For a University of international repute, to have research projects that are both innovative and stable, autonomy is necessary at the level of individual as well as institution. Institutional autonomy is the power of a university to choose and pursue a direction. Despite being one of the youngest Universities in the country, the Mentorship of Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.A. Bobde, Chancellor and Judge, Supreme Court of India and the able guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. S. Oka, Judge, High Court of Judicature, Bombay, has brought MNLU Mumbai to the remarkable height of Institutional Autonomy, which the field of education regards a major achievement.
In order to be at par with international standards and to provide global attributes to our students, Outcome Based education System with Project Based learning techniques have been employed in the design of our contemporary curriculum. The Faculty currently employs 17 plus dedicated full-time academics, half of whom have doctoral degrees in various fields of law & humanities. They are supported by highly motivated administrative and support staff, and together they serve and prepare our student community for the legal profession and its rigorous demands.
At MNLU Mumbai, we aim to produce LL.B. graduates who are thoroughly equipped with the required knowledge and skills to follow any of the established career paths in law. With this aim in mind, we place greater emphasis on an enquiry-led approach in teaching with a view to improving the research skills of our students in order to align our teaching focus with international standards. In short, emphasis is placed on legal skills training, which includes written and oral communication, legal research, drafting and mooting.
The Faculty currently boasts 2 Research Centres. It is imperative that our academic staff continue to contribute to legal scholarship, inter alia, by assisting with the development of emerging areas of the law. In order to instil social consciousness and develop practical skills among our students, the university hosts Centre for Clinical Legal Education which is serviced by a senior Judicial officer Sir Sadashiv Deshmukh. The University is very proud of its Centre for Research in Criminal Justice.
As the law is increasingly becoming multifaceted and in certain areas more global, we not only maintain professional relations with foreign universities like The Berlin School of Economics & Law but ensure that leading international academics visit us regularly for research and teaching purposes.
The University is housed in modern and impressive CETTM Building, with state of the art facilities, accommodating well-equipped and furnished hostel rooms. The University has made immense progress due to the foundation work done by its founding Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda.
We look forward to our 2018 intake of students and the contributions they will one day make as MNLU graduates in the national and international legal arena by fusing our high standard of legal education and their professional conduct as they dedicatedly serve the legal profession, ensuring a just society for all. We are indebted to Professor (Dr.) Panda for his remarkable contributions in the making of MNLU Mumbai.
Shri Vivek B. Gavhane