Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College
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|Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College|
|Established||25 January 1970|
|Type||Government Sponsored College|
|President||Mr. Joshadeb Chaudhuri|
|Location||30, Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata: 700 033, West Bengal, India|
|Colors||Blue & White|
|Mascot||Open Book & Rising Sun|
|Affiliations||University of Calcutta|
- 1 Foundation
- 2 The patron
- 3 The founder
- 4 Aims and objects
- 5 Affiliation and registrations
- 6 Governing body and administration
- 7 Faculty
- 8 Students' Union
- 9 Festivals and extracurricular activities
- 10 Special programs
- 11 Magazine and publication
- 12 Infrastructure and facilities
- 13 Notable alumni
- 14 External links
It was founded on 25 January 1970, when the first batch of would-be Jccian law graduates entered its campus. At the instance, initiative and financial contributions of Sri Ranadeb Chaudhuri and his family members and with active co-operation of other eminent legal personalities, who formed the First Governing Body of the College was set up by the Chaudhuri Foundation Trust. The Law College was named after Shri Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri who has a golden place in India’s independence movement.
Early in life Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri came in close touch with the great Surendranath Banerjee, ever to be remembered as the ‘Father of Indian Nationalism’. He chose for his life–mate, Sarasibala, daughter of Surendranath, and dedicated himself to work for the country under his inspiring leadership. There was not a session of the Indian National Congress in those days where he was not an active participant; on many occasions he acted in such responsible positions as Secretary of the Indian National Congress.
Jogesh Chandra, who was educated at the University of Calcutta and at the University of Oxford, was called to the Bar in England. On returning home he joined the Calcutta High Court. His legal acumen and interest in law found expression in the famous Legal Journal “Calcutta Weekly Notes”, of which he was the Founder – Editor.
The College bears his name and we hopes that we will live up to the lofty ideals of the public-spirited man, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri. The College has completed its Silver Jubilee and we look forward to the Golden Jubilee with a sense of accomplishment.
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri died on 10 February 1951.
Ranadeb Chaudhuri was born on 19 January 1907 . By profession he was a Barrister specialising in Companies Laws and Mining matters with an extensive practice in India. He was called to the Bar from Gray's Inn, London. Ranadeb Chaudhuri hailed from Haripur, Chatmohar Upazila of Pabna District in Bangladesh. He was a grandson of Rashtraguru Surendranath Banerjee.
He was Chairman of the Bar Council of West Bengal, President of the East Bengal Club for ten consecutive years, Vice-President of the Indian Lawn Tennis Association. Ranadeb Chaudhuri had also played cricket for Surrey during his student days in England.
He was the founder of the Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College and Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, both named after his father and of the Surendranath Centenary School, Ranchi named after his grandfather. He died on 21 September 2002.
Aims and objects
The aims and objectives of the institution are not only to promote education by encouraging academic excellence, but also to provide ample opportunities to nurture all round development of pupils and to stimulate and develop creative thoughts in them so that their personalities develop and ultimately they become worthy citizens caring for others, ensuring justice to the tortured and having a sense of duty and responsibility to the society. It introduces students to a wider world of experience and a larger sphere of activities teaching them to co-operate with their fellowmen and form habits of order and accuracy.
Affiliation and registrations
The affiliation of the college has been renewed from time to time on a continued basis. The college has been permanently affiliated with the University of Calcutta for having attained the prescribed academic and administrative standards. The college has also been granted affiliation for introducing 5 year B.A, LL.B.(Honours) Course from the session 2008-2009 onwards, after having attained the required standards set by the Bar Council of India, the University Grants Commission (India) and the University of Calcutta.
The college is independently registered with the Bar Council of India and is eligible to admit students for imparting 5 year B.A,.LL.B. Course, the Registration No. being BCI/LE/JCCLC/KLKTA/CU/01/02.
