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Mission and Vision

The National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata is an academic community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. Its mission is to provide student-centric education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society.
The founding statute of the University, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act 1999 (Act IX of 1999), states that the objects of the University shall be “to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development, to develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, legal service, legislation, law reforms”. In addition, the statute enjoins the University “to make law and legal processes efficient instruments of social development” and “to promote inter-disciplinary study of law.”

Mission & Vision

In furtherance of this mission, the University seeks to incubate innovative approaches to legal education and profession and prepare students for leadership roles not only in legal profession but also in a wide range of social institutions, including government, politics and business so as to further the University’s many roles in contributing to decision-making in national and international institutions.
These mission objectives are served through an academic programmme, charactersied by academic rigour and interdisciplinary teaching and research. The curriculum content and design encourage students and faculty to transcend disciplinary boundaries by tackling complex and vexing problems facing the legal community in their social and political, local, national, and global, context and view law as a social institution.
More specifically, the University tries to combine teaching and research in an integrated manner so as to further its variegated statutory objectives. On the teaching side, the University offers a combination of undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes in order to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes. Along with its degree programmes, the University offers several diploma programmes, certificate courses and a host of specialised training programmes to impart legal education to professionals, entrepreneurs and advanced students seeking to develop specialisation in niche areas. These courses are also combined with community-based programmes like legal aid, awareness programmes and workshops in order toinstill in the scholars a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law and contribute to use of law as tool for social transformation and empowerment.

THE WBNUJS ACT CAME INTO FORCE ON 3RD AUGUST, 1999.

THE PREAMBLE OF THE ACT READS:

An Act to establish and incorporate a National University of Juridical Sciences at Calcutta in West Bengal.
WHEREAS the Committee appointed by the Chief Justices’ Conference on Legal Education and Training (1993) has recommended the establishment in each State of an institution on the model of the National Law School of India University at Bangalore;
AND WHEREAS the All India Law Ministers’ Conference (1995) has resolved to set up in each State a Law School modeled on the lines of the National Law School of India University at Bangalore for improving the quality of professional legal education.
AND WHEREAS it is considered necessary to encourage the establishment of such a national level institution of excellence in higher learning of law in the State of West Bengal.
AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient to establish the National University of Juridical Sciences for the purpose hereinafter appearing;
It is hereby enacted in the Fiftieth Year of the Republic of India, by the Legislature of West Bengal.