experience.
It has a four-story building with 18 modern spacious classrooms, well-furnished separate common rooms for boys and girls, an administrative office, a conference hall.
A well-equipped ‘computer lab’ with 75 computers with free Wi-Fi, and a fully functional library with a diverse collection of books, journals, and other e-resources.
To improve students’ professional and communication skills, UILS has recently created a well-equipped Legal Aid Clinic, a modern moot court hall, and a language laboratory.
The library provides access to numerous e-resources, including Manupatra and West Law International.
This library is being managed by a team of well trained and committed professionals.
They periodically organize orientation programmes for students to enable them to utilize the services and resources of the library to its fullest.
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How’s your hostel experience?
Hostels are assigned to you at UILS based on your merit rank. Boys usually have an easier time getting into hostels, whereas girls have a harder time.
So, in your first year, you’ll be assigned to a dormitory based on your merit level. A waiting list will be created as a result.
If you don’t get a hostel seat in your first year, there are vacancies in hostels every year, and you will be assigned one later, based on your semester exam performance.
However, for the boys’ hostel, this will is not an issue. On the day of counselling, you will be given a prospectus about the hostel. The fees are quite affordable.
Lastly, the hostel charges include cost of rent, water, and power. Other than this there are additional charges for other facilities like mess, administration, etc.
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How are your peers?
The practice of addressing seniors as ‘ma’am’ and ‘sir’ is not practiced at UILS. The seniors are extremely supportive and supply all of the necessary notes during the exam preparation.
UILS also has daily classes conducted by seniors after college hours to address questions. The peers are really courteous, and no one hesitates to ask for assistance.
The friendships made here are really genuine, and they include students from a wide range of backgrounds.
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How are the placements in your college?
Building a successful career strategy is critical in today’s fast-changing environment. The UILS Placement cell a great contact between the legal profession and the students.
The cell is constantly working to ensure student’s being placed and they receiving proper training.
It hosts workshops and training sessions in order to help UILS students become successful professionals.
The cell assists in the selection of students at various law firms, practicing advocates, enterprises, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
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How are the co-curriculars in your college?
The Institute does this by organizing a variety of educational and extra-curricular activities.
Students are taught the fundamentals of substantive law, procedural law, client counselling methods, and research skills in the legal and social sciences, among other things.
Moot court competitions, client counseling sessions, quiz contests, seminars, group discussions, and extension lectures, among other activities, are a regular part of the Institute’s academic calendar.
Compulsory internships with Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court, Punjab and Haryana High Courts, famous lawyers, legal businesses, various commissions and NGOs, among others, expose students to the “law in action.”
The Institute’s own legal aid clinic, provides free legal assistance to the economically disadvantaged as part of the Institute’s community outreach programme.
It also provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with practicing lawyers.
The goal of this ‘process’ is to help students comprehend that, in addition to their professional responsibilities, legal practitioners have a substantial impact on a wide variety of people and transactions.
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What are some of the things you’d advise to a 1st year aspirant who enters your college?
I would advise all first-year applicants to participate in as many competitions and voluntary activities as possible.
Break free from your comfort zone and do new activities that makes you nervous.
Take advantage of every chance that comes your way. Don’t put off any assignments or projects, and finish everything on time.
Try to answer questions in classes and stay in good standing with all your teachers.
Make an additional effort to learn everything you can about the college you’re attending, from the curriculum to the infrastructure, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
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