Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
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|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University|
|దామోదరం సంజీవయ్య జాతీయ లా విశ్వవిద్యాలయం|
यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः
|Vice-Chancellor||R.G.Babu Bhagavath Kumar|
|Location||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, Bar Council of India|
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) is a National Law University located at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India offering integrated B.A. LLB. (Hons.) course to eligible Undergraduate students. Integrated LLB LLM, PhD and LLD courses are also conducted by the university. It has an upcoming campus in Sabbavaram with over 100 acres of sanctioned land. It was established in 2008 by an Act of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Act No. 32 of 2008), with the main campus at Visakhapatnam and two centers, at Kadapa and Nizamabad. The University is fully residential.
DSNLU conducts teaching in law and allied disciplines, with emphasis on practical training of the students in technical skills of the profession through Moot Courts, Seminars, Project Reports, Expert Lectures, work and Interns in law chambers, Court visits and conducting Legal aid and Legal literacy camps in parts of the country, the most recent one being "Abhyeti" conducted in Bhopal. The first national moot court competition of DSNLU is scheduled to be held on February 15 & 16.
This is the ONLY National Law University to enter into MoUs with other National Law Universities, which are:
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
- Chanakya National Law University, Patna
The Universities that have agreed in principle for exchange are:
- National Law University, Delhi
- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
- Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
- Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi
The foreign MoU is with Vistula University (University of Economics and Computer Sciences in Warsaw), Poland.
The government appointed Prof. A. Lakshminath as the first Chancellor, Y. Satyanarayana as the First Vice-Chancellor and Amancherla Subrahmanyam as the first Registrar of the university, presently, the Vice-Chancellor is Prof. R.G. Babu Bhagavath Kumar and the Registrar is Prof. Pasala Sudhakar.
Library is the sine qua non for modern legal education of global standards and for research. These are the days where lot of information and case law is available through soft copies of DVD/CD and net. DSNLU has started building up the library in a big way by subscribing to online journals like SCC, Manupatra and already procured hard copies of All India Reporter back volumes from 1950, apart from other journals.
- Bare Act No. 32 of 2008 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
- 'Campus Notes' - Times Of India dt. 29-12-2013 & 'Bhopal and beyond' - Hindustan Times dt. 29-12-2013
- Official website DSNLU website