The college authorities received recognition from the University Grants Commission, and was included the list of colleges prepared under Sec.2 (f) and 12(B) of the U.G.C. Act of 1956, vide letter No.F8-23/97(CPP-I) dated December, 2000, issued by the U.G.C. Authorities. As a result the college is eligible to receive central assistance in terms of Section 12(B) of the U.G.C Act 1956 from 10th Five Year Plan and onwards.
Governing body and administration
The College has a very able 15 member Governing Body. It consists of the President, Secretary and 13 other members at large. The members of the JCCLC Governing Body are; the Principal of the College who is also the Secretary of the GB, 2 Government Nominee, 2 Calcutta University Nominee, 1 Donor Nominee (from the family of Ranadeb Chaudhuri ), the Local Municipal Councillor, 4 Teacher Representatives, 2 Non-Teaching Representatives and the General Secretary of the Students’ Union. All these 14 members elect a reputed Indian Citizen to be the President of the Governing Body for a particular prescribed term.
The administration of the College lies on the shoulders of the Principal, Teacher-in-Charge of Students’ Union and other teaching and non-teaching staffs at large. In the absence of the Principal a Teacher-in-Charge in appointed to run the college smoothly.
The College is blessed with a good number of teachers. They take special care to students at various points of their college life. One-to-One Classes are also organized in order to ensure all round care.
Special guest lecturers
Special Guest Lecturers like Judges and lawyers also visits occasionally to take special classes as well. Various seminars are organized in order to give the students the first hand taste of global education at large.
Two years after the college was established the authorities felt the necessity of having a constitutional Students Union and hence on January 1972 the college got JCCLC Students' Union with Susanta Bose as its first General Secretary (G.Sec).
Along with the legal luminaries involved with the college, the Students' Union played a very important role in achieving the aims and objectives of the college, which are, the promotion of education through academic excellence, ensuring all round development of a student’s personality and inculcating in them, a sense of duty and responsibility to bring justice to those who have suffered in-justice. In its endeavor to achieve all round development of the college, lies the reason why Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College is the most renowned law college under University of Calcutta.
The Students' Union is administered by the elected Class Representatives of all the Classes. There are 10 General classes from 1st to 5th Year and 2 Honours Class from 3rd to 5th Year.
In month of December the Executive Council of 36 members is elected.
From among them President, General Secretary, Vice-President, Assistant General Secretary, Cultural Secretary, Office Secretary, Library Secretary, Magazine Secretary, Games Secretary, Debate Secretary, Excursion Secretary, Canteen Secretary, Student' Welfare Secretary, Student' Relation Secretary, Common- Room Secretary and Aid- Fund Secretary are elected.
Even more five Sub-Committee's such as Cultural Sub-Committee, Magazine Sub-Committee, Finance Sub-Committee, Games Sub-Committee and Students’ Welfare Sub-Committee are also constituted.
Festivals and extracurricular activities
The Students’ Union perfectly recognizes that fact that there is a need to give an outlet to the sporting and creative talents that are latent within the students. In pursuance of such a policy, the Students Union organizes various co-curricular activities for the Jccians like Annual Sports, which gives the students, an opportunity to showcase their sporting talent. An annual Cricket Tournament, by the name Jogesh Premier League and an annual Football Tournament, by the name Jogesh Football League, are held, which are religiously followed by and enthusiastically participated in, by the students of the college.
The Students’ Union also holds Art Mela, which provides an opportunity for the students to showcase their talent in arts and crafts before eminent guests, annually. A photography competition is also held by the Union which is propagated in an exhibition the day of Saraswati Puja.
The Students Union also lays stress on the organization of cultural programmes such as the Saraswati Puja. It also celebrates Independence Day, Republic Day and Netaji’s Birthday, to resuscitate the ‘patriotic fervor’ in each and everyone associated with the college.
Giving credence to the need of the students for entertainment, the Students’ Union organizes Blitz Bacheloreas (College Socials), to give the students, time to relax, while soaking in the vibes created by the electrifying performances put up by some of their college-mates and the guest performers. It gives the performers, a chance to enthrall the audience with their dancing, singing, music and acting talents. The Students' Union even organizes a warm welcome for the new First Years as Freshers.
