Pendekanti Law College

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Pendekanti Law College
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Established 1991
Type Public
Parent institution Vasavi Academy of Education
Principal Dr. C.Siva Surya Prasad
Academic staff 13
Admin. staff 20
Students 660
Undergraduates 300 (5YDC)
Postgraduates 360 (3YDC) + 60 (LLM)
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Colours White and Magenta         
Affiliations Osmania University, Bar Council of India
Website www.plchyd.ac.in

Pendekanti Law College was founded in 1991 by Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah, former Governor to the state of Bihar and Karnataka. It is affiliated with Osmania University, India's 7th oldest university (1918). The school initially occupied a three-floor building in Himayatnagar.

The College now occupies a five-storey building at Viveknagar, Chikkadpally, Hyderabad.

History[edit]

Pendekanti Law College was established by Vasavi Academy of Education and formally inaugurated on 13 April 1991 by the then Chief Justice of India, Hon'ble Justice Ranganadha Misra, with the then governor of Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Kanth as the chief guest. The mission of the academy is to arm young brains with competitive skills and technology and nurture holistic development of the individuals better tomorrow.

The college started with the three-year LL.B Evening Course in the first year 1990-1991, from the Second Year onwards the college introduced a 3-year LL.B Day Course, 15-year LL.B Course intended for the benefit of Post-lntermediate students. The College at present has two sections of 80 students each of three year LL.B Course and one section of 80 students of 5 year LL.B course.

For first time in the State of Andhra Pradesh, six foreign students sponsored by Indian Council for Culture Relations, Govt. of India took admission in the first year of the five-year LL.B. course for the academic year 2002-2003.

The academy has acquired land at Chikkadpally, Hyderabad for the construction of the building to the Pendekanti Law College. It was proposed to start the construction of the building in September 2002.

Due to the dedicated efforts for over a decade Pendekanti Law College has emerged as the centre of excellence in qualitative legal education and strives to maintain its pre-eminent position.

Awards[edit]

The college awards one Medal each to the toppers in the three-year and five-year LL.B course, in memory of the founder, Pendekanti. Another Gold Medal was instituted in 2000 by the family members of V. Lakshmi Devi, advocate, in her memory to be awarded to a student who secures First Class with highest marks in Contract 1 & II in three- and five-year course. The family of R.V. Rama Murthy instituted a prize in his memory to be awarded to the student who passes LL. B in first attempt with highest marks in Family Law I & II among three- and five-year law students. In addition incentives like merit certificates, book prizes to year-wise and subject-wise toppers are presented.

In 2001, students of the college secured the 1st rank in the Osmania University in three-year and five-year LL. B. courses.

Library[edit]

The college has a well-equipped library with nearly 5000 books and, in addition, there is a series of All India Reporter for 70 years from 1930 and other journals numbering 1260. The college subscribes to 18 law journals including Modern Law Review besides newspapers and magazines of a general nature. Multiple copies of prescribed and the other useful books in the subjects of study are made available to the students. The library has two full-time qualified librarians.

Faculty[edit]

The college has 11 full-time members of faculty, selected by a duly constituted committee of experts as per the rules of the University.

Student life[edit]

Pendekanti Law College has been conducting regular Moot Courts at the College and Regional Levels. The college also conducts the Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah Memorial South India Moot Court competitions.

The college team was adjudged as the Best Team at the 11th All India Moot Court Competition held at Ernakulam in March 2001 and won the Team Championship. Kaumudi Goda a student of 5/5 bagged the Best Student Advocate of India award as well as the Best Women Student Advocate of India award. The other members of the team were D. Suyodan and Syed Tousif Basha.

There is no sports infrastructure in the college.

Governing body[edit]

  • Sri K. ROSAIAH, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Govt. of A.P., Hon. Patron
  • Sri G. NARAYANA CHETTY, IAS (Retd.), Hon. Patron
  • Sri P: RAMAMOHAN RAO, Hon. President
  • Dr. K. V. SUBBA RAO, Hon. Vice President
  • Sri P. BALAJI, Hon. Secretary
  • Sri M. KRISHNA MURTHY, Hon. Treasurer
  • Sri K. ASHOK KUMAR, Hon. Member
  • Sri P: GOURI PRASAD, Hon. Member
  • Smt. GRANDHI MADHAVI, Hon. Member
  • Dr. V. SRINIVASULU, Hon. Member
  • Sri V.M. PARTHASARATHI, Hon. Member
  • Sri G. SUDARSHANA RAO, Hon. Member