School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur

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Humanity has always turned to excellence as a flower turns towards the sun. Quality thus perceived, is an abiding interest in, and a desire to develop, whatever is regarded as excellent in Arts, scholarly pursuits of Sciences, Engineering, Technology, and Humanities. The need to educate and train young men and women, to hone them into professionally competent, rounded personalities has been our burning passion. It was Richard Mulcaster of Elizabethan England who declared: “It is not a mind, not a body that we have to cultivate, but a man, and we cannot divide him”.

Known for producing some of the best legal minds, Thanjavur has to its credit, the famed SASTRA University.

The Bar Council of India's approval to the School of Law at SASTRA University has unfolded a new chapter for private initiative in legal education. SASTRA University ventured forth and began the first private Law School in Tamil Nadu in the academic year 2008-09.With a view to build a world class law school, SASTRA has undertaken ernest endeavours and leaves no stones unturned. With three 5yrs integrated programmes- B.A, L.L.B; B.B.A, L.L.B and B.Com., L.L.B - providing students diverse knowledge in the field of social sciences, business and economics, it is beyond doubt that legal education at SASTRA will prepare legal professionals who will play a decisive role in meeting various challenges.

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Background[edit]

Location[edit]

Thanjavur/ Tanjore, Tamil Nadu.

Administration[edit]

The Vice-chancellor: R. Sethuraman;

Dean : (School of Law): Dr. P. Ravisekhararaju

Admissions[edit]

Merit based admission system.

Infrastructure[edit]

Library[edit]

Saraswathi Sadan, the aptly named library of the University is an archituctural elegance spread over and area of 47,000 sq.ft. with modern study area, audio visual room, internet and reprographic faciities.

Saraswathi Sadan is the nerve centre of the entire campus catering to the needs fo the staff and students in full measure with a total investment of over Rs. 11.5 Crores. Saraswathi Sadan contains over 1,57,000 books. The Law library is on of the finest in the country boasting a huge collection of books, legal databases and rare journals.

The networking of the entire campus provides seamless access to all the online databases for simultaneous use by unlimited number of users. The online databases include the likes of Lexis Nexis Academic,JSTOR,Oxford University Journals, Cambridge Journals and Manupatra apart from numerous other databases.

The library has reprographic facilities and attracts an average of over 600 students a day. The entire library is automated, making searching, issuing and returning simpler.

The library is kept open on all working days from 8.30 am to 12.01 am and on holidays from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Hostels[edit]

There are 9 hostels for boys and 5 for girls providing accommodation to over 4000 boys and 2000 girls. SASTRA has always believed in catering to the palate and providing wholesome and balanced nutrition in a hygienic environment. A completetly balanced South & North Indian Vegetarian diet is served in all hostels.

Co-curricular & Extra-curricular Activities[edit]

Moot Court Society[edit]

SASTRA University has an extremely active Moot Court Society and its host of enthusiastic law students add a passionate flavour to the highly competitive spirit of mooting.

The MCS at SASTRA can be reached at sms.sastra@gmail.com.


Moot Court Competition[edit]

Sports and Cultural Fests[edit]

  • Colosseum - Inter-University
  • Carpe Diem - Intra-University cultural fest.
  • KurukSastra- Inter-University cultural fest.
  • Fuera - Intra-University sports fest.

Events[edit]

  • TARKA SASTRA - 2nd SASTRA National Moot Court Competition 2013 organized by School of Law, SASTRA University.
Event Contact: tarka13@sastra.edu/ tarkasastra@gmail.com
http://law.sastra.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115&Itemid=237


  • 1st SASTRA National Moot Court Competition 2012 organized by School of Law, SASTRA University.


Dates[edit]

29th - 31st March, 2013.


Venue[edit]

SASTRA University, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu.


External links[edit]

http://law.sastra.edu/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/School-of-Law-SASTRA-University/251654521518743?sk=info

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