The Students’ Union organizes an annual excursion, in which the college students get to visit the different High Courts in the country and indeed, the Supreme Court, whichever court the Union decides to visit in that particular excursion.
This being a law college, the Students’ Union is committed towards the cultivation of legal knowledge among the students. It helps the authorities in organizing Legal Aid Programmes, seminars and debates on matters of the law.
Magazine and publication
In furtherance of the recommendations of the Bar Council of India, the Students’ Union with the help and guidance of the Professors brought out a Law Journal, which includes write-ups from legal luminaries all over India, along with those of the college students. Since 2010 the Law Journal is being tried to made as an annual affair. It has also been sent up to get the International Standard Serial Number for getting it recognised and registered internationally.
Moreover the college has a general magazine where students can express their free creative view. Even more an E-Magazine has also been put up in order to make it internationally available for the greater Jccian family at large. The E-Magazine got its place in the JCCLC Students' Union Blog called The Jccians
Infrastructure and facilities
The College is equipped with an illustrious library which provides all the students with all latest books papers and material needed for the Curriculum their prescribed course. For better management different years have been allotted with different days in course to complete library activities such as issue, renewal or return of books. Moreover the college feels that law students should be dedicated towards the reference or research kind of study so every year is also scheduled to have at least two or more library periods.
Ranadeb Chaudhuri Centenary Building
This building was inaugurated in January 2008. It holds a Legal Reference Library consisting of various law journals, papers, AIR’s, Supreme Court Decision copies etc. Students, at the instruction of the Professors or at their free time or for any project consults this library at a regular effect. On its first floor there is a huge digital library with 70 computers with internet connection. It is to give the students a wide access to the world.
The College is equipped with a well structured auditorium which can accommodate more than 750 students at once. The college auditorium is generally used for various programs but even special lectures are occasionally held here also.
The College offers a spacious common room to students with the facility of table tennis and carom. Even girls have a separate common room for them. Every year Annual Common Room Games are organized by the Common Room Secretary of the Students’ Union.
Since 2005 the college has started granting books for allotted academic period in order to reduce the financial burden from the students and also to enhance all possible ways to have a better academic out come at large. With the introduction of the Semester System the Book Bank has proved to be very effective.
The College provides the students with a healthy canteen at a very subsidized rate.
Every institution has to deal with two kinds of students one who are capable enough and the other who are needy; we don’t discriminate but with the suggestion of Article-14 of our constitution make them equals. We boast of a concession program, for the regular and good students of our college, those who have a tough time to make their two ends meet.
- His Lordship the Hon’ble Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Former Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court
- His Lordship the Hon’ble Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay, Judge of Calcutta High Court
- His Lordship the Hon’ble Justice Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Judge of Calcutta High Court
- His Lordship the Hon’ble Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharyya, Judge of Calcutta High Court
- His Lordship the Hon’ble Justice Ashoke Kumar Dasadhikari, Judge of Calcutta High Court
- Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal
- Saugata Roy, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha).
- Partha Chatterjee, Hon'ble Minister of Industry and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of West Bengal
- Moloy Ghatak, Hon'ble Minister for Law & Judicial Affairs, Government of West Bengal
- Sovan Chatterjee, Hon'ble Mayor of Kolkata. & Hon'ble Member of West Bengal State Legislative Assembly
- Firhad Hakim, Hon'ble Minister for Municipal Affairs & Urban Development, Government of West Bengal
- Ali Imran Ramz, Hon'ble Member of West Bengal State Legislative Assembly
- Mr. Saptangsu Basu, Senior Advocate, Calcutta High Court
- Mr. Joydeep Kar, Senior Advocate, Calcutta High Court
- Mr. Dibendu Biswas, Member, Bar Council of West Bengal
- Mr. Indranil Basu, Advocate, Alipore Judges and Police Court and Secretary, Alipore Bar Association.
Ex-Students' who came back to the College to teach:-
- Dr. Nilansu Bhattacharyya, Reader
- Sri Somnath Roy
- Smt. Sharmistha Chakrabroty